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a doctor who her appeal to practice medicine again. jack adcock died of sepsis.” can't see myself being anybody else but a practising doctor saving the community so of course when i got the news that i can be given an opportunity to work again, i was very pleased. i'm disgusted, i'm devastated. ijust very pleased. i'm disgusted, i'm devastated. i just cannot very pleased. i'm disgusted, i'm devastated. ijust cannot understand how someone can be charged with gross negligence, manslaughter, struck off the register by the general medical council and then be reinstated. the murder of 25—year—old model, two men are found guilty. jeremy corbyn hits back at criticism from the israeli prime minister. after a year of real misery, train travel is now one of the uk's least
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trusted consumer industries. also coming up this hour, ticketmaster are closing two of their secondary ticketing websites which allow people to off—load unwanted tickets. the move is to combat ticket touts who hike up prices. and new research says artificial intelligence can diagnose eye disease as accurately as some leading experts. good evening.
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a doctor who was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after the death of a six—year—old boy has won the right to practise medicine again. dr hadiza bawa—garba was convicted in 2015 in connection with the death of jack adcock, who died after developing sepsis at leicester royal infirmary. a high court had ruled that she should be struck off. but thousands of doctors signed an open letter of support for dr bawa—garba, saying her treatment could discourage medics from being open when reviewing mistakes. the boy's mother said she was considering her own legal action. from the court of appeal, our health editor hugh pym reports. the death of this six—year—old boy and the conviction of a doctor provoked a debate which ran right across the medical profession. jack adcock developed sepsis in hospital. a court heard there was a catalogue of errors with his care. dr hadiza bawa—garba was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter. a medical tribunal ruled she should be suspended for a year, but the general medical council went to court, and she was barred from practising. today, that was overturned, and she gave bbc panorama her reaction. i'm very pleased with the outcome, but i want to pay tribute and rememberjack adcock, a wonderful little boy
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that started this story. i want to let the parents know that i am sorry. dr bawa—garba was backed by some doctors in raising money to go to the court of appeal. now that's succeeded, she says the medical world should reflect on the outcome. my hope is that lessons learnt from this case will translate into better working conditions forjunior doctors, better recognition of sepsis, factors in place that will improve patient safety. her supporters at court today always argued she was doing her best under intense pressure at the hospital. after expressing sympathy to the adcock family, they spelled out what the lessons should be. if somebody is a trainee especially, and making honest errors, in a very challenging hospital, which was what happened that day,
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they absolutely should not pay with their career. so, many doctors and nurses tonight will be resting easier in their beds thinking, lam human, i can make mistakes and i will not lose my license. in a statement, the general medical council said it fully accepted the court of appealjudgment. it said as a regulator responsible for patient safety, it often had to take difficult decisions. it added... "we are sorry for the anguish and uncertainty these proceedings may have caused the jack's family, dr bawa—garba and the wider medical profession." jack's mother, who is currently abroad, says she was left devastated by the ruling. what she did that day i will never, ever, ever, everforgive herfor. and i don't know how she can go back into this profession. she's shown no remorse, she has no guilt. and i don't know how she cna live with herself. dr bawa—garba says she is keen to practise again. sources have indicated that subject to a technical review, that could happen as soon
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as this autumn. hugh pym, bbc news. a model has been found guilty of murdering his fashion rival in a row over a girlfriend. george koh stabbed harry uzoka in the heart over the dispute. he was accompanied by two others, one of whom was found guilty of murder and other of manslaughter. adina campbell reports. moments after their violent attack, these are the men responsible for killing harry uzoka, seen here are running off after being stabbed three times. before his death, harry uzoka was enjoying a successful modelling career, with some of the biggest high—street brands, including river island, levi's and top man. but the 25—year—old had been arguing with fellow model george koh. the pair fell out over claims george had slept with henry's girlfriend.
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heated messages were then sent on social media, leading to a fight. on the day of the fight in west london, harry and a friend had dumbbell bars, but george had two knives, and with him were two other men. it was here, next to this housing estate in west london, where the fight took place. the fight itself lasted just a couple of minutes. harry's friend managed to escape, but for harry, that wasn't the case. he was stabbed in the chest several times. he was able to stumble back to his home nearby, but his injuries were so serious, and the emergency service couldn't save him. two men have been found guilty of murdering harry. george koh and merse dikanda, both in their 20s, had claimed they had acted in self—defence. a third man, 24—year—old jonathan okigbo, has been found guilty of manslaughter. the men will be sentenced next month. one of harry's closest friends says he was surprised to find out he's been involved in a fight, something he believes was out of character.
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that part of the story was the most shocking, that's not h. i cried a lot, and i think... i probably stopped crying, like, on the day after. and then i think maybe like a couple of weeks went by, and then it really hit me. how would you like people to remember harry? he was a light, he truly was a light. and if anyone can get anything from harry's life, forget the modelling, forget like what he attained, really look at how he made people feel. adina campbell, bbc news the israeli prime minister benjamin neta nyahu has criticised jeremy corbyn, accusing him of laying a wreath on the grave of one of those behind the munich olympics massacre in 1972 in which 11 israeli athletes died. a photo of mr corbyn holding a wreath at the palestinian martyrs' cemetery in tunisia in 2014 has been
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published by the daily mail. our correspondent in westminster is tom barton. so benjamin netanyahu criticising jeremy corbyn directly. yes, and it is unusual in what has until now been a domestic political row. benjamin netanyahu said jeremy corbyn and laid a wreath on the graves of terrorists who perpetrated the munich massacre, saying that should be condemned by anybody who hears about it. this evening jeremy corbyn has responded, also on twitter, replying to that tweet saying the claims about his actions and words are falls. this row is all
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aboutjeremy and words are falls. this row is all about jeremy corbyn attending and words are falls. this row is all aboutjeremy corbyn attending a commemoration in tunisia in 2014, remembering people who had died in pursuit of the palestinian cause. when that story emerged, during the general election last year initially this came to light, jeremy corbyn said that he had laid a wreath on the memorialfor victims said that he had laid a wreath on the memorial for victims of an air strike which was carried out by the israelis on the headquarters of the palestinian liberation organisation which at the time were in tunisia in 1985. lots of people died in that air strike. the accusation now is that he also took part in a ceremony where a wreath was laid at the graves of people accused of taking pa rt graves of people accused of taking part in that munich massacre, the 1972 attack on the munich olympics where 11 israeli athletes died. todayjeremy corbyn was asked about
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those latest accusations. a wreath was indeed laid by some of those who attended the conference for some of those killed. were you involved when it was laid? i was present, i don't think i was involved in it. i was there because i wanted to see a fitting memorial to everyone who has died in every terrorist incident everywhere because we have to ended. you cannot pursue peace by a cycle of violence. the only way is a cycle of violence. the only way is a cycle of dialogue. of course saying he doesn't think he laid a wreath is unlikely to satisfy his critics. we have heard of course from the israeli prime minister but closer to home thejewish israeli prime minister but closer to home the jewish labour mp israeli prime minister but closer to home thejewish labour mp luciano burgess saying today that being present is being the same is involved and asked jeremy corbyn on twitter where is the apology. a spokesman forjeremy corbyn today has underlined his denial saying he
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didn't lay any wreath at the graves of those alleged to have been linked to the 1972 munich killings. the government has announced a multi—million pound drive to tackle rough sleeping, in a bid to eradicate it altogether by 2027. the communities secretary james brokenshire has denied that government cuts have seen homelessness more than double since 2010. it follows criticism from labour, who say new money is needed. areas with the highest numbers of rough sleepers include parts of london, brighton, bristol, bedford and manchester — from where frankie mccamley reports. a chance to get a hot meal, a shower and, for some, just somewhere they feel safe. around 80 people every day come here to get help, including ian, who was sleeping rough in manchester for three years. i've been stomped on, kicked in the face whilst i've been asleep. you've got drunken people coming past, you've got drug
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addicts coming past, you've got people who'll pour their drink over you, people try weeing on you, just for a laugh. his partner catherine, also helping out here, was made homeless after her landlord wouldn't deal with an infestation. there were rats and everything and he wasn't getting rid of them. ijust had enough of them crawling all over me. and what was it like after living in a tent for 12 months and then coming in here? i was scared at first of coming in, because i've got depression and i've got mental health problems. because i got to know them, i ended up enjoying coming here. both catherine and ian are no longer struggling on the streets trying to stay safe, warm and dry, using whatever they can, but for those still here, the government's reallocating £100 million to tackle the problem. none of the money is new, but the hope is to eradicate rough sleeping by 2027. rough sleeping numbers have gone up. i know that there are challenges that we need to meet,
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which is why our strategy today focuses on how we prevent, how we intervene and how we ensure that people recover. the pledge for some, though, isn't enough. this is a crisis and it's a moral crisis. we've got to deal with it. the government has given it no new money, very limited aspirations. we will deal with it. for the first decade of this century, the number of rough sleepers fell, and according to official data remained low. but since 2010, there's been a steady increase. last year in england, more than 4700 people were sleeping rough on our streets on one night. it's fantastic that there's money being made available. it's not enough, but it's a good start. amanda croome runs the centre in manchester and cautiously welcomes the government's announcement. we need a lot more homes to be built because we have a massive shortage of accommodation and that's really what's fuelling the homelessness problem. and we also need changes to legislation, particularly around the private rented sector and the insecurity and
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the high costs of that. the money will be distributed over the next two years, but the reality for now is this, a plea for someone to stop and help today. frankie mccamley, bbc news, in manchester. the lawyers in the case of england cricketer ben stokes, accused of affray outside a nightclub in bristol last year, have been summing up their cases. the 27—year—old, and another man ryan ali, deny the charge. andy moore is at bristol crown court for us. so, the prosecution started this morning by reminding thejury of what the charge of affray was. he said it was an act of violence where any reasonable person would fear for their safety. he said in this case ben stokes may have started out replying to an act of aggression — a bottle was waived
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in his direction. but then he said the video footage demonstrated plainly and clearly that ben stokes moved from defence and became the aggressor himself. he talked, the prosecutor, about ben stokes in the witness box and he said he was trying to explain and justify himself. he said it was plain that ben stokes was lying. he said he acted deplorably as the red mist came down. we heard from the defence for ben stokes, he said there were big holes in the prosecution case. he said his client had acted to defend himself and others, he was trying to protect two gay men, he said, from homophobic abuse. the defence of ben stokes said that what he did was to take reasonable actions, the defence went on, "a person cannot weigh to a nicety the exact measure of their defensive actions in such an adrenaline—filled incident." now, thejudge has finished his summing up so the case is effectively closed for the day. the jury have been sent home and they will start their deliberations to find ben stokes guilty or not guilty at ten o'clock tomorrow morning.
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the convicted "black cab rapist", john worboys, has been questioned about a number of new allegations of sexual assault. bbc news understands that worboys — who's still in prison after the high court overturned a parole board decision to release him — was interviewed under caution last month. met police detectives are examining claims of sexual assault and administering a substance with intent to commit a sexual offence. the offences are alleged to have occurred between 1997 and 2007. the headlines on bbc news... a doctor who was struck off over the death of a six—year—old boy wins her appeal to practise medicine again. the murder of 25 year old model harry ozuka — two men are found guilty at the old bailey. labour's anti—semitism row — now jeremy corbyn hits back at criticism
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from the israeli leader. sport now...and a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. hello, some breaking news... tottenham's new stadium won't be ready for it's scheduled first match next month. the club say that there are issues with the critical safety systems which will delay the necessary test events required. tottenham's matches against liverpool on the 15th september and cardiff city on the 6th october, and an nfl match on the 14th will be switched to wembley where they played all their home games last season. spurs had already been given permission to play next saturday's home game against fulham at wembley. the spurs chairman daniel levy has said in a satement: "at the start
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of the project we asked for your support during what we knew would be a complex and challenging build and now we ask for your continued patience and forbearance. " andy murray has been beaten at the cincinnati masters in the first round. the former world number one lost in three sets to the 16th seed lucas pouille of france. he was playing only his fourth tournament of the year and his second hard—court event of the us open after pulling out of the washington open. he missed last week's toronto masters event as he continues his slow comeback from a hip operation. dina asher—smith has retuirned home after her brilliant week in berlin at the european championships. she became the first british athlete to complete the sprint treble of 100, 200 metre and relay titles. she broke national records in the individual events with world—leading times so is already looking forward to next year's
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world championships in doha and beyond that the tokyo olympics, but she's certainly enjoying the attention for now. definitely not used to this, i'm not the kind of person that hunts out the kind of person that hunts out the limelight so i don't think i will ever get used to this but it is heart—warming and positive to see that not only are so many people taking an interest in athletics but obviously they want to see a british female sprinter do so well. tiger woods will have to wait until next month to find out if he'll get a wild card to play in the ryder cup. the us have confirmed the first eight members of the team who have qualified by right for the event outside paris in late september. but woods has stormed into contention, finishing in the top ten at the open, then second at last night's us pga championship. he is back into the world's top 30 for the first time in four years. and for us captainjim furyk,
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who has 4 extra picks to make, the case for woods is difficult to ignore. i think the word he used for his game is trending so it's great to see him playing well. for me the numbers are nice, good to look at but not always the most important. we wa nt but not always the most important. we want the players who will help us be successful. here are the automatic picks. three time major winner jordan speith, webb simpson, world number one dustin johnson, justin thomas, bubba watson, rickie fowler, patrick reed, and the newly crowned pga champ, and two—time us open champion brooks koepka. woods is one of furyks five vice captains, so will travel no matter what but fitness permitting he is almost certainly going to take part. england have named an unchanged 13—man squad for the third test against india starting
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on saturday at trent bridge. it means there's no place for ben stokes — whose court case for affray at bristol crown court continues. his replacement chris woakes should retain his place in the stareting eleven after a maiden test century at lord's. seamerjamie porter is also named with moeen ali to contend with adil rashid for the spinners berth. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in sportsday at half past ten. 41 people have been injured after a coach overturned on the m25 near swanley in kent. three of those injured were seriously hurt and taken to hospital. my colleague mark norman sent this report from the scene. you can see behind me the m25 eastbound looking towards the dartford tunnel.
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that is junction three, the swanley interchange. from thatjunction, you can head south towards the channel tunnel or north into southeast london, but the slip road tonight is completely closed. lying on its side, a coach that was carrying 44 passengers, now surrounded by emergency vehicles. i'm pleased to say all 44 passengers have walked away from the coach. we understand the coach was run by a company based in walthamstow in east london, and that the passengers were returning from the isle of wight along the m25. but as you can see tonight, the crash has caused traffic chaos. heading towards the dartford tunnel, there are some miles of standing traffic. if i look west, the traffic extends as far as the eye can see, some motorists are being warned there could be delays of some considerable time and the emergency services tonight have told us that that slip road will remain closed for a number of hours. heathrow airport is calling on the government to relax passport controls for certain passengers arriving in the uk in a bid to reduce delays. last month, visitors from outside the european economic area were left queuing for up to two and a half hours, according to new figures. on only one day last month did the uk border force achieve its aim
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to see 95% of visitors within 45 minutes. our transport correspondent, tom burridge reports. the uk's busiest airport has struggled to keep pace with rising passenger numbers this summer. there have been long queues at immigration, and some have been waiting for hours. dan complained there was only one desk open for eu passengers when he arrived at terminal 5 last week. stasia from moscow said she queued for three hours in the heat with her crying children. erik from washington said there were only four border agents working to clear a queue of thousands. this taxi driver picks up passengers from heathrow all the time — he says the situation is getting worse. sometimes immigration queues are long, and there are for example ten or 12 desks for attendants and there's only four or five
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working at one time. so there is empty desks. how long are your passengers waiting? usually they say an hour and a half, two hours. two hours? those travelling into heathrow from outside europe have been waiting the longest. now, major airlines are describing the situation as a farce. our customers have typicallyjust been on an eight—hour flight, on their way in, and when they are confronted with a long queue, when they arrive, it just sends exactly the wrong message about welcome to the uk. because it says welcome to the uk, you get to stay in line for a long time. heathrow says there have not been enough border staff to cope with rising passenger numbers. people travelling from europe can go through the automatic electronic gates. the airport says the government should now let passengers from low risk countries, like the united states, use them, too. it's a very simple thing for sajid javid to do this evening, which would be
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to allow those passengers that both the home office agree are low risk to use the eu gates. in a statement, the home office said it understood people's frustration but it also said it would not compromise essential checks at the border, which were needed to keep britain safe. the government has put 200 additional border staff at heathrow this summer, but the airport today described the situation as a crisis. if there are more controls at our borders after brexit, then more resources will be needed to avoid long queues. tom burridge, bbc news at heathrow airport. satisfaction in the rail network has dropped sharply in the past decade, with train travel now one of the uk's least trusted consumer industries, according to a survey by the consumer group which? in the past year, passengers have voiced concern about the introduction of new timetables, cancelled services, and rising fares. here's our business correspondent joe lynam. new timetables, thousands of cancelled services,
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angry commuters, strike action, and rising costs — it has not been a happy time for many rail users, and it is evident in a detailed satisfaction survey over the past decade. a study of transport focus data found that overall satisfaction with rail punctuality and reliability has fallen from 79% a decade ago to 73% today, but regular commuter satisfaction fell even further to 62% in that time. on top of that, rail fares could be set to rise by 3.5% next year. that is because train fare increases are tied to the higher measure of inflation, known as rpi. it could add £150 to an average long—distance commuter. i understand that our passengers have had a really tough time over the last few months. i'm a regular commuter myself. but we have to work together, and with a long—term plan. that's what companies are doing, rail companies are doing. that plan is going to make journeys better over the coming years.
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it's going to improve the economy, it's going to better connect communities up and down the country. to compound things for some train users, another strike by rmt rail workers is set for next month, in a very long—running dispute about guards on trains. joe lynam, bbc news. just coming up to half past eight. now it's time for a look at the weather. good evening, a very changeable week of whether with no two days the same. to date brought sunny skies but also gathering storm clouds. these storms will fade away as we go through this evening. patchy rain across scotland and northern ireland, certainly more cloud here and cloudy go —— clouding over generally for western coastal areas and a muggy field towards the south—east. for tomorrow across england and wales some spells of
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sunshine but generally large amounts of cloud, and a small chance of a shower across east anglia. further north, thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain. and a range of temperatures, 17 degrees for glasgow but up to 25 in the south—east of england. for wednesday, more but up to 25 in the south—east of england. forwednesday, more rain but up to 25 in the south—east of england. for wednesday, more rain in the north—west, dry and muggy in the south—east, turning fresher for all of us on thursday. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines. a doctor who was struck off over the death of a six—year—old boy has won her appeal to practise medicine again. dr hadiza bawa—garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence in 2015 over the death ofjack adcock, who died of sepsis. two men are found guilty at the old bailey of the murder of 25—year—old model harry uzoka, who died in a fight over a girlfriend in january. labour's antisemitism row —
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nowjeremy corbyn hits back at criticism from the israeli leader. benjamin netanyahu benjamin neta nyahu has benjamin netanyahu has accused him of laying a wreath to those who died during the munich olympics massacre. after a year of rail misery — train travel is now one of the uk's least trusted consumer industries. millions of commuters are set to face a rise in railfares of more than 3% from january. ticketmaster is closing two of its secondary ticketing websites seatwave and get me in — which allow people to offload unwanted tickets. the move is to combat touts who hike up prices. let's return now to our top story. a doctor has won the right to return to practice — after being struck off the medical register, because of the death of a child in her care. doctor hadiza bawa—garba was in charge of treating six—year—old jack adcock, who died after developing sepsis in 2011. the court of appeal said an earlier decision to suspend her for a year should stand.
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a short while ago, the mother of jack adcock, nicola, gave her reaction to the court of appeal ruling. i was absolutely gobsmacked. i could not receive the facts i have received. it was beyond belief, i am disgusted and devastated. ijust cannot understand how someone can be charged with gross negligence manslaughter, struck off the register by the general medical council and then be reinstated. she has now been in front of nine high courtjudges so what are those three judges saying, that the others didn't do theirjob right? i think it makes a mockery of the justice system, and i also think it sets a precedent for doctors to be able to do whatever they want. you might as well give them a green card and see that, she did not make one or two or
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three mistakes, she made 21 mistakes that day. they were all human errors apart from one which was a system error, and people keep forgetting that. i just cannot error, and people keep forgetting that. ijust cannot believe that no one is interested. the nhs, we are the people who have to go to these hospitals and i can probably guarantee you know, that because of nvidia knows about this case and it is so full high—profile, everyone loses trust in the nhs because i am sure i have. you cannotjudge all nurses and doctors with the same straw and i understand that, but i do know think, it doesn't matter, they are given a green card and can do whatever they want. i also think it is now probably, given the other people a chance that have been struck off before, the chance to appeal now because they are probably thinking she has been charged with gross negligence manslaughter and mine is not as bad as that's a libel
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appeal, so i think they have opened appeal, so i think they have opened a can of worms. we have been speaking to ——. earlier i spoke to james laddie, dr bawa—garba's counsel. it is true to say that dr bawa—garba made mistakes on the day, the principle of which is not noticing the signs of sepsis, which is notoriously difficult, but i am not trying to say she didn't make any m ista kes trying to say she didn't make any mistakes because she clearly dead than the verdict of gross negligence proves that to be the case. the factors she did not make the mistakes in isolation and she was one cog in a conjugated machine. other people make mistakes, systemic failings, the computer is not working properly, problems with systems in the hospital, so to pen, very sadly, jack's death entirely on
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dr bawa—garba's shoulders would be a mistake, and that is the point recognised through the course of this successful appeal. the original tribunal that decided whether or not she was fit to practice decided she was subject to a one—year suspension. she then found her case before the high court were two high court judges, before the high court were two high courtjudges, not six, decided they got it wrong and the only appropriate sanction was to be struck off, and it was that which we successfully appealed against in the judgment released today. it is a really important judgment for two reasons. first, it is important because the judgment today by the court of appeal, the state is the importance of expert tribunal is like the medical practitioners tribunal, deciding for themselves what the appropriate sanction is for doctors who have mis—conducted themselves in one way or another. the second reason it is so important is because it casts an important
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light on how we treat people who make mistakes in the profession. doctors are like you and me. they go to work everyday and run the risk of making a mistake could cause serious injury, or in this terrible tragic case, even death, but everybody makes mistakes. that error is human, but it would be wrong to assume that just because somebody has been convicted of gross negligence manslaughter, therefore they are not fit to practice as a doctor. gross negligence manslaughter comes in all shapes and sizes, and what the jury found and what the court of appeal recognised was that in dr bawa—garba's case, she is at the very lowest end of the scale in terms of her personal culpability. what was critically important is that she recognised her mistakes, she had remediated them, in other words gone through courses of instruction and supervision so
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doctors and colleagues were satisfied she would not repeat them again, and that is why the found that she posed no worse a risk than any other doctor, and it is that thatis any other doctor, and it is that that is so important to this case. we get the point and this is why it isa we get the point and this is why it is a story that we are leading wet because it has huge implications, we know, for other doctors and the health service, and some will maybe be seeing for the grace of god go i, but at the same time nicola adcock, the mother, is saying that this sets a precedent for doctors to be able to do whatever they want. you may as well just give them to do whatever they want. you may as welljust give them a green card and siegel on, it doesn't matter how many mistakes you make. that is what she is saying tonight.|j many mistakes you make. that is what she is saying tonight. i don't agree with that. i don't think you will find any doctor whose natural instinct is to go on a health care setting and decide they can do whatever they want. i am talking about doctors i have met through my
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life. and of course although it sets a president thein sein that you cannot automatically, by the sledgehammer of striking off, the court of appeal recognised that this was an unusual case. it was unusual because of the number of systemic failure is and because of the efforts that dr bawa—garba made to improve herself as a doctor after the mistakes that led to jack's death. it sets a precedent but it doesn't offer doctors a get out of jail free card to allow them to get away with whatever they want. the website ticketmaster is to shut down its secondary resale sites — seatwave and get me in — later this year in a bid to tackle touts. the sites, along with other similar outlets, have been criticised by fans and artists, because tickets were often sold for an inflated price. lizo mzimba has more. it is notjust concertgoers who have been unhappy
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with the activities of ticket touts. artists like ed sheeran have long campaigned for a fairer deal for fans from secondary sites when it comes to tickets for their tours. today's announcement from ticketmaster that it is closing down the two secondary sites it owns has been seen as a major step forward. in a statement the company said... there has been a crackdown on touts selling in person outside venues in recent years. at the same time, online touting has appeared to flourish. ticketmaster has come in for particular criticism, as one of the first places where tickets appear for sale. with artists like britney spears, tickets quickly sold out
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with tickets quickly appearing for resale on sites like seatwave, owned by ticketmaster. some of the tickets being sold with huge mark—ups of hundreds of pounds. ticketmaster has been criticised in the past for not doing enough to combat overpriced tickets from touts because it also owns seatwave and get me in which take a cut of the profits from the sales of tickets that are often being resold at highly inflated prices. instead ticketmaster will set up a new exchange system where tickets cannot be sold more than the original price. that is what the website twickets has been doing for some time. should ticketmaster have done it years ago? in our view, yes. we welcome any change and the change today is great news but ideally everybody should operate in the way we have done over the last six years. protect the consumer, protect the fans, who are constantly being ripped off by the secondary market, whether that be through the excess of ticket prices or the fees they are charged to trade. while significant, today's move won't stop the touts. campaign group the fanfare alliance
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which includes ed sheeran has welcomed today's news that same on must be done to stop fans being exploited as a result of their passion for their favourite artists. i'm nowjoined by steve holden, radio 1 newsbeat 5 music reporter. first of all, ticketmaster, the lot of people applauding this but will it work? who knows right now but they are replacing it with this system where it will be fun to fun resale, so if you genuinely cannot make it to the gate you can list your ticket on ticketmaster and a buyer will pay at face value plus up to 15% fee, not the hundreds of pounds that some people are being already on secondary sites. they are being lauded for bringing down the websites in october. they have given
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no interviews today so we don't know exactly why, it could be a business decision because the sites are not making any money, they could be jumping before they are pushed because regulation is tightening up and it is very a lot of government scrutiny, but we will see what happens. you talked about secondary sites. explain what a secondary ticketing site is and how it works. ifi ticketing site is and how it works. if i want to go see it sheron, i will go to ticketmaster, the primary site when his tickets go on sale and try to get a ticket. more likely than not, at 9:01 a:m., those tickets are already sold out and already loads on secondary davie selke sites. that means some professional buyers, sometimes known as targets, have scooped up all the tickets and relisted them for the better price. the big four or getmein and seatwave. if you
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type in ed sheeran tickets into a search engine, quite often those sites are listed higher. but that is actually a secondary site. and they are potentially buying up hundreds and hundreds of tickets from the primary site? from what it appears to be, it is a few armchair professionals who are scooping up the tickets either by technology, which the government here has outlawed, or people with books and books of credit cards, and then the listing those tickets are hundreds of pounds, vastly inflated prices. the whole point of the secondary market originally was it gave people the chance that they couldn't make the chance that they couldn't make the gig to the list their ticket, and that is perfectly legal with some caveats, to the seal your
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ticket at a profit, but it became a domain for professional touts to make lots of money very quickly because people are desperate to see their favourite artists. they are desperate to see them and everyone agrees it is unfair that they are being ripped off. what is the long—term solution? being ripped off. what is the long-term solution? you talked a lot about dr —— ed sheeran stopping people from coming into his gates using these sites. essentially, he has taken someone to another box office and allowed them to purchase a fresh ticket and told them to go and seek a refund. but is that campaign, is that the only way ultimately to stop this kind of thinking back the uk government have introduced this legislation to stop
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technology, known as bots, buying the tickets and hoovering them up. backin the tickets and hoovering them up. back in the old days it was someone on the street outside selling you a ticket. this is the new way and who knows if they will find another way. at the moment this is seen as a good solution because it takes away two large markets for secondary tickets, at vastly inflated prices. this might give viagogo and stubhub a chance to take that market share, but the whole ethos of taking it back to fans so they can sell it face—to—face, her face back to fans so they can sell it face—to—face, herface value, which is what ticketmaster seems to want to do, that is potentially a better way. and as you say, people are desperate to see their favourite artists and they might disapprove morally off somewhere like viagogo but they still go for tickets. morally off somewhere like viagogo but they still go for ticketsm
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there are tickets listed £500, there is nothing forcing you, but if you really wa nt is nothing forcing you, but if you really want to go and see foo fighters or somebody, you will pay as much as you can to see those artists. they are behind as! . how much would a ticket for them be? they have been very vocal, lots of bands have been very vocal, lots of bands have been very vocal, lots of bands have been very vocal about secondary sites and urging people not to use them, but they are legal. it is a continuing campaign, thank you so much for being with us. artificial intelligence can diagnose eye disease as accurately as some of the world's leading experts. research by moorfields eye hospital in london and the deepmind — a company linked to google — found that a machine could learn how to read complex eye scans and detect more than 50 types of disease. our medical correspondent fergus walsh reports. on the brink of going blind, elaine's sight was saved by doctors at moorfields hospital. this scan showed she needed urgent treatment.
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there's a growth of abnormal blood vessels under the retina... now, artificial intelligence — machines — have learned how to interpret these complex images. a computer looked at 1000 patient scans using a set of rules, an algorithm, and was able to detect over 50 eye conditions and did not miss a single urgent case. this is a jaw—dropping result and i think most eye specialists will gasp, because we have shown that this algorithm is as good as some of the world's leading experts in interpreting these scans. using artificial intelligence to diagnose eye disease could be a game changer. that's because at present, doctors are swamped by the number of scans they have to read and some patients go blind before they get treated. i can see the leaves,
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the detail isn't sharp... 200 people a day in the uk, like elaine, develop the blinding form of age—related macular degeneration. she only has vision in her right eye and welcomes the advent of artificial intelligence in health care. it's extraordinary. it's absolutely brilliant. people will be empowered, because their sight will be saved through this artificial intelligence, this algorithm, and they won't be disabled by not having sight at all. google's london headquarters is home to its artificial intelligence company deepmind. they developed the algorithm to read eye scans and are researching al's use in other health conditions. we're looking at eye disease but we're also looking at how you would plan radiotherapy treatment, because it can take a specialist up to eight hours to plan a treatment currently
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for complex cancers, and also whether we can use artificial intelligence to identify breast cancers more effectively and potentially earlier through mammography screening. artificial intelligence is set to have a profound impact in health care, speeding up diagnosis and freeing up clinicians to spend more time with patients. but not everyone will be happy with a tech giant like google having access to their health data. so the people at deepmind will need to ensure that patient confidentiality and data protection are embedded in everything they do. the eye research results, published in the journal nature medicine, are so promising that artificial intelligence looks likely to play a key role in the nhs within just a few years. fergus walsh, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news. a doctor who was struck off over the death of a six—year—old boy wins her appeal
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to practise medicine again. the murder of 25—year—old model harry ozuka — two men are found guilty at the old bailey. labour's antisemitism row — nowjeremy corbyn hits back at criticism from the israeli leader. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. president erdogan of turkey has accused the united states of stabbing his country in the back. it's the latest accusation in a diplomatic row between the two countries which has seen the value of the turkish currency falling to historic lows. the row between the two nato allies centres on turkey's arrest and detention of an american preacher on terror charges. president erdogan said his country was under ‘economic siege' and blamed the lira crash on what he said was a donald trump plot. translation: on the one hand,
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you are a strategic partner. on the other, you shoot yourself in the foot. you're a strategic partner with us in afghanistan and syria. you're a partner in nato. and on the other hand, you stab your ally in the back. is this acceptable? well a little earlier, steven cook, who's a senior fellow of middle east studies at the council on foreign relations told mejust how bad relations had become between turkey and america. it is ina it is in a sense an extraordinary situation but also long in coming. 30 has been masking economic mismanagement for many years through low interest rates, and the day of reckoning for the turkish lira was
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likely to come. in addition relations between the two countries have been difficult for quite some time. this war of words that is under way between ankara and washington has been a long time coming. president erdogan mentioned that the countries strategic partners but that is really in name only. if you look at the conduct of turkish foreign policy over the last five years, it has been counter to american priorities and interests. how dangerous then is this for president erdogan of turkey? could the economy imploded? what would be the economy imploded? what would be the implications for him of that happened? there are certainly that we are witnessing the beginning of the economic meltdown. it strikes me that he is calculating that with all of this rhetoric blaming the united states, blaming foreign forces for
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turkish economic troubles, he can withstand significant economic problems, and turks will willingly accept this because of the narrative that many of them actually believe, that many of them actually believe, that the united states is in fact waging economic warfare. from the white house's point of view, what is in itfor white house's point of view, what is in it for them with this war of words with turkey? it seems to be over this american pastor who has been arrested, but is it more than that? the pastor is of course a flash point and he is very important to the president and vice president's evangelical base, but there are a whole host of issues. i think president trump's change of approach is actually a welcome change to the countries' relationship after they had sought to undermine the united states in
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syria and copper kit efforts to fight islamic state by purchasing high—tech weaponry from the russians. the list goes on and on. police say roy dyke — a senior manager at the gloucestershire hospitals trust — treated the nhs as his personal cash machine. dyke was the ringleader of a plot involving three friends, who worked in the building trade that stole £650,000 from the trust. ? steve knibbs has the details. roy dyke wanted a lifestyle beyond his means. he should have been trusted with taxpayers money but instead found a loophole to claim hundreds of thousands of pounds from nhs scoffers. and he enticed his friends into the fraud. here, vincent smith and his business partner graham follows. the final member of the gang, decorator peter potentially. the fraud was simple
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but blatant. they raised purchase orders for work within the hospitals for small amounts that didn't need extra authorisation and invite the others to invoice them. but the nhs saw none of that work and in reality it was being done on the alone homes and properties and roy dyke didn't even hide what that money was for in m essa 9 es even hide what that money was for in messages he sent to the others from his nhs e—mail. messages he sent to the others from his nhs e-mail. in the body of the e—mail he says, these canvas covered the ensuite. and here is his ensuite bathroom, refurbished courtesy of the nhs. quite clear that he wanted to live this lavish lifestyle and treated the nhs as a cash machine. financially roy dyke benefited the most but he did so only fill knowledge of just how most but he did so only fill knowledge ofjust how cash—strapped these hospitals were and how nhs hospitals were struggling to cope with demand. at the same time the
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nhs recruiting members of his own family for serious illnesses but that didn't stop him. they didn't need the money but got greedy and admitted stealing £125,000 each from the nhs, an organisation that his wife worked forfor many organisation that his wife worked for for many years and which had been treating smith for a variety of conditions. peter, who had treatment on the nhs for diabetes, took £155,000. he told police he would give him the cash for the invoices from hospitals, but roy dyke took the most, just under £400,000. it wasn't until his mileage claims were investigated that the nhs counter fraud team became interested and launched a joint enquiry. why did it ta ke launched a joint enquiry. why did it take three years to catch? at the time, the checks and balances in the syste m time, the checks and balances in the system to ensure this couldn't happen were not as robust as they could have been. we had a situation where an individual could raise works and then pay for those works. nearly £600,000 has been repaid by
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the gang back to the nhs, but as he jailed them, thejudge the gang back to the nhs, but as he jailed them, the judge said the reason for this fraud is both tragic and simple, one in the end of grotesque greed. we are going to pause and take a look at the weather prospects none. good evening. i have to get one of the weather cliches out of the way, it isa the weather cliches out of the way, it is a mixed bag, very different fortu nes it is a mixed bag, very different fortunes depending on where you are. for the good part of the north—west and western scotland, a lot of clouds, but we saw sunshine to end the day across parts of the south—east, but only after showers had cleared the way. the greater picture shows a lot of showers and thunderstorms in northern england then into the south—east and you can see the extra cloud across parts of scotland, the best of the brightness towards the north—west. into this evening we keep clear spells but more than the way of cloud rolling
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into some coastal areas, showers further east will clear away, and we keep largely cloudy conditions for scotla nd keep largely cloudy conditions for scotland and northern ireland with more rain waiting in the wings for tomorrow, so as we go into tomorrow, we see thick cloud across northern ireland and the western side of scotland, with outbreaks of rain tracking southworth and these words. for england and wales, largely dry with the odd shower and i am expecting large amount of cloud through the day, just a bit of sunshine, particularly at the beginning and in the end of the day. 17 in glasgow but still quite warm towards the south—east. some of the cloud in the south melting away with some late sunshine and the band of cloud in the northwest looks a little bit further south—east words. and into the middle part of the week, high pressure trying to dominate things in south so that is where we see the driest of the weather and an area of low pressure pushing into the northwest. for northern ireland and scotland and
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parts of england and wales, outbreaks of rain through wednesday and the best of the dry weather down towards the south—east, quite a breezy day wherever you are but particularly up towards the north—west and the temperature once again in the mid to high teens, the 20 stone towards the south—east. and further ahead as we move out of wednesday into thursday, this frontal system moves eastwards, a good dose of rain with that, but behind it a cold front has he get into fresh air, and then the next change, low—pressure spinning up in the atlantic heads towards northern areas on friday bringing some wet and windy weather. so we stick with the changeable theme, thursday cooler and fresher, friday wet and quite windy particularly in the northwest, something drierfor the south and east, and this changeable theme continues right into the weekend. hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. turkey's currency plummets, as a trade war with washington turns
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into a diplomatic barrage, president ergodan saying his country is under siege. translation: on the one hand, you are a strategic partner. on the other, you shoot yourself in the foot. you're a partner in nato. and on the other hand, you stab your ally in the back. is this acceptable? fierce fighting leaves more than 200 dead in afghanistan with the taliban challenging for control of a major city. china says reports it's detaining one million muslim uighurs xinjiang are "completely untrue".
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