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And that is all from us. There is more throughout the evening on the


some of our hospitals are ttrning away patients. Almost ?16 mhllion, a


final price tag for this Egxptian statue. But be protests over the


sale go on. I will be here later, 25 years after her transplant, this


heart patient goes back to celebrate with her surgeon. And the


Cambridgeshire children with their own version of the Tour de France.


First tonight, the hospitals in this region having


to close maternity units and turn expectant mothers `way


Figures obtained by the BBC show that the Quden


Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn is the fifth worst in England, closing


Peterborough Hospital closed 20 times and the Rosie


The Royal College of Midwivds says there simply aren't enough lidwives


Back at home with baby Gracd in saffron Walden, but when Katie


Edwards went into labour last August, the hospital in Cambridge


where she had planned to give birth told her they were full and could


not accept. She was told shd may have to to Harlow instead. Hearing


the news that my hospital w`s shut was enough to slow my contr`ctions


down to sort of once every ten, 15 minutes will stop they got very


infrequent. I went to bed and tried to get some rest because it is just


hard work when they are constant. Luckily, for about three hotrs


later, I got a call to say they had freed up a bed for me. In the end, I


was very lucky. In our region, the Rosie maternity hospital based at


Addenbrooke's was the one that was shot for the greatest amount of time


last year, a total of 242 hours On one occasion they had to shtt the


maternity doors for more th`n 4 hours in one go. That is according


to Freedom of information fhgures obtained by the BBC and basdd on


responses from 19 hospital trusts across the East. Because of the


unpredictable nature, maternity units can suddenly find thelselves


full and it would be unsafe to admit more expectant mothers if they do


not have enough beds or staff. Our figures tell us that we are 450


midwives short. You can unddrstand why head midwives have to m`ke these


difficult decisions to turn women away by closing the doors on a


temporary basis. But the government says it has invested ?35 million to


provide more beds and staff in maternity units. We had historical


decline in midwives about tdn years ago. We now see there are 1700 more


midwives working in the NHS and there are 6000 currently in


training. It is a big step forward and will help a lot more mothers


have that personalised one`to`one care which only a midwife c`n


provide. Pregnant women can choose where they want to give birth so


high demand on a maternity tnit can be seen as a sign of success. But


for expectant mothers, that will be of little comfort if their chosen


maternity hospital is full. Earlier I spoke to Ruth Robdrts


from Healthwatch, which represents patient's rights,


and asked her how serious If you are expecting to havd


your baby there, everything is prepped, ready for that, and then


you are suddenly told at thd last minute that is not possible and you


have got to go somewhere else. And at a time when you are perhaps


feeling stressed, tired, anxious and excited,


it is a difficult spot to bd in We are told that a lot of this


is down to not enough midwives. Why is it


so difficult to recruit midwives? It takes a long time to do


the training, of course. So it is probably difficult to


afford as many as might be needed as well, if we are absolutely


honest. What is Healthwatch trying to do to


improve maternity care for women in the region? A couple of things.


One is that we have been aw`re of the closures


and monitoring them for somd time. The other thing is that we `re


making links with the maternity The Rosie one is being funddd


by Catch, the local commisshoning group in Cambridge, or one


of the local commissioning groups. For Hinchingbrooke


and some of the others, thex are struggling along with whatever they


can find on kind of goodwill. That is a good way


of making sure that people's voices are heard in the planning of these


services and that professionals understand what it means


when there are lot of closures. We have a general election coming up


next year, what do you think the Well, obviously they need to have


some very hard looks at what it means if the money for the NHS


continues to be fairly stathc. I know the line is that there are no


cuts in the NHS, as such, although there were the savhng


efficiencies they had to make, But if you are not getting


an increase, then in real tdrms when everything else is going up,


effectively it is a cut. So the money is tight,


there is no doubt about that. So politicians do need to h`ve


a hard look at what kind of resources they are going to put


into the NHS, and whether they are A disabled woman has died


in a fire in Peterborough. It happened in Risby in


North Bretton yesterday aftdrnoon. The victim, who was in her 40s,


died at the scene. It happened while Fire Brig`de Union


members were on strike. But the fire service says that


its contingency plans meant that three crews WERE on the scene within


their normal response time. A 22`year`old man has been


arrested on suspicion of terrorist He was trying to board


a flight to Istanbul. The Metropolitan Police say he's


been taken to a south London station for questioning on suspicion of


being involved in the "prep`ration Campaigners who failed to prevent


the sale of an ancient Egyptian statue say they will do everything


they can to stop it Northampton Borough Council decided


to sell the 4,000`year`old Sekhemka statue to fund the redevelopment


of the town's museum. Yesterday it sold at auction


for ?15.7 million. Selling here on my right, the


Sekhemka at ?14 million. Sold to you... It took less than five


minutes to reach the record`breaking price, a moment we were not allowed


to capture on camera. Outside the auction room, a small but vocal


group of campaigners expressed their anger at the sale. They shotld look


after it, not sell it. It bdlongs to Egypt, it does not belong to hear,


it belongs to us. Our history is not cheap, not to be sold to anxone


Northampton Borough Council stands to make ?8 million from the sale of


the Sekhemka statue, the relainder will go to Lord Northampton who this


evening announced he will donate ?1 million to local charities. The


borough council says the money will be used to redevelop the town's


Museum. We have to make a ddcision on what is right for Northalpton and


we made a decision that we don't think it is relevant to our museum,


we want something that refldcts Northampton's history, heritage and


culture and this money will allow us to invest in that for futurd


generations in our town. Yesterday the Egyptian ambassador told me he


thought the sale was unethical and that the statue is not


Northampton's to sell. He ddmanded its return to Egypt. A view shared


by a group of local campaigners who are now planning their next move.


The whole thing has upset all of us but we also feel very angry, the


anger has not gone away and we are still very passionate and wd will be


working very much on sorting out the legalities of this sale. Thd buyer,


thought to be an international collector, has chosen to relain


anonymous. Arts Council England says it is very disappointed by the news.


It says it will now review Northampton's Museum accredhtation


later this month. Almost two in five doctors surgeries


are in buildings that are unfit for purpose,


according a national survey. They included one in Northalpton


where they say their building simply isn't adequate


for the provision of servicds. From the outside it looks more


like a house than a medical centre, and inside it doesn't look luch


like a doctor 's surgery either A warren of corridors,


narrow doorways and no lift. One doctor says she hates sdeing


patients struggle to even gdt You only have to come


inside to see that domestic architecture is not suited to modern


medical practice and to the needs We have consulting rooms th`t are


upstairs, This presents a lot of problems to


people with difficulties with The patients struggle and


so do the eight doctors, seven nurses and various he`lth


visitors and midwives who work in this Northampton surgery.


Rooms are all different sizds. The bigger one is in such ddmand,


the doctors have to hot desk. Someone else needs this rool and I


still have paperwork to do, And that room is ready


for the next doctor. I am going to take my name off the


door and head down the corrhdor And the patients are not happy,


either. The stairs are quite steep `nd you


come up here for blood tests, etc. I think it should all be


on one floor. The surgery took part


in a national survey by the Almost half of all practices


have seen no investment or And the BMA questions


the Government's plans to move more care into the communitx,


asking if the existing GP We recognise the financial


difficulty the NHS is in, So we are willing to work whth


the Government and the Department of Health to move forward to


improve the resources that we are having, but also make sure that we


use them in the most effecthve way. An NHS England spokesperson


said two thirds of the NHS budget They said they wanted to sed


more investment, but finding more money in one area will inevhtably


mean reductions elsewhere. The aim here is now to provhde


the best care for patients. And make sure the far


from ideal working conditions don't Fresh pleas are being to discover


the identity of a young man with amnesia found


in a park in Peterborough. He's been cared for


by health professionals since May, who say it's extremely rare to


suffer memory loss for so long and that Robert, as they've namdd him,


is becoming increasingly upset. The police are


following up leads from all over A man from Houghton Regis h`s been


banned from feeding birds Neighbours claim Clifford John Coots


left trays of bread, pork phes and raw sausages in front of his garage


on Dunstable Road which attracted up Central Bedfordshire council said


they've tried since 2011 to help him understand the impact


of his actions and behaviour, It is time to hand you back to


Stuart. A school gets on its bite for its


version of the Tour de France. And celebrating a wartime heroine, a


world premiere concert in mdmory of Edith Cavell.


Two months from now, Scotland could become an independent country.


Now the BBC has been told that a yes vote in the referendul could


be good news for the offshore industry in this region.


It could mean more work and more jobs for companies here


because the government wants contracts given to UK companies


And that could be good news for places like Great Yarmotth


This platform, one of 140 fhelds in the southern North Sea. Hugd wind


farms, 65% of the UK's offshore generation, lies in East Anglia The


Eastern region is being dubbed England's energy powerhouse.


Scotland might be hundreds of miles away from great Yarmouth but here


they know the ramifications of a yes vote could be immense. In p`rt


because the Coalition Government wants to see great `` more contracts


awarded to UK manufacturers. We will tried to look for more UK companies


for gas and offshore wind. Hf Scotland isn't part of the TK, does


that mean goods and services manufactured in the in Scotland are


no longer in the running? So that might head south? We hope that work


might end up here. Look at ` local company, they build accommodation


blocks, what would that mean for them? If those waters of Scotland


remain part of the UK, that would still be UK content, so those people


would be preferential. If, however, Scotland tried to reclaim those


waters and say they're no longer UK territory but part of Scotl`nd, then


who knows. Many questions rdmain unanswered, among them who would


halt the exploration rights for oil, gas and wind should thd Scots


go it alone. Glenn McCurdy hs a Glaswegian by birth but property


solicitor in East Anglia now. He sees a yes vote as a business


potential. There is potenti`l in the energy industry. The Scottish


Government cannot match the British government in incentives to get


companies in, particularly DU membership, and if there is an


exodus from Aberdeen, East @nglia is well placed to pick up the business.


Most people in great Yarmouth at already in renewables, so the


infrastructure is already there the people is there, and it is ` good


idea to go from it rather than starting afresh elsewhere. So, there


is plenty at stake. A yes vote north of the border would have major


repercussions from `` for one of our most important businesses.


And there is more on that story in the Sunday Politics this wedkend.


There is also a report about a petition to keep thd street


The idea was to save millions of pounds


The Sunday Politics, 11 o'clock on Sunday on BBC One


Back in 1989, Sue Tuxford's life changed forever.


She had a genetic heart disdase and any exertion would causd her


But all this changed when strgeons at Papworth Hospital in


This week is the 25th annivdrsary of her operation and today she went


back to Papworth to help thdm celebrate National Transplant Week.


On this Day 25 years ago, soon had her transplant. Ever since, she has


been thankful for every single second, every minute, every single


hour given to her. I wake up, look out of my window, and every day I


celebrate, because it is wonderful. I am a very optimistic person, I


always have been. She had the same heart problem that took her


mother's life when Sue was 06. And her son's life. He was only 12. Life


now, she says, is there to be lived. From a very early age, I'd been


quite ill. I couldn't participate in any sports or anything. Since my


transplant, one of the things I wanted to do, because I lovdd


tennis, I wanted to learn to play tennis, and one of the first things


I did is learn to play tennhs, and I have learned to sail, I do ` lot of


hillwalking, I cycle, I went out on my bike last night. I live life to


the fullest. A special anniversary marked by the medical teams at


Papworth and other transplant patients. At this world`renowned


hospital, where last year alone more than 40 received life`saving heart


operations. That is what he`rt transplantation is about, ghving the


chance for people to live ftll lives for a long period of time. @nd while


the survival rate is about 03 years, we have a lot of people livhng about


20 years. This place is special and the people that have prolonged my


life have almost become part of my family, really, because, in a way,


it is lovely to come back hdre and see everybody. Papworth is


wonderful. It's just means the world to me because it has given le my


life back. With her husband, Brian, they look forward to the next


quarter of a century togethdr. We started this week with one


of the biggest sporting events A million people lined the route


as it travelled from Cambridge, Today, the celebrations continued


in the village of Cottenham 600 children from the local school


had their very own Grand Depart Not since the Tour de Francd graced


us had semi`bikes been seen in one place. This was Cottenham's concert


to the world's biggest annu`l sporting event, with a spechal guest


to deliver a very good mess`ge. Have fun! Will Clark went to the school


in this village. Now he's in the Olympics. How excited I you to see


these kids on bikes? It's great and it is part of the legacy th`t the


Tour de France leaves. They are getting their taste of it hdre. They


will enjoy it. And, hopefully, get a taste of cycling and maybe one day


they will want more. By now, the streets were filling up, and


everybody was looking for their son, daughter or Big Brother. The


only thing missing was the helicopters. What do you thhnk? It


is amazing, a once`in`a`lifdtime opportunity because the roads won't


be closed again. We've had to get lots of bikes ordered out, because


some of them didn't work. Is this your Tour de France? This is a tour


of cotton, actually. A masshve amount of work for many people. To


get 590 children out into the streets of Cottenham, enjoyhng


themselves, a huge amount of planning. But no amount of planning


could bring the Sun that shone on the Tour de France earlier hn the


week. Cottenham primary School have used this week to teach maths and


science, but this was all about negotiating a two mile course, and


having a good grip on the bhcycle. How was it for you? Did you have a


good time? Yes. How was it for you? Good. When I went past my mtm, that


was the best. We hope the ldgacy can go on. This will live long hn their


memory. So, the week when the bike race came to town, followed by


Cottenham first ever Grand Depart. This Pella tom won't forget it in a


hurry. `` this Pella. There's a world premiere in Norwich


this weekend in memory of Edith Cavell the nurse from Norfolk


who was executed by the Gerlans in 1915 for helping hundreds


of allied soldiers escape Her story inspired the composer


Patrick Hawes to write a major choral work and tomorrow it will be


performed in Norwich cathedral, Let's see how we feel


our way through it. It's early March and the Shdringham


and Cromer Choral Society is getting The work is called Eventide,


marking the courage and faith of Edith Cavell as she prep`red for


hard death by German firing squad. Tonight, the composer is putting


the choir through its paces. Here we go again.


After three. This work is a coming together


of Norfolk. We've got the Sheringham and Cromer


Choral Society, we've got the work written about this amazing woman,


who was born and lived in Norfolk. The Sheringham


and Cromer Choral Society r`ised They will be joined by the Dnglish


Chamber Orchestra and one It's the most ambitious work


they've ever performed. I suppose it's a challenge


because it's something completely new, quite different, it's,


I suppose, like making a film. You're learning your bits


and hoping it all fit together It's great because we've got


four months to go, and by then it Edith Cavell was


a vicar's daughter from Sawston She was nursing in Brussels at the


start of the war and helped hundreds After the war, her body was returned


and buried at Norwich Cathedral Righty Eventide was eight months


work for Patrick Hawes. It hs based around Edith Cavell's letters and


had deep Christian faith. I've got a photo of her over here and one on my


piano. It is extraordinary. As I have been writing this piecd of


music, I feel I have really got to know her from a spiritual point of


view, certainly. I can feel her here, almost. One of the final


rehearsals. And months of work has paid off. As people walk out of the


cathedral after the premierd, it is my hope that they have got to know


this amazing woman, Edith C`vell. So, my hope is that people will be


deeply moved. The whole thing tomorrow night in


Norwich Cathedral. And stunning music. I am looking forward to a


great day on the coast at Sheringham on Sunday.


I am feeling the pressure! Ht might just rain. We will see some rain


showers of the weekend. And the last couple of days, we have been over


the influence of this weathdr front. It's meant a huge bank of cloud


some rain earlier, and it is also cloudy and misty. If you live in the


West, a glimmer of brightness before the sunset. It is a dry night,


perhaps with some drizzle, `nd it turns misty in places but also


feeling mucky because that weather front has brought in humid `ir with


it. Temperatures, many of us staying in the mid teens. A light whnd. The


temperature is probably not falling lower than 13 tonight. We start


tomorrow, this is the presstre pattern, not looking great, but the


weather front moves out of the way, with another one coming in out of


the Atlantic, and it will bring us some overnight rain. Hopefully, the


day should stay mostly dry, but there is an exception that hn the


form of showers. The morning looks cloudy, but there is a chance of it


brightening up as the morning progresses. This is a computer


prediction of where they cotld fall, it could be anywhere, and it doesn't


mean it will rain where you live because it might stay dry and stay


quite pleasant. And temperatures could shoot up to about 24. But


where the showers fall, thex are likely to be very heavy and


thundery, so you could be in for quite a downpour. Then we h`ve the


weather front coming in, coling in overnight for most of us, mdaning


some wet weather, some rain, and this will clear on Sunday morning.


To summarise, there will be some rain or showers, also some sunshine,


and it will feel warm over the weekend, although the temperatures


are cooler on Sunday. The r`in clears on Sunday, then brighter


skies, so hopefully staying dry with the chance of some showers in


Sheringham, and anywhere across the region. Then it is more settled next


week with a bit of sunshine and cloud.


I shall keep my fingers crossed In case you missed it last night, we


told about the 4,000 `year`old Egyptian statue that was put up for


auction by Northampton Borotgh Council. It sold for ?60 million


last night at Christie 's in London. The estimate was about 6


million. `` ?16 million. Th`t is all from us. Good night.


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