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This is East Midlands Today. Tonight, a coroner condemned as the
catalogue of failures that amounted to neglect.
19-year-old testy killed herself after absconding from a psychiatric
unit -- 19-year-old Kirsty. It is very upsetting to know that she may
be alive. I am at East Midlands Airport
looking at the government's security restrictions on the parcel
company UPS. After the last billion pounds
contract, it demands for the PM to explain. Absolutely devastating
that the city has lost his contract. I am puzzled and bewildered about
wide. And an amazing tropical wander
Good evening. First, the neglect that contributed to the death of a
teenage mental health patients. A A coroner detailed a whole series
of failings today by the NHS that played a part in Kirsty Brookes
taking her own life. Her father has said that his beautiful daughter
had been badly let down. Kirsty Brookes might still be alive
today if procedures and protocols had only been followed. She was
supposed to be looked after at Leicester's Bradgate Unit but she
was not properly supervised. There was poor communication between
staff and almost a year to be based in she absconded from the unit and
took their own life, it is all very difficult for her family.
needed help. She did not quite get the help that she required.
coroner outlined a series of failings. She recorded a verdict
that Kirsty Brookes took her own life in part due to neglect. She
said she was still concerned about staffing levels at the unit and
would be writing to the NHS trust involved. All I could have hoped
for, that any other family and suffering with a friend or relative
will benefit from the outcome of this. Kirsty's family know she got
out of the psychiatric unit because of a design flaw on a garden gate.
It has now been changed and security fencing increased. Police
were alerted when she vanished but the risk was not braided properly.
She was found dead near a shopping centre the next day. The NHS says
that changes have been made on the ward. It was a brand new unit with
only 18 beds. We have bench marked our staffing numbers against
national standards. We have introduced matrons. As the coroner
has highlighted, we still may have problems in relation to responding
to a more immediate needs. We propose to look at that. Kirsty's
father paid a moving tribute to his daughters. Beautiful, a gem of a
person. Behind, -- kind, considerate. Kirsty's passion was
dance and a Leicester studio has been named in her memory.
We had in the report that there are concerns about the level of
staffing. When will that be addressed? Following the very sad
tragedy involving someone so young, you can only imagine what a
priority it is to try and sort these things out. I think it will
be sorted out. The letter has yet to arrive with the NHS from the
coroner. When it comes to staffing, it is when the patient's
vulnerability changes that they need to change the staffing levels.
That is taking place against pressures within the NHS. I am
pretty sure it will be sorted out as soon as possible. Thank you very
much. Next, the government has stopped
the air freight carrier UPS from screening cargo at some of its
sites because it security arrangements are not up to scratch.
Last year, the so-called ink cartridge bombs were found at the
company's facilities at East Midlands Airport.
I stood in this very spot last October during what was an
extraordinary security breach. After the police operating on a tip
off from the Saudi authorities removed A-bomb from a UPS flight
that had landed at East Midlands Airport from start a Department of
Transport have confirmed that they have restricted the number of sites
in the UK at which UPS are permitted to screen it air cargo
until they say they are satisfied that current security requirements
are met. The company says that it has come
about after a scheduled audit. They saved that as a result of that,
some of their facilities have been taken off-line. They say that a
direct result is that some of their packages will be delayed although
they have contingency plans to put the screening the through a third
party at some facilities. The detail is still fairly sketchy. For
security reasons, neither the Department for Transport or UPS
will tell us exactly which locations these restrictions apply
to. Certainly, they are ongoing. The Department for Transport says
that their prime objective is to ensure that passengers are safe. Of
course, this all comes after a new security measures regarding air
freight came into force in November last year, which followed on from
the investigation after the suspect package was found at East Midlands
Airport. UPS says that they have their contingency plans in place
and they are working with the Department for Transport to meet
their security demands and they hope it will be business as normal
early next week. Sally will be along later turning
the air blue. The weather is definitely turning a deeper shade
of blue as we go through the next few hours. It is wet, windy, I will
City leaders are demanding an urgent meeting with the Prime
Minister after a Derby firm failed to win a massive railway order.
Bombardier had hoped to secure the wonder of �4 billion deal by
yesterday lost out to the German company Siemens. As a sandcastle
leaders in the City are angry and are demanding to know why they lost
the deal -- business and council leaders. We will immediately tried
to meet with the Prime Minister... Derby City Council leader Philip
Hickson talking on BBC radio this morning. Like many others in Derby,
he is outraged that a billion pound plus order for new trains for the
North South Thameslink route through London has not gone to
Bombardier, Britain's only remaining train maker. It is so
serious that only a meeting with David Cameron will do in my view.
It is amazing how 90% of trains operating in Germany are built in
Germany. 91% in Spain, and 100% of French operating trains are built
in France. You have got to wonder how this goes along with the Prime
Minister's rebalancing of the UK economy. There are some questions
to be asked. Rail historian George Revill says that uncertainty now
hangs over the future of the carriage works in Derby just as
rail travel worldwide is expanding. Rail is becoming a much more
popular form of transport. It seems to me a great shame that Derby
would lose its stake in what should be a very prosperous future.
Siemens, the Thames in a preferred bidder, say they will prefer --
they will create work across the UK. We will create 2000 jobs in the UK
around which one doesn't 400 will be beak for the ongoing maintenance
of the trains. Around 600 will be in the supply chain. Back in Derby,
business and council leaders hope that to let signs do not go up on
Bombardier. They hope that it will be able to keep going until they
can bid for the next big contract in 2013 for CrossRail.
In other news, police were called to Leicester General Hospital this
morning after reports of an armed man at the site. A member of the
public called the police at 8:45am and reported seeing a man with a
firearm. Police spent much of the morning searching buildings on
Gwendolen Road. The search was called off at lunchtime.
A driver who seriously injured a 23-year-old woman in a hit and run
permission has been jailed. Rohan Bingham from Bestwood crashed into
Clare Carver 1 Derby Road last November. He pleaded guilty to five
charges that has been jailed for 164 days. Clare Carver remains in
hospital. The Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen
has been back on constituency business today after an allegation
against him of sexual assault was dropped. The North West
Leicestershire MP was visiting students at Stephenson's College in
Coalville for World Skills Week. Yesterday police in London
confirmed he would face no further action over a 29-year-old woman's
allegations which she had always vigorously denied. I am really
pleased to be back in North West Leicestershire on constituency work
after a week which has been extremely difficult and an
unwarranted distraction from my work as an MP. It has not been the
best week of my life, extremely stressful, but with the support of
constituents, friends and colleagues, we have got through it.
More on the financial crisis facing Leicester's hospitals. The chief
executive has suggested that big Trust's financial position is so
big that staff might not get paid. He warns that salaries could fail
to reach pay packets as early as August or September. The Trust is
aiming to lose hundreds of posts to balance its books.
If it costs millions of pounds every week to run the hospitals in
Leicester but according to a leaked email by the chief executive of the
University Hospitals NHS Trust, they are running out of money.
overshoot on our income and expenditure lies somewhere between
5 million and �6 million. That can only be described as catastrophic.
He tells his staff that there is a real issue about whether we will be
able to pay our staff by August or September. Unions say they are
shocked by the content. We have had people on the telephone to date in
tears, is my mortgage going to be paid in August? That is the kind of
panic that this has caused. He owns the melt with a warning that I am
writing this because I want no one to be under any illusions.
understanding is that the now was only ever intended to be seen by a
small group of senior managers as - - managers. It has now been
circulated among hospital staff. The Trust have said that they may
give an interview on Monday to clarify the background to the now.
-- to the email. They have been called the hidden
victims of domestic violence, the children back witness it. A charity
is warning of long-term problems in one city after funding for child
support workers was withdrawn. It means there are currently no
children specialists in any of Nottingham's refuges, even though
it is thought that thousands of youngsters are at risk.
Drawings by some of the most vulnerable victims, 400 children
living with domestic violence were helped by five specialists support
workers hearing Nottingham last year with the charity Of women's
Aid. There are now none left in the city. If it could mean that women
will not stay, they will not stay in the refuge and children's issues
around domestic violence will not be dealt with. Children are very
badly affected by domestic violence, it affects their confidence, self-
esteem, their view of relationships, sometimes children do not attend
school. It is really important that we have children's workers to
Nine out of 10 children in those households will see, or hear that
abuse. In a class of 30 children here in Nottingham, it is or one in
10 of the work experience domestic abuse. Batty's 7000 children.
woman moved to a refuge last month, she says her children need someone
to help. They do not feel like they could trust that person. They need
to get things off their chest. City Council has blamed it the
government's cuts. They plan to get a one chart support worker later
this year. If more is not done, others will have to literally pick
up the pieces. Social care may have to get more involved. Teachers may
have to get more involved. There is a huge effect. Without them, they
will not be that work. Children will remain in potentially
dangerous situations. Other stories making the news. A
company that was to build a multi- million pound specialist centre has
shut down. Modcon UK Ltd was sacked from building the day care unit at
St Luke's Hospital. There were a catalogue of errors. They have
officially be what -- officially been wound-up in court. It is said
that another firm will build the clinic next year.
Doctors say that 70 % of emergency admissions are related to alcohol.
He becomes as the NHS reveals that the number of alcohol-related
admissions has topped 1 million people for the first time.
Roman and Saxon relics have been unveiled up in one are not think --
Nottinghamshire town. Researchers from the University of Nottingham
spent two weeks digging in Southwell, they discovered
household artefacts, a Roman Seal, a Saxon pin, and pottery pieces.
You are watching East Midlands Today, the mother of a record-
breaking a rower Serra Luton is so proud of her daughter for getting
an MBE. She says it is a fitting tribute to her father he passed
away five years ago. He was the inspiration again -- the
inspiration for that epic row across the Indian Ocean.
Weekly phone calls keep Helen in touch with her daughter Sarah
Newton. She is at 2 1/2 months through her latest exhibition --
exhibition. She is planning to cycle, kayak and row the entire
globe from London to London. So far, she has managed to cycle through
Europe. She has got as far as Kazakhstan. It was her last voyage
that earned her an award macro. -- a MBE. She broke three world
records. Back home in Rutland, her mother is thrilled. I was excited,
I was shocked, and excited. I am so proud. Derek would add been so
proud, too. Derek was her inspiration. He suffered from
rheumatoid arthritis, and died suddenly five years ago. The row
raised �30,000 for the charity. is the five-year anniversary, I am
really excited. It will be an emotional day, Derek will not be
able to be there, but he would have been so proud. I am looking forward
to it. Even though I may need an hat? -- I may need a hat!
Exhibition -- X. She got an award macro for the
Indian Ocean, maybe she will get a day in head.?
Meet at the youngest the deputy leader -- deputy leader of the
council in this country. He is 24, the leader is 64. There has been a
wave of young councillors. See that to be Sunday.
With at the weekend well on the way, we will be getting green fingered a
little later. We return to Chatsworth House to unearth
tropical gems. I'm blame you for writing that. Now
the sport. Rebecca Addington has now taken
first place at the British National Championships in Sheffield. We will
get a reaction later. Turning to cricket, on Monday
Nottinghamshire's Samit Patel will find out if he has fought his way
back into the England team. He was famously dropped for his fitness.
His rehabilitation is almost complete. We meant to we -- we went
to meet him. They were horrible headlines, Samit
Patel's bid has cost him his England place. Six a month later
the selectors are emphasising their point. He knows what is required.
He has had to be message delivered by myself, and the coach. He knows
what is required. It did hurt at the time. I would be lying if I
said he did not hurt. You need to be fit to play cricket. As I said,
my cricket has been great this year. There has never been any doubt
about Patel's talent and commitment to cricket. He has been put in
extra work in at the EGM. It has been paying off. 100 per the Lions
means he is in their thoughts. Obviously I had fitness issues, I
have rectified them. That is great for me, it has been great for me
and at the club. This is where he really wants to be. With the
England boys, playing Test matches. A true all-rounder if he believes
that it isn't true place. Odyssey Test cricket is where I want to be,
one-day cricket would take care of itself. If I get runs, and stay fit
maybe I have a chance. He is already a poster boy, used to
promote last year's T20 campaign. He is hoping that this year in and
will take him away from Trent Bridge.
We will see. Josh Cobb has smacked a 50 in just 30 balls. Rain has got
in the way. Derby County are set to sign
Barnsley defender Jason Shackell for a fee of �1 million. They will
complete the deal next week once the player returns from holiday.
The new fixtures for next season were released today. Leicester City
play great rivals Coventry. Notts play great rivals Coventry. Notts
County have got a visit to Carlisle. There are some early tardy clashes
for Nottingham Forest. Finally got off, if Lee wet -- Lee
Westwood is heading out DDT. He is quite far back.
Everybody's garden should be getting quite a good watering of
this weekend. That is the key to return to Chatsworth. She has been
to have seen a new flower bed with a tropical steam -- theme.
Here at Chatsworth House, many of the gardens were developed years
the gardens were developed years ago. They dated back to Victorian
times. You'll not see any keep off the grass signs here. The present
owners want everyone to enjoy a the gardens. These gardens are full of
promise as spring moves into summer. The flower beds do not look after
themselves, new plantings are constantly being added. You are one
of the garden's supervisors, this looks a little bit different.
just a bit different. The last time you are here you saw tulips. We are
now going through a tropical style he must have a personal favourite,
what is it? I love the palm trees, and the bananas. It is so different,
we have done nothing like this before. The public his liking it to.
I will lead to crack on. Thank you very much. The gardeners are always
on hand it to offer advice, they are sharing their expertise. The
Rabiya there is an extended programme of hands on discoveries.
Meanwhile, there is meant the more -- plenty more to discover here at
every corner. This maze for example. It was once the largest in the
world. It is now home to these beautiful colour did plants. There
are vibrant colours. It looks easy to get lost in! Well, I do not know
where the middle is, but I didn't make my way out. That is it from me.
I'll see you next time. He should have found the middle.
Mazes scare me. That is because you cannot say the word.
We have a lot of rain on the way. We have a lot of rain on the way.
Actually it has already arrived. The heavier stuff is not far away.
Tonight, wet and windy. You probably do not feel like getting
your camera out, beget a some shots if you feel like it. The radar
shows the rain gradually working its way towards us. It is pretty
much everywhere. Maybe some lighter stuff at first, but it will turn
more persistent. Temperatures overnight, not a great deal
different from today. 11-12 Celsius. We end the day on a soggy note. A
further showers tomorrow. 1, or two sunny spells. Temperatures doing
much better, it will feel the warmth. 18 Celsius The Hyde but
tomorrow. Her a blustery day. -- a blustery day. The best stay on the
weekend is going to be Sunday. Lighter winds, and some sunny
spells. Possibly edging up to 19 degrees. We start off the first
week of Wimbledon on a wet night. Ray pushing in, staying very