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usual time of 6:40 this evening Stay with us on BBC One, it's time
for the A nurse from Stepping Hill Hospital
in Stockport this morning appeared before Manchester City Magistrates'
Court to face numerous charges including three counts of mtrder.
48`year`old Victorino Chua `ppeared before magistrates in Manchdster
earlier today, charged with the murder of three people. He was
arrested at his home in Stockport yesterday morning. He also faces 22
counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent,
seven charges of attempting to administer poison, and one of
causing poison to be administered with intent. All the alleged
offences span a six`month pdriod between June 2011 and January 2 12
when patients at Stepping Hhll were poisoned. He was remanded in custody
to appear at Manchester Crown Court on Tuesday.
Assistant Chief Constable Steve Hayward told us: our thoughts
continue to be with those pdople who were deliberately poisoned, and
their families. Managers here say staff had shown great
professionalism throughout the investigation. The hospital says it
has worked closely with the police and will continue to providd any
support necessary. A man who killed his mother and
sister with an axe just two days after being sent home from ` mental
health unit was yesterday sdntenced to life imprisonment. Two pdople
arrested in connection with the death of a 13`month`old babx boy in
Preston last Saturday have been released on bail pending further
enquiries. Emergency servicds were called to reports that the child was
not breathing, at an address on Church Street. He died later in
hospital. The man and woman both aged 25 were arrested on suspicion
of murder on Thursday. Two people arrested in conndction
with the death of a 13`month`old baby boy in Preston last Saturday
have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Sport and in rugby league l`st night, St Helens moved two points
clear at the top of the Supdrleague, continuing their 100% start to the
season with a dramatic win over third placed Leeds. Wigan W`rriors
were also victorious full`back Matty Bowen scored a late
65 metre try as Wigan fought back to beat resurgent Catalan Dragons.
Salford Red Devils lost out to Hull FC.
In union, four penalties from Danny Cipriani helped them to victory last
night. Football, Manchester United kicked
off against Aston Villa a fdw moments ago. Manchester Citx go into
their crucial Premier Leagud title match against Arsenal at thd
Emirates later. But when manager Manuel Pellegrini was asked by
journalists if he could smell success, he saw the funny shde of
the question. I think we are not smelling `` we
are not thinking of selling anything! We are just trying to win
every match we had to play. The weather is next.
The clocks go forward tonight and it seems the weather is celebr`ting
British summer Time already. Plenty of hazy sunshine around as we go
through the afternoon. Tempdratures not doing too badly at all. Highs of
16 or 17 degrees. Little ch`nges going into tonight. Possiblx one to
patches of mist first thing in the morning. Temperatures not dropping
too far with those of eight degrees. Tomorrow we will do it all over
again. Good afternoon. The clocks go
forward by one hour tonight, British Summer Time begins. Hard to believe
that this was the scene exactly one year ago in North Wales when we were
in the grip of one of the coldest springs for many a decade. A
different story this weekend, of course, with warm