26/05/2017 East Midlands Today


26/05/2017

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And Emily Anderson is at one of them now.

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Emily tell us what measures have been brought in where you are?

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You join me here at Glastonbudget - the world's biggest

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tribute music festival - in the heart of rural

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Security has been increased after the suicide bombing

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in Manchester on Monday but organisers are keen to reassure

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It's one of a number of events happening in this region.

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Donington's hosting the World Superbike Championships.

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Tens of thousand of fans are expected there.

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Bosses are advising people to stay vigilant, and not let what happening

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It's really important they should go ahead.

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Sensible precautions taken, people being careful but yes, of

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Why should we let this stop anything?

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I take my lead both from the Mayor of

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And that was a decision we arrived at on Tuesday.

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Police forces in our region say people need to be cautious

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but the extra patrols are purely precautionary.

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You'll see more police officers around, some of those will be armed.

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Some will be unarmed and that's simply there to reassure people we

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need to keep on living our lives and that's

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the message that I want to

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give to the people of Nottinghamshire.

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Joining me now is Murray Stewart who's one of the organisers

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You've got the perfect weather but in the wake of what happened earlier

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this week, have you had to security?

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We have. Estimates and any large event, they all have got emergency

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plans in place but when happens as recently to a large event it does

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start to make people worry a little start to make people worry a little

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so we have had to make some alterations to security procedures.

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We have increased our researchers and we have a nice presence of

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police, visible presence of police. It is not something that we need to

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be jumping all over, I think. I think we've got to be aware that

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there exists a threat all the time. It is a very recent threat but we

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just got to be bit to land. Just got to look after ourselves and it

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should not make us stay away from the sunshine.

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What is your message to festivalgoers this weekend?

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Get out and have some fun. Don't let these instances and these people

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stop you doing what you want to do. We don't get the sun very often,

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let's get out and enjoy it. Thank you. I have been speaking to

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festival goers who say they will not let what happened on Monday put

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Find out more on East Midlands today.

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Well, amidst that increased security, police in Derby today

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are holding a recruitment drive at a city mosque.

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Officers have been speaking to members of the public

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at the Jamia Mosque in Normanton this afternoon.

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The aim of the event is for the force to better represent

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the communities it serves by encouraging people

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from more diverse backgrounds to join the police.

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The election campaign's reignited today with a claim by the Institute

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for Fiscal Studies that a new Conservative government

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would leave schools in England worse off than they are now.

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But the Tories say their pledge of extra funding will see a rise

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In fact, all the main parties are promising extra cash.

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Quentin Rayner's been looking at the issue of school funding

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The Government says education spending will reach a record ?42

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But schools now have to cover the cost of increases

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in national insurance and pension contributions.

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The National Audit Office has calculated a shortfall of

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A cut in real terms of 8% per pupil at a

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We do what we say and that's about ensuring

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that all schools can have

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the funding they need, instead of diverging

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grammar schools and vanity projects, which is what this Government wants

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And then you have to add into the mix the proposed National

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It's designed to ensure that every pupil from a

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similar background receives the same amount of money.

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Schools in Derby, for instance, are set to be big

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gainers, but when you combine the revised formula with those extra

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costs, by 2020 this school in West Bridgeford

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As it currently stands, if things proceed as planned, there is a real

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concern amongst the profession that some schools will go below

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And I greatly fear that the West Bridgeford

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The shortfall has been recognised by the

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Labour has pledged an extra ?6.3 billion for schools in

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England, as part of a ?25 billion injection

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into education, paid for by a

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The Liberal Democrats have promised ?5.8

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billion for schools funded by a 1% rise in business taxes.

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While the Conservatives say they'll find an

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extra ?4 billion, partly funded by scrapping free infant school

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What this significant investment of an extra ?4 billion means

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is that as we deliver the National Funding Formula,

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their budgets reduced as a result of that

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Our extra ?5.8 billion will triple the early

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years pupil premium to

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It will remove the 1% pay cap, keeping

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the best teachers in the business and extend all the free school meals

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I'm delighted to see that they're all

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proposing new money to go on the table for school budgets.

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As ever, the devil will be in the detail.

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But when it comes to school budgets, the Institute for

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Fiscal Studies is warning that what really matters is the effect of

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A Special Police Constable from Leicester's due in court today

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SPC Shahib Asan is accused of criminal damage, harassment,

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intent to pervert the course of justice and possession

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of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious gas.

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The offences are alleged to have happened between August 2016

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The 21-year-old's appearing at Leicester Crown Court.

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Now, lots of people love trains and railways -

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some have models or train sets in their houses.

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But there can't be many who take it one stage further -

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and build a railway in their back garden!

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But that's what Bruce Roberts has done in Nottingham.

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This is George with, behind him, Louise and Lizzie, the carriages.

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And they're all part of the Waverley Mount railway,

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named after this house, Waverley Mount, built in 1908.

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The railway is much younger than that.

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Bruce, why did you want to build a railway in your garden?

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And bring a bit of joy to people as well, but when I was very small

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I used to lie on the carpet watching the trains come past us

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as close as I could, and try to make them

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And the opportunity to build a railway in the garden,

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as big as possible, was something that I always wanted to do.

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And your wife and daughters have put up with it, but more than that,

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My wife loves anything mechanical, train-wise,

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and pumping station-wise, so they all love the trains.

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You got a steam loco and that's coming along.

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So, in the workshop at the moment, no boiler certificate because I been

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And we'll have a lot more on this tonight

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Now, it's time to take a look at today's weather forecast.

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Alex, what a beautiful start to the day - will it last?

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It is lasting for today. We got some beautiful pictures coming in

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practically wall to wall sunshine. Scorching temperatures in places,

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too. If we have a look at tomorrow, what a difference a day makes. A

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yellow weather warning out for rain over the weekend and the potential

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for some thundery showers. Watch out for spray and standing water on the

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roads. High-pressure moving out of the way as low pressure moving in.

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That is what is causing the thundery showers over the next few days. This

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afternoon, do take extra care because we are expecting higher

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some cream. Not a cloud in the sky, some cream. Not a cloud in the sky,

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just a bit of Fairweather cloud holding up by brilliant barbecue

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weather and highs of 25 degrees. As they go through the cause of tonight

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will continue to be quite muddy temperatures. Lows of 14. Tomorrow

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we got this thundery showers still feeling quite muddy tomorrow with

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highs of around 26 degrees. A warm weekend ahead.

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Geeta and Maurice will be back with East Midlands Today at 6:30pm.

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