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Hundreds of people packed into a community centre in Birmingham
in the past few hours to discuss the so`called Trojan Horse `ffair.
Five schools in the city have been put into special measures bx Ofsted
amid allegations that Muslil hardliners were attempting to take
Our Special Correspondent Pdter Wilson was at the meeting.
They crowded into the main hall of what once was a Victorian school.
Now a community centre, pardnts and teachers had come wanting to
discover what they called the truth about the Trojan Horse schools.
Our children go to the school and we don't see any evidence of this
happening. It would have an impact on my children.
The official government reports claim there's a culture of fear
But tonight the Teachers? Union blamed the government
If you promote this in a wax that paints an entire community `s
extremists, where you appoint a head of terrorism to look into it, you'd
create a damaging climate where parents no longer feel they can be
part of the school communitx. The Police and Crime Commissioner
was also at tonight's meeting. We don't see this as an isste. There
are some devout people involved in religion but that is not a latter
for the counterterrorism unht. But today the organiser of the
meeting admitted to me that there are real problems with the schools
targeted in the government reports. It is important the issues `re fixed
fast. There was no Trojan horse pass and is no evidence of extrelism
There was anger at times but this was not an angry mdeting,
it was a community seeking `nswers and wanting its voice heard.
People were angry at times. This was a debate and I spoke to sevdral
people looking to get jobs hn some of these schools and they w`nted to
know what it meant for them and their future. What do you think will
be achieved? The government takes all of this seriously and wd are
going to get at least two rdports at the end of the month. They `re
playing a mature game. Yes, there are problems in these calls but we
need a dialogue in order to find the best way to reach a solution and get
away from the hardliners in the school but also the hard liners in
the government is talking about extremism.
The family of a teenage girl from Stourport who died thrde days
after being discharged from hospital say they're angry they
Amy Carter was admitted to Worcestershire Royal Hospit`l
on December 19th 2009, and diagnosed with glandular fever.
Two days later she was discharged, despite being unable to walk,
On Christmas Eve she was rushed back to hospital where she died
Her family say they fear the same tragedy could be rdpeated.
Amy was a lively 15`year`old who loved fishing and the outdoors. Five
years ago she became too we`k to walk, lost weight and developed a
rash. On her second day in Worcestershire Royal Hospit`l, she
asked a question. She said, "Am I going to die." They said shd was
going to be poorly but she was going to be all right. The followhng day
She was put on life support and had already had a heart attack.
Amy died of blood poisoning and the family has received an out`of`court
Had she remained in hospital, she would have received a course
of antibiotics and it would have saved her life.
We have had a statement frol the Chief Executive from the hospital
and she expresses great sympathy and adds, following Amy's death, a full
investigation was carried ott which found at all stages of her hospital
The results of this investigation were shared with Mrs and Mrs Carter
and they are pleased the legal claim has now been resolved.
How can they have an intern`l investigation into themselvds?
They want somebody who is ottside and has nothing to do with the NHS
Somebody independent to makd them suffer and feel how we do now
Somebody needs to pay for what they have done and I don't mean lonetary,
I mean pay emotionally and physically the way we...
A law graduate who falsely `ccused her boyfriend
of rape has been jailed for three and a half years for
30`year`old Rhiannon Brooker pretended that Paul Fensome,
who's from Birmingham, assaulted her so she'd have
Sentencing her, the judge s`id what she had done was cold, calctlated,
A Banksy mural painted on the side of a house in Cheltenham
The piece, which shows spies eaves`dropping
on a phone box, appeared on the residential street in April.
A scaffolding firm tasked whth removing the artwork says it
We'll be back in Breakfast from six tomorrow morning.
I'm afraid the honeymoon period is over for now. It will be
particularly bad on Sunday. There could be shown disruption. For now,
it is cloudy and wet and thd rain is pushing up from the south`wdst. This
rain is going to be particularly bad through the afternoon tomorrow.
There could be some thunder and lightning and a cooler day with
highs of 15 Celsius. the outlook, hopefully by Sunday
most of us will be dry. Alex has more detail now.
If you have a barometer wowily have seen the pre low pressure moving in.
There will be some sunny spells tomorrow but more downpours.
There is a greater risk of seeing thunder and lightening. Here is the
low pressure. Most of the showers have