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This is East Midlands Today. continues. The dream shall never
Tonight, could the Scottish No vote change our political landsc`pe?
Is it time for English citids like Leicester to have more powers?
The new breathalyser which xou take before driving.
And one of the country's oldest police dogs is retiring aftdr more
than ten years work. First tonight,
after the big referendum decision north of the border, there have been
calls today for a touch The Prime Minister has alre`dy
hinted at more powers And Leicester's City Mayor has
pitched in, Our Political Editor has bedn to
Leicester to gauge reaction to the referendum vote that's kept
Scotland in the United Kingdom. Even the weather and Leicester felt
Scottish today. For many, working out referendum repercussions for
cities like Leicester made heavy weather indeed. Does England lose
out in all this? It may well do We will be worse off. They havd their
parliament and we don't. It's not fair, but life isn't fair. @ny
powers given to other cities is good. Hopefully other cities will be
able to progress from that. The Prime Minister hinted at devolution
for English cities. We will see more about empowering our cities in the
coming days. What should be on offer? I believe that in Brhtain we
should have the same range of powers to raise revenues that our
continental cousins and American friends have. That I think would
enable us to really empower local democracy. But it will be up to
English MPs to shape those powers. I have views about more powers for
Leicester, Nottingham, Derbx and county councils, but we really have
to listen to what people in the East Midlands won't. I have an open mind.
I am concerned about the practicalities, when cities like
Nottingham have 1`party states. I don't believe they are incltsive.
Even before the political dtst from all of this has settled, thd debate
over the extent of devolution for English cities has already begun.
So when will we get the det`ils of the Prime Minister's plans
I think this is the big unknown this evening. The Prime Minister has
spoken of some changes to Parliament. This whole issud of
English votes for English l`ws. That is designed to keep the Torx MPs on
board. We haven't had any ddtails in terms of what he is talking about. I
suspect that David Cameron's policy team are working at fleshing out
these policy issues this wedkend. It wouldn't surprise me if we start to
get a formal announcement when the Conservatives gather in Birlingham
for their annual conference in a weeks time. Birmingham in a way
would be the perfect location to make such an announcement about more
powers for English cities. This is kind of unchartered territory. Is
there any consensus across the parties? Labour have signed up to
the English cities, but I think the consensus is starting to brdak down
for English votes for English law. Labour fear that would mean a Tory
majority in the House of Colmons. Graham Allen, the MP, has floated
the idea for constitutional reform from a Labour point of view. I think
there will be more to come hn the party conferences.
Well, to coin a Scottish phrase it has been a bit dreich today.
Are things going to improve for the weekend?
All change for this weekend. We gradually lose the Mark. By Sunday,
it will feel like autumn has arrived.
If you are heading into Loughborough tonight for a drink,
you may be breathalysed before being allowed into certain bars.
It is to help bouncers gaugd how much alcohol people havd
The trial is backed by Leicestershire Police and runs
To find out more we can cross live now to our reporter who is hn one
Yes, good evening to you both. As you can see, I am on the water
because I am working. Come later on, plenty of people in Loughborough
will have had too much to drink and frankly causing harm to thelselves
or even other people. But if they are wrote in Loughborough tonight,
they might be asked to take a breathalyser tests so that bouncers
can see whether they have already had too much. It is being rtn in
five bars. Tell us exactly how this test will work. We have givdn the
devices to five venues in Loughborough. Door staff will be in
charge and they will do thehr normal job. They already make decisions
about whether is someone is suitable to come into the venue. This device
will give them more information to help them make their decision. There
is no definition as to what to drunk is. You and I could have thd same
amount of alcohol and be at different levels. This is a
screening device which will act as a guide. They will be told thd drink
drive limit. In a previous study, they found that twice the drink
drive limit was about reasonable in terms of where to cut off the amount
people could have before coling in. We have reduced alcohol`rel`ted
crime in Loughborough, but we want to build on that. We are trxing this
out as a new idea. Will you be turfing very drunk people ott onto
the streets? I don't anticipate there will be any more from people
on the streets and I don't suppose many more people will be turned
away. We will be filming thhs evening and will have a full report
on Monday. A Leicester teenager has bedn found
guilty of killing his eight`year`old The accident happened on Gipsy Lane
in Leicester in July 2012. Abhay Jadeja had been travelling
in the boot of the car. His brother, Chirag Jadeja, who was
16 at the time, has been fotnd guilty of three offences, including
death by dangerous driving. He will be sentenced at
Birmingham Crown Court next month. Muslims
in Leicester have come together for a national day of prayer
for victims of the Islamic State. They gathered this afternoon
at the city's Central Mosqud to pray for the safety of all volunteers
and charity workers, includhng They also remembered the murdered
aid worker, David Haines. We would like to offer our tnanimous
condemnation for this act of absolute evil, terrorism. It is
disgraceful and ugly. And it is not an act of Islam. It is indedd an act
of the devil. Asian children with asthma `re five
times more likely to end up in accident and emergency than
white children according to A big study in the city involving
De Montfort and Leicester Universities found the NHS
is sometimes failing to meet This baby had asthma. There were
delays diagnosing and. Last weekend, he went off to university. But his
family are concerned others in the Asian community are not accdpting
help. Sadly there is still ` stigma. This is seen as something ndgative
and you should not make people aware of asthma. People are not always
able to react because of a lack of knowledge. The study found @sian
children were more likely to end up in accident and emergency bdcause of
asthma. Children are sitting silently and suffering. We need to
help those children and makd their lives better. If your child is
having lots of night`time coughs, wheezing or finding it diffhcult to
breathe, please take them to the doctor. This expert says thd
investigation is a wake`up call We need to diagnose asthma sooner. We
need to look at how we manage these patients. With the right trdatment,
most asthma deaths are prevdntable. Volunteers who were told to stop
picking up litter until they had been given training
have handed back their equipment to But the group from Normanton
in Derby say they are now rdsuming their clear`up thanks to sponsorship
from local landlords. They are used to backing up rubbish,
but today they bagged up thdir litter pickers. They had bedn
provided by the City Council, which then decided the volunteers needed
training. Instead, they havd taken them back to the cancel. Yot would
believe this is an April fool. But we have moved on. The reason we
could not embark on the trahning is because we want other peopld to join
us every week. The story made the national papers. The council said it
was a health and is a issue. The Health and Safety Executive have
said the action from the cancel was disproportionate. At the volunteers
have said they will carry on using equipment donated by local
landlords. I donated the high visibility jackets to support this
campaign. I often find rubbhsh piled up outside my properties. What
training do they really need to This is spreading across our city.
Without volunteers helping, this will get worse. The council says it
has a duty of care to anyond carrying out work on its behalf
Still to come, memories of Brian Clough who died ten years ago
today. He took Forest and Ddrby to the glory and transformed the role
of the football manager. Tonight, we will hear from the fans who adored
him. The parents of the only identical
twins to be diagnosed with Battens Disease have become the first to
commission research to find a cure. Andrew Dawkins and Sarah Finney have
raised nearly ?40,000 to pax for These nine`year`old twins h`ve
Battens Disease. It is one of the rarest forms of the disease, known
as C L five. They were registered blind at the age of three. But
Battens Disease is a life debilitating illness. It is not
good. At present, there is no cure. The parents have raised mondy for
research. Money is holding back the research. But we are fighting back.
We are making a difference for our children and all other children who
have Battens Disease. Andrew ran the London Marathon in April. Hd is
currently training for the Robin Hood half marathon. We have had cake
sales. A lady had her head shaved. You name it, we have done it. The
local community has been fantastic. More than we could dream of. It is
just amazing. The twins are the face of the campaign to battle B`ttens
Disease. Their parents hope that there will be more research carried
out in December. A village in Derbyshire tod`y
re`dedicated its Great War Lemorial Cross as an act of commemor`tion to
the men who volunteered to fight Barrow`upon`Trent was dubbed the
most patriotic village in England due to the high proportion of men
who served in the First World War. Today, thousands of people got
the chance to learn more about World War One with a giant family
friendly roadshow in Nottingham The BBC's World War One at Home
event shows how the conflict touched In one tent, a rather gruesome
demonstration of the rudimentary person to person blood transfusions
carried out on the battlefidld. There was a demonstration too
of how pigeons were used to send And there's a recruiting st`tion
where you can get your own The event in Nottingham's Old
Market Square continues tomorrow. I have the evidence here. I would
say you looked even younger when you are older!
And if you can't get to Nottingham tomorrow you can catch up whth
the roadshow at BBC Radio Derby's Derbyshird Day
Tributes to Brian Clough and some stories from one
But we start with the unquestioned big game of the weekend.
Leicester City playing host to Manchester United.
Of course, the game is a total sell`out and Angela has been
Last season, the foxes under fans could only dream of games lhke this.
This is underground. We cannot wait. Really looking forward to Stnday.
Lee Miller has been at Leicdster as man and wife. He believes they have
earned their place in the elite of football. I personally chosd the
team that I saw on television when I was younger. It is a big occasion.
Money is no object for Manchester United. ?150 million spent the
summer, almost 60 million on one player alone. But the foxes say they
are in the Premier League so they need to be successful this season.
They are a good team. We will respect them. But it is all about
what we can do on the day. Hf we produce what we can produce, we will
cause them problems. Leicester can more than cut it in the top flight.
Vote in the brave. These pl`yers are more than ready.
Ten years ago today, we all lost a very special football man.
Brian Clough took not one, but two, unfashionable clubs to leagte
He transformed what it meant to be a football club manager.
This evening, it is the turn of the people of Derby and Forest.
The man was a legend, an absolute genius. Brian Clough was thd
greatest manager in the world. They thought I was going to take over the
football Association if I h`d got the job. And they were right!
Tremendous man. Has done a lot for this club and others. A gre`t man.
To win the title at both cltbs is unbelievable. It will never be
repeated. He got the best ott of people. Even though he was really
harsh with them, he brought the best out of them. Get in there! That is
what I pay you for! He is everything to me. In other words, I love
you... The whole package th`t Ryan Clough is and was, we are vdry
fortunate to touch these football clubs. There will never ever be
anyone like him. He lives on forever in peoples memories. He will never
be forgotten. Football is on the game. It is a game to be pl`yed
enjoyed and one. Still my hdart with song... Android by John McGovern.
Did you know you were dealing with someone who is going to be regarded
in this way so far on? They frighten beta deaths at first. `` he
frightened me to death at fhrst As far as the footballers are
concerned, he told as things that were common sense. It is a simple
game and as long as you didn't complicated and had some abhlity,
you would do well. That was true for me and lots of players. If H had not
been successful, there would been something wrong with me. I this year
bash I was one of the youngdst players in the side bash.
There was some talented plaxers in the side. He made me captain. He
knew that I had taken heed of the lessons he had given me in how to
play football. At Derby County, I started as a wide player. Eventually
I came to play in central mhdfield which suited my ability to pass the
ball with both feet. What w`s the one thing he told you that xou will
never forget? He top me a ldsson when I was 15 about passing the
ball. He gave me a lesson s`ying, you know, it is easy to run without
the ball so why don't you try passing it? That stood me in good
stead. You can see And you can see people paying
their tributes to Brian Clotgh Well, Clough's old teams ard both
in action tomorrow with Derby hosting Cardiff and table toppers
Forest heading to Millwall. In League One, Oldham are
the visitors to Notts Countx. Plus the Notts County Ladies host
Chelsea tomorrow evening While in League Two,
Mansfield welcome Carlisle. As ever, the very best coverage is
on your BBC Local Radio station It is the next best thing to being
there. Catch up with all the games here
on Monday. In rugby,
Leicester Tigers are off to Bath. We heard how much Freddie Btrns is
looking forward to it yesterday The Tigers wanting to make
it three wins from three. In ice hockey, it is Nottingham
Panthers' first crack of thd season That's at home tomorrow
in the Challenge Cup. In cricket,
a massive well done from all of us It is a county in turmoil btt the
boys have managed to win thd treble. One of the East Midlands top
crime fighters retired todax. Bodie the Belgian Shepherd has been
with Leicestershire Police That makes him one of the longest
serving police dogs in the TK. Today,
Bodie and his handler were `warded a Chief Superintendents Commendation
for their outstanding work. Music.
Theme from shaft. Bodie has been involved in lore than
200 arrests. They never cease to amaze me. I can't help but smile
when I work with police dogs. Recently, Bodie dragged me through
an extensive garden to assist someone who had Alzheimer's who did
not know where he was or who he was. How the dog phoned him, I don't
know. It is things like that. Without a police dog, we probably
would never have found him. He has an outstanding service record. He
has never been ill for the community love the police dogs. They `ttract
attention, provide reassurance and they can do certain things that some
people can't do. Police dogs usually retire at the age of nine, but Bodie
was so good that he went on until he was aged 12. He is now lookhng
forward to putting all his feet up and resting.
He looks sweet, but I'm surd he was very intimidating for burgl`rs!
It is another day of cloud `nd missed on Saturday. There whll also
be some showers around, potdntially quite heavy. An improvement from
Sunday. Dry with lots of blte sky and sunshine. You will notice that
change as it will feel cooldr and fresher. This evening and tomorrow
morning, there is still the risk of some heavy and potentially thundery
showers. Some of them will love towards us overnight. A lot of low
cloud around. Some isolated showers pushing through. It is the last of
the mild nights. 14 degrees. The show was clear way to the E`st
tomorrow morning. This is how it will stage in the afternoon. It will
eventually brighten up. A cold front row start to push away as wd go
through the night on Saturd`y. Behind it, high pressure buhlds
This will give us a beautiftl day on Sunday. Lots of sunshine around
quite chilly start and as wd go into the new week, that is this team
Chile by night, but some sunshine around for Monday and Tuesd`y.
It is nearly dark outside as well! Goodbye.