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It's almost 6:30 - you're watching East Midlands Today.
Tonight, how that cyber attack is affecting NHS services here.
Hospitals and health services cancelled routine operations. Some
have no e-mail, others are using pen and paper. Also the boss of a
company that scam that thousands of people is ordered to pay back over
?1 million. Plus we will find out what happens when you pair an
18-year-old first-time voter with a 101-year-old who remembers Churchill
as Prime Minister to talk about the big issues in the election. And why
netball has taken on a slower pace to get more of us back on the court.
Good evening, welcome to Friday's programme with Sarah Teale
First tonight, hospitals and NHS services across the East Midlands
are reporting that they are affected by the cyber attack which is
Some are having to shut down phone and IT services while it
Weekend appointments are also being cancelled.
Our health correspondent Rob Sissons is with us now.
The East Midlands has been affected. NHS England describes it as a major
incident, a massive malware attack and we mean by that this could have
been something delivered by an e-mail, somebody opening a Word
document, it is called ransomware. It is someone demanding a ransom. It
could be cybercriminals. They have encrypted information and the
question is how does the NHS get that back? We are told screens in
some organisations went blank at 2pm. At least 25 NHS organisations
affected in England and Scotland. Lincolnshire and the East Midlands
hardest hit. Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, some hospitals have
cancelled weekend appointments and surgery because of the cyber attack
and west Leicestershire people affected because the George Eliot
Hospital IT systems have been impacted and Leicester hospitals
have not been affected, but they have shut down their computer
systems and rebooted as a precaution. Derbyshire's community
health services have shut down IT Systems and GPs in the south of the
county did the same. Royal Derby say they have resilience measures in
place. We heard about the Kings Mill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield. We
know the A department, the screens are said to have gone blank. At a
certain point in the afternoon. A consultant in A said they had shut
down the computer system and gone back to the old way of doing things
on paper. It is getting difficult because we have a lot of patients.
Hopefully there is a lot of time for us to process information on the
system. I had lady today who had severe back pain. It could
potentially paralyse her below and we had to divert her to another
hospital, Queen 's medical centre, for further management. Is there any
evidence sensitive patient data could have been obtained? At this
stage I do not think we know. The basic principles of computing are
you should have information in at least two macro places so that if it
disappears in one, there is a back-up where you can recall it. Is
that in place everywhere? We do not know. We know GCHQ is involved in
trying to track down whoever is responsible. It raises big questions
about patient confidentiality. NHS organisations have been moving away
from paper to computing for a while. No doubt there has been a mixture of
reaction within the NHS? Reaction coming in all the time. NHS
providers saying the scale of this has to be worked out. They say
trusts are doing all they can to minimise the impact. The patients'
association shows although IT can transform patient care, which is
undoubtedly true, they say the NHS has struggled to harness it,
sometimes using outdated equipment with huge variations in the standard
of IT infrastructure. John Ashworth, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary,
said he blames the criminals tonight but he believes governments can do
more to protect the information technology infrastructure.
Thanks. Plenty more on this no doubt the next few days.
There's plenty more on its way between now and seven.
Including the charity with a head for publicity.
It's urging people to wear a hat for a day to raise awareness
The head of a company which conned thousands of customers in a huge
cold-calling scam has been ordered by a judge to hand over
1.2 million pounds under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
The daughter of one his victims says the pay-out brings
It's been the biggest investigation led by Trading Standards
Jonathan Rivers is currently serving a six-year jail sentence
Today, he was back at Nottingham Crown Court.
He was ordered to pay ?1.2 million under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Rivers, formerly from Coleshill in Birmingham, was the owner
of a publishing company, Wyvern Media
Under his direction, employees pressured small firms into buying
False names were used and claims about readership were exaggerated.
Unauthorised withdrawals were also made from customer accounts.
The company had an estimated annual turnover of ?7 million.
One of those customers were the Moyles.
They were persuaded to place an advertisement
Ultimately, they were conned out of over ?20,000.
The calls from Wyvern Media were absolutely beyond belief.
They were literally every 20 minutes, starting first
thing in the morning, going on until the last
possible moment at the end of the working day.
It was like a sort of torture, a constant torture.
In 2012, Trading Standards raided nine Wyvern Media offices
In October last year, ten people, including Rivers,
were sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison.
This was their largest investigation taken on by the regional
Trading Standards in East Midlands and also the largest
investigation for the Proceeds of Crime Act we've undertaken.
In total, we'd received about 500 complaints in relation
Rivers was order to pay ?1.2 million.
If he doesn't, he will face a further sentence
Let's speak to Helen now at Nottingham Crown Court,
Helen what sort of message are Trading Standards hoping this
This was a complicated investigation that has taken five years to get to
this stage and Trading Standards were keen to stress crime does not
pay and they were not as afraid to use the Proceeds of Crime Act on
defendants. The person you saw said she feels a sense of justice has
been done for her parents but that is tinged with sadness. She told me,
I can't replace the last few months of my parents' lives, that were
ruined by Jonathan Rivers. Helen, thank you.
Drayton Manor theme park has been closed for a third day
after the death of a Leicester schoolgirl at the attraction.
11-year-old Eva Jannath died after falling from
The park says it's allowing the Health and Safety Executive
to complete its work, and doesn't yet know
Three water rides at other theme parks, including Alton Towers also
closed as a precaution, but they reopened today.
An investigation has decided that a police pursuit before a crash
in which two men were seriously injured was justified.
The men were passengers in a BMW which hit railings
at Wigston in Leicestershire sixteen months ago.
The driver has been sent to prison for dangerous driving.
A police constable followed the car when it failed to stop.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has
ruled that the pursuit was carried out appropriately.
Parking wardens in some parts of Derby are experiencing so much
abuse and threats of violence they're now being escorted
by Police Community Support Officers.
In one recent incident, a man was arrested for verbally abusing
a warden and has been convicted of assaulting a PCSO
Giles Taylor caught up with a patrol to see how
If it's something that you guys feel is getting out of hand
A morning briefing at Peartree police station.
But joining the PCSOs are a pair of civil enforcement officers,
or what most would know as parking wardens.
Parking is a big problem here and for the last few months
They just park their car, they disappear, they haven't got no
respect so we decided it was time the traffic wardens start doing
additional patrols in the area and going about their daily duties,
some people decided to start abusing them and doing other things,
and that is when we actually went to the police and said maybe,
on health and safety grounds, that the police accompany us.
The City Council asked us not to film the faces of these officers
Off camera, they told me about some of the abuse
they received, often directed at their partners or daughters.
We were really shocked the first time we did it,
and some of the behaviour of members of the public was disgusting.
At the end of the day, the wardens are just doing their job.
There were people pushing the wardens, trying to drive
And there has been a lot of racial abuse to some
of the parking wardens, which is totally unacceptable.
It was on just one of these first patrols that Amy herself found
The male came out of the barbershop and thought it was acceptable
to shout abuse at the warden across the street.
I approached him, asked him to stop shouting abuse,
he ignored me and my advice and thought it was
Since the patrols started, hundreds of tickets have been handed out,
but generally there has been a positive response.
Obviously, the people receiving the tickets are not very happy.
But a lot of the businesses and other members of the public
are very happy with what we're doing and saying, thank God you're
finally out here doing this with the wardens.
With the PCSOs coming out now, I think our traffic wardens
They feel more comfortable that they are able to
Still to come, Lucy has a mixed weekend forecast
And in sport, there's a lot riding on the biggest game of the season
as Leicester's finest aim for a historic basketball treble.
More than 80 years separates two Derbyshire women but both agree
this is an incredibly important general election.
Wyn Edwards is 101 years old and remembers when Churchill
And as part of a BBC East Midlands Today special report
she's been talking to 18-year-old Alicia Clarke who of course
is voting in her first election next month.
When Wyn was born, women were not allowed to vote in the UK. You must
be Alicia. You must be Wyn. Julie -- today we arranged for the
101-year-old to meet Alicia from a nearby grammar school in Ashbourne.
Do you put your mobile phones on one side are really taught? Yes, yes.
With the pleasantries over it was onto their election priorities. If
we want to save the NHS, we have got to pay for it. How much care the
party takes for the environment, because I believe it is the largest
issue. Next, you guessed it, Brexit. I have always experienced being in
the EU. When I was younger, I did not see any problems, I thought it
was better to be more unified. I hope words of wisdom will be put in
the mouth of Theresa May, when she starts these discussions. She is
going to need them. One topic of disagreement is lowering the voting
age to 16. They would rather do a boogie with at 16, surely. I did
think I was responsible and has political opinions. Really? I would
have liked the opportunity to vote on what happens in the country. We
will have to live with it in the future. Despite Alicia favouring the
Green Party and Wyn labour, they ended the discussion as friends. I
think we agree wholeheartedly, don't we? Yes, we do, definitely. A
fascinating chat and doesn't Wyn look amazing.
Polling cards have had to be reprinted in parts of the Broxtowe
district of Nottinghamshire after a map pointed voters
The incorrect map was put on the information concerning four
The borough council is blaming the mistake
Those people affected should already have new cards
Now, in order to raise awareness of head injuries the East Midlands
based charity Headway has been encouraging everyone
to wear a hat today, and someone proudly doing
She was on the verge of a legal career when she was hit
The accident changed her personality and damaged her memory.
She says the Headway day centre in Leicester saved her life.
On the 29th of September 2003, by life changed completely, totally. I
was training to be a lawyer in London. I met with a nasty accident
and that caused a haemorrhage. A stroke. And it was the beginning of
my new life. Tindy is now an ambassador for Headway. At its less
today centre she knows everyone has their own story about the day that
changed their life. My name is Mike. I had an accident involving a hang
glider. I am Jackie, I am 44 and had a brain haemorrhage and stroke ten
days after my son was born. I am Lionel. I had a brain haemorrhage
caused by high blood pressure. I was very scared as to what happened to
me and could not decide. It is about fitting in. I did not know what my
place was in society. In hospital for months, she piled on weight.
When I was that size, I did not think I was fat, I thought I was
fine, but now when I look I think I was heavy. Declan is a
neuropsychologist and said people are often surprised how common head
injuries are. In 2014 there were 350,000 admissions to hospital as a
result of head injury. It has changed everything from what I was
doing before. I was training to be a solicitor. Now I am living my
dreams, presenting, do modelling, having fun. We are part of the human
race and accidents, strokes, they happen and can happen to anyone. It
costs a small fortune to keep the service going. That is what Hats for
Headway is about, raising awareness and money. That is some hat. An
inspiring story. A cricketing legend both on,
and perhaps even more, off the pitch, has kept
an important date today. Test Match Special commentator
and former Leicestershire bowler Jonathan Agnew went
to Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE from the Duke
of Cambridge, Prince William. Aggers, who's been keeping
wicket in the TMS booth for more than 25 years,
was given the award They are having a great chat.
He chatted to be about a minute. About cricket, obviously. Doing the
honours in sport tonight. I keep checking the post, it does
not arrive. They were flirting with relegation
when Craig Shakespeare took over - now their top flight
status is secure. Shakey - for now - remains interim
manager at Leicester City. The big question will he be
given the job for keeps? With just three games left
we decided it was time to give He replaced Ranieri
in February and Leicester Just three defeats in 13 games
with Shakespeare in charge. Results have a massive bearing
on people's outlook and, It has been no different
to going in the day and working on the coaching field with the players,
but the results have been a real No talks with the board yet,
but how much does he deserve It's been a rejuvenation
of Leicester City. It has been the Leicester City
of last season, the way they played, personnel, style of football
and support around the ground. The atmosphere around
the place, it has If he won every game
I would give him ten. I think we're great to be in
a position where we are and I think survival is the biggest thing
we could have achieved this season. 2.2 points per game
so if you work it out over It has got to be nine out of ten
easily, if not ten out of ten. Lancashire are chasing
a Duckworth-Lewis target They need 24 runs from the final two
macro overs. At Grace Rd, the day-night
match has been cut back. Now, there are many sporting areas
where the East Midlands leads - but basketball must surely be top
of the pile right now. The best women's team
are the Nottingham Wildcats. We met them yesterday on their way
to Sunday's play-off final. The best men's team
are the Leicester Riders. Also play-off finalists
at the 02 this weekend. All led by the All-American boy,
who's now Leicester Nikesh Rughani has been
at home with Riders head He is as passionate and dynamic as
they come and a key ingredient in the Riders' success story. He has
been here since 2008 and his playing career and is settled in Leicester.
When I played here I saw it was a great place to be and loved our club
and our fans. And taking over as the coach, I have settled in. My family
is here now and I love it. He is clearly doing a good job. Before his
arrival the Riders won two major trophies and are now going for a
ninth title in the last five seasons. I think you have to have a
balance when you coach. Some days you have to turn up the heat on the
guys a little and some days you have to put armour on. The most important
thing for me when I came into the job was to be honest. How do you
divide your time or tween basketball and a family? It is a challenge. You
are locked into the season but it is great to have family support. My
partner Sarah, my son Lucas and my daughter Tindy. When I come home
after a tough session it is great to have them there. Sarah is one of his
biggest supporters along with his two children and even though she is
not a sports fan she is being slowly converted to basketball. One of the
first dates was at one of his games. I saw the passion from then and I
see it at home. Every day he is working and he always has his eye on
the ball at home. Back on the court there is still business to be taken
care off with the play-off final on Sunday against Newcastle. Rob said
it has not been hard to get his players up for the game. When we
walk out in the O2 Arena at in front of 70,000 people, they will be ready
to go. We are playing a good team. It should be exciting. This week in
training you can see they are fired up and ready to roll.
Both games are available to watch on the red button and BBC Sport
website. On Sunday. Coverage starts at 1pm.
Now if you fancy taking up a sport but at a slighter slower pace then
After a successful pilot in the East Midlands last summer,
walking netball is re-engaging many who thought they'd hung
Hannah Meredith put on her trainers to bring us this court report.
The rules are run little bit different.
Walking netball, obviously, there's no running.
We don't allow any jumping in walking netball and you can hold
the ball a little bit longer, you can hold it four seconds
and normal netball rules where there's footwork,
Netball is England's most popular team sport for women
but with figures claiming over 40% of over 55s are inactive
and with injuries keeping women of all ages on the bench,
the governing body is hoping a more mature relaxed looking game
will allow many to swap the couch for the court.
I used to play when I was younger and then I had to give up a lot
of sport, because I've got arthritis in my right ankle.
My daughter said, Mum, you could do walking netball.
I've always played netball most of my life.
I had a knee injury four or five years ago
and because of the pain, I stopped playing.
I think it's quite proven that sport and stuff like that can help issues
which I have had in the past, so I can understand that.
As soon as I get hold of a ball, everything else disappears.
As well as raising your heart rate, a cup of tea and a cake at the end
makes it quite the social event, too.
Just find your trainers, a pair of pumps, anything,
Even if you don't want to join in, just see
With eight walking netball clubs established across the region,
Ruth believes there is no excuse not to play.
I don't know what everyone's waiting for.
Hannah Meredith, BBC East Midlands Today,
I think that is a great idea. I took up netball a few years ago and there
is a lot of running, more than I remembered.
And some funny walks. I used to play centre.
A long time ago. That is the one with all the running. You should
have with all the running. You should
have been goal attack, you are tall. Good evening. It is a mixed bag
towards the weekend. Today we finally saw some rain, good news for
the gardeners but less good news on the roads because in the often do
the showers were heavy, making for tricky driving conditions. As we
move through the weekend we will see Sunny intervals. Showers to look out
for, particularly on Sunday. They have the potential to be sundry.
They will be warm and humid through Saturday. -- warm and fund a read.
Showers will fizzle out and we will be largely dry overnight on
Saturday. Just the chance of an isolated shower overnight but not as
heavy as this afternoon -- the afternoon. Tomorrow, a cloudy start
to the day. Again, showers to look out for, but many staying dry and
they will not be as heavy as this afternoon. It will feel fairly
humid. Overnight Saturday into Sunday, the cold front will bring
outbreaks of rain and introduce a fresher feeling to the weather and
by Sunday, we are looking at a bright start and sunny spells and
scattered showers. Feeling warm but not as humid as it will feel
tomorrow. The showers have the potential to be heavy. Through this
weekend a mixed bag. Cloudy, brightness, as well, but one or two
showers that have the potential to be sundry when we get to Sunday.
We will have to be prepared for every eventuality. Colin, do you
think Shakey will keep his job? He deserves to. That is all. Have a
great weekend. Goodbye. If you lie your whole life,
you cannot escape. I know this is the right place.
I've been waiting my whole life. She's looking for a man
who knows nothing about her. This is my son
we're talking about here.