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a doctor struck off following the death of a six—year—old boy wins her appeal to practise medicine again. dr hadiza bawa—garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence in 2015 after the little boy died at leicester royal infirmary. i can't see myself being anybody else but a practising doctor serving the community, so of course when i got the news that i could be given the opportunity to work again, i was very pleased. jack adcock died of sepsis in 2011, after what was described as a catalogue of errors. his mother says she's devastated by 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. but the court of appeal has ruled that dr bawa—garba does not present a continuing risk to patients. also tonight... israel's prime minister accuses
the labour leader of laying a wreath in memory of the palestinians suspected of being behind the munich olympics attack in 1972. thousands of people attend a mass funeral in yemen after saudi—led air strikes leave at least 29 children dead. the machines that have been taught to diagnose dozens of eye diseases as accurately as doctors. come on now, follow my lead. swansea, sing it loud! and ed sheeran‘s campaign against ticket touts is a hit as ticketmaster closes its secondary sites. and coming up on sportsday later in the hour on bbc news... more matches at wembley for tottenham. safety issues mean that they won't be able to play at their new stadium until at least the end of october. good evening.
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 three years ago following 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. they said the way she was treated could discourage medics from being open when reviewing mistakes. but the boy's mother says she is now considering her own legal action. our health editor hugh pym reports. the death of this six—year—old boy and the conviction of a doctor provoked a debate which has run right across the medical profession. jack adcock developed sepsis in hospital. a court heard there was a catalogue of errors in his care at leicester royal infirmary and staff had failed to realise his body was shutting down, and close to death.
a nurse was also convicted. dr hadiza bawa—garba was found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter. a medical tribunal ruled she should be suspended for a year, but the general medical council appealed, 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 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, 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 forjack‘s family, dr bawa—garba and the wider medical profession." jack's mother, who's 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 can live with herself. the appeal court ruled that the one—year suspension of dr bawa—garba had been appropriate. she says she is keen to practice again. sources have indicated that, subject to a technical review, that could happen as soon as this autumn. hugh pym, bbc news. our health editor hugh pym joins me now. this case raises big questions about medical responsiblity and when the law should be involved. yes, several big issues. one of which is the whole issue of criminal prosecutions in a health care setting. showed doctors and nurses be charged with manslaughter when they have made mistakes? the gmc, with the crown prosecution service and senior doctors, are looking at this whole issue. it may be that
they recommend a resetting of the balance so there are fewer posture —— prosecutions, so doctors can go to work without fearing what might happen if they make a mistake. it does seem as if the gmc felt they had to get dr bawa—garba struck off because she had been prosecuted in the first place. they were widely criticised by doctors for appealing against the decision of the original tribunal. we have also heard that jack adcock‘s mother, you heard that she is very angry about the situation, she is considering her own legal action, possibly even going to the supreme court to challenge today's ruling. jeremy corbyn has become embroiled in a row on twitter with the israeli prime minister. benjamin netanyahu has accused the labour leader of laying a wreath in memory of the palestinians suspected of being behind the munich olympics massacre in 1972. mr corbyn acknowledged that he was present when a wreath was laid, but said he didn't think he was involved in it.
tonight he hit back, calling the israeli prime minister's claims "false". our political correspondent eleanor garnier reports. it was back in 2014 before he became labour leader, but this is a wreath—laying ceremony creating some questions forjeremy corbyn. he says he was there to remember the victims of the bombing by israel of the palestine liberation organisation headquarters in 1985. but the accusation is whether he also took pa rt accusation is whether he also took part in remembering those alleged to have been behind the munich olympics massacre, the so—called black september group, in which 11 israeli athletes were killed. today, on a housing visit in the west midlands, he was asked if he had laid a member eu -- he was asked if he had laid a member eu —— wreath in their memory. he was asked if he had laid a member eu —— wreath in their memoryli he was asked if he had laid a member eu -- wreath in their memory. i was
there when it was laid, i don't think i took part in it. i wanted a fitting memorialfor think i took part in it. i wanted a fitting memorial for everybody who has died in every terrorist incident everywhere, because we have to ended, the only way you can pursue peaceis ended, the only way you can pursue peace is with a cycle dialogue. now the israeli prime minister has waded m, the israeli prime minister has waded in, accusing mr corbyn honouring those behind the munich killings. tonight, benjamin netanyahu tweeted. .. but mr corbyn replied, saying that benjamin netanyahu's claims about his actions and words are false. his presence at the ceremony has been questioned before. but it has resurfaced as labour struggles to respond to ongoing criticism of the leadership's handling of anti—semitism allegations. it is certainly unusual for the prime minister of another country to wade in to what has been until now, a
domestic political row. but i think critics of mr corbyn, inside his own party, will argue that mr netanyahu's party, will argue that mr neta nyahu's intervention demonstrates the urgency with which the labour leader needs to get a grip of this anti—semitic issue, and the problem inside the labour party. tonight, jeremy corbyn‘s top team have reiterated his condemnation of the munich attack. but i think it will be mr corbyn‘s actions, not his words on anti—semitism, that will dictate how this plays out. thousands of people in yemen have attended a mass funeral today for the children killed last week in an air strike by the saudi—led coalition. mourners held up pictures of the children and shouted slogans against saudi arabia and its western allies — which include the uk. at least 29 children were among those killed in the attack on a bus in a crowded market in saada province in the north of the country. the united nations says more than 10,000 civilians have died and 40,000 have been wounded since the conflict began in 2015. our international correspondent orla guerin reports. coffin after coffin held aloft, the
unbearable weight of the smallest bodies, little boys killed on their school bus. these are the victims of what saudi arabia has called a legitimate strike rebel fighters. but it was youth and innocence being buried here today. even four yemenis, used to bloodshed and suffering, this is a devastating loss. and on the streets of the rebel stronghold of saada, grief and rage against the saudis and their western allies. your brutality has been exposed to the world, said the rebel leader. he said this crime will not be forgotten. but the
outcry in yemen is not echoed by the british government. our silence on this is deadly for yemeni civilians. it basically suggests that they can continue doing what they want with total impunity. at the moment from the uk government all we have had is a solitary tweet from a minister of state saying that we express concern about the deaths of 29 children. that is a disgrace. we should be out there condemning this. britain backs there condemning this. britain backs the saudi led coalition, which intervened in yemen three years ago, to restore the internationally recognised government to power. there are uk personnel in the coalition‘s command and control centre. the ministry of defence says it isa centre. the ministry of defence says it is a very small number, and they have a purely advisory role. but britain is one of the major arms suppliers to saudi arabia and campaigners say the value of arms sales to the saudis has increased by
almost 500% since the conflict began. over the past three years, that trade has earned britain around £4.6 billion. the saudi led coalition has promised to investigate the carnage on the school bus, which amounts to investigating itself. experts say, don't expect the probe to produce any changes. and don't expect london and washington to lean on why —— ryad. britain has a limited ability to put pressure on, because at the moment they are fairly touchy, the middle east as a whole is unstable and these are very important contracts for us and particularly british firms at a time when the aviation industry is under a lot of pressure in the uk. here, all that
matters is that three of his sons are gone, brothers killed side by side, and now buried that way. he was saying his goodbyes. we asked the government for an interview. no minister was available. a model has been found guilty of murdering his fashion rival in a row over a girlfriend. harry uzoka died after being stabbed in the heart by george koh injanuary. he was accompanied by two others, one of whom was found guilty of murder and the other of manslaughter. heathrow airport is calling on the government to relax passport controls for certain passengers arriving in the uk — in a bid to reduce delays. the latest figures revealed that in july visitors from outside the european economic area were left queuing for up to two and a half hours. the uk border force managed to achieve its goal of seeing 95% of visitors within 45 minutes just once last month. 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. moves to ease turkey's currency crisis have failed to stop market turmoil as the country's row with america deepens. turkey's president erdogan, said its nato ally was seeking to "stab it in the back" after the us imposed sanctions over its refusal to extradite a us preacher imprisoned in the country. from istanbul, mark lowen reports. in his 37 years of work, this man has never seen it this bad. he imports all his stock from abroad and as the turkish lira plunges, he is making huge losses. from selling 40 pairsa is making huge losses. from selling 40 pairs a day, he is selling two. translation: banks used to beg me to
give me loans. now i'm begging them. i'm cancelling my order to try and sell what i have now and in three months i will see if i have to close down. turkey is in a full-blown currency crisis — the lira crashing by 18% on friday and still falling. for long, there were warnings the economy was overheating. fuelled by credit and construction. but the colla pse credit and construction. but the collapse was sparked when donald trump hit turkey with sanctions and ta riffs over trump hit turkey with sanctions and tariffs over its continued detention ofan tariffs over its continued detention of an american pastor. president recep tayyip erdogan is stoking conspiracy theories with talk of foreign plots. reject an interest rise, he instead hit out at the us. translation: on the one hand you're a partner, on the other hand you shoot yourself in the foot. on the one hand you're a partner in
afghanistan. you're a partner in somalia and in nay toy. on the —— nato. on the other hand you stab your ally in the back. his supporters are rallying behind him. the government is framing this lira asa the government is framing this lira as a matter of national survival. everyone knows it is an economic attack, he says, trump and america will be destroyed and turkey will stand tall. the lira crash matters beyond turkey, because other banks and markets have fallen amid fears of contagion and with the president recep tayyip erdogan warning the row with the us pushes turkey to seek other partners, a rift has opened between two nato allies. tourists are making hay while the sunshines, as the luxury becomes affordable. if
more holiday makers are tempted here it isa more holiday makers are tempted here it is a small solace. it took me my sbriez surprise, but it is great. we can sbriez surprise, but it is great. we ca n afford sbriez surprise, but it is great. we can afford a better restaurant. we liked the standard and now tomorrow we will make a reservation for a really nice turkish restaurant. but no suchjoy for this really nice turkish restaurant. but no such joy for this man, closing early and not knowing where his currency will end up tomorrow. tu rkey‘s currency will end up tomorrow. turkey's diplomatic fights and the economic decisions may be made above him. but it is he and 80 million others here who are paying the price. the convicted rapist john worboys has been questioned about new allegations of sexual assault. he remains in prison after the high court overturned a parole board decision earlier this year to release him. the bbc understands that worboys was interviewed under caution last month.
artificial intelligence could diagnose eye disease as accurately as some of the world's leading experts. researchers at the moorfields eye hospital in london have trained a machine to read complex eye scans and detect more than 50 types of disease. doctors say the technology could prevent irreversible sight loss by ensuring that patients with the most serious eye conditions receive early treatment. 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. 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 1,000 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, 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 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 government has unveiled its long awaited new strategy on street homelessness, involving charities and experts in the field that ministers claim will eradicate rough sleeping within 9 years. there have been significant increases in the numbers of recorded street homeless but the government does not accept that is down to cuts. our home editor mark easton has the story. i've been sleeping rough here for about sort of 18 months, two years.
i was in a long—term relationship for 20—odd years and basically that broke down and i ended up becoming homeless again. street homelessness is the barometer of a society's health. it was real reposession, downhill spiral. agreed to marry the wrong man and ended up, yeah, on the streets. is there enough help there when people need it? how many fall through the cracks? yeah, just hit the wrong path, i suppose, and, yeah, got involved with drugs and... really it's been the bane of my life ever since really. the housing secretary met some of those who know what it's like to sleep on the streets in london today. his strategy has very little new money, but plenty of ambition. this provides the foundation to join up work across government in really making the difference and ensuring that we meet our intent of abolishing, eradicating rough sleeping over the course of the next nine years.
rough sleeping in england has risen considerably. in the last year it's risen 15%, with something like 4,700 people bedding down on the streets on a given night. since 2010, the numbers have increased 169% and the statistics are thought to be a considerable underestimate. rescuing people from the streets has traditionally involved a journey through hostels and supporting housing, leading hopefully to permanent accommodation. but today's strategy pilots a simple idea — you give the homeless a proper home — no preconditions — so people don't end up back sleeping rough. there's an increase in people returning to the streets, that is not good news. so i think we certainly need to do more around the long—term solutions and, you're right, housing absolutely key. the rough sleeping strategy has not had direct input from anyone in the nhs or the welfare department, even though cuts to benefits and mental health problems, including addiction, are thought to be significant causes.
i never imagined myself being in this position. never ever. is it reasonable to imagine rough sleeping can be eradicated? the evidence is yes, but there must be a strategy for ensuring people don't fall through the cracks in the first place. mark easton, bbc news. the afghan security forces are attempting to drive taliban militants out of the strategically important city of ghazni, where fighting has been raging forfour days. afghan officials say 100 of their personnel have been killed along with almost 200 taliban fighters. the us military, which has been supporting the operation, denies the city has come close to falling. a former adviser to donald trump has released what she says is a tape of a phone call from the president expressing surprise at her dismissal last year. omarosa manigault newman, who is publishing a memoir tomorrow, has already accused the president of using racist language. but in a tweet, president trump has
called her a "lowlife" and the white house has dismissed the book as the work of a "digruntled" former employee. our north america editor jon sopel reports. omarosa manigault newman had zero policy expertise and absolutely no political experience when she was appointed by donald trump to be one of his senior advisers at the white house. but she had been on the apprentice, the reality tv show that he had hosted. they were the perfect coupling. i like omarosa. omarosa is a good person. she is also black, in a white house that lives up to its name as being, well, very white. donald trump is a con. and with herfiring and book that she's now touting, the reality tv genre has come to the white house. in the book, she accuses the president of being a racist and misogynist. he fired back. lowlife, she's a lowlife. but revenge is a dish best served cold, and she has planned this all out.
extraordinarily with a tape of her firing by chief of staffjohn kelly. can i ask you a couple of questions? is the president of aware of this? that drew gasps in the west wing. the firing took place in the situation room, a place where no recordings are ever allowed. that was yesterday. today omarosa had a new tape to play — donald trump feigning ignorance about the dismissal. and now donald trump has come out swinging.
the flippant response would be to say this is all good, harmless fun, but this is the west wing — the nerve centre of the most powerful country on earth. and while dramatists have always sought to depict politics as soap opera, the real thing is coming up with more bizarre plot lines than any script writer would dare imagine. jon sopel, bbc news, washington. the entertainment giant ticketmaster is closing its secondary ticketing websites seatwave and get me in — in a bid to combat touts. the sites, which allow concert and theatregoers to offload unwanted tickets, are often ta rgetted by sellers who want to hike up the prices. it follows a campaign by the world's biggest pop acts to make ticket prices fairer for their fans
as our entertainment correpsondent lizo mzimba reports. # i'm in love with the shape of you, we push and pull like a magnet do...#. some of music's biggest names have fought for a fairer deal for fans from secondary ticketing sites. among them ed sheeran... # shout out to my ex...#. little mix... # hello from the other side...#. adele. today's announcement from ticketmaster that it's closing down the secondary ticket sites it owns is being seen by campaigners as yes, a step forward, but far from a complete solution. what this will do is just create more and highlight those who aren't authorised to be sellers and make it easierforfan. but authorised to be sellers and make it easier for fan. but we authorised to be sellers and make it easierforfan. but we have authorised to be sellers and make it easier for fan. but we have a authorised to be sellers and make it easierforfan. but we have a long way to go. there are still major
secondary ticketing sites like this continuing to resell tickets at often significantly increased prices. something taken advantage of by touts. ticket master has come in for criticism. it is often a place where tickets go on sale officially. some tickets seemed to go to touts with the tickets appearing for resale on sites like this. some sold with a mark up of hundreds of pounds. ticket master will set up a new system where tickets can't be sold for more than the original price. should ticketmaster have done this years ago? in our view yes, we would welcome any change and this is great news. but everyone should operate in the way we have done over
the last six to seven years — that is to protect the consumer, the fan thatis is to protect the consumer, the fan that is being ripped off by the secondary market. campaign group, the fan fair alliance, said things are now moving in the right direction, but the continuing existence of secondary sites selling at huge prices means fans still aren't being protected in the way that they could be. newsnight is coming up on bbc two, here's evan davis. tonight, we get a close—up look at the way big city gangs are selling drugs in towns and smaller cities across britain. trade is growing, it is and it's fuelling shocking violence. join me now on bbc two.