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Hello. - so it's goodbye from me -


Tonight on Spotlight, the ongoing battles facing


young people needing mental health treatment.


One teenager's family's told she may have to be treated as far away


to be told that there is nowhere in England to look after my daughter...


That is even more of a slap in the face, I think, than being told there


is nowhere in Cornwall. Also tonight, a story of amazing


determination and generosity. The Royal Marine and his family


moving into a purpose built home thanks to a charity and builders


who gave their time free of charge. When was the insurer and skew? --


insurance you? On patrol as the police launch


a crackdown on illegal driving. And ahead of a crucial match tonight


Plymouth Raiders player John Barber Junior's here to show


off some trick shots and answer UK or USA? UK. Really? You like it


here? I like it. For many years, there've been


serious concerns about mental health care for young people


in the south west. Here on Spotlight we've brought


you the stories of several families who've described the exhaustion


and misery of driving hundreds of miles to visit their children


in treatment across the UK. They've been told there were simply


no beds available closer to home. The government has


promised more investment. Just a few weeks ago,


the Prime Minister pledged to stop young people being sent out


of their local area for treatment. Tonight we hear the story of


one teenager from St Ives who may have to be treated


in Scotland or Ireland. It is a picture of youthful


exuberance, but it does not tell the whole story. Sasha suffers from


depression. The 17-year-old is currently staying at an NHS unit in


Somerset. To visit her daughter, mother Marie must make a 300 mile


return trip from their home in St Ives. That journey could become


greater still. I have been told by CAMS that they have tried to contact


everyone in England and there is nowhere for her in England, and that


they are looking to take her out of the country, basically, to either


Ireland or Scotland. But even then, they haven't said there is a unit


there are any help there that will be any different to what is offered


where she is now. This is far from an isolated case.


Over the years, we have heard from several families whose children have


been sent for treatment hundreds of miles away, whether to Norfolk,


Buckinghamshire or Kent. Nearly two years ago, the government


acknowledged the system was totally dysfunctional and pledged more than


?1 billion to improve care. The Prime Minister has pledged to stop


the practice of sending young people out about the cool area for


treatment. Later this year, we will bring


forward a new green paper on children and young people's


mental-health transform services in education and for families. These


measures will build on the work we are already doing to put a stop to


the untold misery of hundreds of children being sent halfway across


the country to access mental-health services.


The Prime Minister has promised that by 2021, no child will be sent away


from their local area to be treated for a General mental health


condition. But that is little comfort now for Sasha and Marie. NHS


England said it was reviewing its children and adolescent mental


health services, or CAMS, to secure a more balanced distribution of beds


across the country. The spokesperson said it plans to inappropriate del


eliminate inappropriate out of area placements.


Well, in Cornwall as we heard, there's been a campaign


for a special adolescent unit, led by the Invictus Trust.


The charity was set up by the family of Ben Cowburn,


who took his own life in Cornwall's adult psychiatric unit in 2010.


Joining me now from Truro is Ben's sister, Sophia Rose.


Of course, you know how much pressure these families are under in


this situation, don't you? Yes, of course. We were fortunate in


some respects that Ben was actually based in Cornwall and very close to


our home address, and that meant that we could visit him on a daily


basis, and that we were really at his beck and call, and as we know,


with adolescents and young adults with mental health issues, some days


it is really not a good day, and some days, all they need is their


family, their brothers, sisters, parents or best friends to visit


them and for children and young adolescents being cared for so far


away from their home, so far out of county, that makes it so difficult.


We know you are trying to get a specialist adolescent unit set up


for patients in Cornwall. Despite all the official pledges we have


heard over the years and covered on Spotlight, this doesn't seem to be


happening yet. Why is that? Yes, that is our question from the


Invictus Trust as well. We set up the Invictus Trust seven years ago


after Ben took his life, and we have been campaigning for it ever since.


An NHS report in 2014 marked any counties without inpatient


adolescent mental health facilities as an urgent priority, and still,


three years down the line, Cornwall are still waiting. In that report,


Cornwall were quite literally cut off the mat. They weren't present in


the report, yet the government pledged aliens of pounds to improve


the services. So we are in the same position of campaigning and


fighting, really, for the patients who are still travelling thousands


of miles a year to visit their children.


We heard there from the Prime Minister pledging more money. Is it


a question of red tape that seems to be the difficulty?


In Cornwall at the moment, the work Invictus Trust has been doing for


seven years, we have got architectural plans drawn up and


land promised to us by places like Cornwall College, down in Poole.


There is land available there to build, but we cannot secure the


funds to make that build through the NHS Foundation Trust.


We have to leave it there. Thank you for joining us.


A Royal Marine who's in a wheelchair after service in Afghanistan,


is moving into a house that's been designed especially for him thanks


to the generosity of a charity, and construction workers


Corporal Philip Eaglesham's home would have cost more


than half a million pounds, but the plot and most of the time


and expertise have been given free of charge.


Harriet Bradshaw has been to Taunton to see how


Remember this? Just over six months on, and things


have dramatically changed. So we have got the extrawide doors,


which you can get in and out of with the power chair, which is great.


Having the space to actually go around the whole kitchen.


Corporal Phillip Eaglesham caught an illness during service in


Afghanistan that causes physical deterioration, so this specially


designed house is life changing. I have been able to make my own


coffee now for the first time in a number of years. I am able to get


that family life back, to act like a dad again. That is probably one of


the most important things, and to be able to feel like a father again,


more than anything, that is humbling in its self, but it gets a bit of


normality back to life. Knowing that we now have a home that


has been a future proofed for Philip and his sort of long-term


deterioration has really been a weight lifted off our shoulders,


because we at least now know that we have somewhere to call home,


somewhere that is suitable for him to live in and gives him as much


freedom as he can possibly have. It was all made possible through the


Royal Marines charity, and some very generous construction workers.


There was no alternative viable solution, and the charity felt


responsible to provide that solution to keep the family unit together and


to provide a safe environment for the family to live in the future.


Building experts working across the region have been giving time and


expertise for free, with extras and essentials being paid for by the


charity. And it did not take a lot of persuading for me to actually get


the contract does involve. -- the contractors. They were very


much willing partners in delivering this project.


One of the Irish and has done everything for free on his own back,


so with the days he has had off, he has come in and at work on it.


-- one of the electricians. Thank you will never be enough. They


are part of our family now, and the door is always open to them.


It has been a year in the making, but now all they need to do is a bit


more unpacking. Now a round up of some


of today's other stories. Three people have pleaded not guilty


to the murder of a man whose body was found in a playground


in St Austell. Joshua Buscombe, Daniel Altass,


and Jordan Bishop, who all lived at the Cosgarne Hall Hostel


in the town, entered pleas of not guilty


to murdering Stephen Bull when they appeared


at Exeter Crown Court. Investigators say a serious fire


at the Riverside Leisure Centre in Exeter was caused


by a sauna heater. 120 firefighters were called


to tackle the blaze on Tuesday and police declared it


a major incident. It's still not clear


when the leisure centre will reopen. Council car parking charges


in Cornwall have been frozen Councillors said they made


the decision because parking charges are essential to supporting


the local economy. Further talks will take place


in the Autumn to decide whether to raise charges


from April next year. A Devon man who's unable to work


says he's facing a constant Paul Kenshole - who was injured


in a motorbike accident - is assessed every year


and deemed fit to work. Each time it happens


he appeals and wins. But recently he was left


without benefits for five months and he's now calling for a more


humane and accurate assessment Johnny Rutherford has


been talking to him. Paul Kenshole had a motorcycle


accident in 2009. Since then, he has been unable to work, and to claim


long-term income support, he is assessed every two years. Each time,


he is deemed fit for work. When he appeals, he wins his case. But time


and stress takes its toll on someone who is suffering a lot of pain.


I have got the doctor saying you are not fit, you will never be fit. And


I have got to come to terms with that. And then you have the job


centre saying, you are fit for work. So it is confusing. If the job


centre and the Department for Work and Pensions could talk to my doctor


and health authorities, and get the facts right, it would be sorted.


Paul, a former stonemason, has no other form of income. When benefits


stopped during appeals, he has do borrow money from his friends to


survive. What they put people through is so


downgrading. And moralising. Is unbelievable. -- demoralising. It


October last year, his employment allowance stopped again, as he was


deemed fit to work. He appealed and was told payments


would restart. Two months later, even with a request from his doctor,


he still not had received any money. After winning his tribunal in


January, he has been left waiting for payment. After they were


contacted by the BBC, the DWP paid Mr Kenshole's benefits, but there


was no explanation as to why there was a delay. In a statement, Lee


said, anyone who appeals and ES a decision has an option to claim


job-seeker's allowance while they wait for a hearing.


Cars have been impounded and drivers arrested in a major operation


against illegal motoring in the south west.


Police from Devon and Cornwall and their counterparts from Dorset


are running an operation, named Allied Wolf, which aims


Our home affairs correspondent Simon Hall has been out on patrol


Using computerised registration plate monitoring linked to a series


of databases, operation Allied Wolf scoured Exeter with its Alec Rudnick


eyes. -- electronic eyes. Here, an uninsured driver.


When was the insurance due? Have you got your driving licence with you?


The result, a ?300 fine and six penalty points.


It is very serious, uninsured drivers are something like 10-12


times more likely to be involved in a serious or fatal collision. So it


is quite a serious offence. One of the most common offences we


saw was driving without insurance, with a series of cars seized.


There have been concerns that the well-publicised cut in the number of


traffic officers could having courage to some motorists to flout


the law. This operation is partly designed to reverse that impression.


What is striking about spending time with the traffic police is just


family driving offences you see. Here, no car tax. But the more


serious offences, police say, can easily prove fatal.


If you are involved in an investigation and you are the


officer that as they walk and tell someone that their loved one is not


coming home because of the reckless or thoughtless actions of someone


else, you see the consequences, and our officers have delivered that, as


do the family and friends of those involved in these incidents.


The police say operation Allied Wolf will be regularly repeated in other


areas of Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. Later in the programme: remembering


a young woman who went to war. whose name has finally be


added to this memorial. And we will be finding out what it


takes to make the best kebabs in the country.


It's time for the sport and there's a busy weekend ahead.


Natalie's here to let us know what's in store.


I certainly am. Thank you very much indeed.


Good evening. Exeter Chiefs players Jack Nowell,


Henry Slade and Mikele Campagnaro will be on opposite sides


when England take on Italy Nowell and Slade are


on the England bench, Their team mates who beat


Worcester last week are up against the Newcastle Falcons


at Sandy Park tomorrow. Newcastle are defying expectations


this season and the Chiefs are hoping not to concede too many


points as they try to build Jersey play this evening


against a Yorkshire Carnegie side that includes former Albion player


Tom Arscott, who was recently The Cornish Pirates play


on Sunday against Rotherham. And it was announced this week that


one of their stalwarts, Rob Elloway, is going to retire from professional


rugby at the end of the season. The hooker joined the Pirates in


2007 and played 229 times for them. He also played twice


for the German national side. Plymouth Argyle have a huge game


tomorrow against Luton who they lost The Pilgrims are currently eight


points ahead of their opponents. Yes, I mean, it is a big game, and


it is second against fourth, and a game you want to win and to open up


an even bigger gap between ourselves. It is a big game, because


you have to take three points, really.


It doesn't matter that is Luton or any other team. It does not bother


me. I know that if we are playing to the best of our ability, we can turn


over any team. Sixth-placed Exeter City are at home


to mid table Blackpool needing another win to keep their promotion


push on track. Yeovil are at Notts County


and Torquay play Sutton United. The Gulls will be hoping that


Sutton's FA cup exploits this week, and the sacking of pie man


and reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, The Plymouth Raiders are one game


away from a massive final. Tonight they play in the decisive


second leg of the BBL trophy They take a 96-68 lead into this


match having won the first leg Before they headed up the M5,


6 foot 7 forward John Barber Junior John Barbour Junior, thank you very


much for coming in. A huge game you have to live. Are you looking


forward to it? Absolutely. I want to see if we can


get ourselves closer to a championship.


You seem laid-back. You think you can win key Emma Croker absolutely.


Why are you confident? The way we have been training so far


this season, the way we have been preparing for these games.


You take a pretty big advantage into the second leg. Will that be enough?


You can't look at it like that. I know we are up 18, but we want to go


into the game mentally as if it is a neutral game, 0-0.


How important is it for the Raiders to make it to a final this season?


It is very important. In the last championship here, in 2007, so I


think it will be great for us, and especially for the fans.


You have brought in your basketball. Can you show us some of your skills


while you do a quickfire round? Yes, absolutely. Tell me firstly,


who is your favourite Raiders player?


Rhys Carter. Why?


He is really good. He is dynamic, he gets to the right spot and get his


team-mates open. Who is the best Raiders player?


Probably John Barbour Junior! And who is the most modest! ?


I am! And now, some real quickfire questions. UK USA? UK. Ayew to


saying that? No, I love it here. Rhianna lobby and say? Beyonce? Why?


Just because. Weight or cardio? Weights, we don't do cardio.


Foxes or wolves. Foxes.


Why? Because foxes destroy walls any day


of the week. Twitter or Facebook?


Facebook. The or Plymouth Argyle? Liverpool, no doubt. Remember where


you are at the moment, though! Tignous author mean you?


Pettini. And finally, the most important


question of all, puppies or kittens? Puppies definitely. Well, thank you


for being frank and honest, and good luck tonight.


You got me on that one! What a good sport! Even if you are


in the south-west, you can watch that much live on the BBC sport


website from 7:30pm tonight. How tall is he? Six foot seven?


Yes. I am glad I did not have to stand next to him!


A lovely, lovely guy. Now, Kitty Trevelyan was just


seventeen years old when she left the Dartmoor village of Meavy


and went to war. She signed up as a volunteer to work


in army canteens in France during the First World War,


but became ill while she Now, on the hundredth


anniversary of her death, Kitty's name has been added


to the war memorial in her home It is 1916, and on the battlefields


of Europe, history is being written. But only recently are we discovering


the stories of people like Kate Trevelyan, who left Dartmoor at the


age of 16 to join the war effort. She joined the voluntary detachment


service, for which she was not old enough. But she went as a civilian


worker. I think she would be working in the mobile canteens, serving tea


and buns and that sort of thing. It was horrendous. They were on top of


cliffs, and massive gales of wind coming in. The tented hospitals were


blowing down on a regular basis, and I should think it was fairly


uncomfortable. She was 19. She caught measles, and then she got


pneumonia, and suddenly passed away. Sue's campaign has led to Kitted's


name being added to the war memorial in Mewavy where she grew up. The


house she lived in was just up the road, and you can imagine her


footsteps all those years ago. It is about writing a wrong, really,


honouring someone whose name should have been on that memorial many


years ago. It is wonderful, wonderful. She was


such a mighty girl, you know, and she should not be forgotten, and


well, non-them should. They deserve to be remembered.


A memorial service for kitty will be held on the green in Meavy on


Sunday. John Danks with that report


about Kitty Trevelyan. Now, it's currently the award


season and we've all heard of the Baftas and the Oscars,


but what about the Prima Doners? It's not an award for the most


excruciating acceptance speech, but for the country's


best doner kebab. And two of our own eateries


are in the running for a prize. Spotlight's very own expert


in take-away food, John Ayres, has been seeing how good


these kebabs really are. These two shops are among the


country's elite, so what is it that makes their kebabs standout?


It is all made home-made, not like other takeaways. That is why we are


so different from the other kebab shop 's.


This is our handmade kebabs, and this is the big post, our delicious,


juicy, Donna kebabs. We make a small chilli pepper, and a


green pepper on it, carrot on it, salary on it, and then, we put


proper Turkish spices on. This is made up with a 61% lamb, --


16% lamb, 16% beef, and also, spices and herbs.


The good old Donna kebabs is often maligned. Some critics say it is


best consumed through the haze of a drunken night, but it is actually


delicious, and if you look at it, it has a lot of vegetable in as well,


which many takeaway foods do not. I highly recommend it for dinner, or


after a night out! The two shops will find out on


Sunday if they are the best in their categories at the British Give Abba


Awards in London. -- British Q Babb Awards.


See, it is part of your five a day! I did not realise it was so


good for you! And now, time for the weather.


How does look, David? Not that great. I suppose on the +,


it is milder, but also breezy again, and we are likely to see some


outbreaks of rain. We have had a lovely day today. This was the


sunshine in Cornwall. Some fantastic pictures from some of our Weather


Watchers. This one came from Cornish Cowboy, on the south coast. Like how


calm the seas are in this other picture compare to what we saw


yesterday. The forecast for this weekend is unfortunately for less


good sky and generally more cloud around. A mild weekend, breezy, and


some outbreaks of rain at times, particularly tomorrow afternoon and


later in the day on Sunday. This is the setup. We have lost the


high-pressure, and that area gave us some lovely conditions, now across


France and parts of Germany. This wind also increases the strength and


increases the chance of rain, and by afternoon, we could end up quite


wet. By Sunday, at least for the start, more dry, then this of cloud


and rain will arrive to bring wet weather into evening. No letup by


Monday. A mix of sunshine, showers, and quite blustery westerly at the


same time. Some drizzle overnight tonight, but hopefully some breaks


in the cloud. In general, rather cloudy. Before that cloud has turned


out, this was earlier today on the south coast of Devon, where it has


been a beautiful day. Unfortunately, out at sea, perhaps not such good


news, as there is a humpback whale. We're not quite sure why it is so


close to the shore. It is unusual to see humpback whale is at this time


of year so close to the land. But as you can see, calm seas and the south


coast, and hopefully that whale will make its way into deeper water to


safety. Calm conditions here, a lovely end to the day, and cloud is


coming in, and with a fuse was a drizzle, temperatures may fall to


5-6, but come back up again as the cloud rolls in. That gives us a


rather grey start to the day tomorrow. Spits of light rain or


drizzle in the wind at first, but by afternoon, more widespread and


persistent rain. It will also be blustery, with winds strong to gale


force from the south-west at times. But it is mild, temperatures at


10-11. The forecast for the Isles of Scilly is windy with patchy, light


rain, and these other of high water. Have a nice weekend.


Thank you very much. And that is all from us. We will be back throughout


the weekend. Clary is here at tea-time tomorrow, and will be back


again at 6:30pm on Monday. Have a good weekend. Goodbye.


Cake-a-bake? Yeah. What is that?


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