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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.