Inside Out East Midlands - 17/01/2011
Royal Crown Derby is the last of the big name factories that still makes all its china in this country, with a huge factory in Derby. It's survived for more than 200 years and round the world its name has become synonymous with skill and craftsmanship. We expose the trade in fakes that threatens its future, our health and the antiques expert who dared to stand in its way.
For 16 years Rainbows in Loughborough has faced an annual challenge, a challenge to raise enough money to keep the East Midlands' only hospice for children going. Over the next 12 months and beyond it is going to be a whole lot tougher to meet running costs of nearly four million a year. That is because they have just completed a big expansion. They now care for young adults too, so the support doesn't stop with their childhood. The government is carrying out a review of palliative care which is due to be completed this year. Should government do more to help? Tony Roe has been behind the scenes with the children, parents and staff of Rainbows.
And keeping trains on track. The steam enthusiasts battle against time and a shortage of money. In the 60s many railway lines in the East Midlands were closed and steam engines scrapped. But some were saved and sections of line have even reopened as preserved railways. But it's not easy keeping them going, as John Holmes finds out.