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A staggering series of lies. for the news where you are.
That's how a judge described the actions of a former chairman of
the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, who was jailed today
Jon Andrews from Totnes earned over ?1 million from his deception,
Jon Andrews had the right background and qualifications.
Or so it seemed, but he got three senior roles on the back of lies.
He spent ten years at St Margaret's Hospice in Taunton.
He had exaggerated his experience and made up three university degrees
While he claimed to be a Home Office executive officer,
Everyone is shocked and saddened to learn about the fraud
and the information that was disclosed in court today.
There was nothing during his time and tenure here to suggest
Andrews had been chairman of the Torbay Care Trust
and in 2015, became chairman of the Royal Cornwall hospitals
trust, an organisation under serious pressure.
There were debts of around ?7 million, mortality rates
were higher than expected, it was missing its target
of treating 95% of emergency patients within four hours
and there was a doubling of the number of ambulances
In my experience of large business, on a senior appointment like this
we would have looked at the detail very closely indeed,
so I am surprised this situation has emerged.
From my personal perspective and my involvement with him,
there were one or two questions I might have had when he was fairly
circumspect in what he said and perhaps now we know why.
Today he admitted three counts of fraud.
Passing a jail sentence of two years, the judge told Andrews,
"Your outwardly prestigious life was built on a series
He told Jon Andrewes he had received ?1 million, "Money you received
And he said he denied other people the positions he got.
The family of Tanis Bhandari, who was stabbed to death
on New Year's Eve in Tamerton Foliot, near Plymouth,
two years ago were told by the Justice Secretary Lizz Truss
today that the law has been tightened since the crime.
Tanis's family believe he would still be alive if his joint
killer Donald Pemberton had not been free on licence at
Pemberton had been arrested a fortnight before the killing
for threatening men with meat cleavers.
Earlier, the family's MP raised the matter in the commons.
I would ask whether there is any more the department can do to help
the families like those here with me today whose son was murdered
Would the department work with families to get the support
they need to ensure cases like this cannot happen again?
None of us in this house, very few of us in this house can
ever understand or have to go through what the family had to go
through and that is a tragicism all of us would never wish
He is right that following the implementation of
the rehabilitation act, the process around post-sentencing
provision has changed, but I am always willing to look
at what more we can learn from the experiences
A woman from Penzance has been killed after a collision with a van
in the town's Larrigan Road this afternoon.
The woman, in her fifties, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Ukip MEP for the South West has been accused of hypocrisy and lying
over his involvement in a wind farm project.
In a television interview three years ago, William Dartmouth had
denied knowing that land in Yorkshire he'd given
to a relative was being lined up to take wind turbines.
But it's now emerged that he'd been personally involved
in negotiations over the project for several years beforehand.
Ukip is opposed to onshore wind farms.
Safety experts are calling for greater awareness of illegal
drug use among the south west's fishermen following a number
In the last two years, 15% of fishing vessel accidents
Here's our industry correspondent Neil Gallacher.
Breaking the surface, the scallop dredger JMT.
She capsized off Teignmouth in July 2015 taking with her 34-year-old
Shane Hooper and 22-year-old skipper Mike Hill.
Mike had followed his dad into the family business.
At a very young age, he used to come to sea with me,
loved everything about the sea, he was a good fisherman.
I think he was probably going to be one of the tops out there.
When Shane's body was recovered there was a large quantity
Micky believes Michael would never have worked with Shane had he known.
Michael would have chucked him over the side.
Michael has always said amphetamine is classed as the poor man's drug.
Michael would not have allowed Shane on that boat and you know...
He definitely would not have allowed him on that boat.
Amphetamines can create a sense of alertness and confidence.
And they have been increasingly linked to fishing accidents.
It is like driving a car, if you take drugs and drive a car,
The government has pledged to raise awareness and help prevent
You look at the stars at night and think that the brightest one
is my son, and that is the way you try and get through things.
I tell you what, you don't know what you have lost
The father of Michael Hill ending that report by Neil Gallacher.
One charity which is working with fishermen to tackle drug abuse
Earlier, its superintendent in Newlyn told me why some
fishermen could be tempted to take amphetamines.
I think the choice of the drug is very significant.
Amphetamines are very much about stimulant, about getting on,
being able to cope with lack of sleep, tiredness,
giving you a sense of euphoria and I think that is something
that is very much experienced by fishermen when they go to sea.
It's the lack of sleep, the hard physical labour hour after hour,
the pains of a body that has been working five days straight
I think the amphetamines do tend to help with that.
I don't think drug-taking in the fishing industry is any more
prevalent than it is in any other part of society.
There are those that do and those that don't right
But you would think it is the pressures involved
in the job entailed in fishing that drive some fishermen
I think that would be the biggest single determinant
of whether someone would take them or not.
It does help you get through what is the hardest job.
It has the highest death rate bar none in peace time
in British industry, it is 180 times more dangerous
It is difficult for anybody who has not been fishing, myself included,
to understand what demand it puts an their bodies.
Very briefly, what can the Fishermen's Mission try to do
I think probably the best way is through education.
Explaining to the people who might choose to do this and go to sea
and use drugs the possible consequences and how it does
make what is a very, very dangerous job in the first
place so much more dangerous and most importantly,
working with those people who would choose to use drugs,
helping them to find appropriate support and just being there,
supporting them through the process of dealing
Paddington Bear was famously a refugee from darkest Peru.
Now knitters in east Devon have been reaching out to child
refugees by making hundreds of home-grown bears.
The small toys will be put into the pockets of donated coats
for children in Syria, Greece and elsewhere.
Time for the weather - here's David with the forecast.
I cannot promise you 25 degrees and sunshine, but I can promise you
something less cold. Temperatures are on the rise this week. It has
been pretty chilly over the last three or four days. It is milder,
there is some rain in the forecast, it will be breezy but nowhere near
as colds. A cold night to come because we have the winds easing,
the skies clearing and the chance of some frost but this is the first of
milder interludes, this warm front tomorrow. Pretty erratic progress.
It will take its time to get to us. Eventually get into parts of
Somerset and Dorset. On Wednesday and Thursday, we keep these
south-westerly winds and by Friday we are drawing warm air from the far
south which means much higher temperatures to end the week. More
orange and yellow appearing here as this milder air comes up from the
south, so hopefully no frost to look forward to temperatures up to 14
degrees. It is cold tonight, there will be a frost in places,
particularly across the more eastern parts of Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
There could well be a frost to start the day. Milder air further west and
most of the rain tomorrow will be across Cornwall. Probably staying
largely dry in Dorset, Somerset. Not a bad day here, elsewhere in the
rain will win and it will move right across the south-west, the evening.
Brisk winds from the west and south-west and temperatures in
double figures for Wednesday. The only downside is there is not a huge
amount of sunshine but at least we will see temperatures back to 13 or
14. That is the news and weather for now. More in BBC breakfast tomorrow
morning, but from us, good night. cool, it will be windy at times as
well and still rather unsettled with some blustery showers around. That's
the London forecast and now for the National forecast, over to Nick
Miller. North-west France and Plymouth were
miles apart weather-wise. This southern flank in north-west France
there was a wind gusts of 120 mph which we just dodged. That area of
low pressure continues to move quickly south-eastwards so that by
tomorrow it is in Italy on its southern flank, stormy in Sardinia
and around it strong winds blowing through south-east France. We've got
a little bump in the ice bars with lighter winds, a brief ridge of high
pressure, things briefly settled going into tomorrow, overnight there
are some showers around moving through western Scotland and
north-west England and the Midlands, clearing Wales, one or two in the
east, the North Sea tip of high pressure, things briefly settled
going into tomorrow, overnight there are some showers around moving