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Good evening. This evening, guilty of causing the death of the


seven`week`old son. Julie Kate just 25 minutes to conflict the parents.


The people ultimately responsible for his welfare they are responsible


for taking his life. Celebrations as villagers defeat the plan for new


housing in the village. How the once turned real works are getting a new


lease of life. And tributes to the legendary Cambridge scientist who


has died at the age of 94. Good evening. First, a jury took


less than half an hour today to convict two parents of causing their


baby boy's death. Jamie Kightley was just under eight weeks old when he


died at his parents' Northampton flat in March 2012. He had suffered


severe brain injuries and dozens of fractures. Today at Nottingham Crown


Court, Jacqueline Parker and Adam Kightley were found guilty of


causing or allowing his death. Our reporter Mike Cartwright was in


court to hear the verdict and joins us now live. After sitting through


all in three weeks of evidence: The jury took just 25 minutes to deliver


their verdict. The mother and father Reverend guilty of causing the death


of the child. Jamie Kightley Was shaken to death at just eight weeks


old. His body was found with 40 fractures and covered in bruises.


Today, the jury found his parents, Jacqueline Parker and Adam Kightley


guilty of the death or allowing it to happen. The judge said the child


was always entitled to the protection of the parents. This is


the family flat in Northampton. This is where the baby was violently


assaulted. This was the nine`day name call.


A baby son spoken so badly he suffered brain injuries. He is here


and the background. The parents defence was to blame each other


They agreed that only previously, he was put to bed at six o'clock at


night. The defence was that the other must have assaulted Genie at


some point. The parents are responsible for making sure the


child is free from harm and not to people who should have protected him


were ultimately responsible for the loss of his life. ", they said they


were loving, caring parents. But today, the jury decided the did


nothing to stop the death of their child. The jury had to listen to


some very harrowing evidence. The maximum sentence they could get his


14 years. Tomorrow, the parents will find out how long it will be


sentenced for. A man has appeared in court in Luton


charged with murdering his sister`in`law. 70`year`old


grandmother Mary Evans, of Liddle Close in Luton, was stabbed in her


car as she drove along Trent Road on Monday. John Evans, who is 56 and


lives in Trent Road, was remanded in custody. Mrs Evans married his


brother just six weeks ago. Police still want to speak to anyone who


may have witnessed what happened. A 16`year`old has been charged with


trying to kill a man during a break`in at a house in Luton at the


weekend. The victim, 47`year`old Tony Abrahams, was stabbed at his


home in well field Avenue on Saturday morning. The teenager, who


cannot be named because of his age, has been charged with attempted


murder and aggravated burglary. Campaigners are celebrating tonight


after a controversial housing scheme on the Cambridgeshire`Essex border


was turned down by planners. Today's vote was in the fast`growing


district of Uttlesford, covering Saffron Walden and Stansted. Over


the next 20 years, The Office for National Statistics expects its


population to rise by 27%, to around 100,000. If Uttlesford Council


currently has more than 1,600 households on its waiting list. Its


long`term plan is to build more than 2,000 homes between the villages of


Elsenham and Henham. In a moment, we will hear from Richard Daniel with


the campaigners, but first, Alex Dunlop on the case for many more new


homes. They have got the room upstairs fear? She shows me the


husband they have the flat at she and her husband have. They cannot


afford to buy, so the rent the accommodation. If there are new


homes in the area, would you be in favour? Yes, absolutely. Lettuces


same story for James, who has to live with his parents still. Yes, I


would definitely look into it. This gives you an idea of the problem. If


you want to buy, the houses are so expensive and even their rent value


is very high. We have to do it in a way which does not make the whole


area. That is the $64,000 question. That was in favour of the


development say it is much needed. It has got new facilities for the


residents, new facilities and the likes of schools. We do have a


housing problem in the district We have 1,600 households currently


waiting for accommodation. They are either living with parents, as they


are young people and they are ensuring overcrowding situations.


There is a desperate need for new housing. The developers are likely


to appeal against the decision. So what do the campaigners think of


that? Richard Daniel has been to meet the villagers celebrating


victory. It is not hard to see why people live in the two 30 villages.


They are also close to the MA eleven on hand to Stansted Airport. For


years, the community has fought to prevent houses being built in the


area. This is the latest stage in a long`running and expensive fight.


The community has been magnificent. We have done all sorts of


fundraising activities. These are villages that people choose to live


in and villages that people choose to live


objecting to. 800 houses starting here. The village 's argument is


simple: Everyone should take their fair share of new housing across the


country. Lunchtime and protesters arrived that the Council for the


planning meeting. The rear defiant. They are using land that we should


be using to produce food to feed ourselves in the future. Ever


improve roads, does address issues. Inside the meeting, tempers flared


and just one hour later, the decision that the campaigners wanted


was reached. The plans were rejected for a second time. We are very


pleased. We are over the moon. But I fear they will come back, because


they are like a dog after a woman. The fate for free at the new homes


should go is far from over. Companies and research bodies in the


region are to benefit from major funding. Approved by the European


Parliament. Today, MEP's agreed ?60 billion of cash over the next seven


years for research and development projects across Europe. The region


received more than ?500m last time round and local MEPs say it should


do even better this time. This is a very significant amount of funding.


Cambridge University say 20% of the research they are doing is being


funded by this. We are making sure that more of this budget goes to


science and research. The workforce at the former Railcare


factory in Wolverton is set to double within five years, according


to Knorr Brems, the company which bought the factory three months ago.


Back in August, Railcare went into administration and 100 workers were


made redundant. But now its new owners say they are confident they


can take the factory from bust to boom. This year, it celebrated its


175th birthday, making it the oldest factory of its kind in the world. In


July, the celebrations turned sour. After weeks of uncertainty, it was


agreed that the historic factory would be brought. One idea ever


investing money and the site is that we grow this business substantially.


The prospect of the good times returning is good news for the


workers. Currently, the workforce is concentrating on repair work. We are


taking out the windows and the window frames, and removing only


fixings. We taking them out for an overhaul. The work being carried out


will directly benefit passengers in the region because the main customer


at the moment is greater Anglia trains. They have for Jane sheds


like this and they say they are confident the will be able


like this and they say they are location, it is ideally least, close


to London, which is a real centre of real operations in the country and


also, we have the a lot of skilled people ready to do this work. So,


from bust to boom, a team that in July seemed possible, but now there


is a growing possibility that it could continue to fly the flag for


real engineering. Peterborough city Hospital says it


is planning to recruit 50 extra nurses. It comes as Trusts across


the country are being ordered to publish details online every month


on ward staffing levels. . first County Council partnership in


the country. It is, they argue, the only sensible way to go.


Still to come tonight... We speak to one of our most senior women clerics


as the church puts women bishops back on the agenda.


Plus tributes to a giant of science, Dr Fred Sanger, whose work


transformed our understanding of how genes work.


MPs have been voting this evening on controversial changes to our armed


forces. Under the plans, there will be a big reduction in the number of


regular soldiers. And a big increase in the number of reservists. The


Government was facing a possible defeat over the issue following a


campaign by the Essex MP John Baron. Andrew Sinclair is at Westminster.


Everyone thought this would be close, but in the last few minutes,


John Baron lost his vote by 54 votes, rebels seemingly bought off


by last`minute government concessions or feeling that now was


not the time to flex their muscles. But this is a big issue in our


region with lots of military personnel and there will be other


votes on this issue. John Baron says this is not the end of the matter.


A few months ago, Look East filmed with reservists with the Royal


Anglian Regiment training in Croatia. The government wants to


rely far more on these experienced but part`time soldiers. But among


MPs, there is concern whether they are up to the job and if there are


enough people who want to volunteer. We risk heading towards false


economies and unacceptable capability gaps which people will


not thank us for. The MP for Basildon and Billericay is one,


worrying it is being rushed through without proper scrutiny and debate,


and others supporting, much to the annoyance of ministers. Some people


in the government say you are being disloyal? As an MP, it is incumbent


to speak out on matters you think are important and certain matters


rise above party politics. The government says the way we fight


wars is changing and we do not need as many full`time soldiers, but


some, like Bob Russell, feel it is dangerous, while others feel relying


on reserve this will put a big strain on small businesses. I know


the damage when you take one man out of five men team in an SME and I do


not think you have thought about this impact enough. But many


supported the government, including one who is a reserve list. Soldiers


cannot tell the difference when on the front line. We support the


regular army, we know we are up to the job and now the government is


committing ?1.2 billion over the next ten years to make sure we have


enough and training, I know this is a great deal. This is not the end of


the matter, there will be more votes on defence reforms and more


opposition. Do we know how all our MPs voted?


Not yet, but I expect Brian Binley on the list of Tory rebels. Others


who expressed concern, and find reasons, such us may have found


reasons, such as Bob Russell. But John Baron has made a name for


himself and will keep up the fight. `` others who expressed concern, may


have found reasons to go with the government. The Prime Minister was


asked about other issues in Cambridge and he said he is


listening to people's concerns, exactly what the Chancellor said to


us, Ariel Fino and `` a real feeling we shall he some movement on the


Cambridgeshire story very soon. Thank you very much.


The Church of England could approve women bishops as early as next year


after its governing body backed new proposals. Members of the General


Synod voted, with 378 in favour and eight against. The Church has agreed


to offer guidance to those parishes which reject female ministry.


The Reverend Canon Heather Butcher is an Advisor on Women's Ministry to


the Bishop of Norwich. How close are we now? We could be one year away


from the final decision being made, but we have made tentative progress,


this is the first hurdle, and we will have to see how it goes. It has


been described as fragile, if you are betting women, which I sure


you're not how fragile? I hope it will go through, but the Bishop of


Rochester, who chaired the steering group, spoke on Monday and he said


that there is no plan B and we are not offering a fitter, play, but we


cannot afford to have this changed very much. `` they are not offering


as this is accomplished. We hope it will be excepted without changing


it. Some people says it could be a concession, but it looks to me like


a fudge. We are trying to hold together a variety of people with


different views. That is one of the great strengths and joys of the


Church of England, that we are a broad church. But if you have people


that think differently and have different theological understanding


is, it is quite a task to hold them together, so I I suppose a bit of


fudging could go on. What will happen before voting? I will meet


people who are against the consecration of women bishops, to


try to build bridges. I have met several people in the diocese and


will continue to try to create good relationships. More broadly, the


bishops are going to go away to think about how it would be rolled


out across the whole church, so there is some kind of continuity


across the whole of the Church of England. They will come back in


February with their guidelines. And if those are proved, it then goes to


the dioceses that we all have to have a say and talk about it. So


long way to go? Yes, if that happens, we come back in July or


November, and it may go them. And by the beginning of the year after, we


might have a woman bishop? Fwe may have by 2015. Thank you very much


for coming in. `` we may have won by 2015.


Professor Fred Sanger, the Cambridge scientist who pioneered research


into the human genome, has died at the age of 95. Uniquely, he won two


Nobel Prizes for chemistry. The first was in 1958 for his work on


the structure of insulin. The second for his breakthrough research on DNA


which laid the foundation for the de`coding of the human genome.


As a young scholar. Fred Sanger described himself as above average.


But nothing special. He went on to become a giant of science. His work


laid the foundations for understanding and reading the


structure of DNA. The building blocks of all life. I think it is


difficult to compare these things, really, and to me it is very


gratifying and it will be useful. Such modesty was typical of the man,


whose work went on to win him two Nobel Prizes for chemistry. He was


the only person in history, and still is, to have one two Nobel


Prize is in chemistry, which are awarded for outstanding merit its


contributions to science and to win it twice my many years apart as well


is quite outstanding. Professor Sanger spent his whole scientific


career in Cambridge. His name was adopted by Cambridge's Sanger


Institute which first mapped the human genome. And it has helped


apply its findings to the development of medicine. Fred


Sanger's achievements, his legacy, will resonate in the world of


science for years to come. As one fellow professor said, the impact of


his work is impossible to exaggerate.


Well, one man who know Fred Sanger better than most was his fellow


Nobel Laureate Professor Sir John Walker. The pair worked together at


the Medical Research Council's laboratory of molecular biology in


Cambridge. He joins us now. Can you tell us more about Fred Sanger the


man? He was wonderful man to be around, a great inspiration a


fantastic experimentalists, who did very complicated experiments with


complicated `` with simple equipment, and he did not like


complex equipment. He preferred to invent his own ways of doing things.


He had enormous persistence, he could not have solved the problems


he did without that persistence and stamina. He was full of insight. He


was an inspiration to everybody around him. He set a standard for


other people to follow. It is hard to over emphasise how important his


work was to all of us. Yes, I am so glad he was able to see the fruits


of his own accomplishments in the form of the human gene on `` genome


and he saw the impact it was having on biosciences, medicine, and


society in general. His name will not just live for a few years to


come, but whatever. And he `` you work for him, and he got you to work


there, and he? Yes, we met in Paris and he asked if I thought about


coming back to England and I thought I would, and so, I rang him up a few


days later and as the fit would be possible to work with him in


Cambridge and he agreed that I could come for three months, and that was


in 1974 and I am still here. Such a modest man, but described today as


one of the greatest scientists in any generation, would you agree?


Absolutely, very few scientists with equivalent accomplishments, possibly


Marie Curie, he could be compared with her, but otherwise unique. We


will not meet another person in our lifetime again. When I met him, he


was very proud to have the Sanger Institute named after him. He was,


he was a modest person, wearing his fame lightly, he was famous,


becoming an icon amongst students, who loved him, flocking to hear him


talk, but I remember when he agreed his name could be associated with


the Sanger Institute, he said something along the lines, I have


allowed you to use my name, make sure this place is a success.


Professor Sir John Walker, thank you very much. You are welcome. Now for


the weather. The wind hazard is with us. We had a


weather front through this morning bringing some and pleasant


conditions. Then brighter skies, but bands of showers forming behind,


affecting many areas through this evening. This poses a problem, like


wind at the moment, and any gap in the showers, clear spells, means


temperatures getting below freezing, was in some problems with Frost and


ice, but not necessarily widespread or for the whole of the night,


mainly between now and midnight. The showers falling as sleet, with a


wintry flavour. After midnight, more cloud, the showers keeping going,


and some wind preventing frost later. We end the night with


temperatures above freezing. A cloudy start with showers around


first thing, the feature will be the north`easterly wind, making it feel


very cold tomorrow, but in proving through the day, starting with


showers which gradually become lighter and fewer. But still some of


them across the eastern half, parts of Norfolk and Suffolk


particularly. Temperature is not high, seven or eight degrees. And


the wind speed will make it feel very cold. By the end of the day,


less showers, but still the chance of some, and falling as sleet and


snow. Beyond that, high`pressure building, meaning much lighter wind,


and clearer skies, so that throws up the hazard of much colder nights.


Although for the next couple of nights, it is quite windy, so just


about free of cost, by the weekend, we start to bring those numbers


down. `` free of frost. Bringing those numbers down means some frost,


possibly some freezing fog. This showers by the weekend, sunny


spells, but feeling quite cold. Thank you very much, I think.


That is all from us, good night. Goodbye.


I'm Nigel Slater, a cook. And I'm Adam Henson, a farmer.


all back in touch with where our food really comes from.


You asked me to grow some durum wheat to produce your pasta.


Our own eggs, our own flour - couldn't ask for more, really.


# Through stormy weather and bottles of wine... #


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