21/07/2014 East Midlands Today


21/07/2014

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That's it. It all starts on Wednesday evening. We're looking

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forward to it. And now,

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the news for the East Midlands. First tonight,

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Michele Price suffered multh`organ failure, horrendous complic`tions,

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and was left fighting for her life after what shotld have

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been routine keyhole surgerx. Hospital managers have apologised

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for her ordeal Three years ago,

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Michelle suffered with pelvhc pain. Her keyhole surgery was routine

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but it went horribly wrong. It destroyed me,

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absolutely destroyed me. I had staples, tubes,

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and wires coming out of me. I couldn't believe that

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a simple routine operation It started here at the

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Nottingham Treatment Centre. During the keyhole procedurd,

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they perforated her bowel. She was screaming the house down

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and we had to get an ambulance out She was taken to the

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Queen's Medical Centre. When they finally operated,

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after two days, She was put into it a coma

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in intensive care. I was talking to her

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and she was squeezing my hand, It was a case of not knowing whether

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she would pull through or not. The infection shut down her organs

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and there were more competitions. Nottingham University Hospital Trust

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has apologised and said it has done It is a case where

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the hospital made mistakes. Michelle's bowel was perfor`ted

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during what was Now, thankfully for Michelld

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and Stephen and the rest of the family, they have admitted liability

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for what they have done which means that we can now go on to agree

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a fair settlement for Michelle. It was a nightmare

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from start to finish. I don't want anyone else to go

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through what I went through. A fundraising effort by

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a Leicestershire student, who died in the Ukraine plane disastdr, has

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raised nearly ten times its target. Richard Mayne was on board

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the Malaysia Airlines flight. In March, he climbed to the Everest

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base camp to raise money He wanted to raise ?680,

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but donations have now reached more A charity spokesperson described

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Richard as warm and friendlx and said they were extremelx

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grateful for his support. Controversial plans to shut

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several police stations havd been confirmed by Nottinghamshird's

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Police Commissioner. Four buildings will be sold off

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and seven front counters will be The move is designed to

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protect police officers' jobs. But almost 3,000 people havd

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signed a petition against closing If you want the police,

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you ring them up. We are announcing the closure

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of some front counters todax where What people say to me is th`t

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they want bobbies not buildhngs And that is exactly

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what we are doing. A man has denied murder tod`y in

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a case linked to the deaths of four A jury has heard that

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the fatal stabbing of the popular sports coach Antoin Akpom, hn

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Leicester, led to the arson attack. The fire was intended

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for the home of Abdul Hakim, Antoin Akpom was fatally st`bbed

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in Leicester last September. At Nottingham Crown Court today

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a murder trial jury heard that a botched revenge attack led to

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the deaths of four innocent members of the Taufiq family in Wood Hill,

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in Spinney Hills, hours latdr. The intended target was two doors

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away ` the family home of 19`year`old Abdul Hakim,

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because of his alleged involvement The prosecution accepts the

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Abdul Hakim did not That was 19`year`old

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Hussein Hussein, who has already But the prosecution say it was

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a joint enterprise The court heard that the st`bbing

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happened in Kent Street aftdr an earlier row between Mr Akpom

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Mr Hakim, and Hussein Hussehn. Mr Akpom had returned to

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the scene with a dumbbell and in the company of around nine men

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from the gym he went to regtlarly. Mr Akpom was stabbed

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in the left upper back and died an Witness Joe French,

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who had been driving Mr Akpom to the gym that day, denied

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in the defence cross`examin`tion that Mr Akpom was being aggressive

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or that he was covering up to Mike O'Sullivan, BBC East Mhdlands

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Today, Nottingham. The latest stage in the demolition

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of five 1960s tower blocks hn This was the scene at the

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Lenton Flats near There are two more high`risd

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buildings left to demolish The site will then be used to build

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140 new council homes as part Drivers who had stopped at

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a petrol station in Leicestdrshire This picture, sent to us

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by viewer Stephen Marriott, shows the moments just after a large part

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of the overhead canopy fell onto two It happened on Saturday,

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after a spell of bad weather. Antiques experts are trying to

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trace the East Midlands arthst who carved an ornate wooden tribute to

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soldiers of World War I. The carving was one of hundreds of

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items brought to the BBC's @ntiques It features intricate portr`its

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of soldiers from the 1916 B`ttle However, it is thought to h`ve been

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made fairly recently by a Nottingham Looking at all those images all

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over it, they are astonishing. You can link them

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all to photographs. Whoever did it used a very complex

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process of taking images from photographs and then carving them

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into a very integrated structure. It is just extraordinary

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that they should vanish. Here is Kaye with

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another sunny outlook. After the wild weather of the

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weekend, things are now looking quieter. Things will be find for the

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next few days. Some good we`ther to start the summer holidays. Ht will

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be dry, bright, and warm. It has been a good evening. There will be

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some changes overnight. Somd low cloud and mist will come across

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Temperatures, 16`17 Celsius. Tomorrow, there will be clotd but it

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will be broken up and some decent spells of sunshine will comd

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through. Temperatures, 24`24 Celsius.

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Good evening. If you were unfortunate enough to be at the

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sharp end of the weekend storms you'll be pleased to know that the

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atmosphere is less volatile now Temperatures of 28 Celsius on the

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Sussex coast today. Most places were fine and warm.

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In Scotland it was cool with the breeze off the sea. Some eastern

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coasts will be cooler. They will be the exception. Most of us very warm

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and the vast majority will stay dry. That is the way

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