11/01/2017 East Midlands Today


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

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Charity shops say they're having to boost security

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following a spate of break-ins over the last few weeks.

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One shop in Leicestershire's been targeted seven times.

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Another was attacked twice in one day.

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It's thought some burglars are returning to carry

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out further raids - with the damage and losses running

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The CCTV shows raiders breaking into the Wigston Air Ambulance

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shop early on Saturday, looking for cash.

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One of them then takes a torch and comes straight down

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They see that the safe is open with no money in,

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and because the alarm is still sounding, they very

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It is the shop's seventh recent raid, with four in last two months.

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Now it is having to divert thousands of pounds from saving

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For this to happen so many times is really, really

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Each mission we do costs around ?1,700.

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We want to invest our hard work and money into that as opposed

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to having to turn the shop into such a secure place.

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Across Leicester, at Age UK, burglers there struck twice

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on Monday, damaging the shop, breaking the till and even helping

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Our whole purpose is supporting people who are very vulnerable.

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By breaking in, they have damaged us, really.

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It is a lot of money to lose, money that be going into services.

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In Nottingham, this charity furniture shop was targeted three

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times in three weeks over Christmas and New Year.

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As well as stealing cash and electrical items,

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the raiders smashed up offices and broke a water tank.

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The overall damage was more than ?10,000.

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I don't know where some charity shops are seen as a soft touch.

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There's a sense that, well, you don't pay for your stock.

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The value is, what we're doing is saving people's lives.

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Police say they are investigating the raids but for these shops,

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there's now an appeal for more gifts and fundraising.

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Earlier, I spoke to Robin Osterley, the chief executive

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And I asked him whether charity shops are an easy target

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No, I don't think they're an easier target than any other

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retail establishment, to be honest.

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It might be that there are some people out there who think,

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charities, soft and fluffy, but actually, these charity

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shops are, by and large, incredibly professionally run.

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And it is certainly not the case that they are slack on security

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or any of those other things that you might think.

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But when security is breached, it is obviously very,

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Yes, and it is bad news right across the spectrum of bad news,

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Not only does it have a major impact on them financially,

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they might lose important stock which they could otherwise sell.

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Their insurance premiums might go up.

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But, crucially, there is the sapping effect that it has on the morale

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of staff and volunteers that is so dispiriting.

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Volunteers are giving of their time and effort and enthusiasm to support

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charities and society as a whole in so doing.

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It is really depressing when someone comes along

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Takes away from society and takes the profits away from the charity.

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That is a real shame as far as staff and volunteers are concerned.

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OK, Robin Osterley, thank you very much indeed.

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The retailer Wilko has been fined ?2.2 million

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at Leicester Crown Court after a worker was left

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Corisande Collins from Glenfield was 20 at the time of

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She was moving a metal cage, which was overloaded with paint,

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She was crushed and suffered a fractured spine.

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Wilko admitted failing to ensure proper health and safety.

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The outcome of the case was welcomed by the family.

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I think it has obviously been very difficult because she was extremely

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young when this happened, but I think they feel that the end

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of the criminal case will help her in her rehabilitation.

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She has been remarkable in the way that she has

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Derby City Council has denied claims it's cancelling the city's annual

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The authority has confirmed that the parade will take place this

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year, despite reports suggesting that it'd become the latest

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The council says it'll make an "important announcement"

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about future spending on leisure, culture and arts in Derby

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The NHS in Leicestershire is urging patients to help themselves

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as they try to ease the pressure on the city's hospitals.

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Among a raft of measures, families are being shown how

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to perform injections so that patients can be

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Such is the severe strain at the Leicester Royal Infirmary,

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it has raised its status to the highest level by declaring

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Yesterday, over 600 people sought treatment there.

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The A unit was built for 50 beds, but at times there are 100 patients,

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They need to be admitted but there aren't the beds.

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Now, to get the hospital moving again, patients who no longer need

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to see a doctor are being encouraged to go home and to do injections,

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for example, for things like diabetes, themselves.

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Other patients might be moved to care homes

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None of these measures are new but NHS bosses

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want to remind the public about them as they try and ease the pressure.

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We really want to get the message clear to people that rather

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than stay in hospital for a month or so while you wait for a long-term

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placement to become available, actually stepping down

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to a short-term placement to continue recovery

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And it also helps the Acute Hospital to release a bed for someone

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who is really seriously ill and needs that bed.

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She helps teach people how to do their own injections

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Patients have a range of usually long-term conditions.

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For example, patients with diabetes that need support

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with their management of their diabetes.

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We have patients with wounds, all sorts of wounds.

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We have patients with pressure area problems.

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As people continue to arrive at A needing to be admitted,

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the pressure on Leicester's hospitals shows no signs of easing.

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Work's begun on a major new rail freight interchange

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on the Derbyshire-Leicestershire border, which should create over

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Residents in some villages close to the development say

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However, people in nearby Kegworth are delighted.

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They'll finally get the bypass they've been wanting for 80 years.

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The planes, and local councillor Trevor Pendleton,

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show me how close this new development will be

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In the distance, ground breaking has begun on this huge

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You feel that this is a very good development because it will bring

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In this climate at the moment, with employment as it is,

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The East Midlands Gateway will cover 700 acres with 6 million square

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900 people will build it, 7,000 will work there, plus another

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The rail freight terminal, taking 16 trains a day,

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The developers will build, at last, a bypass to take

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I think it is very sad for the village.

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I think it could be better for traffic but it might hurt some

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The sooner the better. It is about time.

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1935, I think, they were calling for it.

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But not everyone is happy with the great gateway.

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Many villagers in Lockington and Hemington have fought the plans.

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I think it will impact on everyone round here because the amount

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of traffic that will come in, the people who are going to be

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building the thing, the people who will apparently be working here,

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there will be lorries coming in and out, people trying

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Like it or loathe it, the gateway should be up and running

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Notts County Football Club has a new owner.

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The deal enabling local businessman Alan Hardy to buy the Magpies

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After a long negotiation, the most recent owner,

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Alan Hardy, a businessman who owns the Nottinghamshire Golf club

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and runs office fitters, the Paragon Group,

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And he's already said there will be an announcement

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So, it's goodbye from me, but with your weather now, here's Sara.

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It is called me tonight but are continuing with that quite drunk

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north-westerly wind. They should prevent a frost but there is a

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weather warning in supplying for tomorrow and the Chans was seeing

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some snow. Not only from wintry showers coming from the north but

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also from some rain moving in from the south as well. This was captured

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earlier today when the Skystrator Breitner times in Bamford. Thank you

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to one of our Weather Watchers for that. -- earlier today when this guy

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tried to brighten at times in Bamford. In the early hours, there

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is a stronger likelihood of showers coming wintry. Tomorrow morning,

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Cheryl started in case. You could see since now in the Peak District

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and in North Nottinghamshire for a time. This area of rain starts to

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move in and could actually cause some problems. It might sink further

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south was but it could come for the North as well. Until it starts to

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pull away, we could start to see it at lower levels and are built as

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well. That is a big problem first thing on Friday morning if you are

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setting off early. In addition, another little area of rain could in

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some snow first on Friday. Things gradually start to climb down again

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over the weekend and it is a little bit more settled by Saturday. I will

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leave you with the potentially leading us into a chilly

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start to the weekend. Time for the national weather prospects if you

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are on the move. Good evening, a lot going on with

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the weather in the next few days, numerous weather warnings in for so

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buried in mind if you have travel plans. Lots of isobars on the chart

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overnight which means it will be windy for all. The strongest winds

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in Scotland, lots of wintry showers with snow getting down to

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increasingly low levels and some wintry showers in Northern Ireland

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and northern England. A cold night for Northern England, particularly

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in more rural spots, frosty and I see for some and some of the snow

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really blowing around over higher ground in Scotland. Strong wind and

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further snow to take us into tomorrow. It may well make for some

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tricky travelling conditions. The forecast for tomorrow in the

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southern half of the UK's quite tricky. We have got mild air bumping

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