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you posted. All right, Tomasz. Thank you.
Two are still being treated there this evening.
Day two of an anti`war rooftop protest at a Staffordshire factory `
When the Wedgewood troops went to war, a tribute to the men
from the famous pottery brand who gave their lives 100 years ago.
A unique find ` but what's the connection
between a two`million`year`old dinosaur, Venezuala and Birmingham?
And all talk at the moment is around ex`hurricane Bertha,
Before that, we have pleasant weather to come.
A care worker has been arrested after 16 people were taken ill with
symptoms similar to food poisoning at a sheltered housing complex for
23`year`old woman is undergoing mental health tests in a secure unit
after being arrested on suspicion of administering a noxious substance.
Four people were taken to hospital, and two are still being treated
Our health correspondent, Michele Paduano, reports.
Goldfield Court in West Bromwich allows 90 elderly people to live
in relative independence. For the past couple of days,
officers going about their business, officers going about their business,
and most of the food has been removed from their homes.
Have a the days just sitting in the flat. Something been going on, but
it has been empty. They have set someone, so we know it is one of the
ladies concerned. It was all right to the first part. They brought some
back last night, and they said they would get the order back for me
today. removed from their homes.
It's serious. 16 people have symptoms
like food poisoning. Four had to be taken to hospital,
two are still inside. At Sandwell Hospital, a 67`year`old
amputee had blood tests. Her daughter didn't want
to appear on camera. She had diarrhoea and vomiting for
three or four days. But it stopped and started again. She had been very
drowsy as well. She came out of hospital at about 12 o'clock last
night. They had taken bribes. `` they had taken blood.
to appear on camera. Tests are now taking place to
establish the precise cause of the illness.
Housing and Care 21, which runs the home, says
its thoughts are with the residents and staff in Goldfield Court,
and it is ensuring that they are supported during a difficult time.
A worrying time for the residents and their families.
How can councils and care providers legislate for incidents like this?
It is very difficult and simply, they cannot. A reputable company
would check their staff. There may be some question around further
signs of mental illness should have been picked up, but we don't know
enough details. Bloody issue is that care workers are everywhere. They
are not well paid. We have had horrific cases involving co`workers.
`` at issue is. We have to do that social care workers and care
workers, but the government has resisted this because of the
logistics of running such a system that would improve this. The
relatives must be worried? This is a place of care, and safety. There was
one particular woman who has bipolar disorder, and she is suspicious and
paranoia at the best of times. They have told there is nothing to worry
about, and in fact, but something else to worry about. Thinking.
The healing power of horticulture ` how gardening is being used to help
A man's been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass
at an anti`war demonstration in Staffordshire.
Members of the London Palestine Action Group got
onto the roof at UAV Engines in Shenstone yesterday morning.
The protestors say the company is involved in supplying
parts for drone aircraft used by the Israeli Army in Gaza.
Our reporter Phil McCann is outside the factory now.
Phil ` any sign of the protest ending?
Yes, there is. Within the last ten minutes, police started taking
direct action. Officers scoured the building behind me. They are now on
the roof. You can probably hear helicopters above as well. The
protesters are lying down, so what exactly is going on or is being
said, we cannot know. To imagine that they are here, this business
makes engines for Jones, and these have been responsible for action in
Gaza. That is about a people here scared the building. `` engines for
Jones. ``. Day two, and just to make sure
no`one could get into work today, this protester chained himself to
the building by his neck But he got into pain and broke
himself free before being arrested. He is experiencing pain
and difficulty, which we have The point is an immediate two`way
arms embargo to Israel. There should be no production or
export to Israel while it continues to make crimes against humanity
and violate international law. More than 24 hours after
this arterial route was closed, it is to cutting off
businesses. The difference is
there is no passing trade It is a busy road, and not many
people are coming past and It is closing
the village down because we can't People who don't know the way around
are not coming, and yesterday, we took ?8 in the shop whereas
we would normally take ?150`?200. But they do have some support,
but here it has come from far away. We came yesterday from Milton
Keynes, and came today as well. What do you think standing here
in this rural road will achieve? If nothing else, people know I stand
against what is happening out there. Their has been no word from the
company themselves, although people would say that the drones they make
engines for defending rockets from Gaza. The helicopters circling, this
protest may be about to come to an end. Thinking. `` thank you.
Police are calling a two`week gun surrender initiative in the West
131 weapons have been handed in, along with more than
The scheme has been running ahead of a law change tightening controls
on gun ownership, with the threat of tougher prison sentences.
Official statistics reveal that nationally,
gun crime has fallen from 24,000 in 2003 to 8,000 last year.
And here in the West Midlands, the number of fatal shootings have
fallen from 17 between 2004 and 2009, to 9 over the last five years.
So are police winning the war against gun crime?
Our special correspondent, Peter Wilson, has been investigating.
They look like weapons from a series of films, but all of
these guns were stored in people's homes across the West Midlands.
Over the last two weeks, they have been handed in to the police.
It is a Beretta pump`action shotgun.
Ten years ago, there were three serious gun cases
Now tougher sentences, better police intelligence,
and behind`the`scenes work with gang members and young people have
The number of fatal shootings has halved, but one fatal shooting is
This is part of an ongoing agenda around preventing crime.
West Midlands is focusing on prevention.
Marcia Shakespeare has helped push down those gun crime figures.
Her daughter Letisha Shakespeare and school friend Charlene Ellis
were killed by machine gun fire in Aston Birmingham in 2003.
The murders made politicians commit the resources and the money
I will only see my child when I go to the cemetery.
Fortunately for those in prison, their family members can still visit
them, and they are still having that hope that at the end of sentencing,
They will have an opportunity to rehabilitate
The reality of violent crime is no`one wins.
I am here inside the police firing range.
They have given me a Wembley revolver.
The reason why so many of these guns are handed in during
police gun surrenders is the fact that every officer in the First
World War actually bought one of these, and if they survived, then
they brought them home to the Midlands.
They are also going to let me test the gun.
And despite the fact that it's a hundred
The National Ballistics Intelligence Service based in
Birmingham has the technology and databases to analyse every shot
fired in the city to give detectives the
Each gun barrel is made, and it is rifled.
The rifling process leaves unique marks
The bullet, when it travels down the barrel, picks up those
unique marks, so it is just like somebody would describe it
Tougher sentences now mean that anyone holding a gun for someone
with criminal intent could face a life sentence themselves.
Smart technology plus personal bravery ` giving evidence
in court ` all helping to keep guns off our streets.
Joining us now is Derek Campbell, a former government advisor on gun
crime, who's now the West Midlands' commissioner for the Independent
And I think that is the West Midlands and had a word humility and
the police have been doing. It is an ongoing process, and this is
something to celebrate. It is being a year since the New Year shootings.
How much progress to figure West Midlands Police have made tackling
gang crimes against gangs? They have made a significant amount of
progress. It has been supported by the extra effort made by the
community members in actively bringing licensing, and it is that
ongoing work is not necessarily seen by people that has brought the
worlds we have seen today. Some people have told us they are
concerned would be struck in the number of guns in the streets
meaning that police resources are taken away, meaning those figures
then go up again. I to understand those concerns. That is why for the
last couple of years, we have made sure that community activists
recognise we have had to take the mantle to continue to work with
people and gangs, to go into schools, to add to the work that
police are doing. It has not had a negative impact on policing numbers,
but a more positive impact on the attitudes of those who wish to use
lot about knife crime. I night is lot about knife crime. I night is
replacing guns? Knives have always been a significant weapon of choice.
The sad reality is we see far more stabbings and serious injuries as a
result of knives, network that workers to continue to reduce the
use of those weapons. `` the work has to continue. It is important not
to be complacent. A lot of work is going on, and that is the reason we
are seeing a significant drop. Thinking for your time. `` thank
you. A care worker is arrested
after 16 people are taken ill at a sheltered housing complex
in the Black Country. Your detailed weather
forecast to come shortly. The soldiers who were
literally brothers in arms. The poignant reminder
of a Worcestershire family left It was the TV gardener Monty
Don who once said "Earth heals And it's the holistic value
of horticulture that's helping a group of men in the Black Country
who have depression. They've enrolled
on a new eco therapy project, which has proved so successful
there's now a waiting list. You can just be totally blown away
by the colours. You would never know it, but Alan
Wyman is struggling to cope. He lost three close family members,
including his mum and grandma earlier this year, and tried several
times to take his own life. Coming to this walled garden
has been his salvation. It takes my mind off it, even if
it is just for a couple of hours. The eco`therapy project has been
running since April The work that gets done saves
cash`strapped Dudley Council from hefty gardening bills,
but more crucially, it saves the people taking part from
sinking further into depression. It is about promoting better
mental health in the community, and helping people who may be
a bit lonely to help stop People may be a little worried,
and this will help stop that Some of the men don't want anyone to
know that they come here. Any sort of mention
of men's problems, It is a macho culture thing, isn't
it? You must carry on regardless `
you know, One man said he dug his way out
of depression, but making the decision to get
involved is often the biggest step. Take no notice.
Just come here. There are no comfy chairs or probing
questions, Laquintasaura venezuelae `
that's a dinosaur to you and me. It's been discovered
by scientists from the University of Birmingham and the Natural
History Museum, and is the first dinosaur to be found in the South
American country of Venezuela. Our science correspondent, David
Gregory`Kumar, is here to transport It fills in the gaps on a mysterious
moment of dinosaur history. This is perhaps
the best`known moment in dinosaur history ` 65 million years ago, when
an asteroid smashes in to the earth The asteroid strike was
a mass extinction event, killing off all the dinosaurs and nearly
half of all species on earth. But it wasn't
the first dino disaster. 200 million years ago, there was
another mass extinction event. But here, while many dinosaurs died,
some survived and thrived. And that's the time that this
new dinosaur Laquintasaura Interesting thing
about the new dinosaur Laquintasaura venezuelae
is that it is from rocks discovered event, and it gives us some insight
into how dinosaur communities And they seem to have
been doing pretty well, perhaps as a result
of the removal of groups of animals which were competing with
them prior to the extinction. These are the first dinosaur fossils
to be discovered in Venezuela, adding to our knowledge
about early dinosaur evolution. They were about a metre tall,
walked on two legs, and had long, curved tips on some of its teeth,
eating plants but also small prey. These fossils come from a very rich
locality that has the remains of many different individuals
of this new dinosaur species. There is at least four, but there
may be dozens of individuals. This suggests this dinosaur was
perhaps living in a herd, or living in groups,
and this may be one of the earliest evidences of fossil record
for herding behaviour in dinosaurs. This new discovery shed more light
on a mysterious phase To more recent history `
100 years ago. During the First World War, 167
workers from the Wedgwood factory in Stoke`on`Trent followed their
company boss into the trenches. Cecil Wedgwood, who died during the
Battle of the Somme, was chairman Now the Wedgwood Museum is creating
a film and exhibition about the men from Wedgwood who went
to fight in the Great War. The first time in a century, which
would piece medallions are being manufactured at the company's
factory in Stoke`on`Trent. A medallions were given to survivors
and relatives of men from which would piece medallions are being
manufactured at the company's factory in Stoke`on`Trent. 168
medallions were given to survivors and relatives of men from Wedgwood
who amongst them was Cecil Wedgwood, the first royal pair of
Stoke`on`Trent, who volunteered to raise his own battalion of the North
Staffordshire Regiment. He died in the battle of the Somme, leading men
who included workers from his factory. Tom Birchwood is his great
nephew. He is behind plans for a permanent tribute to his ancestor.
`` Wedgwood. The sense of duty and service in something bigger than
ourselves, it will make me question that I continue in the future in
Stoke`on`Trent. It has had a positive impact. Wedgwood Museum has
hundreds of artefacts, including letters written to his family from
the trenches. The letters are full of vivid descriptions. Here, he
writes, while of the grant trees looked as if they were appealing to
the gods above. Then it came on to rain. Never was such desolation.
Blue was one of the potters who signed up to serve alongside him. ``
help. That is younger brother Charles did not return. He is an
Birchwood's there. Articles today would create a Max exit is into the
armed forces from bright, strong, motivated young people? I can't
think of anything today that is a parallel. `` mass exodus. Ban the
artefacts will be sold by the museum and will form a lasting tribute to
the sacrifice made by Cecil Wedgwood and his workers.
Many soldiers who fought in the Great War were literally
Whole families were virtually destroyed, losing up to five sons
Often the victims were from small rural communities.
Bob Hockenhull reports from Kempsey in Worcestershire,
a village that lost three brothers who left a poignant legacy behind
The Bells of Saint Mary the Virgin,
A century ago, the church in Kempsey was the centre
Frank Rea and his four sons were bell`ringers here, but soon,
He was my actual grandfather. He was shot through the lungs.
The brothers left to go to war from this cottage.
Outside, Michael Rea and his cousin Malcolm reflect on the tragedy
Our family have let us down badly with a lot of information.
We should get together and see what else we can find out.
Whereas he could have been walking around Kempsey
All four Rea brothers signed up to different regiments
Ernest, the youngest at 21, died first at Flanders.
Five months later, George died of the wounds he
Soon after, William succumbed to the injuries he had sustained just
I don't know how Gran sat at home with three telegrams within
The terrible news left the Rea family desperate to save their last
Sister Beatrice wrote to the British Army asking for help.
Albert was removed from the horror of the trenches and served out
It is not an unusual thing that concern that mothers should not lose
all of their sons, particularly if they have three, four and five.
Mothers wrote letters to the tribunal saying they'd already
lost three sons, or they already have four sons fighting at front.
The youngest either doesn't go, or as in this case, comes back
The Rea family certainly left their mark on this community,
not just in the fond memories of their fellow parishioners,
but also in a quite literal sense up there.
The roof at Kempsey church was repaired recently.
Scratched on the old lead, workers found an array of signatures.
They are classed as historical graffiti, and when the
roof was re`laid, the graffiti was saved, and stuck on the new lead.
Among the autographs are the signatures of the dead brothers
etched here several years before they were killed, their
names preserved for posterity on the church where they worshipped.
They came up as young ones, they did that, and went off to
Down below in the village they left behind, perhaps their
He remained a stalwart of Kempsey despite the tragedy
Let's catch up on the weather now. Here's Rebecca.
The mercy before the end of the week. Things improved and the sun
came out. Temperatures did not do too badly. It got up to 24 in parts
of the West Midlands. Tomorrow, it is another pleasant summer day. It
will be largely fine and dry. Some good spells of sunshine. It will get
a little bit worse through the next few days. Today, we did see that
cloud breaking up, and we got spells of sunshine. They have been mostly
showers working their way through the region. There will likely start
today at the next few days. We have a ridge of high pressure building.
It is keeping things settled. We'll have clear spells developing. Mist
patches here and there. It will feel fresher than last night. Loads of 12
Celsius. Clear skies overnight means we start off with good spells of
sunshine tomorrow. A lovely day. A chance of the odd shower, but for
most of us, a dry day with good spells of sunshine. Cloud starts to
come in through the day tomorrow, but temperatures at 223 Celsius.
That cloud continues to fill in to the end of the day. `` 23 Celsius.
Overnight tomorrow, relatively calm and quiet. Still feeling fresh with
temperatures dropping down to 12 Celsius. By Friday, plenty of
uncertainty. We could get showers anywhere through the day. It depends
on the plan is working their way up from the south. Talking of a messy
picture, by Sunday, we have the remnants of ex`hurricane Bertha, now
a Tropical Storm Washi was to this is what it will look like. They're
plenty of explanations on the BBC website, but this looks like the
party will take. It could give as heavy rain. A rather messy weekend,
I am afraid. `` the path we will take. We will return to the anti`war
protest on the factory roof but the land of Palestine action group. What
is happening now? The winter air, police the roof, and started to
negotiate with the protesters. They have now put one of them into a
heavy`duty cherry picker, and he has been by far is taken off the roof.
This area is now surrounded by police. The helicopter is offering
over a head. The rest of the protesters are still on the roof. ``
hovering overhead. It seems the action is now finishing her. Thank
you. I will be back at ten o'clock at the latest. Have a good evening.