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An inquest jury has concluded that a string of failures contributed

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to the death of a prisoner at Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes.

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45-year-old Michael Cameron was found hanging in his cell days

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after arriving at the jail - he's one of 18 prisoners that have

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taken their own lives in the past 4 years.

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The prison says changes have already been made and nobody has

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Kate Bradbrook has been at the inquest.

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Michael Cameron had been charged with serious offences

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He was dependent on alcohol and known to take drugs.

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The inquest heard while in police custody he put

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He was assessed as being at very high risk of self-harm.

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When he was transferred to Woodhill Prison,

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He was given a three-minute mental-health screening but never

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referred for an urgent mental health review.

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I think a mental health assessment should have been done for him

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and if he had seen the doctor when he was there, he never saw

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a doctor, I think Michael would still be with us today.

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The jury was told while at Woodhill Prison razor blades were found

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in his cell and handed to staff by his cell-mate.

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Prescription medication was not always given because staff

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were concerned he was under the influence of drugs.

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On the day he was found hanged, his cell-mate

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The inquest heard on that day Michael Cameron should have been

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observed by staff every 30 minutes but he was found hanging 36

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He died at Milton Keynes Hospital two days after being found

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in his cell having suffered severe brain damage.

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Today, the jury found there was a failure to carry out

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adequate procedures and reviews and each of these failures

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These conclusions are the same, Michael is the 14th self-inflicted

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death between 2013 and 2016, it is dispiriting to ask the same

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questions of off in the same witnesses and have the same answers.

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It was the conclusion Michael's mother had been hoping

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for but she says nothing will bring him back.

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Following the national cyber security attack

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affecting parts of the NHS, BBC South understands the health

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trusts in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Swindon

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In many parts of the country computer systems have been shut down

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and contingency plans have been activated.

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In some instances hackers have been demanding money to unlock systems.

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Here, our health trusts have said they are "on alert"

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New figures suggest more than 2-hundred cyclists have been

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caught riding their bikes in parts of Oxford city centre

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which are restricted to pedestrians in little more than a year.

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Under the council's public spaces protection orders,

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restrictions are in place in daylight hours on Queen Street

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Campaigners say the rules arent clear enough,

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Oxford is known for its high number of cyclists.

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But here in this part of the city centre it is a pedestrian-only zone

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during the day between 10 and 6, or should be.

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We have only been here for a few minutes but already dozens

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of cyclists are ignoring this ban like this one right here.

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Campaigners say the signage isn't clear and it is too high.

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They are not in the right place for where a cyclist

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Especially with a lot of people on foot they are trying

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to quite rightly make sure they don't interact with.

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So the signs are not in the right place to make an effective message.

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More than 230 cyclists have been caught breaching the rules according

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And it says this type of offence is much more of a problem compared

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to other behaviour they class as a nuisance like

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Do you know you are not supposed to ride your bike along here?

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Are you aware you're not allowed to ride your bike in this area?

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I guess I was aware there were not that many bikes going down here.

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Are you aware you are not allowed to ride your bike on here?

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I'm never quite sure about this street when I am allowed.

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Anyone caught flouting the ban is initially given a warning.

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But repeat offenders can then be given a fixed penalty notice.

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Are you aware you are not allowed to ride your bike along here?

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New recommendations at Oxford City Council include

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targeting groups like students who might be unaware of the rules

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But it's clear some people just aren't bothered.

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Are you aware you're not supposed to ride your bike on this road?

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Are you aware you are breaking the rule?

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As long as I don't run anyone over at this speed.

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A week of action to target Rogue Traders has been carried out

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Officers have been using Number Plate recognition cameras

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to pull over vans and small trucks that are suspected of

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More than a hundred vehicles were stopped.

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Two drivers were found to have no licences and at least four

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One unlicensed scrap metal dealer was stopped and will be formally

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We target rogue traders which the community like.

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We are looking for defective unroadworthy vehicles which is good

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Every now and then we'll get someone who is wanted as well

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Long delays are expected on the roads this weekend as part

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of the M4 in West Berkshire will be fully closed.

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There'll be no access to the motorway between junctions 12

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The road was closed at 9 o'clock tonight and won't re-open

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Alternative routes are expected to be extremely busy.

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The weekend weather is coming up with Alexis, but that's it from us.

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Hello and a very good evening to you. We have had some very heavy

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downpours today but they have eased the way now, but there are one or

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two night showers to be had through the course of the night. We will

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have one or two holes in the cloud as well and looks like we will see a

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mild night through the night, ten or 11 degrees the load. One pieces of

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wet weather around through dawn, generally a bright start of the day.

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We hope we will have sunny intervals and one or two showers could crop up

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but in the sunshine temperatures pleasantly warm eyes of 17 or 18

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degrees. There is rain overnight Saturday to Sunday, Sunday at self

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shaping up to be another fine and bright day with some sunny spells

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and scattered showers. Rain A bit of a mixed bag earlier on

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today, some of us were cloudy with rain. This is the view from one of

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our weather watchers in Cornwall. But in the Highlands of Scotland, it

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was completely different, find, sunny and warm. The satellite and

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radar picture shows the variety of weather we have had. It brightened

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up into the afternoon, early

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