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You're watching East Midlands Today. so it's goodbye from me,


Tonight - a man gets 15 years for the sexual


Matthew Salmon was found guilty of nine child sex offences. It's been


the most horrific catalogue of sexual abuse I've ever investigated


on a child. Fears for hundreds of jobs at a Derbyshire distribution


company. Everybody is worried about it because there's not many jobs


going nowadays. We just don't know. A big rise in type two diabetes, one


in 14 now has the condition. And we catch up with the Nottingham


Panthers, fresh from their victory in Europe.


Good evening and welcome to the programme with Anne Davies


First tonight, a man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison


for the sexual abuse of a young girl in Derbyshire.


Matthew Salmon was found guilty of nine child sex offences,


The case only came to light after the NSPCC held a special


The lesson encouraged her to come forward and ended


This is Geraldine. It was in a classroom like this where a girl


finally plucked up the courage to tell her teachers about the sexual


abuse she'd been suffering. This week the NSPCC's visiting


schoolchildren in Nottingham, but it was three years ago in Derbyshire


where concerns were raised about a ten-year-old pupil. The


investigation led to the sentencing of this man, 29-year-old Matthew


Salmon. Today he was given 15 years in jail and a further year on


licence for nine sexual offences against a child. It's been the most


horrific catalogue of sexual abuse I've ever had to investigate on a


child. Hopefully this will go some way to giving her closure and help


the family move on and build for the future. Today the court heard how


Matthew Salmon carried out multiple sexual assaults from kissing to the


repeated rape of the girl over a two-year period. The abuse started


when she was just eight years old. The judge said she had suffered the


full spectrum of sexual abuse and that given her age clearly couldn't


have understood how serious it was. The NSPCC team which helped to


uncover this abuse says cases like this highlight the need to raise


awareness. Sometimes people who are abused don't actually realise what's


happened to them is wrong because to them it's normal. That's what


happens in their life, but they need to understand it's wrong. Parents


support it because they know it's important all children can speak out


if they are feeling unsafe. They want their children to feel they can


do that. Now because they've told us we can spread it to other children.


They know what to do. Not many people knew about ChildLine, but now


they are coming to different schools, a lot more children know.


If we get worried and it's getting too big for us, we can always turn


to someone. Today has been a bittersweet moment for the team who


say the horrendous nature of cases like this remind them how important


their work is. Police have confirmed that a woman's


body found in an alleyway in Leicester was hidden


in a suitcase. Officers were called


to Cromer Street yesterday morning. A 50-year-old man is currently


in custody being questioned In a quiet residential street


in the Stoneygate area of Leicester, police continued their investigation


today on Cromer Street They searched under cars,


on the pathway and in doorways. Officers were called to this area


at just after 9:30am yesterday. A member of the public had


discovered a body in a suitcase. Today, police confirmed


that it was a woman who died. People living nearby say they're


shocked by what's happened. Normally in the evening time,


nine o'clock, ten o'clock, we go freely because we've got


takeaways on Evington Road so we go I don't know what has


happened, but it's worrying Since yesterday, we've made sure


we've been locking our doors properly at the back,


the alleyway we check out, and the front doors, we make double


sure it's locked properly. You don't want anything


like this happening. I don't know who this person


was or anything like that. But initially, I was agitated


and felt a bit upset. Detectives say they want to hear


from anyone who may have seen someone pulling a suitcase


in Lyme Street and on the alleyway behind Cromer Street late on Monday


afternoon or early evening. Emily Anderson is on Cromer


Street this evening. Emily, what's the latest


on the investigation? Well, detectives are still


questioning a 50-year-old man He was arrested yesterday


after the discovery of a woman's body in a suitcase not


far from here. Police have until tonight


to charge or release him. There's still a police presence


tonight on Cromer Street while the investigation continues


into the circumstances We'll bring you any


updates in our late news. Still to come -


in sport: They did it. Victory in Europe for


the Nottingham Panthers. And the team - or five of them -


will be in our studio Unions claim hundreds of jobs


are at risk at a Derbyshire warehouse which distributes


pharmaceuticals and beauty products. Usdaw says up to 300 jobs could go


at Alliance Healthcare It comes as the latest unemployment


figures show the number of people out of work in the East Midlands


fell by 1,000 between September Yes, this distribution centre comes


under the Alliance Healthcare badge, but it's actually part of the wider


Wallgreens Boots Alliance business, which of course includes


Boots in Nottingham. We've been told by Usdaw -


the shop workers' union - that the firm's told them that up


to 300 jobs could be lost. This is one of the company's biggest


distribution warehouses, sending pharmaceutics and beauty


products all over the country. This site used to be


owned by Unichem - absorbed some years ago


by Walgreens Boots Alliance - and these staff say they've worked


here for both firms for decades. Just shutting the central bay


and shutting unit two down there and moving everything up


into unit one. It'll be a few months


to do it all so... Everyone's worried about it


cost there's not many James, are these 300


jobs definitely going? Well, Alliance Healthcare have


sent us a statement. They say that in order to ensure


business growth and meet the needs of customers,


they need to make improvements So they're making changes -


mainly here in South Normanton They want to keep the impact on jobs


as small as possible, but until they finish a consultation


process with staff, they can't If jobs are lost, they could be


moved elsewhere in the Midlands. In the meantime, Alliance health care


say it's business as usual here. Meanwhile in Nottingham,


union leaders have been meeting bosses from the Pizza Factory this


afternoon where hundreds of workers The 2 Sisters Group says the loss


of a major contract means they're having to consider cutting


down their current workforce. The Unite union claims 280 jobs


are at risk and any redundancies could start at the end of this


month. Next tonight, new figures show that


one in every 14 people in the East Midlands now


has type 2 diabetes. The condition can lead to major


health complications and costs But it can be prevented through


changes to diet and lifestyle. Now mobile diabetes units


are touring various locations around the region to offer


advice and tests. Despite the chill, people queued up


in Loughborough's market square today to find out what their risk


of developing type 2 diabetes is and For Fiona, from East Leake,


she's glad she came. They are very helpful,


they explain everything. Basically I've got to lose some


weight, which I thought anyway. Anyone found to have a high risk


of type 2 diabetes is referred One person who knows


all about the implications of having We tend to see illness as something


that happens to you so you can't do anything about it,


it just happens. Whereas this is an example


of something that is very much about what you do,


or what you don't do. If you don't exercise and if you


don't look at your weight. It's estimated that one in every 14


people across the East Midlands has type 2 diabetes -


an increase over almost 25% over In the last ten years the increases


have been over what we've predicted and so I would expect


that we will continue to see this rapid rise in the number of people


with type 2 diabetes, which is why it's really important


we identify people early and put strategies in place to prevent


people getting type 2 diabetes. The NHS predicts that one


in eight people in Leicester Health bosses say they need


to tackle the diabetes ticking time The family of the former Leicester


MP Greville Janner is meeting the independent inquiry into child


sexual abuse, asking to take part His son and two daughters had


previously refused to be involved, because they felt the inquiry


was wrong to take on the case since They deny all allegations


against him. We will state our outrage to this


enquiry that our late father is the only individual singled out for


separate treatment. As long as there is a strand in his name there is an


assumption of guilt. Our late father gave a lifetime's service to the


public and he is dead and cannot defend his reputation.


Derby's Market Hall remains closed after a man fell to his death


He'd been working high up inside the hall, and was taken


to the Royal Derby Hospital but died of his injuries.


The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.


Derby City Council, which owns the building, says the hall


A new traffic camera in the centre of Leicester has caught more


New signs have been put up at the bottom of Horsefair Gate


to stop regular traffic using what is actually a bus lane.


Everyone so far has been sent a warning note, but in future,


The man in charge of resettling vulnerable Syrian families


in the East Midlands says they've been so "overwhelmed" by public


offers of help that they've had to turn some of the offers down.


However, some refugees are struggling to get


English tuition or places at local primary schools.


Our social affairs correspondent, Jeremy Ball, is here.


They're refugees from the war who've been flown here directly


The Government's trying to help them get jobs,


and to integrate, by spreading them around the country.


You might remember the Salehs, who arrived in Mansfield a year ago.


They're among almost 300 Syrians who've been resettled


And at this meeting in Leicester, councils from across the region


heard that some refugees are traumatised, and how some local


communities have given them a welcome that's been too


No sooner has a family stepped off a plane than other families,


local families, have wanted to approach them, cook


On occasions we've just had to say to people,


It's not a question of never, it's really just about giving people


But isn't this resettlement scheme a challenge for local councils?


Because while they're funded by the foreign aid budget,


we heard there's been a big problem getting school places.


That's left different children, from the same families, scattered


We also heard complaints about repeated cuts to English


language classes, and how that's making it harder for


If money is invested in refugees when they arrive in this country,


they will soon become independent of the state.


They'll be able to seek jobs, their children


So it's part of the package and it's an important part that really


Because of that, almost 100 volunteers in Leicester are teaching


And in a few weeks time, our councils are being asked to take


Children from across Derbyshire have been taking part in a campaign


The Bishop of Derby held a summit to raise awareness of the issue


at the city's cathedral with ten primary schools involved.


I felt sad because I've got things that I want,


Children like me should be able to play and get a good education,


but they're not, they're doing hard work.


It makes me feel sad and lucky at the same time.


According to a report last year, there are 45 million people


across the world living in modern slavery.


It's a difficult and challenging subject to talk


So how do you begin explaining it to children?


I began the session by saying, "How many of you always


Most admitted they don't because to be a person,


you have your own ideas, you negotiate with your


Here are people, children included, who never have a choice what to do


or how to spend their time, or the resources to


So I hope they're getting a sense of that.


Several schools from across Derbyshire are taking


part in this campaign, led by the Bishop of Derby,


They've been here to learn, but the aim is that they will


teach their schoolmates about it, too.


Modern slavery is a bad thing because they don't


It really inspires me to tell people that modern slavery


is still going around the UK and other places.


Today's event marks the start of six months of awareness-raising


Still to come this evening - the rise of the community cafe.


It's an eatery that ticks all the right boxes,


from cutting down on food waste to helping people with


Sorry that isn't the right picture. Moving swiftly on. We'll have the


right pictures later. Time now for sport -


when we will be mainly Held by Davy Clarke, assistant


manager for the Panthers. How does it feel to be holding that?


Fantastic, to bring it back to Nottingham is important and we are


pleased to be the first team in Britain to do so. Such a brilliant


thing to do. It's not just you, there are lots of other Panthers


over there as well. We've got the entire Nottingham Panthers British


contingent here. What they did was make history, the first British club


ever to win a European trophy. Welcome to the studio. Let's talk


about the scale of this achievement. Rob, Nottingham boy, how does it


feel to have done this? Huge. The one thing we need over here for


British ice hockey is exposure and winning this trophy is one of the


things that will do that. It has done that. Rob, you scored the two


final goals of the tournament. We can look at them now on the screen.


This is used scoring. As they are going in, are you getting that


feeling? Do you feel the history? Yeah, the last one we knew we'd won


it when it went in. It was a good feeling to score and it's a huge


achievement for the team and British hockey as a whole. How long do the


celebrations go on for? A couple of days! You earned it! The final


person we saw on the glass was Nicky, who had to come home because


his wife had given birth, then he flew back out again. What does it do


for the team? It gives huge energy to the team. He is well rested and


it shows huge commitment to every person in the room. Coming back


after having a newborn baby, it definitely shows commitment and it


was great to get him back. Ollie, you're from down south but you've


been in Nottingham for some time. In terms of junior development, what


does it do in terms of selling the sport? It's huge, it gives the kids


something to aspire to. We all started young in Britain. The


exposure is really good and I hope a lot of kids get involved and it's


given them something to aspire to. Ollie has a fat lip from an


injection, not from anything that happened on the ice! Rop, the rest


of the season, league play-offs, Challenge Cup, what can it do for


you? A lot. Confidence is a big thing in any sport and you can't get


more confident than winning this trophy. We didn't get much time off,


we played in Belfast on Friday as at home on Sunday. We are on a roll and


we will look to keep that going. Fantastic, thank you for coming in.


Great to be out there with you and watching you do it. Thank you very


much indeed. Some other sports news -


Leicester's three time Masters snooker champion Mark Selby had


a real fight to get past his first round opponent this


year, Mark Williams. The world number one kept taking


the lead, but kept finding Selby finally won in


the deciding frame. And a career-best performance


for Nottingham-based tennis It came at the Australian Open


where Evans was able to beat the world number seven


Marin Cilic 3-1. It was even better because early


in the match Evans was Especially the circumstances,


how I did it. It was tough and I had to fight


quite hard to get through. The situation and the rankings,


definitely the best. Whatever he does now will be making


history, just like the Panthers. Fantastic, congratulations.


Next, have you heard of a community cafe?


Well, some use surplus food from supermarkets,


but all offer a good meal and a chance to meet other people.


By the end of this year, the local authority in Nottingham


aims to have a community cafe in every part of the city -


not least because these sort of eateries can also help people


Howard is definitely part of the community here.


The Crocus cafe in Nottingham is a not-for-profit cafe


Howard was a professional musician before poor health took its toll.


I'm rehabilitating from illness, hepatitis C, and I come


Currently, there are 20 similar community cafes,


or "superkitchens", that operate in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.


Chris volunteers here and it's improving his life.


I suffer from bipolar, which obviously is a mental


One of the main things it does is take away a lot of your stability


I've been volunteering here for the past few years,


and I don't think it's a coincidence that it's coincided with me


People have the option of giving some extra money,


or paying it forward, so that another customer


You can pay for your own meal and then you add on a certain amount


of money and then that will go towards somebody who


It's just nice to relax and support your local facilities.


The kind of social enterprise element of all of this,


which seeks to give something back to the community, really.


The Crocus cafe does make some use of surplus food.


If there is any way we can stop food waste, it's amazing.


We get things from Fair Share, the supermarket scheme,


so we get food from them and make things out of those.


The city council says it is supporting an increase


in social eating and community cafes throughout 2017.


I hope you've eaten at home because my stomach is going mad!


Amazing idea. Now it's time for the weather. Not


so amazing. Quite boring, I'm afraid. Hello.


Quite great, misty and murky. It's been like that for a good few days.


Really misty and murky in Derbyshire today. The same for Leicestershire


and Nottinghamshire. Cloudy, grey and outbreaks of light rain and


drizzle. That is how it will stay as we head through the evening and


overnight. What's the bigger picture? High pressure is firmly in


charge so it's settled. This little front is giving us outbreaks of


patchy rain and drizzle, and cloud as well. Wind is light and


temperatures aren't doing badly. It's quite calm, but you have to


ignore the cloud. Patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle for the hills


and in the West. Mist and fog forming. Like wins, but because of


the cloud blanket, we won't get a frost. Temperatures of six or seven


Celsius. That was the high for today. Tomorrow morning, cloudy,


misty and murky. You get the theme. Groundhog Day. It will be drizzly


for some of us. Light winds and temperatures not doing so badly.


Around seven or eight Celsius in the afternoon. Again, settled, it


remains the same for Friday. High-pressure still in charge so


still a lot of cloud and drizzle. Temperatures not bad on Friday, but


as we get into the weekend, we start to see it becoming colder. At the


minute it looks like possibly on Saturday it will start brightening


and there is hope for a little bit of sunshine! Hopefully!


We are now going to make you cry. We are mean. It's your last East


Midlands today weather. I am leaving. I am off to York radio. I


have faced the radio! During breakfast. See you tonight so!


Hello. I hope you're well. I really do.


Because if you're not, then chances are the NHS won't be able to


look after you as well as it should. And that's wrong.


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