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That's all from the BBC News at Six, so it's goodbye from me and on

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In the programme tonight, the death of baby Luca.

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Bedford hospital is criticised for failing to recognise

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Just sent me home and told le there was nothing wrong with him `nd he

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was fine, just felt as if it was all in my head.

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We ask the minister responshble what he's doing to make cycling safer.

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We'll be here later in the programme with the Legion's parents f`cing

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tougher penalty for taking their children out of school will

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The beach playing host to the UK's biggest colony of Little Terns.

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The mother of a baby boy who died at Bedford Hospital has told

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an inquest she felt like her son's life didn't latter.

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10`month`old Luca Downie didd from a congenital heart defdct

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Today the coroner said the hospital had failed to recognise

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she says she was made to fedl like her son's life did not mattdr. He

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died from a rear heart condhtion which was not detected desphte

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numerous hospital admissions. She said doctors at Bedford Hospital

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ignored her pleas for help. They told me there was nothing wrong with

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them, he was fine. Ten`month`old Luca Downie died in Bedford Hospital

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in April last year. Despite arriving by ambulance he was not seen by a

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senior consultant until eight hours after admission. He was waiting to

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see our cardiologist but his referral was delayed. Doctors could

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have referred him soon after detecting a heart murmur whdn he was

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just one`day`old. It was also detected that subsequent adlissions.

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It was not referred until J`nuary. Something was wrong and you would

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say please help me? It was horrible. I wanted him to bd seen

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and knew there was something wrong. Following a two`day inquest, the

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senior coroner said throughout his life...

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The inquest acknowledged Luca Downie's condition would not have

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been curable even if it had been detected sooner but have apologised

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for lapses in its clear and have implemented a number of changes in

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its paediatric department. News welcomed by his family but his

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mother says she can never forgive the doctors.

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In the week the Tour de France comes to Britain, the Government linister

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responsible for cycling has admitted there are problems persuading people

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to cycle in our towns and chties, but says Cambridge can lead

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It follows a Look East poll which revealed that more th`n half

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the population thinks the roads are too dangerous to cycle

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We'll talk to the Minister in a moment, but first this report

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When people complain that roads are not well designed for cyclists,

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perhaps this is they mean. Cycle lanes that suddenly end, Carr is

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having to cut across the lane for bikes going straight on. Thhs is

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just one group. The county here recently secured ?4 million to make

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improvements. We are now looking at these busy roads and proposhng

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segregated cycle routes. About .8 million has been spent alre`dy in

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South Cambridgeshire. We have four schemes, one of them is complete.

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According to the latest figtres from the government, in 2012 in the East

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of England, then cyclists dhed in road accidents. Just last Sdptember

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a teenage cyclist was killed here in one of the roads going in and out of

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Cambridge. Many people here feel it is too dangerous to cycle on the

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roads and our poll suggests that is the view of half the adults in the

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region. You have to prepare space for cycling. That makes people feel

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safe and gets people onto bhcycles, gets people moving around the city

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quicker. But if you take out a lane of traffic, there is alreadx a queue

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of cars over there, well th`t not make traffic jams even worsd? What

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you do is if you make places that feels safe for people cycling, then

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you get more people out of cars and onto their bikes. With ?2 mhllion of

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government funding still to be spent, plans for Cambridge hnclude a

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new kind of bus stop. The plan is to build on its reputation as the UK

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cycling capital. A short while ago I spoke to

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Robert Goodwill, the Governlent s cycling minister, and asked him

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if he was concerned so many people Cycling is relatively safe `nd the

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number of casualties last ydar came down again and indeed, I am taking

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steps to make sure the actu`l street environment is safe and we hntend to

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make further progress. We are giving Cambridge ?2.8 million and where

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they lead, the others will follow. The thing is that people do not feel

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safe. You mentioned the mondy coming to Cambridge but that has to be

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spent by next year, and there was a cyclist today saying if the major

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roads had been funded like that they would never have been built. We made

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an announcement about the money for this year but this is not something

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that will be gone tomorrow. It is a long project to get more people

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cycling and it is also about having better road markings and better

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signalling and making sure where we can and we can have designated areas

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for cyclists to write. You say it is not just about money but if you look

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at the Netherlands, half of all school children go to school on

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their bike, and we are at about 1%, and one of the reasons is bdcause

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the amount of money being invested over the errors so much gre`ter

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They tell you it is ?10 per head in the Netherlands. It is actu`lly ?24

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in the Netherlands. Bearing in mind in the Netherlands, in some cities

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40% of journeys are by cyclhng. The Prime Minister is clear he wants to

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see a cycling revolution and I have to say that in Cambridge and so more

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cities, that is where the rdvolution is happening. You cannot have a

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revolution if half the population does not feel safe enough to take

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part? Maybe people will be hnspired by the Tour de France and indeed on

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many rural roads, traffic is not a problem. Once you get into cycling

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you will get hooked very quhckly. You think the Tour de Francd will

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help? Lets hope people will be inspired. It is starting in God own

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county and is moving its wax down to London and I think it will help

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people see cycling as a way of life. Thank you very much.

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And later in the programme we'll be meeting the cycling veteran

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Plans for a multi`million pound expansion of

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Luton Airport have crossed the final hurdle with planning permission

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The ten year plan will see capacity at the airport increase frol 12 to

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Another busy day at London Luton Airport. Here, the latest tdrminal

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opened by the Queen in 1999 and alongside it, the ugly facade of the

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original 1970s version. Luton Airport has come a long way in its

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history and I see this phrase now as a brilliant new chapter in hts

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development. It is an excithng time and we are creating 5000 new jobs

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and expanding the facilities and making it easier for passengers and

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airlines to operate. They h`ve kept the final box in the planning

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process increasing capacity from 12 to 18 million passengers. Ldt's take

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a look at the three main ch`nges. The terminal itself will expand in

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line with that sign. Parking is going to be easier and therd will be

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a multistorey car park over there, and this road will be doubldd,

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making the peak`time getawaxs easier. It is a great idea `nd from

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being here seems too cramped. If it gets people in and out, that is the

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most important thing. Campahgners say all this means is more pollution

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and noise and the airport s`ys night flights will be reduced. We also

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have a very sophisticated tracking and monitoring system to ensure the

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aircraft avoids the most densely populated areas. Decisions `re made

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and approved and it will be ten years before the work is

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