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Good evening, I'm Charlie McArdle welcome to BBC Channel Islands.


These are Monday's headlines: Concerns about how to handle severe


Unfortunately, because of the very rare occurrences of seriously


mentally disordered prisoners, we are not able to provide the


facilities here in Jersey. The technology promising to ease


Guernsey's perennial problem. EastEnders beats Coronation Street,


and crowns Jersey's Jonny It's just great to see everybody


from the east and the West come together to watch a Jersey boy.


Jersey boy it home! A report into Jersey's prison board


has raised concerns about the number It says in the last year the prison


held some inmates who are too mentally ill to be there.


Perhaps not surprisingly, mental health issues are more


common among prisoners than the general population.


But the latest report from Jersey's prison board raised concerns


about the level of severe mental illness at La Moye.


It said there was a significant number of mentally disordered


offenders at the prison who should not, in our view, be there at all.


The prison governor says that refers to inmates who are sectionable under


They're transferred to suitable mental health facilities in the UK


There has to be a bed space, there's a legal process


you have to go through, but in previous years that may have


We've streamlined that process, we get good cooperation


Sometimes you struggle to find the bed space but that's something


you don't have control over, but our relationship has improved


and the process we go through has shown improvement.


In fact, overall the report's found the prison is run extremely well.


It highlights a high standard of medical care,


good training and education for inmates, and it says complaints


And, as for severely mentally ill people being in prison


when they shouldn't be, it's actually partly


The facilities they go to in the UK are what they need.


Unfortunately because of the very rare occurrences of seriously


mentally disordered prisoners we are not able to provide


Instead the authorities are trying to reduce as much as possible


the time it takes to send those prisoners to a more


A third more flights could be able to land in Guernsey in foggy


conditions if a satellite-based navigational system


Guernsey Airport's General Manager says the EGNOS system may enable


planes to land and take off in what is known


Mike Wilkins reports on the attempts to cut delays,


An anxious wait as the plane descends in poor visibility.


Fog cripples the Channel Islands at times, but something


most of aren't aware of is this technology.


It's got a bit of a funny name, EGNOS.


In a nutshell it helps aircraft land in foggy conditions.


It's been operational in some parts of Europe since 2009.


It uses three satellites and a network of more than 30


And trials are showing that it provides greater


Alderney was a pioneer for this technology and has been using it


Guernsey and port 's general manager says it could revolutionise the


performance in heavy fog. It is the holy Grail. If the appetite of the


regulators is to meet the way in which technology is performing then


we could see us heading towards category two. It won't be the


panacea to all evils. Two thirds of our fog is worst and category to but


any improvement has got to be an improvement and anything which


reduces the cost of the airport infrastructure from me as important


as well. So when will it be operational? Jersey and Guernsey are


waiting for the Civil Aviation Authority to give them the all


clear. 17 people were refused entry


into Jersey last year The majority of those


who were turned away had failed to the meet the requirements


of the island's immigration rules. The details which came


from a freedom of information request also revealed there had been


one asylum claim made last year. Jersey Police have launched


an investigation into The controversial scheme -


which loaned tax payers money to businesses -


was the subject of a damning It was criticised for potentially


losing millions of pounds of taxpayers money and may have been


linked to criminal activity. Now the island's Attorney General's


confirmed it's received a referral The way in which Guernsey offers tax


rebates is to be investigated. It's emerged that last


year more than 1,500 cheques were issued


for under five pounds. Two thirds of them weren't cashed,


and it's being suggested that a better way of handling small


refunds could be found. You are watching the BBC in the


Channel Islands. Later into a paragraph one with Justin and


nationally -- Natalie, having his cake, Hywel boy with cancer got to


be a bake off judge. It was a wild fire that reeked


devastation and claimed three lives. Funchal in Madeira is still


recovering from the ferocious fires which affected the friends


and family of many living in Jersey. Six months on, thanks to donations,


?18,000 has been handed over The Madeiran night sky was lit up


by flames last summer, as wildfires spread across the island


and into the city of Funchal, People were forced out of homes,


hospitals and hotels. The devastating scenes


hit hearts in Jersey, making islanders reach


into their pockets to Today the money raised was gifted


from some of the fundraisers and the Constable of St Helier


to the people of Funchal, There was a tremendous


outpouring of generosity, and it was also striking that


people kept giving. We had a cheque only a couple


of weeks ago for ?1,000 to add into the fund and I suspect that


if we kept the appeal open it would have carried on rising,


but we thought it was time to get the money over to Funchal,


where there are a lot It was towards the people in need


who are on low income, to help them to build their kitchens,


the rooms which they need to live It's been a devastated area,


I mean, in some areas I think its going to take years


to get it back in order. Although the damage of the wildfires


will be felt for a long time yet, it will be made a little easier


by the support of the relationship Ex-EastEnders star and Jersey's very


own Jonny Labey was in the island last to watch the final of ITV's


Dance, Dance, Dance. Joined by his girlfriend and dance


partner, Chrissy Brooke, the duo were surrounded by family


and friends for a not so quiet I squeezed into the packed pub


to watch their winning moment. Jersey's Jonny Labey


and his dance partner, and girlfriend, Chrissy Brooke,


have been totting up the scores, re-creating some


of the most iconic pop videos. From week one they were the ones


to watch and it wasn't just Family and friends have been


supporting the dance duo, watching the action every week


at Jonny's local, with a full It is definitely raising the profile


for Jersey and our little island, we love to support somebody. Sing and


dance together is brilliant and they're clearly a very talented


couple. To such an advert for how Wally is done and how hard you have


to work to get somewhere in the industry.


It was the battle of the exes - the ex-EastEnders star and ex-Corrie


star, Lucy Jo Hudson, but it was Jonny and Chrissy


who clinched the winner's title, with the perfect score,


It is Ramdin here. We are so thankful for what they have done. It


is amazing. We didn't even see that last performance until now properly.


It could have gone either or both ways. It was close. It was an


incredible competition. He is not a superstar in my eyes, he is just my


boy, he is fulfilling his dream of doing what he loves. It is great to


see everybody from the east and the West come together to watch a Jersey


boy. I Jersey boy bringing it home. Making their parents


and Jersey proud. Jonny and Chrissy, a winning team


on and off the screen. I have never seen a pub so full. It


was jam-packed. Last night on my way home


from the Seymour the sea was coming over the wall,


along with sand and stone. Tonight a tide alert's been issued


for Guernsey's East Coast at around 8.30pm with warnings of debris


on coastal roads and Hello. It is looking milder for this


week. We have a recovery in our temperatures compared to recent


days. It will be less windy than today but there is some rain in the


forecast and we will see some of it tomorrow and Wednesday. Not too much


of it. We will have a decent amount of dry weather and brightness at


times as well. This is the pressure pattern so there is quite a squeeze


of the isobars, bringing strong winds today which will ease over the


coming days. That is good news. They eventually come round to a


south-westerly directed and bring milder off the Atlantic. Weather


front is pushing towards us in bringing rain for a time before


tending to clear through. Brighter in the afternoon and similar on


Wednesday as well. An early weather front in. On Thursday higher


pressure begins to build up that should give us quite unsettled and


do things. Like wings and hopefully brightness coming through and a dry


day as well. Through the night to night it is quite windy and the


winds will gradually ease. The cloud is thickening up and it could bring


rain tomorrow morning. Not to Chile. Tomorrow we have raided the forecast


here and there and it will be patchy and light. It tends to clear through


and then skies brightened in the afternoon. Sunshine in the


afternoon. South-easterly breeze but not as strong as today. Temperatures


getting up to ten or 11. The winds Southall south-easterly and four or


five. Raid around at first but the visibility moderate or good. It is


milder ahead. Less windy than today with a little rain around at times


over the next couple of days but tending to turn drier as we head


towards the end of the week. Not looking too bad at all and hopefully


reasonably settled into the weekend as well.


Thank you. It is getting warmer. Take a bit of extra care if you are


travelling along the coastal roads. But is all for now. Don't forget if


on the iPlayer. I will be backed on the iPlayer. I will be backed


before aid. Good night. A bell-ringer from Devon had to be


winched down almost a hundred feet after he was injured preparing


for a performance at He was preparing for a performance


when a freak accident saw him wasted in the air.


Firefighters decided it would be safer to lower Ian Bowman


through a trapdoor than walk him down a spiral staircase.


Saturday they took their toll on Saturday they took their toll on


Devon bell-ringer Ian Bowman. The rope was going up and down through


the ceiling. Somehow it got behind my right ankle and took me upside


down and the next thing I knew I was eyelevel with another ringer who was


still on the floor. It crashed me back into the floor as the rope came


down and picked me up again. The emergency services a spiral


staircase would be problematic so they place the mechanic on a special


structure and lowered him through this trap door, 80 feet high,


bringing him down to come out well. We train a lot for this type of


scenario so these types of resources are not always seen out and about


because these incidents do not occur a lot, however we do train for this


type of scenario. Ian Bowman is recovering at home and hopes to be


back ringing bells very soon. It is just an accident but I was just


unlucky that it happened to me. It was just one of those things, I will


get better and I will get back to bell-ringing. Extraordinarily lucky


to be OK because I heard some of the injuries he sustained, he is lucky


to survive and told the story. Get well soon.


Brass bands across the south west often compete against each other


in major competitions, but musicians have put


their friendly rivalry to one side to help a fellow musician.


Stephen Sykes, who has an aggressive form of cancer,


needs a stem cell transplant. Despite a worldwide search,


no match has been found, so now members of brass bands


across the region are getting tested to see if they could be a donor.


This is Stephen Sykes playing solo at a concert last summer.


As a talented trombonist he has played with orchestras and bands


all over the country, but he has been unable to perform


Chemotherapy doesn't appear to be working.


His cancer is aggressive, stage four.


Doctors say he needs a stem cell transplant.


The cancer has grown into my bone marrow which means that


without a stem cell transplant, it is not looking too good really.


Normally this would be OK because we've got


the donor system now, but they cannot find a donor for me


anywhere in the world, which is typical really.


They need to get as close a match as possible to avoid additional


So I came out of there feeling like I ought to stand outside


the supermarket and rugby tackle people and swab them.


With connections to the music world, his family have appealed


In Cornwall, members of St Austell town band


Take the swabs out, swab the inside of your cheek and put


them back in here and we will send them back off and see if there's


Are you quite impressed with the way the brass community has come


I'm not surprised, but I am impressed.


We have the hold band and the whole banding world in Cornwall.


Yesterday, Facebook and Twitter went wild with people


from all over the county saying, "My pack has arrived,


It was amazing, so many people yesterday just doing it


Stephen Sykes knows a transplant is his only chance, but he also


hopes that as more potential donors come forward, there are samples that


Plymouth Argyle sent out a strong message to the rest


of League 2 this weekend, after comprehensively beating


They won 3-0 and are now 11 points clear of the playoff places


It was if you are an Argyle fan. You look at Exeter, they are in form. 12


games unbeaten, seven wins in a row. But the manager said to me, he


thought his players were more dangerous. It was another player


making his debut, Ryan Taylor, his goal on the stroke of half-time. He


impressed a lot of players and won man of the match. You mentioned


Exeter was going into this game in great form. Where they ever in this


particular game? They did have chances. David Wheeler hit the bar


with a header. But there was another former Argyle player, Reuben Reid


who missed a sitter here. Jake Jervis smashing in a penalty in


stoppage time. Where does this result leaves both clubs? Plymouth


are second and with three teams going up automatically, they can


make the gap between them and fourth place 14 points. Their manager was a


happy man on Saturday. Today, people look at the result and they will be


impressed because Exeter have been on a good one and to win any Game


3-0 against a team who have won seven games in a row, it shows how


good we are. As for Exeter, it hurts when you lose to your local rivals


but if they can bounce back against Notts County tomorrow, they are


still in with a shot at promotion. Rugby, this next match between the


Exeter Chiefs and Wasps was as close as it gets.


Ten tries between them and never more than one score


The Chiefs stay third after this 35-all thriller at Sandy Park


A special moment for Teignmouth's Sam Simmonds.


The 22-year-old celebrated his new contract with a try on debut.


His team-mates seemed pretty pleased for him also.


Youth has certainly been given a chance to shine.


However it was an experienced campaigner, Phil Dollman,


who spotted a gap and sent teenager Jack Maunder on his way


to the line for his first five pointer in the league.


Level at the break, Exeter bucked the scoring pattern by taking


However, minutes later, they were down to 14.


Jonny Hill sent off for making contact with an opponent's head.


With half an hour still to go it looked ominous for the Chiefs,


especially after the visitors drew level.


But they refused to lie down and Olly Woodburn scrambled over


Wasps aren't top for nothing and they hit back


Honours even and a fitting end to this incredible game.


Staying with rugby, it's great to see Plymouth Albion up to second


in National One after their hard fought win over Coventry.


Jack Nowell certainly did enough to keep his shirt.


It was so tense. I am not a good watcher of support, to be honest. I


am a bit nervous. They are the only ones unbeaten, England? They are.


They have the next who everyone are giving a hiding to, then they have


Scotland. Ireland will be the toughest fixture. Jack will be all


right for next game? A lot of people were surprised he was left out. But


he came out of the game with Wales with flying colours.


A boy diagnosed with a rare cancer has been given the top job


of judging a children's bake off competition.


Seven-year-old Henry Hallam from Plymouth has been battling


His parents set up a charity, Hugs from Henry, to raise


Spotlight's Janine Jansen went along to help with the judging.


Mary Berry, where are you when we need you?


This children's bake off in Plymouth is raising money


I'm going to be tasting all of the cakes.


Have you got a favourite type of cake you like?


Henry has a rare nerve cancer that attacks children under five


He is now seven and is doing brilliantly.


He's a real character, a real fighter and he has


I couldn't be prouder of him to be honest.


ITV's Richard Lawrence and myself were given the honour


In first place was the Valentines cake.


How are you feeling now that you've eaten about ten cakes?


The winner was bake off fan seven-year-old Isabelle.


And all the time he's like a monster.


Well, this cheeky monster has clearly eaten way too much cake.


Never seen anyone less like a monster! Isn't he gorgeous! It's


time for the weather now and Holly is here. I hope Janine has brought


us back some cake. She hasn't! Outrageous. Ever so windy today.


Fortunately that is improving and it has been milder as well. For many of


us it was a very nice start to the day but those bright skies belying


the strength of wind and it has been a very blowy day-to-day. Dawlish


getting its customary pounding. Another location that is very


exposed to that wind is Looe. It was a windy picture. Gale force gusts


getting up to 50 mph. They are easy over the coming days and crucially


the wind direction is changing as well, so losing at this south


easterly we have had and we will find our winds coming round from the


south-west. It is turning milder, even today it has been miles above


the wind has offset that milder air. the wind has offset that milder air.


Less windy over the coming days, spells of rain but hopefully turning


Dreier. The squeeze in the isobars showing the strength of wind for


today. Tomorrow, the weather front clears eastwards. Another weather


front moves its way across Wednesday and you can see those south-westerly


winds starting to push in, bringing milder air in. A good bit more


settled. This evening and tonight, rain starts to work in. It retreats


but then starts to push its way towards us. If you heavy bursts


likely. Still quite windy at times but gradually easing down and


temperatures of seven or eight but called out to the east. For many a


wet start tomorrow. The rain stop and go, fairly light and patchy and


it does work its way eastwards. Still a bit of a breeze around


tomorrow but certainly less strong than today and highs in two double


figures. For the Isles of Scilly, that early rain clears, turning


brighter. The risk of heavy showers moving into was the tail end of the


day and these are our times of high water. For our times of high water,


sorry coastal waters for cursed, South easterly winds, occasional


rain, visibility moderate or good. This is how it is shaping up over


the coming days. That milder look to things, temperatures in double


figures. Less Winston Reid than it has been today, there is some rain


in the forecast over the next couple of days but generally turning Dreier


as we had through the second part of this week. That is all from us for


now. There will be an update at 10:30pm. In the meantime, have a


good evening. Goodbye.


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