01/09/2014 East Midlands Today


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That's all from us. Don't forget, Newsnight's starting

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over on BBC And now the news for the East

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Midlands, I'm Geeta Pendse. There's support tonight from the

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East Midlands for the family of a five`year`old boy who was taken from

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hospital against medical advice. Ashya King's parents are

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in a Spanish prison They're seeking proton beam therapy

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to treat their son's brain tumour. A Derbyshire charity is offering to

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pay for the therapy, and a mother of a Leicestershire boy who

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successfully received it six years Here's our Chief News Reporter,

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Quentin Rayner. As five`year`old Ashya King remains

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alone in a Spanish hospital, his parents continue to appear

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in a Madrid court, and her ten`year`old son Alex from

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Fleckney. When he was four,

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the family raised ?130,000 to pay Six years later, there is no sign

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of his brain tumour. I understand and support what

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they have done, they don't want radiotherapy, they want proton

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therapy, but they should have They should have said to

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the doctors, no, we understand your point of view, but he is

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our son and we want this treatment. I feel very sorry

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for the little boy and the parents. Because he is in a hospital,

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and he doesn't know anybody or how to speak the language,

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and his mum and dad are in jail. Derbyshire`based charity

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Kids'n'Cancer was set up four years ago to fund

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proton therapy We will make ?100,000 available

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and make sure that at least the family have the chance

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to help their little boy beat his cancer and to have the best possible

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chance to go forward in life. The treatment of Ashya's

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parents has appalled supporters. I am upset to see what

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has happened to them. They are being treated like

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criminals, bank robbers, taken away in handcuffs and shoved into police

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cars, there is no need for that. A Czech clinic is prepared

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to receive Ashya. I do not want many more kids to die,

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like a lot of people are dying Parents say they're devastated

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after the Government terminated the funding for a new Sikh

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free school in Leicester. The Falcons Primary won't now

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open on Wednesday as planned. The Government says that there's

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been a serious breakdown But the school trustees say

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?1 million of public money has Decades without a school. On

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Wednesday, there were supposed to be going to the new Falcons Primary in

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Leicester. Our free school or the Sikh ethos. But the Government has

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terminated funding. Parents met to protest outside Leicester Town Hall.

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I am devastated. As a community, we were so excited. And at the 11th

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hour, it has been taken from us. Even my child has been asking what

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is happening. I have explained to her but she has made new friends at

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the school and she is devastated. The school was supposed to be based

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here, close to Leicester General Hospital. Many in the Sikh community

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were looking forward to it. It was hoped that as many as 460 pupils

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would eventually be based here. The Government says several key members

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of staff have resigned. The school was supposed to be working with a

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Leicestershire `based education trust. In a letter terminating the

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funding, Lord Nash said... ?1 million has been spent on a

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building with another ?2 million going to be sunk into that building.

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It is taxpayers' money. I am a businessman, I pay taxes. I don't

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want my money to go to waste. I would actively work with the

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community and the D of E to get a resolution. What has happened is not

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an acceptable way to treat this community group. The city council is

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now trying to help parents find alternative schools.

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A town in Derbyshire is preparing to offer routine GP appointments

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The surgery in Ilkeston will be the first part of our region to widen

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The move is controversial among some doctors' leaders,

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who fear GPs may end up being forced to work at weekends.

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But in Ilkeston, doctors think it will help cope

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It is a start and a step in the right direction.

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We are providing more and more appointments year after year

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and still, patients are telling us that more appointments are needed.

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A Nottinghamshire councillor who compared a German`born resident to

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Hitler's mistress has been sent on diversity training.

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Kimberley councillor Andy Cooper referred to the resident as

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"Eva Braun" in an email to fellow councillors.

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Her local MP called for him to resign.

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He has since issued an apology and will be going on the training

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And finally, thousands of people across Nottinghamshire got

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the chance to see a rare Lancaster bomber this weekend.

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The iconic Second World War plane is one of only two

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It was guest of honour at Radcliffe on Trent and at the Gedling Show.

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However, its flypast was to honour the centenery

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It was flown by Flight Lieutenant Tim Dunlop,

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who was born in Nottingham and whose family live here.

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Well, we've put some more of that footage from inside

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the plane on our Facebook page, and there's the address, if you want

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to see the view from the Lancaster as it flies over Nottingham.

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So, it's goodbye from me, but with your weather now,

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The worst is behind us for this week. It is settling down. The

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weather fronts are week. It is settling down. The

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weather fronts are leaving us and we have pressure starting to build. It

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looks as though it will be mostly dry for the next couple of days.

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Quite a lot of cloud. But when the sun comes out, temperatures will

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popping `` will be popping up. Quite a lot of cloud this evening, the

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cloud starting to break up, so dry with clear spells. A little mist and

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low cloud pushing into eastern areas later. Turning a little bit murky.

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Temperatures down to 11 or 12. Tomorrow morning, some of us

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starting of misty and murky. The best of the sunshine in the West.

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The cloud just about thick enough to produce the odd spot of light rain

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and drizzle in the East. In the brightness, temperatures getting to

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around 19 or 20. That's all from us, I'll leave you with the Outlook.

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will also feel fairly warm, and the cloud will make a difference to the

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temperature as Matt Taylor explains. Good evening. If you have left it

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late for your summer break this year, the weather will probably be

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kind to you. Most places will be dry and it will be fairly warm as well.

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Most places will see temperatures in the high teens, but they could reach

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the mid-20s. The problem is judging those cloud breaks from day-to-day.

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The high pressure is settling things down, but also

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