07/11/2011 Inside Out South


07/11/2011

Should squatting be made illegal? The programme meets squatters and those who have been affected by them. There is also a look at the Dorset charity helping abused brown bears.


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Hello and welcome to Inside Out, back with three more stories from

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where you live. Hello. The misery caused by Berkshire squatters.

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home left like this and they're not even criminals. They've changed the

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locks and they're in my mother's house. The Dorset animal charity

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picking up the pieces of a cruel past in Serbia. Championing the

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plight of dancing bears, raising awareness about the desperate

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sadness and how they're treated and abused. And digging for history on

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the South's highest cliff. Bronze Age discoveries in a golden

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location. It's like when snow falls and you're the first one to walk

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over that nice, fresh fallen snow. It's a similar sort of feeling.

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Jon Cuthill and this is Inside Out First tonight, what would you do if

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squatters moved into your property? Call the cops? It might surprise

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you to learn that squatting isn't a criminal offence. But that could

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soon be about to change. Sadly, too late for one Berkshire woman who's

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had problems getting squatters out of her property. Here's Jane

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This house in Berkshire belongs to join Joy McCabe, her brother and

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her sister. It was left to them when their mother died. My mum was

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there for 50 years. We grew up there. All our memories are there.

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And now, we can't even go into it. While the family was deciding what

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to do with their mum's old home, four unwanted squatters moved in.

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We can't get into our own property now. They've changed the locks.

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The police were called but the family was told it was a civil

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matter and they couldn't through the squatters out. How surprised

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are you that this isn't a criminal offence? I didn't believe it wasn't

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a criminal offence. How can you move into a property that was my

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mum's house, which I will always think of as my mum's house? Was she

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a house proud person? She was indeed. She loved that house. She

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yes. Time to pay a visit to the four Lithuanian squatters. They

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claim they pay rent, not to Joy, but to someone on the internet.

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They even claim they've got a contract and that they're the

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victims of a scam. Are you going to move out? When are you going to

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move out? As soon as our contract finishes, we will go. Can you show

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me the contract? No. No. Is there I'm barely sleeping because I keep

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thinking, what if we can't get them out? So now we've got to go to

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court and hopefully we're going to get an order to get them out and

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then we'll have to get bailiffs to In Brighton, the squatting capital

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of the South, there's always someone on the lookout for an

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unused building. This Regency property near the Royal Pavilion

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was snapped up by squatters just We just noticed this place was not

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being used. We looked inside. It looked as if it hadn't been used

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for quite a long time. So we acquired entry into the building.

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How did you get in? There was an The local MP sees this lot as

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criminals and wants the law changed so they can be put behind bars.

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It's a lifestyle choice for some people and we call them serial

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squatters and they do cause damage and there's no retribution for the

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damage they cause. As soon you leave one property, you can move

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into another without any cost to you whatsoever. If we actually made

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it a criminal act, where people have to pay for the damages or get

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locked up in jail, then they will stop and eventually people will get

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the message that it is illegal. wants us slung out because he's

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like, more on the side of rich landlords than poorer people in

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general. Because we've a time of economic crisis, property values

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are remaining the same, even though people's ability to play those

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prices is going down. -- paydays prices. This privately owned house

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had stood empty for five years. It's now home to a varied community,

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some jobless, some homeless and some students. So this is my room -

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arts studio. It's really good having a lot of space where we can

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work. Standard accommodation wouldn't really have enough room. I

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wouldn't be able to afford enough room. Would people sympathise with

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that? Wouldn't they say, "Tough?" Maybe. There's always a nice

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community and you're not going to be on the streets. It's just a

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welcoming place to come to. It's not a scary homeless centre where

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sometimes people can just be a not more intimidating, I find.

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squatters believe if a property is neglected and empty, the

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responsible thing is to take it over. If you owned a property in

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later life and someone squatted in it, how would you feel? I would

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never own a property that I was not living in or was not directly using.

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There's no way that's going to Meanwhile, Joy and her brother

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Roger are at court for a hearing that will hopefully lead to the

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squatters being thrown out of their We've had to come to court today to

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get a possession order to get our property back. We've turned up here

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nine o'clock today, they haven't turned up here and we've had to sit

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in front of a judge which we've never had to do before to get our

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property back. I just can't believe it. It's awful. Isn't it staggering

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the police couldn't just say, out? Absolutely. They should have. I was

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told by people that they are breaking the law by breaking in,

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but the police didn't bother to investigate that. They said it was

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a civil matter and it was down to us to sort it out, not them. I want

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to get to the stage where if you were having this interview now, if

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we go back to our property now and there's someone in our property

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squatting, I want that person criminalised and put in jail. It is

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not acceptable people come back from holidays, or families in

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bereavement have squatters in their homes. That we've got to stop.

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Hopefully next year we'll have a law that stops that. But the

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Brighton squatters feel that rather than being attacked by the

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government, they should be embraced as they are providing for

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themselves without handouts. If you look at David Cameron's Big Society

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idea, he wants people to take initiative, to take control of

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their lives. Everybody's got to learn sometime. This is a very

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important, like the reason why some people find squatting a very good

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thing to do, is because they're not dependent on the state. They're not

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going to claim housing benefit. We're saving the state money. They

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don't have to go through the state to live. I think that's very

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important aspect of the squatting. Meanwhile, back in Berkshire,

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Nine weeks after the squatters took over her mother's home, bailiffs

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allow her to return. But the unwelcome houseguests have fled.

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Hello. Oh There are dirty towels, there's food left half eaten, and

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there's food left half cooked. There's blood, it looks like on the

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floor. There's wet washing, dirty washing, empty bottles, I can't

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believe it. It cost Joy about �2000 in court fees to reclaim what's

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hers. They're criminals and they've just lived here thinking, we can

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live here for nothing, we can do what we like, create as much mess

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as we want. Foul the place. They might as well be on the street if

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they're living like that in a house. Joy hopes that in the future, the

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government's plans to tighten the law on squatting will help prevent

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similar invasions. But the squatters in Brighton are

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determined to carry on, come what There are plans afoot to

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criminalise squatting. What would that mean to you? It would make it

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more difficult to carry on squatting. But I don't think it

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would change anything. You'd be a criminal now. Yes. It's whether you

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There isn't squatters' rights. Really, there's no law that says

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squatters have got rights. There's just no law to get them out

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Next, big pause, Bears. You probably think there's no

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connection between Dorset and Serbia's dancing bears. Think again,

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my friends because a tiny charity based in a tiny village is

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providing vital veterinary care to abused animals. I'm going to be

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honest, some of this film is pretty tough viewing but I think it's

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important we show you what's been Meet Borjana, a former dancing bear

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who now lives in a refuge in Serbia. This was her life before. For 10

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years, an old car was her home, where she was chained up. She, like

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this one, was a dancing bear forced to perform to make her owners money.

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Keeping bears this way is illegal in Serbia and it's hoped this cruel

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practice has now ended. Most animals have been confiscated from

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their owners and sent to a dedicated sanctuary but the big

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problem is how to provide for the The pretty village of Cranborne in

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Dorset is the rather unlikely location for the tiny HQ of the

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Worldwide Veterinary Service. In the front, the charity sells

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second-hand books to pay the rent on the building and in the back,

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they pack medicines and equipment that are sent abroad, along with

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veterinary teams to provide free care. The charity's founder is a

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Everyone that volunteers on the teams does so on their free time.

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We don't really have, we've got tiny staff costs, we're very

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efficient and we go absolutely anywhere that needs help. We go all

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over the world and that's the brilliant thing about the charity.

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Because we are very small, we're very flexible. Nearly everything we

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get goes straight out. Serbia is a fantastic little charity there and

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championing the plight of dancing bears, raising awareness about the

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kind of conditions and desperate sadness and how they are treated

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and abused is a really worthwhile thing to do. Just driving forward

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that campaign and supporting the people on the front line of that is

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This is where the latest WVS team is heading - a village in central

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Serbia. And here is the only sanctuary for the country's brown

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bears - the back garden of a Our bears actually do not have,

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here in Serbia, some experts who would treat them. We did not know

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who to ask for the help. We remembered the World Wide

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Veterinary Service, we called them and they responded to our calls.

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team of three WVS volunteers has arrived with an ambitious schedule.

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They want to check the condition of all five bears, and operate on

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those that need it. What is happening? But the team is only

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here for five days, so they need to get to work straight away. First is

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Borjana. There we go. Heather has worked with bears in China and this

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is her second visit to the century. Last time she operated on another

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bear, Cassandra. It is really nice to be back and they all look in

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really good condition. We removed around 20 teeth, or teeth fragments

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from Cassandra the last time. She had been badly beaten around the

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face and her right eye is blind due to traumatic damage and her teeth

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were the worst I have ever seen on a bear. They were horrendous.

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Removing those fragments, you can see her lips are all shredded. That

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is where she has been tethered for dancing, and the tethering chains

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have ripped through her top lips. Borjana is the oldest of the five

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bears is under anaesthetic and Heather can examine her teeth.

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the dancing bears, they often had their teeth smashed out to make

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them safer for their owners to handle. You can see here that her

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canine tooth on the lower side, there is pretty much nothing left

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of it. You can tell this was smashed out when she was a young

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bear. When she was taken as a cub from the wild. The enamel is really

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thin. If the tooth is broken when she is older, the top tooth looks

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like it was broken when she was older, the enamel is much thicker.

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You can imagine how painful this is because those nerves are constantly

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exposed, constantly raw and infection will trek up to the root

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of the teeth. You can see on the inside of her lip, these channels

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here, these would not normally exist. Bears do not have a

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connection between a top lip and their nose, but this is where she

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has had a hook for a chain put through her nose and her lip and

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For the bears in the sanctuary, this brutal treatment is now a

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They will spend the rest of their lives being looked after by Pavel

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and his wife. The charity struggles to pay for their care with just a

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little government help. They know the conditions are not ideal, but

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there is nowhere else. This is Ushkin. And she is a nice specimen

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of a typical brown bear. Unfortunately, she has a very bad

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temper towards people because her owner was a really, really mean. We

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knew that because we met him, he tortured her, beat her, so she

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remembers that very well. She does not trust people at all. Borjana's

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teeth are in a bad way. She has had nine removed, all of them were

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broken. It is disgusting. They will be sore for a few days, but once

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the pain relief we have given them will kick in there should not be a

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problem. Their gums should heal up fairly quickly and they will be

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able to carry on eating without it being painful. Can you just pull

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The next there is our only male bear Elvis. He is actually a zoo

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bear. Elvis lost one of his legs when his father, who was also in

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the zoo, bit him as a cub. He ended up here after a disastrous decision

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by the zoo to release him into the wild. He approached up to a

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children's camp asking for food, but that was not safe and several

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times a director of the National Park decided to shoot the bear.

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Some people asked by e-mail if we could save him. As Borjana comes

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out of the anaesthetic after her operation, Elvis is obviously

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concerned. He is usually not so willing to come immediately from

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this cage to his cage. Usually we have to bribe him with bread or

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something that he likes so that he can come inside. Obviously, he is

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worried for Borjana. He wants to touch her. The next day it is

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Elvis' turn to be operated on. He is under anaesthetic for several

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hours as Heather removes some damaged teeth and castrates him so

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Sadly, Elvis does not recover from his operation, and that night he

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The post-mortem examination would later reveal his liver and kidneys

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were diseased and the anaesthesia had put them under extra stress.

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Something the team could not have known when they were operating. It

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is a terrible blow for everyone, and for now it is decided not to do

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any more operations. But the team will be back, hopefully when the

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bears have a new home where they can behave more naturally. Pavel's

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dream is to find a larger and better sanctuary so the former

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dancing bears of Serbia can live Poor old Elvis, but I am glad to

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say the other four bears are doing well. If you have got a story for

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me, then drop me an e-mail. Finally, what is this? News just in. We are

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getting reports of a hole on top of one of the South's most spectacular

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viewpoints. Archaeologists are On a sunny afternoon in Dorset

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there is no finer place to be them on the highest point of the south

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coast, Golden Cap. What you might not expect to find is a massive

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hole, full of archaeologists. reason we're digging here on the

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cliff-edge is because we are on the cliff-edge, the erosion along this

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coast is happening so often and so much that we are going to lose it

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all into the sea. We are trying to rescue the information about these

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Bronze Age burial mounds before they end up down in the sea and

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washed away forever and we will not know anything about them at all.

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is thought the three mounds could disappear within 50 years and the

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archaeologists have just three weeks to excavate them before they

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cover them up again and leave them to their fate. We looked at these

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mounds and thought, it won't take long because they are shallow humps

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in the ground. Now we have gone down, you can see there's tons of

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material here. Heaps of stones, quite a presence standing within

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them at the moment. You feel you are a part of it. The mounds are

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the same age as Stonehenge. 4,000 years old. We spent three weeks

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clearing the stonework that they put on top here when they buried

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someone, they piled all the stone on top. We spent three weeks

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digging through it and this is what we found and we are really pleased

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and excited. It is a very special find. When the arrow head came out,

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the feeling of it, just holding that object that someone spent all

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that time and effort making out of stone, if it is quite emotional.

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4,000 years ago. Maybe it is because we have spent nearly three

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weeks constantly digging out parts of stone and are tired and

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emotional, but I think the objects that people use connect to people

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of the past. Just being inside the mound, because we have cleared half

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of it away and we can stand in the middle of it, on Bronze Age land

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surface, when you think about that, I don't know, you get a feeling

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from it. Maybe it is just archaeologists that feel that.

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There is something special. And nobody has stood there since they

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built it 4,000 years ago. It is like when snow falls and you're the

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first one to walk over that fresh fallen snow. It is a similar sort

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of feeling. It takes you back into the past directly. Standing in the

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same place. Not surprisingly, few man-made objects have survived the

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passing of thousands of years. Especially as here the soil is

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acidic which destroys even the bones. There is some organic

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material for the scientists to take away. What we have got here is a

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big lump of rubble which is the burial mound. Underneath we have a

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thin layer of dark brown soil which is the land surface, before the

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barrier was built. From that we can extract pollen from small samples

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that I'm taking now and that will give us an indication of the

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vegetation that was around at the time. It gives a snapshot of the

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environment of the early Bronze Age. It is valuable stuff. The team now

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realises that the Bronze Age people were not the only ones who saw this

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high vantage point as a good place to build some structures. They have

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cut a steep trench into the mound and put a sand floor down. In here

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we have got chunks of brick and bits of mortar to do with a

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structure which is being built. find that later on, only 200 years

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ago, that someone else came up to this site, saw these bumps and

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thought, this is a good place to put some buildings. To create a

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signal station where they would put flagpoles of different coloured

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flags and balls to signal that the French were coming. It is from the

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Napoleonic times. There were signal stations all along the coast which

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would signal to one another with all these different combinations of

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flags and banners. This place often gets very foggy. They were also

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told to have a big fire, a big beacon beside their hut. It is the

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same sort of thing you get during the Second World War. There was a

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real danger of being invaded. A bit like the home guard, I suppose,

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they got a few retired people out and set up this chain along the

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coast. Records have been found which shed light on the lives of

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these Napoleonic watchmen and their modest dwellings. Inside there were

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two rooms, two tables and three chairs. The officers and two able

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seaman beside them. Pretty chilly time, I would imagine. 1798 through

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to 1814, they watched the coast. I doubt it was always the same people,

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but certainly that is what the records tell us about looking

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through the spy glass out to sea. Artifacts have been found from

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those times, bits of pottery and animal bones and coins. Bronze Age

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finds have been scarce. Bonze Age we are dealing with pre-history.

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There is nothing written down at all. Sometimes you do not really

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get just what a great gulf there is. You can go back 2,000 years and you

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have one name, and that is a name written down by a Greek geographer

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about this area. It is a name given to the people in this area. That is

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the age of history. The beginning of all history, there were no names

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before that. There were no names of any of these important people the

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mounds were raised to. We do not know how they governed the people,

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it is hard work as a detective story. If there is very little to

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go on. But what is known is that the burial mounds were built high

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so everyone could see them and the settlements where people lived

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would have been lowered down in more sheltered spots. Exactly where,

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we do not know. People we found at Dog House Hill which is just behind

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us on the cliff, they might be the people who buried their dead up

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here. Or it might be out there which has gone. In the Bronze Age,

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the cliff-edge was about one-two miles further out than it is now.

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So the people who these burials were put here for have gone a long

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time ago. The barrows on a Golden Cap will soon disappear like the

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people who built them. This is the last chance for the archaeologists.

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But despite the intricate detective work, it is the last day of the dig

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and they still have not found what they're looking for. What would

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have been really lovely, and what you dream of, is to dig away and

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find this nice pick underneath and a body laid out, a crouched body in

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the bottom with a lovely whole pot at the side and a gorgeous flint

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knife. That would have been perfect. Not finding all the things you

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dream about finding... It is doing it, digging through the ground,

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digging through the layers, peeling it all back and finding all of

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these tiny bits and pieces that had been left behind. It does not

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matter you have not found what you might dream about. That is the

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whole process that we go through, doing an excavation, getting the

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stuff ready, getting your tools together, getting the people

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together, making sure you have got biscuits for tea breaks. It is the

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whole thing that makes it what it is. It makes me want to keep doing

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it. On that one you can even see the tree rings. What we can do is

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look at what we're finding and make up the stories from those things

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that survive in the ground. These days they can get within 50 to 100

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years either side. I suppose, if you think back into time, they were

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just like you and me. They needed food, they needed shelter, they

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lived, they loved, and if they had not been successful in all of that,

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Well, that is just about it for now. Keep your e-mails coming in and let

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me know what is happening where you live. Meet the millionaire landlord

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with over 300 properties to let. Not everybody in Oxford likes me

:28:38.:28:44.

very much. I don't care what people think. And that tenants who are

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Should squatting be made illegal? The programme meets squatters and those who have been affected by them. There is also a look at the Dorset charity helping abused brown bears, and archaeologists racing to uncover Bronze Age burial mounds before they are lost to the sea.


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