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The words of Adrian Lynch's family as they accept his


Jersey adds ?14 billion to the UK economy, but is it spin?


It is more of a PR exercise than a genuine work of economic an`lysis.


Firstly, we do not know what it is. What can Guernsey's ambulance


service learn from London? The family of Jersey man


Adrian Lynch, who was missing for months before his body


was found, say they've been brought some comfort despite being tnable


to find out how he died. His inquest closed today, rtling


the cause of the 20-year-old's Adrian's family say they "truly


believe" it was an "unfortunate This was the moment Adrian Lynch


was no longer missing. His body was found here at Handois


reservoir on the 4th August by Jersey Water employees, dight


months after he had disappe`red How or why the 20-year-old


electrician ended up there after a work Christmas party


was a mystery. And now, despite the inquest


into his death being formally Adrian's family were here


for the final hearing But the answers they were hoping


for weren't delivered. They heard from Steven Milldr -


the cab driver who picked Adrian up Mr Miller told Advocate Harris


there was some confusion ovdr I did feel slightly responshble


but didn't know what else to do He was quite firm about dropping


him off at the road. Adrian's mother, Mameal,


told Mr Miller - I want you to know The inquest heard that Jersdy Police


had previously used specialhst equipment and recovery dogs


to search the reservoir, but the deep water and limited


access meant some areas werd unable to be properly searched, including


the area where Adrian was found The forensic pathologist who carried


out the postmortem told the inquest There was no evidence of injuries


or third-party involvement. Dr Cook said there was no evidence


to show that Ady was anywhere other than the reservoir for the dntire


time he was missing. The Deputy Viscount summed tp


Adrian's death as a tragic one. It's thought he lost his wax


and possibly fell or stumbldd There's still lots of questhons


unanswered, and no cause of death. Following today's verdict,


Adrian's family released They say he will always be


remembered for being a decent, funny, caring, hardworking,


fun loving young man. Jersey's finance industry h`s hit


back at claims the latest rdsearch into its value to the UK and EU


economies is nothing but sphn. Last week, figures showed


the industry added ?14 billhon to the UK economy in 2015,


but a tax campaigner has described It is more of a PR exercise than a


genuine work of economic an`lysis. Thusly, we do not know what the


origins of the money are. Stms of money flowing through Jersex into


Europe, and we need to know, is that money legitimate? Has it bedn


transferred legitimately? Is it going into legitimate investment?


Well, Geoff Cook is the chidf executive of Jersey Finance Limited,


He joined me in the studio darlier and I started by putting to him


The first thing I would say is that it is not the Jersey financhal


board. In that sense, it is not marketing or spin. It is an


independent report by a firl called capital economics. They advhse


governments, employ 60 economists. Five were here for nearly shx months


compiling the report. It is a pretty compiling the report. It is a pretty


thorough piece of work. The facts are very solid. Such large sums of


money. Is that really benefhcial to these economies? Do they sed that


money? We provide through Jdrsey, attracting money from other parts of


the world, in Jersey, it is packaged in the right vehicle and spread out


correctly. In the UK's inst`nce that is 500 billion sterling. And in


5% of the foreign direct investment stocks in the UK. It means ht is 5%


of all the investment that comes from other countries into the UK.


They goes into things like warehouses, factories and offices.


Real things, supporting the real economy. What the report dodsn't


show in as much detail is that there is value for Jersey is well and


this. It generates jobs at home We are supporting a quarter of the jobs


in our own economy. The value of drugs seized


in Jersey has trebled over Jersey Police and customs officers


found ?1.3 million worth So far this year, they've


seized ?3.8 million worth. In that time, 22 people havd been


accused of drugs Most of them were Jersey


residents and three of them Guernsey Police have


confirmed that the body found in Beucette Marina on Tuesd`y


morning is that of His family have been informdd


and the police are not When you make a 999 call


for an ambulance, it's vital the person who answers


knows their stuff. And with that in mind,


Guernsey's control room teal has The interesting part


though is who the trainers Penny Elderfield went


to find out more. London has woken up. You regal. I


will tell you how to get in mouth-to-mouth. -- how to ghve him


mouth-to-mouth. Today is a normal day in this control centre hn


But as you might expect, not so much for Guernsey,


where the control room is gdnerally a little quieter.


Back home, our control room is a lot bigger. We have about 100 staff


working power shift and we take 5000 medical calls per day. -- power


That is the main difference. In Guernsey, there's about ` dozen


medical emergencies each dax. But the job of those taking


the calls and the systems Once we have the address, wd will


verify it. And this week, two of the London


ambulance team have been We have been over here to mdntor


other staff, observed, shard our knowledge. They already do ` superb


job. It is just making sure that they know they have also botght


Only one call at a time, and that is the same in London.


And soon the staff swap will happen the other way round.


It will be useful for them to go back to London and experience the


control centre there with the volume of calls and the level of rdsponses.


it's hoped they'll be better equipped to respond to medical


A supermarket, clothes store, and easy access


And all things a small camp of refugees in Greece were without -


Looking back at the work achieved in the last few weeks.


This is... This is a little boy we nicknamed the Marble King.


Marbles and clean clothes may


not sound like much, but to the refugees at the Veria


camp in northern Greece, they mean the world.


They've run from the potential to be raped.


They've run from a promise that "I'm going to behead


So, they've packed up their meagre belongings, they've spent


all the money they've got to pay a smuggler to put them


on a dangerous boat and if they make it across the water,


For the last three weeks, Sarah and her team have been working


to transform the lives of the refugees.


They have distributed fruit, fish and yoghurts to supplelent


the basic diet of rice or p`sta and completely renovated thd on site


There were rats living in the clothing that was


So we cleaned it out, we literally washed it


out with disinfectant, we painted the walls and we dressed


The shop opened for the first time last week and we saw everybody in


one day, which was incredible. Musical instruments


donated while the charity was working at the camp


lifted the atmosphere. And Bridge2 volunteers added


to the positivity by organising games and activities


for the children. The charity's work here is ongoing,


with plans in the pipeline to set up a community centre,


computer room and even The work of Bridge2 in Greece has


shown that small things can Roisin Gauson, BBC Channel Hslands


News, Guernsey. I think I may have seen


a glimpse of the sun Yes, it is a bit disappointhng. We


did have some sunshine this morning but you had to get up early to see


it. This was the sunrise in a photograph taken by one of our


Weather Watchers. Very quickly, the cloud filled in the gaps and that is


the case again tomorrow. St`ying dry, slowly a bit brighter. Briefly,


disappointingly cloudy for luch of disappointingly cloudy for luch of


the day. The cloud is quite extensive. It is not showing all the


cloud on the satellite picttre. There is a fair amount of low cloud.


It is only a thin layer but it is around and spoiling things for most


of us in the next few days. High pressures close. For us, it is quite


boring because the weather will not change to farce. High-presstre and


the moving tomorrow. It does move through the weekend. Drifts away to


the east and opens the door for slightly brighter weather and a


better chance to see some stnshine. Still dry and relatively mild as


well. Overnight temperatures probably getting down to nine or 10


Celsius. Very light winds. Some shall all missed first thing in the


we should get sunny spells hn the we should get sunny spells hn the


afternoon. But not much of that We do keep a quite extensive sheet of


cloud for the day. 14 Celsits is the top temperature, light winds in the


east and north-east. Here are the kind of high water. -- times of high


water. For our sufferers, not much in the


way of surf. If you want sunshine, it is across


Spain and Portugal. Northern France Rather cloudy and cool.


You're up to date with the latest news for the Channel Islands.


Welcome to sulk and as you can imagine, the narrow streets have


been heaving with half term holiday makers and many of them verx unaware


of the significance of the day's events. The weather has been quite


kind with light winds and slightly leaden skies. They couldn't have


been more different 100 years ago when the south-westerly wind was


blowing a gale and the seas behind us not flapped like tonight but


really heavy and large. It was on that day on October 27, 1916, things


would change here forever. There was an early life like to call, Salcombe


lifeboat headed out to sea on a rescue and that is when brothers,


sons, husbands, friends and neighbours would be lost forever.


15 crew were on board, 13 never came home.


New audio has just emerged of one of the survivors,


Eddie Distin, and with spechal permission from his family,


We were called out in the morning at about 5am to a schooner `shore,


We got to the wreck and then we decided that we couldn't see any


life aboard so we started to come home.


And of course, on the way home, we met this disaster.


I am James Cooper, I'm one the crew members of Salcombe lifeboat.


He was my great grandfather, a very lucky man to have survived


and to carry on in the Lifeboat Institution after the disaster


and he went on to have medals as well, so he was made


Where we are at the moment hs pretty much where they capsized and he made


a couple of attempts to comd in but because it was so rough,


We wouldn't attempt to come in over the bar, the big sea caught us


All 15 got back on the bottom but then we couldn't stay


13 drowned and luckily two survived and I am one of the descend`nts


I was washed ashore and that is where I got


knocked about pretty badly, from here to there, the sea


got me and pushed me up there and then it pushed me back.


I'm Andrea Helmsley and my grandfather James Cannon was lost


I was not born at the time and my mother was only four


and a half but I learned the story from her.


They launched the boat and because the men had alrdady been


rescued from the other boat, it was so dreadful that thex went


out unnecessarily in such awful conditions and the other thhng that


stands out in my mind is that the families were w`tching


from the cliff side and saw the whole thing unfold with the boat


tipping over and that must be unimaginable to bear, reallx.


And the aftermath, really, of finding the bodies


I didn't know that my grand`d's body was found on the slipway


where the boat had been launched at Southsands.


I don't think my mother knew that. If she did, she didn't tell me that.


Because I played very happily on that beach as a child.


That affected me greatly, going back to that beach


and realising that is where he had been found.


If I could have met him now, and had a chat with him,


it would be interesting to sit down and talk to him.


Obviously, you could say to him, you were lucky,


But then, we probably would have gone on to how much it has changed


and what we have got now colpared to what we had and he would have


said we are all soft compared to them.


They were brave men. Brave men.


The disaster was one of the worst in the history of the RNLI.


Salcombe has been remembering them today. A town very much in shock


because many of the people were watching as the disaster unfolded.


They have also been remembering the bravery, continuing bravery of RNLI


crew men today. John Danks has been at servhces


of remembrance on land and `t sea. The RNLI flag flew at half-last


outside Holy Trinity church SINGING # Bridge over


troubled waters. Inside, a packed congregation


gathered to pay tribute to the lifeboat men who died


100 years ago. Just after 10.20am a minute's


silence marked the time that the William and Emma c`psized


on Salcombe bar. Descendants of the lifeboat crew


attended the service. We just like to show some rdspect


to the Salcombe lifeboat crdw and it's a part of their falily


history and it's wonderful to meet so many distant relatives


from Australia and all around the world today, so it's bedn


a wonderful day. And such a lovely tribute to pay


for everyone who passed awax on that day.


Very nice, very honoured, lovely. Salcombe's all-weather lifeboat


alongside the Plymouth lifeboat led a flotilla of older RNLH vessels


to the site of the tragedy. They were joined overhead


by the coastguard search and rescue Then, in much calmer waters


than a century ago, wreaths You can only imagine


what it was like a hundred when 13 members of a small


community, Salcombe, a vill`ge that had already lost so many people


in the First World War, The impact, there were brothers


there were fathers and sons. And today, it is very much


a community service still. Volunteers helping


our fellows at sea. A lone piper played


a lament as the flotilla This community has changed


beyond recognition since 1906, but the ethos of the life-s`vers


who serve it remain We have already heard from one of


the survivor's family, James, I am interested, how you feel today went?


I think it went very well. Now glad they have been given a good sendoff


and it was done in the right manner. Hopefully all the descendants of the


deceased and this survivors have been given the right commemoration


they should've been. Incredhble to see the archive pictures of what the


lifeboat looked like and thd different lifeboat you have today.


Can you imagine going out in those heavy seas to that rescue 100 years


ago? First, you had to get to the boat, and wrote it, compared to what


we have got now, completely different ball game. They wdre men.


A lot different to how we h`ve it. Being the coxswain of the S`lcombe


lifeboat, that Salcombe bar is very difficult to navigate even with the


technology today. We have a very different lifeboat today th`n 1 0


years ago, but the weather can be the same and the challenges are


getting in across the bar in poor weather, although we have got the


speed and we try to come in on a single wave, but occasionally, we


look at the bar and we will head towards Plymouth or Brixham because


it is too dangerous to come in. All the crew are trained for poor


weather, entering back into sulking, any risk at all, we go to Plymouth


or Brixham. This makes many people think not just of Salcombe `s a


holiday town but very different there was a real heart here. It has


been an important day for the community, Salcombe is a lifeboat


town. What we wanted to do hs to make sure that we honour thd memory


of our colleagues from 1916 and make sure they are never forgottdn and I


think we have done that. Trdmendous support from holiday-makers as they


watched the flotilla. Yes. What struck me, given we had been


planning it from the start, what it would be like now if our bo`t went


out and 13 men today didn't come back. It would be devastating. Thank


you for inviting us to cover this. From a centenary commemorathon to an


annual remembrance as we he`d towards Remembrance Day.


The iconic Merlin helicopter made a rather special


delivery to Devonport Naval base this morning.


On board, a giant poppy that was being delivered


to Admiral Sir Mark Stanhopd, marking the official launch


of the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal in Devon.


It was then from the air to the sea that the universal symbol


of remembrance and hope was taken to the heritage centre wherd,


for the first time, an official partnership was signed


between the Royal Navy here in the south west,


The document allows us to r`ise awareness and allows us


to fundraise and do the things we already do but it just ghves us


that extra added piece of significance which is important


to us and to the Royal Brithsh Legion.


It is a really good opportunity to raise awareness about wh`t we do.


You have seen the pageantry here today with the standard bearers


but we do so much more apart from remembrance.


It gives us an opportunity to bring that down to the modern


It was the deafening sound of the cannons that launched this


Charlestown played host this afternoon to the double-masted


Phoenix, one of the stars of the TV series Poldark.


Then hundreds of people lindd the harbour-side to catch


a glimpse of the poppies th`t had adorned her masts.


It is the first time I've sden it. I just returned back to Cornwall


to live and I wouldn't have missed it for the world.


It really is and it's so appropriate that it is such an old ship.


Tradition was the order of the day and fittingly,


it was some local shanty singers who entertained the crowds.


Another important day coming up but it has been an incredible hhstoric


day here in Salcombe for thd whole community. Being here and looking


out to sea, it makes you understand how the elements of life can change


in an instant. A very moving day in Salcombe. It has been a fairly calm


day today. Compare this timd last year and the year before, wd are


quite lucky at the moment, some quiet weather.


This was first liked this morning. -- first light.


Tomorrow, a similar dated today Some mist and fog patches, slow to


clear. Disappointingly cloudy at times but at least it is mild. Not a


huge right to change, a bit boring frost keeps saying the same message


but I suppose it good news hf you are out and about. Some clott to the


north of us capable of prodtcing some rain. This area of high


pressure pretty strong and ht dominates the weather as we move


into the weekend. Trapped whthin it, a fair amount of cloud, espdcially


Saturday and Sunday and that doesn't change as we move into the darlier


part of next week. Perhaps on Monday, a better chance to see some


sunshine has been very limited indeed today. You could just about


make out sticking out of thd top of the moors, some of the highdst tours


seeing above the cloud briefly some sunshine. This was Plymouth sound,


not a lot of brightness. Calm seas. Relatively quiet conditions for all


of our coastal communities. Not much of the sea running now, the high


pressure has been with us for awhile and it is likely to stay with us as


we into the weekend. It is puiet, cabbage of the sea is betwedn 1 and


15 degrees. We could do with a bit more in the way of sunshine. A lot


of clout staying overnight. Just allowing those temperatures to


get into single figures. Tolorrow, another very similar day. A lot of


cloud, a few shallow mist or fog patches, the clouds stubborn to


break but in a few places, H think it will let the sunshine in. Top


temperature similar to the day at 14 or 15 degrees.


I will be back with the latd news but from all of us in the studio,


have a good evening.


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