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Welcome to BBC Channel Islands. These are Monday's headlines.
Issy celebrity obsession with weight to blame for young children going on
diets? Quite a number of the children that you talk to are quite
unhappy about how they look and would describe themselves as fat.
Charities in Jersey as being encouraged to help the unemployed
And historic markings that saved lives
during the Occupation are to be removed
from the former Jersey College for Girls.
It's always sad to see something effectively disappear, but we have
to be realistic. Not everything can be saved.
There's concern children as young as six in Guernsey are becoming
with one local eating disorder specialist saying, in particular,
it's worrying how many ten-year-old girls say they've been on diets.
A recent survey revealed a third of primary school pupils
and often criticised if they let things slip.
But is celebrity culture making us all too obsessed
And, worryingly, is it it rubbing off on our children?
Even quite young children, six, seven, eight years old, quite a
number of them are unhappy about how they look. They would describe
themselves as fat. Ten-year-old girls in particular. Many of them or
say that they have been on a diet. It's something nurses like
Christine often come across. She mainly deals with children that
are perhaps overweight but she says
negative messages don't help. If parents can avoid saying that
they are going on a diet, that is a great start. Don't give those
messages out. You eat food because it is nice food, that is a much
better way of approaching it. Schools like this one
are doing their bit, with lessons focusing on making kids
proud of their bodies. Everybody looks like the one that
you love. Children are open to more things, for example the use of
social media, magazines, what we see in shops, rather than taking a
negative slant, we're looking at parents who have gone down the
positive root of celebrating our own bodies, instead. Everybody has that
when things in their bodies and they can think differently and feel
differently. I always hear lots of adults saying I am on a diet.
Actually it is not a diet, it is just a healthy lifestyle, it is just
what your lifestyle should be. And, a lesson for us all,
perhaps, to take on board. And we'll have more on that story -
which has been described as a ticking time bomb for Guernsey
- in our late news at 10:30pm. Charities in Jersey are being
encouraged to hire people who've been unemployed
for a long time, using
a States Back to Work scheme. The scheme offers companies
and other groups funding for training,
and up to six months' salary if they take
on unemployed recruits. But there's some concern it doesn't
suit much of the charity sector. Sammi is learning the ropes
for her new admin role the Barnardo's service
based in Jersey. Previously unemployed,
her salary here is being covered Without this help, the charity
couldn't have afforded her. Sammi's come in and she's
picked up the admin work. She's able to do the basic admin
that project workers are able to work with young people
on the ground so, yeah, And Sammi isn't the only
one who's found work through this Back to
Work scheme. The Social Security department
introduced the scheme and it's so far cost
just under ?600,000. It's funded roles for 150
people looking for work, with about half of them
getting their employment extended But, while it doesn't
have exact figures, the department says
there's a low take-up but it seems they've
got their work cut out. The scheme doesn't work
as well for charities as it does
for the private sector. The charities don't always
have the resources to continue employing that person,
so unfortunatrely they take them for the short time that covers it
and then they have to let them go. So can the States do
anything to help? Obviously, some charities
do continue employing people especially if they've been
beneficial to the organisation, It's sad if the charity can't
continue with employment they've had valuable work
experience. This particular Jersey charity has
had previous success with the scheme, but even they admit
finances will have to be assessed before they can commit to keeping
Sammi on after the six months'
funding runs out. A post mortem examination is to be
carried out on the body of a man recovered from the sea
at Pleinmont in Guernsey. A large-scale air, land and sea
search was carried out over the weekend for 50-year-old
Patrick Eker A formal identification
is expected later. The police are not treating
the death as suspicious. In the last hour, we've learnt
the Air Search and Alderney lifeboat are searching for an Alderney man
who's been reported missing. Keith Jones was last seen
yesterday at two o'clock. He's described as being five
foot ten, slim and bald and was wearing
a red and grey anorak. A disciplinary hearing has heard how
an ambulance station officer in Guernsey failed to follow up
a 999 call from an elderly man
who was having a heart attack. when Alan Hamilton dialled 999
but the call was cut off and attempts to call him
back were unsuccessful. Procedures, including logging
the call and dispatching the police and ambulance, were not
followed through and Mr Hamilton's body
was found the next day. The hearing in
Southampton continues. Historic markings that warned pilots
not to bomb an island hospital during the Occupation
will be removed as the former Jersey College
for Girls is converted into flats. It comes after a report
on the island's heritage criticised for failing to preserve
historic sites. Sitting next to his anti-aircraft
gun - a German soldier keeps watch Churchill's pilots launched
several air attacks on the islands. So red crosses -
like those seen here in France - were painted on hospitals
to avoid casualties. 70 years on and time has faded
the markings at the former
Jersey College for Girls site. It's always sad to see something
effectively disappear but we have to be realistic.
Not everything can be saved. The crosses are now very faint
and sadly are almost invisible. Jersey College for Girls
was located in this
magnificent building from 1888. They were moved out by Nazi
engineers in 1941 but it wasn't until 1943 that it became a hospital
and the red crosses were painted A stylish new development for
something for everyone. The developers believe it
would essentially be illegal as the site is no longer used
as a hospital, and the front of the building is in such
a poor state of repair, it needs painting to
preserve its structure. Yet it's not the first
time questions have been raised about the re-development of historic
sites on the Island. This HMV logo in St Helier was saved
after a petition was signed Earlier this month,
a heritage report criticised the Southampton Hotel
development for only keeping
the original building's fa ade. But planning bosses say change
is essential Turning buildings back
into preserved structures or reverting them to the way
they were in 1944 would not be paying true homage to our
aspirations And while there is a demand for more
residential accommodation on the island,
Tracey says they will always try and balance the needs of future
developers Sport now and it's been announced
that Guernsey and Jersey cricket teams will be heading
to Johnannsburg later in the year for the World Cricket
League Five tournament. The South African city was chosen
over Jersey and the Netherlands Jersey Reds have climbed
to fifth in the Championship They beat Rotherham Titans
17-9 at St Peter. And congratulations
to Guernsey's Ladies Rugby Team They ended their season in style
with an 85-0 victory over Worthing. Finally football, and Jersey beat
rivals Guernsey 1-0 to win the Under-18s Muratti
at Springfield. Jake Prince netted a last-gasp
winner for the home side. I nearly wasn't here today after fog
delayed my return from holiday, a frustration many of us have had
to endure in recent weeks. Lets see if it's clear
skies for the week. Good evening. It will be promising
this week. We have swapped the low cloud and fog for sunshine and
showers. We have had some sunshine through today. That weather is
clearing now. Behind it, we have cooler air. In the next few days it
will be rather cool with a mixture of sunshine and showers and,
throughout this week, rather breezy. This cold front just clearing, it
has broken the cloud up so we have largely clear skies out there at the
moment. Tomorrow, a much more promising day. Plenty of sunshine.
It will still be quite breezy and still on the chilly side as well.
Wednesday, we will see some spells of rain through the morning, then
that system pushes out of the way and we should see some drier,
brighter weather. We have a few showers out there at the moment. One
or two heavy bursts at times. Fairly breezy, but clear skies over like
tonight. Even with that breeze, the potential for temperatures to get
down as low as five Celsius. That shows you just how cold that there
is. Tomorrow, a much better day. We'll see one or two shall was
initially but for the bulk of the day, sunshine. The wind will be an
issue. We will see a lot of sunshine but it will feel cooler than you
would think once you step outside with those high winds. Here are your
times of high water... And for our surfers... Generally messy or choppy
conditions. The wins will be Westerly, 4-6, gradually
south-westerly as we go through tomorrow. Isolated showers through
the morning I and foremost a dry day the some sunshine. Visibility mainly
good. Tomorrow one of the better days of the week with cloud pushing
in on Wednesday on Thursday with outbreaks of rain, continuing to
breezy as we head through the week and warming up towards next weekend.
I'll be back at eight with an update and then again with you local news
first after the BBC National news at ten twenty five.
in some of the most sensitive rural sites in the county.
McDonagh failed to turn up to Plymouth Crown Court
and a European Arrest Warrant has been issued to bring back
the offender from the Republic of Ireland, so that justice
It is now a familiar sight in our countryside.
The beauty spots were fly-tippers can illegally dump rubbish
But look at how much devastation one man can cause.
18 separate sites across three local authorities were used
by Martin McDonagh over more than a year.
One victim who was ripped off by the serial fly-tipper also faced
a fixed penalty notice served by the local authority
I was heavily pregnant, I was moving out of my dad's flat
and trying to start a new, fresh life, new home, new family
I wanted everything gone, sorted and I couldn't do that.
He knows how to work people to get what he wants. He can come across as
the most friendliest person in the world. He knows what he is doing.
In sentencing, the charge said Martin McDonagh would pester home
owners who were then charged money and then he was in a habit of coming
back and pestering for more money. He said his manner was persistent
and threatening. Tanis Bandhari Martin McDonagh showed their regard
for the customers. He showed no regard for the environment and he
showed no regard for the land owners, local authorities who have
had to clear up the massed. Martin McDonagh's van has been crushed and
recycled. If only he had taken this approach with his work.
It was a massive weekend of sport, but it's fair to say there weren't
Natalie's here with good news and bad news.
Shall we get the bad news out of the way?
The Exeter Chiefs just failed in their bid to win the first trophy
They lost 16-12 to Leicester Tigers in the final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
Charlie Price watched the game in London.
It was another big day for fans of the Exeter Chiefs.
More than a thousand of them travelled from Devon to London
We will win quite handsomely, probably by about 25 points.
I think we will play really well and if we have a good squad
performance, then we'll bring home the cup - brilliant.
At the Twickenham stoop, a young Chiefs side was aiming
to win the Anglo-Welsh Trophy for a second time and they enjoyed
the first try of the match, with James Short on the end
of a good passing move and his pace gave the Leicester defence no
But the Tigers responded and took control of the game.
Tom Brady intercepted another Exeter passing move and he scored.
It was converted and another two penalties from Freddie Burns saw
the Chiefs trail by 11 points at the break.
No points were scored in the second half until the 77th minute,
when after 39 phases of play, Sam Simmonds finally breached
the Tigers' defence, but there wasn't enough time
So it was defeat in the final of this competition
There was also disappointment for the Plymouth Raiders
as they lost in the BBL Trophy final to a slick Leicester Riders team.
A 1,000-mile round trip to and from Glasgow saw
The Raiders were always the underdogs and Leicester showed
why they were favourites with a strong start.
Of their 19 attempts in the first quarter,
Plymouth only managed to score three times, meaning the writing
Despite a valiant fightback by the Raiders in the second
quarter, when they tried to stay in touch with their opposition,
it soon became obvious that the Riders were too good
and they started to run away with it.
Plymouth did well to make it to the final,
their first in ten years, but yesterday just wasn't their day.
The Riders reigned supreme and it finished 91-58.
At the end of the day, it's a make or miss sport.
You miss the shots, you lose and we had, overall,
four more shots than them, and we lost by 30,
We're going to have to go back to the drawing board,
see where we're taking our shots from and why we're missing so many
shots, because that has hurt us over the last six or seven weeks.
The long trip back from Glasgow was a disappointing
Eight games left of the season and Plymouth Argyle maintained
their automatic promotion push with a win over Morecambe
It finished 1-0, which might not sound that exciting,
but by all accounts it was a humdinger of a game.
Graham Carey was the scorer with a superb effort.
Argyle were unlucky not have have had more.
Exeter City are still in the play-off zone in seventh place
The Grecians took the lead just before the hour mark
Luton, who are currently fifth, equalised a few minutes later.
Exeter are just one point ahead of eighth-placed Blackpool.
On Saturday they're against Yeovil, who also drew
They were hosting Accrington Stanley who had ten men
Francois Zoko scored Yeovil's equaliser.
The Glovers are 17th with their opponents one place
And if you're wondering where Torquay are, well,
They're in action tomorrow at home to Eastleigh.
Are you aware it is International Day of Happiness with that bulletin?
Sorry! But didn't they do well to get there? The top two teams. There
is always next year. A wooden crate may not be the first thing you think
of as a work of art but left it in the hands of a graffiti artist in
Exeter they have been transformed. The artists have used their skills
to turn the crates into colourful and eye-catching pieces which will
now be auctioned off for charity. The crates were truly,
truly extraordinary. People can be as wild
and as wacky as they want to be. The spare time of 22 graffiti
artists combined with a donation of 22 blank crates and this
is what you get. It really is extraordinary,
absolutely extraordinary. I know the work of all
of the artists involved because I was the one to approach
them, but it was so surprising that the depth and range
of results that we got. The struggle is now where to display
these pieces of art. Because the idea is we are going
to have an auction to make as much money as we can to give to a charity
cause and that charity cause is the homeless that I see
all the time in Exeter. I don't understand why somebody
is not ringing me up straightaway and saying,
"Martin, do you know what? "I will have your crates,
I will display them It is a cause really close
to my heart right now. I cannot ever be more amazed
of people's individual attention to things,
so a central location The search continues
for a place on the high street Working with you, just
think Peshmerga Justin! made you smile today,
because it's International Day of Happiness and one woman has been
on a mission to help spread Sally Crabtree enlisted the help
of school children to launch a postal service delivering
parcels of happiness. Johnny Rutherford joined
them as they stopped off to at a residential
home in Plymouth. Here is your parcel of happiness.
Packages containing happy poems and gets too warm the heart. It is all
about young people delivering a little cheer to the elderly. One of
the kids, I said to him, what is happiness? He said, happiness is a
rocket ship that won't stop flying. I am aiming to inspire them to have
the confidence to find their voice and understand that literacy can be
fun and once you get that going, you can create things that have a
genuine joy within them and then it is that thing of giving that to
somebody else. If you give to people, it makes you happy. Parkwood
residential home accepted the deliveries with open arms. Some gets
contained poems. The universe is one big door of love, here is your key
to open it. It makes I Pella our day to have them here singing. It was
lovely. That is what we need here. A bit of happiness. One of the ladies
got given a gold watch and instead of the time it said, now. That thing
about happiness is about living in the moment. With children they live
in the moment. What do you think of today? Smashing! Remember today is
International Day of Happiness so that means smiles.
We had loads of happy callers on the radio today as well saying that
things that made them happy work" that cheese sconce, the open road
and one person said talking to me made them happy. Let's see if the
weather will make us happy. The weather is not great but I will do
it with a smile. We have had a bit of a mixed bag today. Drive but
cloudy weather to begin with, and then we had a weather front moving
in so we had a spell of rain. That has cleared. Behind it is much
colder air. This week it will be cold particularly over the next few
days. Rather breezy all week and towards the end it should settle
down with more dry weather. You can see the extent of the cloud. Behind
this front we have a lot of clear skies. Initially tonight we will see
the clear skies and then shower was behind. It has been a breezy day and
we can expect a fairly breezy few days. Tomorrow we will see a mixture
of sunshine and heavy downpours. Some with the risk of hail and heavy
thunder. Much lighter winds on Wednesday. Thursday a mixture of
sunshine and showers. After Thursday it should settle down as we head
towards the weekend. We have a bit of cloud still left but tonight, a
lot of the cloud will lift and break. Initially clear skies, a few
showers. It is going to be breezy and that will stop us getting a
frost because it is very cold air that is starting to push across us.
Temperatures close to freezing even with that breeze. Down to one or 2
degrees. The potential of a frost roaringly tomorrow. Shower was
speeding in as he go through the day. Heavy with the risk of hail and
thunder, merging into longer spells of rain. With the strength of those
winds it will feel colder than today, highs of around ten or 11
degrees. For the Isles of Scilly we will see Sunny spells but then
showers will work their way in and they will be heavy with the risk of
hail and thunder. Winds will pick up as we go through the day. Here are
your times of high water. In terms of our surfing, fairly big waves
along the north coast. Slightly lesser waves along the south coast.
Our winds will start off south-westerly, gradually become
more westerly through the day. Many fair with some showers. Some fog
developing and the visibility moderate or good. A bit of a mixed
bag this week. Much colder air starting to push in. Tonight will be
a chilly night, that breeze keeping us mostly frost free. Tomorrow more
sunshine than today. In the afternoon clouds will clump
together, heavy with the risk of hail and Sunday. Wednesday will be
fairly cloudy, a spell of rain, drier in the afternoon. Jabba Riaz
we had towards the tail end of the week we will seek temperatures
climbing. A ridge of high pressure climbing. Friday into the weekend we
should see a lot more dry weather with spells of sunshine. Sarah on
Facebook says, see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.
Lovely! From all of us here, good night.
The 24-year-old man has been charged with murder.
You made sure an innocent man is charged!
What gives you the right to say that he's innocent?
If police wrongdoing is part of this, I want to know.
Huntley's definitely hiding something.