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Good evening. I'm Charlie McArdle.
Welcome to BBC Channel Islands. These are Wednesday's headlines.
Dinosaur dental work causes a fire at Tamba Park.
And hear the children's choir overcoming heartbreak
and suffering to bring joy to the world.
We noticed some black smoke appearing behind the greenhouse and
then we have done explosion. Not a good day.
And hear the children's choir overcoming heartbreak
and suffering to bring joy to the world.
There is not a great deal of changing weather pattern. More good
weather to come. But the chance of a change the weekend.
Join me for the full weather forecast shortly.
Repairs to a giant model dinosaur sparked a fire at a Jersey
Tamba Park in St Lawrence had to be evacuated after the fire started
in a greenhouse where staff were welding teeth
No-one was hurt, but it took three fire engines and nearly 20
firefighters to bring the flames under control,
Thick black smoke could be seen for miles, after a welder doing dino
dentistry at the St Lawrence theme park sparked a big fire.
Staff were doing routine maintenance on the exhibit when it caught fire.
Flames soon spread to plastic on the roof, on to a car
We noticed some black smoke appearing from behind the
greenhouses and then there was some explosions and bounds. The smoke got
a lot worse, building up into the scary. We decided to stay
everywhere. but it took 19 firefighters
a couple of hours to bring They say the smoke was particularly
dangerous because rubber and plastic Any smoke is a bad thing, but this
particular, involving plastic, is going to involved in some nasty
chemicals. The firefighters limited the fire very quickly, to eliminate
any risk. Roads close to the the park
were closed for several hours Visitors praised the Tamba
staff for their quick actions, as they cleared
the play-areas and cafe. The owner was relieved there was not
any more problems. We just have to move on. A good few thousands worth
of equipment. Fire crews remained
on site throughout The park itself has not been damaged
and will open as normal tomorrow. A man has gone on trial
for the indecent assault and rape 30-year-old Kevin Irving
is alleged to have got into the bed of the woman
and assaulted her while she thought he was someone else.
Alison Moss was at the start of the four-day trial
in Jersey's Royal Court. This is not the archetypal
rape case of struggling and shouting to stop,
the court was told by the prosecution,
but it was still rape, with the traumatic consequences
associated with it. On this the first day
of the trial, we heard In front of the jury
of six men and six women, but hidden from view
from the defendent, she took them through the events which led
to her reporting The woman explained
how she had signed up to the dating site,
Plenty Of Fish, where her profile made it clear she was not adverse
to meeting for a relationship She and another man
started messaging and, while on a night out
with friends on July 29 last year, When they met up, Kevin Irving
was also with the man. They went to a property
in St Helier. The victim said she was happy
to go back with the man, while Kevin Irving planned to call
a taxi from the house. But in the hours following,
the prosecution claims, while vulnerable, in bed
and in the dark, the woman was assaulted and raped
by Kevin Irving, when the other man The victim said she only
realised it was someone else when there was shouting
and the door opened. She left the house shocked
and reported to the rape to a policeman she
found on the street. Kevin Irving denies
the charges and the trial Ministers have paid ?33,000
for advice from a public relations firm on how to handle media interest
in Jersey's care inquiry. They got a UK political consultancy
company to give guidance on dealing with national and international
interest in the Jersey inquiry into historic child abuse,
which is due to publish its report soon.
The Chief Minister wants to improve upon the way Ministers have handled
such issues in the past. Following months of dispute,
the States has agreed to class the streets on a Jersey trading
estate as main roads. Members of the public will have
to pay to park at Rue des Pres, Previously, the land
was unrestricted, leading to numerous complaints about bad
parking and blocked rights of way. The Minister responsible said
the only solution was to class them as main roads,
so they can be more tighly You are watching the BBC
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tonight's programme, the children's choir overcoming
heartbreak and suffering Guernsey has secured a four-year
sponsorship deal that will support its Island Games team
until the 2021 Games. Today, the Chairman of the Guernsey
Island Games Association signed The global insurance company has
sponsored Team Guernsey since 2011. The association says funding
is invaluable to island athletes. The give us mercenaries, so that
every sport has been given a bursary to help develop the sport. It is not
only the prospect of going to the games, it is the development of the
sport. There is concern that Guernsey's
Bluebell Wood is under threat Environmentalists warn that
the non-native Spanish bluebell, a hybrid that produces more bulbs
and seeds, is out-competing Guernsey's Environment Department
is organising groups of people to remove the species,
which is similar to the native bluebell, but slightly
paler and more upright. A Guernsey-born singer,
producer and musician has been shortlisted for a prestigious
Ivor Novello music award. Mura Masa, otherwise known
as Alex Crossan, has been nominated in the Best Contempory Song
category for Lovesick, The Ivors, which recognise
excellence in songwriting and composing, will be awarded
in London next month. Orphaned children from Africa have
been in Jersey to spread the message The Watoto Choir travel the world,
to broaden the horizons of the young people in their care,
but also inspire thousands of others who watch their performances,
which they are also taking Emma Chambers went along
to Le Rocquier School, You would not tell from
hearing and seeing them, but all these children
have experienced They are orphans from Uganda,
who are now in the care of Watoto Ministries,
an East African religious group who care for vulnerable
young people and widows. This choir is on a
once-in-a-lifetime trip Not one of sorrow, but one
of hope and empowerment. They are from homes that
were very violent to them. Mothers that have,
literally, disowned them. Fathers who have run
away from children, And for them, that is a painful
thing, but thank God, they are young and can easily
get past that. So, all we are trying to say is, it
doesn't matter how bad things were, And it was well received
by these students. I thought I was absolutely amazing.
The things we take for granted, they regard as privileges, but it was
great to see them enjoying themselves and fantastic to watch
them. It is amazing that they have such a positive attitude to life.
You can be seven years old and have the confidence to get up on stage
and sing and dance. This is the second time they have
been invited to the school. We are very proud of our
international links and this just links in very well with that.
Jersey is an island. We are part of the world and part
of growing up and being educated is to understand how
that world works. And for the first time, the choir
is taking their message to Guernsey, where they will be
performing later this week. So more Channel Islanders can see
there is happiness and hope, You can see and hear more
from the Watoto Choir on our Facebook page,
where we have the details The weather is great
for sun worshippers, but not so good for the growers,
with still no rain. David, is it something
to worry about? The sunshine will continue, but it
could come to a named on Monday, because we have an active weather
system on its way. Moreover later. Tomorrow, more fame and drying
weather, with plenty of sunshine. The pressure from fearfully Harry at
the moment. A band of cloud on this week on Saturday. More to the north
of hours. As you can see. A fine evening, but the chilly late to
come. Overnight temperatures for- five Celsius. A fine day tomorrow. A
lot of sunshine most of the day. Clothes coming later on, but there
will be much later on in the day. Here are the water details. Winners
are going to rain? He has the forecast from Sunday to Monday. The
surface much more weather system, pushing probably somewhere to others
on Monday afternoon. The timing of it a bit uncertain at the moment. Oh
pixel dream to come on Monday. But until then, remaining dryly. 3-D,
remaining frame, Saturday, that week weather front bringing a degree of
uncertainty. You are up to date with the news
from the Channel Islands. I will be back at eight
with an update and then again with your local news
first after the BBC doing what they're expected to do.
Indeed plenty to keep and eye on in the next few weeks.
A round-up of other stories making the news in the South West...
Detectives investigating a fire at a Grade One listed stately home
near Beaminster have arrested a 68-year-old local man
Parnham House suffered a significant amount of damage in the blaze.
lessons after shaving his head for a cancer charity.
Fifteen year old Taylor Jones, was told by Launceston College
in Cornwall that his extreme hairstyle was unacceptable
The college says Taylor was advised to have his hair cut to a "very
A Conservative MP has called for cars in Cornwall
to have the flag of St Piran on their number plates
Scott Mann was speaking on the issues at a Westminster Hall
Jack Nowell has become the first ever Exeter Chiefs player to be
The 24-year old was today named in the 41-man squad for the summer
The first the Cornishman heard of his inclusion
was when the touring party was announced on television.
And as Andy Birkett found out, there was quite a celebration.
Jack Nowell, Exeter Chiefs and England.
To be named in that is obviously a massive
thing for myself and for the
I'm very excited, it's any rugby players dream.
Not only play into the country but a chance to go on
tour with the Lions is massive and to be given a chance now is go
It's a chance the popular Cornishman has
Everyone around the club is naturally delighted.
To have a current British Lion in your team is
For it to be one of the players that has come to your
academy system and have only played their Premiership rugby year at one
club and becoming international here and now become a British line, it
doesn't really get any better than that from the club's perspective
for me as well, the fact that it's happened to such a good
Despite his rapid rise from mini rugby at the Pirates through Truro
College to now becoming a premiership and England regular, he
To be honest, I was home this weekend,
they treat me the same as
and take bike rides along the green and things.
Identical bid to much different, but their role
It's nice to be able to share that with them.
Can you just talk me through this Jack about your dream of being a
You notice a shirt no? Yes I am wearing the shirt. I was given on a
tour when I was younger, but I was never as I be wearing one in my
career. Delete that now though. A nine-year old from Cornwall has
been getting to grips with the ins Has made her own stall in the market
Austin and has even divined her own marketing strategy. To run any sort
of stored in your stock so there is a trip down to the local
cash-and-carry, and wants you got that you need to spy on somebody
sell it. When I saw them her local market. I've got Kit Kat lollies,
penny sweets, sherbet and everything. She's doing this to
raise money for Mary Carey which helps people with terminal misses.
In his own: 01 hygiene certificate and dad Steve has sorted out her own
marketing study. It was her idea. She's been copying the anti-bin
doing this kind of thing since he was two really. She started this
years ago with her first sticker shock and now she asked me to make
this sweet shop for. The market is run by the local town council, Leben
impressed by your ingenuity. This young lady, what and entrepreneur at
such a young age. I take my hat off to her. Especially for the charity
that she is raising money for. And even at the tender age of nine, she
is already coming up with their own sales techniques. It would be
quicker to serve people, these sweets equal a pound, so it would
take me ages to sell these as individually but how about these ?1
packs. They would love to her own shop and by the looks of it she
knows exactly what to do to make it happen. A successful businesswoman
in the making their I think. Lots of people start in the market don't
they? A 17-year-old fisherman from Cornwall at is the subject of a
documentary that has won the in International film Festival.
Spotlight has gone to meet the people who made the film.
A weather-beaten face, the sort of face you read about from good
writers. Shot over a period of three years, this portrait of fisherman
Malcolm Baker has won plaudits in Britain and America. Last month, it
picked up on the ward at San Francisco's International Ocean film
Festival. The idea for the film came about when Austrian Leo cataract
came to work in Cornwall. I was fascinated by his life his work and
I got to know him a bit better which then became me not going back to
Austria so I would just like to stop and stay little bit with Malcolm
which we did for seven years. But Knockin was initially reluctant to
be the subject of the documentary. He won in the end. The traditional
skill set Malcolm learnt are celebrated in the film. But in call
centre day, there is no one to follow him when he retires. That's
the downside of it, now, really. But that's life I suppose. But some
skills are being passed on through the's project. These children from
Austria on and exchange programme benefit from Malcolm's has a
experience. It's about how people see changes for young people living
here. There are so many people in the film that it is a community
film. Those 25 in a string... But what was the hardest part of being
in the film from Malcolm? Two trying not to square swear. The film makers
are trying to arrange some local screening soon. I like his style.
Now in the last hour and a half the 20 17th tool ships regatta has got
underway in South Devon. The race features some of the world's largest
sailing ships. This was the scene in the Torbay at the start of the first
leg to Portugal. We've seen some lovely blue skies, but what are
conditions like the overs. Here's the forger. The winter get that
strong, but nice calm seas. That's not going to change that much, the
fine weather continues. Quite a big change come the weekend I'll come to
that in a second. Perhaps more cloud around them recently but we've had
some lovely sunrises and sunsets. This was Dorset in the morning, some
lovely flowers and courts in flower. This was the sunrise this morning in
Charlestown. Glorious condition through most of us, there has been a
bit of cloud floating around but it continues to be fine this evening.
Overnight, there is a bit more in the way of cloud coming our way and
that will drift across us by the morning. So there is a bit more
cloud around tomorrow morning how much rain we will see but I think
little if any and the cloud should break up with any tool either
sunshine through especially in the afternoon. This area of high
pressure is pretty strong and is weakening the low pressure coming
from the north. By the middle of the day on Friday we do have weather
systems trying to make progress. This is the one that arrives on
Saturday which brings a band of cloud and returns northward. So
Sunday looks like it will be a largely fine day. Quite a big change
on this weather front as it comes down from the North later, overnight
on Sunday night and into Monday. We leave the area of high pressure and
for those that need it the could be some significant rainfall on Monday.
Until then lots of fine and dry weather and relatively mild. As that
weather front arrives on Sunday into Monday the cold air flights in, so
make the most of the warmth that were going to see over the next few
days because it does cooldown early next week. That is the weather front
that I am talking about that will bring cloud later. This was earlier
today on Dartmoor where it was fine, but it hasn't spoiled what was a
lovely day for most of us like Hayes and slightly reduced visibility
because of the Hayes, hopefully the visibility will improve over the
next few days. Dry and bright for all of us after quite a chilly start
first thing this morning. Overnight, there is some clear sky, but
eventually the cloud will start to creep in from the north. Very little
rain coming out of that cloud but it will have in effect on temperatures.
Not quite as cold, with overnight temperatures down to 4-6 . Tomorrow
should be lovely, mostly dry, a few showers possible along the northern
half of Devon, most of us getting away with a lot of dry weather.
Patchy cloud, sunny spells, and a top temperature of 12 - 13 degrees.
For the Isles of Scilly, I nice day after a cloudy start and should
brighten up in the afternoon. High water times as you see here, very
little for our surfers, the service mole at the moment. For the tall
ships, very calm seas in the English Channel. Wins tomorrow light, no
more than 43 and generally fair with good visibility. Before forecast for
the weekend, 13 to 14 degrees but by the time we get to Monday it
habitually. Have a good evening. News on our late news of the new
tungsten wire on the edge of Dartmoor, from all of us have a
lovely evening, good night.