28/12/2016 Channel Islands News


28/12/2016

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A man from Torquay who was shot in the head during an armed robbery

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in Antigua has been safely flown to another island for

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37-year-old Chris Tester is now being treated in Guadeloupe

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following the attack at his parent's restaurant on Christmas Day.

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A luxury holiday to Antigua turned into a nightmare.

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37-year-old Chris Tester from Torquay was helping his parents

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at their restaurant on Christmas Day.

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But a masked, armed robber held them at gunpoint and Chris

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His sister, Vicky, from Bristol, is anxiously waiting for news.

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I spoke to my dad, and he just said "I've got some bad news.

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Today, he was transferred to another island for specialist care.

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He's in an induced coma and they're just desperately trying to...

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Because originally they wanted to get him straight back to the UK.

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You know, they wanted to get him to a hospital here because

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But they were advised it's not safe to fly him.

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It's a long flight and the pressure, it would be too dangerous for him.

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A crowd funded appeal has so far raised more than ?60,000 to fund

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treatment and to get Chris back to the UK.

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He's a really laid easy-going kind of...

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Even, he literally wouldn't hurt a fly.

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Vicky says their parents emigrated over ten years ago but they've never

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The body of a man in his 60s has been recovered

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The area was cordoned off shortly after one o'clock today.

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Meanwhile, in Paignton, the body of a woman has been

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Torbay lifeboat was called to the scene following reports

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someone had been seen falling from Paignton Pier.

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Exeter's main hospital made almost ?2 million

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Torbay Hospital took almost ?800,000, and Dorset County more

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The figures came from a Press Association investigation.

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Hospitals say the money is invested in front line services,

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But, as Harriet Bradshaw's been finding out, critics

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The amount made through hospital car parking charges and fines.

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Here at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, last year,

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almost ?2 million was made through car parking charges.

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And more than ?50,000 in car parking fines.

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It's not the only hospital to feature in a new report today.

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Torbay and Dorset County both say money they raise goes

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into the upkeep of their car parks, and some patients don't pay.

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But, with NHS hospitals across England making more money,

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We get lots of calls on our helpline about this.

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People are very concerned about it, and the prices seem to have

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It's almost like an additional tax on people that are

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So, really recognise this is a sensitive issue for the public,

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which is why we make sure that we invest our parking income

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One is that we spend money straight back into patient care.

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And, secondly, we subsidise the park and ride service which is a service

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that is available for both visitors to the hospital staff.

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Not all hospitals in the south-west took part in the survey

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but the findings are sure to spark more debate.

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People left behind after an illegal Boxing Day rave on Dartmoor

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have said they're sorry for any disruption caused.

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They spoke to BBC Spotlight from woodland near Bellever,

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where clear up work's been taking place today.

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Car keys lost, these revellers have no way of leaving Dartmoor.

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Stranded and cold, there has been time to reflect.

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It is a shame if it has disturbed some people which,

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I'm sorry if it did ruin anybody's Boxing Day.

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As well as the response from the emergency services,

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an animal charity was called out to collect escaped ponies at risk

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We all had to drop tools, down family time, and come out

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and put extra resourcing into gates and ensuring the ponies

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Our big concern was the ponies escaping onto the roads or getting

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Steps have been taken today to restore order.

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The message going out to that community is you are not welcome

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to come to Forestry Commission land and carry out your activities.

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It's a danger for the members of the public who are here enjoying

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legitimate activities, like walking, cycling,

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They're are also putting themselves in danger,

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they're driving around the woodlands, they're using our

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woods as a toilet, and they're also disturbing wildlife.

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The last traces of mess are being cleaned up.

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The focus now moves to preventing raves like this in future.

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Clare Woodling reporting from Dartmoor.

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Now, it's a time of year when many of us like to get out

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in the countryside but it's not so easy if mobility is an issue.

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Here's our Environment Correspondent Adrian Campbell on a new all-terrain

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buggy scheme which has been pioneered here in the south-west.

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You'll get that good viuew when we get around the corner.

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This all-terrain vehicle is being put through its paces on Dartmoor.

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There are 37 sites around the south-west where people

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with limited mobility can get out into the countryside

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I went with my 86-year-old father, who tackled the sometimes difficult

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I'm used to a scooter but this is a different kind of scooter.

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The south-west has pioneered this idea.

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For a nominal fee, you can sign up to the network

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They vary from coastal sites, where you can get up on clifftops,

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or you can go to a forest area, like Holden Forest.

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I'll do you a new list of sites with pubs.

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As I understand, pubs would be more...

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And you can find details of the charity which supplies those

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buggies on the Spotlight Facebook Page.

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We've got another cold night in store, with quite

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a bit of frost around, and some mist and fog patches.

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We should get some sunshine but, for all of us,

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Some of the fog will be freezing fog, particularly across parts

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Could cause some problems on the roads.

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We have high pressure, so nothing really to stir the air.

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Very light winds through the night, with that mist and fog forming.

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A little bit more on the way of cloud coming into the far west

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of Cornwall but we start the day with temperatures at

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Some sunny spells through the day tomorrow but in places some of that

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fog may not lift at all and, where that happens, it's

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8-9 degrees, I think, will be the maximum temperature.

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Little change as we move into Friday.

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South-west winds so slightly less cold, turning colder again,

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That's all the news and weather from us,

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we're back at 10:40pm with the late news, in the meantime,

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Good evening, the weather is proving hazardous and the fog now becoming

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more extensive and causing disruption overnight tonight.

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