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Welcome to BBC Channel Islands on Monday, March the 6th.


The latest in the search for a missing pensioner.


After three days, the emergency services say it's unlikely


Our hypothesis at this time is some misadventure has happened to Valerie


very soon after she came off the bus.


The row crossing the channel between Park home residents


Finding the words to make friends at nursery.


How a new grant is helping children who struggle to talk.


And there is some warm weather, quite a long way away from us past


Spain and Portugal, but some of that is drifting gradually towards us. I


will tend you when and how data in the programme. -- I will tell you.


The officer in charge of the search for a missing 75-year-old woman


in Jersey says the chances of finding her alive


Valerie Jehan was last seen getting off the bus


It's day four, and Jersey Police have widened their search area,


scouring fields near Devil's Hole for any signs of Valerie Jehan.


Officers believe her mobile phone is still in this area.


But, so far, no trace of the 75-year-old has been found,


and there hasn't been a single sighting of her.


Because we've had no other sightings or information to go on,


our hypothesis at this time is that something has happened to Valerie


very soon after she got off the bus, otherwise we would have expected


Valerie can be seen here on a bus from West Park to Devil's Hole


She checked the destination with the driver as she boarded.


And had told her family she was going for a walk.


She got off the bus in the pub car park just behind me,


and then walked up these steps, heading to the main road.


But from here there are several routes she may have taken,


including the coastal path or even back the way she came.


Throughout the weekend, searches were carried out


Both a light aircraft and a helicopter were used


to look for Valerie, while a drone was also put up


But it's now been more than 72 hours since she went missing.


Given that we have a 75-year-old lady in a difficult environment,


ie on the north coast, and given the horrendous weather we've


had over the weekend, after you get past that 72-hour


limit, then the chances of finding her alive continue


Officers are urging anyone who was in the area between 12


Jessica Banham, BBC Channel Islands News, Jersey.


A 72-year-old Alderney resident has died after crashing his toboggan


Ralph Hubbard had successfully completed the notoriously dangerous


Future employment permits will be made more easy for nearly 240 jobs


Employment permits under the new law are short-term,


one year, medium-term, five years, and long-term,


Jobs eligible for long-term permits include nurses,


social workers and secondary school teachers in maths,


The chair of the Population Employment Advisory Panel says it'll


One of the advantages of applying for and in permit job is not only do


you know before you start that you will get the license, but also it is


going to be cheaper. The number of holidaymakers visiting


Jersey has increased There were almost 356,000 staying


holiday visitors last year, But a drop in day trippers


and business travellers meant fewer people came to the island in total,


five percent below Visit Jersey's He said there were a number of


factors in the fall to visitor numbers.


We saw a contraction in capacity, the flights between Guernsey and


Jersey were down 18%, savings were down 3%, we had Brexit and


uncertainty in France, a combination wide those visitors did not come


last year. A Guernsey-based businessman


is being accused of unfair practices by dozens of mobile park home


residents in the UK. They say they're being exploited


because of special terms in contracts signed by Barry Weir


who lives in St Peter Port. But he insists it's


nothing to do with him. I have come to meet Rose, she lives


on this park in Bognor Regis. One of six parks owned by Silver Lakes


property investments Limited which is co-owned and run by this man,


Barry Weir. ?6,000 at the mesh Mark for the


maintenance? In the UK, park home residents own


their home but not the land it sits on.


They paint a pitch fee to cover the upkeep of communal areas. However,


here, residents like rows are constantly being hit with extra


charges. It is horrible, horrible. Sometimes


I could sit here and cry, what have I could sit here and cry, what have


we done, what have we moved onto? We have heard from dozens of people


living across all six properties and they are having the same problems as


Rose. Because Barry Weir's contracts contain unique clauses that some MPs


say are unfair. It is clear some park home residents


are being exploited by intimidation, bullying, costs, fees which are not


justified. Here in West Sussex, they pay one of


the highest pitch fees in the country, almost ?300 a month. Yet


they still have to pay for the communal upkeep of the park on top.


You get a letter to say you owe this money. Being as my husband is quite


ill come he doesn't want any worry, so we pay it.


We wanted to put our allegations to Barry Weir directly but we kept


being told the parks were nothing to do with him.


We from inside out, can I ask you about the contracts you have between


yourself and the residents of your mobile park homes?


I don't have any contracts. The lease, the freehold land is owned by


Silver Lakes property investments of which I am a director. It is leased


to a company who have the contracts. Can I talk about the contracts? No,


I know nothing about them. I am sorry, I am going home, goodbye


There we go, Barry Weir, the man who There we go, Barry Weir, the man who


has nothing to do whatsoever with those mobile park homes.


Children with special educational needs and disabilities in Jersey


A grant of ?24,000 from the Lloyds Bank Foundation will pay


for a specialist support worker to help these children use


Julie Flanagan has been to meet one little boy who's


He needs help with speech and language and making friends


But, thanks to money that's been given to


the Jersey Child Care Trust, he's getting support


from Emma so he can develop the social skills he needs.


with Lewis, he's able to say more words, use a bit more sign language.


He's able to communicate a little bit more with the other


He plays a lot more with them, just generally being able to move


around the nursery and be a happy little boy.


The money pays for Emma and other specialist support


workers who're employed through the Special


They've given over 7,500 hours of specialist support for children


with special educational needs and disabilities in


Without this support, children like Lewis wouldn't be able to use


mainstream nurseries, and would be waiting for a place


Having this support at the earliest time we can support them, ie,


in nursery, this does mean the difference for some children


between which school they go to, the amount of support that they need


when they go onto school and really their life chances


Nursery education helps young children develop the social


and communication skills they need for future life.


At nursery school, children like Lewis aren't treated any


differently and they're proof that learning can be child's play.


It was most definitely a wet weekend for most of us.


David Braine has got tonight's forecast.


I think there is more rain on the forecast. Back to those statistics,


we have had a dry winter for the Channel Islands, the average monthly


rainfall amounts is below where we should be, this week though will


make the difference. The rain isn't just wet, there is something else


happening, it is turning somewhat milder. The air is from a different


direction. It has been called today with the showers and blustery wind,


but the winds will continue to drop overnight, and for the rest of this


week, the air will come from the south, a warm weather front which


brings milder air, higher temperatures. The areas coming from


the south, a long way south, bringing teachers higher as we move


through this week into the weekend -- bringing temperatures.


By Friday, these southerly winds will bring temperatures of 15


degrees, hopefully even though the weather may not give us everything


we want, it does give higher temperatures.


Scattered showers this evening for a time, blustery winds gradually


dropping. Some clear skies developing after midnight allowing


temperatures back into single figures.


6 degrees minimum tonight. Tomorrow, bright weather in the morning, very


quiet, a veil of cloud producing spots of drizzle. More persistent


rain later in the day. Especially by the early evening. Breezy with winds


from the south, ten lead top temperature. Here are the times of


high water. And here is our forecast for the


waves. Light winds at first. A south easterly.


Increasing by the end of the day. This week, the temperatures are


slowly creeping up. Into the weekend, 14 is possible.


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


I'll be back with your headlines at eight.


Knitters in Bradninch are putting the finishing touches


to their collection of hundreds of teddy bears for child refugees.


The whole community, including Scouts, have been


They'll be put into the pockets of donated coats for


refugee children in Syria, Greece and elsewhere.


The bears are being displayed in people's windows this week


Although this is about theirs, it is not just about bears, it is about


clothes and the other things we are sending because that is what the


real need is. Also what we are doing is so small in the scheme of things


and their wrist still so much more scope for people to do other things.


It's time for the sport now and there were some cracking results


The Chiefs recorded a massive victory at the weekend beating


They secured second place in the Premiership with the most


substantial home defeat Leicester have suffered all season, meaning


the Chiefs have now done the league double over them.


Man of the match Geoff Parling said the win at his old stomping ground


was one of the biggest in his career.


There are just five rounds left of the Premiership, with the Chiefs


on course to make the play-offs for a second successive year.


But there's now a two-week break and the Chiefs


will switch their focus to the semifinal of the Anglo-Welsh Cup


where they face Harlequins at Sandy Park this Sunday.


Plymouth Albion beat Hull and Jersey beat the Cornish Pirates


It wasn't a fantastic display by either side.


In a low-scoring game, Jersey crossed the line first,


but fans had to wait until the second half for this.


The fact this try was converted made the crucial difference.


The Pirates did cross the line themselves later but lost 7-5.


The two sides meet again in the British and Irish cup


To football now, and there was only one win for our sides this weekend


and that was down to Plymouth Argyle in a game which involved second


BBC Radio Devon's commentator at Home Park was Charlie Price


You could tell it was two sides vying for promotion


It was actually Carlisle that had the better of the opening exchanges.


This header from Reggie Lamb, one of three times they had the ball


in the back of the net, each time though it was disallowed


Plymouth Argyle had a bit of a lifeline there and then


they sprang into life after about 20 minutes.


Graham Carey hadn't scored in 14 matches before this one


where he capitalised on a mistake to slot the Pilgrims


in front and they were on their merry way after that.


They won a penalty after Ryan Taylor was bundled to the ground


by Shaun Brisley, incidentally from a Graham Carey cross,


and then Jake Jervis stepped up to take his fourth penalty


of the season, converted it and that wrapped up


Not so good for Exeter City unfortunately though, was it?


No, they had the long trip north to Hartlepool as well in a bit


They did take the lead early on, Olly Watkins here thrashing the ball


in from the edge of the box, for his 14th of the season


and at that stage, it looked like the Grecians could be


on for another great win, but a second-half onslaught


from Hartlepool and two former Pilgrims combining here,


Nathan Thomas to Lewis Alessandra, who reacted quickest to equalise.


It was then the turn of former Accrington striker Padraig Amond.


He was released by Rhys Oates and fired the ball into the top


corner to give the hosts the lead for the first time in the game


and then Lewis Alessandra was at it again, saving best until last,


here skipping past three or four City defenders before wrapping up


the points for Hartlepool and that is now just one


Not good news either for Yeovil who lost 4-0 to Luton.


I think the least said about that the better and Torquay


didn't have a good day either, did they?


They are in a real relegation scrap in the National League.


They did take the lead in the first half.


His second goal of the season, so not a bad way to bring up


the lead for Torquay, but despite the visitors


going down to ten men, United couldn't hold onto that lead.


Here Jake Cassidy branding the goalkeeper, equalised


for the visitors and then it got even worse with some more bad


defending from Torquay, allowing Will Hatfield to nip


in and put them into the lead and that is how it ended.


We will have to watch this space where Torquay is concerned, but,


Do you remember the girls football team we featured last week?


The SAS girls Under 12s from Barnstaple were on an amazing


unbeaten run and this weekend they extended it


That is amazing. There is no stopping them. Long may it continue


as well. We thought we'd go to he cinema now


and not just any old cinema, but one where Agatha Christie used


to be a regular. The lights have been off


at The Paignton Picture House since 1999, but it's being brought


back to life with an unusual Students from South Devon


college are creating a show It involves a mix of


acting and singing along Spotlight's Sophie Pierce has


been to take a look. Lights, camera, action. The old


cinema is alive again. 1999, the last screening of the film here. I


watch movies all the time. On my phone. My mum used to come here,


watch films and she was telling me about how she remembers when it was


closed down and it is odd to think now I am here doing stuff in it


designed a sequence of projections designed a sequence of projections


which play a big role in the show. It explores the idea of the analogue


media and the new. The big drive at media and the new. The big drive at


the college, the Digital agenda and it is important for our students to


have that transition and hopefully this project will highlight that. 18


years ago the cinema closed its doors for the last time. But lovers


of the old cinema are determined it will reopened and save the show will


reenergise the campaign. It is based on an interpretation and reaction of


the history which is central to the building and its importance, so to


see that interpreted and express in all the different media is


wonderful. It is a multimedia show telling the history of cinema


through the decades. The students doing everything from scripting to


acting to costume and props. Being able to collaborate with the media,


the fashion, dance and performing arts because we would not be able to


do that in any other show said this is the first time it has happened


and it is nice to use your imagination on what people did when


they came here. This old cinema could certainly tell a fuse stories


and who knows what the next chapter in its history will be.


Now to an epic challenge involving a small open boat,


a crew packed in like sardines, and a 4,000 mile row.


Well, that's what Captain Bligh and his handful of loyal men had


to do when there was mutiny on HMS Bounty 230 years ago.


Now, as part of a new TV series, which starts tonight,


south west-based yachtsman Conrad Humpreys is one of the crew


Conrad, who's won the BT Global Challenge and came seventh


in the Vendee Globe, was one of nine crew members


who faced the same challenges as Captain Bligh in the South


Storms, basic navigation and rationed food for 60 days


it. Here is a quick look at the it. Here is a quick look at the


programme tonight. 200 metres past these jagged rocks here. We have to


give it all otherwise this journey is over, the boat is finished. Keep


the noise down, let's get this done! Let's go, boys! That looked pretty


dangerous and pretty scary. What was going on there? We were trying to


make landfall. Captain Bligh was cast off a volcanic island and he


made his way to the island but the island its self is volcanic, very


jagged rocks, there is no obvious place to land. That moment was, we


were really struggling to make landfall. The wind was pushing


onto the rocks. It looks like it onto the rocks. It looks like it


will be a great programme, but when you were offered to do it, did you


jump at the opportunity? I did jump at it because how often do you get


the chance to recreate something like this and with a programme of


huge opportunity. The reality is it huge opportunity. The reality is it


his nine strangers thrown together on a boat, we don't know each other


and I was a professional skipper on board the boat. I was under Captain


and to who played Captain Bligh. I was very apprehensive. I'd describe


it as an audacious trip and quite reckless but very bold. We pulled


something of that was magical. I have listed some of the things you


have achieved but how does this compare to what you have done in the


past? In terms of the equipment and technology you are used to and what


you had on-board? This was pairing everything back to the very basics


and I have brought in something with me. This would be the sort of


thing... That's right. When Captain Bligh was cast adrift, it was a


quite humane way, he was left for quite humane way, he was left for


dead but he was given some of his tools, he was given a sextant. He


had the charts in his head, he charted some of this area with


Captain Cook. Captain Bligh was an expert with one of these things,


much better than I am but he was given some Russians and included


with that he was given 28 gallons of water, 150 par of pork. You had 400


calories a day, you must have lost a lot of weight. We all lost between


20 and 25 kilos. Our doctor, our surgeon on board the boat, he lost


25% of his body weight. It was quite an ordeal. It does look amazing,


quite scary as we said at times. What do you make of what Captain


Bligh achieves? He has been a much maligned in the media, he is painted


as a real villain and I don't think he was particularly warm to his


loyalists, his crew and that is probably why some mutinies happened,


but he was a remarkable navigator and having got his guys to Timor


safely, few could argue with his navigational ability albeit most of


his guys actually died within three weeks of arriving. Nine o'clock


tonight, Channel 4. Look forward to seeing it. Thank you for coming in.


good news, we need some because it good news, we need some because it


has not been good. It will turn milder later on this week and


temperatures will make a big difference to how it feels.


Certainly unsettled, milder, often windy conditions also. Cloud from


the West should break up. More cloud out to the west and that is a warm


front which will bring some rain eventually tomorrow but also bring


higher temperatures and we hold onto that West or Southwest wind for the


rest of this week. Another line of rain keeping us on Thursday but look


where the air is coming from, it is coming from Spain and Portugal so


temperatures up to 13, 14 degrees. temperatures up to 13, 14 degrees.


The cloud has been quite well broken this afternoon. A few heavy showers


left behind but for most of us there has been some sunshine. This was


earlier today where our cameraman just having a glimpse of the state


of the rivers at the moment because there is plenty of water coming down


after the last three days worth of rain. The moss and vegetation soaks


up the water but eventually it makes its way down to the rivers. More


rain possible tomorrow, especially in the second half of the day.


Overnight it becomes a mainly dry, some showers but very isolated. The


second half of the night, enough clear skies to drop the temperatures


and hear the lowest temperatures in the east. Patchy rain arriving in


the far West. The risk of Frost most likely for Somerset and Dorset with


temperatures between one and three degrees. Some brief brightness for


all of us tomorrow. Hazy sunshine for parts of East Devon, Somerset


and Dorset. This rain to come in but once it does settle in, it does


become quite widespread and persistent. Temperatures of ten or


11 degrees. For the Isles of Scilly, cloudy with patchy rain. Time is of


high water at Penzance 1201. For our surfers most of the beaches will be


messy with five and seven feet along the north coast. The winds becoming


suddenly, shower was replaced by more persistent rain and poor


visibility. The temperatures keep on coming up. By the end of the week,


13, possibly 14 degrees. That is all from us. More stories on Inside Out


here on BBC One in half an hour. We are back tomorrow. Good night.


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