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Cabinet minister Tony Benn who's died aged 88. That's all from the
BBC News at Six Tonight, baby is given a potentially
lethal dose of morphine. Her lung collapsed and heard kidney failed.
Also tonight ten hour stand`off comes to an end.
Learning the hard way Dasher the Education Secretary in
Nottinghamshire on improving schools, the teachers strikd and
continuing reforms. And with the Fox's favouritd to
return to top`flight football, what could it mean for Leicester City,
the fans and Leicester itself? Good evening. First tonight, the
hospital were a baby was given a massive overdose of morphind, 1 0
times the recommended amount. Baby Ellie Prudence was just three
weeks old. The blunder happdned because the proper checks wdren t
done. Her parents are considering legal action against the hospital `
King's Mill in Nottinghamshhre. The NHS calls it a "never event `
something, as the name suggdsts that should never happen. The family
has been talking exclusivelx to our Health Correspondent, Rob Shssons.
It did not start off as an emergency. She had a runny nose and
was not feeding welcome and she was wheezing, so I thought I wotld her
to the hospital. That was King's Mill in Ashfield in
Nottinghamshire. It was manic, people did not seem to
know what they were doing. Struggling with peeling, Ellie
should have been given 0.27 mg of morphine, and instead received 7
mg, 100 times the recommenddd amount.
I knew it was too much morphine I challenged the doctor on that but
I am not a doctor, so I really did trust these people. It was human
error. Two doctors and nurses involved
without proper checks the doses was that might go the doors was given. I
said I don't care, just get in there and help her.
It took one hour to identifxing the mistake.
Absolutely fuming. I could not understand how that
could happen. After all, we were in a hospital, entrusting our daughter
to that there. That's my conveyor Kear. Ellie was transferred to
Sheffield hospital and intensive care.
The family see the care of their was fantastic.
Nobody expected her to survhve. These procedures if they had been
followed, my daughter would not have been overdosed. The family's
solicitor is in Nottingham. She said King's Mill had bedn open
and honest about the mistakd. Michelle and Kyle have been through
a harrowing experience which is not over for them yet, Ellie is not out
of the woods. We do not know the indications for
her long`term health. I did not start `` stop crying for a week
after it happened, because we nearly lost her.
An absolute miracle she is still here.
I'm sure of the impact of the overdose, Ellie will have checks in
hospital every few weeks. `` unsure. So gorgeous, and so
ghastly for the parents. What have ice had to say? Tonight
they have apologised and Serie A very sorry for what happened and
lessons have been learned. What is being done to stop this
being repeated? They are going to change thd
labelling of drugs, procedures have been changed at the hospital and
lessons will be shared across the NHS.
I should also say that "nevdr event" s do not happen all the timd, thank
goodness. 140 plus last year over six months in England, things like
surgery leaving bandages after operations, not all overdosds like
this case. I should say that King's Mill have also been in the news for
another reason today, the tragic case of another baby. You'rd
absolutely right. A coroner told the grieving parents
of a baby who died after behng born at King's Mill that some of the care
they had received was sub`standard. The couple were told baby Rhley had
died at birth, only for thel to realise he was still breathhng.
After an inquest today they described how they had been through
hell. Sarah Teale reports. Daniel and his partner, Jodhe,
described their ordeal at Khng's Mill was utterly horrendous.
Complications arose from a rare undiagnosed condition called far as
a PVR, where they baby, Rildy, was starred of oxygen during birth. He
arrived showing no signs of life and attempts to resuscitate him feel
that he was pronounced dead. Over the next hour the couple re`lised he
was still alive. Our hopes were raised that Riley would livd, but by
this time he had been starvdd of oxygen.
He died two days later. We went through hell being told not once but
twice our baby had died. An inquest found the staff had `` had followed
all guidelines. The coroner acknowledged thdre were
some issues of sub optimal care given during the labour and after
birth, but she said she belheved there was not one course of action
that could have changed the outcome for Riley. The family say evidence
heard at the inquest suggests Riley would have been in distress for some
two hours before he was born, something medical staff did not pick
up. That day in February 2013 should
have been one of the happiest of their lives and instead enddd in
tragedy. It is possible Riley's life could
have been saved with altern`tive management and this could bd
investigated further through a civil claim for negligence.
A terrible ordeal for this couple. Even if Riley couldn't have been
saved, his parents were tre`ted with sub standard care?
Yes, the hospital described his death as a tragic but natur`l event.
They have said there are ardas they can improve income and that has been
done. They have also said they want to stress that care at the hospital
remains safe and excellent for mums and babies. For nowadays,, thank
you. Derbyshire's chief fire offhcer has
been charged with rape. Polhce say the charge against Sean Fraxne
relates to an alleged inciddnt in Etwall seven years ago. The
47`year`old, who is from thd village, was arrested last lonth and
charged yesterday afternoon. He is due to appear before magistrates
later this month. Derbyshird Fire Service says he's been suspdnded
until further notice. We have some breaking news now, we
have just received pictures of a serious fire in the centre of Derby.
They were taken by our reporter James Robison, they show an awful
lot of flames coming from the roof of the assembly room car park. We
understand that ten pumps are at the scene, but we can now speak to James
on the telephone. What can xou see from where you are? Yes, I `m
standing by the assembly rooms. It is a seven story building, the whole
of the top of the building has been heavily on fire with flames starting
at one end and a spreading right across the hall of the top of the
building. As you say, there are a lot of fire engines here. They are
spraying water from the grotnd, trying to get the high`rise pump up
there but it has been difficult because of the seat from thd fire.
So far, the top of the building is burned out. There are still cars in
the floors below, but, luckhly, so far, the fire has not spread to the
other floors. At the moment it is a serious situation, hundreds of
people are watching this, btt it does seem at last the fire hs the
mission `` diminishing. Any updates, we will of course bring
you that later in the progr`mme The emergency services were called to a
bus crash in Derby this aftdrnoon. The double decker was travelling
down Peartree Road when it hit a wall outside a shop. The police
fire service and ambulance staff were all called at around 2pm. It
was carrying passengers at the time, but no`one was seriously injured.
It's not yet clear how it h`ppened. You're watching East Midlands Today,
and a man remains in police custody after a ten hour stand`off finally
came to an end during the e`rly hours of this morning. It bdgan
yesterday afternoon at a snooker hall in the centre of Huckn`ll in
Nottinghamshire. Our cameraman, John Ross, c`ptured
the moment two women who'd been hiding in the building were led to
safety. And then further dr`matic footage of armed officers moving in
to make an arrest. Simon Hare has more.
Come out nice and slow, I promise late `` promise you will be arrested
properly. officers fire plastic around to
subdue the man and move to lake an arrest. `` officers fire a plastic
round. Police were called to reports of a
man acting suspiciously at ` snooker hall, further enquiries revdaling he
may have had done. For a short time periods were to collect thehr
children from a school withhn a chord, and residents who cotld not
return home were housed at the time's leisure centre. I got home
about 3:15pm and saw police setting up cones and walling off thd road.
I presumed we could go up, but they would not tell me anything. I did
not know where any of this was happening. The police officdrs told
me it could be ten minutes or ten hours. I just want to go hole, I
have been at work they had wanted to go home and relax.
8:40pm and police moved in to rescue two women who had been hiding inside
the club. Both were unharmed. Police say they
were left extremely distressed following their ordeal. Is thought
they had been taxed in relatives from inside. For hours on and police
bring a 20`year`old man out of the snooker club. `` it is thought they
had been text thing. He has been arrested with possessing a firearm
with intent to cause fear. Police praised the community for their
patience during the operation. The Education Secretary, Michael
Gove, says schools in Nottingham have been too bad for too long. His
criticism follows the decishon by Ofsted to put almost half the city's
secondary schools into spechal measures.
On a visit to Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire today, Mr Gove s`id
failing schools needed new leadership. Here's our Political
Editor, John Hess. A poisonous wart at the end of
his... These children in Hucknall were getting to know the gr`ph alone
today courtesy of the Education Secretary who was reading stories to
class blue that Edward prim`ry. As Michael getting to know the
Gruffalo. The school itself had a bit of a scare three years `go when
Ofsted inspectors judged it inadequate and put it into special
measures. A new headteacher and new leadership turned it around. It is a
lot of hard work, giving thd staff improve and develop their practice.
The quality of education chhldren enjoy in the city has been too poor
for too long. Last year, allost 2000 schools were inspected by Ofsted in
the East Midlands. 16% were judged outstanding, but
that is lower than the national average. 61% were viewed as good,
but 19% were regarded as repuiring improvement, 3%, 68 schools, thought
to be inadequate. We need to change leadership.
We have to nature we have the right leadership teams and headte`chers in
place. The also have to raise the levels of ambition for children
This Education Secretary has struggled to win over teachdrs on
the issues of academies and free schools, especially.
The next strike is one week on Wednesday. We will see what
happens. I sympathise with the difficulties
teachers face. We are asking a lot of them and
their work load is... There are pressures, absolutely.
I go go's ambition is to improve school 's `` schools and for him it
starts in classrooms like this. And you can see a full interview
with Michael Gove on the Sunday Politics for the East Midlands. Join
Andrew Neil and Marie Ashby from 11am.
Now to a huge education success The head of a Nottinghamshire college
has become the first Indian`born woman to be made a Dame in lore than
80 years. Asha Khemka, the principal of West Notts College, recehved her
honour from the Prince of W`les at Buckingham Palace earlier today She
was recognised in the New Ydars Honours for her services to
education. Staying with the Royal Mews, of a
kind, it seems we will have to wait another few weeks to find ott if
Richard III is definitely going to be reburied in Leicester Cathedral.
`` staying with Royal news. After a two day judicial review, three
judges have retired to conshder their verdict. A group is
challenging the original decision to reinter the king in Leicestdr, where
he was found. They claim evdryone, from the Queen to the gener`l
public, should be consulted. From the High Court, here's our Chief
News reporter, Quentin Rayndr. The judges were told it was time to
let Richard III's remains bd reinterred in the beautiful setting
of Leicester Cathedral and that under the license the city council
had no role in determining where he should be re`buried.
The Plantagenet Alliance argued that once the remains were identhfied as
those of a lost King, everyone to the Queen from the Church of England
to citizens of York and Leicester and distant relatives should have
been consulted by the Justice Secretary about the reinterlent
site. After two days, how do people think it went?
We have always thought we h`d a strong and convincing case. The
application made clear that the plan was always to reinter in Lehcester
Cathedral and that has been our position consistently and h`s been
publicly our position from before the time the dig took place and we
have never changed from that. That is why you think you should
win? That is why. I am very confident that is the
right outcome and I have he`rd nothing in court that diminhshes
that confidence. But I have also always said that I am not a lawyer
or the judge, it is a matter of law that it will be decided upon, so
let's wait and see. Are you confident deep down?
Deep down I'm waiting and sdeing. At one stage Mr Justice Ousdley
interjected by saying that Richard III would have raised an eydbrow
that 500 years on there would be a public consultation about hhs
reburial. Kings of that era, he said, were not democrats. L`dy
Justice Hallett told the QC for the Alliance, "I have found your case
difficult to understand." I still think we have a good chance
of winning, so I would like to think that we have a very good ch`nce of
winning. A ruling is expected within the next
four weeks. It goes on and on. We will bring you
that news. Sport is coming up next, and a look
at the new film of the East Midlands actress Vicky McClure.
And in the weather, it will be dry, yes, it will be warm, and yds, it
will be sunny. That is your weekend forecast in a
nutshell, but I will have all the details later.
She will be here. Before th`t, Colin is here with the detail in sport.
It has been ten years since they were last in the top flight, but
Leicester City are odds on favourites to be back there and
soon. For the fans it will bring an end to a long, long wait. Btt what
will it mean for the club and the city itself. Angela has been finding
out. In footballing terms, it is the
promised land ` a return to the Premier League would be worth at
least ?60 million to Leicester City, and the windfall would not stop at
the King Power Stadium. The city would reap rewards, too. We know the
Premier League is a huge global product in a way the Championship
isn't. It is seen in more than 200
countries around the world, meaning your advertising Leicester hn a way
we were not before. The brand value is enormous.
Enormous indeed. When Swansda city won promotion to years ago ht
generated more than ?50 million for the local economy. Could Lehcester
be looking at a similar boost? In financial terms for both the club
and the city, it is much better than being at the top of the
Championship, being at the bottom of the Premier League. The Prelier
League is such a global bushness now it is crucial that clubs and cities
of this kind are playing at that level.
Players who have already enjoyed promotion elsewhere are relhshing
the prospect of doing it ag`in. The money it generates, the games on
TV, it is a bit of a boost for everyone that plays, the fans, and
everyone wants to be at the top of their game and in the Premidrship.
It would be nice. It is nicd to hear Leicester being talked about in the
same conversation as Man City and Arsenal.
It puts us on the map. It would be brilliant for the club, the city and
everyone, really. With teams like Manchester Tnited
and Arsenal coming to Leicester it is bound to bring more fans to the
ground and improve the season as a whole. No one is taking anything for
granted, but with the team seven points clear at the top and unbeaten
in 15 Championship matches, it looks like Leicester City's long wait for
a return to the Premier League could soon be over.
Now Derby, who sit eight pohnts away from automatic promotion after three
games without scoring. So two key questions as they travel to Reading
` in a moment, Craig Bryson on how to get the goals flowing, btt first
Steve McClaren on whether the top two is still a target.
We have got ourselves into ` good position. We are in the top six and
want to stay here. That is where the pressure will come, it is already
coming. We are there, we ard in contention, and that has to be some
kind of a miracle compared to six months ago.
We still have the same qualhty in the squad, but teams are looking at
how they play, they know th`t if they let us play we will be`t them
because we are a really good food bowling team with a lot of `ttacking
threats. They will concentr`te on their game. `` really good
footballing team. We will jtst take our chances when they come.
Nottingham Forest Manager Bhlly Davies is appealling against part of
his five`match touchline ban for deliberately making contact with a
referee. It means he'll be `ble take his place in the dugout unthl the
appeal is heard next week. Meanwhile, he still has a long
injury list to deal with gohng into tomorrow's match with Doncaster
Kirsty Edwards has been to leet Club Captain Chris Cohen ` one of many on
the sidelines. On the long road to recoverx, Chris
Cohen is ahead of schedule, but his knee injury will keep him ott until
next season. He is not alond in the treatment room. I cannot relember a
season like it. With any team that have had such bad
injuries. It is probably sedn by others as an excuse, we keep talking
about this, but the difficult thing for the manager I think is that he
is not able to pick a consistent team. The players that have come
enough done so well for us, we have great players, but it is hard when
every week someone different is playing next to you. This is the
problem faced by the manager at the moment.
Seven players currently unavailable, all suffering long`term injtries.
Every week we are coming in and there seems to be someone else.
We're not talking about anything anyone can do anything about. We
have fantastic physiotheraphsts and sports scientists. You are not
talking about pulled hamstrhngs but serious injuries. Chris's dtties are
not on hold. He is often out representing
Nottingham Forest in the colmunity, like this visit to a school. My best
moment was my first day of the season we got promoted on the last
day of the season. Hopefully we will move up to the
Premier League this season. If the club are to get promoted, Chris
Cohen will have to reluctantly watch from the sidelines.
It is horrible because therd is nothing we can do to contribute The
injured players try and keep everyone is happy as possible but at
the end of the day it comes down to the 14 players on Saturday. We are
certain there is a great run around the corner. It could be perfect for
end of the season. They are expecting a good crowd
tomorrow and desperate to sdnd them home with a win.
As for the others, Notts Cotnty s battle against relegation continues
away at fellow strugglers Tranmere, while Mansfield go to Leagud Two's
second`bottom club, Northampton Whoever you follow, your BBC Local
Radio station will be the place to listen to all the action and
reaction this weekend. And xou can see the goals in our Sunday tea`time
bulletin. Other sport quickly. Short track
speed skater Elise Christie has finished fifth in the world 150
metres final, our return to racing after a run unfortunate Olylpics.
Still two events to go in Montreal. In Rugby, confirmation that
Leicester fly`half Toby Flood will join Toulouse next season.
Flood's departure for Francd had been long anticipated. Todax it has
been annouced he has signed a three`year deal. Flood's decision to
go had already effectively dnded his international career.
And Nottingham Panthers warl up for their Challenge Cup final whth a
trip to Coventry Blaze tomorrow night.
And that wraps it up. Don't go, Toby Flood!
Good news about Elise Christie, terrible about Toby Flood.
From the BBC's police drama Line Of Duty to This is England, Nottingham
actress Vicky McClure is known for taking on gritty roles.
But now she's turning her h`nd to comedy in the movie Svengalh. Our
arts reporter, Geeta Pendse, met her and her co`star ` who now lhves in
Nottingham after an unexpected plot twist ` off`screen.
My name is Paul Green but everyone calls me Dixie.
Svengali follows Dixie, a Wdlsh postman who travels to London with
dreams of discovering the ndxt big band.
1001 around ?70... He is johned by his girlfriend, played by notching
actress Vicky McClure. Her co`star spotted her comddy
potential. She was being interviewed by Edith Bowman and came across very
funny. My character is the latest character
I have ever played. She is fun and a bit silly, but he is also a really
strong woman who is, you know, backing him every way. It is a
departure from the roles of Vicky has become known for.
Her character in This Is England gained a loyal following and a
bathtub. But it is her part in the BBC police drama Line Of Duty that
is getting her noticed on the streets.
After we did this is England because the character has such an iconic
haircut and I don't walk around like that every day I did not get
approached quite a lot. But after Line Of Duty, I probably look like
Kate Fleming today, I have been getting approached.
They keep us Michael roots lie firmly in Nottingham and her co`star
turned real`life boyfriend has followed suit. She could not cope
with not being in Nottinghal. I genuinely missed my mum's Sunday
roasts. But, you know, the park, and we have
a solid group of friends, as well. Earlier this week the pair were
around the London premiere of Svengali but it seems that there are
most comfortable soaking up the park life in Nottingham.
Lovely. That looks a nice day in thd sun.
Will the weather be as good at the weekend?
Will the weather be as good at It is not looking too bad at all.
It has been a beautiful aftdrnoon before cloud started to increase and
plenty of sunshine at the wdekend. Great for getting out with xour
camera. This is in James's camera `` garden with the daffodils against
the blue skies. Send us your photos. The weekend is lookhng
generally dry and settled there feeling warm with plenty of
sunshine. At the moment we have started to see cloud pitching in
from the north`west. It will continue to sink South are giving a
cloudy night tonight, a few spots of light rain into Derbyshire `nd North
Nottinghamshire, but on the whole dry night. There is a strengthening
breeze and that should keep us fog free, but a little bit of mhssed in
places. A minimum night temperature of 80 Celsius. A very cloudx start
to Saturday, but, much like today, we should start to see cloud
beginning to break and some sunny spells into the afternoon. `` a
minimum temperature of eight Celsius. All should see sunny
spells, feeling warm, highs of 3 Celsius, maybe even higher, and a
little more breezy than we have used to. Sunday has a bright, sunny
start, but in the afternoon we started to see more cloud phtching
in. It should stay dry on Stnday. High pressure with us into Londay
and it still continues to bd lovely and settled and that is how it stays
well into next week. Not bad at all. Sounds lovely.
More now on the major fire we covered earlier in Derby.
We have dramatic pictures from the centre of the city tonight. These
are coming in in just the l`st human it. That is the senior year. The car
park is next door to the assembly rooms. Acute blaze with arotnd ten
fire engines there. The roof of the car park is clearly well alhght no
word on any casualties or the cause, either. We believe, though it
is not confirmed, that the roof is occupied by air conditioning for the
assembly rooms next door. Sdveral roads have been closed in the city
centre and a lot of police deployed there. It is not clear at the moment
whether the fire is spreading or diminishing, but we will have more
for you in the late bulletin at 10:25pm. That is it from us,