20/04/2017 East Midlands Today


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continuing coverage throughout the night on the

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

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First, a drug rehabilitation charity says it's being inundated

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with requests for help from people who've been using steroid drugs to

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Turning Point based in Leicester says the drugs can cause

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But one gym owner says they're essential for people who compete.

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Ramsey has been training hard for the past 30 years. In the 1980s, he

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competed in body-building competitions and he used steroids.

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He says it helped him improve his performance and he didn't worry

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about any possible side-effects. I be exaggerating to say they were

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dangerous. I would not condone the use of them unless you are competing

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because then you have no choice. If you want to compete at a high level,

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you have to take drugs. Anabolic steroids are class C drugs.

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Possession is illegal. And it could lead to 14 years in prison. One

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charity says it is seeing around ten people a week in Leicester and

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Leicestershire seeking help for their use of steroids. Since July

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last year, we have recorded 400 individuals that have come along

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using these drugs. That is the tip of the iceberg. It is fashionable,

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taking steroids. Because people want to look good. Look muscular. The

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social media sites have all got people with abs. This gym owner says

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he has never taken steroids. I did not find it necessary. I never

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experienced that. And even now I am saying to a lot of youngsters, I

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don't want you to go on them. Jimmy users had mixed views. Unless you

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are competing, unless you need to up your game, don't take them. If you

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train without steroids, you get more of a sense of achievement. I have

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never taken any. But I have see many people taking them. Getting a

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perfect physique is a must for many. Many will see it as a quick fix but

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the advice is simple. Eat well and work hard. Our health correspondent

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joins us now. What are the risks? Doctors stress this is drug misuse

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and some of the amounts of anabolic steroids being taken by people are

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well in excess of what would ever be given on prescription and can have

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some very damaging results. I have been talking to a specialist in

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hormones at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and he says there can be

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some very serious consequences. The physical problems are you could

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develop a clot in the leg or high blood pressure. You are at risk of

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impotency and infidelity. But it also has implications with

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hypertension, psychological implications and then our links with

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strokes and heart attacks and liver tumours. Are we talking about people

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of all ages? That consultant says that is the pattern that he sees. He

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is concerned about young men, teenage boys, who sometimes have

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what is called reverse anorexia where they think their body is not

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as massively as naff as they would like when other people see it very

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differently. It is a big issue that many feel is getting worse.

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A 17-year-old boy injured in an horrific crash

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at Donington Park race circuit is this evening undergoing surgery

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Billy Monger has had both legs amputated

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Since then more than half a million pounds has been donated to help him.

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Meanwhile Donington Park has tonight started an investigation

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Our reporter Navtej Johal can tell us more.

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Four days ago, the horrific crash meant that a young man described as

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a world-class talent saw his life changed forever. Billy Monger was

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driving in a form four race, a junior driving competition when his

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car went into the back of another car which appeared to have stopped

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on the track. He was taken to hospital and later that day had to

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have both his lower legs amputated. Donington Park has told us tonight

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it is working with the relevant bodies to ensure that every aspect

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is the second serious crash to take is the second serious crash to take

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place here this month. Two weeks ago, a motorbike rider died in

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hospital following what was described as a multiple motorbike

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accident during a race. Meanwhile, a feat -- fundraising Page setup

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yesterday has already received over ?600,000 in donations, including

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from some of the biggest names in racing. His team told us earlier

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about how that money will be used. Originally we set it up for the

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prosthetics. We have exceeded that amount and we can now look at the

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treatments you will be getting to ensure that his standard of life is

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as high as what he deserves, which is very high. We understand that

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Billy is having more surgery this evening and even though his team

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says he has shown a lot of resilience, he is not expected to

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return home for a while yet. Nottinghamshire's new Chief

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Constable says he wants to make it "socially unacceptable"

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to carry knives. Craig Guildford was speaking

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after several serious stabbings Last week an 18-year-old boy,

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Matthew Rothery, was killed And last month there was another

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fatal stabbing close by. The force says on average someone's

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injured by a knife once It is a priority for me because it

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involves young people and it involves very serious injury,

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sometimes those injuries are unintended in terms of their level

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place to stab someone, let me make place to stab someone, let me make

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that clear. From my perspective, I don't want any wasted lives.

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Police are asking for help to find a missing 14-year-old boy.

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Malachi Braithwaite was last seen at his home on Gleneagles Avenue

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Police say there have since been sightings of him in the city.

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They've asked anyone with information to contact them.

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A court has granted Derby City Council the power to make

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an elderly home owner repair his grade 2 listed cottage,

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For two years the building in Alvaston has been covered

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with scaffolding after the council said it needed repairs.

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86-year-old Harold Burnett, disputes their findings.

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But a court has now agreed that he should be ordered

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Now, as the election hots up, it means business is hotting

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As the candidates hit the election trail they'll need their party

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rosettes and campaign leaflets, both of which are made

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It is a political stitch up, but a welcome one.

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We should shift three or 4000, at least.

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The bank manager will be thrilled to bits.

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We've got the local elections and there will be some local ones

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coming in and then of course we have got the big one and that is

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literally from all over the country, could be anywhere.

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However, something is colouring the Tories' judgment.

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Yes, there are three different coloured blooms.

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A pale blue, a royal blue and a turquoise.

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And the different Conservative parties are picking

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Showstoppers has been making rosettes for all occasions

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The family firm established an international reputation

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when it was selected to make the showjumping rosettes

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So, who do with a pin their colours to?

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Well, it is the politician that everybody knows, it was Rik Mayall

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and he was doing his stage show and he wanted everyone wearing

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a rosette and thankfully, they were our rosettes

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Now, when those party leaflets land on your doormat,

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they could well have been printed in Birstall.

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As soon as the election was called, the Leicestershire firm got calls

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In the last election, we did about a quarter of a million.

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Well, between about a quarter of a million and about 300,000.

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This time, we expect it to be a little bit worse, or better,

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It is quite a tough time for printing companies

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We welcome every bit of business we can get.

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We will definitely do the work, one way or another.

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Politics is a tough business but also good for business.

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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. A fairly cloudy day today across the East

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Midlands. You can see that on the visible satellite. Largely cloudy

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through much of the day. There were through much of the day. There were

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breaks in that cloud towards the end of the day. The odd spot of rain at

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times. But it did lead to some quite dramatic skies. This picture was

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sent in by David. We are looking at a fairly cloudy day tomorrow with

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bright intervals. The odd sunny spell in the afternoon. It will be

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largely dry. The chance of the odd spot of rain. Through tonight, we

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are looking at a fairly cloudy affair with one or two spots of rain

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where that cloud is thick enough over high ground. Largely dry.

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Temperature is not falling too far. So, a fairly mild start of the day

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tomorrow. Plenty of cloud around to begin with. That cloud could be

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thick enough to produce some rain over higher ground. But we will see

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some breaks and brighter intervals and the odd sunny spell.

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Temperatures reaching a maximum of 15 Celsius with a north-westerly

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breeze. Saturday, a cold front is with us to begin the day. Fairly

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cloudy to start with some spots of rain but brightening up in the

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afternoon. I will leave you with the Outlook.

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week for much of the UK and for more about that and the UK outlook, Helen

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Willetts. The sunshine make such a difference

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this time of year, only 12 or so degrees under the cloud today but 19

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in eastern Scotland not far away from St Andrews. Also

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