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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.