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Welcome to Spotlight. and on BBC One we now join the BBC's


The changing face of the NHS. Tonight we're live at a public


meeting in North Devon as locals fight to keep their acute services.


As Devon faces the largest budget deficit in the country


campaigners say lives will be lost if cuts are made to their hospitals.


Also tonight, the Devon man who was shot during a robbery


in Antigua - Chris Tester's family have told Spotlight he has


lost his eyesight and will spend several more weeks in hospital.


The joke that's become a reality - the 13-year-old who's going to


I would like to get other children around the world to realise that


there is more to life than just their gadgets and their phones.


And find out how this photographer's pictures of the Jam,


taken nearly 40 years ago have ended up on the cover of a new album.


Hundreds of people are expected at the latest public meeting


in North Devon tonight about the future of the NHS.


There are real fears that services - and lives - could be lost, if cuts


are made at North Devon District Hospital.


The NHS in Devon is facing a combined budget deficit


If nothing changes, that's the biggest in England -


so a major review of services is underway.


In North Devon that includes acute services, stroke,


maternity and children's care and emergency services.


Former Labour health minister and Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw


has accused the government of being "in complete denial"


about what he calls the "crisis" in health and social care,


and is calling for an immediate injection of cash.


Our health and social care system is in meltdown. And once again this


week we had the spectacle of the Prime Minister and the government in


total denial about the skill of the problem and an open war with the


head of the NHS, Simon Stevens, who challenged the government to put


more money in. Kirk England is in Braunton tonight


at the latest in series of meetings discussing the planned changes to


health services. North Devon District Hospital is


only a few minutes down the road. That's the focus of concern for


people here in North Devon. This is the latest in a series of public


meetings that have been packed out. We are expecting the same here in


Braunton this evening. The main concern is our what could


potentially happen to services at North Devon District Hospital. It


was built in the 60s. Two campaigners who will be taking part


in a meeting tonight are with me now, Liz Wood, what are you


concerned about? Were concerned about cuts in this hospital to the


stroke unit, paediatrics and maternity. In which case we would


have to travel all the way to Exeter which is at least an hour away, if


the traffic isn't too bad. If the weather is good. Outside the tourist


season. If you live in Linton or even further, either way, if you


need treatment quickly, they will not recover when they could have


done. Serious concerns. Netty Pearson, fears are high in North


Devon. Yes, North Devon hospital is the second most remote hospital in


England. It takes most people more than 60 minutes to get the next


hospital, is Exeter. What about the arguments that the NHS is under


budgetary pressure and needs to change and adapt? But the plans that


are being looked at will make it safe and affordable. It is not


surprising that they are under budgetary pressure. Since 2010 there


have been budget cuts every year. They are underfunded, not overspent.


The government would argue that they are adequately funding the NHS. Liz


Wood, can you understand why people feel so strongly about this? Yes,


all my life I felt safe because I knew that the hospital would be


there if I needed it and now we no longer feel safe. Thank you. We must


stop you there. Just to look at the other arguments and what the NHS is


saying, the organisations behind this review that is taking place say


we need to meet the increasing health and care needs of the


population while ensuring services are sustainable and affordable and,


as I say, the government has insisted that the NHS is adequately


funded. All next week on Spotlight


and BBC local radio we're going inside our NHS


in the South West with a series


of exclusive reports. We'll also be debating the future


of the health service with some


of the region's key decision makers. Three men have appeared in court


charged with the murder of a man whose body was found in a park in St


Austell. All three men were living in


a nearby shelter for the homeless. The man who died was also


a resident at the hostel. The body of 31-year-old Stephen Ball


was found in this part in Saint Austell in by a member of the


public. Stephen Bull was a resident apostle a few hundred yards away


from where he died. It is run by a charity that provides accommodation


for homeless people. Today, three other residents from the same


possible chance before magister -- appeared before magistrates in


men made no plea during this men made no plea during this


hearing. The court was packed with friends and relatives and some


shouted out to the men, as they left the courtroom. The local MP says the


charity which runs the hospital now has issues which are affecting the


town. It is a facility here in the town which has 62 people with


dependency or other significant needs. It is too many people and


people are being brought here from all over Cornwall and further


appeal, and the impact that this residential unit is having on St


Austell has reached the point where it is no longer acceptable and the


people of St Austell have had enough. The charity has declined to


comment about these concerns. This man is a resident at the hostel. He


did not want to be identified but said that the report he has received


from the charity has probably saved his life. The three men charged with


the murder of Stephen Bull were remanded in custody and will appear


in court in Plymouth on Monday. Now a look at some of the other


stories making the news The police have officially named


a couple found dead in a house in Dunkeswell last week


as Michael Beck, who was 62, The deaths are being treated


as murder and suicide. Police investigating the death


of a man found in a van in Cornwall The 35-year-old was discovered


in a Volkswagen Transporter Officers want to hear from anybody


who's seen the vehicle. The family of Josh Clayton


are writing to the Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police


to request that another force carries out a fresh


investigation into his death. The 23-year-old from Taunton


was found dead on Tresco in 2015. The inquest into his death


collapsed earlier this week. Motorists are being warned


about the dangers Freezing conditions are again


forecast, especially in Devon, where the county council says road


temperatures David will have all


the details later. A Devon man who was shot


in the head during an armed robbery Chris Tester intervened when his


parents were being threatened with a gun at their restaurant


in Antigua on Christmas Day. He's currently being treated


at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital. Spotlight's John Ayres


has the latest. It should have been a Christmas


holiday in Paradise but when an armed robber threatened the parents


of Chris Tester have done, Chris try to stop him and was shot in the


head. It's incredible that he was not killed. His family have been at


his bedside at Derriford Hospital. Where it entered behind his right


so he was extremely lucky it did so he was extremely lucky it did


miss his brain, but obviously, unfortunately, it has affected his


eyesight. They are hoping that any brain damage suffered from this is


minimal. He has been on his feet, but it is going to be some time


before he is well enough to leave hospital. He's still on quite a lot


of painkillers all the time. He has had an injury to the head so he is


still recovering from that. He is OK. He's eating a little bit and he


is talking so, yes, he is doing all right. He will be treated for a few


more weeks. He might be moved from Plymouth into a rehabilitation unit


and then he can adjust and hopefully he will be back home but we haven't


been told exactly when that might be. After he had been shot he was


taken for treatment and when he was stable he was flown home to the UK


by Air Ambulance. His family are hugely grateful to friends and


family who rallied round with a crowdfunding campaign that has now


passed more than ?100,000 but is still ?20,000 short of the final


cost. The family have not given any information about the police


investigation into the shooting. Work's started on the country's only


Marine Enterprise Zone in a disused part of Devonport Naval


Base which could create 120 jobs. ?7 million is being invested


to create Oceansgate on the southern


area of the dockyard. With access to three Victorian docks


and reduced tax rates, it's hoped the area will attract


hi-tech marine businesses. I launched this project last July


and we have had 70 inquiries already from nationwide, I hasten to add,


not just local but nationwide. Over 70 inquiries. We are following up


each and every one of them to see how we can best meet the needs of


the people that have asked to get involved and, at the same time,


promote Plymouth. That's my job. The pressures on our health


and social care system are very much in the headlines at the moment,


and now it's hoped a pioneering approach to providing home care


on Dartmoor could be extended to other parts of Devon


and even nationwide. The carer introduction service


was set up after elderly people struggled to get care


from commercial agencies Tamsin Melville has been


to see how the idea works. I would probably have to go into a


home, if not today then very soon. Very quickly. Because I just could


not cope. It is possible for me this because of Simone, a self-employed


carer who lives in the same Dartmoor village. North-east Dartmoor care


was started because elderly people like Mavis in a very rural varieties


were struggling to get carers from commercial villages. There is a


response that is required to the crisis and social care. And


communities make a difference by organising themselves to help


address the issues. Julia has been playing matchmaker within the


community introducing people like Mavis and Simone leading to more


than 1000 care hours a week and 45 self-employed local carers on a


register. It is just giving people a bit of independence at home. And it


is a lovely place to work. I think it is absolutely essential. Because


I am not the only person at all. I hear of a lot of people who are just


needing that to stay at home, and people are getting stuck in


hospitals. I had one person who was in hospital, my friend, who was in


hospital for a fortnight entirely because they could not get any care


for her. Thanks to local fundraising Nedcare is set to become a


not-for-profit registered social care agency in its own right and


Juliet is bidding for government cash in the hope that the community


model could be copied in other parts of Devon. You can see much more that


scheme on the Sunday Politics this coming Sunday at 11 o'clock on BBC


One. A Devon firm which makes yurts


is expanding thanks to an EU grant. The firm, in Staverton near Totnes,


is taking on three more staff A further ?1 million of European


money is is up for grabs by rural businesses in South Devon


before the scheme ends. Yurts have become very trendy thanks


to pop festivals like Glastonbury. This company which makes yurts has


recently received ?15,000 EU grant to help it expand. It has enabled me


to grow the business. As a result of getting the grant I'd been able to


employ two more people and extend the product line which means that


our offering is much better than it was. It is great news. The yurts are


handmade in this workshop in the Devon countryside. The cash came


from the South Devon coastal local action group which hands out


European funds to create jobs. This is a prime example of a small rural


business with four people employed at the moment and we're going to


employ another three. The future is uncertain. We are looking at other


schemes, UK-based schemes. If we can get the same people involved and


carry it forward, that is what we aim to do. Brexit means the scheme


will end. The good news is there is ?1 million left in the pot which


could be handed out to rural businesses in South Devon over the


next few years. To the untrained eye it might seem like just some canvas


over some polls, but it takes skilled craftspeople whose futures


have been secured by the grant. I am born and bred in topless. I help --


Totnes. It is very close to fine furniture making, using the skills


that I have. At the best of times I'm not an enthusiastic camper but


even I think that I could get into this glamping lark!


It's time for the sport now and Plymouth's big game with Liverpool


is getting ever closer. Natalie's here to tell us more.


We're not going to talk about it tonight because with replay tickets


rapidly selling out, Plymouth Argyle will have to put the thrill


of the FA Cup behind them and get back to business this weekend


when they host Stevenage in League 2.


The Pilgrims are still second in the division.


Doncaster have opened up a four-point gap at the top


Derek Adams reckons that rather than being distracted


by the Liverpool games, his players have learned from being


We have shown that again, go back into the game against Stevenage, we


take the experience of being able to close teams down, not allowing them


any space but then on the opposite side, we have to go and get on the


ball and pass and move it and create chances again, this weekend.


Elsewhere our other league 2 sides are on their travels.


Exeter are at Grimsby, and Yeovil at Wycombe.


In the National League, Torquay are at home to Woking.


The Exeter Chiefs will try to keep their faint hopes of staying


in Europe alive when they take on Ulster this weekend.


They're playing on Sunday, so let's start there and work backwards.


In the British and Irish Cup the Pirates are away to Ospreys


and it's the Blues versus the Reds with Jersey visiting Cardiff.


Meanwhile in League One, Albion are at home to Esher.


Well, it started as a joke but now a teenager from Cornwall


is preparing to take on an incredible endurance challenge.


Next month, 13-year-old Siam Juntakeraket from Bodmin


is going to cycle 3,000 miles across Australia.


He's in good hands - going with him is his coach Bob Brown,


who's the first man to have both run and cycled the route.


Nothing unusual about cycling to school and back, but Siam


Juntakeraket has much bigger plans. A throwaway comment is triathlon


coach who was planning on setting up a race across Australia set the


wheels in motion for a gruelling record attempt. I rang up and asked


them if I could have a go, as sort of a joke to start with, but then


they said why not, let's give it a go. And here we are. They will


concentrate purely on his record attempt. 44 days, the time to beat.


We are aiming to do it in 30 but I have only hired a motorhome for 36


days because of the finances and things like that. It is an average


of over 90 miles each day. No pressure, then. They will start for


hours north of Sydney and head west with Siam's Perez following behind.


It seems like quite a lot to do in a day, but I am prepared. He has the


attributes necessary to complete this amazing challenge and I am


really proud of him. Bob would know what it takes having run across


Europe, the US, as well as crossing Australia on foot and on two wheels.


If he had asked to run across Australia with me I would have said


no because of his age. Some days I would get days when my feet swelled


up and size six at the start of the race up to size 11. What will be the


biggest problem next month? It will be the heat, quite bad, I think. But


I reckon it will be fine. Me trying to keep up with him, which might be


more difficult than it sounds. As well as raising money for two local


charities, Siam wants to inspire others on a global scale. I would


like to get other children around the world to realise that there is


more to life than just their gadgets and their phones, and to get out and


feel what it is like to be doing activities, rather than just sitting


on a sofa and not really doing much. Good advice for us all! That's


right, it is not just children. Good advice coming from a 13-year-old.


Amazing, isn't it? Incredible trip. Now how about this for


a trip down memory lane? Two sisters have just watched a film


of themselves for the first time, more than 60 years


after it was made. Back in the 1950s they took


part in a production All these years later


they have finally seen it and as Clare Woodling reports,


it was an emotional moment. Lines from the greatest of our


plays, and you out of the rock is one of the most lovely theatres in


Europe, the Minack Theatre. 1955 and preparations are underway for


Macbeth. Among the cast, 24-year-old Philip Kendall Carpenter. There is


me. And there is Macbeth. I can't remember his name. That is Duncan.


Duncan, I could be wrong. Her younger sister Vivian also has a


role. 60 years on, and memories have come alive as they watch themselves


in a newly discovered film for the first time. I think that Don McLeod,


who was so good looking. He was putting blood on his sword, bless


him. I went out with him a couple of times! Is that the boy? Yes. He was


so sweet! They had Macbeth's head wrapped up in a cloth and they


dropped it on the stage with a dreadful thud, and it was the


biggest turn up that they could find! This huge turnout, every


night, kerthump! Did you know that I went swimming? No, no. I bet mother


didn't as well. Midnight? Yes, somebody followed me, evidently. I


can't remember who. No. Shall I tell you? I was swimming and paddling


away and suddenly I was aware that I was not alone? Do you know who


followed me? Mac Beth! No, really! They just love cheering them


memories. She went swimming with Macbeth. Scandal! -- they loved


sharing their memories. Now for a budding young rock


photographer the late 1970s was an exciting time


to try to launch a career. Mike Searle was just seventeen


when he took a cheap camera The snaps he took didn't make it


into the music press But decades later his dream has come


true and they've ended The Jam Orntoft the Pops in 1979.


Mike Searle went to see them that month and took along his


Russian-made camera. They were an amazing band, so part of what I


wanted to do was capture him jumping with his guitar, Paul Weller,


because that was his kind of signature move. I managed to get


that. Lacking confidence, Mike didn't do anything with them. The


pictures never saw the light of day again until a few years ago. Wanting


to set up as a freelance photographer Mike dug them out and


put them online and then he got a call. Someone from Universal Music


called me and said we have got your photos and we would like to use them


in a live album were releasing in the same year, are you interested?


Yes, I am! Six months later the finished album was posted to him. I


got the package and they opened it up and it was just this shiny,


heavy, beautiful piece of art. I would have done it for love, to be


honest! So, teenage dreams that finally came true, 38 years later. I


think the message is for other people that age, if you do get the


chance, follow your passion and really follow it through and good


things can happen. Photos that stood the test of time.


After the cold and I saw last night, there


Our late bulletin is at 10:25pm. Have a good evening.


Parents are facing an explosion in the number of children saying


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