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Good evening, I'm Charlie McArdle, welcome to BBC Channel Islands.

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Maternity misconduct - Tribunal hears the death of a baby

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at Guernsey's hospital may have been prevented.

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Substantial increase, a call for tighter control

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The numbers we have seen are all concern to us. We want to ensure

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that we are able to support people at the right level but also ensure

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we do not have too many people coming to the island.

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And you may have heard the mention of snow in the forecast because of

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this area of low pressure on Thursday. Well the Channel Islands

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see find out later. The death of a baby born

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on Guernsey's maternity ward 'may have been prevented' had a previous

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incident been properly investigated, Three midwives are facing

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charges of misconduct Mike Wilkins has been following this

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case and joins us now from our Guernsey newsroom,

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so Mike just remind us how we got Well, the sad starting point

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of this story is the death It happened in 2014

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at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital. Following the death,

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all members of the then Health and It was and continues to be

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a very shocking moment A major review was then carried out

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by the nursing watchdog the Nursing This highlighted a series

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of problems throughout But up until today we still didn't

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know why that baby died and the circumstances

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surrounding its death. So what happened

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at the hearing today? Three Guernsey midwives

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are charged with misconduct. Adult nurse Lisa Granville,

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Antonia Manousaki, They were working on the

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Loveridge Ward when a child, referred to only as Baby A,

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was born just after midnight This desperately ill baby required

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resuscitation and died An internal investigation

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conducted by Granville, who was then head of risk

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management, found 'no significant difficulties in care delivery'

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and no further action was taken. But an investigation by the local

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authority found that the baby's heartbeat hadn't been properly

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monitored and its condition should've been reported

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to a consultant. The NMC said the midwives

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administered medication And there were claims

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that the baby's death Yes it emerged today that another

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Baby, referred to as Baby B, The NMC says that had

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the death of Baby B been adequately investigated,

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then the death of baby A may I have to stress that all three

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midwives accept some of the charges against them but also deny

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some of them. The hearing's expected

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to last four weeks. New measures are being brought

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in to cut the number of migrants Big companies with lots of non-local

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staff could have some Ministers say it's needed to control

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the island's population, Migrant workers fill

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many of the posts in this hotel, as they do in much

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of Jersey's hospitality sector. But now, there's to be

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a cut-down on work licences. In Jersey you need a licence

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to hire a migrant worker. After 5 years, they can work

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anywhere, and the licence can be used to bring another worker

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into the island. But the States are going to review

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all big businesses to see if some of their licences can be

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gradually taken away. We've got to work carefully

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with them to encourage them to employ as many local people

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as possible and not to automatically think they need a new licence

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to bring additional people We've got to do something to control

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the population and we believe this mechanism will do a good

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job in achieving that. And the population's grown well

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beyond the States' predictions. Despite plans for 325

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new workers a year, in 2015 there were around 1,500,

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with final figures for 2016 But the Chamber of Commerce fears

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the impact on businesses that can't find the skills or staff they need

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within the island. assurances to businesses that

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if a company can prove they've absolutely tried to source

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an employee locally and they can't do that there is flexibility

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in the system in terms of bringing We need to try and sort jobs for the

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local workforce before we put -- look elsewhere. We have got to look

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after our people that are already resident on the island.

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Whatever the public appetite for them, the question

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is will the new measures actually work in controlling the island's

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery.

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The arrest follows the incident at Temple Stores

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in St Helier last week, where a shop owner was held

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at knife point as cash and phones were stolen.

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Jersey Police say they have a thirty one year old man in custody.

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Loss of business and loss of staff - that's the concerns of employers

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in a Jersey trading estate following a Government

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The Rue des Pres estate was littered with rusty, abandoned cars

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Most have been removed but replaced with huge charges

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Rusty, unloved, and bad for business.

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The government told the owners of these abandoned vehicles

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to remove them or they'd be towed from this trading estate.

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Most of them have now gone, but they've been replaced

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with a hefty parking charge that business owners say

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I think going from nothing for our staff who've been here -

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some of them have been here 20-30 years,

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they've never had to pay for the parking and now they'll have

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to pay or face paying up to ?123 a month, it's just not affordable

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so some of them will consider seeking alternative

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employment which will be detrimental to the business.

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Richard's also worried he'll have to find staff to replace the ones

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I'm really happy here, I like my job, I like what I'm doing

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but I can't afford to pay more than ?100 a month.

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These concerns have been put to the minister in charge of roads

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and parking who says the money will pay for upkeep.

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We have to recoup the costs of maintaining the estate

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and policing it and there are some quite lumpy capital sums that

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are involved in that to maintain the roads,

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to resurface the roads etc it's got to be self financing.

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So we said that the maximum will be ?123 if the costs were more

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than that then we'll have to cut our cloth to fit

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but if it's less than that then we'll charge less.

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While efforts to clean up the estate are appreciated,

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until a cheap solution is found - Workers here will have

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Jersey airport has reached a 16 year high in passenger numbers, just

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under 16 million passengers passed -- passed through last year, an

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increase of 20,000 from last year. The highest number recorded since

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the year 2000. Musicians in Jersey are calling

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for more places to perform. The Songwriters Society was formed

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last year to help songwriters It's latest event was a sell out,

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showing there's a real thirst for original local music

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as Elisa Da Silva found out. Local talent, playing to a local

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audience in a uniquely local venue. The Lido at Harve des Pas was home

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to a swell of sound waves as singer songwriters

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strummed their original music. The Songwriters Society

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is a collaboration project The event is being praised by Jersey

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musicians working in the UK. I think local musicians

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themselves are doing a lot, I think that i'd always drum

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about the venues, more and more venues even smaller venues

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but decent venues with decent stage and decent sound system

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like you've got here tonight we just need more of that -

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it will encourage young I think we need to support

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local artists a lot more, so actually I think these kind

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of events are fantastic because actually we get to see

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what Jersey has to offer. It struggles a bit with venues

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etcetera but there's so much talent of the songwriters society hosted

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by local musician David Keenan. He hopes to continue it

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onto 2017 and inspire local I think there aren't any venues

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where you can share a heartfelt song that's taken you time to write maybe

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when it's in a band it's got energy you can take it back

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there and you can play with it at festivals and stuff but I think

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they're happy to have It seems the success

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of the night has re-ignited the spark in both

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listener and performer. With the songwriters

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society lighting the way, the 2017 music scene

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is looking brighter. Elisa Da Silva, BBC

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Channel Islands News, Jersey. Many people have written

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songs about the weather We'll with David Braine it's

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bound to be a number one. I have been tempting you, I think

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the only white thing we are likely to see is perhaps a few high

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showers, perhaps some frost but snow will be elusive. It is finely

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balanced at the moment, I come to Thursdays forecast in just a moment.

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Tomorrow will be windy, winds increasing overnight. There will be

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rain around. It will be brighter by the afternoon because this weather

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front is one -- the first of two. This moves into another advance the

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foot of the afternoon and introduces cold air. There is another weather

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system that will drop down from the north and development into an area

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of low pressure on Thursday. That is the one that is giving us a really

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big headache because the risk of call the northern edge that area of

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low pressure as it develops and it is capable of producing some sleet

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or snow. How much, we will see. Showers possible overnight, it will

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be generally quite a mild night and we could get into single figures at

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eight or 9 degrees. He windy day tomorrow, the winds from the West

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and north-west and a scattering of showers in the morning and then

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brighter and drier conditions into the afternoon but it does remain

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quite breezy and it will feel quite cold by the end of the day. Seven or

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8 degrees. This is Thursdays forecast, the front coming in from

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the North develops an area of low pressure for us, it could be a windy

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affair free time on Thursday and just as the band of cloud and

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predominantly rain moves away and up towards Belgium, there are a few

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wintry showers that will follow perhaps even the odd hail shower

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across the island as we move into the evening on Thursday evening.

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That is when the call the arrives. These are times of high water for

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tomorrow. Choppy conditions for our surfers, the biggest waves will be

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along the northern shores of Guernsey. The Windsor

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north-westerly, Force five or 46, the visibility good to occasionally

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moderate. Thursday is mainly rain but a big drop in temperatures for

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Friday and Saturday. Thank you. Tantalisingly close but

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no need for the snow shoes. I will see you at eight.

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this is the stage of the programme we usually get very hungry,

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which is fortuitous as in a moment we'll be meeting a woman

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who could be an award-winning dinner lady.

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Expressing yourself in Exeter - the poetry project which

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And the Green Army on the march as the first batch of tickets

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go on sale the FA Cup replay against Liverpool.

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A dinner lady from South Devon is about to go head-to-head with six

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others in the hope of being crowned the best School Chef

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The challenge is to make a main meal and dessert and the winner

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will go on to compete for the national title.

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Catherine Deane makes dinners each day for the children

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at Yealmpton Primary School, and has enlisted the help of some

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This is going to make me feel hungry.

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Spotlight's John Ayres has been to see her cooking up a storm.

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A lot has been made in recent years about the importance of school food.

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Nutritious and healthy meals help children to concentrate,

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and hopefully they will lead healthier lives in the future.

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So school chefs like Catherine Deane are putting

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