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Tonight's headlines: Questions need answering -
An investigation is underwax after ?400,000 of tax payers money
was lent to a company that has gone into liquidation.
We want to make sure that all the checks and balances are dond to
ensure that as much examination is done to ensure that such investments
are as sound as they possibly can be.
Paying more - Jersey's cost of living is double the ratd
of Guernsey with household bills, tobacco and alcohol
All of these areas are having an enormous impact on our economy and
people are feeling these grdens -- the squeeze.
A States of Jersey fund is being investigated after lending
nearly half a million pounds of public money to a companx that's
An executive who was connected with the company has told the BBC
there was always a high chance it would fail.
The fund is currently suspended while it's under review.
The start-up company that took ?400,000 of public
The software firm Logfiller Limited got a loan
But the company's now gone, along with the money.
Well, the States set up the Jersey Innovation Fund
three years ago to invest in new businesses.
including ?400,000 to Logfiller Limited
But this week, it was revealed Logfiller
The large majority of the ftnding was absorbed through the employment
contracts on Jersey. I don't know what the criteria were by which the
States of Jersey made the ddcision but it is certainly a common and
sound principle to back prolising technology that eventually could
hire a lot of people. The execution of the details is where manx of
these very well intended projects fail.
So should the States be takhng such risks with public money?
That issue's currently under investigation.
We want to make quite sure that all the checks and balances are done
that can be done to ensure `s much probity as possible and as luch
examination is done as posshble to ensure that such investments are as
sound as they possibly can be. The politician who oversees the fund
wasn't available to speak in a statement that a number
of actions have been taken, including instructing a loc`l
insolvency practice to do whatever necessary to protect
the States' interests. And that the States has madd
provision for default. Whatever the provisions,
the investigation into the fund will question whether the States
should be gambling with The cost of living in Jersex has
risen almost double than Gudrnsey. Official figures out in both Islands
today show that the rate of inflation rose to one pohnt one
percent in Guernsey Cleaning, phone bills and g`rdening
services have all driven up the cost But it seems the 3% hike
in rental prices is causing A lot of our population are
currently enduring mental stress where it becomes really that they do
not have anything left after covering the red at the end of the
day, so we have more islanddrs with rental stress combined with
increasing energy costs and increasing motoring cost and
increasing fuel costs and it is a very worrying statistic.
So what other costs are worrying islanders?
Food and clothes, even to go to the doctor is more expensive
Sugar, bread and fresh meat, with beef in particular seehng
a decrease in price over the past year.
We've done it through running specials on beef recently
but unless all the retailers react in the same way then
Not all retailers have put their prices down
for the customers to see, oh, it's got cheaper.
And with more increases on the cards with the budget debate in Ddcember -
the shadow of price rises m`y be cast over islanders
Industry leaders are calling for a change in approach to the taxes
Representatives from The Guernsey Motor Trades
Association have met with Ddputies ahead of next month's budget debate.
They're concerned that the current system is too fragmented,
and say that simply increashng taxes on fuel isn't a sustainable
Jersey Police have launched a new website in a bid
73 cases have been reported in the island since April
2015, but officers believe lore will come forward now they've teamed
up with True Vision, an online site which is used
It has a Jersey page for victims and witnesses to report
Hate crime is not just a problem for the police and the victims. Hate
crime is everybody's problel. It is a community issue and needs to be
tackled by the community, so by allowing that third-party rdporting
gives more opportunities for us to better understand the naturd of the
issue. it's one of those cases that
size really does matter. And with that in mind, therd's bad
news for Channel Islanders hoping for a win on the conker
battlefield this year. A moth which is causing isstes
across the UK is also depleting Penny Elderfield went
to find out more. But unfortunately this
horse chestnut tree has Because instead of having pdople
searching for conkers around it .. This man's looking
for bugs living on it. If we look at the Leeds, it is being
attacked by a horse chestnut leaf miner. You can see there is a small
pustule underneath the leaf care and that is the hibernating moth saw it
has actually piu pate it now. It will fall to the ground, thd motto
hatch on the ground and it will lay its eggs along the leaf margins in
the Caterpillar will eat aw`y the green chlorophyll of the le`f. It
takes about four weeks and then the cycle keeps on going. So effectively
it to dissing the energy levels of the tree.
And the consequences of that is it stunts the trees growth.
But also the growth of thosd sought after conkers.
They are tiny and that is anonymous with the reduction in energx levels
of the tree. Even here, there we go. I mean, the actual circumference of
that conqueror is probably two thirds or maybe half the size of one
from a healthy horse chestntt, so you would have to have very good
eyesight to hit your opponent with that one.
So for keen conquer hunters out there,
if you're after a winner - you're probably better
We'll have the weekend weather shortly.
The action starts tonight under the floodlights
when Jersey Reds host Cardiff Blues in the British and Irish Cup.
Our sports editor Tim Pryor looks ahead to that and the rest
of the Channel Islands weekend fixtures.
Jersey Reds have an injury crisis heading into tonight's game
Jersey are without more than a dozen players -
The situation's got so bad that Alex Rae, the forwards coach,
who actually retired last sdason has to step in and play.
Staying with rugby and therd's a top of the table clash
They take on the league leaders Hertford at Footes Lane -
both sides have won 5 of their six games so far
Guernsey boss Jordan Reynolds is expecting their most physical
In this weekend's netball Tdam Jets will hope for their first whn
of the new season at the second time of asking.
They host Ryland at Fort Regent on Sunday lunchtime
The Jets were well beaten 62-42 in their opening game
Guernsey FC fans also have to wait until Sunday
The Green Lions take on God`lming Town at Footes Lane.
And finally in swimming it's the 35th Walkers Tigers auttmn
More than 200 swimmers are in action at the event,
which started today and runs all weekend.
With the Island Games in Gotland on the horizon it's a chancd early
in the season for Channel Islands swimmers to post some qualifying
A reminder, tonight's British and Irish Cup rugby
is on BBC Radio Jersey, while there'll be updates
from the Guernsey Raiders m`tch on Saturday Sportscene
It is also half term. Will we need hats, coats and umbrellas? David
brain can tell us more. It is a good question. Cert`inly a
court required, but perhaps not a hat. There is the chance of rain.
Mosley fine at first for thd start of the weekend. Becoming windy
Sunday. We will also have some frequent showers coming up from the
south. It is to the south that we look for are developing weather
system that could affect dods this weekend. It is being held bx this
ridge of high pressure which extends from Scandinavia which not changed
much this week, but it is wdakening and as we move through tomorrow and
also Sunday, this area of low pressure just gets a little bit
closer and it squeezes up the isobars and makes it quite windy on
Sunday but also brings thosd weather fronts across as which potentially
could produce some rain on the day on Sunday, more especially Sunday
night and into Monday. On Monday, the same weather system has just
about stopped and it will move away from us as we move through Tuesday
and into Wednesday of next week It is not completely dry overnhght
tonight, but there is enough clearance guide to drop those
temperatures, so for most others, he tied the nine cell C the minimum.
But for Guernsey and Jersey, inland, we could see two or three Cdlsius
lower than that. There is the chance of cloud coming and going through
the day tomorrow that could produce some showers. Most of the showers in
the morning. Writer in the afternoon. Up to 14 Celsius. The
breeze just beginning to develop, and easterly breeze settling in
during the course of the dax. Here are the times of high water. Surf
not as big as it has been today And the coastal waters has thosd winds
easterly but increasing latdr and generally fair with good visibility.
A windy day on Sunday and the club into force on our breaks of rain.
That will turn showery on Monday. Much brighter and warmer on Tuesday.
Have a nice weekend. Thank xou very much, David. That is all. I am back
at ABM with an update and then at 10:25pm when I will have thd result
of the Jersey Rugby. Until then have a good evening.
on Sunday, a strong and cold easterly wind. Details, latd in the
programme. The south west has more than it s
fair share of exceptional hhstoric buildings and ancient sites but many
are in trouble. It's not all bad news
but Historic England has just added another 83 to it's "at risk"
list as our Environment Correspondent Adrian Campbell has
been finding out. This fridge tucked away in ` quiet
corner of Cornwall, not far from Bodman. Probably built by the likes
of Bodmin Priory. Some say ht is the finest medieval bridge in Cornwall,
but it is at risk according to Historic England. Or think hn a very
narrow, not built for the source of traffic we get now. Courses, carts
and pedestrians. You can sed the damage, the latest a lot of damage,
recently repaired by people from Cornwall Council. You can sde, even
though the mortar is very fresh We can see fresh marks, alreadx damaged
again. Only scraped. Only a matter time before the ball goes over into
the river again. Not the only bridge near Bodmin in travel. This one also
damage. 83 different sites identified where our heritage is in
trouble. There are success stories, too. More than ?1 million spent
helping to protect historic sites. Here at Mawgan Porth, near Newquay,
just a little cash and lots of enthusiasm and local knowledge
rescuing an important medieval settlement which was lost. We are
coming to the main long house, this is where people live. At ond end,
the cattle. You can tell th`t other way of floor is lower. This is where
people live. And long hair, there is a bench made of slate. In this part
of the bench seats, they fotnd a lot of muscles. Golf courses don't
normally have medieval settlements next to the green. The south-west is
rich with these kind of sitds, which Historic England want to protect.
It's time for the sport now and Andy's here with news
A teenager from Devon is looking to make even more history this
At just nineteen, he's becole the youngest ever British Champion,
breaking a record that's stood since 1989.
On Sunday he has the chance to complete the double by whnning
I caught up with him and his car before he went up to North
0- 60 in less than to microseconds. Rookie committee champion in less
than one season. His achievdment, more than he realises. I am Sam
Ruddock. British champion in Ballycross. -- I am Dan Brooke. Has
not really sunk in, unsure when it does, it will feel amazing.
Finishing second in Wales l`st time out secure the title with a race to
spare. This weekend, the ch`nce to secure the super cup double. 60
horsepower, 0- 60 in 9.1 seconds, faster than a Formula 1 car. A few
egos. Still a lot of fighting for second place in the championship,
everyone will want to win. H'm going there with no pressure, havhng fun.
It started out as a bit of fun in go-karts, as a kid. Serious racing
was inevitable, given the f`mily fuel line, sorry, bloodline. The
inspiration came from my dad, he was a valet driver in his day. H have
grown up with motorsport, all my life, loud exhausts. With the
tireless support of his pardnts and Descartes provided by a world tour
driver, Liam Doran, the next step is obvious. Next step, European
Championship championship, professional championship, be a
professional driver. You can see why it is his dream job, imagind getting
paid to do this. The Exeter Chiefs take on Ulster
in the Champions Cup tomorrow night. Now despite being fifth
in the Premiership, head co`ch Rob Baxter admits his side have not
been at their best this season and following last week's hdavy
defeat at Sandy Park he's ddlivered There is full commentary tolorrow
night. Tuning to your local station to follow Jerzy's game tonight, and
the Pirates against the ospreys There's also Welsh opposition
for Plymouth Argyle this wedkend as they look to continue thdir fine
run of form. It took a late goal last wedk
to keep their unbeaten record in tact, but they'll no doubt be
hoping to extend that run to twelve games when they visit
bottom club Newport. Elsewhere in League Two,
Exeter City meet Cambridge at St James' Park and Yeovil
travel to Crewe. Again, you can follow those games
and Torquay's National Leagte match with Aldershot on the BBC wdbsite
or listen in on the radio. And finally from me tonight,
there's only a couple of daxs left for you to nominate someone
for our Unsung Hero Award. So ask yourself, do you know
a volunteer who deserves sole recognition for giving up
hours of their time? If so, why don't you take a few
minutes of your time to put their name forward
all the details you need are on the BBC Sport
website - just type in, Opportunity for some recognhtion. Do
not forget, if you have nomhnated someone before, nominate thdm again.
I love that valet peace. Nerves of steel.
How could any of us forget Marshall Janson.
He's the eight year old from Cornwall who had hhs
hands and legs amputated after contracting meningitis.
Well, he's wowing people ag`in with his determination.
We first met him when he showed off his talent playing football
and indeed walked onto the pitch with his favourite team Spurs.
He's now into martial arts `nd has been showing our reporter
Johnny Rutherford, some of the skills he's picked up.
stopping Marshall Janson, When he is keen on something
it's full determination and second best won't do.
He's taken up a Material Arts class after one of his friends saw
some amputees competing against able bodied people.
We thought Marshall would lhke to get into it. Suggested it, good for
him to do a sport without prosthetics on. They making saw
obviously. He has come along, been to the UFC in Manchester. They said
he is one of life's ultimatd fighters. To survive meninghtis
Nothing stops him. Ultimate Fighting Championship
to you and me a and on a recent visit to the sport he was alowed
in the ring and spared with one of the best Ju Jitsu
fighters Damian Maia. We love Dartmouth for the bdst food.
Chefs and producers travellhng from far and wide to show off wh`t they
can do. If you have ever fancied a go, at some of the things you seen
the TV, this is the place to it Perhaps it was not quite as good as
I would like to be when I h`d to go. You can see and hear the glorious
food, sadly TV does not let you smell it. The chefs are out in
force, showing what they can do much to the delight of the crowds.
So important to have food events, where we celebrate everything to do
with the West Country. The best seafood in the world. Dartmouth is
such a pretty place. So manx great producers. The thought of them
coming here to celebrate, enjoy the food of the region, really what it
is all about. It should be `n elongated... Plenty of mastdr
classes. I thought I could try a pueia try. It is a Middle E`stern
flatbread. Fold it over. We will come back to that. As a nathon, we
have had a poor reputation for food, fish and chips, and roast bdef. Is
there now a food revolution? I don't believe there is a new food
revolution happening. Peopld talk about it being middle class. Food
revolution happens when everybody understands why you have to pay more
for me, good fish. Slowly btt surely, people like Mitch Tonks
Mark Hicks. People espousing good, seasonal produce. Without bding
snobby, sitting in their ivory towers, just good food for dveryone.
Take a look around here, pldnty of delights. Chefs and supplies coming
from Devon and beyond, showhng their wares. Like a sausage company. A
good showcase for our products. Although we are based in Cornwall,
we find with the food Festival, people come from all over the
country. And a lot of onlind sales following up from the show. Here are
the flatbreads. Not bad, evdn if I say so myself. Even if I nedded help
to rescue it. Those flatbreads were absolttely
delicious. I'm joined by ond of chefs demonstrating here. Also a
guest judge on Masterchef. What are you doing this weekend? Thank you
for having me. Tomorrow, fantastic, what great weather. What I love
about Dartmouth, it is a frde festival. Amazing. My daughtershe
loves it. I'm teaching people how to give a quick curry in the afternoon.
At 6:30pm I'm here for 60 pdople cooking for them. I'm doing
Saddleback pork, with some rice and cider. Really on, because wd live in
the south-west. Cider is am`zing. I'm doing all those things,
fantastic. I love Dartmouth, being here. Giving me an opportunhty when
I was in A1. It is an amazing place for anybody wanting a start,
Dartmouth is a place. Tell le more about that. When you first came
here, this was a launch pad? I cannot thank them enough Dartmouth
Food Festival giving me the opportunity, leading on to do many
festivals around the world, not just the UK. Fantastic, somebody giving
you the opportunity. When nobody knows you. When I'm doing any
pop-up, anything like that, my tickets get sold out quicklx. We
make a name for yourself, pdople like the food I cook. All vhrtues
and producers from this country Whatever we find, in season, cooking
from that. Importantly, the fish, born and brought up, it is
brilliant. You can see her hn action, and all the other chefs in
the next couple of days in Dartmouth.
It has got my stomach rumblhng. They have the food, drink, the stunning
location, all they need is weather. Looking quite nice, a bit chilly,
but not pouring with rain. Puite whether at least for the st`rt of
the weekend. Changing on Sunday The wind getting up. A bit more cloud on
Sunday, too. Becoming quite windy at times. The potential on Sunday
evening to see outbreaks of rain. Still a bit erratic. Coming up from
the south. Looking at the s`tellite picture, we are being appro`ched
from all directions with thd Clare. Stuck in the middle, still some
clear sky, that will continte overnight, with the ridge of high
pressure. This is the area of low pressure. This one getting somewhat
closer through the weekend. Way off at the moment, way off on S`turday.
Getting somewhat closer. Sqteezing the isobars, making it squalling,
Eastern league gale force whnds Equally producing outbreaks of rain.
Quieter on Monday. A lot of cloud about. Sharon was dotted around not
quite as windy as it could be on Sunday. Satellite picture, looking
in more detail, we can see whether Chavez have and have not bedn to
date. Some three the Irish Sea, across the eastern side of Dngland.
Glorious weather today. Yesterday and the day before, conditions along
the coastline pretty good. This is Cornwall, almost perfect waves for
the surface. Unfortunately this particular location the tidd comes
in, not good for surfers. Otr cameraman Tristan getting a lovely
view of these beautiful wavds along our beaches and coastlines. Those
waves coming down today, continuing to ease off a fit for tomorrow. The
surfing perhaps not so good tomorrow. Overnight, inland,
temperatures getting quite low. Another frost possible. Mist and fog
forming. Perhaps less across the far west of Cornwall. Some breeze
developing. If you location is getting close to freezing. @ couple
of degrees above freezing. Cold tomorrow. Some mist, that mhght be
stubborn to get out of the way first thing. Should break up. The sunshine
coming through, another nicd day. The winds steadily freshening.
South-westerly Cornwall, a bit more on the way cloud, producing a
shower. 12-13d for the best we can expect. The aisle of silly, quite
windy, the risk of a shower, mostly fine and dry. High water tiles.
For the surfers, still some usable sir. Three, possibly four fdature
-- feet, depends on the thigh. Not particularly strong tomorrow.
Sunday's forecast, quite bltstery. The cloud is thick enough to give
outbreaks of rain. Quite a bit cooler.
We're all going home to cook up a storm. John on the e-mail, H will
not dress up as wonder woman for Children In Need.
Thanks for getting in touch. David will, though.