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everybody playing in in its heyday? everybody playing in scunthorpe played in its heyday? everybody playing in scu nthorpe played here in its heyday? everybody playing in scunthorpe played here as their first course. you would be queueing for one hour to start playing. to see it now, how does that make you feel? it sickens me because i know this course would have been full of schoolchildren. in tones of all, they speak of the old course... this is the perception the sport is trying to distance itself from. strict dress codes, male—dominated and the high cost of the game on wallets a nd and the high cost of the game on wallets and ties. and golf is loosening up with a bright and bold new campaign. it is that next generation of golfers who it is hoped will play at this new club in east yorkshire. this course closed five years ago but it is set to reopen with a new business model links to a luxury holiday park. they haven't got as much time, they don't seek to have the whole day gone in a round of golf. so the nine holes
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means they can come, pay and play, they can then come with families as well. we will, in time, open our junior academy. so all over the country, golf clubs are trying to reinvent themselves to reverse the sport ‘s decline. hopefully golf does have a bright future in the country. just a reminder that you can country. just a reminder that you ca n follow country. just a reminder that you can follow the night's europa league qualifying on the radio. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening. the royal college of psychiatrists says long delays for people with
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adhd are putting lives at risk. in some parts of the country, some patients are waiting years for a national health service assessment. campaigners say the government is failing people with adhd, many of whom face anxiety, depression and even whom face anxiety, depression and even suicidal thoughts. symptoms of adhd can include inattentiveness, impulsiveness and hyperactivity. it is often associated with children but it also affects around 1.5 million adults. stephen spencer from york seems an unlikely adhd patient. he is professional, calm, confident but the condition has blighted his life and set back his career in finance. it is not that you speak too much or are fidgety, it is that maybe you have less of an ability to retain information you have to explain things more and over and over again. you know you are not an idiot that you are treated that way. thatin idiot that you are treated that way.
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that in itself is soul destroying. stephen was 42 when was finally diagnosed with adhd. stephen was 42 when was finally diagnosed with adhdi stephen was 42 when was finally diagnosed with adhd. i first started asking questions when i was 25. i got a diagnosis around christmas 2016. i have been to gps, backwards and forwards, on and off all of those times. fewer than 896 of adults with adhd have a formal diagnosis. this clinic in leeds as one of the shortest waiting lists. but across the country, people faced long delays to get the help they need. there are huge variations in services depending on where you live. here in yorkshire, you would be waiting anything from six months to two years to see a psychiatrist who specialises in adult adhd. for many people, that is too long. if we look at all of the available elements, what we see is that adhd is connected. with high rates of suicidality, with high rates of depression and high rates of other mental health needs. this, in
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addition to the fact that untreated adhd can impact your physical health, means that people can be a serious condition while they are waiting for adhd treatment. michelle from harrogate was diagnosed in her 40s. she runs a national charity supporting adults with adhd. adhd nilly kilby and claimed my life. i was suicidal. family people have lost their lives that they haven't been able to access the treatment? people are contacting me saying we have been on the waiting list for three years. we have heard of wait times of over seven years in some parts of the country. the government says... but michelle was adhd to have a much higher priority. she has now formed a campaign group which demands equal access to support services. people are contacting me saying that they have been on the waiting list for
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three years. we have heard of wait times of over seven years in some parts of the country. this cannot continue because people are suffering. as a society, we are not dealing with this effectively at all. there are huge swathes of the population who are essentially being mist out by the education system, medical system, by everything. well we can speak now to the labour mp joe pat who is the lead on the all—party parliament regroup on adhd which is pressing for greater recognition of the condition. and more resources to combat it. she joins us now from our salford studio. thank you for your patience. what is to be done here? people would say there are also the conditions that require more resources and so conditions that require more resources and so forth. adhd should be pushed up the queue in your view? if you look at autism, last year there was a debate with regards to there was a debate with regards to the diagnosis and waiting times for autism. we are basically pushing for the same for those with adhd as a
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condition. we want the government to collate information with regards to how many people have adhd and what the waiting times are. diagnosis is not a straightforward business presumable equipment it isn't, no. basically, through the all—party parliamentary group, we have seen cases which have contacted me waiting years for diagnosis. some having to go private. busy paying for their own private diagnosis which then sometimes isn't recognised by the nhs. so they have to go through the process again. so no it isn't simple. this business of some people waiting seven years, i mean, perhaps a couple of years could be understandable. but seven yea rs ? could be understandable. but seven years? that is a trend which is only liable to get worse unless something is done presumably? yes, we need the government to collate the figures
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centrally. that isn't being done at the moment and that is what we are asking for. we have written to our clinical commissioning groups all over the country to basically see what they are doing about adhd. what are they waiting times? and again, what support they have for people with adhd. and you are getting support, one gathers, in general terms from people like the prime minister? absolutely, i asked her a question at prime ministers questions. again, government are recognising that it isn't good enough. the support and resources out there aren't good enough. we held our first debate on adhd this year as well where we had the health minister attend. and she has agreed to look at collating figures on diagnosis and waiting times. we are very grateful to you, thank you very much. has it been hot where you are?
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what about the prospects for the weather? lets get the latest details. gardeners and growers will be pleased to know there is some significant rain in this forecast, particularly as we head to the weekend. the chance of some thunderstorms could be intent in the short—term. they have developed across eastern areas this evening and will continue to develop overnight and become more widespread was torrential downpours in places. meanwhile, across the west we have a weather front pushing in meanwhile, across the west we have a weatherfront pushing in here meanwhile, across the west we have a weather front pushing in here with outbreaks of rain and a warm and muddy wants to come across the south—east. for friday, we will have showers and thunderstorms in south—east england and central and eastern areas. that weather front across the west will gradually push its way in eastwards with outbreaks of rain too. not quite as warm across the board as thursday. but across the board as thursday. but across the board as thursday. but across the south—east it could be hot. then it turns much cooler and
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fresher in the weekend for all of us. windy at times with outbreaks of rain or showers. you're watching beyond one hundred days... the white house faces a deadline to reunite families separated at the southern border. the trouble is hundreds of parents have already been deported, leaving their children stuck alone in the us. that means that on the mexican border the deadline has come and gone for some children, who may never be reunited with their parents. it started with a kiss — but have donald trump and jean—claude juncker done enough to avoid a trade war? also on the programme... once, the london playboy, who steered his team to world cup glory. today, imran kahn became the next prime minister of pakistan. so what does that mean for relations with washington? and it's another scorcher in the uk — the hottest day of the year so far, but the storms are coming.
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