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That's all from the BBC News at Six, so it's goodbye from me

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In tonight's programme: The cuts it's claimed will lead to more

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people with dementia being put into full time care.

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There could be less funding for services

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like day centres - meaning increased

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I know I could have gone under by now if it wasn't for this centre. I

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was still have my mother living with us.

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Also: the crime described as stealing from your friends,

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why a council is determined to catch people committing fraud.

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And later on, we revisit the adventures

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of Portland Bill, the plasticine characters brought to life

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Dementia says proposed funding cuts to day services in Oxfordshire

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would result in more people being admitted into full-time

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care and extra pressure on hospital services.

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Around 10,000 people in Oxfordshire have dementia.

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Around 800,000 people across the country are affected.

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At present 46 day services share almost a million pounds a year

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Proposals would see services having to bid for a share of ?125,000.

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82-year-old Jenny has been using Daybreak Oxford's dementia

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services twice a week for the past nine months.

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But a possible cut in funding from the County Council

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I know that if it wasn't for places like this,

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There was no way I could still have my mother living with us.

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It takes too much out of you, it puts too much of a strain

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on your marriage, too much of a strain on the whole family.

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I find on the days when she comes here, it's a different story.

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Oxfordshire County Council currently funds 46 services like this,

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catering for people with a range of needs at a cost

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Under new proposals, all charities would have to bid

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Daybreak Oxford says its services save the NHS and local authorities

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money by keeping people like Jenny out of care homes and hospitals.

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In terms of mental health beds, since 2002 I think we've lost six

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out of the eight wards that used to exist in Oxfordshire,

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there used to be seven day hospitals in Oxfordshire in 2002,

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there are now none and it doesn't seem as though there are any

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People with dementia should have the opportunity to have a good

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Oxford Health denies there's a lack of care for those with dementia.

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It says it's been commissioned to help people live independently

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for longer and that is offering a more integrated service working

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with social workers, care home staff, GPs and families

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The county council says it proposes to carry on funding its own dementia

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services which are run by the voluntary sector

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The Cabinet will decide later this month on the future of daytime

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The council says there is scope for a change following this

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Police are investigating a rape in Oxford last night.

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on Harcourt Hill and then raped in Raleigh Park.

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Police are looking for information about a man seen running

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They're also linking it to a car accident involving a Black VW Golf

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A 38-year-old man from Oxford has been arrested.

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A report into mental health at Campsfield House Immigration

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and Removal Centre shows an increasing number

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of inmates are claiming to be victims of torture.

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Inmates are offered counselling and the report praises

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the high number of nurses with mental health qualifications.

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Detainees spoke positively about health care in general.

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Police are looking for a driver who moved an ambulance

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Staff were in the back carrying out emergency treatment

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It's thought the man released the ambulance's

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handbrake to move it and then drove his car

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It happened on Pelican Lane in Newbury two weeks ago.

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The man's described as white, in his 50s,

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Detectives say the patient could have suffered

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It was a very reckless act to undertake.

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Obviously the ambulance could have moved forward,

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the individual would have had no proper control of that vehicle at

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the time and anything could have happened.

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It could have hit a pedestrian, could have hit another vehicle

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and it could have put the lives of the patient

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and the crew in the rear of the ambulance at danger.

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Councils are turning to Investigation Units to tackle

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West Oxfordshire district council is the latest to give its backing

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to team dedicated to curbing abuse of the system including council

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Fraud is estimated to cost the authority more than

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Last year, in Oxford, the city council recovered

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Katharine Da Costa has been looking into the problem.

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Investigation units like the one in Oxford cover many areas including

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tenancy Ford, council tax, business rates and the abuse of social

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housing and the right to buy scheme whereby someone buys a council house

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when not entitled to. With such high demand for affordable housing in the

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city, it is a key priority. In the last financial year, the recovered

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nearly ?4 million. 21 social housing properties were recovered and 33

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right to buy applications were turned down. On top of that, last

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year the council secured 15 prosecutions, this most serious

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offenders can face ten years in prison and unlimited fines. A couple

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of years ago, they were investigating housing benefit fraud.

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Many disbanded the fraud investigation services. In Oxford we

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retained hours and the likelihood that we will recover 400 -- ?4

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million suggests it was the right decision. It is important that fraud

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is tackled and Pete -- people don't get away with it. Local authorities

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are working harder than ever to make sure every pound spent on front line

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services. West Oxfordshire and Cotswold district councils are

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following in the footsteps by backing plans for investigation

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units. The more fraud that is identified, that is money that isn't

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as it were. It will help protect front line services and reduce the

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cost to the taxpayer. It is estimated by 2020, no -- councils

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will not receive any funding. They say a failure to detect Ford will

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result in the loss of precious resources.

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Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is looking to recruit 40 on-call

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There are currently 300 of them, making up more than half

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They earn up to ?9,000 a year and receive the same training

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Fit and healthy men and women aged 18 and over are being

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Two poems written by an 11-year-old George Michael have been unearthed

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by an old school friend in West Oxfordshire.

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Penny Ling, who now lives in Longcot,

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discovered them in her old primary school year book, written

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by the singer when he attended Roe Green Junior School in North

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As well as writing poems, he was just one of the

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We all would soon pop songs and we were both in the school choir. We

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both played violin. He didn't stand out, if he wasn't a show off. He was

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just one of us. A nine-year-old boy from Swindon has

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sent his special motorised wheelchair to a girl in Bosnia

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who has the same condition as him. Oscar Moulding has

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muscular dystrophy. When he got a new wheelchair

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he wanted to give his old one to his friend in Bosnia where access

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to such equipment is limited. Thanks to his state of the art

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motorised wheelchair, Oscar Moulding can do most

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of the things that make him fit in. Whether it's at home or at school,

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since he was four-years-old. I play with my brother. I do all the

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things that I want. I can race around in my chair a lot. If you

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want to sit at the table, it doesn't matter how high the table is. He

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needed those facilities to get the most out of life.

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but when he grew out of it and got another one,

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he wanted his old one to go to Bosnia.

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His family are friends with a family there,

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They raised the funds to ship it over.

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Now little Sophija says it's going to change her life.

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I can open the door, I can reach things. She can reach things by

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herself and healthy people think that they took these things for

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granted. She opened the door for her -- for the first time in her life

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and she is almost nine. The families are in touch

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regularly and Oscar has already seen Sophija

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in her new chair. He's delighted he's

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been able to help. I think of her like Oscar racing

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around with her friends and going from class to class taking herself

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off to dinner and into the playground. Just joining in with

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life like everybody else does. Do you think it will make a really big

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difference? It will change her life completely.

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They raised enough money to pay for any future

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maintenance, so the chair should be good for many years to come.

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A simple act of kindness that's brought joy to two young lives.

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Alexis is coming up with the weather forecast later in the programme -

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Later, we revisit an 80s children's TV series.

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Come with me the BBC South Today, where the weather is still to come.

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We will travel to 1983 with Portland Bill.

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A new centre using state-of-the-art simulators to train nurses

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and midwives has opened in Reading at a time when the NHS is struggling

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to recruit enough staff to care for mums and their babies.

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Part of the problem is finding enough hospital placements

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for trainees, so could technology be part of the answer?

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The bump may feel real enough. But the patient most definitely isn't.

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But this is no dummy. Linda gives birth like a real mum. So realistic,

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it is not the time viewing. The centre has opened. We were able to

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practice in our own time for our exams. It has been very valuable for

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us to have this invested for us and for the rest of the students within

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the university. My name is Claire, I am one of the nurses here. The

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mannequins come in all shapes and sizes and just like a flight

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simulator, the force trainees to make life or death decisions. The

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whole point of the Centre is that students can reserve their skills.

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They can learn in a safe environment and it is safe but also safe for

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patients. Midwife numbers in the Thames Valley have risen 10% but

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live births are up half as much. The biggest problem is finding hospitals

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with the budget to find clinical placements for these trainees.

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Simulation centres are very important because we can do a lot of

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our training within the simulation centre and help relieve the pressure

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of the amount of places we need in practice. The need for trainees to

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metaphorically get their hands dirty, practising on real-life

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patients, is not going away any time soon.

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If you've got young children, did they have you up in the night?

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Many parents struggle to get their babies and toddlers

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into a good routine but, for some families, the problems

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BBC South has had special access to the work of

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Southampton's Sleep Disorder Service.

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It's just for children and, in recent years, the clinic

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It's under the leadership of one woman, Dr Cathy Hill.

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She's on a mission to give desperate mums and dads a good night's rest.

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Imogen has a typical light tap routine. She however wakes

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repeatedly through the night. She sleepwalks around the house and

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frightens her parents. Even though the wise up wide-open, she is sat

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bolt upright and is rocking. She walked down the stairs, completely

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asleep. Southampton's specialist leet service treat children with

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complex sleeping disorders, the hardest cases. By the time we see

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bees families, quite often those problems have been going on for many

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years. The parents have forgotten what it is like to sleep. Building

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on work that began in 1980, Cathy has done much to develop the

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service. It is now based in Southampton hospital and sees

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children from around the UK. The strongest, most powerful trigger the

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sleepwalking, if you have got those other tendencies there, is not quite

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getting enough sleep. Cathy is quick to diagnose imaging with behavioural

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insomnia and sleepwalking. Children will have a night terror or

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sleepwalk within one or two hours of falling asleep, and what is

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happening is that the child's brain is half asleep and half awake, so it

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will do complex things like walk around, climb, but they have no

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memory of it or no awareness of what they are doing. The brain is

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obviously. That is the slave wage of sleep when our brains are vulnerable

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to do this funny switch. -- that is the stage of sleep. She has really

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gone into not just image and ask, down to what she's doing at bedtime,

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why she's getting up. She gave us advice we need. We will. By

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measuring from just between your eyes to the back of your head. In

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Southampton, this high-tech sleep lab is used to investigate the most

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difficult disorders. Cathy designed it based on similar setups in

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Australia, adapting adult testing to sue for younger patients. Some of

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her other patients do not need help with sleeping but with staying

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awake. Falling asleep in class, falling asleep as soon as we get in

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the car, falling asleep at home and at times, in weird places. This is

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nothing unusual among college students per right now Chloe is

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medicated to stay awake. Her narcolepsy need careful management.

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My eyes are watering. Carefully timed daytime sleep has been part of

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her routine out the three years whether she is but a condition

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called cataplexy has been harder to solve. She collapses, she drops

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things, she cannot hold onto anything, all her grip is gone. Her

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head will go and she would just collapse and she slurs her words,

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her mouth goes to one side. She copes with it very well. It is what

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is, it makes who she is, and there is nothing we can do about that

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other than support her. We have a cheesy strapline. We want them to be

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at and achieving. Six weeks on, imaging and her family have made

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progress. You might not have heard of them but sleep fairies are

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everywhere. I just want to say well done for good sleeping. Cathy has

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suggested Imogen should have happened sleep very. She visits a

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night-time when image and sleeps well, leaving encouraging little

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letters. She has a sleep Ferrador that the fairy visits. I have had to

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be a bit more strict bedtime. The last couple of weeks have been great

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so we're doing really well. A full night's sleep for everybody.

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Onto sport and big night of football for Southampton in the League Cup

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semifinal and a trip to Wembley up for grabs.

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It's 30 years since Southampton last contested a League Cup semifinal

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and, such is the way that the footballing fate works,

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that was against Liverpool - the same opponents they face this

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evening in the first of two legs for a place in the final at Wembley.

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For Saints, it's part of a hugely busy January

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in which they could face as many as nine games.

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The halo has slipped slightly for Claude Puel's side

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in the last few weeks - three straight Premier League losses

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were followed by a frustrating FA Cup draw at Norwich at the weekend.

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This game against Liverpool, a good team, it is a good thing for us. We

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need to try to have good result. It is a fantastic opportunity for us.

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We did well to stop it was only a draw in the end. A really good

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performance. Sometimes, the temptation can be to rotate the

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squad. We know that Claude Puel well has rotated to some effect.

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On the team news front, Puel said that he wouldn't be

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playing want-away captain Jose Fonte, so Maya Yoshida

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is set to continue alongside Virgil van Dijk.

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Adam Larner is in the Liverpool side, Flamini, Sturridge.

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You can follow all the action, of course, live on BBC Radio Solent

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with Adam Blackmore and the former Saints manager, Dave Merrington.

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Dorset's Scott Mitchell has seen his bid to win a second BDO

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World Darts Championship end in tatters today.

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The Bransgore farmer, who won the title two years ago,

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crashed out this afternoon at the Lakeside to Belgian

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Mitchell, himself seeded number two, suffered a 4-2 defeat after missing

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He exits in the second round in Frimley Green.

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Staying on a Wembley theme, Oxford United moved a step closer

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to a quick return to the Arch in the Checkatrade Trophy.

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Do you know any of these iconic names?

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They're locations in the BBC Radio 4 shipping forecast.

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But, as well as being coastal stations, they also became

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the characters of a children's TV series, which first

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Alexis Green went to meet the man who co-wrote the music

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The 1980s saw the birth of the large number of children's TV programmes.

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But one that sticks firmly in my memory is based on this lighthouse,

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the adventures of Portland Bill. Oh, come with me to the rolling sea,

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where the weather is calm still... It was the brainchild of John Grace.

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Sadly, you passed away in 2004 but his colleague, Nick Parsons,

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co-wrote the music. John entered a photographic competition and won it.

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It was based on the three plus the scene characters. As a result of

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that, he was contacted by a film fare who made the wombles in

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Paddington. The director asked if you would like to make the series

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and John said, I will write the script, would you like the music? So

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we collaborated. It was a nice project to work on. One day, Ross

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was having a terrible time, trying to scrap the steps clean. Most of

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the characters were named after sea errors and coastal stations around

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the British Isles. West 40s, north-westerly, six -- eight.

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Portland Bill was the main character and manned the lighthouse. Two

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Seabees altogether, 26 episodes and stories. The theme tune is the most

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memorable. Come with me, to the rolling sea, where the weather is

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common still. We will have some fun, the adventures of Portland Bill! It

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has lasted for years and even now my students will come to me and say, do

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you still write music for Portland Bill?

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Overnight tonight, we are expecting very chilly conditions and tomorrow,

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the chance of snow. A lovely scene today. Blue skies overhead. Very

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chilly conditions overnight. The winds will increase in strength,

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very windy. Coming in from the north-west, taking the edge of

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temperatures, but mainly dry by the odd isolated shower. Temperatures

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could drop as low as three Celsius. The winds will be very strong

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tomorrow. Light spells first thing but clouding over very quickly and

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the Met Office have issued the yellow snow warning. The risk of

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heavy snow in many places tomorrow, which could cause is. Through the

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day, rain first which will help temperatures rise joined the

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morning. A northerly breeze digging in. The potential for snowfall. More

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likely for air is not a boxer. Intense rain at times, up to 30

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millimetres in an hour, and the strength of the winters well. You

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need keep three key ingredients for snow, the cold air from the north,

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the right wind direction and intense rainfall. The risk of snow

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everywhere tomorrow evening, whisking eastwards and clearing most

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places tomorrow night but then the big risk is following the snow and

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rain. Temperatures tomorrow night, in the countryside, minus three

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Celsius. In our towns and cities, minus one Celsius. A risk of snow

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and ice with this feature drifting down the eastern part of the

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country. We could see snowfall for the rush-hour. Really intense winds

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coming in from the north, making it feel bitterly cold. The big risk of

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snow tomorrow almost anywhere. Stay tuned to the forecast annual local

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radio station. Don't forget to send us photos as well if you can.

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I think my political beliefs are really quite straightforward.

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I believe that our country needs to work for everyone.

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Not just for the rich, not just for the privileged,

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not just for those who know the right people or who've got

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the loudest voices, but a country that really works for everyone,

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has the opportunity to be who they want to be.

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In order to make sure that the country works for everyone,

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Standing up for the vulnerable, for the voiceless,

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against those who feel that they're strong and powerful.

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If you're doing the right thing, then you must do that however

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