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Club staff to be charged over Matthew's death

There has been a major breakthrough in a family's campaign for justice for their 17-year-old son who died after being allegedly attacked by bouncers at a Greek nightclub more than five years ago.

Matthew Cryer, from Killamarsh, was on his first holiday abroad without his parents when he was killed on the island of Zante.

Lawyers have told his family that the Greek authorities are finally going to charge four members of the nightclub staff in connection with his death. David Hirst reports.

Charges imminent after five year fight for justice

The parents of a Yorkshire teenager who died after being allegedly attacked by bouncers at a Greek nightclub have had a major breakthrough in their fight for justice. Lawyers for Matthew Cryer's family say the Greek authorities are about to charge four members of the nightclub staff.

David Hirst talks to Jo Froud Matthew's mum about the family's five year fight for justice in his report.

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Hope of prosecutions for Cryer family

Matthew Cryer

The mother of a teenager from South Yorkshire who died at the foot of a nightclub stairs on a Greek island has welcomed the news that there could at last be prosecutions.

17 year-old student, Matthew Cryer, was on his first holiday without his parents when he was ejected from a nightclub and found dead at the bottom of a steep flight of stairs on the island of Zante.

His parents have been campaigning for justice since his death five years ago and now they have been informed by their lawyers in Zante that prosecutors are going ahead with a case against the nightclub owners and three of the bouncers.

Matthew's mother, Jo Froud, from Killamarsh, near Sheffield, said it was likely a lesser charge than murder could be brought against the men.

it could be next year before the case comes to trial.

Video: Team heads out to Greece to recruit nurses

There is new controversy at one of the country's most criticised hospital trusts tonight amid claims staff shortages are so bad, health chiefs are flying to Greece to recruit more nurses.

NHS bosses at three hospitals in Lincolnshire leave for Athens tomorrow - with the aim of taking on 50 Greek nurses to work on wards back here.

It comes after Lincolnshire's Hospital Trust was exposed for its high death rates, low staffing and poor training. So will flying in nurses from fifteen hundred miles away solve the problems? Kate Hemingway reports.

Lincolnshire Hospital Trust recruiting Greek nurses

A team from Lincolnshire's Hospitals Trust is preparing to fly out to Greece, to try and recruit more foreign nurses to work in the county.

35 new nurses, who were all required to take an English test, have already been appointed by United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust following a drive earlier this year in Spain and Portugal.

This trip to Greece is to interview further candidates. The Trust's Chief executive Jane Lewington says it's facing a major battle when it comes to recruiting and keeping nurses in their jobs

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World's media joins search in Kos

Television crews and reporters from all over the world join the police team in Greece. Credit: Calendar

News organisations from across the world have sent crews and reporters to Kos in Greece to follow the progress of South Yorkshire Police, as they search for clues relating to the disappearance of Ben Needham.

Ben, who was just 21 months old at the time, went missing on July 24, 1991, when his mum Kerry, from Sheffield, left him with her parents Eddie and Christine while she went to work in a hotel.

Today an excavation of the site where some investigators believe Ben may have been buried in rubble, has begun.

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