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Tonight, the inquest into a death on a holiday island.
Josh Clayton's body was recovered from rocks off Scilly ten days
A jury hears there were no signs of drowning or of an attack.
Also tonight: An outbreak of birdflu - a strain of the virus has been
confirmed in swans at a site in Dorset, another case has
Go the Green Army - Plymouth Argyle saves the day
on Sunday for what could be a lucrative FA cup run.
Pilgrims fans are still celebrating and now relishing the prospect
I have lost my voice, I'm sorry about that, but I am ecstatic. It
was something else. Something else. The death of a Taunton man who went
missing in the Isles of Scilly in 2015 remains a mystery,
an inquest has heard today. Josh Clayton had been working
at a cafe on the island of Tresco. The 23-year-old's body was pulled
from the sea ten days after he was last seen
at a staff party. Spotlight's John Danks has been
at inquest and sent this report Josh Clayton was last seen at around
145 on the morning of the 13th of September 2000 and 15. He had been
at a party on Tresco where he worked. Ten days after his
disappearance, his body was discovered on a small island north
of Tresco but how he died still remains unclear. A friend sick
pathologist said there were no obvious signs of injury on his body.
Neither were there signs of drowning. He recorded the cause of
death as an ascertained. Toxicology reports done no trace of drugs in
Josh's system. He had consumed alcohol that evening. The family's
barrister asked the pathologist of a bloodstained shirt was analysed. No,
said the pathologist. Asked if it was possible that an assault may
have taken place, no came the reply but there was no sign of one. The
family travelled down for the inquest which is due to run until
Friday. Almost a decade after bird flu
was confirmed on the Dorset coast, the disease has reappeared
in the same colony of swans. The bodies of nine of the animals
at the world famous site at Abbotsbury, near Weymouth,
have tested positive Tonight, another case of the illness
in a wild bird has emerged Steve Humphrey has spent the day
at the visitor attraction in Dorset. It is the second time in nine years
that bird flu has hit this one are re-. Signed to save the virus is
being spread by wild birds first in Europe now in the UK. ET dead swans
have been found here, twice the normal number.
Confirmation of the presence of the bird flu virus
here at Abbotsbury Swannery came after ten dead swans
were sent for tests - nine tested positive for the H5N8
Very concerned for the birds. It is not a threat to humans generally,
that has been confirmed, so that he is the good thing but it is a very
serious condition for the birds. It does strike the long once
particularly very hard. So far this winter around 80 swans have been
found dead, double the usual number for the winter. Back in 2008, the
Swan Ory was hit by an outbreak of the more virulent H5N8 strain when a
series of precautions also put in place. Totally different strain
which they then thought might possibly commute to humans.
Perversely, we lost unless the birds then than we have this time. At the
start of December, the Godman ordered poultry farms like this one
near Weymouth to bring their free range chickens indoors and to take
precautions in a bid to stop the virus spreading. They say they are
disappointed that DEFRA did not tell them about the presence of the virus
are a few miles away. We had that from our vet that we liaise with and
over social media. You want more information? It is not good enough.
Already keeping their chickens indoors has led to a car in egg
production. 20% of what we normally get so for us financially, it is
quite a big impact. The measures imposed to restrict the spread of
bird flu will be in force until February 20. The Food Standards
Agency says the virus does not pose a food safety issue for consumers.
They say thoroughly cooked poultry and eggs are safe to eat.
Hospitals across the region remain under huge pressure tonight.
The Royal Cornwall is still at level 4, formerly known as black alert,
whilst Torbay, Yeovil, Derriford and the Royal Devon
and Exeter hospitals are all on level 3, formerly known
Against this backdrop there's increasing concern over plans to cut
The Royal College of Nursing says patient safety could be put
at risk and it could lead to increased bed blocking.
They also warn that staff will need more training to care
More from our health correspondent Jenny Walrond.
Our community hospitals are much loved but across Devon,
Beds in Cornwall and Somerset are also at risk.
Instead we are told people are better off
Some of those beds at risk of closure or here at
Those behind the proposals say they can care for nearly four times
as many people in their own homes for the same cost as running
an impatient community hospital unit such as the one here.
But the Royal College of Nursing says its staff would need proper
training to move from working in hospital to the community
and that there are concerns of the impact on patients.
You will have people staying in acute hospital beds
because that is a safe place or you'll have people kept at home
in their own homes with insufficient support to keep them safe.
My concern is we will have people who are alone and without having
appropriate nursing or domiciliary care to be looked after in a way
which you or I would want to be looked after.
Two separate consultations have been running on the plans for Devon.
Health commissioners for new Devon CCG say
they will analyse the responses from their consultation,
but that it it is a proposal to provide care and support at home
and in the community and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.
But those whose local beds face closure will not
This is a new hospital, it's only 12 years old which is new compared
to the likes of Tavistock, for example, built
This is state-of-the-art and it would be criminal
to close the facilities that we have got here.
We are living longer but often with ill health and the dilemma
of how we care for elderly and frail people with the funding available
Now a round up of other news in the South West tonight.
A young mother from Devon who had a rare and aggressive form
Kim Jenkins, from Christow, was featured on Spotlight just
before Christmas after her local community raised thousands of pounds
Her husband Tom said she passed away on Saturday night peacefully
A sick fisherman has been rescued from a boat in French waters
and airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
The UK Coastguard winched the man from the vessel, which was 100
nautical miles south of Newquay early this morning.
His condition wasn't thought to be life-threatening.
Work has started in the North Devon village of Braunton that
Large parts of Caen Street are susceptible to flash
floods after heavy rain, despite defences being improved.
The last major flood affected dozens of homes
The work will improve drainage to allow flood water in Caen Street
The Devon economy had a ?4.2 million boost last year thanks
A report today says the prestigious race saw more than 250,000 people
lining the 93-mile route to watch some of Britain's biggest
cycling stars, including Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark
The government has today announced a new contract -
worth more than quarter of a billion pounds - for Leonardo
The deal will see the company, previously known as Agusta Westland,
providing service and training support for the UK military's
But while the government says it will safeguard up to 500 jobs,
the union says it does little to safeguard the long-term
future of the Yeovil site, as Clinton Rogers now reports.
The minister in charge of buying things for the Armed Forces came
to Yeovil Town to trumpet today's announcement for the local
economy and in particular the workforce here.
It is a deal that will secure the cutting edge aircraft
for the Royal Navy and for the Army and I know will support hundreds
of skilled jobs right across the south-west.
It is all about these helicopters, the Wildcat.
62 of which were made in Yeovil for service
The contract is valued at ?271 million and it's
essentially for the maintenance of the helicopters for the next five
years, but what was announced today is just the latest stage of a 30
year contract that was signed back in 2012, so critics argue
it is really recycling old news and that in any case,
what this place really needs is new orders for new aircraft.
And yet last year the Ministry of Defence decided not to let
Leonardo build the new Apache attack helicopter, preferring
That went to America and this almost feels like it is second best.
The aircraft in this production shed are here
Right now there are no new orders but the company says it is talking
Not firm orders yet but like any business,
we know where the customer is and we know what their
requirements are and we're working hard to land those orders this year.
There remains a question over the equipment used to make
the airframes for the Wildcat amid suggestions that could be moved
Even then the equipment is actually owned by the British government.
The minister says no decision has been made yet.
Coming up next: How a trip to the barbers could
And we will be looking back at Plymouth Argyle's fantastic day at
Anfield and looking forward to their FA Cup replay against Liverpool.
You may remember a visit to a barbers in Torbay last year -
This one offers clients, suffering with depression,
a place to talk, and due to its continued work
and success, it's now hoping to expand the service
The Lions Barber Collective is made up of people who provide a listening
ear while cutting hair and their ambitious plans
for the future come on the day the Prime Minister promised more
Rick Edwards has been to see how the idea is already
Taking care of your appearance can make you feel better about yourself.
A chip to the barber can give you a lift but not in the way you can fix.
As you can tell, I don't need a haircut but these days there's more
than one reason to visit. Statistically more men are more than
likely to die from suicide than anything else under the age of 45
and this barber has decided to do something about it. Men chat to the
barber is often more frankly than they do with their doctors. Paul has
previously attempted suicide. Coming here has helped him open up about
how he feels. You are in an nonclinical setting, it's quite laid
back, there is a good atmosphere in Tom's in particular. It is easy to
talk to him. He asks questions and he gets quite a lot of information
out of you that allows him to help you and guide you to what you need.
This began because Tom Chapman lost a friend to suicide. When we started
it was one of those things that I said if we could save one person, I
would be more than happy, but so far, personally, there have been
four people that we have helped and I feel we have saved lives there and
I said that was massive. These hairdressers are not councillors but
they have received training to know what to look for. It is very one to
one, you are very involved. Physically you are changing them
usually for the good and then if you could do that mentally as well and
have that sort of discussion, there is the connection. By becoming a
charity, they hope to train more hairdressers to recognise mental
health issues and hopefully do their bit to help save lives.
It's time for the sport now and the match a lot
Plymouth Argyle and Liverpool of course - and now we've got
another one to look forward to haven't we, Nat?
Yes, and we heard this afternoon when the replay
at Home Park is going to be - it's next Wednesday the 18th January
Argyle are set to make ?1 million from their cup run when they add
in the takings from this replay, after yesterday finished 0-0.
Almost 9,000 fans travelled to Liverpool.
Hamish Marshall was with them at Anfield, but now he's at Home Park,
What a difference 24 hours makes. It is pretty quiet this evening, it
wasn't at Anfield yesterday and it will not be quiet here in nine days'
time. A week on Wednesday is the date for that FA Cup third round
replay. What a result from Plymouth as they ensured that the five times
European champions are coming to Home Park for the first time in
almost 55 years. Seldom has a game with no goals
been so well received. The faces of the travelling
Green Army telling the story. And back in Plymouth,
the fans enjoyed the almost Never has a 600 mile
round trip felt so worthwhile. Our little West Country team
did everybody proud. I've lost my voice, I'm sorry
about that, but I'm ecstatic, Had Jake Jervis converted
Plymouth's best chance, it could have been even better,
but a replay is a win-win. The Premier League giants coming
to Home Park and a big payday for the club and a reality check
for the superstars. Not as luxurious dressing
rooms as they are here, even though we are in a Portakabin,
but from that point of view, Liverpool thought they could win
without some of their Surely they can't
run that risk again. They did really well,
so they deserved it and obviously They deserved it and now we've
all go there and try to do better. Today, fans were already
at Home Park in the rain trying I thought before we went up
yesterday that a draw It will be the maximum
crowd we can get. There will be a huge
demand for tickets. In my lifetime I can't remember such
a big match at Home Park. There are a lot of Plymouth
fans and Liverpool fans Now bring on the game
no one wants to miss. This week-macro there will be queues
and people camping out trying to get their hands on tickets. Exact
details of how and when they are going on sale have not been
revealed. The crowd well the summer over 15,000. Liverpool are entitled
to 50% of the tickets, around 2500. When you think there were almost
9000 Argyle fans at Anfield yesterday, not that many more are
going to get to see the game at Home Park. Those that do over how they
might to remember. As you may have spotted there,
Argyle Chairman James Brent enjoyed the day out at Anfield
as much as anyone else, but he's back in the South West now
and joins us from Exeter. Have you found it hard to
concentrate being back at work today? No, it was a great day out
yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it overnight and did a couple of
interviews this morning and then have been at work today. Focused on
the challenges on the NHS. ?1 million. What are you going to spend
it on? New players? No. We have reviewed the budget for the current
transfer window with Derek. We are looking at strengthening the squad,"
is doing reasonably well at the moment. The door is open if we need
to strengthen further. Did you play for Detroit to boost your revenue?
-- drawer. No, we play to win. Derek and that squad does not turn up to a
match to have an occasion, they turn up to when and beforehand, it wasn't
that far away from pulling that off from right at the last moment. When
are we going to know more about the tickets? We will note very shortly.
I was hoping I would be to say something, but we will be able to
tell people very shortly and as always, our members get priority
allocation so no members need worry that they will not get a ticket. Did
you meet Jurgen Klopp yesterday? I did meet him. I passed him in the
tunnel and he was very concentrated on what he was doing, we passed but
I saw he was very focused on check our squad but he did not check it
quite well enough. Well done. Thank you for talking to us and we will
see you soon. Away from the football now
and Exeter Chiefs missed the chance to inflict a rare home defeat
on Premiership champions Saracens. New laws brought in last week to try
and reduce head injuries were again under the microscope with the hosts
reduced to fourteen men early on. It is up there with the toughest
fixtures in club rugby and if you don't believe me,
just ask Geoff Parling who was Richard Barrington saw red
for the shoulder challenge and home skipper Brad Barritt has since been
cited for the initial tackle. It took something special
for the Chiefs to make Jack Nowell plucking a crossfield
kick out of the air with one hand Flanker Don Armand look
like a winner when he burst through. Sadly, same corner, different result
as the ball was knocked out of his grasp as he went
to ground it. And they were made to pay
in the second half as Saracens showed just why they are champions,
scoring late on to force a draw. And finally from me, here's
a candidate for Try of the Season. It came in Redruth's National Two
South's match with Chinnor. Alex Ducker set off from his own 22,
regaining his chip ahead before putting on the after-burners to beat
another three defenders Redruth went on to win the game 20
9- tall. Fantastic! Good weekend of support all round. The draw for the
next round is coming up this evening. BBC Two, seven o'clock. It
is number 17, Plymouth Argyle at an Liverpool's ball. So frustratingly
could not watch it unless you had the right channel. That his life.
One wonders what sort of whether they will get next week because if
you believe anything in the press, apparently, we are in for a lot of
snow. Is that true? It would be nice. The children would love to see
some. I cannot see us seeing a lot. Don't believe everything you read.
It is getting colder. Next couple of days, little change in the weather.
After this Wednesday it starts to cool down. The bigger problem will
be the risk of quite widespread frost developing from Wednesday
night onwards. We have had some rain today, that is now moving through
and behind that, for a time, clear skies. As we move through the next
two days, a lot of cloud and another weather front. Some quite frequent
showers associated with that. Then a more definite change to colder air
coming in from Greenland, Iceland through Wednesday night and
Thursday. Thursday, we are in too much colder air and an increasing
risk of the show was turning wintry. The rain that has been falling today
has now gone on for a time he had clear skies which means temperatures
will get into single figures but the show with will come along quite
quickly. Fairly isolated showers through to the early hours of the
morning and in a few places, temperatures might get as low as
three or 4 degrees. Not quite cold enough for a touch of Frost and
tomorrow will be quite a cloudy day. Frequent showers. For a time, some
more persistent rain and then somewhat drier. But we do keep a lot
of cloud so don't expect too much sunshine tomorrow. O'Driscoll
north-westerly wind but still relatively mild with temperatures of
ten, possibly 11 degrees. For the Isles of Scilly, here generally
quite cloudy. Quite blustery with a view showers. It does stay rather
grey. Times of high water at Penzance to 20 4pm... And the
forecast for our surfers, very messy conditions with the onshore winds.
See temperatures nine, 10 degrees. Sheltered surf along the south
coast. There is an coastal waters forecast. The wins West,
north-westerly. Good to moderate visibility. Wednesday we start with
morning temperatures of ten or 11 degrees. By the end of the
afternoon, back down to eight or nine. And a lot of cloud around on
Thursday, capable of producing a roof show was. Temperatures down to
six or 7 degrees. Just 5 degrees on Friday and there is a warning for
parts of North Devon and more western coastal regions of Cornwall
of some of the shouters turning increasingly to sleet or snow but
amounts of snowfall are likely to queue at this stage small. Do not
get too excited. If you would like to know who Plymouth Argyle could
face in the next round of the FA Cup, the draw is taking place on BBC
Two refuelling at this time. Goodbye for now.
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but it's not always the right thing for one person.
we've run at almost completely 100% capacity.
We've got lots of patients now competing. There's no beds.
I do the right thing all the time in this job,