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Welcome to BBC Channel Islands on Friday, February 10th.
Here are tonight's headlines: Children's Services sees a big
increase in the number of calls about vulnerable youngsters,
The alternative to being locked up, how electronic tags could cut the
number of prisoners. My caseload is quite high at the moment so there is
a need to prioritise at the moment but that is the case no matter how
many cases you out. And Huanying, a special message
for young visitors forging a special Electronic tagging is being
considered in Guernsey It's thought it could help reduce
the numbers of people in custody, particularly those
on short sentences. It's one idea mentioned
in a new prison report which looks at some of the changes over the past
year, as Penny Elderfield explains. The start of another
day at Guernsey prison. I've been here for 18
months, it's not too bad. You wouldn't choose to be here,
it's hard emotionally and mentally. I've focused on what I'm
going to do when I leave, and how this might be a change
in my life. Michael's one of around
90 prisoners here. And whilst focusing on how
he could change, there've been quite New security measures,
training opportunities and now this. This is the new wing area that we
were talking about. This new female wing
is the latest development. We had an external inspection that
said we needed to separate the female to male areas that is exactly
what we have done. Even though the numbers are low this wing will hold
six women and it will safeguard if the numbers ever-increasing gang.
Generally the number of prisoners is down.
Around 30%, in fact, on 2012 figures.
And the Prison Governor does have a plan to cut that further.
Electronic tagging, allowing people to serve their sentences
It's widely used in other jurisdictions for low-risk prisoners
Imprisonment is very expensive and you have to question the benefit of
that to the island if someone is sent here for a very short time.
So it gives an alternative, should the courts wish to use it.
It's a change Home Affairs will consider to help reduce
Although realistically it'll take more than just
A lot of people come and you won't see them again.
Sometimes it's for people's life experience to bring
about that change rather than the prison itself.
Meanwhile, a report into conditions at Jersey's prison says its taking
too long to repatriate prisoners who aren't originally
The prison board of visitors highlights the case
of an 18-year-old from the UK who's been an inmate at La Moye
for more than a year without a single visitor.
The board says the UK must comply with its obligations to take
A 55-year-old man from Jersey who admitted posting a highly
offensive comment on Facebook about Syrian refugees
Dale Minikin from St Peter was sentenced
An online discussion on Facebook page centred on a play at the Jersey
arts Centre featuring Syrian refugees. There were a number of
posts but the short comment from Dale Minikin was singled out by the
police because it suggested violence against the cast members. It
accepted that he had no of violence against the cast members but the
magistrate called to delete -- fleeting moment of stupidity but he
should've realised it was grossly offensive and could have encouraged
violence by others. Jersey's Children's Services
has seen a big increase Last November, 244 cases
were reported to the department responsible for protecting
vulnerable children. That figure is double
the monthly average. Usually this department sees around
100 children a month who may need protection,
but the end of last year saw what officials are calling
an unprecedented rise in calls. It may well be that there's been
an increase due to the white ribbon campaign that ran in November
about awareness Other things as well,
we had some other risk assessments that we were doing,
and we were also doing some assessments of children with quite
complex needs so a few factors but hard to pin it
on one particular thing. And the rise has also been noticed
this children's charity. We have children from all different
aspects, from the Bosdet Foundation through social services
and children's services and other I think we had a 20-30%
increase last summer, and Christmas again there
was another increase so it's definitely been increasing
as the months have gone on, To cope with the demand
at Children's Services, social Plus the department is looking
to recruit another 20 professionals. But this is during a national
shortage of social workers. My caseload is quite high
at the moment, so there is that need to prioritise but that's the case no
matter how many cases you have. And we're fortunate to work
in a profession where people It's also hoped a social work degree
will become available in the island. And ?6 million will be injected
into the department this year. But officials admit coping
with such a high number The club at the centre
of a dispute in women's football in the Channel Islands has written
to the Jersey and Guernsey Football Associations to try to get this
year's Muratti re-instated. The 2017 match between the two
islands was cancelled because the Guernsey FA couldn't
convince enough women to register. Many of the top players represent
Ormer Ladies in the UK. But now 18 Ormer players have agreed
also to sign for Guernsey-based clubs Sylvans and Rovers,
making them eligible If the GFA accept their applications
and I can't see any reason why they would not want to, then they are
eligible to play I believe unless the rules have been changed, so
hopefully the issue that they raised on Wednesday we have gone some way
to solving. You're watching the BBC
in the Channel Islands. Later in Spotlight
with Justin and Natalie: The amateur actors from Devon
nominated for a prestigious film 150 students from China
are in Jersey for their annual As well as joining in lessons
and visiting historical sites the Beijing visitors
are here for the formal opening of the Confucius Classroom
where Jersey students can now learn I want everyone to come
up with four moves. Confucius said all men's
natures are alike, and in this drama class it certainly
doesn't seem to matter the students In fact, for one student,
the island's differences don't lie The air off the sea
is really fresh and I think I can't watch the
scenery in Beijing. Staff hope by sharing their lessons
with their Beijing guests Hautlieu's students will be better at forming
relationships with new people And pupils admit they could learn
a few things from their visitors. They actually work a lot harder
than English people. It sounds bad to say
but they would go to school really early in the morning and then come
home at like five o'clock at night whereas we finish
school at, like, 3.20pm. Hautlieu are hoping to impart
at least a little of that work ethic For the first time they're offering
Mandarin as part of the curriculum. There's a whole stack
of neurological evidence that tells us that learning completely
new languages really works parts of brain that we can neglect
if we're not busy and engaged in those sort of
intellectual challenges. There's something really beautiful
about Mandarin as a language. The way the characters are formed
and presented and I think it's And it won't be long before
the Hautlieu students get the chance to test out their new skills,
they'll be visiting What a great way to learn a
language. The entrepreneur behind
a new airline connecting Alderney to Jersey and Cherbourg has
pledged his commitment to making Air Alderney Limited is the States
of Alderney's preferred bidder Director Julian Storey
believes he can succeed It is going to be Alderney -based
and for the people of alternate. Initially we will do routes to
Jersey and Cherbourg and we would maybe like to expand on that in the
future if we can make those roots work. We will have two aircraft
based on the island and crew based on the island and eventually we hope
to have an line maintenance capability based on the island.
The temperature's falling again and the wind is feeling quite
biting, but will any snow be on the cards?
Thank you. Hello. Good evening, it is cold enough for most of us today
and even colder tomorrow but there is a hint of even less cold air
arriving next week. We have to be patient. This weekend will be cloudy
at times and it will feel cold and wintry showers and a very low chance
I think of some of those showers giving any appreciable sloth --
snow. They will most likely be rain and sleet on Saturday and Sunday.
The detailed forecast has an area of low pressure of Spain and Portugal.
There is pretty awful weather in Spain and Portugal. The high
pressure to the north of us means an easterly flow which will not change
in the next 24 hours and if anything on Sunday the winds are even
stronger. The wind chill will make it feel even colder and then on
Monday and Tuesday of next week we draw a pair from a different
direction, coming from Spain and Portugal it is warm and it will
eventually get our temperatures back up to double figures. Saturday and
Sunday are pretty raw with the easterly wind staying with us and
the temperatures for us and across a good part of France. Showers are
possible and as we have seen today and this evening there a showers
around tonight with temperatures down to just one sole risk of frost
and icy patches in the morning. Tomorrow is a predominantly cloudy
day with a few showers, especially in the morning and the afternoon.
Some of those could be sleet or snow and three degrees is the top
temperature. A keen wind will make it feel bitterly cold. Anywhere
exposed to the breeze will be choppy and the winds are from the north and
the north-east. Wintry showers with moderate visibility. By Sunday the
easterly wind is still with us but slightly less cold air as we move
into next week. Have a nice weekend. The weekend looks chilly. That is it
from us here in the Channel Islands. If you missed anything you can watch
the programme on the iPlayer. We will be back at ten 20 5pm and I
were leaving now with the rest of spotlight.
And this is how cold it is going to get tonight,
Also, more cloud coming in from the east.
The Devon composer who wrote the music to one
of the most watched - and poignant films in the country
has today been back to the Teignmouth School that helped
Laura Rossi was asked to compose the soundtrack
to the Imperial War Museum's film, The Battle of the Somme.
She's been holding workshops with music students to help them
understand the film ahead of performances with a live symphony
After its release in 1916, The Battle Of The Somme quickly became a
must see film. It remains the biggest box office success, it was
seen by over half the population, and in the first six weeks it was
seen by nearly 20 million people. It was a box office record which wasn't
beaten until Star Wars in 1977. Just over 100 years on, it is as relevant
today as ever. Over an hour and a quarter of life on the front before
and after battle. This film was before censorship came in, so it is
the only footage of the British dead and wounded to this day. We still
don't see any at all. I actually went to the school long time ago, so
I'm from Teignmouth. It is really great to be back. Ten years ago,
Laura was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to score the
film for its 90th anniversary. A year after its Centenary, it is now
being screened 100 times around the country. The film screenings are in
partnership with the Imperial War Museum, through the First World War
Centenary partnership. Today, Laura was back at her old school, having a
workshop with people. Sometimes, they might have been in a more
high-spirited moment. It isn't necessary because it's the war that
you want to write something very does present. You want to fit the
scenes, and when I was scoring this, there are busy some winded, but in
this team they seem quite happy. So let us think how we can relate that
-- there are obviously some winded. I was convinced that I'd found my
relative who was injured in the Somme, and the War Museum says that
they are inundated people thinking it is him, but it is probably not
him, so I'll keep looking. Will be a chance people into mass on Sunday to
see a screening of the film and here it with the orchestra at Exeter
Cathedral tomorrow evening. In the cathedral, be absolutely wonderful.
You have the have the acoustic, the space and that whole idea of course
with the Cathedral itself. And when this film was originally made. I
think the music at a tremendous amount. With many people watching
the film and perhaps going away from its thinking what it was about.
Though often remember they were moved by piece of music that appears
and is suitable for the picture didn't. -- for the picture it is in.
There are performances of the Battle of the Somme film with live music
at Exeter Cathedral tomorrow and Teignmouth Pavilions on Sunday.
It's time for the sport now, and Andy's been going to great
lengths and heights to find out about this weekend's Devon derby.
Some people are calling this game the biggest match ever played
between Plymouth Argyle and Exeter City.
It's no surprise to hear it's another sell-out at Home Park
with around 15,000 fans expected tomorrow.
Local bragging are always at stake when these arch rivals meet,
but with both sides in the top four of League Two, they're vying
for something far more valuable in the long
And both were playing their cards very close to their chests.
Well, you can tell this is a big game.
We're not even allowed to see Plymouth Argyle training.
And it's not just Argyle: Exeter City have been just as cagey.
And they're the form team in the whole of the country,
12 games unbeaten, seven wins in a row and a player whose form
in front of goal has seen him break a record that stood at the club
I didn't know until I'd equalled it, you know, what the record was.
So, yeah, there was a bit of pressure before
But yeah, it strange pressure, because, you know, you can't
Despite five goals in five wins in January, it was his team-mate
Ollie Watkins who is named league two Player of the Month.
Yeah, some of the lads give him a bit of stick, but no,
Loads of assists and a couple of goals.
So I don't begrudge him, but I think scoring every game in a month,
It shows you how well we've done the last month.
Good form in January, great, but it's about
And we're all focused on getting to the end of the season
The end of the season, the chance to relax.
Well, the Argyle squad couldn't wait that long and jetted off to Spain
His plan was a bit different to the one you would think,
so it was a lot of training up there.
Just nice to train in warm weather, really.
So does the form Exeter's players are showing at the moment hold any
They're not looking as dangerous as us.
You know, we've got, you know, a lot of dangerous players,
We're obviously ahead of them in the league for a reason.
You know, we'll have to be playing at it some more.
-- we will have to be banging at it tomorrow.
Neither side giving too much away here.
For Argyle, they'll be hoping 13 is unlucky for Exeter
is the Grecians look to extend their unbeaten run.
For Exeter, they'll be hoping Argyle are still in Siesta
It's good to see you starting to branch out with your reporting. I
think we'll have to move on quickly from that!
Exeter Chiefs' Jack Nowell and Tomas Francis will line up
against each other tomorrow when England take on Wales
in Cardiff, in round two of the Six Nations.
The 23-year-old Cornishman will be hoping to add to his nine
international tries when he replaces Jonny May on the wing.
While Francis has also been called up to the Welsh starting line-up.
On Sunday, their club team-mates are back in Premiership action
The Chiefs beat them the last time the two sides met at Sandy Park
in the Premiership semifinal and with Wasps providing five
of the England squad, it looks like a good time to play
You know, you can't run away from it, they've got a few
But I think regardless of that, everyone's where they've got
You know, they've got numerous international
So it'll be a tough game whatever happens.
That match kicks off at one o'clock on Sunday and Radio Devon will have
It's a rest weekend for the Championship,
but Plymouth Albion are back at the Brickfields -
Finally, our south-west sports personality of the year is one of
five gold medal winners from Rio to be named in England team for the
upcoming tour to South Africa. In four Riaz, hopefully another gold
medal. Thank you very much, Andy. I hope you filled in a health and
safety form when he climbed the tree. I'm going to take myself back
a few years at home and play hide and seek. Thanks, Andy.
A film self-funded by a group of amateur actors from Torbay has
been short listed for a film festival in Los Angeles.
It's about the life of Mordred - the illegitimate son of King Arthur.
It's been filmed at locations around the South West
Spotlight's Janine Jansen has the story.
One day my father will rule these lands, as well I. Who needs a
multi-million pound budget? This group of South Devon amateur actors
had a dream and just ?3000. And to act as he would, not to make your
own rules. What am I supposed to do now? Dan Leavy has now impressed
Hollywood. Mordred is short listed for a film festival in Los Angeles
-- their film has now impressed. You don't have to look hard to see it
was filmed entirely on location in Devon and Cornwall. I play
Guinevere, and basically when Mordred arrives, I don't trust him
at all and I have a bad feeling about him. I can't put my finger on
it. But I feel like he's going to be a danger. His idea of what's right
isn't necessarily the same as one as's. He sees it black and white,
whilst they will see the shades of grey. With no grant funding, the
South Devon players didn't give up. Through blood sweat and tears,
panicking, we have done car-boot sales, jumble sales, crowdfunds.
Some of us did a burlesque night, including Mordred. With such a tight
budget, everyone mucks in. One of the most brutal characters also had
the job of teaching his colleagues how to fight. How hard is it to drum
fight? Did it come quite naturally? fight? Did it come quite naturally?
I think for a lot of people it came naturally. I think everyone was
enjoying it, they were having a good time. They're already psyched up
anyway. It was a very brutal style of fighting, so, you know, a lot of
shield grubs and kicks and very sort of violent stuff. It's going to look
very impressive in the film. Could the Southwest's answer to Game Of
Throwing take these budding actors all the way to the top? -- Game of
Thrones. A lot of violence, and that's just in the studio! A very
chilly weekend. It is cold outside. You need to
cuddle up this weekend because there is a very cold easterly wind and low
temperatures, some of the coldest it has felt so far this winter. Very
chilly. There will be a breeze, and wintry showers around. So those will
leave some snow over high ground. At the moment, we have high-pressure --
low pressure over Spain and Portugal, dreadful weather.
High-pressure to the north, easterly High-pressure to the north, easterly
winds. One weather front trapped in the flow. It has the can of cloud to
produce snow showers at the moment. They're coming through central parts
of Britain and will travel towards us by the end of the night. The risk
of a few flurries in the wind, certainly for Dorset and Somerset.
By Sunday, the wind is stronger. A similar setup, with a lot of cloud
and potentially more wintry showers, too. We continue to see some pretty
low temperatures over the next couple of days. We can is definitely
a cold one. There are showers and more cloud coming in from the east.
In the second half of the night. Some clear skies, and certainly
frost possible. This was earlier today on the south coast of
Cornwall. Call having some of the best of them join today, will hazy
in places. There is quite thick haze, so reduced visibility because
of that. For all of us, it is the wind that makes it feel bitterly
cold. It will be with us on Saturday and Sunday. The holes you saw in the
cloud are already out there, and that means many of us tonight that
temperatures will fall very quickly indeed. Possibly as low as -2, if
not -3 overnight tonight. For all of us, bitterly cold, in places rusty
start to the day. If you are on the terraces watching that important
football match, need to wrap up warmly -- frosty start. The showers
falling readily as sleet and certainly over high ground, falling
as snow. The amount is likely to be small, but you will notice what is
falling out of the sky. Temperatures no more than three or four degrees.
If you add wind strength, it will feel a lot colder than that. That is
the forecast for the Isles of Scilly. A cold wind and wintry
showers, quite blustery wind across the island here. Times of high
water, here they are for ports and harbours. Portland at 6:47am,
Penzance at 440 7p. If you're brave enough to be at the the show this of
year, these are the temperatures. That us look at the coastal waters
forecast, pretty lively winds. From the East and North East, Force 5-6.
A few showers around, Margaret visibility. There is thick haze at
sea at the moment. It is the wind direction that dictate our
temperature as we move through the next few days. This is Tuesday.
You'll notice we have changed the colour. It has been very blue over
the last couple of days. By Tuesday, there is some yellow. Those at high
temperatures, temperatures in double figures. You'll notice that the far
south-west of England has some as well. Be patient, because will lose
the court, it will warm up eventually. It may take all the way
through to the middle of next week before we get some appreciable
sunshine and higher temperatures. The next two days are bitterly cold,
exacerbated by the strength of the wind. You will need to wrap up very
warmly. Have a nice weekend. Thank you very much, David. Wrap up only
if you are going to the Devon derby tomorrow. If not, full match
commentary on BBC radio Devon from TPM tomorrow. From all of us on the
programme, have a good weekend. Goodbye. -- from two PM.