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These are Monday's headlines: A man murdered in Jersey has been named.
John McCarthy was stabbed to death on Friday night.
Still in the red - A warning to Guernsey's govdrnment
it's millions short despite attempts to plug the shortfall.
Creepy contacts - why these lenses aren't just scary,
The focus must be an long tdrm control of the things that `re going
to rapidly. Creepy contacts - why these
lenses aren't just scary, And later on this week, high
pressure comes back in a different place. Westerly winds for the
Channel Islands. Quite a lot of cloud around, but predominantly dry.
I will have the forecast later in the programme.
The 73-year-old man killed in a stabbing in Jersey has
He died after being stabbed in Vauxhall Gardens on Friday dvening.
Today 51-year-old Michael Charles Brown appeared
at Jersey's Magistrates Court charged with murder.
Michael Charles Brown was brought to court this morning
Police say he was arrested close to the scene of Friday's st`bbing.
He was interviewed by detectives, and charged with murder
Today, flowers and messages lay near where 73-year-old
Police had been called to Vauxhall Gardens on Vauxhall
Paramedics had discovered Mr McCarthy in a driveway -
He was treated on scene, conveyed to hospital, but subsequently
Mr McCarthy's death has shocked those who knew him
through his regular visits to the caf at St Helier's Lethodist
Centre across the street, and many have paid tribute on social
Chantel said she'd been chatting to him only last Thursday.
While the community tries to come to terms with Mr McCarthy's death,
today's court hearing formally remanded Michael Brown in ctstody.
Mr Brown, who appeared in court holding a walking stick,
was told by Magistrate Brigdt Shaw that he was to return to custody
as he posed a risk to himself and the public.
He will reappear on the 21st of November and again
Guernsey needs to make radical changes to it's approach if it wants
While the annual fiscal review showed the island
is performing relatively well, and is already starting to lake
the necessary changes - there are warnings some short term
fixes won't pay off in the long term.
What's the difference betwedn money going in to the States
Currently around ?6-8 million pounds.
Guernsey is operating on a deficit - and has been
That's despite its government setting a number of rules
specifically designed to plug the shortfall.
Every year an independent review takes those rules -
and weighs up how the States is performing financially.
It looks at the risks, potential areas of concern,
and crucially weighs up whether the budgets
are in line with the long-tdrm objectives of the States.
The focus must be on long tdrm control of the things that
are growing too rapidly - and we have a transformation
programme in the States for transforming the way
A lot of attention should bd given to that, because it has been
recognised that we can't kedp on doing the same things
in the same way and providing the same level of service.
In many ways, this report is unsurprising.
We need to save more, spend less, and balance the books.
So do we really need to employ two independent consultants each
There would be a considerable degree of cycicism and scepticism
if government was seeking to comment on its own performance and people
So I think this is so fundalental and it's such a key part
of the control of government that it is actually worth the small
investment that is required to enable it to happen.
The consultants cost ?20,000 each year.
But when you consider they are overseeing a government
spend of ?550 million - for now, those in government say
Roisin Gauson, BBC Channel Islands News, Guernsey.
Now, with Halloween just a week away, a lot of us are getting
ready to mark the event in suitably scary fashion.
But health experts in Jersex are warning that people
using novelty contact lenses as part of their costume could risk
Lucy Bickerton has been investigating.
They are very popular. They literally fly off the shelf. We have
doubled up on our order this year because we ran out last year.
They may be popular, but these creepy contacts pose
And soon shops like Marcia's could be banned from selling them.
The States of Jersey is considering bringing the island
into line with UK law - meaning only opticians or doctors
Research has shown that people who obtain these products just by buying
them and not by going through their optician or more likely to not
follow the instructions. Thdrefore, they are at risk from incre`sed eye
ulcerations of the eye, really quite ulcerations of the eye, really quite
nasty things. The guidelines we use, we checked
that the person buying is over 6, unless they are with their parents.
We always say do not use thdm if you have got an eye infection and also
don't exceed the stated timd. If it is one day, you keep them in for one
day. I think in the time is seven hours so it is the same with any
contact lenses. If you keep them contact lenses. If you keep them
into long, it will not be good for the eye.
Be careful when putting in your zombie eyes to match
your zombie outfit - or risk of getting
You're watching the BBC in the Channel Islands.
Later in Spotlight with Justin and Victoria - Should wearing
We'll hear from one woman who says it probably saved her life.
Guernsey has revealed the l`test promotional film designed to attract
It'll be shown around the world and the news comes as rumours swirl
that Hollywood might also bd taking a fresh interest in the isl`nd.
Beautiful scenery, a painfree commute and a good
Some of the key messages the government hopes will m`ke
We think the film could be fully positive for us. It is a re`lly
effective way of conveying living and working in Guernsey and what it
is all about. Voters will do that for you, going to events will do
good sense of what life is like in good sense of what life is like in
Guernsey, a film does that pretty well.
Hollywood has its eyes on the island once again.
Rumours are circulating arotnd tinseltown that the long
awaited film of the novel The Guernsey Literary
and Potato Peel Pie Society could be back in the frame.
Last time Kate Winslet was going to be the leading lady
but now Lily James could be the star with Mike Newell
The Producer wasn't available for comment today.
But before we all get carridd away, we've been here before and dven had
So there's still a long way to go before the cameras start rolling.
Three members of Jersey Rowhng Club are among the top 20 best
The ladies pairs, Rosie Adamson and Kirsten West,
finished eleventh in the World Championships in Lonaco,
while Des Nevitt was fifteenth in the men's solo race.
With news of a special serids of reports on the financial industry,
here is Chris Rayner. It is Jerzy's modest employer contributes about ?1
million per day into the local economy, but what you know `bout
finance? The industry says ht is worth billions of pounds to the
economies of the United Kingdom and the European Union. I will be
looking at what it does, wh`t it is, and whether has shaken off that tax
haven image. That is Jerzy's finance industry. This week on BBC,
television and online. Preparations are well
under way for this year's Across the islands, hundreds
of volunteers are gathering collection kits and poppies
to distribute, with one aim, I am most impressed and alw`ys have
been by the generosity of the Jersey people. They are very much lore
generous and it has been proved by reports that any other part of the
UK when it comes to giving to charity.
Today seemed a day of two h`lves - I got soaked this morning
but was warm this afternoon - so David will it be this unsettled
Hello. Actually, we have high pressure coming back. We had high
pressure last week which give us those easterly winds. This `rea of
high pressure is in a slightly different place, so a different wind
direction for us. Tomorrow, we will see some more showers. They will be
fairly isolated tomorrow and also I think the sometime will start to
break through and it will start to feel quite pleasant tomorrow. Misty
into the evening and overnight and by the morning on Wednesday morning
we could have some fog with. So this is the weather for the prodtce that
rain that we saw through Sunday and also this morning. That is now
beginning to move away from us. What we are left with is a week ridge of
high pressure but it gets stronger. By the middle of the day on
Thursday, it is right across us Very little wind means we could have
some fog. Hopefully during the daytime we will also get sole
sunshine to enjoy. The heavx showers has now crossed the Channel up in
two parts of Dorset and Somdrset and Devon. Still some left behind so we
are not out of the woods in terms of showers. Some could turn up later on
tonight. At the same time, we will start to season low cloud forming,
some mist developing and becoming rather grey by the morning with
temperatures of around 9-10dC. Tomorrow looks disappointing to
start with but it will brighten up. Showers possible. By the afternoon,
most of those will be gone `nd we are left with decent spells of
sunshine towards the end of the day. 14-15dC and very light winds. They
are coming in from the North or the North East for a good part of the
day. Here are the times of high watt. -- water. Not a huge `mount
for our surfers. Maybe one or two feet for most of our beaches in the
coastal waters forecast has the winds variable and then becoming
westerly. The rest of this week is mild and quiet. It could be a bit
misty during the night time. Thanks, David. A quick recap of the top
story in the Channel Islands. A man murdered in Jersey has been named as
John McCarthy. You can also follow as online.
That's if from the team here in the Channel Islands.
If you've missed anything you can watch tonight's programme
I'm back at 6.30pm on Mondax - I'll leave you with
A woman who was seriously injured when she was knocked off her tandem
during a charity ride though Devon is calling for helmets to bd
Lisa Bennett from Somerset says her helmet saved her lhfe.
Figures from Devon and Cornwall police show a 20% increase
in cyclists injured in Devon last year, compared to six years ago
But not everyone thinks makhng people wear helmets is the `nswer.
Harriet Bradshaw has been hdaring the arguments for and against.
I have flashbacks to it, recurring nightmares that make it hard to
sleep. I am in constant pain with my back. These will all heal over time
thankfully. Three months ago, Lisa Bennett was hit the tandem here
Were cycling down this road, five miles per hour on Sunday morning.
The next thing is, a car has hit you, throwing you into the `ir. You
don't stand a chance, you are at its mercy, landing on the ground,
slashing your head on the concrete. There is a big crack there. She is
now campaigning for helmets to become compulsory for all cxclists.
That would have been my head, without a shadow of a doubt. But
with changing the law make ` difference? In Jersey, children
under 14 must wear a helmet. Here it is not unusual to see an adtlt
cycling without an helmet btt a child without one really st`nds out.
This law has been in place for almost two years. No child has ever
been prosecuted but the law was never about convicting them. It was
about convincing them. It is a good move, it is very difficult to police
but on the whole, it is needed and will save lives. Back in Exdter
others are not convinced. M`ny organisations oppose compulsion
because the over all benefits are negative. We want people to cycle
and if more are put off cycling because helmets are compulsory, the
overall health impact is bad. But we can do this instantly, we c`n
protect people instantly. Whth cycling more popular but injuries
increasing, cycle safety will be at the forefront of many minds.
One of the region's fastest growing manufacturers is among the companies
benefiting from the slump in the pound.
European Springs and Pressings in Cornwall were already expanding,
but the fall in sterling has now boosted their exports.
Manufacturing across the region is now worth around ?13 billion
creating around 8% of the region's jobs.
Well, all this week we'll bd looking at the some of the less well-known
manufacturing companies which contribute to the loc`l
economy but are low-profile, usually under the radar.
Neil Gallacher has this report from the Springs factory in Redruth.
If ever there was a company that does what it says on the tin,
it is European Springs and Pressings.
They make springs and wire shapes from a third of a millimetrd thick
They employ 160 people across three sites nationwide,
A former graduate trainee at Rolls-Royce and a designdr
In his time here, European springs have gone from an ?800,000 operation
All of this sprang from humble beginnings.
They started life as Perranporth Springs and Washers
We were a very small factory in Perranporth,
I think five or six of us, maybe getting out a very
Obviously now it is completdly different, but we need to expand,
We've moved here three, four years ago and we're running
These are the kind of job opportunities Cornwall needs
to develop its economy away from low-paid seasonal work.
Employment here often turns out to be an education.
That there is more than just bed springs and more than just springs
There are springs from just this big to...
There are so many springs and springs are everywhere.
Their main market is automotive but they are also in products
from iPhones to medical equhpment and their springs are in bins.
This is a story about local manufacturing in Cornwall.
Curver, who are literally a couple of hundred yards away
from where we are now, approached us to help them we decide
the spring in this bin and we are now there main
And what about the other B word, Brexit?
At the moment the effect has been positive in the sense
that the exchange rate has come down, so we are effectively much
more competitive a manufacttrer that we were a couple of months ago
On the flip side of that, our raw materials are coming
in from Europe and the far dast and those have gone up,
so it is a balancing act but that effect is generally good
for us at the moment, but I don't think it
This firm is increasingly high profile, recently
coloured springs to tension the fabric canopies that kedp
West Ham fans dry at the former Olympic Stadium and supplying
window displays by liberty of London.
Spring really do get almost everywhere.
We will be looking at more south-west businesses through the
week. It's time for the sport now
and Natalie and Andy are here with a summary of what s
been happening over the weekend Exeter City supporters have voted
to ask the club to renegoti`te the contract of manager Paul
Tisdale. The League Two club are owndd
by their fans through the Exeter City Supporters Trust
and passed the motion Andy Birkett's been
following the story. So it this the beginning of the end
of one of football's Who knows? It is no secret that
sections of the crowd have been calling for Paul Tisdale to go. The
board says a motion was table and approved to get some claritx on what
his existing contract is unwanted to find out if there is a notice period
they can activate. So they can renegotiate a deal benefici`l to him
and the club. I am not sure how Paul Tisdale has reacted to this news.
Quite a complicated situation. I am guessing not helped by another poor
result at home at the weekend. Another defeat at Saint Jamds Park.
They keep on coming. You wotld be hard pressed to blame the m`nager.
To make matters worse, they got in each other's way and left it to the
Cambridge striker. A few minutes later there was another goal. After
ten minutes, they were 2-0 down They have only won twice in the
league in the last few months. Club legend has it that back in 0914
they're well-documented tour to South America, one of the players,
Dickie Pimm, came back with a souvenir, a parrot that livdd a very
happy, long life at Saint J`mes Park but when he did die, he was buried
at the way goal and. What followed was a horrendous play off form.
Things got so bad, the body was exhumed and they hoped that would
change their fortunes. Youth think there might be a sparrow at the
little and still? Hope not. Better news elsewhere. Wins for Yeovil and
Plymouth Argyle who extend their lead at the top to four points.
When you're bottom of the ldague, this is the last thing you need
The Newport keeper was given his marching orders
for bringing down Jordan Sldw, leaving Graham Carey to put
A wonder strike to bring the home side back into it.
That was as good as it got for the hosts.
Graham Carey went the other way with his second penalty.
With Newport pushing for an equaliser, Jordan Sldw found
himself in acres of space to make it three.
That is 12 games unbeaten now for Argyle.
Yeovil Town are on a run of their own.
Matt Dolan's superb free kick the difference between the sides.
That is three wins on the bounce for The Glovers who are now one
A couple of good wins there but changing sport, not brilliant news
for the Chiefs. Another tight game but another defeat. But for Baxter
will be happier. The game against Clermont, he felt the players heads
dropped. At least in Ulster when they did concede this try, they
fought back and did really well and gave them a chance to win. Puite an
exciting end to it. Brilliant end to the game. Gareth scored a bdautiful
job role. -- drop goal. When things are not going your way, this
happens. Ulster went home whth that win and sadly their chance of
getting out of the Champions Cup group had a big blow. Rob is hoping
this will kick-start their season. They have Bath on Sunday. All they
can do is hope that is an improvement and keep on going.
And finally, thanks to everxone who put forward nominations
We've had a fantastic response and will start to wade
Now it's time for a look at the weather and it became decidddly
autumnal over the weekend. The wind got up and all the leaves c`me down
all in one go but hopefully things will improve as the week gods on
because it is half term for a lot of people. David, we are looking for
that awful range shot to disappear behind you. I have not used a rain
warning graphic for it seems like weeks. What want a though. For good
reason because we have the combination of heavy rain, they have
been going since last might and leaves coming off the trees blocking
up the drains, so the chancd of the few big puddles around over the next
few hours as well as more hdavy rain in the form of showers across Devon
and Cornwall, and it is causing problems on the roads. Along with
that, low cloud and mist and that is the reason why the Met office have
issued a warning about this heavy rain. Tomorrow it is much brighter.
There may well be a lot of list around, a few showers but they are
fairly isolated. A lot brighter for most of us. As we move throtgh this
week, high pressure coming back Last week we had the key easterly
winds. This week the high-pressure in a slightly different place. We
have a fair amount of cloud cover in south-western England now. The
weather front trickles away and splits one line of showers
disappears to the east, the remnants moving further away from us and what
we are left with is a ridge of high pressure which comes in for the
middle of the week and it is this which is around for most of this
week, probably the weekend `nd next week or so. We see westerly winds
rather than easterly winds. This is the picture for Thursday. Whth those
wins coming in off the LMT, a modern feel. A fair amount of cloud but by
the weekend, high-pressure becomes quite strong. It settles thhngs
quite down, more autumnal wdather with mist and fog in the night-time
and some sunshine during thd daytime. This evening, the rain we
have seen is still around and is still giving some pretty torrential
downpours. Gradually migrathng northwards and a lot of the heavy
showers drifting towards London What we are left with is a lot of
low cloud, very murky, mistx conditions. Temperature is no lower
than between eight and 10 ddgrees. A mild start. And then we will start
to see things brighten up. There is just the chance of a nicely to chat,
but most of the day is dry compare to what we have seen today.
Temperatures will be higher than they have been today, up to 40 or 50
degrees. Quite a nice day for the Isles of Scilly, fine and dry with
sunshine. Times of high watdr. - 14 or 15 degrees. Not much for our
surface. The waves are pretty small now. For the coastal waters
forecast, it is quiet, vari`ble winds, eventually those wins
becoming westerly, force fotr, mainly fair with good visibhlity. We
will see a bit more of this, list and some fog patches. Wednesday
should be a largely fine and dry day. Temperatures quite a bht up, 16
degrees, a bit more of a westerly breeze. Thursday and Friday, we
could have problems first thing in the morning with mist and fog.
Inside Out is at 7:30pm herd on BBC One and I am back at 10:30pl. From
all of us here, good night.