20/01/2017 Spotlight


20/01/2017

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Four hospitals in South Devon are likely to be closed

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as the organisation that runs them says it makes more sense

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The final decision has yet to be made but health bosses say

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the units at Dartmouth, Paignton, Ashburton and Bovey Tracey

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Meetings during the consultation period were so well attended that

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The minor injuries unit here in Paignton and the hospital

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I just cannot understand, with the pressure on Torbay Hospital,

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Dartmouth and Ashburton will close following Bovey Tracey,

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which has been mothballed for a year.

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In total, around 60 beds will be affected.

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The body which decides on levels of care says people will get

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There's a significant number of people currently in hospital who,

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actually, if there were services again available in their community

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at home, would be able to get home much quicker.

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So the idea is that these proposals, by putting the investment

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in services that will help those people, will enable people to stay

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out of hospital and also to get home much quicker,

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which is what they've told us they want.

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Some communities feel replacement provision won't work

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and fear being further from hospital services.

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It's our hospital and I refuse to let them take it off

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I'm going to ask the people of Bovey Tracey, when it comes

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to it, that we will fundraise again, and we will keep that building

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for the people of Bovey Tracey for the good of the people of Bovey

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A final decision on these recommendations will be

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taken next Thursday but, already tonight, protest groups

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A march is already being planned for Ashburton tomorrow.

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Hamish Marshall, BBC Spotlight, Paignton Hospital.

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The woman who oversees policing in Devon and Cornwall says that

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being investigating over election expenses has not hampered her

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Speaking on this week's Sunday Politics programme,

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Alison Hernandez said she had been interviewed by West Mercia Police.

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I therefore give notice that Hernandez Alison...

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Last May, Alison Hernandez was elected as the Police

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and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall.

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Just before Christmas, she took part in what she described

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as a managed interview by West Mercia Police.

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That force is investigating election expenses from the general

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election of 2015 on the half of the Independent Police

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Speaking on this weekend's Sunday Politics show, Miss Hernandez

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said the investigation had not hampered her work.

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Interestingly, the bit that's been so positive

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about it is the publicity that I've received because of it.

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I can walk down Newquay high street and I'll get stopped

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There have been persistent calls for Miss Hernandez to step aside.

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I really would urge you to seriously consider standing aside to enable

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And you can see more on that story on Sunday from 11am.

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Young people in Cornwall are being failed when it

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comes to preparing them for the world of work.

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Schools took on responsibility for offering their own careers

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guidance in recent years but that's been rated as the worst

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in the country at providing links with businesses.

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What do you want to be when you grow up?

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For teenagers these days, it might not always be straightforward.

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Research suggests that today's youngsters will have six careers

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and 17 jobs in the course of their lifetime.

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Have you guys got any idea on how you'd need to be for an interview?

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These 14- and 15-year-olds at a Truro secondary school

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are preparing presentations under the watchful eye of Paul

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from Cornish cream company Rodda's - the school's link with

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Why is it important to learn about business?

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The idea's for the students to talk to a conference of business people

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and get more companies signed up to working with schools.

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It's not actually part of the national curriculum,

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So I think it is important to have opportunities like this for children

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The more access they can have to people who are in business

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and the more knowledge they can get from those people, the easier

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it is for them going into the workplace because it can be

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Having someone like Paul partnered with the school is just part

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of a much wider push to improve the quality of careers

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As government-backed analysis reveals, it's the worst

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in the country at linking schools with local businesses.

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40% of employers said 16-18-year-olds were poorly

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or very poorly prepared for the world of work.

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But only 30% of employers offered work experience.

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Having employer engagement, having businesses available

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so all teachers can embed it in their lessons, is important.

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The hope is, by making sure there's a proper career

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strategy across Cornwall, more aspirations will come true.

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Time for the weekend weather forecast now.

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And although it is mainly dry, there is also a chance of a few

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showers, so not quite as clear and fine as it has been.

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We've still effectively got high pressure in charge and south-east

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winds are still bringing in the cold air but approaching from the west

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are thicker bands of cloud capable of producing a few showers.

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But certainly, another cold night for all of us overnight tonight

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with a widespread overnight frost and temperatures as low as -2,

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Through the night, though, more cloud will drift

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in to the far west and, as the winds start to change

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direction, less frost along the south coast.

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But, I think, for all of us tomorrow, we will have a slightly

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There is still going to be quite a lot of cold air around but more

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cloud than we've been used to and, later in the day, coming

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in from the west, will be a few showers getting into the far

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Slightly less cold air as the winds finally start to change direction

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and come in from the south or the south-west.

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But on the whole, Devon and Cornwall rather cloudy,

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Dorset and Somerset sunny spells for much of the day.

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And the forecast, as we move into next week, is for that fine

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weather to return but it does stay generally quite chilly with 7-9

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feel cooler. Can we keep it going until the start of the new week? I

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suspect we can. Unconfirmed about -- concerned about the fog around. Here

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is Helen with the national picture. Good evening. The weather is upon

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us. The cloud has made all the difference this week in

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