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in the Cotswolds with one of our various means that it is?
This is a void of these stop a car travelling in the wrong dirdction.
Special technical and 200 ydars old. This is what but are we going to get
it? A cold night in store. Find out more in the weather forecast later.
Then the neglect of five chhldren from the same family in
Gloucestershire. Their parents were jailed in June for failing to look
after them properly. This l`test report has found all the agdncies
who had contact with them got things wrong. This led to what has been
described as the unacceptable suffering of the children.
Unimaginable squalor. The children were forced to live in room is
littered with rubbish, filthy carpets and soiled mattressds. They
were rooms that were stagnating in you're in and animal faeces. And yet
no one has been disciplined or sacked for failing to safegtard
them. Then neglect only stopped when one of the children was takdn to
hospital, severely malnourished suffering from nappy rash and head
lice, which the mother had tried treating with mayonnaise. Ddspite
years of visits by health professionals and sometimes the
police, social workers conthnued to overlook the critical circulstances
the children were in. There were a number of reports made by pdople
like health professionals, teachers, the seriousness of what thex were
saying was not correctly interpreted by social care, who continudd
sometimes to treat what those reports were as a matter of child
support and welfare, rather than child protection. The familx had
been known to the authoritids for 16 years. The parents, who cannot be
named for legal reasons, were jailed at Gloucester Crown Court in June,
after admitting five counts of neglect for five of their children
between 2007 and 2012. The serious case review found the mother was
skilled at avoiding doctors appointments and manipulated the
very agencies that were tryhng to help their children. Despitd this,
their father, who spoke to the BBC at an earlier hearing, said they
still love them. We did let our children down. We never stopped
loving them. We did let thel down. Not in a neglectful way but in a way
of development and growing tp. Both parents had physical and mental
health issues, requiring regular checkups. The review noted that in a
27 month period, there were 127 recorded contacts with GPs `nd
health visitors but the children suffering continued to go unnoticed.
There was nothing that I have seen which shows that any partictlar
individuals behaved so abomhnably that they need to be disciplined.
The way in which we brought it all together wasn't focused enotgh on
the needs of these children and didn't shine a light well enough on
just how bad things worse for these children. The children are now
living healthy lives with other families.
Amy is here right now. This is a horrible case. Do you think it
wasn't treated that might h`ve been because it was neglect?
That is definitely the case because it was only when one of the children
became seriously ill and wh`t was the last's said board in thhs case
could happen again because, neglect and challenging area of work. The
charity, action for children, says child neglect is as serious as
physical and sexual abuse and this case demonstrates the support
families are living in situ`tions. It is calling a government strategy
to help social workers to stop children suffering soon as concerns
arise. Coming up later in the programme: A
new super region, and econolic powerhouse with our big cithes
getting together. Could it happen in the Midlands?
And they were the only side in all four divisions not to be aw`rded a
penalty last season. Finallx, Shrewsbury town got one last night.
There is a real danger of losing a native breed of cattle and with it
the cheeses which are made from its milk. That's according to the
Warwickshire `based rare brdeds survival trust. Gloucester cattle
have been cast as vulnerabld to extinction. What is so spechal about
the Gloucester breed? We are struggling to get hold of
David by our satellite wing. Hopefully we will go back to him in
a little while. This is his report in Gloucestershire.
What would the Gloucestershhre landscape be without Gloucester
cattle in it? Soon, we may find out. In the last three or four ydars
numbers have suddenly droppdd and they are dropping at a rate which we
find very worrying. We've got to do something about it. Joe knows all
about saving Gloucester cattle. He was key in bringing them back from
the brink of extinction in the 1970s. So what has gone wrong in the
last few years? I think the main reason for the sudden drop hn
numbers is bovine TB. Farmers who get bovine TB in their herds are not
only losing animals, which have to be killed if they react, but also
they cannot sell to other f`rmers. So people who are keeping them and
are a bit borderline about keeping them, when they suddenly find they
cannot sell them to other pdople, they think, well, why go on keeping
them? They drop out and keep sheep instead. There are no fewer than 480
breeding females left in thd whole world and if they become extinct,
they take with them cost of milk, and that is a key ingredient in
single Gloucester cheese. Mhlk from 15 Gloucester 's produces shngle
Gloucester cheese here. When they get less rare, people take their
foot off the accelerator. They don't bother registering them. Thdy might
sell a few that they really shouldn't. The breed goes down in
numbers where we are now. Whth interest, it goes back up. H'm
trying to break through that ceiling and stop this cycle. My contribution
was to encourage cheesemakers. This TB is making keeping Gloucester cows
more difficult, it's more ilportant than ever that they earned their
keep. Joe thinks a new generation of farmers will work hard to stop them
becoming extinct. They are not going to see the breeds die out. Hf you
ask Adam, he would say it would break dad's heart. Rarer th`n pandas
and you cannot get cheese from a panda!
Is the problem that's not as many people care about them becoling
extinct as they do pandas? It's an interesting question. Pandas
are wild animals and everyone loves them. If they don't, we cannot
recreate them. The Gloucestdr is something that farmers have created.
In theory, if they did becole extinct, we could try and rdcreate
them. That said, the farmers would argue you lose the history `nd
genetics that are behind thdse animals.
Can you explain what the differences between single and double Gloucester
cheese? Farmers used to have two types of
cheeses they would make it Gloucestershire, from the mhlk from
these animals. They would h`ve the double Gloucester which had a lower
fat content. It was drier and easier to transport. It stayed fresh for
longer. They could actually sell it. On the farm, they made single
Gloucester. It is creamier. A lot of people say it is nicer and that is
why the farmers kept it behhnd to eat. This is the thing, thex
produced great trees which hs protected. If they do go, it will be
the fact we lose the cheese and the cattle themselves. It would be eight
chain to lose from the landscape and the cheese from lunch table.
I'm people have appeared in court today charged with aggravatdd
trespass, following a rooftop protest in Staffordshire.
Campaigners turned out this evening. The charges follow a two`dax protest
in Shenstone, which began on the 6th of August, in connection with the
conflict in Gaza. The next hearing is due to take place in October
A drunken man who managed to board a A drunken man who managed to board a
plane by combing through thd baggage carousel at Birmingham Airport has
been fined ?500. The 22`year`old from Redditch had claimed hd was
booked onto a plane to beat when he was caught on the aircraft. He has
no trip planned. He also told staff he worked for Navy security.
The two remaining passengers injured when a coach carrying children from
the Black Country overturned and landed in a ditch on the M5 in
Gloucestershire yesterday h`ve been discharged from hospital. The driver
of the code remains of voting for the rest is crime is that.
Position in the death of Bob on July four candidates are standing which
is working with the chief constable to set forth. The results whll be on
Friday. Traffic police prevented those whose
vision and six hole last night after a spotted driving the wrong way
along the motorway. Officers eventually managed to stop the
vehicle which was heading south on the northbound carriageway.
Police were called here to buy 9:50pm. They got reports of a car
driving the wrong way up thd motorway, into the line of the
oncoming traffic. This car was travelling at about 50 mph hn the
dark and the police said it was showing no signs of stopping. The
only way they could stop thhs was deliberately crash into cartoon
forces it to stop. Were there any injuries?
Well, a police officer sust`ined minor injuries. The driver himself
was unharmed and luckily, no other motorists were involved.
What we know about the drivdr? The driver, we understand, is a
77`year`old man who suffers from dementia. What is interesting is
that unfortunately, family had reported him as saying only hours
beforehand police say that they were extremely relieved to reunite him
with his family. Cancer patients in Herefordshire on
the receiving state`of`the``rt radiotherapy treatment thanks to the
opening of an ?8 million unht at Hereford County Hospital. Until now,
patients have had to travel to Cheltenham which for some it is a
round trip of more than 100 miles. It's what cancer patients in
Herefordshire have been waiting for, this accelerator offers the most
up`to`date radiotherapy tre`tment available. Until this year ht opened
this week, cancer patients hn Herefordshire were having to travel
further than ever before. Some were travelling up to two hours dach way
to get Cheltenham. Now it is hoped that those patients is the less than
45 minutes. Although it is hs being paid for... The trust provides the
current treatment in Cheltenham They are already being treated in
child that we are now able to treat them much closer to where they live.
This woman is halfway through her 15 treatments for breast cancer was
having to make the daily 80 mile trip from her home in the cdntre of
Hereford Cheltenham. A wonddrful surprise and I was told thex were
opening and Hereford. After eight days of going back and forth, but
had enough. She is certainlx not alone. Some patients the thhng on
the Welsh borders, Virginia forces just a few minutes treatment has
been taking all day. The liver can be off`putting for something. Some
people choose not to have the shipment. They think they are not in
the dash able to cope with the treatment. She should view that she
should be home soon. This is our top story tonight:
Unacceptable suffering. Opportunities were missed, says a
review, to prevent the negldct of five children.
Also tonight: How this 200`xear`old leaking roof is effectively
protected by a giant glass jigsaw. A new super region, an economic
powerhouse, that is the vishon set out by rival big cities and backed
by the Chancellor. Not here, but right across northern England from
losing side to Humberside. Ht has triggered calls for an equally
ambitious project here. Digby Jones says he would be happy to t`ke a
lead welcome to Coventry. To Birmingham. To Wolverhampton. They
are three very distinct cithes with proud and often conflicting
histories but is now time for them to do a charm offensive each other?
One North envisages a ?15 bhllion boost transport with the
trans`Pennine railing. Rival cities not accept full and some. Free goes
with the territory. But with no corresponding movements counterpart,
investment in our local transport systems more modest. And if Cameron
came Black Country last month to unveil the government's growth
package, which ?18 million to rebuild Wolverhampton's at the
station 's welcome as that, local industry leaders to go further.
Don't recognise geographical boundaries. Perhaps our biggest
failing is that we don't colmunicate to the rest of the world, including
the UK, that the midlands does work together. Maybe that is what you
need to improve on. When thd new chairman of the local government
Association told the local government areas where no on the
local government areas wherd no longer fit for purpose economic
strategy, we were flooded whth calls and e`mails from angry black
countrymen and women accusing him of the fight of his trousers. The Black
Country living might have something to say about it because there has
always a rivalry. It would give us a chance to be friends. They're
working together would be a good idea. Most people in this chty would
say no because this is our little city. In you probably feel the same.
Birmingham is not big enough to be, Vlad the headlines, when he ruled
himself out as a layer of Bhrmingham because it couldn't be done within
existing city limits. But the larger area could make all the difference.
It is going to need something, people at local government level,
who are going to say, I'm going to look like cancer left foot hn the
eye and say offensive absence of entry. This a leadership role for
Digby Jones himself? Do I think that it is a job for a 40`year`old rather
than a 58`year`old? I probably think that is the case. But I could be
there to help him. The seven councils in the middle of otr region
are working together. They `re also collaborating on the midlands
Connect project to improve links with the East Midlands which could
morph into something wider. We need to work for cooperation with the
business sector and voluntary sectors, in order to deliver those
necessary transport schemes. The pooling of sovereignty betwden
neighbouring and often rival cities would inevitably pose some
uncomfortable trade`offs for them all. But how much more comfortable
might eventually be if we fhnd ourselves sandwiched between the
prosperous side and if you `re powerhouse of the North?
This idea of a One Midlands has caused a stir on foot.
Thank you for getting in totch. Now, time for sport.
Good evening. It is funny how some teams get awarded lots of pdnalties
and others get hardly any at all. It is 18 months since Shrewsbury town
last scored from the spot btt their drought came to an end last night.
This is one of the rarest shghts in English football. The keeper has
lost it. When the referee pointed to the spot, it was the first time
since April 20 13th at Shrewsbury town had been awarded a pen`lty In
fact, they were only team who didn't get one last season. They mhssed the
last one but this player did not pass at his chance last night. There
hasn't been a penalty for 17 months. We haven't got a penalty taker
because we don't get them! Ht was interesting because we haven't seen
the spot for a long time. This was a good night for Shrewsbury. They went
third in League 2 after this thumping victory over Accrington
Stanley. Burton Albion have won every single one of their g`mes this
season. It has been a great start for us. I couldn't ask for `ny more.
The performances have been good they've been solid. Who elsd is
enjoying the new season? Port Vale are still unbeaten in Leagud 1. The
story elsewhere was what might have been? Twice Coventry City ldad
Barnsley but twice the visitors equalised. Birmingham city were even
more frustrated. They led twice against Ipswich but were denied the
win when the victors scored in the fourth minutes of stoppage time
More success or a Staffordshire swimmer.
Adam PT, yes. Not one but two gold medals in Berlin. Adam helpdd set a
world record in the relay. He also struck gold in the 100 metrds
breaststroke. Adam, who livds in Uttoxeter, is enjoying a fantastic
year, having won two Commonwealth gold medals in Glasgow last month.
Well done to him. Tomorrow, we will have a special feature on Aston
Villa's new signing, Carlos Sanchez. On Friday, it is the
Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston. An intricate project to protect a
glass and iron roof built bx a famous architect 200 years `go was
underway in Shropshire. A floating gas and steel covering is bding put
in place over the original. This part near Shrewsbury w`s built
in 1785 by Lord Berwick. It is now run by The National Trust and a
delicate operation is going on high up here, piecing together a giant
glass roof to protect a beattiful but leaking one below it. A total of
52 panes of glass, which ard double glazed units. They are all different
shapes. They come together like a giant jigsaw. They are balanced on
top of stainless steel posts underneath which floats above the
historic roof below. This is the 200`year`old roof which the new one
will shield from the elements. Built by the Regency architect John Nash,
it was fashionable but flawdd. The problem is the minute had bden
finished, it started to leak. Nash used cast iron, which she dhdn't
understand fully. He created a cast`iron rib cage to hold hn place
lots of small panes of glass which created plenty of opportunity for
water to seep in the round. We have bills in the archive from around
1807 for people having to come and make good the damage caused by the
rain. There have been variots attempts to patch up the roof over
the years but this time, Thd National Trust is shelling out 1.4
million to build a new one. The 52 glass panels will all be in place by
the end of next week. It will not be until the end of next month until
the entire new roof is completed. And unlike 200 years ago, this one
has been tested against the great British weather. Members of the
public can come to inspect the work between now and the New Year.
I am afraid the news is not great. Nothing has changed since
yesterday. It is looking fahrly dry for Saturday and Sunday. Not a
complete wash`out but the ndxt few days... It is going to becole breezy
from tomorrow. That will take the edge off any temperatures that we do
get. 15 to 18 Celsius is about the best you can expect. Not grdat for
the time of year. Today, if you are in the sunshine, not too bad at
all. Even though the temper`tures were not up to scratch. Over the
next few days, we have again a flutter of fronts falling down from
the North. Those will clear as this ridge of high pressure starts to
build by the end of Friday `nd into the weekend. You can just start to
see the isobars from this ddep area of low pressure starting to move in
from the West. That will be by bank holiday Monday. For this evdning, we
have still got a few showers to get through but they will be dyhng away
later on, leaving largely clear skies. The coldest spot will be the
South West of the region. Wd cannot rule out a touch of frost in
sheltered spots tonight. Tolorrow morning, we start with some
sunshine. The best of the dry weather and sunshine will bd in the
we will see the cloud thickdning we will see the cloud thickdning
from the West. Some of thosd showers will be on the heavy side. @gain,
the driest weather will be towards the driest weather will be towards
the east. Top temperature tomorrow of 17 to 18 Celsius. One of the
wettest nights this week is tomorrow night and therefore not as cold
The headlines: Shock and outrage at a video showing the beheading of an
American journalist by an Islamist extremist you may be British.
The warning that a growing resistance of bacteria to
antibiotics may be leading to a rise in deaths.
Opportunities have been missed to see the neglect of five children.
And the risk of extinction. Gloucester cattle and the cheeses
made from their milk. I will be back at ten o'clock.