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Good evening. These are their news teams where you are.
Good evening. These are their headlines. After 40 years, calling
time on Jersey's licensing laws. It will be great if the law has a
balanced on their health implications and how we can
re-stimulate an economy and we stimulate tourism and hospitality.
Flybe to concentrate on more profitable routes
And there's still life in this old bike yet which is also
And with some clout and showers this evening, tomorrow is not looking too
bad. Pisi at times. Stay tuned for the forecast.
There are plans to overhaul Jersey's 40-year-old licensing law.
Proposed changes include politicians replacing the courts in granting
licences to sell alcohol - and a new compulsory qualification
Enjoying a pint may be an age-old tradition,
but after a decade of consulting with pub landlords, bar-owners,
and others in the industry, Jersey is calling time
on its 40-year-old licensing law, to bring it into the 21st century.
The main changes proposed are - a simpler licensing system
holders prevent underage drinking and alcohol-related crime and health
a group made up of politicians and the public would oversee
The Constable involved says the process will become quicker,
with less red tape - and safer, with the new
that someone running it has the necessary experience
We have a system at the moment but we want to make sure when people
are deputising or on holiday people that are running pubs have got
And this is welcomed by some of the business owners involved
a car, or various other licences to do everything nowadays,
how come you could just wander into the island,
work in a bar and suddenly be a licence manager, which has a huge
And he's pleased the granting of licences would move
from the courts to a body that includes members of the public.
Those are the people who are most affected by running
a business and therefore those are the most critical
I don't think we should be using jurats' and bailiffs' time
to decide exactly what time you serve a pint until.
There'll be more regulation of licensing to come
in the next 18 months - including changes to fees paid
But this particular legislation, aiming to modernise the system,
will be debated in the States in just under six weeks.
A 38-year-old labourer has been found not guilty
by Jersey's Royal Court of raping a woman in St Helier last summer.
Marcio Patricio Figueira Dias had been accused of raping a woman last
August and has been in prison on remand since then.
Today, after three hours of deliberation, a jury found him
not guilty of rape and not guilty of sexual assault.
He was found guilty of one count of attempting to pervert the course
of justice by trying to influence a witness and will be
Small businesses based on States-owned land
at Guernsey's Fontaine Vinery have been given another year
They were due to be kicked off the site in St Sampsons last year
when it was announced it had been ear-marked instead for housing.
But States members today agreed to extend their tenancy until next
June, while a wider review of light industry is carried out by
That's due to come back to the States for debate
Jersey's Environment Department could end up spending ?30 million
on a machine to remove nitrates from waste water
Staff at the department are trying to reduce at source nitrates
which cause sea lettuce to bloom in St Aubin's Bay.
It's hoped with farmers using fewer nitrates, less will wash
But a last ditch solution could be to install a multi-million pound
de-nitrification plant at the island's new sewage works.
It's money that we'd much rather not spend.
The long term solution is to address nitrates at source,
we're hoping that'll be successful to reduce it.
We'll never get rid of green seaweed completely, but if our monitoring
shows a real impact can be made by the extra financial investment
in the sewage treatment works, then that's a debate to have.
Some Flybe services could be cut over the next few years as one
of the Channel Islands' most important airline struggles
There's no telling where the axe could fall.
The latest losses were unveiled today - although investors
Our business correspondent Neil Gallacher reports.
Flybe's losses were ?20 million for the full year, including
the damage that was done to them by the weakening pound.
So bad enough - although we've seen worse.
Four years ago the losses were twice as bad.
And today's news didn't rattle the investors,
as they had already signalled that they were heading for a loss.
Internal problem was that their website isn't good enough,
and they're spending several million putting that right.
The external problem was that they faced growth
in competition at a time when consumer demand was falling.
So they had too much capacity, too many planes.
All we understand is that they will be sticking to the summer and winter
schedules that are currently planned, in and out
There'll be a lot of watching this space.
An explosive shell from World War II was detonated by Guernsey Police
after being discovered by children on the beach.
It's believed to be a French shell used by the Germans.
The recent stormy weather is thought to have shifted
The device was exploded around lunchtime on Lihou Island.
Bomb disposal experts say it's quite common for them
I think we are up to 18 this year so far. The biggest find that we had
this year was in February. That matched a similar find two years
before that. Later in spotlight, Justin and
Victoria are out and about at the Royal Cornwall show. Thousands of
people have arrived despite the weather.
They say one man's trash is another's treasure.
Efforts are being made in Jersey to reduce the amount of waste
the island creates by reusing or recycling items that
Several bikes a day are left at the island's main recycling
centre, and many of them are sent to a community group to refurbish.
Volunteers at the Community Hub are busy with a steady stream
of bikes that have been abandoned or donated by their owners.
A bit of TLC and they're ready for the road again.
These bikes have come from the new Acorn Reuse Centre
at La Collette which has nowhere to store them.
With around 25 bikes a week being dropped off,
deciding what to do with them has been a challenge and now they're
It's a good problem to have when you're receiving so many.
What we're going to go down the line of doing now is selling the bikes
as maybe parts up at Acorn, over the coming next few weeks,
where people can purchase the bike as a part or spares and maybe
But this is where they get a new lease of life.
These dedicated volunteers based at St Saviour's Hospital,
are fixing all kinds of adult and children's bikes.
There are bikes and bike parts everywhere and they're making
Oh, we've been inundated and like everything else,
with the weather, everyone's getting out on their bikes and people
want their bikes looked at and they want to change
their bikes so, it's like everything else,
we don't know what's going to be coming in, we just
These upcycled bikes can be claimed with a donation to the scheme
and give more people a chance to get in the saddle.
A fairly dull day in the islands but we hear things could be getting
That's right. In and drive foremost tomorrow. Sunshine hazy later on.
The cloud through today bringing us showers through this evening. This
cold front is leading a way to the East overnight to eight and into
tomorrow. Into Saturday at this low-pressure system. Most of the
cloud associated with that will go through the main centre of the UK.
Tonight we have cloud and if you showers. Tending to clear away
through the course of the night. Staying quite easy. Tomorrow starts
off cloudy for many of us but we should see that reading away. Drier
and brighter. Sunshine hazy at times. That wind easing a little.
Here is the outlook. It is not looking too bad. Tomorrow is mainly
fine and dry. Good sunny spells. Cloud in the second part of the day.
It may be thick enough for light rain. It clears to Saturday, mainly
a fine and bright day. The chance of one or two showers coming in. It
stays similar into the beginning of next week.
I'll be back at eight with a news update but there is no late news
because of the coverage of the General Election
Tomorrow there will be continued election coverage and how
the results may affect us here in the islands on both
BBC Radio Jersey and Guernsey's breakfast programmes from six
And we'll have more on that and all your local news from the BBC
in the sea. It is time to take you on a tour of
this huge Royal Cornwall Show. One of the places I love to come to
every year is the Cornwall food and farming tent. I have been coming
here for more than 25 years but what strikes me coming here every year is
how important local food and drink is to people now. The range of
products in here is now huge. But the quality is also phenomenal. You
can get everything from gorgeous Cornish bread to Cornish gin,
Cornish ducks, cheese, the list of things you can buy is endless.
Yes, you can naturally buy everything at this show. Welcome to
my home, if only. This could be your holiday home, a honeymoon suite, it
is a cabin made from locally sourced products. I think I may stay here a
while longer and shelter from the showers. You can take a look around
the rest of the show. Despite the weather,
it's business as usual. The sheep judging and
chasing starts early. Inside the sheep tent, they've spent
hours preening their animals. We have a carding brush which brings
the fleece together. And then I will go over with a pair
of hand shears and trim them. These piglets are warm
and dry and, according And these piglets are keeping warm
on a rooting mission. The chicks can keep
warm under a heat lamp. Well, they keep themselves
dry by wrapping up. Waterproofs and wellies
are the uniform of the day. And if you're really fed up
with the wind and the rain, you can come to the flower tent
and find your own jungle. This display of palms
has won a gold medal. There's almost
a tropical feel in here. But outside, most people
are prepared to brave it out. Perfect weather
for a bit of dancing. Although some of the younger members
of the audience are finding It is a bit muddy and slippery
underfoot but not enough to affect these athletes who have
taken every with ease. As the day moves on,
the rain dies out and the clouds can -- crowds can catch
a glimpse of the sunshine. Some of the animals are used
to the bad weather. She came off the moor in November
to the lady I ride for, And yes she's come for a bit
of handling and a bit of time out. She is really good despite
the weather being really windy. We brought her last
night, she loaded off in the rain and wind,
she's been really good. The perfect way to dry off
is to come to the Cornwall food and farming tent where you can enjoy
a well-earned cup of Food is important at
the Royal Cornwall Show There are 1000 horses, ponies
and donkeys on the showground, record numbers of pigs and record
numbers of sheep this year. I love the way the shoppers stop
in their tracks as the showing and judging happens,
it is exciting. Behind every flock, heard and gaggle
there are the farmers. I bumped into a couple
of old friends from last year. You were trying to
photobomb the camera shot? I get the feeling coming
to these shows it is all Coming and showing your
livestock, and competing Some people like to
win at all costs. Others just like to compete
and basically show your animals off And then hope that some
days you will win. What does winning
mean for your herd? It is always good to bring
home the red rosette. It's a good showcase if you can
say your animals have won In fact in our first year
of showing, at the end of the season we had a big win,
didn't we, Jim? We only went to the show because our
daughter-in-law was judging horses. We thought if she is going to judge
horses we will take the cows We happened to win the interbreed
championship which was And for us what made it so special,
it was the only time of the year we covered our cost to enter
the show and enough money to buy For us, we went home
very happy that day. It's nice to go off as a family
and compete, and it works very well. What can we look
forward to this year? We are hoping to get to one-day
shows even though we have been restricted and not able to come
here this year. We hope to go to four of the one-day
shows and hopefully bring I'm really pleased we managed
to talk again this year, when everyone is at the beginning
of the show, rather than at the end We will catch up with you later,
when you can lead one It was so good to see Jim
and Jean again, as Jim said, the way to spot an animal
who is a potential show winner from an early age is if it has a bit
of sparkle and a bit naughty. The stars of the show
are the animals. This year in the main ring these
wonderful vintage Ferguson tractors We will see them in action
in a moment but the man behind this idea is David Taylor
who is with us, hello. What is the idea, what do
these tractors do? They'll do acrobatics,
not jumping over each other, I don't know if that
was a good idea. You asked people to come forward
and they came in their droves. We already have a
tractor display team. We wanted something else last
year, something new. The Ferguson would be 70
years old so I thought we would have a tractor display
team but different. A few women said they would love
to do it so I put an advert in the parish magazine
and on Facebook, 27 came forward. Getting people to make
a fool of themselves, How often do they get together
to practise the display? Some of the girls when they started
couldn't even drive, they'd never Most of them are horse
riders and got to grips. The second batch, it was white
dresses, shoulder bags, flip-flops! Can't wait to see them in action,
thank you for talking to us. John Henderson has been
to see them in rehearsals. It is an agricultural
marriage made in heaven. Or rather 16 women at the wheel
of the TE20 Ferguson As displays go, it is
hardly turbo-charged. The little grey Fergie has
a top speed of 15mph. But
the world's most famous mass-produced tractor has
still got the wow factor. I like the bit where you were
crossing, that looked quite good. Exactly, that is what we are aiming
for, a bit of smoke! No prizes for guessing
what this one is called. Cyclops belongs to my
husband and he uses it every day to clean the
beach. But then these beauties
are over 60 years old. In the main, they've got more miles
on the clock than their They have worked hard to
woman-handle a British engineering For instance, perfecting
the propeller takes a level of multitasking that arguably men
wouldn't be able to bring to the There's been hard times and there's
been shouting and we've got to get this correct,
but in the There are no radios,
cushioned seats or other modern-day They're a no-frills
vintage that the Fergie One of my favourite bits of the
show, we saw them in the main ring, and they were superb, well done to
the Fergie Fillies. I fancy a go at one of the machines,
the way forward to get to work. Are you warming up?
A little bit. You don't do it. I am freezing. Thank you to our
brolly holders, Stuart and Sarah who went beyond the call of duty.
Unfortunately, they have taken off and are somewhere over there.
We will get them back later on. David is here, I am glad you are in
one piece. Looking behind the camera in the
distance to another massive shower, get some shelter.
Good evening. We have had rain in the morning will stop and for a
large part of the day we have also had some sunshine, not too bad apart
from that wind. In the last few hours we have had big showers coming
along. Let us summarised tomorrow, we will
see a largely dry day, some hazy sunshine, a risk of a few showers
turning up during the morning but most will be gone by the afternoon.
At the showground, the forecast isn't too bad for tomorrow. Saturday
is different. We will have another weather front to give us a
persistent rain. For clearer operations on Sunday, it is brighter
with the risk of showers, still quite blustery.
The satellite picture shows a lot of cloud cover over the UK, low
pressure bringing rain this morning. That strike of cloud is moving
eastwards. Behind it we have showers which will continue this evening and
overnight. It has an area of low pressure and a
weather front moving away from us. By the middle of tomorrow, we have a
weak ridge of high pressure. That doesn't last. By Saturday,
another front close by means a lot of cloud, windy, outbreaks of rain.
Sunday, lots of isobars, quite blustery.
We can pick up those showers in the last couple of hours on our radar
picture. That shows you where the showers
have been, more to come right now and other showers across the South
West of England that could continue through the night.
The forecast overnight is some clear skies but also some showers. Some
showers in the small hours likely to be heavy with a minimum temperature
of 12 degrees. Tomorrow morning, we should have
some sunshine, some sunny spells, the chance of a few showers dotted
around but those will disappear in the afternoon. We are left with
medium and high level cloud. A reasonable day for most events
taking place and the show continues here.
Temperature is probably getting up to 18, a few places up to 19
degrees. Not quite as windy as today.
On to the times of high water, there they are for our ports and harbours.
For the surfers, it is not very clean tomorrow, another large wave
day tomorrow, choppy conditions, the breeze is unsure. Up to five feet
but rather choppy. The sea temperature is up to 14 degrees.
And here is the coastal waters forecast. A south-westerly, becoming
more westerly tomorrow, forced six, showers, otherwise mainly fair with
good visibility. The outlook for all of us at the
weekend, Saturday doesn't look too clever, a breezy day with outbreaks
of rain off and on. Not much respite from that as the weather front
crosses as. By Sunday that will move to the
east. We are left with blustery showers on Sunday, hopefully sunny
spells in between, generally a lot of cloud, windy conditions.
With a sigh of relief, it should improve for the early part of next
week, high pressure coming back for the early part of next week.
Certainly, things are settling down. Something to look forward to. Here
at the showground tomorrow, the weather doesn't look too bad.
Have a good evening. You are saying we picked the wrong day to come,
thank you. Local results for the election on
BBC Radio Devon and Cornwall Police 1am, all latest. We will be back
with more election coverage at 6:30pm tomorrow. We leave you with
some of the highlights from the Royal Cornwall Show.
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