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a damning report into a hospital trust — already being investigated for its maternity care. two services at shrewsbury and telford nhs trust have been rated inadequate — the chief executive says he won't go. i live in this community. my family live in this community. if i didn't think and believe that i was capable of leading this organisation i would have already walked away. as pressure mounts on the trust's leadership, we'll be examining what's gone so badly wrong. also tonight — figures show a record number of eu citizens left the uk last year — while increased numbers from outside the eu arrived. president trump's former lawyer michael cohen pleads guilty to a charge of lying to congress. with 2018 set to be the fourth warmest year on record — we look at the science of capturing and storing carbon. and a face—off that got physical — deontay wilder and tyson fury prepare for their heavyweight title fight on saturday. and coming up on bbc news —
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we look back on history for england — a0 years since viv anderson became the first black player to appear for the senior men's team. good evening. an nhs trust in shropshire has been rated inadequate in a damning review by health inspectors. the shrewsbury and telford hospital trust — which is already in special measures over claims of poor care — has significant problems in its maternity and emergency departments, according to the care quality commission. regulators also said staffing levels were unsafe, and raised questions about the trust's leadership. staff reported a culture of bullying and harassment, according to the review. it also highlighted a culture of defensiveness from the executive team.
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and it said staff were sometimes fearful to raise concerns. our social affairs correspondent michael buchanan reports on the troubled nhs trust struggling to provide the service its patients deserve. this is a trust incomplete crisis, this is a failing organisation, patient lives are being put at risk. what they do is they gloss over what is actually happening. patient voices from a failing trust, anger from some, but also despair. like too many others, pippa griffiths should still be alive but in 2016 the trust failed to diagnose or treat an infection and pippa died just a day old. her mother said today the scale of the ongoing failures was astonishing. it's as if as well as my child they've taken any emotion from me because i can't
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experience that any more. i can't go toa experience that any more. i can't go to a place where i can grieve and where i can fight, so i'm just at a point of numbness. what would make you feel again? just to know that pippa's death wasn't in vain and that the trust's maternity care is safe and that no more babies are going to die avoidable. while front line staff are widely praised, overall maternity services are not improving despite more than 200 families raising concerns about maternity care to present report says known problems such as failing to properly monitor baby's heart rates have still not properly been addressed. inspectors raided safety in maternity care as inadequate. —— rated safety. everyone whose child has died or suffered because of m ista kes has died or suffered because of mistakes of the trust say they don't wa nt mistakes of the trust say they don't want other families to suffer as they have come as those few hours in they have come as those few hours in the maternity unit changed their
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lives forever. what the report makes clear is there is no culture of learning at this trust. it is vital that leaders in these organisations focus on the culture of their organisations, the safety culture, the ability of staff to raise concerns and to be listened to. board meeting today heard calls for the leadership to resign. inspectors say some don't have the skills and abilities to provide high—quality care. chief executive simon wright who is paid £165,000 annually has beenin who is paid £165,000 annually has been in post for three years. today's report confirms care has wasn't his watch. ifi wasn't his watch. if i was leading an organisation that had this inspection report, i would absolutely, categorically walk away for having provided health care this poorly. and i don't understand how you can't feel the same. because the obligation when things are difficult is to actually see them through, not runaway. you have to recognise when you are out of your depth. and that question will be asked of other people. you are out
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of your depth, aren't you? no, i'm not. i've worked in the nhs for nearly 25 years, my entire professional life has been part of that. i live in this community, my family live in this community. if i didn't think and believe i was capable of leading this organisation i would have already walked away. as well as problems on maternity today's report found significant difficulties in accident and emergency and it was rated as inadequate for safety. patients are having to wait to be dropped off and then they are having to wait in corridors before receiving appropriate care. 81 recommendations have been made to improve services. the question tonight is whether the current leadership team are the right people to drive forward those improvements. michael, thank you. figures on net migration — that's the difference between those coming to live in the uk and those leaving — show that numbers from the eu have fallen to their lowest level since 2012. but the figures, from the office for national statistics,
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also show an increasing number of people from outside the eu are coming here to live. daniel sandford reports from peterborough. peterborough cathedral has stood for 900 years, its bells marking the passage of time. but the city has changed in the last 15 years, large scale migration from the european union meant the population of peterborough grew by more than 30,000. it has helped employers like this residential care home. 30,000. it has helped employers like this residential care homem 30,000. it has helped employers like this residential care home. it is lovely. manuel from this residential care home. it is lovely. manuelfrom romania moved to britain one month after the brexit vote. she was one of 35 staff the owners hired from romania that summer. owners hired from romania that summer. for me it is better here now, here is my life, so i decided to stay. my daughter wants to here so to stay. my daughter wants to here soi to stay. my daughter wants to here so i will be more happy. since the brexit vote the company has struggled to keep and recruit eu
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workers with far fewer hired this summer workers with far fewer hired this summerand workers with far fewer hired this summer and with the relatively low pay and high responsibility they cannot find enough british citizens to do the work. it's a huge problem for the care sector. nothing is certain about where we are going to get stuff from because inherently we cannot get the younger british people coming into this industry. net migration from the eu, that's the number arriving minus the number leaving, has fallen to 74,000, that's the lowest in six years. but net migration from elsewhere in the world has risen to 248,000, that's the highest since 2004. so, overall net migration is actually fairly sta ble net migration is actually fairly stable at around 273,000. but, what do brexit voters in peterborough think about eu work is being replaced by workers from elsewhere? this wonderful country we have been civilised for lots of years is just
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being absolutely destroyed. at the end of the day, we need people coming into the country because there is a shortage of labour on various aspects. while arguments over what brexit should look like rage in westminster, out in the country the migration dilemma doesn't become any easier to solve. daniel sandford, bbc news, peterborough. plans for a live televised debate on the brexit deal between the prime minister and jeremy corbyn are up in the air. theresa may has agreed to take part in a bbc debate, but mr corbyn says he's in favour of a proposalfrom itv. 0ur deputy political editorjohn pienaar sent this report. lots of travelling, plenty of salesmanship, but who's buying? theresa may's taken her brexit plan around the country and now it's emerged she is keen to make a pitch on prime—time tv confronting labour's leader. but the hardest sell is at westminster and today she faced mps, the toughest customers of all. throughout this process, people have been telling me we wouldn't reach this point.
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as soon as we do reach this point, people want to say, "oh, well, if you don't get it, what are you going to do next?" i'm focusing on getting this. but there was doubt and hostility on all sides. the rights that you and i had to live, work and love across a continent of 28 nations is going to be deprived to our young people because of your obsession with immigration. no. it's quite something when our own chancellor and our own bank of england governor trashes the future of our country as part of a propaganda exercise. that's what's happening, isn't it? that is not what is happening. knowing you for 20 years, ijust don't believe that if your deal goes down you are the kind of person who would contemplate taking this country into a no—deal situation. am i wrong? it will be a decision for parliament as to whether they accept the deal that i and the government have negotiated. mrs may won't discuss what happens if her plan's voted down but that's
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about all mps are discussing. ministers publicly backing her now are ready to split apart later. some closer to europe. 0thers ready to leave without a deal after time to prepare. labour votes could be crucial so the news jeremy corbyn and mrs may want a tv debate could be significant. she favours facing him and questions from a panel. the bbc idea. he prefers itv‘s, a straight one—on—one debate. the itv offer seemed a sensible one. it reaches a wide audience and the timing looked good to me because it's not inconveniencing people who may wish to watch other things later in the evening. campaigners for a fresh referendum say the country and their own parties need what they're calling a people's vote. a botched, bungled brexit that sees us cede control and makes every part of the country poorer and it would of the country poorer than it would otherwise be would surely risk doing serious damage to the
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conservative party. they're carolling around here today but nothing will get mps or parties singing from the same sheet by christmas. john pienaar, bbc news, westminster. president trump's former lawyer has pleaded guilty to a charge that he lied to congress. michael cohen said he made the false statements out of loyalty to mr trump. 0ur north america correspondent nick bryant is in new york. talk us through why this is so significant? michael cohen was donald trump's mr fixit, a centralfigure in his business empire but the lawyer who used to make donald trump a's problems go away is now a big problems go away is now a big problem for the president himself because today in court he admitted to lying in congress about a proposed real estate development in russia, a planned trump tower in the heart of moscow and he said he did so heart of moscow and he said he did so out of loyalty to a figure described in court as individual one, individual one is donald trump. now, mrtrump one, individual one is donald trump. now, mr trump trashed his former lawyer today, he said he was a liar,
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he said he was a weak man, but he does now pose a threat to donald trump because we found out for the first time he is cooperating with robert mueller, the special council looking into allegations that the trump presidential campaign colluded with the kremlin. nick, thank you. nick briant there for us in new york. there should be a national campaign to raise awareness of psychological abuse — with the case of a man who killed his wife and daughter at its centre. that's the finding of a review into the murder by lance hart of his wife claire and their daughter charlotte in 2016. their sons luke and ryan have been talking to our home affairs correspondent june kelly. claire and charlotte hart were a very close mother and daughter, and they died together after being shot in the car park of a leisure centre. just days before, they'd finally escaped from the family home after years of psychological abuse. lance hart was lying in wait for his wife and daughter with a gun. after killing them, he turned the weapon on himself. luke and ryan hart had
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helped their mother and sister to move out of the family home. their father had subjected them all to what's known as coercive control. 0ur mum especially, he limited her life as much as he could. he didn't let her work more than part—time, so that she had no financial independence. over time, mum just got more and more worn down. her friendship groups were closed off, her family were closed off because our father kept moving us away, so we were physically distant from anyone who knew us. and he essentially turned mum into a slave for him. coercive control involves mainly emotional abuse, rather than physical violence. we'd never turned up to school with a bruise. we'd never been in an encounter with the police. we'd never been with social services.
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we were top students. from the outside in, it looked like we were a close—knit family, we were always together, we had a nice looking house. but on the inside we were terrified, we were fighting every single day. and then our father killed our mother and sister, and that shows how serious coercive control is. and i think, unfortunately, it was missed by us. and we lived it, and it was missed by everyone. in this case, lance hart resorted to the ultimate violent act when he felt humiliated because he lost control of this family. it was only when we were sat in the police station in spalding, two days after mum and charlotte were killed, that ryan and i looked behind us and there was a poster that said "coercive control" and it labelled financial control, it labelled isolation, that we realised our father's behaviours were part a control strategy. and like most good conmen, you don't know they're conmen until they've had you. coercive control is a criminal offence. today's review of this case says this family's story should be used to highlight how it can end in tragedy. june kelly, bbc news. and if you are affected by any
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of the issues covered injune's report you can go to the bbc action line website that is at bbc.co.uk/actionline. the time is 6:15pm. our top story this evening — a damning report into a hospital trust in shropshire already being investigated for its maternity care. and as the hot summer at home meant a staycation for many — tour operator thomas cook reports a multi—million pound loss. coming up on sportsday on bbc news — boxer tyson fury denies there's a pantomime rivalry between he and deontay wilder as they prepare for a heavyweight title clash in los angeles this weekend. scientists looking at climate change say that 20 of the warmest years on record have come in the last 22 years. and the research, by the world meteorological organization,
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says four of the hottest years have been in the past four years alone. it comes as experts calculate that reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases won't be enough — we've got to work out how to remove them as well. 0ur science editor david shukman investigates. every hour, all over the world, more and more carbon dioxide is being pumped into the air, and scientists say we have got to find a way of doing this — pulling the carbon dioxide back out again. in south wales, ijoin researchers who believe they may have found an answer. this is a slag heap, a mountain of waste left over from an old iron works. what they have found here is that this stuff actually draws in carbon dioxide. phil renforth and his student sarah gore show me how this works. adding some slag to a bottle. and then giving it a blast of carbon dioxide.
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in the space of a few minutes, the gas binds to the minerals inside and the bottle starts to collapse inwards. so could this be done on a worldwide scale? globally, we produce about half a billion tonnes of slag around the globe, and that could capture something along the order of a quarter of a billion tonnes of c02, so it's not going to do everything but it might do something relevant. just sitting here, the material doesn't absorb much of the gas, so a new process will have to be devised to make it useful, but that is technically feasible. this is just one tiny fraction of the legacy of the industrial age, and it's an amazing thought that the iron and steel industries which produced all this stuff and generated so much of the carbon dioxide that's been warming the planet, they now have a role in helping to limit the rising global temperatures.
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newsreel: sheffield, capital of steel, part of a great industry... in the boom years of steel production, what mattered was the volume of output. no—one back then worried about all the carbon dioxide being released into the air. but now, at sheffield university, that's what they're trying to deal with. in an underground laboratory, plants are grown in carefully monitored conditions. instruments keep track of every detail, and mixed into the soil is a powder. it's rock that's been ground up. this is a major project to see if agriculture can help tackle climate change. these plants look normal enough but they are part of a highly unusual experiment that could prove incredibly useful. that's because the scientists here have worked out that adding powdered volcanic rock to the soil massively increases the amount of carbon dioxide that is drawn out of the air. and because that's the gas that's driving the rising temperatures, anything to help get rid of it could make a difference.
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on an experimental farm in the american midwest, the powdered rock is being tested on the fields. already the scientists have seen that it acts as a fertiliser. they don't yet know whether, at this massive scale, the process also traps carbon dioxide. but they are convinced it's worth trying. the world needs to wake up to the fact that we need to reduce our emissions and combine it with technologies for removing c02. and at the moment we have no idea how to remove billions of tonnes of c02 from the atmosphere. maybe the answer will lie with the plants and the powdered rock. or the minerals in the slag heap will prove to be useful. in any event, there's now a frantic effort to find out, and all the time, the more carbon dioxide builds up in the air, the more urgent it becomes to somehow get it out. david shukman, bbc news. the labour mp for brighton kemptown, lloyd russell moyle,
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has told the commons that he is hiv positive. speaking at a debate marking world aids day, he's the first mp to reveal his hiv status in the house. because, mr deputy speaker, next year i will be marking an anniversary of my own. ten years since i became hiv positive. it has been a long journey from the fear of acceptance, and today, hopefully, advocacy, knowing that my treatment keeps me healthy and protects any partner that i may have. the funerals industry in britain is to face a major investigation, after the competition watchdog found prices have soared by two thirds in the last decade. 0ur personal finance correspondent simon gompertz has more. not justified, that's notjustified, that's how the competition regulator describes the experiences of bereaved family members like k in lincolnshire. her
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mother ‘s recent funeral cost nearly £4000 yet her dad's, a full 18 years ago, cost only 1100 from the same funeral director. it is a lot of money. although the funeral directors were very good, it makes you wonder what they do for it at a time when people aren't going to question it. this is what's happened to the cost of the average funeral, it is now nearly £4300, a rise of 68% over ten years, close to three times the rate of the prices have gone up. an important part of most of them, the cremation, gusts £737 after an even faster rise of 84%. we have been worried about the practices, particularly of the largerfuneral practices, particularly of the larger funeral providers, who practices, particularly of the largerfuneral providers, who have followed policies of year—on—year rise rises over the last decade which has resulted in prices varying a lot in the same area, so in the
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same area you could be charged £1000 more for the same service. co-op funeral care and the very biggest chain called dignity say they have started to cut some prices, but kaye believes families are being exploited at a time when the last thing they want to do is haggle about money. thomas cook, one of britain's biggest tour operators, says it made a loss of 163 million pounds in the year to september. the company says the summer heatwave here is partly to blame. 0ur consumer affairs correspondent colletta smith has more. it's been a bad year for thomas cook and they say the barbecue summer here meant fewer people booked those last—minute sunshine getaways. overall, the company made a £163 million loss in 2018. their biggest problem was their package holiday department, which made an £88 million loss. the boss couldn't guarantee that there won't be branch closures down the line. we are monitoring closely
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the profitability of every shop and the shop managers know they are managing their own profit and loss account. nearly half of all thomas cook's bookings are now made online, but with a branch network right across the uk of nearly 600 stores, they say that physical shops are still important to them. i do usually book with thomas cook. i just like the face—to—face, you know, and looking and their experience, you know. never been away with the little one, didn't know what to expect, so again, just having someone we could chat to was good. the elderly, definitely, prefer to talk to somebody and, you know, if there's any problems they can iron it out for them. down the road at this independent travel agent, fortunes have been different. in general, it's been a lot busier. i've had my busiest year in six years. karen's been in the industry for more than 30 years and yvonne used to work for thomas cook.
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people tend to book 8—12 months in advance because they know now that flight prices go up. the further in advance they book, the better price they're going to get. i don't think the weather had anything to do with it. things were a bit quieter for you, though, at some point in the summer? when the football was on. not when the sun was shining. even if it's not another sizzling summer, relying on last—minute sales could still cause thomas cook problems ahead. coletta smith, bbc news, in manchester. the boxer tyson fury says it's nothing short of a miracle that he is in a position to fight for a world heavyweight title against the american deontay wilder at the weekend. fury has had to overcome severe depression and has shed over ten stone in weight in his preparations to take on the more experienced wilder. our sports editor dan roan reports from los angeles. shouting the chaotic scenes that overshadowed the build—up to this fight may have been as much publicity stunt as a sign
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of growing animosity. but there is no doubt that for fury, victory here in la would represent a remarkablejourney for a boxer whose battles have not just been in the ring. i've worked so hard tirelessly to get to this point again. not many people would ever believe that i could come back from 28 stone and mentally unwell to challenging for the heavyweight championship of the world again in only 12 months. this is a miracle, i believe, and i believe it's going to be a fairy tale ending. three years ago, fury ended wladimir klitschko's decade—long reign, but then he piled on the pounds amid depression, drink, drugs and a doping ban. now, he's back in shape and back in the big time. boom! does it give you more determination, more drive, more hunger, because of the ordeal you've been through? i know how to manage all this stuff now. through experience you only learn, and i've had a lot of experience with it and i know what to do for the future. so after i beat wilder, i know to stay training and keep focused. standing in his way, america's best heavyweight,
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deontay wilder boasts more experience, he is also undefeated, and remarkably has won all but one of his 40 fights by knockout. no wonder he's confident. i want england to know he's scared, and he should be! all of them are scared of me for a reason! because of my mindset. because of what i possess. he says you're a fraud. are you going to remember those words? i'm going to remember everything he said to me. and with the winner here potentially in line to face britain's anthonyjoshua, who holds three belts, this is the fight heavyweight boxing's been craving in what's becoming a golden era for the division. tyson fury must try to do what very few british heavyweight boxers have managed to achieve. win, and he'd becomejust the third to secure a world title fight on us soil. but he must do so against a man seeking to restore america's rich heritage as the home of heavyweight champions. dan roan, bbc news, los angeles. time for a look at the weather. here's helen willetts.
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it's quite unsettled at the moment, is not going to continue? yes, you might say it's quite furious today the weather, but we have had some power outages. even inland in yeo vale, little villages have had winds gusting up to 50 mph plus. further north, not too strong but the winds will strengthen through the night. most of the rain is going away but we have these lines of showers which are now producing thunder and lightning around the coast and the south and west. enough of a breeze to keep the frost at bay. it looks wet in the rush—hourfor frost at bay. it looks wet in the rush—hour for scotland tomorrow, those showers gathering together, and that's where our windiest weather will be tomorrow. not as windy as it has been, but still gusts of wind up to 55 mph with rain making for difficult driving
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conditions in the morning. i am hopeful that as the afternoon wears on the shower activity will dampen a little because we have the next area of rain approaching. slightly less windy weather to come and slightly less mild weather but compensated by the sunshine. it won't last. this comes in on friday night into saturday morning and at this stage it looks like scotland may escape the rain, possibly northern ireland, but there will be strong winds to usher thataway. already you can see as we approach the end of the day on saturday, this next band of rain coming in. saturday night looks quite wet, and then more rain follows in further north this time on sunday. it turns more showery in the south and indeed it could turn wintry over the scottish mountains because it looks like we will keep the chilly air in the north. but still relatively mild in the south.
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not a wash—out but a little disappointing for the 1st of december. helen, thank you. that's all from us, now on bbc one — the bbc‘s news teams where you are. hello, this is bbc news, the headlines. two brothers who mother and sister were killed by their abusive father called for a national campaign to focus on the impact of controlling behaviour in cases of domestic violence. donald trump's former lawyer has pleaded guilty to lying to congress in relation to the inquiry into russian instruments in the russian election and the president hit back.
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