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Boy 'would probably have survived if better care given'

Little Jack Adcock died hours after being admitted to hospital. Credit: ITV News

A six-year-old boy "probably would have survived" his illness if better care had been given to him by hospital staff, a court heard.

Little Jack Adcock, who had Down's syndrome, was admitted to Leicester Royal Infirmary with a lung infection - which led to sepsis and shock.

But prosecutors claim a "lack of care" from a doctor and two nurses led to his death hours later.

"If the defendants had recognised the severity of Jack's illness and the fact he was in shock, if they had reassessed him and acted on the findings, the risk of death would have been very greatly reduced," said prosecutor Andrew Thomas QC.

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


Two arrested on suspicion of murdering Pc Phillips

Pc David Phillips 'didn't stand a chance' after being hit by the car. Credit: PA

Police have arrested two people on suspicion of the murder of on-duty policeman Pc David Phillips.

The married father-of-two was mown down as he tried to deploy a stinger device to a stolen car in the early hours of Monday morning.

His colleagues said the 34-year-old "didn't stand a chance" after the car hit him. He died later from internal injuries.

Detectives from Merseyside Police said two men, aged 18 and 30, had been detained this afternoon.

Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Richardson thanked the public for their "overwhelming support" and urged those with further information to come forward.

Anyone who can help is asked to call the Matrix Serious Organised Crime team on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Friends and colleagues pay tribute to Pc David Phillips

Friends and colleagues of Pc David Phillips, who was killed in Merseyside after being hit by a stolen pick-up truck, have paid tribute to a "prime example of a police officer".

Fiona Riozzi said: "He was so polite and friendly and just a nice gentleman."

It has affected everyone, it hasn't just affected the people that know him. It affects the whole of Merseyside Police. You're part of the police family so it affects everybody. Everybody feels it. It could have been any one of us.

– Fiona Riozzi

Business leaders hit back at 'irresponsible' Theresa May

Business leaders have hit back at the "irresponsible rhetoric" of Home Secretary Theresa May's speech on immigration at the Conservative Party conference, saying that the "myth of the job-stealing-immigrant is nonsense".

Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors, said:

We are astonished by the irresponsible rhetoric and pandering to anti-immigration sentiment from the Home Secretary.

It is yet another example of the Home Secretary turning away the world’s best and brightest, putting internal party politics ahead of the country, and helping our competitor economies instead of our own.

The myth of the job-stealing immigrant is nonsense.

Immigrants do not steal jobs, they help fill vital skill shortages and, in doing so, create demand and more jobs.

If they did steal jobs, we wouldn’t have the record levels of employment we currently do.

– Simon Walker, Institute of Director

Book of condolences opened for Merseyside officer

Members of the public can pay tribute to Pc Phillips Credit: ITV News

A book of condolences has been opened for Pc David Phillips, the Merseyside police officer killed in a hit-and-run.

The book has been placed in Wallasey town hall, where members of the public can pay tribute to the officer, who was killed in the line of duty, and leave messages of sympathy for his family.

Councillor Stephen Rowlands told ITV News the book was "something we can offer to try to mend the community" following Pc Phillip's death.

Lib Dem leader criticises May's 'Nasty Party' speech

The Liberal Democrat leader has criticised Theresa May's speech at the Conservative Party conference.

In a tweet Tim Farron said: "The Tories spent years trying to 'de-toxify' the Nasty Party image that Theresa May gave them. Then she delivers this speech."

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