15/08/2014 East Midlands Today


15/08/2014

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That's all from us. Now, time for the news where you are.

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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Maurice Flynn.

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Government figures show that pay here in the East Midlands has seen

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the biggest drop in the country over the past year.

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People in this region earn, on average,

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6.7% less than 12 months ago, despite one of the highest increases

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Our Political Editor John Hess can tell us more.

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What are the people supposed to believe about the state of the

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economy in the east Midlands. Recent figures showed the biggest rate of

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unemployment. But what has happened to pay? The statistics come from the

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Office of National Statistics, based on surveys, rather than employers

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returns. In our region, which had the best news and jobs, it saw the

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biggest drop in pay. In the East Midlands, average weekly earnings

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stood at ?491, but one year ago, that figure was ?527, a drop of 37

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pounds per week. No other region has seen any comparable loss. This will

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add fuel to the argument that say the new jobs being created are not

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as good or as well`paid as those lost. In the East Midlands, the

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sharp drop seems to be that the jobs on offer are often zero hours

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contracts, minimum wage jobs. We want sustainability, an economy

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built on proper work for a proper wages. That is unrealistic according

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to one boss. More runs its cleaning farm and pieces to have the minimum

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wage. I want to keep their wages as they are as it gives me continuity.

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put a lot of pressure on myself in put a lot of pressure on myself in

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the business. Our people content with squeezed pay packets? I have

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had a pay freeze for about four years. We have been offered a couple

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of percent from next year, but it is not enough. If someone offers it to

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me I am obviously going to say yes. But costs seem to rise a lot more

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than you wages. It does not seem to be getting any better. When

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mortgages start to rise again? In a recent survey, employers said they

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would be awarding pay rises in line with inflation and sum in excess of

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it. As Diamond Falls, while in patients pay continue to dominate

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the political agenda? Royal Crown Derby is shutting

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down production for three weeks, The pottery firm has already been

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running on a four`day week because Now, it has decided

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a total shutdown is necessary. A and destroy part of Darby says

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study for hundreds of years. But demand for some products has fallen

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and since 2009, the workers had been on a four`day week contract. On

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Monday, the production line will grind to a halt. They advise the

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members to back this change in production. They hope to safeguard

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all the jobs at the site. When the company was taken over in 2012, they

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said they were determined to get workers back on to full`time

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contracts, but the turnaround is taking longer than expected.

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Management say they are offering voluntary redundancies, but a

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decision like that has not been taken lightly. We said there was a

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danger of a shutdown. That clearly emphasise the importance of the

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change. We are keeping everyone fully informed and keeping them on

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board with us. We believe that taking these measures now will

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secure the future and we will be able to move forward in a positive

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way. Royal Crown Derby is the only porcelain company in the country to

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have survived over 250 years, there are hoping that the tough choices

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being made now will safeguard the future of the company in decades to

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come. Three people arrested

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in connection with the death of a seven`year`old girl in Nottingham

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have been released on bail. Shanay Walker's body was found

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at a house Two women and a man were arrested

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on suspicion of murder yesterday. Shanay's aunt Kay`Ann

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Morris has already been A medical student from Derbyshire

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killed in Borneo is to be given Neil Dalton from Ambergate was on a

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hospital work placement in Malaysia, Newcastle University is honouring

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him with a posthumous MBBS. Fellow student Aiden Brunger,

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who was also killed, This weekend sees the annual

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re`enactment of the Battle of Bosworth and organisers say it

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could be one of their biggest yet. Richard III's rediscovery has seen

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visitor numbers to Bosworth soar. Thousands of people are expected to

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attend this weekend and hundreds They will see our team in full

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power, Phil always, genuine period armour and is close to a real war as

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you're likely to find. Richard III is going to lose, but it is still

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great to be involved. We have made the arena bigger than it has ever

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been before. We don't have an extra field. It really will be quite a

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spectacular event and we are all very much looking forward to it.

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If you are heading to that or up to anything else outside this weekend,

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In a few moments, a full national forecast, but for now, I will leave

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Not too bad, but things are set to continue trying to tomorrow, but it

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could get very windy on Sunday. Join overnight tonight. In towns and

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cities, a low temperature of 12 Celsius. A lot of sunshine about if

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you're up and about Italy. Cloud will continue to increase during the

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course of the day and a lot of sunshine about if you're up and

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about Italy. Cloud will continue to increase during the course of the

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day in but it should be a dry day for most of us, whether they of 19

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Celsius. Into Sunday morning, a call from coming in from the Sea. Try and

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break again, but you will see the wind picking up. I will leave you

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with the outlook look at the summary, as you can see

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- it is largely dry, but definitely fresher.

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Good evening. This weekend's forecast may be far from a summer

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classic, with a strengthening breeze. At least it is not a

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washout. For many, there'll be decent and dry spells to get out and

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enjoy. Most are dry. We have a few heavy showers, drifting

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south-eastwards. A few showers into the north-west of the UK. For the

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vast majority it is a dry night, with lengthy clear spells. More

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cloud later. Temperatures 11-13 Celsius. In the suburbs and the

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countryside down to single digits. A cool start to Saturday morning.

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Cloud from the north-west of Scotland, with outbreaks of rain,

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will work southwards. Into the afternoon it will be across southern

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Scotland and the far north of England. You can expect more cloud

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over the rest of England and Wales. All in all, a decent day. Few

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showers for many of you. In the sunshine it should feel warm. 18-23

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Celsius is possible. Some of the best conditions on the south coast.

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Thicker cloud into

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