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Shocking footage of man burgling home - as elderly owner sleeps in armchair

A woman whose home in Long Eaton was burgled five times by the same man has been given an award for her courage in catching him.

Police cameras installed in Margaret Woodward's home caught Patrick Reid strolling around her living room while she slept in her chair.

Reid was jailed earlier this year.

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Swans 'shot by a gas canister' in Long Eaton

Swans are protected by law and it is an offence to intentionally injure, take or kill a wild swan. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police in Derbyshire believe that someone may have shot wild swans with a gas canister before going on to pluck the feathers from the carcasses.

They've received several reports of dead swans in the Attenborough Gravel Pits area.

Swans are protected by law and it's an offence to intentionally injure, take or kill a wild swan.

Police are asking the public to report any suspicious behaviour.

”It potentially looks as if they had been shot by a gas canister and it is clear from the carcasses that the feathers had been plucked."

PCSO Paul Boss, Long Eaton Town Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Underwater rescue dogs show off their skills

Underwater rescue charity SARbot is showing off its latest recruit - a black Labrador puppy.

The charity are running an international conference in the Midlands to demonstrate to rescue services from around the world how it uses the latest high-tech equipment to find people trapped underwater.

As well as cameras and robot arms, they also rely on their four-legged friends' heightened sense of smell.

Speaking at the event in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, Duncan Winsbury, chief executive of the UK charity, told ITV News Central how the dogs help rescuers in the tough environment.

Hospital apologises for death of 'over-sedated' patient - full report

by Lee Comley

Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre has apologised after the death of an elderly man with dementia who was given too many sedatives.

Peter Ryley, who was 76 and from Long Eaton, died after falling while on sedatives in January 2011. Last week, the trust which runs the hospital was one of 18 identified as 'high risk' by the Chief Inspector of Hospitals. Lee Comley reports.


'The medication had been increasing all the way through'

Andrew Riley, Peter's son, said that although "the hospital staff themselves seemed fine it was things that came to light afterwards" that struck him.

He added: "It wasn't until after he had his fatal injury...(that) I noticed his medical notes at the end of his bed and there were all these different types of medication that he'd been given...

"When we had the coroner's inquest it came to light that the medication hadn't just been regular, it had been increasing all the way through."

Hospital apologises over patient death after too many sedatives

Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.
Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. Credit: ITV News Central

A hospital has apologised after a patient died after being given too many sedatives.

Seventy-six-year-old Peter Ryley, from Long Eaton, died in 2011 at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, after falling over and injuring his head.

The hospital says it needs to learn from Mr Ryley's death.

Man 'turns his life around' by opening barber shop, full report

Next, leaving school is a daunting prospect at any time, but at the moment with work difficult to come by for many young people, the future can seem even more uncertain.

19-year-old Michael Geri from Long Eaton was told he couldn't carry on into 6th form after problems at school and several run ins with the police but, despite that and just a few years later, he's opened his own barber shop as Michael Sibert reports.

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