16/02/2017 East Midlands Today


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

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IVF will no longer be available to certain

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couples in Nottinghamshire, after a decision made today

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It now means to be eligible women must be aged between 25 and 34.

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The move follows a meeting this afternoon by the Clinical

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Commissioning Group for Mansfield and Ashfield and

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Our reporter Geeta Pendse spoke to the Chief Officer

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It has been an extremely difficult and sensitive

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We believe we have come to a sensible compromise based on the

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strength of public feeling, and there were mixed views, and some

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We believe that this is an appropriate compromise.

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Those couples who are no longer eligible for IVF,

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the women who are 35 and over, this will be devastating.

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It is a sensitive and difficult decision.

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People do already pay for their own cycles of

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What you say to those couples who perhaps cannot

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afford IVF treatment, not even one cycle,

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who are 35 and above and

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Unfortunately we recognise that this is very difficult.

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It is very unfortunate for some people, and we

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The original plan was to save ?300,00 if

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It is only part of the savings that we need to make.

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We have to look at everything the area

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of spending and prioritise it on the things we think are likely to get

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the best chances of successful people, and that is a very difficult

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decision and there are going to be inevitably different views.

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A 13-year-old girl from Derby has gone missing.

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Amber Rose Henaire-Roberts was last seen at 5 o'clock yesterday evening

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at an address on Chester Green in the city.

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She's 5 feet 2 inches tall and is slim with long brown wavy hair.

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She was wearing a black jacket and trainers when she went missing.

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A man has been found guilty of the murder of a 75-year-old

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Satnam Singh was found with fatal injuries on Princes Street

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The court heard a family dispute led 29-year-old Sujhraj Atwal to kill

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Mr Singh in what police described as a brutal attack.

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The man tasked by the Government with investigating the so-called

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gig economy has been in the East Midlands today.

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Matthew Taylor has been hearing concerns over contracts where people

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He's leading a Government review into the practices.

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Our Social Affairs Correspondent, Jeremy Ball, reports.

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These days it is much more complicated.

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Many industries rely on labour agencies which hire workers much

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more flexibly as demand ebbs and flows.

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They are often self-employed and don't get holiday

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The Government is concerned that some casual contracts

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I've been on zero hours for a little while, and it's not fair.

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Some people have to take it because there's no other choice.

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It's not fair on those sorts of people.

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People who've got families, people who got rent to pay, people who are

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And that's the reason why people are being taken

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Here at this call centre, people are ringing this

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Listening in this lunchtime, a man who is leading a national

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I'm worried about the fact there are people who don't know what their

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The rules can be quite complicated and people often make mistakes

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I want to help people have a stronger voice.

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These are human beings and they can feel very

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But could protecting workers mean more red

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A question for 300 east Midlands employers at the love

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business Expo in Donington Park today.

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You shouldn't use a sledgehammer to crack a walnut.

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Where there are problems it's important they are highlighted and

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But I think we need to recognise that businesses,

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employers, employees, and the wider community,

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it's in everyone's's interests to have a system that

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Matthew Taylor is now touring the country to investigate modern

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employment practices, and the government says his review

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should create an economy that works for all

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of us, and not just the privileged few.

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Earlier I spoke to Coral Jenkins from the Unison union and asked

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for her views on these changes to the way people work.

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Not all of the changes are bad, but I think we need some

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Although they may be useful for some aspects of working life,

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it has a knock-on effect where people can't afford to live.

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They can't afford to get mortgages, and we need to have a modern review

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of those contracts that enable people to work and live.

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But as you suggested, many business people might argue

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that this suits them, and it suits many

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Short-term contracts, they start and finish

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when they like, they can move jobs, so on and so forth.

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It depends on where they are targeting the short-term contracts.

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If all the jobs that are going to be on short-term contracts aren't

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going to enable people to live, or to buy their own property,

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then there is an issue with the types of short-term

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contracts and the people they are being offered to.

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Do you think you we are now way past the traditional

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image of a job, 9 to 5, a good job, a good

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Really, this is just modern life, the 24-hour economy.

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I think there are changes and we are getting beyond that,

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hardly any jobs nowadays fit into the nine to five remit.

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We need to be more flexible within how people work,

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There needs to be a clear, modern review of the type of work

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and the practices that are needed in the current workforce today.

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We welcome some of the Taylor review.

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Coral Jenkins, thank you very much indeed.

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The number of people claiming sick pay and incapacity benefit

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in the East Midlands is at its highest level

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The latest figures show there are 176,000 claimants in this region.

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That accounts for 6% of the adult population and is just below

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According to the think-tank IPPR, just under half of those claiming

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in the East Midlands have a mental health condition.

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A social worker has told an inquest into the death of a seven-year-old

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girl that she was deceived by the child's aunt when she

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Shanay Walker died in 2014 in Nottingham from a brain injury.

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Her aunt and grandmother have both been jailed for cruelty.

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The social worker said her assessment should have been more

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robust and it's something she will always think about.

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A Leicestershire Indian restaurant was shut down on the spot

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after cockroaches were found in the kitchen.

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The insects were discovered during an unannounced inspection

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at Sands in Glenfield which had a level three or satisfactory

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food hygiene rating as Amy Harris reports.

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A kitchen infested with cockroaches, these images were captured during an

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unannounced inspection on a busy Saturday night.

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The Sands Indian Restaurant was full, but unknown to

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diners, their food was being prepared among insects alive and

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They'd not seen this before, cockroaches

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in the kitchen is not a

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And, obviously, we had a real problem in that it

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They transmit, they live off organic matter, therefore their faecal

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You can also get body parts in the food that

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Officers also found the equipment and food preparation

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area at the restaurant here in Glenfield were dirty.

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It was shut down immediately and diners had

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We have approached Sands Restaurant for comment, and as

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But on the door is this note to customers,

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they say they are taking all the necessary steps to ensure they

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provide the best possible environment for their valued gusts.

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Until the problem is completely resolved, they will remain closed.

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They are very keen on getting the business open and running again,

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from our point of view we will go out there

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and revisit, advise, but

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we will not open those premises until we are satisfied they don't

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Subject to satisfactory reinspection is, it's thought the restaurant

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Amy Harries, BBC East Midlands Today, Glenfield.

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

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Thank you and good evening. We are sticking with those milder

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temperatures this weekend but plenty of cloud around. This morning, a few

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of us saw brightness. Do keep sending those in. It was a cloudy

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story to end the day. Quite a dramatic cloud there. This evening

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and overnight plenty of cloud around. We'll see a few outbreaks of

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motoring, becoming increasingly later into the early hours.

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Temperature is not going to be too cold, overnight low of five or six

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Celsius. A little bit of hill fog as well. A mild start of the day

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tomorrow, cloudy and grey, patches of rain and drizzle fizzle out

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through the morning. Dry you sue the afternoon and we could see one or

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two bright intervals particularly further to the east. Temperatures in

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double figures, maximum of 11. A light wind as well. Saturday, some

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bright intervals. I leave you with the outlook, Sunday looking OK,

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of 11. Not too bad for the forthcoming weekend. Here is Nick

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Miller with a resume of the National weather picture.

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Hello, rain for some of us today although it won't make much of a

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dent in the dry winter so far across much of the UK. A few threatening

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clouds in Cumbria but more than a threat of rain across the pond for

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Friday. The wettest weather system of the season is over heading into

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California, and there have been a few, with copious amounts of rain

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and lots of mountain snow. Record-breaking wet winter so far in

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parts of California. In Los Angeles this might be conservative, 50-100

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