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Hello and welcome to Look East. In the programme tonight: I'd never
hurt my son ` a mother accused of killing her seven`week`old baby
tells a court she doesn't know what happened to him.
A U`turn for the U's. Cambridge United look set to stay at the Abbey
And Peterborough's Little Miracles ` how the DIY SOS team rose to the
Children In Need challenge. "I don't know what happened to
Jamie. I'd never hurt my son." This is what Jacqueline Adams told a
court today when accused of murdering her seven`week`old baby
boy. Jamie Kightley died from multiple injuries at his home in
Northampton in March last year. Both Jamie's mother and his father Adam
Kightley are accused of his murder. Our reporter Mike Cartwright was in
court today and joins us from our Northampton newsroom.
NO SOUND. The prosecution put it to her that
she knew that there were bruises on the child. She said, no, he was
perfect. When asked when she first saw the bruises, she said in the
hospital. I understand there are different
accounts of what happened that night. All Mac this is Jacqueline
Parker's version of events. This is where the evidence differs.
This is Adam Kightley arriving at court. He says they both pitched
Jamie down to sleep and went to bed and found him the next morning. She
says that Adam was the last person to see him alive and the first
person to see him dead. The prosecution said that she was
hedging her bets until she knew what Adam Kightley was going to say. They
both deny murder and deny a loving the death of a child.
A young girl playing near to the home where a family was stabbed to
death heard a shriek coming from the house. That's what a jury has been
told today. The girl was a school friend of Alice Ding who was
murdered in 2011 along with her parents and sister. The court was
told the child could not tell whether the scream was one of
anguish or pleasure. Businessman Anxiang Du is accused of the
killings. He denies the charges A pensioner from Hertfordshire has
been named on a list of thirteen of Britain's most wanted criminals
thought to be hiding in Spain. 78`year`old paedophile Michael
McCartney from Letchworth was convicted in March of abusing three
boys. He failed to attend court the following month for sentencing.
Planes bound for the Philippines have been loaded with aid at
Stansted Airport this morning. Many more are planned for the coming
days. Aid agencies say the scale of this humanitarian disaster dwarfs
any in recent years. As dawn breaks at Stansted, a jumbo
jet awaits its cargo. It is not food or water, it is equipment for the
British Red Cross team to help them Courtney the distribution of aid.
What we are sending today are generators, land Rovers, food and
water. Everything they need to do their job
effectively. The scale of the devastation is now clear.
This lady waited for three days before she heard from her family.
They have nothing there. I would like to tell people to please donate
anything that you can, a penny, a pounds with be a very big help.
World Vision has had a presence in the Philippines for several years.
They say their presence is long`term. Once the television
cameras have gone, we will be continuing to supply them until they
have everything they need. Once that these is completed then we
start rebuilding people 's livelihoods.
This plane was loaded in one hour, after all delays could cost lives.
Fewer than 15% of the public voted for them but, a year on, the
Government says Police and Crime Commissioners are working well and
are here to stay. But a BBC survey reveals most people still don't know
who they are and what they do. We spent a day with David Lloyd, the
PCC of Hertfordshire who's struggling to make his mark with the
public. David Lloyd's working day starts in
this courtroom. Next is a quick chat with custody
officers. They are discussing strategy and about selling of a
redundant police building. I do not agree that people are
seeing what is it about? The public gets that this is about putting
someone at the heart of leasing and crime reduction. But it seems to be
failing to register with people Bill`mac I don't know his name and
didn't know there was one. I can't say I do know who years Is
yet as a waste of money and haven't followed the story. `` I see it
I do not think they have acted up towards the role allows.
I was talking about people being drunk overnight and this is a
development of this. Have you given up on your original policy? I think
that was exactly the area I was talking about. When you run, it is
hard to measure what impact David Lloyd has had.
Luton`based airline easyJet has unveiled new equipment designed to
keep planes flying after a volcanic eruption. It follows the chaos three
years ago when a volcanic ash cloud from Iceland led to flights being
grounded for a week across Europe. The new system called AVOID will
make it easier to avoid ash in the air.
Spring 2010 and a volcanic eruption in Iceland empties the skies over
most of Europe. 100,000 flights were grounded, Williams are stranded
across the world. When the dust settled, scientists began working on
a new system to stop it happening again. This man came up with the
idea. The camera fitted to normal airliners which conceived as close
in the distance. There is no certainty in science so
we are still not sure where all the action is. `` where all the ash is.
To test it, they got themselves this military aircraft.
They used an industrial vacuum cleaner to spew ash out of the back
of it and recreate that ash cloud. This is what it looked like. The red
shows the density of the ash. You can clearly see the ash clouds,
giving pilots enough time to change course.
You are seeing it in real time, physically in front of you. The
instrumentation can see the hazard and therefore you can avoid it.
Icelandic volcanoes erupt every five years on average but we now have
better forecasting, radar and planning. Coupled with this new
system it means that the chaos of three years ago should never happen
again. Cambridgeshire Police has been
accused of attempting to spy on students. The Guardian newspaper has
obtained footage showing an officer trying to persuade an activist to
become an undercover informant and feed him information in return for
money. The unnamed policeman wanted the activist to name students who
were going on protests. Cambridgeshire Police has said
officers do use covert tactics in accordance with the law. The
University of Cambridge has declined to comment.
For years Cambridge United's Abbey Stadium appeared to be doomed. The
club planned to build a brand new stadium on the edge of the city but,
after a planning battle, the U's have U`turned and now the Abbey
looks set for a new lease of life. Plans have been coming to the at
least idiom, home of Cambridge United, since 1932. Many were behind
plans for a new stadium. But those plans were dismissed by the council
which left the club needing a plan B. There has been lots of discussion
about taking it to the Secretary of State but they have been brilliant
landlords for us here so we looked for an alternative. This is a proper
football ground with modern facilities.
The common denominator is the property developer which is willing
to spend several million pounds redeveloping two standards. ``
stands. We are constantly told that the Abbey Stadium wouldn't afford us
an opportunity to make money off the field. It doesn't look good.
While he admits a new stadium would be nice, a redeveloped stadium will
allow more room for hospitality areas. It can't be sold from under
our feet. They hope to have the new stadium ready for the start of the
2015 caesium. It will help to make the club
sustainable in the long`term. Work to improve a notoriously
congested junction on the M1 could begin within three weeks. Luton
Borough Council has announced that junction 10a of the M1 will be
upgraded as part commissioners make no difference in
fighting crime. Still to come, Alex will be here
with your weather forecast and how the money you give to children in
need is helping these young people in Peterborough.
This week, Stewart is in Shanghai, reporting on the growing trade links
between our region and China. Tonight for our last instalment from
Shanghai we look at tips for businesses hoping to strengthen
their links with the Far East. Hello again from Shanghai. On Monday
when we were marking Remembrance Day and went 8` was sweeping across
parts of Asia, here in Shanghai the big news was something called single
state. They have it every 11th of November. `` singles day. On that
day, retailers offer their price `` offered the good at the cup place.
One online retailer sold five only in US dollars worth of goods. 5
billion. It gives you some idea of what this country is spending. Which
is why so many companies in the east are keen to do business here. I've
business correspondent has been getting some tips from some people
who know. These are fluorescent signs which
caught using the full range of fluorescent chemicals we have. New
products from the East, looking to conquer global markets. This company
makes for marking systems and other products used by the world's leading
airlines. Calling technology which it wants to sell to China. The chief
executive knows it will not happen overnight. He is setting up an
office in Shanghai. We are looking to find co`operation with companies
over there that we can innovate with and gender `` and develop
next`generation product for the Chinese market is difficult. China
will be taking 30% of all commercial airline for commercial traffic. East
of England companies sold ?750 million of goods and services to
China last year. According to the government there is plenty more to
go at, so what are the top tips? We asked the East Anglia companies who,
as we have seen, are already trading successfully with China. Having the
right partner who can help you navigate through the complexities of
a different market from your home market is obviously one of the most
important things, I would say. You can only do it one way, jump on a
plane and go and meet them, Cosby are very welcoming and they do want
to do business with the UK customers. You must give your brand
into national exposure, so we have done that by going to international
trade fairs and those trade fairs are globally attended, you get
buyers coming in from all over the world. China's repetition for
corruption put some companies. The new president has singled out
corruption as one of the issues to be dealt with further. The belief
that there is widespread corruption, there might be, but it
is less than it was and it is being addressed for the future. For ST G8
is all about getting into the world's is aviation market. It has
seen the light of China. I am sure that many of those
sentiments would have been echoed in Newmarket today, experts from 60
countries have been giving advice to businesses on how best to export.
It is like business speed dating, Peggy country you want to export to
and you get 20 minutes of advice. 16 national flags, including this one,
but they come from as far afield as Malaysia and Mexico. The site each
flight are experts from embassies and consulates, and they have all
been flown in here to give advice on export opportunities to local firms.
Have you had a lot of interest? Your Mac a huge amount, almost
overwhelming. It is very promising, I saw a lot of interest. We have the
structure of the Robbie Williams heads... This firm makes complex
components, like this prop for a rock concert tour. Because we are
very new to dealing with anybody outside of the UK, I saw this as a
great opportunity to get more support, some pointers on how to do
business abroad and hopefully make some contacts. The export market in
the Easter meeting is worth ?27 billion per year, but we are still
playing catch up. We are behind a number of our obvious competitors,
Germany, France, Italy. There is no good reason why that should be true.
We are gaining market share, a export to China in the past year
have been going faster. We start from a low basis we have a long
journey to go. The boss of this estimating firm is ahead of the
game. `` engineering firm. 90% of the manufacturers goes overseas. We
get comfortable dealing with the UK market and some of us get
adventurous and go to Europe, but there is a better world out there.
Countries like China have a huge growth. It is daunting for many
people because they see China as a difficult market and there is a lot
of misinformation. There is a lot of help out there, too. It is down to
local firms to make most of what health `` help is on offer. We are
behind the curve. What are my impressions of Shanghai?
The roads are congested, you read any taxi is like something out of
wacky races. This part of town is predominately a Toulouse attraction.
It is the new part which is big and brash. The money men have arrived.
Someone said to me that millionaires are ten a penny in Shanghai, it is
the cleaners we set up and take notice of, which probably explains
why George Osborne has been to China, David Cameron is coming to
China before Christmas and modest and was you just a few weeks ago.
Someone asked him if Britain had missed the vote when it came to the
Chinese economy. No, he said, we are just fashionably late to the party.
I think all of us will hope that this is true.
Now if you're a fan of DIY SOS, you'll know that last night. Nick
Knowles and his team attempted their biggest ever build. To mark this
years Children in Need appeal, they completely re`built a centre for
disabled children in Peterborough. It is called Little Miracles and
Mike Liggins has been there today to see how everyone is settling in.
Michelle King and her six`year`old son Oliver in the new sensory room
at the miracles. It is a paedophile support group for families with
children who have disabilities and life emitting support group. `` it
is a support group for families and children who have disabilities. Had
tried to get on the bus and the driver said no, so we refused to get
off. I sat in the aisle and had a cry. I had a mum that was absolutely
amazing telling me that things would be OK and he went for the Coffey.
Eternity out through its old home and the new one was not fit for
purpose. That is when DIY SOS got involved. Nine days, 16,000
man`hours, 12 lorry loads of concrete... Hundreds of people from
all over the country give their team to help in the build was only
finished at 3am on the day of the big reveal. If you are ready, open
your eyes. All my! It is amazing. This is our kitchen. This is where
we prepare the food. No, Michelle and the other parents and volunteers
are loving what has become a home from home for many. This
four`year`old who has cerebral palsy, is three or four times per
week. He was the trampoline and the swing. And the roundabout. And the
open spaces. Words cannot describe, it has put so many smiles on
families and children's faces. And Freddie was it? You like Freddie
adores it. He will not leave the place. When we go it is meltdown,
because you must put your shoes on. He knows when you put your shoes on
it is time to go. Children In Need helps fund Little
Miracles but money is tight. Michelle and others are working
their socks off and not being paid. So there are big challenges ahead.
But DIY SOS and all the people who helped have created a medical for
these Little Miracles. Of course Look East is holding its own event
for Children in Neeed tomorrow night at Wicksteed Park in Kettering.
Janine will be there. Tell us more. Thanks, Susie. It is going to be our
biggest Children in Need night yet. My little yellow friend and I will
be there and we'll be joined by a 200 strong choir who'll be singing
in a Gary Barlow challenge with others across the country. But the
best bit is that you can come, too. Entry is free, the pirate ship, the
dodgems all free. There'll be face painting, the Doctor Who experience,
and if you've been fundraising we would particularly love you to come
along and tell us all about it. Gates open at 6pm and entry is
limited so the sooner you get there the better! We want to hear, don't
we, from anyone who is doing anything special tomorrow.
Absolutely, if you can't make it along, still get in touch and tell
us what you are up to and how much you have managed to raise. The more
the merrier. What about the weather?
Nice but cold, wrap up warm if you're out tomorrow. We have had
some fine sunshine, but it felt cold with a north`westerly wind. We did
well for sunshine but that means that what follows is a particularly
cold night. There is a risk of Falkirk because temperatures will
get low enough to print the ground fog, but it will be patchy
especially in rural locations. We will keep largely clear skies and we
might look at some showers, particularly across the
north`eastern part of Norfolk. That is where it will stay cloudy and
those temperatures would be quite as low. If we go farther to the west
temperatures of two or three degrees are quite possible, we went falling
much later. There will be more of the best these around. The pressure
pattern shows a wad of high pressure moving in that brings us lighter
winds tomorrow and perhaps an odd missed patch to clear first thing
but it is looking largely warm and `` not warm but the great state.
Temperatures not one, it remained degrees at their very best. It will
feel comfortable. We will bring in clothes across parts of Norfolk and
Suffolk, and that may produce an isolated showers across most places.
Clearing skies overnight tomorrow, it really does bring us a lot of
sharp frost, it wait frosts were certainly cold makers expected.
Beyond then, this weather front is of interest because it marks the
boundary of much colder air. Eventually it turns southward,
especially after the weekend, and brings rain for Monday and then what
comes next is some much colder air. This originates from the Arctic so
the middle of next week it could be quite cold with some pretty cold
days and frosty nights expected. Before therefore the weekend there
will be more cloud around so that will prevent her temperatures
falling quite as low, but the high`pressure stands firm. We are
looking at largely fine conditions, if a little in the cold side. Sunny
spells expected for Saturday, workload for the afternoon and on
Sunday itself although it stays largely dry. It is expected to turn
rather cloudy and then we have this weather front moving through on
Monday that will bring in some rain. You can see are overly
temperatures, it is not is cold by the weekend by the sharp frost for
Monday night. Good luck to all of you raising
money for Children In Need tomorrow, have fun. Goodbye.