03/03/2017 Spotlight


03/03/2017

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Protestors have been out in force tonight in Holsworthy after utter

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disbelief in the town that the community hospital has shut

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It's described as a temporary move, but campaigners don't

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believe Holsworthy Hospital will ever be re-opened.

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For Jenny and Andrew Smith, Holsworthy Hospital

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The news of the closure has come as another major

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I'm just devastated, not just for me personally

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but for all the patients in there now, but also the patients

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that could have been treated there and helped and given care

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The news that inpatient services at the hospital being temporarily

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closed has led to fears about the future of the hospital

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This is Holsworthy, the community beds in Biddesford have shut,

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Torrington's beds have shut, Okehampton's beds are shutting.

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The only remaining community beds in this area of Devon are Holsworthy's.

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Well, I think temporary closure will very quickly become a permanent

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closure and that will see the end of Holsworthy hospital

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Only built in the early 1990s, campaigners say that the hospital

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is being run down on purpose with shocking claims about equipment

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Staff have shown me where they have actually gone out and bought

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doorbells, domestic doorbells, and cellotaped them to the tables

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in front of beds because the proper help pushes have failed

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The trust managing the hospital says it is being maintained properly

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but that the temporary closure of beds is unavoidable due

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This protest has been organised with just a few hours notice.

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It shows how strongly people feel about their Community Hospital

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A Flybe plane had to land in Exeter this afternoon

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The flight from Cardiff to Jersey landed safely and none

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The completion of a ?13 million road project in Exeter which has

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been causing disruption for drivers for a year will be a delayed

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Bridge Road at Countess Wear carries 30 thousand vehicles a day

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and includes bridges that cross the Exeter Canal and the River Exe.

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The morning commute, queueing at roadworks on a busy route into

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Exeter. It is hoped the pain of the last year will be replaced by an

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easier commute in the years to come. There are two lanes inbound and one

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lane outbound. When it merges into one, you get queueing. The widening

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work will provide two continuous outbound lanes, a bridge for

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cyclists and pedestrians over the railway line is in place and another

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will be added to the bridge. It is complicated project, the bridge

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crossing the Exeter Canal has two open to allow vessels passage to and

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from the key. Delays caused by issues with the bridges flooding

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mean the scheme will not be completed until the end of June, a

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month late. For the public we want to thank them for their patients.

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And there was another closure this weekend to allow the roads to be

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resurfaced. The hope is anyone stuck in rush hour queues knows the end is

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in sight. A project in Devon could help lead

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to wolves being re-introduced Six European wolf cubs have come

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to Wildwood Escott near Honiton. Researchers from Sweden have reared

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them for the last ten months. These ten-month-old European wolf

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cubs will be monitored in their new surroundings

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by experts from Sweden. The wolf is a really under-studied

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species because it's a very elusive and very fearful species,

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so it's very hard to conduct So having them like this is a great

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opportunity to get to know Christine and her colleagues have

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helped the wolves settle in as they want to work out how

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they compare to domestic dogs. We are very interested how

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behaviour has changed from when we domesticated the dog

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from the grey wolf at least 15,000 This was the animals

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at seven weeks old. They had been reared alongside

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puppies and it's not hard They haven't been wild in Britain

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for hundreds of years. These wolves will remain

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in quarantine for four months then visitors will get a chance

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to see them. And as for getting them

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into the wild in time, northern Scotland is

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the most likely location. Exeter Chiefs tamed

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the Leicester Tigers winning 34-15 at Welford Road

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to strengthen their grip on second The Chiefs made the most

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of a Tom Youngs yellow card - scoring 14 points to go in 27-8 up

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at half time. Scrum Half Stu Townsend crossing

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in the corner for the third They weathered a second half storm

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after Jeff Parling was sin binned and managed to secure the bonus

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point try from Mitch Lees. Now, the weather. Good evening.

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There is no better way to describe this weather than unsettled but

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there is some bright weather in between the rain and showers,

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limited and it is quite windy. A brisk wind swirling around

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low-pressure and feeding in showers overnight. More persistent rain at

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times. This is Saturday, this weather front gives persistent rain

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early on Sunday and is replaced by showers and more low-pressure into

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Monday. Unsettled, quite windy, largely dry overnight tonight, a few

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showers but clear skies developing through the night. Temperature is

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not falling too low. A brisk breeze. Tomorrow morning, some sunshine,

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showers arrived, some are quite heavy moving through steadily but in

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between the showers a bit of sunshine and temperatures climbing

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up to eight and 10 degrees. A windy day. Gale force for a time. Some

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quite wet weather on Sunday morning, that will clear, bright and more

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showers and a blustery feeling day on Sunday. The rain continues into

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next week. I am back with a Saturday bulletin at 5:50pm. Bye-bye.

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Good evening, mixed fortunes this weekend. Today we saw a fair share

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of rain. This is the view one of our weather watchers in Doncaster. Not

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particularly inspiring. This weekend there will be some rain, but some of

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us will get away with a dry start. This is the satellite and a lovely

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day in northern Scotland. But cloud and rain and thunder and lightning

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in this area. Our main area of rain is stuck across Northern Ireland and

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Scotland. Some snow over higher ground. And windy. Four or

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