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Farmers will have to meet strict new targets to meet nitrates in Jersey's
water. It is going to be challenging water. It is going to be challenging
but I think we're up to it. There are two ways we are addressing the
issue of. Firstly, by placement of fertiliser in the field so we do not
affect any areas where the planted. -- we're potatoes are planted.
Could Guernsey's new pay-as-you-throw scheme increase
And Scouting for volunteers - as the popularity of Scouting rises,
Lifestyles change, but it is about making sure the programme we put on
is one where mums and dads and aunties and grandparents want to
come and join in. New environmental targets aim
to reduce nitrate levels in Jersey's water by a third
in the next five years. A report into the quality of water
here has found we have some of the highest levels of nitrate
in the whole of Europe which is contributing
to the problem of sea lettuce. You have to be brave
to dip a toe in this! Smelly, slimy sea lettuce blooming
in St Aubin's Bay has become an unwelcome visitor in Jersey,
year after year. It's mainly caused by waste from
Bellozanne Sewage Treatment Works and nitrates in farming sprays
and fertilisers, running off the land and into sea
and other waterways. Now farmers will have
to meet strict new targets to reduce nitrates by a third
if they want to claim It's going to be challenging
but I think we're up to it. There are two ways that we're
addressing the issue. Firstly is by placement
of fertiliser in the field so we don't spread on any areas
where potatoes aren't planted, and then there's a secondary method
which is even more precise, where you actually put the nitrogen
below the potato in the row, and because it's placed exactly
where it's needed, you can reduce The report says there's no risk
to health, and Jersey Water says it's safe to drink,
although the company can't guarantee it meets drinking water standards
for nitrate all the time. The review group wants
an officer to oversee the reduction in nitrates,
but they're worried the money to pay for one may come
from other projects. There is certain money
available until 2018. They will need to find more money
from somewhere, and I hope it's not from their own existing resources
because they are, it seems to us, stretched at times and they need
more money from central government to enable this aspect
to be carried out. But the minister says funding for
other projects will be protected. We know we need to find the money
for the post. I will be speaking to Jersey water and male officers, and
to the industry about how we do that.
There is no quick fix for sea lettuce, but it's hoped
that if targets are met, this unwelcome guest may
Jersey Police have revealed fresh details from their investigation
into the death of a woman whose body was found at a house
on Victoria Street in St Helier last week.
They say 51-year-old Ana Rebelo got home last Monday night around 8:30,
and was found dead by her family the next morning.
A postmortem exam found she'd been strangled.
A 58-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder,
Officers say there was no sign of forced entry to the property,
and they've finished their forensic work at the house.
The case of a teenager accused of committing two seaside sexual
attacks in Jersey has been delayed for two weeks.
The 16-year-old boy, who can't be named for legal reasons,
is charged with carrying out indecent assaults in St Brelade
The Youth Court adjourned the matter for further investigations,
in the meantime the boy will remain in custody at the secure
Fly-tipping will increase in Guernsey when the States'
pay as you throw scheme comes into effect.
That's according to former constable Gerry Tattersall.
He says the new Waste Strategy requiring islanders to pay
for official States black sacks will see more rubbish
If you come over here, there are couple of bags I found earlier.
Here. I have had a look in these, to see what was in them. It is garden
waste. So, OK, in fairness our local busman is not only to take them, but
-- our local dustmen is not allowed to take them, but another really
does take this, so by drive here to dump it, rather than taking it to
get rid of it properly? 59 incidents of fly-tipping
were reported last year. The States said reliable data
was only available for 2016, so we can't tell you how it compares
to previous years. The government also said it wasn't
able to tell us how much it's It is a concern that is on our list.
Obviously of people acted responsibly that is a and states
works will have to ground and clean it up. There is a cost for that, and
everyone will have to pay for that. Jerry is not content with that. It
is not the point of the will come and collect it, that costs money.
The answer is to stop it. He believes the problem
will only get worse, and once the States starts charging
people for black bin bags, scenes like this may
become more common. There's no confirmation yet if any
Jersey jobs will be lost, following the news that the UK
fashion retailer Jaeger has gone Five years ago, Jaeger was acquired
by a private equity firm, founded by Guernsey-based investor
Jon Moulton. After failing to find a suitable
buyer for the struggling clothes business, administrators say nearly
700 jobs are at risk You're watching the BBC
in the Channel Islands. Later in Spotlight
with Victoria and Andy. The end of an era -
they've been around for 90 years but now the famous white helmets
are to be disbanded. If you're lucky, you may have
spotted one or two of them here in the Channel Islands,
but puffins have been added to the list of threatened birds
in the British Isles. A new State Of The UK's
Birds report, drawn up by charities including the RSPB,
has put them on the red list, which means they're among
the species most in need It is worrying. The puffins is
something we should be worried about. If they are declining, it
probably means the food source is changing. It raises concerns about
the marine environment. They are a good indicator species as well as
being something that people love. In the Channel Islands we get lots of
visitors that like to see the puffins.
A Jersey health initiative for people with dementia
is being featured at an international conference.
Splashchat gives patients and their carers the chance to meet
It was a joint venture by groups including
the Occupational Therapy Service and the Jersey Alzheimer's
It'll be part of a conference on the disease in Japan next month.
Long waiting lists to join the Scouts Association
in the Channel Islands can only be reduced if more volunteers sign up.
There's a national plea for more adults to help the increased demand
for places in the UK's largest youth movement and Jersey
and Guernsey are no exception as Emma Chambers reports.
Being a Scout has changed dramatically over the decades
since it was first started in 1907 by this man Robert Baden-Powell.
And it seems to be more popular than ever, with waiting lists
In Guernsey there are currently 34 young people waiting to join.
But the association needs more volunteers to make that happen,
as it says adults have less time to give these days.
Things do change and lifestyles change, but actually it's making
sure the programme we put on for our young people
is those mums and dads, and aunties and grandmas
Even if they dip in and dip out for a year, 18 months, two years,
And they say being a volunteer can be valuable to people wanting
If you're taking a Cub pack out canoeing, for example,
you can go out with them - it doesn't mean you have
to stand on the side and watch them go out,
you go out and join those activities.
It's hoped this incentive will enable them to set up more
To Be Prepared to achieve their mission of 1,000 Scouts by 2018.
I found a few of my old badges last week.
It's a short working week for many, and here's hoping for a sunny
David, that's the question I'm sure many are asking you.
Yes, we have had some lovely weather over the past two days, but things
are going to change. This is the blue skies we had earlier today. Not
just for Jersey, the other islands have seen some of this to foot bid.
Once we lose the sunshine it will not feel so warm. That process has
already started. A fine start, but the cloud will move on, producing
showers later in the day as well. Perhaps not quite the blue skies as
we have seen. This area of high pressure is the reason, which is now
on the move, allowing this weather front to come in. Slow progress
overnight tonight, but it will bring showers through the day tomorrow, as
the high-pressure weakens and travels ahead of us. Still close by
for a Thursday and Friday, but a lot of cloud means we could keep a lot
of cloud for much of the rest of this week, and into the start of the
weekend. That there will be some sunny spells on Thursday. So,
overnight tonight, the skies are clear, which means a chilly night
again. Gentle wind from the north or Northwest, and overnight lows of
seven or 8 degrees. It is going to be quite cold to start with. But it
should be fine, dry with sunshine, and later in the deep thick cloud
will move in. Thick enough to produce a few showers in the
afternoon. Wins fresh and up from the north-west, so it will not feel
as warm. A brisk wind will develop. The risk of a few showers, with
generally good visibility. A lot of cloud for the rest of this weekend
into Easter weekend. Generally on the cool side. Line not looking too
bad. It would be nice if it was a bit warmer. That is it for the time
being. I will be back with an update just before 8pm. And we have got
your local news first, at 10:30pm. Until then, have a good evening.
The weather has been glorious, prompting trips
but that can seem like an impossible dream
But thanks to Cornwall Accessible Activities that dream became reality
A special pony and buggy were brought in for children
in wheelchairs to enjoy the sand and the sea, games were put
on and a mobile loo with a hoist was hired to make it all practically
But usually there is a mountain to climb to make it happen
Today, they are at the heart of the action.
The pony and buggy brought make delighting in the sand
Normally, it is impossible for us to manage a day at the beach.
Today has been absolutely incredible so far.
I can't believe what we've already done.
Adam has whizzed across the sand using Obama the pony.
He been in the waves, he has actually had the waves around him.
He has had the experience that able-bodied children have.
The thrill of running through the waves is a whole new sensation.
Some wheelchair wheels just won't turn in the sand
and a ten-year-old child is too heavy to be carried.
That is why a day like this brings a sense of inclusion that can help
tackle the feeling of isolation felt by some families
If you are taking people to a place you love,
and peole have never been able to access it, that gives
You are sharing things you enjoy and that is always more fun.
Apart from getting onto the sand, it is staying here for the day poses
So Cornwall Accesible Activites programme, or CAAP,
which is organising the day, has hired a mobile
It is one less thing to worry about and it means the focus can be
on the fun for Rachel, Adam and other families here.
Cornwall has so few toilets like this.
Lots of places do have them now but there's very few,
and it is very limiting as to where you can go.
Today is just one day, but CAAP hope it is a shift
towards communities taking practical steps to help include everyone.
We would like to see our young children have is ramps and walkways,
and beach buggies that are acceptable and aren't locked
away that you have permission to use three weeks advance with permits
Just readily available equipment, that you can look out
the window and think, it is a lovely day today, I will go
down to the beach with the kids, and just know that you can do it
Those are the things that we are looking for.
That attitude of welcoming peolple with disability.
It could be a long time before Adam can do this all again,
but while he is here there is no stopping him.
Absolutely brilliant, everyone enjoying the beach.
Musicians from around the world are taking part in a unique online
challenge to help raise money to save the life of
Stephen Sykes is suffering from a blood cancer
which isn't responding to conventional treatment.
His doctors say he needs an expensive drug which isn't
So musicians are rallying to the cause,
from musicians in America... To the band of the Scots Guards.
Trombonists... Guitarist... Even people with animal horns. They are
all doing it, playing a piece of music called The Acrobat online and
challenging others to do the same. And all to raise money for this man,
a talented trombonist himself, now seriously ill with Hodgkin's
lymphoma. Some of them have been really good, in fact, they all have
been really good. Some have been so exciting that it is making my hair
fall out now. Somebody was playing a carrot and a red pepper! Then we had
one family from the other side of Wincanton in the garden with the
grandchildren and I think they were playing watering cans. The Acrobat
challenge which aims to raise ?90,000 for radical cancer treatment
was the idea of another trombonist from Cambridgeshire, who just wanted
to do something to help. I was aiming at trombonists and thinking
about the Internet and the ice buckets challenge, it is a famous
solo, The Acrobat, so the challenge sounded good. I had it a minute ago.
Apparently the tune is so simple, anyone can do it. That is right.
Yes, then... Almost anyone! Clinton Rogers, BBC Spotlight.
Next tonight, a group which has been around for 90 years or so,
so you may just have seen them in action.
They're called the White Helmets and they've been performing
at shows and events around the country since 1927.
Look at some of the pictures from over the years.
But the team - which is part of the army -
is soon to be disbanded, and based in Dorset they've been
Abby Newbery reports on the end of an era at Blandford Garrison.
They have been jumping, holding on tight and surviving for 90 years,
but for the White Helmets, it is the end of the road.
This is their last season before the team is disbanded.
They teamwork and the effort that they put and is brilliant.
A lot of kids and families enjoy the display.
This move is called the double angel.
There are 23 men here today forming the team.
Two of those are black helmets hoping to gain
Whilst this will be the last season for the Royal Signals
Motorcycle Display team, they still need two more
members to complete the squad for the summer.
Today is their final test, performing in front
You fall off a lot in our training and you end up with a lot
Nobody juggles into battle, but the fundamental skills are been
able to do almost anything on a motorcycle have been important.
For decades have been delivering vital messages,
but now the Army wants to showcase the more modern ways
The world changes and these represent the form of communication
Of course, communication and today is fantastic.
Very much electronic, and we must all live with those times.
It is a very sophisticated organisation now.
Today has been a good day for Luke, as he dons his new headgear,
After this summer, they will go back to the regular posts with the Army,
bringing 90 years of history to a close.
And you can hear more on the White Helmets on
Radio Solent's Breakfast in Dorset programme with Steve Harris
Now an update on D-Day veteran Verdun Hayes
He's been making plans - not content to be the UK's oldest
skydiver, Verdun now wants to go into the record books as the oldest
We featured Verdun when he made a skydive a year ago at Dunkeswell
airfield for charity when he was 100 years old.
Well, on May the 13th he's going to jump again
If all goes according to plan, it means he'll smash the world
record set by a Canadian in 2013 by 34 days.
Now what makes the perfect view - countryside, seaside?
Well, the view over St Ives Bay in Cornwall has been named as one
of the best in the country in a national poll.
To be honest, we're rather surprised somewhere
in the South West wasn't top - that honour went to the view
from the summit of Snowdon, but we sent John Danks
with his backpack to St Ives for the day to soak up
St Ives is looking particularly gorgeous on this
But what makes this view such an eye-pleaser?
This is my favourite place in the whole world.
For me, it is the iconic St Ives view.
The higgledy-piggledy houses and the beautiful harbour.
And whether on a smartphone or a more sophisticated camera,
people gather here to snap the vista.
The colours of the sea water just make it.
I must have a thousand photographs and they are all different.
You can see the harbour, you can see the boats going and out,
and people on holiday, children enjoying themselves.
This, it seems, is a view with a very special place
And it is glorious, but there are so many places to choose from. Not one
in Devon was mentioned and there are lots of places. Here is David with
the weather. Sadly all good things must come to
an end and I think that is good to happen over the next 24 hours. More
clouds coming your way. Tomorrow, rather more cloud than you would
like. Mostly dry but because the lose the sunshine just that bit
cooler although the temperatures would be that different. There is
clouds in the north-west. We have high pressure in charge just now but
it is getting squashed and pushed down by this weather front from the
north. There won't be a grey deal of rain on that one front but there
will be a lot of cloud tomorrow. The area of high pressure close by is
perhaps not strong enough to keep the cloud at bay on Thursday. On
Friday, a couple of weather systems coming and means a rather grey day
and a possibility of some light rain or drizzle will stop that is the
satellite picture from earlier today. Let me show you what it is
like right now in expert when it has been a glorious day. Beautiful, fine
weather. Not a grey deal of breeze but enough for some other sailors. A
lovely end to the date with relatively quiet seas along this
stretch of the Devon coastline. From here, we go to Branscombe Woodhead
has also been a fine today. These badgers have been found by our
cameraman. It was like things have pointed down here. Temperatures
haven't been particularly high today. They see temperature is still
just 10 degrees at the moment. Letters follow the progress of that
weather front to the north. I don't think it will reach as overnight,
just more cloud. Like we saw last night, a lot of clear skies which
means it will be quite cold. In a few places temperatures will get
down to 45 degrees, most of us holding up quite well. Tomorrow we
have more cloud around and it is capable of producing showers to it.
Some brief breaks in the cloud letting the sun and but not too blue
skies that we have seen everywhere to date. There will be a keen wind
from the north wind. Top temperature of 12 or 13 degrees. Here it will be
bright and mostly dry but at times cloudy. There are times of high
water... The staff will pick up. Small waves at the moment but they
will pick up in the second half of the week up to two or three feet.
Choppy on the north goes. There is a coastal waters forecast... Brighter
on Thursday, rather grey and cloudy for Good Friday and a future was
around on Saturday and temperatures back down to normal. Have a good
evening. So - St Ives, one of the best
views in the country - but as we know, there
are so many others. Over to you now and some
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