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Good evening, I'm Charlie McArdle welcome to BBC Channel Islands.
Disabled islanders face a daily struggle for access.
The provision of a ramp or outside lift which wheelchairs could use
will obviously solve the problem. I think it's a good opportunity to be
in the vanguard of a lot of local businesses over here to provide for
this sort of facility. tighter regulations for commercial
vessels in Guernsey. And from cradle to grave -
400 years of family history We have another cold night,
widespread frost and sunshine tomorrow, turning mist later. All
the details of me later in the programme.
People with disabilities in Jersey say they are facing daily
difficulties because of limited access to commercial premises.
Although the Islands government is holding a public consultation
into the concerns disabled residents have, some say the island
has a long way to go to become disabled-friendly.
John's local post office is soon to be based here at the reception
But the only way in is up these stairs.
The provision of a ramp or outside lift which wheelchairs could use
And it's a good opportunity for Jersey Evening Post
in the vanguard of a lot of local businesses over here to provide
But like many old buildings in Jersey, this one wasn't designed
And changing it isn't as simple as it seems.
We've got the added complication of running it as a through road
as well, so we have traffic running right by those stairs so we've got
to be considerate of how people would get onto a ramp or elevator.
So we'd have to look at building a refuge
for them first and foremost, so it would mean a whole
redesign of the front of building, which is why we're spending a bit
more time than just putting a ramp up.
Navigating around St Helier can be a bit of a minefield.
This is a particularly difficult challenge,
door and step, so I have to push with hand that works.
Pam is partially paralysed after a stroke, and often
While she has sympathy for businesses, she feels the island
has a long way to go to become disabled-friendly.
A lot of the buildings are listed, they problems obviously,
but there are ways around it, temporary ramps that can be lifted
up and taken in at the end of the day, and I think it's time
Jersey really has to start thinking about disabled people.
This town told us that they do have ramps for people who need them.
We asked for comment from the Town Centre Manager,
the Infrastructure Minister, and Jersey Post but they either
didn't get back to us or they said it didn't come
But with new disability laws set to come in next year,
Disabled access could be higher on people's agenda.
Three Guernsey midwives who are facing charges of misconduct
following the death of a baby at Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth
Hospital in 2014 will have to wait until next month to find out
Lisa Granville, Antonia Manousaki and Tuija Roussel accept
some of the charges, and deny others.
All three worked on Loveridge Ward at the time.
Their hearing will resume on the 6th of February.
Controversial proposals to introduce tighter regulations for commercial
vessels in Guernsey have been making waves among the island's
Following the adoption of the UK Port Marine Safety Code,
the Harbour Master must review current legislation and also
A proposed Bailiwick of Guernsey code is at consultation stage.
Poor communication, complacency, and a failure to follow safety
procedures led to this passenger ferry hitting a reef last year.
And now safety regulations are being tightened up.
A consultation's underway that will affect all
Some of the key proposals are that there needs to be:
More qualifications for crew members.
And also a full time engineer present for every journey.
Guernsey's Harbour master is proposing the changes.
He says safety is ultimately his responsibility.
We aren't suggesting people are not experienced or have a wealth of
knowledge and competence, but we need to have that in some sort of
structure that we can force and monitor as the agency and ultimately
the people who December and explaining the awful event of an
incident happening. -- who have to stand there and explain.
This man's worked in shipping for 50 years
But he says the new safety code would mean that he wouldn't be
allowed to work on any commercial vessels.
The qualifications is currently written are very stringent, and as
it stands, I wouldn't be able to work on any of the vessels. That is
quite a high standard? I'm not sure it was the intention, but that is
how it was worded, and that's where you engage in consultation.
Peshmerga that's why you engage. -- that is why you engage.
The consultation finishes at the end of the month with the new code
For the first time ever, Jersey baptism, marriage and death
records going back to 1540 have been made available to search online.
A collection of 72,000 images can now be viewed at ancestry.com due
to a two-year collaboration with jersey Heritage.
Jon De La Haye has been delving into the islands history.
We have lots of different people here. We have somebody whose father
was a painter, a gardener, we have an illegitimate child here. So we've
got lots of information here that people can use to trace their family
history. A 19th century baptism
register from St Helier - now accessible online
for anyone to see. Thousands of images featuring
hundreds of thousands of people between 1540 and 1940 are now
available - and these documents have already helped those
tracing their roots. We actually had a couple in on
Saturday, and they came in to the archive, they knew that the
gentleman's grandfather had left Jersey in the 1920s, but they didn't
really know anything else about the family. Within an hour, we were back
to the 1760s by using the Parish records. Richter baptisms, the
marriage of the parents. They are wonderful for building up the family
tree. Bye many of Jersey's more famous. -- many of Jersey's more
famous. famous residents also
feature in these records, from Jessie Boot, World number one
golfer Harry Vardon, The Church of England documents
needed to be legally released by Jersey's Dean,
who thought they should be by people, so should belong
to them to be accessed. The secrets of 400 years of Jersey's
history is now available to members of this website,
but also for free here Jersey Reds have reached the quarter
finals of the British Irish Cup. They faced Ulster A for a place in
the final eight of the rugby cup - but the Irish side didn't make it
an easy win for the hosts It was a strong start for the Reds
at St Peter as Uili Kolo'ofa'i scored the first points
in the match. But with a home quarter
final up for grabs - a first for the island -
guest side Ulster A wasn't They soon made it equal with this
try and then McPhillips conversion But despite a good effort
from the Reds and a strong support crowd of over 1400 at
St Peters, the home side And that gap continued
to grow in the second half. Ulster went 11 points
ahead with a 21-10 lead. But with lots of board
banging and encouragement from the supporters,
the hosts fought back. With just ten minutes to go,
Jersey finally over took And went even further to win
the match 26-21 to make history. We knew how big a game
this was and the reward of a home quarter final,
I think um more impressive was how we - the way we went
about our business today. We showed character and we got
a bonus point to win. To come from 21-10 down
was exceptional and the boys really Jersey Reds now hope this success
and a home quarter final will enable them to repeat last seasons success
and make it through to the semifinal Fixtures for the British Irish
cup quarter finals have Jersey will host Cornish Pirates
on the second weekend in March. It's been a very cold few
days in the Islands, with most of us waking up
to a blanket of frost. Not good if you need
to scrape the car windscreen, but fantastic conditions for taking
great pictures, which some have you have posted
to our Facebook page. Tristan Boscher captured this
magical shot of the sun coming And Laura Garnham took this
in the lanes of St Saviours. If you've got a great picture
there is way you can share it to many others and possibly be seen
across the BBC, it's David Braine can tell us
more and of course bring You are quite right. If you look for
BBC weather Watchers, you can register and send your photographs
in. Not just seen across the Channel islands, seen right across the
world. This is one of our weather Watchers, a lovely shot of Guernsey
in the morning sunshine this morning. But as we have been seeing,
the frost is already starting to form. It is another bitterly cold
night to come. A frosty start tomorrow. Fine and sunny again, but
perhaps turning a bit misty overnight tomorrow night. And into
the early hours of Wednesday morning. For the most part, it is
still a dry story. The high pressure which has been with us since the
start of the year is very stubborn. It's sticking its hills and again,
still across as buying the middle of the day tomorrow. There are several
mother fronts trying to move into western Europe. -- weather fronts.
They bump up the area of high pressure, squeezy isobars and give
us a strong wind on Thursday. Thursday could end up being quite a
raw feeling day, not only will it be windy but with the cold it will feel
quite bitter. Quite a high wind chill factor as well. The cloud
covering the south-eastern part of UK has been mist and low cloud, and
for all of us overnight tonight the skies will be largely clear. Which
will allow those temperatures to get pretty much where they were last
night, zero, possibly as low as minus one. Widespread overnight
frost to start tomorrow morning across the islands. Tomorrow is
another fine day was the frost has lifted. The wind light in,
eventually coming in from the South or Southwest. That will help
temperatures up to nine or 10 degrees as a maximum. At times of
high water. And for our servers, the wave size is increasing. Quite a big
swell developing in the Atlantic, some waves will come ashore. 2-4
feet. The coastal waters forecast, southerly force to 23-macro,
generally fair with good visibility. Wednesday could start of cold, and a
bit misty. And then a breezy and cold feeling day on Thursday. Have a
good evening. Charlie. Thanks, David, nice haircut. If you have a
great picture, we would like to see them. You can post them on the
weather watchers page, or our Facebook page.
You're up to date with the news from the Channel islands -
I'll be back at 8pm with an update and then again at 10.30pm.
A mother from Somerset calling for a fresh investigation
into the death of her son on the Isles of Scilly has
had a private meeting with a senior police officer.
Tracey Clayton says she's convinced someone else was responsible
for the death of her son Josh on Tresco 16 months ago.
Last week, a coroner ordered Devon and Cornwall Police to investigate
Mrs Clayton has been speaking exclusively
Before I take my last breath, we will know what happened to my boy.
Without a doubt, we will find out and we will get justice for Josh.
When police on the Isles of Scilly found the body of Josh Clayton, they
put it down to accidental death. The bar manager vanished after attending
a private party on Tresco. His body was discovered ten days later. Last
week, an inquest into his death was halted when evidence emerged. This
man, Leroy Thomas, told the hearing he witnessed Josh arguing with a
group of men. The coroner said the police needed to reinvestigate.
Which has given some hope to Josh Clayton's family who remain
convinced someone else was responsible for his death. I have
had a meeting with Devon and Cornwall police, a senior police
officer, who has assured me he will review and hopefully look for any
gaps that happened throughout the investigation. It definitely was not
an accident. I have thought it from day one, I still believe it now. The
police force have issued a statement saying we were only made aware of
the new evidence at the inquest and are carrying out further enquiries.
It is not clear how long they will take all what they will uncover
given the matter of time since Josh Clayton died. His mother who until
now has said she wanted a new force to investigate says she will give
Devon and Cornwall a week to convince heard they are serious
about uncovering the truth. A 300-year-old Dartmoor Bridge has
been struck by motorists more Devon County Council says the cost
of repairing the ancient structure but they now have a plan
to cut the cost. Today, CCTV cameras at the bridge
have been turned on and motorists who hit the bridge will be
charged for repairs. You might expect to be watched by
cameras here. But what about here? From today, Big Brother is watching
this bridge. Built in the era of the horse and cart, it now has to cope
with much more. The area north of Ashburton is popular with canoeists
and walkers as well as being a busy route for locals. But despite
warning signs, some drivers are taking risks. Risks which are
damaging the bridge and taking time and money to repair. Over 20 years
it has been repeatedly damaged many times in a year and recently that
seems to have got worse, say we are introducing the CCTV as a final
resource. New home bridge is one of nearly 3005 Hundred Rd bridges in
Devon. The county council has a budget of ?100,000 to fix accident
damage on all of them. Last year they went over that budget in South
Devon alone. We cannot afford to keep spending out money like we are
doing at the present time. It will cost around ?9,000 to pretend that
we think we can recover that money over the course of one year. How do
local people feel about CCTV cameras being used here? Horrified. This is
creeping urbanisation, it does not belong on Dartmoor but the more I
thought about it and the amount of damage, putting up signs does not
deter people send the charging them well. Anyone caught on camera who
fills to stop will be contacted by the council which will reclaim costs
for repairs from the driver or their insurer.
It's time for the sport now and Natalie's here
After last week's glamour of the FA Cup, Plymouth Argyle got back
to League business with a 2-1 win away at Cheltenham.
The victory means they're still second in Division 2.
The Pilgrims took the lead in the 26th minute when Sonny Bradley
After Cheltenham had equalised, fans had to wait until stoppage time
It's the second time this season the centreback has
It was the meeting of the two in-form teams of the division
and Exeter came out on top, beating Colchester 3-0.
Reuben Reid, David Wheeler and Liam McAlinden scored the goals
giving the Grecians' playoff hopes a big boost.
It's 999 for Exeter - they're now ninth in the league,
have extended their unbeaten run to nine and ended Colchester's
Yeovil could have had it all, but had to settle
Francois Zoko put them ahead - Blackpool drew level and then
Darren Ward put the Glovers back in the lead.
It looked like they would hold on, but they were denied in the fifth
The Exeter Chiefs are out of Europe after losing
They reached the quarterfinals stage last year, but this term lost four
of their six pool games, making for an early exit.
Their French hosts scored seven tries while the Chiefs replied
Rob Baxter said he was very disappointed with the manner
of their departure from a competition.
He feels sure the Chiefs could win at some stage.
Now, it's time to meet the Wrinklies - that's not what I've called them -
They've got an average age of 80 and their oldest player is 94 -
incidentally her baby brother is 92 and he plays too.
They meet in Ottery St Mary once a week for a spot of table tennis.
It keeps them fit and in some cases has changed their lives.
Andy Birkett doesn't quite fit into their age bracket, but he's
Speed, reactions, agility - things we are told diminish with age.
While that may be true, this group of senior sportsmen
and women are proof that sometimes guile, finesse and, of course,
If I do the housework, I'm allowed out in the afternoon.
What is it about coming here and playing table tennis
It is the highlight of most people's week, you know.
We just look forward to it, have a wonderful time.
The standard has been going up all the time.
Try telling that to Frank that it's just about keeping fit.
The man with the most fearsome serve in the whole of...
As well as the fun side to all of this, there
Over the last few years, John has offered a number of strokes,
For some time now he doesn't know who I am and will ask at least
several times a day, I don't know you, who are you?
When he's away from here, he can't walk properly up the road,
People with dementia tend to get worse like this because they have
Physically here, he's different as well.
He has never fallen playing table tennis here.
And then there is Diana and her 92-year-old baby brother David.
I'm told the last time these two played a singles match
What do you get out of coming here and playing table tennis?
I love the company, but I also love table tennis and, you know,
I think you have to think about it, and you have to move about a bit,
It's better than a rocking chair and a tartan rug.
I couldn't leave here without testing whether youth
I've never been so relieved to lose at something
She beat him fair and square! Diana showed him. Some great volleys.
Really brilliant. Now, weather is a topic
we all like to discuss - too hot, too cold -
we're never happy! And the Met Office says last year
was the warmest year on record. But does it still snow
like it used to? Jemma Woodman has been taking
a look back at the great Is anywhere more beautiful
than Dartmoor in the snow? And a light dusting at least
is pretty much guaranteed But if you think you remember a time
when you only have to walk out your front door to be knee-deep
in drifts, then you're The older you are, the more
likely you are to say, But is that true or just faded
memories wrapped up in nostalgia? Time to dip into the
archives to find out. In 1963, the south-west bore
the brunt of a series There were large-scale
rescue operations. The chief one was the
relief of Whittendown. But in 2010, the same
thing happened again. This time it was milk tankers
getting stuck on the roads in what proved to be the coldest
winter in 30 years. Actually the footage shows that
2010 doesn't compare to 1963 for cold or snow,
but there's one winter that does For that we have to go way back
in the archives before many of you were born and regional
TV didn't exist. Mike at the southwest film
and television archive has dug I have had a good look in the
database and in the paper records. There is very little
of 1947, but I think I have Hope Cove looking more
like Antarctica than The lifeboat brings in food supplies
to marooned villagers. In 1947, January 22,
the snow started to fall and fell every day somewhere in the UK
for over 70 days. And if you want to know why it
doesn't snow like it use to, find out the answer
on Inside Out South West Now with the forecast of blizzards
on the way... No chance. I don't think we will see any snow but what
we saw on the beach at Dawlish this morning, you might be forgiven for
thinking there was snow but it is actually frost. Also a beautiful
South Devon coast with a view out across to Bow Island. It looks like
the fine, clear skies will lead to another sharp frost overnight
tonight. Dry and bright for most of this week. Frost and fog but also
becoming quite windy later on. You will notice not a great deal of rain
in that forecast. First thing tomorrow, it is the freezing fog
that could be a problem. Both later on tonight and first thing tomorrow,
particularly across parts of Dorset, Somerset and the east of Devon.
There is quite a nice line of cloud out to the west which has rain on it
but it does not get much closer. We have high pressure in charge. By the
middle of Wednesday it is starting to weaken and by Thursday it will
get a bit closer. A really cold feeling day on Thursday with
Southeast winds and low temperatures. That was the satellite
picture from earlier today. Not only in land was it fine but also along
the coast. This is Watergate Bay where it was a beautiful day. A bit
of haze in the air, quite a bit of pollution around today but not so
bad tomorrow by something for our selfless and walkers along the
coastline, some lovely weather. See temperatures around nine or 10
degrees. Let's follow the forecast through the night to calm because
with all this clear sky, the temperatures are falling and we will
see some mist and fog developing later in the night. Further west, I
would not say it is frost free but temperatures are slightly higher. I
don't think anywhere will escape a touch of frost at some point through
the night with the lowest temperatures, -5 possible. Much of
the day tomorrow is fine and dry. More cloud from time to time. A
slightly higher temperature between nine and 11 degrees. For the Isles
of Scilly, staying dry with sunny spells. Have a good evening.
Just before we go, a look ahead to tomorrow's Spotlight.
We're investigating why people are commuting further and further.
We'd like to hear about your journey to work -
You can get in touch via Facebook, Twitter and email.
If you would like to join me on BBC radio Devon, I am on between one and
4pm. But from all of us here, good night.
To break someone physically... Agh! ..is not a problem.
Nectar of the gods, I'm telling you. Thank you, Colonel.
He's definitely battling some demons.
If they have a fear of water, God help them.
Tom Jones, obviously. Winston Churchill.