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These are Friday's headlines: - so it's goodbye from me -


Guernsey's immigration rules are killing the economy -


that's the claim of a millionaire businessman in the island.


Plus, the Salvation Army Captains saying goodbye to the Channel


Islands,because it's too expensive to stay.


Every now and again, you have to dip even deeper into the small reserves


that you have and of course, one that goes on and on and on, that


that goes on and on and on, that does a difficulty.


And bringing back a lost piece of natural history -


woodlands once wiped out are being restored.


And there is nothing too dramatic happening in our weather this


weekend. It's rather cloudy, it will be greasy, patchy rain and smiled.


The fool 's Tory later in the programme.


A millionaire businessman living in Guernsey claims the island's


population policy is holding back economic growth.


Writing in a UK national newspaper, Guy Hands says Guernsey's economy


is falling behind Jersey's because of a more restrictive


But the States says its policy is not anti-growth and the new


population law enables strategic growth in the right areas.


He's one of the world's most famous financiers.


Guy Hands lives in Guernsey, where he runs his


In a national newspaper, he's urging British ministers grappling


with Brexit to follow Jersey and not Guernsey's example when it comes


He says Guernsey's population policy is killing the economy.


But what do people in Guernsey think?


Yes, I think we do need some, because the hotels, our locals don't


want to do the work. I think it's quite all right, yes. If it's for


work and somebody wants to come over and fill a space in, you know,


tourism or... And we haven't got anybody to fill it, then, yes, fine.


They can come in. Look at the problem with the teachers. They need


to sort that out, really. If teachers here for five years and


then everybody says that after three years, they have to think about


The multimillionaire says that Jersey's more relaxed immigration


controls has helped its economy grow more than Guernsey's.


A new population law comes into force


in April in Guernsey, which the States insists will meet


But according to the Chamber of Commerce, it's not that simple.


The new lather pitting end, it's so complex. It's red difficult to get


the balance of what he can do and what you cannot do. The restrictions


on the local market now are tremendous compared with the open


market. We have got to get the balance. But ever happens, we must


have a population here that can serve the economy.


With an ageing population and with fewer people to pay for it,


Mr Hands is warning that the downward spiral


A Guernsey politician is calling for fixed fishing equipment


on Vazon reef to be removed, as it's a potential lethal hazard


Deputy Neil Inder has spoken with the surfing community


on what can be done to make the popular beach spot safer.


He's now working to change the regulations, so both commercial


fishermen and surfers can use the area during the winter months.


The easy solution is to change the regulation of it, so effectively,


the commercial... Those that sit in those bays can only set in the hours


of darkness, which as I understand it is when most fish are caught and


that leaves the daytime use of the shoreline safely for the surfers,


body boarders, kayakers, windsurfers.


Two Salvation Army Captains say their large social security


contributions are part of the reason they're leaving Jersey.


Steve and Mel Scoulding have been here for six years, but will take up


It's taken four years for Mel and Steve to get this cafe


and bakery in St Helier up and running.


It's provided nine new jobs and is a sanctuary for local


But the couple are now leaving their legacy behind,


In part, because it's simply too expensive for them to stay.


The Salvation Army have done everything that they can to try and


help us with some of those extra costs of being here, but there is an


ongoing effect and it does mean that every now and again, you have to dip


even deeper into the small reserves that you have. Of course, when that


goes on and on and on, that does cause a difficulty.


Despite receiving a small wage from the Salvation Army,


Steve and Mel are classed as self-employed.


It means they have to spend 12% of their income on social


security payments and don't share those contributions


On top of that - Steve has a pension


from the police, which in Jersey, is also included


The Social Security Minister says she's tried to help,


Everybody has to pay the same. That is the law, so I'm afraid that is


what people have to expect with that system.


She has, however, launched a review of social security payments -


the results will be published next month.


But Mel and Steve feel the time is right to leave island-life behind


It will be hard for us to say goodbye, because we have taken


Jersey into our hearts. It's such a beautiful place to work and live, to


go swimming in the sea is breathtaking. It is one of the


things I really love at the end of a busy day is to go down to the beach


and just go for a swim for an hour. The couple's replacements


will arrive in the summer. Jessica Banham, BBC


Channel Island News, Jersey. Here in the Channel Islands the sea


that surrounds us plays So much so that people in Alderney


are being invited to help draw up a strategy for managing


and protecting the island's waters. For some it's a place of work,


others use it for rest Islanders tend to have a special


relationship with the sea. Now a forum of representatives


from fishing, wildlife and tourism, among others, are tasked


with protecting it - by developing a marine


strategy for Alderney. They want to recognise


the sea's environmental The head of group would


like to see the present three-mile territorial limit


extended to 12-miles, So, what else are his concerns


for Alderney's waters? We haven't got a marina. It would go


so much more forward with a marina. There are other issues with fishing.


We should have some were of those, because it generates more revenue


Keen to engage with Islanders, the forum has invited a team


from the UN Environment Programme to solicit the views


The waters around Alderney are really important to Alderney's


economy. To the well-being of the people that live on the island and


the island's identity itself. We are here to work with the Alderney


Marine Forum, which is a group of stakeholders who have a role in the


management of the waters around the island. We are working with them to


develop a marine plan, which will develop sustainable management of


Alderney's sees now and into the future.


Ultimately, the views of Islanders will form part


of the Marine Management Plan for the Island.


One that may have to consider the potential impact


For decades, Jersey has had no elm trees on the island at all -


they all had to be destroyed when Dutch elm disease was rife.


But now, they're being returned to the island.


Alison Moss has been to see a new wood being


fill in the hole, stomp on the soil, and wait...


The trees are being re-introduced after a mass felling


in the late 1970's, when Dutch elm disease was ravaging stocks.


Decades on, and science has created a disease resistant species.


They all had the fells and it is needed a lot of the roadside banks.


We have 9 trees going here, the remaining ones are going around


the parish green at the back of the church to protect the banks


there and to protect that green aswell.


It's being funded in part by Jersey Electricity, who told


customers if they opted for paperless billing, then


the company would donate ?5 towards an elm sapling.


In the last three months alone, 600 customers have made the switch.


Obviously, through Europe, so many elms died,


so this is a little bit of help to try and ressurect them again.


Time to dig in and there was no shortage


of volunteers from the youth group, whose efforts will be rewarded


It's nice to be part of the parish and know you've done


And this hard work will bring back a sight of nature


Alison Moss, BBC Channel Islands News, Jersey.


With a lovely blue skies in the tree planting there. We could do with a


bit more of that over the next few days. Sunglasses are umbrellas


this weekend? It looks a lot more cloudy covered what we're seeing


today. Beautiful photographs taken by our weather watchers on the


island. This one taken Jersey. Also in Guernsey we have had pretty good


blue skies. Still some quite rough seas. The wind has eased, but it


picks up again as we head into the weekend. The summary of the


weekend... There will be some rain falling. We lose the high pressure


we had today. These two weather systems approach from the west


during the course of the day tomorrow. Eventually bringing more


persistent rain. We are between weather systems for Sunday. Blustery


day with strong to gale force winds. This weather bringing more


persistent rain at the end of the day. Overnight, briefly clear skies,


but in general, cloud cover at times. Temperatures getting into


single figures and around five or 6 degrees. A chilly start to the day.


A dry start, too, hopefully. A lot of cloud around and some spots of


rain. Especially through the afternoon and into the evening, with


10 degrees the maximum temperature. That's 50 Fahrenheit. Here are the


times of high water. There are because the waters


forecast. Here's the outlook. There isn't a lot of hope for a huge


amount of sunshine. Funding is brighter, certainly in the morning,


briefly sunshine, but very short lived with more cloud through the


afternoon. Brisk south-west winds developing. Monday and Tuesday will


be slightly colder, with a mix of sunshine and showers. 910 degrees


the top temperature. Have a nice weekend. That's me. Thanks, David.


You're up to date with the latest news for the Channel Islands.


Now time to hand over to Justin and Clare.


I'll be back with your headlines at 8:00pm.


Police from Devon and Cornwall and their counterparts from Dorset


are running an operation, named Allied Wolf, which aims


Our home affairs correspondent Simon Hall has been out on patrol


Using computerised registration plate monitoring linked to a series


of databases, operation Allied Wolf scoured Exeter with its Alec Rudnick


eyes. -- electronic eyes. Here, an uninsured driver.


When was the insurance due? Have you got your driving licence with you?


The result, a ?300 fine and six penalty points.


It is very serious, uninsured drivers are something like 10-12


times more likely to be involved in a serious or fatal collision. So it


is quite a serious offence. One of the most common offences we


saw was driving without insurance, with a series of cars seized.


There have been concerns that the well-publicised cut in the number of


traffic officers could having courage to some motorists to flout


the law. This operation is partly designed to reverse that impression.


What is striking about spending time with the traffic police is just


family driving offences you see. Here, no car tax. But the more


serious offences, police say, can easily prove fatal.


If you are involved in an investigation and you are the


officer that as they walk and tell someone that their loved one is not


coming home because of the reckless or thoughtless actions of someone


else, you see the consequences, and our officers have delivered that, as


do the family and friends of those involved in these incidents.


The police say operation Allied Wolf will be regularly repeated in other


areas of Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. Later in the programme: remembering


a young woman who went to war. whose name has finally be


added to this memorial. And we will be finding out what it


takes to make the best kebabs in the country.


It's time for the sport and there's a busy weekend ahead.


Natalie's here to let us know what's in store.


I certainly am. Thank you very much indeed.


Good evening. Exeter Chiefs players Jack Nowell,


Henry Slade and Mikele Campagnaro will be on opposite sides


when England take on Italy Nowell and Slade are


on the England bench, Their team mates who beat


Worcester last week are up against the Newcastle Falcons


at Sandy Park tomorrow. Newcastle are defying expectations


this season and the Chiefs are hoping not to concede too many


points as they try to build Jersey play this evening


against a Yorkshire Carnegie side that includes former Albion player


Tom Arscott, who was recently The Cornish Pirates play


on Sunday against Rotherham. And it was announced this week that


one of their stalwarts, Rob Elloway, is going to retire from professional


rugby at the end of the season. The hooker joined the Pirates in


2007 and played 229 times for them. He also played twice


for the German national side. Plymouth Argyle have a huge game


tomorrow against Luton who they lost The Pilgrims are currently eight


points ahead of their opponents. Yes, I mean, it is a big game, and


it is second against fourth, and a game you want to win and to open up


an even bigger gap between ourselves. It is a big game, because


you have to take three points, really.


It doesn't matter that is Luton or any other team. It does not bother


me. I know that if we are playing to the best of our ability, we can turn


over any team. Sixth-placed Exeter City are at home


to mid table Blackpool needing another win to keep their promotion


push on track. Yeovil are at Notts County


and Torquay play Sutton United. The Gulls will be hoping that


Sutton's FA cup exploits this week, and the sacking of pie man


and reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, The Plymouth Raiders are one game


away from a massive final. Tonight they play in the decisive


second leg of the BBL trophy They take a 96-68 lead into this


match having won the first leg Before they headed up the M5,


6 foot 7 forward John Barber Junior John Barbour Junior, thank you very


much for coming in. A huge game you have to live. Are you looking


forward to it? Absolutely. I want to see if we can


get ourselves closer to a championship.


You seem laid-back. You think you can win key Emma Croker absolutely.


Why are you confident? The way we have been training so far


this season, the way we have been preparing for these games.


You take a pretty big advantage into the second leg. Will that be enough?


You can't look at it like that. I know we are up 18, but we want to go


into the game mentally as if it is a neutral game, 0-0.


How important is it for the Raiders to make it to a final this season?


It is very important. In the last championship here, in 2007, so I


think it will be great for us, and especially for the fans.


You have brought in your basketball. Can you show us some of your skills


while you do a quickfire round? Yes, absolutely. Tell me firstly,


who is your favourite Raiders player?


Rhys Carter. Why?


He is really good. He is dynamic, he gets to the right spot and get his


team-mates open. Who is the best Raiders player?


Probably John Barbour Junior! And who is the most modest! ?


I am! And now, some real quickfire questions. UK USA? UK. Ayew to


saying that? No, I love it here. Rhianna lobby and say? Beyonce? Why?


Just because. Weight or cardio? Weights, we don't do cardio.


Foxes or wolves. Foxes.


Why? Because foxes destroy walls any day


of the week. Twitter or Facebook?


Facebook. The or Plymouth Argyle? Liverpool, no doubt. Remember where


you are at the moment, though! Tignous author mean you?


Pettini. And finally, the most important


question of all, puppies or kittens? Puppies definitely. Well, thank you


for being frank and honest, and good luck tonight.


You got me on that one! What a good sport! Even if you are


in the south-west, you can watch that much live on the BBC sport


website from 7:30pm tonight. How tall is he? Six foot seven?


Yes. I am glad I did not have to stand next to him!


A lovely, lovely guy. Now, Kitty Trevelyan was just


seventeen years old when she left the Dartmoor village of Meavy


and went to war. She signed up as a volunteer to work


in army canteens in France during the First World War,


but became ill while she Now, on the hundredth


anniversary of her death, Kitty's name has been added


to the war memorial in her home It is 1916, and on the battlefields


of Europe, history is being written. But only recently are we discovering


the stories of people like Kate Trevelyan, who left Dartmoor at the


age of 16 to join the war effort. She joined the voluntary detachment


service, for which she was not old enough. But she went as a civilian


worker. I think she would be working in the mobile canteens, serving tea


and buns and that sort of thing. It was horrendous. They were on top of


cliffs, and massive gales of wind coming in. The tented hospitals were


blowing down on a regular basis, and I should think it was fairly


uncomfortable. She was 19. She caught measles, and then she got


pneumonia, and suddenly passed away. Sue's campaign has led to Kitted's


name being added to the war memorial in Mewavy where she grew up. The


house she lived in was just up the road, and you can imagine her


footsteps all those years ago. It is about writing a wrong, really,


honouring someone whose name should have been on that memorial many


years ago. It is wonderful, wonderful. She was


such a mighty girl, you know, and she should not be forgotten, and


well, non-them should. They deserve to be remembered.


A memorial service for kitty will be held on the green in Meavy on


Sunday. John Danks with that report


about Kitty Trevelyan. Now, it's currently the award


season and we've all heard of the Baftas and the Oscars,


but what about the Prima Doners? It's not an award for the most


excruciating acceptance speech, but for the country's


best doner kebab. And two of our own eateries


are in the running for a prize. Spotlight's very own expert


in take-away food, John Ayres, has been seeing how good


these kebabs really are. These two shops are among the


country's elite, so what is it that makes their kebabs standout?


It is all made home-made, not like other takeaways. That is why we are


so different from the other kebab shop 's.


This is our handmade kebabs, and this is the big post, our delicious,


juicy, Donna kebabs. We make a small chilli pepper, and a


green pepper on it, carrot on it, salary on it, and then, we put


proper Turkish spices on. This is made up with a 61% lamb, --


16% lamb, 16% beef, and also, spices and herbs.


The good old Donna kebabs is often maligned. Some critics say it is


best consumed through the haze of a drunken night, but it is actually


delicious, and if you look at it, it has a lot of vegetable in as well,


which many takeaway foods do not. I highly recommend it for dinner, or


after a night out! The two shops will find out on


Sunday if they are the best in their categories at the British Give Abba


Awards in London. -- British Q Babb Awards.


See, it is part of your five a day! I did not realise it was so


good for you! And now, time for the weather.


How does look, David? Not that great. I suppose on the +,


it is milder, but also breezy again, and we are likely to see some


outbreaks of rain. We have had a lovely day today. This was the


sunshine in Cornwall. Some fantastic pictures from some of our Weather


Watchers. This one came from Cornish Cowboy, on the south coast. Like how


calm the seas are in this other picture compare to what we saw


yesterday. The forecast for this weekend is unfortunately for less


good sky and generally more cloud around. A mild weekend, breezy, and


some outbreaks of rain at times, particularly tomorrow afternoon and


later in the day on Sunday. This is the setup. We have lost the


high-pressure, and that area gave us some lovely conditions, now across


France and parts of Germany. This wind also increases the strength and


increases the chance of rain, and by afternoon, we could end up quite


wet. By Sunday, at least for the start, more dry, then this of cloud


and rain will arrive to bring wet weather into evening. No letup by


Monday. A mix of sunshine, showers, and quite blustery westerly at the


same time. Some drizzle overnight tonight, but hopefully some breaks


in the cloud. In general, rather cloudy. Before that cloud has turned


out, this was earlier today on the south coast of Devon, where it has


been a beautiful day. Unfortunately, out at sea, perhaps not such good


news, as there is a humpback whale. We're not quite sure why it is so


close to the shore. It is unusual to see humpback whale is at this time


of year so close to the land. But as you can see, calm seas and the south


coast, and hopefully that whale will make its way into deeper water to


safety. Calm conditions here, a lovely end to the day, and cloud is


coming in, and with a fuse was a drizzle, temperatures may fall to


5-6, but come back up again as the cloud rolls in. That gives us a


rather grey start to the day tomorrow. Spits of light rain or


drizzle in the wind at first, but by afternoon, more widespread and


persistent rain. It will also be blustery, with winds strong to gale


force from the south-west at times. But it is mild, temperatures at


10-11. The forecast for the Isles of Scilly is windy with patchy, light


rain, and these other of high water. Have a nice weekend.


Thank you very much. And that is all from us. We will be back throughout


the weekend. Clary is here at tea-time tomorrow, and will be back


again at 6:30pm on Monday. Have a good weekend. Goodbye.


Cake-a-bake? Yeah. What is that?


It's like bake a cake, but we flipped it.


Oh, my God, we love flipping. Cake-a-bake. Cake-a-baking.


I love it. I so love it when this happens.


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