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Good evening I'm Charlie McArdle, welcome to BBC Channel Islands.
These are Tuesday's headlines: Public pressure
following innovation fund fiasco - A tearful Senator Ozouf offers to
ask you to be glad for now we are rid of a minister who has been such
a liability to this island. ?3 million shortfall for Guernsey's
new waste management facility. And there's been an increase
in the number of people with mental health issues being held
in police cells. I worked fine but cold weather
continues, no sign of any arena for the next few days. All the details
later in the programme. -- no sign of any rain.
A tearful Senator Philip Ozouf offered to resign from his role
as assistant Chief Minister today over losses to the Innovation Fund.
It was set up to support new business ideas but potentially
lost one point ?4 million of public money.
Although Senator Ozouf didn't set up the scheme,
he has been legally responsible for it for the last year.
There were calls outside the States meeting today for him to see out
Over a hundred protesters gathered in Royal Square this afternoon
to show they'd no confidence in Senator Philip Ozouf.
Their anger was also directed at the Chief Minister who they've
The public perception is that the Chief Minister is very
So it may be that the Innovation Fund is small money compared to some
of the other problems that they may not know about.
And the anger wasn't just outside, with policians also
We have a States Chamber that is completely
They don't know how the people in this square feel because these
are ordinary islandners who represent everybody
on the island in terms of their views, their values
and what they want to see from government.
The people in that States assembly simply don't understand how
But the man at the centre of this protest wouldn't face the public
and offered to resign behind closed doors.
He says he believes he's done the right thing
I shall be writing to the Chief Minister offering to step aside.
The Chief Minister was also avoiding questions.
I shall be making a statement to the assembly.
had enough of Senator Ozouf, the Chief Minister says there
is a role for governments to get involved in promoting innovation.
He went on to say that is a role for Government to get involved in
promoting innovation but the state must learn from mistakes made in
handling the innovation plan. Guernsey shouldn't become a slave
to it's recycling targets That's the stark message form
Deputy Peter Roffey ahead of a debate aimed at freeing up
almost ?3 million to meet a shortfall in funds
for the new waste management Guernsey has certainly embraced
the recycling message. But there's still more to be
done if targets of 70% That's the ultimate aim,
and a government debate next week could launch the island
into a new era of waste management. But costs have gone up
since the strategy was originally and now the States are being asked
to free up the extra funds needed. I think that the figures originally
put forward to persuade the States to go down this route
were wildly inaccurate. It's almost irrelevant
now, isn't it? We've got a tip that will be filled
some time next year, there is no other plan B
on the table, we've got to export, we've got to say, "Sweden,
we didn't want to burn our waste, "so will you burn it
for us instead'. I'm going to vote for that
with a very heavy heart, but that doesn't mean I'm
going to accept all of Kerbside collections are set
to cost ?2 million a year, and Deputy Roffey feels the island
shouldn't simply plough on with recycling targets
regardless of cost. But, time for talking
is running out. What we need clearly
is a decision. We've done a certain thing
for a very long time. We've done something that's cheap,
it's dirty, environmentally it's unfriendly and we need to stop doing
it, so States members need to coalesce solidly around a vote
in favour of waste export. Each time the sun sets
on Mont Cuet, the island moves Any more delays, however well
intended, could cost time Roisin Gauson, BBC Channel
Islands News, Guernsey. There's been an increase
in the number of people with mental health issues being held
in cells at Jersey police station. Last year 72 people were detained -
that's up from 67 the year before. It comes as a report
by the Jersey Police authority that says cells should not be
considered a place of safety. We are going to illegally who is
expressing suicidal ideas. A mental health nurse accompanies
a police officer on a call-out. Sussex police are one of several
forces who have trialled this It led to a big drop in the number
of people with mental health issues Mental health is very much an area
where there are lots of different practices being tested around the
British Isles and we are looking at Best practice and aiming to provide
the best possible service we can to our community. Last year officers
were called out to 105 calls relating to mental health issues and
there are concerns about the pressure it is placing on resources.
In a report released by the police authority they see the level of
demand on police from people suffering from mental health issues
continues to be a source of concern and while they recognise the
importance of the role officers they believe police cells should not be
considered a place of safety. They have assured us when the new
hospital is built there will be a proper suites are available for
mental health conditions and of course the provision will be much
improved when the police move to the new police headquarters in March
this year. With the new hospital at least six years away a short-term
solution not involving police cells still needs to be found.
Guernsey's Health and Social Care Committee is looking
to "focus on the future, not the past" after it released
the findings of the final visit by the
It concluded there have been significant improvements
in organisational culture and better leadership.
It follows a damning report two years ago
The President of the Health and Social Care Committee is keen
There has been a lot of investment put in the past two years, money
does not mean everything behind that has been a sea change in how
services are provided and would say this is safe environment for patents
to have their babies. And I'm really proud of what the staff of time to
get us to place we are today. -- what the staff have done.
The Channel Islands could have a new airline.
It's called Waves and will be leasing a fleet of these
It's hoping to be in operation this summer.
The company will run up to four services an hour between the islands
at a cost of between ?45 and ?75 for a single leg.
Its boss says he hopes it'll be an "alternative" rather
than a "competitor" to other airlines.
We are completely driven by our technology backbone and that
technology enables islanders to book and fly in the most convenient and
easy and cost efficient way possible. It is an alternative to
the existing airlines which are currently offering services.
Guernsey's tennis star Heather Watson has made it
through to the second round of the Australian Open.
Watson didn't drop a game in the third set, beating
Australian and eighteenth seed Sam Stosur
She's next in action in a few hours' time in the doubles.
Heather is one of several British players who have
And Heather says it really spurs her on.
For me, it really motivates me when I see it but on day one and then I
followed Jerry's match on that court. I think it is great and I use
it to push myself along. And try and keep up with them all now. -- when I
followed Joe's match. The temperature has dropped
but a least we can be thankful it's dry for the time being,
or am I speaking too soon, It is certainly a bright story,
perhaps too drive for those in the fields and the gardens -- to drive.
A lot of cold weather coming in from the east. Cold and ride tomorrow and
some overnight frost but also sunshine. Why is it dry and cold?
Because of this area of pressure, high pressure. It moves around a bit
over the next 24 hours, this -- tracking steadily westwards. We are
clear of that cloud in the south-west of England. By the middle
of the day on Thursday the same area of high pressure is still giving us
easterly winds. Those winds coming from quite a cold correction, where
temperatures are startling -- called direction, such as France. We will
see a frost overnight, inland temperatures around zero. Disturbing
winds which means the raw feeling day, -- easterly winds. It is a
called Mike datamodel, a bit more of a breeze and quite a cold day. -- it
will be called Mike datamodel. Here are the times of high water. The
coastal waters forecast has the winds used by north-easterly four,
occasionally five. This is the outward. More cloud into the weekend
but the temperatures do not get above six Celsius. A bit more cloud
on Thursday and Friday, Saturday generally rather cloudy and quite
cold. If you're heading to France and across into Belgium temperatures
just a few degrees above freezing. Our top story, tearful senator
resigned from the States to over potential losses of ?1.4 million
from innovation fund. Join us again and 30 PM. Why for now.
especially when your child is learning difficulties. -- when your
child has learning difficulties. A Devon man is taking his campaign
about living with dementia Norman McNamara has made the film,
Norrms, to raise awareness and show how people with dementia can
still live happy lives. It will be shown at
the Sundance Festival in Utah. Diagnosed with dementia in his 50s,
Norma McNamara was horrified at how little people knew
about the condition. He started the Purple Angel
campaign and even canvassed It started with a Memory Cafe
and local shops signing up Now, there are ambassadors
worldwide in more than There are films out there
and to be honest, they are Because to be honest,
it always shows the bad side, and of course there is a bad
side to dementia, there But we wanted to show the positive
side and how there is life And also how people can actually
live a good life after Norman's partner Elaine has
seen good times as well She's seen how making this
film has helped him. It helps because it
keeps his brain active. It has got something for him to do
and you're not thinking about what's wrong with you, but
about other people. And when we set off with the Torbay
Dementia Action Alliance, we have the Memory Cafe,
but the idea was if we can dementia and their carer,
that was job done. Norrms was filmed both
here and in the USA. I was probably one of the first
Dementia Angels, Purple Angel The second or third,
maybe the first, I don't know. I interviewed Norman,
I was running an online talk show called The Dementia Project
and I had Norman on as a guest. But it all came together
and the Purple Angel started and it's amazing
what the man has done. As part of the campaign,
many hospitals in the US now give patients a Purple Angel wristband,
so when they go missing, people know This is not about labelling
people or showing people up or putting them
in a box, but helping them. We love the NHS, especially
in Torbay and we will carry on knocking at that door
and they'll say yes, hopefully. Although not officially
sanctioned by some dementia bodies, the Purple Angel
campaign is huge, with thousands of Norman hopes the film
will spread Now swimming outdoors probably isn't
high on your agenda in January, but for some people,
including our next guest, Pauline Barker is an ice
swimmer and later this week is leading a team out to Poland
for a rather chilly competition. Welcome to Spotlight. Why do you
want to swim in icy cold water? Ones used to date, it is quite pleasant.
Getting in is the hard part, but the camaraderie of the event and once
you're there, you end up with a smile on your face. We have photos
from the event last year in Poland, with the temperature at minus 17.
Tell us a bit about the competition are what you have to do in these
conditions? It was about minus 17. This year it will be a little bit
warmer, minus nine. , Easier than! The water will be about two degrees.
For the main event, it is a one kilometres event, the longest swim
but we do. There are also shorter events of 100 metres and 250 metres
for those who don't want to go the full kilometre. You did well last
year, didn't you? Yes, I won the 500 metre event. That took about 12
minutes. There's a serious side though, isn't there? We all know the
shock bodies can go into an exposed to cold water and people even die
from hypothermia. So, how do you adapt to the bitterly cold
temperatures? How do you prepare? Folk cold water swimmers, we to
acclimatise. When we first start-up we tell people to state in the water
for one minute for every degree of temperature. 10 degrees for ten
minutes and so on. You can stay in for longer and longer as you get
used to it. The trick is not just the swimming, but how you recover
afterwards. We should point to anyone wearing a wet suit, are you?
Just a normal swimming costume. No wet suits, no hats and gloves, just
a swimming costume. This is very different to your day job, isn't it?
Yes, I work in a bank. So my spare time IIS swimmer. I've always been a
swimmer and I swim -- swum the channel and I had to learn how to
acclimatise to the cold vendor. It is becoming quite popular is wild
swimming, in the south-west. Is it good place to train? The best place
to train for this sort of thing. There were lots of wild swimmers in
and Cornwall. I run a group. It is a social group and there are 7000
people in that group watching it, swimming with others and it happens
all over Devon and Cornwall. People should take an organised group,
shouldn't they? Yes, it's always safer to swimming company. There is
guidance on the website. -- to swim in the company. Swimmer with
friends, it is not just compatible, but safer. Good look in Poland.
Rather you dummy! -- a rather you than me!
The Princess Royal donned her wellies during
Princess Anne met workers and users of two charities and opened
Spotlight's Andrea Ormsby has spent the day
Arriving by helicopter with a big wave from the youngsters touring
A big day for them and for this pig, Licquorice.
A good old brush from the children to
Wellies are the order of the day here.
What was most exciting, meeting Licquorice the pig or Princess Anne?
It's the most wonderful way to celebrate Farms For
She's been a long-term supporter and it is always great to have
support to help us raise our profile and this is really nice to have her
here today, celebrating the end of our 40th anniversary year.
The Princess was here this morning to help
celebrate 60 years of the Highbury Trust which helps those with
I would like to say thank you and I think she's
It means so much to the Highbury Trust.
It is an incredible organisation that encourages
It highlights who they are and helps people take notice.
Also on the royal schedule today, an official opening
of the new 50-metre Olympic Legacy pool at
It was great to meet a member of
The combination of 15-odd years of the vision to bring the
50-metre pool for the community to benefit from and for swimming across
A city is about to try and hold its nerve as Plymouth Argyle face
Premier League giants Liverpool once more in the FA Cup.
Manager Derek Adams today said he's not changing his tactics as the top
flight club comes to Home Park for the third round replay.
Ahead of the big match tomorrow, our Sports Reporter Andy Birkett has met
up with a Pilgrims legend to get his take on it all.
Eye taxi of a home part? Do you know where you're going? Not from on this
way? No, from Liverpool. Scouser? Yes. Bubble man? Yes, read. I'm not
a balloon. One just read, you are agreed. Where does your loyalty lie
for this game? I was born and bred in Liverpool, but I have lived in
Plymouth a long time and I will sit on the fence. You are a cult hero
here at home Park. What was it about this place the majors so successful
do you think? After the initial few games, the fans took to me and like
most strikers that can score goals, you become a bit of a cult hero and
you can go to Liverpool, they've all got goal-scorers, but every year, I
seemed to do well Plymouth and I loved it down here and when you are
playing well and scoring goals, it became one of those things. The fans
seemed to like me and it's been like that ever since. Your star was a lot
different to the way people start today in football, wasn't it? Yes,
it was Blu-ray competition in the Liverpool Echo. Collect 20 vouchers,
send them off to the paper and hopefully get a trial, which I did.
I went to six or seven trials and from 10,000 children, I got down to
the last 20. I was watched by the Liverpool staff and ended up playing
in a five a side which we would 5- nil and I scored all five is goals.
The next night, I was asked to become a trainer. You are not just
asked by any manager were you? Yes, I was asked by Bill Shankly. It was
a privilege to have been signed up with him and get to know him.
Without picking a favourite, but you've already said you fence
sitting, can Argyle win? Yes, they can, without a doubt. They defended
so well at Anfield and got the right result. If they keep without defence
and create chances, anything can happen. It has happened before and
it will happen again. BBC Radio Devon will have
full commentary from You can also follow the match online
and we'll be live at Home Park Nine or 10 degrees at the moment of
our sea temperatures. It is warmer in the sea than it is our side
though. We have some grey weather at the moment. Tomorrow, there's a
chance of brighter conditions. Some may try and work through the cloud.
Try and light winds. A quiet week. Not much rain. Not much sun either.
More of a chance to see spells of sunshine tomorrow. Across the
Channel, there's a good deal of clear sky. That will merge further
north overnight tonight. There's a weather front is the cloud we now
have. Is moving to the north of those tomorrow. It's allowing
clearer skies to develop. Belly comes back down on into Friday. --
then it comes down. If you want to set your barometer at
the moment, it should be reading about a thousand and 37. Let's look
at the cloud from today. It's broken quite nicely across eastern parts of
England. That's clear sky will gradually move westwards. We will
see clearer skies across Dorset. Maybe not into Devon, but even south
of Somerset, they might get a glimpse of the stars and quickly,
much lower temperatures. This was earlier across Dartmoor. There's
been a lot of hill folk. It doesn't make for much of an atmospheric
scene, look up cross and I think it will be a similar scene tomorrow.
The southern part of Dartmoor may start to see more breaks developing
in the cloud. But for all of us, is still feels cold. Overnight tonight,
the cloud clears. Parts of East Somerset and into the east of
Dorset. Further west, stubborn cloud, still capable of producing
drizzle. Temperatures of 3-4 . To the east where we see the sky is
clear, there will be frost with temperatures of -1 possibly. Some of
brighter sky and clearer weather will drift along south coast. Here
is where we will see the best of the sunshine. The cloud is stubborn
further north. Similar temperatures, 8-9 . Light winds. More breeze. We
should get some sunny spells as well. A brighter day compared to
earlier today. Times of high water on the screen now.
The outlook is a dry one and perhaps a little brighter.
There will be a Spotlight of the data 10:30pm. We are back tomorrow
at 6:30pm with a build up to the big match. Join us though. Goodbye.
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