29/01/2017 East Midlands Today


29/01/2017

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Now on BBC1 it's time for the news where you are.

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With your news now, for the East Midlands,

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Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner says he fears

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cases of hate crime will increase in the county,

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following new immigration policies announced across the Atlantic.

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Paddy Tipping's warning came this afternoon,

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during a civic service marking National Holocaust Day.

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He said the EU referendum already saw racial tensions rise

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locally, and he fears US President Donald Trump's new ban

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on nationals from certain Muslim countries could hinder work

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Senior politicians, like the President of the United States,

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are in a position to destroy it, and I fear they are

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What will that mean for Nottinghamshire?

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People will be set against people, street against

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street, neighbourhood against neighbourhood,

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and we'll see more concern, more anxiety and possibly

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A teenager's in hospital with stab wounds, after being attacked

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Police say it happened on Thursday evening,

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when five or six men wearing balaclavas got out of a silver BMW

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at the junction of Wood Street and Royal East Street.

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The 18-year-old victim suffered injuries to his back and legs.

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Officers are appealing for witnesses.

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A man saved by an organ transplant today started walking 100 miles

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to encourage others to register as organ donors.

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Simon Elmore was 33 when he was taken seriously ill,

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But, following a kidney transplant, he's been well

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enough to win Gold medals at the World Transplant Games.

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Today, in Derbyshire, he told Jo Healey it was time for payback.

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If he tells you his story, he'll admit he was in a very,

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very dark place and possibly feeling suicidal - I think

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That's because, eight years ago, his kidneys failed.

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Then, two years ago, Simon had a kidney transplant.

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I was on dialysis at Derby, got a phone call

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at ten o'clock and it was, "Simon, we've got a kidney for you."

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And the first thing that went through my

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head was, "I'm going to the World Transplant Games in seven months,

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And that's exactly what he did - not just one but several medals.

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And today he began a seven-day 100 mile

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trek through Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, which he hopes

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A good thing for a good cause, basically, isn't it?

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I think it's a really big challenge, and I think he's going to

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Two years ago I had a car crash, so that's put me in a wheelchair.

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So I really respect what Simon is doing - it's good.

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We need a lot of people today because more people are on the

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So certainly it is a cry out for people to donate.

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He couldn't walk 50 yards to the coffee

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And now, you know - well, he can go 100 miles,

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It would be a great accomplishment, if nothing else.

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Among his biggest supporters, the mayor of his hometown.

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If we do this for seven days and we save one life, or we give

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quality-of-life to one person, then you've all done something

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There's anger after vandals struck at a Nottinghamshire

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recreation ground, destroying a number of trees.

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People using the Dovecote Lane park in Beeston discovered

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the row of trees snapped in two this weekend.

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Efforts have recently been underway to try to improve

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A series of workshops has been set up to try to help mums and dads get

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They're part of everyday life for most children,

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but organisers say the Nottingham programme's one of the first

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Getting to grips with the game Minecraft.

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This is normally a teaching room for children, but for the

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first time the National Video Game Arcade in Nottingham is

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You can place a block by pressing the right mouse button.

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With families making up 70% of their visitors,

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staff discovered many parents were struggling to

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One of the problems of being a parent in

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2017 is that you are often on the back foot with the technology

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that your kids are bringing into the home all the time.

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And you are not used that, as a parent.

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So one of the things we want do, and that we have

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been asked for, is to kind of show parents that

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there's a whole spectrum, a whole diet of video games

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For those coming along, the reasons range from

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wanting to learn how to play to fears over security.

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It can be very much an educational tool to use, and

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if I don't understand it I'm not really going to be able to show him

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I should be able to sit down and play with my children.

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It's useful to be able to ask all those questions that

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sometimes, when I ask, they fly through, and I can do it at my own

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Staff here are hoping the free sessions will allay parents'

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worries and open up the positive benefits of gaming.

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Let's check on the weather now - Alex has our forecast.

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Well, we started on a bright and frosty note this morning

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but it's all change - we have a low pressure system

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moving over the region, so we've got a little bit

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more wet weather on the way this evening.

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As we look at the maps, we can see we have hill fog building up

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But it is getting drier in the early hours, with lows

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As we go through towards tomorrow morning,

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there are a few spots of rain around.

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Some brightness first thing as well, particularly once we start

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to shift those early-morning mist and fog patches.

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Then, later in the day, another band of showery rain

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coming in our direction, with highs of seven Celsius.

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Temperatures are turning noticeably milder though, as

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We'll be back with more for you at 10:20pm.

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There was some sunny and cheerful weather across the UK today.

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Scotland and the far north of England, but further south, a rainy,

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ugly picture, and it's still pouring with rain in some places. The week

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ahead, more spells of rain and some wind towards the end of the week.

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There is a lot happening here. There's a lot of weather fronts

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lining up in the Atlantic, a lot of isobars and lots of wind heading in

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our direction. From tonight and into tomorrow, this unsettled spell of

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weather continues. Get rid of one area of rain in the early hours of

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the morning, and then another band of rain comes in. In the north,

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after that sunny day, clear skies and really cold. The Glens of

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Scotland could get down to minus ten. Here is the

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