Child deaths ‘not properly investigated’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I feel like Great Ormond Street have taken her from me’ Great Ormond Street Hospital failed to properly investigate child deaths, suggests evidence uncovered by the BBC. The source of one fatal infection was never examined and in another case GOSH concealed internal doubts over care. Amid claims GOSH put reputation above patient care, former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt urged it to consider a possible “profound cultural problem”. Responding, the central London hospital said it rejected all suggestions that it treated any child’s death lightly. BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 programme has spoken to several families whose children were treated at the world-famous hospital. Image copyright Family handout Image caption Alice …

A76 closed due to suspected gas leak and fire

A number of properties were evacuated after a suspected gas leak and fire in Dumfries and Galloway. The A76 was closed following the incident, which happened at about 16:15, near High Street, Sanquhar. Traffic Scotland said the road was closed in both directions after the alarm was raised. Police put a diversion in place but later said the incident was not serious. The road reopened at 17:30.

Rotas ‘changed’ after women’s Salmond complaints

Mr Salmond was cleared of a further charge of sexual assault against a 10th woman after it was dropped by the Crown when the prosecution case ended on Monday afternoon. The defence will begin to set out its case on Tuesday, with Mr Salmond expected to give evidence. Listen to the Alex Salmond trial podcast Follow @bbcphilipsim for live updates from the trial Earlier on Monday, Mr Birt told the High Court in Edinburgh that “we changed the rota” in about April 2014 in an attempt to ensure that no female civil servant would be alone with Mr Salmond in his Bute House residence. He said he did not think it was “ever written down”, but that the rotas would …

Salmond trial witness denies making up allegations

He says he is innocent of all of the charges against him, which are alleged to have happened while he was serving as Scotland’s first minister and the leader of the SNP. The woman previously told the court that she had felt “hunted” by Mr Salmond, who she claimed had “pounced on her” after a dinner at Bute House in June 2014, pulled her clothes off, pushed her onto a bed and then lay naked on top of her despite her protests. Woman tells court Alex Salmond ‘pounced’ on her What to expect during the Alex Salmond trial Follow @bbcphilipsim for live updates from the trial While cross-examining the witness on Tuesday afternoon, Ms McCall put it to her that: …