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Jobs could be cut at VW in wake of emissions scandal

Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller Credit: PA

The new Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller warned staff that changes at the company would not be painless.

This is the first sign that jobs could be cut in response to the emissions scandal.

Technical solutions to the problems are within view. However, the business and financial consequences are not yet clear. Therefore we are putting all planned investments under review. What is not urgently needed will be scrapped or delayed. And therefore we will adjust our efficiency programme. I will be very open: this won't be painless.

– Matthias Mueller

Doctor 'mistakenly told staff not to resuscitate boy'

Leicester Royal Infirmary where Jack passed away four years ago. Credit: PA

A doctor accused of the manslaughter of a six-year-old boy mistakenly told staff not to revive him, a court has heard.

Jack Adcock went into cardiac arrest under Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba's care on February 18, 2011.

She told other doctors he had been marked down as "Do Not Resuscitate" earlier that day and they stopped, Nottingham Crown Court heard.

It was only when the most junior doctor present picked up Jack's notes and could not find a 'DNR' entry that Dr Bawa-Garba realised she had got him mixed up with another patient.

Prosecutor Andrew Thomas QC said it was a "remarkable error" for a doctor to make but added by that point Jack was too ill to be revived.

"But what the incident demonstrates is the astonishing lack of care and attention which Dr Bawa-Garba paid to Jack throughout the the point she did not even recognise who he was," he said.

Dr Bawa-Garba denies all the charges against her as do nurses Theresa Taylor and Isabel Amaro. All three are accused of gross negligence.


May: Immigration control will lead to support for refugees

The Home Secretary has said that tighter immigration controls will lead to more public support for refugees.

Speaking at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, Thersea May said:

"Without controlled immigration there will be less public support for taking in refugees. And while we cannot solve every problem in every corner of the world...we do have a moral duty to help people in need. We should play our part."

Hospital staff 'failed to spot symptoms for six hours'

Jack Adcock died from a heart attack the same day he was admitted to hospital. Credit: ITV News

A doctor and two nurses failed to recognise a six-year-old boy had sepsis which sent his body into shock before he died, a court heard.

Little Jack Adock was admitted to the Leicester Royal Infirmary on February 18, 2011 suffering from sickness and diarrhoea.

He was given fluids and some tests were ordered but hospital staff failed to act on his "obvious symptoms" for the next six hours, jurors were told.

Later that day, Jack went into cardiac arrest, stopped breathing and died at 9.20pm.

We say the staff failed to give Jack the attention he needed.

They failed to recognise his condition; they took no account of the important fact that he was struggling for oxygen; they did not recognise he was in shock; they failed to monitor his condition and because of that, they delayed the start of effective treatment.

Under their care, Jack's condition needlessly declined to point where...he was effectively beyond the point of no return.

– Prosecutor Andrew Thomas QC

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba and nurses Theresa Taylor and Isabel Amaro deny manslaughter by gross negligence.

Questions over May's 'high immigration benefit close to zero' comments

Theresa May has claimed that "the net economic and fiscal effect of high immigration is close to zero" in her speech to the Conservative Party Conference.

However, as ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener points out, many economists don't agree with the Home Secretary.

Last year a report from the Office for Budget Responsibility suggested that higher net migration reduces pressure on government debt over time and tends to "produce a more beneficial picture" for the Government’s finances.

The NHS would be in "absolutely dire straits" without immigrant workers, an official from the Government spending watchdog told MPs last December.


Doctor and two nurses on trial over death of boy, 6

Jack Adcock died in 2011 after going into cardiac arrest. Credit: ITV News

A doctor and two nurses have gone on trial charged with the manslaughter of a six-year-old boy with Down's Syndrome.

Jack Adcock died of a heart attack after being admitted to the Leicester Royal Infirmary on February 18 2011.

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba and nurses Theresa Taylor and Isabel Amaro are accused of manslaughter by gross negligence.

It is alleged they failed to recognised Jack's condition had deteriorated and failed to give him the care he needed.They deny all the charges.

The case at Nottingham Crown Court is expected to last up to five weeks.

Memorial fund set up for murdered Merseyside policeman

Pc Phillips with is wife Jen and two young daughters. Credit: ITV News

A memorial fund has been set up for policeman David Phillips, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in a stolen car.

The married father-of-two had been trying to use a stinger device to stop the runaway Mitsubishi pick up truck.

But the car mounted a central reservation and directly hit Pc Phillips, who died later from internal injuries.

Merseyside Police Federation chairman Peter Singleton said: "The entire police family is in mourning at his death, and this memorial fund enables people to donate in Dave's memory. He was simply doing his job.

"We send our deepest condolences to Dave's wife Jen, and daughters Abigail and Sophie, as well as other family, colleagues and friends."

You can donate by visiting the Just Giving page here or by texting DAVE01 £10 (or your amount) to 70070 to the Dave Phillips Memorial Fund.

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