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Welcome to BBC Channel Islands on Thursday March 9th.

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Switching on to a new way of getting around -

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will the rise in electric cars be the answer to

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Stranded - thousands disrupted as fog smothers the Channel Islands.

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And the big question is, when will it clear? More for tonight and

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tomorrow morning but the hint of some clearance. I will have all the

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details later in the programme. There's concern some

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of Jersey's history is being A new report on the island's

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heritage criticises some building projects in St Helier for failing

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to preserve historic sites. Our reporter Luxmy Gopal

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is in St Helier now. Luxmy, you're in the

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main shopping area. Alison, this shop here

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on King Street is held up by Jersey Heritage as an example

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of a successful meeting of history It's a listed late Victorian

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building that was a jewellers for 200 years - more than 100

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of which as CT Maine, one of Jersey's oldest

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family-run businesses. When it became a Jack Wills store

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around five years ago, a lot of the original features

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were kept such as the interior windows and the safes,

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as well as the panelling. But heritage groups say some

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developments in St Helier aren't doing enough to preserve

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their sites' history. The changing face of St Helier -

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the theme of a new report by heritage groups who fear

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the town's historic character The report highlights the importance

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of protecting the past, saying two thirds of tourists surveyed felt

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heritage and history were key Latest figures show over 130,000

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visits were made to heritage sites Most Jersey residents surveyed said

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historic buildings are an asset So how do you balance promoting

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development with preserving history? According to the report,

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some projects have done it well, such as this Methodist Chapel

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turned community centre, which has kept its

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historic character. While others, such as the

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Southampton Hotel site development, have just kept the original

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building's facade, which heritage The heritage shouldn't be seen as a

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barrier to investment and regeneration. It is about working

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with the heritage buildings and historic stock we have got to ensure

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the island retains its historic character and an attractive place to

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live and do business. And the challenge is progressing

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with regeneration while preserving Now, the regeneration - the future

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development of St Helier - is one of the Council

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of Ministers' priority areas. And in reality not all projects can

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keep that much of the historic elements of buildings,

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as this store here has done. It isn't always practical

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with modern developments and as ever we're dealing

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with limited space in St Helier So the balance between maintaining

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heritage and modernising the town It's been announced the final report

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from the Jersey Care Inquiry Originally, the independent inquiry

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into historical child abuse was due to publish its report by the end

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of last year, which was then put In a statement this evening

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the panel said it had received information related

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to its recommendations that it But adds it doesn't expect

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the delay to be extensive. A helicopter landed on Jersey's dual

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carriageway Victoria Avenue this The island's busiest road was closed

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for about an hour so a Coastguard helicopter could take a seriously

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ill patient to hospital in the UK. It had to use the Avenue

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because it was too foggy to land at Jersey Airport and other

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sites were too wet. A horse has been stabbed

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in the face in Jersey. It was attacked at a private

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premises in St Peter This video shows the dressage horse

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after the vet had treated it for what were described as serious

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but not life-threatening injuries, which are likely to leave it

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permanently disfigured. Jersey Police say they are taking

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the attack "very seriously". It is a particular type of horse

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that is engaged in dressage and is a champion horse so this disfigurement

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has a particular impact. It was particularly gruesome. There was

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considerable injury through the nostril.

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The search for missing Jersey woman Valerie Jehan has been called off.

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After finding her handbag and phone halfway down a cliff on Tuesday,

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officers believe it's likely the 75-year-old fell into the sea

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She was last seen in the area nearly a week ago.

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While the police have now stopped their physical search,

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they say their investigation is continuing and a file will be

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The UK Government says it's committed to keeping

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the current travel agreement between the Channel Islands

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Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney are part of the Common Travel Area

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Today the Under-Secretary of the Department for Exiting

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the European Union told MPs the open borders arrangements

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The Crown dependencies including the Isle of Man have been part of the

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Common travel area for more than 100 years and we are committed to

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preserving that arrangement. We have set out in the white paper that we

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will work with the Crown dependencies as well as Ireland on

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keeping the Common travel area. Guernsey Electricity says it's

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having to plan ahead for what it's describing as an expected surge

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in popularity in electric cars. It's developing its own

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electric transport strategy And it comes as the States aim

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for tougher controls on air pollution, so could

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electric cars be the answer? This is one of Guernsey

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Electricity's new electric vehicles. It says we'll see many more of these

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in the coming years. I would see in Guernsey,

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particularly with the short journey times and fairly low mileage

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compared to the UK and European countries, that even the current

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range of electric vehicles are well-suited to Guernsey.

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If they're right, one of the major benefits for Guernsey would be

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a significant reduction in emissions, something measured

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here in this little green box on one of the island's busiest roads.

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This piece of kit is used to measure particulates. Up to...

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But in simple terms, this monitoring station sucks in air

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This tells you the particularly busy times such as the school and

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commuter runs. We are looking at solutions that are not as reliant on

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burning fossil fuels and that will have a beneficial impact on local

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carbon dioxide levels. He says small steps can

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result in big results - something demonstrated

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here at St Martin's Primary School where changes to traffic

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arrangements have halved I was surprised when I heard it had

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reduced pollution in the area. We are busy school and there is a lot

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of traffic in the morning. So it has made a pleasing difference.

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Air pollution levels in the island aren't actually that bad.

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But if things are to improve it's going to be right here on Guernsey's

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Hundreds of students attended Jersey's

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Some of the exhibitors chartered boats to make it over

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Our reporter Jessica Banham went down to Hotel de France

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There are nearly 80 exhibitors from across the University here today.

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They get information on what causes they have to offer and what it is

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like to study at the University. They are expecting 1000 students to

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attend and I have been talking to some of them about what they thought

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of it. It is nice to talk to people that

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are dear sir you can get their view of it rather than just the website.

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You can't just go over and visit the University 's as English students

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can. Just to see what University could be

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like and what I could study is informative.

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The education minister joins me know. They opened the event. Why are

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events like this important? They are deeply important. This is

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the chance to get face-to-face with the people who live and breathe in

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the universities across the UK so they get direct input.

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There is an ongoing issue with student finance. I speak to students

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who say they cannot afford to go to university overseas. What is the

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point in holding events like this of some families can't afford it?

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Student finance is one of those issues we are trying to tackle. We

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still produce a large pot of money to help students access university.

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This is an opportunity for students to understand and connect with

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universities. This afternoon may give students a

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better idea about their options but there is still the question mark

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over how many families will be able to send their children overseas to

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study. Our panel will be looking into it.

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Fog has continued to cause misery for people hoping to fly

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to and from the Channel Islands today.

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You can just about make out Guernsey airport here.

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Thousands of passengers faced a second day of disruption,

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with nearly every flight in Guernsey and Jersey cancelled.

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Well, will the problems continue for a third day?

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You can just imagine how frustrating it is for people. Will it linger?

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I think there is the chance of a little more but it should ease off.

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There may be the chance for some of those flights to get airborne. It is

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misty and 41st thing tomorrow morning. Still quite mild but

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perhaps brighter with better visibility before the mist and fog

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returns in the evening. This is the pivotal area of high pressure. The

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lights are and still winds means things just sit there. The breeze

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coming in from the south-east may bring less humid air tomorrow. Misty

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first thing on Saturday morning. A more definite change on Sunday. Some

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other fronts will push through on Sunday bringing some fresh rain and

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brighter and clearer conditions on Sunday afternoon. There is that week

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when a front trapping moisture and keeping things down through this

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evening it moves away from us, travelling northwards. BBC local

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radio will keep you updated on the travel issues. That is the picture

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for the overnight period. Some drizzle and very foggy first thing

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in the morning. Through the morning and into the afternoon we start to

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see some change. A bit more of a breeze develops and a few calls

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develop in the mist and fog -- a few holes.

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The winds are for the South East. The outlook for the weekend is a

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little bit brighter. Finally, a look ahead to

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a special anniversary tomorrow. Many a loved up Amen would have

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arrived here. Jersey airport may have changed but those memories stay

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the same. And getting ready for a morning of nostalgia and stories

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with passengers, pilots and sweethearts as we celebrate the

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anniversary of the airport. they go into the military because

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there is no other job available. When in they are inducted into the

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Army and there is strong discipline and in many cases over time, through

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no fault of their own, they become institutionalised. The army looks

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after them, provides them with accommodation, food, etc, and when

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they eventually come out of the military they find that they can't

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look after their own lives. Often they have to much time on their

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hands, in some cases suffer from depression and in other cases turned

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to alcohol and drug abuse, with the that many of them break up from

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their families, start living rough and living in charitable hostels,

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and we help them to relocate, we probably interview three times the

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number we actually take on board. What we have done has been highly

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successful and has worked well, with big financial returns, and it is

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also fun. I am guessing it is a snowball effect, they are helping

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them -- you are helping them to help themselves. Very much so, the

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strapline of the charity is Helping People To Help Themselves, and it

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works. We will talk more in a moment but first let's see how one person

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has banned it from the screen -- from the scheme. Jon manual has been

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living on the streets on and off for 30 years. Here is his story.

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I was in a pub and apparently the IRA had bombed the pub. We were very

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young and it was confusing as to why it happened. It made me wonder why

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we were out there, why we were fighting the people who are like

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your next-door neighbours. Turning to alcohol is not the answer. But at

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the time it would ease the pain. But it wouldn't go away. And I would

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have nothing better to do but drink because I had no future, no job, no

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money. I used to beg. It was quite horrendous at times, in this kind of

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weather. I would pitch my tent in a far corner, all the way. I was kept

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waking up constantly through the night, and I couldn't understand

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what was going on. With all the worry I had, I ended up packing up

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my tent, in the condition I was, and I went to Derriford. They told me I

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was having a heart attack. It cost me everything. Cost me my family,

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the people I was close to. I am hurting badly emotionally, so

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regrettable for me that I have to live with that everyday.

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In the Nelson Project I get the opportunity to help with the finish,

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insulation, any other duties required. When this project is

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finished I will have a flat, somewhere stable to live and I can

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be built my life again. I am turning my life around and I hope my family

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realise that. It has not been easy but I am hoping that I get to see

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the people that I love and start again.

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Our heartbreaking story, but he really turned his life around due to

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the project. It strikes me this could help so many others, not just

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military veterans. Without doubt. A recent report from the University of

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East England demonstrated that for every pound spent on the two Bristol

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projects we have saved between ?4 70 and ?7 20. We would like to roll out

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the project nationally. Each project of course has to be resourced and

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funded. The report produced has gone to the Cabinet ministers and I am

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told it has gone to the Prime Minister's offers but we will see.

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Thank you very much for coming in today. My pleasure, thank you for

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the opportunity. Now, if you're interested

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in the history which is all around us and beneath us here

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in the South West, you may be the sort of person needed

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for an archaelogical expedition The search is on for volunteers

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to help unearth some of the secrets which could be hidden underneath

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Castle Green in Barnstaple. Our reporter Johnny Rutherford has

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been to see the modern technology Barnstaple Castle and Green,

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an ancient monument. Before the Normans built a grand

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moat and a bailey castle here, In the 1970s they discovered

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105 Saxon graves. Today they're surveying the green,

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with more advanced equipment. It's a great opportunity to find out

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more about the castle and about Norman and Saxon

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Barnstaple. We're hoping this is the beginning

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of a much bigger project that will really help us find out a lot

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more and get people excited Money from Historic England has

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funded this five-day survey. We're using two different techniques

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to look from the surface around a metre to a metre and a half

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down beneath the ground. The idea is to map any

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archaeology that still remains Local people have been

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given the chance to be part of the project,

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which allows them to be hands-on. I've always been fascinated

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in this castle mound site. To think that there was once

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a castle, king and community here is just fascinating,

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and so as soon as I saw the opportunity to take part

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in the survey I jumped So I've decided to do

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a bit of volunteering. Apparently I've got to walk

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in a straight line... You've got to be a bit

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quicker than that, Johnny. To be honest, they had

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to redo that bit. Luckily, the experts put

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the equipment to its best use. Well, it's quite interesting

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what we've come across so far, We seem to have a rectangle of lines

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which could represent a former structure or building on the site

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which we had no idea Also we've got some speckling,

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which may represent graves, and these could be part

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of the Anglo-Saxon graveyard which Next week the team will be

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using ground-penetrating radar in the Castle Market car

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park for the first time. You never know, they

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might find a king. Now, remember the Regal, the Empire,

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or what about the ABC? By the end of the 1930s some big

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cinema chains dominated the UK And it's this sort of time

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in people's lives they're trying It's in an effort

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to combat loneliness. Jane Chandler picked

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up her ticket and went along to the Red Velvet Cinema,

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which has been set up It's not just about

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watching a classic film. Afterwards they get the chance

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to reminisce over a cake It's nice sometimes to sort of look

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back, everything rushes forward, and it's just nice to see

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something like that. It brings back a lot because I'm

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afraid that my memory is not so good now, there's problems with that,

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but it's a film you Must have been 40 years

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ago, I should think. I didn't really remember

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it from then so it The project is the idea

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of Caroline Blackler. It's got ?2000 of funding

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from the community arts It's to encourage elderly people

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who live on their own And if you get them watching

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a film then they actually don't have to talk to anyone

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while that film's on, but after the film you encourage

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them to talk, give them a cup of tea and a slice

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of cake, and that's when the And if you can get people

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to connect then maybe There's still plenty

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of time to catch a classic, as the Red Velvet Cinema runs

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at the cafe in George Street There's nothing quite like watching

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old movies, particularly when it is wet outside. But hopefully it won't

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be raining. A few spots of drizzle down in

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Cornwall but most of the south-west has had glorious sunshine.

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We saw the pictures from South Devon, the archaeological story and

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the whale as well. A bit of a change coming. Our

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weather watchers have done us proud. Glorious sunshine, even in the

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higher ground up to wards Exmoor and Somerset. Then down into Cornwall,

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where the mist and fog has been draped across the far south-west,

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and that will continue this evening, visibility problems not just for the

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islands but along the coastline today. Let's head to Saint Germans

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now, were briefly there was some brightness in the sky. Our cameraman

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noted how still the air was. Most of us have had hardly a breeze, so the

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mist and low cloud has hung around for most of the day. Those who have

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not had it have had some lovely weather, feeling quite warm as well.

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In the sunshine and bridges up to 15, 16 degrees, certainly the

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warmest it has felt so far this year. As we head through tomorrow

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and into the weekend, I think I tonight it will be pretty misty at

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first and then the low cloud, mist and fog returns. Tomorrow morning

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that will be around first thing in the morning, and some drizzle as

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well. Later in the day it starts to brighten up wet and -- and when the

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sunshine comes out it will feel quite pleasant. We are in the

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boundary between the high pressure over France and the weather fans

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trying to come in from the West. They will eventually wind but they

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will take their time. A lot of moisture ahead of that. The first

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weather system is fairly weak, not getting to us until the end of the

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day on Saturday. The second one will give us some more persistent rain

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for a time on Sunday morning and once that is through we are back to

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north-west winds, better visibility, improved visibility for local

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flights, but the humid, moist air is across us tonight, you can see the

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cloud draped across the south-west. That is having -- heading north

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overnight. Had she conditions through the night and it will be

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unusually mild. -- patchy conditions. Last week these would be

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a good day time temperature, so mild but also misty. Tomorrow morning,

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not much in the way of drizzle and gradually a few holes will appear in

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the cloud. The winds slightly more than we have seen to date and with

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the breeze from the South there will be some holes in the cloud allowing

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the sunshine to come through. Northern Devon, parts of Somerset,

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perhaps Dorset again, 13 to 14 degrees. The Isles of Scilly, misty

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and damp, brighter for a time but a fair amount of low cloud around for

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much of the day. These are the times of high water.

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For the surface, clean surf, good waves tomorrow, not quite so big up

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to four, possibly five feet, and clean waves the north coast. The

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coastal waters forecast, four or five, fair with mist patches. As we

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move into the weekend this is the forecaster Saturday, a lot of cloud,

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still quite misty first thing. Sunday, some showery outbreaks but

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brighter in the afternoon and at last the sunshine comes out on

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Monday. Have a good evening. That is all from us. Janine Jansen

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will join David for the late news and weather at 10:30pm. From all of

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us here, good evening. Oh, the dragon.

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Dylan Thomas. Richard Burton.

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Barry Island. The River Shannon.

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We invented the submarine. with a spectacular

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Friday night encounter... Let's Sing And Dance exploded onto

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our screens,

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