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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.