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Good evening, I'm Charlie McArdle welcome to BBC Channel Islands.
These are Tuesday's headlines: Counting the cost of fog.
While passengers face delays, Aurigny say it's costing them up
Snares found on public parkland that could injure pets.
To the early 18th century and is quite frankly in this day and age a
barbaric thing. Plus, the Ice Maiden's hoping
to become the first all-female group For the poor visibility are along
the island. Will we see poor weather later in the week? I will have the
details later. Stranded passengers
providing the boost. And for some the delay is just
the beginning of a long journey. It was a similar story in Jersey
where the fog's been been doing a well roaring trade
over the last few days. Stranded passengers
providing the boost. And for some the delay is just
the beginning of a long journey. I'm going to London because I have
got a transatlantic flight booked to go and see my parents because my
father's not very well. It has all been delayed, so I have had to
rebook my transatlantic flight was that costs money and I'm still not
guaranteed to get off today. Are waiting. I had to book more holidays
work, as well. Is this your first visit to Guernsey? Yes. What you
think of the Apple's capability to deal with fog? Not very good at the
moment. Just rang to get a flight is really difficult. It is not their
fault, they are trying their best, but definitely I think the state
should be focusing on this issue. It was a similar story in Jersey
where the fog's been But it's not just the passengers
feeling the pain. Airlines can't insure
themselves against fog as it's For a company like Aurigny,
the fog's been costing them up Aurigny says it's looking
at thermal-imaging technology to try and improve its chances of landing
and taking off in foggy conditions. In simple terms, it is a headset
that the pilot wears. There is a pilot on the nose of the aircraft
which looks through the frog and -- fog and improves our success rate by
a factor of half. There are things happening.
But another piece of equipment that could minimise fog disruption,
The Civil Aviation Authority has told me today that a system called
Egnos which uses satellites to cut through the fog should be up
and running in Guernsey by the summer at the latest.
Illegal, dangerous and a risk to dogs.
The recent discovery of three snare traps in a popular walking area
in Jersey has sparked warnings to dog owners.
But it's the sophistication of these latest devices that has caused real
safety concern as Emma Chambers reports.
They are used to catch food and vermin.
But today they are being described as archaic and inhumane
after the discovery of three snares in this area of St Ouen.
You can see the long grass is a haven for dogs to run in.
The parish centennier showed me where they were found.
He says they are illegal in this parkland, but its the way
the traps were planted that's worried him the most.
We found two, two of these which are more lethal
than the original ones we found six months ago.
The difference between the snares is that one is stubby wooden
pushed into the sand, and it will come out very easily.
This one is totally different - long, you can see how long it is -
and what will happen is a rabbit or dog or whatever animal
is will go along, he'll go in through there and that will pull
We are surprised and very disappointed.
This is a great dog walking area, these things are dangerous to dogs
and we just didn't expect to ever see them again but they are here.
The JSPCA is now calling for an outright ban of all snares,
not just the self-tightening devices and those on protected land.
There's many other methods to catch wild animals that can be caught
for food such as rabbits and wood pigeons and then of course
there is vermin as well which does have to be controlled -
I recognise that but equally there are many other methods you can
use rather than something that comes from the early 18th century
and is quite honestly in the 21st century a barbaric method to do.
The environment department say they are assessing the law.
We do follow international best practise, self-locking snares
are banned with the bird convection, sliding snares aren't and we do need
discussion in the department to see what we are going to do about it.
But until that happens, officials are relying on islanders
Especially those that shouldn't be used on Jersey's protected reserves.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport will this summer rule
on whether Jersey's bid to join the football governing body Uefa
should be considered by existing member nations.
The Jersey FA wants the island to be given international status -
it's currently run like a county, affiliated to the English FA.
Last year, Uefa officials rejected the application,
arguing the island isn't recognised as an independent state.
But Jersey believe their bid should at least be put
Same-sex marriages could take place in Guernsey as early as May.
The law will be reviewed early next month, before being ratified
If approved, it could come into effect on the 2nd of May,
though couples would need a special licence which takes
Jersey Police are donating unclaimed jewellery to the charity
The collection of watches, chains, and rings have been in storage
at the police station for over three years.
Most of the time, the police can reunite owners with their lost
or stolen property but that hasn't been the case with this jewellery.
Jersey Hospice will sell it to raise money to provide care
A woman from Guernsey is part of a team of soldiers hoping
to become the first all-female group to cross Antarctica unaided.
They are currently doing their final training in a remote part of Norway
their 17,000-hundred kilometre journey at the Leverett Glacier.
The first leg will see them reach the South Pole,
where they will re-supply, before heading onwards
The expedition of the Ice Maidens as they've called themselves,
will test whether women soldiers can endure the same extreme
Heading out across a frozen Norweigan lake, the Ice Maiden Team
are at the start of their final training exercise.
In September, these soldiers will begin their historic journey
and hoping to be among them is Lance Corporal Rin
With her day job as a dietician, Rin was the obvious choice to look
Is not just about calories. It is about the actual composition. Cover
hydrate, protein, 20 figure out how we can manipulate that. Also for a
group of women whose nutrition requirements are different from
them. -- from men. Very little is known
about exactly what it will take to sustain a group of women
through an expedition like this. So one of the goals is to collect
medical data that will show how the female body copes
with extreme environments. But there will also be more
personal considerations, especially when they're on the march
for nine hours a day and need We have each got individual pee
finals. You will do your business into a bag, you have got tissues.
You will wrap your bag around and then you put it in your bulk. You
drag it around for the rest of your exposition. Though, it is hot
chocolate and orange today! Home for the next few
weeks and for the 80 days of the expedition will be
this small tent. The team hope to inspire
a generation of women to get It is not just about five women
crossing Antarctica. It is about encouraging women from across the
military and women to go out and give things a go. You can achieve
anything. We will inspire women to get out and be physically active. It
doesn't have to be Antarctica. A five K could be there Antarctica.
There are seven Ice Maidens - two will be reserves as only five
Where they hope to put their names in the history books alongside
I wish them all the very best of luck.
Some Jersey rugby news now, and prop Simon Kerrod
will leave the Reds at the end of the season.
The South African is joining the current Premiership
Kerrod has been with the club since the start of last year.
A day of fog. A window of opportunity opened up. It is
beginning to seem like Groundhog Day. Same question, night after
night. We still getting fog? Yes. Hold on in there for one more day.
It is beginning to feel like Groundhog Day for me. A lot of fog
talk. Tomorrow will be cloudy, but the breeze will pick up. That will
lift the cloud and a few places, but I doubt we will see much sunshine.
Rowell westerly breeze, that will pick up the cloud bases. I think
towards the tail end of the day, we will see a bit of light rain.
Thursday, it is all change. Here is storm Doris. The main impact of this
storm will be across northern parts of the United Kingdom. For the
island, we will see heavy rain in the middle of the day. Gusts into
the little of the afternoon. 40 or 50 mph gusts. At the moment, poor
visibility. The breeze picks up overnight. That should shift some of
the low cloud and places. These are the temperatures you should expect
by day. Around eight or 9 degrees. A similar start the day tomorrow.
Grey, low cloud, Miss. Without breeze, it will tend to pick up in
places, so perhaps not as dense as today. Into the afternoon, we will
start to see that weather fronts making its presence known. For
Guernsey, that rainbow push into the tail end of the day. Temperatures up
to ten or 11 degrees. That fact that rain will. Not a good deal of surf,
Maine in the west with the wind is picking up. The waves will pick up,
too. On the coastlines, poor visibility. Some drizzle, fog
patches, as those west, south-westerly patches pick up. Some
back have bought shifting places. Tomorrow, some of the last of the
mild days are a couple of days. Starting off gay, is -- grey but we
could see gale forced gusts. It does quieten down on Friday. Light winds
but we should see more in the way of sunshine. Thank you. We say hello to
Friday fog -- fog. Before we go, a reminder of our top story
in the Channel Islands tonight. That's the cost of fog to one
Channel Island airline. Aurigny has confirmed today that
paying for hotels and food for stranded passengers
as well as a loss of revenue If you have missed anything you can
watch today's bulletins on the iplayer and your local radio
stations will have hourly We're back at eight with an update
and then again at 10:25. Stay with us for the animated
version of Archie the Fire dog. And later news of a
change in the weather. Well, Storm Doris has been named
but what impact will it have on the south-west when it
hit us on Thursday? I'll have all the details
later in the programme. A woman from Devon has
described a simple wooden Sally Morgan has multiple sclerosis
and hasn't been able to stand She is now able to be upright
for around an hour a day. The frame isn't universally
available on the NHS, but now academics at Plymouth University
are leading a trial to assess Our health correspondent
Jenny Walrond has more. It's a simple but sturdy frame
and for Sally Morgan it She has multiple sclerosis
and hasn't been able to stand up for Sally has been taking
part in a study run by Plymouth University, looking
at whether the standing frame is effective in helping people
improve their strength. Oh, it's revolutionised my life,
really, I would say. Obviously, when you are sedentary,
when you are sat down most of the time, all
your muscles contract. Whereas now the muscles
behind my knees and my quads in my legs, all my those types of things
have suddenly become more stretched and my upper body strength has
improved and it is freeing up The frames have been made
by a family firm for some time. They cost around ?500
but, in order to get them commissioned on the NHS,
academics must prove that they are effective in improving things
such as core strength We are hoping to find out,
firstly, to see whether this intervention is effective,
because without that kind of evidence then we are unable to often
provide this kind of equipment because we need evidence to
demonstrate to commissioners of care who purchase these kind of aides
and equipment to see whether it is relevant for people and whether it
does make a difference to their lives and whether it
is cost-effective. For Sally and her husband Matt
the change has been obvious. Her legs are less swollen,
she is now able to stand for about an hour, and finds it easier
to transition from her Well, it's been amazing for Sally -
it really has transformed her life. Dealing with MS on a day-to-day
basis was really tough for both of us, but it has
made her physically more positive, she feels she is able to do
more, much more. The trial is ongoing
and still needs more volunteers. If the results show that others
benefit as Sally has, this could become
available on the NHS. There are details about that study
on our BBC Spotlight facebook page. You don't have to be a member
of facebook to find them. Now a quick round up of some
of the other stories tonight An official site built to house
travellers at a Devon beauty Teignbridge Council wants
to build three more units at the Haldon Ridge
site near Exeter. A decision on the additional pitches
is expected in April. Plans to pedestrianise parts
of Taunton town centre have Taunton Deane Borough Council wants
to ban traffic from East Street, Hammet Street and St James Street
for an 18-month trial period. The plans are on display
at Taunton Library. People are being asked
for their views on scrapping free deckchairs for the over 60s
on Weymouth Esplanade. Weymouth and Portland Borough
Council says scrapping the free pass for those who live in the borough
would save ?5,000 a year. The deckchairs have been free
of charge for the past 30 years. The Somerset trained horse
Thistlecrack that was favourite to win this year's Cheltenham Gold Cup
will miss out due to injury. Its not all doom and gloom
at Colin Tizzrd's yard though as he does still have the second
and third favourites. It's a familiar part of student
life, but now communal living is becoming increasingly popular
among older people. It's known as co-housing
and involves residents living in smaller properties and sharing
a kitchen, dining area The idea may help to ease the
growing pressure on housing and could be rolled out across the
south-west. A number of sites have already been earmarked. Our reporter
has been to one scheme in Dorset to see how it works.
They live side-by-side but they are not students.
They get on well but some have only just met.
They eat together but this is not a house
There are 14 separate homes here at the
But when it comes to gardening and cooking
They have one central kitchen and dining
For them it is a greener way of living, a
And they are therefore each other if they need support.
Actually, what this was very important for me was
that my son stopped worrying about me,
because he knew there were lots
of people around who would look out for me.
It's sending a message, really, to other people that these things
can be done and sustainability is not
just about the green aspects and the environment, it's about people
living together within a sustainable community.
Co-housing is a microcosm of humanity.
You have exactly the same issues that any group of people
have, it's just that it's an intentional community,
so we intend to make the effort to get on with
each other and do things together and enjoy life together.
According to the most recent figures, there
are 7 million single person houses have sold in the UK.
And we although about the shortage in housing
Well, here in Bridport, 40 miles away from the Threshold Centre, one
local group are hoping another co-housing scheme can help to
The co-housing movement started in Denmark in the 1960s.
It is now growing in popularity with other schemes near
In Bridport, they are now confident work will begin here in the spring.
We are looking at the sort of lives we want to live in the future and
the constraints we may face on our lives in the future, and I think
that co-housing will answer many of them
because it is flexible and
people can have as little or as much company as they need.
I suppose a real hermit would need somewhere
else, you know, they wouldn't like it.
But for most people there are benefits.
Particularly single parents, there is a distinctive benefit.
The town is very supportive of us, the sort of people that live
here, a lot of people are interested in what we are doing and interested
The first residents will be moving in to the Bridport co-housing scheme
For now, at the Threshold Centre, there are chores to be done.
Now they're man's best friend and we must admit
We were more than a little pleased to see these
dogs with jobs arrive at our studios this morning.
Devon and Cornwall Police's Cosmic and Tara, accompanied
by their handlers and volunteer puppy walker were here
for an interview with Radio Devon's David Fitzgerald.
But they're not the only dogs with an important
You may remember Archie from the Cornwall Fire
and Rescue Service, who appeared on Spotlight last year.
Well, now he has a starring role in his very own animation.
Reporting for duty and ready for the next shout, Archie the fire
dog and his canine colleague Woody have become rather animated.
And my name is Woody and I'm learning to become a
He is not quite three years old and he's part
Archie's role is to assist us in determining potentially the
causes of fires and looking for ignitable liquids or hydrocarbons
stranger to the spotlight. or develop that fire Archie is no
He has already been on our red sofa and is
He's also got an important job to do.
Get ready, Archie - the alarm is ringing!
Archie and Woody's fire investigation adventure shows
everything from the paw protectors going on to Archie arriving at the
We wait for the firefighters to put out the fire.
Now we sniff the whole room, searching for any of the scents we
So what we are going to do is test Archie and see if he can
Now, Mark, what have you put on this?
It's methylated spirits that is on that
stick, which is one of the hydrocarbons that
Now I'm going to hide it under this door frame.
How long do you think it will take him to find it?
Well, with a bit of direction from myself, he is purely
looking on scent, 20 to 30 seconds, maximum.
Archie's skill or mose in helping to find the
possible causes of fires has given the animators plenty to work with.
Since the release of the film in the early part of last week,
we've had several thousand people viewing it already, and we've had
some really positive feedback from all over
the country and all over the world, actually.
And they think it's a great adventure.
But there are some serious safety messages in the film.
Always remember, if a fire does start - get out,
And what about after a hard day's work?
And we'd like to hear from you if you have a dog with a job.
Whether it's a hearing dog, service dog, guide dog or herding dog,
if you rely on your dog day-to-day, why not tell us your story.
There are the usual ways to get in touch.
Let's see what the weather is doing across the south-west.
As long as they're an know whether dogs! We have had a lot of fog
across the south-west. We've had low cloud, mist, generally fairly murky
conditions, but I think tomorrow we should see the breeze pick-up and
that could lift the cloud in places. A largely great, damp day. You can
see we have a fair amount of cloud across much of the UK. We haven't
had much in a way of sunshine. It is all tied in with this weather front.
We are on the southern side of it so we have fairly warm, moist air but
it leaves us with fog. Tomorrow the breeze or pick-up, it could shift
the cloud in places but we will see the cloud in places but we will see
a largely overcast today. On a largely overcast today. On
Thursday we have Storm Doris, the greatest impact is further north but
we will see gusts of 40 to 50 mph. Acquired today on Friday, light
winds and a little more in the way of sunshine. There's been a lot of
cloud today. You can see we've had light rain and drizzle two. Earlier
today one of our went to the North coast of Cornwall. The breeze is
dropping receives an little but you can see the extent of the cloud,
it's solid, it's low. Poor visibility, low cloud. Many of us
have not seen the sun today. That will continue through tonight. Out
there tonight there is a lot of cloud, tonight there will be light
rain and drizzle. The breeze picks up but they're still could BC and
hill fog. Temperatures by night what you would expect by day, falling to
around eight or 9 degrees. That means tomorrow has a similar start.
Low cloud, rain. Rain is light and patchy but could turn heavier over
them higher ground. The breeze could pick up lifting the cloud but I
think you will be fairly lucky if you see the sun. Temperatures still
doing very well for the time of year, most places making it into
double figures. One or two spots could hit 11 or 12 degrees. For the
Isles of Scilly there will be a lot of cloud, mainly dry, but extensive
mist and fog, and the wind is picking up in the afternoon and
overnight. Here are the times of high water. Roughly three in the
morning and afternoon. In terms of service, we have slightly bigger
waves towards the north coast, down towards the south we have three to
five foot and messy. A breezy day tomorrow, rains from West to
south-west. There will be rain and drizzle on and off through the
course of the day, visibility moderate or good occasionally poor.
Tomorrow is a mild day, very little difference between today and
tomorrow. If anything we will see a little more breeze. Thursday we will
see a spell of rain early on clearing by lunchtime and while many
of us will see sunshine, from lunchtime onwards we will get the
in the warning area but we could see in the warning area but we could see
some strong winds. In Devon and Cornwall we could see gusts of 40 to
50 mph. A slightly cooler at night Thursday into Friday. And we should
then see more in a way of sunshine on Friday but it will be cooler. It
turns milder through the weekend. Wind is picking up on Saturday, a
lot of cloud with some fairly heavy downpours.
A reminder of the top story. Major incident has been declared after a
fire broke out in the leisure centre in central Exeter. One person
received minor burns. We will have the latest on tonight's late news.
That is all for tonight from us. Good night.
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