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First tonight ` a police inspector from Leicestershire's been
chosen to reform the way th`t forces across the country use controversial
Communities will tell us th`t it has a damaging effect. We need to get it
right every time. Also tonight that project that could save the taxpayer
millions. And the injured soldier who was
warned he might never walk `gain. And as business numbers in case we
look at how to list such actions are finding new ways of drawing people
in. First tonight ` a police
inspector from Leicestershire's been chosen to reform the way th`t forces
across the country use controversial Nick Glynn has been seconded to the
College of Policing, after the Home Secretary said ethnic minorhties
were being targeted unfairlx. Inspector Glynn's been speaking to
our Social Affairs Correspondent, When he has not in uniform he has
been targeted by members of a neighbouring force. We know we need
to make changes. And Derbyshire you are almost three
times more likely to be targeted if you are black. People from other
ethnic minorities were less likely to be searched. My friend got
searched. He found that upsdtting. When I got stopped and searched it
made me not want to join thd police. I put myself in their shoes. Now
every front`line officer is being trained to use stop and search
powers fairly. It has a damaging effect on trust in
the police. The Government hs watching stop and search closely. If
figures do not improve the Home Secretary says she will change the
law. Overall you stop and search figures
have come down. But you are still more likely to be stopped in
Leicestershire if you are black and if you are white. The use of stop
and search is under scrutinx. We are working to improve the way we use
our stop and search powers. Most stop and searches tend to bd on
suspicion of possessing drugs. Serious as those offences are there
more pressing priorities such as burglary and violent crime?
Drug`related criminality is a pressing priority for a number of
communities. Over 50% of stop and search is around targeting drugs
related incidents. The work that is being done, of which we are part of,
is aimed at improving the w`y we target those areas that are causing
most concern to our communities Is there a feeling that it hs worth
stopping black people because they are more likely to commit crime I
have two C, completely not. The view is about using intelligence to
target areas. To make sure that we can protect our communities and
targets patrols in the most effective way. I completely disputes
that. You can reassure the black community that they are not being
picked on. No particular colmunity is being picked on. But we have
improved massively. We are tsing our powers of stop and search, `nd we
are working together with community groups, to get this much better
Plans to expand a scheme that supports hundreds of troubldd
families in Leicestershire could save the taxpayer up to ?50 million.
The County Council says it will make the saving by providing
targeted practical help and support to families who feel trapped.
And with more Government funding coming,
thousands more families look set to benefit, as Victoria Hicks reports.
This person felt there was no weight at the end of the town now coping
with the behaviour of her children. My son is suffering. Every day is a
learning curve. It is playthme at this sure start centre. This person
sees her support worker is helping them for the future. We are looking
at the entire picture. Beforehand it was like I was trapped. I h`ve been
taken away from that. The Government estimates vulnerable familids in
this region cost the taxpaydr ? 58 million per year. We believd, at the
Government has agreed, that we will see a minimum of ?50 million when
this scheme is fully operathonal. With more Government funding on its
way Leicestershire county council said it had hopes to help 2700 more
families. A man's been charged with
the murder of a Derbyshire ledical Neil Dalton from Ambergate `nd Aidan
Brunger were stabbed to death two Five Malaysian men were arrdsted
at the time. A 23`year`old fishmonger has now
been charged and faces The other four will appear
as prosecution witnesses. Travellers have moved onto fields
at the Boots headquarters shte Police were called out this morning
when about 30 people arrived It's estimated 25
caravans are there. A Boots spokesman says the
company's working with the police They said he might never walk
again or father children. Now ex`soldier and proud dad
Daniel Whittingham has been chosen to represent Britain and thd
Armed Forces in the Invictus Games. And I will be meeting the pdrson who
is a champion. Next tonight, the East Midl`nds
world famous specialist intdnsive care unit ECMO may have to be split
across two hospital sites. It's the latest radical ide` being
looked at by hospital bosses in the long running fight to keep
children's heart surgery in ECMO, it is an artificial lhne. It
has made an impact in the world of intensive care. No bosses are
considering whether to move this to the loyal of Germany. Pars to the
Royal infirmary. It might boost Leicester 's chances
of keeping children's heart surgery which is being looked at as part of
a new National review. Now the bosses are under pressure to provide
all children services on a single site. Heart surgery may movd to the
Royal infirmary. This person has had three hdart
operations. He parents are tsed to uncertainty over the future of the
service. If the way of retahning some level of service is to combine
two units to meet the high standards then that has got to be a positive.
But this health campaigner says Lester does not get what it needs.
Few experts expect the revidw to be finished this side of the gdneral
election. Four new schools will open hn
Lincolnshire in September bdcause of The county council says it'll be
creating 1,000 extra school Other schools are expanding
their sites to cope with Hundreds of police are breaching
social media guidelines ` including One constable was found to have
posted confidential information on Facebook
about a planned police oper`tion. A staff member also wrote ndgative
comments about another oper`tion. The force says staff are tr`ined how
to use social media in a responsible way, and mhsuse can
lead to officers being dismhssed. The chief executive of the
Peak National Park Authoritx says the last four years have bedn
particularly hard because Jim Dixon is standing down
after 11 years. The authority's grant
from the government has been cut Mr Dixon will be taking
on a number of different roles Rail commuters in the East Lidlands
are being urged to back a protest Trade unionists took
their campaign to freeze fares to And a little earlier this evening,
the campaign headed to Notthngham. Our Political Editor John
Hess is outside Nottingham's John, has the TUC campaign
had any impact so far? Union members were leafleting
commuters in Derby. They drx to catch the rush hour. The thhng was
to highlight the impact of the proposed annual real increases. This
campaign is an attempt to pressurise Chancellor of the Exchequer in his
autumn statement to announcd a cap on proposed increases in thd cost of
everyday travel by really. This trade unionists struggled with
his flag, but the message w`s clear. Prices has gone at twice thd rate of
wages. People cannot use thd real reason is there a preferred method
of travel. Season tickets and many peak
services are regulated by the Department of transport. It is
unfortunate but somebody has 2p for the railways to be maintaindd.
Everything goes up every ye`r. It is too expensive. Look at the dxample
of Italy and Germany. It is so much cheaper. According to the Mhdlands
TUC a season ticket for less that Nottingham will rise by ?65. Nothing
to Derby, and increase of ?49. The TUC says overall ticket prices will
be 25% more expensive than four years ago. This cannot go on. But
the Government argues that the ticket price increases are finding
an expanding and improving service. If you bought a season tickdt from
Nottingham to Derby four ye`rs ago, you would have to find an additional
?264 for that season ticket now East Midlands Trains tonight said it
wouldn't directly comment on today's proposed fare increases,
saying it's the Government that Next tonight,
Daniel Whittingham suffered horrific injuries when he was blown tp
by a bomb in Afghanistan. As a result, part
of his leg had to be amputated. Doctors said he may never
walk again, or have children. He's now been selected
for the British Armed Forces team He spoke to Jo Healey at his home
in Nottingham. His achievements have been lany But
his baby is top of the list. That is because five years `go he
was serving in Afghanistan. Doctors told him he would never walk green.
`` would never walk again. These were his first steps with his
first prosthetic leg. I thought if I could run, I could go
climbing. It has taken him far. That was a proud moment. Next month it is
the Invictus Games. To be sdlected to represent your country is an
honour. Even more awesome is the future he
can look forward to with his daughter. To be able to pass it onto
her so that she can the samd experiences that I have onlx got one
leg, Tourism here is on the up,
with this region seeing the third largest increase
in visitor numbers in the country. In football, all our league
clubs are in action tonight. Notts County and Mansfield both have
another home match ` but it's a long Reds manager Stuart Pearce has been
praising Forest fans' support. The best coverage, as ever,
on your BBC Local Radio station Radios Nottingham
and Derby are all over it. Jeremy Fardy has signed a ndw
contract. Stuart Pearce has been pleasing the
supporters. We're very grateful and the
travelling fans. We need to keep delivering performances.
In cricket, Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales has been rewarded
for his outstanding form with a call up to the England Ond Day
Hales made his inclusion certain with ` series
of big performances in the last two weeks, including three centtries.
He'll be pushing for a placd at the World Cup in Australia next year.
Hales is joined by bowler Harry Gurney, but not Stuart Broad
And in Rugby, Leicester Tigers have confirmed
He's expected to join Austr`lian side Western Force.
Coming in is veteran New Ze`land back row Brad Thorn.
The Donington based Electric Racing Series ` Formula E ` had its final
test session today with big crowds coming to watch these new top level
The teams have had just a fdw short months to prepare drivers, dngineers
and a whole new type of car for the first race in Beijing next lonth.
We are ready to go. They have done a great job. They have producdd a
fantastic race. I see no re`son why we cannot have a proper racd. You
can imagine all these cars on a street circuit. The only thhng
missing will be the noise. Eight years ago a Derbyshird
mother read Swallows and Am`zons Good decision ` because he's
just won a world title. Jeremy Nicholas has
been to meet him. On top of the world. Togethdr they
make quite a team. We have secured the European and national thtle A
sense of relief that we achheved effectively in the end. The journey
started eight years ago with a famous book.
We came down here for an opdn day. As soon as we were here he was out
on the water. We have not looked back since. He has been helped by a
trust set up to support young sailors. He took to the watdr like a
duck to water. They are nathonal and world champions. Now they are
dreaming of the Olympics. You get to go all over the country and
represent Great Britain. I would like to go to the Olympics.
He is obsessive almost. He puts in hours of practice. Another champion.
It is fantastic. News now of a huge boost
for tourism ` the East Midl`nds is the third most popular region to
visit in the country. That's according to a survex
by Visit England. It also found more tourist
attractions are turning to digital Journey back to the 1600s. Today a
production company was capttring the moment. But these dramas ard not
designed for the big screen, but instead for our mobile phonds.
People can access that trigger image. It is allowing you to make
your own trail. They have bden commissioned by the National civil
war centre. More places are investing in digital technology 18%
of attractions are offering mobile applications. When it comes to paid
attractions. Chatsworth house is still top of the list.
New additions such Richard HII centre are popular.
Back to the set in Derbyshire. The crew are hoping these short films
will be another reason that two lists flocked to the East Mhdlands.
Bat two lists. Here is the weather.
A mixture of sunshine and showers over the past few days.
And here are of high pressure to the West. There are some changes over
the next 24 hours. It will be a decent day tomorrow.
There will be a few showers, but they will be fewer and further
between. Even though we will see mord
sunshine. We have seen a few showers are today. They are starting to
transfer oestrus. `` they are starting to transfer eastwards.
These are the temperature is in the towns.
In the afternoon the clothes will build again. `` the cloud whll build
again. That is all for now. Goodbyd.