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very much. That's all from the BBC News at Six. Goodbye from me.
New figures show that one in five of our children are now classed
We'll be here later with thd scientists who developed our
medicines, how they are leading the way across the world.
And cheers, the Cambridgeshire Vineyard that's
First tonight, the man who plotted to kill his unborn baby is
Jamie Smith from Peterborough didn't want to be a father.
He tried to arrange for Jessica Santos to be attackdd with
a crowbar, so that she would lose the child.
Smith recruited his friend Steven Blades to carry out the att`ck.
They were both in relationships they met and became friends. In
2013, Jessica Santos became pregnant, she told Smith shd was
keeping it and that he would not appear on the birth certificate He
decided the baby would not be born at all.
Jessica Santos, 18, an expectant mother who became the target
in a sinister plot, to kill the baby she will give birth to soon.
The man behind it, Jamie Smhth, aged 23.
The unborn child's father, who, with his friend Stephen Blades, was
willing to use extreme violdnce to get rid of a child he didn't want.
What are your feelings toward him now?
I am hurt, I feel he betrayed me in a way.
I can't say I am angry with him but that is how I feel.
This is the car park in Hampton where Smith, Blades and another man
A bogus robbery, to happen here at a beauty spot
A rowing lake close to Peterborough city centre.
Jessica lured here on the pretence of talking about the pregnancy.
First, they would be threatdned by knives, then the expectant
Smith too was to be attacked and injured to make
None of this gruesome plot took place.
She was saved from these weapons after ond of the
His identity is now protectdd by police.
I have never investigated a incident like this.
The nature, viciousness of this it is incomprehensible.
Jessica's family fear she still has feelings for him.
I will now just raise the child if he wants to have contact with
his father in the future, I will allow it.
She said she used to be a confident girl, but now constantly sc`red
Given a big reason never to trust anyone again.
The judge told Smith he had a good upbringing and had every advantage.
He was the primary instigator in this, he wanted his life to continue
as a normal. 's family said they found it difficult to see hhm in
court and this was out of character. He begins a seven`year tonight.
Bin collections, road repairs and social care are all comhng under
The Borough Council needs to cut spending by more than ?30 mhllion
That's on top of the ?72 million they've already saved.
And now they're asking residents for ideas.
Clooney Street less fun? Shtt the library 's earlier? Or cut back on
home help `` clean the stredts. Like all councils, Luton need to save
money. It is now asking for ideas on how to make savings while protecting
essential services. One suggestion that often comes up is cutthng down
on managers. That has been like that, we have put a lot of staff,
lost a lot of managers, people at every level. The basic councillor's
allowance is ?7,000 a year, if we were to cut bows down to zero, it'd
be such a small amount, it would not have a big impact `` to cut those
down. Last year, the council was spending 167 million a year, that
needs to reduce to 126 millhon by 2017. They need to cut by a further
33 million in the next two xears to meet that target. One option is to
look at ways of making monex. Like using this council vehicle depot to
do an 's. That helps plug the gap, but not completely. Where would
people make savings, if thex were in charge? But a cross by the ones
where you would make savings. It is a difficult choice, they ard all
equally important. Transport. Street cleaning? Street cleaning, traffic.
Where else would you make s`vings? You have chosen children services
and counsel. Adult care perhaps All these are valid, I can't sax
anything. Pick one more than they will leave you in peace. Chhldren's
services. The least worrying for me would be the libraries and leisure.
This survey was completely unscientific. What it does show is
that different services are important to different people. The
one thing they all agree on is that making cuts and savings is no easy
task. The man in charge of policing
Milton Keynes has today condemned an apparent shooting at a house
in Bletchley. A shot was fired at the door
of a home on St Helena Avente last Officers are appealing
for witnesses to come forward. Rising levels
of childhood obesity have bden And as more children become obese,
conditions such as diabetes and Across England,
nearly 19% of 11`year`olds `re described as clinically obese,
that's almost one in five. But in our region, as you c`n see,
three areas are Luton is the worst with just over
23% central Bedfordshire and But in Peterborough,
the battle has begun, with the council organising fitness classes
for children who are overwehght Daily life turned into exercise
This is the first ever holiday camp for overweight children in
Peterborough. Everyone is hdre by choice. I would just be sitting
around eating at home. I want to be healthier. Here you can be really
active, it is really fun and you can meet new kids. I came here because I
heard it told you about healthy stuff. I really wanted to bd healthy
and lose weight. I would be spending my holiday sitting at home gaining
weight. Sitting down playing video games. I used to get bullied, I came
here and I love it. Three hours a day, they run and jump. Thex shout
and sweat. Food becomes a ftel, not a mindless compulsion. Slowly but
surely they learn to love lhfe and respect their bodies. They say they
feel bad, they don't feel good, they may say that they don't feel good
all look good. If they are lazy they may have no confidence or self
esteem. Unhappiness is a word that comes up a lot. This club is part of
the City Council's effort to tackle childhood obesity. We have had
children, not on this progr`mme but others. Where if we ask thel by
removing your fingers when xou play on your computer, is that physical
activity cop? They say yes ht is, that is quite sad. That is not
physical activity. The kids will leave here full of energy, not full
of sugar. A free summer camp that could be life`saving.
The summer camp is for 10`14`year`olds, but at what age
should we begin to really focus on a child's nutrition?
I asked Dr Marie Ann Ha this afternoon.
You need to start early, thd risk develop throughout life. It is from
conception to aged two years. During that time, you lay down risk for
diabetes, heart disease and stroke. That depends on how well notrished
the mother is. How the mothdr eats during pregnancy, what you `re
afterwards. `` what you are fed You will not definitely get these
things, but it will increasd your risk. What is it about children s
diets now that is causing the obesity problem? It is fizzx
drinks, soft drinks, bodies don t recognise the added sugar. They will
drink that then go have a normal mail, which may be a healthx meal,
but because they have had this extra energy from drinks, they max not
exercise it. Some do, some don't. It is very difficult to exercise the
amount of sugar there is in a standard can of cola. What can we do
to tackle the problem? We c`n swap these beverages for water. Ht
doesn't taste as good though. Well, your tastes change, if you get used
to it, you accept it as norlal. It doesn't taste as sweet, but you will
get used to it over time. It is about persevering and getting used
to it. Look at the sort of things you snack on, instead of gohng for a
cake, you go for an apple. What happens if you don't tackle it?
Degeneration will not have the same life expectancy as their parents. ``
that generation. Those more diabetes and strokes. There will be ` greater
number of diabetics, mothers not exercising enough in their teenage
years up to pregnancy time, that means that both the mother `nd the
child is at increased risk of type two diabetes later on. Therd needs
to be major lifestyle changds. The NHS cannot afford the cost of what
is going to happen. As a society, we cannot afford to support thhs. We
have some major economic problems. Homes and businesses affectdd
by this weekend's floods are being urged to contact
their local councils. People are being asked to provide
videos and photographs of the flooding, to help cotncils
and emergency services learn where flood protection
can be improved. The worst rainfall was on Friday
afternoon around Bar Hill Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue
said in just over 24 hours they Those are tonight's top stories now
we join Stewart and Amelia for the rest of the programme.
Also coming up: We are at Stadium MK where the new
dawns played the old Dons in the capital cup.
And beating the UK's best. @ seven medal haul for a vineyard from
temperature. `` Cambridgeshhre. It's an industry
which employs 15,000 people in this region in 750 companies and
does some of the most important work We're talking about life schences,
which is all about turning cutting`edge
scientific research into medicines. In this region,
it's based mainly around Calbridge. It's worth up to ?10 billion
a year to the local economy and Look East has been told it could
become five times bigger. In the first of three speci`l
reports this week, here's otr This research campus is homd to
many biomedical companies and is one of the jewels in the crown
of the life sciences cluster that has grown up around Cambridge over
the last 30 years. The Government has put
in ?50 million over three ydars Doctor Andy Richards is a dhrector
here. He was one of a handful
of young entrepreneurs who got I had been working in West Coast
biotech companies and I love the band of brothers,
us against the world, let's change And then the opportunity cale to do
it here and to do a start`up and I guess,
in a sense, the rest is history That start`up became
a big success and the clustdr grew The question is
why did it keep growing herd? I guess that is about the ctlture,
environment and world`class science. One of the things that is great to
see is how people who have succeeded have decided not to go away
and do something else but to stay here and do their second, third
fourth, fifth companies People like Andy found ways to turn
scientific research Today, at least one third
of life sciences organisations in That is 750 companies
employing 15,000 people. And there are several research
sites spread across the reghon. They employ thousands of schentists
doing cutting`edge research. The main areas
of expertise include... What it is all about
in the end is finding better One of the 50 start`ups is this
company using an antibody discovered in C`mbridge
to develop a drug to prevent The need
for anticoagulation is growhng all Our drug is an antibody
which we seek to ultimately replace warfarin in clinical practice, if it
works the way we hope it will. How big it could this
cluster become? I think it could become thrde, four,
five times the size it is now Certainly the opportunity
market`wise is there. That kind of expansion would mean
tens of thousands of new jobs. Whether growth of that scald
could be accommodated Harriet Fear is the chief executive
of One Nucleus, which represents I asked her whether it's
possible that the industry I think it is a realistic ahm, to be
honest. If you look at what has happened in the sector and region in
the last 18 months, we have seen a real explosion in life sciences
with companies listing on the public markets and following the claims
from the US. On the face of it, growth is exciting and potentially
good for jobs but do you thhnk we can cope with that kind of
expansion? I am thinking about housing and infrastructure. If you
look at the moves by AstraZdneca to move its global headquarters here,
which will happen by 2017, there are already concerns about houshng and
accommodating 1500 people so it is a big issue. That said, I think we
have got the right people in place in certain councils and loc`l
enterprise partnerships and within the sector who can help makd it
happen. What about staffing? That is something the industry is already
struggling with, trying to find enough skilled, qualified pdople.
That is true. What we find with a lot of our members is that they
employ individuals from the UK but also internationally. There are some
real benefits of bringing in international talent. I see more of
that happening to fill potential gaps. Surely won't run talent would
be even better. `` home grown talent. Absolutely and various
colleges in the area are dohng good things. Europe organisation
represents hundreds of diffdrent companies. I am wondering if you
could sum up the mood in those companies at the moment. Is that
excitement? It is difficult to generalise but generally spdaking
huge excitement, particularly the AstraZeneca news. Companies are
thinking it might be time to think much better and I sends a bhgger
appetite to remain a UK company rather than seeking to exit by
merger with another company. Thank you very much.
There is a full night of football in the Capital Cup tonight.
Perhaps the pick of the bunch is at Stadium MK, where the MK Dons
That's the club that was formed after the
old Wimbledon moved from London to Milton Keynes and became thd Dons.
James Burridge is at Stadiul MK and has just sent this report.
It is not everyday you get to inside a changing before kick`off. This is
the home changing room. MK Dons are taking on AFC Wimbledon tonhght and
all of the kit is in place. The boots is always a fascinating part
of the modern game. Some of them have shocking colours! 20 of pitches
taken place in their capital one cup tonight. Let's speak with one of the
coaches here at MK Dons. As any team to be in here. What is the
atmosphere like before kick`off Pretty relaxed. Once we havd given
them the information about one hour before kick`off we leave thdm to it
and let them prepare in thehr own way. There is a science to ht. You
can see food supplements, t`ctics boards, it is a different g`me than
two years ago. Haters. The players have got to be bitter about taking
information on board. All of the preparation has already been done.
The sports science lab have done their work and the analysis has been
done so there is nothing we can change one hour before. Tell me
about tonight. There is alw`ys a bit of tension when you take into
account the history between these sides. How do the staff tre`t a game
like tonight? The same like any other. It sounds like a cliche but
it is the first round of thd cup and we are looking forward to gdtting
into the second round if we win the game. Everybody is aware of what the
history is but... Do you fedl the tension from the crowd? I think
there will be some but we h`ve got to go out and win the game. It is
important that we do it for the right reasons and the rest of it
will take care of itself. Ldts hope he win tonight and all of these
games kicking off at 7:45pm. At the European Athletics
Championships Goldie Sayers from Cambridgeshire has qualified
for the Javelin final. She did it with her first throw
of just over 58 metres. Goldie is captain of the Brhtish
team in Zurich. The final takes place on Thtrsday
evening. The days when English wine was
thought of as a bit of a joke These days, the experts will swill
it, sniff it, suck over it, spit it out and then agree it's right up
there with the best in the world. Chilford Hall Vineyard
in Cambridgeshire is one And what's more, it's just won seven
medals at the English and Wdlsh Wine With 7000 vines and nine different
varieties of great, this is one of the oldest vineyards in the
country, producing thousands of bottles of wine each year and now
some of those have won a medal. These are the award`winning wines.
Seven in total. These three got silver and these four got bronze.
They won the award at a top national competition. It puts their linds up
there with some of the best in the world. Of the award`winning wines,
five are white. We had a sp`rkling ros? and also a read. It tells the
public that the product we `re reducing is as good as what the big
boys are making. We are a rdlatively small vineyard in that sensd but we
are able to sit on the same platform as them. It was a good year last
year and with what we do, they are looking forward to a bumper harvest.
It means that we have a larger crop than last year. Last year, we
brought in about 30 tonnes `nd produced 20,000 bottles. Thhs year,
we estimate more bottles and looking at the level of sunshine is means
better quality. But even with all this good news, there are still
having to rebuild the busindss after an arson attack by former mdmbers of
staff two years ago which rdduced their historic buildings to rubble.
Now, they are looking to rehnstate the old site, and events venue as
well as making good wine. We had some pictures of thehr
sparkling wine are there and it looked wonderful.
I am not for the! `` I am not fussy!
We have got low pressure to the north and that has brought hn some
showers from the West and over the last few hours there have bden one
or two sharp ones around. They have been spreading in across thd western
half of the region, hitting gradually eastward. We are not quite
done with them, still a few around. A lot of places of see a drx
evening. `` will see. Much of the night looks dry as they fadd, there
will be clear spells around. A little bit of patchy cloud coming
and going and quite a for tonight. `` quite a cool night. Tomorrow
there is a pretty good start today. This low pressure is still lingering
to North but it will be a bright start with some sunshine at their
first then. There is the risk of some showers but they should be
lighter. We start with some sunshine. There will be somd clouds
building for the afternoon `nd some might just produce an isolated
shower. Not where the computer project but anywhere across the
region. In the sunshine, and temperatures climb in most places.
That breeze will make it fedl cooler at times in the breeze. As for the
afternoon, mostly dry for m`ny places but the risk of a few showers
around. As we get to the end of the week, Thursday is looking a bit
unsettled but as we get to Friday, you can see a front are starting to
build from the south`west so it will be a transient pressure and you can
see our next weather systems coming in. Some dry weather for thd end of
the week and the start of the weekend. Before that we havd
Thursday, which looks like ht will bring us some more widespre`d
showers. They could be heavx and sundry and with light winds could be
slow`moving and that could bring quite a downpour in places. As for
Friday, it might start out with a shower but through the day, as that
pressure builds, we should see more dry weather across the region and a
dry night following. We start our weekend with quite a lot of dry
weather arrives. Saturday is looking pretty good. Highs of 19 degrees.
Those weather systems coming in for the end of the weekend and starting
next week so it will turn unsettled once more.
Thank you very much. We will see you tomorrow night.