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Facing a trial - a woman admits her actions killed a young boy,


but will now face a charge of causing death


Think of the consequences - Guernsey businesses warn that


new laws will lead to the loss of skilled seasonal workers.


Impounded - a four-month-old puppy is seized by Customs


And there's no shortage of rain across the islands over the next


four days. Perhaps a little bit drier from Tuesday onwards. More


details from me later in the programme.


A 38-year-old woman has admitted causing death by careless driving


after a three-year-old boy died in Jersey.


Clinton Pringle was on his way to Millenium Park when he was hit


But the guilty plea did not satisfy the prosecution,


so Rebekah Le Gal will still stand trial charged with the more serious


offence of causing death by dangerous driving.


Clinton Pringle was on holiday from Scotland, visiting family


As he was walking into Millenium Town Park,


he was hit by a Volkswagen transporter van on Tunnell Street.


The three-year-old was flown to hospital in Southampton by air


ambulance, but died a few days later from his injuries.


Scores of tributes were left at the scene.


Rebekah Le Gal was released on bail today after pleading not guilty


to causing Clinton's death by driving dangerously -


a charge that can carry up to ten years in prison.


The 38-year-old will return to this court on the 13th


June for her trial, although she will


have the opportunity to re-enter her plea in May.


Today she did admit to the lesser charge of causing death


It carries a five-year prison sentence - that's half the amount


of time you could spend in prison if found guilty


But that count will not be dealt with until after her trial.


Jessica Banham, BBC Channel Islands TV, Jersey.


"We don't believe we've been listened to".


That's the message from Guernsey's business community.


It's calling on the States to change new population laws which come


Businesses want the Government to reconsider restrictions on staff


from outside the island limiting their stay to five years.


This freight company provides a critical service, delivering food


The business relies on overseas workers, and the manager says


the new law will make it much harder to recruit the right people.


We won't necessarily find those skills with local people. And it's a


job to find the right people to do the job.


In exactly a month, Guernsey's new population law comes into force.


And businesses are very worried about it.


A special meeting was held this morning by the Chamber of Commerce


to highlight the new law, which they see as a


This has been, you know, it has been too slow in development. We need to


be much more responsive and dynamic to the needs of the economy right


now, not just how they were six years ago. We do not need this.


Let's just wait till the global economy has settled in a post-Brexit


world. In a statement, the President


of the Home Affairs Committee, Deputy Mary Lowe, says


she understands the concerns the CGI has raised, but goes on to say


the decision to delay now would have far-reaching and wider


consequences for Guernsey's This man represents 100 non-finance


companies in Guernsey. He says the civil servants


and politicians haven't We'd like the law to be delayed


whilst these discussions are still going on. We believe we've been


consulted in the past, but we don't believe we've been listening to


fully. -- listened to fully. For people like Martyn,


this new law is already The verdict in the attempted murder


trial of a man accused of stabbing his friend


is expected tomorrow. 49-year-old Gerard Eamon Maguire


denies trying to stab Shaun Patrick Howard to death


in the early hours of October the The prosecution and defence


closed their submissions late this The judge, Commissioner Sir


Michael Birt, will give his Guernsey's second most senior


politician is calling for an apology after a Code of Conduct complaint


against him was dismissed yesterday. Deputy Trott and Committee


Presidents Paul Le Pelley and Mary Lowe were cleared


of wrongdoing after it was alleged they made inappropriate comments


about a fellow Deputy and his ability to work while caring


for a disabled family member. The Community Foundation,


and Guernsey Disability Alliance, that made the complaints,


say they won't apologise until they've seen the detail


behind the decision. A four-month-old puppy has been


seized by Jersey Customs, This is the second time in just over


a year that officers have impounded Guiletta had been at her new home


in Jersey for just two days when she was taken away


by Jersey Customs for She had been initially let


into the island last Sunday, when her family brought her over


from Slovakia on a pet passport. Her owners claim they have


all the correct documents and that Guiletta is


an American Staffordshire Terrier. We have two options -


send her back or give her to the animal shelter for four


months, and after that people If you have children and they told


you you can't have the children, you have to send them back


or we will take from you, It's not just dog, it's


part of your family, No-one was available from the Home


Affairs Department for an interview, "The dog in question was allowed


to remain in the care of its owner Pictures of the dog's


parents were examined, and three independent sources said


that the dog was likely I have documents from her parents,


she is American Staffordshire Veronika and her family will have


to wait while investigations continue into whether or not


Guiletta can return home. 23 people are being treated


for eating disorders in Jersey. Now a new service has been launched


for people with this condition, and other mental health issues,


during Eating Disorder Week. Julie Flanagan has been to meet one


young woman who says her experience Having lunch is something most


people look forward to, She was diagnosed with anorexia


when she was 15, and for nearly ten years she's been battling


with the illness. I think a combination of things felt


a bit out of control in my life, and I think I used anorexia just


as a way, as something I could control, just me,


and that my weight maybe was just one thing to focus,


and just my diet. I mean, I didn't do it


to lose weight, but I just, it was almost an achievement to see


it go down. It's something that


affects the whole family. For Amy's mother, knowing her


daughter was ill and not knowing how I'd no reason to suspect anything


like this would happen, and I was very scared,


because I didn't know, you know, when something like this happens,


I hadn't come across it before The Recovery College won't just help


people like Amy and Karen. Figures suggest one in four people


will have a mental health The charity wants to equip people


with the skills to help themselves. Its courses are open to carers


and support specialists as well, I think there's a lot


of need for it. I think that mental health services


are looking to become It's part of the mental health


strategy, it's what people want, people have fed that back


to the services, so we're fulfilling part of that need,


and I think, you know, I've been unwell myself,


and I know when I wasn't well there was nothing like this,


and I had to figure And Amy and her mum will also be


able to use their experiences to support others through the college


and help them get the Parts of Elizabeth Castle


unseen by the public since the occupation could be


restored to their former glory. Jersey Heritage are launching


a fundraising campaign to raise money and awareness for the work


to go ahead on one of the island's There are 35 buildings


in the castle grounds, and improving the attraction


is a priority for the Trust. It's felt quite springlike today,


but what will the weekend be like? David, will I be able


to get out in the garden? I've got a funny feeling he will


tell me I can't. No reason not to be in the garden, Alison, you just need


the appropriate clothing, I think. It looks like it will be an


unsettled weekend, some rain in the forecast, but also sometime, quite


Rinju conditions as well. -- quite windy conditions. There is some


clear sky here, perhaps heading your way later on tonight and more


especially through the day tomorrow. As the area of low pressure moves


further north, it allows this week reached to comment. Saturday isn't


too bad. There will be showers around, but hopefully some sunshine.


Sunday could be quite a wet morning. The rain moving fast. Then a gap,


then a line of showers coming through in the afternoon. Some


usable weather in between these lines of rain. One line of showery


rain is nudging in from the West at the moment and giving as hefty


downpours of frame for the next few hours. Eventually that band of cloud


will move east. We are left with the clearer sky. Temperatures down into


single figures, 6-7d. The risk of a shower through the night, but


largely dry. Tomorrow, while there is a chance of a few showers, there


is also a pretty good chance of seeing some sunshine. In between, I


think a shower is going to spoil the day. Brisk westerly wind and 10


degrees will be the maximum temperature. There are our times of


high water. For our surfers, the waves are


messy. Between three and five feet, pretty much messy. Quickly becoming


westerly, north-westerly, visibility outside of the showers. I mentioned


on Sunday one area of rain moving fast, then some bright weather, then


showers. Plenty of showers on Monday, but at least temperatures or


in double digits. Have a nice weekend. A quick recap of tonight's


top story... A woman is to face trial for causing the death of a


three-year-old boy by dangerous driving. There is more local News


from 6am tomorrow morning. I will leave you now with Justin and


Victoria and the rest of tonight's Bottom right.


as part of a project which could help lead


to their re-introduction to the wild in Britain.


Researchers from Sweden have reared them for the last ten months


and as Hamish Marshall reports, they'll study them whilst


in captivity in Devon to better understand their behaviour.


These ten-month-old European wolf cubs will be monitored


in their new surroundings by experts from Sweden.


The wolf is a really under-studied species because it's a very elusive


and very fearful species, so it's very hard to conduct


So having them like this is a great opportunity to get to know


Christine and her colleagues have helped the wolves settle


in as they want to work out how they compare to domestic dogs.


We are very interested how behaviour has changed


from when we domesticated the dog from the grey wolf at least 15,000


years ago and we are interested in seeing if the similarities


or the differences actually are there from the beginning,


if they are born different or if there is something


This was the animals at seven weeks old.


They had been reared alongside puppies and it's not hard


Just to prove the bond between the scientists


and the wolves, the animals have actually been given names,


We've got Elvis, Sting, Moby, PJ, KD and Lemmy -


The scientific study is one part of the reason


They haven't been wild in Britain for hundreds of years.


Wolves in the wild could send a shudder down some peoples spines,


It can indeed and that's part of the reason why we are doing


There is a great deal of mythology surrounding wolves,


they have had a real impact on our culture and now environment


and they have acquired a reputation and much of that reputation


These wolves will remain in quarantine for four months then


visitors will get a chance to see them.


And as for getting them into the wild in time,


northern Scotland is the most likely location.


Hamish Marshall, BBC Spotlight, near Honiton.


We have posted that story on our Facebook page and it is getting a


lot of reaction save you want to see what other viewers are making that


go to our Facebook page. It's time for the sport now


and there are some huge games Starting this evening


with the Exeter Chiefs who travel to the Leicester Tigers tonight


for a game which could be crucial in deciding who makes the end


of season play offs, so they're planning


to turn up the intensity Although undefeated in the top


flight since the end of October, the Chiefs have spent the week


gearing up for arguably one of the toughest tests


on the Premiership calendar, and hope to build on last week's


impressive victory over Newcastle. With a Six Nations break


this weekend, the Chiefs side will include some


of their internationals. They've only won once at the Tigers


home since they made it into the Premiership and the Chiefs


are well aware of the pressure they'll face under


the floodlights this evening. Yeah, that's the thing,


they have a big crowd and they are very passionate


supporters, so they have a lot of support there, so it's about how


you deal with it during the day. I think some of the younger kids


might not be able to deal with it, where us older ones can sit back


and relax and slowly build. Is it the be all and end all game,


you know, is it all over for us in the top four if we don't win,


well, of course it's not, you know, there's plenty


of other fixtures and, you know, we are currently


still second in the table but we would certainly like to go


there and talk about paying in a way that gives us the opportunity to win


the game and for me that's really what my focus has been on this


week with the players. It hasn't been talking about what's


going to happen in minute 78, minute 79, it's just talking


about how we want to Kick off is at 7.45pm


and there will be full commentary There's a full programme of rugby


for the rest of the weekend. Plymouth Albion are at home


to Hull and on Sunday Plymouth Argyle face a promotion six


pointer at home to third Both sides have been


in the automatic promotion places since September but both have


suffered indifferent form in recent weeks with Argyle dropping ten


points from the last twelve and the Cumbrians winning just


two of their last ten. Derek Adams is hoping his side play


a lot better than they did Yeah, I mean, we didn't play well


enough on Tuesday night, we didn't cause Notts County enough


trouble on their goal, we didn't pass with the fluidity


that we have seen over the season and, you know, it was


a disappointing result for us but we've moved on,


we've got another big game this weekend, we had one last weekend


against Luton away from home and now this weekend it's


second against third. Sixth placed Exeter City


were our only League Two side to win on Tuesday night when they beat


Crawley Town 2-1. Tomorrow they take the best away


record outside of the Championship on the 700 mile round trip


to struggling Hartlepool If they win and other results


go their way tomorrow they could go Here are all the fixtures -


Yeovil are at home to Luton and Torquay have a relegation six


pointer at home to fellow A 13-year-old boy from Bodmin has


started his attempt to break a world Siam Juntakeret is going to try


and cycle from east to west in 32 days, which would be a record


for a child. He's completed day one, 95 miles,


and given that they're 11 hours ahead should be getting ready


to start day two very soon. Siam has three support riders


with him, his Mum Tania and his coach, endurance athlete Bob


Brown. An 11-year-old has completed


the distance before, So, good luck to him. We will be


following his progress. Amazing, ready. Quite hot down there at the


moment. Apparently it is very hot and it has taken a couple of days to


adjust to the temperatures. And no cheering of your favourite teams


this weekend because of your voice! Just clapping! Take care.


It's a big weekend in Cornwall - St Piran's Day is being celebrated


on Sunday and pasty making skills are being put to the test.


Nearly 200 of them will be made for a panel of judges to assess


Amateurs and professionals will be competing for the coveted award.


There are competitors from Camborne to Canada and Chile to Chacewater


and they'll all be in the kitchens at the Eden Project.


BBC Radio Cornwall's David White is there for us now.


Yes, thank you Justin. I am down here at eight desert it Eden Project


at the moment but tomorrow it is going to be packed with people for


the World Pasty Championships. In the summer where I am now is


normally the backstage area for the evening sessions but tomorrow it


will be full of people eating pasties, drinking beer and watching


what is going on on that stage down there. You can see the guys are


discontinuing to break for tomorrow and on that stage you have got the


whole range of music. I am going to be talking is a bit later on to two


people who have come from across the Atlantic to try and take our awards


back over to America and Canada but first here is somebody local who is


also up for the challenge. Well, this is what we've


all been waiting for, Look at that, beautiful and this


is the pasty of Jeremy Brown This one actually isn't going in,


Jeremy, is it, this is one you've brought down for me,


so thank you very much for that. I made one in the batch


for you, yes. I put a little D on it


for you to make sure And do you know what the first thing


I noticed about this pasty is where's the crimping


around the edge? I think in North Cornwall we don't


do a lot of crimping, we like a nice, my father always


liked a nice light crimp because he didn't like too much


pastry, so we keep it as light as possible, so I'm hoping


to start a new trend. OK, now this pasty here is tomorrow,


this will be where the check Now, your pasty last


year got to this point Yeah, it has taken me this long


to get over it to be honest I made two last year,


I made a batch last year and I was really pleased with them,


brought them down and they were too warm, they wouldn't go


through the checking in process, so we took them around the car park


for a bit of a walk, tried to cool them off a bit,


still wouldn't go through, How are you this year, are you happy


with this year's batch? No, they're not as good as last


year's but I'm hoping that, you know, sometimes they might just


sneak through, you know. All right, well good luck tomorrow


with the pasties and also you're singing as well


tomorrow, aren't you? Yeah, singing tomorrow at 4pm, yes,


just before the final All right well fill


yourself with some pasty, All right David,


will do, all the best. well, this is what it is all about


and you can probably see the issue here is that there are two pasties


and three of us, so there will be an argument in a minute but that's talk


to Mike who is from the junior. Now, you are coming over here trying to


take our awards back! We will certainly give it a shot. We have


brought over our best product. We will see what happens. Tell us about


what you do in America because you obviously make traditional pasties,


you are from over here, so how did it happen? I was working for a bank


in Canary Wharf. I left with my American wife and my terms were that


I was going to go and do what I wanted to do. I have always been in


love with Cornwall and Cornish pasties and that is what I decided


to do. At the other had anyone from Cornwall coming into your shop over


there and eating your pasties? Certainly, the family from Michigan


settled by Cornish people came in three generations, little old lady,


85 years old, said she was going to test my pasties and give her


opinion. I was scared! People know their pasties, trust me! They do!


She gave me the big thumbs up so I was well happy. Let's talk to Matt


who have got this award here, which is the pasty ambassador award from


last. You want this last year. Why did you get it? I do a lot of


promotion for pasties in Canada. It's pasties, people don't know what


they are over there so it is a bit of an education process and I have


15 different varieties of pasty, including the traditional one, too.


Congratulations on that, good luck for the pasty Championships and they


start tomorrow here at the Eden Project. It is a massive weekend for


anybody from Cornwall. On Sunday it is St Piran's Day. Make sure you get


your pasty ready for 9pm on Monday night for the Trelawney shout. You


can have a singsong, drink a bit of beer in the pubs as well with


everybody. St Piran's Day on Sunday. I think David put his hand up first


ball that story, didn't he?! I don't blame him! -- his hand up fast for


that story. Weather-wise, what will it be like?


You will be a hot pasty this weekend. Not particularly good


weather. There is some brightness, it would be raining all of the time


but the rain will be heavy at times, so an unfettered weekend. Low


pressure in charge. -- so an unpleasant weekend. There is also


some sunshine in the forecast, I should add. When you look at the big


satellite picture you can make out, well, what can you make out? Not a


lot. Most of Western Europe covered in cloud but there is a hole in the


cloud outfit to the West of us. That will -- brain will turn up and it


will merge with this area of low pressure to get wet weather.


It could be that the rain moves through quite fast. We get sunshine


and showers following in. Monday next week another area of low


pressure. That will be a bit of trouble because the exact position


is uncertain. Let's look at the satellite picture in a bit more


detail because there have been the showers around today. There are now


holds in the cloud. Forecast overnight the night is to see holes


developing in that cloud. This was earlier today down at the beach


where the breeze was strong enough for the kite surfers to get out. EC


is not at the moment, about or nine Celsius. The sea is not warm at the


moment. About eight or nine Celsius. You need to know what you are doing


if you are kite surfing in these conditions. Similarly if you are


heading for the surf this weekend it will be messy indeed. There are some


clear flop in the cloud and first thing tomorrow morning although it


is a reasonably good start there will be some showers developing. --


there are some clear spots in the cloud. Through the day tomorrow some


sunny spells before shouts turn up and they may form lines and once


they go through the sunshine will be back out and that is the way of it


for much of it. -- some sunny spells before the showers turn up. Some


wind coming in from the west. Possibly ten or 11 Celsius but it


would feel as warm as that because of those brisk westerly winds. Here


is the forecast for the Isles of Scilly. Quite windy here, patchy


light rain. Sunny spells at times, too. Those are the times of high


water. For our servers, I mentioned the surf, it is going to be messy


for most beaches. -- for our surfers. The waves on the north


coast and messy conditions, it is quite dangerous along the beach.


There is the coastal waters forecast.


Possibly even gale force around the Isles of Scilly later in the day. On


Sunday, a windy day. One line of rain moves through, showers follow


behind and the winds remain brisk and from the West in the second half


of the weekend. Of the two days, probably Saturday that is the dryer


of the two days. But whether on Monday. Have a nice weekend. Lucy


will be here with a round-up of local politics on Sunday at 11am.


We'll be back with the on Monday. In the meantime, thanks for joining us


and have a good weekend. Good night. 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. 15 celebrity acts


are coming together to Sing And Dance


For Comic Relief. # And the haters gonna


hate, hate, hate, hate, hate


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