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of Ashya King are in a Spanish jail tonight fighting extradition to
Britain after they a Derbyshire charity offers to fund
proton therapy for Ashya, Ashya hit the headlines havd today's
parents removed from hospit`l and took him to Spain. We will lake
?100,000 available and make sure that at least the family have the
chance to have their little boy to beat his cancer and tumour. Also
tonight, chaos for parents `t a free school in Leicester as they are told
it will not open on Wednesd`y. Plus, seeing the doctor. A town gets
an open all hours GP surgerx. And thousands turn out to see thumper
Thunder over Nottinghamshird. Good evening and welcome to Monday's
programme. First this evening `
support from the East Midlands for the family of a five`ye`r`old
boy who was taken from hosphtal Ashya King's parents are tonight
in a Spanish prison They're seeking proton beam therapy
to treat their son's brain tumour. Their fight for the treatment has
been backed by the mother of a Leicestershire boy who succdssfully
received it six years ago. And a Derbyshire charity is offering
?100,000 to pay for the therapy Here's our Chief News reporter,
Quentin Rayner. As five`year`old Ashya King remains
alone in a Spanish hospital, his parents continued to appear in a
Madrid court, defiantly reftsing extradition. The anguish is felt by
Roz Barnes and ten`year`old son Alex. When he was four, the family
raised ?130,000 to pay for proton therapy in Florida. Six years later
there is no sign of his tumour. I understand and support them. They
don't want their child's thdy want proton therapy. But they should have
made that clear to the hosphtal and had much better communication with
the hospital and said to be doctors, we understand your point of
view but this is ours and hd is our son and we want this treatmdnt. I
feel sorry for the little boy and his parents. He is in hospital and
doesn't know anybody or how to speak the language. His mum and d`d are in
jail. And now there is financial support. A Derbyshire charity, Kids
And Cancer was set up to fund proton therapy. We never say no. wd will
make ?100,000 available and make sure the family have the ch`nce to
have a little boy to beat hhs cancer and Schumer and have the best
possible chance to go forward in life. The treatment has app`lled
supporters. I'm extremely upset to see what has happened to his
parents. They are being tre`ted like bank robbers. Taken away in
handcuffs and shoved into police cars. There is no need for that A
check clinic is prepared to receive Ashya. One survivor has this simple
wish I do not want any of the kids to die. A lot of people in Britain
are dying because of cancer. Parents say they're devastated
after the Government termin`ted the funding for a new Sikh free
school in Leciester. The Falcons primary won't now
open on Wednesday as planned. The Government claims that there's
been a serious breakdown But the school trustees say
a million pounds of public loney The kids without a school. On
Wednesday, they were supposdd to be going to the new Falcons Prhmary in
Leicester. It was a free school with a Sikh ethos. But the Government has
terminated their funding. P`rents gathered to protest outside
Leicester 's town hall. dev`stated. My nieces were looking forw`rd to it
and we were so excited as a community. And it has been taken
from us. Either my childhood wanted to know what was going on. She has
made new friends at the school and she is devastated. The school was
supposed to be based here on this form NHS site closed Leicester
General Hospital. Many in the Sikh community were looking forw`rd to
it. It was hoped that as many as 460 pupils would eventually comd here.
The Government said that several key members of staff have resigned. The
school was supposed to be working with the Leicestershire `based
education trust. In a letter terminating the funding, school s
Minister Lord Nash said is the become apparent there has bden a
significant breakdown in thd relationship between the trtst,
several members of the prim`ry school's local governing th`t I go
governing body and other st`ff members. Million pounds as ht spent
on a building with another ?2 million pending and, you know, it is
taxpayer money. I pay taxes, I do not want my money to go to waste,
and noble people. I would actively work with the community to get a
resolution. What has happendd is not an except the ball way to treat this
community group. `` acceptable way. They are looking for altern`tive
schools now. Still to come
on the programme tonight: A knotty problem for Scots living
in the East Midlands who've got strong views on independencd ` but
can't vote one way or the other Next tonight,
a town in Derbyshire is preparing to offer routine GP appointments seven
days a week from next month. It'll be the first part
of our region to widen access Meanwhile, the NHS in Nottingham
is looking at providing routine The move is controversial
among some doctors' leaders who fear GPs may end up being forced to work
at weekends. We're live now to our health
correspondent, Rob Sissons. Yes, this is the little wick GP
practice in Ilkeston. It has been here for years, but something big is
about to happen. They are t`king part in an experimental routine
appointments all week. Let ts take a look at what really means. Here in
Erewash, let that macro there are 100,000 patients on the list. Soon
they will be able to get a weekend appointment for one between 8am to
8pm, seven days a week outshde normal GP hours for routine things
and that is an extra 400 appointments per week. A modest
start, but it is just a start. On the streets of Ilkeston tod`y I
asked shoppers what they thought. Most were enthusiastic. who will
benefit a lot of people bec`use I work full time, so it is hard to get
an appointment around work hours. It is better than waiting two weeks.
Brilliance. He needs to happen, there are not enough appointments
for everybody to be seen. the doctors cannot work all week, they'd
be shattered. We need more nurses and doctors. That is somethhng a
doctors' leader in Matlock hs worried about. He questions whether
this is really necessary. Is in need or want? Have you bothered to check
our UK makes the bank managdr or accountants? Or your dentist? It is
weeks. And a lot of what we see is not urgent. They will wait. You
cannot have a bespoke service at mass produced costs and that is what
the Government is trying to sell. Letters bring in the GP in charge of
the commissioning group for this. This is Doctor pen. You havd seen a
lot of `` Doctor hen. This hs good news. Is it once need? we h`ve been
awarded funding and the Prile Minister has given us a challenge
fund. This is for 400 addithonal appointments.
them finally hit their annu`l four hour wait targets? It is designed to
provide additional capacity in primary care. Patients will be able
to access clinics in Ilkeston from October and in Long Eaton from
January. Patients will be able to book through their GP surgery into
those additional clinics and we do hope that patients accessing the
services will be given a suhtable alternative to attending accident
and emergency. Something new and no doubt they'll be watching it
Leicestershire Lincolnshire. It is experiment will hear in Derbyshire,
they'll be looking at other similar ideas.
A Nottinghamshire councillor who compared a German`born resident to
Hitler's mistress has been sent on diversity training.
Kimberley councillor Andy Cooper referred to the resident as
"Eva Braun" in an email to fellow councillors.
Her local MP called for him to resign.
He has since issued an apology and will be going on the tr`ining
A council says it's to step up its campaign against fly`tippers after
Gedling Borough Council's planning more patrols and mobile CCTV cameras
to combat what it says is an increasing problem.
Items dumped last month included mattresses, sofas, cookers
One area ` close to a recycling centre `
Many drivers were warned by police for parking dangerously outside
Officers were dispensing advice at the start of a new campahgn.
The authorities say parents on the school run are blockhng
pavements and getting in thd way of emergency vehicles.
8:30am, and a school run is in full flow. But today, it is the police
who are surprising parents near the gates of the school. This driver,
parked half on the pavements, get unfairly advice. `` some frhendly
advice. There is not enough space here for double bogeys to go past.
So he's a park somewhere else if you can leave earlier and find parking
on side streets. In the rush, people park where they shouldn't and zigzag
lines and pavements. Parents walking to school welcome the new c`mpaign.
If you are late running latd you should make an effort and thing of
the kids. You will not like it's a run of your kid. Same goes for
everybody else's. That's wh`t else's. I think it should bd
stopped. Leicestershire Fird Service demonstrate the bubble of gdtting
through here. Most of these people live within a five`minute w`lk of
the school and with all the push about and obesity, walking hs one
thing parents can do to help. Somebody's house could burn down
because of their parking behng inappropriate. Our main concern is
the safety of the children. There is going to be a bad accident Londay.
This is just the start. Authorities will be arriving unannounced at
other schools in the city dtring this month long campaign.
Thumper took to the skies over Nottinghamshhre this
weekend ` and at the controls was a pilot from West Bridgford.
By the end of this month, the make`up of our country could
With only a few weeks to go until the referendum vote on
Scottish independence, some Scots living in the East Midlands are
trying to influence the outcome even though they don't have a vote.
Meanwhile, politicians say the result will also
have a big impact on us in the East Midlands, whatever the final
Our political editor John Hdss has been to Edinburgh, but starts
A Highland gathering ` not north of the border but
Warwick Adams has been helphng to run it for several years, btt if
there is one knot he wants to untie, it's Scotland's union with Dngland.
Scotland has its own identity, its own culture.
But because he lives south of the border in Ashbourne,
I do feel a bit disenfranchised to be honest.
North of the border, and a familiar face.
You may recognise Nottingham`born Lisa Dransfheld from
I do know a thing or two about fashion, and this season girls,
it seems that clobber like this is what we all have to be wearhng.
At her home near Edinburgh, she sifts through some referendum
Lisa works for the Scottish NHS these days, she gets a vote,
She's very excited about it and she's very definite in her views
They see things very much in black and white.
Obviously the grey comes both literally
This is the Scottish Parlialent in Edinburgh.
It is only in the shop windows nearby that you get
I've always seen myself verx much as a British citizen, so I don't know.
Would you consider moving back south?
Whatever the outcome of the referendum voted,
it will have a huge impact here ` but also closer to home.
And it will come down to Government cash.
According to Treasury figurds, public spending last year pdr head
in the East Midlands, population 4.5 million, was ?8, 08 `
that is lower than average for England at just over ?8,500
The figure for Scotland, population 5.2 million, was ?10,152.
I have a neighbour who spends his time winding me up over it.
Saying things like "United we stand, divided YOU fall!"
And with only a few weeks to go the debate is starting to head south.
John's in Westminster for us tonight.
How could the referendum result affect us in the East Midlands?
one thing I can't predict is what the outcome of the referendtm vote
is likely to be. But one thhng I can predict is that no matter how the
vote goes, if the Scots want independence or stay with us, they
will be big changes in the relationship between Westminster,
Edinburgh and also the Englhsh regions. One of our influential
MPs, Graham Allen, has alre`dy suggested that perhaps Engl`nd ought
to have a referendum on gre`ter devolution. He's not calling for
England to have its own parliament, but he does look at some recent
polling trends that show more and more people living in the English
regions like the East Midlands, would quite like England to have, if
you like, greater say in its own parliament. He is also callhng for
greater tax raising powers for some of our big English cities lhke
Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham. He also wants a national
constitution, then shall so whatever happens after this, the deb`te about
the role of England and abott his boys will continue. `` volldys.
Time for sport on transfer deadline day.
Yes, the window closes tonight so Natalie is in the studio with us.
Well, Leicester are our most active club this evening.
They are in talks with two Manchester United youngsters,
There also in talks with Sw`nsea about 19`year`old talented
There has been an enquiry too made about Leicester striker Chrhs Woods
Yes, Leicester really proving they can be a match for the best
Two points of out nine is a great return for a newly promoted
They have played three teams out of last season's top five in Everton,
Chelsea and Arsenal and really not looked out of place at the top.
But when Alexis Sanchez put Arsenal ahead yesterday after 20 minutes,
many expected they would go on and win the game ` and comfortably.
But as he did a few weeks ago against
Everton, record signing Leo Ulloa got Leicester back in the g`me.
A stunning cross from Jeffrey Schlupp
And he's justifying that ?8 million price tag from Brighton isn't he?
He is certainly showing he can compete.
He has a brilliant chance to win the game for Leicester yestdrday.
He did everything right but score, and, after the game,
both managers felt Leicester could have won the game.
You have to respect the performance of Leicester today
and be realistic ` we could have lost a game in the end.
It was a very good performance in many ways.
And we continue to show signs that we are capable
of adapting quickly and improving, I think that's really important
Kirsty Edwards has been looking today at the start to the sdason
for our Championship teams starting with the leaders Forest who won
Stuart Pearce has said this was their toughest gamy yet. But once
again, Forest were up for the challenge. he makes a header. Into
the penalty area. Forest showed resilience in the second half and
held out for a one mill window. Probably the only disappointing
thing is that may be we are better side than we've shown. But, overall,
the results have been good. Table topping Forest have now plaxed five
games in the league winning four and drawing one. They are one of just
two teams still unbeaten in the Championship. They kept thrde clean
sheets and hit 11 league go`ls. Only Watford have scored more. As the
Derby, they had a great Scot against Ipswich. `` start against Ipswich.
Disappointment to come though when one player went off with thd
dislocated shoulder. In the second half, Ipswich got the equalhser a
terrific starts. We got the early goal and then we kind of stopped.
The Rams have now won two and drawn two. They have lost one. Thdy have
only conceded five goals and scored nine, although five of thosd did
come in just one game. A decent start that Steve 's legacy Derby
seventh in the table. A point of the Play`Off places. Notts County have
signed Jordan Cranston. He comes from Wolves and Anita on. Hd went
against Bristol city yesterday only to see the visitors get one bike on
the hour mark. He then scordd and won a penalty in injury timd. Pretty
bad for Nottingham. Pain too for Mansfield Town, who
lost two one to Burton Albion in a game more notable for Robbid Weir's
late sending off for a headbutt and But earlier Mansfield did gdt
a goal through Matt Rhead and can make a decent argumdnt that
they didn't deserve to lose. Some people say the County game is
dull ` you know, they're very wrong. Nottinghamshire's title chase looked
to be going very wrong at Dtrham as they collapsed
in their first innings. But what a fightback to
give themselves a chance. Elsewhere,
Derbyshire are doing well at home to Division Two leaders Worcestershire
and Leicestershire getting on OK away at Hampshire ` though bad light
is getting in the way there. And finally, in several senses
of the word, Leicester Riders basketball team will be getting
a new home of their own. It's a spot just outside
the city centre, next to the Grand Union Can`l
and to Leicester College ` which It's been driven through
by Leicester's Mayor and they plan to be playing ball
here this time next year. And we'll take a closer look
at the development and what it means It's a sight that instantly
transports you back to old war films ` or perhaps to your own
family's wartime experiences. Thousands of people
across Nottinghamshire got the chance to see a rare Lancaster
bomber this weekend And while it's called a Lancaster,
it emerged this particular plane had very strong links to thd
East Midlands, too, One of the last of its kind. This is
Thumper, one of two Lancastdr bombers still able to fly. Hn the
cockpit on the rights, Flight Lieutenant Tim Dunlop who w`s born
in West bridge that. On the ground, to special plane spotters, his
mother and father. I know that Tim is incredibly proud to be flying
with the Battle of Britain Lemorial flight representing and honouring
the bomber command. Very proud. It is so unique and it is something
that not an awful lot of people can do. I used to take him to ahr shows,
and he got it from there. From there, it was on to another show,
the famous bomber dates frol World War II, but it's fly`past e`rmarks
100 years since the outbreak of World War I. we have at Spitfires
and voters, but never a Lancaster. You can see by the amount of people
here that they have come specifically to see the Lancaster.
It is one of the last remaining treasures I think everybody should
get to see it at some point. It is the sight of it but also thd noise.
That's the most evocative thing 70 years old, and still flying. A
tribute to all the blokes who never came back. Won the other slhght
hiccup, this plane's other colleague was due to join it but suffdred
engine problems. Be nothing could stop this aircraft from flyhng high.
`` but nothing. Well, we've put some more
of that footage from inside the plane on our Facebook p`ge
and there's the address if xou want to see the view from the Lancaster
as it flies over Nottingham. It has been a bit miserable today,
some drizzly outbreaks of r`in, too. There will be some improvemdnts
through the week, that weather fronts which brought us a cloud and
rain is clearing away and wd have pressure building behind th`t.
Normally, when we think of high`pressure whipping of stnny
weather, and, at this time of year, fairly warm. We will stay dry this
week, but it is more, locatdd than that because with high`pressure we
can often get moisture trapped beneath it. That makes it vdry
difficult to dry and forecast the cloud and therefore, forecast the
sunshine as well. But if we do get some sun this week, we have warm air
and temperatures will be back up into the 20s. Perhaps Wednesday
2223 degrees. We see some breaks in the cloud now and it will stay dry
throughout the night. Clear spells to start off with but mist `nd low
cloud rolling in off the East close late on in the night. So turning a
bit murky later. But it will hold the temperatures up and we `re
looking at lows of around tdn or 11 Celsius. Tomorrow morning, we start
quite murky, quite a lot of mist and low cloud first thing. Back cloud
just about thick enough to squeeze out a bit of light rain,
particularly across eastern parts. For the majority of us, it hs a dry
day though. You may get a fdw breaks in the cloud and sunshine l`ter on.
We have light winds, so not feeling too bad and temperatures get up to
19 or 20 Celsius. It looks `s though we should get some more sunshine
breaking through on Wednesd`y and when we get that, that enriches
rocket, but to 2223 degrees. A similar story for the rest of the
week. `` those temperatures rocket. We will be back at 10:25pm. Goodbye.
Go away if you don't me to speak to you like that!
Most schools exclude disruptive pupils.
I ain't putting up with this any more.
But one school takes them in and promises five GCSEs.