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re-open its embassy in eye rarnings following a breakthrough in
relations. -- in Iran. A 'do not resuscitate' notice
was placed on her records. We are pleased to the outcole and
hopefully it'll help other people to get that little bit more care.
A man with a history of violence is convicted of murdering his
Left without a bank ` the march of new technology makes
And a Commonwealth games intern`tional
recall as Strictly winner Louis Smith gets back on thd horse.
First tonight, High Court jtdges have ruled that staff at
Addenbrookes hospital in Calbridge acted unlawfully while caring
Janet Tracey was not consulted before a 'do not resuscitatd' order
and started a three`year legal battle.
In a moment we'll hear from the family of Janet Tracey, but first
There's been no criticism of the clinical care given
That is right. Janet Tracey was admitted here at a serious car
accident. She had advanced lung cancer. What happened has bden the
subject of a landmark legal judgment.
Janet Tracey was 63 when shd died at Addenbrooke's Hospital.
There is no suggestion resuscitation was needed when she died.
But her family had complaindd earlier in her care
when a 'do not resuscitate' order was placed in her records whthout
They took their challenger here to the Court of Appeal.
And today three judges ruled that Janet Tracey's rights had bden
breached because the duty to consult is integral to
The court holds that Articld 8 of the European Convention on Human
Rights is engaged by such ddcisions, because they concern how an
individual chooses how to spend the closing days and moments of their
Today's judgment has implic`tions far beyond the Tracey familx.
It means that all NHS trusts have a legal duty to consult and inform
patients or families about decisions on whether to resuscitate,
unless it is likely to causd physical or psychological h`rm.
This brings clarity to an area where there has been mixed
Each NHS trust has its own policy, but the court has said
in this judgment that all NHS trusts must take note
Addenbrooke's Hospital say today's ruling hinges on a specific point
There was no criticism of our clinical care
and the most important thing is that these patients are treated with
Today the Court of Appeal also found that no new national guidelhnes in
I was in court to hear the ruling and afterwards I spoke to J`net
Tracey's husband and her two daughters to get their reaction
And hopefully it'll help other people who go into hospital to get
that little bit more care and communication , which is vital.
And it has been a very long road to get here, three years.
It is always there, it is always on your mind.
It has been a long three ye`rs and there was no question
in the light of losing my mtm that if we had the opportunity,
we would do everything we could to try and change things for others.
The court today decided that no new national guidelines were necessary.
A little disappointing , but hopefully the decision alond that
my mum's rights were breachdd will be enough for doctors to re`lise
that just because a discusshon is distressing , it is not enotgh not
What do you think would havd been her reaction to what happendd
I think mum would have been horrified if anything happened to
her residence, like what happened to her in hospital,
and I think she would be absolutely delighted with the outcome today.
She would be very proud of ly dad and he has done a great thing.
A very dignified family and they told me that today will help them
with the healing process so they can begin to look to the future.
Professor Gurch Randhawa from the University of Bedfordshire
has just completed a four`ydar study into end of life care.
In this country we are not tsed to talking about death or end of life,
so we have to talk openly about the fact we have to plan the end of life
care. We have to think about our treatment options so when that staff
are trained to talk about it, patients and their families don t
becomes surprise or defensive. Has there been a lack of training for
staff? In this country therd has been a lack of attention to end of
life care and part and parcdl of that is about training staff and
about also educating the public and planning for end of life care and
that is important. What happened in this case? Is that going on in
hospitals around the countrx or is it isolated? There is variation
across the country, so in some parts of the NHS there are open, `ctive
unification with family, with patient and NHS staff. In other
parts, that doesn't take pl`ce and what we want is consistency.
Actually today the judges stepped back from saying what we should have
is a national guidance on that. Do you think that was the wrong thing?
I think the difficulty with national guidelines is that sometimes they
become too rigid. Flexibility is key, so we need communication and
approaches that are tailored to each individual family. What we `lso need
at the same time is for sochety as a whole to be talking about ddath and
planning for end of life so they are prepared for those conversations
when the time is appropriatd. Thank you very much.
A man has been found guilty of killing two`year`old Amina @gboola,
kicking her so hard the little girl's liver was split in two.
Today her mother's boyfriend, 19`year`old Dean Harris,
Sarah Racqueman from Yaxley in Peterborough was cleared of causing
Amina Agboola, the little ghrl whose life was cut short with a shngle
cake from her mother's boyfriend, Dean Harris. `` kick. When she was
found dying they described her as resembling a ripe Dahl. Inshde the
house, Dean Harris lost his temper after the little girl soiled herself
and wet the sober. He admitted manslaughter but denied murder. His
defence was rejected. He kicked with such force she flew six feet across
the room. Her injuries were described by the pathologist as some
of the worst he has ever sedn. Dean Harris intended to hurt her and she
died as a result. Her mother was found not guilty of causing or
allowing the death of her d`ughter. The court heard social workdrs had
warned her not to leave her alone with her boyfriend. His previous
partner had complained of domestic violence. Prosecutors said he was in
such a rage when Amina Agboola. Dean Harris showed no emotion as he the
jurors found him guilty of lurdering Amina Agboola. A short time later he
was led away. He'll be sentdnced at a later date. Amina Agboola live was
cut into junior tackle. Dean Harris lied to the police saying she had
fallen off the toilet. He s`id he only wished he could take all this
back. Social services say they will comment at a serious case rdview of
the death. Plans for a new junction on the A14
at Kettering have been given a But they've stopped short
of pledging immediate cash. The town's MP believes the new
juntion would unlock investlent worth more than ?1 billion, allowing
a 5000 home development to go ahead. The government has rejected calls to
provide cash for a new junction to If we're going to build the houses
the country needs, you need to help us build that infrastrtcture
that the county needs. That was Philip Hollobone's
message to government. At the moment it is a blob on the
map, but it is a junction that the people of capturing need in the town
isn't going to grind to a h`lt. And that fear
of gridlock is a real one. 5500 homes will be built here to
the east of Kettering. And those plans
for self sufficiency also include a solar farm and a biomas gendrator,
and then here is the small latter All of which will generate dven more
traffic, adding weight to It is the right thing to do. It will
move the traffic further along A14, which will be good. I think that
links the Kettering will be fine. The government has agreed to
a new junction in principle, Any proposals need to be able to
demonstrate a strong business case and secure third`party contributions
until government can take p`rt. But it's claimed this juncthon
does have a strong business case. For just ?39 million, the local
council claims it would delhver over The fight
for the Junction 10a goes on. Well,
joining me now is our Polithcal Andrew, I guess the questions
are will the government stulp These debates aren't really about
big announcements. They are a chance of MPs raise issues which are close
to their hearts and hope th`t the Minister and his civil serv`nts will
remember it. These debates `re very important because they give us a
chance to get an idea of wh`t the Minister is thinking, and hd said a
lot of positive things on this junction. He said he apprechated the
importance of this scheme. He talked about building good roads for the
economy. He said he wanted to build roads which would unlock hotsing
schemes, so this junction t`kes all those boxes. I came away with the
impression this scheme is vdry slowly moving up the less. Ht
wouldn't surprise me if we see the scheme mentioned in the Auttmn
Statement which the Chancellor delivers later this year. There is
an election next year as evdrything could change, and where budget
already allocated it to be 45 before anything happens.
A teenager is recovering in hospital after a gang of youths
The 16`year`old was walking with his father in the Marsh Farl area
of Luton on Friday night when they were approached.
The boy's mother is appealing for help in finding the offdnders.
On their way back from buying sweets.
CCTV footage shows the teen`ger and his father being approached
One brutally attacks the box with a sword, before they all run off.
But the teenager's mother, who lives nearby and rushed to help,
I saw 15 people come running. My son said they had come back, do
something. I said leave my son alone. They ran off into thd night.
The attack happened near Hickman Court in Waulads Bank Drive
The boy needed surgery on his leg but is recovering.
This is a concern for the police. Are you worried this could happen
again? Of course we are. Thdy could do it again. Let's catch thdse
people and put them where they deserved to be, in prison.
The offenders were a mixturd of black and mixed race men wearing
Police says it's likely thex will have bragged about the attack
and are appealing for anyond with information to come forward.
Two men have been arrested this morning on suspicion
of murdering Una Crown, a month after the investigation
The 86`year`old was stabbed and set on fire at her home
will help give these toddlers are genuinely lucky break. We rdport on
the region's disappearing b`nks And medal winner Louis Smith tells
us why he is over the moon. It's been predicted today that
more of the region's smaller It's not just down to econolics
in our smaller towns, it's down to the march of online
banking and the convenience of 25 years ago there were just under
14,000 branches of High Strdet By last year that figure had fallen
to 7,500 a fall of nearly h`lf. One pressure group believes 25%
of those that remain will dhsappear Last week the only bank in Sawston
near Cambridge closed. Barclays is pulling out of
Stansted Village. On Friday, Brightlingsea is about to
lose both the NatWest and B`rclays, and the last bank in Needhal Market
will disappear in September. Barclays has a long history
in the Suffolk market town. In the flourishing high`strdet
behind the post office is the original site of one
of the earliest country banks. Run by Quakers, it grew to become
part of the Barclays Empire. more than 200 years
on there is a lot of anger that there is lots and lots of pdople,
a strong feeling of people being It is an asset to the village,
but if it goes, I think a lot of people will change
their banks to somewhere else. It is regrettable that
it is going to shut. It is a great little bank,
great staff that provides a service to the community, and I don't know
what the town will now do if it has Toni Digby, who has muscular
dystrophy, runs her own company She was shocked when I told her
the bank is to close. Getting around is not that dasy
for you? I rely on my mobility scootdr to go
round the village, and The cashpoint will also be removed
when the bank shuts its doors Behind the closure programmd is the
rise of mobile and Internet banking. latest figures show something
like 40 million separate Some people have very littld need
to call in their local branch. Nine years ago Paul Hughes switched
banks, took up online banking Your wages get paid electronically,
everything comes out direct debit, you use your card with chip
and pin at the shops, Not everybody has got the Internet,
have they? I think in relation to banks
closing, it is important to people that they can deal with
their own money and pay thehr own bills, and this is important
in terms of staying independent Barclays says customer numbdrs
here have been declining. It hopes those not tempted
by digital banking will be `ble to carry out everyday transacthons
at the nearby post office. The Olympics gymnast Louis Smith
will be back in internation`l competition next month
after being named in the England Despite winning bronze and silver
at London 2012 his place was not Yes, Louis has been fighting to
regain his fitness since taking I will be speaking to him
in a moment, And good sign, and today he had
every reason be cheerful. , well call after he announced he was
making a comeback. Where yot ever in doubt you would make the te`m?
I was a little sceptical whdn he announces comeback, but Louhs Smith
is unique, and he made it b`ck to the main stage.
He's one of the world's best operators on the pommel horse. First
things first, return to Comlonwealth competition after winning gold in
Melbourne. I have been training to 12 xears,
and to come away with the gold medal on the pommel horse is a grdat
achievement. His achievements in the gym and on
the dance floor made me household name. But he has told his agent to
cancel the bookings. It is `ll systems go for Glasgow. Yaz competed
alongside Dan Keating is for Britain, but one of the most
intriguing battles at the Commonwealth Games is England versus
Scotland, Lewis against Dan. You guys are very supportive, does that
change, Commonwealth Games? We want to see everyone do well but
obviously there is a little bit of banter starting. Scotland h`s never
got a team medal before, so hopefully we can go there and get a
medal. Louis Smith will have to do it
without his long`term coach in his corner. He's going all out for gold
in Glasgow. I managed to speak to Louis earlier
during a break in training. And,
given the uncertainty surrotnding his selection, I asked him hf he was
relieved, or just raring to go. I've got a lot of feelings. I'm
relieved, anxious. I am verx happy with myself, because it was a very
hard task to get from where I was in December last year to where I am
now. It has been a tough jotrney, a lot of hours and a lot of sweat and
training in the gym. But I'l very relieved to be where I am rhght
now. Back in December, what was ht that
made you decide to go back hnto competition? And you miss
competing? I miss being able to do somd of the
skills I could do. I felt I was slowly not being an athlete any
more. I felt I was turning normal. If you have been athlete for so
long, that feels alien. But I was commentating at the championships
couple of months beforehand and seeing my friends and other people
competing, people I felt I could still beat, and it gave me ` kick to
think, don't waste what you have got. In ten years when you look
back, what if you are seeing what is?
I know you are disappointed not to be selected for the European
Championships, and he said `t the time you thought it was a political
decision. How do you feel about that now?
I have still offering the s`me for the team as I was for the Etropean
team, who knows why I was not picked? But I'm here, I havd
qualified for the Commonwealth Games, I have had great support from
physiotherapists coming in free of charge, my coach dedicating a lot of
time, and it is starting to pay off, so I am very pleased.
Focus was always the Commonwealth Games, and you have been selected.
You did say that would be your last hurrah. Make you change your mind on
that? I'm not sure. I'm not sure now.
Ya got the bug again? I have got the bug again. It has
opened my eyes to see that H still have a lot more in the tank. 20 5, I
will be pushing for European Championships, the world
Championships which is a qu`lifier for real. But I would be an old man
in Rio de Janeiro. The young kids coming up, so it is going to be
tough. How is your form, foreign old man?
My form is not bad. I'm still four or five weeks away from being in the
addition, but I'm going through my hard routine. It is one of the best
routines in the world at thd moment. Training is going vdry
well. I have a few aches and pains, which is normal. And they are
getting a little bit worse `s you get older, but I am hanging in
there. It is great to talk to you `s
always, and we wish you all the best for the training and further, love
games will be rooting for you. Thanks very much.
It must be dreadful to get old! All those aches and pains!
Now the weather: if you livd on the coast you will have noticed that
northerly wind has made things feel a little cooler.
high`pressure keeping things fairly settled. Things will change
overnight tonight, but we h`ve a fine end of the day. Increasing
amounts of cloud through thd night will bring some spots of light rain,
some drizzle and showery rahn into the early hours of tomorrow
morning. A lot of cloud covdr so that will mean a mild night.
Temperatures 12 or 13 Celsits. It will continue to be windy from a
northerly direction through tomorrow. This weather front will
get away quite quickly, so lany of us may wake up with quite a lot of
cloud around. Some spots of rain to clear first thing. If you lhve in
eastern counties, places like Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, it could
stay cloudy throughout the day. The further west, the better ch`nce of
seeing some brightness and sunshine. Across the West, 09 or 20
Celsius. In the East it will be slightly cooler temperatures on the
course itself. Through the afternoon, a chance the clotd will
break up. Not a lot changes. The high pressure is still fairly
established. It is starting to move west and that will shift thd wind to
south`westerly. That is good news for us because it means temperatures
will climb. They go up towards the end of the week. Thursday mhght be
cloudy with spots of rain fhrst thing but it will get brighter
through the day. Temperaturds into the low twenties. It may get higher
by Friday as that south`westerly wind continues to bring in some
warmer air and it is looking like a largely fine day for Friday with
some sunny spells. A little more closely on Saturday and getting back
to a northerly wind direction. That's all from us, have a very good