15/09/2014 East Midlands Today


15/09/2014

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

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First tonight, work is underway to establish what

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caused Nottinghamshire's biggest fire in a decade.

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In fewer than five hours, the world's first carbon`nettral

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laboratory on the Universitx of Nottingham's Jubilee Campus had

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Today, investigators began the task of

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This shows what was becoming a world`beating beacon of a btilding.

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Instead, overnight, this is what it became.

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We've been watching it develop over the past six months and it's just

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a bit shocking, really, to see that it's burned to the ground.

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It was a beautiful building, it was fascinating.

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To see what's left of it now is just really sad.

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You can see how charred bits of the building have landed

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on this roof from the site of the fire over there.

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The blaze on Friday night could be seen for miles.

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Buildings under construction are more vulnerable to fire.

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60 firefighters brought it under control.

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Thankfully, nobody was hurt and no other buildings destroyed.

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The initial reaction was ond of shock and horror, really,

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that this wonderful new building was being consumed by flames.

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But there was sadness about what had been lost but then,

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immediately, a determination to continue and find a way through it.

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We can't be drawn into whether or not it was suspicious but at this

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time, I want to emphasise that the scale of this incident was huge

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You can see the devastation behind us.

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There was a considerable buhlding here that has been lost.

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It's not something we can rtsh into in regard to a cause.

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And investigators are working closely together to do that.

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While they do, part of Triulph Road remains cordoned off.

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One business here says that's costing them at least ?2,000 a day.

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We're usually working flat out, all day long.

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But the fire, as you can sed, affected us on Saturday and is

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But the university insists its green research work and its

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We've got, still, outstanding scientists workhng

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They will continue to do their research in other buildings

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around the university and we will bounce back frol this.

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Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has called for an

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independent review of alleg`tions of historic abuse at children's homes.

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Beechwood in Mapperley is one of more than a dozen homes

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in the county where there'vd been allegations of physical

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Operation Daybreak has becole one of Nottinghamshire's most complex

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Paddy Tipping says an indepdndent review should be carried out

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Jobs could be lost after Phones 4U announced it had

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The mobile phone retailer operates seven stores across the

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All mobile contracts bought through the company will remain unaffected,

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and the networks will continue to provide mobile services to dxisting

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Next tonight, we can reveal that Bombardier says it would buhld

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trains for HS2 in Derby if ht won the contract for the rolling stock.

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This news comes as firms in the East Midlands are told that more

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than ?10 billion worth of contracts are up for grabs

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in the first phase of construction for the new high`speed rail line.

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After winning a ?15 million Network Rail contract to supply

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gantries, this long established family firm of steel fabric`tors

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in Loughborough now has its sights on getting work on HS2.

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It offers real opportunities and that is to supply the lhkes

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of this steelwork into major national infrastructure projects on

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a scale, really, that hasn't been seen in the construction industry,

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Work on phase one, the London`to`Birmingham leg,

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It should result in more th`n ?10 billion worth of contracts.

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Two supply chain conferences are being held next month

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and 40 firms from our region are said to be going along.

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What we are putting together ` and this will all be revealdd

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at the supply chain conference ` is a series of contracts for the

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civil works, so that's the tunnels, the bridges, the embankments,

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This recruitment firm speci`lising in the rail industry says there are

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fantastic opportunities but getting the right staff could

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Some of the average ages within the rolling stock sectors are 5 ,

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60, and there's not enough talent coming through.

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Back at the Adey Group, thex say they are investing in the ftture

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This is a firm that's always found new markes after starting ott

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as an ironmonger's shop in the town in the 1920s.

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The supply chain for HS2 is a vital part of them

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succeeding in the delivery of the project and they recognise that

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which is good to see, so early involvement in the supply chain is

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something we would welcome from the word "go".

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Tonight, Bombardier said that if it was successful

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in winning the HS2 rolling stock contracts, yet to be put out to

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tender, then their current hntention was to build the trains in Derby.

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Contracts for rolling stock could be worth up to ?7.5 billion.

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People in a Nottinghamshire village have welcomed the return

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of extra health care today but say it's still not enough.

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A health visitor has begun a trial clinic in Bestwood Village

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But villagers say they're concerned the 90`minute service just once a

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month won't be able to accolmodate all the families waiting to use it.

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Renovation work will start later this week on an historic buhlding

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in Leicester, which was badly damaged by fire

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The Friars Mill site was botght by the city council for ?500,00

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The authority plans to convert it into offices.

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Work should be completed in just over a year.

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That's your news, so it's goodbye from me.

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But with your weather now, here's Anna.

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It doesn't look too bad for the rest of the week. It felt a bit warmer

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today and that's the theme for the next few days. It will turn of the

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week. It felt a bit warmer today and that's the theme for the next few

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days. It will turn a bit hulid for now, some clearer spells and we are

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expecting the cloud to becole quite extensive, low cloud through the

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night. We're also seeing sole mist where we get clearer spells and hill

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fog into the Peak District. It's all acting as a blanket, holding

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temperatures up, so a minimtm of 12. Cloudy, misty, murky starts to your

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Tuesday but I'm hoping that the mist will start to clear, the cloud will

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thin and break so we'll start to see it getting a bit brighter in the

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afternoon and, hopefully, a few sunny spells. A high of 20. I'll

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leave you with the outlook for the next few days,

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week, with a greater risk of showers.

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When you compare it to what is happening over in the Americas. This

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is a hurricane and it is slamming into this peninsula right now. It is

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the most powerful hushry cane to hit this part of Mexico in 23 years The

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biggest impact could come from the rain. We could get two years rain in

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two days. S compare that to the wettest place in the UK today -

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Edinburgh. We had 11 mms of rain. Rain in Scotland. The heaviest is up

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to

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