13/08/2014 Look East - West


13/08/2014

Latest news for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes and Northants.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 13/08/2014. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

sleep under a duvet again. That is all from the BBC News at

:00:00.3:59:59

6.00. Now Trespassing on the tracks, police

:00:00.:00:00.

patrols are stepped up as more young Most of the people we deal with are

:00:00.:00:10.

young teenagers or adults. A service in poor health,

:00:11.:00:25.

why Milton Keynes remains one of the worst areas

:00:26.:00:27.

in the country for GP provision away. Clean drinkable water comes

:00:28.:00:37.

out here. The West run to the mammoth as you have never sden it

:00:38.:00:38.

before. And the not`so`woolly Mammoth,

:00:39.:00:46.

making a return to a Norfolk beach. We begin tonight with the children

:00:47.:00:54.

risking their lives and othdrs' In the past three months Brhtish

:00:55.:00:58.

Transport Police have recorded almost 2500 cases of trespassing

:00:59.:01:02.

on the tracks across the UK. More than half of them involved

:01:03.:01:07.

people under the age of 25. The numbers increase with

:01:08.:01:11.

the lighter evenings And so extra police patrols have

:01:12.:01:13.

been launched to tackle the problem, When this woman was caught

:01:14.:01:27.

trespassing on the railway line near Milton Keynes, she told polhce she

:01:28.:01:33.

had been sunbathing. It is one of the more unusual cases Brithsh

:01:34.:01:39.

Transport Police have investigated. During the school holidays, it is

:01:40.:01:42.

usually children on the lind and in Northampton, officers say the growth

:01:43.:01:49.

in incident is causing them concern. Groups from two colmunities

:01:50.:01:52.

appear to be competing against each other. We have had recent rdports

:01:53.:01:58.

from two states that they are playing chicken to see who can wait

:01:59.:02:03.

the longest in front of a train We also hear that children as xoung as

:02:04.:02:10.

six I been on the track. I have been shocked about myself. Yes, there are

:02:11.:02:18.

reports of a six`year`old. This is a legitimate railway crossing, as you

:02:19.:02:21.

can see there is nothing to stop the children getting on the tracks.

:02:22.:02:25.

There have been reports of teenagers and youngsters, not only putting

:02:26.:02:28.

objects on the line, but also using it as a playground. Network Rail

:02:29.:02:34.

says trespassers are risking their lives. If trains are travelling

:02:35.:02:42.

fast, add 125 mph, it takes the length of 20 football pitchds from a

:02:43.:02:48.

train to stop. Network Rail says that in the last five years, there

:02:49.:02:53.

have been 164 deaths on Britain s railways. One in five are a late

:02:54.:03:01.

teens or late 20s, British Transport Police responded to 2400 incidents

:03:02.:03:10.

in June. As well as increashng patrols across the network, British

:03:11.:03:14.

Transport Police are also trying to educate. Today, officers were

:03:15.:03:18.

raising awareness among pardnts with a police Sunday in Northampton. ``

:03:19.:03:21.

Bona day. `` Bona day. Unemployment

:03:22.:03:32.

in the region is still going down. Across the East

:03:33.:03:34.

of England the latest figurds show it fell by 13,000 between April

:03:35.:03:36.

and June, meaning that 158,000 In the East Midlands,

:03:37.:03:39.

which includes Northamptonshire It's dropped by 29,000 thousand

:03:40.:03:42.

which leaves 126,000 people But critics say the figures

:03:43.:03:48.

disguise the true picture. We'll discuss that more in ` moment,

:03:49.:03:53.

after this report from At first glance, unemployment can

:03:54.:04:06.

seem straightforward. We he`r about big job losses in the region, in

:04:07.:04:12.

March this company announced the loss of more than 900 jobs. Then,

:04:13.:04:17.

after months of uncertainty, there was hope for those employed there

:04:18.:04:23.

after a management buyout. Councils across the region have also had to

:04:24.:04:27.

save millions, leading to redundancies. We hear about the

:04:28.:04:31.

winners, this business park is expected to create thousands of

:04:32.:04:38.

jobs. The new centre parks has generated 1500 jobs. We oftdn hear

:04:39.:04:43.

that Cambridge goes against the national trend when it comes to

:04:44.:04:46.

employment. What do statisthcs actually mean. A person is classed

:04:47.:04:53.

as unemployed if not only ott of work, but actively looking for work

:04:54.:04:59.

and available to start. If we break the numbers down, the unemployment

:05:00.:05:04.

figure is higher than the ntmber of people claiming jobseeker's

:05:05.:05:08.

allowance, because many people do not or cannot claim that money. They

:05:09.:05:13.

are providing a health check on the economy, the numbers can be

:05:14.:05:18.

confusing and sometimes conceal the true picture.

:05:19.:05:20.

Simon Down is Professor of Management at

:05:21.:05:22.

Earlier he told me that the region has many strong companies

:05:23.:05:25.

and also benefits from being close to London, but that unemploxment

:05:26.:05:28.

Well, youth unemployment, I haven't specifically seen those figtres

:05:29.:05:44.

today, the figures remain deceptively high. 800,000 young

:05:45.:05:54.

people still unemployed. Thhs region has bucked that trend to a certain

:05:55.:06:00.

extent, there is a pervasivd mismatch between the skills that

:06:01.:06:05.

young people want to get and the skills that employers want them to

:06:06.:06:11.

get. You have this bizarre situation where there are a lot of people

:06:12.:06:19.

becoming hairdressers, wherd as employers want engineers and

:06:20.:06:23.

construction workers. What `bout people who are on part`time work?

:06:24.:06:27.

Dressings to be a big trend for that at the moment. I haven't sedn the

:06:28.:06:35.

details, but I expect they will show the number of the jobs will be so

:06:36.:06:45.

easily part`time or perhaps zero hour contracts. A lot of thdm also

:06:46.:06:50.

will be setting up their own businesses, which sounds grdat, but

:06:51.:06:54.

it depends on the quality of those businesses. If those people are not

:06:55.:07:00.

getting jobseeker's allowance because they are earning ?100 a week

:07:01.:07:07.

on eBay, is that good? Whild the figures may look good, therd is a

:07:08.:07:13.

word of warning that we could be heading for a fall further down the

:07:14.:07:18.

line? I'm not sure about a fall but it is about the overall quality of

:07:19.:07:23.

the economy. What I would lhke to see is Britain becoming mord like

:07:24.:07:31.

Scandinavia and Germany, re`l jobs. I don't think the figures today

:07:32.:07:35.

indicate that we are in a rtsh to the bottom of the pile in tdrms of

:07:36.:07:41.

quality of the labour market, but the balance of the proportions of

:07:42.:07:47.

real, full`time, highly paid and highly skilled jobs compared to

:07:48.:07:55.

other areas, is something you need to watch for.

:07:56.:08:00.

Police in Holland investigating the death of a student

:08:01.:08:02.

from Northampton say they'rd not treating it as suspicious.

:08:03.:08:04.

Nick Marshall, who was 23, was studying

:08:05.:08:06.

an electrical engineering ddgree at Eindhoven University before his

:08:07.:08:08.

His body was later recovered from a canal.

:08:09.:08:12.

At his inquest today, Northampton coroner Anne Pelber

:08:13.:08:14.

described the student's death as tragic and untimely.

:08:15.:08:18.

It's been revealed that Milton Keynes is one of the worst `reas in

:08:19.:08:30.

the country for patient sathsfaction with their GP provision.

:08:31.:08:32.

It's prompted local councillors to call

:08:33.:08:33.

for all political parties to work together to improve the sittation.

:08:34.:08:36.

They say Milton Keynes' raphdly expanding population needs

:08:37.:08:38.

A quick response at this GP practice, but not everybody in

:08:39.:08:56.

Milton Keynes is finding it easy to access their surgery. One councillor

:08:57.:09:00.

involved in health is now c`lling for a review of GP services in the

:09:01.:09:06.

town. I imagine the problem is caused by too few GP Manor

:09:07.:09:14.

residents. What the resoluthon is is what this survey will find out. ``

:09:15.:09:25.

too few GPs for the residents. It is for the resident team to sed if we

:09:26.:09:29.

can implement a more GPs and more practices. This doctor is also chair

:09:30.:09:33.

of the clinical commissioning group, not responsible for GP

:09:34.:09:38.

practices, but they are in charge of hospital services. What we find is

:09:39.:09:42.

it agents can't get a appointment with their GP, they tend to go to

:09:43.:09:50.

hospital to get their care. That means the department becomes

:09:51.:09:52.

overcrowded and they can't cope with the amount of patience. Frol our

:09:53.:09:56.

point of view, it is import`nt we have good access to GP servhces Why

:09:57.:10:03.

not recruit more GPs? There is a shortage, vacancies are hard to fill

:10:04.:10:08.

advice is if you can't access your GP, try the NHS nonemergencx number

:10:09.:10:11.

at 111. Two years ago a mother from

:10:12.:10:17.

Milton Keynes lost her baby to a life`limiting condition known

:10:18.:10:20.

as Edwards syndrome. Since then Katie Elmer's rahsed

:10:21.:10:21.

thousands of pounds and helped around 500 familhes with

:10:22.:10:23.

her charity, Emily's Star, by providing hospital gift boxes

:10:24.:10:26.

and experience days out She's determined to raise awareness

:10:27.:10:28.

and support other parents Emily was born at Milton Kexnes

:10:29.:10:31.

Hospital in February 2012. Within days she was diagnosdd with

:10:32.:10:38.

Edwards syndrome, We felt so alone we felt th`t

:10:39.:10:42.

something we're being told was so common, to be the only pdople I

:10:43.:10:49.

have known to have dealt with it, I felt like it was just me

:10:50.:10:54.

and my family in a bubble. Her parents took her home

:10:55.:11:00.

and cared for Emily for 26 days I took her shopping, I'm not able to

:11:01.:11:03.

take her shopping when she's older. We just tried to live

:11:04.:11:06.

as anybody would when they bring Like Downs, Edwards syndromd is

:11:07.:11:15.

a genetic condition. In most cases, the child develops

:11:16.:11:19.

three copies of chromosome 08, Babies with Edwards syndromd,

:11:20.:11:26.

often have a low birth weight. Problems with the heart and kidneys,

:11:27.:11:32.

as well as difficulty feeding One in two and a half thous`nd

:11:33.:11:36.

babies are born with Downs, compared Unlike Downs,

:11:37.:11:42.

Edwards syndrome is associated with a shortened life span,

:11:43.:11:49.

most babies live less than ` year. Within weeks

:11:50.:11:54.

of losing her own daughter, Katie She set up the charity Emilx's Star,

:11:55.:11:56.

providing hospital gift boxds for premature babies,

:11:57.:12:03.

photo shoots and family days out So far, they have raised ovdr

:12:04.:12:07.

?50,000 and helped over 500 Now, Katie is hoping to extdnd

:12:08.:12:12.

the charity to help children The region's airports have `nnounced

:12:13.:12:20.

big increases Almost two million passed through

:12:21.:12:30.

Stansted Airport last month alone, that's a 12% increase

:12:31.:12:34.

on this time last year, and the best And Luton has announced that it

:12:35.:12:38.

handled more than one million passengers in both June and July,

:12:39.:12:45.

Making it the Bedfordshire More than 10 million people passed

:12:46.:12:48.

through Stansted in the last year to the end of July,

:12:49.:12:53.

Up 5.6% on the year before. Alex Dolan will have

:12:54.:12:58.

the full weather forecast l`ter in the programme,

:12:59.:13:00.

but now it's over to Stewart and A famous win for Northampton in the

:13:01.:13:17.

first round of the capital cup. Plus, the prehistoric eleph`nt of a

:13:18.:13:22.

kind, stalking the beaches of Norfolk.

:13:23.:13:24.

This week we're talking about the growth of life schences

:13:25.:13:27.

The companies involved turn cutting edge scientific research

:13:28.:13:31.

The industry calls it an "eco`system".

:13:32.:13:37.

Different people, with different skills,

:13:38.:13:39.

working closely together getting new businesses off the ground.

:13:40.:13:41.

Our business correspondent, Richard Bond, reports from ` life

:13:42.:13:43.

It is the biggest beast in the region's life sciences set. The

:13:44.:14:06.

Glaxo Smith Kline research Centre in Stevenage employs 2300 people. It

:14:07.:14:17.

creates jobs done could grab this. In its shadow, biotech start`ups.

:14:18.:14:28.

Already, it is full. This company is one of 40 firms here. It is

:14:29.:14:32.

developing anti`and medicinds to play steroids which have nasty

:14:33.:14:40.

side`effect. We are next door to the world' leading respiratory `nd T `

:14:41.:14:48.

`` health centre. We can collaborate and work on a day`to`day basis with

:14:49.:14:53.

the GlaxoSmithKline. That whll help to bring medicines to the m`rket.

:14:54.:15:02.

Successful biotech research relies on people coming together whth

:15:03.:15:04.

different skills will stop financiers, entrepreneurs,

:15:05.:15:09.

researchers. They are all hdre. Cambridge University has an office

:15:10.:15:14.

here, bridging the gap betwden academic research and industry. Some

:15:15.:15:17.

researchers are on site, licensing deals with companies which bring

:15:18.:15:25.

income for the University. We bump into people with experience of

:15:26.:15:29.

taking product to market. Wd meet the pharmaceutical experts `cross

:15:30.:15:32.

the way, who have had that experience. If Wikimedia here, where

:15:33.:15:40.

with we can't `` if we can leet them here, we can't in Cambridge which is

:15:41.:15:49.

an academic city. This man has been investing in biotech for ye`rs. This

:15:50.:15:55.

is a high risk class of invdstment. More than 90% of the sciencd

:15:56.:15:59.

investments fail. When it does succeed, it is very rewarding. I can

:16:00.:16:05.

come here and meet five or six companies in one day so it works

:16:06.:16:08.

very well for me. The ecosystem seems to be working well. Whth the

:16:09.:16:13.

catalyst full, they built another building next door. They proved

:16:14.:16:20.

that when you break down barriers and bring talented people together,

:16:21.:16:20.

the chemistry really does work. Tomorrow, Richard will be fhnding

:16:21.:16:28.

out how money made in the life sciences industry hs often

:16:29.:16:30.

ploughed back into new rese`rch including here at the Labor`tory

:16:31.:16:33.

of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. Sport now, and not the best of

:16:34.:16:36.

nights in the Capital One Ctp for our football teams, but Northampton

:16:37.:16:39.

did cause a shock. With mord on that Yes, we'll start with Norwich City

:16:40.:16:42.

who've confirmed they've suspended two fans, pending the outcole

:16:43.:16:47.

of an investigation into allegations of racist `buse

:16:48.:16:50.

at Sunday's game at Wolves. The club has confirmed

:16:51.:16:55.

"two male supporters" have been "suspended from attending g`mes at

:16:56.:17:00.

Carrow Road. The club received

:17:01.:17:01.

"numerous complaints" from Norwich They say if they're found gtilty,

:17:02.:17:04.

they face "lifetime bans". Most notably for Northampton,

:17:05.:17:11.

who knocked out Championship side While Ipswich were

:17:12.:17:18.

on the wrong end of a cup upset But we'll start with the result

:17:19.:17:23.

of the night for the Cobblers Victory in the league, now progress

:17:24.:17:36.

in a Cup. He manages has urged his side not to get too excited. Wolves

:17:37.:17:43.

macro beat Norwich at the wdekend. It took the cobbler 's 58 mhnute to

:17:44.:17:46.

achieve what the Canaries could not. Score. Ivan Tony made it to macro.

:17:47.:17:55.

Walls hit back with two in two minutes. 3`2. We took our chances,

:17:56.:18:08.

they did not take theirs. You get one opportunity and we took it. 11

:18:09.:18:13.

years since we wouldn't's move to Milton Keynes, one decade shnce they

:18:14.:18:20.

were re`branded the dons. Once again, the new Dons beat thd old.

:18:21.:18:28.

This cup title at the tension of the previous encounter, especially when

:18:29.:18:33.

MK went three up. Emotions did boil over. Wimbledon scored a

:18:34.:18:40.

consolation. Ipswich are out and they lost 1`nil at Crawley. They

:18:41.:18:46.

have lost a position in nind of the last 12 years. I thought we did

:18:47.:18:56.

enough to have won it in thd 90 minutes. Cup hopes extinguished in

:18:57.:19:04.

bed Town `` instead town must build on a winning the league.

:19:05.:19:06.

No Norwich last night, who were given a bye in round one,

:19:07.:19:09.

after being relegated from the Premier League.

:19:10.:19:11.

Not a lot to shout about for our teams.

:19:12.:19:17.

Six games, six stories of if, but and may be. Die' goal the

:19:18.:19:26.

difference. New boys, Cambrhdge made life tough for Birmingham. They

:19:27.:19:35.

took him to extra time only then to concede twice. Luton started

:19:36.:19:40.

brightly in Swindon in their first League Cup game in six years. Like

:19:41.:19:46.

Cambridge, they were undone by two late strikes. Handling outshde the

:19:47.:19:51.

area is never a good idea. The referee thought differently from the

:19:52.:19:55.

team. The first four goals followed from Charlton. At least south end

:19:56.:20:01.

knows the way to find the b`ck of a net. This screamer was the only

:20:02.:20:06.

highlight in the defeat. Peterborough hoped to sign new

:20:07.:20:11.

players but have already picked up injuries to key players. After last

:20:12.:20:15.

night's defeat to Portsmouth, they will be sorely needed. Will Sharman

:20:16.:20:26.

won his heat. Jessica Judd hs through to the semis of the 800

:20:27.:20:31.

metres and Chris Baker avoided any major pick`ups reaching the high

:20:32.:20:37.

jump final. You can follow live coverage on BBC Two and there is a

:20:38.:20:41.

live stream from zero on thd website. More reaction from last

:20:42.:20:45.

night's the ball. More than 700,000 years aftdr it

:20:46.:20:50.

walked across this region, the mammoth is coming back to lhfe on

:20:51.:20:51.

a beach at West Runton in Norfolk. More than 700,000 years aftdr it

:20:52.:20:54.

walked across this region, the The skeleton

:20:55.:20:59.

of the mammoth was discoverdd, But for today's recreation,

:21:00.:21:01.

they've used more modern materials. In 1990, a couple when they walk

:21:02.:21:20.

along the beach and came across a mammoth bones sticking out of this

:21:21.:21:24.

stretch of cleft. Even they could not have imagined that this would

:21:25.:21:30.

create such a stir in the world He is now an international supdrstar.

:21:31.:21:36.

24 years on, we had a littld bit more mammoth mania stop it has been

:21:37.:21:44.

aimed mammoth task, but fin`lly the West Runton elephant, Mark two, is

:21:45.:21:52.

on the beach. The brief was to build an elephant that was light. That is

:21:53.:22:00.

not an easy task. It's becatse I am an aviation engineer that I got the

:22:01.:22:06.

job. Humongous, of course hd does have a name, was born in a bar. He

:22:07.:22:12.

is made of pine and plywood. He is a fraction of the weight of the

:22:13.:22:16.

original beast, but in everx other respect, and exact replica. It is

:22:17.:22:25.

this lady's brainchild. These bones where the bones of the flesh and

:22:26.:22:30.

blood of this incredible crdature who walked around the Norfolk and I

:22:31.:22:33.

wanted to bring him to life on the beach. 700,000 years old, the

:22:34.:22:40.

elephant's remains are a testament to Norfolk's rich fossil history. 24

:22:41.:22:48.

years on, the lady who found the first bone is back. It is

:22:49.:22:53.

awe`inspiring and brings back many happy memories. Finally, thd moment

:22:54.:23:02.

of truth windy to wear his skin Humongous makes his first ftll swing

:23:03.:23:11.

steps. It is exciting. We c`n feel the weight of the elephant. What a

:23:12.:23:17.

wonderful site. Humongous h`s made a humongous impression on the

:23:18.:23:20.

thousands of people who camd to see him. It makes it more real. Justice

:23:21.:23:26.

either different sizes and how we compare in size. `` just to see the

:23:27.:23:35.

different sizes. Pretty impressive! Yat!

:23:36.:23:43.

The children were so infused. Humongous will probably find a home

:23:44.:23:53.

at the museum in Norfolk, which is fitting because some of the other

:23:54.:24:02.

bones are stored there. Suzhe does doors `` does tours of the schools.

:24:03.:24:07.

Now she will have a life`size replica to take with her! Good luck,

:24:08.:24:12.

because it's a very heavy bdast What is so exciting for me, is that

:24:13.:24:19.

behind this cliff, are almost certainly the brothers and sisters

:24:20.:24:24.

of the original West Runton elephant just wasting to be discoverdd. That

:24:25.:24:28.

will be HarrietMungo! We have low pressure over the sea.

:24:29.:24:41.

Here it is. That does mean `n unsettled forecast we have seen a

:24:42.:24:46.

few showers and we will see more tomorrow. There has been sole

:24:47.:24:51.

sunshine amongst the cloud, where it has been thinner and broken up. Lots

:24:52.:24:57.

of cloud for this evening, still one or two showers lingering, which

:24:58.:25:01.

should fade to this evening and overnight the bulk of the nhght

:25:02.:25:05.

should they dry. There will be clear spells developing and a nicd cool

:25:06.:25:11.

temperature anywhere between 11 and 14 degrees. The winds are

:25:12.:25:19.

south`westerly. Tomorrow, wd have a weak weather front heading through.

:25:20.:25:25.

This will mean a slightly unsettled forecast. We might start with a

:25:26.:25:29.

bright weather, but we are likely to seize and scattered showers of the

:25:30.:25:32.

afternoon, which could lingdr into the evening. It will quicklx cloud

:25:33.:25:39.

over in the morning. Tomorrow, showers could be slow`moving, heavy

:25:40.:25:45.

and possibly thundery, you could catch some hail. The problel will be

:25:46.:25:53.

that we have a lighter wind. We had a brisk breeze the last couple of

:25:54.:25:55.

days, that this would be slow`moving. If you do get caught,

:25:56.:26:02.

it is likely to be a heavy downpour. Temperatures between 18 and 20

:26:03.:26:06.

degrees. The showers are likely to continue through the afternoon into

:26:07.:26:11.

the evening and through the first part of the night. They will

:26:12.:26:14.

gradually fade overnight. On Friday, a weak ridge of high

:26:15.:26:19.

pressure builds but doesn't last too long. On Saturday, low pressure from

:26:20.:26:25.

the north and these weather fronts in the south means that on Sunday,

:26:26.:26:29.

it will be unsettled. We sthll have some showers to come on Friday, they

:26:30.:26:34.

are likely to be lighter and not so widespread as Thursday, but that is

:26:35.:26:37.

not to say that they may not still see a heavy one, possibly thundery

:26:38.:26:46.

Friday. They clear as the wdak ridge of pressure builds. It will be

:26:47.:26:51.

transient, but a dry start to the weekend. Good weather on Saturday.

:26:52.:26:57.

On Sunday, the unsettled thdme comes back. Showers return and relain

:26:58.:27:03.

until next week as well. Th`t is it tonight. See you at the samd time

:27:04.:27:08.

tomorrow. Have a good evening. Goodbye.

:27:09.:27:16.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS