13/02/2017 Channel Islands News


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

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

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Unfortunately, because of the very rare occurrences of seriously

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mentally disordered prisoners, we are not able to provide the

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facilities here in Jersey. The technology promising to ease

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Guernsey's perennial problem. EastEnders beats Coronation Street,

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

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

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

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

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

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Perhaps not surprisingly, mental health issues are more

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common among prisoners than the general population.

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

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about the level of severe mental illness at La Moye.

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It said there was a significant number of mentally disordered

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

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

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

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

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

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We've streamlined that process, we get good cooperation

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

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

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and the process we go through has shown improvement.

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

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It highlights a high standard of medical care,

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good training and education for inmates, and it says complaints

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And, as for severely mentally ill people being in prison

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

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

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Unfortunately because of the very rare occurrences of seriously

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mentally disordered prisoners we are not able to provide

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Instead the authorities are trying to reduce as much as possible

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the time it takes to send those prisoners to a more

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

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conditions if a satellite-based navigational system

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

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planes to land and take off in what is known

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Mike Wilkins reports on the attempts to cut delays,

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An anxious wait as the plane descends in poor visibility.

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Fog cripples the Channel Islands at times, but something

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most of aren't aware of is this technology.

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

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In a nutshell it helps aircraft land in foggy conditions.

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

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It uses three satellites and a network of more than 30

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And trials are showing that it provides greater

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

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

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

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

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

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

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any improvement has got to be an improvement and anything which

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reduces the cost of the airport infrastructure from me as important

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

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waiting for the Civil Aviation Authority to give them the all

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clear. 17 people were refused entry

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into Jersey last year The majority of those

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who were turned away had failed to the meet the requirements

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

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from a freedom of information request also revealed there had been

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one asylum claim made last year. Jersey Police have launched

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an investigation into The controversial scheme -

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which loaned tax payers money to businesses -

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was the subject of a damning It was criticised for potentially

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losing millions of pounds of taxpayers money and may have been

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

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

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

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year more than 1,500 cheques were issued

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

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

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

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Channel Islands. Later into a paragraph one with Justin and

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

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

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devastation and claimed three lives. Funchal in Madeira is still

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recovering from the ferocious fires which affected the friends

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

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

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by flames last summer, as wildfires spread across the island

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

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hospitals and hotels. The devastating scenes

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hit hearts in Jersey, making islanders reach

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into their pockets to Today the money raised was gifted

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from some of the fundraisers and the Constable of St Helier

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to the people of Funchal, There was a tremendous

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outpouring of generosity, and it was also striking that

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people kept giving. We had a cheque only a couple

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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partner, Chrissy Brooke, the duo were surrounded by family

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

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to watch their winning moment. Jersey's Jonny Labey

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and his dance partner, and girlfriend, Chrissy Brooke,

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have been totting up the scores, re-creating some

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

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

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supporting the dance duo, watching the action every week

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

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

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

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

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to work to get somewhere in the industry.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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and Jersey proud. Jonny and Chrissy, a winning team

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

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was jam-packed. Last night on my way home

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from the Seymour the sea was coming over the wall,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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and then skies brightened in the afternoon. Sunshine in the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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reasonably settled into the weekend as well.

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

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

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

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

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winched down almost a hundred feet after he was injured preparing

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for a performance at He was preparing for a performance

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when a freak accident saw him wasted in the air.

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Firefighters decided it would be safer to lower Ian Bowman

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through a trapdoor than walk him down a spiral staircase.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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to survive and told the story. Get well soon.

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Brass bands across the south west often compete against each other

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in major competitions, but musicians have put

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

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Stephen Sykes, who has an aggressive form of cancer,

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needs a stem cell transplant. Despite a worldwide search,

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

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

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

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As a talented trombonist he has played with orchestras and bands

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

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Chemotherapy doesn't appear to be working.

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His cancer is aggressive, stage four.

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Doctors say he needs a stem cell transplant.

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The cancer has grown into my bone marrow which means that

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

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Normally this would be OK because we've got

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

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anywhere in the world, which is typical really.

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

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

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the supermarket and rugby tackle people and swab them.

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With connections to the music world, his family have appealed

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In Cornwall, members of St Austell town band

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

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

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

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I'm not surprised, but I am impressed.

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

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Yesterday, Facebook and Twitter went wild with people

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

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It was amazing, so many people yesterday just doing it

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

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

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Plymouth Argyle sent out a strong message to the rest

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of League 2 this weekend, after comprehensively beating

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

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

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

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thought his players were more dangerous. It was another player

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Exeter Chiefs and Wasps was as close as it gets.

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Ten tries between them and never more than one score

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

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A special moment for Teignmouth's Sam Simmonds.

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

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His team-mates seemed pretty pleased for him also.

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Youth has certainly been given a chance to shine.

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However it was an experienced campaigner, Phil Dollman,

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

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

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

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However, minutes later, they were down to 14.

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

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

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especially after the visitors drew level.

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But they refused to lie down and Olly Woodburn scrambled over

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Wasps aren't top for nothing and they hit back

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Honours even and a fitting end to this incredible game.

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

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in National One after their hard fought win over Coventry.

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Jack Nowell certainly did enough to keep his shirt.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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of judging a children's bake off competition.

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

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

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

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Mary Berry, where are you when we need you?

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This children's bake off in Plymouth is raising money

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

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Have you got a favourite type of cake you like?

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Henry has a rare nerve cancer that attacks children under five

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He is now seven and is doing brilliantly.

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

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

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ITV's Richard Lawrence and myself were given the honour

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In first place was the Valentines cake.

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

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

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And all the time he's like a monster.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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getting its customary pounding. Another location that is very

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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sorry coastal waters for cursed, South easterly winds, occasional

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

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

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

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

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

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

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good evening. Goodbye.

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