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Hello and welcome to Thursday's Look East. In the programme tonight:
Protecting our teenagers from the pressures of posting images online
and the support network that can help remove them. Some people are
paying to see these images. After a series of raids tackling the
exploitation of workers in the Fens. One of the alleged gang`masters
appears in court. On the verge of another double. Red
Bull answers its critics as the team are poised for the Formula One
podium. And the flashmob proposal. But did
she say yes? Good evening. First tonight,
protecting our teenagers from the pressures of posting explicit images
online. The children's charity Childline is teaming up with the
Cambridgeshire`based Internet Watch Foundation to support young users `
especially when dealing with strangers online. The aim is to be
able to help young people remove images swiftly and safely.
They call it Sexting ` teenagers taken sexual images of themselves `
and then texting them on. But often the pictures find their way onto
internet ` sometimes falling into sinister hands. In Cambridge ` at
the Internet`watch foundation ` they track child pornography now helping
youngsters delete explicit pictures. If someone is distressed about the
image, they must call ChildLine They will get in touch with us and
let us know about the image and verification that they are 17 years
old or younger. Then we will work to remove that image. These teenagers
at the Nene Park Academy in Peterborough have heard horror
stories around Sexting. I know a few people who have done it. Then random
people have asked her to send photographs. One photograph can be
sent all over the social networking site. As soon as that is done, I
don't think you realise how bad that his. He will send it to his mates,
then they pass it on. Nothing can be done as everyone has got it.
Children have to tell somebody. We have not had any major incidents of
this, but we have heard of other schools where there have been these
sorts of problems. According to Childline 60% of the children they
spoke to had been asked to send sexual images. 40% had taken
explicit pictures of themselves 15% said they'd sent images to a total
stranger. The consequences can be huge. This cause he's upset,
depression and in extreme cases can lead to suicide. Youngsters are be
warned of the dangers Sexting. The hope images lost online will be
removed. And Childline exists to help
children and young people with free and confidential advice 24 hours a
day. Next tonight, a man has been charged
by police. In connection with an operation to tackle exploitation of
workers in the Fens. It follows a series of early morning raids
earlier this week. Ivars Mezals appeared before magistrates in
Peterborough this morning. Eight other people remain on police bail.
Land has been charged and is due to attend court.
He is accused of three offences Acting as an illegal gang master,
blackmail and committing fraud by illegal representation. He will
appear again at Cambridge Crown Court in one week. Eight other
people arrested have been arrested and are on police bail.
Police in Bletchley are treating a violent attack on a woman. As
attempted murder. The 29`year`old was found at a house in Stoke Road
yesterday. She suffered head and leg injuries ` and is in a serious
condition in Milton Keynes Hospital. A 28`year`old man ` thought to be
known to the victim ` is being questioned by police.
We still have a lot to improve but the future is bright for patients.
The message from the new chair of Milton Keynes General Hospital.
Chris Mellor has a background in finance and has spent years working
at Monitor ` the regulator of hospital management. He takes over
at the end of a year of improvement at the site. In 2012 the situation
was worrying. The hospital failed in all five standards of care for the
elderly. Waiting times at A were some of the worst in the country.
And children's services were told to improve after the death of a
toddler. This year, emergency waiting times had drastically
improved. 100 extra nursing staff had been recruited and took on extra
children's services from Bedford Hospital.
Performance is still fragile. We are concerned. Concerned about what will
hit us this winter in terms of activity. We have already seen
levels of activity in the last few weeks that frankly we were not
expecting until December at the earliest. That is a bit of a
concern. Quality, safety and quality, they will be the first item
on the agenda before every meeting. We will not compromise on that. We
have financial problems, as I'm sure you know. We made a loss of ?9
million last year. Because of the money we are having to pretend to
improve patient safety, the loss will be even bigger this year. That
is something we have to address in the long run. Your background is in
business. What is your plan for saving money? Well, there is no
question we can improve the efficiency of the trust. Frankly,
they have not had a good track record. I think we can do better. It
is fair to say that even if we were operating at the best levels of
efficiency in the NHS, we would struggle. We would struggle to break
even and the cash positive. I think the solution in the longer run may
involve working in partnership with other trusts in the region. Might it
also involve losing some services? I don't think so. The thing about
Milton Keynes is it is a growing region. It will need first rate
local hospitals. Many people are uncomfortable about the notion of
running a hospital as a business. Do you think that is the only way to
keep them going? What we have to do is make quality the first item on
our agenda. That is exactly what I have done. The reason I have done it
is because I happen to believe that should be the priority of the
trust. Secondly, all my experience in business is if you get quality
right, then in the long run the finances take care of themselves. We
will continue to focus on improving the quality and safety of what we
do. Also, in future we will spend more listening to patients.
Schools in Milton Keynes were closed today as teachers belonging to two
unions went on strike. 26 schools were closed completely. 18 were
partially closed. The government has condemned the action. Saying it will
disrupt learning. It's in a dispute over pay, workload and pensions
We sympathise with parents. We don't take this action lightly. At the
fact is the Education Secretary want top to professional unions over the
`` these three issues. Hopefully they will now be noticed.
People who have been caught speeding in parts of Hertfordshire could be
entitled to their money back. It's because the legal paperwork drawn up
for the speed limits could contain errors ` and in some cases it could
date back 30 years. One village has tonight been given the all`clear,
but others are still being reviewed. It doesn't get more rural than
Barley in the heart of Hertfordshire's countryside. But the
fact it's so rural could be why it's been at the centre of a speeding
storm. Normally when you drive through a village and see a speed
limit, you assume everything is in place. But now it turns out that in
some rural parts of the county, enforcement could be legally
challenged. In towns, the 30 mph speed limit is automatically linked
to how far apart street lights are. In villages, they often don't have
them. The council should get a separate order. If they have not,
can you claim that it is not legal and not pay your fine? Hertfordshire
County Council won't say which roads are affected, or for how long, but
it could date back 30 years ` and they won't say what the problem
might be. This suggests that it is significant and penalties will be
quashed. There could be civil damages associated because of
consequential effects of people losing their driving licences. But
villagers aren't sympathetic to speeding drivers. I think it is
wrong. If you break the speed, you should be fined. If you have been
speeding, you have been speeding. Obviously if you have not got the
correct information, someone will look for a way out these days. The
council now says Barley's speed limit is legal and the rest the
review is just routine. Drivers shouldn't assume they can't be
enforced. In football, Milton Keynes Dons say
there has been no official approach from Sheffield United to speak to
manager Karl Robinson. The Dons boss has been strongly linked today with
the vacancy at Bramall Lane. Robinson was linked with Sheffield
United in the summer before David Weir took the position. He has since
been sacked. Now it
film Machete. The tweet read: Now that's how you deal with immigration
issues. Still to come, drawings from one of
the world's finest cartoonists, Giles, in great demand.
And a flashmob proposal at the Queensgate shopping centre.
Life for people who are undergoing treatment for cancer can be tough
enough. But new research suggests employers here in the East aren't as
helpful as they could be when their own staff are affected.
Around half a million people in this country are working despite having
had a diagnosis of cancer. But a further 63,000 patients would like
to work if only they had the right support from their employers. And it
seems that, in the East, one in six working people who have cancer
believe they don't get the kind of understanding they need.
Six weeks after quitting her job, Sarah was diagnosed with breast
cancer. One day, she will look for a new job, but she is worried about
how the gap will look on her CV. Should I be upfront about it and say
that I had cancer? Do I ignore it and hope that nobody notices? How do
I raise the subject? If I put it on my CV, would it go straight in the
waste paper basket. This man, who as not to be identified, went back to
work after his first time of bone cancer, to find his boss
unsympathetic. I was saying that I was tired, and my boss said that he
was tired because his wife had just had a new baby. I was horrified that
he thought it was the same thing. Sometimes, I cannot get out of bed.
Sometimes, the chemo is that aggressive. Research shows that too
many employers are not giving employees the rich `` confidence
they need. It is an ongoing talking point at this drop`in centre.
People look recovered, their hair has grown back. Everyone says that
they looked great, but because they might still be experiencing
fatigue, and going, long`term side`effects, they aren't actually
as well as they look. `` and going. So they cannot match the
expectations of their employer. Despite government policies in
place, problems arise in organisations of all sizes, although
smaller ones may have less time and manpower to provide extra help.
It is not just small businesses, but they will have a ticket issues with
a small team and trying to `` particular issues with a small team
and they need to give that assistance.
This lady once her future employer to have confidence in her as a
professional, not just the person who had cancer.
It wasn't too long ago that Red Bull were just making up the numbers in
Formula 1. The team from Milton Keynes were known as the party team.
Now they are the sport's dominant force, closing in on their fourth
consecutive drivers and constructors titles. It's led to some claims that
they are making F1 boring to watch. Our Sports Editor Jonathan Park
reports. Another victory for the team and no
one in Formula 1 can catch, let alone pass. This one to in Japan
means that Red Bull are on the verge of a double, but some people think
this is boring. It is not our responsibility for the other teams
competitiveness. It happens in sport, whether that is in football
or tennis or any other form of sport. Sometimes some teams end up
having a run of success. Thankfully, that has been Red Bull racing in
Formula 1. Over the years, Formula 1 have seen different teams dominate.
37 wins in total for Red Bull, but not as many race wins as when the
Harare was winning many wins. `` Harare. The first part of the season
has been dominated by Red Bull, but it is still brilliant to watch them
go about their task. It isn't that we can be proud. I think we can
enjoy the success. But yes, I agree, it would be nice to see teams win as
well. So what help for the team's rivals?
It is not good, because Red Bull have been able to divert resources.
So the car likely to win next year will also be Red Bull.
It is a massive regulation change, going into next year. We have had
people back in UK, focusing on the developer and of our new car.
Hopefully, the solutions that we will come up with to the regulations
will help us. The boss says that Red Bull cannot
go on winning for ever, but they will try.
He's still regarded as the world's finest cartoonist, and Carl Giles'
work is in demand more than ever before. Giles, who died in 1995,
lived and worked in Suffolk most of his life. Today a number of his
prized drawings came up for auction. And with interest from overseas,
they fetched way more than expected. Kevin Burch was at the sale: in the
viewing room, the buyers browse. Most items are these cartoons in the
corner, and bids are expected from all corners.
There is interest from overseas. We have many phone lines hooked. We
hope that collectors will be interested in our sale. He became a
national treasure. The daily mail sold many copies. People wanted to
see his cartoons. The office where he worked
overlooked this spot, now called Giles Circus. This is the grandma
and her family statue. Back in the auction room, the sales
were warming up. This is where one of the star lots was being
announced. It fetched ?1000. But this was ?1200.
Did you come in thinking I have got to have this?
Quite possibly, but I still think it went for a good price. I don't think
it is inflated. What you think the cartoonists would
have made of this and the huge sums of money being paid?
I think he would be annoyed that he was not getting that money. I think
he would have been not surprised. He was proud of his work. You would
have been pleased. Do believe the best cartoonists
there ever was, and today, there is a lot of interest in his work still
continuing. As with all Giles work, you need to
take time to take it in. Delightful reminders of how life used to be,
reminding us of the cartoonist's brilliance.
Some say it with flowers, a nice meal, maybe get down on one knee.
There are many ways to pop the big question. Police Constable Martin
George decided to propose to his long term girlfriend at the
Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough. Sounds quite ordinary,
but he booked the day off to do it and had a helping hand from dancers
at Peterborough Regional College. It was like any other day at the
shopping centre, until this happens. Mandy, seen on the left of the
screen, in pink, was oblivious to the flashmob being in her honour.
I was explaining to my mum what it is. She was acting stupid, because
she already knew. That was it. I was watching it until the end, until I
saw Martin. The police arrived, Martin off duty, but with special
permission to wear his uniform. I was OK until the music started
playing. I was confident that she would say
yes. There were a lot of people there, and I wanted to make sure I
wasn't going to man `` mess up the dancers routine.
I said to my mum that there was something going on. I did not
realise until the walked towards me. Then he asked a very non`police
constable type question. Will you marry me? Yes.
The bright's face was so funny. It was a great experience. `` the
bride. It was good that she said yes. I was
nervous. She now hopes that her fiance will
plan their wedding. Well, a short while ago we spoke to
the happy couple at their home. And I wanted to know just where Martin
had got the idea from. She has been dropping the hints over
the last few years and I had always had a joke that I was never going to
ask the question, so I needed to do something that she would believe. So
I got a few people involved. It was more than a few people,
wasn't it? What did you think when this happened?
I was really shocked. I thought I was just going for a shopping trip
with my mum for my birthday tomorrow, and then that happens. I
was really surprised. How did you plan it all, knowing
that she would be where she was and that everything would work out OK?
With a lots of stress. A lot of phone calls and a lots of secret
meetings with lots of people. But with the shopping trip, obviously
she loves her shopping, so I did not think she would turn down that
suggestion. I knew that was safe. You must have been pretty confident
that you were going to say yes? Yes, I think he knew. I don't think
he would have gone to the extent that he went to if there was any
doubt that there would be a no. Martin, ITU had a speech planned but
it did not go according to plan. `` you had a speech plans.
Yes, the excitement is took over. I just ask her to marry me and through
the ring at her. How will the wedding improve upon
the proposal? Who will be responsible for that?
That'll be the responsibility. I hope just to nod and agree.
I think that he did such a great job, I should just give all the
responsible is he to him. What has been the reaction amongst
your colleagues? I think everyone is amazed. I have
had fantastic feedback from everyone about how well it went. I think
everyone is surprised by the social media.
It has been really good. My friends and parents are really happy. It has
been great. I know it is your birthday, this
must be a great birthday present. Yes, definitely. He did well.
Congratulations to both of you. I hope the wedding plans go very well.
Thank you very much. Now we will look at the weather.
The low`pressure is not far away, but today there has been high
pressure. There have been clouds, but it has been quite dry. It should
be quite dry overnight. It will turn quite misty and foggy. The winds
will continue all night, we have clear skies. The mist and fog will
become widespread. It will be quite dense by tomorrow morning. The
temperatures might drop further than they did last night, so it is
possible that out in the countryside we could have six or seven degrees
temperatures. His ability may not be great first thing tomorrow morning,
but we have got an approaching weather friends. `` visibility. ``
approaching weather friends. The winds will break up the mist and
fog. The visibility may not be great. It will get thinner in the
middle of the day, but it will also be brighter. There may be some
sunshine in Suffolk. The West will be quite cloudy. Temperatures will
be quite mild. A light to moderate southeasterly winds. Into the
afternoon, the weather front will move in. Overnight, it will be more
persistent, so it could be a wet start to the day on Saturday. The
rain should clear out of the way quite quickly. It will be brighter
in the middle of the day. There could be some more showers later on.
The forecast on Sunday looks quite showery. There will be some heavy
showers between the other weather system. There will be more wet
weather on Monday. Overnight, not too cold. Temperature is will be in
double figures. That is all from us. We hope you
have a good evening. Goodbye.