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On BBC One Concerns for the future of fishing -
Guernsey States agree terms If things continue, livelihoods not
thought about, we'll end up with just a part-time fleet.
athletes get a financial boost to compete in the island games.
A blast from the past - the shifting sands of time reveal
We'll have the results of the Channel Islands Christmas Lottery.
Catch limits are set to be introduced for fishing
boats in Guernsey - in a move which it's claimed
will put at least one local fisherman out of business.
It follows a long running dispute between the island
and the UK Government, which has resulted in a legal bill
There's around 150 boats in Guernsey's fishing fleet.
It's a tough and often dangerous profession -
The States has agreed to change the terms of fishing licenses
for all vessels over ten metres in length, to bring the island
into line with European fisheries management controls.
It means they'll now have to comply with monthly fishing quotas
A move which will put at least one local boat out of business.
In 2009 there was 150 tonnes of skate and rays caught around
It's now gone up to 180 tonnes - that's 30 tonnes more over
the period of seven years, so how can that be over fishing?
I know other places have been overfished, but that is not the case
here. The island's government
tried to fight the move - but lost a High Court battle
which cost more than ?150,000. Now the States say they've tried
to strike the best deal they can for the Guernsey fleet,
given the circumstances. We are hoping we can come to decent,
proper arrangements overall with Defra, which will mean the industry
can carry forward with future. It's a difficult future, but as I have
said on previous occasions to other people, it's in industry that is in
the DNA of Guernsey people. We want to do the absolute best we can to
protect it, but there are no easy answers.
The larger boats in the fleet are the first to be affected -
There's concerns it can have irreversible effects. If these
things continues without livelihoods being thought about, we will end up
with just a part-time fleet. Discussions over further
restrictions for smaller boats Roisin Gauson, BBC Channel
Islands News, Guernsey. Meanwhile questions on fishing
quotas was put to Guernsey's Head of Policy and Resources
and Jersey's Chief Minister Deputy Gavin St Pier
and Senator Ian Gorst spoke to the House of Lords on how
the UK's decision to leave the European Union will impact
the Crown Dependencies. The risks and opportunities facing
the Channel Islands existing relationship with the EU
is being assessed by The woman charged with causing
the death of Clinton Pringle will The toddler died after he was
knocked over crossing the road next 38-year-old Rebekah Le Gal
is charged with causing death Her case has been committed
to the Royal court in the New Year. Jersey athletes hoping to go
to Gotland for the Island Games next The States has announced it
will contribute over ?32,000 It's comes after some athletes
dropped out claiming Gotland has a lot to live up
to after Jersey's success The host island topped the medals
table, achieving one But with a host of better known
athletes pulling out, Fortunately, we've received some
extra funding from events at Fort Regent this year,
and that cobbled with a little bit of underspend we've been able to pay
for the deposits on the flights, which came to just over ?32,000,
which we're really pleased to do, and we hope is going to make
a difference in regards And those are costs that
Jersey's Island Games Association tries to help with by fundraising,
but it's not always enough. It would help us a great
deal in our fundraising to go away to Gotland,
which everyone knows is an expensive It was a complete surprise to me
yesterday when I got This was Lucy, one of Jersey's
brightest medal prospects, practising for last year's
Island Games at which she won gold. The Great Britain archer's competed
at World, European and Commonwealth level, but she wasn't planning
on going to Gotland. The costs were going up and up
and up, and I just thought it's Obviously the funding
from the States is absolutely incredible for every athlete,
I wish this had come out months ago, unfortunately it's too late for me
because I didn't submit my scores because I thought it
was too much money. So for Lucy it's back
to training for a season that Now, you may have heard quite a few
loud bangs along Jersey's coastline this year -
that's because four times more Around 20 weapons left over
from the island's past are uncovered every year,
but that's shot up to 80 this year because of the changing landscape
and more people out looking for them Armed with a metal
detector and a spade, Around 80 pieces of ammunition left
over from battles and wars have been found along Jersey's beaches this
year alone, because of dropping sand levels and the growing number
of enthusiasts like Tony. Out here, there is so much history
which you can come across anything, from cannon balls to bullets,
mortars, anything literally. It's unexpected to us sometimes what we
dig up. Even old copper kettles. What has been your most unique find?
Historical terms football, it is over 200 years old. We find
fragments, but with a fan of all wanted the intact before. Even
though it had been in the water for over 200 years.
When uncovered, they are passed onto Jersey's bomb expert to be
Because even though they may look past their best,
they can certainly remind you of what their intention was.
The majority of streaming nations, although they are rusty, they look
harmless -- of munitions. At the end of the day, there are as good as the
day there are made generally. It is just the exterior that has rusted.
Munitions deteriorate and become more dangerous, more sensitive to
movement. That's why if you come across one
the message it to leave well alone and call the experts
in to dispose them safely. Now, who wants to be
a Christmas millionaire? The Channel Island Christmas Lottery
has been drawn with a top The winning ticket number
is 338439 - congratulations and we'd love to hear
from you if you're the winner. However, if you missed out
on the top prize there are 12 others and can check your tickets
online, where we have And if like me and many of us,
I'm sure you've been talking about how you'd spend it,
here are a few ideas # I don't want a lot for Christmas
# There is just one thing I need. It would be very nice, wouldn't it? I
would probably buy a property or pay the mortgage off, the same as most
people. Holiday, somewhere nice. Dump my house, by a mobile home,
drive around Europe with my dog while my house is being done up. A
good holiday with the kids. I'm not sure. I would buy a house, start
with a good holiday. A decent car! And I fancy a rather expensive
cruise, I would go with to start with. I'm not I would do much what I
would do with the rest. We would buy a house and go on holiday. And
donate some to our charity, the original baby foundation. If only!
David Braine may not have a winning ticket but I'm sure he'll
Not that brilliant over the next few days, and no chance of snow for
Christmas, it is likely to be still quite mild. Some rain and drizzle at
times tomorrow, so quite a cloudy day, quite breezy for a time.
Generally the mild as sticks with us as well. One weather system will
stick with us tomorrow, but it ripples along, its progress is quite
slow. One amusing, we could end up with some cloud. Thursday is much
brighter before we see this little fellow. It is a girl, has been named
as Barbara, it looks like it is heading for the of Britain. For us,
you spot a rain overnight tonight, but more persistent towards morning.
Tantra is down to six or 7 degrees. Breezy for the morning, edge
temperatures down. The wind will slowly ease, and by the afternoon it
isn't so blustery. The risk of persistent rain at times. 11 degrees
the top temperature. That is 52 Fahrenheit. Here is our times of
high water. Some usable surf, but most of our beaches will be quite
choppy at times with those winds eventually becoming more westerly.
Here is the coastal waters forecast, South south-westerly 5-6. Fearing
westerly and easing. Occasional rain, moderate or the lady in the
rain. This takes us to Christmas Eve. Thursday bright and mainly dry,
quietly on Thursday. Friday, at the bottom end of the new area of
pressure which has been given a name. It is blustery on Friday,
expect outbreaks of rain. Bright for Christmas Eve, and it could well be
rather Gray for Christmas Day. Not too bad. But still quite mild.
Federer, David. I'm back at it be better at a PM. Right
now, I'm off to check my lottery ticket.
to receive France's highest honour finally received their medals today.
The French Government decided to award the Legion D'Honneur
to all servicemen who helped Liberate their country
But the application from Torbay was beset with problems and has
However as Our South Devon reporter John Ayres explains,
It's been quite a wait, but finally today the last
of Torbay's Normandy veterans waiting to be honoured recieved
Better to be given it after the war, but anyway, here we are.
Getting medals, you know, at this late day, late hour, you know.
There were far more who deserved to win a medal than me.
I was lucky, I was able to go through without being killed, so,
you know, that was privilige, luck, I don't know
My friend was killed that first night.
The French government wanted to thank all the servicemen
who helped liberate the country from the Nazis
They decided to offer the medal to all living
The problem was the French and our Ministry of Defence had
twice as many applications as they were expecting.
Emails got lost, then they may write back and say we haven't got
the address of the recipient, only his name or we've got his name
It just went on and on and I can only assume that there
Sadly seven of our veterans died before they managed to recieve
It's been a real chase, but I'm grateful to colleagues
in parliament and particularly to the veterans minister who's
helped chase this forward and I'm just pleased that now,
with Christmas coming, they've got the medals
There was also a medal for Rob Barber but he couldn't be here.
Awarding these medals is something the French really wanted to do,
and although these veterans had to wait, they are very
A Devon woman is set for literary fame this Christmas having been
selected from almost 1,000 competition entries in the search
to find a modern equivalent to the timeless festive tale,
The winning children's story is Sol The Slug's Night Before Christmas,
A story about a slug living under a family's floorboards,
who assumes Christmas is not for him, until he comes
face-to-face with Santa, and Lucy joins us in the studio now.
Congratulations. Hello, thank you. A slug is not the first creature you
would think of at Christmas so how did that come about? Perhaps
slightly embarrassingly, we have quite a big slug problem in our
house and for many years we have tried to block holes and stop them
getting through and at one point we just thought we would accept the
slugs and one day I saw they had done a sort of pattern on the rug
and that is sort of where the idea for the story came from really of
looking at them at a different way. You say looking at a different way
because you say slugs are quite surprising and we can learn a lot
from them. Absolutely, you look at them and you thinks I'm young
discussing that actually they can be artists I suppose. Tell us about the
store you focused on because reading the reviews of those who have
already read it, there was a feeling it is the true spirit of Christmas.
Without spoiling the ending for those who haven't entered -- Reddit,
what is the essential story? Essentially it is about a little
slut who comes out at Christmas Eve that he sees all the things around
him and he thinks Christmas is not for him but Father Christmas comes
down and puts him right and since Christmas is for everyone no matter
how slimy you are. It is a message of inclusivity. This competition is
quite major, what you expect it to do for you? Will lead to other
things? Hopefully, yes. It is on Amazon at the moment so hopefully we
are thinking... That is a free download, isn't it? Yes, hopefully a
lot of people will take interest in it and I will go on writing and
hopefully who knows in the future, more books, fingers crossed! Lots of
people try to get stories, particularly children's stories
published. What do you think the secret of successes. What you have
to have? What grain of an idea do you have to have for it to a
success? I think a lot of it is just having a magic formula and the idea
that works as a story but a lot of it is also just perseverance and
keeping going with it. It is a long process. I started writing
creatively when I was 19 and I am now 34 so it has taken that long. It
is just being in it for the long haul and a bit of patience. This
could now be a new Christmas classic! Fingers crossed. Thank you
for coming in. Now, it's day two of our
Spotlight Express journey For, those of you who were
watching last night, you'll remember I was at the home
of the Dartmoor Polar Express as we launched our week long series
of films on Christmas trains. Well, as train rides go,
the Lappa Valley Steam Railway near Newquay isn't the biggest
or the longest. But that didn't stop
the Spotlight Special delivering 40 passengers to a very special
destination at the end of the 1.5 John Henderson was lucky enough
to catch the Santa Express. Welcome to the spotlight express at
Lappa Valley Steam Railway. Never a dull moment! I love Lappa
Valley. I come four times a year. Honor Roll the Spotlight Express
powering down the valley. 40 passengers on board and waiting to
meet the big man. Santa also came by train, driven naturally enough by
one of his reindeer. Absolutely marvellous, I love coming to Lappa
Valley, you know, especially when I fly in over the village of new Lynn
East. The lights down below me are absolutely splendid. Here is the
proof. A present that just keeps giving, and one that means
everything for Jeanette. It is fantastic and it started off at this
pub. Everybody has just built on it and build on it and if you look
behind you that house has just done an amazing job. That inspiration
came ten years ago. The village has never looked back. Jeanette and her
husband John saw the light started fundraising for more this. We put
the lights up I would buy the lights and people of the village host them
and they plugged the moon but three years ago John died and... So... For
the collection for his funeral we raised over ?500 and we bought a
beautiful shooting star in memory of him. It takes pride of place outside
Jeanette 's home and in the last few years people have also made lanterns
and followed as Father Christmas as the lights are turned on, but this
naturally as special symbolism for the woman dubbed the lady of the
lights. It makes me think of him every night when I look up to the
sky, but just at Christmas. Every day is Christmas when you look up to
the stars. At Santa 's grotto the important work is almost died. And
you will make sure to put my doggie on the list does well, remember
that. I will put your doggie on the list, of course I will remember
that. No trouble at all. All aboard the Spotlight Express for the return
journey! Time to take the train home.
What a great journey that was a! Some great Christmas lights as well
and another stop on the Spotlight Express on the programme tomorrow.
From a 100-year-old war hero to youngsters who've
overcome huge challenges, we've met some of the South West's
most inspiring people on Spotlight during 2016.
They've included champions in sport, those who've been determined to beat
the odds and others whose exploits have surprised and delighted us.
So as the year draws to a close here's a look back at some
of the people who've made a lasting impression on us and you.
You could be just another person sat at home and eating what you want and
carrying on as life is going, until it ends. If you would like to step
on the scales, please? Unbelievable. Absolutely incredible. Your weight
is 123 kilos which is 11 and a half stone in weight loss. Brilliant. So,
fantastic. Fantastic. My brothers were terrible, they said
if I didn't come home with two golds than I was getting on the flight
back home but unfortunately I came back with a silver and gold, which
isn't too bad. Me and Lewis are out OK? -- out
front, OK. Good job, Riley! I send e-mails and I don't trust
banking on it. It's not that I'm frightened of, I'm afraid of making
a mistake myself. I didn't expect to be so near the edge of life really.
Congratulations. Thank you very, very much indeed. I believe you me,
I treasure it. It is an honour. That has made us all well up again,
hasn't it? That has to be one of the most incredible moments of the year.
Look, we have found our tree from last year. I thought he had been
banished to the loft, never to be seen again! Delighted to see again
after all this time. David, is there a storm coming in?
There is on Friday but maybe not for us, it is passing through the north
of the country. The next few days are not looking too bad for us, it
is damp with rain in the forecast and more tomorrow and a bit breezy
but especially tomorrow morning. Generally quite mild. I don't think
there was any chance of seeing anything white this Christmas. The
layer of crap that stretches from the rest of Scotland act here to the
middle of the Atlantic joins up with a weather front over Canada at the
moment. That weather system will drag its way over and asked for the
night to come and it is reasonably close in the day tomorrow but it
will go through and Thursday is going to be the brightest day of the
week, largely dry. Perhaps a chance to get outside and make sure the
garden is secure because there is a new area of low pressure that has
been called Barbara by the Irish Met service and the UK Met Office. It
looks like it's track will take us -- take it well away from us, to the
north, but there was a squeeze on the eye to bars and a weather front
that will produce heavy rain for a time on Friday afternoon. This
evening and overnight tonight has rain coming in which is patchy right
now but it will become more widespread and persistent later in
the night. Temperatures will fall to five or 6 degrees for most of us but
I think a lot of the wet weather should be gone by the time we get up
in the morning. The exception is parts of Dorset and the ease of
Somerset where temperatures will start the day at five or six or 7
degrees for most of us. Not a bad start with briefly some brightness
but quickly the weather front returns and produces further
outbreaks of rain, particularly in the afternoon. Winds are fresh from
the South West but will slowly drop and become north-westerly by the end
of the afternoon and temperatures should get up to double figures. The
forecast for the Isles of Scilly. Brighter in the afternoon once the
weather front clears. Times of high water.
As we saw through the weekend and last week the waves are out there
and the north-west is between nine and 12 feet with quite choppy
conditions as well, if not messy. There is the coastal waters
forecast. Patchy rain around with moderate visibility in the rain.
Friday looks like it will be a wet and windy day but mild with
temperatures up to 12 or 13. Saturday is Christmas Eve and it
will be quite blustery but mainly dry. Saturday night is windy for
Father Christmas, but he can cope with that.
Let's hope so! Thank you very much. That's all from us for now with the
next update at 10:30pm. Remind me what this Christmas decoration did?
It will drive everyone mad. So glad I asked. Good night.