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Welcome to BBC Points West with Liz Beacon and David G`rmston.


A man from Somerset is stopped from visiting his elderly


father after complaining about his dad's care.


For the rest of the week when I wasn't there,


he probably sat in total silence and we all know stimulation


But was the care home within its rights?


The prisoner who was kept in isolation just


70 years ago, Peter Scott bdcame a father founder of conservathon. And


We speak to David Attenborotgh about his journeys to some of


A row with the care home led to a son being banned from visithng his


father. Paul Doolan says he felt his


93-year-old father wasn't An investigation by the Victoria


Derbyshire Programme has revealed that Mr Doolan isn't alone ,


and that hundreds of relatives face problems visiting


their loved ones every year. We are all part of


an ageing population. More than 230,000 people now live


in full time residential care. But what happens when their new home


decides their family It's increasingly common


and the effects can be devastating. Paul Doohan's dad moved


into the care home in Paul visited him every week


for three years before He says it was because he h`d


complained about poor He looked forward to me


seeing him and taking him ott. The ban meant Paul and dad Terry


could only meet at this club watched by a chaperone employed


by the local authority. I always had a good relationship


with Dad and it was The email banning Paul accused him


of unacceptable behaviour I refute that completely,


my dad did his best for me and I was out


to do my best for my father. Solicitor Jemma Garside sees


hundreds of simliar cases. She says it's because


the law is a grey area. You don't have the rights


as a tenant, the contract is written They set the terms and condhtions


and you have to abide by those. Campaigners are now


calling on the CQC to keep accurate records of how manx visitor


bans are put in place in each Only then they say Will the full


scale of the problem Professor Martin Green


is from Care England, Earlier I asked him if it is ever


right that someone can be b`nned I think there are circumstances


where it could be legitimatd to ban someone for example if people going


into a care home and behaving abusively to other residents or to


staff there may be situations where somebody is banned but I have to say


it would be an unusual situ`tion when that happens. If you go in and


make a complaint, not everyone is a great diplomat, perhaps that could


be taken the wrong way and xou cannot see your LAN or your mum or


dad? Making a complaint is fine but people need to remember thex have to


make complaints inappropriate ways. If, for example, the making of a


complaint becomes to abusing the staff, that would be seen as abuse


of staff. I should stress there is no reason why a complaint should


result in a ban. Who decides whether someone is being abusive and


deserves to be kicked off the premises, is it down to the home, is


there any way you can go and say this is not fair? It is down to the


home but there are other pl`ces you can go so if this caused grdat


concern, you could take it tp with a Care Quality Commission who is the


regulator but I would hope hn the majority of cases this can be


resolved before it becomes dscalated to a ban. How common is this? Not


very common or though it is not something where there are m`ny


figures collated but if you look at the people in care homes and assume


they all have one or two or three carers, you can see this is not a


major issue but I am not underestimating the impact ht has on


the people affected. There `re no central records kept. Indeed, no


central records. Should there be? It might be helpful to see the scale of


the issue and we can see how we can craft a solution so it gets dealt


with before it becomes a situation where somebody is banned. Thank you.


A report says measures taken to tackle flooding in Somerset


A committee of MPs visited the county in April


They studied efforts in places like Montacute to slow the run-off


of rainwater by the use of ponds, trees and small dams.


A transgender woman from Bath who spent six weeks in jail last


year says prison staff made her feel like an animal in a zoo.


Tara Hudson, who was born a man admits she deserved to go to prison.


But she says the government needs to give more training


It comes on the day the Justice Secretary has mdt


with officers to discuss concerns about safety inside jails.


I have been behind these bars, I know how transgender people are


treated and it is not good. Eastwood Park hit the headlines when prisoner


Tara was moved from Bristol following a nationwide camp`ign


Many have been outraged Tar` who was born a man but lived as a woman to


ten years had been taken to a men's jail after pleading guilty to


assault. I felt I had no rights I felt like an animal in a zoo. Around


160,000 people signed a pethtion to get Tara moved to a women's prison.


After seven days, the OJ adlitted and she was moved. When she arrived,


she says staff did not know what to do with her. Because of my gender


identity, they felt they nedded to lock me up in segregation. @nd keep


me away from the main popul`tion of the prison. The Ministry of Justice


insists transgender prisoners are managed safely and in accordance


with the laws. Tara says shd was kept in her south while othdr


prisoners were allowed out to do college courses and go to the gym. I


did not feel like I was equ`l to the other prisoners. I think ye`h, if


you have done something bad, you should go to prison. You should be


punished. But to be treated differently to other prisondrs. .


What is your message to the government, what changes nedd to


take place? Better training of staff and more understanding. Tar` did not


have a gender recognition certificate, the paper to s`y she is


legally now a woman, if she had that the guidelines say she would have


been sent to a women's prison first. But the certificate is hard to come


by. And just like Tara, manx transgender people simply do not


have it. The government says discretion can be shown and a


national review is taking place looking at improvements that can be


made. The governor welcomes clearer balls but says a one size fhts all


approach will not work. Transgender people are in different states of


transition with different backgrounds and in different states


physically and emotionally `nd mentally as well. And I think a


basic set of guidelines is tseful but we should assess people as


individuals. Managing the ndeds of different individuals has bdcome one


of the biggest challenges the prison faces. It is cold and dark outside.


But you are inside watching BBC Points West! Nice to have you with


us. Plenty more to come... Stay with us.


Our amazing planet, Sir David Attenborough tells us


about his latest adventures to see incredible beasts.


And find out who liked my space project!


Transport police say Bristol is one of twenty five cities in thd UK


where they have most concerns and reports about children


most at risk from abuse using the railways.


Three men were jailed yesterday for sexually abusing a numbdr


One victim had travelled to Bristol regularly by train.


On her journeys home, she'd written about the abuse she suffered.


Friday night - on patrol at Bristol Temple Meads.


We are looking out for anything untoward, anyone who may


There's at least one report a week of a vulnerable child on rahlways


And a big campaign for what these officers are trained to worry about.


Children who are travelling alone, children who are maybe intoxicated


or on drugs, people who are hanging out in groups of adults that


Children dressed inappropri`tely for the time, or the weather.


Like the teenager sexually `ssaulted by three Somali men


She'd travelled the railways late at night, detailing in her diary


We see, across the UK, generally around 15 reports


where someone has expressed or identified a concern or risk


and they have spoken to the child and it


For the transport police, it's now about engaging


with these children - and not seeing them


In the past with better understanding now, where we may have


regarded children as being ` nuisance or anti-social or describe


them as being on the verge of acting with criminal by Hagar, we now look


to see what is beyond that. Extra resources and training


are being pumped into child The railways are at the heart


of that - because it's wherd so many A Somerset teenager suffering


from a very rare form of letkaemia got more than he bargained


for when he spent the day 13-year-old Daryl Allinson's had


a potentially life saving bone Today he got the chance


to indulge his passion for football Here's our Somerset Correspondent


Clinton Rogers. The media were there,


the scene was set for Yeovil Town The manager keen to point ott


that their new goalkeeper h`d, in bravely battling his illness


shown the kind of fighting It is going to take an unbelievable


fighting spirit to get this football club back into the League 1,


and he has every single one Are you confident that Yeovhl town


will be one day in the premhership? It is certainly possible,


maybe in a few seasons. It was quite a day for the teenager


whose family had to raise ?000, 00 to pay for a second bone marrow


transplant after the NHS refused They said the decision taken by


independent clinicians was largely based on the chances of a sdcond


transplant being successful. The players and staff had clubbed


together to donate to the ftnd Daryl's family is still payhng


for his treatnment. His first proper touch for this


football mad teenager For the family it was all vdry


emotional, but the sign in the club gym properly sums up the sphrit


of this teenager who is detdrmined It looks like he had a fabulous day.


Bristol Rovers are up to fifth after beating Fleetwood last night. Rovers


went a goal down after four minutes but Matty Taylor equalised on the


hour mark. Christian Montano scored the winner to help his team climb


into the play-off places. Wd knew they would win!


Prince Charles, the president of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust,


made a royal visit to their headquarters to celebrate


Founded by the late Sir Petdr Scott the trust now works around


the world in the name of conservation and education,


but faces new challenges as the world changes.


Our Gloucestershire reporter, Steve Knibbs, is at


Slimbridge with a few friends for us now.


Yes, welcome to a calm and puiet Slimbridge and the friendly


squadrons are in a perfect shot amazing what birdseed hoodoo seconds


before going on-air! The Prhnce of Wales joked he has a great `ffinity


because it is only two years old that older than he is. He mdt staff


and volunteers who make the work it possible and showed his concern for


the likes of the swans which he says he sees that Balmoral on thd way to


Gloucestershire. There are challenges ahead for the


conservationists here but mtch great work has been done over the last 70


years thanks to the incredible pioneering vision of the Sir Peter


Scott. 70 years ago there w`s little here, 900 acres of rural Butland,


attractive to thousands of peace. Then along came the son of some of


the -- Scott of the Antarcthc who was fascinated by conservathon. It


was a letter where he said lake the boy interested in national his -


natural history, it is battling games, they teach it in somd


schools. The letter worked hn the rest is history and sitting in the


same study, Sir Peter s son setup priority was of his father `nd a


powerful force Slimbridge wdnt on to become. He would be pleased with the


work that has been done and pleased the message has finally got through.


He will be pleased with the recent news about Antarctica being


redacted, that is important that the planet and it is huge news of the


environment. Today, a cake was cut by Prince Charles, the preshdent of


the wildfowl and Rutland trtst to celebrate the 70 year legacx of


projecting species and the current work of the trust in conservation


projects around the globe. H want to use this opportunity to congratulate


all of you for the immense `mount of hard work and effort you put into


this to the devotion and dedication you have shown to the whole cause.


I'm worried the numbers are going down... He told Slimbridge to see


friends of the species now thriving and learn more about those still


endangered, proof there are many challenges still ahead. Hum`n


society is the problem but we are also the solution. It has got to be


about people, we are getting more disconnected from nature, wdre in


the digital age and we have to embrace and use digital technology


more effectively but still connect people with nature. 70 years on a


sense of global achievement from this rural corner of Gloucestershire


but also recognition and thdre is still a need for modern conservation


in the modern world. A nice day out! I'm not sure if it was the


microphone or if Prince Charles has a bad throat. If he is watching from


Highgrove, get well soon. An eight year girl from Swindon has


today met astronaut Tim Peake, after being invited to speak


at a space conference in Portsmouth. Amelia Patterson sent him a picture


of her solar system homework while he was onboard


the International Space Station Andy Howard has been


following her story. For many, it started


with a big bang. For Amelia, the solar systel


was created with a few yoghtrt pots. We painted it orange and whdn it


dried we did yellow dots all over Life on Earth


depends on the sun? Because if we didn't have the sun,


everything on earth would bdcome ice and the whole thing would bd blue


so we would all die. Right, well, moving on...I have


got more questions... What is this big red


splodge on Jupiter? That has one massive storm


that covers some of it. You have scratched a bit


of planet off! Tim Peake is a big deal in this


house, Amelia sent him a picture of her solar system


when he was in space... He sent a tweet back


saying well done. What is it like having a message


back from an astronaut whilst It certainly is, and today,


Amelia got a little closer to him. First she listened to his speech,


then in the room next door, This is Tim Peake talking to Earth


from his radio on the ISS. It wasn't long before Ameli` met


Tim...or should that be, It's a sneak preview of the long


awaited new series of Planet Earth, which is of course made right


here at the Natural The producers of Planet Earth II say


we're about to get closer to some of the most inaccessible


places in the world. And thanks to advances


in technology, we'll be abld to come eye to eye with the animals


that live there. A lucky few at tonight's prdmiere


in Bristol are about to watch The series' narrator and broadcaster


Sir David Attenborough A little earlier, Sabet


Choudhury asked him... How planet Earth to is diffdrent. We


have new gear. All kinds of new gear, I am surprised how thd


technology takes you a step forward, things you never thought about. We


thought about drones? That hs one thing. Camera traps are another


which have developed. It is a tiny camera you can stick it where you


like and it is activated by the animal, if there is movement so if


you know an animal comes to a nest or to a marking post as manx do


then you can gear it so when something appears it turns ht on and


it will do that as long as there is movement. With planet Earth we were


seeing the planet from a gods eye view but now from the animals point


of view. There was almost nothing you can't do now. You can speed


things up and slow them down, film from the air and the bottom of the


sea and magnifying things... Everything, you can do. It hs a


great advantage. What somebody will say doing this interview in ten


years' time, I don't know! Oh, well, back in 2016, they did the last


thing. That is their problel! As far as Bristol goes, still the bastion


of national -- natural history, you must be so proud of the citx and


what it has done. I am proud to be part of it. But it is not md. It is


the BBC and a series of verx remarkable people in Bristol who,


over the years, the last 50 years, established natural history here.


What do you want people to take away from planet Earth? I did make


programmes for people to take things away, I make programmes bec`use it


is what I would like to watch. If I settle down of an evening, what


would I want to see? I would want to see things like that. OK, hd may


demand is prejudice, maybe so but that is what I would like pdople to


say, to look at the programle and think, wow, isn't that


extraordinary, isn't it beattiful and dramatic and exciting and it is


true and real. All these anhmals we see on the TV, anybody recognises,


regular viewers recognise which were unknown to three generations ago.


Extraordinary. Extraordinarx and we bump into them in the cantedn and


the bar. More from Sir David Attenborough tomorrow. We'll ask


about the health of our planet and what he thinks it will look like in


the future. And just to remind you Plandt


II begins this Sunday It'll be all over the iPlaydr as


well. It has turned chilly. Ian is on roof. Yes, it was markedly


chillier last night so let's take you through the forecast as we head


into tomorrow, more of the same tonight and if anything temperatures


dropping further four if yot view through tonight. Higher chances of


patches of forced -- fog around Tomorrow, dry weather which will


stretch on until the afternoon. We will sue thickening cloud and


outbreaks of rain. For a wider look, this is how things shape up at the


moment. An Arctic flow southwards across the country which established


in the last 24 hours and it will be chilly by night and by day


temperatures below average `s well but you can see towards the West,


North West, low-pressure runs a series of fronts and changes on the


way. For the rest of this evening and night, clear skies, high cloud,


not preventing temperatures dropping away. Patches of will form, some


sort but last night, I highdr chance of patches tonight, fairly shallow


fog but some dense patches but that underpins the forecast for how low


temperatures get. I do not dxpect anywhere above five Celsius and most


areas are in a range of -1 or - up to three or four. It will not feel


much higher tomorrow morning. A chilly start, some folk and there


will be some shine for many of you. Variable amounts of cloud towards


the early afternoon and then the cloud thickens up. In time,


outbreaks of rain. It will be erratic. There will be a trdnd later


in the evening for some of that it had moderate to heavy in pl`ces


Temperatures similar to tod`y, nine to 11 Celsius generally. Not


expecting a frost Friday morning. Some further outbreaks of r`in, it


should dry out as the day wdars on. Turning colder through the weekend


on bonfire night. Firework goes off. I hope that is fireworks night was


to buy all right, Ian? Before we go, congratulations to Ben Smith.


And before we go, we want to say congratulations to the runndr


Last night he was given a Pride of Britain Award.


He was honoured for complethng 01 marathons in as many days


If you trust me not and I trust you not,


then what is the point in this marriage at all?


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