13/08/2014 East Midlands Today


13/08/2014

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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Dominic Heale.

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Jobs news first, and today's labour market fhgures

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show that last year the East Midlands saw the biggest drop in the

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rate of unemployment in the country.

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The latest annual figures show the number of people out of work

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With a closer look at what the numbers mean, here's

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There's a spring in the step of this jobcentre manager.

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Andrew Pidluznyj runs the office in Nottingham that covers most

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of the East Midlands and finding work for job`sedkers

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There is also a move towards more provision of online services

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as well, so there are opportunities coming through that.

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The care sector continues to offer opportunities, as does health care

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in particular, and retail also has opportunities too.

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There are now 126,000 out of work in the East Midlands.

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That's down by 55,000 on the same quarter last ye`r.

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An unemployment rate of 5.4$, one of the lowest of any English rdgion.

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We've come a long way since the depths of the economic crash.

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We're also in a situation where a lot of companies are now downsizing

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Clearly there are still somd companies shedding labour.

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I've been looking for six months for any job, whether it is retail

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or absolutely anything, offhce work, and there is just nothing

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There's hardly any jobs out there for youngsters.

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We're definitely not out of the woods yet, it still could be

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And today, 22`year`old Leo from Nottingham struggled to find

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work after graduating from university in psychology.

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From your personal experience, is it easier

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I'm not sure if it is easier but because we are all more aware of the

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fact lots of young people don't have jobs, there is more opportunity

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given out and advice given to young people on how to get the jobs.

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The likelihood is that we'rd going to see that continue to fall.

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I think it's really a questhon of what rate it falls out,

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whether it flattens out a bit or whether it continuds

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the very steep drop we have seen in the previous seven months.

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These figures will be seen as a welcome snapshot of a reviving

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economy in the region, and politically too for our Conservative

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MPs in those many marginal constituencies, a sense of shared

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confidence that they won't be having to look for a new job

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A plane from the East Midlands has arrivdd in

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Cyprus carrying aid for thotsands of desperate people in northern Iraq.

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It took off at lunchtime carrying specialist water containers

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The containers are being filled before being flown to the Shnjar

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mountain range where thousands of refugees are trapped.

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It's a very desperate situation especially for the Yazidi community

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Temperatures are obviously very high over there.

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There aren't any freshwater supplies.

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So the supplies that we're sending out, and particularly the w`ter

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containers that can be used to filtrate water, that's essential

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for them to be able to turn dirty water into clean water and keep

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An inquest into the death of the Derbyshire medical student

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Neil Dalton in Malaysia will be opened in Derby on Friday.

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Neil, who was 22, was stabbed alongside

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his friend Aidan Brunger in the town of Kuching in Borneo last wdek.

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A post mortem examination whll be carried out on Mr Brunger's body

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Graffiti appearing to refer to a child custody case has bedn

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sprayed on the car and home of Mansfield's elected mayor.

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Tony Egginton believes he w`s wrongly targeted as he hasn't

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Graffiti was also sprayed on the doors of

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You don't expect these things to come along with public office.

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The theory is, because of the wording etc, there has been a court

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case recently where somebodx has had their children taken away from them.

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There was some change in law and they've taken it out

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on my home and on the county council registry office.

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Some wonderful footage now of something that hasn't bedn seen

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since the Sixties, two Lancaster bombers flying

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One is stationed here, with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

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Gemma Dawson was at RAF Conhngsby to see a bit of history being lade

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This is the first time Lanc`sters have flown in formation herd

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To see these two together is just unbelievable.

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To be this close to them as well, it's amazing, really.

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Just sends shivers up your spine, really does.

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This flight was due to happdn last week when the Canadian Lanc`ster

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Bad weather, though, meant it had to land at

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Today, though, the last two airworthy Lancasters in the world

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These are difficult aircraft to fly in formation with one anothdr,

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especially on a breezy day like today.

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They are inclined to be blown around a lot, the poor pilots have

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to work extremely hard to kdep the aircraft in the correct

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Watching today's flight is Stan Instone, a Lancaster engineer

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When I heard the engines, those flew over, the hairs on

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the back of my neck stood up and I felt a shivery sensation, actually.

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It's a long, long time since I actually flew

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It brought back a lot of melories, actually.

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After a short wait it was thme for another test flight

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and another chance to see these two aircraft together

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Football now and one result this evening in the League Cup.

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Mansfield were knocked out `t League One Sheffield United, 2` .

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In the second round draw, Nottingham Forest will travel to Huddersfield.

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Derby County are at home to Charlton and Leicester City are also

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That's your news, so it's goodbye from me.

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But with your weather now, here's Anna Church.

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A few showers around to avohd today and that is the theme heading into

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Thursday, a scattering of showers and also some decent spells of

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sunshine. If you showers sthll around but tending to die ott as we

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head into the rest of the evening, giving us a largely dry night. `` a

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view showers. Mostly dry, clear spells, feeling cool in the areas

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and a fresher feel generallx with temperatures of 12 Celsius. A good

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deal of dry weather first thing tomorrow but heading through the

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morning, starting to see more clout and a scattering of showers coming

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in from the West. If you have the in nature. `` more cloud. Sunshine in

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between and in the sun, highs of 18 Celsius. Friday does not look too

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bad, high pressure building to give a largely settled day. I will leave

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you with your outlook for Good evening. Most of the weather

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action today has been centred across central Europe, with some stormy

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weather moving through France, across Germany, through the Alps,

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clusters of thunder storms, responsible for exacerbating the

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mudslide situation in Switzerland and delaying the evening start of

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the athletics championships in Zurich. Back to the UK, any showers

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inland starting to fade tonight We keep a few showers in the far north

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of Scotland, Northern Ireland and north Wales. Clearer skies in

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central and eastern areas. 11-1 Celsius. A more comfortable night.

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Tomorrow, relatively quiet. But it won't be long before showers

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develop, some heavy and slow

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