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Good evening, I'm Charlie McArdle welcome to BBC Channel Islands.
Jersey's Environment Minister has refused a planning application
Costly and controversial BUT effective at reducing speeding
I think it was a waste of money, I think it looks a mess and as a
choice, it really confusing. I'm a cyclist and it feels really unsafe.
Plans for a new secondary school on fields in Les Quennevais
The Environment Minister believes the scheme -
on farmland near the airport - goes against guidelines
The decision's disappointed members of the community.
Jessica Banham is at live at the school.
This application can then the three things. Was the school needed, what
with the impact be on the local area and should be built on green field
site? The most about the school was needed and there was... But had
concerns about the design of the building. It is a ?40 million
project, covering 11,000 square metres, but these images now might
become a reality as planning permission for a new school in Le
Quennevais has been rejected. Local residents are disappointed. I don't
think it's very good because a lot of my friends went to Le Quennevais
said it was crowded and didn't have seats in the canteen. I have
conceivably would have gone to that school they were older and I think a
new and better school should be done. We do need a new school, we
have an ever-growing population, I'm sure they have their reasons,
whatever they are, it will have to be looked at again. The minister's
decision was based on a report compiled by an independent planning
inspector, during a public enquiry last month. In that report, the
inspector concluded he had considerable reservations about the
site layout. He also concluded that the design
of the proposed building Raising particular concerns
about the building shapes, Education bosses remain convinced
that a modified application will be approved. We had a meeting this
morning so what will happen is we will have further meetings, look
again to discuss what the concerns were with regard to the design,
redesign that and look at the situation with regard to traffic and
redesign that as well. Peaky Blinders he has been advised new
design to the school could be put together in little as six weeks. The
deputy will make any future decision. What were your main
concerns about the design? There were issues and an inspector found
and I agreed that generally the shape of the building didn't sit
together, they were various shapes, it is a large building as we know,
and they didn't sit together, they would surely pleasing, he also
raised issues about the finish is used on the building and the colour
which is incidental, but in the building of the magnitude is this,
it's really important, hugely important, we have got to get it as
best as we can to sit in the landscape in the best way we can
find. He mentioned in the statement you released that you're working
with the infrastructure and education Department on future
proposals, but we've already had a public enquiry, why were issues
around the design of the building find out for this? There were a
number of issues, the main one being the one you raised early, can we
build in the Green zone, it is against the policies of the island
pine, and is there a need? I'm delighted those issues have been
resolved. But we need to work harder on this application permits an
important school and everybody needs to be proud of what we can to put on
the site, so my department will continue to give the application
advice to infrastructure and I'm confident we can come up with a
compressed plastic building in the future. -- fantastic building. The
education Department had targeted news rule could still be opened by
2020. -- the new school. A business in St Peter Port
was raided in connection with money A woman was arrested
at the offices of Immuno Biotech - which distributed the unlicensed
blood product GC MAF before it was outlawed -
while a man was arrested Police officers removed "a number
of items" for further examination. Guernsey's Economic Crime Division
is leading the investigation, The number of drivers caught
speeding in a Jersey village has dropped 40 percent
since the installation of a controversial
traffic-calming measure. The speed bump in St Mary has been
criticised for being confusing - and for its quarter-of-a-million
pound price tag. Who would've thought a raised bit
of granite could cause such a fuss? This speed bump in St Mary was built
just under two years ago as part So unpopular, it's even been
the victim of vandalism. But could new figures turn it
from victim to hero? Since its completion,
speeding offences in the parish have fallen -
from 155 in 2015 Will that make people
finally warm to the quarter A lot of money spent, it could have
been done a different way. If it came in St Martin the box more
effective and less confusing. I think it could have been done
differently. It's a very expensive overcoming the traffic.
But the department behind the work credits the bump
with helping reduce the number of drivers caught speeding.
The only way which will bring it down to zero
is active policing so that's police being out there as much as possible.
That's a stretch for the honoraries and the States police to do
with the size of the island and the resources they've got,
so it takes some pro-active measures form the drivers themselves.
So while it'll take more policing and a change in driver attitude
to end speeding completely, this bump in the road has helped -
even if that hasn't helped its popularity.
Lots of you have been getting in touch with the BBC today
Julie believes it's still a waste of money and that the number
of drivers caught speeding depend on the number of speed
checks the police do so might not be relevant.
Guernsey and Jersey's one pound coins are being
The current Guernsey and Jersey coins will be withdrawn
The UK's new 12-sided one pound coin will be legal tender
in the island from March, but there'll be no
You're being encouraged to exchange your UK and Guernsey or Jersey coins
The States says people prefer notes.
The circulation of Guernsey pound coins is very small, none have been
issued since 2006, because the people of the islands much prefer
the pound note. Part of Jersey's town centre
was cordoned off at lunchtime as nine firefighters dealt
with a fire in the roof above a shop Two crews were called
after staff in a pharmacy and doctor's surgery in the Parade
smelt smoke and the fire The fire service said workers
using a blowtorch on the roof at the rear of the building had
accidentally set alight timbers. A tree's been planted to commemorate
protests that helped Campaigners were angry
when People's Park in St Helier was shortlisted as a possible site
for the island's new hospital. 5,000 people signed
a petition against the move, forcing the Health Minister to take
it off the list of options The red oak planting ceremony
was a chance for campaigners to reflect on the importance
of the park. It's important that we have the
space to allow the people who will be living in Saint Hillier in
decades of centuries to come to be able to enjoy themselves, do
whatever leisure, sport, activities, however families, however people
individuals, businesses, whoever that there is space available for
all sorts of activities, which is open, accessible, three and
something which needs to be preserved.
Doris has stormed her way across the UK leaving havoc
in her wake, thankfully the islands have ecaped.
How's it looking as we get closer to the weekend?
I think we have got over quite likely, it has been postulated a but
nothing unusual for us, the strength of wind is now beginning to ease and
that process continues. Doris is now well over to the east. Lighter
winds, just a bit cooler perhaps, and small chance of a few showers.
As one area of low pressure moves out of the way, what follows is this
temporary brief ridge of high pressure, strong enough to give us
some sunshine tomorrow, and then this would affront and this one
following will change things as we move into the weekend, so make the
most of tomorrow, before we see more cloud and patchy rain late into the
weekend. A fair amount of clear sky means a runner to be chilly night,
some cold air that has followed that storm that has swept through, we
start the day tomorrow morning, temperatures are five or 6 degrees,
for much of the day tomorrow, it's bright, try, they will be some
sunshine, winds continuing to drop, perhaps a bit more cloud around
through the afternoon, capable of producing a few showers but there
aren't many of those. Onto the forecast for the times of high
water. Some quite big swell running after that storm, so some sizeable
waves to start with, they calm down into the afternoon to. Generally
pretty good visibility. Next week, another area of low pressure, this
time the air is coming from a long way north, round the side of that
area, so there is the potential for lower temperatures. Monday we start
to cool down and certainly by the end of the day on Monday, we start
to see that the bridges back down into single figures so tomorrow,
make the most of the bright and dry day!
Never mind! Before we go, reminder of our top story plans for a new Le
Quennevais school have been rejected. I will be back with a news
update just before 8pm and again at 10:25 p.m.. Good night.
these improvements near Saltash. Cornwall Council today branded
today's settlement shockingly small and disappointing.
Now a brief round-up of other news tonight.
A woman's died following a fire at a bungalow in Wadebridge.
Firefighters managed to get her out of the building and she was taken
to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.
Officers have praised the "brave attempts" made
to make way for a ?75 million redevelopment -
The city council says it needs more time to finish its bid.
Construction on the new leisure complex and a new bus station had
been due to start at the end of next month.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency says people calling 999
in South Devon will still get help, despite a dispute with
members of the Dartmouth Coastguard Rescue Team.
It's understood two senior members have quit
The team is responsible for cliff rescues.
It's thought the dispute centres around changes to their procedures.
Justin? Volunteering for the BBC. And I'm still volunteering in a way!
I used to back-up horse manure and sell it by the side of the road. Did
you! Very useful. Well, matching up those looking
for the first rung on the employment ladder with the jobs available
hasn't proved easy in But that's all changing,
thanks to a group of teenagers at Treviglas Community College in
Newquay. Christine Butler has been catching
up with the schoolgirls turned The teenagers that could help out
coastal resorts in peak season. Paige cleans surfboards
and was lucky enough to be I help wax them and I helped just
sorting out the wetsuits, helping people get
the wetsuits, the rash vests. And then on the last surf
of the day, I go out with the group and I kind of help them there,
like push them onto the waves and help them stand up and just help
them feel confident in the water. Abigail mucks out all the time
at home but is now feeling she wants Well, I have horses at home
so I have a lot of experience with them and I don't
mind hard work. And although I don't have goats,
I think I could get used to them. I've advertised before and you only
get one or two people reply and you end up choosing somebody
that may not be wholly suitable for the job,
but you're restricted on choice. Back in the classroom,
the schoolgirls learnt to set Soon to be launched online,
linking employers with teenagers. Teenwork Cornwall is basically
a meeting place for employers and employees to connect
and find jobs. And it's all done over social media
and a website which will be With this system, the employer
advertises vacancies on the website. The student picks a job
and gives them a call. Teenwork is even improving
the prospects for those Because we are only Year 10,
it's kind of hard because we don't really have much experience,
but we are having lots of meetings with different employers and getting
lots of different opinions. And so we, it's definitely
an experience, and we are learning Farmer Rob has already
subscribed to the scheme. This Teenwork thing,
they are almost coming to you. They are looking for work,
so you've got a guarantee that out of the pool of people you're
going to get someone that you want, or someone that is actually
interested in what your advertising. If it's the employment market
Abigail wants to attract, she's already getting a bit
of a nipple! Christine Butler, BBC
Spotlight, Newquay. Still to come in
tonight's programme... an international photojournalist
reveals his images at And join me later when I'll be here,
learning a feud dance steps from the guys at Lord of the Dance.
The late Hugh Scully is fondly remembered as a presenter of this
programme, as well as Nationwide and of course Antiques Roadshow.
But away from the screen, he was something of a collector
himself and this weekend his collection of antique framed
Graham Bazeley, who was a friend of Hugh's, is the auctioneer
and he gave us a preview of what will be going
Well, Hugh Scully was an avid collector, as you can see here,
of political cartoons from a particular period.
They were 18th-century, early 19th century,
the reigns of George II, George I, George II,
George III, up until the reign of Queen Victoria.
The cartoons were a way of criticising the court
and the ongoings of the government at the time, and therefore some
of them are quite, well, shall we say, bawdy,
and some of them are quite rude, in the nicest possible way!
ARCHIVE: Napoleon Bonaparte described us
We've also been called a nation of goalkeepers.
But are we, I wonder, on the point of becoming
I remember Hugh from the beginning, Nationwide and Spotlight
And then eventually, of course, hosting the Antiques Roadshow.
The one subject we've not really done so far
So I'm using this opportunity to speak to John about that.
And John, you know all the old wives' tales
about soaking your rings in gin and scrubbing...
This particular one is very interesting.
They obviously knew that he collected 18th-century cartoons.
We've been on the air for so many years now that we are beginning
Hugh Scully also made quite an extensive collection of maps.
I would call them the 17th century version of a satellite
They are for coaching maps and they are in strict form and it
This one is particularly old, dating from around 1640.
Illustrated here with this castle, in a little vignette there.
We're really lucky to have this collection and it will come under
the hammer on Saturday morning in Penzance.
Looks like a massive collection. Very extensive, wasn't it?
He's had a ringside seat during some of the biggest moments
As a photojournalist, Tor Eigeland has captured
images of news events from around the globe.
But he's now settled in Dorset and is showing his work
at Duke's Auctioneers in his new home town of Dorchester.
Our reporter Claire Vera has been to see some of the moments
You try to transmit feelings, events.
You don't fake anything, you do it straight.
For more than half a century, Tor Eigeland has been
putting a thousand words into a single picture.
It was hot and this desperate mother didn't know how
ARCHIVE: Joyous followers of Fidel Castro sweep
triumphantly through the Cuban capital, hours after...
In 1959, Tor witnessed Castro's arrival in Havana,
Tor, living closely with his subjects, here
is saddened by the loss of some of the worlds he's captured.
A lot of the things I've covered definitely do not exist any longer,
In a way I wish I hadn't met all those people.
As you can see what has happened to Syria, it really,
Well, he may have travelled the world, but all roads have
eventually led to Dorset, where he is putting on his first
exhibition, so local people can see his work.
I think it's just amazing for Dorchester to have an exhibition of
such global significance. Tor has had an amazing career. I wouldn't be
surprised if we really had a wide range of people coming in to see it.
His later work features laces more familiar to us, but Tor Eigeland is
still learning. I think it is a blessed, calm corner of the world.
People here are very lucky to be here, I think.
Now, get ready for a spot of Celtic music and fast dancing.
Yes, Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance has
It's part of the 20th anniversary UK tour,
which is visiting more than 20 venues.
So we thought we'd send our one Irish reporter
Johnny Rutherford learn a few Irish steps from one
Have a look at what I'm wearing. I'm not quite sure why, why am I wearing
this? Well, you're Irish, we might need you in the show tonight, you
must at dancing! Tonight? For a lesson.
CHUCKLES Faster than me! But let's be
serious, you're here for four nights, it's the middle of the tour,
it's a new style of what has been done for 20 years. What's new? Well,
Michael Flatley released the show in 2015. We put new choreography in
there, new hand movements, new beats. We've got new costumes, new
set, lighting, sounds of these great graphics as you can see behind us.
We're really excited just to take you around the world again. That
does sound very exciting. And out here, Plymouth pavilions will be
absolutely packed to be able to watch a show as good as this.
It is very impressive, isn't it? I thought Johnny did a good job. Going
back to his Irish roots! Now, performing Lord of the dance and
bringing us the weather at the same time, David, over to you! You need
to get those legs up a bit more! Hello, good evening. It's been a
pretty wild day. Perhaps not too bad for us, a normal blustery day
really, although the gusts of wind have been pretty lively, but other
parts of the country have been battered by Storm Doris, which has
now left us and moved away to Scandinavia. You've been out taking
pictures of rough conditions, this picture sent in by Keith of Paul
Townend beat channel so long in Somerset and Devon we have had
pretty lively conditions. -- this picture of Porthtowan Beach. Peak
gusts up at just shy of 70 mph. Not unusual to see those gusts of wind
but a much quieter day to look forward to tomorrow, just that
cooler, slightly fresher air has arrived after the low pressure has
moved out of the way. The main setup for the next 24 hours is for a ridge
of high pressure coming over us. Compared to the conditions we've
seen today, it is quite a bit for tomorrow. This was along the north
coast today, where our cameraman went to Jabbar with
-- Trebarwith Strand. The waves dangerous along the coastline but
very quickly I think these scenes will calm down in the second half of
the night and tomorrow we will lose the strength of the wind. It is that
clear sky that will allow temperatures to fall away, that is
already happening this evening. The ridge of high pressure with us for
perhaps just one day because the weekend forecast is pretty
unsettled, one weather front coming in from the West on Saturday
bringing some outbreaks of rain and another will follow as we move
through Sunday. Behind that, to the north of this cold front, it's white
on here suggesting that some of the showers in Monday and Tuesday's
forecast could turn wintry and perhaps a return to some overnight
frost. Frost is possible to night with a good deal of clear sky but I
think temperatures will not get much lower than around two or three
degrees. The further west, the higher the temperatures, so parts of
Dorset and Somerset may see a brief frost first thing tomorrow morning.
For all of us to marry a pretty good day, there might be few showers
around but I think the wind is much lighter than they have been, nothing
to worry us too. Perhaps more cloud around later in the day but we
should see temperatures back up to nine or 10 degrees. The forecast for
the Isles of Scilly, a bright start but turning cloudy with the risk of
a few showers later in the day. The times of the high water, Penzance...
And for most of our beaches, the waves are still quite big and still
a bit choppy with those north-west conditions along the coast between
four and six feet but nothing compared to what we've seen today.
There is our coastal waters forecast. As we head into the
weekend, there is a lot of cloud, relatively mild and breezy with the
winter and the south-west and now turning colder on Sunday night and
into Monday. Have a good evening, back to you.
Thank you, Lord David! Back with the late news at half past ten. Hope you
can join us then. From all of us on Spotlight, goodbye.