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Good evening. I am Charlie McArdle.
Welcome to BBC Channel Islands. These are Friday's headlines.
Could this be the greatest night of their lives?
Jersey Reds are hoping to make sporting history.
They have already clinched first place in the we can only wanting
some silverware to show for their fantastic season.
The ideal travel companions, but Guernsey will have to agree
and transport links must improve, to boost tourism.
Guernsey's dark history. Why three woman and their story have
been a taboo subject for more than 70 years.
And we have got some more excellent weather coming up this weekend. But
next week, it is going to be much colder, with features of submarine.
Jersey could be just a few hours away from one
of the greatest moments in Channel Islands sports history.
The Reds are in the British and Irish Cup final
Our sports editor Tim Pryor reports from Cork.
The Reds will tonight try to cap off their best-ever season
with, arguably, their best ever achievement.
They have already clinched fifth place in the league,
but now they want silverware to show for their efforts.
More than 100 supporters have come over for the match.
started out in this tournament back in October.
Now just two remain - Jersey and hosts Munster,
who field their reserve side, the so-called A Team,
A preparation was sorted in the preseason. There has been adversity
and that has galvanised as as a team. That is a chance to play for
silverware. These opportunities do not come along very often.
To make the final of any event is rarely straightforward.
A win over Ulster at St Peter was enough for Jersey to clinch top
quarterfinal against Cornish Pirates.
A dominant display took the Reds through to a semifinal
showdown against this season's dominant team,
No problem for Harvey Biljon's men, though,
The 25-17 victory setting up tonight's final.
And it will be a final goodbye to a string of departing
players, many of whom are off to join Premiership clubs in the summer
You play for the person next to you, as much as anything else. To get to
find one of the ability to do something special for each other is
very for us. It would be great to leave the club having won some sort
of silverware. We are in for some evening tonight.
And he will bring you live commentary of the British
tonight on BBC Radio Jersey. Friday Sportscene is on air shortly.
And we will bring you the action and, of course, the result
Inflation has doubled in Guernsey, rising to a three-year high.
The latest official figures show the overall cost of living rose
by almost 2.5% in the year to March -
In particular, increasing fuel, leisure and household service
prices have made life in Guernsey more expensive.
And if you exclude mortgage payments then the cost of living has
risen by even more - by nearly 3%.
A 52 year-old Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to murdering
Michael Charles Brown, pictured here arriving
at the Royal Court this morning, is charged with killing
John Stephen McCarthy at Vauxhall Gardens in St Helier
He denied murder, but entered a guilty plea to the lesser charge
of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
A date for his trial will be set in six weeks.
Police are reassuring islanders there is no significant risk
to the community, despite a rise in the number of sex offenders
A report from the group that oversees dangerous and complex
criminals shows there are now 116 registered sex
offenders in the island - most of them living
The Head of Crime services says even the most serious offenders can
You can never completely eliminate risk, but the public protection
arrangements that we have in place here are a very effective. There is
a real commitment from all those involved to work together and to
work with offenders to minimise any risk they meet present.
Visit Jersey want their Guernsey counterparts to enter
into an official agreement to market the Channel Islands together.
The tourism body hopes that, by promoting island-hopping holidays,
more tourists will be enticed from Europe.
But is it an idea shared by Guernsey and can it work
with our current travel links? Emma Chambers reports.
They both have beautiful beaches, sites of historical interest
and iconic characters, but where Jersey and Guernsey used to
compete for tourists in the past, they are now
marketing them together, to attract European customers.
Visit Jersey want to make their joint approach more official
and have drafted a Memorandum of Understanding, but Guernsey
It's really good to think that Jersey
would like to be so close to us and we would like to work
with Jersey wherever possible, if it is mutually beneficial.
However, in our heart, we have to look after Guernsey
and Guernsey tourism, but wherever possible
if we are stronger with Jersey, then we will definitely work with them.
But can they continue to market the delights of each other if one
Let's continue to work well together.
We're already in a sense framing that in the actions
in the joint marketing that we are doing in Germany and elsewhere.
So, a piece of paper is a piece of paper.
It is what we do in the marketplace that is really important.
But island-hopping holidays can only work if you can actually get
A number of Air Berlin routes connecting Europe
to the Channel Islands were lost in 2016,
impacting this year's visitor numbers.
Tour operators say it is vital these are re-established.
If people can't get here, they can't stay here.
So, let's get working on securing more of those routes back
from Germany and exploring other opportunities, as has been indicated
from Scandinavia and elsewhere, because they are absolutely critical
Jersey and Guernsey will still continue to compete for UK tourism,
but how their partnership will flourish under
the Channel Island flag to Europe, with or without an official
agreement, will not be known until next year.
Though a story which has been a sensitive subject for many years.
75 years ago today, these women were deported
An anniversary that will pass most people by.
The question is, should we commemorate something and I am
disappointed that there's nothing to mark the 75th anniversary.
There will be opportunities to learn more about how
the women ended up here at Auschwitz.
School children will be taught their story from September.
A story which became clearer in the '90s when this
They realise it was a cause of embarrassment for the visuals in
office acting, some of whom are still living on the A1. I thought it
was easy for them to forget about it, but it is part of history.
We are sitting in the Chambers. He made a very difficult decision. He
was not responsible just under zone. Sitting here, I do not think you can
just judge the rights and wrongs of what he did. It is easy to look at
it in retrospect. 75 years on, there will be no
official event to mark the deportation of these three
Jewish women here at the White Rock. But there are hopes that efforts
in the classroom to educate the next generation will help islanders
understand what happened and the complexities around this
dark historical episode. And if you would like to hear
more about the story of those three women,
there is a link to a longer documentary on our
Facebook Page @ BBC CI. The weekend has come
round so quick this week, but will we be enjoying this
gorgeous weather this weekend? We have been blessed with some
lovely weather this week. That will not change for the weekend. But
there will be a change next week. A band of cloud coming down from the
north. That may cover us tomorrow. Not as much sunshine tomorrow is
today. But on Monday, a very cold front coming down from the Arctic
Circle. It will also produce some showers and some much lower
temperatures. These will come down quite dramatically at times next
week. Temperatures dropping down into single figures overnight
tonight. Tomorrow is not bad. A rather chilly start. Sunshine in
between the cloud, with high temperatures of 15 Celsius. Here are
the high water times. As we have seen much of the week, not much to
look forward to with regard to the surfing conditions. Sunday is great
and drive. On Tuesday, a significant drop in the temperature. Also the
chance to see some showers. Some of these could be quite sharp. Have a
nice weekend. And if you have a story to share
with us, do get in touch. E-mail us at [email protected]
or drop us a line on Facebook Just search for BBC Channel Islands
and you will find us. There are news updates online, where
we will we'll bring you the very latest on the top stories.
Until then, from me and the rest of the Channel Islands team,
have a very good night. There are as many reasons
for running the marathon We have been to meet three people
from the region who will be tackling We wanted to find out
why they are running, And what they will have
on their headphones to help them I did it for a charity
that is close to my heart. My daughter got diagnosed
with type one diabetes. We got told that if we took her in,
24 hours later, they wouldn't have I am running in memory of my parents
for a disability charity. Because when I was little,
my parents and I used I am running in aid
of the Cornwall air ambulance. I can't basically go and do some
crazy stuff that other people do to raise money,
so for me the easiest way Given its geography and it has got
just one main hospital, getting to hospital in a quick time
is essential in an emergency. The ambulance is essential
for people living, working My parents are no longer with me
and they would be incredibly surprised and incredibly proud,
not only that I am running a marathon, but also that I am
choosing to run for the charity. My favourite song is
The Eye Of The Tiger. It is a case of mind over matter
and all of those messages of good wishes and all those personal
struggles are there Especially the crowd
in London who are fantastic. I'm going to get a lot of stick
of my mates for this, I don't know why that is so good
to run to, but it is. Everybody Needs Love And Affection,
everybody has to need friends. # The things that
dreams are made of #. And that is kind of
what it is, really. That is kind of running
the London Marathon. Good luck to them and everybody
running the marathon this weekend. Time for the sport
now and Andy's here. It's not just the charity runners
we'll be looking out for on Sunday. No, we'll also be keeping a close
eye on the elite race as Jo Pavey tries to qualify for this summer's
World Championships in London. The 43-year-old needs to finish
as one of the top two British women Devon boxer Tommy Langford
could realise a childhood dream tomorrow night when he fights
for the WBO interim The British middleweight champion
is putting his unbeaten record on the line against a Georgian
nicknamed the mini-Mike Tyson. The boy from Bideford moved
to Birmingham nearly a decade ago to pursue a boxing career and that's
where we caught up with him. I have never ducked
a fight in my life. We are fighting somebody who nobody
else wanted to fight. That is not me saying it,
or Tom, it is out there. The WBO, he has been the number one
for I don't know how long. Yes, he's a horrible opponent,
he's tough, he's very strong. He's highly avoided
by all the top operators. But ultimately, beating him puts me
on a platform of those operators and gives me the chance
to fight the elite. Tom's getting a lot of praise,
a lot of publicity, a lot of fans,. For something that he has been doing
for years and years and years. Privately, in dark gyms, cold rooms,
so the reward is now as such. It has been going a long
time and he is ready. We have got a lot of following from
North Devon and people travel all the way up and it is a bit
of a jaunt for this one, but they are still coming
and in the numbers. They have not got a boxer
from down there ready, They all show a huge amount
of support and when I get to go and celebrate with them,
that is always good, as well. He had a dream as a child,
a young kid, and note to Devon, the opportunities
in Birmingham, the Midlands, He has got a selfish streak in him
to get where he wants to get to. That move so early in his
career has put him here. There is no point does working away
at the rankings and getting to the top and then when you get
to the top, not wanting I have got this chance
and I will grab it with both hands It is what I want and
what my career needs. With the pressure now off
after their promotion was confirmed on Monday,
Plymouth Argyle have their sights set on winning
the League Two title. For Exeter City though,
the aim is Wembley. A win against Morecambe
tomorrow will do their promotion hopes no harm -
as it stands there are still at least ten clubs in with a chance
of making the play-offs. There are only two games left
for Torquay to beat the drop As long as they avoid defeat
at Dover they can't be relegated this weekend -
a win could lift them You can follow all the drama
as it unfolds on the BBC It's a winner takes all match
for Plymouth Albion Ladies tomorrow as they chase promotion
to the second tier of women's rugby, Albion go into the game with their
opponents just two points behind. Really confident,
however you can never I do think it is going to be close
on the day and playing at the Wreck, some people might be nervous
we haven't played in Bath might have a lot
of supporters there, so that might have an affect
on our team, but I'm ready confident Somerset have made a great start
to their County Championship match against Lancashire
at Old Trafford today. The bowlers did their job skittling
the home side for just 109 with Craig Overton the pick
of the bowlers taking five wickets. In reply Somerset were 93-4
at the close of play on Day One. From the very best Michelin-starred
chefs to international food celebrities, the creme de la creme
of the foodie world will be cooking live at this year's
Porthleven Food Festival. Well, taking his opportunity
to sample some tempting delights and with news of other events over
the weekend here's David White. Yes. I think I have got probably the
best location here this week. This is Porthleven harbour, home of the
Porthleven food festival. This usually, can I just pinch a chip?
Not only chips, but lots of great food here. Can I quickly show you
the bridge that has been put up? You can have a tour of your harbour
eating your way around. Do one big Circle. This is one of the chefs
involved here. This is Jude. How dumb are what is happening over the
next few days? Animating festival. Chef demos, great stores. Food
tents. -- and amazing. Kids tent, literary tent. Something for
everybody. You and Anthony Worrall Thompson going to be having a bake
off. We have got a lot going on down here. That look at some other events
going around the region. Down here in Cornwall, there is a special
event which is taking place over the weekend which is the start of the
sea songs and shanty Festival. That will be at 730. On Sunday, there is
a shout down on the beach. In Devon, grab your boots for the walking
Festival. That continues to the weekend. The walks are free, towns
tourist information centre. A meditation walk also. In Plymouth,
one of the largest wooden tall ships against its two weeks visit to
Sutton Harbour. Also a cider Festival. ?6 a ticket. In Somerset,
International music at the Bridgwater arts Centre as they
celebrate their twin towns. Including bands from Malta, Italy,
France, Germany and the Czech Republic. Tomorrow, is record store
Day. Head on down to your local record store and pick up some final
if you are a collector like myself. This is Susie Mack, a BBC
introducing artist. She will be playing as... Out later on.
A trained coming our way as we had to the other side of the weekend but
we hold onto the fine weather to the weekend ahead and some fantastic
pictures of this weather. This is a lighthouse. Glorious blue skies and
calm seas. Mist and fog around this morning. Some patchy cloud around
spoiling that sunshine. The sun is bringing out the flowers and
believes. This weekend, dry. Cloudy at times, also some sunshine. Of the
two days of the weekend, Sunday looks like it will have the best of
the sunshine. We have got some changes afoot as this weather for
front travels down. More cloud today and tomorrow. Behind that, another
one which is much more active. This one will trickle down across
southern parts of Britain, not much left on it, but high pressure is
moving back out into the Atlantic and that opens the door for a new
area of low pressure to bring cold air across as. From the south of
Iceland and moving down towards us. By Monday, the first of those
weather fronts coming in. More cloud on Monday. If you shower is as well.
Once that passes us, we have got Arctic air. The area of high
pressure has moved to the middle of the Atlantic, northerly winds, some
of which I was on Tuesday could well be wintry. A big change by the time
we get to Tuesday of next week. It is that flood of cold air that will
also bring the temperatures down. A touch of Frost perhaps. Daytime, no
more than seven or 8 degrees. Let's make the most of the weekend ahead.
A lot of clout as you can see. Drifting in from the north. Some
holes in that crowd, particularly for Cornwall. Cornwall has been
blessed with the best of the lakes lunchtime today. That process will
continue overnight tonight. Patchy cloud of a figure in the EEC. --
particularly in the east. Patchy cloud. Summing up the day. A bit
more of the breeze. Temperatures getting to 14 or 15 degrees. The
forecast for the Isles of Scilly depends, should be around nine or 10
degrees getting to 13 degrees by the end of the morning. Silly, fine and
dry. High water, 236 and 1510. Hardly any waves for our servers,
although it does pick up a little bit. Coastal waters forecast, winds
will be variable. Generally, fair. Have a nice weekend. Back to you.
But before we go we can cross back to Porthleven where a number
of local musicians will be entertaining the crowds
One of them Suzie Mac, will sing us out now
# Rises with the dawn, didn't want to say goodbye before it was gone.
# The car is gone, long before the years have gone.
# All alone. # Wishing he could just turn around
and head back home. # City drifter.
# Looks like you and me. City drifter.
# Looks like you and me. # Looks like you and me.
# Looks like you and me.