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Rough sleeping a problem in Oxford

The council is working to prevent homelessness Credit: ITV

Rough sleeping continues to be a problem in Oxford. A street count found there were 33 homeless people at the beginning of the month.

But at least 47 could be sleeping rough on any given night. The City Council has committed more than a million pounds to prevent homelessness and tackle rough sleeping.

Royal officially re-opens leading children's cancer ward

The Duchess of Cornwall has been in Southampton to officially open the re-furbished children's cancer ward.

The Duchess met some of the hundreds of children from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Wiltshire, Dorset and West Sussex who are treated there every year.

The Piam Brown ward is a national and European centre of excellence and £1.7m has been spent bringing it up to date.

Sally Simmonds reports:


Menopause in the workplace: how employers are supporting women through 'the change'

It's a deeply personal event in a woman's life. One which is rarely spoken about - the menopause.

It's inevitable it will happen to women as they grow older - the average age is 51 - but many don't know how it will affect them. ITV's Tonight programme tries to break the taboo and looks at what employers are doing to support women going through the change.

Lauren Hall reports:

£3.7m awarded to hospitals in Oxford for brain work

A fabric cap used to measure brain activity Credit: PA

£3.7 million has been awarded to hospitals in Oxford, to turn brain research findings into new treatments.

The money was given by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust.

It will fund the Cognitive Health Clinical Research Facility (CRF), based at the Warneford Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital and the University of Oxford.

Research at the Oxford Clinical Research Facility aims to enable the NHS to offer innovative treatments to people experiencing anxiety disorders, mood disorders, movement disorders and stroke and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

It also works to translate research into the health of the brain as we age and sleep patterns into real treatments.

Helping parents to cope with the baby blues...

Having a baby is meant to be a happy time - but for some, the huge life change can be overwhelming. One in five parents reports feeling anxious and depressed, made worse because they don't feel able to talk about it.

But support is available. One award-winning group of mums from Hampshire have made a film to help parents understand and cope with the baby blues. Rachel Hepworth reports.

Isabelle, 3, calls ambulance after mum collapses

A three-year-old girl from Kent saw her mother collapse and not wake up - early one morning.

But rather than cry and panic, she calmly rang 999. And she stayed on the phone, answering questions, until the ambulance arrived, while checking on her mother and baby brother.

And so now - Isabelle Solly - has been recognised for her bravery. Abigail Bracken reports.


Hampshire gives go-ahead for 'assisted living' units

The Hampshire County County Council offices in Winchester Credit: ITV

The leader of Hampshire County Council has given the go-ahead to phase one of a £24 million two-year investment programme to develop around 100 assisted living units for people with learning and physical disabilities.

Councillor Roy Perry approved phase one of the scheme, with a financial commitment of £14.6 million. This stage of the project will create five developments, comprising one bedroom or studio flats with supporting communal spaces for staff and group activities.

Vital investment for hospitals in Sussex

A major investment for hospitals in Sussex Credit: ITV

Money generated from new cafes and shops at hospitals in Sussex will fund improvements to wards and vital equipment. St Richard's Hospital in Chichester and Worthing Hospital are among those to benefit. Part of the £1m investment will go towards upgrading the main entrances at hospitals within the Western Sussex Hospitals Trust.

Campaign to help vulnerable people over winter

A campaign to help vulnerable people Credit: ITV

Berkshire Community Foundation is launching a campaign to help vulnerable people who are having to choose between eating or heating this winter.

An estimated 28,000 households in the county are fuel poor. The charity wants to raise t£10,000 to support adults and children most in need.

'I think she did the right thing': Cryogenics enthusiast on frozen 14 year old - Full Report

A judgement in the High Court made headlines around the world today. It granted a 14-year-old girl dying from cancer the right to have her body frozen - in the hope of being brought back to life in the future.

It's the first time a British child has been frozen, a procedure known as 'cryonic preservation'.

No-one has been following the case more closely than Alan Sinclair. He set up a cryonics base in Sussex 15 years ago. Andy Dickenson went to meet him. We also hear from Prof Hazel Biggs of Southampton University.

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