11/01/2017 North West Tonight


Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS


11/01/2017

The latest news, sport and weather for the North West of England.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 11/01/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Welcome to North West Tonight, with Annabel Tiffin and Roger Johnson.

:00:00.:00:00.

Our top story: Crisis in the NHS - as new figures reveal ambulances

:00:00.:00:07.

My major concern is what it means for patients, waiting on stretchers,

:00:08.:00:22.

in corridors, not being seen quickly enough.

:00:23.:00:28.

We'll talk to a top A doctor, who's warning patients'

:00:29.:00:31.

Preston's controversial bus lanes - more than a million pounds in fines

:00:32.:00:36.

are issued to drivers in just two months.

:00:37.:00:38.

Giving patients like Aimee the chance to have children -

:00:39.:00:40.

a campaign to help cancer patients have their eggs frozen.

:00:41.:00:42.

The train taking us back to the 1940s -

:00:43.:00:45.

we meet the model maker who spent 30 years recreating Liverpool's

:00:46.:00:47.

It's a subject we've covered before, but the problem appears

:00:48.:01:10.

Ambulances waiting for hours outside North West A before

:01:11.:01:13.

A leaked report obtained by this programme shows

:01:14.:01:17.

that since the New Year, ambulance staff have waited up

:01:18.:01:19.

to ten hours to hand over patients in A

:01:20.:01:24.

The worst delay happened in Southport, but there have

:01:25.:01:26.

been serious problems throughout the region.

:01:27.:01:32.

Yunus Mulla reports on those latest figures.

:01:33.:01:36.

The length of time an ambulance waits can vary from hospital to

:01:37.:01:44.

hospital. Today, leaked figures suggested that some hospitals are

:01:45.:01:48.

way above recommended target levels. On the 4th of January and ambulance

:01:49.:01:53.

waited for more than ten hours at Southport hospital; the day before,

:01:54.:01:58.

at North Manchester, the length of time was almost nine hours.

:01:59.:02:03.

On the 12th of November -- January -- December, the length of time was

:02:04.:02:09.

nine hours. My major concern is what it means

:02:10.:02:14.

for patients waiting on stretchers, in corridors, not being seen quickly

:02:15.:02:20.

enough. The NHS death -- NHS staff are working wonders with appalling

:02:21.:02:24.

resources. This image was sent to MP Stephen

:02:25.:02:29.

Twigg. A constituent said the waiting room at Aintree hospital's

:02:30.:02:37.

A was like an airport lounge. Leading doctors today wrote to the

:02:38.:02:40.

Prime Minister warning patients' lives are being put at risk.

:02:41.:02:48.

What I've been advocating is an increase in national insurance

:02:49.:02:51.

contributions, that it should be earmarked only for the NHS and

:02:52.:02:56.

social care, because if you designed and NHS now you'd have both of those

:02:57.:03:01.

key services as a single service. The Prime Minister today responded

:03:02.:03:05.

during a debate led by the opposition parties.

:03:06.:03:10.

Over the Christmas period in the Tuesday after Christmas, we saw the

:03:11.:03:14.

busiest day ever in the National Health Service. And over the few

:03:15.:03:19.

weeks around Christmas, we saw the day when more people were treated in

:03:20.:03:25.

accident and emergency within four hours than had ever happened before.

:03:26.:03:31.

The North West Ambulance Service has seen an increase in red incidents,

:03:32.:03:35.

and said today these are patients in a serious concern but need to go to

:03:36.:03:37.

hospital. Patients will want to see

:03:38.:03:54.

improvements. The Government maintains a huge amount of action is

:03:55.:03:55.

being taken to address problems. Mark Holland is a doctor

:03:56.:04:00.

in Greater Manchester who's the President of the Society

:04:01.:04:02.

for Acute Medicine, and one of those who wrote to the Prime Minister

:04:03.:04:05.

today warning lives are being put If the ambulance situation something

:04:06.:04:18.

that you recognise? Yes, because we were in a situation where there are

:04:19.:04:22.

people in the emergency department who cannot go to the wards, and

:04:23.:04:26.

therefore we cannot off-load the ambulances. If you can't off-load

:04:27.:04:31.

them, the ambulances cannot go to their next job, so the whole system

:04:32.:04:37.

is blocked up. Is it just a matter of time, do you think, before

:04:38.:04:43.

somebody dies on a horse -- hospital trolley in the Northwest?

:04:44.:04:50.

Naturally every day in the year we will see 1800 deaths in the UK, the

:04:51.:04:55.

fact that people are now on trolleys mean -- means the same thing could

:04:56.:04:58.

coincide. That would be tragic. I read one

:04:59.:05:03.

report where a hospital had put a senior doctor in a corridor just to

:05:04.:05:08.

assess the people in the corridor. I'm familiar with those types of

:05:09.:05:12.

stories. In my role with the Society I've had e-mails from a number of

:05:13.:05:17.

colleagues around the country, and those types of stories of people

:05:18.:05:20.

feeling hopeless in the jobs they are trying to do are actually very

:05:21.:05:26.

common now. The Prime Minister said the Red

:05:27.:05:30.

Cross description of the NHS being a humanitarian crisis was

:05:31.:05:34.

irresponsible and overblown. What do you think? We are not in a

:05:35.:05:39.

situation where -- like it is in Syria, but we are in a humane crisis

:05:40.:05:46.

because it is a crisis which is affecting human beings, and there is

:05:47.:05:50.

a person at the top of the food chain who is in denial that the

:05:51.:05:54.

crisis is occurring. And therefore I feel a lot of sympathy with the Red

:05:55.:05:58.

Cross, they have no axe to grind, they have come out and made a

:05:59.:06:02.

powerful statement and I think we have an obligation to take them

:06:03.:06:06.

seriously. The Government says ?10 million

:06:07.:06:11.

going in, 1600 more doctors, they are investing in the NHS.

:06:12.:06:15.

Are you saying that? We are not seeing any benefits, and therefore

:06:16.:06:19.

one wonders where these things are happening. A lot of people feel the

:06:20.:06:26.

accounting figures are, you know, slightly colourful accounting. 1600

:06:27.:06:32.

extra doctors. We are the third worst doctored country in Europe, we

:06:33.:06:39.

have 2.8 doctors per 1000 per head in the population. Adding in 1600

:06:40.:06:45.

takes us to 2.8 three. There's been talk today of a

:06:46.:06:49.

political consensus to bring the parties together to plot a way

:06:50.:06:51.

forward. Is that a good idea? Yes, I think we

:06:52.:07:00.

probably do need an immediate injection of cash to get social care

:07:01.:07:07.

in place. I think it is right that party politics are done away with

:07:08.:07:11.

people work together, but I also think it is right that the NHS needs

:07:12.:07:17.

a very -- strong leader. Guys like you are interviewing different

:07:18.:07:20.

people every day of the week and I don't think anybody out there can

:07:21.:07:23.

tell us who runs the NHS because there are too many people who appear

:07:24.:07:29.

to put their hands up but nobody ever takes ultimate responsibility.

:07:30.:07:34.

Is it as bad as you have ever known? Gimmickry yes. I've lived through

:07:35.:07:41.

another bad winter, 1989, 1990, and this is worse.

:07:42.:07:46.

The Prime Minister has paid tribute to a soldier from Middleton

:07:47.:07:48.

22-year-old Scott Hetherington was serving with the 2nd Battalion

:07:49.:07:52.

His death is thought to have been the result of a shooting accident.

:07:53.:07:56.

At Prime Minister s Questions today, Theresa May described him

:07:57.:07:58.

Police say a one-year-old baby was inside a house in Liverpool

:07:59.:08:05.

Three men burst into the property on Dacy Road in Everton and shot

:08:06.:08:10.

He's now in hospital in a stable condition.

:08:11.:08:16.

Lancashire Police were forced to close part of Preston New Road

:08:17.:08:19.

for four hours earlier today because of an anti-fracking protest.

:08:20.:08:21.

Demonstrators were walking in front of lorries heading

:08:22.:08:23.

Police say it caused long tailbacks and diversions in the area.

:08:24.:08:29.

Ferries between the Isle of Man and Lancashire have been cancelled

:08:30.:08:32.

Strong winds and rough seas mean sailings are suspended

:08:33.:08:35.

Elsewhere, power was lost to around a thousand homes in parts of Cumbria

:08:36.:08:41.

Wintry showers are forecast across the region tomorrow.

:08:42.:08:48.

Fines worth more than a million pounds have been issued to thousands

:08:49.:08:51.

of drivers in Preston after the introduction

:08:52.:08:53.

Motorists caught out by the new restriction are furious

:08:54.:09:01.

Lancashire County Council has made so much money in less

:09:02.:09:03.

But the authority says the changes at Fishergate,

:09:04.:09:06.

designed to ease congestion, will continue on a trial basis.

:09:07.:09:09.

Preston's main shopping street, transformed in recent years, it is

:09:10.:09:25.

now a shared space scheme. Vehicles and pedestrians have equal right of

:09:26.:09:31.

way. Over Christmas 2015, and at peak times, to congestion got quite

:09:32.:09:37.

bad, so in October last year drivers were stopped from turning right near

:09:38.:09:42.

the railway station, and a temporary bus lane was introduced during the

:09:43.:09:47.

day. Here is where the bus lane begins.

:09:48.:09:53.

It is active between 11am and 6pm. We've seen countless numbers of

:09:54.:09:58.

drivers ignore the science and carry on Dan Fisher gate; they will get a

:09:59.:10:03.

?60 fine. The first day they put the camera

:10:04.:10:09.

in, they were here, a few people, to advise the people that it's a bus

:10:10.:10:15.

lane only. But next day onwards there was no body here.

:10:16.:10:20.

My daughter came up Chapel street, and she didn't realise. She's got a

:10:21.:10:25.

fine. Since October, Lancashire County

:10:26.:10:34.

Council housing -- issued 23,000 fines.

:10:35.:10:41.

We have signs making clear that if people go any further, there is a

:10:42.:10:44.

camera. Let's take a ride on the Preston

:10:45.:10:52.

bus. The bus lane has been fantastic. It

:10:53.:10:56.

is like proceeding down the road with no traffic on it at all, and it

:10:57.:11:02.

has allowed us to provide our passengers with the service that

:11:03.:11:05.

they deserve. Michael is a solicitor who works and

:11:06.:11:09.

lives in Preston. It has moved whatever congestion

:11:10.:11:24.

there was, and the next area is not designed for through traffic.

:11:25.:11:27.

Last night we told you about the father and son from Burnley

:11:28.:11:29.

on trial for allegedly exploiting a Polish couple

:11:30.:11:31.

Well, today the two men hit back at their accusers,

:11:32.:11:39.

claiming the pair were alcoholics who would have been on the street

:11:40.:11:42.

But the woman who says she was used as a slave told the jury at one

:11:43.:11:46.

stage she was only paid one pound a day.

:11:47.:11:53.

Our chief reporter Dave Guest has been following the case,

:11:54.:11:56.

Remind us about who is in the dock. Mohamed rears a 62, his son is 27.

:11:57.:12:12.

The crown's case is that these two men used the Polish couple as

:12:13.:12:20.

slaves, it has been alleged that two men had to work long hours living in

:12:21.:12:27.

squalor in outbuilding at the back of the family home in Nelson. These

:12:28.:12:31.

two men deny charges of forcing these people to work in the trial

:12:32.:12:37.

here. The lawyers for the father and son,

:12:38.:12:42.

though. They have come out and said some quite harsh words about the

:12:43.:12:49.

alleged victims today? Yes, they said that these two complainers were

:12:50.:12:54.

the authors of their own misfortune, and they were described as

:12:55.:12:57.

alcoholics with a tendency towards violence, and they were said not to

:12:58.:13:01.

have been forced to work, and although the accommodation was not

:13:02.:13:05.

5-star it was better than being on the streets which is worth,

:13:06.:13:07.

according to the defence, this couple would not -- would have been

:13:08.:13:11.

had it not been for the generosity of this father and son. But the race

:13:12.:13:15.

to question wasn't feasible that this man in his 60s could dominate

:13:16.:13:21.

these two people in their 20s? One of the alleged victims, the

:13:22.:13:26.

woman, says she was only paid ?1 per day at one point.

:13:27.:13:30.

She said at one point she was paid nothing, then it became ?1. Then it

:13:31.:13:37.

became ?4 per day which brought her into line with her partner. For that

:13:38.:13:41.

they had to work from 7am some to 10pm at night, the trial continues

:13:42.:13:56.

tomorrow. You can see extremely windy conditions there. We will have

:13:57.:14:00.

a forecast later. The Portuguese man of war once more

:14:01.:14:11.

sound and fury from the Old Trafford faithful.

:14:12.:14:14.

The train taking us back to the 1940s. The model maker who has spent

:14:15.:14:20.

30 years recreating Liverpool's lime street station.

:14:21.:14:22.

Fertility experts in Manchester have called on the NHS to help more women

:14:23.:14:25.

diagnosed with cancer to freeze their eggs.

:14:26.:14:27.

Treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy can

:14:28.:14:29.

Researchers carried out a national study which found that fewer than 4%

:14:30.:14:36.

of young women who could be helped are given the option of freezing

:14:37.:14:39.

Aimee is only in her twenties, but she's spent much of her life

:14:40.:14:49.

Now, after being told she has a bone marrow disorder,

:14:50.:14:56.

she's having to consider her future plans for a family,

:14:57.:14:58.

I'm now looking at another bone marrow transplant.

:14:59.:15:02.

So it's going to completely, like, kill off my eggs, so I'm looking now

:15:03.:15:09.

to getting my eggs frozen, to protect them before

:15:10.:15:14.

I start having my chemo and radiotherapy again, really.

:15:15.:15:16.

Being a mum means the absolute world to me.

:15:17.:15:22.

But doctors here found not enough cancer patients

:15:23.:15:25.

With over 8,000 young women in the UK being diagnosed

:15:26.:15:29.

with cancer every year, they say around half

:15:30.:15:31.

receive treatment that could leave them infertile -

:15:32.:15:35.

yet only 154 across the country had their eggs frozen through the NHS.

:15:36.:15:38.

I think we've been very lucky in Manchester when we set this

:15:39.:15:41.

service up about eight or nine years ago.

:15:42.:15:43.

We did it in collaboration with the Christie, we got the local

:15:44.:15:46.

commissioners on board, and so we've actually been able

:15:47.:15:48.

I think across the country, apart from funding issues

:15:49.:15:51.

which is only one small part of it, I think really a lot

:15:52.:15:54.

I think a lot of patients don't realise what we can do,

:15:55.:16:07.

so I think patients often don't ask to be referred and I think cancer

:16:08.:16:11.

specialists often don't think about referring patients.

:16:12.:16:12.

But the study found that more women in the North West

:16:13.:16:15.

are being the option to freeze their eggs than in other

:16:16.:16:18.

Out of 154 cycles of egg freezing for cancer that took place in 2014,

:16:19.:16:22.

38 of those were done in the North West, that's almost 25%

:16:23.:16:25.

It is something to recognise, it is something to build on,

:16:26.:16:29.

and it is something that we hope will see even further improvement.

:16:30.:16:33.

Aimee and Kyle hope this will allow them to start

:16:34.:16:35.

a family in the future, and that raising awareness

:16:36.:16:38.

will ensure other cancer survivors are given that chance too.

:16:39.:16:42.

It gives me a bit of hope, looking to the future.

:16:43.:16:45.

It keeps me positive, thinking one day hopefully I'll be a mum.

:16:46.:16:57.

It all went to plan in the EFL Cup last night for Manchester United.

:16:58.:17:06.

2-0 winners in their first leg against Hull.

:17:07.:17:15.

We could be on for a Liverpool- United final. Yes, Jose Mourinho is

:17:16.:17:28.

happy with the result, but he wants a little more noise from the Old

:17:29.:17:29.

Trafford faithful. He said, It won't be

:17:30.:17:32.

like coming to the theatre." It's fair to point out

:17:33.:17:35.

I think that even though there's a trophy on offer,

:17:36.:17:39.

the League Cup isn't a priority You could say the same

:17:40.:17:42.

for Liverpool, who play the first leg of their semifinal tonight,

:17:43.:17:45.

away at Southampton. But after losing in the final last

:17:46.:17:49.

season, Jurgen Klopp's side will be desperate to go one

:17:50.:17:52.

better this time. First up though, a tricky

:17:53.:17:55.

double-header against the Saints. Opportunity, not pressure,

:17:56.:17:58.

has been the watchword Criticised in some quarters

:17:59.:17:59.

for fielding Liverpool's youngest ever line-up,

:18:00.:18:05.

in the FA Cup at the weekend, a 0-0 draw at home to

:18:06.:18:08.

League Two's Plymouth, he'll turn back to many

:18:09.:18:10.

of his senior men tonight. It's always a new day,

:18:11.:18:13.

always a new chance, Jurgen Klopp will certainly be

:18:14.:18:16.

boosted by the return to fitness The Brazilian is back, after almost

:18:17.:18:23.

seven weeks on the sidelines. As for their Premier League

:18:24.:18:34.

opponents on Sunday, they aren't shouting it

:18:35.:18:35.

from the rooftops just yet but a quiet confidence is growing

:18:36.:18:38.

at Manchester United. United had to work hard

:18:39.:18:40.

for their 2-0 win last night, Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini

:18:41.:18:45.

with the goals, but with Liverpool's arrival in mind, Jose Mourinho urged

:18:46.:18:48.

supporters to work harder The players have to improve,

:18:49.:18:50.

I have to improve. And I'm sorry to say, the fans

:18:51.:18:58.

I think you also have to improve. He isn't the first manager to ask

:18:59.:19:03.

for more from their crowd, of course - Jurgen Klopp did it

:19:04.:19:06.

in no uncertain terms in November, and Manchester City's Pep Guardiola,

:19:07.:19:10.

the same ten days ago. So a sign of the times,

:19:11.:19:14.

or a particular issue for the Old Trafford

:19:15.:19:16.

faithful to solve? No more than anywhere

:19:17.:19:19.

else, I don't think. Couple more goals going.

:19:20.:19:23.

You know. I'd have thought it

:19:24.:19:24.

was a lot better then. Definitely going to be ramped

:19:25.:19:30.

up against Liverpool. A two-goal cushion for the second

:19:31.:19:32.

leg puts United in a great position to make their first final

:19:33.:19:35.

on the Jose Mourinho. And after nine wins in a row,

:19:36.:19:49.

the Reds are really starting to find their feet, and no doubt

:19:50.:19:53.

on Sunday, their voice. And there'll be full

:19:54.:19:55.

match commentary from St. Mary's tonight on BBC

:19:56.:19:57.

Radio Merseyside. Kick-off is 7:45, all

:19:58.:19:59.

the build-up begins at 7:00. Action on the field for the Reds,

:20:00.:20:01.

but off it for Everton who've made They've agreed a ?22 million

:20:02.:20:04.

deal to sign midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin

:20:05.:20:08.

from Manchester United. The French international,

:20:09.:20:09.

a ?25 million buy from Southampton in 2015, has featured in just eight

:20:10.:20:11.

games under United Manchester City have been charged

:20:12.:20:14.

by the Football Association for failing to ensure anti-doping

:20:15.:20:20.

officials knew where players Clubs are required to provide

:20:21.:20:22.

accurate details of training sessions and player whereabouts,

:20:23.:20:28.

so that they are available It's understood the information

:20:29.:20:31.

was not updated after City The rising star of Lancashire

:20:32.:20:37.

cricket says the support he's had from the North West has

:20:38.:20:41.

spurred him on. 19-year-old Haseeb Hameed

:20:42.:20:45.

from Bolton made his Test debut for England

:20:46.:20:47.

against India in November. He had to cut his tour short

:20:48.:20:52.

because of a broken finger, but had already impressed

:20:53.:20:55.

with his unflappable style. And the opener says the extra

:20:56.:20:57.

attention he gets these days from fans is something he's more

:20:58.:21:00.

than comfortable with. It makes you feel happy that,

:21:01.:21:02.

you know, you've made a lot of people here back home proud that

:21:03.:21:07.

you've gone on to you know, if anything it

:21:08.:21:09.

gives me a lot of confidence He's not exactly mobbed when he goes

:21:10.:21:24.

out shopping, but he is getting extra attention.

:21:25.:21:31.

We should say that Bryan Robson is 60 today.

:21:32.:21:38.

60! Tears, Rich. -- Cheers.

:21:39.:21:44.

Now let s take a journey back in time to 1940s

:21:45.:21:47.

Liverpool, because the city's Lime Street Station has had

:21:48.:21:52.

a makeover to look just as it did in the early post-war years.

:21:53.:21:58.

However, we're not talking about the actual station here,

:21:59.:22:00.

but a model version made at a house in Lytham St Annes.

:22:01.:22:03.

John Holden, who s originally from Southport, started his labour

:22:04.:22:05.

And as Ian Haslam reports, his project is yet to hit the buffers.

:22:06.:22:14.

This is how Liverpool Lime Street Station looked and might have

:22:15.:22:18.

The attention to detail is astonishing. The station platforms

:22:19.:22:30.

behind me, over there as the north-western hotel and all around

:22:31.:22:33.

me people are milling around. Now all I've got to do is track down the

:22:34.:22:42.

man responsible for all of this. And here he is. As a five-year-old

:22:43.:22:51.

little boy, the station left such a burning impression on me, and ever

:22:52.:22:55.

since I always wanted to make a model.

:22:56.:22:56.

And this is how the real-life Lime Street Station looked around

:22:57.:22:58.

You've got the London north-western hotel...

:22:59.:23:09.

Are you ready to accept parcels train? We are indeed. Tell the

:23:10.:23:25.

computer that you want to go to platform eight. Two buttons is all

:23:26.:23:30.

but you need to do, and then you can drive the train. And hey presto,

:23:31.:23:31.

there is the train. The railway fills the entire

:23:32.:23:34.

extension of John's house - Got one more major building to do,

:23:35.:23:45.

and we've recently put 160 figures on lime street. Next up, the station

:23:46.:23:53.

is on the move. It will go on display in Scotland for a few days

:23:54.:23:54.

next month. John Holden, we salute you.

:23:55.:24:15.

Wintry weather. We're sticking with the story that the cold air is

:24:16.:24:19.

descending, and we will see some wintry conditions over the next

:24:20.:24:22.

couple of days. We're going to get used to do some pretty low

:24:23.:24:27.

temperatures. This has been the picture as you've gone through the

:24:28.:24:31.

afternoon. One or two rain showers, but by the cold air is starting to

:24:32.:24:36.

bed in we will start to see those showers turning wintry. From

:24:37.:24:39.

midnight tonight we have a Met Office warning that there could be

:24:40.:24:44.

snow absolutely anywhere. They are snow showers, not a white out, but

:24:45.:24:51.

it doesn't take much to cause chaos. Don't make this the last forecast

:24:52.:24:55.

that you look at, because the forecast is a constantly evolving

:24:56.:24:59.

thing and it may change a few times as the night goes on. For most of us

:25:00.:25:05.

the showers will fall as rain, but over the highest levels you could

:25:06.:25:09.

have snow. Not expecting any problems first thing tomorrow

:25:10.:25:13.

morning, because the amounts should be too great. Because the breeze has

:25:14.:25:18.

been so strong, there could be a little bit of drifting in places.

:25:19.:25:22.

The temperatures around three degrees, a cold start. Your BBC

:25:23.:25:30.

Local Radio station will give you the absolute latest details on the

:25:31.:25:36.

forecast. There could be two centimetres anywhere, five

:25:37.:25:41.

centimetres over the highest levels. Sometimes it is rain, sometimes

:25:42.:25:45.

snow. It can cause lots of problems. Away from it, some spells of

:25:46.:25:49.

sunshine, but my goodness it is going to feel very, very cold

:25:50.:25:50.

indeed. And finally, you may remember us

:25:51.:25:52.

telling you about Cheshire Police's The force was asking

:25:53.:25:54.

the public to decide a name And Axel has been

:25:55.:25:59.

voted the favourite. They are wonderful to follow on

:26:00.:26:07.

Twitter, because you learn all about dogs. Have a lovely evening, thanks

:26:08.:26:10.

for watching. Goodbye. I think my political beliefs are

:26:11.:26:33.

really quite straightforward. I believe that our country needs to

:26:34.:26:37.

work for everyone. Not just for the rich,

:26:38.:26:40.

not just for the privileged, not just for those who know

:26:41.:26:42.

the right people or who've got the loudest voices, but a country

:26:43.:26:45.

that really works for everyone, has the opportunity to be

:26:46.:26:49.

who they want to be. In order to make sure that the

:26:50.:26:53.

country works for everyone,

:26:54.:26:57.