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Recommendations 'in place after baby Callum's death'

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead explained in a statement the recommendations set out in the review into the death of baby Callum Wilson have now been implemented.

The report sets out very clearly the involvement of each of the professional agencies and also a list of recommendations to ensure that improvements are made.

All of these recommendations have been implemented for some time by each of the agencies as a result of our individual and collective reviews of how we responded to the demands of this deeply distressing case.

Changes have been made to strengthen our policies and procedures, for example formal reporting of bruising in very young children and a new policy on concealed pregnancies.

In the years since Callum's death we have continued to strengthen our procedures beyond the recommendations of the report as we work in partnership to protect children.

We can never guarantee the total safely of every child who comes into our care or seeks our help. However, we can work to ensure that, as far as possible, the mistakes made in Callum's case will not be repeated and that staff are given all the necessary support, training and guidance to enable them to deliver the service that every child deserves.

– The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Mum was jailed for life for 11-month-old son's murder

Emma Wilson, 25, from Windsor, was jailed for life in January after causing "catastrophic injuries" to her 11-month-old son Callum.

Wilson was responsible for inflicting an unsurvivable brain injury on the boy which resulted in blindness, multiple fractures and eventually death on March 18, 2011 when the child was taken from his mother's flat to hospital in a ''collapsed state'', her trial heard.

Emma Wilson was jailed for a minimum of 14 years for the death of her 11-month-old baby son Callum. Credit: PA

Wilson claimed ''constant pushing and rolling'' by her 23-month-old son may have been to blame for his injuries, the Old Bailey trial was told

A jury unanimously found her guilty of murder in December last year, following a five-week trial. Wilson, who was said by Judge Stephen Kramer QC to have "displayed a total lack of emotion throughout trial," was sentenced to life in jail with a minimum of 14 years.

Today a serious case review report concluded that it is very likely Callum's death could have been prevented.

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The Queen enjoys a summer cruise on the Thames

The Queen has been making the most of the warm weather with a trip down the Thames in the royal barge, Gloriana. At one point, the royals passed a group travelling on a narrowboat.

Narrowboat passes Gloriana on the Thames near Windsor
Narrowboat passes Gloriana on the Thames near Windsor Credit: PA Wire

The vessel which was used during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations was rowed along the river for several miles. The Queen could be seen inside chatting to the Countess of Wessex.

The Queen on the River Thames near Windsor
The Queen on the River Thames near Windsor Credit: PA Wire

The Queen's sons the Duke of York and Earl of Wessex stood at the bow as Gloriana set off from near Windsor Castle.

Duke of York and The Earl of Wessex on Gloriana
Duke of York and The Earl of Wessex on Gloriana Credit: PA Wire

Homes evacuated after major blaze

The blaze broke out on Park Street in Windsor. Credit: @Declan_lepage

A building partially collapsed and a dozen people were evacuated from their homes after a major fire broke out.

More than 80 firefighters tackled the blaze, which broke out on Park Street in Windsor, overnight.

The fire is believed to have started in a property that was undergoing refurbishment work.

Visit ITV Meridian for more pictures and video of the fire.

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