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Good evening. for the news where you are.
The family of a Cornish teenager with mental health problems have
been told she may have to be treated outside England, as there are no
Recently, the Prime Minister pledged to bring an end to young people
being sent out of their local area for treatment.
It is a picture of youthful exuberance, but it does not
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 CAMHS 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
But even then, they haven't said there is a unit there or any help
there that will be any different to what is offered where she is now.
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
The Prime Minister has pledged to stop the practice of sending
young people out of the local area for treatment.
Later this year, we will bring forward a new green paper
on children and young people's mental health transform services
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 CAMHS, to secure a more
balanced distribution of beds across the country.
The spokesperson said it plans to
eliminate inappropriate out of area placements.
Derriford Hospital in Plymouth has confirmed this evening
that it is on the highest level of alert.
The escalation to level four status this morning means
that services are unable to cope with demand.
There is also increased potential for patient care
Cars have been impounded and drivers arrested in a major operation
against illegal motoring in the south west.
Devon and Cornwall, and Dorset police are running an operation,
named Allied Wolf, to try and combat dangerous driving.
Here's our home affairs correspondent Simon Hall.
Using computerised registration plate monitoring linked to a series
of databases, operation Allied Wolf scoured Exeter with its
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
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 have encouraged some motorists to flout
the law. This operation is partly designed to reverse that impression.
The police say operation Allied Wolf will be regularly repeated in other
A teenager from Dartmoor, who died while serving
as a volunteer in Army canteens in France during the First World
War, has finally had her name added to her village war memorial.
John Danks has Kitty Trevelyan's story.
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
She joined the Voluntary Detachment Service,
I think she would be working in the mobile canteens,
serving tea and buns and that sort of thing.
They were on top of cliffs, and massive gales of wind coming in.
The tented hospitals were blown down on a regular
basis, and I should think it was fairly uncomfortable.
She caught measles, and then she got pneumonia,
Sue's campaign has led to Kitty's name being added to the war memorial
The house she lived in was just up the road, and you can
It is about writing a wrong, really, honouring someone whose name should
have been on that memorial many years ago.
She was such a mighty girl, you know, and she should not be
forgotten, and well, none of them should.
A memorial service for Kitty will be held on the green
After that stormy seas of yesterday After that stormy seas of yesterday
today has been more pleasant. A good deal of sunshine. It is only for one
cloudy, becoming quite windy again. cloudy, becoming quite windy again.
It will be mild but that is also patchy rain in the forecast. The
area of high pressure has moved out of the way for Saturday and Sunday.
A couple of France on Saturday will bring widespread as persistent rain.
We are between whether France on Sunday. By the time we get to Monday
and Tuesday it is cold here, right conditions, a mix of sunshine and
showers. The fair cover of cloud tonight. By the end of the night it
will be rather cloudy and temperatures starting today at 5
degrees as the minimum. For most of us tomorrow is quite a legally day.
Patchy drizzle as possible. More persistent and widespread rain later
in the day. Some bright weather around first thing on Sunday
morning, then again more cloud arriving later in the day. As we
move into next week it is cooler with a mix of sunshine and showers.
There is more news and weather at 20 past five tomorrow on BBC One. Good
night. few days it is that the stay miles.
Outbreaks of rain at times particularly as we head into Monday.
A much calmer day today after the nasty storm yesterday. Let's look at
your pictures, tranquil from Hampshire, on the edge of the new
Forest. Nice cumulus clouds from Hartlepool. Still a bit stormy, that
sea. We are starting to get more pictures of bass coming