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Tonight, fears that changes to Nottinghamshire's stroke services


We petitioners being moved into patients homes. This is a cost


driven exercise nothing to do with care at all. The mother of a


14-year-old rape victim tells us her daughter's life has been shattered.


It has totally destroyed it. Totally. You've got no trust in


anyone. A quarter of our local wildlife sites in Derbyshire are in


decline. We speak to the farmers wildlife experts about how they are


making a change. The Leicestershire chef creating pop


up restaurants in some of the world's most challenging locations.


Welcome to Tuesday's programme with Dominic Heale


First tonight, there's mounting anger over changes to stroke


services in Nottinghamshire which campaigners warn


More rehabilitation is being moved out of hospital


The NHS insists it'll improve care but one leading stroke campaigner


has told this programme he believes the shake-up could


Our Health Correspondent Rob Sissons has more.


Well, a lot stroke rehabilitation in Nottinghamshire is done


in-hospital at the moment, the plan now is to get more people


where possible recovering at home with support.


But campaigners suspect it is about cost cutting.


Ossie Newell in Nottingham is one of them.


Here he is doing exercises in the kitchen where he had


He says care at home won't be as good as the current


This is a cost driven exercise, and it's got nothing


And I also feel it is a possibility that people's lives will be put


at risk because of where were going in this.


I think this has been handled very, very badly.


The Nottingham North MP, Labour's Graham Allen,


He's has been collecting comments from NHS clinicians


The Stroke Association is also concerned as well


That will necessitate 30 stroke beds closing in Nottingham.


And if you need to stay in hospital a little


bit longer than normal, over seven days, let's say, then


You will not get the exclusive and expert attention that everybody


now gets on the stroke units in Nottingham.


We understand people make good recoveries when they're able to be


around friends and family, and able to have the same


level of rehabilitation that they were able to in hospital.


However, the problem is that stroke survivors often tell us they feel


abandoned when they leave home because they're not getting access


to the right level of therapy to help them make


And that's why we want to see more details of the plans, to make sure


everyone in Nottingham is able, any stroke survivor


in Nottingham is able to make the best possible recovery.


It could be too late a ?1.5 million deal has been awarded


to Nottinghamshire health care to provide the rehabilitation


It says will offer high quality therapy that will maximise


Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Group says the changes


are about brining county services in line with the city and making


Both organisations said no one was available for interview.


A man has been jailed after raping a 14-year-old girl in Nottingham.


Kyle Parish was given an extended sentence of 8 years,


the judge said he had an unhealthy fascination with


The victim's family say it has left them devastated.


Geeta Pendse was at Nottingham Crown Court.


The court heard that the rape took place in the early hours


The girl, who was 14 at the time, was with a group of friends


who were camping out and drinking in a field near their homes.


Amongst the group was 17 year old Kyle Parish.


The court heard, during a moment when the pair were alone,


Kyle grabbed the girl against her will and


Despite repeated screams and resistance from the girl,


In September 2016, Parish pleaded guilty to rape.


Today, at Nottingham Crown Court, Judge Rafferty sentenced him to five


years in jail and three years thereafter under supervision.


Well, the 14-year-old victim was in court to hear the sentencing.


In an interview, her mother told me how Parish had


destroyed their family life and her daughter at attempted


Her voice and identity have been disguised.


You can be having a good day, and then the littlest thing


When you hear those words come out of your child's mouth,


What was your daughter like before this happened?


And how have things changed, in terms of her personality?


She just has really low days, panic attacks, just not confident


child she was before this attack happened.


You just know for the rest of her life when other girls


are talking about boys and other things like that, how's


What did you make of the sentencing today?


They're not going to get away with it.


They prey on quiet girls that they think will be scared.


Just that you can get justice, and it's a long journey.


In sentencing, Judge Rafferty QC said to Parish,


the devastation is not just for five minutes,


"You have taken away from her the one thing


The daughter of a couple from Leicester, who were shot


in a terrorist attack in Tunisia, has told an inquest they were


preparing to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.


Ray and Angela Fisher were among 38 people killed


They were shot by an Islamist gunman.


Today their daughter Donna Bradley spoke at the inquest


in London which is looking into the British deaths.


She said they'd wanted to relax and plan the wedding anniversary.


A Malaysian airline has denied any connection with the corruption


allegations surrounding Derby-based engine maker, Rolls-Royce.


Last week, the company was ordered to pay out a record


?670 million over five years, following allegations


they paid millions of dollars in bribes to win contracts.


The Malaysian based airline, AirAsia, says


Rolls-Royce today had its credit rating downgraded from A-minus


to triple-B-plus by the agency S, because of the size


The Leicestershire family raising funds for research into Duchenne


Alex's parents have pledged to fund 1 million pounds for research. We


find out why it's a race against time. High five.


Next reaction here to that Supreme Court ruling on Brexit.


Its verdict is that Parliament must agree to invoke Article 50,


which sets the clock running on leaving the EU.


Conservative MPs Anna Soubry and Ken Clarke both welcome


They now want Parliament to debate the type of Brexit we end up with.


Meanwhile business leaders in the East Midlands


Here's our political editor Tony Roe.


When the decision came from the Supreme Court,


Quick to react in the TV studios was Ken Clarke,


whose Rushcliffe constituency was one of only two areas


in the East Midlands to vote to remain in the EU referendum.


Well, it does restore Parliamentary democracy.


I think it is wholly predictable, and I don't know why


the government's been bothering to resist it because they going


What they're trying to do is minimise the discussion.


Mr Clarke will vote against article 50 when they vote now comes.


Perhaps the only Tory to take that route.


The next row on the horizon is over MPs getting a chance


to debate the issues, which will be negotiated over,


leaving the single market, leaving the customs union,


and ending free movement of EU workers.


I think we should debate these things.


Parliament should be debating these things on behalf


That's what we need to do now, and have that vote on article 50,


which we will now have by way of legislation.


Whatever politicians decide or even have a say


Uncertainty is bad the trade, so any clarity is welcome.


I was talking to businesses only this morning in Derby,


talking about the different potential scenarios


The good news is they are in a strong position, so we've got


However, delay after delay when it comes to really setting out the kind


of deal that we are going to get from Brexit, or we want


The government is to bring a bill to the Commons this week.


Some Labour MPs are pushing to amend it at committee stage


to try to prevent a so-called hard Brexit.


There's a lot of businesses and people whose jobs


are in Nottingham and around the East Midlands are


Which is why, in Parliament, we need to give Theresa May and nudge,


in a very friendly way, just to make sure she gets back


onto the right path, and towards a way of salvaging


access and participation in the single market, for example.


Those MPs who have always wanted to leave the EU,


like Andrew Bridgen, say they're disappointed,


but not surprised by the Supreme Court decision.


They expect a quick bill through parliament which will set


off a two-year countdown clock on our membership of


For one family from Leicestershire, life really is a race against time.


Alex Hallam, who's ten and from Rothley, has an aggressive


So his parents have pledged to raise ?1 million through the charity


Alex's Wish, to help find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.


Victoria Hicks has been to meet the family.


Welcome to my primary school. This is my year six class, with doing


maths which is my favourite lesson. Happy and popular boy like any of


his classmates. There's one problem Alex can't solve. He has Duchenne


muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder which is gradually robbing


his muscles of their strength. It's annoying because I can't run very


fast. I run very slow. And, then, I can't really carry as much stuff


because I'm not as strong. It's just more difficult. Alex is going to


help me explain a little bit about Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It is a


condition which mainly affects boys. Each year, there are 100 new cases.


Like Alex, most children tend to be diagnosed before the age of five. As


the condition takes hold, the more things Alex won't be able to do that


he has been able to do before so it's almost like little deaths.


Little deaths that you won't be able to use your legs, then to use your


arms. So it is a nonstop constant decline. Alex's parents have set up


a charity called Alex's Wish to raise ?1 million to fund research


into finding a possible cure. Alex has also been the face of a national


advertising campaign to raise awareness about Duchenne muscular


dystrophy. Alex knows most boys like him don't live past their 20s. But


it is living with that that makes Alex anything but week. Alex is a


determined little boy. His parents are also determined he gets to enjoy


life as much and for as long as he can. Emily is from the charity


working with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. How many children are


affected? To families are weak are given the diagnosis their son has


Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Worldwide, we estimate the known


number of cases 300,000 so although it is classed as a red disease, it


is the most common genetic killer of children. I know this affects your


family as well but to families a week sounds high to me. Are you


close to finding a treatment? The scientist that have been working


with ten to -- Duchenne have struggled but we have had some


advances and honey to fund early stage clinical trials so we can


prove the breakthroughs made in the laboratory will actually work on


patients. Two years ago we put ?2 million into a gene therapy


programme with an American biotech company and they're planning to go


into the clinic this year to test the drug on boys with Duchenne. If


it happens under the drug works, that could signal a major turning


point in this disease. How much difference will be ?1 million that


Alex's family hope to raise make to the charity? Alex's family are a


huge support to us and it'll make a huge impact on paying for the


doctors and nurses who will be able to deliver these vitally needed


clinical trials for boys with Duchenne and give them a chance at


life. Emily, we wish you and your son or the very. Thank you.


Now, most of us will probably be prepared to travel a little distance


to a good restaurant, or spend time searching for one


But one Leicestershire chef has now made it HIS mission


to deliver HIS menu to people all over the world!


James Sharman from Broughton Astley and his team of cooks are creating


pop up restaurants in 20 countries over 20 months.


And they're not always in the easiest of locations,


The fact that we don't know what Nepalese cuisine


is is enough of a reason to go there in the first place.


We start with, like, ten fermented things, five pickles,


a few different base ideas for our menu.


If you think of Nepalese food that you know, and then imagine trying


to put all that Nepalese into jars, and hike with it for a couple of


Well, earlier today, James popped up here in our studio.


And we asked him what sparked this unusual culinary idea.


I guess we kind of wanted a sense of freedom, like,


we've all trained in a lot of different restaurants


in our careers, and we've taken everything we love about them,


so that sense of personality and honesty, and real kind


of informal setting, and we've put it into houses


and apartments and mountains and wherever it may be,


we found a way to build a restaurant almost anywhere.


The thing is you mentioned does well is it's all


And the atmosphere as well more than the venue,


With us, we kind of travel along, like we might be driving


through Vietnam, and you might offer a case of beer to a fishing crew,


a 30 man fishing crew, that will take you out to see,


and you'll be able to go fishing for a night off


the coast of Vietnam, and see what they do, and how


And you might get on that boat expecting to discover loads


of new types of fish but, really, we what you do at 3am


is you get shuffled into a little cabin and everybody eats rice,


boiled fish, and the fish sauce that their wife makes at home.


And that is a really poignant food experience.


What about the practicalities, though?


You can't just parachute into a country and set up a restaurant.


What about the utensils and the ovens and the


We will literally arrive in a country and be, like, OK,


we've got three weeks to get this together, doors open in 20 days.


So, you pretty much break everything down and you just approach every


problem like you'd approach designing a dish or cooking


That kind of chef mentality pulls us through a lot of problems.


Kevin, one of the guys on our team, he will build all the furniture,


He will meet all the people that we need to and just make


You make a huge amount of friends all over the world.


I suppose this is something you can just keep on doing because there's


always somewhere different until you're 110.


It's almost like the commitment-phobe of


The stuff we've seen is absolutely brilliant,


He was lovely and I think we should do a programme visiting his


restaurants all over the world! Food is a universal language. A bit


like sport. I would like to be on that


programme, thank you! First we start in the Premier League


where Leicester City have confirmed defender Luis Hernandez has


left the club. He's been in England just seven


months and made just eight appearances for the Foxes and joins


La Liga side Malaga. At Nottingham Forest,


interim manager Gary Brazil says they need to win back the trust


of the fans. Brazil took charge last week


and steered the team He says, despite the instability


at the club, the players have showed character and determination and he's


promising supporters more of the same for


tomorrow's game at Leeds. They've got to know that


when they get in the car to travel up to Leeds tonight,


they're going to get Now, they will get


that tomorrow night. That's what I'm talking


about, the trust. The trust has got to be there


between the fans and the players. We fully understand the importance


of the fans at this football club. I can't guarantee we will win every


week, but there's certain things that are unconditional


that we will provide, we will do Notts County have revealed


they sacked former manager John Sheridan for gross misconduct,


after a rant in which he swore 11 times and threatened to knock


out a fourth official. Notts chairman Alan Hardy says


Sheridan's comments during a defeat by Wycombe back in December


were utterly appalling and he decided to terminate his


contract on the basis Sheridan who is now manager


at League One Oldham has since apologised


for his expletive-laden tirade. One game this evening, and it's


a big night for Mansfield Town. They are playing a cup quarter final


in the check-a-trade trophy. It's not a fashionable


competition but if the Stags win at home to Wycombe,


they'll be just one game Rugby and the Leicester Tigers have


suspended forward Ed Slater for striking an opponent


during the weekend's Now, the secret behind some of Team


GB's Olympic medals can be traced to a small factory


in the East Midlands. Derbyshire is steeped


in Mill Tradition, but in the heart of the Derwent Valley a modern


company linked up with a canoeing team to steal a march


on the rest of the world. When Joe Clarke waited


on the start line in Rio, few knew of the four years of secret


work that would propel him to gold. Pete Astle's journey


started 25 years ago. He taught himself to make canoeing


garments, and he was the brains We really didn't want


any of our competitors We didn't want any of the other


nations, any of the other athletes So, basically, it was kept


to the real minimum, not many people knew


about it at all. The ten employees worked for four


years on the secret plan to dramatically cut the thickness


of the life jacket. These guys are racing


as fast as they can If they hit the poles,


they get time penalties. We can reduce the thickness to 20


millimetres, which is what we did. Basically, they can race


down the course quicker. It gives them a bigger


margin of error. They're gaining a roundabout 20-30


millimetres of space on the poles. A, they can cut their times quicker,


but, B, they've got When it was ready, tests


were done in secret. We very carefully did it at 6am,


before even the cleaner had arrived, so that nobody, apart


from the athletes who were on the team,


would know what we were up to, The Racer ST is a life jacket


jacket and spray deck, that's the bit that stops water


getting into the canoe, and it's The beauty of voters,


because some the buoyancy is here in the spray deck,


you can have half the thickness Three weeks before the Olympics,


the secret was out, and other We were inundated with enquiries


from national teams but, unfortunately, we were really busy


and we just couldn't supply in time. Joe Clarke went through the entire


games without hitting a poll. It was a surprise gold,


a piece of which belongs firmly And finally from me


congratulations to former He received an honorary degree


from De Montfort University today. Much deserved for all the help he's


given to the hundreds of young people seriously


injured through sport. He's fantastic and does so much for


others. A quarter of wildlife sites


in Derbyshire are at risk They're defined as areas


which contain a large variety of plants or animals and that also


get visits from protected species. Derbyshire Wildlife Trust says


something needs to change or these valuable habitats will be lost,


along with the flora Derbyshire has some beautiful


landscapes but now some 25% of local wildlife sites


in the county are in decline. That's a problem because it means


they are losing the plants There's a significant number


of sites where the management isn't as good as it needs to be in order


to maintain the interest. And this is particularly the case


in meadows and wetlands. Around about 200 local wildlife


sites are actually declining. Local wildlife sites sits just below


areas of special scientific interest but they don't enjoy anywhere


near the same amount of protection. Landowners here can do whatever


they like with the site, cutting And they have no


responsibility to maintain it. That means everything living in this


field is at the mercy This is parish owned land,


and it's all run by volunteers. So what we've done here


is plant 2,000 trees, dug this enrmous wetland,


and just generally improved this Over in Kirk Langley,


Godfrey Mendel is another farmer But he says it's not as simple


as people might expect. It's obviously not looking it's best


at the moment - it's died. But this has a lovely purple flower


and flowers quite late. And this has got to be looked


after through the grazing regime. But the grazing regime takes time


to come and check the cattle, and, obviously, this land could be


yielding more if it had fertiliser So, it might not be an easy problem


to solve, but farmers and local wildlife experts hope they can do


enough to protect it for the future. How's that for the weather picture?


It was beautiful. I tried to get with a picture, beautiful son,


rising mist, it didn't work! We have had some beautiful sunset


pictures sent in today. More of those in a second. In the meantime,


we have a yellow wall -- yellow warning the fog and ice as well so


take extra care if you're out and about because visibility is likely


to be poor in places with tricky driving conditions as well and some


slippery conditions on untreated roots. This was the view in


Derbyshire this evening. Thank you very much to our weather watchers


for sending fees. This is Nottinghamshire, beautiful skies.


Tomorrow morning, less of the sunshine, more frost and fog, quite


overcast for much of the day tomorrow as well. This is the


pressure child. We have high pressure we are clinging on to for


the next day or so. Towards the end of the week, we expect those isobars


to come together and we will see some breezy conditions. Tonight, we


start off on a cloudy note, then over the course of the early hours,


the fog builds in from the south of the region with loads of 0 Celsius.


In rural areas, we are expecting a frost. Through the morning, the fog


comes up from the South before slowly starting to clear and


break-up but we are still expecting quite an overcast day tomorrow,


perhaps just a little bit of sunshine over the Peak District with


highs of five Celsius. Then, as we look ahead to Thursday, on the one


hand, more of the same with variable amounts of cloud but it will feel


bitterly cold with highs of just one Celsius and some breezy conditions


as well. I'll leave you with the outlook but, whatever you're doing


over the next few days, wrap up warm because it's going to be chilly.


Whatever you're doing, don't do it! Don't do it in one Celsius, you'll


be very uncomfortable. Alex and I will be back with your late news at


around 10:25pm. We will be watching! Goodbye.


You might get the impression that history is just a record


Very often, the line between fact and fiction


In this series, I'm exploring how three turning points in our history


have been manipulated to become our greatest historical legends.


I want to be entertained. Entertain me.


It's the last chance to impress the judges.


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