03/01/2017 East Midlands Today


03/01/2017

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And now the news for the East Midlands,

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Plans have been revealed which could lead to fracking

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in Sherwood Forest within 200m of Major Oak.

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Documents obtained by Friends of the Earth show that a chemical

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company wants to carry out seismic surveys to see

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Quentin Rayner joins us now from the newsroom.

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These plans have been disclosed through a Freedom of Information

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They show that the multinational chemical company INEOS appears

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to have agreed terms with the Forestry Commission

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to carry out seismic surveys in Sherwood Forest and other sites

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This would involve putting charges in the ground to establish

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if there is any gas in the rock below which could be

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Now these tests could take place within 200 metres of the forest's

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most famous attraction, the 1,000 year old Major Oak tree.

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The core of Sherwood Forest is a Site of Special Scientific

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Interest and Friends of the Earth fear the seismic surveys alone

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could damage the ancient woodland and its wildlife.

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Anti-fracking groups in the area fear that if fracking

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ultimately takes place, it could lead to the decimation

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of the forest; increase the number of earthquakes in the surrounding

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area; disrupt the water table and vastly worsen traffic levels.

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They intend to make it a rallying point by generating an international

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campaign opposing the plans starting this Saturday

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What has been the response from INEOS?

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The company is reported as saying that no decision on fracking under

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Sherwood Forest has been taken and any positioning of a well site

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will take into account environmental features such as Major Oak.

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It says only if the seismic tests are positive will it consider

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drilling horizontally and fracking for shale gas.

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An East Midlands hospital trust has started a campaign to reduce

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Falls remain a major cause of injury and death amongst

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the over 70's and cases rise during the Winter months.

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Our health correspondent Rob Sissons reports.

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He's been looked after at Nottinghamshire's

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He'd been going downstairs. It took seconds.

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Four steps from the bottom,

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Did I use the handrail coming down stairs?

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No. Walking down, yes, and that were it.

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At Kings Mill, they could see up to 400 hip fracture cases from falls

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each year. Numbers are rising

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To prevent them, doctors recommend people check their home for hazards,

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They recommend regular exercise, say eat well,

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and get medical help early for problems that

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and they say it's important to keep warm this winter.

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The impact of hip fractures on people's lives can

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be devastating. It can leave long-term consequences.

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About 65% of patients who develop hip fractures

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Doctors now operate soon possible following

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hip fractures as the latest evidence shows it can improve recovery and

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reduce patients' length of stay in hospital.

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Police say the death of a man in Leicester this morning

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A body was found on Suffolk Street in Evington just after six o'clock.

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His death is currently being treated as unexplained.

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But roads in the area have now been reopened, while police

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Police have confirmed two officers were injured following a failed

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They were called to the Nationwide Building Society in Borrowash

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just after 4am yesterday, after reports of a break in.

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As the officers arrived at the scene,

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The gang then escaped in an Audi 4x4 which sped off

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Protests have taken place at railway stations in Nottinghamshire

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and Derbyshire this morning over rising fares.

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This protest in Derby is one of 100 taking

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with Action for Rail saying passengers are paying more for less.

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The government says it's investing billions in the rail network,

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but commuters we spoke to aren't happy.

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It is what it is, you have to put up with it.

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There's nothing you can do about it, so there's no point being upset.

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considering the services have deteriorated.

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Salaries these days are not increasing, mine hasn't increased.

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Every year, every January we have the same

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problem, and it doesn't mean necessarily that our

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wages are increasing, we're just trying to get to work.

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The new Rushcliffe Arena opened its doors to the public this morning.

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Plans for the state-of-the-art facility were approved back in 2014,

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but in September 2015 as work began, it was damaged in an arson attack.

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At 6:30 this morning, gym-goers were welcomed

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into the new ?15 million building, which includes a 25m pool,

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squash courts and fitness studios.

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Rushcliffe Borough Council have also relocated offices to the site.

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It's been a bumper year for babies born at Twycross Zoo.

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Their annual stock take of animals has just started.

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The official census is used by zoos round the world

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to look at the potential for breeding endangered species.

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Jo Healey reports from the zoo's new gibbon forest.

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you just want to see the baby animals.

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But let's meet Zac, first of all. His job is to count all the animals.

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How do you manage it with these guys who are swinging

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It can be quite challenging, but you just have to wait for them

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to sit still for a bit and quickly count as fast as you can.

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And how many babies have there been this year, Zac?

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There's been 41 in total, which is actually a fantastic

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Two of the highlights include Amur leopards,

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one of the most endangered big cat species in the world, we had a baby

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We're the only zoo in the UK to hold that species,

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so it was a very special moment for us.

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So these guys are getting interested in what we're doing here.

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How many animals have you had in total,

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I've finished counting these final three now, and I can put them

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onto our final tally, and we actually have 545 individuals

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Now, these animals go on to a global database, don't they?

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We pool all our information together on this global database,

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so that the breeding programmes can keep track of how populations

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are changing within zoos, the researchers can utilise that

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data on there, and it's making a positive impact on how zoos

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And is it ultimately to save endangered species?

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Absolutely. All the information for the captive

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breeding programmes that we report to comes directly from that animal

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OK, Zak, well, I'll leave you to carry on counting,

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and he does tell me that next year they are expecting even more babies!

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A bigger bumper crop, here at Twycross zoo.

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The weather today has been gradually changing throughout the morning and

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we had the most amazing sunrise first captured by Maggie T, one of

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our Weather Watchers in east leak. Cloud increasing due to a weather

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front sitting across the northern parts of the country. It isn't a

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bruising lots of rain at the moment but will start to offer a bit patchy

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light rain as we head through the afternoon and into the early

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evening, and quite a cold day, a cold night last night, and daytime

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temperatures this afternoon a maximum of six Celsius. Through the

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evening and overnight, cloud staying with us, should turn to frost but a

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Kubrick breaks though, particularly in the east with the opportunity for

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a patch lead light rain in the early hours, night-time temperatures at

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four Celsius. To my morning that the weather front continue southwards,

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clearest skies behind, at a lovely bright day on Wednesday, albeit

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quite chilly. Some wintry sunshine out there, and again temperature is

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maybe close to six or seven Celsius for tomorrow. Heading to Thursday,

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widespread hard frost then, things cladding over by Friday with the

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chance of rain. a world record breaker

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from Nottingham will be making yet another journey to join us

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on East Midland's Today later. Kajsa Tylen set off on her bike

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on the first of January 2016, Pedalling throughout the UK

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and Europe, she's set a new world record for female riders,

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breaking Billie Flemming's record She wanted to inspire others

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to do more exercise. We will meet her at 6:30pm. Hope you

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