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Parents say money is not enough over daughter's death

The parents of a teenage girl say she might still be alive today if she had been cared for properly when she was taken to hospital in 2009.

Richard and Jacqueline Carter are speaking out after receiving an out of court settlement from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust following the death of their 15-year-old daughter Amy. She died three days after being discharged from the Worcestershire Royal Hospital in December 2009.

She was released on 21st December after being diagnosed with glandular fever but then re-admitted on Christmas Eve when she died of septicaemia and multi-organ failure.

In a statement Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said: "Following Amy's death a full investigation was carried out by the Trust which found that at all stages of her hospital stay, Amy received appropriate care."

Parents want apology over daughter's death

15-year-old Amy Carter died of septicaemia on Christmas Eve in 2009 after being told she had glandular fever. Credit: Family photo

The parents of a teenage girl who died from multiple organ failure two days after being discharged from Worcestershire Royal Hospital have won an out of court settlement from the hospital trust.

15-year-old Amy Carter died on Christmas Eve of septicaemia and multi-organ failure. Her parents had been told she had glandular fever.

Amy's mother and father say there should also have been an apology along with the compensation.

In a statement that hospital said: "All of those involved in Amy's care were extremely saddened to learn of her death and we extend our greatest sympathies to her family.

"Following Amy's death a full investigation was carried out by the Trust which found that at all stages of her hospital stay, Amy received appropriate care. The results of this investigation were shared with Mr and Mrs Carter."

"We are pleased that the legal claim arising from Amy's death has now been resolved."


Pixie Lott in region for special performance for students

Pixie Lott will hold a special performance for students in Birmingham and Worcestershire today.

Singer-songwriter Pixie Lott Credit: James Moy/James Moy Photography/Press Association Images

The singer-songwriter is in the region to raise awareness of cardiac risk in young people after her dance teacher died of an undiagnosed heart condition when he was just 30-years-old.

She will be in the region today Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment/PA

Man charged with wife's murder

A man from Malvern has been charged with murdering his wife at their home in January.

Police were called to Eston Avenue in Malvern on 21st January. 74-year-old Monica O'Neill was found dead at the scene. A post mortem found she had injuries caused by blunt trauma.

78-year-old Francis O'Neill was arrested but initially released. Today he was charged with her murder. Mr O'Neill appeared at Worcester Magistrates’ Court and has been remanded into the care of a hospital.

Parrot's pitch perfect World Cup Great Escape whistle

While the Midlands is gripped by the World Cup spirit, willing Roy Hodgson's boys on to win their second group match against Uruguay, they'll be one unusual soul squawking his support on Thursday.

Slipmatt, the African Grey Parrot, has practised a pitch-perfect rendition of football anthem The Great Escape. The nine-year-old bird can also shout 'England' and cheers on his favourite player yelling 'Come on Rooney'.

His owner Fran Sheridan, from Worcester, says it took him about a month to train the patriotic parrot the new World Cup songs. Lets hope Slipmatt's in fine voice, or should that be squawk, for Thursday's crucial clash in Sao Paolo, which is live on ITV from 8:00pm.

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Three Counties Show to get underway in Malvern

Prince Charles presented prizes at the show inn 1997 Credit: Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

The Royal Three Counties Show is getting underway at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern in Worcestershire today.

Cattle entries are said to have reached record levels. The first show was held on the streets of Hereford back in 1797, and has been at its current site since 1958. Princess Anne is the show's patron.


Boy air-lifted to hospital after 25ft fall from tree

A boy has been air-lifted to hospital after falling from a tree in Worcestershire yesterday afternoon.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to Abbey Park in Evesham just before 1.30pm.

A spokeswoman from the service said they were called to reports of a boy, believed to be about 8-years-old, falling about 25 feet from a tree.

He was treated for a fractured leg, and potential pelvic and abdominal injuries.

The casualty was given pain relief at the scene and fully immobilised before being airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Police car rammed before dramatic high speed chase

The car carrying the four people who were arrested after a police car was rammed Credit: Twitter: @K999Cops

Four people have been arrested after a police car was rammed in Wychbold in Worcestershire.

Police say the blue vehicle had previously been stolen in a burglary, and sped away after the collision.

The stolen car ended up hitting a wall and the four occupants were arrested Credit: Twitter: @K999Cops

Then followed a high speed chase but the blue vehicle ended up hitting a wall and four people inside were arrested.

Writing on the North Worcestershire Police Twitter account, the force said:

"Thankfully no officers or suspects hurt in the during the earlier pursuit!"

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