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Tonight... - so it's goodbye from me -

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Changing the way the south-west's landscape is managed -

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we'll reveal why some of the region's upland areas

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could be allowed to return to their natural state.

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And we'll be asking what it could mean for farmers

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who are currently paid to look after upland areas.

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Also tonight - the drug smuggler given Christmas leave

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This Plymouth drug dealer is now on the run -

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but why was Blake Donnellan, jailed for 15 years,

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Flying at night - we'll find out why air ambulance crews are now able

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Sleeping bag, couple of water butt. Mike -- couple of water bottles...

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And the injured military men from Devon conquering memories

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Vast areas of blanket bog, upland heaths and oak woods.

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The mixture of heath and grassland surrounding these areas make

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the tors and valleys important havens for rare plants and animals.

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The management and farming of these wilds have altered the fauna

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of these uplands over the centuries, but that could be about to change.

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Parts of Dartmoor and Exmoor could be "returned to the wild" according

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The 25-year plan for nature could see subsidies paid

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to farmers being cut, allowing the areas to return

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It comes at a time when all subsidies for farming could change

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as a result of the vote to leave the EU.

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Our Environment Correspondent Adrian Campbell reports.

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The wide open uplands of the south-west are

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But when it comes to making a profit from this land,

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Some farmers have benefited from subsidies, but since the Brexit

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vote everything is suddenly up for debate.

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However, it shouldn't be forgotten that the uplands provide

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us with some important and often hidden benefits.

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This is sphagnum moss found here on the edge of Exmoor.

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It is really useful to all of us, because it attracts moisture

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Once upon a time nobody put a price tag on this kind of thing,

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Farmers and environmental groups such as the RSPB have worked closely

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to protect this part of Exmoor over years, but they know

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Robin Milton is an upland farmer and the vice-chairman

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Let's remember it is a living, working landscape.

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I think it would be very, very poor of us to consider actually

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any forms of what could be construed as land abandonment.

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I'm not entirely sure that would deliver what we expect.

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But abandonment and re-wilding of the uplands may be on the agenda

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as the Government considers how to manage our countryside

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One option could be to plant more trees.

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Wildlife organisations say the Government needs

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The uplands should be the most favoured areas

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for government investment, cos they deliver so much more

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Flood protection, nature, all the incredible acts so that

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people can spend their leisure time out here.

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In a way they should be the favoured areas for farming investment.

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We contacted Defra and asked them about their plans

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They told us they couldn't say farming will continue as before.

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That's because they've just started work on a 25-year plan

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which they aim to publish at the end of the year.

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Well, today the Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom pledged

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that the number of rules farmers have to follow will be cut once

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That may be good news for some south-west farmers,

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but there's still uncertainty about whether farmers

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here will continue to receive the money they currently

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Our Environment Correspondent Adrian Campbell joins us now.

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What do you make of what she said today? Since the Brexit vote I think

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it is fair to say that farmers have been looking for political guidance

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about what is going to happen. Today they got an inkling about it. This

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emphasis on environmental controls, more freeing up of farmers so they

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can take on world markets. That is the kind of message that Ms Leadsom

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had to say today. She is very keen to roll back the control on farmers.

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I will be looking at scrapping the rules that hold us back,

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and focusing instead on what works best with the United Kingdom.

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No more six-foot EU billboards littering the landscape.

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No more existential debates to determine what counts

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Adrian, you talk to people in the farming near the all the time, what

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have they been saying generally about Brexit? They tend to be rather

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cagey about how they voted. Although it is thought that younger farmers

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have most to gain from the changes that are coming, they may want to

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embrace these new world markets opening up to them, and other

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important thing to remember is that billions of pounds of grant aid are

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at stake here. That has been very important for supposed farmers for

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many years now. Adrian, thank you very much.

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Police officers have criticised a decision to give a prolific

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south-west drug smuggler Christmas release from prison.

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He was jailed for 15 years for bringing large

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quantities of Class A drugs into the region from Manchester.

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The Police Federation says such criminals should serve

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Our Home Affairs Correspondent Simon Hall reports.

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Blake Donnellan was supposed to be in prison at Sudbury and Derbyshire

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serving a 15-year sentence for smuggling drugs

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But he was released for 24 hours on Christmas Day,

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Donnellan was one of the leaders of a gang which made tens

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of thousands of pounds ringing cocaine and other Class A drugs

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At the time of his conviction in 2011, police said a major supply

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ring had been broken by one of the biggest investigations

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It involved more phonework than we have ever done before,

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Donnellan was described as a career criminal and was once banned

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from Devon and Cornwall for ten years because of his activities.

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Police began an extensive covert surveillance operation

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to convict him along with four other members of his gang.

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In public, Devon and Cornwall police aren't commenting

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on Donnellan absconding, saying it's a matter

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But, in private, senior officers I've spoken to have expressed anger,

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saying a great deal of work went into convicting him and raising

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concerns that Donnellan may quickly return to criminality.

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In a statement, the Ministry of Justice said...

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"All offenders must meet strict criteria, pass a full risk

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"assessment before being considered for release on temporary licence."

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Anyone who thinks they see Donnellan is asked to call

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Now a round-up of other news from around the south-west tonight.

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27-year-old Tanis Bhandari was stabbed to death two years ago

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At the time of the murder one of his two killers,

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Donald Pemberton, was out on licence from prison.

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Now Tanis's mother Andrea Sharpe has petitioned the Prime Minister

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calling for a probation service report on his supervision

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Alison Hernandez, the Devon and Cornwall Police

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and Crime Commissioner, has been questioned under caution

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She is being investigated over allegations about election expenses

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when she was the campaign agent for the Torbay

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A report will be presented to the Independent Police

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The Royal Cornwall Hospital has reached Level Four,

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It means there are not enough beds to cope with the number

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People are being asked to use walk-in centres for minor

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Hospitals in Taunton and Yeovil are also working at full capacity.

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Pranksters put up these blow-up skeletons after they becoming fed up

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Locals in Bude were told it would be put in three years ago.

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The skeletons have now been taken down and the contractors

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The Devon poet Alice Oswald has won a prestigious national prize. She

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was honoured by judges in the cost of words. They said they were in awe

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of her collection called falling awake which explores the themes of

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nature and mortality. It's no secret that major changes

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to the way health services are run The Government's asked health bosses

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to come up with ways of saving money and making sure more people

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are treated out of hospital - Nothing has been decided yet,

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but some town councils in North Devon are worried that any

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cuts to services at North Devon District Hospital

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could put lives at risk. As a result they're holding a series

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of public meetings urging local people to join the campaign

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against the proposals. Tonight there's one in Northam,

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and Janine Jansen has been talking Yes, the meeting starts at 7pm, some

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not quite yet. People are expected to arrive soon. Joining me now is

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Philip Wearne from the Save Our Hospital Services. How worried are

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people about potential changes to North Devon District Hospital in

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Barnstable? Extremely. It took 50 or 60 years to build up the special

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services and we could lose them in a matter of months. Which services are

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you most concerned about? Consultant paediatrics, consultant led

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maternity, acute stroke, special baby care, neonatal. What would it

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mean if the services were cut because this is an incredibly rural

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area. It has a big increase in population in the summer with

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tourism. It needs to attract businesses and young families which

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is unlikely to do but also paediatrics and consultant led by

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charity. It would basically mean that people died or are seriously

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impaired as a result having to travel to Exeter or both. Health

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bosses say they haven't announced the plans yet. They are talking

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about them. They are letting people know and they will be consultation

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in public on them. Tips is already happening. We have lost 40 acute

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beds at Devon North district. We have lost seven services to

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nonemergency services, non-acute services from North Devon and they

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are deciding things in the next few weeks and will be presented to the

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as fait accompli. Chris Leather is the mirror. The threat affects

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everybody here. It is serious. One of the most worrying thing is in the

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area for a long time. Some people say the NHS isn't affordable and has

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to be streamlined and tested change with the times. It is how the money

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is spent and managed. I would like to see more management at local

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level as it used to be years ago. Many people are you expecting

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tonight? Think we will fill the hole. Capacity 200 and probably we

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will have to turn some way. -- Hall. Thank you. We'll have a report about

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tonight 's meeting in the late news for you at PM. -- 1030.

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And later this month we have a week of special programmes looking

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at the way the health service works here in the south-west.

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We'll have unprecedented access behind the scenes to see how

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pressures on one part of the NHS can have a knock-on effect elsewhere

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That's coming up on Spotlight from 16 January.

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Life-saving rescue missions by Devon's air ambulance are now

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Thanks to a ?1 million investment, the pilots now have night-vision

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goggles and the first of what will be hundreds of floodlit

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Kirk England has been up with one of the crews.

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The golden lights of the North Devon town of Chulmleigh.

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A scene from the Devon air ambulance.

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Now the work of the pilots and paramedics on board doesn't

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What's made flying at night possible is a growing number of floodlit

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community landing sites which make it easier, faster and safer

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Chulmleigh's playing field is good enough.

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Lit by a specially installed floodlight,

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We are a rural community, a long way from hospitals.

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Barnstaple and Exeter are our two main hospitals.

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Ambulances take 20, 30 minutes or so to get here,

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I think a lot of people know how good and how valuable and essential

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the services we provide during the daylight.

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The reality is up until last month we couldn't do that at night.

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People still have their accidents, they still get

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And we wanted to be able to respond to them even when it was dark.

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And this network of community landing sites we can now help

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patients in Devon even when it is dark.

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The helicopter has been adapted to fly at night,

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pilots trained and supplied with special night vision goggles.

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At the moment teams clock off at midnight, but it's hoped that

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in the next few years they'll be responding to emergencies

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We take a poignant journey back to Syria in a moment

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Plus an epic arctic climb for two injured military men.

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And, coming up, I'm at Sandy Park as the team get ready

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for what could be their toughest test of the season.

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If you'd been seriously injured while working in Syria,

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seen a colleague blown up just metres from where you were standing,

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and had a million-dollar bounty on your head,

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Well, none of that has put off photographer

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He was wounded in an explosion in Homs in 2012 in which acclaimed

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He's just returned to the Syrian border for the first time since that

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attack as part of a convoy taking out vital medical equipment.

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The trip was organised by Devon doctor Mark Hannaford.

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They're now back home and they've been describing their journey.

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One of the big parts of the convoy was to make a statement to the

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Syrian people that they are not forgotten about and that people do

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care. The journey itself, we set off from London 2600 miles, ten

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different countries, a few interesting border crossings, a

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major blizzard. I think the evening we were trapped in the snow when we

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got to the untapped and had handed over this... Was it six babies? They

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were frozen to death in TQ to get into Turkey that night. We had been

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into an area that was surrounded by a ring of steel, artillery. As the

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days went on it became insanity. The buildings around us were falling.

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Most of the people we had gone in with were dead so we said... We woke

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in the morning about 7am and within minutes a rocket hit about 100

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metres one side and 100 metres the other side. 30 seconds later two

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more rockets hit maybe 50 metres away and by now the building was

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starting to rumble. I wanted my camera so I ran through looking in

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the rubble and found my bag and got my camera, run back in. The corridor

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behind me exploded. That was taken out. Then a shell hit a direct hit

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about four metres or five metres from where I was standing. But about

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two metres away. It was an almighty, I can't really describe the

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intensity of the explosion. But I was still standing there. When it

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comes down. This thought something was a bit in my leg like a stone, my

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hand came out to the other side of my leg. I went to look for Marie and

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I fell and landed on top of her. Since I have been out I have been a

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complete thorn in the side of everyone trying to get them to act

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on Syria. So when the opportunity came with the convoy I have no

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hesitation. They said yes before I knew why we were going to Syria.

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Yes, I will go back. Because they gave everything to get me out. The

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chance to go back and actually do something, physically help, yet, it

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was all I needed. Mark here had it all sorted. I'm just glad they got

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him in because it was a tough thing to do in that time scale. Yeah, the

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fundraising initially was ?91,000 the target. No time we did final

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tally, what came in will be closer to a quarter of a million. The

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public response was amazing. We have certainly been looking at what we

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can do next to provide further support. A cunning plan! A stunning

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plan! While Plymouth Argyle's trip

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to Liverpool may be dominating the sporting headlines

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in the south-west this week, there's also a huge rugby match

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coming up for the Exeter Chiefs. They take on Premiership champions

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Saracens off the back of two great Andy Birkett has been

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along to Sandy Park. The Chiefs crashed into the festive

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season full of cheer, thrashing Leicester

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on Christmas Eve. New Year's Eve and there

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was more of the same. This time it was a

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dramatic last-gasp win Each win saw them leapfrog

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their opponents in the table. Now, with a trip to the European

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and Premiership champions next, We didn't always have the best

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of starts to the season, and I think it seems we have

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pulled it together. A lot of people say we were quite

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lucky on the weekend, but we stayed in it for 80 minutes

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and I think that's It doesn't matter when you score

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your points, as long as by the end I think the team is in a good space

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at the moment to really get a bit of confidence,

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go up there looking forward When the two teams met

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here at Sandy Park at the start of the season, Sarries ran

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out convincing winners. But the Chiefs' form has really

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picked up in the last few weeks, and now is as good a time as any

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to take them on again. Often at this time of year

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it is about turning up with the right attitude,

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the right energy, in the right frame of mind

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and you genuinely give it a real go. And that gives us a foothold,

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and once you have got a foothold you can start to make your decisions

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during the game. We have focused far more on that

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than trying to devise some clever plan, because,

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you know, most of what Saracens can Not only are these games

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exciting for the players, When two Premiership

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heavyweights go head-to-head. Two former Royal Marines from Devon,

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who had to retire on medical grounds, are setting off tomorrow

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as part of a five-man military team to climb the highest

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mountain in Antarctica. Danny Claricoates and James

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Nightingale both fought in two James was shot in the jaw,

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while Danny had post-traumatic stress after witnessing two friends

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killed by a roadside bomb. Johnny Rutherford has been to see

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how Danny is preparing This was a spot training

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for the five-man team last year in Chamonix,

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France. Their mission to raise money

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for the Royal Marines charity by climbing the highest peak

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in Antarctica, Mount Vincent, which is no mean feat at more

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than half the height of Mount But for ex-Royal Marine Danny

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Claricoates it's much more In 2007 he fought in Afghanistan

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and was awarded the Military Cross. I've come home, 18 months later went

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back out to Afghanistan And during that tour two lads,

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two friends of mine in my team So, yeah, that was the

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turning point for me. That's where it all sort

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of finished for me. Post-traumatic stress disorder

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brought a premature end There are days sometimes where

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I just don't want to get out of bed. You just sort of pull the duvet

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over your head and just, you know, you just want to give up on life,

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but by doing something like this it gives me

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something to work towards, Danny wants to use the expedition

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to make more people aware It's about addressing the stigma,

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it's about educating that actually We are able to own our own

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businesses and work for a living The extreme challenge to get

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to the top of the bottom There is a part of me

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that is a bit jealous, I think the Antarctic

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would be a bit harsh for me. Although Sarah herself is no

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stranger to physical challenges, as she won a bronze medal

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at the Invictus Games last year. I know for Danny with his PTSD,

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I have seen for myself how much he benefits

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from being in the outdoors. We've both been to Everest

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base camp together. And personally for his

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rehabilitation, and just for his self-confidence,

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his self-esteem, the benefits Walking axe, sleeping bag,

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couple of water bottles... The team hope to reach

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the summit by next Friday. Cos once a Royal Marine,

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always a Royal Marine. That report from Johnny Rutherford,

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and all being well we're hoping to talk to Danny from the Antarctic

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sometime next week. We wish them well. Let's find out

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what the weather is doing closer to home. Nowhere near as cold. But it

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will get a little bit chillier? Probably not as cold as it was

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earlier in the week but another fast as possible. At the moment a good

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cover of cloud helping keep temperatures up but it is clearing.

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These were pictures from earlier in the week. We had some sunshine. I

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think the cloud has made a bit of a different sort of a day to day and I

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think tomorrow we may return to the sort of pictures with more sunshine.

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We could well start with Prost. Not everywhere. Dry and find for most of

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us and we will see some sunshine. The boundary between where the

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riverfront clears and where we get the clear skies and the low

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temperatures could give us a risk of ice bowl tonight and at first

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tomorrow. Watch out for that particularly on the minor roads

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which may not have had treatment. A lot happening at the moment. Weather

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front drifting in from the North already producing some light rain

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and drizzle but it does clear from all but parts of Cornwall during the

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course of the night and at first tomorrow morning but it is still

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there around the middle of the day. Further east the best of the

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sunshine will be Dorset and Somerset. Closer to this area of

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high pressure which is on the move. It will probably clear quite simply

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by the end of Friday allowing mild air to arrive and also a lot of

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cloud and outbreaks of rain. We do get westerly winds which gives us a

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lot of cloud. That is the cover of cloud we have got in the last few

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hours. Some holes in the cloud through Wales and parts of Somerset

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and Dorset, already breaking up. It will gradually move westwards but

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not really clear from Cornwall particularly the west by the end of

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the night. Where we do see the clear skies we will see quite a sharp

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frost and we're looking at pretty low temperatures. Crossing were

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eastern of Devon and parts of Somerset and the north of Dorset we

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could see temperatures as low as minus five or minus six. Further

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west with all the cloud cover of cloud will be just about free. It is

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the boundary line through parts of east Cornwall and the West of Devon

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where we will see some clearance but also enough moisture for a few icy

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stretches on roads and pavements. Tomorrow the best of the sunshine is

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underused. A lot of cloud affecting Cornwall particularly in the West

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and Isles of Scilly. The band of cloud will slowly go back towards

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London during the course of the day and eventually cloud the skies

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across West Devon. The best of the sunshine in East Devon and Somerset

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and Dorset. Temperature is where it starts really cold struggling. Light

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winds. Four or five across parts of Somerset. Up to double figures in

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the far West of Cornwall. But the Isles of Scilly it is rather cloudy

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and we continue to see a risk of a few showers here and there. Surfing

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conditions aren't brilliant tomorrow. Up to about two feet on

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the north coast. A bit choppy along the south coast. A southerly breeze

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which will gradually pick up along the course of the day. South or

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south-easterly for most of us. 3-4 and generally fair with good

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visibility. Let's look at the forecast a little bit further ahead.

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Freddie looks like it will be much milder but rather cloudy and

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outbreaks of rain, some of that being quite widespread through the

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afternoon. Saturday is a bit brighter and still a lot of cloud. I

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think the weekend ahead it is mild, quiet but at times rather cloudy.

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Make the most of the sunshine tomorrow. Have a good evening. We

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will have news from Northam and the public meeting concerning possible

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help cuts in the late news at 10:30pm. Good night.

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as he explores Naples, Venice and Florence.

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It's like we're walking through a giant's armpit.

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We can follow the escape route of Michelangelo.

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Mildred is our first student from a non-witching family.

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