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The missed signs of abuse that left a five week old girl
A report finds hospital staff missed chances to intervene.
Then a child is presented at a hospital with injuries like this
over a period of time that is so short on any subject out.
Comedian Rory McGrath admits harassing a married woman
for 14 months, but he escapes prison.
This has been a dark time, and thankfully it's now over. I wish to
thank the judge and apologise to my wife.
Getting the youth vote out - how the government's building
And I'm here in Stevenage where astronaut Tim Peake is inspiring the
next generation. First tonight the missed chances
that could have prevented a couple inflicting catastrophic injuries
on their five week old daughter. Baby Isabelle may never
regain her sight and will have to be fed through a tube for the rest
of her life. Last year her father
Rocky Uzzell and mother But today a report said that if rib
fractures had been spotted by Kettering Hospital,
she could have been removed from their care.
Here's Sally Chidzoy. They were parents who inflicted
horrific injuries on their baby. Rocky Uzzell and Katherine Prigmore
were seen to laugh at the hospital where five-week-old Isobel lay
in a critical condition. Prigmore's seen on the right,
who filmed her partner violently shaking and
squeezing their daughter. This serious case review
highlights major failings Baby Isabel was admitted here six
times in five weeks. Yet not once did staff even consider
that her parents could be Had they recognised them,
they could have taken steps to have her removed from her parents
to prevent more serious injury. The warning signs are all here,
and touched on in the report, yet they were missed time
and time again. On March 6th 2014, Isabel
was admitted with leg pain. There was an x-ray,
no injury was detected. Three days later, she was readmitted
after turning blue. On March 12 she was in hospital
again, vomiting and floppy. On March 20,
she was back in hospital. She was limp.
Injuries were finally identified. The next day,
the parents were arrested. I think what is of particular
importance is the repeat presentation to hospital over a very
short period of time. That should bring an immediate
child protection flag, and immediate child protection
concern, really, The couple, who were jailed last
December, lived in this Shocked neighbours say
they rarely saw them. I knew something wasn't
right, because they... I saw them out with a pushchair
once, that was it. Unable to walk, talk,
see and swallow, she is with foster parents, and is not expected to live
beyond her teens. Kettering Hospital declines
to give an interview, but said there was profound regret
over the missed opportunities It said it has introduced
improvements to procedures So, how was this allowed
to happen to baby Isabelle? I asked head of the Northamptonshire
Safeguarding Children There was not sufficient information
sharing between agencies, although I have to stress that
in itself wouldn't have necessarily More particularly, we are very
concerned that the people at the accident and emergency
facility were not serious enough -- curious enough
about whether the reasons for admission to hospital
were safeguarding linked or not. They were not curious
enough about whether abuse One thing that stands out
in the report is that an x-ray was done on the child's chest,
and broken ribs were missed. I'm told by the medical experts that
actually it's quite hard to tell in small babies whether a rib
has broken or not, but the issue, as I understand it, and has come
through in our report, is that the x-rays were not examined
by a paediatric radiologist. If that examination had taken place
as it should have been, it is very likely that the child,
the baby wouldn't have been Very likely wouldn't have gone
back to the parents, and this awful outcome would have
very likely not have happened. How does this case compared
to other safeguarding cases I would say this is one of the most
serious cases I have personally dealt with both in terms
of the severity of the injuries, and And also, in terms of the fact
that the report does say that it is very likely that this
could have been avoided. On a scale, I would say this
is very serious indeed. And so what are you recommending
to try and stop it happening again? There is a different arrangement
now for the examination of x-rays in babies and young children,
for example, and the sharing
of information, particularly information about
fathers has been really reinforced, and that is all
backed by training programme for the relevant staff,
and we as a board are also monitoring and auditing
the impact of that. So are you 100% sure that if a baby
was brought into the hospital today that it would be picked up
and it would be acted upon? In safeguarding, there are no,
not ever 100% guarantees. What we are assured as a board
is that that curiosity that I had been talking about would be enacted,
those questions will be asked, and safeguarding will be
considered as a priority. The television entertainer
and comedian Rory McGrath has been give a suspended ten week jail
sentence today after admitting harassing
a woman for 14 months. The court in Huntingdon was told
McGrath and the married woman The harassment started
when she ended the affair. Mike Cartwright's at
Huntingdon magistrates' court now. Rory McGrath told the woman he
harassed that this would make a wonderful court case. Well, in that
court today, we heard in detail what he did. The actions he thought would
remain private became very public indeed.
Arriving at court, his wife by his side.
Rory McGrath who the court was told pursued a course of conduct
After harassing a married mother in her 40s for more than a year.
the two having an affair for more than five years.
The woman wanting to finish it after McGrath, she said,
had become difficult and unpleasant company.
The two had shared intimate messages and texts.
Rory McGrath threatening to publish glossy images of her.
The judge was told of his deep remorse.
his solicitor spoke on McGrath's behalf.
This has been a dark time, and thankfully it is now over.
I wish to thank the judge, and apologise to my wife.
And family, and thank them for their incredible support
In a Cambridge Park, Rory McGrath tailed the woman as she went
He contacted her husband and her new partner.
Police say harassment cases are on the rise,
encouraging victims to come forward.
I would urge them to pick up the phone, ring us, tell us.
Call the police, we can help you, we can put you in touch with other
agencies and support services that can help you in both the short-term
On TV from the 90s, he became a household name.
His behaviour, likened to a midlife crisis.
His actions described as bizarre and increasingly desperate.
In sentencing, the judge told McGraw it was a persistent controlled
imposition of yourself on the victim and those close to her. He was also
ordered to pay ?200 in costs and a five-year restraining order was
imposed. In just over three months voters
in Cambridgeshire will go to the polls to choose the
county's first ever elected mayor. And one of the first tests
for the new role will be how many people turn out to vote
in May's election. So, today a government
minister was in the county, hearing ideas from young people
about how to get as many people Our political reporter
Tom Barton has the details. Our political reporter
Tom Barton has the details. Back to the classroom to hear how
sixth formers think young people can be encouraged to register to vote.
The Minister for the institution was at long road College in Cambridge
today. At the top of the agenda, the election of a mayor for
Cambridgeshire this May. Do you believe that there is a worry that
turnout will be lower a bit like in the police and crime commission is
election? We look at these new established position such as the
combined mayoral authority. We need to make sure that people are aware
that this is taking place on the 4th of May this year. So what do these
politics students think of this new part of the political system? I do
think you can have one person to represent thousands of people. If it
represents amateur and the surrounding areas then it will be a
good point coming from that. I don't think you can represent
Cambridgeshire as one. Hopefully the mayor will be in touch with his
local community and know exactly what it needs. We now know who five
of the candidates for the election will be. Ukip have selected Paul
Bollen. But casual is representing liberal Democrats. Peace door is
standing as an independent. The Green candidate will be Julie
Howell, and the Conservatives selected last week James Palmer.
Labour are currently voting to due to their candidate will be. Whoever
wins the election here in Cambridge in May will get a significant range
of new powers over training, over where new housing is built, and
crucially over the county public transport network, but while all of
that power and significant money is coming here to Cambridgeshire, the
same is not true elsewhere in our region. This is, you say, a good
thing for Cambridgeshire, but for other parts of our region,
Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, there is a mayor,
there is no new powers, there is no new money. This is an inconsistent
policy, is it couldn't write? This is crucial to be bottom up. We need
to come forward with workable arousal for devolving housing
budgets, transport budgets, that we will list going forward, but it has
DBE for local areas to be able to decide how to do its best. In
Cambridgeshire the countdown has started. Some of these students will
be among those choosing the counties that ever electro mayor. At first
ever elected mayor. Local elections traditionally get
much lower turnouts than general elections....is there any sense
that this might be different ? Welcome you heard in my report a
student asking the minister about the police and crime commission
elections and went those elections were first held back in 2012, you
saw the lowest ever turnout, 12% in some places, of people bothering to
vote. And even the second time those elections were held back in 2015,
only about 30% of people voted, even those at those elections were held
on the same day as the general election. Council turnout is often
quite low as well, regularly below 15% that are 50%. There is a risk
can ahead, that the new mayoral role could struggle to persuade people to
turn out and vote, but this mayor is a big job with a big budget and a
lot of response ability and I think the minister's visit today shows how
did the government is that you will have decent turnout at this
election. So people in Cambridge are actually getting a vote on it all.
What about the rest of the region? Elsewhere in the region, at the
moment there aren't any serious discussions going on, there were
proposals kicking around for both Bedfordshire and for part of
Northamptonshire. They, though, came to nothing, and there is a plan for
devolution in Norfolk and Suffolk, very similar to the camera deal
which collapsed last year, but the minister as he saw there said that
the government is open to suggestions, so it is possible that
we could see more mayors elsewhere in our region in the future. Tom,
thanks very much. Police are appealing
for witnesses after a car was stolen in Cambridgeshire
with a baby inside. Police have released CCTV video
of the incident in Kimbolton A passenger pulled up in a vehicle
near the mother's car which she'd left parked outside a shop
with the baby strapped in the back. The man jumped in and
drove the vehicle away. He abandoned the car a hundred yards
away on London Road. Cambridgeshire police have raised
concern over CCTV footage showing a near miss incident between a van
and woman walking her two horses. The video, which has been watched
more than 400 times, was taken on Red Fen Road
in Little Thetford Police are warning drivers to take
extra care on country roads and to always approach a horse
at less than 15 miles per hour. The Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner has
become the first member of Jeremy Corbyn's front-bench team
to say he will defy an order to vote The Labour MP, whose constituency
voted overwhelmingly in favour of Remain,
said he will respect That's all from me -
I'm back at 10.30 with more on our top stories -
but for now here's Stewart and Susie And the moment this Essex
photographer thought he'd never see. Around 20 lucky children had a day
they'll never forget today. They met the astronaut Tim Peake
in Stevenage at a new educational centre aimed at inspiring
the scientists of the future and today, we were told he's
going back into space sometime But in Stevenage, it was all
about getting young hands For a man who was blasted into
space, it was a suitably out of this world opening. Strand putting us
from Stevenage to Mars. This testing yard at the heart of the interactive
centre, all about inspiring the next generation. It is all hands on with
a teacher with unique qualifications. It's really exciting
meeting him and everything is very fun to play with. He is a bit famous
so that is really exciting. I asked him about the Northern lights and he
sought them about to authorise -- two or three times a week. What more
expiring for these children than to be standing next to someone who has
been into orbit, looking out to the future of space exploration. If you
can get them excited about science at that early age, that is when they
will make the decision to study those and we can grow our workforce
for the future, which will be of huge benefit to the UK. And there
was a nod to today's news that he is set to return to orbit. Space is a
wonderful place to live and work. Every astronaut would love to get
back up there. The Airbus Centre will be won by North Hertfordshire
College. Access to live space research and extraordinary asset. It
is rare to see a business open the doors of its most incredible
projects to help inspire the next generation. These would-be
scientists filling an important void. For our burgeoning industry in
the UK which is the right thing we need a good strong pipeline of our
own engineers and scientists and technicians coming through, and
these sort of programmes are an excellent way to create that talent
for the future. When he was a boy, Tim Peake dreams of being a pilot. A
message to these youngsters, anything is possible.
When the national living wage was brought in last year,
there was a warning that it would have an effect on care
there's evidence that it's forced up the cost of care
and been a factor in some homes closing.
The living wage came in last April and will go up by 30 pence an hour
One nursing home in Essex has already put up its weekly charge
to more than ?1,000 to pay for the increase in the cost
This from our business correspondent Richard Bond.
Rising wages are always good for morale and when the living
or minimum wage rises in April, many of the 80 staff at this nursing
Lucy Young works in the kitchen and is chuffed by the prospect
I enjoy working here, but getting more money would be brilliant.
Cheviot nursing home has 31 residents and is
It's run on a not-for-profit basis, but as wages rise, it
A year ago, the price of a new bed place here was ?939 a week.
That has had to rise this year to ?1,036,
an increase of 10% and the boss says that is down to the living wage.
The national living wage has gone up by 11.5% in the last two years,
so it has had an impact on the amount we charge people.
I'm sorry about that, because it must sound
like an enormous amount of money if you are in the position that
you are looking for care for someone you love.
Yes, and believe me, we are not making a profit.
The strain of higher fees falls on people like Ken.
His wife Maureen has been here for 18 months
She needs round-the-clock care, but it's hard for the couple to pay
the fees with interest rates on savings on the floor.
If you have made sensible plans for retirement and relying
on and investment income and the income from the investments
drops to virtually zero and yet your commitments continue
to rise, I cannot see anybody being in a position where they can
It's part of a charity and has the resources to survive,
but many smaller homes may not be so lucky.
Everyone likes the idea of higher pay, it's just footing the bill
The cost of caring for the elderly is high and rising, and those people
paying the full cost themselves are actually subsidising
Most homes are a mixture of people who pay for themselves and those
whose care is paid for by councils. The cost is going up and councils
have been unwilling or unable to pay the full increases, so we have been
in this situation for some years were bills for Private people have
been rising at a faster rate than for councils. It has reached a point
where each private residence is subsidising each publicly funded
resident to the tune of up to ?8,000 a year and clearly the increases in
the living wage are going to add to that number and it's a situation
that many argue is unfair and unsustainable.
Norfolk's Alfie Hewett has made another major tennis final.
who won his first Grand Slam title with Gordon Reid
has now reached the final of the wheelchair doubles
He'll play against his British doubles partner
Alfie and Gustavo Fernandez from Argentina
beat the number one seeds in the semifinals.
This region has another World Champion.
has won the Ladies World Indoor Bowls Championship
Ellen Falkner from Cambridgeshire in the final at Hopton
She first won the title three years ago,
making her the youngest ever champion.
Coming back here every year has been an absolute pleasure. This is the
start of the year, could not be a better start. It was an incredible
fame and to be up against Alan, it is what a lot of people would have
asked for. I am a bit lost for words but rather than talk about my
performance, I would rather talk about Catherine and say well done,
well played and enjoy the moment. If you saw Winterwatch last night,
you'll have seen the Wind in the Willows character Ratty
as you've never seen him before. The remarkable wildlife
pictures were shot in Essex They were taken by local Film
maker and photographer it took a lot of time
and a lot of patience, we thought you'd like
to see them again. We're on the River Colne,
it's a chalk stream. I knew that it was a special site
when we first arrived here. A lot of people walk past this place
and don't understand Spend a few minutes,
observe and it comes to you. The voles are fairly
nervous and you've got to be incredibly still,
so you are freezing and being very cold in the water, but just don't
move about and as time goes by and you do more days of it,
they'll become more relaxed and then Sitting right in front of you,
you know, chewing away, they are always here,
every single day, but some of those special shots you need,
they happen just once and you've got One of the most satisfying things
is, because we have this beautiful chalk stream,
you can see these little silver bullets which are the water voles
underwater with the air trapped The life of the water vole is very
short, most of them don't get very far into a second year,
so a huge steep learning curve. On first coming to the site really,
it was this idea that possibly, possibly we had caught water voles
that were climbing trees. The evidence on the tree really most
people would put it down to squirrels and I think
it was worth spending some time, and then they started to climb
and they were going up along the branches and I think
they were probably six I thought that was
quite interesting. Maybe not so steady on their feet
and then to my commencement they just kept climbing
and climbing and climbing. I don't know what the difference
was between bark at the bottom and the bark at the top,
but they just like to go higher. And the last programme in this
season of Winterwatch is on BBC Two It was very cold today. Yes, we have
all been complaining about the cold today. These were our top
temperatures. Some places not getting higher than minus two
Celsius and then factor in the wind-chill, it felt colder. Another
cold night on the way. Not many photographs today because not many
braved the outdoors to take them. Grey and overcast through much of
the day but just as the sunset, the glimpse of a blue sky. Over much of
the region there will be clear skies developing, so another sharp
tonight. It looks as though many of us will get down to minus two
Celsius but you can see on the map, a bit more cloud coming to the south
by the end of the night and the possibility of light sleet or snow
into counties like Essex. Gradually tomorrow we will see something
milder coming our way. Although it will be a cold start to Friday, with
a widespread frost, it will recover. This weather feature heading
northwards through the morning. A very light covering of sleet or
snow, not expected to settle. It clears the way. The middle part of
the day dry and bright and then it tends to cloud over again.
Temperatures around four or 5 degrees but by the evening, we could
be up at around seven or 8 degrees as that milder air works its way
northwards. We still have the chance of patchy rain arriving by the end
of the day and overnight, and then we're into an unsettled weekend.
There is a bit of uncertainty about this weather feature but it looks as
though it will bring us strong winds, cloudy at times with the
chance of rain and shall this. I had this dream that we were going
upstairs and the boss said, tonight, we will go somewhere warm to present
the programme. Don't think it will come true. Good night.
Einstein replaced Newton's theory of universal gravitation
with a more accurate theory - general relativity.
So, why's my apple falling? Well, it's not.
It is the ground that accelerates up to meet the apple.
So that's why the chair that I'm sitting on now
that actually feels as if it's accelerating up
It's really changed my relationship with this chair. Mm-hm.
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