02/09/2014 East Midlands Today


02/09/2014

The latest news, sport and weather for the East Midlands.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 02/09/2014. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

comment on the latest video from Islamic State. Now though,

:00:00.:00:10.

And now the news for the East Midlands. I'm Anne Davies.

:00:11.:00:15.

Good evening. First tonight, scientists in Leicester have

:00:16.:00:17.

developed a new weapon in the fight against a deadly hospital superbug.

:00:18.:00:21.

Four people a day are dying from Clostridium difficile, or C Diff.

:00:22.:00:27.

Now, as Jo Healey explains, researchers say an electronic nose

:00:28.:00:32.

will give them a huge boost in how we tackle the disease.

:00:33.:00:43.

infection while in hospital in infection while in hospital in

:00:44.:00:49.

Leicester. He says he suffered terribly.

:00:50.:00:51.

It completely wiped them out. You go from being fit and healthy to being

:00:52.:00:58.

bedridden within days, and that is really awful. His father survived,

:00:59.:01:02.

but every year in this country, more than 1500 people who are affected

:01:03.:01:07.

die. It is most associated with

:01:08.:01:10.

hospitals, and it costs the NHS millions of pounds each year, both

:01:11.:01:15.

to control and to treat, but treating it is difficult, because

:01:16.:01:20.

there are more than 450 different strains of it.

:01:21.:01:22.

So that is where this electronic nose comes in. It can analyse

:01:23.:01:28.

patients' faeces, find the bug and the variety.

:01:29.:01:31.

What we have been doing is sniffing out the bugs here. We are taking the

:01:32.:01:35.

gases that, from the bugs, and we chemically fingerprint them on this

:01:36.:01:40.

machine here. That will produce a chemical fingerprint that allows us

:01:41.:01:42.

to love that the individual chemical molecules that make up the smell.

:01:43.:01:46.

The real significance of that is, we are able to differentiate those that

:01:47.:01:49.

are infectious and those that are not infectious from the smells.

:01:50.:01:54.

At the moment, patient get the blanket treatment with antibiotics.

:01:55.:01:57.

This electronic nose and distinguished between the different

:01:58.:02:00.

strains, and therefore allow a lot more targeted treatment to be given

:02:01.:02:04.

to patients. And save lives? Yes, it would mean that the patient is not

:02:05.:02:07.

given an antibiotic that does not work.

:02:08.:02:11.

the right type of it, you can get the right type of it, you can get

:02:12.:02:14.

better success, and better survival, and that is what we would all

:02:15.:02:18.

welcome. Hospitals are working hard to reduce C Diff, but also welcomed

:02:19.:02:22.

the new research, which will help even more patients.

:02:23.:02:24.

But there have been developments tonight, with health officials

:02:25.:02:28.

warning of a new superbug heading our way. More on that in a moment,

:02:29.:02:34.

but first, hospitals have made some pretty big steps against C Diff,

:02:35.:02:37.

haven't they? Yes, in recent years, there have been big incentives for

:02:38.:02:43.

hospitals to tackle this awful diarrhoea infection. This shows the

:02:44.:02:45.

number of cases of C Diff our main number of cases of C Diff our main

:02:46.:02:50.

hospitals are allowed to have in a year. The red figures show how many

:02:51.:02:53.

they actually recorded. They say most were not due to deficiencies in

:02:54.:02:58.

care, but for every case over and above the permitted totals, where

:02:59.:03:03.

patients got the infections in hospital, the hospital could be

:03:04.:03:08.

fined ?50,000 per patient. Earlier this year, that was reduced to a

:03:09.:03:13.

penalty of ?10,000 mark but still, a big incentive to take control.

:03:14.:03:18.

Absolutely. And tell it about this new horrendous superbug? Yes, I am

:03:19.:03:22.

told they are now worried about a new group of antibiotic resistant

:03:23.:03:31.

bowel bacteria, known as CRE. It is a major public health concern. Cases

:03:32.:03:34.

are spreading in London and the north`west, and from next month,

:03:35.:03:37.

patients here will be screened for it if they are going into our

:03:38.:03:38.

hospitals. Improvements to commuter rail links

:03:39.:03:39.

between Nottingham, Newark and Lincoln have been given the go`ahead

:03:40.:03:41.

by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The upgrade of the Castle Line

:03:42.:03:46.

follows years of campaigning by local businesses and politicians.

:03:47.:03:50.

It'll cut journey times and the project could be completed

:03:51.:03:56.

by next May. Our Political Editor John Hess

:03:57.:03:59.

has the details. When it comes to rail investment,

:04:00.:04:11.

the Casa line has tended to be the bridesmaid rather than the bride. ``

:04:12.:04:17.

Castle Line. But it has found a rather unexpected suitor. These

:04:18.:04:22.

lines up overcrowded, infrequent, and doesn't go fast enough, so we

:04:23.:04:25.

need a regular service to Nottingham, a direct service every

:04:26.:04:27.

hour. We want to make sure there are many

:04:28.:04:30.

more services on line between Lincoln and Newark. That is what we

:04:31.:04:35.

can deliver. It became one of those battle ground issues during the

:04:36.:04:38.

Newark parliamentary by`election. At present, the current rail service

:04:39.:04:41.

stops in many villages along the route. It is slow, and then take

:04:42.:04:44.

more than an hour from Lincoln to Nottingham. The investment, costing

:04:45.:04:50.

almost one in the pounds, will double the number of direct

:04:51.:04:53.

services, especially between Newark and Nottingham, cutting journey

:04:54.:04:57.

times by anything between 15 and 20 minutes. No doubt, much to the

:04:58.:05:00.

relief of regular passengers. I think it would be nice, because we

:05:01.:05:05.

get really rough trains on this line. Most of it is just standing in

:05:06.:05:10.

one place, so yes, it is badly needed.

:05:11.:05:15.

I started at the University of Nottingham in September. And using a

:05:16.:05:19.

fairly regularly, and the quicker and more often the trains are, the

:05:20.:05:23.

better. I think it is very badly needed.

:05:24.:05:25.

A lot of people go through nothing in Lincoln, and they are some of the

:05:26.:05:30.

main centres. You will get a seat for a start, so that is a plus.

:05:31.:05:35.

Paying the fare to have to stand isn't really acceptable.

:05:36.:05:39.

This is a line where you can travel faster along it in 1909 than you can

:05:40.:05:42.

today. I think it will bring thousands of jobs to the area, and

:05:43.:05:47.

it will help anyone who commutes, who goes to college, who wants to go

:05:48.:05:51.

shopping in any of the towns or villages in this area. It will be a

:05:52.:05:55.

massive benefit. Of course, the cash being spent on a just do is a lot of

:05:56.:05:58.

money, and Nottinghamshire itself does benefit from that, but this is

:05:59.:06:03.

a huge step forward for the area. After several weeks of negotiations

:06:04.:06:07.

with East Midlands Trains and local councils, I understand that the

:06:08.:06:09.

Department for Transport will make a formal announcement in the next week

:06:10.:06:10.

or so. Sport, and one football result

:06:11.:06:13.

tonight. It was a local derby between Notts County and Mansfield

:06:14.:06:17.

Town in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, with The

:06:18.:06:21.

Magpies winning 2`0. That's your news. So, it's goodbye

:06:22.:06:27.

from me, but with your weather now, Thank you. Fairly quiet with the

:06:28.:06:38.

weather at the moment. Drive, mostly cloudy, and rather warm as the theme

:06:39.:06:43.

for the next couple of days, but it is dependent on how much sunshine we

:06:44.:06:47.

get. Where we get ploughed, we're looking at a bit as not to 17 or 18

:06:48.:06:51.

degrees, but in the sun, they will be rocketing around 22 or 23

:06:52.:06:56.

Celsius. We have a fair amount of cloud at the moment, and that cloud

:06:57.:06:59.

will actually thinking through the night, so we could get a mist and

:07:00.:07:03.

hill fog across the Peak District later on in the night, but it will

:07:04.:07:06.

be a warm one. Temperature is not falling much lower than around 14 or

:07:07.:07:10.

15 degrees, so a warm nights to come. Tomorrow morning, we start off

:07:11.:07:15.

with quite a lot of cloud, so a murky start, mist around here and

:07:16.:07:19.

there as well. Slowly but surely, the cloud will thin and break into

:07:20.:07:22.

the afternoon, so we will thin and break into the afternoon, so we

:07:23.:07:24.

were, mist around here and there as well. Slowly but surely, the cloud

:07:25.:07:27.

will thin and break into the afternoon, so we were getting

:07:28.:07:30.

brighter days of sunshine coming through it the next few days.

:07:31.:07:35.

Good evening. Thankfully over the next few days temperatures are not

:07:36.:07:42.

that likely to be too close to the 14 degrees we saw across North West

:07:43.:07:45.

Scotland today under grey and gloomy skies. But more akin to the 23

:07:46.:07:51.

degrees we saw in Northolt under fairly sunny conditions. Over the

:07:52.:07:54.

next few days we have a south-easterly drift that. Pushes

:07:55.:07:58.

away the cloud we've seen across Scotland and Northern Ireland a bit.

:07:59.:08:04.

But we have cloud heading our way. It's not clear blue skies by any

:08:05.:08:07.

means. Tonight, it won't be clear skies everywhere. We will see a bit

:08:08.:08:10.

more cloud develop across central and eastern parts of England.

:08:11.:08:14.

Turning misty in a few spots. That cloud across western Scotland and

:08:15.:08:16.

Northern Ireland and in between, where we see the clearer skies, even

:08:17.:08:20.

a few mist and fog patches here and there. Dropping temperatures in the

:08:21.:08:24.

countryside, but for most, a milder start to the morning compared with

:08:25.:08:28.

this morning. Still the cloud across northern and western Scotland,

:08:29.:08:29.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS