A teenager with a hole in the heart says she has been told she cannot have surgery to correct it unless she has a stroke or heart attack.
Carla Maclean from Gloucester says her symptoms are getting so bad she cannot work and is now trying to raise funds to have the operation privately.
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Road closures, rail diversions and widespread flooding is causing chaos across the West Country with Storm Dennis in its second day.
Blustery scattered showers over the South West, and remaining very windy. Storm Dennis is moving away however and away from the region.
Storm Dennis still persisting over the West. Blustery showers and heavy rain continuing through this evening over the region.