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Tonight, Cornwall's new unit for young people
Until now, children have had to travel out of the county
for a service like this. Campaigners are delighted.
This is amazing news today. Absolutely delighted. Lots of tears
of overwhelming joy were shared by the families so this is a very happy
day for us. Also tonight, a question
mark over another of Bickleigh Barracks,
home to 42 Commando, It's the latest in a series
of defence changes in the region. Evidence of migrants
working illegally as And three decades after Cornwall
became the first place to have its own air ambulance, we are
celebrating the anniversary. Campaigners have welcomed today's
announcement that Cornwall is to get its own unit for young
people with mental health problems. The 12-bed building will accommodate
young people up to the age of 18. It comes after mental health
increasingly made the headlines, pressure politicians to give it
great priority. The ongoing battles facing people.
They are the teenagers who have had to travel to different parts of the
country for help, in some cases hundreds of miles. I2020, no child
will be sent away from their local area. Today, signs of change. We are
announcing today and investment in children and young people's mental
health. I couldn't believe it when I heard the news. We have been waiting
so long for this and it will make such a difference. 19-year-old Chloe
is being treated at a mental health unit in Wales. Her parents have had
to travel hundreds of miles for every visible stop while it won't
help them directly, Hamann welcomed the news. It is a wonderful mother
stayed resident. I think for all those parents who are going through
what we have been through, they won't have to. The 12 dead unit for
people aged 18 and under will be built near to bottom in hospital. --
Bodmin hospital. Everyone is really pleased. The Invictus trust, the
Council, the Acute Hospital, we have all pushed hard. It is really
exciting, we are really pleased it will happen. Sadly, it comes to late
for some. 18-year-old Ben Kopin took his own life at an adult mental
health unit in December 20 ten. His family set up a trust to campaign
for a specialist unit for young people in the county. We are
absolutely delighted. There were tears of joy and overwhelming relief
for all the family this morning. It has been a long journey and one I am
hoping that in a couple of years' time, maybe on this site, we will be
caring for Cornish children in Cornwall, which is the right place.
The trust says the new unit will cost up to ?5 million which will be
centrally funded. Building work could start here as early as ring
next year and the unit could be up and running by summer 2019.
A defence expert has tonight told this programme
that the Devon-based Royal Marines are likely to face cuts which could
The new centre of concern for the Royal Marines is said to be
at Bickleigh near Plymouth, where 42 Commando could have
Change is afoot at other Royal Marine bases in the region -
Plymouth's Stonehouse Barracks is the historic home
of 3 Commando Brigade, and due to be sold off as a result
The Royal Marine Barracks Chivenor, and Norton Manor Camp near Taunton
But it's to Bickleigh Barracks that we go now, and our
Yes, this latest concern emerged in today's Times which said the Armed
Forces are in line for more budget cuts. It said at the front of those
cuts, it will be felt by the Royal Marines. It said that the base that
will likely to face the most significant changes is this a place,
home to 42 commando which the Times says is likely to seize being a
front line operational base and will likely become a support base. In the
process, losing maybe 200 of its Royal Marines personnel. A lot of
this hardware is paid for in US dollars. My answer to that is you
cannot penalised the Armed Forces, you cannot penalised offence that.
You have to pay more into defence to ensure that that shortfall is met.
What the Defence Secretary was interviewed about, he was given
ample opportunity to deny this story and he chose not to. It is
noticeable that you are not saying the size of the Royal Marines will
not be cut. What I am saying to you is we have 7000 Royal Marines and it
is for the person who runs the royal navy to look at the balance of
Marines and sailors and I have not agreed any cutting in the size of
the Royal Marines. So, how serious is this? Do we think this has major
implications? We put that question to a Plymouth -based defence expert.
For years, we have had the story, Christmas comes once a year and so
does this story that they will take a hit. Possibly, this is it and they
will take a hit and it has low logic and it will damage the UK's defences
but this could be it. So, this has become a more or less continual area
of change for the Armed Forces and the only thing we can say today with
any certainty is that that change appears not to be over yet.
A BBC South West investigation has found evidence of migrants
working illegally as carers in Cornwall nursing homes.
Tonight's Inside Out programme reveals how
they were taken on in an alleged self employment sham.
The homes, then owned by the Morleigh Group,
were criticised last year for neglect of elderly residents.
The new owners say some of the carers they inherited
from Morleigh "did not possess the rights to work" in the UK.
This is one of the migrants at the centre of our investigation. Living
in St Austell, now out of work, and I'm willing to talk. Would you mind
having a quick chat with me? No. 350 miles away in Suffolk, this is the
boss of an agency which help bring in that work and many others. A
solicitor will be in church with you soon. We had questions about the
workers he supplied to the Morley group of care homes in South East
Cornwall. The homes were last year exposed by BBC investigation into
the shocking neglect of residence. This woman tells us she was so
worried about how her husband Tony was being looked after, she used to
sleep on the floor of his room. Amongst her concerns was the polar
English at some of the migrant carers. One nurse actually came into
the country in the morning, she had got virtually no English, and she
was put on medication is the same night. The fact that they couldn't
speak English fighting an awful lot of the residents, including my
husband, because he had trouble making people understand him at the
best of times. I feel really sorry for the residents there. Even if
they could speak and expressed themselves to us, we couldn't
understand them. And worked for Morley for ten months. Special
immigration rules mean Croatians like how could only work as
self-employed but for Anna, it felt anything but. You can choose when
you would work or not. They expect me to always be by the phone. It
wasn't nice, it was really stressful. Stressful and confusing.
As long as I was in England, I didn't pay any taxes. How do you
good about that? Not good, really. This expert says the arrangement has
all the hallmarks of a sham, the sort that can profit employers. They
are saving on tax and National Insurance, they are saving on
holiday pay, sick pay, maternity pay, training. So, there is huge
financial incentives for the employer. The recruitment says the
self-employed arrangements at Morley were fully complied with immigration
and employment law. Morley owner put Tisha to live denies any wrong
doing. We tried to talk to her. It is ringing. Hello, could I speak to
Patricia, please? But we can get an interview. The new owners of the
homes have now terminated the migrant contracts. One local MP is
calling for the regulator to have greater powers to investigate the
care sector. And you can see more on this story
on tonight's Inside Out Plymouth will become the first city
in the South West to charge blue badge holders for using council
run car parks. The new rules, which will be
introduced tomorrow, are already the norm in parts
of the region, except in Cornwall But as Anna Varle now reports,
disability groups in Plymouth claim the city council has rushed
through the changes putting New lines, new signs, new prices. It
is all change in the Council car parks but for those with a blue
badge, it is a worrying one to navigate. From the 1st of April,
anyone with a blue badge will have to buy a ?40 permit to park in most
of the city's car parks, or they will have to pay. Disability groups
say these are rushed in changes, putting safety at risk. There is no
safe walking area. To get to the meter, cars, RAM that corner, they
don't come slowly. Buying a ticket poses a different set of problems.
This floor is slippery, I need to be on crutches, I don't need to be
trying to balance free of them. These two fingers have no feeling in
them so holding money is very difficult for me. I have to hold it,
take it out of my pocket, hold it, and push it where ever I have to put
it in this machine. I wouldn't look forward to it at all. The leader of
the City Council says charges will be waived if the meters on deemed
inaccessible. If somebody cannot access the meter, then clearly it is
highly inappropriate for us to seek to charge them and we will be taking
a flexible response if we need cases of that sort. But you will have to
appeal the parking ticket first. The council says a full doublet
consultation has taken place and it has been making people aware of the
changes that are coming into force by putting up signs on meters. So
far this morning, I haven't seen any of the signs. I have spoken to for
disabled people coming in. None of those people had seen that notice.
So, I informed them, and what had been done. Extra staff will be on
hand to help motorists over the coming weeks but that does little to
reassure those most affected by the changes.
We're taking to the skies in a moment to mark
the 30th anniversary of the Cornwall air ambulance.
And if you thought the big race at Chilton was two weeks ago. Find out
why when we hear from this intrepid 11-year-old later in the programme.
-- race at Cheltenham. 30 years ago this
weekend, Cornwall's air ambulance took to the skies
for the very first time. The charity has just announced plans
to fundraise for a new, The air ambulance is
called out to around 700 David George reports
from on board Heli-Med Zero One. The callsign has always been
Heli-Med Zero One because it was the first air ambulance in Britain.
Today, the charity which runs it has two aircraft. They are paid for
through charity donations. They cost around ?5 million a year. Priceless,
if you are the mum of the theory year old who is unconscious. --
three-year-old. We live far so to be able to get into the referred, it is
four minutes by air ambulance. It makes all the difference. Today,
there are 20 air Ambulance Services in Britain but Cornwall led the way.
Cornwall's was known as the first air ambulance. The service started
on April one, 1987, the first ever all out was to west Cornwall. A
young lady had jumped off rocks, spinal injury, and from far West
Cornwall, the ambulance was able to deliver her to City Hospital. As we
landed, she said this is a marvellous service, how long have
you been going? And my colleague looked at his watch and said since
about eight 30 AM this morning. Heli-Med Zero One have carried out
many missions, saving lives and ringing help to people in
inaccessible places. A car stopped in the road in front of me and
without any warning hit me, ran over me, literally. The next thing I
know, I'm being airlifted. The guys did a ruined, good job. If it wasn't
there, I wouldn't be here. They literally saved my life. This
vehicle can bring a great deal of speed, critical care, get the
patient to hospital rapidly, and the joy is being able to bring relief to
someone in a stressful as duration and help them out. The focus is to
replace this aircraft with new ones that are bigger, faster, and can
operate at night. A marvellous sight.
I can't believe it is 30 years of it was so special.
To the sport now and England's men may have missed out
on a Six Nations Grand Slam but the women didn't disappoint.
with a 70% increase in playing numbers in the last three years.
While the adult game seems to be thriving,
the girls' game is still having a few teething
problems, as Andy Birkett found out when he went along
to joint training session involving three teams.
Since England's women's team won the World Cup in 24 team, there has been
a spike in the number of women and girls playing rugby. There is still
a way to go. Plenty of teams want to set up but not enough players to go
around. You end up with this, three teams training together. Numbers
have grown but they still know when near where we need them. My daughter
was in a team with another team 80 miles apart. These three tie --
teams don't have a full side so it is a pop-up battle all the time and
girls rugby. It is a battle be rescue is determined to win. Across
the country, there are 300 clubs with women's teams. The aim is to
double the players. Role models always help and this former player
is a great example of how quickly you can progress. The main thing
that got me into it was the environment that comes with it, the
spirit of the game, everything at each shoe on and off the pitch plays
a huge role in not only how you play as a player but also lifestyle,
health and well-being. Now 18, she has recently moved into senior rugby
and she is already a star. All this after just taking up the sport years
ago. A special moment, not only wearing the shirt for the first
time. Any time you get to put it on, it is a very proud moment. It can
happen to anyone, not just myself. If you are still not convinced it is
for you. Various position for every goal of every shape, size in rugby.
From the men's rugby to the men's game and Plymouth Albion will be
heading north this weekend to take on Macclesfield. A win there will go
somewhere to cementing their place as runners-up. For the rest, cup
rugby. Jersey are still fighting in the British and I are cups. Their
reward is a trip to London Irish on Sunday and in the last four. Back to
league is this for our footballers. Plymouth Argyle and promoted just
yet but they are almost there. The manager is getting too carried away.
We are trying to push on now and trying to get to win the title, if
we possibly can. We are three points behind Doncaster. 13 points ahead of
fourth position but we still have a lot of work to do. We have a team on
Saturday that are coming and are brimming in confidence and we will
have to be in good form. The play-off places are still wide open
with Exeter occupying the last of the spots after a comeback against
Yeovil. The brothers can beat Carlisle, the side below them, but
they have to beat Mansfield, another side with their eye on promotion. It
is exciting. Take you back to the end of November when we were bottom
of the league, this is a pretty good situation and we can decide or
choose to be stressed and anxious about this or we can enjoy it and
march into it and make the most of it and I think we will do the
latter. Best of luck to Cornwall's under 18 footballers who are taking
part in the cup final this weekend. They have had to battle through four
rounds to get there. They have been entering this condition since 1944
so you might be surprised to hear it is the first time they have reached
the final. That all sex await in Barnet. -- Middlesex await in
Barnet. A good omen. Staying on the sporty theme.
And congratulations to 13-year-old Siam Juntakeret from Bodmin
who finished his cycle across Australia today.
He did the three thousand mile trip in 28 days -
smashing the previous record of 44 days.
He's now in Freemantle having started in Sydney
He's due back in Cornwall next week when we hope to catch up with him.
He really did smashed the record. 28 days, compared to 44. He has done
really well but he is tired now. He is having a sleep so hope Lee we
will get to see him next week. An 11-year-old Devon schoolboy
is just moments away from completing a unique challenge which has so far
raised ?8,000 for charity. James Clarkson has spent all week
running around every National Hunt It's about 50 miles
in distance on challenging ground. Today, he took on the World famous
Cheltenham Gold Cup course In racing, it is all about being one
of these. And nowhere more so than here at Cheltenham, the home of
jumping. And they are off. Supporters and family join James
Clarkson in this special leg of his charity challenge. The 11-year-old
tramp up the idea to raise money for the injured jockeys fund. More than
half way around, Cheltenham hill is still to come. It is Cheltenham so
the excitement is fuelling my legs. This whole challenge started on
Monday at Lingfield and while James has done the running, his dad has
been clocking up the miles driving. By tonight, it will be 34 courses
covered. Range free was the highlight. -- Aintree. Once the
finish line has been passed at Newton Abbey. It is the closing
stages of the near two mile trip and James is hanging in there. One more
push and he is over the line. It will be pretty cool when 60,000
people are screaming at you but yes, it is quite tough as well. A couple
of hours later and it is his home track of Taunton. This morning, he
got legendary -- messages from the legendary AP McCoy. I have enjoyed
it but I haven't enjoyed getting up at 6:15am every morning. I will look
forward to a lion. His own idea, and for a good cause. No doubt, he will
be off to the winners enclosure. Great stuff. I didn't see Hamish
doing any running. I was wondering if he went over the fences at
Aintree. James has one more race to run at Newton Abbey this evening and
we will let you know how he got on in our late news. He looked very
confident. Let's find out what the going will be like? A nice evening?
Not really but a bit of rain will not stop him. April showers, really,
is what we are going to see which this weekend but only for Saturday
because come Sunday, high pressure comes in, settles down and brings
the Sunshine backed out. Chilly and I time, fine on Sunday. Sunday is
the better day of the two days. At the moment, we have cloud close by
which will give outbreaks of rain this evening. This speckled cloud of
the West of Ireland, that is tomorrow's weather, a load of
showers tucked in there. All this blue sky out here, that is Sunday's
weather coming in. Not for tomorrow, though, it won't arrive until
tomorrow night. For tomorrow, we've got showers. The risk of head and
thunder, and then a ridge of high pressure coming in. Settling things
down quite nicely on Sunday. A big chilly at night but it should be
fine jewel in the daytime and high pressure stays reasonably close by
for Monday, too. This weather front approaches from the West but that
will be overnight feature. Here is the pick just from earlier today. --
picture from earlier today. Rain for much of the day across Cornwall.
Brighter weather further east. Let's take you down to Newlyn where there
was rather level skies tonight -- today, and the showers have been
coming and going throughout the day today and the breeze has picked up,
it has been a southerly wind today. Quite strong and times. Now,
outbreaks of more persistent rain arriving. Hopefully, some karma
seems spot our fishermen arriving. The forecast for tonight is to take
this area of rain and push it right across the south-west of England, it
will take time as it moves through. All of us seeing some rain, some of
it moderate. By the morning, it will have cleared out of the way. We are
left with a scattering of showers, some capable of producing the order
down pouring of rain. For tomorrow, there will be some sunshine. The bad
news is every now and then, there will be a sharp downpour of rain.
The most favourable location to keep the sunshine for much of the day
will be around them coast, particularly the North, and here we
could and with every nice day. Not particularly warm, brisk breeze,
temperatures up to 13 or 14 degrees but there is a chill in the wind. As
all that skies clear tomorrow night, it will be cold. This is the
forecast for the Isles of Scilly. Times of high water, there they are.
For our surface, the cleaner surf will be along the south coast. The
coastal waters forecast, a few showers around but generally good
visibility. The good news is we will have a lovely day on Sunday, some
patchy rain on Monday night into Tuesday but for those on their
Easter holidays next week looks all right. Have an iced we can.
Hamish 's most annoyed because he did do some of the running. He says
he ran at Cheltenham and at Taunton so I take it all back. Well done,
Hamish! Have a good weekend. Goodbye. Giddy-up, Hamish!
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That's what most of the gentlemen does that get sent down for
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