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you posted. All right, Tomasz. Thank you.
This is East Midlands Today with Anne Davies and me, Dominic Heale.
Tributes to a medical student from Derbyshire who's been stabbed
Malaysian police say that Ndil Dalton and another student were
chased and killed after a row with local men.
They were excellent students. They were doing what thousands of
students do every year. Also, violence, self harm and
suicide is inside Glen Parv`. If you see is someone who is
slitting someone's throat whth a knife, you will be scared.
And the question about whether Britain should be self`suffhcient in
food. And Great British Bake Off returns
tonight. This is one of the contestants. This is a clue about
what you will see later. Shd will not let me see the West of ht. ``
the rest First tonight, a community hn
shock as a student from Derbyshire They were among a group
of students who were on Neil Dalton was killed,
along with Aidan Brunger. Both were on the island of Borneo
as part Our reporter Tom Brown is in Neil's
home village of Ambergate Tom,
details are still quite sketchy The people here are really only just
finding out this news. They are only just coming to `` beginning to come
to terms with it. Here, we have spoken to some of his old school
friends and the cricketers that he played with, and they are all in
was the most perfect guy, vdry was the most perfect guy, vdry
talented and eight straight a student. He was on a six wedk
fourth year medical student at fourth year medical student at
Newcastle University. Seven students travelled from the University
together, Neil Dalton and Ahdan Brunger were killed at 4am this
morning. The police have sahd that they were drinking at a tea shop
when a man rebuked them for being too noisy. There was an argtment and
four`man pursued the students in a car before they were attackdd with a
knife. Today, staff and students have reacted to the news.
It is part of their medical training placement. This is very shocking,
not expected. I just heard about it this lorning,
there was an e`mail to the staff. It is terrible.
It is quite worrying. It might put medical students off going to
certain places, which is sad. The university itself has s`id that
this news has simply come as a huge shock.
They were both excellent sttdents, very committed to their studies are
becoming doctors. They were just doing what thousands of medhcal
students do every year, there were practising clinical medicind in a
different setting to learn lore and to enhance their practice when they
came back. Four men have been arrested in
Borneo, but here the real focus is on supporting
and family. He was a young lan, athletic and bright and with a
career in medicine and his whole life ahead of him. That has come to
a tragically premature end. There are calls for the
East Midlands' young offenddrs' jail at Glen Parva to be shut down
after it was declared "unsafe". The Chief Inspector of Prisons has
today issued a damning report The report found a culture
of bullying which is said was linked to high
levels of self`harm and suicides. Our social affairs correspondent
Jeremy Ball reports. The jail has raised a catalogue of
concerns, a sharp rise in arsenals and prisoners being
they don't get a prison sentence afterwards. Some of them ard
innocent. Far too many go in for short sentences. We have to do
something. The prison sent `` prison sdrvices
except that Glen Parva has been struggling, but says that those
problems are being dealt with and they have ordered a national review
of such centres. Nottingham`based Boots is to be
taken over Walgreens already owns 45%
of the company. It now wants to buy
the remaining 55% stake. The deal,
worth more than ?5 billion, Boots will remain at its UK
headquarters in Nottingham. It's being claimed smells
of rotting carcases from a factory near Newark could be affecthng
the health of people living nearby. Jay Gee Pears,
which makes soap and glue, says it's installing thermal oxidisers to try
to control the odours. A GP who lives
near the factory says she's treated patients who have breathing problems
because of the smells. Still to come, a special fe`ture on
the Absolutists, the conscidnces objectives to did not fight in World
War I. I think it is very brave for anyone
what the majority are doing, it what the majority are doing, it
takes courage. Don't sell so called legal highs,
they're dangerous. That's the message
from Leicestershire Police to local Tests have found many contahn
illegal and dangerous chemicals Now the police,
together with trading stand`rds These small, brightly coloured
packet cheers `` packages containing so`called legal highs are in sale in
Leicester for as little as ?5 each and they are very dangerous.
Even though they are legal, the different batches can have different
strengths. Someone could take this one day and have one reaction and
take it another day and havd a severe bad reaction to it.
Luke Miller used to be addicted to heroin and crack cocaine. Hd has
taken legal highs and says that his experience of them was something
that he would forget. I slowly forget myself losing
control of my body. I could not walk, my heart was racing. Ly head
to did not feel right. I fotnd it really difficult to walk at that
point. I had never had an experience as frightening when I was on Class A
drugs. Shops across Leicester sellhng
packets like these have now been packets like these have now been
written to by the police, urging real travellers to think ag`in. ``
retailers to think again. We want to read Lester of ldgal
highs. Although they are called legal, they are dangerous drugs
They make to be legal to possess, but they are not illegal to sell.
I think that the packaging hs marketed towards children. Ht is
what they did with alcopops. It is run like any other business, but it
is legalised drug dealing. Ultimately, if shops continte to
sell them, the legal highs could be seized and the retailers prosecuted.
East Midlands Airport has sden their profits rise. This is partlx due to
car parking charges rise. And passenger numbers increased. The
output is now making more money than it did before the recession.
It is holiday time at East Lidlands Airport. After the closure of BMI
baby two years ago, other ahrlines have stepped in. Passenger numbers
are on the rise. The prices are still quite cheap.
It is more busy here than when we were here before.
Why do think this is? Possibly more money around. People
can be more secure in their work that they can spend more money now.
Figures show that in the last financial year, 4.3 million
passengers used East Midlands Airport. Up 9%. But, in the boom
year of 2009, there were 5.4 million passengers. Profits last ye`r was
?16.4 million. An increase of 2 .2%. The way that profits are recorded
has changed, but it is now overtaking the boom year figure of
?40 million. The airport is a major cargo hub. In
the last year, carriers havd added new routes and increase the size of
the aircraft. Revenue from cargo is now nearly ?10 million, up by 7 00
`` ?700,000. The airport has also increased money to increase
long`stay car parking, helphng to boost its profits.
It is a general economic recovery. We are also putting on airlhne
routes that people find poptlar We routes that people find poptlar We
have seen a gradual improvelent in confidence and people returning to
airline routes that people find airline routes that people find
popular. We have seen a gradual improvement in confidence and people
returning to travel. We're not where we were, but we are on the road back
to recovery. The terminal building is behng
redeveloped at the cost of ?12 million. Is a new all meaning that
passengers can get through dven quicker. There will be more shops
and the whole thing will be ready later this year.
Steady growth is predicted. Farmers are warning that Brhtain is
in danger of being overreli`nt in cheap food. They highlighted the
problem during a cultural `` agricultural show today. Brhtain is
coming less capable of feedhng itself.
The Bakewell show has been `n annual fixture since Queen Victori` was on
the throne. Now Britain strtggles to feed itself, and it is an issue that
worries the government. Britain is partly self`sufficient, but it has
fallen by 10%. The National Farmers' Union says that if Britain was to
rely on its own food so far this year, we would be running ott within
days. But have we got enough farmers to grow the food?
I think that we have got thd farmers. We have good agrictltural
colleges with high standards of education. They are full of young
people who are keen to get hnvolved in the industry. We need to make
sure that we get them into the industry.
The government has responded by with a formally in pounds scheme to help
`` a ?4 million scheme to bty food from local farmers, rather than
relying on imports, even if it is cheaper.
This farmer has been bringing his cows to the show for 30 years. Does
he think that Britain can fded itself?
I think it is possible, but people want to cut sprays out and
fertiliser out. There is a lot of wasteland.
Is it Mission impossible? It is not impossible. But would shoppdrs be
prepared to pay extra withott imports?
I would be prepared to have the good quality.
I think that most people wotld like to be more aware of where they are
buying the food from and trxing to reduce the food miles, but H think
with today's economy, peopld have to override that.
The days of people wanting cheaper and cheaper food and worrying where
it comes from, I think that they are over now.
We have about energy security because of global threats. Farmers
and politician said that th`t should include our food as well.
Much has been written and spoken about the heroism of the millions
of men who went off to fight in the Great War, and about the terrible,
But what about those who refused to fight?
They too suffered, but for their beliefs.
James Roberson's been to two areas of the East Midlands that,
a hundred years ago, were wdll`known for their conscientious objdctors.
Peaceful now, it is difficult to think of strife and friction in
Derbyshire, focused 100 years ago on this building. This local hhstorian
showed me the Quakers friends meeting house.
We deny outward fighting is with outward weapons.
Quakers were anti`war and rdfuse to fight, which angered local people
who were losing young man at the front.
There was more than one occ`sion when the Quaker businesses `nd
people suffered. The local shop was vandalised, the Quakers attdnding
the meetings were harassed. Today at a Catholic visitors centre,
it used to be occupied by two Quaker families. One man worked for the
Midlands Railway and was sacked for refusing to join the war. Through
the war years, he was virtu`lly worked to death in British prisons.
The prisoner parities did not want a man to die on them, so they try to
persuade him to be a clerk, and he refused.
They relented and freed aftdr. He and his wife lived into old age The
other man was treated more dasily, he was told that he must banish
himself and farmer 20 miles away. They had some sympathy with the
conscientious objectors, evdn though the military did not, so he moved
away. They were called Absolutists. They
refuse to do anything to support the war effort.
Historian Cynthia Brown showed me where the Chapel of the Church of
Christ once stood. Its membdrs were anti`war, including Sidney Collins,
who was at 24`year`old membdr of the Absolutists. He refused to fight.
Outside, he was made to facd an angry mob.
There were crowds of people waiting outside. Somewhat friends, someone
not. The hostile people with there. I can hear the noise now, c`lling as
cowards and traitors. Traitors and! His daughter said, away frol the
crowds, the guards treated him badly.
He was whipped and hurt. Sydney was later imprisoned at
Dartmoor prison is, but wrote cheerfully to his family, ddspite
the hardships. He survived both world wars and Jean was born in
1945. He was 55 and I was not intdrested.
I was embarrassed to think that he did not take part in the war.
Today, conscientious objectors are viewed to different league from the
great War. People understand that they were
acting out of a strong sensd of religious duty.
I think it took courage. Thdre is no doubt that people who refusdd
absolutely to do anything, that there conscientious objection was
genuine. For anyone to do anything that is
different `` different from what the majority are doing takes cotrage,
especially as his older brother went to war, so his parents had one son
who went to war and one who refused. I think he was brave to do that He
always kept his views, to the day that he died, and he was 19 when he
died. `` 90 years old. Here is the sport.
There could be a new player signed tonight. It is thought to bd around
?5.5 million. One signing confirmed today, he joined from Sheffheld
Wednesday on a three`year ddal. It is a change for myself, H have
been at Sheffield Wednesday for three years now. Always in `nd
around the play`offs, pushing to get the league. That is the way that
every footballer wants to bd. Derby County has also been busy
today. It follows these signing of striker Leon Best.
As I meet Leon Best at the training ground, he is all smiles. E`rlier,
he had been training with hhs new team`mates and there is no dieting
`` doubting his delight at leaving after two seasons, having a knee
injury and then out of favotr. Before that, she did play for
Blackburn against Derby and scored. We can forget about that ond.
Hopefully I will be scoring the goals for Derby this year.
Is this your chance to provd what you can do?
Definitely. I have been pushed out. I have been running my own, so it is
amazing to be back playing with footballers again and being amongst
a group. I felt that I have been held back and sometimes handcuffed,
so the handcuffs are off now. I thank Derby County for giving media
chance to be here and I will work my socks off.
What was it about Steve McClaren that made you think that thhs was
the manager that you want to work with?
As soon as I met him, his energy was amazing. How he was speaking at his
ambition for the club and hhmself as a manager.
That did it for me. That ambition is of course to go one better than last
year and make the Premier Ldague, something that best feels is a real
opportunity. The sky is the limit.
You believe that the sky is the limit, you have that written on your
arm. Yes, it is all down for yourself,
how far you are willing to push yourself. And how far you w`nt to do
and what you want which even life. It is where they finish last season
and continuing, and playing as well as they did. There is no re`son that
they cannot get promoted. At Leicester, they remain unbeaten
be building up to their campaign be building up to their campaign
earlier next week. And in League One, Notts Cotnty have
signed 20`year`old former Sheffield United midfielder Elliott Whitehouse
on a one year deal. In cricket, Nottinghamshire batsman
Alex Hales has hit a hundred for the England Lions today,
in their match against Sri Lanka Leicestershire have been
in action today. `` they are waiting to start the
innings after a rain delay. And finally from me,
more success for Kirkby`in`@shfield swimmer Ollie Hynd at the IPC
European Swimming Championships He's retained his SM8 200 mdtres
medley crown to take his thhrd major It has definitely been busy and
emotional. Not had the chance to enjoy it yet, but I sure will do
during the next few days. All those medals, I am not sure if
he will have the space. He will have to move house.
Yes, it's back. The unlikelx TV hit that's helped make baking bhgger
than it's probably ever been before. Yes, the Great British Bake Off
returns to our screens tonight, on BBC One no less, where it'll
probably attract even more viewers. And we're pretty good in thd East
Midlands at rising to this sort of occasion, so to speak. Last year's
winner was the talented Francis Quinn from Market Harborough and
this year we also have a contestant from Sneinton in Nottingham taking
part. I've been to check out his piping and whisking today, `nd it's
I am mostly excited about bding in the tent. Brand`new year, 12 new
bakers. And this is Jordan who is f`ntastic.
What are you making? I am m`king a custard filled chocolate cake. And
it is three layers, filled with different custards and covered in
chocolate. Would you like to try some?
Yes, I would. What got you started with cakes? I love cakes and I have
been to cake eaters anonymots. Did that get you going with the
baking? Yes, that encouraged me. Thd best
cake of the month was a challenge that I wanted. You are very
competitive. Talking about Great British Bake
Off, they seem to have the recipe for a great cooking programle. What
you think the main ingredients are? I think it is so sweet and we add it
is very kind. It wants to encourage people to be better.
And it is all about cake, which is a good ring.
14,000 people applied for this series, so Jordan has done pretty
well to make it through to the 2 finalists.
Tell me, what was the worst thing about the show?
Disappointing Mary. What was the best thing?
Making her happy. What was the good thing abott the
show? It was difficult but rewardhng. Will
it change or alive? Maybe. Ht is early days.
You can't make a cake withott breaking eggs and this has got 5
eggs in it. So why are you having the Great
British Bake Off party? We have booked a screening room so I
will be there at eight o'clock and I will take the cake.
That is lovely. You have just done it?
We have not seen that cake. It is going to the screening.
Let's hope that he does makd merry happy.
Here is the weather. We have got a unsettled weather on
the way as we head to the wdekend. At the next few hours it is looking
fine. We got rid of this morning's weather quite quickly, now pressure
is building. There is a ridge of high pressure that will stax with us
for tomorrow. A dry day tomorrow, sunshine, particularly in the
morning. We will see cloud hn the afternoon. The temperatures will be
back up into the 20s. We did see some thunder storms across the
northern parts of Nottinghalshire this afternoon. Those have
so it is a fine end the day. Evening so it is a fine end the day. Evening
sunshine. We will stay dry to night, sunshine. We will stay dry to night,
the clouds will come and go. Mostly clear skies through tonight. Mist
and fog forming and it will be more cold than last night. 11 or 12
Celsius. Tomorrow morning, a beautiftl start.
The will be plenty of sunshhne. The clouds will increase as we head into
the afternoon, and we will stay dry and bright and temperatures around
21 or 22 Celsius. It will gdt messy into Friday, the pressure whll push
up into the south`east. It will take its time to factors. Think lost of
the morning is dry and bright, if you show was developing there. Dodge
those, not looking too bad `t all with temperatures into the 20s. 21
or 22 Celsius. Breezy