16/09/2011 Midlands Today


16/09/2011

The latest news, sport and weather for the Midlands.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 16/09/2011. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Hello and welcome to Midlands Today with Suzanne Virdee and Nick Owen.

:00:03.:00:06.

The headlines tonight: Costing the NHS �100,000 - the illegal

:00:06.:00:16.
:00:16.:00:16.

immigrant who has spent more than a year in hospital. When they are

:00:16.:00:21.

ready for discharge they should be sent back to their country of

:00:21.:00:26.

residence. Children as young as three are

:00:26.:00:32.

being given drugs to treat hyperactivity. It was like he was

:00:32.:00:36.

sleepwalking. He had dark circles under his eyes. His behaviour was

:00:36.:00:42.

wonderful but it did not look like him. 8000 on their way to

:00:42.:00:44.

Birmingham for the Lib Dem conference. It is claimed it will

:00:44.:00:47.

generate �12 million for the city. And the world's best gymnasts head

:00:47.:00:57.
:00:57.:00:57.

to the Potteries. Good evening. Welcome to Friday's

:00:58.:01:01.

Midlands Today from the BBC. Tonight: Calls to deport an illegal

:01:01.:01:04.

immigrant who has spent over a year in hospital, costing the NHS more

:01:04.:01:10.

than �100,000. The patient was well enough to leave hospital last

:01:10.:01:14.

August but needed nursing care and had nowhere to go. The result - he

:01:14.:01:17.

has been living at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley ever since. The

:01:17.:01:20.

issue has been raised in Parliament and border officials say he will be

:01:20.:01:29.

leaving the country soon. Joanne Writtle reports.

:01:29.:01:36.

Russells Hall Hospital serves 400,000 people in the Dudley area.

:01:36.:01:41.

The illegal immigrant from Pakistan has been here for 13 months, even

:01:41.:01:46.

though he could have been discharged in August last year.

:01:46.:01:51.

Margot James, the local MP, raised the matter in the House of Commons.

:01:51.:01:54.

I am not arguing that an illegal immigrant should not have emergency

:01:54.:01:58.

care if they have a crisis, but when that care is finished and they

:01:58.:02:01.

are ready for discharge they should be sent back to their country of

:02:02.:02:05.

residence because they have no entitlement to remain.

:02:05.:02:13.

The hospital released a statement, saying Our patient needed acute

:02:13.:02:16.

hospital care when admitted into hospital with complex medical

:02:16.:02:18.

conditions, and was medically fit to be discharged in August 2010,

:02:18.:02:21.

but required ongoing nursing care. The NHS is a national, not an

:02:21.:02:24.

international, health service and we will not tolerate its abuse,

:02:24.:02:27.

which is why arrangements for removal have been made in this

:02:27.:02:29.

complex case. That nursing care would usually be

:02:29.:02:31.

provided in the community, in the patient's or more a nursing home,

:02:31.:02:36.

for example. The people we spoke to in Dudley gave a mixed reaction.

:02:36.:02:41.

They should at least try to help him somehow. If the NHS should be

:02:41.:02:47.

used for residents of here. We pay the taxes. If he is an illegal

:02:47.:02:52.

immigrant they should send him back. A spokeswoman for the UK Border

:02:52.:03:02.
:03:02.:03:08.

The Border agency has been working on the matter for nine months now

:03:08.:03:12.

and says it hopes to arrange for the man to return to Pakistan as

:03:12.:03:17.

soon as possible. Let's talk did Joanne now. Any news

:03:18.:03:23.

of when this patient will be deported?

:03:23.:03:26.

Tonight Margot James has told us that she understands he will be

:03:26.:03:30.

flown back to Pakistan towards the end of next week. When the matter

:03:30.:03:34.

was raised in the House of Commons, Damian Green, the Immigration

:03:34.:03:38.

Minister, said that an airline had been found to fly the man back home.

:03:39.:03:42.

He also said that care and reception arrangements had been

:03:42.:03:46.

made to ensure his removal from the country went smoothly.

:03:46.:03:52.

Why has it taken so long? Well, there have been lengthy

:03:52.:03:55.

negotiations between the UK Border agency and Pakistan International

:03:55.:04:01.

Airlines. The immigration removal centre was not equipped, it turns

:04:01.:04:08.

out, to provide the medical care needed. Apparently, all immigration

:04:08.:04:12.

removal centres are equipped to deal with short-term cases and

:04:12.:04:15.

medical emergencies, but not the type of care required by this man.

:04:15.:04:20.

In addition, a doctor here advised the UK Border agency that the man

:04:20.:04:24.

would need at least one medical escort to fly and that he would

:04:24.:04:28.

need to travel lying down on a stretcher. All in all, be described

:04:28.:04:38.
:04:38.:04:39.

it as a highly complex case. -- they describe it. Later in the

:04:39.:04:42.

programme: Ben Rich is here with all the weekend weather news. Well,

:04:42.:04:45.

the weather calmed down briefly in midweek, but now it is turning

:04:45.:04:49.

unsettled again, just in time for the weekend. Join me for all the

:04:49.:04:52.

details of a blustery, showery outlook later in the programme.

:04:52.:04:56.

A new group's been set up by the Government to find out what caused

:04:56.:04:59.

last month's riots in Birmingham and other cities in England. The

:04:59.:05:01.

Independent Riots, Communities and Victims Panel launched a website

:05:01.:05:04.

today, and it is also sending thousands of letters to areas

:05:04.:05:07.

affected by trouble. Earlier I spoke to the panel's chairman,

:05:07.:05:13.

Darra Singh, and asked him who they wanted to hear from.

:05:13.:05:18.

We want to hear from as wide a range of people as possible -

:05:18.:05:25.

shopkeepers, businesses, residents who have been affected. We also

:05:25.:05:28.

want to hear from those in neighbouring areas who may not have

:05:28.:05:33.

had a direct impact but who have views. We want to hear from people

:05:33.:05:39.

who work with the police or local councils in the voluntary sector.

:05:39.:05:44.

As wide a range of people as possible. If you want to give us

:05:44.:05:48.

your views, we want to hear from you. What do you what to achieve by

:05:48.:05:54.

this? We have a very clear remit. We are a panel that has been set up

:05:54.:05:59.

to look at the grassroots experience and to take views from

:05:59.:06:03.

local communities and victims. We will be talking directly to

:06:03.:06:12.

affected areas through a range of visits. We hope to find out the

:06:12.:06:16.

motivations of people who rioted and while riots happened in some

:06:16.:06:21.

areas and not others, and what businessmen and women thought of

:06:21.:06:25.

the support they had and what we can learn for the future.

:06:25.:06:28.

The Home Affairs Select Committee is also investigating the riots.

:06:28.:06:32.

They have already been to Birmingham to collect information.

:06:33.:06:36.

How well you're investigation differ? We will be complementary.

:06:36.:06:41.

We will want to learn from the information that the Home Affairs

:06:41.:06:44.

Select Committee have already received. However, we are

:06:44.:06:49.

independent of government and we will build on that and speak to

:06:49.:06:52.

local communities and victims directly, as well as visiting areas

:06:52.:06:57.

that did not have riots to understand what they didn't have

:06:57.:07:06.

done in the past that has helped. And that report is due out next

:07:06.:07:12.

March. Tributes have continued to come in

:07:13.:07:15.

for a soldier from Shropshire who was killed in a shooting incident

:07:16.:07:18.

at an army firing range in Kent. Fusilier Dean Griffiths, from

:07:18.:07:21.

Market Drayton, served with the 1st Battalion the Royal Welsh. The 21-

:07:21.:07:24.

year-old father-to-be was described by his family as caring and fun-

:07:24.:07:27.

loving. They head of his former school today extended her sympathy

:07:27.:07:29.

to the Griffiths family. An investigation into what happened is

:07:29.:07:32.

under way. Thousands of Birmingham city

:07:32.:07:36.

council workers are to go on strike again next week in protest over new

:07:36.:07:39.

contracts. Members of Unison last walked out in June over plans to

:07:39.:07:41.

withdraw a range of shift bonuses and allowances. The union claims

:07:41.:07:45.

some workers could lose up to �6,000 a year as a result. The one-

:07:45.:07:52.

day strike is due to take place on Wednesday.

:07:52.:07:55.

The owner of a 4x4 who drove his vehicle up Snowdon has appeared

:07:55.:07:57.

before magistrates, charged with dangerous driving. Craig Williams

:07:57.:08:00.

from Cheltenham is also charged with driving on moorland, common

:08:00.:08:03.

land or land not used as a road. He was released on unconditional bail

:08:03.:08:10.

after failing to enter a plea. He will appear again next month.

:08:10.:08:13.

A leading educational psychologist says children as young as three are

:08:13.:08:18.

being given drugs to treat hyperactivity. Dave Traxson works

:08:18.:08:20.

with children in the West Midlands who have been diagnosed with

:08:21.:08:25.

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. He claims at least 100

:08:25.:08:27.

children under six are being prescribed drugs such as Ritalin to

:08:27.:08:37.

alter their behaviour. Holly Lewis has this report.

:08:37.:08:41.

Sarah from Lichfield was at her wits end when her nine-year-old son

:08:41.:08:51.
:08:51.:08:51.

was prescribed Ritalin. She soon regretted her decision. It was like

:08:51.:08:56.

he was drug-induced, it was like he was sleepwalking. He had black

:08:56.:08:59.

circles under his eyes. Yes, his behaviour was wonderful but it did

:08:59.:09:08.

not look like him. You could see that there was something else.

:09:08.:09:11.

This educational psychologist believes only 20% of the children

:09:11.:09:14.

in the West Midlands to take psychotropic drugs should have been

:09:14.:09:19.

prescribed them. And he is alarmed by the age of some of the patients.

:09:19.:09:26.

The area we are most concerned about his prescribing these strong

:09:26.:09:29.

stimulants for children under six. The reason for that is that their

:09:29.:09:33.

brains have not finished developing at that stage and we are putting a

:09:33.:09:40.

toxic compound into a child's developing brain. Guidelines issued

:09:40.:09:42.

by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence state that drug

:09:42.:09:48.

treatment is not recommended for pre-school children. For month --

:09:48.:09:53.

Ford youngsters with moderate condition -- symptoms, behavioural

:09:53.:09:58.

therapy should be tried first. Sarah took her son of Ritalin and

:09:58.:10:03.

found a parenting course helped her cope with his behaviour. The

:10:03.:10:06.

Association of Educational psychologists is calling for a

:10:06.:10:09.

Government review into the prescription of powerful drugs for

:10:09.:10:19.

prescription of powerful drugs for prescription of powerful drugs for

:10:19.:10:26.

children. Our health correspondent, Michele Paduano, joins us now. If

:10:26.:10:28.

the National Institute for Clinical Excellence say children under six

:10:28.:10:31.

shouldn't be prescribed these drugs, how come it's happening at all?

:10:31.:10:34.

medicines are not actually licensed to be used for children who are six

:10:34.:10:38.

years of age and under. There are serious side-effects and it does

:10:38.:10:42.

affect their growth. Like all good rules, there are exceptions. The

:10:42.:10:47.

person who drew up the rules says that, in extreme cases and with the

:10:47.:10:51.

consent of the family, it can be used, but only in specialist

:10:51.:10:55.

centres. Our drugs such as Ritalin Mrs

:10:55.:11:01.

Ardely a bad thing? Both the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the

:11:01.:11:05.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence say that they work in

:11:05.:11:08.

the short-term. It is a bit more sketchy in the long term. They

:11:08.:11:13.

should only be used in extreme cases and in conjunction with other

:11:13.:11:16.

therapies and with education going on with the families. Like all

:11:16.:11:21.

things, medicine suffers from fashion and worries about cost. It

:11:21.:11:30.

is about getting it right for the children. Plans for a �14 million

:11:30.:11:33.

expansion to the Potteries shopping centre in Stoke-on-Trent went on

:11:33.:11:35.

show today. The project involves a mix of shops,

:11:35.:11:37.

restaurants and a cinema. 100 jobs could be created during

:11:37.:11:40.

construction, almost 200 once it is complete. If approved, building

:11:40.:11:44.

work would begin next year, with facilities opening in 2014.

:11:44.:11:47.

80% of businessmen in Coventry and Warwickshire say they are

:11:47.:11:49.

optimistic about their prospects for growth, despite the fragile

:11:49.:11:51.

economy. They were polled at today's Chamber of Commerce

:11:51.:11:54.

conference in a week that saw inflation and unemployment increase.

:11:54.:11:56.

One speaker, Lord Digby Jones, called for more encouragement for

:11:56.:12:06.
:12:06.:12:09.

entrepreneurs. The nation has paid itself money it has never earned

:12:09.:12:14.

four years. What we have got to do, of course, is ensure that we put in

:12:14.:12:19.

the foundations for long-term, sustainable wealth creation. It is

:12:19.:12:24.

only business that generates taxation, or only business creates

:12:24.:12:29.

wealth and makes money that employs people.

:12:29.:12:31.

The Liberal Democrat conference begins at the ICC in Birmingham

:12:31.:12:33.

tomorrow. Around 8000 delegates, exhibitors and journalists are

:12:33.:12:35.

expected to attend the five-day event. Marketing Birmingham claim

:12:35.:12:40.

it will give a �12 million boost to the city's economy.

:12:40.:12:42.

The conference comes at a difficult time for the coalition government

:12:42.:12:45.

and also for the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition which runs Birmingham

:12:45.:12:55.
:12:55.:13:00.

City Council. Party time again in Birmingham. The

:13:01.:13:03.

Tories' coalition partners are turning the place she other this

:13:03.:13:06.

year. Even the Conservative leader of Birmingham City Council is happy.

:13:06.:13:16.
:13:16.:13:18.

It is a coup for the City of Birmingham. Here, like at

:13:18.:13:21.

Westminster, the Conservatives and the Lib-Dems are more than just

:13:21.:13:24.

good friends. The rule in a coalition known as the city

:13:24.:13:25.

council's progressive partnership. After winning seven elections

:13:25.:13:28.

together, they make Nick Clegg and David Cameron look like newly weds.

:13:28.:13:32.

But it has been a thorny year since the Westminster knot was tied in

:13:32.:13:35.

the Downing Street Rose Garden. And, much like the Deputy Prime Minister,

:13:35.:13:37.

Birmingham City Council's deputy leader, Paul Tilsley, enters his

:13:37.:13:40.

party's first autumn conference in the city with some battle scars. A

:13:40.:13:43.

poor set of local election results has put Birmingham's progressive

:13:43.:13:46.

partnership on the rocks, according to some. Given the pattern of seats

:13:46.:13:50.

that are going to go out in 2012, the runes seem to be cast that it's

:13:50.:13:52.

going to put that coalition in serious danger, particularly given

:13:52.:13:55.

that very slim majority they have at the moment.

:13:55.:14:00.

The Lib-Dems lost seven seats in May, leaving him with 24. Their

:14:00.:14:04.

Tory partners saw their seats fall by six to 39, giving the progress

:14:04.:14:07.

of partnership a total now of the 63 seats but Labour became the

:14:07.:14:10.

largest single party in Birmingham with 55 seats. Another six would

:14:10.:14:18.

win them back overall control next year. Or will it? Most of the

:14:18.:14:21.

Jeremiahs had us lasting eight months, let alone eight years, and

:14:21.:14:24.

part of that has to be Paul Tilsley's leadership, his ability

:14:24.:14:30.

to carry a Lib Dem party. All food for thought as the Lib Dem party

:14:30.:14:40.
:14:40.:14:41.

guests gather to swap notes this weekend.

:14:41.:14:43.

And our political editor, Patrick Burns, joins us from outside the

:14:43.:14:47.

ICC now. Patrick, what will be the things to watch out for over the

:14:47.:14:54.

next few days? Certainly, a big highlight will be

:14:54.:14:59.

tomorrow. A proud moment for Paul Tilsley because he will formally

:14:59.:15:03.

welcome his party to his home town for the conference. And yet,

:15:04.:15:07.

paradoxically, we are also heard that the Labour group are extremely

:15:07.:15:11.

confident. They think it is a mathematical near certainty that

:15:11.:15:16.

they will have an overall majority for themselves up the May's

:15:16.:15:21.

elections. There is a big march and rally being money -- organised by

:15:21.:15:27.

the TUC which they say could drop to 30,000 people are in support of

:15:27.:15:33.

their campaign for justice, jobs and growth. As we have been hearing,

:15:33.:15:37.

Younis and have organised a strike on Wednesday to coincide with Nick

:15:37.:15:47.
:15:47.:15:48.

Clegg's speech to conference. The riots are another big theme. There

:15:48.:15:53.

are likely to be protests against the Liberal Democrats on Monday.

:15:53.:15:58.

Some people say that they have reneged on their agreement to

:15:58.:16:03.

defend police numbers. I am joined by the MP for Yardley. As one of

:16:03.:16:07.

the architects of the progressive partnership, are you resigned, as

:16:07.:16:12.

Labour say that you should be, to losing power in the City? I think

:16:12.:16:19.

we have done a very good job. If Labour had the won their general

:16:19.:16:22.

election, the protests would be bigger. We would face deeper cuts

:16:22.:16:27.

of Labour won power. But people do not like the medicine. If you look

:16:27.:16:31.

around the world, the governing parties are suffering. We have

:16:31.:16:34.

managed to be more effective in dealing with its of the cuts will

:16:34.:16:39.

be less in the long term. People do not necessarily recognise that.

:16:39.:16:44.

It does seem that you're party is bearing the full brunt of any

:16:44.:16:47.

Government unpopularity that is going. There are some very serious

:16:47.:16:51.

problems and we have to fix them. We have to deal with the deficit,

:16:51.:16:57.

otherwise you end up with a situation like Greece. Effectively,

:16:57.:17:01.

there is a Labour Party in power there.

:17:01.:17:05.

You were in evidence since the immediate aftermath of the riots,

:17:05.:17:09.

but there has been criticised -- criticism from Lord Heseltine about

:17:09.:17:15.

the degree of local political leadership at that time of crisis.

:17:16.:17:23.

As a specific criticism about Birmingham? I did not see that...

:17:23.:17:27.

He compared leaders unfavourably against Boris Johnson in London.

:17:27.:17:32.

What did he actually achieve? discussed.

:17:32.:17:36.

One thing we can all agree on, of course, is that Birmingham is now

:17:36.:17:41.

firmly established in this merry- go-round of party conference cities.

:17:41.:17:48.

Back to you. And a reminder that the Politics Show returns this

:17:48.:17:54.

Sunday, live from the conference at 1:35pm. That's here on BBC 1.

:17:54.:17:57.

Still to come this evening: Molly's legacy - the little girl still

:17:57.:18:05.

helping others, despite losing her own fight against cancer.

:18:05.:18:15.
:18:15.:18:15.

And that's after the sport with Dan. Stoke City flew home from Kiev in

:18:15.:18:19.

the wee small hours of the morning. Birmingham City got to bed a little

:18:19.:18:21.

earlier after their Europa League exertions. But neither team will

:18:21.:18:24.

have much of a breather before they are off again, in opposite

:18:24.:18:30.

directions, this weekend. Ian Winter reports. Of all the famous

:18:30.:18:33.

sights that Kiev has to offer, one sight will live forever in the

:18:33.:18:37.

memory of those who travelled east from the Potteries - the sight of

:18:37.:18:40.

Cameron Jerome scoring his first goal for Stoke City, a goal that

:18:40.:18:43.

made the long trip worthwhile for 400 travelling fans, and a goal

:18:43.:18:47.

which came so close to winning the game. But Dynamo Kiev spoiled the

:18:47.:18:51.

Potters' party with a late equaliser in stoppage time. A

:18:52.:18:57.

disappointing finale but plenty of positives for Tony Pulis. I am

:18:57.:19:00.

absolutely delighted with the players, he said. Obviously we are

:19:00.:19:03.

paid sick that we have conceded late on, but it is still a very

:19:03.:19:06.

good point. At St Andrews, Birmingham City

:19:06.:19:11.

found Braga too hot to handle. Last season they beat Liverpool on the

:19:11.:19:14.

way to the Europa League final, and they were 2-0 up inside the hour

:19:14.:19:17.

mark. Then Marlon King capped an impressive display by scoring his

:19:17.:19:24.

first goal for the Blues. And today manager Chris Hughton was full of

:19:24.:19:30.

praise for his performance. He is a good player and it is good to have

:19:30.:19:34.

him back. What was he like in the dressing room afterwards? I think

:19:34.:19:39.

he was delighted to have his goal bus-stop he was also placed to come

:19:39.:19:43.

through 90 minutes. He has been more and more desperate to get back

:19:43.:19:48.

training and playing and I think it showed last night. But two minutes

:19:48.:19:51.

from time, Braga wrapped it up at 3-1, leaving the Blues with food

:19:51.:19:56.

for thought before they meet again in Portugal in November. Between

:19:56.:20:00.

them, Chris Hughton and Tony Pulis made a total of 14 changes for last

:20:00.:20:03.

night's Europa League games. And no wonder. On Sunday Stoke head north

:20:03.:20:09.

to Sunderland and Birmingham travel south to Southampton.

:20:09.:20:13.

And to keep in touch with how your side gets on over the weekend tune

:20:13.:20:16.

into your BBC local radio station where they will have all the team

:20:16.:20:20.

news, match commentary and post- match reaction.

:20:20.:20:22.

Some of the world's best gymnasts are heading to Stoke-on-Trent this

:20:22.:20:26.

weekend for the Men's British Artistic Championships. It is an

:20:26.:20:29.

opportunity for those hoping to make the 2012 Olympics to finesse

:20:29.:20:30.

their performances, among them, Wolverhampton's Kristian Thomas,

:20:30.:20:34.

whose sights are set on a medal next year. Ben Godfrey caught up

:20:34.:20:41.

with him at training camp. Kristian Thomas took up gymnastics

:20:41.:20:45.

at the age of five, training near his home in Wednesfield. This week

:20:45.:20:49.

I joined him at the National Sports Centre in Lilleshall. The 22 year-

:20:50.:20:56.

old is now captain of the Great Britain men's team. I have to thank

:20:56.:20:59.

my brother because he was always the one who was climbing everywhere.

:20:59.:21:04.

My mum to come to a leisure centre. I can't remember where it was but

:21:04.:21:08.

it was local. And little brother followed. Aside from this weekend's

:21:08.:21:10.

British championships, Kristian's focus is next month's World

:21:10.:21:13.

Championships in Tokyo, where Team GB has a chance to secure a place

:21:13.:21:22.

at London 2012. My main job is to go there, put my hand up, do clean

:21:22.:21:26.

routines that I have been doing in preparation already. Kristian's

:21:26.:21:28.

training with gymnastics elite. There is World and European

:21:28.:21:31.

champion Beth Tweddle and Lewis Smith, a bronze medallist at the

:21:31.:21:39.

Beijing Olympics. Kristian brings a calmness to our team and I think he

:21:39.:21:44.

has had an incredibly strong year this year. I would think he thinks

:21:44.:21:54.
:21:54.:21:58.

he is in a pretty good place. He came 6th in last year's world

:21:58.:22:01.

champions as. He knows he has to go all-out to if he has a hope of

:22:01.:22:10.

getting a lumbago. I have plenty of inspiration from the other athletes

:22:10.:22:14.

around. Ask Kristian which apparatus he prefers and he says he

:22:14.:22:18.

is an all-rounder, but then, when you spend 30 years a week in the

:22:18.:22:21.

gym, you've got the Olympics in your sights. Ben Godfrey, BBC

:22:21.:22:25.

Midlands Today, Shropshire. Definitely a case of do not try

:22:25.:22:35.

that at home! Imperial Commander is a tough horse

:22:35.:22:43.

racing with a tendon injury. We need a new Local Hero.

:22:44.:22:48.

This is a really compelling story. She was the little girl who

:22:48.:22:50.

captured hearts during her fight against cancer. Molly Ollerenshaw

:22:50.:22:53.

helped hundreds of other children when she narrated a cartoon to

:22:53.:22:55.

explain what it's like to undergo radiotherapy. Sadly, she died

:22:55.:22:58.

earlier this year, but, as Sarah Falkland explains, her legacy will

:22:58.:23:04.

live on. When the last film Moray he had --

:23:04.:23:08.

she had already been diagnosed with a third tumour and time was running

:23:08.:23:12.

out. But that did not stop her pitting her heart and soul into a

:23:12.:23:15.

cartoon made by the makers of Wallace and Gromit. In her short

:23:15.:23:20.

life, Molly had countless radiotherapy sessions. She was the

:23:20.:23:24.

perfect choice to help other children will become her feet --

:23:24.:23:28.

their fears. Molly's animation was sold on to hospitals around the

:23:28.:23:33.

world and the profits from it have helped to pay for this. It's a

:23:33.:23:36.

tomotherapy machine - the first high-definition one in the country.

:23:36.:23:40.

It allows doctors to target tumours more precisely. Molly's mum has

:23:40.:23:49.

come to see it. Four rows, it is about moving forward and trying to

:23:49.:23:54.

find positives from that dreadful situation. We can never bring Molly

:23:54.:23:57.

backed this up of course we would want to see her and bring her back

:23:57.:24:00.

and have a for every second. If we cannot do that they want to do

:24:00.:24:05.

something that makes a difference for other people. The machine cost

:24:05.:24:08.

�2 million. It means Birmingham's Elisabeth Hospital is the only one

:24:08.:24:16.

in Europe to have two of them. The risk of zapping healthy tissue is

:24:16.:24:21.

now extremely low. It is the difference between an accuracy of

:24:21.:24:27.

five mm and an accuracy of 2 mm. Each year 1,500 children in the UK

:24:27.:24:30.

are diagnosed with cancer. The Queen Elizabeth is the second

:24:30.:24:32.

largest centre in the country for radiotherapy treatment in children.

:24:32.:24:35.

Typically, around 80 children are treated each year. In the end, no

:24:35.:24:39.

machines could save Molly, but the one she has helped to pay for will

:24:39.:24:49.
:24:49.:24:49.

start saving lives in November. What an incredible achievement. �2

:24:49.:24:59.
:24:59.:24:59.

million she has raised. It must give so much strength to her family.

:24:59.:25:02.

The summer's music festivals are still going on. Some big names at

:25:02.:25:04.

Henley in Arden tomorrow afternoon and evening, including Bev Bevan

:25:04.:25:14.
:25:14.:25:16.

and The Move, but the weather's all It is looking very mixed. We are

:25:16.:25:24.

expecting a bit of sunshine and some rain. There will be blustery

:25:24.:25:27.

showers and the wind will be a feature. There will be good sunny

:25:27.:25:33.

spells in between. For most of us it is fairly pleasant this evening.

:25:33.:25:39.

Later in the night the showers fling themselves in from the south-

:25:39.:25:45.

west. There could be the odd rumble of thunder mix them. This is how

:25:45.:25:51.

things look tomorrow - low pressure up to the north. This is not going

:25:51.:25:56.

anywhere fast. It is throwing showers in from the West. That is

:25:56.:26:01.

not a bad direction from us -- for us. A bit of shelter from the Welsh

:26:01.:26:06.

hills could mean that some of us do not see too many showers. Shares

:26:06.:26:10.

could be heavy and thundery tomorrow. It will be much cooler

:26:10.:26:20.
:26:20.:26:20.

with highs of 16 or 17 Celsius. If you're going to any of the football

:26:20.:26:29.

matches, there will be some showers at Aston Villa versus Newcastle.

:26:29.:26:34.

The showers will fade away tomorrow evening. It will be dry for a time.

:26:34.:26:37.

Later in the night we see the persistent rain starting to make

:26:37.:26:42.

its way through Staffordshire. That will move south through all parts

:26:42.:26:50.

of the region on Sunday. There will probably be more showers on Sunday

:26:50.:27:00.
:27:00.:27:06.

than on Saturday. The weekend is mixed and changeable - some sunny

:27:06.:27:10.

spells and showers, the showers heaviest on Sunday. It stays

:27:10.:27:18.

changeable as we go into next week. Not the best weekend forecast.

:27:18.:27:22.

The main headlines: All four of the trapped miners in Wales have now

:27:22.:27:28.

been found dead. Costing the NHS �100,000 - the

:27:28.:27:33.

illegal immigrant who spent more than a year in hospital.

:27:33.:27:39.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS