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Good evening, welcome to BBC Channel Islands.


I'm Charlie McArdle. The headlines tonight:


Man arrested on suspicion of murder following the death


The victim and the man we have detained were known to one another,


there is no suggestion that the wider community should be in fear.


Growing up in Guernsey - young people's survey


reveals significant number are unhappy and stressed.


More than 100 players from 15 nations are in Jersey


for the European Squash Championships.


And after what has been quite a miserable day today, the rest of


this week looks very promising. High temperatures as well. I'll have all


the details later in the programme. A man's been arrested on suspicion


of murder after a woman was found Police were called to a residence


on Victoria Street this morning. Our reporter Luxmy


Gopal is there now. full picture of what happened is


still unknown at this early stage, but we do know that at 10:50am, a


member of the public called the emergency services, the police


arrived to this house behind me here on Victoria Street in the St Helier


where they found the body of a middle-aged woman. We don't know her


age or other details about her because police say they can't


publicly confirm her identity until the spoken to all the members of her


family. This is a very fast developing situation and the few


hours ago at 3pm, a 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.


He had been questioned in police custody. He and the victim knew each


other and police made their statement at the headquarters if you


hours ago. This is the burly early stages of a murder investigation,


led by my colleague, a UK Home Office pathologist will attend the


island to undertake postmortem is in order to help determine the cause of


death. Specialist family liaison officers have been appointed to work


with and support the family. We are not yet in a position to be able to


confirm the identity of the victim. Forensic work is likely to be


ongoing at the scene in the Victoria Street for some time. A major


incident room has been established here at police headquarters. As you


heard, these are the very early stages of the murder investigation


and there's not much more the police can tell is, they don't know how she


died, when she died, or if anyone else was involved. They do say that


public safety isn't a risk. Officers have already spoken to significant


witnesses, but they are still appealing for anyone who may have


heard or seen anything in the past 24 hours, what is very a usually


quiet residential street in St Helier, to come forward. Thank you.


We will bring you any more developments in this story in our


late bulletin at 1025 this evening. A 61-year-old man who grew up


in Guernsey has been jailed Keith Baker and his wife Caroline


had kidnapped a woman with severe learning difficulties


in 2004 and subjected her to eight years of horrific sexual assaults


while keeping her captive The victim was emaciated and kept


in squalid conditions. Baker has been sentenced to 15 years


in jail and a further five years That's how some young people


in Guernsey view life. That's according to findings from


the latest young people's survey. While the majority are content,


a significant number say their emotional health is suffering.


Mike Wilkins reports. This generation has grown


up with the internet And latest research shows


that in Guernsey some I think with the increase in social


media we face pressure is not only with image and the spread of a


certain way you are supposed to look, but also possible bullying


personally, I haven't ever experienced this, but I know people


who may have felt targeted by certain online. -- certain messages.


There's a significant number who are unhappy


Of the 800 respondents, almost a quarter said they didn't


like themselves and more than a fifth said


More than half of 16 to 18 year olds believed


But experts say it's difficult to leave for young people to close


Free you and I might have experienced friendship issues, for


example, when you got home and shut the door, unless they fall due on


your land line, you didn't have to deal with that in the evening. For


our children and young people now those issues present themselves 24


hours a day, seven days a week, through social media and the


Internet connectivity. That exacerbates the issue and it's very


difficult for our young people to shut the door on the things that are


presented to them. But despite these pressures, some


people say they're doing all right. The 21st century has made us very


resilient, despite what young people say -- survey might suggest. There


is a lot we can take from it, we are resilient, we will pick ourselves up


regardless of the situation we are in and most young people are


positive about the future. Their school days may soon be over,


but it's hoped that the findings from this survey will help equip


future students to cope Jersey's planned new hospital


could be paid for with existing reserves of money rather


than through borrowing. A scrutiny panel suggests


using the so-called Rainy Day fund, which currently stands


at ?800 million, whereas the original plan


was for the States to borrow up to 400 million to cover


most of the costs. If you are happy taking on the risk


of a ?400 million debt, over and above what we already have, and this


will take us up to over a billion in liabilities, that the estimate, if


you are happy doing that, then fine. If you're not happy, this gives an


alternative. The BBC highlighted the increasing


number of sexting cases being reported to Jersey Police


in yesterday's programme. They are now dealing with incidents


involving making and sharing indecent images of children


under 16 every week. Not only is it illegal,


but there are warnings of the dangers that come with it,


as Emma Chambers explains in our second exclusive


report into sexting. It's a trend that's growing among


young people in Jersey, making friends and even


relationships from behind a mobile But it seems the barrier of a screen


is making under 16s more confident in what they text


and what they send. Essentially speeding up the flirting


process by sharing explicit images Jersey Police are warning


of the dangers these children are putting themselves in,


not only online but when those digital conversations


turn into reality. There are cases potentially


when young people do turn up to that meeting,


knowing in the back of their mind that actually they probably


have to, in their mind, albeit they don't, but they feel


at the back of their mind maybe they have to go through something


they're really not comfortable with because of the image they've


sent and the position that they put themselves in, and that's a really


dangerous situation. A situation children's charity


Jersey NSPCC are worried about. They are warning young people not


to send the indecent photo or video in the first place,


but also what can be However, if they're not


prepared to do that, and they do post it online,


and that is where it's obviously a real concern for us because that


then can cause that child or young person to be further


exploited or possibly bullied You can contact Childline and speak


to an NSPCC counsellor who will be able to look into having that


image removed online. They believe education is key


to make young people realise what they should


and shouldn't share. Volunteers are needed


to help monitor standards The island's Home Affairs Committee


is looking for three new recruits to join


the Independent Monitoring Panel, a role which involves observing,


listening and reporting back on life It's to make sure prisoners


and prison staff are For the first time, Jersey


is hosting part of squash's The event is being held in


St Clement for the next four days. Russia, Israel and Sweden are among


the countries taking part, and it's a first for Guernsey,


which has sent a team over. It's fast and furious


and even though Jersey's relatively new to the European Championship,


the island is making its mark Jersey was granted international


status by the World Squash Federation two years ago


and the sport hasn't It's been an amazing


experience for our players. It's really given them


a different mindset coming into events like this and,


like you say, to hold it in This is a chance for Jersey squash


players of all ages to get a taste for international sporting and it's


giving young talent Jersey has also been


inspiring its sister island as this is the first year Guernsey has


entered the European As a team, we really


didn't know what to expect when we came into this,


we didn't know where we stood. Certainly in the next few years


and over the next season, we know where we've got to get


to now and our players know Maybe we'll tweak our selection


criteria very slightly. I think it's a learning curve for us


and we've really enjoyed it so far. Players may be working up a sweat


but they have another three days Let's take a look at


the weather with David Braine. It looks like a summers day. Was


that taken today? A few days ago. It is going to be better than this,


quite a bit of cloud around today which has been stubborn to break but


it will overnight tonight and we are looking at good weather thereafter.


A fine, dry day tomorrow with some sunshine and light winds. The


temperatures could be higher but we can't have everything. High pressure


in charge, nudging closer to Earth. This is the middle of the week,


Wednesday, by Thursday it is over the south-west of England and the


Channel Islands. Very little wind and fine bright weather. The


difficulty will be to estimate how much cloud we are likely to see. The


layer of cloud we have had today is breaking up nicely and will continue


to move into France. All the clear sky across Cornwall and Devon will


cross the Channel towards us later tonight. There will be breaks in the


cloud before that really good clear sky arrives, it will turn quite


chilly overnight tonight with temperatures down to eight or 9


degrees. Inland, temperatures could get down to five or six. Tomorrow,


patchy cloud around in the morning and then the sunshine comes through.


By lunchtime or just after, plenty of sunshine to enjoy, lighter winds


from today and temperatures of 12 or 13 in the shade but feeling warmer


than that in the sunshine. Those are our times of high water. For our


servers, the waves are huge but it will be a clean surface. The coastal


waters forecast... Look at this, this is how the temperatures fear


over the next few days. Gradually climbing up and getting up to around


17 or possibly 18 degrees by Saturday. One is coming, we just


have to be patient and a lot of fine weather to enjoy with a good deal of


sunshine. Try and settled over the next few days. A man has been


arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a


property in place-mac. -- St Helier. Residents were called to Victoria


Street this morning. I am back at 8pm and 1025. Good night.


research. And they could just as easily we discover that sort of


inspiration here. It was a tragedy in which hundreds


of men lost their lives when HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Cornwall


were bombed in the Indian Ocean 75 years on, the sinking of those


two Devonport based cruisers, by Japanese aircraft


in the Second World War was commemorated during a special


service today, with wreaths laid


on Plymouth Hoe. Time to remember in Plymouth. 75


years on from a devastating assault on the Indian Ocean. Was Easter


Sunday. HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Cornwall boat sank in 20 minutes


from coming under attack from Japanese dive bombers. More than 400


men died. Among them the father of Derek Bickford. I remember listening


to the radio and hearing about it and then collapsing in the chair,


what I was only eight years old at the time. As I understand history,


they didn't realise that things were around them because they did not


have the radar, that they have now. HMS Cornwall was built in Devonport.


HMS Dorsetshire was built in Portsmouth in 1926. Their loss was a


huge blow to the Royal Navy. The names of all those who died on the


two Devonport -based cruisers are listed here. Winston Churchill went


on to describe Easter Sunday raid as one of the most dangerous moments of


the war. Given that we lost HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Cornwall and


then Hermes, the following day, with about 400 people lost in the water,


it was a very significant point in 1942. Some survivors were reunited


with the HMS Dorsetshire, Benjamin Martin, seen here in the middle. He


had been transferred to Durban in 1941. When HMS Dorsetshire sank,


many of the crew ended up in Durban. And he took care of some of those


there. And they had two weeks' leave before they had to go back to sea on


a new ship. Because Easter is late this year, the association says that


the ships, those who died and those who survive will be remembered on


Easter Sunday, throughout the South West. Remembering the crews of HMS


Dorsetshire and HMS Cornwall. Now coming up later,


a partnership working I put him through his paces, and he


put me through mine. Yes! And the Penzance pensioner


using pedal power to raise money Now, how did you learn


maths at school? With a calculator, a slide rule


or maybe even an abacus. Well a school in Cornwall has come


up with what they think is the perfect way to help


the children with their sums. I wish they had these when I was at


school. They've adopted two orphaned lambs


called Charlie and Titch and caring for them has become


a real education. Spotlight's Eleanor Parkinson


has been to see how School is simply more fun that a


couple of lambs. They don't know the rules of hopscotch but they are good


at skipping and chase. This school has adopted Charlie and Titch after


they were adopted and caring for them is a full-time job. They have


to be fed every few hours. You put the bottle on top of the land so


that it can suck it down, and it is easier if you hold it by the Chin so


that it does not leave its mouth, and they have got teeth, even though


they are baby. So they could actually give you a bit of a bike.


Yes. They don't use them for biting people. They are just for biting


leaves and grass. What happens when you are feeding them? It sucked my


finger! Did it think your finger was a bottle? Yes. The benefits to the


children are fantastic. Lots of maths involved. They have two way


out the milk powder and the water to mix with it and get everything in


the right ratio and then they have two way the lambs, then you have got


all be looking after animals and taking care which is good for


children, as well. So how do you weigh a wriggling land? Can you pass


me the land? The scale now say 62 kilograms. How much is that? The


lamb weighs nine kilos. I think he's right. These lambs are getting


bigger every day so when they get too big for the classroom, what


happen? The head teacher says that the children will make the decision


so they might just be added to the school register, after all. What a


brilliant idea. We could have some lip -- we could have some lambs at


Spotlight! And what are the chances


of getting it? Well a 19-year-old from Dawlish


has done just that - combining her love of animals


and the military Helen Fewings is a student


at Bicton College and, as Heidi Davey reports,


to have secured the prestigious role at such a young age


is quite an achievement. Helen has always wanted to work with


animals. When she was 16 she enrolled in a college animal care


course. As well as food, what can you give them? Leafy vegetables and


insects, and bar. Bicton College is known for its strong ties with the


agricultural industry but the campus at Budleigh Salterton has set up a


military academy. For Helen, that was the perfect opportunity to take


a second course and test out her yearning to have a career in the


Army. Two years later, she has landed her dream job. You're only


19. That is a hard unit to get into. You went through several rounds of


interviews. What was it like to be told that you were making the cut?


He got to the final 60. 60 people, and 20 dogs, week-long interviews. I


walked away, high hopes, then I got a call one morning, good news, I


have passed and they told me that I would start training in October. It


is thanks to the academy at Bicton that she was fully prepared for all


aspects of military life. What we do here, we prepare students for


potential recruits and it is the plastic to see how successful Helen


has been. That is our goal at the end of the day. What Helen has


experienced is coming through the animal care side, I potentially


being interested in the military, what we then offer is that exposure


so that Helen can see what we do. Helen has already made plans for the


future. Yes. I want to work with explosive search dogs. The most


dangerous bit. We will see what happens as time goes on. They make a


great partnership, don't we? -- don't they.


Now as we get older some of us may think about slowing down a bit.


But that's not for George Inns from Penzance.


He's about to get in the saddle and cycle


He'll start in the bustling city of Bo in Sierra Leone,


before crossing the border into Liberia, where


he will end on the palm fringed beaches of Robertsport.


Did we mention George is 88 years old?!


His trip is to raise money for the UK charity Street Child


which helps some of the poorest and most vulnerable children


Spotlight's David George has been to meet him.


George Inns taking a training ride on the cycle path. He's no stranger


to let the bike rides. He has cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats


four times. The last time, seven years ago, when he was 81 years old.


He will soon be smote -- swapping St Michael's Mount, Cornish coast for


the rough roads and tracks of Sierra Leone, a country and people close to


his heart. I went there as an engineer in the early 50s. And I


enjoyed my time there. It was a very interesting and beautiful country.


The people are very friendly and cheerful and very resilient. George


has always followed the fortunes or should that the misfortunes of the


country. He has been upset to see the aftermath of the ebola outbreak


there and wanted to support charities in the country. They do


educational work for children which is very seriously needed because it


is a very poor country. George is taking part in the 196 mile cycle


challenge with his grandson and another eight riders who have signed


up. It will take place at the end of the dry season so it could be hot


and wet. A bit different from today's brisk and bracing weather.


Do you mind if I join you? Lead the way. People keep mentioning your


age. You are 88. I am, yes. But I don't think too much about my age.


It is something that comes to all of us unfortunately and you just have


to make the best of it. Not think, I am too old to do this or that, just


go ahead and do it. I have got a lot more cycling to do, yet. The man is


an inspiration. He certainly is. Good luck to George. It is going to


be hot and wet, possibly, when he does that challenge. The weather


conditions they're the perfect today, though.


Good evening. High pressure is coming our way. That means settled


and dry weather. It is a dry story. We're going to look back briefly,


now. March was quite an unusual month across the British Isles.


Certainly one of the mildest. Reckons going back to 910. -- 1910.


It was something like the fourth or fifth warmest March on record. A


poor start on a cool night. You will have noticed the change, slightly


cooler air today despite the sunshine. The risk of some frost.


Fine and dry and we will have that sunshine back, as well. There is


some cloud of wind, but it is gradually dissipating. It is to the


rest of us at the moment, allowing some cloud to bobble around the top


of it. Hence the patchy missed earlier on today. This is the middle


of the day tomorrow. By the middle of Thursday, it is across cars, and


by Friday it is well and truly across southern Britain. Not


everyone will see sunshine. But at times you will get some of that


sunshine and it will be warm, as well. You will notice some chilly


nights over the next few nights. This is a satellite picture from


earlier today. Some spots of rain affecting northern France, but most


of the weather we have now with broken cloud and clear skies. This


was earlier today up on Dartmoor, where some sunshine came through


eventually but it was rather cloudy and felt quite cool because of it. A


brisk northerly breeze and it has not been overly warm. It did not


stop some walkers and backpackers enjoying some dry weather although


there was some drizzle first thing this morning and it is going to be


chilly for camping on Dartmoor tonight because those skies will


Claye. That cloud is now beginning to dissipate. We will have fairly


clear skies overnight. Temperatures quite low for the month of April


with temperatures getting as low as three Celsius in some places. On the


coast, a bit milder and in the towns and villages, five, six Celsius.


Tomorrow, plenty of sunshine, lighter winds than today, and


although temperatures initiate will be the figures we show you here, in


the sunshine, out of the breeze, considerably warmer at perhaps 12,


13 Celsius. For the Isles of Scilly, bright and dry with some sunshine.


And the times of high water... And for our surfers... And the coastal


waters forecast, the wind from the north-east, for three to four with


good visibility. And here is the picture for the rest of this week.


The cloud comes and goes, that'll be the way of it over the next few


days. Have a good evening. There is a lovely film on our Facebook page


about the little lambs and learning at school. You can log onto that


now. But from all of us here, good night.


HORN BEEPS That car.


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