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a doctor struck off after being convicted of gross negligence manslaughter wins the right to practise again. the court of appeal said hadiza bawa—garba, convicted in 2015, did "not present a continuing risk to patients". i can't see myself being anybody else but a practising doctor saving the community, so of course when i got the news that i could be given the opportunity to work again, i was very pleased. her conviction was over 6—year—old jack adcock who died in 2011 of sepsis — his mother criticised today's ruling. 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. we'll be examining the implications of this long—running case. also tonight: three men are found guilty in connection with the murder of model harry uzoka — killed in a row over his girlfriend. heathrow airport calls
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for changes to border controls, after a month of lengthy queues for passengers entering the country. a pioneering study shows how eye diseases can be identified by computers as accurately as by doctors. # come on now, follow my lead swansea, sing it loud, yeah! and ed sheeran‘s campaign against ticket touts scores a hit as ticketmaster closes its secondary sites. and coming up on bbc news: ben stokes faces a different kind of test, at his trial reaches its conclusion. good evening. a doctor who was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence after the death of a six—year—old
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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 debate that ran across the medical profession. jack adcock developed sepsis in hospital. a court heard there were a catalogue of errors with his car. doctor hadiza bawa—garba was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter. the medical tribunal said she should be
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suspended for a year but the general medical council went to year and she was barred from practising. today, that was overturned and she gave bbc panorama her reaction. i'm very pleased with it the outcome, but i want to pay tribute and rememberjack adcock, a wonderful little boy that started this story. i want to let the pa rents this story. i want to let the parents know that i am sorry. doctor bawa—garba was backed by some doctors in raising money to go to the court of appeal, now that succeeded she said the medical world should reflect on the outcome. my should reflect on the outcome. my hope is that lessons learnt from this case will translate into better working conditions for junior doctors, better recognition of sepsis, factors in place that will improve patient safety. her supporters at court today always
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argued she was doing her best under intense pressure at the hospital. after expressing sympathy to jack adcock‘s family, they spell down population should be. if someone is a trainee especially making honest errors ina a trainee especially making honest errors in a very challenging hospital, which is what happened that day, they absolutely should not pay with their career. so many doctors and nurses tonight will be resting easier in their beds, thinking i am human, i can make mistakes and i will not lose my license. ina license. in a statement, the general medical council said it fully accepted the court of appeal judgment. council said it fully accepted the court of appealjudgment. it said as a regulator responsible for patient safety often had to take difficult decisions. it added, we are sorry for the anguish and uncertainty to these proceedings may have caused the jack's family, doctor bawa—garba and divided
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medical profession. jack's mother who is currently abroad sergei was left devastated by the ruling. what she did that day i will never, ever forgive her for and i don't know how she can go back into this profession. she showed no remorse, she has no guilt and i don't know how she can live with herself. doctor bawa—garba says she is keen to practice again. sources have indicated subject to a technical review that could happen as soon as this autumn. hugh is here with me now — what are the ongoing implications of this case? there are some big unanswered questions. one of them is the very application in the first place of gross negligence manslaughter in a health setting, is it appropriate? there is an ongoing review involving the general medical council and cps and senior doctors, looking at whether the balance needs to be reset. it is ensuring that doctors can sleep easy in their beds, having made mistakes often with tragic consequences and reflect on those without fear of being prosecuted. that has to be set against the interest of patient safety, ensuring
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patients have full confidence in doctors. it is a very tricky question. it may well involve new legislation. so that will have do ta ke legislation. so that will have do take its course. meanwhile, jack adcock‘s mother nicky very angry at what happened. she said she will be consulting her own lawyers about the possibility of taking further action in this case. 0k, thank you. 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 to see 95% of visitors within 45 minutes. our transport correspondent, tom burridge is at heathrow now. imagine arriving here at heathrow airport after a long flight, possibly with children and then having to queue at immigration but more than two hours. that is how
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many non—europeans more than two hours. that is how many non—europea ns have more than two hours. that is how many non—europeans have started a trip to britain this summer, and with record passenger numbers arriving here at heathrow, the airlines and the airport are calling for a clear change in government policy to try and sort the situation out. europe'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
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ten or 12 desks for attendants and there's only four or five 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.
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it's a very simple thing for sajid javid to do this evening, which would be 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. the mayors of greater manchester and the liverpool city region have demanded a freeze in railfares, ahead of an anticipated 3.5% rise. it comes as a new study, commissioned by the rmt union, has revealed that rail fares are rising twice as fast as wages. a british barrister who allegedly abused boys while running summer camps for young christians in the 1970s and 80s has died.
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john smythe, who was 77, had a heart attack at his home in south africa. he had been accused of taking boys from the camps to his home in south—west england, and beating them with a cane. victims have called for an independent inquiry. 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 running off after being stabbed three times. before his death, harry uzoka was enjoying a successful modelling career with some of their biggest high—street brands, including river island, levi's and
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top man. but the 25—year—old had been arguing with fellow model george cowan. they fell out with dill the plane tarry said with his girlfriend. heated messages were then sent on social media, leading toa then sent on social media, leading to a fight. on the day of the fight in west london, harry and a friend had dumbbell baths but george had two knives with him two other men. it was here next to this housing estate in west london 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 in nearby, but his injuries were so serious and the emergency services couldn't save him. two men have been found guilty of murdering harry. george koh. a third man, jonathan
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okigbo has been found guilty of manslaughter. the men will be sentenced next month. one of harry's closest friends as he was surprised to find out he'd been involved in a fight, something he believes was out of character. that part of the story was the most shocking. that's not h. i cried a lot, and i think i'll probably stop crying, like, the day after and then i think maybe a couple weeks went by and then it really hit me. how would you like people to remember harry? he was a light, he truly was. if anyone can look at anything from harry's life, forget the modelling, forget what he attained, really look at how he made people feel. it is 6:12pm. our top story this evening... a doctor struck off
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after being convicted of gross negligence manslaughter wins the right to practise again. the government announces a multi—million pound drive to tackle rough sleeping, in a bid to eradicate it altogether by 2027. coming up on bbc news, with tiger seemingly back to his best, would you leave him out of the ryder cup team? more than a third of british asians define their identity through their religion — over five times higher than the rest of the uk population. a survey for bbc asian network suggests that for almost three—quarters of british asians religion is a big part of who they are. for the rest of the uk population, religion was important to a quarter of those surveyed. but people were more likely to choose their age or gender as a defining feature. so, what impact do these perceptions have on british asian communities? nomia iqbal has been finding out. over tea and a cafe in birmingham,
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this group of young british asians are giving their views on the findings of the survey. for example, more than half have changed their identity to fit in. i couldn't be myself and i knew something was missing. every time i try to wear a headscarf i would wear it for a few months and then take it back. people kind of treat you differently or teachers would be extra cautious, but i'm more confident in my own skin. what about you? it's really interesting, like oh, your english is really good. i'm like, 0k. have you ever had anyone assuming is really good. i'm like, 0k. have ou ever had an one assumin ou're not asian? do you know what i mean? you get people saying, you don't look asian? it's supposed to be a compliment! they're like, are you asian and i'm like, yeah. i get it all the time. i guess the majority
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of the time and i was younger i did used to wear a headscarf and practice a lot. don't get me wrong, i still practice, but i'm the between generation, a lot more modern. you have tattooed. yes. do you ever get any comments about that? i do, actually. i get commented i'm not a proper sihk, they think i'm rebelling. you rebelling against the system, when really, it was actually to show some love to my family. this means something to my family. family plays a part, with the survey suggesting a third of british asians are similar to older generations in having socially conservative values, especially when it comes to marriage. would you have sex before marriage? no. a firmer no. never
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ever. let's be honest, the kama sutra was made by indians. i don't understand why the indian and ethnic community and argue about this, we created the kama sutra. but the future seems bright, more british asians are more optimistic than the rest of the population.|j asians are more optimistic than the rest of the population. i feel like we get a lot more here. i've enrolled into university now. i think to myself, because i can do that, as a case of being here, it makes me feel like i'm loving being a british uk citizen here. 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,
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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 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.
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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, 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 a700 people were sleeping rough on our streets on one night.
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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 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. 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,
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elaine's sight was saved by doctors at moorfields hospital. this scan showed she needed urgent treatment. 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.
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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, 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
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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 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.
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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 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
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selling in person outside venues in recent yea rs. selling in person outside venues in recent years. at the same time, online touting has appeared to flourish. ticket master has come in for particular criticism, as one of the first places where tickets appearfor sale. with the first places where tickets appear for sale. with artists like britney spears, tickets quickly sold out 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. 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
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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 which includes ed sheeran has welcomed today's news that same on must be done to stop fa ns that same on must be done to stop fans being exploited as a result of their passion for their favourite artists. time for a look at the weather. here's darren bett. it's been a funny all day today. we are ending the day quite cloudy
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across are ending the day quite cloudy a cross m ost are ending the day quite cloudy across most of scotland and northern ireland. here in wales and the south—west, the cloud breaking up, some lovely sunshine. further east across england, here in cambridgeshire we have been in the midst of all the storm clouds, looking very angry. there has been torrential rain and thunderstorms, too. stretching from the borders across northern england down to lincolnshire and into east anglia, one or two into the far south—east of england. those storms will be with us for a few hours yet so heavy rain, slow—moving thundery downpours. they will eventually fade by the early hours, any rain and drizzle should have cleared for most of scotland, quieter overnight. temperatures typically down to 12 or 14. temperatures typically down to 12 or 1a. tomorrow, a bit of rain coming back towards northern ireland into scotland, chiefly from western scotland. not much in eastern areas. probably some sunshine at times fainter and wales, few if any
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showers so a better day for the eastern side of england. the highest temperatures in the south—east. up to 25 or so. still more rain in the north—west on wednesday, but the rain of it more extensive, it may be heavy, affecting northern ireland, scotla nd heavy, affecting northern ireland, scotland and also coming into north—west england and wales as well. south—east still dry and some sunshine around. i will put the winds is on there because it's going to be quite a blustery sort of day. south—westerly winds picking through the day, around the western hills and coasts. blowing in still some quite warm air, across parts of yorkshire, lincolnshire and the south—east, temperatures up to 25 or 26 again. however, things will change after that, because the band of rain we have here is coming courtesy of a weather front. because the jet stream is dipping courtesy of a weather front. because thejet stream is dipping down behind that, it's going to push that whether fund, that band behind that, it's going to push that whetherfund, that band of behind that, it's going to push that whether fund, that band of cloud and
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rain towards the south—east on thursday morning. behind it, drawing in some cool and fresh row. temperatures dropping a bit on thursday but away from the rain in the south—east, following it with sunshine but also showers in north—west. a reminder of our top story... a doctor struck off after being convicted of gross negligence manslaughter wins the right to practise again. the court of appeal said hadiza bawa—garba did "not present a continuing risk to patients". and panorama will have an exclusive interview with the doctor at the centre of the case. that's at 8.30 tonight on bbc one. that's all from the bbc news at six. on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. goodbye. you're watching bbc news. the doctor who was struck off over the death of a six—year—old boy has won her
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appeal to practice medicine again. the doctor was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence in 2015 over the death of jack adcock, who died of sepsis. two men had been found guilty at old bailey over the murder of the 25—year—old model who died ina murder of the 25—year—old model who died in a fight over a girlfriend. a not so warm welcome to the united kingdom. delays at heathrow airport passport control have left passengers queueing for up to two and a half hours last month. train travel is now one of the uk's least trusted consumer industries. millions of commuters are set to face a rise in railfares more than
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