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Welcome to Look East: Jailed for 25 shopkeeper who had given him a job


That and the rest of the top stories CCTV shows the final moments of


That and the rest of the top stories 26—year—old killed in a churchyard.


Fresh hope for the million people who suffer traumatic brain injury


each year as Addenbrooke begins who suffer traumatic brain injury


Rich pickings as bargain hunters contents of this country house owned


Good evening. A man from Luton has been sentenced to a minimum of


Good evening. A man from Luton has years in prison or the murder of a


shopkeeper. Thilak Mohan—Raj beat his employer to death after being


confronted about stealing the days Walking through his draft —— shop in


Bedford, Vairamuthu Thiyagarajah, seen on CCTV just moments before or


he was beaten to death. He went upstairs and confronted Thilak


Mohan—Raj, a man he employed days earlier, who then stole £2500 from


the shop. Thilak Mohan—Raj reacted with a ferocious attack. In the


bottom right of the screen you can see another employee reacting to the


noise he heard. He quickly goes see another employee reacting to the


Vairamuthu Thiyagarajah's body, see another employee reacting to the


calls for help. Running out behind him is Thilak Mohan—Raj, the man who


has been convicted. The family was in court to hear him being sentenced


to life imprisonment with a minimum term of life imprisonment before he


is considered for relief. They are a bit numb with what has been going


on. They have listened to all of the evidence. Today has closed a chapter


in their life. The judge praised the dignity and restraint the family had


shown throughout the trial. As soon as they left the court room, that


emotion came out. There were crying and hugging each other. Sad but


relieved that the man who kills there be spend at least 25 years in


A church in Northampton where a there be spend at least 25 years in


was found murdered in the graveyard Jamie Mackie Marne was discovered at


Saint Giles Church a week ago. Police released new CCTV as part of


murdered in the church's grounds. Today at the snooker club where


murdered in the church's grounds. worked, they talked of a deeply


missed colleague and friend. He worked, they talked of a deeply


a very happy, go lucky guy. We miss him dreadfully and it is an awful


thing to happen to anybody. Jamie was such a soft, nice guy that


everybody is finding it hard to understand why. Jamie was found


murdered outside Saint Giles Church on October the 2nd. Today police


released new seat —— CCTV showing him at a takeaway minutes before he


was murdered. It is believed he him at a takeaway minutes before he


a short cut through this churchyard. Back at the church today, people lit


candles and made tributes to support his family. On a situation might


this that is so tragic, there is always a sense of community and


this that is so tragic, there is deep sense of loss. As a church


this that is so tragic, there is wanted to respond in some way and


opportunity for people to come and sit quietly and to have someone


there with them, is something we tomorrow to help people have some


comfort. But friends said today tomorrow to help people have some


only true comfort would be the Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge


is taking part in a £25 million injury. Every year more than 1


million people suffer traumatic injury. Every year more than 1


injuries, which often leads to physical disability, psychiatric


problems or often both. As part physical disability, psychiatric


patients across Europe will be analysed to see how treatment can be


In this critical care unit at Adam Brookes, is a major trauma centre.


patients. A centre of excellence research programme into traumatic


rain injuries. Working on a farm is Derek Russell, his six years ago was


in the units, his life hanging by a thread. He was loading up his lorry


tarmac. He was taken to the unit by nothing. I don't remember 12 weeks


before the accident and somewhere memory started to come back to me


very sporadic. It takes a long time for your brain to heal. It is like


thousands of chains in your head and each has thousands of links. When a


link becomes broken it has to be mended, and your mind can only mend


one link at a time. Derek's wife, Christine has written a book. It


fills in the blank bits in his memory. When you first saw him,


fills in the blank bits in his did you feel? I had lost him. Really


lifeless body laying there and I scientists, Derek's fight against


the odds produced lessons. Now the hospital is playing a key role in


gathering data from 5000 patients. I getting on with this research. It is


part of the reason we exist, try to improve patient outcome after a


traumatic rain injury. And to try to study it across Europe and use it as


a clinical tool. You are proud to work here? I am extremely proud


a clinical tool. You are proud to Derek is back as Elvis in shows


a clinical tool. You are proud to have raised thousands of pounds


a clinical tool. You are proud to charity. Christine describes him as


her miracle. He is thankful for charity. Christine describes him as


of those who brought him back to The BBC has discovered a school


of those who brought him back to Milton Keynes, which is being sued


by Harvard University in America is also being investigated by police


and trading standards here. The Havard school of management and


investigation by BBC Three counties website cannot be substantiated


investigation by BBC Three counties the founders of the school are being


In the court room they are taking on one of the world 's most prestigious


school's website. An investigation has revealed the school's founders


are the subject of investigations by the police and trading standards.


Why are you being investigated by trading standards? You should ask


them. The Reverend told me she believes she is the victim of a


smear campaign and the News of the investigation is a surprise. I have


not had any one of them coming to say, I am investigating you. It


not had any one of them coming to shock and surprise to me to say


not had any one of them coming to police is investigating me. For


what? ! For what? ! You cannot think of any reason? I cannot think of any


reason. If I am being investigated, thank God because this is a Nelson


Mandela kind of story or Martin Luther King kind of story, when


Mandela kind of story or Martin school says it has a campus in


operates from rented rooms in this What it describes as its admin


headquarters is this block of flats. Its website said it is accredited by


the Institute of management and Its website said it is accredited by


London centre of marketing. But Its website said it is accredited by


say they have never heard of the school and there are no applications


pending. The website also claims to universities including Teeside.


pending. The website also claims to say they have never heard of Havard.


accreditation from the Department of education or the Home Office, which


it would need to educate foreign students. The principal insists


it would need to educate foreign are seeking accreditation and there


is no attempt to deceive. Is this a genuine school? 100% genuine. It is


genuine. The school will not say how many students it teaches, but says


it will not make any changes to many students it teaches, but says


website and will continue to fight legal action from America's Harvard


A 5500 signature petition has been handed in to bed Chichester —— Beds


police. Campaigners are complaining against the possible closure of


it does close, police will remain in the town, but campaigners want more


details about where officers will be based. We want to know it will be in


confidential conversation. We also want to know it will be properly


manned. We don't want an officer in Tesco. We want officers based within


Cosworth engineering will set up a new Centre of excellence to build


high—performance car engines in state—of—the—art manufacturing and


it is worth millions of pounds to crashed at a race track in Cambridge


has been found dead in a hotel room in Spain. Maria lost her right eye


in the accident and it is understood she was on a tour promoting her


The 811 northbound carriageway going into Norfolk this weekend will be


closed. It will be shut from the five ways round about to read large


who will next win week's boat. Could it be possible that we have an


eastern MP in that famous chair? —— vote. Still to come, what you can


expect from the weekend weather, do not miss the forecast. Plus,


interest from around the world in these art treasures which go on sale


in Essex next week. Tonight we're going to introduce you


to one of the most influential people in education. There is a very


good chance you have never heard of him but he has a lot to say about


education and what he says is heard at the very highest level.


He is Theodore Agnew a man who has been instrumental in driving forward


the change—over of hundreds of our schools into academies. And just


look at the pace of change. The first academy opened in Northampton


in 2004. We reckon a total of 550 schools in the region have converted


to academy status since then. Today, a primary school in Lowestoft became


our newest academy. Ray holders could not have faced a


tougher challenge in his first post as headteacher . The only realistic


option was to become an academy and one year on, the official opening.


We have 180 children at the school, aged from nursery up to year six,


and it is an amazing place to be with great teachers, rates parents


and great children. We aren't excited about the future. It used to


be a primary school but now there is a new name, a new uniform and a new


teaching team. It is part of the active learning trust, based in


Cambridge, and they already sponsor for schools. It does not matter what


you call the school. It is what happens within the classroom that


matters. If you as a headteacher are not completely in touch with what is


happening in every classroom then you are not doing your job properly.


They make it fun, it is not boring. They go, we are going to do some


writing today. My teacher is quite fun. Lots more people are behaving


in lessons now. They believed that stabilised teaching in new Morrissey


is important. —— new Morrissey. How hard has it been? It has been a hard


process. But what is great is that we are working with the Trust and


they have wrought assistant to our school that is tailored to our


needs. Ofsted is yet to give its verdict on progress but the team


here are determined to sustain this progress. That was the picture in


Lowestoft today. So let's find out a bit more about this education expert


who is having such a big impact on our schools? Theodore Agnew is a


wealthy man who has tried his hand at everything from sheep farming to


insurance. These days he is a familiar figure in the corridors of


Whitehall. I'll be speaking to him after this, from Mike Liggins.


I was considered too thick to do the sciences as individual subjects.


Theodore Agnew was talking to students at this new academy in


Norwich. In truth, the students want sure who he was, but why would they


be? Theodore Agnew is a private man and much more comfortable staying


out of the limelight. He is the son of a Norfolk farmer and at age 18 he


travelled to Australia for work. A year later he bought his first sheep


farm. He always wanted to work for himself but he did once have an


interview with computer giant IBM. At the end they said to me that they


did not think I would be a good person for IBM. Thank God. They


wanted someone to be an homogenised drone. In 1989, he started an


insurance business. He could not find enough staff to expand so we


moved part of his business to India. They were all maths and science


graduates and they were being paid is $1800 a month. I realise in a


globalised world that if we do not lift the whole game of our


educational system, the living standards for the next generation


are going to be dramatically low because they are competing with


people in India. Today he is a family man, a multimillionaire and


spends three days a week at the Department for Education for


government adviser. He is not beyond having a chat in the kitchen but he


is clearly driven. Failure at the Trust on which has seven academies


in Norfolk, is not an option. He brings the best business practice


and is very loyal and hard—working. He makes phone calls at seven


o'clock in the morning, he really works hard. There was a lot of work


to be done. Academies remain controversial. A spokesman for the


Nu Teed told me that they are the beginning of privatisation. —— N U


T. He said the break—up of the authority system is preventing any


strategic planning. How are you going? I am enjoying it. Theodore


Agnew is chatting to A—level chemistry students and he is


impressed by them. He is passionate about driving up standards in


education and believes that academies are the way forward.


Theodore Agnew is here now. The National union of teachers is that


the beginning of privatisation. We should remember that Ofsted carried


out an inspection of schools in Norfolk and told us that half were


less than good or outstanding. This is about raising standards. Is it


about breaking up the education system? No, absolutely not. There is


no prospect of it becoming privatised. I cannot understand


where they got that from. People say somebody is making a big buck out of


it. Are you making a big buck? I wish I was. I made a commitment to


our first school in extending the school day but there is no way I'm


taking a penny out of it, quite the opposite. What is the most important


thing in a successful school? Good teaching and learning and good


leadership. That is the main priority. Are you able to find those


people? That is the challenge but what the Academy does is take an


outstanding head and put them in charge of several schools. Rachel,


who was in the clip a moment ago, was outstanding in a school in


Norwich, and she can take that knowledge and put it into several


other schools. Why can they not do that in the state system? They have


not done it. One of the first things we are doing is identifying future


leaders. Does that mean you are cherry picking them from state


schools? No, all of these teachers are all existing teachers in the


schools that we took over a month ago. Why can they not do that in the


state system? One problem is that they cannot attract headteachers.


Academies are state schools. You will have two direct that question


to the local authorities. That goes to the heart of the problems. Good


leadership is what turns schools around and that is what I am focused


on in our trust. That is what will lift the standards. Is there too


much politics in education? That is the other advantage of academies. It


strips out politicians. I'm here to where my cap as the head of an


academy chain and not as the face as director in Whitehall. I can speak


with some passion about my trust. We want to get bureaucrats out. Those


bureaucrats would say that what you can do, if you keep all the schools


together, is how strategic planning. If you take some out and


give them priority treatment, they cannot do that. As a businessman, I


look at outputs, and the standards in schools is not good enough. They


have had plenty of time to do all these things and they have not done


it. Academies still have to work closely with their local authority


on pupil placed planning because at the moment we have the largest surge


in infant population since records began. We have to work with local


authorities on that. Will there be any local authority schools in five


years' time? I cannot look into the future and I think it is important


to remember that two thirds of schools they become academies do so


of their own volition. It is only struggling schools that are pushed


towards becoming an Academy. So, our sister programme Sunday Politics is


covering the subject of Academy schools this weekend. That's with


Amelia Reynolds at 11.15 on Sunday, here on BBC One.


Buyers from across the world are expected in Essex next week for a


remarkable auction. The entire contents of a country home owned by


one of our most important architects the man who designed New Scotland


Yard. The interest has been sparked by


works of art, collected over a lifetime, by Bobby and Virginia


Chapman. The treasures are being exhibited in an auction room which


has been designed to look like their original home. Richard Daniel has


been for a preview. Debord and manner Debdon Manor. His


commissions included new Scotland Yard and the refurbishment of London


St Pancras station. Now the contents of Debdon Manor have been


reassembled for sale a few miles down the road. It is an eclectic mix


and we have works here that Mr Chapman commission. Other items are


also here and what I love about this collection is that it is 40 years of


the Chapman is 40 years of the Chapmans building this. We get to


the Lowry 's. They stick figures from the 1970s. I was always naive I


am quite struck by it. It is almost a Halloween typeface. There was


quite a skull like, slim, scary person. Every piece has a tail. Take


this seat, made of mahogany. No upholstery. It was designed for


servants visiting stately homes and they didn't want them passing on any


illnesses. The main reason for us doing the sale was to keep it all


together as a house, at the home, as the collection. It shows what they


enjoyed. Various items like the sardine dishes. The collection of


over 1000 lots is being sold after the family moved to a smaller home.


Some estimates exceed £30,000. A lifetime 's collection goes under


the hammer next week. Amazing. Let's get the weather. I do


not think it is looking too great, is it? We have had better weather


around. It will be unsettled in places. It has been wet and windy in


many regions. That is thanks to this front which is moving across the


country. You can see the blue on this map where the rain was. That is


where the heaviest rain was and in fact we had 15.2 millimetres


reported, that is about a quarter of a month's rain in one hour. We could


have problems on the roads, particularly in Essex. A windy day


in the region with gusts up to 43 mph. Many places reaching 40 miles


an hour. The Met office does have a yellow weather warning out


indicating 20 millimetres more rain in parts of Essex. That is where the


heaviest rain will be. Temperature is will be around 11 or 12 Celsius.


Not too cold but with that fresh north—easterly winds, it will be


chilly. There will be unsettled weather in places tomorrow but the


rain will become more confined to the north as we go through the


afternoon. In fact, down in the south, we may see the sun break out.


Tomorrow's temperature is raising from 11 or 12 Celsius. We could see


14 Celsius in places. The other thing to notice is lighter winds so


we will have a light and variable breeze. It will be a bit warmer


tomorrow then. You can see the rain in the north of the region and it


spreads into other parts of the region overnight. We start Sunday on


a wet picture. This area of low pressure still with us at the end of


the week and it will bring us rain through the day on Sunday. Rain


mainly in the north of the area on Saturday, spreading across most of


the region on Sunday. The low begins to weaken and things improve on


Monday. A drier day on Tuesday. Temperature around 12 or 13 Celsius


on Tuesday. No frost to worry about yet. Thank you. Saturday night,


Monday morning looks a real gem! Have a great weekend, goodbye.




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