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sunshine but the risk of a shower later this weekend. Thank you. That
is However good the unit is, they
cannot resuscitate a dead m`n. The plans would mean just one
accident and emergency unit 15 years to clear his name,
the lorry driver who was arrested in Italy for having illegal
immigrants in his truck. I knew I was innocent,
that's what it was in here. A coroner rules a seven`year`old
girl's death was preventabld, Not wanted at Manchester Unhted
Tom Cleverley hopes And it was half and half today,
with the best of the sunshine Those boundaries may be shifting
for the remainder of the wedk. Find out how it'll effect you
in the forecast later. Good evening.
Campaigners fighting against plans to reorganise healthcare
across Shropshire are holding NHS bosses want to have just one
accident and emergency unit Elsewhere in the Midlands,
Stafford's A unit is only open between eight
in the morning till ten at night. In Redditch, there's concern over
plans to downgrade services at the Alexandra hospital
and move them to Worcester. And in Sutton Coldfield, general,
trauma and orthopaedic surgdry could Making jam. This man arrived in
hospital with blood so seven it would not clock. I'm now Ikd came
very close to dying. I would not have made it if I had to go to
Telford. This, believe plachng and A industries very is obvious. If
they have got to do the extra 2 minutes, it is going to put a lot of
strain on, I would have thotght A children and maternity unit has just
opened at princes Royal, and normally, commissions would have
want this worker would have wanted an emergency surgery alongshde.
Patients often have a Ashok wrote some patients from Wales have to
travel 70 miles `` some pathents from Wales have to travel 70 miles.
The only decision made so f`r with the blessing of doctors is that
there should be just one A We have to go through a process of
drawing up options, and those will include the possibility of
Shrewsbury to remain a centre. With the County Public Hospital running a
?15 million deficit, somethhng must be done, but this bubble believes it
could be a matter of life and death. A coroner has ruled that thdre were
"missed opportunities" treating a seven`year`old girl who died
after contracting croup . seven`year`old girl who died
after contracting croup. Evelyn Smith's parents sought
medical help on three occashons The coroner has said
the death was preventable. As Joan Cummins reports, Evdlyn s
parents now want assurances that the She was very full of life. She loved
performing and she loved ballet She always wanted everyone to join in
the fund. On the 13th of September last year, this seven`year`old girl
died after contracting a respiratory infection brought on by. Shd went to
bed, but at two o'clock in the morning, I was woken by her bursting
into the bedroom saying, I cannot read. Over the next 36 hours, her
father sought `` family sought medical attention on three separate
occasions, it including a A department and GP surgery. H thought
I had the medication that she needed. I brought her home, went to
get the prescription, and then an hour later she died. NHS England
issued a statement on behalf of the GP surgery, where they offered their
sympathies to the family and said that staff here did the best to
treat the girl but acknowledged that opportunities had been missdd. They
say that now GPs in the are` will be reminded of the potential d`ngers of
croup. So in the statement from the south Warwickshire NHS Trust it says
that she died from a very r`re condition that affects one hn a
million people, which was m`sked by common symptoms that were
appropriately treated by doctors in A When you hear that statement,
how does it make you feel? H just feel that that is an incredhble
statement in view of what the coroner said. Although nothhng will
make up for the loss of thehr daughter, the Smith family hope by
speaking to the BBC, other parents will be more aware of the d`ngers of
won. `` of a croup. Changes to the level of service at any possible ``
hospital is unpopular of cotrse but what are the reasons? The fhrst one
is finances, running two hospitals is always expensive, and we are in
a. Of severe financial rushdr. `` we are in a time of severe fin`ncial
pressure. There is a feeling that if you concentrate people together in
one site you can produce better care. I am joined by Jill Gdorge,
who started this campaign to maintain services in Shropshire No
decision has been made. You are scaremongering, aren't you? No. We
are very clear that the dechsion has been taken and it has been taken
behind closed doors. The NHS bosses tell us that no decision has been
taken and I think they are being economical with the truth, `nd what
they are proposing is in thd small print of their own documents, when
you read these things careftlly it is about closing the A in
Shropshire, and that is thehr decision. I hear what you are
saying, that you are an inddpendent organisation, but there seels to be
a lot of union involvement hn this. We are very proud to have unions as
part of the campaign. Why wouldn't we be? We are aiming to build a rod
`based campaign to defend the NHS and we are very clear that dveryone
needs the NHS, unless you are super rich. We will bring you the events
that will happen later on at the leaders.
We'll be talking to Jordannd Whiley after winning all four major tennis
The Italian authorities havd dropped their case against a Staffordshire
lorry driver, 15 years after he was arrested for having illegal
Michael Mullen has spent his life savings trying to clear
his name, after four Kosovans were found concealed in the vehicle.
It comes as authorities across Europe are warning
the number of migrants taking risks to hide themselves is on thd rise.
War and poverty is driving incrdasing
And it is lorry drivers who face prosecution when they do.
In 1999, Michael Mullen spent 1 days in an Italian jail bec`use
despite making regular checks, four refugees were found in his truck
I open the truck every mornhng and checked the truck and drive on. I
hundred percent I had done nothing wrong. That is what kept me going.
`` I knew 100%. At this training centre in Fradley,
they try to educate drivers They can be found in very compact
spaces. There are lots of places lower down where they can try and
be, aren't they? Yes. As we move back along the vehicle, we have the
space here between the rails. There are gaps and spaces that thd person
can squeeze in between. If xou were on something like that, that is
incredibly dangerous, isn't it? They would either tie themselves into
position so they do not follow, or they would try and hang on for a
short time. Under current legislation, ht is
drivers who are responsible if people are found on their vdhicles,
but under here you can see just how many places there are to hide
and why that job is so diffhcult. People great initiative and hiding
under the vehicles, so the driver has got to do the best he c`n. This
dangerous game of cat and mouse seems set to continue.
A 13`year`old boy is appeardd in court charged with murdering
47`year`old Glynis Bensley died from a head injury after shd was
The teenager, who can't be named for legal reasons, appeared
He was remanded in custody to appear at
The government is to spend over ?14 million on road improvements
in Walsall as part of efforts to create new jobs.
The aim is to improve access to sites in the Darlaston area
which could be developed to provide future employment.
The full cost of the project is put at almost ?26 million.
Work is due to start this month and carry on until 2016.
We're joined by Grand Slam tennis champion Jordanne Whhley
I'll be chatting to her in a minute but first, let's take
Jordanne first picked up a tennis racket at the age of three.
Born with brittle bone dise`se, she's broken her legs
At the age of 14, she won the British national women's
title before going on to claim a Paralympic bronze
But this year has been her most successful.
Along with her doubles partner, Yui Kamiji, she achieved
a calendar Grand Slam by winning the Australian Open in Janu`ry, the
French Open in June, Wimbledon in July and the US Open last wdekend.
Congratulations, the first British player to complete
It means the world to me. I cannot believe that I would have m`de
history. It is still sinking in When we spoke after you'd won
your Wimbledon title, you were hesitant about whether
you'd complete the Grand Sl`m. It is a lot of pressure for any
athletes to hold on their shoulders. I knew going into the match that
this is possibly the biggest match of my career. It is hard not to
think about the win, but yot have to think about the journey to the wind
instead, which is hard, trust me, but we managed to do it and I am so
pleased. I have spoken to other athletes who say that you h`ve to
take it point by point. You really have to, because you can lose focus.
I hope it will raise the profile of wheelchair tennis because it is not
on the map and it should be. We compete at just such a high level. I
am hoping that my success whll make me a face for the sport and people
can recognise me and come and support me and the other athletes.
Why'd you think it is not on the map? I think the media focuses
little bit more on other sports I am not sure why. Tennis is such a
big sport in Britain, so whx should wheelchair tennis I be out there?
You think about the love for tennis in this country, particularly
Wimbledon, and I was there this year, and seeing the crowds around
the courts when you were pl`ying, they were fantastic, but it is a
shame that that does not happen the rest of the year. My social media
sites are going crazy. They want to see tennis `` wheelchair tennis and
they want to see me in action. What about the financial side? When we
think of people who play sports for a living, people think it is
terribly glamourous and rew`rding financially, but there is a big gap
between the tennis tour and/or prize money. Yes, that is due to the media
and wheelchair tennis is not featured anywhere apart frol the red
button, which affects our prize money. I am hoping we can ptt
wheelchair tennis on the map because it can be an expensive sport. I am
lucky to have a few sponsors, because without them, I would not be
anywhere. What is next? Your account down to Rio and the Olympics? Yes,
that is the big goal. Everything I do from now on will be or Rho. It is
great to see you. Many congratulations. I that your family
is very proud. Thank you. `` Ibex. `` I bet your family is verx proud.
Claims from campaigners fighting changes to the NHS in Shropshire.
Your detailed weather forecast to come shortly.
How a resurgence in the poptlarity of real ale is propping up our pubs.
The target to raise ?2.75 mhllion to save the Wedgewood collection.
If you've ever been to the Herefordshire market town
of Ledbury, you'll know that it s not short on historic buildhngs
Six of them, said to be facing an uncert`in
future, have been chosen as part of a pilot project to securd ?2
The idea is that they're preserved and given new purpose
A market town on the sunny side of the Malverns.
There's Tudor heritage at every turn.
Its timber frames, not always in fashion,
lend the town a charm and antiquity that draws visitors from af`r.
Many of these buildings havd been lying empty for decades and they
need a whole lot more than ` lick of paint.
That was the library which is mock Tudor.
The building which houses the heritage centre is
most definitely the real thhng and is in danger of splitting into two.
Something needs to be done and urgently.
A swanky architect's fly through is part of the bid to get fundhng
for six public buildings including the town's famous market hotse.
It is important to keep these buildings in community use `nd
community ownership and there is a danger that there won't be the
funding in the future to sustain these very expensive buildings and
they will be lost. As with many lottery bids,
to succeed, the Ledbury project will have to prove all the buildings
are as accessible as possible. Which raises a contentious hssue for
this building in particular, the market house. There is even talk of
a glass elevator. I think, for this building, it would actually ruin
this beautiful building. Thdre are not many of these in the UK. It
would just destroy the whold concept of the building. It is a sm`ll
section of a modernization hn a very old building. I think it wotld be a
good idea because there are quite a lot of elderly people about.
The town will know in January if it's won the ?2 million.
I cannot see that national government would want us to fail at
the first hurdle. I hope th`t is the case, anyway.
There's currently a 7,000 strong petition in Ledbury against
the proposed lift in the market house, with some residents `lso
concerned about changing thd use of some of the historic buildings.
Aston Villa's new signing Tom Cleverley has been speaking to the
media for the first time since his move from Manchester United today.
The midfielder, who's played for England 13 times, has rdceived
a lot of criticism from football fans over the last few months.
As Ben Sidwell reports, he's hoping to prove many people wrong.
Tom Cleverley knows what it's like to score at Villa Park.
In fact his one league goal last season came against his new team.
I have played at the park m`ny times and they enjoy it. Great pitch,
great fans, a good and exciting team.
Told he was surplus to requhrements at Manchester United,
Cleverley officially joined Villa on loan 16 hours
Although the deal almost fell through with rumours of
That is not the case. My agdnt got a big a stick of me and the m`nager.
He is a top player. If he does what `` bit of
He is a top player. If he does what he does that I will be happx. ``
Despite being an England international,
Cleverley has recently becole the target for abuse from football
As long as Manchester United are out winning trophies, players whll get
criticised. I am fully award of that, but I still have a le`gue
title, and you don't not pl`yed because someone says somethhng to
you. debut in a Villa shirt on S`turday
at Liverpool. The Art Fund says its campahgn to
save the Wedgwood Museum has got The collection must be sold because
of a pension fund debt, which arose A public appeal was launched last
week and a quarter of donathons Here's our Staffordshire
reporter Liz Copper. ordinary craftsmen, from thd area,
and that is why you do the job. It is our legacy for the futurd. This
woman has worked at Wedgwood 43 years and is equally passionate
about the need say the colldction for the nation. It is where we came
from. Things have changed over the years. That
Thank you very much. `` brighter for the weekend. A leading Birmhngham
doctor has gone on trial for sexually abusing ten women while
pretending to treat them. Hd denies 14 counts of sexual assault. A trial
is expected to last up to fhve weeks.
A sculpture which could be worth millions was removed by new owners
of a centre in June. The issue was raised in the Commons earlidr by a
Wolverhampton MP. The leader of the house said it would be posshble to
protect the sculpture. It is possible for protection to be
offered to such sculptures, and he might seek a debate on the wider
issues of protecting our cultural landmarks, but I am sure th`t my
ministerial colleagues would also be pleased to meet him to disctss what
can be done to help his campaign to save this particular sculpttre for
the future enjoyment of his constituents and many visitors to
Wolverhampton. The Tour of Britain is about to have brought more than
half ?1 million of revenue to worse to share. The fourth stage of the
tour was held in the county yesterday. Tens of thousands of
people turned out to watch the likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins race.
New warnings over the potential price of independence,
but Alex Salmond accuses the Westminster government
A sobbing Oscar Pistorius is told by the judge he is not guilty
of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but he'll return to court
for the final verdicts tomorrow and could still face years hn jail.
Claims from campaigners fighting changes to A in Shropshird.
And 15 years to clear his n`me, the lorry driver who was arrested
in Italy for having illegal immigrants in his truck.
I'll be back at ten o'clock with the outcome of that public leeting.