24/02/2017 Spotlight


24/02/2017

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Good evening. for the news where you are.

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The family of a Cornish teenager with mental health problems have

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been told she may have to be treated outside England, as there are no

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Recently, the Prime Minister pledged to bring an end to young people

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being sent out of their local area for treatment.

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It is a picture of youthful exuberance, but it does not

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

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

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return trip from their home in St Ives.

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That journey could become greater still.

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I have been told by CAMHS that they have tried

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to contact everyone in England and there is nowhere

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for her in England, and that they are looking

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to take her out of the country, basically, to either

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But even then, they haven't said there is a unit there or any help

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there that will be any different to what is offered where she is now.

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

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have been sent for treatment hundreds of miles away,

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whether to Norfolk, Buckinghamshire or Kent.

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Nearly two years ago, the Government acknowledged

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the system was totally dysfunctional and pledged more than ?1

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The Prime Minister has pledged to stop the practice of sending

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young people out of the local area for treatment.

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Later this year, we will bring forward a new green paper

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on children and young people's mental health transform services

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These measures will build on the work we are already doing

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to put a stop to the untold misery of hundreds of children being sent

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halfway across the country to access mental health services.

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The Prime Minister has promised that by 2021,

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no child will be sent away from their local area to be

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treated for a general mental health condition.

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But that is little comfort now for Sasha and Marie.

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NHS England said it was reviewing its children and adolescent

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mental health services, or CAMHS, to secure a more

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balanced distribution of beds across the country.

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The spokesperson said it plans to

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eliminate inappropriate out of area placements.

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Derriford Hospital in Plymouth has confirmed this evening

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that it is on the highest level of alert.

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The escalation to level four status this morning means

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that services are unable to cope with demand.

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There is also increased potential for patient care

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Cars have been impounded and drivers arrested in a major operation

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against illegal motoring in the south west.

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Devon and Cornwall, and Dorset police are running an operation,

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named Allied Wolf, to try and combat dangerous driving.

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Here's our home affairs correspondent Simon Hall.

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Using computerised registration plate monitoring linked to a series

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of databases, operation Allied Wolf scoured Exeter with its

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

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

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

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

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

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

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traffic officers could have encouraged some motorists to flout

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

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

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A teenager from Dartmoor, who died while serving

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as a volunteer in Army canteens in France during the First World

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War, has finally had her name added to her village war memorial.

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John Danks has Kitty Trevelyan's story.

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It is 1916, and on the battlefields of Europe, history is being written.

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But only recently are we discovering the stories of people

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like Kate Trevelyan, who left Dartmoor

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She joined the Voluntary Detachment Service,

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I think she would be working in the mobile canteens,

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serving tea and buns and that sort of thing.

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They were on top of cliffs, and massive gales of wind coming in.

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The tented hospitals were blown down on a regular

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basis, and I should think it was fairly uncomfortable.

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She caught measles, and then she got pneumonia,

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Sue's campaign has led to Kitty's name being added to the war memorial

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

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It is about writing a wrong, really, honouring someone whose name should

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have been on that memorial many years ago.

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

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forgotten, and well, none of them should.

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A memorial service for Kitty will be held on the green

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After that stormy seas of yesterday After that stormy seas of yesterday

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today has been more pleasant. A good deal of sunshine. It is only for one

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cloudy, becoming quite windy again. cloudy, becoming quite windy again.

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It will be mild but that is also patchy rain in the forecast. The

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area of high pressure has moved out of the way for Saturday and Sunday.

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A couple of France on Saturday will bring widespread as persistent rain.

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We are between whether France on Sunday. By the time we get to Monday

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and Tuesday it is cold here, right conditions, a mix of sunshine and

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showers. The fair cover of cloud tonight. By the end of the night it

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will be rather cloudy and temperatures starting today at 5

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degrees as the minimum. For most of us tomorrow is quite a legally day.

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Patchy drizzle as possible. More persistent and widespread rain later

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in the day. Some bright weather around first thing on Sunday

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morning, then again more cloud arriving later in the day. As we

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move into next week it is cooler with a mix of sunshine and showers.

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There is more news and weather at 20 past five tomorrow on BBC One. Good

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night. few days it is that the stay miles.

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Outbreaks of rain at times particularly as we head into Monday.

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A much calmer day today after the nasty storm yesterday. Let's look at

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your pictures, tranquil from Hampshire, on the edge of the new

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Forest. Nice cumulus clouds from Hartlepool. Still a bit stormy, that

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sea. We are starting to get more pictures of bass coming

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