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?1 million to help patients receive care closer to home.

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But there are claims the changes could lead to a reduction in beds

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Also: fewer officers - but more call outs following a merger.

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We assess the impact on roads policing in the Thames Valley.

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And later on: another daring feet at more than 300 and 50 feet -

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an escapologist takes on the Spinnaker tower.

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Patients in Buckinghamshire say changes to some community health

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care services have been rushed through and could lead

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The Trust says it's investing ?1 million to help more people

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Adina Campbell has spent the day in Marlow.

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This is going to be our new community resource room, where we

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hope to have a great facility for patients and carers to access

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And we have a reading station over here, as well.

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This is a new initiative that we have between the libraries

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and the mental health trust to support

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The Trust says it's introducing a number of new services,

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including thousands more short-term care packages,

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so patients can leave hospital and get care back home -

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double the number of outpatient appointments and a new frailty

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assessment service to help cut down on visits to A and E.

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Campaigners have been protesting over what could be

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There are currently eight hospital beds in Thame and 12 in Marlow.

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Some people are worried these changes could lead a reduction

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of beds in the future, putting patients at risk.

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It concerns me hugely that this pilot is being run

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in spring and summer, it's not going

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to be run during autumn and winter which is when the massive

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I don't believe they're telling the truth.

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I believe this is a fait accompli without any

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These changes are part of a six month pilot.

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They'll be monitored and, if they work well, they could be

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rolled out to other parts of the county.

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Earlier, Adina spoke to Dr Tina Kenny,

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who's the Medical Director from

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Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

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They started off by talking about how the beds in Marlow

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If you go and have a look in Marlow, you'll see they are actually there.

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It's about using the space and the beds flexibly

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You've announced a number of measures,

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one of them being new community hubs.

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The community hub concept is using the space that we have

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and the beds that we have in a different way.

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We will be able to provide rehabilitation physiotherapy

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services on a day basis, perhaps giving fluids or

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intravenous antibiotics into a vein from those very beds.

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There are concerns from campaigners who have told us they

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think this pilot scheme could lead to beds being cut in the future

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because you are using the beds in a different way.

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We are using the beds now, and I think we are going to have to

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continue to use the beds with the new model of care.

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So I don't think the beds are going to be cut,

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because we will need to use those beds.

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This new ?1 million investment, is this new money?

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It is money that we are using in a different way.

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So there are two aspects to the funding.

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The first aspect is that the commissioners have worked

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But the other part of it is looking at how we have

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looked after patients in the past, and remodelling that care so that we

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can release the funding into the community.

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Many people, I am sure, will be pleased to hear that you're making

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provisions to make sure people can be looked

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after in the home, but there are also worries

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about people who need the specialist care in a hospital.

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Special care in a hospital will absolutely be provided for them.

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The joint Thames Valley and Hampshire roads policing unit

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has seen an increase of more than 10% in the number of incidents

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according to figures obtained by BBC South.

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Between 2013 and 2014 the unit attended more

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Two years later, that figure had risen to nearly 49,000,

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an increase of more than 4,500 incidents.

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That's despite having around 20% fewer officers than when the

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Here's our Home Affairs Correspondent Peter Cooke.

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Five years after Hampshire and Thames Valley's road

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policing units merged, their officers are busier than ever.

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More than 50 posts were lost when they joined forces in 2012

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Those still working are attending around

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940 incidents a week - often having to travel

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The motorway through to junction turn, the A329, through to the

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Hampshire border, it is a huge area with not many of us.

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with regular emergency calls - as well as responding to accidents

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We prosecute you for driving without wearing a seat belt. You do not have

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to say anything now but it may harm your defence if you fail to say

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something which would later rely on import.

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The Roads Policing Unit is one of a number

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But officers say they're worried about how efficient

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We are not able to give the service that we want to to the public. We

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are being spread thinly, by police across the UK. This is a direct

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consequence of the cuts that we faced. Despite this, officers are

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still making a difference. A man who died in a motorbike accident's

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family say that the police have been a great support. I think the really

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lift a lot of stress of a person's shoulders.

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Both forces say they're focused on making sure

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they have the resources and specialist capabilities

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in the right locations at peak times to meet demand.

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But with further cuts feared and more motorists on our roads

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the units are likely to remain stretched.

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Plans to add more restaurants and a hotel at Milton Interchange

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near Didcot will be discussed by councillors tonight.

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The proposals, for a site behind the existing facilities,

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off the A34 include two new restaurants, two drive

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The developers say the plans will create jobs and employment

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in the area and the impact on traffic will be minimal.

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Those living nearby say there is no demand for the facilities.

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Unless they turn it into a motorway, the A34 is already tremendously busy

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at 3:30pm is is extremely busy.

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At 5pm, you wouldn't want to be here.

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Huge burial site dating back to Saxon times

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is to be excavated in Stoke Mandeville on the

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It's thought that 5,000 bodies are buried by the old St Mary's Church.

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Archaeologists say it could be one of the most important sites in the

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UK. It is even mentioned in the Domesday book.

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Names that tell the story of a village.

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The burial site in Stoke Mandeville dates back to Saxon times.

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The remains of thousands of people will soon be exhumed

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This site is an absolutely amazing Archaeological

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And it is pretty much one of the most important sites that has

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been dug will be dug in the last 50 years, archaeologically.

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The excavation is to make way for the hugely controversial

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HS2 line, which will pass through parts of Buckinghamshire and

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Oxfordshire, on its way from London to Birmingham.

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HS2 limited says the route has been carefully planned but local people

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When we first heard what was happening, we were

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We have protested, petitioned and done

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But we realise we have to accept that HS2 is going to happen

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and that means taking this site only.

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It's possible some existing families in the village could find out more

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Unfortunately, HS2 is going to make it absolutely essential

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And therefore it is going to provide unique information for the

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archaeological community about English village life over a very

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Last night, residents met HS2 representatives

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The dig is due to start later this year and finished in 2019.

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More than 100 refugees and immigrants who call Oxford home

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are gearing up for a charity football tournament

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Eight a side teams will play in the United Oxford Cup.

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It will raise money for an East Oxford based children's club.

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Teams include refugees from Syria, East Timor, Algeria and Sudan.

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Organisers hope to unite people from different communities.

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A type of shrimp discovered by scientists in Oxford has been

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it snaps its enlarged claw at rapid speed to create one of the loudest

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The noise is so intense it can kill small fish.

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One of the scientists in Oxford is a huge Pink Floyd fan

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and vowed to honour the progressive rock band if he ever discovered

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I'll have the headlines at eight and a full bulletin at 10.30.

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With the rest of South Today, here's Joe Kent.

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to holiday-makers jetting off on early-morning flights

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should be restricted because of an increase in rowdy

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Still to come in South Today: A daring feat

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at more than 300 feet - the escapologist taking

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Fresh talks are to be held in the latest attempt to resolve

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the year-long dispute between Southern Railway

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The union has so far held more than 30 days of strikes

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in its campaign against changes to the role of conductors.

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The two sides will meet on April the 24th.

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All previous attempts to find a solution have ended in failure.

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Negotiations continue in a separate dispute

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with the train drivers' union, Aslef.

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A new NHS mental health service has been launched specifically catering

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?9 million will be spent over the next three years,

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offering specialised treatment and support for conditions

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like post-traumatic stress disorder, and the problems, such as alcoholism

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And former military personnel themselves have helped

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to shape the new service, as Allen Sinclair

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Matt Stoodley now runs his own business, repairing horse boxes.

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But for decades he struggled in silence with the psychological

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after-effects of serving as an engineer in the Royal Navy

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Since leaving the service in the mid 1980s he'd been quick to anger,

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Both he, and the people he was closest to, were suffering.

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It's been known under various different names as shell shock,

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What went on at the Falklands, it just built up.

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Matt lost a number of friends and comrades during the Falklands

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conflict, and his own ship, HMS Glasgow, was

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Just three years ago, he finally sought help

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from the South Central veterans Service and with counselling

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from experts trained to deal with military personnel he's finally

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been able to face up to and accept the trauma he'd suffered.

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Mentally, it is incredibly tiring and evokes every emotion you could

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possibly have. It peels it back like the ale -- layers of onion and it

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works. The support Matt and many others

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received has now been refined and rebranded as the NHS Transition,

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Intervention and Liaison service. This expanded service

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is open to people before Hopefully it allows a more effective

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partnership with the Ministry of Defence and allows a seamless

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transition of care from the Ministry of Defence into the National Health

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Service. The big step is to go forward and say to somebody, "I need

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help." Nobody can push you into doing it. It is life changing,

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absolutely life changing. Ex-Forces personnel can be

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referred by their GP, by charities like Help For Heroes,

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or can simply contact With the women's rugby World Cup

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just around the corner,the England team have been in our part

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of the world today for a training session and it's also been a chance

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for them to inspire some players Well Kris Temple is there

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tonight as well - so, It's a big year for Women's Rugby,

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with the World Cup taking place this summer just

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across the water in Ireland. The preparations that England are

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ongoing. They are among the favourites to win the World Cup.

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They are taking their training sessions into the community.

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Train hard, play hard. The England's women's team are subscribers. They

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were playing in front of supporters and may have added a few extra

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percent. This is a red session and we work really hard. That is

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probably the hardest sessions that you will ever see. Great to have the

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support here and gives us the extra kick in training. It is good to see

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all the girls that want to be where we are and even the little boys. For

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the onlookers, it was a chance for the England stars. Me and my twin

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sister, briny, we were the only girls in the team. They progressed

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into the older teams. They are part of the England Grand Slam when.

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England are defending champions. It will be tough with the Irish crowd.

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It is good practice. Everyone is watching every nation, no matter

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what game they play. We have to keep an eye on everyone. Many more red

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session like these will ensure another success.

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Along with the training session, some of the England girls are

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helping out with the Basingstoke and 18 session. Tell us how Basingstoke

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got involved with hosting England. One of the England coach has got in

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touch with us and they wanted a southern base for the England ladies

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and stop they asked us if we would do it and we said yes. What does it

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do for the young players? It is incredible. It means they can look

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out there and see their ambition turned into reality. It is real for

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them and they can see it and touch where they want to be. How fast has

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the game grown in Basingstoke here? It is like an accelerated evolution.

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We have gone from nothing and we have five of our girls playing for

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Premiership clubs. We have some girls in the England under 20s and

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we can't wait for the next step. Thank you for having us here today.

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We wish England the best over the course of the summer.

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The prospective new owner of Portsmouth Football Club Michael

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Eisner says that there would be no fan representation on the board, if

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Speaking publicly for the first time in the Portsmouth News,

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the former Disney Chief Executive says he aims to invest

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But it's the issue of fan involvement that

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The Pompey Supporters Trust currently own 48 % of the club,

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Ultimately it's those two and half thousand shareholders who will vote

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Petersfield Cyclist Joe Truman has missed out on a medal

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in the Team Sprint at the World Track Championship

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The 20-year-old was part of the Great Britain trio

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which qualified third fastest, but they were beaten

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in round one by the Netherlands and finished fifth overall.

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Puppy, she was on south today when she was nine as an up-and-coming

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player saying that she wanted to play for England. Dreams do come

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true. Here she is. We saw her here first.

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Now, they're famous for their death defying stunts, feats

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of balance and acrobatics - and all of this

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You may well have seen the White Helmets in action -

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but sadly the end of the road is in sight for the army display

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team, which is based at Blandford Forum in Dorset.

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It's being disbanded later this year, after nine decades

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Abby Newbery went to see them in training.

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They have been jumping, holding on tight and surviving than 90 years.

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But that the White Helmets, It Is The End Of The Road. It is their

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last season before the team is disbanded. They are such a good

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group of guys and the team work and effort they put in is brilliant. To

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lose them is such a shame. Sun-macro I don't want to fall off a lot. You

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end up with a lot of bangs and scrapes and it does hurt every time.

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While this will be the last season for the display team, they still

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need two more members to complete the squad for the summer. Today is

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their final test performing in front of family and friends. Now the

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family say they want to show the more modern ways they communicate.

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These represent the former communication days when we used

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dispatch riders. Communication now is electronic and the army must move

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with those times. The Royal Court is a sophisticated organisation now.

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After the summer, they will go back to their regular posts with the Army

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bringing 90 years of history to a close.

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I'm sure they will be missed. I've seen them in action. Alexis is here

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for the weather. You have had another lovely day. We have had some

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great pictures. Some amazing pictures from last

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night. The full moon rose yesterday morning. These pictures were taken

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around the region. The moon doesn't always appear to be pink but the

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title is derived from the Native American tradition of naming full

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moons. Through the course of tonight, we

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are expecting increasing cloud. The cloud may produce rain but today we

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have some glorious sunshine. The weather front stayed in the Midlands

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and we have the lovely sunny spells. This was in Berkshire. We have some

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lovely conditions on Bournemouth beach. This was looking West.

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Overnight tonight, we will see increasing cloud during the early

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hours of tomorrow morning and sunlight and patchy rain. A lot of

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dry weather and one or two clear spells. Temperatures overnight

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tonight could drop as low as five Celsius. Urban areas, seven Celsius.

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More cloud in the sky than today. There will be one or two brighter

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spells. Temperatures could reach 14 Celsius. We are expecting highs of

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12 Celsius. A lot cooler than today. Further cloud tomorrow night and

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some outbreaks of rain will start arriving Good Friday morning.

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Tomorrow night, temperatures will drop layer -- lower. Quite a damp

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day on Good Friday. It is probably one of the most unsettled days of

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the bank holiday weekend. Outbreaks of light and patchy rain and some

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dry interludes. One or two brighter spells. Cooler air behind it

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following by an occluded front. Things will start to brighten up at

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the weekend because of this area of high pressure and we are hopeful

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that some bright and sunny spells. More cloud than sunshine over the

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Easter weekend. Tomorrow, a fair amount of cloud, light drizzle in

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the morning. Staying dry daylight areas and the wind will be light.

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The Good Friday, some outbreaks of light and patchy rain. Brighter

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spells for Saturday and Easter Sunday and Easter Monday looking

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pretty good. We could have the odd isolated shower but dry weather over

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the bank holiday weekend. It is a daring stunt

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that was made famous by the great escapologist Harry Houdini -

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getting out of a strait-jacket whilst upside down and

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suspended high in the air. Today Portsmouth based magician

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Dan Churchley took on the same challenge for charity,

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more than 300 feet up Magician Dan Churchley is one

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of the few people who can say he's in his comfort zone

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in a straitjacket but today he was testing his abilities

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in a way and a place he's never done before - preparing to escape

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the jacket more than 300 feet The biggest challenge for me today

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is being upside down for that amount of time. I'm going to be pivoted so

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I should spend five minutes upside down. I'm a bit worried about a head

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rush. We normally as what they have the breakfast when we're checking

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sound levels. What did you have? Today, I kept alive because there is

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some poor people at the bottom. Dan took on the challenge in memory

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of his friend, Daniel Bryant, Money raised will go to the charity

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Clic Sargent which supported Daniel and his family clip The stunt

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was made famous by Harry Houdini Thereon that many people that would

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dangle upside down for many people. -- there aren't that many.

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The stunt was made famous by Harry Houdini

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who first performed it in Kansas City in 1915.

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More than 100 years on, the stunt still has

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It took Dan just one minute and 51 seconds to break free -

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the man who was gently lowered back down to earth has no plans

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I could people -- hear people cheering me on and I didn't expect

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that. I'm really glad I did it. I don't think I'll do anything that

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crazy again. It turns my stomach just looking at

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it. That is it from us this evening. There is a new summary at eight

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o'clock and we will be back at 10:30pm. Have a lovely evening,

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goodbye.

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