05/04/2017 Channel Islands News


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Welcome to BBC Channel Islands on Wednesday April 5th.

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The murder investigation continues. Jersey police are still questioning

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a 58 your old man about the death of a woman in St Helier.

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20,000 bulbs being planted, but at a time of cuts,

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what is the real worth of the floral displays in Guernsey?

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We work very closely to find ways that we can reduce the costs without

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impacting on the overall effect. Later in the programme. A piece of

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Channel Islands history touches down for the last time. We are at

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Lee-on-Solent. Not a lot of rain in the forecast. It is a continuing dry

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story with some sunshine to enjoy and getting warmer. Good evening.

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Jersey police have today continued to question a 58-year-old man

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in connection with the death of a woman in Jersey.

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Officers launched a murder investigation after the discovery

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of a body in a St Helier property yesterday, as Julie

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The body of the middle-aged woman was found in a property in

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By mid-afternoon the police had arrested on suspicion of murder

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a 58-year-old man, who they say knew the dead woman.

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Today they continued to question him at the police headquarters,

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and the property she was found in is still sealed off while it's

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A Home Office pathologist has now arrived in the island and has

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started a post mortem exam to find how the unnamed woman died.

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Officers had expected to be able to release her identity today,

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but a police spokeswoman said due to the duration of the post

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mortem exam, a formal identification isn't yet possible,

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although specialist police officers are supporting the woman's family.

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Anyone who heard or saw anything out of the ordinary in Victoria Street

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between Monday evening and yesterday morning are being urged

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The cause of death of a man, whose body was found by children

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in Guernsey woodland six months after he went missing,

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remains unresolved, an inquest has concluded.

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59-year-old Steven Corbet was last seen getting off a bus in June.

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His body was found on Christmas Eve near the pine forest.

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Today at an inquest the coroner recorded an open verdict,

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noting the cause of death as "unascertained".

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Building work will need to be started within three years

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of receiving planning permission in Jersey.

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Jersey's Environment Minister is reducing the limit

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from five years in a bid to speed up development.

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Deputy Steve Luce hopes it will stop land banking -

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a practise where developers sit on land, hoping the value will go

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up, and give the department a better idea of how many developments

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We want to be a bit more certain about what is coming down the line

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and if we grant approval for 500 dwellings and they don't appear it

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makes the statistics very difficult. I am hoping by reducing five years

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down to three years it will give us more certainty about the numbers of

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development and the numbers of dwellings which are going to be

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built in the short-term. Two teachers from Jersey

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who were badly injured in an alleged hit-and-run in the French Alps

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are still recovering De La Salle College says both

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were initially treated in hospital in France but have now been moved

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to hospital in the UK. The school's assistant head teacher

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said the pair are making "good progress" and are expected back

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for the start of the As Spring is in the air,

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people are spending more And many in Guernsey choose to enjoy

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green, public spaces. But as Mike Wilkins reports,

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with budgets being slashed for States-owned parks and gardens,

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the challenge is on to maintain the island's

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strong floral reputation. Candie Gardens is considered the

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jewel in Guernsey's gardening crown. Over 20,000 bulbs and plants

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are sewn here each year. This man's been helping look

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after Guernsey's parks He says they're places that

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are good for the soul. If you have had a pressured day, you

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know, sometimes coming to sit in here and have your salad is in your

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lunchtime, and forget a lot of that do that, there are plenty of places

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to sit and enjoy. As well as the benches, the book can sit on the

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grass. The cost of caring

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for all of Guernsey's Going to's public parks have a long

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and strong tradition. I am and one of the oldest wing houses in

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Britain. Those responsible for the parks and gardens services are

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having to work with a much smaller budget. It has reduced and it will

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continue to reduce. We work closely to find ways that we can reduce the

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costs without impacting on the overall effect. As the years go one,

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that becomes more and more difficult. We are still trying very

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hard. So, the challenge is on to keep

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the flowers blooming, One of the Channel Islands

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most iconic aircrafts The G-RLON joined Aurigny's fleet

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more than 25 years ago and has completed more flights

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than any other Trislander. Edward Sault reports

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on its final journey. Almost 33,000 flying hours

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and over 105,000 landings, but today this Aurigny trislander

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made its last ever touchdown, To think that this ad plane is

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retiring after moving so many thousands of people around, it does

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get you a little bit. It has done 105,000 landings. Unbelievable.

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Isn't it just? This try Lander has now arrived here in Hampshire for

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its new home. It will go to the Solent sky museum near Southampton,

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where it will be on display for all to see. It has almost become a part

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of Southhampton life, if you like, and that was because of the

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distinctive engine noise. As soon as you heard that, you knew it was

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going over head. There is a big linkage here and a lot of synergy

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and we are delighted to have it. Before arriving in Hampshire, the

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aeroplane flew a goodbye fly over Alderney. It had elected with

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Southampton Airport for years. For the pilot who was in charge

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of today's last flight, I only found out yesterday that I

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was doing this last flight. It was a great experience.

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Oscar November should be on display at the Southampton Solent Sky Museum

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A new future as the sun sets on a piece of Channel

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You are watching the BBC in the Channel Islands. Later on Spotlight:

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Make the dog that has been honoured for his work with children.

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Did you know that Guernsey can now boast another radio station?

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LMDC Waves, run by students at La Mare High School,

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is starting small, but it has big plans for the future,

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including 24/7 broadcasting that anyone can tune in to.

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Welcome back. I've got good soul in my feet Micro it is fun. If you get

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a bit bored, you can come in here. If you have got a slot, you can do a

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radio show and you can do it in your music lessons. It is a great

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opportunity for years 7-11 to express a job that they might want

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to do when they are older, which is amazing work experience. The

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potential for using languages, for using debates, for using music and

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drama. Most subjects at school, I can see this as a pathway towards

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learning outside the classroom, and making their learning more engaging

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and entertaining, and also said that parents can listen and hear what

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they are up to. I am thinking what to say, it can be hard. That's when

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you just have to think up something and it always works in the end. Some

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stars in the making there. Sport now.

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There's a big night for local football tonight, as Jersey

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face the under 23 team from the Premier League

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The visiting side includes several young international players,

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and it's chance for the Jersey manager to learn more

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about his squad before the Muratti and Island Games.

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The friendly kicks off at 8pm at Springfield,

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and there will be full coverage on BBC Radio Jersey from 7pm.

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Well, it has been another glorious day today. Mike potatoes are doing

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rather well in all this sunshine and I am hoping for some more.

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Is this set to stay? I think so. The main problem will be just how much

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cloud we are likely to see. For those that need rain there is not a

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huge amount in the forecast over the next four days. They might be around

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on Monday night, but until then it is fine and dry. More cloud later in

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the night, but the Sun shambles do/ will soon work on that and we will

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get some for the afternoon. This high pressure is getting closer to

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us through tomorrow. Hardly any change in its position on Friday.

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Subtle changes into the weekend as we draw warm air up from the south

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from Spain and Portugal. Overnight tonight, more cloud will drift in

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from the north, it won't reduce any rain. Eight or 9 degrees the minimum

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temperature. Tomorrow, a good deal of fine weather and ran. It will

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brighten up and buy we are into the later part of the morning and early

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afternoon, pleasant sunshine and 12 degrees will be the maximum

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temperature. There is not a huge wave, but at

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least it is clean. The sea temperature is starting to creep up

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a little bit, that sunshine is making a difference, up to 10

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degrees. The wind is north-easterly. Generally fair with good visibility.

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As we head towards the weekend, we start to see quite a big change. We

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will seek higher temperatures. It could be rather cloudy again on

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Friday at times, but those temperatures are rising. As soon as

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the sun comes out at this time of year, it will list temperatures.

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Even if temperatures of 13, if the sum comes out temperatures will peak

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at around 16. Southerly winds draw up the warmth from Spain and

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Portugal, where temperatures could be 2526 degrees at the weekend. Not

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quite so one for us, but still some good warmth. Up to 20 degrees by

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Sunday. David, thank you. That's it from us

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in the Channel Islands. We will have the result from the football in our

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10:30pm News tonight. That is the jersey under 23s against Leicester

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City. If you have missed anything tonight you can watch the programme

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on BBC iPlayer. I leave you now with the rest of Spotlight.

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were 327 million visits to chip shops across the UK last year. So it

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is not all bad news. I want fish and chips now, don't you?

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Coming up: special recognition for a special dog.

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Niven has been honoured for his work with children

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And we'll explore the ancient musical links between

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A mini power station, installed on Dartmoor in 1959,

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that was the first to be operated by remote control.

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The idea was to provide back-up electricity

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Nearly 60 years after it was built, only a shell of the original

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building remains, but that could now be demolished to make way

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Kirk England reports from Princetown.

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There's a hint of something unusual, but nothing that really gives away

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this building's ground-breaking history.

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Here at Princetown, the South Western

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Electricity Board has installed Britain's first robot power station.

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This three megawatt generating plant,

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the first of its kind in the

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world, is capable of supplying a town that a population of 10,000.

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Decommissioned years ago, this is all that remains.

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The world's first unmanned pocket Power is extraordinary. And these

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buildings are markers of how we produce energy. And the story of

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energy production is of course hugely important. The operation of a

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switch will start or stop the generator as required. The row

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control technology was cutting edge at the time. But, the building and

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another old power station next door, neither of which were considered

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interesting enough to be listed, faced demolition, if plans for this

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whiskey distillery go-ahead. The company behind the proposal declined

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to comment. Views on the scheme are mixed. I have seen the artist 's

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impression plans, and it looks very good. There was some concern about

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the spire looking to Scottish, but it is a whiskey distillery. I've

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objected on the grounds that it is going to be so large, and also, the

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historic building, the power station, is going to be knocked

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down. It will increase jobs available, and will improve tourism.

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You cannot tell from the outside, but this building has an intriguing

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history. But it is not one that is said to be interesting or

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significant enough to save it from potential demolition, if the

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distillery goes ahead, so it looks like this once ground-breaking

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pocket power station could be about to end up on the scrapheap. Lovely

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old film. Now you may remember Niven,

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a hearing dog from Devon who we featured last year

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as he helped children learning The Cockerpoo from Exmouth

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is thought to be the first ever listening dog in a deaf school

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and has been hailed a "hidden hero". And he's just been

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rewarded for his work. A medal for an unsung hero. Niven

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leaving dog has just won a luxury break at the Devon hotel. What could

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be better, three days of walking? It is thanks to a Dorset charity called

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Room two Reward which gets hotels to donate on but rooms, then the

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charity donates them to deserving cases. We hear about human

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volunteers being recognised for their work in the community, but it

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is not often that we hear about an animal being rewarded for their hard

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work. Overwhelmed, actually. It has just been amazing that we should be

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singled out for this. It is lovely. He goes above and beyond any normal

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service dog. Service dogs are incredible and do a great job but

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Niven volunteers in his own walking time at the Exeter death Academy. He

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volunteers with his death percipient palling at the National Trust and at

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a local hospital audiology department. So he really does go

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above and beyond. At the death Academy, children are happier

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reading to Niven than they are to a teacher. He's very patient. And he

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loves their company. -- at the deaf academy. Niven is keen to check out

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his room and his very own bed. His owner, Pauline, says that she would

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be lost without him. He makes life worth living. We go out for walks.

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He makes me laugh. The charity says that Niven is their first

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four-legged recipient. So, it is time to run and to have fun. Good

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old Niven. It's a link that spans 3,500 miles

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and hundreds of years. Two thirds of people living

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in Canada's most easterly province of Newfoundland are thought to have

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ancestors from Devon When settlers left our shores

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in the 1500s they took with them Now in a new collaboration, some

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of the songs, and their stories, Devon musicians Marilyn Tucker

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and Paul Wilson are here who arrived here from Canada last

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night to tell us more. Tell us how this collaboration came

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about. It started 34 years ago. It is not exactly new. I came over here

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with some other musicians in 1983 as part of the anniversary celebrations

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of Sir Humphrey Gilbert arriving in Newfoundland back in 1583. And he

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claimed it for Britain as its first colony. Whilst here, I went to a

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folk club one night and I heard these guys playing. Paul was singing

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pretty much the same song that I have learned many years earlier from

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one of my great uncle 's with slight variations. It was a Eureka moment

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for me in many ways. I knew that some of our traditional music game

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over with the early settlers and in many cases, some of the lyrics had

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been changed to reflect the circumstances of the new lifestyles

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in Newfoundland or other parts of the New World. But it also

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reinforced the idea that this music was part of a longer continuum,

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400-500 years that English settlers had been in Newfoundland. We spoke

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that night and one thing led to another. This must be maybe a dozen

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also projects that we have done over that 30 year period, some of them

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here in the West Country, and many of them in Newfoundland as well. We

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have spoken before about the meaning of songs and where lyrics come from.

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Those sales annually from the shores of the South West to Newfoundland.

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They went in April and came back and hold on. That is reflected in the

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songs. Yes, lots of stuff about the sea, and coming and going. It was a

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while before people spent winter in Newfoundland. They would go

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seasonally, and come back. So the boys was the thing. People would

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have friends and family and make connections at either end, lots of

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stuff about the sea. What is happening now? How are you combining

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the songs and their history and the link between Canada and the South

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West in this mutual? The centrepiece of this is the Devonshire symposium

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and the Devon Newfoundland story happening at the weekend. We are

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touring with the songs and stories. We have done a mash up, sometimes,

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pushing the songs together, so that Jim sings one verse, Paul sings

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another post, then I sing the song and for the instrumental break, we

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use the tune from the version collected in Newfoundland. Sometimes

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we just sing the song and then Jim says, this reminds me of this, and

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one or two verses that have the same imagery. We are going to hear a song

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and a moment. What is the song? Originally the English version of an

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old song called Spanish ladies. I collected a version in Sidmouth.

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That was from a lady who was part of the family, the fisherman 's family

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there, the bullies. It is better known by the first line of the

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chorus, which is that we will write and draw like true Newfoundlanders.

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It is an unofficial anthem and everybody knows it. Good luck with

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the tour. Someone else likes to rant and raw at times is David. He is

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bringing the weather now! Isn't that fantastic? Looking out

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across Plymouth Sound. Visibility is good at the moment. We've had

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sunshine over most of the South West today. It was so nice we sent our

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cameraman, Tristan, to Newquay, to enjoy some lovely weather. It has

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been a beautiful day. The breeze from the North has kept temperatures

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down but generally it has been pretty good. And the fine, dry

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weather has brought some people out. The sea temperatures at the moment,

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round about 10 degrees. You have to be pretty hardy to be in the water

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without a wet suit at the moment. But the sunshine or perhaps bring

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out slightly higher sea surface temperatures. Over the next couple

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of days, this is the forecast tomorrow. Some more cloud drifting

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in towards us tonight, and that will be around posting tomorrow. It will

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break up, but don't expect much blue sky to start the day. Spells of

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sunshine developing later in the day. We have a big area of high

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pressure bringing settled weather. By the middle of tomorrow it is

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hardly new position. By Friday it starts to move a little to the east.

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Into the weekend, the high-pressure weakens and moves out of the way.

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What will happen is that we start to suck up some warmth from the south.

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Temperatures across Spain and Portugal at the moment are pretty

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good. By Sunday, we have a pool of warm air travelling towards us.

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We're looking at high temperatures, possibly up to 19 Celsius. That

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could be on Sunday afternoon. Not quite as warm as that at the moment.

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It is bracing with a gentle breeze. You can see the cloud coming in from

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the north. That will gently drift across us tonight. It will cloud

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over. Not quite as cold as it was last night. The cloud breaking in a

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few places. Around five Celsius will be the minimum temperature overnight

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tonight. Tomorrow, more cloud to start with but it will brighten up.

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Don't be too disappointed by the look of the day posting. The cloud

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will gradually break to allow the sunshine in. Then, temperatures will

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get up to around 12, 13 degrees. It could be doing with being a little

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bit warmer. For the Isles of Scilly, cloud should break to allow the

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sunshine through. There are the times of high water... And for our

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surfers, the waves are not as big as they have been but they are usable

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and clean on the north coast. And the coastal waters forecast... Let's

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look at the outlook. We will see higher temperatures but we will have

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to be patient before that happens. Relatively cool until we reach

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Saturday and Sunday, then some warmth and sunshine, and we could

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see those temperatures reaching 18 degrees. Warmer than it is now

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appear on the roof. Back to you did. It looks breezy but sunny up there.

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-- back to you two. The concert we were talking about is called Shore

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to shore revisited. We will leave you tonight with a song called

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Spanish ladies. Farewell and that you do you Spanish ladies, Farewell

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and adieu to you ladies of Spain. For we have received orders to self

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old England, and we hope in a long time we will see you again. We'll

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rant and we will roar all over the wild ocean, we will rank and we will

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roar over the wild sea. Until we strike down in the channel of old

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England,... We will rank and we will roar like true Newfoundlanders.

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We will write and we will roar like true Newfoundlanders.

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CHILD: This is a major scientific breakthrough.

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Hello. It's All Round to Mrs Brown's, where my guests will be

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Steve Backshall, and music from the beautiful Pixie Lott.

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