18/04/2017 Channel Islands News


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Good evening and welcome to BBC Channel Islands,

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These are Tuesday's headlines: Two weeks on and Jersey police

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still haven't charged anyone with the death of Ana Rebelo.

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Hospital funding debate put on the waiting list to allow more

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time for states members to read review.

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Making the world a better place - Jersey teenager is the first

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islander in a decade to receive a Diana Award.

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It is an amazing achievement and I am very proud to be one of the

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people in the world who have got this award and Diana's legacy.

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This is the forecast for the next four days. You will notice one thing

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missing, any rain. All the details later in the programme.

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Today marks two weeks since a murder investigation was launched

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after a woman's body was found at an address in Jersey.

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51-year-old Ana Robelo had been strangled at her home

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in St Helier, but Jersey Police still haven't charged anyone

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The Catholic Church has raised money to repatriate her

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We don't know the exact circumstances of how

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this lady met her death, so we are keeping an open mind.

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But that man has since been released on bail and Jersey Police have

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It's now a fortnight since Ana Robelo's body

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was discovered at this house in Victoria street -

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the only sign are the flowers that mark the doorway.

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Her death shocked the community here.

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She was a regular at St Thomas' Church at the end of her road.

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Father Nicholas felt the religious weekend was an appropriate

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time to mark her death and help her family

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I don't normally take a collection on Good Friday.

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we have a large number of people here - it doesn't seem right.

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But this time it did seem right to do it,

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not only were we remembering the death and burial of Christ

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but remember the death and future burial of this woman who died,

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This was to repatriate the body which is the wish of the mother

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and on a day like this when we remember Mary who stood

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by the cross of her son, we can understand the suffering

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mother and what she must have been feeling.

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Members of the church who knew her says it was because it was such

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The person didn't just die, she was killed -

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so that makes difference and people feel that they should be generous

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towards helping the family to send the body back.

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The church is still taking collections to send Ana's body

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to Portugal to be laid to rest with her family.

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But with still so many unanswered questions surrounding her death -

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An investigation continues into a car accident in Jersey

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An 18-year-old was transferred to Southampton General

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with serious injuries, he's in a critical but stable

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condition in the neurological unit, while a second man is in a stable

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condition in Jersey's General Hospital following

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The two other men were discharged yesterday.

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They'd been travelling in a blue Peugeot 106

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when the accident happened on the Five Mile Road

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on the island's west coast just after 11pm.

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The St Helier lifeboat crew who resigned on mass after alleged

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bullying are meeting Jersey's Chief Minister today

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A crew from the UK has stepped in temporarily to provide off

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The RNLI says there's been a serious breakdown in communication

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between the Jersey team and the UK-based management.

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4500 people have signed a petition calling

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for the the St Helier crew to be re-instated.

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It was supposed to be the day that Jersey finally decided how to pay

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for its new hospital - but that has once again been

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The decision is on hold for two weeks to give politicians a chance

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to review the proposals on how best to pay - but the rest of the day's

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Our reporter Chris Stone has been following today's debate.

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You would think it would be quite straightforward, it is the kind of

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choice you and I are faced with every day when we do our shopping or

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buy a new car or house, do we pay with money from the bank or do we

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take out the load or use a credit card and period of Albany period of

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months or years? That is the debate the -- over a period. Should the

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state take out a loan of ?400 million for the new hospital or take

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the money from the rainy day fund. We were expecting the debate today

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but they have put it off. There are concerns if the debate is left for

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too long it will add to the cost of the hospital. The person who came up

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with the idea of using the rainy day fund hospital wanted to put the

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debate off until June the 6th, he said members in the time to read the

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report, but others said with the political uncertainty there is in

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the world at the moment, with Theresa May calling a snap election

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today, interest rates could fluctuate that taxpayers in Jersey

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could risk losing millions of pounds if the debate is put off longer. So

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they agreed to the beat in two weeks, when members at the time to

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read the proposal. -- and they will be baked in two weeks. -- debate

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will have the debate in two weeks. The new Dean of Jersey has been

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appointed, and he knows the Channel Islands well -

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with his current The Reverend Mike Kierle

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is currently the Vice Dean of Guernsey and has been

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Rector of St Martins Parish

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Church since 2003. He's also part of the Channel

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Island Air Search crew. He replaces The Very

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Reverend Bob Key who stepped down Of things lie ahead, the forging of

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a new relationship with the mainline church will be one of the chief

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challenges. Working with colleagues and building a new team, I am

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excited to be working with people in the church in Jersey. I am very

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excited about building the new team and look forward to seeing the

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flourishing of the church. There were disruptions in Condors

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ferry service over the bank holiday. On friday night the Liberation

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suffered engine problems resulting Sailings on saturday then had a late

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start to accommodate staff rest. The delays also made navigating

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the tides more difficult. Services over the weekend

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were around six hours behind Very frustrating for our passengers

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which I totally understand. Our engineers and the manufacturers got

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busy on the problem and subject to the crew hours and vital issues

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clearly it was, it was not because of the title issues but that was a

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knock-on effect after the engine issues. -- title issues.

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Meanwhile, ferry passengers face more disruption this evening

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after an engine was shut down on the Condor Rapide.

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The engineering team discovered metal particles inside one

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While repairs take place the Rapide will operate on reduced power.

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Its timetable for this evening has been rescheduled.

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A teenager in Jersey is being recognised by royalty

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Tom Hughes is getting a Diana Award, given to young people who make

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He's the first person in a decade to receive the award

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Chris Harrison went to meet the exceptional youngster.

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16-year-old Tom hughes is a Jersey teenager who helps others.

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Here he is on duty, volunteering for the St John Ambulance Service.

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And recently, he was told he's getting a Diana award.

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Remembering the kindness of Princess Diana, the awards set

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out to recognise outstanding young people, with only 100 given out each

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It is an amazing achievement and accomplishments and I am very proud

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to be one of the people in the world who have got this award in Diana's

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legacy. It was very shocking to get that response but the award had been

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successful and I was one of those people, who will be meeting royalty

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as well to get the award presented to me.

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Only the most courageous and caring young people receive such an award.

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It was one of Tom's school teachers that nominated him.

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He saw -- either so passionate about St John Ambulance and first aid and

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spreading the word about past -- spreading the word about it. The

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fact he is so dedicated and gets up so much of his time on a voluntary

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basis, it is above and beyond this fantastic and this was just for some

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recognition for home for him to know how proud of him we are.

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Tom was made cadet of the year by the St John Ambulance.

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He has been with them since he was eight and given up over

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Brilliant, always ready to be the first person to put his hand up to

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do something and you knew she could go on duty, once he passed his first

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aid, as you now know there is no stopping him.

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Tom will meet royalty to receive his Diana Award this summer,

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where he will be recognised for all the time he

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News that the ice strike injures it would return in December. It was

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forced to close at the Fought due to competition from a second ranked --

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a second rink. Today it was and the rink will be part of the way will be

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part of a wider festive event and will be in place for five weeks.

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A mixed bag weather-wise over the bank holiday weekend,

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How's the weather looking over this shorter working week,

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We could actually use some rain but sunshine was also a very welcome for

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many. This is one of our weather watcher pictures. Tomorrow we have

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more of the same, dry with plenty of sunshine and light winds at first

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but a bit of a beast on the breeze holding temperatures down but still

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drive. -- easterly breeze. These weather fronts or tried to get

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towards us at making slow progress. High pressure here for tomorrow and

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Thursday and pretty much on Friday as well although on Friday night the

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weak weather front moves down from the north. As might introduce some

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showers but rainfall is likely to be pretty limited heading into the

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weekend. Effectively a dry week ahead. Overnight, clear skies and

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lower temperatures. The cold might. -- the cold mate. -- night. Even

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though we have plenty of sunshine temperatures topping out at around

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12 Celsius. Out of the wind and in the sunshine it will be very nice.

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There are times of high water. Not much for our surfers. Hardly any

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waves with the easterly winds. The winters -- the wind mainly from the

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East. It should say easterly wind. Generally fair conditions and good

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visibility. That is the forecast heading through to the end of the

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week but the main theme is a dry one, if that is a chance of any rain

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it will be first thing on Saturday. Have a good evening. The thing very

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good towards the weekend. That is it. You are up-to-date. I will be

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back just before 8pm and again at the slightly later time of 10:50pm.

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They did it in style, beating Newport 6-1 at Home Park.

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For Chief Executive Martyn Starnes it's now three promotions

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As he told Natalie earlier, he's still delighted.

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I am feeling very good, thank you, Natalie.

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It was a fantastic performance yesterday and to get over the line

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and get promotion to League 1 means that we are all extremely

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If you're going to clinch promotion early then it is good

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to do it convincingly, but six goals!

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Could you believe what you were seeing?

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No, you couldn't make it up, could you?

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Probably the best performance I have seen at Home Park

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The goals were quality as well and it was magnificent for the fans

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to see us get promoted in such a convincing fashion.

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What inspired the players to play like that, do you think?

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I think Matt Kennedy's goal settled everybody down.

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You could sense the relief amongst the fans and the players,

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and they just played with a lot of freedom and produced

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It was just one after the other, wasn't it?

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I don't know who was more excited at the final whistle,

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Was it the fans or was it the players?

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I think you've hit the nail on the head.

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I think they were both equally excited.

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The players have been under a lot of pressure to achieve

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And, of course, the fans have been through some tough times at Argyle,

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and over the last three seasons we have managed to improve

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on and off the pitch and there must be a sense of relief amongst

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the fans that we've finally got back to League 1.

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It's great to see the players so excited.

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What does League 1 mean for them and the club now?

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I don't think they will change too much.

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The players will go away for a break after we've finished the season,

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hopefully top of the league, cos we are still chasing Doncaster.

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But they will go and refresh and come back for the new season

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and they will want to challenge themselves in League 1.

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Do you think Exeter City are going to be joining

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They've got every chance, haven't they?

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They're still involved in the play-off fight.

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Slipped up yesterday 1-0 to Cambridge but, like you say,

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But we know how difficult getting through the play-offs is.

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We have experienced it twice ourselves in the last two seasons,

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and it's going to be on the day, if Exeter can perform on the day,

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if they finally qualify then, yeah, they could be joining us.

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Do you keep an eye on each other when you're playing?

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They look like they are safe now after a great victory yesterday.

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Yeah, I certainly keep an eye on what Yeovil are doing.

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I was there six years so I've got a soft spot for the club, obviously.

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The chairman actually text me earlier in the day to say,

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"Do us a favour tonight," because obviously Newport

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were beginning to catch Yeovil from a relegation position in League

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2, as I said we'd do our best and of course he was delighted

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we won and delighted that Yeovil got a 3-0 victory as well.

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Lets leave League 2, but what do you think of Torquay?

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Do you think they're going to survive?

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They're in a very difficult position.

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I think they have got a couple of games left,

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I'm sure that Kevin Nicholson will get players motivated

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I think they're probably going to have to win

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And for Argyle, the rest of the season, you say

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going to be champions, is that the aim?

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Yeah, I mean, Graham Carey wants the championship,

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Derek Adams will want to motivate the players towards the title, so

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Thanks so much for coming in and well done to everyone at Argyle.

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Let's head to Torbay now where a fleet of tall ships has arrived.

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In a spectacular show of sailing prowess, they're here to prepare

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for the start of tomorrow's Rendez Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.

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It's an international transatlantic race featuring some of the world's

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largest sailing vessels, and they'll cross the ocean twice.

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Our South Devon reporter John Ayres in Torquay for us tonight.

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Some of these sailors have never sailed before but they made their

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way here and will sail to Portugal tomorrow.

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It's a glorious sight as these magnificent vessels arrive

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It was here in Torbay back in 1956 that tall ships racing started.

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ARCHIVE: So, the race to Lisbon is on.

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How long it's going to take is anybody's guess.

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These trainees are getting ready for their voyage.

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Sometimes there is a bit of improvised sewing as well.

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But are they worried about their trip?

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The Bay of Biscay is kind of renowned for being a bit

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rough at points but, I mean, going so far,

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It can be challenging at times but, I mean, there's enough well-trained

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staff on board who can deal with it and make sure they learn fast

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enough so they can get the most out of the trip

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Staging these races raises the profile of Torbay, brings

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We are used to doing it, we have the space,

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we have the capacity and we welcome this kind of event because it's

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part of the culture, it's part of Torbay's heritage.

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Visitors will be able to see the ships close-up

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in Torquay Harbour until they sail off to Portugal tomorrow.

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I'm joined by the grace chairman James Stevens. What does it involve?

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This is a long race, starting from here, going to Portugal on the first

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leg, across to Bermuda, then Boston USA, Qu bec, Halifax Nova Scotia and

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back to France. Two transatlantics. A huge number of people are trainees

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and had never done it before. Does it worry you? It will be a huge

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challenge and adventure and that is one of the reasons we do it. What is

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a typical day like on-board? You have to do everything on board,

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steer, trim the sales, cook, clean-up. These young trainees, it

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is a big learning curve and they have to learn how to do it before

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they reach the Atlantic, only a few days away. Lots of places would love

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to have this race so what is it about Torbay? It is to read expect a

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call and this is a great place for the ships, nice sheltered bay and

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natural amphitheatre. The starters tomorrow at five o'clock, so you get

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a very good review here. The race is tomorrow, starting just off Berry

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head at 5pm. It looks like a glorious evening in

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Torquay. We thought we would put David on the

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roof again tonight. It is looking glorious up there as well.

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It is a smashing view. I have also noticed there is a chill in the air

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and I think that will be the case tonight. Last night we saw

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temperatures down to 3-4. Tonight it could be colder. The forecast for

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tomorrow is potentially to see some frost, not unusual to see frost in

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April but temperatures down as low as -2, -3 is pretty nippy. The rest

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of the day is fine and dry and we should get sunshine with generally

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like winds, mainly easterly for the start of the tall ships race. We are

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still under the influence of high-pressure, a lot of clear sky,

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but there is a weather front drifting down from the North, pretty

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weak by the time it gets towards us but it introduces a little more

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cloud. But Thursday could be rather cloudy but still effectively dry. By

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Friday, another cold front coming from the north but by the time it

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gets to us it is weak, little if any rain in the forecast. That is the

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story as we head through the week and I'm to the weekend, no

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appreciable rain to fall across the south-west. Sky is largely clear

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tonight, a chilly night, a few shallow mist and fog patches could

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form here and there. Temperatures could get as low as -2, minus three.

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A chilly start to the day, some frost, particularly in the

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countryside away from the coast. But another fine day, lots of sunshine,

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some patchy cloud drifting in from the north later in the day, but a

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lot of fine and dry weather. Not particularly warm even with light

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winds. 12, 13, 14 degrees. For the Isles of Scilly, plenty of sunshine

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and light winds. Here are the times of high water. With easterly winds,

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or will not be huge waves. A generally fair coastal waters

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forecast. Good visibility. Here is the outlook to the end of the week.

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More cloud on Thursday and potentially briefly on Friday

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morning but a lot of dry weather and the question must be asked, when

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will we see some rain? I can't see any over the next five or six days.

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Our late news is that 10:50pm tonight but we leave you with some

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lovely sunshine in Torbay.

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