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Tonight's headlines: news teams where you are.

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A record low - crime figures in Jersey fall below

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We are delighted. They are the lowest recorded crime figures in

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Jersey. We have below the psychological barrier of 3000 for

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the first time. When you bear in mind that in 2010, the crime figure

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was 4563. Foreign builders are accused

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of working out of public And transforming the Rwandan economy

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- the iconic Jersey cow Much colder areas arriving next

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week, especially Thursday into Friday. Until then, unsettled and I

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will have the details later in the programme.

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Crime in Jersey has fallen to a record low,

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The number of reported crimes last year dropped below 3,000

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But one group says some of the statistics don't

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Keeping our streets safe - just another part of the job of

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But the island's crime level is at its

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While some crimes such as drug offences went up, overall it's down.

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So what does the chief of police think is behind it?

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That's not just hard work, it's other preventative measures

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and getting it right and focusing on the people that actually

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do need our attention - persistent criminals,

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persistent offenders - very pleased with the reduction

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in domestic violence that's shown that our education programme has

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gone well over the past two or three years, we've inspired confidence

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in victims coming to us and I think we're now

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And the figures seem to support that.

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Last year there were just under 3,000 overall crimes reported -

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Reported domestic assault fell 14%, but a domestic abuse charity says

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You're not talking necessarily about all the recorded incidents,

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just recorded crime, and on top of it you're not talking

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about all the incidents that have not been reported to the police,

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and the majority of our clients decide not to report

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So it seems, while the lower crime figures are encouraging,

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the police have their work cut out in reaching every

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A Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing into the death of a baby

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in Guernsey has been adjourned until tomorrow.

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Three women who worked as midwives at Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth

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Hospital in 2014 are to appear at the hearing in London facing

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The death prompted a review of maternity services in Guernsey

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and two follow-up visits from the council.

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Inspectors say improvements have been made.

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There are renewed calls today for compulsory working permits

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for visiting construction workers, also known as "white van man".

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Guernsey Police visited an Irish window firm operating

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from Grandes Rocques car park at the weekend after

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A public car park on a wet afternoon on Guernsey's west coast.

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But at the weekend it looked like some were doing more than just

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The man who took these pictures is Deputy Neil Inder.

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He says it's wrong for public car parks to be used in this way.

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I don't know. There is something not right about someone being able to

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fly in or come in, do what they want, without any control from

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government and especially abusing our island, our people, our

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goodwill, our hospitality, our customers, as it do that kind of

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madness in the car park. It is ridiculous.

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It's reignited the debate over foreign construction

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workers coming to Guernsey, also known as white van man.

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This man works in construction in Guernsey.

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He says foreign workers should be allowed as long

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I'd like to see a business license like Jesse operates currently which

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would regulate it all. It wouldn't stop people from using file and

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friends, but it would regulate it. It would give Guernsey an

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opportunity to know who is operating on the island at any time and firms

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would not be able to leave without registering for Social Security and

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not paying anything. Guernsey's Housing Control says

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the company involved had contacted And the police say that items

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were being transferred from one vehicle to another and that no

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offence was committed. A Jersey constable says she's

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concerned there could be an accident as a result of the three months

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of road works taking place From today motorists

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are being diverted up Queen's Road and St Saviour's Hill while the work

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is carried out between 9.15 Sadie Le Sueur-Rennard thinks

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the level of traffic at the Five Oaks roundabout

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during the rush hour This roundabout is a nightmare at

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best of times. This is nothing to what it normally is. This is like a

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Sunday afternoon. In the mornings, is horrendous and now with an extra

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volume of traffic, it is a nightmare.

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We have they considered the main diversion ropes. The main diversion

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routes are five dogs and Queens Road. We have chosen a 90 keyname

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starch to avoid the morning rush hour, both school and commuter

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traffic. The evening peak is over a longer period. There will be an

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impact. It is obvious when you take a main arterial route out, there

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will be an impact, but we're trying minimise it as much as we can.

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You're watching the BBC in the Channel Islands.

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Later in Spotlight with Justin and Victoria: A listening ear

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while cutting your hair - a support group for

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Jersey's iconic cows are renowned for their rich milk and dairy

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products and now their pedigree goodness will help transform

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Cows in Rwanda will be cross-bred with Jersey's to produce a cow that

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produces eight times more milk but eats less.

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Rwanda - not a place that's associated with farming

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and agriculture but for the last ten years the country's been supported

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These doe-eyed beauties have been exported to Africa.

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But now they're being cross-bred with 200,000 Rwandan cows instead.

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One Jersey dairy farmer says they're a perfect fit

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The Jersey cow is an international cow, the second largest dairy breed

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in the world and it's growing in popularity in many

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These first crosses of a pure Jersey bull to Rwandan cattle have produced

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some really good adaptable cattle for what they want in that country.

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They're popular because they produce more milk and don't

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The calves bred from the Jersey pedigree will help 12,000 small

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scale Rwandan farmers to feed their families

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and still have enough milk, butter and cheese to sell.

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Rwandan farmers will also be trained to breed cows to help

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Rwanda is still an incredibly poor country and we're hoping that

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a project such as this is going to improve the lives

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of Rwandans, it's going to bring entire villages out of poverty.

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A delegation from Rwanda is visiting the island to learn how the herd has

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been built up over generations and find out about

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For Jersey's dairy farmers, all the attention is very flattering.

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It's an absoutely fantastic fit, it's very exciting.

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Here we are in this little island in the middle of the English Channel

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and here we are right in the middle of Africa and we're flying the flag

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As a small island helping a big country - Jersey

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is passing on its heritage to a country fighting poverty.

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They know they are beautiful, because they just love the camera.

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Now, I know it's been raining across the islands -

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This was the Guernsey reservoir earlier today,

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and despite the rain - as you can see, levels

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It follows the driest December for ten years.

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Guernsey water says it's monitoring the situation closely,

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but there's no immediate cause for concern.

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Saint Saviour's reservoir is one of 17 storage reservoirs that we've got

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and it is only about a quarter of our total storage capacity. As I

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say, we are at 79% fall across all of those storage resources. We are

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reasonably comfortable for this time of year.

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After last week hearing about the record dry weather

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and those pictures of Guernsey's reservoir, today it's been rather

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damp in the islands which should keep the growers happy,

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Good evening. There has been plenty of press comments on this Arctic air

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heading across Britain. We will see the least effects of that colder air

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and it probably won't provide for us until Thursday, Friday. Meanwhile,

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and settled picture. Wintle East Marc Warren quite full-screen act.

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Showers will come along and it stays rather cloudy. The temperature

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stayed just about in double figures at 10 degrees. The change is appear

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with a change of low pressure. Gradually over the next three days,

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we started to introduce north-west winds and eventually northerly winds

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as we move through Wednesday and Thursday. A slow transition to

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colder air, but at the moment we have westerly winds and that is

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feeding in relatively mild air. Through Wednesday comment Thursday,

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called their seats in and by Thursday we're dragging in arctic

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air which will eventually make its way down to the Channel Islands and

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temperatures way down into single figures by Friday and the weekend.

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The rain we have at the moment is beginning to move away and later

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this evening it becomes largely dry. There are a few showers behind, that

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will continue for a few hours. Apple Street West or north-westerly wind

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and overnight temperatures just into single figures at around seven or 8

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degrees for most. Those winds remained lively for the morning, but

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he's in the afternoon. Briefly some Sunnis as possible tomorrow morning,

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but on the whole, cloudy, and the cloud at any point through the data

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capable of producing a few light showers of drizzle or rain. 10

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degrees the top temperature, less windy by the afternoon. These are

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the times of high water. The coastal waters forecast, winds or

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north-westerly, forced five to six. Decreasing fortify later. Showers

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with generally good visibility, falling to moderate in those

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showers. Wednesday, still in relatively mild air until the end of

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the afternoon than the cold air follows. Temperatures drop on

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Thursday, we keep a lot of cloud with the risk of a few showers, but

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by Friday, we are down into single figures and by Saturday, just six or

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seven the top temperatures. Just a bit of entertainment

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news before we go. Former Eastenders star Jonny Labey

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has swapped Albert Square The Jersey-born actor

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is showcasing his dancing skills in ITV's new celebrity show Dance,

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Dance, Dance. In the first episode last night,

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Jonny wowed the audience and the judges to get

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the highest marks. His family and friends gathered

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at a pub in his home parish Looks like a great party,

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congratulations to him. You are up-to-date with the latest news.

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Coming up next: How a trip to the barbers could

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And we will be looking back at Plymouth Argyle's fantastic day at

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Anfield and looking forward to their FA Cup replay against Liverpool.

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You may remember a visit to a barbers in Torbay last year -

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This one offers clients, suffering with depression,

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a place to talk, and due to its continued work

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and success, it's now hoping to expand the service

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The Lions Barber Collective is made up of people who provide a listening

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ear while cutting hair and their ambitious plans

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