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an inquest into the death of a toddler in manchester, who'd waited days for urgent surgery has found "gross failure" in his care. kayden bancroft was waiting for a hernia operation at royal manchester children's hospital. a coroner said his death was "contributed to by neglect". as soon as kayden died we lost a rigorous, wide—ranging investigation to establish what had happened to put in place measures to ensure that this does happen again. also in today's programme, the two men britain says were behind the salisbury nerve agent attacks — this afternoon the un security council will discuss the international arrest warrants. donald trump's described as amoral and reckless by one of his own officials — who says he's working to protect the country from the president's "worst inclinations" a new price cap on energy bills. the industry regulator says 11 million people will benefit. and under the hammer. from back to the future's hoverboards to indiana
jones‘ famous fedora. hundreds of pieces of film memorabilia are set to be auctioned off in london. and coming up on bbc news, novak djokovic calls on us open organisers to help players with the heat as he makes it through to the semifinals, with victory overjohn millman. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. an inquest into the death of a toddler, who'd waited days for urgent surgery, has found "gross failure" in his care at the royal manchester children's hospital. the coroner ruled that kayden bancroft died, in april 2016, of natural causes "contributed to by neglect" — he was 20 months old. our health correspondent, dominic hughes reports. mcgrady was just 20 months old when
injured ina mcgrady was just 20 months old when injured in a fall in april 20 16. when it became clear he needed surgery when it became clear he needed surgery for a hernia, he was transferred to the royal manchester children's hospital but despite being placed on a list of patients requiring emergency surgery, his operation never went ahead. three days after being admitted the toddler suffered a devastating cardiac arrest, from which he never recovered. an inquest into his death held in manchester found that a shortage of beds at one of the leading children's hospitals in the uk meant that the operation kayden needed was repeatedly put off. his mother shannon bancroft was said to be very upset at the continuing delays to her son's surgery but she was reassured by doctors that her son remained well. speaking to the bbc last year, kayden‘s grant wallis said his family were deeply concerned about the care that he was receiving. his care, he was
basically put into a room and left. and all we got nearly every day he's not having the operation today, he's not having the operation today, he's not having the operation today, he's not having the operation today. the court heard that nurses at the hospital repeatedly raised concerns over his condition with surgeons but apparent confusion and poor communication over who should request a high dependency unit bed for kayden and who should carry out his procedure meant the operation was continually delayed. the hospital has accepted serious m ista kes hospital has accepted serious mistakes were made in the care of kayden and said that steps have been taken to make improvements, following the toddler's death. we offer our sincere condolences to cable's family and profound apologies for the lapse in standards that led to his death. the trust accepts the findings and conclusions of the coroner. put communication, confusion had missed opportunities with devastating results for one family. —— poor communication. and dominicjoins us now from the inquest. further reaction into this
devastating case. the coroner, sitting in manchester, really did not spare the trust when she went through a very distressing series of events leading up to kayden‘s death, which as she read them out in court reduced his family to tears. it was very distressing for everybody in court. she lists a catalogue of failures, though communication, repeated missed opportunities to carry out watch it had been a very straightforward, basic operation that even the mostjunior member of the surgical team could have carried out with an expectation of a very good recovery for kayden. there was poor communication, missed opportunities, lack of understanding about how these high dependency unit beds were booked and whether or not they were available. she talked about basic, fundamental communication problems. a catalogue
of failures on the part of one of the country's most prestigious children's hospitals. the un security council is meeting this afternoon to discuss the salisbury nerve agent attack. it comes a day after uk authorities issued arrest warrants for two russians believed to be connected with the attack. the security minister, ben wallace, has said it is president putin who's ultimately responsible for the poisoning, which left one person dead. richard galpin reports. the revelation these two russian nationals were the prime suspects in the attempted poisoning of sergei skripal and his daughter yulia skripal and his daughter yulia skripal in salisbury has led to an increasingly angry response from the government here. this is cctv footage obtained by the police, showing the two men coming to britain, in early march. and, on the day of the attack, walking along this road close to the house of sergei skripal, where the nerve agent was smeared on the door handle. all of this providing
important evidence. the government has announced that they were agents of this organisation, the russian military intelligence agency aka the gru. it sees itself as a war fighting instrument with special forces in its ranks. is it possible is operations, including assassination attempt, could go ahead without the approval of vladimir putin? he's the president of the russian federation. he's in charge, just like the prime minister is, accountable for her intelligence services. he is accountable for them, the gru is a major intelligence service belonging to the ministry to answers to the defence minister who answers to president putin. he is ultimately responsible for the actions of his government. from moscow today, very robust denials. the foreign women —— foreign units —— foreign ministry spokesman said that the incident was meant to punish russia by sanctions.
russian state tv described it as... but, those denials are not being taken seriously by the authorities here, with the intelligence agencies including mi6 now passed by the government to step up their efforts to counter the activities of russian spies, particularly from the gru. and that the united nations security council later today, there will be a diplomatic push by britain to try to increase pressure on the kremlin. the government also wants more sanctions to be imposed. 0ur correspondent sarah rainsford is in moscow. as we just heard from the kremlin, giving a characteristically robust response on this. we have just heard from the kremlin for the first time directly on this, half an hour ago. the kremlin spokesperson saying that
he was repeating again that russia can confirm officially it had nothing to do with the events in salisbury, russia wasn't in bold. and he said that specifically about the suggestion of vladimir putin's involvement, any suggestion that russian leadership or officials, high or low had anything to do with the poisoning, that was unacceptable, they suggestion or accusation was absolutely unacceptable accusation was absolutely u na cce pta ble to accusation was absolutely unacceptable to russia. as you heard in the report, the foreign ministry spokeswoman, she was one of many to pour scorn on the evidence coming from the uk. she tried to debunk that evidence. 0ne from the uk. she tried to debunk that evidence. one thing she focused on was the images from gatwick airport. she talked about trolling because the images of two men coming through the gatwick airport showing the same time on both images must have been faked. 0f
the same time on both images must have been faked. of course there are parallel channels at gatwick airport so parallel channels at gatwick airport so the suggestion made quickly that that does not of course prove that there was any kind of dating of the evidence. as for the two men, the suspects, talking about directly, an official said that for russia to try to check their identity, there would need to be a specific request for that from britain, if britain does not, and sees no point in that, then the kremlin can only regret that decision. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford is here. what of the police investigation here, now, daniel? u2 the police think they have got good intelligence as to who they are but they would like to have some firm evidence as to what the real names of those men are. they hope that will come out of russia and they wa nt will come out of russia and they want their help people who may have seen want their help people who may have seen them on friday and saturday night, hoping that someone might come forward and remember something
about an interaction with these two men. a couple of other appeal points coming out from the police this morning. the first is a suitcase being carried by alexander petrov as he leaves heathrow airport, quite distinctive grey cities with a green stripe. he does not appear to have come into the country with that, so where was it, where did he it from? anyone who knows anything about that suitcase would, the police would be pleased to hear about it, and the rucksack that they were wearing on the day of the actual attack itself. it isa the day of the actual attack itself. it is a olive grey backpack which one of the men was wearing and then in this image, alexander petrov, is wearing. has anyone noticed anything about that war seemed that? because it comes in and goes out of the picture. there are still areas that the police are trying to fill in, not least of coursewa re the police are trying to fill in, not least of courseware that perfume was between it was presumed to have been dumped on the 11th of march and when it turns up in salisbury, in
june. donald trump has described as "gutless" the man in his administration who has written an anonymous editorial in the new york times, claiming the us president is amoral and that senior officials within the trump administration are "actively working to protect the country from the president's worst inclinations". the opinion piece comes a day after excerpts of bob woodward's book on the trump white house which suggested his top officials have been engaged in an "administrative coup d'etat". 0ur washington correspondent chris buckler reports. each day seems to bring new claims about what's happening behind the doors of this white house, and the unconventional president in charge here. the new york times says it was a senior official in donald trump's own administration who wrote its damning opinion piece, although the author insisted on remaining anonymous. they claim the president's leadership style is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective. that many are working diligently
from within to frustrate parts of his own agenda and his worst inclinations, and that the root of the problem is the president's amorality. and god bless you, and thank you, mr president. mr trump was meeting a group of sheriffs when he was forced to answer questions about keeping control, in what's being painted as a lawless white house. if the failing new york times has an anonymous editorial — can you believe it — anonymous, meaning gutless, a gutless editorial. we're doing a greatjob. the poll numbers are through the roof, our poll numbers are great, and guess what — nobody is going to come close to beating me in 2020, because of what we've done. but fear, a new book written by bob woodward, one of the journalists who exposed the watergate scandal, is making similar allegations — that many are working to protect america from its president. the anonymous official quoted in the new york times expresses concern about mr trump's preference for leaders like kim jong—un and vladimir putin over
america's traditional allies, and claims that the president resisted attempts to take action against russia after the poisoning of a former spy in the uk. in a furious statement, the white house press secretary sarah sanders said about the official who wrote the article, this coward should do the right thing and resign. but the new york times said it was proud to have published the piece, which it insisted gave the public a real insight into the workings of the trump administration from someone in a position to know. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. let's cross live to new york and speak to cbs correspondent laura podesta. what response there? what is the analysis? recent history tells us anything it doesn't change much between the president and the
american media. mr trump has declared the media as the enemy of the people so if is tough for him to get any more critical. he is demanding the new york times to up the name of the person but it says it will keep the author anonymous and although it is rare for them to publish an anonymous op—ed, they said this one as significant value to the public was my understanding of what is going on in the tom administration from someone who is ina administration from someone who is in a position to know. the press secretary sara sanders said the author was a coward and that they should resign. secretary of state mike pompeo is in india this morning. he said he did not write it and that the person who did should leave the administration. and some on social media speculate that the author could possibly vice president mike pence, because of the use of the word lodestar in the op—ed, a unique word that he has used in speeches before, but mike pence kim out of a statement saying that he
did not write the op—ed, although some speculate that the author might have thrown that word in specifically, to throw readers off their scent. members of the northern ireland assembly are to have their pay cut, as the political deadlock at stormont continues. there has been no devolved government since power—sharing collapsed in january last year. the northern ireland secretary karen bradley also says she wants to allow civil servants to make decisions in the absence of devolution. 0ur ireland correspondent emma vardy is at stormont. can you put into context, she had a lot to say, what she said today?” can tell you the fact that my body have been paid despite not sitting here for a year and a half has been huge frustration to voters, and the no that more than £9 million has been paid out in salaries since the devolved government collapse, last year. back in december report
recommended that the pay of mlas should be cut by £14,000 a year. today the secretary of state karen bradley decided that it was time for that to happen. all the while, talks between the largest parties, the dup and sinn fein have repeatedly failed to reach agreement, to restore power—sharing. in the meantime it is civil servants who have been running the country. but their powers are limited. it has meant that a political decisions have been put on hold, big projects left in limbo and public services across northern ireland have been deteriorating, as a result. today we have karen bradley say that she would introduce new legislation to enable civil serva nts to new legislation to enable civil servants to continue making more decisions that would be in the public interest. but whether all of this helps to restore power—sharing any sooner this helps to restore power—sharing any sooner is really still yet to be seen, because we know that cutting the pay of mlas will focus minds slightly, but it does not change the back that there are still big
divisions between the parties, big disagreements on some key issues. karen bradley has ruled out calling another election any time soon but this, today, is the most significant intervention by westminster since power—sharing collapsed last year. the energy regulator, 0fgem, has announced plans for a cap on some energy bills — which it says could save 11 million people an average of £75 a year. the proposals will only affect customers on standard variable tariffs in england, wales and scotland. campaigners say the plans don't go far enough, as our business correspondent theo leggett reports. consumers are being overcharged for their gas and electricity. the deals they are on offer poor value for money and it's time to introduce a price cap to keep a lid on bills. that's the conclusion of the energy regulator 0fgem. 0fgem says around 11 million households are currently on so—called default tariffs, which can be expensive, either because they've never switched supplier, or because their cheaper deal
has run out. it wants to cap the amount paid by the average household buying both gas and electricity at £1136 a year. that should represent a typical saving of £75 a year although the actual amount will depend on how much electricity and gas they are using and how much they are currently paying. we can't control the underlying cost of energy, we can't control what it costs to produce energy, but what we can assure any family is that they'll pay a fair price, that if costs rise or if costs fall, the price cap will adjust transparently and automatically to reflect those underlying costs. many consumers simply seem confused by the range of energy tariffs on offer, so is a price cap the answer? these people in st albans certainly seem to think so. oh, well, capping it, i mean we may get it a bit cheaper, will it be cheaper? i'm not interested in swapping around to different providers, it's too much hard work.
if you don't want all the hassle of changing you're inevitably going to pay more. but energy suppliers say capping the most expensive tariffs may mean consumers on other deals end up paying more. it's going to be challenging. we're in a very volatile market with prices going up anyway and we are also, we've got to look really carefully at what this is going to do to competition. we've made massive amounts of ground in terms of millions of households switching recently. we want that to continue. we want people to be involved in the market, so i'm a little bit worried about how that's going to play out now. consumer groups have also given the plans are lukewarm response and they've pointed out that while £75 a year might sound like a lot of money, you can make much bigger savings simply by shopping around. theo leggett, bbc news. our top story this lunchtime. an inquest into the death of a toddler in manchester, who'd waited days for urgent surgery, has found "gross failure" in his care.
and coming up — making a stand. the leading scientist donating a £2 million prize to help more people study physics. coming up on bbc news, ryan giggs tells his wales team to play "attractive football" as they kick off their uefa nations league campaign against the republic of ireland in cardiff tonight. in a historic decision, india's supreme court has ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence in the country. there were emotional scenes outside court asjudges said a controversial law, dating from colonial times, which criminalised the activity, was irrational and arbitrary. activists watching proceedings on television jumped for joy as the decision was announced. divya arya sent this report from delhi. hip hip. crowd: hurray. victory, finally.
the gay community is celebrating that they cannot be punished for their sexual choice any more. here, outside the supreme court, there's been excitement and anticipation since morning. a large number of people from the lgbt community, activists and lawyers, have been gathering here and there is a huge presence of media. everyone waiting for the final judgment and when it came there were loud cheers. thank you, supreme court. sex between two consenting adults in private is now legal in the country. i haven't come out to my parents so i'm going to do that tonight. this was a huge turn of events. i didn't really expect the whole... ijust came here to listen to whatever the verdict was and now i'm out. we've had the police stop us because we're doing something illegal. we've had so many cases against people who are homosexual, who have been told you will be put into jail because you engaged in such an illegal act, so i think we don't have that any more, so we are really happy with that.
activists say that there were hardly any convictions under the law and it was mainly used to create a sense of fear amongst the community. the law was introduced in india by the british during the colonial era, and though britain itself decriminalised homosexuality 50 years back, it has taken much longer for the lgbt community to get rid of it in india. it means that we're on the map. the world perception is going to change. now the doors are going to kick open. whether it's first at first a fundamental human rights issue to then later it being a tourism and more capitalistic issue, it's just time that we realised that the lgbtq community should not live in the shadows or the fringe any more. the community says this is more than just a legal victory, as it will help in fighting the wider battle of social stigma and homophobia. divya arya, bbc news, delhi.
an inquest has heard that the cranberries singer, dolores 0'riordan, drowned in a hotel bath due to alcohol intoxication. she was found dead at the park lane hilton in central london injanuary. 0ur correspondent richard lister was at the inquest. today would have been dolores 0'riordan's 47th birthday, with the cranberries she sold tens of millions of records around the world mostly in the 19905 and in court 5he was described as a charismatic woman and a feisty performer. but the court heard too that she had problems in her life, that she suffered from bipolar disorder and occasional bouts of alcohol abuse. her body was found in the back of her hotel room in the park lane hilton back on january 15. her hotel room in the park lane hilton back onjanuary15. she'd beenin hilton back onjanuary15. she'd been in london for a recording se55ion been in london for a recording session and there was evidence, the court heard, in the hours before her
death that should bring drinking heavily. there were several empty bottles of alcohol and a toxicology report established that she was four times over the legal blood alcohol limit for driving, at a level of alcohol in her blood which could have caused her to pass out. the cause of death listed by the postmortem examination was drowning due to alcohol intoxication. the coroner doctor shirley radcliffe said the treatment for her bipolar disorder appeared to have been going well, there was no evidence she intended to take her own life and she concluded her death was a result ofa she concluded her death was a result of a tragic accident. dolores's brother, mother and sister—in—law we re brother, mother and sister—in—law were in court to hear the findings. they gave no reaction of the land to say they were glad it was all over. one of the uk's leading female scientists is to donate her £2 million science prize to help women, ethnic minority and refugee students to study physics. professor damejocelyn bell burnell was part of a team who discovered radio pulsars more than
50 years ago. but her contribution went unrecognised at the time. 0ur science correspondent pallab ghosh reports. 50 yea rs 50 years ago professor bell burnell discovered a new type of star, that emits pulses of radiation. the work received the nobel prize for physics in 1974, but it was her male colleagues, not her, that were named as the winners. the award of the breakthrough price for her work in pa rt breakthrough price for her work in part writes what many see of a great injustice and now she wants to use the prize money to fund a scholarship to get more female and black physics students into research jobs. i hope it will increase the flexibility of thinking, the openness to new ideas, new results, new ways of doing things. i hope that that will enable other breakthroughs in physics, because we have a more diverse body. black and
female students are underrepresented in physics research. in 2016 more than three times as many boys studied a—level physics than girls. in the same year, the number of black first—year undergraduates was just 85, one .7% of the total intake, half of what it should be. today, we're talking about velocity. female and black applicants for research jobs face an unconscious bias against them according to the professor. scholarship could counterbalance that unintended discrimination. we want physics to matter to everybody, we want physics to be important in everybody‘s lives and we want everybody to feel there's an opportunity for them in physics no matter what their background and where they come from. professor bell burnell became one of the greatest scientists of their generation, against the odds. and now she wants her scholarship to help others in a similar position to follow in her four steps. help others in a similar position to follow in herfour steps. pallab ghosh bbc news. —— to follow in her
footsteps. david beckham has unveiled the name and crest for his major league soccer team. inter miami will make their debut in the us league in 2020. the club's crest features two herons, and a sun, with seven rays — which the former england captain says are a tribute to his international career. you know the old south american crests and the logos and the colours and that's one thing that i felt really needed to go into this logo, because, you know, we are a new team, but we are city with a lot of history, and i think that that's what we wanted to create with this crests. but also the authenticity, the south american flavour that we wanted in there, we also needed that modern twist as well, because it's what miami's all about. so i feel that we really wanted to hit it on a level that made people proud and ijust hope we've created something — well, i know we've created something that our fans are happy with. ijust hope we've created something that everybody will be happy with. david beckham there.
from the hover board in back to the future, to han solo's jacket from star wars, hundreds of pieces of film memorabilia are going under the hammer later this month at a major auction in london. before that though, members of the public can see at the items at a free exhibition. lauren moss has been to take a look. hoverboard. iconic cinema props coming back from the future to the present. hundreds of objects, like darth vader's light sabre, arnold schwarzenegger's terminator and indiana jones whip and hats are among the hundreds of original items going under the hammer. it's a film lover's paradise. they actually come from all over the world and all different sources. we spend a whole year curating this correction in readiness for the auction and it's ha rd readiness for the auction and it's hard work. this is rare material to find. 600 items including costumes,
scripts and one off photographs, will be auctioned later this month that london's bfi imax. those who can that london's bfi imax. those who ca n afford that london's bfi imax. those who can afford to dig deep can also bid online. this collection is worth over £3.5 million from marty mcfly‘s hoverboard in back to the future at £50,000, to harrison ford's fedora in indiana jones at £300,000. the big one of the auction this year is han solo's jacket from the empire strikes back, valued at £1 million. it is an friendly, whatever it is. let's check it out. it's a way of owning festival piece of movie history but it also feels like a tangible link to your favourite films, your favourite characters. these are worlds that we escape into a foreign couple of hours at a time, for great movies, and so there's something about having a piece of that fantasy that you can hold in your hand, it's magic. some of the
money raised will go to charity and the rest to the owners who have donated their prized possessions. a free preview of the exhibition is open to the public from today. the auction is held on the 20th of september with bidders hoping the force will be with them. lauren moss, bbc news. iwan i think most of us moss, bbc news. iwan i think most of us will just moss, bbc news. iwan i think most of us willjust be looking! now the weather with sarah keith—lucas. an autumnal mix out there, there is some sunshine around. this is the scene in dorset, the crowds have gone back to school and work and there's an empty beach, blue skies and sunshine. there is more cloud working in on the weather front, slipping south across the southern half of the country, so you see the rain on the radar, cloud on the satellite image across parts of england and wales, soak a different picture in wales, we've got more low cloud and outbreaks