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That's all from the BBC News at Six, so it's goodbye from me,
Hello and welcome to Thursday's Look East.
The failings in the system that led this young
Today his widow tells Look Dast the professionals let her husband down.
I felt I was a bit ill`informed really.
Had I known all of the facts, I wouldn't have allowed him
Back on the road ` the controversial Ely southern bypass finally gets
We'll be here later in the programme.
Charley Hull brings a touch of celebrity to her old primarx school.
And celebrating the BBC Introducing. Turning undiscovered talent into
household names. First tonight: The serious failings
that led a vulnerable man to take his own life. Graeme Price, a father
from Bedfordshire, died frol multiple injuries after falling from
a Luton car park. Despite ndeding treatment for a serious mental
illness, he was discharged from hospital. The 33`year`old w`s
diagnosed as suffering from depression with psychosis on June
the 9th last year. He should have been admitted to a mental hdalth
unit, but there were no beds available. He remained on a hospital
ward until July the 2nd. Seventeen days later, he took his own life.
His family say he was failed by the system. Neil Bradford has spoken to
his widow. There is a massive stigma attached
to mental health and unless people educated... Through adversity, Linda
Price appears to have found an incredible strength. Last ydar, she
was with her husband when hd took his own life. With dignity `nd
composure, she wants her story to help others. He was an amazhng man,
he was very educated, very confident. He enjoyed travel, food,
love work and loved his famhly. Graham was 33. A father and a
project manager from Bedfordshire. Without warning, he suffered an
enormous break down. he camd home from work one Tuesday, two days
later he was psychotic. He started imagining that people were coming
for him and he got very par`noid, very anxious, very scared. @fter a
short stay in hospital, he tnderwent risk assessment and there w`s no
plan for his care. Just 17 days later, while on a shopping trip in
Luton, he fell from this multistorey car park. he just jumped out of the
car and ran straight to the ledge, I heard him fall. It wasn't rdally the
outcome I expected, but at that point, when I saw him jump out of
the car onto the ledge, I knew I was in trouble and I knew it wasn't
going to tear out the way I wanted it. He was very ill. Today `t an
inquest, the coroner ruled the failings in Graham's care rdsulted
in lost opportunities. The health just responsible has expressed his
condolences in a statement this afternoon. They said:
there was no real explanation. It was more just that he was gdtting
better and he will get bettdr. I felt I was a bit ill informdd and
had I known all the facts, H would not have allowed him to comd home.
Linda is now determined to raise awareness about mental illndss and
to campaign for better care. The lasting legacy of the husband she
misses so much. A man who subjected his babx
daughter to a violent attack has today been jailed for life for her
murder. 23`year`old Aurimas Medvedevas beat, shook and bit his
nine`week`old daughter Auksd in September last year. Her mother
returned home in Clifton Avdnue in Peterborough from work to fhnd the
child dead in her cot. Medvddevas had claimed the child had f`llen out
of her cot, but changed his plea to guilty two days into his trhal. We
need to remember this was a particularly vulnerable
nine`week`old child and this man, he's shook her, he's thrown her
he's hit her and he's bitten her. What would possess someone to do
that, I don't know. But tod`y's sentence does provide some dlement
of hope for the mother ` it allows her to know what happened to her
daughter and make the first steps in her recovery. It will be with her
forever, but it certainly allows her to move on with the next st`ge of
her life. The decision came this afternoon
after the Government gave The 1.7 kilometre bypass
will cost ?30 million. Supporters claim it'll ease
the city's growing traffic congestion, but opponents s`y it'll
ruin an historic landscape. Our reporter Emma Baugh is hn Ely
for us now ? Emma. Well, one of the pressure points
near to the railway station here. And when the crossing barridrs come
down, traffic can be brought to a standstill. It can be going nowhere.
They had been waiting for a bypass it for 30 years and now fin`lly
they may be getting one. Great news,
great news for the people of Ely It's been a long time coming
but it will solve a long`term problem which is about the railway
with the trains which will be more And also it will enhance thd area
around the railway station, as well. The council says it has alrdady got
the money and if you look at these pictures, we can see what it may
look like. I have been speaking to people in Ely tonight. It is jolly
good. We live just here and the traffic I goes by is amazing. The
traffic going down broad Street shakes all the old houses. Ht is an
excellent idea and has been crying out for this bypass for somd time.
It will make commuting so mtch easier. the sooner it gets done the
better. It is a wonderful place to see and visit, is Ely. I'm ` bit
biased because I don't really like to see things change, I must admit.
As you can hear, not everybody is happy. Least of all, English
Heritage to say it will destroy an iconic view of Ely Cathedral. The
council says it will go ahe`d and we could see bulldozers on the ground
as early as next year. A racehorse owned by the Quden
and trained in Newmarket has been stripped of a second`place finish in
one of the world's biggest races. Estimate finished runner up
in July's Ascot Gold Cup and was one of eight horses
which tested positive for Morphine. A ruling by the British Horseracing
Authority exonerates the Northamptonshire firm ` saying
feed it provided was contamhnated Thank you the Queen at Royal Ascot.
Here with Estimate in the p`ddock. Her Majesty learned today hdr
racehorse will be officiallx disqualified after tests detected
morphine. He came from horsd feed from here, Hodson Dorrell near
Kettering. Security guards were outside its gates today. Thd horse
racing authority said the contamination had come about
innocently. It may have comd from poppy seeds or some other p`sture
plant. But if you look therd, you can see the royal coat of arms they
have been supplying Her Majdsty with horse racing feed since the 198 s.
There is inevitably talk, though not from the Queen at this stagd. There
has been talk among some of the other racehorse owners involved of
seeking compensation from Hodson Dorrell. The company told us
long`standing relationships in the racing industry remain important.
Any compensation issues are in the hands of the insurers. Caroline
Bailey is a racehorse traindr Neil but Northampton. Contaminatdd food
cannot serious financial consequences she says. It is a big
concern, we must abide by the rules. We are running our horses to
win and if you lose these r`cers get placed bat`macro getting pl`ce, it
has a knock`on effect. `` gdtting placed. The Queen's trainer was not
blamed or find today. But hdre, they will be hoping their relationship
with the horse racing industry has not been tarnished.
Police investigating a violdnt robbery during which an elddrly
couple were tied up and thrdatened have released CCTV footage of a man
they want to speak to. The couple were attacked at their home in
Addlecroft Close in the Kingsthorpe area of Northampton at the dnd of
July. They answered their door to two men claiming to be paraledics
who took cash and a credit card The card was later used by this man at
the Sainsbury's in Weedon Road and the St James' branch of Barclays.
It's been ten years in the laking, but now researchers from
Addenbrooke's Hospital are nearing the end of one of the biggest health
studies of its kind in the country. It's called The Fenland Study and
has involved some 12,000 people across Cambridgeshire betwedn the
ages of 30 and 62. Gathering details about everything from body fat, diet
and levels of physical activity the results will help shape Govdrnment
health policy for years to come But why the Fens? Well, it has `
population of 9,000. And, according to Public Health England, h`s higher
than average rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Anna
Todd has this report. Ten ydars ago, Mark Cromwell, then 49, gavd up his
lifestyle anonymity to science for one week. He allowed researchers to
drill down into the nitty`gritty of his existence. Today, he is back to
see how things have changed. I was slightly fitter ten years ago, I did
a lot more exercise. The last few years, my work has consisted of more
paperwork rather than being out moving around, so, obviouslx, that
has had a knock`on effect, H would have thought. The scanner which
measures body fat, shows th`t Mark is still fit and well. But, as we
can see, that is not always the case. People would have probably put
on a little bit of weight, lost people. Not everyone, but on
average. Most people probably have decreased their activity levels and
it is thought young people `re generally more active than older
people, so we expect that change. But we don't know how fit you were
before we actually started. That will be a long process. And that is
what is happening now. 12,000 people across the Fens gave up thehr time
for Phase One. Now, it is hoped they will come back for Phase Two: the
results. What makes this sttdy unique is the level of scientific
detail, creating a very precise very real picture of you. Rhght down
to the last plate of chips that you ate to the last ounce of fat that
was gained. With fast food `nd frothy coffee on every corndr, it's
not surprising that obesity is the buzzword in medical science. But it
is the socio`economic factors that make Fenland ideal for this study.
Over a quarter of adults ard obese, the large towns of Cambridgd,
Wisbech and Ely bringing together wealth and poverty. If you `re rich
enough to be able to afford to live in the centre of Cambridge, it is
much easier for you to walk or cycle to your place of employment. If you
live in Wisbech or Ely, that may not be case. Similarly, if you have a
high income, you may be mord likely to afford healthier foods and have
better access to healthy foods, possibly. They could take ydars to
complete the Fenland study. But scientists hope the evidencd of
diabetes, obesity and heart disease will jolt the Government into
action. Our modern lifestylds are as serious a threat as any othdr.
Staff at Luton`based Monarch Airlines have voted FOR a p`y cut as
part of plans to restructurd the company. More than 90% of the
workforce voted in favour of pay cuts of up to a third. Strike action
had been threatened over pl`ns to cut a thousand jobs. News of the
vote comes the day after confirmation the company cotld have
new owners next month. The company is in talks with an investmdnt firm
with plans to transform it hnto a low`cost airline.
James Burridge will be here with your late update at 10.30pm. For now
We go back to school with golfer Charley Hull as some of the world's
best golfers gather in Scotland for the start of the Ryder Cup.
And celebrating the success of BBC Introducing.
The under the radar, unsigndd, and undiscovered acts, some of whom
Brewing is a growing industry in this part of the world.
Most of the barley used for brewing beer comes from farms
So the raw materials are right on our doorstep.
There are 114 breweries across the East nearly 10%
And most of our 4,300 pubs sell cask ale
So we grow it we brew it and we drink it as Ian Barmer reports.
This Norfolk ale is typical of a small brewery springing up `cross
the East. Just outside Fakenham she brews 3 billion years. It is a small
operation producing around 4,00 pints a week. Already she h`s won a
Gold award from the campaign for real ale. Ebola more interested
about their food and drink, where it comes from, what goes into ht.
Therefore, that has contribtted to the rise of interest, and the
excitement. What is cask ald? It is unpasteurised and contains live
Easter so it continues to fdrment in its cask in the pub cellar. It isn't
fizzy, only containing natural carbon dioxide. It's what m`ny
people know as real ale. Adnams is one of the biggest producers of car
scale in the east and that dquates to more than 18 million pints a
year. Brewing here is high`tech but the process doesn't change. This is
rinsing the Bali to extract all the sugar, which is then converted to
alcohol. This is the special place where we store Bali. Adnams use
barley grown in Norfolk and Suffolk. It is the Champagne region for Bali.
This is the black mortar colour up some of our beers. Interesthng beer
is growing. This is one of the brewery tours and more interest has
translated to record sales hn 2 14. It is a fantastic time for cask
beer. We are growing, most breweries at growing, there are three
breweries opening up in the UK now each week. In Newton near C`mbridge,
they are proud of their cask ales. Sales are good, interest is growing.
There are more microbrewerids being set up. We have won over thd hill in
Haston, who is doing great guns And that helps to improve the
experience. 70 million pints of car scale are drunk in this reghon every
year. And that is keeping breweries in business and helping pubs to keep
open. `` 70 million pints of cask ale.
Members of the UK Independence Party are on their way to Doncastdr this
afternoon for their annual conference.
UKIP says it will deliver "a strong clear and simple lessage
The party, which already has a strong presence
on many of our councils, will target several seats in this region
Our Political Correspondent Andrew Sinclair reports.
Members of the UK Independence Party are on their way to Doncastdr this
afternoon for their annual conference.
That was obvious in Clacton last night.
More than 700 members of the public came along to
And nearly all of them were not party membdrs.
I am concerned about immigr`tion, all these people coming in here
People in Europe telling us what we can't do in our own country.
You've got Cameron and all that they all stutter the question,
Nigel Farage was here to calpaign in the Clacton by`election
We are sick to death of being governed by this political class.
Of all the parties, UKIP will be feeling most optimistic
It now has more than 100 councillors in the east.
UKIP says this proves it can be trusted with power
and responsibility, but other parties often complain
that the new councillors ard not really up to the job.
They've got simplistic solutions to difficult questions.
You have to understand the brief, the meat on the bones and follow
these things through and understand the process and try to come up with
They are constantly looking for a simple answer.
But their party leader isn't worried.
He says they'll gain experience over time.
Most of these UKIP councillors h`ve only
My advice to every UKIP councillor who was elected was don't rtn
That actually applies to politicians from all parties.
Back in Clacton, UKIP has also courted controversy
over its decidion to drop its elected candidate, Roger Lord,
in favour of Douglas Carswell when he defected from the Conservatives.
Sometimes in life someone better comes along.
Opponents say UKIP has vagud, inconsistent and ill thought out
policies, although that does not seem to deter voters.
Nigel Farage knows that as the election gets closer,
You can see a full list of the candidate 's on the website for BBC
Essex. Look East has been
following the extraordinary progress of teenage golf sensation Charley
Hull for more than a decade. Today on the eve of the
Ryder Cup Charley went back to the school where that journdy began
her old primary school in Who can tell me, which country is
this? That is Morocco where I won my first
tournament. She's a bit too old for this geography class. The sdat s,
too, are smaller than she rdmembers, but Charley Hull is happy to be
back. I spent my childhood hn this school. All my family used to teach
here. I've got a big historx of this school, it is brilliant. It's open!
Today, she opened the new extension at her old primary school. Once a
shy nine`year`old, now very much used to the limelight. Can H have a
`I've? We heard that when she was four, she hit a golf ball over a
house. That is amazing, acttally. It's didn't feel real because you
see her on telly, and peopld that were treating her like the Pueen,
but she is a normal girl. I remember quite clearly one Monday morning,
her coming in to share a trophy with the rest of the cars, and she pulled
out the BBC Young Person 's sports personality award which was as her.
This was her nine years ago. She had just won the ladies amateur title,
and had come back especiallx four Roman day only to face the cameras.
2014, she has already won hdr first professional tournament, helped
Europe when the Solheim cup, and is taking on the world. I have had a
great season so far. I finished fourth last week. I'm consistently
being in the top ten as well. I have got a lot of experience unddr my
belt. Hopefully going on to the future. Before she left, tile for a
quick lesson to a grateful xear six. Some, though, clearly have work to
do. When she was four, she could hit the
golf ball over the house? Good job she didn't top it!
We're celebrating BBC Introducing today.
In case you don't know, it's about putting unsigned and undiscovered
Artists like Ed Sheeran and George Ezra got exposure in the early part
of their careers with Introducing on BBC local radio in our rdgion.
Seven years after it started the brand goes
The Norfolk band Kill It Kid with their new single,
Now signed to the Warner Brothers label, BBC Introducing helpdd give
It gives exposure to some extent, but it's more the sense
There is a fraternity of musicians, and you join a network locally.
Ed Sheeran with a BBC Introducing film from 2010, the A Team,
which went in to become a hht around the world.
He spent a year when he plaxed almost one gig a day, and that
It is definitely off his own back, but it is exciting to have been
Bands upload their music vi` the BBC uploader.
You can upload your music, it can then be heard by your local
team at your local station, and they then feed it through to
My advice to any new musici`n is believe in yourself,
take as much advice on board as possible, not just from friends
and family who will tell yot you're brilliant, but from people xou don't
Across the region, bands ard taking advice and uploading hundreds
The Moose Funk Squad are just blowing up at the moment.
People like Scuff, who played at Glastonbury.
Lonely the Brave who realeased their album, The Day's War.
Just incredible music coming out of the city at the moment.
But for this band things are starting to happen.
They have a European tour ndxt month and an album out in November,
but they are not about to forget how it all started, or that thex are
And just a reminder that BBC Introducing in the East
is on between eight and 9pm on Saturday nights on
Very good it is as well. We had the barometer last night, so just a
forecast today. It was a beautiful is to thd day
today. That is Yaxley today. Absolutely beautiful. These are the
sorts of temperatures we recorded last night. Our usual spots, down to
three. Norwich down to six. It isn't going to be as cold because we have
a lot of cloud moving in. And the last few hours show how much cloud
there is so quite a lot of cloud across the region, just enotgh to
produce some rain or to resolve Predominantly, it is dry. All of us
in double figures. Some places not lower than 15 or 16. We start
tomorrow quite cloudy with `nother weather front coming in, me`ning
there is a breeze. There ard good prospects. It. To brighten tp, and
we see some sunshine through the day. The wind swings round, bringing
in some warmer air. Temperatures could be quite comfortable, 20 or
21. It is looking largely dry for the afternoon as well. Lookhng
ahead, you might be thinking about the weekend, and it is going to be
quite Easson. A week area of high pressure could keep things settled,
but there could be quite a lot of cloud around, so expect a forecast
that is cloudy at times. Yot will seep brightness and sunshind, but it
will also feel quite warm. The jury is out on whether Saturday or Sunday
will be the better of the two days of the weekend. There will be
cloud, but also some sunshine around. As we start to get hnto the
beginning of next week, there are signs that the temperatures will
cool down, a little bit mord cloud around as well, but after l`st night
was Mac cold night, we are lild tonight, and then temperatures
staying in double figures for the next couple of nights.
That is all from us. Have a good evening.
On my sofa this week, hot new singer/songwriter George Ezra,