11/04/2017 Channel Islands News


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Farmers will have to meet strict new targets to meet nitrates in Jersey's

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water. It is going to be challenging water. It is going to be challenging

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but I think we're up to it. There are two ways we are addressing the

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issue of. Firstly, by placement of fertiliser in the field so we do not

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affect any areas where the planted. -- we're potatoes are planted.

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Could Guernsey's new pay-as-you-throw scheme increase

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And Scouting for volunteers - as the popularity of Scouting rises,

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Lifestyles change, but it is about making sure the programme we put on

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is one where mums and dads and aunties and grandparents want to

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come and join in. New environmental targets aim

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to reduce nitrate levels in Jersey's water by a third

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in the next five years. A report into the quality of water

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here has found we have some of the highest levels of nitrate

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in the whole of Europe which is contributing

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to the problem of sea lettuce. You have to be brave

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to dip a toe in this! Smelly, slimy sea lettuce blooming

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in St Aubin's Bay has become an unwelcome visitor in Jersey,

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year after year. It's mainly caused by waste from

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Bellozanne Sewage Treatment Works and nitrates in farming sprays

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and fertilisers, running off the land and into sea

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and other waterways. Now farmers will have

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to meet strict new targets to reduce nitrates by a third

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if they want to claim It's going to be challenging

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but I think we're up to it. There are two ways that we're

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addressing the issue. Firstly is by placement

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of fertiliser in the field so we don't spread on any areas

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where potatoes aren't planted, and then there's a secondary method

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which is even more precise, where you actually put the nitrogen

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below the potato in the row, and because it's placed exactly

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where it's needed, you can reduce The report says there's no risk

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to health, and Jersey Water says it's safe to drink,

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although the company can't guarantee it meets drinking water standards

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for nitrate all the time. The review group wants

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an officer to oversee the reduction in nitrates,

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but they're worried the money to pay for one may come

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from other projects. There is certain money

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available until 2018. They will need to find more money

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from somewhere, and I hope it's not from their own existing resources

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because they are, it seems to us, stretched at times and they need

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more money from central government to enable this aspect

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to be carried out. But the minister says funding for

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other projects will be protected. We know we need to find the money

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for the post. I will be speaking to Jersey water and male officers, and

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to the industry about how we do that.

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There is no quick fix for sea lettuce, but it's hoped

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that if targets are met, this unwelcome guest may

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Jersey Police have revealed fresh details from their investigation

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into the death of a woman whose body was found at a house

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on Victoria Street in St Helier last week.

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They say 51-year-old Ana Rebelo got home last Monday night around 8:30,

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and was found dead by her family the next morning.

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A postmortem exam found she'd been strangled.

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A 58-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder,

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Officers say there was no sign of forced entry to the property,

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and they've finished their forensic work at the house.

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The case of a teenager accused of committing two seaside sexual

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attacks in Jersey has been delayed for two weeks.

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The 16-year-old boy, who can't be named for legal reasons,

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is charged with carrying out indecent assaults in St Brelade

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The Youth Court adjourned the matter for further investigations,

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in the meantime the boy will remain in custody at the secure

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Fly-tipping will increase in Guernsey when the States'

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pay as you throw scheme comes into effect.

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That's according to former constable Gerry Tattersall.

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He says the new Waste Strategy requiring islanders to pay

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for official States black sacks will see more rubbish

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If you come over here, there are couple of bags I found earlier.

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Here. I have had a look in these, to see what was in them. It is garden

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waste. So, OK, in fairness our local busman is not only to take them, but

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-- our local dustmen is not allowed to take them, but another really

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does take this, so by drive here to dump it, rather than taking it to

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get rid of it properly? 59 incidents of fly-tipping

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were reported last year. The States said reliable data

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was only available for 2016, so we can't tell you how it compares

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to previous years. The government also said it wasn't

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able to tell us how much it's It is a concern that is on our list.

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Obviously of people acted responsibly that is a and states

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works will have to ground and clean it up. There is a cost for that, and

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everyone will have to pay for that. Jerry is not content with that. It

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is not the point of the will come and collect it, that costs money.

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The answer is to stop it. He believes the problem

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will only get worse, and once the States starts charging

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people for black bin bags, scenes like this may

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become more common. There's no confirmation yet if any

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Jersey jobs will be lost, following the news that the UK

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fashion retailer Jaeger has gone Five years ago, Jaeger was acquired

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by a private equity firm, founded by Guernsey-based investor

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Jon Moulton. After failing to find a suitable

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buyer for the struggling clothes business, administrators say nearly

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700 jobs are at risk You're watching the BBC

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in the Channel Islands. Later in Spotlight

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with Victoria and Andy. The end of an era -

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they've been around for 90 years but now the famous white helmets

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are to be disbanded. If you're lucky, you may have

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spotted one or two of them here in the Channel Islands,

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but puffins have been added to the list of threatened birds

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in the British Isles. A new State Of The UK's

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Birds report, drawn up by charities including the RSPB,

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has put them on the red list, which means they're among

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the species most in need It is worrying. The puffins is

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something we should be worried about. If they are declining, it

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probably means the food source is changing. It raises concerns about

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the marine environment. They are a good indicator species as well as

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being something that people love. In the Channel Islands we get lots of

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visitors that like to see the puffins.

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A Jersey health initiative for people with dementia

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is being featured at an international conference.

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Splashchat gives patients and their carers the chance to meet

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It was a joint venture by groups including

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the Occupational Therapy Service and the Jersey Alzheimer's

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It'll be part of a conference on the disease in Japan next month.

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Long waiting lists to join the Scouts Association

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in the Channel Islands can only be reduced if more volunteers sign up.

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There's a national plea for more adults to help the increased demand

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for places in the UK's largest youth movement and Jersey

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and Guernsey are no exception as Emma Chambers reports.

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Being a Scout has changed dramatically over the decades

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since it was first started in 1907 by this man Robert Baden-Powell.

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And it seems to be more popular than ever, with waiting lists

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In Guernsey there are currently 34 young people waiting to join.

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But the association needs more volunteers to make that happen,

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as it says adults have less time to give these days.

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Things do change and lifestyles change, but actually it's making

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sure the programme we put on for our young people

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is those mums and dads, and aunties and grandmas

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Even if they dip in and dip out for a year, 18 months, two years,

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And they say being a volunteer can be valuable to people wanting

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If you're taking a Cub pack out canoeing, for example,

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you can go out with them - it doesn't mean you have

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to stand on the side and watch them go out,

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you go out and join those activities.

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It's hoped this incentive will enable them to set up more

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To Be Prepared to achieve their mission of 1,000 Scouts by 2018.

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I found a few of my old badges last week.

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It's a short working week for many, and here's hoping for a sunny

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David, that's the question I'm sure many are asking you.

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Yes, we have had some lovely weather over the past two days, but things

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are going to change. This is the blue skies we had earlier today. Not

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just for Jersey, the other islands have seen some of this to foot bid.

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Once we lose the sunshine it will not feel so warm. That process has

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already started. A fine start, but the cloud will move on, producing

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showers later in the day as well. Perhaps not quite the blue skies as

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we have seen. This area of high pressure is the reason, which is now

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on the move, allowing this weather front to come in. Slow progress

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overnight tonight, but it will bring showers through the day tomorrow, as

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the high-pressure weakens and travels ahead of us. Still close by

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for a Thursday and Friday, but a lot of cloud means we could keep a lot

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of cloud for much of the rest of this week, and into the start of the

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weekend. That there will be some sunny spells on Thursday. So,

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overnight tonight, the skies are clear, which means a chilly night

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again. Gentle wind from the north or Northwest, and overnight lows of

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seven or 8 degrees. It is going to be quite cold to start with. But it

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should be fine, dry with sunshine, and later in the deep thick cloud

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will move in. Thick enough to produce a few showers in the

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afternoon. Wins fresh and up from the north-west, so it will not feel

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as warm. A brisk wind will develop. The risk of a few showers, with

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generally good visibility. A lot of cloud for the rest of this weekend

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into Easter weekend. Generally on the cool side. Line not looking too

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bad. It would be nice if it was a bit warmer. That is it for the time

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being. I will be back with an update just before 8pm. And we have got

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your local news first, at 10:30pm. Until then, have a good evening.

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The weather has been glorious, prompting trips

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but that can seem like an impossible dream

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But thanks to Cornwall Accessible Activities that dream became reality

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A special pony and buggy were brought in for children

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in wheelchairs to enjoy the sand and the sea, games were put

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on and a mobile loo with a hoist was hired to make it all practically

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But usually there is a mountain to climb to make it happen

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Today, they are at the heart of the action.

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The pony and buggy brought make delighting in the sand

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Normally, it is impossible for us to manage a day at the beach.

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Today has been absolutely incredible so far.

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I can't believe what we've already done.

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Adam has whizzed across the sand using Obama the pony.

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He been in the waves, he has actually had the waves around him.

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He has had the experience that able-bodied children have.

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The thrill of running through the waves is a whole new sensation.

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Some wheelchair wheels just won't turn in the sand

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and a ten-year-old child is too heavy to be carried.

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That is why a day like this brings a sense of inclusion that can help

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tackle the feeling of isolation felt by some families

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If you are taking people to a place you love,

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and peole have never been able to access it, that gives

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You are sharing things you enjoy and that is always more fun.

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Apart from getting onto the sand, it is staying here for the day poses

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So Cornwall Accesible Activites programme, or CAAP,

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which is organising the day, has hired a mobile

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It is one less thing to worry about and it means the focus can be

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on the fun for Rachel, Adam and other families here.

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Cornwall has so few toilets like this.

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Lots of places do have them now but there's very few,

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and it is very limiting as to where you can go.

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Today is just one day, but CAAP hope it is a shift

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towards communities taking practical steps to help include everyone.

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We would like to see our young children have is ramps and walkways,

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and beach buggies that are acceptable and aren't locked

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away that you have permission to use three weeks advance with permits

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Just readily available equipment, that you can look out

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the window and think, it is a lovely day today, I will go

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down to the beach with the kids, and just know that you can do it

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Those are the things that we are looking for.

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That attitude of welcoming peolple with disability.

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It could be a long time before Adam can do this all again,

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but while he is here there is no stopping him.

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Absolutely brilliant, everyone enjoying the beach.

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Musicians from around the world are taking part in a unique online

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challenge to help raise money to save the life of

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Stephen Sykes is suffering from a blood cancer

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which isn't responding to conventional treatment.

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His doctors say he needs an expensive drug which isn't

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So musicians are rallying to the cause,

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from musicians in America... To the band of the Scots Guards.

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Trombonists... Guitarist... Even people with animal horns. They are

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all doing it, playing a piece of music called The Acrobat online and

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challenging others to do the same. And all to raise money for this man,

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a talented trombonist himself, now seriously ill with Hodgkin's

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lymphoma. Some of them have been really good, in fact, they all have

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been really good. Some have been so exciting that it is making my hair

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fall out now. Somebody was playing a carrot and a red pepper! Then we had

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one family from the other side of Wincanton in the garden with the

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grandchildren and I think they were playing watering cans. The Acrobat

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challenge which aims to raise ?90,000 for radical cancer treatment

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was the idea of another trombonist from Cambridgeshire, who just wanted

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to do something to help. I was aiming at trombonists and thinking

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about the Internet and the ice buckets challenge, it is a famous

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solo, The Acrobat, so the challenge sounded good. I had it a minute ago.

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Apparently the tune is so simple, anyone can do it. That is right.

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Yes, then... Almost anyone! Clinton Rogers, BBC Spotlight.

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Next tonight, a group which has been around for 90 years or so,

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so you may just have seen them in action.

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They're called the White Helmets and they've been performing

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at shows and events around the country since 1927.

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Look at some of the pictures from over the years.

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But the team - which is part of the army -

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is soon to be disbanded, and based in Dorset they've been

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Abby Newbery reports on the end of an era at Blandford Garrison.

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They have been jumping, holding on tight and surviving for 90 years,

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but for the White Helmets, it is the end of the road.

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This is their last season before the team is disbanded.

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They teamwork and the effort that they put and is brilliant.

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A lot of kids and families enjoy the display.

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This move is called the double angel.

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There are 23 men here today forming the team.

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Two of those are black helmets hoping to gain

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Whilst this will be the last season for the Royal Signals

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Motorcycle Display team, they still need two more

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members to complete the squad for the summer.

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Today is their final test, performing in front

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You fall off a lot in our training and you end up with a lot

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Nobody juggles into battle, but the fundamental skills are been

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able to do almost anything on a motorcycle have been important.

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For decades have been delivering vital messages,

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but now the Army wants to showcase the more modern ways

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The world changes and these represent the form of communication

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Of course, communication and today is fantastic.

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Very much electronic, and we must all live with those times.

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It is a very sophisticated organisation now.

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Today has been a good day for Luke, as he dons his new headgear,

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After this summer, they will go back to the regular posts with the Army,

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bringing 90 years of history to a close.

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And you can hear more on the White Helmets on

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Radio Solent's Breakfast in Dorset programme with Steve Harris

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Now an update on D-Day veteran Verdun Hayes

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He's been making plans - not content to be the UK's oldest

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skydiver, Verdun now wants to go into the record books as the oldest

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We featured Verdun when he made a skydive a year ago at Dunkeswell

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airfield for charity when he was 100 years old.

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Well, on May the 13th he's going to jump again

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If all goes according to plan, it means he'll smash the world

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record set by a Canadian in 2013 by 34 days.

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Now what makes the perfect view - countryside, seaside?

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Well, the view over St Ives Bay in Cornwall has been named as one

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of the best in the country in a national poll.

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To be honest, we're rather surprised somewhere

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in the South West wasn't top - that honour went to the view

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from the summit of Snowdon, but we sent John Danks

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with his backpack to St Ives for the day to soak up

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St Ives is looking particularly gorgeous on this

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But what makes this view such an eye-pleaser?

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This is my favourite place in the whole world.

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For me, it is the iconic St Ives view.

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The higgledy-piggledy houses and the beautiful harbour.

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And whether on a smartphone or a more sophisticated camera,

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people gather here to snap the vista.

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The colours of the sea water just make it.

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I must have a thousand photographs and they are all different.

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You can see the harbour, you can see the boats going and out,

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and people on holiday, children enjoying themselves.

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This, it seems, is a view with a very special place

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And it is glorious, but there are so many places to choose from. Not one

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in Devon was mentioned and there are lots of places. Here is David with

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the weather. Sadly all good things must come to

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an end and I think that is good to happen over the next 24 hours. More

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clouds coming your way. Tomorrow, rather more cloud than you would

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like. Mostly dry but because the lose the sunshine just that bit

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cooler although the temperatures would be that different. There is

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clouds in the north-west. We have high pressure in charge just now but

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it is getting squashed and pushed down by this weather front from the

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north. There won't be a grey deal of rain on that one front but there

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will be a lot of cloud tomorrow. The area of high pressure close by is

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perhaps not strong enough to keep the cloud at bay on Thursday. On

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Friday, a couple of weather systems coming and means a rather grey day

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and a possibility of some light rain or drizzle will stop that is the

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satellite picture from earlier today. Let me show you what it is

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like right now in expert when it has been a glorious day. Beautiful, fine

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weather. Not a grey deal of breeze but enough for some other sailors. A

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lovely end to the date with relatively quiet seas along this

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stretch of the Devon coastline. From here, we go to Branscombe Woodhead

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has also been a fine today. These badgers have been found by our

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cameraman. It was like things have pointed down here. Temperatures

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haven't been particularly high today. They see temperature is still

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just 10 degrees at the moment. Letters follow the progress of that

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weather front to the north. I don't think it will reach as overnight,

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just more cloud. Like we saw last night, a lot of clear skies which

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means it will be quite cold. In a few places temperatures will get

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down to 45 degrees, most of us holding up quite well. Tomorrow we

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have more cloud around and it is capable of producing showers to it.

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Some brief breaks in the cloud letting the sun and but not too blue

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skies that we have seen everywhere to date. There will be a keen wind

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from the north wind. Top temperature of 12 or 13 degrees. Here it will be

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bright and mostly dry but at times cloudy. There are times of high

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water... The staff will pick up. Small waves at the moment but they

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will pick up in the second half of the week up to two or three feet.

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Choppy on the north goes. There is a coastal waters forecast... Brighter

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on Thursday, rather grey and cloudy for Good Friday and a future was

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around on Saturday and temperatures back down to normal. Have a good

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evening. So - St Ives, one of the best

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views in the country - but as we know, there

:26:39.:26:41.

are so many others. Over to you now and some

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of your favourite views There have never been

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so many people in work - that's what the Government

:26:46.:27:37.

keeps telling us. But what's the reality of this

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Tory jobs bonanza?

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