28/01/2017 East Midlands Today

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Now with the news for the East Midlands, good


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


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


Representatives from 14 different companies were on-site earlier,


with the aim of recruiting hundreds of new staff.


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


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


today, both seasonal and permanent, bringing job-seekers


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


But expectations of a busy summer mean even more opportunities.


We're offering passenger service agent roles,


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


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


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


will really see us try and grow passenger numbers over


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


and triple the amount of cargo we handle, too.


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


of jobs over that period here at the airport.


With such a good turnout, the jobs on offer today


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


Giles Taylor, BBC East Midlands Today.


Tributes are being paid in the East Midlands


to the Derbyshire-born actor Sir John Hurt.


He has died from cancer at the age of 77.


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


The Chief Executive of Quad, Adam Smith, described him


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


at the University of Nottingham have sold out.


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


Barret Hodgson plans to project a digital canvas


onto the University's historic Trent Building.


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


I was hoping to see more of the traditional China,


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


All the tickets have gone for all six shows.


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


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


Football now, and Nigel Clough will be allowed to speak


to Nottingham Forest about the vacant managerial job,


according to Andy Garner, his assistant manager at Burton


Forest made an approach to speak to Clough on Thursday.


Meanwhile, the new owner at Notts County has revealed


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


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


found at the club since taking over two weeks ago.


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


Forest paid it within 24 hours, I understand.


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


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


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


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


And there was also a win for Mansfield Town,


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


against rivals Northampton Saints in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.


It finished Leicester 27-20 Northampton.


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


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


A rather messy array of fronts coming in our direction.


So do get your wet weather gear handy.


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


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


So we are expecting some frost patches and some icy patches


on untreated surfaces in places as well.


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


Some more showers working their way across the region.


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


starts to work in towards tomorrow evening, with highs


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


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


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


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