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Tonight, parents' pride in the but now on BBC One, we join


Tonight, parents' pride in the sun's Cancer campaign. Adri`n had a


very clear wish which is th`t every 16 to 18`year`old would be taught


the facts about blood, bone marrow and organ donation. And the 120


properties offered or tell accommodation to get away from noisy


night`time tram works. Built just 21 years ago but this civic landmark


faces an untimely end. We mtst have shelled out a lot of money to put it


up, even in a time of plentx I would be a poll but no, it is rem`rkable.


Why it is becoming a burning issue for our councils to keep thd lights


on or save money. Good evening, a Nottingham teenager


was expected to become the xoungest bone marrow donor in the UK today.


Ethan Buttress is a 17`year`old student but today's procedure was


really made possible by the work of another local student six ydars ago.


Adrian Sudbury died in 2008 but before he lost


the fight against leukaemia. He campaigned


for teenagers to become blood, marrow and organ donors.


His parents have been speakhng of their pride in his legacy as James


Roberson reports from Derbyshire. It May be six years since the son


died but the pride in him shows no end. During his final months while


he battled with leukaemia hd wrote a blog about it. This was filled at


that time. It seems a bit rtde if I am not bothered. He had become a


journalist in North Yorkshire and took his planned to the then prime


Minister in Downing Street. He died in 2000 and ` aged 27. He thought


the more important it is thd more I can get people to understand how


important it is. After I have spoken to date some of you will sax I want


to give blood. His father is one of the nationwide team who givd


students a talk on donations. They take saliva tests to see if people


are suitable donors. He went to college which was very supportive.


He had a very clear wish whhch was that every 16 to 18`year`old would


be taught the fact about blood, bone marrow and organ donation. Once they


know the facts they can then make informed choices. Six years on,


nationwide, we have no gone into schools. We are very proud `bout


what Adrian started. Well, the Register and Be A Life


Saver campaign began in 2008. And to give you an idea of its scale, in


the East Midlands alone, more than 44,000 16 to 18`year`olds h`ve been


educated about organ donations. And of that number, more than 3,000 have


gone onto the donor register. It's been revealed that people


living alongside Nottingham's tram extension were offered six weeks'


accommodation in a hotel because night`time working was so noisy


Residents of 120 properties were contacted and 26 accepted.


The local MP says it highlights the need for better compens`tion


packages for residents. Mike O'Sullivan is in Beeston now,


so Mike, where were these roadworks? In the area close to University


Boulevard, cold Alcatraz by some local residents as the tram


extension takes shape. It w`s the roadworks at night that led to the


author of Hotel accommodation for up to 120 properties. There was noise


monitoring equipment in front gardens and it was insisted the


offer be made by contractors. 2 households took up the first. How


bad was the noise at night? We were here for the first night and it was


not too bad as they were setting up. After that there was equipmdnt being


dragged along the road, doors banging, the work itself and


shouting. Pleaded Tuesday? Sam Magri it was the otter to a tale `t the


University for three weeks. Some might say they are being good to


you? It was a nice hotel but it was very destructive of our evenings and


our life in general. We did not know we are to be and at what tile.


Looking at the wider roadworks year do you think you should be getting


more compensation? I think with the misery they have put us through with


all this mess for over two xears now I do not think the can not to be


honest. The local MP thinks this highlights the need for mord


compensation for these residents. It has been over 18 months that they


have been put through a night mere. Yes, I think they should get


compensation, will they get it? I do not think they will. Well wd did


speak to Anna earlier and she said also learns need to be learned


nationally about the need for better compensation. We did try to speak to


the contractors, the City Council as well and the tram operators that


they have not got anyone av`ilable for interview unfortunately. They


have said they will contribtte to a national discussion on future


contribution programmes. Later in the programme:


Formula E comes of age. The first racing series involving


electric cars gets underway this weekend in Beijing.


And we've been to Donington to meet a rising star of E`rachng.


Next tonight. There are calls tonight for


a prominent clock tower in ` city centre to be saved from demolition.


The tower in Derby isn't ancient, in fact, it's just 21`years`old


and it isn't even listed. Derby's Civic Society agrees


that the landmark has little architectural merit.


It just thinks knocking it down would be a huge waste of money.


Simon Hare reports. It seems time is running out for the


clock tower at this spot in Derby. It is due to be demolished `long


with these two Art Deco style towers. They were only built two


decades ago as part of the pedestrianisation of the city


centre. As a great there we must have shelled out an awful lot of


money 21 years ago to put it up to great acclaim and now it is all


going to come down and the tpward to spend millions three landsc`pe in


the whole area when we have drastic cuts on. Even in a time of plenty I


would be appalled. It is a nice landmark. I like it but I would not


be mad if it had to go. Thex make changes, very often not for the


better. It is any good sport and well used. Everything that goes on


seems to be a waste of monex. The city council plans to spend close to


?1 million in the area. It says it wants to enhance it, improvd access


and create somewhere for performances and a small market The


public toilets that have bedn here since the 1930s have alreadx closed


and it appears the rest of the sport will soon be level as well.


Well quite a debate's begun about that on our facebook page


"Waste of money" is one comlent ` plenty of others on our pagd


and there's the address if you want to join in.


The sale of a herbal stimul`nt, popular with Leicester's Solali


community has gone undergrotnd, according to former users.


It's almost three months since the chewable plant known


as Khat was made a class C drug by the government.


But some on the city's St M`tthews estate say it's still being sold


on the black market, at inflated prices.


Four wards at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham


are closed to new admissions due to an outbreak of norovirus.


The hospital says all the wards are for elderly p`tients.


The norovirus causes vomiting and diarrhoea and is more common


in winter months. It normally lasts


for one or two days. The Derbyshire`based chocol`te


maker Thorntons has seen its profits increase by 60%.


Pre`tax profits rose by ?7.4 million.


The company has been closing down dozens of its own Thorntons shops,


but has seen sales improving in supermarkets and other third`party


outlets such as grocers. 14 recovering addicts


from Loughborough are spendhng a month trying to save the lives


of abandoned babies. They're travelling to South Africa


to build a nursery centre in an area that's been hit hard


by an AIDS epidemic. And in this report,


which contains some material you may find upsetting,


our Social Affairs Correspondent, Jeremy Ball, discovers it's


a chance for the volunteers to turn their own lives around.


The rehab centre 14 recoverhng addicts are learning skills that


could soon save lives. They are going to convert a disused church


hall into a warm for up to 40 abandoned babies. This man hs a


recovering alcoholic and cannot wait to get out to South Africa. Saving


lives, what an experience. Ht will save my ` change my life too. Quite


much of this man here was addicted to drugs. In my old life I was


probably very selfish and it is getting something back. Doing


something positive for the project over there will be benefici`l to me


and my development in my recovery. This man runs the Carpenters Arms


Centre and came up with the project after visiting South Africa and


seeing horrific pictures of the bodies of unwanted babies who had


been abandoned. There was one that had been thrown out of a moving car


on a motorway. In one place the dreams were blocked and thex found


14 babies stuck in the pipe. I cried and cried about it. It really got to


me. We could not walk away from it. It will take a month to build the


new centre, a centre which hs designed to overcome the sthgma of


abandoning ABB. You can pull out a court from evil in the wall and put


ABB inside it. As soon as it goes in the worker will come to get it as an


alarm goes off. It will be incorporated into the nursery


programme. They are hoping this trip will be the first of many.


Eventually they hope to build evil village, a place for foster families


to raise those abandoned babies giving them a life and a future


That is quite a challenge. Ht is. It was meant to save money but a


policy of replacing failing street lights individually is actu`lly


costing more. Now Nottinghalshire county council is considering a


U`turn. This re`think comes as several local authorities are


looking at different ways of keeping our streets lit UP and costs DOWN.


Geeta Pendse has been taking taking a look, and joins us in the studio.


Yes, as the light summer nights draw to an end ` making sure


our street lamps are working will be more important than ever.


Currently highways teams like this one out in Gamston today can only


change a light if it's burnt out. That's because Nottinghamshhre


county council cut regular maintenance


and moved to individual rep`irs But they say it's now costing


more and proving inefficient. Previously the lamps where `ll


changed at the same time after the recommended for years. Now they are


being changed as the goal ott which causes us to come back several times


each week for several weeks to one Particular St.


When regular maintenance was cut in 2011, the council saved half


a million from the budget. The following year they


saved over ?142,000. But in the last financial


year costs have gone up. Now the council is


considering returning to regular maintenance, but to do that it'll


cost ?600,000 over two years. Reaction


from some residents has been mixed. Rather than keep sending a lan out


to change one light it might be an idea to send a team out to change


them all then perhaps they would not have the cost of the petrol which is


expensive to keep coming out. The original problem, I do not blog


weird they are going to savd. `` do not see we are the are going to


save. All our councils are looking


at ways of balancing the books. Derbyshire Leicestershire are


currently looking at energy saving light bulbs.


There are some benefits in terms of maintenance, these lights c`n last


up to 20 years without being replaced.


Of course installing LED lights will cost.


But it's also an idea that's being considered in Nottinghamshire.


So our councils now have to weigh up the costs over the need to keep


our streets lit. 30 years ago today, a researcher


at the University of Leicester made a breakthrough that has


revolutionised forensic scidnce Sir Alec Jeffreys discovered the


technique of genetic fingerprinting in a laboratory at the univdrsity.


Today, the now retired profdssor, returned to the building whdre he


had his "Eureka moment". Navtej Johal reports.


A portrait of the scientist as an ordinary man who did somethhng


extraordinary. It was 30 ye`rs ago today at five past nine in the


morning to be exact that thd then just plain old Alec Jeffreys made an


extraordinary discovery. Thd key thing is that five minutes before we


had the first x`ray film thdre was not a single forensic thought in my


head. As often happens in science it is the new technology that drives


the ideas and applications. He went to meet children in local schools to


show how the any and fingerprinting works. It all really helped me, all


this is the any and finding staff. DNA fingerprinting has been used in


many ways at the first time it was used in a murder case was also here


in Leicester. David Baker w`s the lead investigator on the case which


led to the investigation of Colin pitchfork who raped and murdered two


teenage girls. Using DNA we were able to take it down to an


individual. That was a dram`tic breakthrough for forensic science.


We saw from the outset that DNA had dramatic potential. The hopd is that


this painting will help to hnspire future discoveries.


Getting involved in the equdstrian world is an ambition for many


young people, most won't make it. But a training course in Derbyshire


could be the answer for somd. In the final part of our series


on education, Simon Ward reports on the success of a new diploma


offered by Derby College. This is the kind of schoolwork that


many can only rain about. These pupils from secondary schools in


Derbyshire are taking a citx and Guilds diploma in horse gear. It is


part of Derby College. It is the difficult industry to break into and


they cannot all be Grand National winners. Many people like the idea


of being a competition rider but the reality of the situation is that all


competition riders from grass roots level through to international


competitors and Olympians all get there income from teaching, training


and developing the skills of the people around them. Because I like


horses before I came here I just thought I would come to get more


confidence and when I finished the course I would probably likd to come


here to do my level three and become a riding in structure. I wotld like


to do jumping or cross country, something big. `` riding instructor.


It will be hard but worth it. The first group had a 100% pass rate to


the delight of the college. We can have a small group but we would like


to grow and develop on that success with the 100% pass rate so we can


ensure we will meet the needs of these young people. More schools are


wanting to come on board and offer this occasional horse to thd kids.


It takes dedication and hard work but hopefully these pupils will be


the first of many taking thhs course who ride on to success.


Now the sport. First a man who made his nale


in Formula One. He's racing this weekend


in the Donington`based Formtla E series which gets underway with


the opening race in Beijing. In a short space of time,


this all`electric competition has attracted attention, excitelent


and some top names as drivers. Colin Hazelden's been to medt


24`year`old Hami Alguersaurh. He is still a very young man yet it


feels like he has been around for ever. The youngest ever driver in


Formula one when he made his debut in what seems like the dist`nt


past. It seems a long time `go especially when you are not racing


every weekend, time goes by very slow. All he wants to do is release.


This allusion with the dominance of money in Formula one, formula E is


his new thing. I was really sad for the teams and the economic


situation. This kind of thing gives you the motivation to continue and


to continue opening and trahning every day at home. You seem


genuinely excited, are you? I am. Motor sport needed something like


this. They have done a tremdndously good job coming along with `ll these


ideas. At the moment it is `ll happening. It is great. So, now he


has stepped into this electric world, what are they like to dry?


Very, very different. Use you and electric sound, very futuristic You


get a lot of activity on thd field when you are driving. You h`ve to


change the steering wheel 20 times. You are recharging all the dnergy


every time you are using thd paddle. It is the lot going on. Instinct


will still be required. We `re drivers we like to feel the feeling


inside. Onto cricket and Nottinghamshire's


chances of winning the County Championship title look to be all


but over. They have to beat leaders Yorkshire at Trent Bridge this week


to stand any chance. But earlier the visitors declared on a masshve 32


for 9. It left Nottinghamshhre's batsman with a huge task ahdad of


them but they have crumbled under the pressure. Wickets quickly


tumbled with former Notts bowler Ryan Sidebottom amongst those


inflicting the damage. Notts closed day two on 58 for 4. Still 474 runs


behind. Meanwhile in Division Two


Leicestershire are facing an even bigger target. They saw


Gloucestershire make 646 in their first innings although


Leicestershire's batsman ard putting up a good fight. Not so manx runs in


Derbyshire's match at Glamorgan today though with Derbyshird all out


for 203. And finally from me,


one of the most successful sports teams here in the East Midl`nds


Nottingham Beeston's hockey club. The men's side have been at


the top of their game for the last two years, and are now prep`ring to


defend their title when the domestic hockey season begins this S`turday.


Kirsty Edwards reports. Last year for the first timd in the


yesterday, they actually finished top of the league. I remembdr when


we were first into the lead, always looking for the teams at thd top and


highlighting those games ard the ones you really want to win. The


roles are now reserved `` rdversed and we are the ones being htnted.


This man hopes getting support on an international level will sed more


support for local clubs. Thdy will look to branch out and spend money


in different ways. Rather than just keeping facilities in order. Adam


held on proudly to the club's championship trophy, but will it


still be there is come the dnd of the season? It would be really good


to get the hat`trick can do it three times in the law. We are a really


good group of mates. You can look over your shoulder and see one of


your great mates fighting h`rd, we all kind of pool together and I


think that separates us frol other teams.


And good luck to Beeston Ladies and Leicester Ladies too who also


start their Premiership Campaigns this weekend.


Now onto the weather. We have had a beautiful September


day with plenty of sunshine. It is all down to this area of high


pressure firmly in charge at the moment. A fine evening at the


moment. It remains dry overnight tonight. Clear spells and lhght


winds might allow the potential for a few isolated mist and fog patches.


Any mist and fog very quick to clear tomorrow morning. We are expecting


lots of sunshine throughout the day but there will be a gradual increase


of cloud from the East as wd go through the day. That will lead to a


cloudier story. There will still be some sunshine around. Anothdr dry,


fine and settled the on Friday. Some order in the real cloud by ties of


19 Celsius. This theme conthnues into the weekend but I is the


high`pressure edges away to Scandinavia there will be more in


the way of for Saturday and Sunday. Temperature is not bad for this time


of year although it looks qtite closely on the outlook, I al hopeful


for some sunshine. And that's all from us for now.


Good night. Good evening.


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