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And now the news for the East Midlands, I'm Emily Anderson.

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First tonight, hospitals and NHS services across the East Midlands

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are reporting that they are affected by the cyber attack which is

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Some are having to shut down phone and IT services,

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Weekend appointments are also being cancelled.

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NHS Digital has said it does not believe patient

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Our health correspondent Rob Sissons has been following events.

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What can you tell us about the East Midlands situation?

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We know that some organisations have been attacked by what is

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called a malware attack - ransomware that encrypts data

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and demands a ransom, in exhange for unencrypting it.

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and demands a ransom, in exchange for unencrypting it.

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Two organisations that we know have been affected

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are Lincolnshire Trust, which run Grantham Hospital,

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They have cancelled some outpatient work this weekend.

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We also know that Kingsmill Hospital in Sutton in Ashfield was affected.

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A consultant in accident and emergency there has

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described how the computer screens went blank.

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He said they have had to revert back to the

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old-fashioned way of doing things, which is pen and paper, but that

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It is getting difficult for us, because

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we've got a lot of patients here and it takes is an awful lot of

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time for us to process the information on a paper system.

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I had a lady who had serious back pains,

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which could potentially paralyse her.

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We had to divert her to the Queen's Medical Centre.

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We know that that other hospital trusts have been taking precautions.

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Some have switched off their computers and rebooted them,

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Nottingham has not had a direct attack, but they say

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have had to shut down some systems, but say accident and emergency

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The big question is, have cyber hackers got

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hold of confidential and sensitive patient information data.

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At this stage, I do not think we have got an answer to that.

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What has the reaction been elsewhere?

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The Patient Association has questioned the quality of the

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NHS Providers, which represent the NHS

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organisations, say that everyone is working together,

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in what has been declared "a major incident" by NHS England.

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The head of a company which conned thousands of customers in a huge

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cold-calling scam has been ordered by a judge to hand over

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?1.2 million under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

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The daughter of one his victims says the pay-out brings

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It has been the biggest investigation led

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by Trading Standards in the East Midlands.

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Jonathan Rivers is currently serving a six-year jail sentence,

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Today, he was back at Nottingham Crown Court.

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He was ordered to pay ?1.2 million under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

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Rivers, formerly from Coleshill in Birmingham, was the owner

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of a publishing company, Wyvern Media Group, based in Derby.

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Under his direction, employees pressured small firms into buying

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worthless advertisements. Staff were told to tell lies.

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False names were used and claims about readership were exaggerated.

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Unauthorised withdrawals were also made from customer accounts.

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The company had an estimated annual turnover of ?7 million.

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One of those customers were the Moyles.

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They were persuaded to place an advertisement

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Ultimately, they were conned out of over ?20,000.

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The calls from Wyvern Media were absolutely beyond belief.

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They were literally every 20 minutes, starting first

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thing in the morning, going on until the last

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possible moment at the end of the working day.

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It was like a, sort of, torture - a constant torture.

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In October last year, ten people, including Rivers,

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were sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison.

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This was their largest investigation taken on by the regional

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Trading Standards in East Midlands and also the largest

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investigation for the Proceeds of Crime Act we've undertaken.

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Rivers was order to pay ?1.2 million.

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If he does not, he will face a further sentence

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Drayton Manor Theme park will reopen tomorrow after the death

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of a Leicester schoolgirl at the attraction earlier this week.

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11-year-old Eva Jannath died after falling from

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The park says the Splash Canyon and surrounding rides will remain

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Now, when it comes to voting age, everyone knows you start at 18.

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But how many people go on to cast their vote until they are 101?

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Well, Wyn Edwards is 101 years old and remembers

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And as part of a BBC East Midlands Today special report

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she has been talking to 18-year-old Alicia Clarke who, of course,

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is voting in her first general election next month.

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Do you discuss among your contemporaries how you are

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It's a very popular subject at school.

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So do you put your mobile phones on one side

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A cricketing legend on and off the pitch has been honoured today.

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Test Match Special commentator and former Leicestershire

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bowler Jonathan Agnew went to Buckingham Palace to receive

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an MBE from the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William.

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Aggers was given the award for services to broadcasting.

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So, it is goodbye from me, but with your weather

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It is a mixed bag towards the weekend.

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Largely dry overnight tonight. We start off Ehrlich Lodi tomorrow.

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Some decent spells of sunshine developing in the afternoon.

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Just the chance of an isolated shower overnight, but not as

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Overnight, Saturday into Sunday, the cold front will bring

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outbreaks of rain and introduce a fresher feeling to the weather and,

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by Sunday, we are looking at a bright start and sunny spells

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The showers have the potential to be heavy.

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I will leave you with the look through

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A bit of a mixed bag earlier on today, some of us were cloudy with

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rain. This is the view from one of our weather watchers in Cornwall.

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But in the Highlands of Scotland, it was completely different, find,

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sunny and warm. The satellite and radar picture shows the variety of

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weather we have had. It brightened up into the afternoon, early

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