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European Union after 44 years of membership. That's all from
Welcome to BBC Channel Islands, I'm Charlie McArdle.
With less than a week to go concerning confusion about Jesse
brand population laws. -- Jersey's. Calls for tougher rules forcing
Guernsey taxi drivers to provide aren't happy, and a famous car flies
in for a starring role. New laws governing who can live
and work in Guernsey are being debated by the States -
less than a week before they're Some businesses and property-owners
want the laws to be delayed, claiming that they'll harm
the economy and that most islanders Mark Inchley has
tonight's top story. Well, Mark's outside
the States Chambers now. It will dictate who can live in
Guernsey and for how long. Conditions are local properties and
much more. They have been used in the making that late attempt to
derail the new laws seem to have fallen on deaf ears. The deputy
suggests just a few tweaks. To add and is understand how the changes
will impact on them? I know they will affect but I'm not sure. I live
with my boyfriend is why on his licence. I know the licence regime
has to change. Seems to be quite a sensible option. You can't just keep
people out and people need security. There's still plenty and 70 about
what the changes will mean for Avenue and that will remain to that
list the end of this debate which tonight is still far from over.
Well, Mark's outside the States Chambers now.
Then five proposed changes and just to have been dealt with today. The
first review of the laws which will happen by early 2019 and be carried
out by the quality resources committee alongside their home
affairs committee. The bulk of this afternoon has been spent discussing
what birthrights children born in Kent it should have when it comes to
living and working in the island. In the last half hour that amendment
has been thrown out. It was calling for all children to have the same
rights. There they will go with the original plan which sees children
born in Ireland with a print and Grampian to the island with more
rights than others. There had been an attempted throughout the whole
package despite consent from the business community it would be
damaging to their quarrel economy. Clive, are you disappointed this has
not happened? The debate has gone towards a review allegedly after the
law has been passed which everybody expected to be. -- and regionally.
-- immediately. There's an amendment to the short-term licence which we
have been arguing for. How it will pan out and affect the economy going
forwards in the future we're not quite setting it. We will wait till
tomorrow. -- not quite certain yet. We will willingly be part of that.
Three amendment still to discuss and we will bring you the latest nose as
they happen. -- the latest on that. Jersey Dairy is the latest company
to put its prices up due to the weakened pound
following the UK's Brexit vote. The cost of milk will go
up four pence a litre Other Jersey Dairy products such
as butter and ice cream The exchange rate between the Yale
and the pound is dead by over 22% since this time last year. -- Yule.
That has had an affect on costs and services to Jersey dairy.
The States of Guernsey says Prime Minister Theresa May has
assured it of the full support of the UK Government
as Britain begins the process of leaving the EU.
It follows a letter from the States to Mrs May about Guernsey's
External Affairs Minister, Jonathan Le Tocq says
the Prime Minister's response is timely.
She has given assurances her Government will work on our behalf
particularly where the responsibility of the UK Government
in negotiations on Brexit. Jersey is going to look at the
potential opportunities and challenges of the UK leaving the EU.
Meanwhile the external affairs Minister has responded to concerns
that Palin will become more vulnerable. The other thing we can
do is convince people that we are an open jurisdiction and were not a
threat to Europe in any way. Quite the contrary, we actually contribute
to Europe in the sense of supporting employment and supporting tax
revenues in European Union states. There are calls for tougher laws
forcing Guernsey taxi drivers At the moment there's no
legal requirement for car But today the States urged
parents and taxi drivers to use common sense,
as Jessica Banham reports. It's something many of us do every
day, strapping the Cheltenham for the school run and you would not use
a car seat. -- strapping the Cheltenham. -- Child N.
We ordered a taxi when my son was probably 18 months
and I had my own car seat but there wasn't enough room
for all of us so the taxi driver explained that we could put my son
on my lap with the seat belt which I wasn't
Over in the UK, taxi drivers are exempt from having
And here in Guernsey, there's currently no legal
requirement for drivers to use them IF there isn't one available...
It's something that parents have been criticising
After a local mum struggled to find a firm that
Samantha Bisson commented that this is so not OK.
Young children need to travel securely in a car.
While Liz Taylor-Kerr called it ridiculous and said she'd faced
a similar problem elsewhere But Kirsten Jameson
to fit suitcases in the boot of a taxi, even without a baby seat.
It would be very awkward to carry one round with you -
you'd be limited to do other fares with car seats in the back so it
Over in Jersey, legislation brought in last year means taxis now have
But today Guernsey's States said it was unrealistic to expect
all drivers to offer a range of child seats, and that
some do own them and can provide one when asked.
Jessica Banham, BBC Channel Islands News, Guernsey
A review has made 26 recommendations to improve the way
Jersey Police work with children in domestic violence cases.
They include changes to how centres are staffed and calls are recorded.
The review, by a small islands forum, is based
Police say investing in staff is key.
It is looking at the end it to enter process. It is looking at how we
take initial receipt and record details of reported incidents and
how we respond and how we investigate and how we risk
assessed. And ultimately how we step away.
Over ?100 per tonne of solid rubbish,
and water bills almost doubling - those are the new charges facing
The waste tax has been agreed in principle as part
It is an incentive to stop the growing amount of rubbish thrown
away. But a new commercial waste charges worrying industries,
especially hospitality. We can't pass this tax onto peoples of
widgets that was to come from? I was supposed to absorb visitors put up
with it? I think it is quite harsh and I think it is unfair. Despite
their concerns The States gave the new waste tax the green light
without knowing what the cost would be. Southern waste will be charged
around ?150 per turn. -- solid waste. It will be more for a bulky
rubbish and cheaper for recyclables. Liquid waste will be calculated on
the boy and used to post 27 parameter which will be applied to
95% of metered water going into business as it is assumed that is
how much goes out and waste. The minister behind it says they're not
making a profit. They say it is fairly paid for them. Those EU
services on the island, use the disposal services, each paid a fair
amount. It is creating a level playing field between those
businesses and it means the general taxpayer, yourself and other
islanders, and not cross subsidising businesses. The charges still in the
consultation stage could be passed by The States this summer.
An exhibition about Jersey in the 1980s is opening
at the Jersey Museum, and here's one of the star
The car belonging to the island's famous TV detective
The Triumph Roadster was hoisted onto the second floor of the museum,
ready for the exhibition this Saturday.
And we'll be having a look and taking you back
Ah, the '80s, I remember it well and appeared in a few
We have some decent weather on the way the next few days. Today has not
been too bad. We saw blue skies around at times. We saw 18 degrees
in Jersey and could get higher tomorrow. A warm feeling day with
good spells of sunshine and largely drives well. Low-pressure dominates
the Atlantic. But it is high pressure sitting over France that is
more or less controlling our weather and keeping weather fronts at bay.
Into tomorrow slightly more south-easterly will bring drier and
one process. Into tomorrow night the one process. Into tomorrow night the
cold front works his way through which means fresher conditions as we
head into Friday at the weekend. Through the night tonight it is
fairly quiet with a bit of a breeze and staying largely dry with good
spells coming and going. Lows of around 10 degrees are 11 degrees.
Tomorrow there will be some close here are their button generals and
isn't bright weather was good spells of sunshine. It should be mostly
drive for tomorrow. Temperatures easily getting into the mid-to high
teens. It is pretty warm for the sale of year. Fairly big waves for
tomorrow. 29 feet. We should have clean conditions. This is the
picture I did see. Winds south-easterly of three or four and
a case for getting up to five. As shows but mainly drive. Visibility
mainly good. -- a few showers. Not looking too bad over the coming
days. There will be showers of rendered time and I think tomorrow
night will bring some rain on Saturday could bring some heavy
showers but overall business buzz of sunshine and a good amount of dry
weather. The showers will turn fresher as we head towards the
weekend. We'll be back at eight o'clock and then the slightly later
time of quarter to 11. say, like everybody here, we will be
following this step-by-step over the next two years. Thank you very much.
Now a brief roundup of other stories making the news in the South West.
John Earle, a former BBC TV presenter and Jackanory storyteller
has admitted sexually assaulting a boy almost 60years ago.
87-year-old Earle of Upton Pyne near Exeter carried
out the offences between 1957 and 1961 when he was
He has been told he could face prison and must sign
The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust says admissions are up ten per cent
and it has a hundred patients who cannot be discharged as care
Its advising people to use GPs, minor injury units
Derriford Hospital in Plymouth says its also busy and is
using its social media pages to ask people to consider other
services if its not emergency care they need.
Exeter based Flybe has been fined ?70,000
3.3 million unwanted emails to people who'd opted out
They were sent last August asking people to update
marketing preferences and personal information.
Flybe has apologised and said it has taken action to ensure it
Persistent wet weather has delayed the start of swailing on Dartmoor.
The controlled burning of overgrown gorse can only take
place between October and the end of March.
At Haytor its only just got underway.
Rising costs have forced changes to a major Royal British
The Devon Festival of Remembrance has been held for 25 years but it'll
be replaced by a concert at a smaller venue in
As Hamish Marshall reports, the main reasons are reduced ticket
sales and the cost of hiring both Exeter Cathedral and the Band
It is one of the most high-profile ways that Devon marks the sacrifices
of those who gave their lives in combat. But there will be no Royal
British Legion Devon Festival of Remembrance in 2017. The band of Her
Majesty's Royal Marines is a big attraction at the festival, but it
comes at a cost. ?1800 as the Ministry of Defence charges
organisations including the British Legion for outside appearances. It
says that is according to Government policy, but it contributed to the
festival making a loss. ?1800 is a lot of money, especially for
remembrance. If it was for a flower show or for a county show or
something like that, I could understand. But not for remembrance.
It is really not in line with the idea of remembrance. Another big
cost is the new ?3000 to hire Exeter Cathedral. The cathedral, which has
its own well-publicised financial issues, told as it works very hard
to keep costs for concerts and other events held here to a minimum. But
staffing and other costs involved in keeping the building open beyond its
normal opening hours do have to be covered. So in November, the smaller
venue will host a lower budget concerts, focusing on youngsters.
The young people of this country or the people who are going to continue
and we looking forward to a terrific concert with a lot of participation
of children. And the hope is to reinstate the larger scale festival
in 2018. To mark the centenary of the end of the Great War.
The wife of a former Plymouth-based Royal Marine
convicted of shooting dead a wounded Taliban fighter says he has always
regretted his actions and if he could turn back time
Alexander Blackman is to be freed after his murder conviction
Today his wife Claire told our Somerset Correspondent
Clinton Rogers they wondered if the day would ever come.
The whole four and a half year journey has been a bit of
a rollercoaster and we have obviously had some wins along the
way but we have had a lot more let downs and disappointments and those
were the days when we really wondered if we would get here.
When you spoke to your husband after the
He is a man of few words and I think, to be fair,
it took most of the day for the decision to really sink in.
Obviously, in prison he's had time to reflect on that day.
He has always wished that he could turn the clock
back and act differently in that situation than he did.
He has always regretted his actions and he
has always held himself accountable for them.
How hard you think it will be to adjust for both of you?
I listen to people who advise me that there will be a readjustment
period and I am sure that is true, but I suppose over many other
couples we have the advantage of readjusting from every tour he's
ever been on, albeit this is a considerably longer
tour than the others, but neither of us are
We are very much looking forward to it.
He is coming out largely because of what you have
I've heard the title lioness applied to you.
Does this sit comfortably on your shoulders?
I haven't really had a chance to think
And people ask me often why and how I have done what I have
And I don't really have a good answer.
And somebody needed to fight to get the justice
that he received yesterday and if that has to be me, then so be it.
Some sports news now and almost a decade after the race,
Devon runner Jo Pavey has been awarded a World Championship medal.
The 43-year-old finished the 2007 10,000 metre
However she's now set to receive the bronze medal after the athlete
who finished ahead of her was found guilty of a doping offence.
More south west success now and the Thomas Hardye School
who we featured on Friday has produced an incredible
performance today to win the National Schools Vase final.
The team were clearly not suffering any Twickenham nerves.
The under-15 side from Dorchester blew their opponents away running
in seven first half tries to lead 45-0 at the break.
The second-half was a more even contest and the Thomas Hardye School
eventually ran out winners by 67 points to seven.
In Plymouth, the count down to Armed Forces Day began
when the flag was presented to the city in an unusual way.
Former Royal Marine Mark Ormrod, who lost three limbs in Afghanistan,
accompanied the standard by landing craft across the Sound
Then, by way of a weapons vehicle and zip wire, it was handed
This year's event on June 24th will include parades,
displays and an air show and is expected to attract more
An 11-year-old boy from Cornwall has become the youngest person ever
to be chosen to represent Great Britain in the
Yes, Will Bacchus and his best friend Aston are
Earlier this month they got to the finals of their category
at Crufts and in July they'll be in Luxembourg as part
of Team GB in the European Junior Open Championships.
Our reporter, Andrea Ormsby's been to see them in action.
So I'm going to send him into the tunnel.
Run this way and then I'm going to pull him
And then I'm going to send him through here.
five-year-old cocker spaniel Aston have been training together for four
He will eat whatever he can get his paws on and
he is just very cuddly, noisy, and a lovely friend to have.
And they are doing very well together.
They got through to the finals of their
category at Crufts and now they have been chosen
by Team GB, making Will
When it came through, I started welling
up, so I feel like pretty proud of me and Aston, so yeah...
But Aston hasn't always given him cause for
He used to run out the ring and go to burger vans and the worst
one was when he ran out of the ring and destroyed a cake stall and he
So my mum had to go and pay for them after we put him
He's prepared to take on a challenge.
A lot of people may have given up, but having
worked through it, he has actually got a very strong bond and a lovely,
And it is that bond bringing success.
He has tried so hard to get this far.
He never gives up, even when the dog was raiding cake stalls and burger
He kept on going and perseverance has paid off now.
In July, Will and Aston head to Luxembourg for
Can really see the love and affection they have.
Congratulations to Will and Aston, but also a special mention
for our reporter Andrea who was also the camera operator racing
That's our very own North Devon reporter Andrea Ormsby -
there she is, with her camera following the action
We should enter her into a competition!
Give Aston a run for his money. Let's see what the weather is like.
We saw some very blustery conditions.
It looks a bit rough. All very disappointing today. We are not the
only ones who have experienced it. Across the region, it has been great
and dismal. We that low cloud and health and mist and Mark. Our
cameraman went to Dartmoor today because you can see the low cloud
and rain and drizzle as well. Quite a brisk wind around as well.
Beginners for tomorrow is that we lose the moist south-westerly flow
that we had today and we start to produce a little bit more of a
southerly wind. That should help to bring some slightly drier, slightly
warmer air across us. Hopefully some improvement for some others tomorrow
and hopefully for many others losing scenes like this. Work tomorrow,
slightly warmer. There will be some rain around. Western fringes are
most likely to see rain. For many others, a dry day and a brighter day
as well. Low pressure is dominating in the Atlantic. High pressure sits
across France and that is how we keep those weather fans at bay. This
is today. This is tomorrow. Not a lot of change but slightly more of a
southerly as opposed to a south-westerly. Hopefully a better
day on the cards. Into Friday, the cold front moves through. Pressure
conditions for Friday and we keep the pressure conditions into the
weekend. The risk of some heavy thundery showers on Saturday but
with high-pressure developing by Sunday it should help to clear off
the showers and it should be dry. As it has not been out there for today.
Spells of rain coming and going, heavy bursts in some places. Cloud
as well. We continue to see rain on and off through the night tonight as
well. Some of it could be quite lively. The brisk wind continues.
Bob around tonight as well. All of that keeps it mild, with
temperatures staying in double figures into tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow, it could be down early. The good news is that with that
southerly wind, the brain wants to work its way further westwards all
the western fringes will have a disappointing day. But in general,
for many of us, a dry day and bright and also warmer. Medium and high
level cloud around at times. A warm feeling day. 16-17 C. Except where
you keep that rain and the Isles of Scilly is likely to be one of those
places. A blustery day with that rain at times and temperatures here
is a good bit lower, I suspect. These are the times of high water.
And these are the waves for surfers. Fairly big. Clean conditions here
with that southerly wind coming in. For the coastal waters, the wind
will be southerly. Some patchy rain around at times. A largely dry
picture for many of us but we have got a moderate to rough seas state
and that could increase to very rough later on in the day. This is
how it is shaping up over the coming days. Not too bad overall. For many
of us, a decent day for tomorrow. The further west you are, you will
have those outbreaks of rain. Mostly dry on Friday. Just like showers.
Temperatures taking a tumble. Heavy and thundery showers on Saturday.
Some sunshine away from the showers. Openly drier and brighter for
Sunday. Back to you. More on some of her stories on our
Facebook page including Aston and Will and also dog agility. Good
night. I expect you'll want to become
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does that get sent down for indecent behaviour.
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