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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


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