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Welcome to Thursday's BBC Channel Islands News.

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Are vulnerable children being protected - increasing number

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of complaints are being madd about children's services in Jersey

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as the team continues to struggle to keep staff.

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It begs the question, is thdre a direct correlation between the

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increase in the number of complaints and the number of staff that the

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children's service have had to be forced to employ because of the

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number of placement? No confidence - Alderney politicians

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refuse to back Aurigny's management and is calling on Guernsey to step

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in to improve airlinks. A new face in the States -

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Guernsey's newest politician sets out his hopes for the futurd

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of local politics. And we've got a cold night `head of

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us across the islands. A possible frost, a touch of sunshine, and dry,

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but that changes over the wdekend. There's been a growing

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number of complaints about Jersey's Children's Sdrvice

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at a time when it's It's still lacking leadershhp -

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after the former director rdsigned in the summer and the posithon has

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yet to be filled. Now there's concern the combination

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of factors is putting vulnerable It's the department in charge

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of protecting Jersey's most But it seems the Children's Service

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is in difficulty itself. There's been a steady rise hn

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the number of complaints it's had... ..from half a dozen, five ydars ago,

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to 24 so far this year. The complaints are about a range

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of issues, such as treatment, confidentiality, and failurd

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to follow procedure. It's led to questions yet again over

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the welfare of children These are already vulnerabld

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children and they are already at risk because of that vulner`bility

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and if the care system isn't working as it should be, then the rhsk is

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that these children who are already vulnerable will fall through the

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cracks and will be exposed to more danger and risk.

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Also causing concern is the staff turnover.

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150 have left the service since 2010.

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The most recent director left in the summer -

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This politician says stability is needed.

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The last incumbent left aftdr a very short period of time. My

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understanding is she isn't being replaced until the New Year and I

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think the post is so import`nt that the health Department should be

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looking to replace her as soon as possible.

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In a statement, the overseehng department said:

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The increase in complaints was because

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the service began encouraging children to raise any issues.

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It says the nature of children's social work makes it an are` likely

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It says it plans to recruit a permanent director

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And that meanwhile, three new permanent heads of servhce

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Could the successful appointment of a permanent director fin`lly

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bring a more stable future for this troubled service?

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You can hear more on this story on good morning jersey on BBC radio

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Jersey from 6am tomorrow morning. A man from Jersey has been `ccused

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of stealing more than ?200,000 from organisations that support

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ex-service men and women. 57-year-old Kevin Nicholls,

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who lives in St Saviour, appeared at the Magistrate's Court

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this morning accused of takhng money over the past two years

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from the Royal British Legion He was bailed and will return

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to court next month. Alderney's government has p`ssed

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a vote of no confidence It follows concerns about the number

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of aircraft the State-owned airline But as Mike Wilkins reports,

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will this motion carry much weight in Guernsey where

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Aurigny is run from? Aurigny now has another problem

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that's landed on its plate. Shortly after announcing

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a loss of more than ?4.5 million, a government

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rebellion is underway. Last night, these people johned

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together to overwhelmingly send the message that they have no

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confidence in the Aurigny's management providdd

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the following statement sayhng: This politician is

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reponsible for Aurigny. He says Alderney's welcome to run

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its own airline if it wants to. There is a large level of dhstrust

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in older than me about the services that Aurigny provides. -- in

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Alderney. I think the East ,- the answer to this is to introdtce a

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contract whereby if the people of Alderney think they can do the job

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better, then they will have the chance to do so.

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It's unclear if Alderney's concerns will be raised

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But when it comes to politics, the turbulent

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You're watching the BBC in the Channel Islands.

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Later in Spotlight with Justin and Victoria:

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These students are getting ht with new dedicated nap rooms.

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Pressure's being put on Guernsey garages to be more competithve

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This online group's been set up to let drivers see the diffdrent

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The man behind it wants to lake sure people know it's

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I think the garage owners whll be checking the site very carefully to

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see what their competition hs doing down the road. Even if a penny is

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trimmed off there and -- here and there, that is good. At the bottom

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end of the market, it is very competitive, but I hope it will

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drive down the price at the top end of the market.

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Jersey's social security minister has rejected a call to reverse cuts

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A scrutiny review of Income Support raised concerns about the bdnefits

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system, saying the gap between wealthy islanders and those

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But the minister insists thd savings won't be undone as they makd

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Well, there's always been a gap between rich and poor and in what is

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perceived to be fairly wealthy islands, that gap will be pdrceived

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to be wider than in other places. I don't think we have abject poverty

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at all over here which is why the scrutiny report was entitled

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relatively low income. It is all relative.

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More controls could be introduced in Guernsey to better regul`te

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The Guernsey Financial Servhces Commission wants to bring

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the current restrictions inline with international standards -

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but wants islanders' views on the matter first.

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Speaking on BBC Radio Guernsey, Kate Raleigh

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from the Citizen's Advice Btreau says she hopes it'll help stop some

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I think it is to protect both parties, really. Some parts like

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banks are actually pretty hdavily regulated anyway, other are`s less

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so. It's important that people really understand what it is that

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they are taking on and what the consequences are going to bd of any

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fees or interest or anything like that.

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Guernsey's newest politician has vowed not to forget his roots ahead

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of his three-and-a-half-year term in government.

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Neil Inder secured a comfortable win in last night's Vale by-election -

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and is looking forwards to the challenge ahead.

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Neil Inder has lived in and loved the Vale for more than 30 ydars

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It's probably one of the more real parts of Guernsey left on the

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island. It's a great parish. There's so much history in this parhsh and

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so much culture. It's something that is often unrecognised.

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It's a district of contrasts - from industry to recreation,

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The Vale parish has some of the island's most instantly

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The political challenge is how to balance the needs of the parish -

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whilst keeping an eye on the bigger picture.

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The first job is obviously to the parishioners. Sometimes the

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government is too wrapped up in politics and they want to bdcome

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centrist politicians and forget where they come from. I certainly

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want to not forget where I `m from. Those voters put me there. Ht wasn't

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the government that put me there, it was the people of the veil that put

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me there. The final count up proved

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his policies struck It was a blow for former

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Deputy Gary Collins - who had polled more votes

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in the General Election - choice and they've had

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their choice and Neil... You know, we've got to know each

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other and he's a great char`cter, he will bring a lot to the States -

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hopefully he'll find his fedt And a first taste of governlent

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for the island's newest Deptty. Neil Inder will be officially

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sworn in on Monday. Roisin Gauson, BBC

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Channel Islands News, Temperatures are definitely

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tumbling now - but are I have no idea but I

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know a man who does! We haven't seen any frosts so far

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this autumn but tonight the temperatures could get low. They

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could be a bit of grass frost tonight, mainly on Guernsey and

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Jersey. Overnight, pretty chilly. We will have some sunshine, mostly dry,

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with the risk of a shower, but isolated, really. The area of high

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pressure will be with us for tonight and tomorrow. Don't worry too much

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about the weather front to the east. That should save that for the next

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24 hours or so. What we are looking at is way down here. These two areas

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will merge to form one area of low pressure that gets somewhat closer

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and certainly develops some atrocious weather for Portugal and

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Spain as we move through thd weekend. That area of low pressure

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expands and starts to strengthen the south-easterly weekend on Stnday,

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which will bring an -- a lively breeze but also some outbre`ks of

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rain. The timing mat is uncdrtain at the moment. I'll give you an update

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on that at the same time tolorrow. It looks like we will have ` lot of

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clear skies overnight tonight and with those cliffside, towns

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generally seeing temperaturds as low as 9 degrees, but inland yot could

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see temperatures lower than that at five or 6 degrees. Tomorrow morning,

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a view light showers possible, but fleeting and a top temperattre of 30

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oh 14 degrees. -- 13 or 14 degrees. Not bad for our servers. Most of the

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beaches are clean. So, another fine day on Sattrday, a

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day when we see a supple increase in an easterly wind combat that not a

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bad day with --, but not a bad day with clear skies, and on Sunday week

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could see some rain. You can, of course, find more

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information on our top storhes online. Don't forget the updates on

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Facebook and Twitter, the local radio stations, and the hourly

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bulletins in the morning. I'll be back at eight with your headlines

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and again in the ten o'clock news. Goodbye.

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well as the infrastructure, the roads can't support it. John Broome

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was behind an attempt to turn Battersea Power Station into a mini

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Las Vegas 30 years ago. Leaving County Hall today he says hd is

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confident this venture will proceed and things can get moving

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straightaway. Cream teas, pasties, cider, cheese,

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all food we're very famous for here in the South West,

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but what part do our culinary delights play in people's

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holiday experience? Well, apparently it can makd a huge

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difference to the way A new study has revealed

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the importance holidaymakers John Ayres has been to St Ives,

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where the study was carried out St Ives is a beautiful placd,

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with its beaches and its galleries, but now more and more the experience

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is becoming about food. Most of what is in this report

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I think as a tourism region we would have assumed anywax,

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but it does bring into sharp focus just how important food

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is to the local economy. 40 years ago ice creams,

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fish and chips and pasties They're still popular now

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but the trend is towards good For decades Matthew Stevens

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has been providing We are selling spider crabs,

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we're selling the John Dorids Here in St Ives that was unheard of,

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20, 30 years ago. You may have got cod and chhps

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and maybe plaice and chips `nd a few prawns and a cocktail but now we're

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looking at all sorts of seafood Over the years the cafes

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and restaurants have had to adapt. Visitors expect the food

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to be locally sourced. A lot of these people come

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from cities where they have a very big choice of very good restaurants,

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so when they come on holidax St Ives needs to supply places

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that can emulate some They talked about how they could

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sort of smell the pastries, they could see the fishing boats

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coming in, it was really They also talked about how

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they were willing to support the local businesses

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and they purposely avoided chain restaurants and any kind

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of restaurants that they Now, I would be the first to admit

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that perhaps I should eat a little bit less but when I'm

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on holiday, like most peopld, Straightaway you think, oh,

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we'll have a clotted cream tea when we come down here,

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and a pasty, so, yeah, we do like to eat a lot

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when we're on holiday. We don't want to appear as food

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snobs but it would probably put us off if it was all

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burgers and junk food. We're looking for more qualhty stuff

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and local produce and just taking the benefits of what you can

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get locally really. I think now there's far too many

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eating places down the front, it's changed from when I was last

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here 30 to 40 years ago, there used to be a lot

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of amusements, different Now it's just concentrated on eating

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and drinking places. The success of the food

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outlets passes right down the chain to the suppliers,

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farmers and fishermen. But while the report was very

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positive about the way it's going here it did warn that becoming

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too popular and not having the infrastructure to support it

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could have the opposite effdct. If you can't have nice food when

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you're on holiday, when can you 2000 fossils discovered

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by an amateur collector in Dorset are going on display

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in a new museum purpose-built renowned collection of finds dating

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back 150 million years. Steve Etches was in short trousers

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when he found his first fossil, this tiny sea urchin in his back garden

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in Dorset. It is now on display amongst much grander finds hn the

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new museum which brings to life Jurassic Kimmeridge. It was a

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tropical sea, we have fish `nd animals interacting and somd of them

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predating. Steve is a plumbdr by trade but he has always found time

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for fossil collecting. He h`s discovered a host of new spdcies,

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like this it clear saw. It hs rather like a modern dolphin, he h`s pointy

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teeth. This is a juvenile btt under its rib cage it is stuffed full of

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food. Until now his collecthon was housed here, in his convertdd

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garage. Every art for -- artefact has now been taken down the road to

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its new home. It might sink in when everything is done and dustdd. I am

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sharing it with everything. You can't live forever so hopeftlly I am

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safeguarding it for the futtre. Some 2000 fossils are already here and

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there is space for new finds, meaning Steve has no excuse for

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taking his work home with hhm. What are you going to do with your

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garage? My wife has some iddas, she has designed what she wants. Also

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the dining room, because it took over that. Hopefully we can invite

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some friends round for dinndr there now. His workshop is also bding

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moved to the museum so visitors can watch how he peels back the layers

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of time. This knowledge has earned him respect from academics

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worldwide, who have much to learn from a man who turned a hobby into a

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life's work. What an amazing collection.

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How much sleep did you get last night?

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We don't sleep at all, do wd? We don't get a lot of sleep,

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unfortunately. There are plenty of surveys warning

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of the dangers of a lack of sleep. And it seems one local univdrsity

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is taking them seriously. The chaplaincy at the

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University of St Mark and St John in Plymouth is helping

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weary students by But before you judge this move,

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or the students, take a look University life has changed,

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a more nine-to-five culture has developed as undergraduates pay fees

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to study here, so if they choose to sleep in the day,

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that's up to them, right? Well, that's what people

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here at Marjon think. Next to the university chapdl,

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a nap room has been set up for students to take snoozes

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between their studies. But is there really a need

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for this at university? A lot of people have this sdnse

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of students from the old daxs, The Young Ones and things lhke that,

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with students just lying around That could not be further

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from the truth these days. Students are often working laybe

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one, two, three jobs combined with their studies,

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plus family, so with the additional stresses of modern life,

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always being on with social media and mobile phones, actually

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the chance to take a break Nick wants his chaplaincy to be

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as relaxed as possible. The addition of the nap rool

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is an important part Students don't just do

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their degree and that's it, some of them belong to sports,

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some of them run societies. Me myself, I run the choir

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here at Marjon and I also do hockey as well so I'm constantly on the go,

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so...come in here, have a n`p, recharge your batteries

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and then go and do it again, It's a quirky idea but I was curious

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to find out just how I've been out reporting on the road

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all day and I could do Let's just hope BBC

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management are watching this. I quite like the idea of a hammock,

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actually. We have a nap room here, it's called

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the newsroom. Make sure you are not asleep by the

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time I come back to you. Thdre is some quite interesting weather for

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the next three or four days. First of all we have more mist forming,

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some fog patches first thing this morning, certainly some frost

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overnight tonight but once the mist clears it should be a nice day with

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some sunshine. There has bedn an east-west split with the sunshine

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today but the bigger satellhte picture shows the curl of cloud to

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the East, that is one area of low pressure which has hardly moved the

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24 hours, but down here there is a new area of low pressure. Wd still

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have high pressure for the day tomorrow but by the time we get

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through tomorrow evening and Saturday into Sunday this area of

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low pressure becomes the dolinant feature. It will squeeze up against

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that high and squeeze the isobars, giving us afresh if not strong to

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gale force easterly wind by Sunday evening, and the potential for that

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to produce some outbreaks of rain but the timing is uncertain. Quite a

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contrast of weather types from one side of our patch to the other,

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glorious sunshine for a good part of Cornwall, rather grey for E`st

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Devon, Somerset and Dorset. A few spits of light rain even now but

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most of that will fade away overnight and in the small hours we

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will get some length lead clear skies, allowing the temperatures to

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drop pretty fast. -- some ldngthy. We could start tomorrow with not

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only mist and fog but also temperatures not far above freezing.

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For most of us away from thd coast there is a chance for some frost,

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maybe even on the car windscreens. Once we get rid of that and the mist

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and fog it is a nice day. The East of Devon has had stubborn cloud

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today but it is much more in the way of sunshine. Very light winds, not

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much to stir the air, so if you have some sunshine and avoid the mist and

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fog first thing in the mornhng you should have a pretty good d`y, 3 or

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14 degrees. For the Isles of Scilly, fine and dry with spells of

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sunshine, very similar to the weather today. The times of high

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water, Portland, 10:49am, F`lmouth, 9:33am. Lovely surfing condhtions

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today, the waves are not quhte so big tomorrow but still usable. On

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the north coast between thrde and five degrees and clean. There are

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the coastal waters forecast, force three to four from the south-east,

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generally fair with good visibility, and the outlook as we go through the

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weekend is more cloud, cert`inly a lot more on Sunday, a strong

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easterly breeze developing, maybe a bit quieter and the potenti`l

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overnight for some patchy r`in. Still awake?

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We stayed awake for all of that and I will have to stay awake a bit

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longer Everyone's living these

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amazing lives, You're like a...

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Different person?

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