Next Episode of 999: What's Your Emergency? is
An intimate and frank look at modern Britain through the eyes of the emergency services on the front line.
This episode joins Wiltshire's police officers as they deal with young men driving dangerously and tackle the resurgence of joyriding - with some drivers as young as 14.
This episode explores the impact of mother-son relationships that break down.
The number of people living alone in the UK has doubled in 40 years to a greater number than at any time in our history. Feelings of loneliness and isolation are prevalent in densely-populated as well as rural areas, and a recent study suggested that loneliness can be as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Recent surveys have discovered that loneliness is an issue that's now impacting negatively on the lives of Britons of all ages. Two hundred thousand pensioners in Britain said they went for more than a month without a single conversation with friends or family. Teenagers, meanwhile, feel isolated because of social media, which it's claimed is feeding a future mental health crisis.
This episode explores the rising use of cannabis, which is now increasingly being smoked openly on Wiltshire's streets as people's attitudes to the class B drug change fast. 999 call handler Holly Goodall explains 'there is a split between society seeing cannabis as being a good thing and cannabis as being a really bad thing'. This shifting attitude is especially evident among the young. When the police catch a group of teenagers smoking joints outside, one unfazed teenage girl responds: 'I know you think it's like illegal' - and when officers tell her that really it's actually still illegal-illegal, she offers in mitigation to 'next time smoke it indoors'.and I think it's messing with people's brains.'.
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