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These are Tuesday's headlines. for the news you are.
Guernsey greenhouse gas emissions are down,
Private nurseries in Jersey say they need guaranteed States funding
I think it is the lack of communication. What is going on. It
could impact people severely and taking away the funding will have a
massive impact and I'm not sure they have thought about the wider
implications. gives primary school reading
a boost. After thunder and lightning today
and big waves affecting coastlines, it is a little bit quieter tomorrow
but lots of cloud and rain. More details later.
New figures show Guernsey's cut its greenhouse gas
But despite the report showing an encouraging
reduction in emission levels, there's no time to be complacent,
Guernsey will soon be exporting its non-recyclable waste to Sweden.
But the island's landfill sites are still causing problems.
The emissions from this rubbish contribute to the totals.
offenders are waste, accounting for 29%.
Transport, contributing more than 26%.
And energy power generation - pumping out 15%.
Transport's one area the public can help.
In the UK, there are financial incentives to switch to electric
cars, and the British government is also considering a scrappage
But there are no signs of that from Guernsey's government.
As you probably know, in the UK, a lot of taxes, there are charges
relating to higher emission vehicles and a big incentive for the
manufacturers and consumers to go for lower emitting vehicles and we
benefit from that by virtue of sharing a similar market, even
though we do not have the incentives they have in the UK, there are
reasons to own and drive an electric vehicle in Guernsey. Guernsey agreed
to an 8% reduction in emissions. It's so far managed just over 29%,
and unless the island makes significant changes to its energy
use, then demand will continue Two teachers from Jersey's De La
Salle college are in a critical condition after being knocked down
by a car. It happened while they were in
France on a skiing trip last week. They were hit by a speeding
driver who left the scene, De La Salle's assistant headteacher
says he doesn't expect the pair will be back in Jersey before
the summer term. An inquest in Jersey has found that
a teenage motorcyclist from St Helier died from multiple
injuries after hitting a car. 19-year-old Nathan Vibert
was riding his motorbike along La Route de la Hougue Bie
in January 2016 when he approached a stationary bus and lost control,
colliding with a car coming Private nurseries in Jersey
are worried they won't survive without guaranteed
funding in future. Although money's been secured
for nurseries until next year, there's been no agreement about how
they'll be funded after that. Nursery days may be carefree play
days, but there's confusion over nursery education funding
in Jersey that's making staff It could impact people severely in
getting people back to work and taking away funding will have a
massive impact and I'm not sure they have thought of the wider
implications. I would be worried. It should be fair for everyone. That
the private nurseries had funding was really good because all children
had the opportunity to go and have education.
A nurseries lobby group says the Education Department is making
We're extremely frustrated, because we've been in contact
with them, we've been in meetings with them and they gave
us assurances that they would inform us.
They actually cancelled two meetings we had arranged with them
on the basis they had no new information to give us
and they would definitely contact us as soon as the money had been
The Education Minister wasn't available for interview today
but speaking earlier, his chief education officer explained
that the update on finances wasn't passed on because they didn't have
time to talk before a States debate on the subject.
There's no decision on how much funding private and States-run
nurseries will get after next year, so talks with the Education
Department will have to continue until an agreement's reached.
Calls for supermarkets to introduce specialist trollies will benefit
children with autism and disabilities in both
It follows a successful petition in the UK which saw over 600
supermarkets bring in these purpose-built trollies
for bigger children with specialist needs.
Now the Channel Islands Co-Op has listened to a local campaign
and ordered eight similar trollies for their larger stores
We are always keen to look at improvements that enhance the
shopping experience. We want to be inclusive and have as many members
shopping with us. When we heard about it we did research and found
the trolleys, they are ordered and we have contacted the people
concerned to let them know they are on the way.
A survey sent to Jersey homes asking for views on the postal service has
a bit of an embarrassing mistake on it - there isn't enough
Jersey Post, who commissioned the survey,
They say they're making sure it won't happen again
and in the meantime ask people to just write the last
letter of their postcode next to the fifth box.
It's not unusual for lost property to be left behind at a gym,
but this is something a little bit different.
Two chickens were found walking around the car park outside
Beau Sejour gym in Guernsey earlier this month.
They're being looked after by the GSPCA, who are asking
the owner to come forward and claim them.
The number of Jersey primary schools getting extra literacy support has
doubled after the success of a community scheme.
Every Child Our Future is a charity that funds one-to-one help
Launched last September, it's not only grown in interest
from volunteers, but has also boosted reading levels,
They say practice makes perfect, and it seems to be proving right
For the last six months, volunteers have been giving
up their time to sit and listen to stories read by pupils.
It started in four schools but now it's been rolled out to four
To read with more confidence and more fluidity, to talk
to them about their books and their comprehension of the text,
and those things are really, really important, and we do it
in school, but where we got additional resources,
complementory resources to do that, as well - that is really important,
because of the interest its gained from those wanting to help.
There are now 270 volunteers supporting these children.
I never got that opportunity so it's nice to see them be able
to have that extra chance to be able to read and write and interact
It's really just giving something back to the community and helping
They're potentially struggling with their reading because English
It's hoped all primary schools in the island will be able
to benefit from this partnership with the Every Child
Especially as Jersey literacy levels for primary-age pupils lags
But the chief education officer doesn't want to push it too soon.
We want to go at the speed where we can recruit
and train enough volunteers, because it's very important
when children make a relationship with a volunteer that continues
So we don't want to spread our volunteers too thinly.
So it seems the literacy levels of Jersey's children
will continue to increase as long as there are enough reading
It's been a wet and windy start to the day in the Channel Islands.
The combination of high winds and high tides made
In Guernsey, waves on the eest coast made for some
-- west coast made for great pictures at Vazon.
While in Jersey, Dave Evans captured this amazing shot of the sea
crashing over the sea wall on Victoria Avenue, which
David, there is a rainbow behind you. Is that something to expect?
This was taken today. The weather watchers have been out. This was
taken by Chris. It looks like we will continue to see showers left
behind this evening but the lion's share, the ones with thunder and
lightning, we have had everything today, and tomorrow is more
generally wet. Outbreaks of rain, brighter, we might have to wait
until the end of the day for late sunshine. The wind is dropping
tonight and it will be a quieter day tomorrow but windy again by the
evening. Some parts reaching gale force. You can see cloud swirling
around a deep area of low pressure with several centres. A new area
develops on these two weather systems and that will be over us
around the middle of the day tomorrow. Once it goes through, the
west and north-west winds that follow will increase the strength of
wind. Thursday looks like the best day of the wheat, Brighton drive
with high pressure and we get sunshine back. -- it will be bright
and dry. More speckled cloud behind this means some showers but
predominantly dry overnight and gradually the wind will drop. It
might take until after midnight. It should be a dry night. Tomorrow, we
will see more rain. For some it will be welcome. It will be patchy in
nature, eventually moving away after lunchtime with the few showers
following. Later in the afternoon perhaps sunny spells developing. 10
degrees the top temperature. Also becoming increasingly windy. The
westerly winds probably reaching gale force into the evening.
The high water times... Pretty big waves for many of the surfing
beaches. Some dangerous conditions. The forecast says the winds picking
up six, seven by the end of the day. Bright and dry on Thursday and more
wet weather on Friday. Charlie. As always we would like to
see your weather pictures. Join the BBC Weather Watchers,
or get in contact with us directly To send
us your pictures or comment on any I'll be back at 8
with an update and again with you local news first
after the BBC national With mobile phones constantly
pinging in houses full of gadgets, you might think you have an allergy
to modern-day life. But how far would you
go to escape it all? One woman from North Devon says
everything about a modern home - from chemicals to radio waves -
were making her ill, so she and her husband have gone
back to nature and built their home in the Tarka Valley
from mud and straw. But as Johnny Morris reports,
they're now having to take it down because they don't have
planing permission. You have to look closely,
but there are people Being plugged into a
virtual reality machine, We're collecting water,
we're chopping wood, Kate and Alan may be hidden
from view, but they are still You can't, of course,
just put up a house where you want. This is our nest, this
is our everything. We've sculpted it with our
hands from the soil. If it is the good life,
it doesn't come easy. They have to keep on topping up
the mud used to build their home. But for Kate, it's a much better
life than she had before. She goes as far as saying
that modern day living I think it was the water
and the electricity and the Wi-Fi and the paint on the walls and,
you know, a build-up. I didn't realise how ill
I was until we moved here, There are now many medical
conditions, so is this one of them? Can you be intolerant
to the modern day? Some doctors believe you can,
but the NHS doesn't Multiple chemical sensitivity
is a condition where the body's immune and detoxification
pathways become overloaded. We've got people that simply find
they have an allergic reaction to bleach and try to avoid
perfumes and traffic fumes. Living in an ordinary house,
especially a new build or a house that has just been decorated
furnished, it becomes a big problem. But it's not the medical landscape
which is important here. And the local authority says they've
got to abide by the law. Kate points to examples in Wales
where the One Planet planning laws can allow low impact
homes like there's. Even if we lose everything here,
I feel it's really important for people like us to be able
to live on their own land sustainably without
creating any damage. But having lost all their appeals,
the couple now have Jonathan Morris, BBC Spotlight,
River Cross Meadow. And if you'd like to comment on this
or any other story tonight you can join the debate on e-mail,
Twitter and Facebook. Coming up: Shrove Tuesday has been
marked across the South West, but it didn't go according to plan
for our reporter on HMS Albion. And we're at another shrove Tuesday
tradition where they're Have you got enough paper they're?
I've got scripts everywhere here! All of our main football sides
are in action this evening - Second in League 2 Plymouth
are at home to Notts County whose fans will be given a free pasty
on arrival at Home Park. Exeter are away at Crawley
and Yeovil are at home to Mansfield. In the National League,
Torquay are away to Solihull Moors. I'm assuming this is me, because my
script is everywhere! I will carry on.
You may be watching tonight's programme in the midst of pancake
making, as it is Shrove Tuesday. Spare a thought for the ship crew
making pancakes on the water. You might not expect pancake day to
be a top priority on the HMS Albion. Chefs Rebecca and Abigail have
helped make around 600 pancakes today already. We are just doing
batch cooking, so keep them coming, put them out, that's it. Is pancake
day a big thing in the Navy? Do they all expect pancakes on Shrove
Tuesday? It is more for the morale, if you are not at home, this keeps
morale up. We have pancakes for them.
The girls have been helping to make hundreds of pancakes, so I thought
it would only be fair if I had a go at making pancakes naval style.
Let's see if I can push it around a bit. When I make these at home, the
first one always turns out to be a disaster. Now for the moment of
truth, this is where I try tossing it. Are you ready? Are you with me?
Oh, it's stuck to the pan! It won't come off. Luckily, the proof of the
pancake isn't in the tossing, but beating. The girls can do it much
better than me. Now for the best bit, time to tuck in, though I
decided not to include my burnt offering. It all looks delicious,
and is also serving an important purpose. Just to keep everyone,
family, keep them all close and tight, and keep the traditions
alive, really. And in case any of you were wondering what the crew's
favourite topping is,... Chocolate spread. Chocolate spread. This is
the one that is burned, but maybe we can hide it at the bottom. This is a
not very able seaman signing off for BBC Spotlight.
I wonder how many people have had the same problem, pancakes sticking
to the pan. I'm not going to her house for tea. And the tradition in,
is to hurl a silver ball down the streets, but the focus this morning
was mounting a lead replica of the silver ball on top of the town hall,
and inside is a time capsule provided by primary school.
Christine Butler reports. Making a lead replica of the silver
ball with the strong Cornish tradition. That includes molten
metal for the inscription, town and country, do your best. As I was
making it, I realised that it has this great big void inside that
would be ideal to put some kind of time capsule in it, so I thought
that would be an interesting thing for the school. And the school
couldn't get enough of it. How did you manage to make that out of
metal? A little bit of history stuck 45 feet in the air that will last
hundreds of years sparked imaginations. Now you can see inside
if I take it apart. What is the most exciting thing they would find in
there? What is invented now and how much technology has improved. The
money is good, because it's, they will have a king or queen, so they
will have that on the coin, and the notes will be different, the ?5
notes. Last-minute touches are overseen by
both school and town councils. All eyes turn upwards as Tim sends the
bell turret in some pretty windy, hairy zinc conditions. Thankfully,
it all goes to plan. Just hours before, the real silver ball takes
centre stage at this age-old sport of the Shrove Tuesday hurl.
Christine Butler, BBC Spotlight. But despite the wintry showers some
of us endured today, spring has sprung -
or at least that's according And they say it's all because
the magnolia is in full bloom, and to prove it we have some
in the studio. We'll have a closer look at these
fabulous blooms in a minute, but first, Clare Woodling has been
to see the many different It's a new tradition
in an ancient setting. It's a link the owner
of Caerhays Castle was keen to show The 12 so-called great gardens
of Cornwall agree on the magnolia in bloom as signalling
the new season. We go out and we look at our biggest
and best early flowering magnolia, And when we have each got 50 flowers
out in bloom and looking Though the Magnolia campbellii
is the flower identified as marking the start of spring,
there are about 50 varieties Before the magnolia
is bloom, they are covered Furry and soft, these protect
the bud from frosts. They then fall away to reveal
the flower and its petals. Magnolias and spring is only
a recent association, made in the last five years
by the 12 great Gardens. But one designed to draw attention
to the colour and vibrancy of Cornwall at a time
when many of us are still wrapped In Cornwall, with all mild climate,
spring comes much earlier down here, and there is far more to see that
you would expect seen your garden. The Welsh may think
of their daffodils. And what we are really saying
upcountry tourists who come down here as garden visitors late
in the year, come earlier, In 2016, the magnolias bloomed
unusually early, but this year, they've been cautious,
as a hard frost can they've been cautious, as a hard
frost can turn the petals brown. Visit Cornwall said last year 20 ABC
to -- 28% of people coming to call what went to one of the main gardens
like the lost Gardens of Halligan. It is hoping that the blooming
magnolias will bring the tourist earlier in the year, and show people
there is more to the county than the attractions of summer at the
seaside. And thank you so much to Jamie, the
head gardener at Caerhays for giving us these fabulous blooms today, we
have five varieties here, but there are 450 types at the castle. They
are unbelievable, they don't look real, thank you very much for those.
The only thing I think about magnolias is that they get battered
out about a bit in the wind and the rain. And we have some to come,
don't we? We do, and what you can't see at
home is the incredible smell of these Flowers. We will continue to
have a little wintry nurse. Most of the showers have gone, a few I left
behind, quite a covering of snow in places this morning, and also over
the high ground of Dartmoor, this is a captain. A light dusting here, but
this was earlier today over Exmoor, where there was some snow and over
the really high ground of both Exmoor and Dartmoor, quite a bit of
snow fell through the night, and quite a covering first thing this
morning, but the sunshine has melted a lot of the snow that has fallen.
There won't be too many problems with ice overnight, the main problem
will be the fact that we will get some more persistent rain tomorrow.
Tomorrow is less windy at first, there will be patchy rain around,
sunny spells late in the day, but primarily for Cornwall. We have an
area of low pressure with lots of clouds swirling around, and we start
to lose that over the next 12 hours. You will notice also some more cloud
out to the west, developing into an area of low pressure that moves into
the English Channel around the day tomorrow, and behind it, pretty
lively wins which will pick up again towards the evening. As we move into
Thursday, there is a ridge of high pressure, so if you have anything to
do outside, Thursday is your day, because it will be very settled. All
change on Friday, another area of wind and rain. The line of showers
earlier today gave a little thunder and lightning, that has now moved to
northern France. Clear skies are what we will see overnight tonight,
so it will turn quite chilly. Whilst it is a predominantly dry story, an
isolated shower is possible at some point through the night. Clear skies
allowing the temperatures to drop as low as three Celsius. Coming up from
the south, a lot of cloud, and that will produce outbreaks of rain. It
will be patchy, particularly across northern parts of Dorset, the North
of Somerset. Hill fog developing. Then the clearance comes late in the
day, some late sunshine across more western parts of Cornwall. At the
same time, it becomes pretty windy. Seven, eight, nine Celsius the best
temperatures tomorrow. By the end of the day, it becomes windy, and for
the Isles of Scilly, the rain clears, bright and increasingly
windy. Times of high water: Big waves for all of our coastal
locations, and messy conditions. As I have mentioned, make the most of
Thursday. It is going to be the best day of the week. Have a good
evening. This is the most fragrant the studio
has been. I can hardly see David Vaughan of! Have a lovely evening
and enjoy your pancakes. Good night. MUSIC: Another Day Of Sun
by the La La Land Cast