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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.
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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.