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This is East Midlands Today with Kylie Pentelow and me, Dominic
Heale. Did doctors leave a father to die?
A family claim they do not resuscitate order was placed
without their permission. Nobody had mentioned the possibility of
the order being put on. I was just absolutely distraught really.
Also tonight: of the kebab house explosion, a witness saw a man
running from the scene. Plus the French travellers enjoying
a holiday in a busy Leicester roundabout. She has come back to
England because they've been here before and they find it very pretty.
And from a blot on the landscape to a beauty spot, an old mining
Welcome to Wednesday's programme. First tonight, the man who was left
to die after doctors decided it wouldn't be right to try to save
him. Bill Bilbie had been admitted to hospital just days beforehand.
His family say they should've been consulted over his treatment. And
in an email sent to them in error, a senior doctor admitted that
mistakes were made. Simon Hare reports.
Cards of empathy for the loss of a much loved husband and father. He
died at the cue MC in Nottingham last week. -- the QMC. Finally, the
doctor admitted that they didn't tried to resuscitate you to the
order. The medical notes had been mocked do not resuscitate. I felt
sick, absolutely physically sick. The fact that it had not been
discussed, nobody had even mentioned the possibility. I was
just absolutely distraught. In a subsequent e-mail, inadvertently
sent to a friend, the medical director said that although it
appeared to be the right clinical decision, we failed to communicate
that proper decision to the daughter. They just said that they
didn't know that I was next of kin because they hadn't looked out the
paperwork. I basically said that I cannot believe that anybody would
make a life-or-death decision without checking the facts first.
Guidelines issued by the British Medical Association and the Royal
College of Nursing say that these orders should only be issued after
discussion with patients or the family. His family has now made a
formal complaint to the hospital. It has launched an investigation
and apologised for the breakdown in communication. Officials say the
man did receive the correct quality of care.
Earlier, I asked Derbyshire GP Dr Ben Lobo to outline the rights that
families and patients have as they near the end of their life. It is
important to acknowledge that this is a complex and sensitive matter,
but patients have like -- rights in law. With patience to have the
ability to make their own decisions, they usually go through a process
with the doctors and nurses about treatment decisions. Patients have
an independent right in law to make an advanced decision to refuse
treatment, even refusing life- sustaining treatment. That can be
legally binding on doctors and nurses. Should their families
always be told, no matter whose decision it was? Should the
relatives be told? It depends upon of the decision and the context of
that decision. Good practice is to include many people in that
decision and the sharing of that decision where it adds to the care
and support the best care for the patient. In certain circumstances,
say, where the patient says I do not want to share that information,
doctors and nurses have to make sure they look after the
confidentiality issues. In most circumstances, doctors and nurses
should make contact and communicate well with the family and friends.
Two doctors, commissions ultimately have the final say? It depends how
that decision is made. In an emergency, when there is no clear
decision being made in advance, doctors are compelled to make their
best interests decision for their patient. Doctors are accountable.
They just cannot make decisions on a whim. There are protections in
place to support patience and the decision-making process. This is an
emotional time for the family but it seems the difficulties are
coming down to communication problems. Communication is the most
powerful to all of getting quality of care better. If you can, take
time to have a conversation in advance, to plan ahead, take time
to talk and doctors and nurses made -- need to make time to listen
effectively and explore expectations and ideas. If that is
done well, it avoids many of the crisis.
-- crises. There are claims tonight that a man
wearing a balaclava mask was seen running from the scene of an
explosion that killed a shop worker at a fast food outlet on
Leicester's Narborough Road. It comes as the police named the
victim as Fiaz Ahmed Ansari. Mike O'Sullivan reports.
This is where the explosion happened at 2:20am on Monday. All
the rubble has been clear the way from what was once a kebab shop. --
clear away. It was thought that no one was injured at first but during
site clearance on Monday, a body was discovered. Today, the police
named the victim. This is his photograph they few days before,
whilst on his way to a contractor who had worked on the job. It has
been a shock. He was genuine, good for the area, he mixed in and was
doing everything right. I've spoken to one eyewitness from the night of
the blast. The eyewitness says a man wearing a balaclava was seen
running from the scene seconds after the explosion. He dropped
some sort of back and got into a car. The police have arrested for
women and two men. They are still being questioned. This is a murder
investigation and they are appealing for anyone who saw any
suspicious activity in the area to get in contact with them.
This is East Midlands Today, later in the programme: it's transfer
deadline day and Natalie's got news from Leicester city.
A crowd has gathered at Leicester City. A Premier League player is
expected any minute now. Find out In other news tonight: Fire crews
have evacuated homes in a village in Leicestershire after a gas main
caught fire. It happened this lunchtime on Riverside Walk in
Ashfordby. Fire crews evacuated homes within a 100 metres of the
fire which spread to a house and a caravan.
A little girl, who prompted a huge police search when she was reported
wandering alone in a city street at dusk yesterday night, has been
found safe and well. 60 officers started searches and house to house
inquiries in Arnold in Nottingham, after a concerned woman told the
police the little girl was out alone. Today, it was confirmed the
girl had in fact returned home last night, soon after being spotted
here on Coppice Road. The police had this advice for anyone finding
a vulnerable child. Our advice is don't be afraid to get involved.
However, don't take the child away from the area. Find out from the
child with a need to be in contact with and then seek assistance.
Phone as an seek assistance from people near by.
-- phone us and seek assistance.The Lord Mayor of Leicester, Councillor
Robert Wann, is at the centre of allegations that he was able to
dodge fines for parking near the council's headquarters, while other
motorists had to pay up. Now there are calls for an
independent investigation by the Standards Board of England. Let's
get more from our Political Editor, John Hess. John, what's the
background to this? The allegation is that he had
parking tickets with fines totalling up to �450, when he
parked his car outside the city council's New Walk administrative
offices. But after he alerted council officials, the parking
tickets were either cancelled or written off. Rob Wann is one of
Leicester's most senior Labour politicians and a former chairman
of Leicestershire's police authority. He took over the
ceremonial role of Lord Mayor in May, the same time that Sir Peter
Soulsby was elected Leicester's first City Mayor. It's Mayor
Soulsby, now its most powerful politician, who lodged a formal
complaint. I understand leaked documents reveal that Councillor
Wann, the current Lord Mayor, had allegedly evaded fines on five to
seven occasions. So, will there be an inquiry?
An internal inquiry by a small committee of city councillors,
described to me as far too cosy, ruled out referring the Lord Mayor
to the powerful Standards Board of England. That's the organisation
that investigates complaints of misconduct in local government.
Instead, it's been left to the council's chief legal officer to
consider the next move. But that's angered Mayor Soulsby. He says
given the prominence of the councillor involved, the issue
needs to be dealt with independently and transparently. As
for Rob Wann, he told me he's making no public comment while any
investigation continues. Tonight, as Lord Mayor, he'll carry out his
civic duties as normal. He's due to attend a reception at Oadby on
Anglo-Indian trade. Around a dozen French travellers
who set up their home on a roundabout in Leicester have been
given notice to leave the site. It's the second time the group have
come to the city. Helen Astle reports.
I have a notice from the council... The travellers have been on the
roundabout for four days. The police and the council are worried.
We have no stopping of places in Leicestershire for them to go to,
any transit sites. There are very few throughout the country. We try
to tolerate travellers and a lot of areas. Unfortunately, in this area,
it is a busy road and a distraction to drivers. It is dangerous for the
children. This is what they wanted to do. They have always moved
around and they continue to do so. Their lives are not particularly
sad. They are living at the life they want to live. Rebecca told me,
through a translator, why she is in Leicester. She has come back to
England because they've been here before and they find it pretty.
They wanted to come back here and see it again. How does she feel
about being asked to leave the side? Because we are travelling
people, we are used to that and so when the police come, we play our
role and removal long. All of the travellers here have now been
served a notice to quit the site. The ones I've spoken to have told
me that they will leave by tomorrow night. If they don't, the council
will take them to court to have them evicted.
Derbyshire's air ambulance helped in a dramatic rescue of 22 people
stuck on a fairground ride in Skegness yesterday. One woman was
left with serious head injuries, others suffered minor injuries. Air
ambulance staff have described it as an unusual scenario, with the
ride on its side with people stuck inside and others trapped high up.
A shoplifter with a history of violent and racially abusive
behaviour has been banned from the Sneinton area of Nottingham for two
years. James Anderson, who's 50, subjected staff and customers to
abuse over a six month period. He was seen intimidating staff on 13
different occasions, including threatening to set his dog on them.
The court order lasts until August 2013.
Now the clever people who are in charge of making all our TVs
digital have spent the whole day helping those who are a little
confused about the big switchover that happened last night.
Yes, they've been at a roadshow in Nottingham answering your questions
after the analogue signal from the Waltham transmitter was turned off.
If your TV, or in fact your brain, is still a little fuzzy, don't
worry. We have an expert on our sofa, Megan Lewis from Digital UK.
So, Megan what are the common issues today? The switch-over has
gone well and the questions we've been getting are the sort of things
we would expect. People are wanting help with retuning. There is an
overlap area which is not unusual. Sometimes, people will put up a
different news service. We have been helping people to get their
preferred news service back. Other than that, people seem to have
dealt with it well and there is still lots of help available if
people want to contact us all look at our website. People might be
tempted to hire a TV repair man or woman. Would you advise against
that? I would advise against it. Virtually all the issues can be
resolved by having a chat with the staff on our advice line all
looking at our website. Hopefully by this time, all your viewers will
be switched. They can guide you through, can't they? The person on
the phone so as to push different buttons. They chat whilst she was
sacked by the television and will talk you through the process, until
you are happy that it is sought a. A so double say that some of the
channels are fuzzy... -- some of the people I have spoken to say the
channels are fuzzy. People tried to retuned too early and may have not
had the full strength at that point. If people retune at teatime, all
the TV channels should be there. There is a helpline as well.
You're watching East Midlands Today. Still to come: she normally fixes
up houses, now Sarah Beeny helps Food companies here are being
offered help to export their goods to Asia. And it could make them
millions. Top of the list, selling curry made
in the East Midlands to India. It may sound strange but experts says
the opportunities are not to be sniffed at. Paul Bradshaw reports.
Lifting the lid on a global market worth billions. Food manufacturers
in the East Midlands know how to make good Indian food. Now they are
learning how to export that expertise back to India. The global
economy and the world is changing. India is now a major power base. I
think we in Britain or, even though our parents came from India, we
need to tap into that huge growth that India is having now and will
continue to have. Halle region is not short of big name food
manufacturers. -- our region. Companies like us recognise the
enormous growth potential of building export markets with India.
It is a great opportunity for the East Midlands and companies based
in the East Midlands to export and create more employment, more
businesses and also the employment in the supply chain. A last year,
trade between the two countries was worth �10 billion. Whilst imports
from India grew by 27 %, the export market has increased by almost 40 %.
Anything that raises the appreciation and understanding of
the need to export our products and services around the world has to be
a good thing. In this part of the world, we have a particular benefit
of having an Asian community producing Asian products which are
eminently exportable. Whilst these curries are bound for supermarket
shelves, further down the line, they could be heading much further
afield. The Nottingham chef Sat Bains is
encouraging people to host coffee mornings to help raise money for
charity. The Michelin-starred chef is backing a national campaign by
Macmillan Cancer Support. The idea is to get people across the country
to hold coffee mornings on the 30th September. Sat Bains says Macmillan
nurses were invaluable when his own grandmother was ill. I remember
them this is coming. They used to support her. I didn't know who they
were but they used to stay with her through the night. It was
incredible. They were like angels. I was 20 years of age and it was an
emotional time. We are in a position now where we can support
it as much as we can. There was talk of a new signing for
Leicester City! It is... This is the last chance this year for clubs
to buy players. A small crowd had gathered here tonight because we
are expecting at Premier League player to arrive. We understand
that Everton striker Jermaine Beckford could be joining Leicester
City. The club have been linked with a number of strikers today. We
must say that but Beckford has apparently accepted a bid, Everton
have accepted a bid. Beckford is a highly rated striker and it is a
big deal because it would be a cool if Leicester attracted him here. --
-- a coup. We understand that Jermaine Beckford will be coming
here this evening and will be in talks with the club. Let's have a
look at the rest of the activity today.
The busiest club today has been Leicester City. Sven Goran Eriksson
boss macro phone has been hot all day. 1:00pm and the Swede was coy
about so -- signing Jermaine Beckford. It is enough to look at
his goalscoring record. There is a suggestion that it has been
accepted. Is that not true? comment. But by mid-afternoon,
Everton had accepted a bid from It is all quite at Derby County but
Nottingham Forest striker Joe Vagana should sign for Watford. No
one was available to comment today but at the weekend, Steve McLaren
showed his frustration. This continues the season... There are
reasons which we have been talking about for two years and have
continued this year. We have to do some work in the next few days to
address what we have been saying all along. And Notts County...
Nothing to report for Martin Allen with the bulk of his business
having been done in the beginning of the window.
Back here, no sign of Jermaine Beckford yet but the club's
officials and hierarchy are working very hard this evening to try to
bring in a striker. 12 Cricket -- on to cricket, and England are
playing India in the T20 match at Old Trafford. Nottinghamshire's
Alex Hales is making his debut in the side. He's one of four Notts
players in the team - captain Stuart Broad, Samit Patel and
Graeme Swann are the others. Leicestershire have let go a player
today. They are in action this evening against Middlesex. They are
about 303 runs behind so not a good day for Leicestershire. At
Leicester City, we are hoping for the arrival of a new player this
evening and will bring you the latest in our late bulletin.
Up until the late '80s, the Nottinghamshire village of Newstead
was lively and bustling. The local coal mine brought money into the
area and created jobs. 20 years on though the villagers
thought it needed some TLC. So they called in the BBC programme Village
SOS with presenter Sarah Beeney and in turn received a Lottery grant of
more than �400,000. With that they've transformed old
pit tips into a thriving country park as Jonathan Cecil found out.
Newstead was a thriving mining community with social clubs,
doctors' surgeries and shops, all paid for by mining. On the edge of
the village is a 220 acre site, once used to dump mining waste, and
that is where the community are to build a country park. Where do you
start? When everyone is out of work, it is a struggle. Michael runs a
charity which helps young people by teaching them fishing. We were very
interested in engaging them in the local community as well as
education because it is important having young people on board if you
are going to do anything in the village. He wants to transform the
pond into a fishing lake with a state-of-the-art visitors' centre
which could be a helpful local activities and possesses. But he
has not been alone. The BBC's village SOS has been filming for
the last year and they were successful in getting money from
the lottery fund. 20 year-old Ashley works for the charity and
will be heavily involved in the project. He is eager to see his
mates help out. It has had a positive impact and we are just at
the start. This is not just going to last a year, it will be an
ongoing project. There will be opportunities for work within the
park. They also had help from a business mentor to take their
vision forward. You cannot create a country park from scratch within a
year but we have laid 10,000 hedgers, created hundreds of acres
of fencing, you can probably see the building behind me that has the
largest single tower wall in the world. That was built with over 100
members of the local community hand building and packing those tyres.
We've done an amazing job and have engaged well over 50 % of the
community in this project in some way. The community is celebrating
their success so far with a festival, featuring big-name bands
at the side from the 9th to 11th September. The profits will further
We have had a cloudy wheat so far but we are hopeful of things
becoming brighter as we head towards the end of the week.
Tonight, cloudy and mostly dry. The small chance they are clad will
thicken. -- the crowd will thicken. Temperatures will drop down to 11
Celsius for most of us. Colder in some rural spots. Tomorrow, the
cloud will thin during the day and it will brighten up into the
afternoon. Temperatures still quite cold at around 18 on 19 Celsius.
That is 66 Fahrenheit. On Thursday, as we going to Friday, we will see
an unsubtle day. It will be a dry day with quite a bit of sunshine
expected. That will be reflected in the temperatures. They will creep
up a little bit, a high of 22-23 Celsius. Into Saturday, the cold
front will slowly move its weight in during the day so Saturday will
start of dry but the cloud will increase and the rain will push in
later on into the afternoon. The warm weather stays with us across
the weekend. Saturday is looking at around 22 degrees. Sunday, some dry
and settled conditions around but we are expecting some rain.
Temperatures will drop off a little bit. Not doing too bad for
September which it will be by the News Justin, a man has been
arrested over the death of a three- year-old boy in Derbyshire. The
child was taken to hospital in Derby a serious injuries on Tuesday
afternoon. He was later transferred to
Nottingham where he died this afternoon. A 21 year-old man has
been arrested and remains in custody. Police say they are