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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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