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degrees. Thursday, more of the same. Is that is all from us. Now

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Tonight ` a breakthrough in the fight against a killer superbug.

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He knows that can smell deadly infections. Commuters promise faster

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journeys. Why the Catholic Church is now recruiting priests from Africa.

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One of the busiest ECMO wants in the world. `` wants.

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Good evening and welcome to Tuesday's programme.

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It's the word that chills everyone going into hospital:

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Well scientists in Leicester have developed a new weapon in the fight

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

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Now, as Jo Healey reports, researchers in Leicester have made

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a breakthrough in the form of an 'electronic nose'.

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His father got the infection while in hospital in Leicester.

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You go from being fit and healthy to, you know,

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His father survived but every year in this country more

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than 1500 people who are infected die. That is most associated with

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

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But treating it is difficult because there are more than 450

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So that is where this electronic nose comes in.

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It can analyse patients' faeces, find the bug and the variety.

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

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What we take in is the gases that come out from the

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bugs than we chemically fingerprint them in this machine here.

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We draw it in and we produce a chemical fingerprint that allows us

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to look at the individual chemical molecules that make up the smell.

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

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are infectious from those that are non`infectious, from the smells.

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At the moment, patients get a blanket treatment with antibiotics.

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What this electronic nose can do is distinguish

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between the different strains and therefore allow a lot more targeted

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The patient would not be given an antibiotic

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If you can find a way of treating the right type of it, then yes, you

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Hospitals are working hard to reduce it but also welcome the new research

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Well, we heard there hospitals have been trying to bring C Diff

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Well, at their peak there were many people with this awful infection

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In 2007 the Leicester Royal Infirmary reported

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nearly 2,000 cases ` it now averages around 60 cases a year.

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In recent years, NHS England has really toughened up on hospitals `

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What this shows is the number of cases of C Diff each of our main

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The red figures show how many they actually recorded,

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although it's important to say they told us many of the cases weren't

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Now in recent years, for every patient who was infected with C Diff

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in hospital over and above those permitted totals the hospital could

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Earlier this year, that penalty was reduced to ?10,000 but still

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Well no, I've been told this afternoon, they're now worried about

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a new group of antibiotic resistant bowel bacteria, known as CRE `

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Cases are spreading in London and the north west and patients

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going into hospitals here will be screened for this from next month.

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Next tonight, wildlife groups have given

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a cautious welcome to the news that the government is going to part`fund

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It will include large parts of the East Midlands, in an attempt

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But a second planned cull of badgers in one badly affected

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A badger is vaccinated against Tibet doses after being trapped. Today ``

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against trabecular doses. To back you losers. Our it is good the

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government is putting some money on the table so we welcome that but we

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do have some concerns about the amount of money involved. And as of

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money involved. And also be coordination which is lacking.

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Vaccination projects could also receive advice from experts. Also

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free loans of traps and free supplies of vaccines. But the second

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planned badger cull in the south`west of the country is going

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ahead. We know that there is no single measure run it saying it will

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tackle the problem. The disease has now been spitting for around 15

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years. It covers a large part of the country and we're slaughtering

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33,000 cattle a year. We do think there is a role for vaccination on

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the edge of the visit is `` disease. There was no scientific evidence to

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suggest that a cull will solve the problem. We are totally opposed to

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any cull comment adoption. This is the way to go we never said we could

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vaccinate every badger but we are showing the way it can be done. We

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need more reason is as an quarter nation from the government. It is a

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good start but there is more to go. The next phase gets under way

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tonight. It is hoped that will prevent the need for a badger Karl

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here and protect cattle herds across the region. `` badger cull.

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another significant transport project gets the green light.

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Improvements to commuter rail links between Nottingham,

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Newark and Lincoln, have been given the go`ahead

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The planned upgrade of the Castle Line follows years of campaigning by

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

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Our Political Editor John Hess is at Westminster and has more details.

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I understand that officials from the Department for Transport

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have been working closely with East Midland Trains, local council

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and business leaders over the summer, to upgrade the Castle Line.

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The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is expected to make

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a formal announcement within a week or so.

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Certainly, we had a big clue when the Chancellor

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of the Exchequer George Osborne backed the project during the

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What exactly are the improvements? We will get a little more detail in

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a minute from Robert Jenrick. Presently the current rail service

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stops that many villages, it is slow and can take more than one hour from

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Lincoln to Nottingham. The investment could cost more than ?1

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million. It will double the number of direct services especially

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between Newark and Nottingham. It could cut journey times by 20

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minutes. I think it would be nice because we get old strains on this

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line. It is standing room only so it is badly needed. I start university

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in September and I will be using it fairly regularly and the quicker and

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more often the trends are the better it will be. I think it is very badly

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needed because a lot of people go to Nottingham and thinking. ``

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Nottingham and Lincoln. Paying the third to have to stand is not

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acceptable. This is good news for you and for a new work. A lot of

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commuters will look at the ?57 billion being allocated for

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something else and saying there are projects that could benefit from the

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cash. This is a line where you could travel faster in 1909 at you can

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

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will help anyone who commutes or goes to college, goes shopping in

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any of the towns or villages in this area and it will be a massive

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benefit. Of course the cash being spent on HS two is a lot of money

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but this is a huge step forward for the area. Is that funding cast`iron

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regardless of the outcome of the election? I hope it will continue.

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There will be a formal announcement in a week or two. Hopefully happier

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news for commuters on the Cassel line.

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The Department for Education will meet

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representatives from Leicester's first free school for Sikhs next

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Falcons Primary was due to open tomorrow, but those plans have

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been delayed after its funding was held back by the government.

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Parents met outside Leicester town hall yesterday to protest

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There are hopes that a Sikh school could now open

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An independent inspector has described signs at a controversial

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junction in Nottingham as "not adequate".

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handed fines for turning into Station Street from London Road

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since last summer. The adjudicator directed the council to cancel the

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fine for a driver who appealed against the penalty. But, the

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authority has defended the signage as "robust and reasonable".

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Still to come ` an ice bucket challenge without the ice.

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This young man's video's being viewed around the world.

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Churches in the East Midlands are tackling a shortage of Catholic

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The new priests are taking services, and working in hospitals

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And for some ` the move here has come as quite a shock.

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Our Social Affairs Correspondent, Jeremy Ball, reports.

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Sunday Mass at St Philip's in Mansfield.

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A typical Catholic parish in a traditional Nottinghamshire

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mining town but the new priest here grew up in a peasant farming

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Father Victor is one of seven African priests who have

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been sent to the East Midlands in response to a request

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But it was not what he had been planning.

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I immediately asked my Bishop, why me?

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I was afraid of leaving my community, leaving

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He has been getting used to Mansfield's weather

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He has also been posted to Derby in Loughborough and to

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He was worried that people would not understand his Nigerian accent.

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You might have to come in African dress.

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But no complaints from these Mansfield parishioners.

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Technically very charismatic, very warm, very welcoming.

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We have been so used to having an Irish priest coming over here

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as missionaries and indeed us going over to Africa as missionaries now

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we've got the African priests coming over here as missionaries to us.

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It is not just about taking services,

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when he is not in church, he spends a lot of time visiting hospital

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patients and he is trying to bring a bit of traditional African

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What surprised me coming to England is the joy is not the same

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So, after four years working here in the East Midlands,

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I really really would love to go back to Nigeria.

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Leicestershire Police have declined to comment on claims that a report

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to the Home Office said they were ill`equipped to take the British

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It's claimed by Sky News that the comments were made in 2010

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in an unpublished report submitted by the Child Exploitation

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The decision by the Association of Chief Police Officers to give

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Leicestershire the lead was reportedly described

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as a "mistake" as the investigation was said to be too big for them.

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Leicester City Council have announced how they will demolish

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The New Walk buildings will be brought down in a controlled

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The method will bring the two tower blocks down into their own

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Staff moved to other offices in the city this summer

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after the buildings were found to be structurally unsafe.

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Now to a national service which has been saving lives for 25 years but

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It's provided by a team of specialists based at the

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They work round`the`clock, treating patients on a life support

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And to celebrate 25 years of this expertise, we've been given

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In the first of our series on the Heartlink ECMO Centre,

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Victoria Hicks takes a look at how it all began at Groby Road.

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A tiny life being given an extra chance.

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Weighing just over four pounds, Braden was born four weeks early

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It was crying begin with then stopped crying and then Tuesday

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night came down here and that's when I first heard about ECMO.

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Braden has persistent pulmonary hypertension.

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Put simply, he cannot breathe for himself.

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At the Glenfield Hospital a machine is beathing for him.

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Through this circuit, giving his own heart and lungs a chance to recover.

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They basically said they couldn't do any more for him,

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he would have to go on the ECMO, it was his only chance of survival.

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ECMO is only used when conventional intensive care has not worked.

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It costs between ?5,000 and ?10,000 a day to trigger patient

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With constant care from a specialist team.

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In 1989, Glenfield Hospital was the first in the country to

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At the time, nobody really understood what it was all about.

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Apart from one heart surgeon, Dr Richard Furman.

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He had seen it been used in America, and was sure it could also save

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The initial experience that we got in Michigan convinced us that

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When we had only done on very few cases, it was clear that

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there was a lot more to this treatment than even we do imagine.

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The charity, Heartlink, was the first to back ECMO.

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At the time when the NHS would not fund it, Mr

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Fermin came along and told us about it, and as far as we were concerned,

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he is a consultant and you listen to what a consultant says.

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And if they believe in it, someone else has got to back him.

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He could not manage it on his own and Heartlink was his only chance.

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It was a decision which nearly bankrupted the charity.

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Even though Dr Richard Fermin and his colleague took

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the extra workload of ECMO for no extra pay, and had little support.

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Everybody actually was against it and telling us that we

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were wasting our time, we should not do it ` you are just prolonging

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And it is that success and expertise over the past 25 years which has

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given ECMO treatment at Glenfield Hospital a world`class reputation.

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They did a study in newborn infants and a study in adults with

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which really set the standard for ECMO practice around the world.

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On tomorrow's program we find out how that expertise save the lives

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of this patient after she contracted legionnaires

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In a moment we'll meet Nottingham Forest's new `

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and long awaited ` Chief Executive, but let's round up Transfer

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Deadline day first because Leicester City brough in two new players.

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Both of them are youngsters from Manchester United.

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Striker Tom Lawrence has signed a four year deal, while fellow

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forward Nick Powell comes to the King Power on a season long loan.

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Both could be in first team action against Stoke on the 13th.

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Now, Nottingham Forest's new Chief Executive who's told us today

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that his job is clear ` it's to make sure the Reds are ready

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Paul Faulkner used to be the Chief Exec at Aston Villa

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and only officially started at the City Ground yesterday.

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So, just hours into his new job, he's been talking to Kirsty Edwards.

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The hunt for a new chief executive has been a long one but at last they

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have their man. Fresh into the job, I met him today to find out what he

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is hoping to achieve. To help gel things together and help make the

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manager's life easier where I can. On the commercial side of the club,

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to develop that and really get us ready to get promoted and be in the

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Premier League and ready to be a really strong club. They have been

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without a chief executive for over one and a half years and there have

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been concerns someone needed to be brought in to oversee the day to day

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running of the club. I was not here when those situations went on but it

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is not the reputation that we want here and, as I said, the owner has

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committed and I will play a part in it and I want to make sure people

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feel good about the club. I do not want on paid bills and the like.

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There is a lot of positivity around the club right now and we have two

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make sure we keep that momentum going. Obviously you have met the

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owner. How do you see your relationship with him going? I have

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been really impressed with his passion, his commitment, enthusiasm,

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knowledge as well of football in general and certainly this club. I

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expected to be working really closely with him. He has got big

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ambitions for this club and it is my job to help those, too. The main

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dream is the Premier League with the site top of the championship it is

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exciting times. It is very exciting right now. It is early days right

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now. The real challenge is to keep it going and to stay at the front of

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the table. Interesting times. There is football action tonight

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with Notts County and Mansfield Town gearing up for an eagerly awaited

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Johnstones' Paint Trophy match Overnight deals for them saw French

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midfielder Drissa Traore arrive Sam Clucas has gone to Chesterfield

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for an undisclosed fee. Coming in was promising

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striker Rakish Bingham. Other sport ` golf first,

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because Lee Westwood has made it into the European Ryder Cup team

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as one of Captain Paul McGinley's Westwood's form this season was

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nowhere near good enough for automatic qualification but he

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has huge experience and has improved In Cricket, it looks

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like Nottinghamshire's crucial match at Durham will need something

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special from title`chasing Notts. Set a massive three hundred

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and seventy`five to win, they're In the second division,

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Derbyshire allowed leaders Worcestershire to sneak themselves

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a first innings lead. But decent work

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from their second innings openers. But in Leicestershire's game at

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Hampshire its all about Jimmy Adams. The new home planned for

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Leicester Riders basketball side could make the club

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a long term force in the game. A brand new ?4.2

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million arena will go up just outside the city centre `

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giving the Riders their first The lander 's battered and

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contaminated but it is right next to the grand union Canal. A short walk

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from the city centre and it is in the hands of the authorities which

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means they can make it available for the new arena. Absolutely ecstatic.

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It is a game changer. We have been waiting, planning, trying a lot of

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options for the past 20 years to get to a position where we could get to

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a home we could call on. We are there now so we are absolutely

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delighted and very focused on delivering the project that we have

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announced today. It is far from the most attractive places at the

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moment. A wasteland. But they have an ambitious timetable. They say by

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this time next year 2300 fans will be here cheering on the riders. That

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is going to take a lot of work and a lot of committed people are behind

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it, determined that we will actually make it on that timetable. What we

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will get at the end of it is something stunning. This is a

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partnership. It will open up the waterfront. The big winners are

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definitely the riders, who hope to repeat successes like this again and

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again. I think this makes riders our long`term force on the British game.

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We have been quite successful in the past two years but sustaining that

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is always difficult when you do not know where you are going to be

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playing. Time will tell about going to do it on the court but riders

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will have a court. Thank you. A five`year`old boy who can't risk

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getting cold, has done the ice bucket challenge

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and managed to stay dry. Albert Tansey from Burbage

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in Leicestershire was born with half His video has become an internet hit

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and raised the profile A family tweet alerted us to

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Albert's video and thousands The five year old needs

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a heart transplant and cannot have ice thrown over him

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but was desperate to take part. He has wanted to do this for a

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while because he has been watching everybody else's challenges so he

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was so excited at the thought that We got all of the balls out,

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didn't we? And one of the posts that was

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actually not linked to the YouTube link actually got over half

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a million likes on Friday evening and there is another one still there

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now that has got over 300,000 shares I think we can be confident that

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over one million people around Albert isn't nominating anyone or

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asking for donations, What started out

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as a simple idea to allow a child to do something he could not do,

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has ended up as a brilliant way of And if you want to see Albert take

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that challenge again we've popped it on to our Facebook page,

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and there are the details. You can of course also contact us

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by Facebook if you want to tell us about a story and you can use it to

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send us your pictures too, We'll let the weather get a million

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likes? `` will. It is relatively warm over the next couple of days or

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so. The temperatures are very dependent on whether we get that

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sunshine. If we get cloud, temperatures not doing too badly. 17

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degrees. When the sun pops out there is the potential for them to reach

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21 degrees. A taste of summer over the next couple of days of you get

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that sunshine. Sunshine this morning by clouds increasing this afternoon

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so it is fairly cloudy at the moment. The cloud will start to

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thicken up and it was such a lower as well later in the night so it may

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turn a little bit misty. Maybe some health across the Peak District by

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the end of the night. It will keep the temperature is absolute is

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really rather a warm one. 13 degrees or 14 degrees. Not falling very

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fast. Tomorrow morning a completely different picture first thing in the

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morning. Cloud, mist as well. Eventually the cloud will slowly

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lift up thin and break into the afternoon so we will get some

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sunshine and brightness late on in the day. Light, southeasterly winds

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and so it will go quite present. `` pleasant. Temperatures at 21 degrees

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or 22 degrees. Perhaps bigger cloud into Thursday but again some breaks

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in the cloud from time to time. Temperatures in the low 20s. So we

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are still on for a gradual improvement. Lip flops out of the

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cupboard. I will see you for late news. Goodbye.

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