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Hello and welcome. A nine ydar old boy fights for his life aftdr
falling out of a moving coach on the A47. Tonight: We were expecting them
to have a good time and comd home safe. On this occasion that did not
happen. Fed up with footing the bill. Local
farmers step up the fight against flytipping. And pioneers in the
treatment of prostate cancer, the surgeons using robots to save lives.
And running the marathon for and Helen, eight members from one
family. First the terrifying moment a nine
year old boy fell from a co`ch travelling West along the A47. He'd
been playing rugby in a tournament with friends and was travelling back
to Lincolnshire. Tonight he's in Addenbrooke's hospital with injuries
described as life threatening. Our reporter Kim Riley sent this report
from near King's Lynn where the accident happened.
This is the stretch of the ` 47 where this extremely rare and
horrific accident happened `t around 345 yesterday afternoon. Thd coach
was coming from that directhon, from a North Norfolk direction, heading
on the a 47 towards Peterborough and ultimately to Stanford. The injured
by's father was on the coach with the boy, his mother apparently
travelling in a convoy of vdhicles going along with it, too. It is not
clear quite what she saw thd horrific events that befell her son.
The double`decker coach abott to be removed from the a 47 after a tragic
accident in which no other vehicle was involved. The main yourself from
the main entrance door halfway along the courts, suffering severd head
injuries. The police confirl that there were 20 children and ten adult
passengers on board at the time no one else was injured. By's parents
were among the party from Stanford rugby club. They were on thdir way
home from playing at the mini rugby tournament at which more th`n 7 0
children took part. The polhce investigation is underway into how
the door came open. It has been revealed there was some queteing
from young people waiting to use the toilet inside the coach. Directly
next to the door and somehow the door has come open. Any ide`s how
that happened? At this time it would be pure speculation. But thhs is the
focus of our enquiries to fhnd out how this happened. The drivdrs we
have spoken to, we are appe`ling for witnesses and we want to brhng more
witnesses forward. The boy was originally taken to the Quedn
Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn and has since been transferred to
Addenbrooke's Hospital in C`mbridge. The peasants and coaches who better,
they were devastated when they got back last night. They were visually
shot. It was an awful experhence for them. `` visually shocked. When we
send teams out to play in m`tches we expect them to have a good time had
come home safe. On this occ`sion that did not happen. Hamilton's
coaches from Rothwell have not commented, but the Confeder`tion of
passenger transport, the body that represents coach operators say they
have a fantastic safety record. We are not sure about what happened on
this particular journey, wh`t I can tell you is that before the driver
takes any vehicle out of thd depot at interservice number of checks
undertaken. Looking at the tyres, safety features, seat belts, the
seats themselves. And also the exit and emergency doors. The police have
appealed to anyone who witndssed the incident to contact the teal without
delay. People in the industry say it takes a very physical and still
about movement to actually open a court store, so this enquirx
beginning right now will trx and find out how that door opendd and
why. An extra lane has been created for
drivers on a section of the M25 through Hertfordshire out of what
used to be the hard shoulder. The Highways Agency is hoping that by
opening up the lane between the A1 and A10 junctions there will be
fewer tailbacks. But those who use the motorway regularly are xet to be
convinced. They call it a slart motorway, at 8:30am the hard
shoulder on this eight mile stretch of the M25 was permanently opened to
traffic. Monitored by the hhghways agency controlled room it is
designed to add capacity and cut congestion. Emergency refugd areas
have been built up the mail and a half to cope with breakdowns. Very
few breakdowns are catastrophic someone stopped there and then in
the lane. But if they do, drivers can get to the left`hand side if
they can. And then it is in control rooms like this the operators are
monitoring, we have equipment monitoring. They will put up the red
X if the lane is blocked. Those who drive for a living will of course
welcome anything that will reduce congestion. Drivers of thred star
coaches are regulars on the M25 and this operation manager says he is
yet to be convinced. Cable Tel whether these schemes will work We
come up with these weird and wonderful ideas, traffic schemes
they have done all over the areas. And have the time you wonder why.
And what they have done. Hard shoulder running is nothing new in
this region, it was introduced between junction ten and junction 13
of the M1. Unlike this stretch of the M1 where hard shoulder running
is only operational when thdre is congestion or there has been an
incident, on the M25 it will be operational 24 hours per dax in the
highways agency says they h`ve further plans for similar schemes on
other stretches of the M1 and the rest of the motorway network. Not
almost list we spoke to are convinced. The hard shoulders are
traditionally for people who are breaking down so they can w`it for
assistance. It is good, if ht is an empty lane then we should bd able to
use it. It can cause a lot of accidents. The highways agency
insists hard shoulder running is safe. A second scheme on thd M2 is
due to open later this year with other motorways set to follow next
year. Meanwhile, eight months of roadworks
begin on the A14 today as p`rt of a government programme to deal with so
called 'pinch points'. An extra lane is being built in both directions
between Girton and Histon in Cambridgeshire. There will `lso be
improvements to slip roads. The work will mainly take place during the
day with existing lanes narrowed and a 50 mph speed limit. Overnhght lane
closures are also planned. Two men have been charged whth the
murder of a teenager in Petdrborough last week. Mohammed Haroon Sanghar
was attacked in Russell Strdet on Thursday afternoon following an
incident involving a car. Two men from Bedford appeared in cotrt
today. ??NEWLIEN Next tonight a crackdown on flytipping, and it s
the region's farmers who ard behind it. Last year illegal dumping cost
our councils more than ?2 mhllion. In Northamptonshire there wdre
almost 11,000 reported cases and a clear up bill of more than ?850 000.
In Bedfordshire almost 9,000 cases. In Cambridgeshire, another 7,00 .
And you can see the cost to the taxpayer is significant. But when
rubbish is dumped on privatd farmland it's farmer that foots the
bill. Our reporter Louise Htbball is on a farm in Cambridgeshire.
Please. On the edge of this farm all this
rubbish has been dumped. Thd council has taken away a lot of it because
it is next to a road but wh`t the farmer is worried about is this mode
of tarmac, because it is a hazardous substance is worried he will have to
pick up the cost to have it taken away. And it is a story repdated
across the region. Unaware he is being filmed, this man dumps a
mattress at a well`known flx`tipping spot in Cambridge. Moments later, he
returns to doses in petrol `nd set it alight. People travel for miles
to dump rubbish on this road in Peterborough. But all too often
fly`tipping happens on Prim` agricultural land. Come and look at
some of the stuff we get dulped Few can see we have some wood, trellis,
all sorts of garden stuff. This is the tip of the iceberg. Ten`nt
farmer David King is dealt with for loads of waste dumped on his land in
the past 12 months. Including syringes and asbestos. It h`s cost
them hundreds of pounds to clean up. The arrogance of coming herd and
taking it on my land, I find it astounding. It makes me verx cross
and people have far worse things than we do. There is a farmdr in the
Midlands at 1000 tyres dumpdd on his farm. It is criminal. It is
annoying. I have together asked my men to create or myself and you
never know what you have `` what you are going to find. Two thirds of
farmers have had weekly is discarded on the land. A recent survex shows
the cost of removing fly`tipping from agricultural land in the UK was
nearly ?15 million. And that of course would be mainly farmdrs
picking up the bill. Our research suggests it is getting worsd and
there are concerns with council budgets these days that thex do not
have the resources to investigate and prosecute people who ard
responsible for this. The NSU wants to remain homeowners that they have
a duty to ensure their rubbhsh is disposed of correctly by ushng a
registered carrier and getthng a receipt. Fight tipping carrhes an
unlimited fine and up to five years in prison. The NFU says that in
England there is a case of fly`tipping every 44 seconds, and
what the farmers Stuart is trging you to do if you see a vehicle
fly`tipping is to get the registration number so you can
report it. Planes landed at RAF Witterhng this
morning for the first time hn four years. The base in Cambridgdshire
was closed for flying after the MoD decommissioned its Harrier squadron.
But now the runway will be tsed to help train future RAF pilots.
A welcome return to Whittingham Exact touching down here once again,
the first to arrive. Five spuadrons will make this airbase near new
home. Today it is just the small aircraft, but this is a verx big
moment for this airfield. Once again, Alea twittering is a fine
base. To have the airfield back is a big step. It brings it back to life.
The sound of aircraft in thd local airspace. Aircrew updating from
here. A fully functional tr`ining base for the future. Witterhng,
Harrier until 2010. This is their final farewell. The doctor `t our
victim of MoD cuts that saw other bases go, too. Wedding's future is
more secure now, thanks to this aircraft. Is a change for us but it
is good, it is the centre of the UK. It is easier for our sins to come
here and it is native tipping the flying back to the local colmunity.
We have a long legacy of flhght operations year. Alex is 21, a
member of the Cambridge University air Squadron. His aim is to become a
fighter pilot. Being one of the first the students to come to the
base when there will be the university experts, the is
astounding. It feels very good. I will be one of the first ye`r. It is
a big moment for me. Witterhng once again and airfield. Before then the
Harrier. A fighter jet very much missed here. This aircraft they say
is vital for the RAF, trainhng pilots for the future.
The Liberal Democrats are c`lling for three new garden cities to be
built between Oxford and Calbridge to end a chronic shortage of housing
in the area. Together they would provide at least 45,000 new homes.
There are already plans to build one garden city in Ebbsfleet in Kent,
but the Deputy Prime Ministdr and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg
says that's not enough. Particularly in that kind of arc of our
prosperity, rates to the Calbridge where normal people want to live in
simply can't, or are totallx priced out of the housing market
altogether. One way of making sure more families can live therd and
more people work there, it can be done in a successful way, the plan
is probably superb and citids. Those are the top stories. We will be here
for an update at 10:25pm. Over to the summer. But at the moment, it is
not clear at all if it can afford the big spending
Still to come, another nail`biting weekend of sport, the action from
the Premier League and the championship. And the relathves who
made the marathon a family `ffair. A report out today says the NHS is
not doing enough to encourage new treatments and pay for new
equipment. Among the good ideas is using robots for surgery for
prostate cancer. One robot hs being used at Addenbrooke's Hospital in
Cambridge. But it was bought using money raised by a charity, not from
Health Service funding. There is the patient. There is the
surgeon. And then, there is the robot. ?1.4 million`worth of robot,
to be precise. It helps perform keyhole surgery on patients like
Victor Wilson. It is not like the old type where it
takes a long time to recover, because it is open surgery `nd more
liable to have maybe infecthon. It should be able to more prechse so we
are hoping with the 3D, he can take pretty much all the cancer `nd we
can get on with our lives. Addenbrooke's has pioneered the
largest programme of robotic prostate surgery within the NHS in
England. Around 1,500 patients so far. But the money for this robot
and its predecessor came from local fundraisers, not the NHS.
I feel the NHS should be H `mend this test bed and if the government
put in place this new technology in a restricted number of centres, we
would know whether the technology was good straightaway.
There is plenty of talk abott ground`breaking in the NHS `t the
moment. The Chief Executive of NHS England said last week that he wants
more experimentation. And on Friday, in Ipswich, the body's Medical
Director, Sir Bruce Keogh, opened a new training centre, where
everything is high`tech, and where robots are used to help mentor
medical staff. But this report out today, from the Royal College of
Surgeons, says more action hs needed. Health providers nedd
incentives to innovate. Patients in England to servd the
very best care and that is something I feel very passionately about. The
best care to research, that is the way forward for Cambridge.
The report has put forward ` string of recommendations. A spokesman for
NHS England said today that it is keen to study the detail.
Sport now, and there is so luch to play for up and down the football
league. Here is Tom. Yes, and the real possibility of
Norwich and Ipswich swapping places in the top flight. Norwich first.
Their new manager, Neil Adals, says Saturday's 1`nil defeat at Fulham
does not mean relegation is a certainty. It is getting dicey
though. Here is the foot of the table.
Norwich just two points cle`r of the relegation zone. Four games to play.
And their run`in is daunting. For many Norwich fans, this was the
defining game of the season. They had to be there. The pilgrilage
began early. Seven coach lo`ds left and others did to go by rail. Not
all were consumed by fear of what might be. Either way, a couple of
hours to relax before the ndrves kicked him at Craven Cottagd.
Historically a bogey ground, Norwich have not won at Fulham for `lmost
three decades and it needed to change. We definitely need to win.
We will win. If we win, we stay up and if we lose, we go down. In his
first game in charge, Neal @dams changed half the team, hoping for a
change in look. The ?8 million signing had ` chance,
expertly saved. He has played over 20 hours since
his one and only goal on thd opening day. This player did not farewell
and Bradley Johnson 's follow up was wasteful. Robert Snodgrass came
within a whisker but Fulham took the opportunity.
Robert Snodgrass came closest to drink Norwich level but at
full`time, they knew the significance of losing `` to bring.
This decision to sack the m`nager should have happened six months ago
and we would have had a chance. Did not look much different with the
other manager. We have got four difficult games coming up. Norwich
's run is intimidating. Next Sunday, Liverpool, before outgoing champions
Manchester United. Another title challenge at Chelsea, finishing with
Arsenal. Fulham felt Norwich were the better side, but no
consolation, with Norwich Chty facing relegation as a real
possibility. Four gains to prevent it becoming reality. `` gamds.
Now, it is just goal differdnce keeping Ipswich out of the
Championship play`off places. Boss Mick McCarthy is talking up his
team's chances. He says it hs exciting, but he knows therd are big
games coming up. Here they `re. Watford away first this Sattrday.
Then one of the form sides Bournemouth on Easter Mondax.
Burnley, in all likelihood, will have secured promotion when they
meet, before Sheffield Wedndsday on the final day.
Ipswich closed the gap on the top six, beating Doncaster 2`1. Luke
Chambers with the winner right at the end.
The points keep us out of the ten at six with goal difference. `` the top
six. We have had a hunk is weak Blackburn away at Huddersfidld, and
we will rest and get ready for two games. `` we have had a crazy week.
Other headlines. Kgosi Ntlhd scored Peterborough's winner. Posh in pole
position to secure a play`off spot. Freddie Sears scored twice to ease
Colchester's relegation fears. Stevenage, though, are stuck at the
bottom. And Northampton's whn gives them real hope of surviving the drop
from League Two. The Colchester manager Joe Dunne is
a special guest on Late Kick Off tonight. There is also a spdcial
report on Luton Town, so close now to bouncing back to the Football
League. Cambridge and Braintree looking to join them. BBC One,
slightly later, at 11:30pm. Cambridgeshire's Jody Cundy is
celebrating a world title, `nd a world record. He won Gold at the
Paracycling Track World Championships. He won the C4
one`kilometre time trial, slashing nearly four seconds off his previous
best. Quite a way to bounce back from his disqualification at London
2012! I think the prolonged gap four ``
the two years, and the last major championships I had was at the
London Paralympic games, to be World Champion and break the world record
by so much is something elsd. I cannot put it into words, it is
pretty amazing. Northampton Director of Rugby Jim
Mallinder says he is not worried about his side's form, going into
the battle for a Premiership home semifinal. Despite a late fhghtback,
Saints suffered a third str`ight league defeat, losing to le`ders
Saracens. More sport on the website, `nd news
of cricket's County Championship. Newly`promoted Northants ard in
action, and England captain Alastair Cook hit a century for Essex today.
Have a look for the latest scores. Thank you very much. Some of you may
have noticed we had a canarx against the Ipswich town fixtures, `nd we
should have had a horse. Well done if you ran the London Marathon
yesterday. 36,000 people took part, including eight members of the same
family from Norfolk. They h`d a special reason for putting
themselves through the pain barrier. Shaun Peel has been to meet them.
If you see people walking ghngerly today, spare a thought, thex could
have run the London Marathon. Including a family of eight who are
nursing a bad case of sore feet today.
This afternoon, six of the magnificent eight were back in
Norfolk. A row of blisters in bowls, with
stories to tell. They overc`me illness and injury, but thex started
and finished as a family. My goal throughout it was to get my
entire family from the start line to the finish line, so that suls it up.
We crossed the line, despitd some ups and downs along the way.
They did it for Vicky's Auntie Helen, who lost her life to breast
cancer. She was 44 and left four children, but she also left family
determined to raise as much money as they can in her name.
They call themselves Helen's Heroes. But on Sunday morning, it w`s a
miracle eight even started, let alone finished.
She had had no breakfast, wd took her to the line and she was still
sick. It is amazing what shd did, blisters on her feet, less her. To
have the courage and dissemhnation is brilliant.
I was so determined to get round, I nearly cried at every mile. The
atmosphere was brilliant and having my girls beside me, pushing and
pulling, was brilliant. To know the family were out that was am`zing. It
was my worst, yet my best d`y ever. They will do it again next xear and
there might even be more of them. Since Helen has died, he rahsed
?60,000. It was my Auntie Hdlen and others who are suffering, they are
in our thoughts. They have done their job for another
year, but as long as breast cancer takes lives away like it did Helen
's, this family will keep on running.
A great story, well done. And Julie run five miles for sports rdlief.
Many years ago and it hurt! Never again.
Out of the wind, it felt pldasant is today. The average temperattre is 30
degrees and many of us got ` degree above that. The exception w`s the
North Norfolk coast. Struggling into double figures. Plenty of stnshine
today, patchy cloud from thd North West. That will continue but I think
tending to clear away. A lot of clear sky and it does mean
underneath the clear skies, it will be chilly. These are the expectation
rose in towns and cities but rural areas could drop to freezing, or
below. `` expectations. Probably patchy mist and fog develophng in
places. High`pressure tomorrow is in charge and it will migrate slowly
East, that means a subtle change in wind direction. North`east,
easterly, so there will be `n onshore breeze down the East coast,
affecting temperatures. A chilly start everywhere but a fine and dry
day, with a good deal of sunshine for many of us. More cloud down this
eastern side. That will affdct temperatures on the coast. Tomorrow,
up to nine, 10 Celsius. But inland, temperatures. To rise. 12, 30
degrees Celsius generally btt some places could reach 15 degreds and
feeling hasn't in the light winds. We finish fine and dry. `` feeling
pleasant. Wednesday, hopefully long spells of sunshine. Temperatures
higher, 15 degrees generallx. We cannot rule out something hhgher,
especially inland. On Thursday, through the Easter bank holhday
uncertainty. Perhaps more cloud but it should stay largely dry with
brightness and sunshine. Good Friday is looking dry but cooler, `nd
chilly nights in rural areas, a ground frost most nights. That is
it, have a good evening.