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Child health experts say they're concerned that a former doctor
from Bath is being given an international platform for his
An MEP invited Andrew Wakefield to Brussels to show
Mr Wakefield also says he's met Donald Trump
Our Health Correspondent Matthew Hill reports.
The BBC is what is known as fake news.
It was the fake findings of Andrew Wakefield's paper
two decades ago linking MMR vaccinations and autism that caused
One of the signs of that is that for a whole generation
we had no cases of measles here at the children's hospital.
But two years ago a child went into A who was infected.
They simply passed another child who had had an operation and that
child was also infected with measles.
Yesterday, he was in Brussels to show his new film to some MEPS.
An invitation by this Green MEP dcause such an outcry they had
to move the venue outside the European Parliament.
Requiring children to be vaccinated has passed with support.
My oldest son, Ian, was walking and running.
After the vaccine, he was no longer able to do that.
The CBC had known all along there was this MMR autism risk.
And his message is now reaching President Trump,
who's just appointed someone who agrees with Mr Wakefield
to chair an investigation into vaccine safety.
I've met with many politicians over the last 22 years.
Most of them look at their watch, they look at their phone.
They are not interested in what your talking about.
Donald Trump gave us 50 minutes to discuss a very serious issue.
He understands it, he gets it, he intends to do something
This leading vaccine expert is horrified.
It is alarming if it is true that people like Andrew
Wakefield, who have been comprehensively discredited
professionally, are getting the ear of people who are clearly very
In the end, when it comes to public health decisions,
you have to look objectively at what everybody has put together.
The danger is that we have a return of this problem
with people not immunising their children with the vaccine and we see
more cases of measles, more cases of mumps,
rubella, and people die as a consequence of it.
Since Andrew Wakefield was discredited,
The big fear now is they could fall again.
A security guard arrested on suspicion of manslaughter
after a man died outside a shopping centre in Trowbridge has
It's thought the man who died could have been
shoplifting earlier in the day, and may have been injured
Our reporter Scott Ellis has been at the shopping centre
The man who died is in his 30s and from Cornwall is a rough sleeper
Yesterday, he was spotted by store detectives leaving
Sainsbury's with bottles of alcohol stored underneath his jacket to next
He was followed by a store detective and the two met in
this car park at the Shires shopping centre.
There was some kind of altercation between the two of them and
the man with the bottles fell to the ground,
the bottles shattered and he
Paramedics tried to save his life, but he died here at the scene,
First, we just tried to block him and then the
other guy, he was adamant he wasn't getting away with this drink and
then, I don't think it was a thing he meant to do, but he tried to grab
him and as he tried to do that, the other
guy tried to pull away and he
tripped and fell on top of the bottles and there
was loads of people around, so
I didn't quite see a lot of what was going on.
The store detective was arrested on suspicion
He has been released since on unconditional bail.
These detectives have no more rights than
you or I, you can use force if you think a crime has been
committed, but it has to be right for that
situation and a detective told us these are the things they are having
to weigh up as they investigate the case.
There are various incidents we understand involving this individual
and security staff from the surrounding
We were in the process of building up that picture to understand fully
what has gone on and that is what our investigation is about, because
we need to understand whether or not the force being used was
proportionate to the circumstances that unravelled during the course of
As the police investigate the case, they are still keen to hear
If you were here just after three o'clock in the
Shires shopping centre car park, they would like to hear from you.
Two men have absconded from a prison in Gloucestershire.
28-year-old Nicholas Briggs who was jailed for domestic assault
and 52-year-old Anthony McCormick, who's serving a life sentence
for rape, were last seen leaving HMP Leyhill just before 5pm yesterday.
Police say not to approach them, but to call 999.
Members of Avon Fire Authority have today approved plans to end
24-hour manned cover at South Gloucestershire station.
The plans will see Yate fire station unmanned at night
It follows a six-week consultation on the proposed changes.
To rugby now, and Tom Varndell has put himself in the record books
for Bristol as the premiership's all-time top try scorer tonight
But there was little else to smile about for Bristol,
It's the sixth defeat in a row for the side in all competitions,
and they stay bottom of the Premiership.
Meanwhile, Bath beat Northampton in a thrilling match 32-30.
Bath scored for tries, before Rhys Priestland won the game
That is all from May. Now the weather.
But even in. There has been a bit of snow today, there will be more
through the weekend. It will end up in both Saturday and Sunday,
noticeably colder than the increasingly windy which will allow
significant wind-chill and cloud around. A mixture of rain and sleet,
but snow will most certainly, though he will be a small accumulation.
Temperatures tonight stopping -- dropping to about minus three
Celsius, so a raw start to tomorrow. Wintry snow flurries feeding in from
the north-east tomorrow. There may be accumulations over the Cotswolds
or the Mendips and be surprised if there is a bit of snow at lower
levels, but we are not expecting that to be tricky bothersome on the
roads. The winds speeds many will be a windy day. Temperatures 2-3 C.
Similar on Sunday. exception to that rule probably over
the hills where again there could be a bit of snow, but not accumulating.
Another cold However I paint this weekend's
picture, I'll need a palette of grey. Thereby a a lot of cloud
around but I managed to find some sunshine. I don't know how but there
was a couple of hours towards the south-west in Cornwall, a beautiful
day. The south-west saw glimpses of sunshine. Further east, cloudy, cold
and grey with winds off the North seep and a scattering of wintry
showers. Yes, rain sleet and snow, a dusting at lower levels through the
day. It brought this beautiful picture on the outskirts of
Aberdeenshire. But enough of the sun, let's