26/09/2014 East Midlands Today


26/09/2014

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And now the news for the East Midlands. I'm Maurice Flynn.

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Eight years after John Moore`Robinson died,

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a coroner today concluded his death was probably avoidable `

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if only staff at a hospital's accident and emergency department

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It was at the infamous Stafford Hospital, where fahlings

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meant the 20`year`old's injtry after a bike accident wasn't diagnosed.

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Our health correspondent Rob Sissons has more.

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John Moore`Robinson was in the wrong place at the wrong

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time, 50 miles away from his home at Sileby in Leicestershire.

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He'd gone mountain biking when he came off the bike at Cannock Chase.

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He was taken to the troubled Stafford Hospital.

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There they didn't diagnose his ruptured spleen.

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He been discharged from hospital vomiting,

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They called John the big gentle giant.

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His family had to go to the High Court to get this second inpuest.

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To lose a loved one is the lost difficult life event we will all

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face, but to go through this grief and their death be surrounddd

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by lies and deceit to cover up the poor care they received is

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We had to walk this path together to get justice for John and to make

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The South Leicestershire Coroner, Catherine Mason, found a series of

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Stafford Hospital at the tile was in meltdown.

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It's obvious now ` low staffing levels...

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It was just an appalling hospital and lots of people suffered and

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Stafford Hospital today said sorry, knowing the 20`year`old's lhfe

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This former consultant told me he had tried to get

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I hammered and hammered and hammered and hammered, to try to get changes

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John was a lad that worked hard and played hard and he loved life,

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and that was denied him by incompetent people.

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As we've been hearing, todax saw an a historic vote for militarx action

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against the Islamic State ` IS, and it's now clear that

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a substantial cross`party m`jority of East Midland MPs backed British

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But some of our most senior parliamentarians

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warned of consequences and the need for a clear exit strategy.

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From Westminster, this from our political editor John Hdss.

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Outside Westminster, a huge anti`war banner.

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Its message had already persuaded one of our senior

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parliamentarians to vote ag`inst British military intervention.

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What we're doing now, I'm afraid, is playing Isis game, and wd will

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I heard the Secretary of St`te for defence now saying we're gohng to be

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Just like Iraq, it appears there is no real exit strategy.

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But the writing was already on the wall for those

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A succession of East Midlands MPs spoke in favour of intervention

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He has rightly talked about defeating Isil militarily

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and politically, including with help in the region.

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Could he say something about how we need to also ddfeat

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Which countries are supporthng Isil, including by purchasing oil,

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and what is the British Govdrnment and others going to do about it

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Certainly I shall support this motion, because some of our best

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allies are taking part in this intervention, but I still think we

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are at the early stages of working out exactly where we're going.

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The threat is not from a rogue state or a vicious dictator.

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It's from a poisonous, viral movement which is cutting

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a swathe of grisly barbaritx across the region from Syria to Ir`q.

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Some MPs have sought the vidws of their local voters beford

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Well, the poll organised by the local paper showed therd was a

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majority of two to one in f`vour of taking military action againt Isil,

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but the people who have contacted me directly, there is a majority of

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probably four to one against military action. And

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in the House of Lords, a warning about home`grown jihadi fighters.

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In Derby, where I work, there are at least 20 people, probablx more,

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But besides fighters, your Lordships may or may not be

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aware there is also also an appeal from Isis paramedhcs, for

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teachers, for people to help build what they think is a good society.

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Parliament may have rejected military action against Syrha

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a year ago, but one year on and the mood is very different, and sombre.

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And for our East Midlands MPs, the threat

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A fire service today made ftrther frontline cuts `

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axing two appliances and 32 full` and part`time posts.

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Members of the Fire Brigades Union protested outside

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the headquarters of Nottinghamshire Fire Service.

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They claim the cuts ` affecting Beeston and Mansfield ` are putting

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But the fire authority says with fewer calls`out, they can cope.

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Today we are removing our first full`time appliance,

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We can keep cutting and cutting and cutting, but at the end of the day,

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we do have to be more imaginative, and I feel we've got to a shtuation

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where I feel comfortable with the resources we've got, but if we

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started removing some more, I would have difficulties.

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A strike by maintenance staff at East Midlands Trains that was due

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to start this weekend has been called off.

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Members of the Unite union were due to walk out for a week

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A revised offer was put forward to union officials this morning,

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More from me across the weekend Now the weekend weather.

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High`pressure predominantly in charge of weather. It will keep this

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settled. A couple of weather fronts but they are very weak so they will

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just give us a bit of Clyde from time to time. A dry weekend. Quite a

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lot of cloud but equally sunshine coming through from time to time.

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After chilly mornings, it whll feel warmed by the afternoons. Cdrtainly

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a chilly night tonight. In northern parts temperatures will be close to

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grasp Ross. `` grasp frost. Some death Dalit dense patches of frost

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by the morning. `` some dense patches of frost. That is it from

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us. The outlook. Good evening. Some very useable

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weather on offer this weekend in. Fact, most of September has been

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decent, and that's because our jet stream that drives our weather

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systems across the Atlantic has been driving them to the North West of

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the UK. So not much rain has made its way across our shores. By the

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same token, it's been quite warm, especially in the south. Little

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change to that pattern this weekend. Mainly dry with warm sunshine. We

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will pick up for fog

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