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Hello and welcome to Look East. Our top story tonight:
The hospital patient who made the news last week
after being evicted from his hospital bed
speaks for the first time about HIS side of the story.
If I could walk, if someone needed a bed, I would stay on the floor.
A widow from Suffolk describes the chilling moment
as a gunman massacred holidaymakers on a beach in Tunisia.
I thought my best chance was to play dead.
The Duchess of Cambridge gives a boost to a children's charity.
And the school pupils who played a starring role
The NHS patient who refused to leave his hospital bed for two
years has today been giving his side of the story.
Adriano Guedes was admitted to the James Paget Hospital
But once he recovered, he refused to leave.
But this year, the NHS got a court order to evict him.
Mr Guedes is Portuguese but has lived here for 15 years.
He's now spoken for the first time about why he effectively blocked
The James Paget says he was made repeated offers of accommodation,
This exclusive report is from Debbie Tubby.
is paralysed from the chest down, he can't move from this bed.
He spends his day locked in a council flat in Suffolk.
Nothing personal, but I don't want to be isolated.
Having carers just two trains use three or four times a day is not a
life. It is like being in prison. meant he lost the use
of his arm and legs. He says he was admitted to
the James Paget hospital in Aug 2014 for mental health
not medical reasons. Did you want to stay in the
hospital? At the beginning, I went on hunger strike. I wanted to stop
my life. What is it you wanted to be given to leave the hospital? Of
wheelchair because I need it. A place that was wheelchair friendly.
It has cost nearly ?300,000 for you to stay in the hospital which you
say you didn't want to be in. Someone else could have used that
bed. I feel very bad. It's very bad to occupy a place that should be
with someone in need. But, at the same time, I didn't cause the
situation. If I can't move, if I can walk, I would have left the hospital
by my own means. Do you feel guilty that someone else could've used that
bed? Not guilty. I feel pity. and other agencies have
repeatedly offered him care In December the hospital
went to court. If you assault someone, who cannot
defend themselves, it is one thing. But when you abuse are disabled, it
is something else. the 63 year old is on
hunger strike again. I have not eaten. I am waiting for a
way out. Either things work out or I passed away.
The James Paget Hospital says it HAS acted compassionately
Adriano Guedes says he doesn't want to rely on benefits.
He just wants to live independently with the help of carers.
You are in his home. How did he seem to you? Adriano Guedes is not the
easiest of people to get on with. He has refused accommodation a lot of
people would have accepted. You can't help but be moved by his story
and where he is living. He can move out of his bed. His neighbours don't
know he is there. Is on the visitors he sees our carers who turn up four
times a day. He has no complaints about those carers. He has no
television, no radio, and the only communication he has to the outside
world is with a basic mobile phone. He didn't even know the cold to his
flat, so it was difficult for us to get in to see him. When he was
evicted from the hospital on ten January, he refused to go inside the
flat and sat outside for seven hours in the cold until a paramedic and
the neighbour persuaded him to go when. He knows it will be very
difficult to get out again. The James Paget Hospital has added,
detailed planning took place to achieve his safe discharge from
hospital. Suffolk County Council now looks after his care in the
community and say they will continue to work with partners and Adriano
Guedes to ensure he continues to receive appropriate levels of care
and support. Thank you. A coroner was told today that
a holidaymaker from Suffolk as a gunman opened fire
on a beach in Tunisia. Allison Heathcote who
lives in Felixstowe Her husband Philip was one of 38
people who were shot dead. Our chief reporter Kim Riley
has sent this In a written statement to the court,
she told of her pure fear as events unfolded. As the gunman brought
terror to the intellect beach, she heard gunshots in rapid succession.
The Metropolitan Police have recorded where all of those who died
were located. She says she was aware of being shot in the upper arm and
felt the sharp stinging pain. Are not aware of the full extent of her
injuries. She and realised she had been shot in the abdomen. She
received five shots in all. The gunshots were getting closer, she
said. I was feeling for my wife and lay still in the sand. I thought my
best chance was to play dead. I asked my husband if he was all
right. There was no response. I realised he had not made it. His
body was flown home by the RAF. Alison had critical injuries. She
was carried off the beach to be rushed to hospital. She spent three
weeks in an induced coma. Months more after that. It took a long time
to process it. When we started to do the funeral, it started to hit home.
Since then, good days and bad days. You just have to go with it. She
told the inquest her husband shared her love of cricket and had been a
huge Manchester United fan. A straightforward, honest man, taken
from her on holiday to celebrate 30 happy years of marriage.
are on course for a rise of more than ?50
to cover the soaring cost of adult social care.
gave the go ahead for the increase this afternoon.
Our political reporter Vikki Irwin was at the meeting.
Quite a few papers to get through this afternoon at the Cabinet
meeting. They agreed ?480 million worth of cuts. In that, they have
said ?30 million of savings must be made. ?8.5 million will have to come
from reserves. Council tax will increase by 3%. The council
responsible for financing told a meeting that the council where
prioritising children and young People's services, also adult social
care. The Labour opposition said they would not be speaking against
the increase in the council tax, but he said he wanted them to dig deeper
into the pockets of the reserves and ultimately central government needed
to fund local government properly. Will this be enough to cover future
care? Households in Suffolk will be looking at about ?56 extra on their
bill. That will boost cough here by ?8.5 million. Of the adult social
care department is also facing ?6 million worth of cuts. It is going
to face a really difficult time in the year, with increasing pressures
and an ageing population. Thank you. An HGV driver has been convicted
of using his mobile phone Magistrates in Ipswich heard how
he was spotted driving erratically. The conviction comes
during a campaign to get motorists Professional HGV driver from
Peterborough arriving at court. Magistrates heard how he was pulled
over on the A14 in June last year after a police officer spotted his
lorry swerving across lanes. Sergeant Barry Abbott said he saw
the driver with a mobile phone in his hand and the phone screen was
on. He addressed the court through a polish interpreter. He told
magistrates he was innocent and the reason he veered between lanes was
because there were ruts worn into the road he was having to follow. He
said it would have been impossible for the Sergeant to see inside his
cab and he had a printout proving he was not using his phone. Of
magistrates found the Sergeant guilty. He was ordered to pay a
fine, costs and was given three penalty points. If driving is your
livelihood, you should be aware of the risks. He will have seen the
consequences of mobile phone usage throughout his professional career.
It is very shocking. What message would you give to drivers? Don't use
your mobile phone. Avoid temptation. Out of arms reach. That call can
wait. You need to drive and the right. This latest conviction
coincides with a national safety campaign. From this year, the final
payable and points penalty will double.
Centre Parcs is dealing with a possible outbreak of the Norovirus.
A higher than normal level of sickness was noticed.
It was about 2 percent of their guests.
Managers have increased cleaning rounds,
During the weekend break that started last Friday,
The Lord Chancellor says she will visit Chelmsford Prison -
following the suicide of a man who was mentally ill.
An inquest jury found that Dean Saunders had been 'let down'
The Prison Ombudsman says staff "did too little to protect" him.
You're watching Look East with Stewart and me.
Coming up next, the Duchess of Cambridge on a fund-raising drive
The regional weather is staying very cold -
And, the starring role played by pupils at a school in Suffolk
The Duchess of Cambridge was in Norfolk today.
Supporting a charity which provides hospice care for chidlren with life
The East Anglia Children's Hospice looks after 750 young
And is spear-heading a fund-raising appeal to build
Today, she met children and their families at the charity's
Four year old Nell Cork presents the Duchess of Cambridge with a posy
Her family one of the many who have received care
This was Nell's five year old brother Finnbar in November 2015.
Four months later he'd been diagnosed with a brain tumour.
He was a lovely five-year-old boy. He loved riding his bike, Star Wars,
friends and going to school. It was only really this time last year when
he was in hospital that we knew he wasn't well. It progressed very
quickly. It was difficult to get out of bed some mornings. You have too,
especially when we have other children to look after.
The Duchess of Cambridge was at Quidenham as a
But for the families she was also here as a mother.
Listening to their stories. But she also shared the fun side of life. My
daughter asked her what it was like to be a princess. She said she got
looked after very well by her husband. She said her children like
to run off in different directions, so it must be very hard work to have
four. You can see she genuinely cared. Two years ago, an appeal was
launched. This site is limited in size and accessibility and they
cannot expand to cope with increased demand. There is no hydro pool here,
which is something which has benefited her. But travelling to
Cambridge is too long journey. With the new hospice, that is something
they will have. The quality of care here is first-class. But that is in
spite of the building, not because of that. We will be able to provide
much more planning new hospice is built. The fundraising is now
halfway. In the meantime, the care and support and giggles will go on.
The Chelsea Flower Show is used to staging all sorts of weird
Well, this year, they are planning an eye-catching attraction.
To draw attention to the plight of neglected horses.
So how do you tell the story of the work of a charity?
The Norfolk based World Horse Welfare organisation?
It started with Clippy who was left abandoned outside
His suffering unnoticed until he was rescued.
Clippy's story has been transferred to the drawing board and will soon
take pride of place at the world's most prestigious flower show.
The idea for this is to show how animals can be rescued and re-homed.
This is the area that shows where animals are forgotten about. Then we
move into an area which is open to the sky and the sun.
It's all thanks to a donation from a supporter of Snetterton based
The charity, which is celebrating its 90th birthday,
Hopefully this will attract more people to come and find out about
the work of the charity. Increasingly, charities are teaming
up with sponsors and garden designers to promote their cause at
the Chelsea flower show. It is an international stage.
With a host of gold medals from Chelsea behind them,
Jonathan and Adam have a special affection for their latest garden,
almost all of its 800 plants sourced from a nursery in Norfolk.
This is about getting people to reflect on the importance of
charities. And helping animals. If they can get more supporters to
enable them to do so, that has got to be a good thing.
While Clippy is nursed back to health,
the hope is this garden should ensure that will horses like him,
This week, the town of Milton Keynes is celebrating its 50th birthday.
What started off as a group of villages in rural Buckinghamshire
is now one of our fastest growing towns.
It also takes its art very seriously.
And it's hoping to become a European Capital of Culture.
Louise Hubball has been on a cultural tour of Milton Keynes.
Around the many corners of Milton Keynes
you will find public statues fluid sculptures.
like this horse standing outside a bank with the same logo.
This shopping centre installation celebrates this accessible art that
has always been at the heart of the town.
the idea is for you to go out and find the originals yourself.
I think art is always about thinking about what will come next. How can
you construct a space which will work 50 years from now or 100 years?
It makes sense to integrate art into the urban fabric. Over the years,
there has been far more going on in the art scene than just these
brutalist beasts. In 1988 roads were closed
when Michael Jackson performed here. MK Bowl bathing in the heyday
of stadium tours. Sir John Dankworth and
Dame Cleo Laine founded A melting pot for
all types of music. But they had no idea Milton Keynes
was about to be developed My father really grew to love Milton
Keynes. It has been very supportive of the stables. Now it is touring
venue. Stadium MK is also developing
as a concert venue, theatre is thriving,
and MK Gallery is undergoing They have decided to bid for
European capital of culture in 2023. No-one would have expected that of
Milton Keynes years ago. But I think it demonstrates the energy and
activities that you see today. So the concrete cows may be living
out their retirement But the success and vitality
of the arts scene here A glance at the download
charts this afternoon will tell you that Ed Sheeran
is number one and two And his video of the song Castle
on the Hill is the number one is described as Ed's love letter
to his home county of Suffolk. and features children
from a local school. # When I was six years
old, I broke my leg. # Now I'm running from my
brother and his friends. # You can taste the sweet
perfume of the mountain. The video has been viewed more
than 7 million times Meet the stars of
Castle on the Hill. All of them sixth formers
at Ed Sheeran's old school. We were told to act natural,
act like young people. Are looking normal and
doing what normally do. It was just what he did when he was
younger with his friends. Hugo is descended from the Hollywood
legend Douglas Fairbanks Junior. And there is a big resemblance
to a certain Ed Sheeran. I think my dad had a bit of fun
a couple of years after I was born Because we do look
quite similar, really. Castle on the Hill
is all about Suffolk. The directors needed actors
who would just jell naturally. Because we are all such
a close group of friends, there were no points
where it was awkward or anything. We went to the banger
racing and I hadn't been And a house party seems really
good and the bonfire. # 15 years old and smoking
hand-rolled cigarettes. It takes a while to work out that
7 million people will be watching Walking around school
and people recognised us But it is quite a cool
thing to think about. Gives us something
awesome to look back on. Castle on the Hill will put
Framlingham on the map It's a love song for Suffolk,
going out to an audience worldwide. A lot of proud parents watching
this. Also seeing, I didn't know you smoked! Just on film, I hope!
Here are some photographs. Another taken in Grantchester in Cambridge.
Lots of bright blue sky today once the fog lifted. We start to get more
widespread fog again this evening. Likely to cause some travel
disruption. Freezing fog patches will become more widespread as we go
through the night. A risk of ice on untreated surfaces. We start the
evening on a dry zero. The fog will become a problem as we go through
the evening. Quite extensive by the end of the night. Temperatures below
freezing. Down to around -2 in many places. This is likely to lift into
low-level cloud tomorrow. High-pressure keeping are relatively
settled. Tomorrow is likely to be more cloudy than today. Fog patches
are a problem through the morning rush-hour. Some brighter spells
possible, but a fairly cloudy picture for many of us. Similar
temperatures to today. Looking ahead, a bit of a shift with
high-pressure. Starting to move eastwards. We start to develop this
south-easterly wind. That brings a lot of cold air from the continent
towards us. It will feel even colder on Thursday. If it feels cold
tomorrow, wait till Thursday. That wind strengthening will make it feel
raw. A lot of cloud around. Feeling very cold indeed. We get to the end
of the week and slightly less cold. Looking largely dry if cloudy, but
temperatures recovering slightly. By Saturday and into Sunday, we're back
up to around 8 degrees by day. Last night, the visibility was
terrible. You might get the impression
that history is just a record Very often,
the line between fact and fiction In this series, I'm exploring how
three turning points in our history have been manipulated to become
our greatest historical legends. I want to be entertained.