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BBC website. That's all from the BBC News at Six. It's goodbye from me.

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On BBC One Concerns for the future of fishing -

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Guernsey States agree terms If things continue, livelihoods not

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thought about, we'll end up with just a part-time fleet.

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athletes get a financial boost to compete in the island games.

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A blast from the past - the shifting sands of time reveal

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We'll have the results of the Channel Islands Christmas Lottery.

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Catch limits are set to be introduced for fishing

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boats in Guernsey - in a move which it's claimed

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will put at least one local fisherman out of business.

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It follows a long running dispute between the island

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and the UK Government, which has resulted in a legal bill

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There's around 150 boats in Guernsey's fishing fleet.

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It's a tough and often dangerous profession -

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The States has agreed to change the terms of fishing licenses

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for all vessels over ten metres in length, to bring the island

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into line with European fisheries management controls.

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It means they'll now have to comply with monthly fishing quotas

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A move which will put at least one local boat out of business.

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In 2009 there was 150 tonnes of skate and rays caught around

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It's now gone up to 180 tonnes - that's 30 tonnes more over

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the period of seven years, so how can that be over fishing?

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I know other places have been overfished, but that is not the case

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here. The island's government

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tried to fight the move - but lost a High Court battle

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which cost more than ?150,000. Now the States say they've tried

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to strike the best deal they can for the Guernsey fleet,

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given the circumstances. We are hoping we can come to decent,

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proper arrangements overall with Defra, which will mean the industry

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can carry forward with future. It's a difficult future, but as I have

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said on previous occasions to other people, it's in industry that is in

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the DNA of Guernsey people. We want to do the absolute best we can to

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protect it, but there are no easy answers.

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The larger boats in the fleet are the first to be affected -

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There's concerns it can have irreversible effects. If these

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things continues without livelihoods being thought about, we will end up

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with just a part-time fleet. Discussions over further

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restrictions for smaller boats Roisin Gauson, BBC Channel

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Islands News, Guernsey. Meanwhile questions on fishing

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quotas was put to Guernsey's Head of Policy and Resources

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and Jersey's Chief Minister Deputy Gavin St Pier

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and Senator Ian Gorst spoke to the House of Lords on how

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the UK's decision to leave the European Union will impact

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the Crown Dependencies. The risks and opportunities facing

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the Channel Islands existing relationship with the EU

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is being assessed by The woman charged with causing

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the death of Clinton Pringle will The toddler died after he was

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knocked over crossing the road next 38-year-old Rebekah Le Gal

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is charged with causing death Her case has been committed

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to the Royal court in the New Year. Jersey athletes hoping to go

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to Gotland for the Island Games next The States has announced it

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will contribute over ?32,000 It's comes after some athletes

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dropped out claiming Gotland has a lot to live up

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to after Jersey's success The host island topped the medals

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table, achieving one But with a host of better known

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athletes pulling out, Fortunately, we've received some

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extra funding from events at Fort Regent this year,

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and that cobbled with a little bit of underspend we've been able to pay

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for the deposits on the flights, which came to just over ?32,000,

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which we're really pleased to do, and we hope is going to make

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a difference in regards And those are costs that

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Jersey's Island Games Association tries to help with by fundraising,

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but it's not always enough. It would help us a great

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deal in our fundraising to go away to Gotland,

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which everyone knows is an expensive It was a complete surprise to me

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yesterday when I got This was Lucy, one of Jersey's

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brightest medal prospects, practising for last year's

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Island Games at which she won gold. The Great Britain archer's competed

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at World, European and Commonwealth level, but she wasn't planning

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on going to Gotland. The costs were going up and up

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and up, and I just thought it's Obviously the funding

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from the States is absolutely incredible for every athlete,

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I wish this had come out months ago, unfortunately it's too late for me

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because I didn't submit my scores because I thought it

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was too much money. So for Lucy it's back

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to training for a season that Now, you may have heard quite a few

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loud bangs along Jersey's coastline this year -

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that's because four times more Around 20 weapons left over

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from the island's past are uncovered every year,

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but that's shot up to 80 this year because of the changing landscape

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and more people out looking for them Armed with a metal

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detector and a spade, Around 80 pieces of ammunition left

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over from battles and wars have been found along Jersey's beaches this

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year alone, because of dropping sand levels and the growing number

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of enthusiasts like Tony. Out here, there is so much history

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which you can come across anything, from cannon balls to bullets,

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mortars, anything literally. It's unexpected to us sometimes what we

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dig up. Even old copper kettles. What has been your most unique find?

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Historical terms football, it is over 200 years old. We find

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fragments, but with a fan of all wanted the intact before. Even

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though it had been in the water for over 200 years.

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When uncovered, they are passed onto Jersey's bomb expert to be

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Because even though they may look past their best,

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they can certainly remind you of what their intention was.

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The majority of streaming nations, although they are rusty, they look

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harmless -- of munitions. At the end of the day, there are as good as the

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day there are made generally. It is just the exterior that has rusted.

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Munitions deteriorate and become more dangerous, more sensitive to

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movement. That's why if you come across one

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the message it to leave well alone and call the experts

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in to dispose them safely. Now, who wants to be

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a Christmas millionaire? The Channel Island Christmas Lottery

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has been drawn with a top The winning ticket number

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is 338439 - congratulations and we'd love to hear

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from you if you're the winner. However, if you missed out

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on the top prize there are 12 others and can check your tickets

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online, where we have And if like me and many of us,

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I'm sure you've been talking about how you'd spend it,

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here are a few ideas # I don't want a lot for Christmas

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# There is just one thing I need. It would be very nice, wouldn't it? I

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would probably buy a property or pay the mortgage off, the same as most

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people. Holiday, somewhere nice. Dump my house, by a mobile home,

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drive around Europe with my dog while my house is being done up. A

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good holiday with the kids. I'm not sure. I would buy a house, start

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with a good holiday. A decent car! And I fancy a rather expensive

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cruise, I would go with to start with. I'm not I would do much what I

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would do with the rest. We would buy a house and go on holiday. And

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donate some to our charity, the original baby foundation. If only!

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David Braine may not have a winning ticket but I'm sure he'll

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Not that brilliant over the next few days, and no chance of snow for

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Christmas, it is likely to be still quite mild. Some rain and drizzle at

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times tomorrow, so quite a cloudy day, quite breezy for a time.

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Generally the mild as sticks with us as well. One weather system will

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stick with us tomorrow, but it ripples along, its progress is quite

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slow. One amusing, we could end up with some cloud. Thursday is much

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brighter before we see this little fellow. It is a girl, has been named

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as Barbara, it looks like it is heading for the of Britain. For us,

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you spot a rain overnight tonight, but more persistent towards morning.

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Tantra is down to six or 7 degrees. Breezy for the morning, edge

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temperatures down. The wind will slowly ease, and by the afternoon it

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isn't so blustery. The risk of persistent rain at times. 11 degrees

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the top temperature. That is 52 Fahrenheit. Here is our times of

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high water. Some usable surf, but most of our beaches will be quite

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choppy at times with those winds eventually becoming more westerly.

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Here is the coastal waters forecast, South south-westerly 5-6. Fearing

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westerly and easing. Occasional rain, moderate or the lady in the

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rain. This takes us to Christmas Eve. Thursday bright and mainly dry,

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quietly on Thursday. Friday, at the bottom end of the new area of

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pressure which has been given a name. It is blustery on Friday,

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expect outbreaks of rain. Bright for Christmas Eve, and it could well be

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rather Gray for Christmas Day. Not too bad. But still quite mild.

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Federer, David. I'm back at it be better at a PM. Right

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now, I'm off to check my lottery ticket.

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to receive France's highest honour finally received their medals today.

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The French Government decided to award the Legion D'Honneur

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to all servicemen who helped Liberate their country

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But the application from Torbay was beset with problems and has

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However as Our South Devon reporter John Ayres explains,

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It's been quite a wait, but finally today the last

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of Torbay's Normandy veterans waiting to be honoured recieved

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Better to be given it after the war, but anyway, here we are.

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Getting medals, you know, at this late day, late hour, you know.

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There were far more who deserved to win a medal than me.

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I was lucky, I was able to go through without being killed, so,

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you know, that was privilige, luck, I don't know

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My friend was killed that first night.

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The French government wanted to thank all the servicemen

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who helped liberate the country from the Nazis

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They decided to offer the medal to all living

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The problem was the French and our Ministry of Defence had

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twice as many applications as they were expecting.

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Emails got lost, then they may write back and say we haven't got

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the address of the recipient, only his name or we've got his name

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It just went on and on and I can only assume that there

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Sadly seven of our veterans died before they managed to recieve

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It's been a real chase, but I'm grateful to colleagues

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in parliament and particularly to the veterans minister who's

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helped chase this forward and I'm just pleased that now,

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with Christmas coming, they've got the medals

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There was also a medal for Rob Barber but he couldn't be here.

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Awarding these medals is something the French really wanted to do,

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and although these veterans had to wait, they are very

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A Devon woman is set for literary fame this Christmas having been

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selected from almost 1,000 competition entries in the search

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to find a modern equivalent to the timeless festive tale,

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The winning children's story is Sol The Slug's Night Before Christmas,

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A story about a slug living under a family's floorboards,

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who assumes Christmas is not for him, until he comes

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face-to-face with Santa, and Lucy joins us in the studio now.

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Congratulations. Hello, thank you. A slug is not the first creature you

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would think of at Christmas so how did that come about? Perhaps

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slightly embarrassingly, we have quite a big slug problem in our

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house and for many years we have tried to block holes and stop them

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getting through and at one point we just thought we would accept the

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slugs and one day I saw they had done a sort of pattern on the rug

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and that is sort of where the idea for the story came from really of

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looking at them at a different way. You say looking at a different way

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because you say slugs are quite surprising and we can learn a lot

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from them. Absolutely, you look at them and you thinks I'm young

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discussing that actually they can be artists I suppose. Tell us about the

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store you focused on because reading the reviews of those who have

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already read it, there was a feeling it is the true spirit of Christmas.

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Without spoiling the ending for those who haven't entered -- Reddit,

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what is the essential story? Essentially it is about a little

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slut who comes out at Christmas Eve that he sees all the things around

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him and he thinks Christmas is not for him but Father Christmas comes

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down and puts him right and since Christmas is for everyone no matter

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how slimy you are. It is a message of inclusivity. This competition is

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quite major, what you expect it to do for you? Will lead to other

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things? Hopefully, yes. It is on Amazon at the moment so hopefully we

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are thinking... That is a free download, isn't it? Yes, hopefully a

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lot of people will take interest in it and I will go on writing and

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hopefully who knows in the future, more books, fingers crossed! Lots of

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people try to get stories, particularly children's stories

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published. What do you think the secret of successes. What you have

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to have? What grain of an idea do you have to have for it to a

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success? I think a lot of it is just having a magic formula and the idea

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that works as a story but a lot of it is also just perseverance and

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keeping going with it. It is a long process. I started writing

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creatively when I was 19 and I am now 34 so it has taken that long. It

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is just being in it for the long haul and a bit of patience. This

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could now be a new Christmas classic! Fingers crossed. Thank you

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for coming in. Now, it's day two of our

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Spotlight Express journey For, those of you who were

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watching last night, you'll remember I was at the home

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of the Dartmoor Polar Express as we launched our week long series

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of films on Christmas trains. Well, as train rides go,

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the Lappa Valley Steam Railway near Newquay isn't the biggest

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or the longest. But that didn't stop

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the Spotlight Special delivering 40 passengers to a very special

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destination at the end of the 1.5 John Henderson was lucky enough

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to catch the Santa Express. Welcome to the spotlight express at

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Lappa Valley Steam Railway. Never a dull moment! I love Lappa

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Valley. I come four times a year. Honor Roll the Spotlight Express

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powering down the valley. 40 passengers on board and waiting to

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meet the big man. Santa also came by train, driven naturally enough by

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one of his reindeer. Absolutely marvellous, I love coming to Lappa

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Valley, you know, especially when I fly in over the village of new Lynn

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East. The lights down below me are absolutely splendid. Here is the

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proof. A present that just keeps giving, and one that means

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everything for Jeanette. It is fantastic and it started off at this

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pub. Everybody has just built on it and build on it and if you look

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behind you that house has just done an amazing job. That inspiration

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came ten years ago. The village has never looked back. Jeanette and her

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husband John saw the light started fundraising for more this. We put

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the lights up I would buy the lights and people of the village host them

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and they plugged the moon but three years ago John died and... So... For

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the collection for his funeral we raised over ?500 and we bought a

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beautiful shooting star in memory of him. It takes pride of place outside

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Jeanette 's home and in the last few years people have also made lanterns

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and followed as Father Christmas as the lights are turned on, but this

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naturally as special symbolism for the woman dubbed the lady of the

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lights. It makes me think of him every night when I look up to the

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sky, but just at Christmas. Every day is Christmas when you look up to

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the stars. At Santa 's grotto the important work is almost died. And

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you will make sure to put my doggie on the list does well, remember

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that. I will put your doggie on the list, of course I will remember

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that. No trouble at all. All aboard the Spotlight Express for the return

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journey! Time to take the train home.

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What a great journey that was a! Some great Christmas lights as well

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and another stop on the Spotlight Express on the programme tomorrow.

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From a 100-year-old war hero to youngsters who've

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overcome huge challenges, we've met some of the South West's

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most inspiring people on Spotlight during 2016.

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They've included champions in sport, those who've been determined to beat

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the odds and others whose exploits have surprised and delighted us.

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So as the year draws to a close here's a look back at some

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of the people who've made a lasting impression on us and you.

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You could be just another person sat at home and eating what you want and

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carrying on as life is going, until it ends. If you would like to step

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on the scales, please? Unbelievable. Absolutely incredible. Your weight

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is 123 kilos which is 11 and a half stone in weight loss. Brilliant. So,

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fantastic. Fantastic. My brothers were terrible, they said

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if I didn't come home with two golds than I was getting on the flight

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back home but unfortunately I came back with a silver and gold, which

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isn't too bad. Me and Lewis are out OK? -- out

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front, OK. Good job, Riley! I send e-mails and I don't trust

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banking on it. It's not that I'm frightened of, I'm afraid of making

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a mistake myself. I didn't expect to be so near the edge of life really.

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Congratulations. Thank you very, very much indeed. I believe you me,

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I treasure it. It is an honour. That has made us all well up again,

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hasn't it? That has to be one of the most incredible moments of the year.

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Look, we have found our tree from last year. I thought he had been

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banished to the loft, never to be seen again! Delighted to see again

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after all this time. David, is there a storm coming in?

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There is on Friday but maybe not for us, it is passing through the north

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of the country. The next few days are not looking too bad for us, it

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is damp with rain in the forecast and more tomorrow and a bit breezy

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but especially tomorrow morning. Generally quite mild. I don't think

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there was any chance of seeing anything white this Christmas. The

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layer of crap that stretches from the rest of Scotland act here to the

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middle of the Atlantic joins up with a weather front over Canada at the

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moment. That weather system will drag its way over and asked for the

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night to come and it is reasonably close in the day tomorrow but it

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will go through and Thursday is going to be the brightest day of the

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week, largely dry. Perhaps a chance to get outside and make sure the

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garden is secure because there is a new area of low pressure that has

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been called Barbara by the Irish Met service and the UK Met Office. It

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looks like it's track will take us -- take it well away from us, to the

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north, but there was a squeeze on the eye to bars and a weather front

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that will produce heavy rain for a time on Friday afternoon. This

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evening and overnight tonight has rain coming in which is patchy right

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now but it will become more widespread and persistent later in

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the night. Temperatures will fall to five or 6 degrees for most of us but

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I think a lot of the wet weather should be gone by the time we get up

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in the morning. The exception is parts of Dorset and the ease of

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Somerset where temperatures will start the day at five or six or 7

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degrees for most of us. Not a bad start with briefly some brightness

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but quickly the weather front returns and produces further

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outbreaks of rain, particularly in the afternoon. Winds are fresh from

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the South West but will slowly drop and become north-westerly by the end

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of the afternoon and temperatures should get up to double figures. The

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forecast for the Isles of Scilly. Brighter in the afternoon once the

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weather front clears. Times of high water.

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As we saw through the weekend and last week the waves are out there

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and the north-west is between nine and 12 feet with quite choppy

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conditions as well, if not messy. There is the coastal waters

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forecast. Patchy rain around with moderate visibility in the rain.

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Friday looks like it will be a wet and windy day but mild with

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temperatures up to 12 or 13. Saturday is Christmas Eve and it

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will be quite blustery but mainly dry. Saturday night is windy for

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Father Christmas, but he can cope with that.

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Let's hope so! Thank you very much. That's all from us for now with the

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next update at 10:30pm. Remind me what this Christmas decoration did?

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It will drive everyone mad. So glad I asked. Good night.

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