26/12/2016 Channel Islands News


26/12/2016

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Good evening. the news where you are. Goodbye.

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A man from Torquay is in a critical condition in Antigua

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37 year old Christopher Tester was injured during an attempted

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robbery at his parent's restaurant last night.

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Friends have launched an urgent 90 thousand pound appeal to fly him

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We are all very shocked as you can probably imagine.

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His parents are very well loved members of our expat community here,

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they have had a couple of restaurants throughout the years

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and it is extremely shocking and saddening what has happened

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Chris flew out a few days ago to come and help with Christmas

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and was due to fly back home on the 29th of December.

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It is something you do not expect to hear when you wake

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The former Wham bandmate of George Michael has paid tribute

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to the friend he says was the finest singer/songwriter of his generation.

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Andrew Ridgely, who lives near Wadebridge in Cornwall,

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was reacting on social media following news of the global

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superstar's passing yesterday at the age of 53.

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Writing on Twitter, Ridgely said he was "heartbroken" at the loss

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of his beloved friend ...who would be "forever loved"

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and missed "by his family, his friends, the world of music

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In Guernsey, police say they believe the body of a man who disappeared

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six months ago has been found by children out for

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a walk on Christmas Eve. Steven Corbet was last seen getting

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off a bus at Portelet Bay and reported missing on the 27th

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Police say formal identification will take in a few weeks

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but evidence at the scene suggested it was Mr Corbet.

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There are calls for the government to do more to combat homelessness

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Official figures show that around 500 people are sleeping rough

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in the region.Charities, though, say this is just

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Harriet Bradshaw's been hearing the story of one former

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The simple pleasures of many young people.

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But for Dan, life hasn't always been this straightforward.

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Recently following a relationship breakdown, he ended up

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I felt like I was a piece of dirt that someone

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It is terrifying for someone who has never done it before,

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who had a home and a fantastic life before that and then you have

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to come out and do something like live on the streets.

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The latest government figures suggest more than 500 people sleep

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Unless we see some structural change in terms of government policy around

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benefits and housing supply, this problem is only

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Life is looking better for Dan since getting help

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From this to this, you can see what I have got now,

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The government says it is protecting homelessness prevention funding

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with an extra ?5.7 million specifically for the Southwest.

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Harriet Bradshaw, BBC Spotlight, Exeter.

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On to sport and hundreds of football fans have been queuing today

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to get their hands on tickets for Plymouth Argyle's FA Cup away

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match against Liverpool on January the 8th.

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Tickets went on sale at nine o'clock.

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Many fans had been waiting since the early hours.

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Today's sale was for club members, non members will be able to buy

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The club has around eight and a half thousand tickets for the game.

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Just got your tickets, how do you feel?

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We have been here since 8 o'clock this morning

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I am so relieved that we have got our lovable tickets.

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Special, we don't play Liverpool every week, do we?

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It seems a long time, but never mind.

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But Argyle were knocked off the top of League two this afternoon

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after drawing 3 all with Wycombe at Home Park.

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The Pilgrims led 3-1 but the visitors fought back

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Meanwhile there was a point a piece for Exeter and Yeovil with the local

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And in the National League, Torquay United beat Forest Green

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Hundreds of swimmers braved the chilly waters around our coast

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today to take a traditional Boxing Day dip.

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This was Charlestown in Cornwall where the rowing club organised

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While in St Ives, bathers from as far afield as Australia took

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part in the sunny swim at Porthminster beach -

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they were raising money for a homeless charity

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and for the Wave project which aims to help youngsters build

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On to the weather and Ian Ferguson has the forecast...

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A marked change of weather type with high pressure

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dominating the pattern, meaning the return

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of some cold nights, but for tomorrow, a fine day.

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We will find further east in the region, temperatures

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particularly in the countryside dropping below freezing,

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Not so towards the South West peninsula and the Channel Islands.

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The odd patch of fog as we start tomorrow,

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but effectively it is looking a fine day, for the most part,

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a lot of sunshine, a bit more cloud across parts of Cornwall

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and here brisk winds feeding in from the south-east,

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but light and variable winds as we head further

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Similar story in the Channel Islands, temperatures tomorrow

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broadly in the range of between seven and 9 degrees.

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That is all for us for now. We will have another update at 12 o'clock

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tomorrow. Goodbye for now. and longer spells of rain over

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northern isles. By the end of the night, temperatures recovering once

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again after a chilly evening, three to five Celsius. Tomorrow and for

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the next couple of days, we have this area of high pressure which

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will really settle the weather down, compared with of late. We start

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tomorrow on a mainly dry note. There will be a few showers continuing in

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the north-west and the northern isles, and the wind picking up here

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as we go through the day. Elsewhere, it's looking dry, with plenty of

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brightness and sunshine and not as raw a field tomorrow as we have had

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today, with less in the way of wind. Temperature wise, up a notch to

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around seven to nine Celsius. For the rest of the UK, we are also

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under the influence of high pressure. Dry conditions across the

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board, with brightness and sunshine and very little in terms of wins.

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Temperatures around six or seven. On home turf tomorrow evening, it stays

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dry with perhaps a touch of frost in sheltered rural parts. A

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