24/09/2014 East Midlands Today


24/09/2014

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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Dominic Heale.

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First tonight, two men arrested on suspicion of murdering

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a Nottingham taxi driver 20 years ago have been released on b`il.

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26`year`old Ethsham Ghafoor was shot dead in his taxi outside a Gedling

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Police described it at the time as a cold`blooded

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Officers spent today questioning two men in their 40s.

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The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire has died.

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Deborah Mitford was the youngest of the famous Mitford sisters.

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She was the main public facd of Chatsworth House in Derbyshhre for

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decades and is credited with turning the house into one of Britahn's most

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Her son announced her death earlier today.

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There's more good economic news on the way for the region.

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A survey to be published next week will show a big increase

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in businesses, saying they're looking to recruit staff and expand.

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It comes on the day one enghneering company opened a new ?5 million

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steel`cutting plant, as Mike O'Sullivan reports.

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The future is looking bright for Caunton Engineering at Loorgreen

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The managing director told le the company has invested ?5 million

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in what they call The Cut Shack kitted out with state`of`thd`art

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We're already taking on 20 lore people, we will probably be taking

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on some more if the market hmproves still further, and this week we saw

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another six apprentices arrhving in our accredited training `cademy.

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They have a healthy order book at a time when small manufacturers

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A survey by the government's Manufacturing Advisory Servhce due

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out next week will show that 64 of small firms expected to recruit

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And 73% expected to grow in the next six months, up 00%.

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Providing your company's willing to progress you through.

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I started on the shop floor as a fabricator welder, I'm now

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As it stands, with the improvements that not only our company

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but the other companies are making, there is a very strong future.

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Caunton built their plant whth a ?250,000 grant from the

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Being a family business we take a bit of a longer`term view through

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We took the view that things can't stay this

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bad for ever and at some pohnt we have to make a move and reinvest.

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That was triggered in some part by the Regional Growth Fund,

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The company started out as a blacksmith's in the village of

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Now they are turning over ?40 million a year.

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Earlier this evening I spokd to Stuart Hilton from the

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Manufacturing Advisory Servhce and began by asking him why companies

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Our survey told us that a large proportion

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of businesses have experienced growth over the last six months

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and a slightly larger proportion are planning and expecting lore

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That situation has to give them the confidence to recruit ndw staff

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because they are winning new business and they have more orders

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to satisfy, and they need more capacity to satisfy that work.

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Is it also a question of confidence, that firms may have been holding

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back until they were sure the future is positive?

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I think they must be, because it is based on

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They feel they are winning new business and they need to add

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capacity to satisfy the orders they are winning.

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The engineering firm we featured in our report,

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they took advantage of substantially of the Regional Growth Fund.

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Are other firms you advise taking similar advantage,

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Other companies are taking advantage, yes, they are,

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If a company has expansion plans and they are looking to obt`in

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grant support to help them do that, then I think they need to t`lk to

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their Local Enterprise Partnership, talk to the

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Absolutely, talk to us and we can connect them to the right pdople.

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Derbyshire Fire and Rescue service has a new recruit to help

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Senior officers presented Ddxter the cocker spaniel puppy with his

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He is the new boy in the latest in a line of fire investigation dogs

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What they provide is the expertise and skills to be able

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to detect accelerants in fires, where things like petrol have been

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That helps us with our investigation which goes on to be used later

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Before dogs are used in fires scenes,

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as part of their training they are taught to find tennis balls.

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What we then do is turn that reward around and teach him that

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if he can find petrol he will get his tennis ball.

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All the signs are good, he's inquisitive, he likes playing

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with the tennis ball, he's searching round the hotse quite

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well at home, so fingers crossed we will develop that as he grows up.

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Dexter takes over from Freckle, who has been used in major crimd scenes,

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including the fire at the Philpott house in Derby two years ago.

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Dogs like Dexter can play a vital role in solving suspected arson

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attacks, and these boots can be an important part of our arloury.

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When we go into fire scene, obviously they protect his feet

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Dexter will be given the next few months to settle

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in before he starts training, and that's when the hard work bdgins.

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Football now, and one game in the League Cup for you tonight.

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Nottingham Forest are out of the competition after losing 3`1

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So, our only team left in the Capital One Cup is Derby Cotnty

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The draw for the last 16 of was made a short time ago,

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and the Rams are away to fellow Championship side Fulham.

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That is your news and sport, so it is goodbye from me, with yotr

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weather now is key. We have had another decent day

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today, lovely sunshine around this afternoon thanks to a ridge of high

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pressure, but that. To erodd tonight and tomorrow. We will pick tp more

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cloud and you can see the isobars squeezing, where we will pick up

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more of a breeze. Cloudy and breezy is esteemed tomorrow, a spl`sh or

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two of rain here and there but most of us will stay dry. Tonight,

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staying dry, clear skies, more cloud across North and western parts by

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the end of the night but further south where there are clear skies

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temperatures could dip down to around six Celsius. Tomorrow morning

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starting off bright, sunshine to the south but cloud will start to move

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from the North and West, sole splashes of rain here and there but

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most places dry. It is cloudy and breezy with temperatures sililar

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today. That is it from us, I will

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Good evening. Many of us had some welcome rain for the gardens

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overnight. But away from

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