28/01/2017 East Midlands Today


28/01/2017

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Now with the news for the East Midlands, good

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More than 2,000 people turned out to a jobs fair

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at East Midlands Airport today, ahead of what's expected

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Representatives from 14 different companies were on-site earlier,

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with the aim of recruiting hundreds of new staff.

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So is there any of those roles that you'd feel particularly

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From airline staff to duty-free, around 350 positions were offered

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today, both seasonal and permanent, bringing job-seekers

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I decided to come and take a look and see what it was all about.

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Working at the airport is something I've always wanted to do.

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At a young age I wanted to work as an air hostess.

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So I thought I'd come and check it out and see what it's like.

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I'm hoping to carry it on and see what's on offer.

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I've worked here before, and yeah, it's just really good.

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Around 7000 people already work at the airport in some capacity.

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But expectations of a busy summer mean even more opportunities.

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We're offering passenger service agent roles,

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But obviously on the air-side of things, we've got baggage-loader

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We started at 10am, and I've already dealt with at least 20 people

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We've got an exceptional sort of growth plan for the airport that

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will really see us try and grow passenger numbers over

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And in fact, over the next 10-15 to double them,

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and triple the amount of cargo we handle, too.

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So when you think about that, there's going to be a lot

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of jobs over that period here at the airport.

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With such a good turnout, the jobs on offer today

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But more job fairs are planned as the airport continues to grow.

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Giles Taylor, BBC East Midlands Today.

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Tributes are being paid in the East Midlands

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to the Derbyshire-born actor Sir John Hurt.

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He has died from cancer at the age of 77.

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Sir John was patron of the Quad Arts Centre in Derby.

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The Chief Executive of Quad, Adam Smith, described him

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3,000 tickets for a show to mark the Chinese New Year

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at the University of Nottingham have sold out.

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A local artist was asked to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.

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Barret Hodgson plans to project a digital canvas

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onto the University's historic Trent Building.

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He says he was inspired by a recent trip to Shanghai.

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I was hoping to see more of the traditional China,

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So, it was all about trying to find the balance of both of those things.

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All the tickets have gone for all six shows.

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However, we do hope that we're going to be able to capture

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And with a bit of luck, we'll be able to get

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Football now, and Nigel Clough will be allowed to speak

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to Nottingham Forest about the vacant managerial job,

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according to Andy Garner, his assistant manager at Burton

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Forest made an approach to speak to Clough on Thursday.

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Meanwhile, the new owner at Notts County has revealed

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he wants to bring in around five new players before the January

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Alan Hardy also says he's been shocked by the unpaid bills he's

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found at the club since taking over two weeks ago.

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Why have we still not paid Mike Edwards' testimonial money?

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Forest paid it within 24 hours, I understand.

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Outraged to understand that eight months on, he still hadn't

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So, things do just roll on, for some reason.

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On the pitch, Notts County picked up a first league win in 12 games

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They won 2-1 to lift them out of the relegation places.

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And there was also a win for Mansfield Town,

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In rugby, Leicester Tigers picked up a morale-boosting win

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against rivals Northampton Saints in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

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It finished Leicester 27-20 Northampton.

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Now for a look at the weather forecast, here's Alex.

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Well, we've had a mixed bag so far this weekend.

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A rather messy array of fronts coming in our direction.

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So do get your wet weather gear handy.

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Now, looking at the detail for tonight, some clearer spells

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at times, but then some showers moving across the region as well.

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So we are expecting some frost patches and some icy patches

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on untreated surfaces in places as well.

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Now, tomorrow morning we will have a few mist patches around.

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Some more showers working their way across the region.

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Some brighter spells for a time in the afternoon before more rain

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starts to work in towards tomorrow evening, with highs

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Milder temperatures to come, but a little unsettled as well.

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We're back at 6:20pm tomorrow evening.

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Hello. If you don't like the cold weather, it certainly felt a lot

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better for you today, at

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