21/04/2017 Channel Islands News


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Good evening. I am Charlie McArdle.

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Welcome to BBC Channel Islands. These are Friday's headlines.

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Could this be the greatest night of their lives?

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Jersey Reds are hoping to make sporting history.

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They have already clinched first place in the we can only wanting

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some silverware to show for their fantastic season.

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The ideal travel companions, but Guernsey will have to agree

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and transport links must improve, to boost tourism.

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Guernsey's dark history. Why three woman and their story have

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been a taboo subject for more than 70 years.

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And we have got some more excellent weather coming up this weekend. But

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next week, it is going to be much colder, with features of submarine.

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Jersey could be just a few hours away from one

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of the greatest moments in Channel Islands sports history.

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The Reds are in the British and Irish Cup final

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Our sports editor Tim Pryor reports from Cork.

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The Reds will tonight try to cap off their best-ever season

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with, arguably, their best ever achievement.

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They have already clinched fifth place in the league,

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but now they want silverware to show for their efforts.

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More than 100 supporters have come over for the match.

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started out in this tournament back in October.

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Now just two remain - Jersey and hosts Munster,

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who field their reserve side, the so-called A Team,

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A preparation was sorted in the preseason. There has been adversity

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and that has galvanised as as a team. That is a chance to play for

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silverware. These opportunities do not come along very often.

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To make the final of any event is rarely straightforward.

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A win over Ulster at St Peter was enough for Jersey to clinch top

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quarterfinal against Cornish Pirates.

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A dominant display took the Reds through to a semifinal

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showdown against this season's dominant team,

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No problem for Harvey Biljon's men, though,

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The 25-17 victory setting up tonight's final.

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And it will be a final goodbye to a string of departing

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players, many of whom are off to join Premiership clubs in the summer

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You play for the person next to you, as much as anything else. To get to

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find one of the ability to do something special for each other is

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very for us. It would be great to leave the club having won some sort

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of silverware. We are in for some evening tonight.

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And he will bring you live commentary of the British

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tonight on BBC Radio Jersey. Friday Sportscene is on air shortly.

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And we will bring you the action and, of course, the result

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Inflation has doubled in Guernsey, rising to a three-year high.

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The latest official figures show the overall cost of living rose

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by almost 2.5% in the year to March -

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In particular, increasing fuel, leisure and household service

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prices have made life in Guernsey more expensive.

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And if you exclude mortgage payments then the cost of living has

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risen by even more - by nearly 3%.

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A 52 year-old Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to murdering

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Michael Charles Brown, pictured here arriving

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at the Royal Court this morning, is charged with killing

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John Stephen McCarthy at Vauxhall Gardens in St Helier

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He denied murder, but entered a guilty plea to the lesser charge

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of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

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A date for his trial will be set in six weeks.

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Police are reassuring islanders there is no significant risk

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to the community, despite a rise in the number of sex offenders

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A report from the group that oversees dangerous and complex

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criminals shows there are now 116 registered sex

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offenders in the island - most of them living

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The Head of Crime services says even the most serious offenders can

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You can never completely eliminate risk, but the public protection

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arrangements that we have in place here are a very effective. There is

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a real commitment from all those involved to work together and to

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work with offenders to minimise any risk they meet present.

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Visit Jersey want their Guernsey counterparts to enter

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into an official agreement to market the Channel Islands together.

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The tourism body hopes that, by promoting island-hopping holidays,

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more tourists will be enticed from Europe.

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But is it an idea shared by Guernsey and can it work

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with our current travel links? Emma Chambers reports.

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They both have beautiful beaches, sites of historical interest

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and iconic characters, but where Jersey and Guernsey used to

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compete for tourists in the past, they are now

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marketing them together, to attract European customers.

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Visit Jersey want to make their joint approach more official

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and have drafted a Memorandum of Understanding, but Guernsey

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It's really good to think that Jersey

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would like to be so close to us and we would like to work

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with Jersey wherever possible, if it is mutually beneficial.

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However, in our heart, we have to look after Guernsey

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and Guernsey tourism, but wherever possible

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if we are stronger with Jersey, then we will definitely work with them.

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But can they continue to market the delights of each other if one

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Let's continue to work well together.

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We're already in a sense framing that in the actions

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in the joint marketing that we are doing in Germany and elsewhere.

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So, a piece of paper is a piece of paper.

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It is what we do in the marketplace that is really important.

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But island-hopping holidays can only work if you can actually get

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A number of Air Berlin routes connecting Europe

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to the Channel Islands were lost in 2016,

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impacting this year's visitor numbers.

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Tour operators say it is vital these are re-established.

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If people can't get here, they can't stay here.

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So, let's get working on securing more of those routes back

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from Germany and exploring other opportunities, as has been indicated

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from Scandinavia and elsewhere, because they are absolutely critical

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Jersey and Guernsey will still continue to compete for UK tourism,

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but how their partnership will flourish under

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the Channel Island flag to Europe, with or without an official

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agreement, will not be known until next year.

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Though a story which has been a sensitive subject for many years.

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75 years ago today, these women were deported

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An anniversary that will pass most people by.

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The question is, should we commemorate something and I am

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disappointed that there's nothing to mark the 75th anniversary.

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There will be opportunities to learn more about how

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the women ended up here at Auschwitz.

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School children will be taught their story from September.

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A story which became clearer in the '90s when this

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They realise it was a cause of embarrassment for the visuals in

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office acting, some of whom are still living on the A1. I thought it

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was easy for them to forget about it, but it is part of history.

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We are sitting in the Chambers. He made a very difficult decision. He

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was not responsible just under zone. Sitting here, I do not think you can

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just judge the rights and wrongs of what he did. It is easy to look at

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it in retrospect. 75 years on, there will be no

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official event to mark the deportation of these three

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Jewish women here at the White Rock. But there are hopes that efforts

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in the classroom to educate the next generation will help islanders

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understand what happened and the complexities around this

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dark historical episode. And if you would like to hear

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more about the story of those three women,

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there is a link to a longer documentary on our

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Facebook Page @ BBC CI. The weekend has come

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round so quick this week, but will we be enjoying this

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gorgeous weather this weekend? We have been blessed with some

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lovely weather this week. That will not change for the weekend. But

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there will be a change next week. A band of cloud coming down from the

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north. That may cover us tomorrow. Not as much sunshine tomorrow is

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today. But on Monday, a very cold front coming down from the Arctic

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Circle. It will also produce some showers and some much lower

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temperatures. These will come down quite dramatically at times next

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week. Temperatures dropping down into single figures overnight

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tonight. Tomorrow is not bad. A rather chilly start. Sunshine in

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between the cloud, with high temperatures of 15 Celsius. Here are

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the high water times. As we have seen much of the week, not much to

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look forward to with regard to the surfing conditions. Sunday is great

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and drive. On Tuesday, a significant drop in the temperature. Also the

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chance to see some showers. Some of these could be quite sharp. Have a

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nice weekend. And if you have a story to share

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with us, do get in touch. E-mail us at [email protected]

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or drop us a line on Facebook Just search for BBC Channel Islands

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and you will find us. There are news updates online, where

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we will we'll bring you the very latest on the top stories.

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Until then, from me and the rest of the Channel Islands team,

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have a very good night. There are as many reasons

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for running the marathon We have been to meet three people

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from the region who will be tackling We wanted to find out

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why they are running, And what they will have

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on their headphones to help them I did it for a charity

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that is close to my heart. My daughter got diagnosed

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with type one diabetes. We got told that if we took her in,

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24 hours later, they wouldn't have I am running in memory of my parents

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for a disability charity. Because when I was little,

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my parents and I used I am running in aid

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of the Cornwall air ambulance. I can't basically go and do some

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crazy stuff that other people do to raise money,

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so for me the easiest way Given its geography and it has got

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just one main hospital, getting to hospital in a quick time

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is essential in an emergency. The ambulance is essential

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for people living, working My parents are no longer with me

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and they would be incredibly surprised and incredibly proud,

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not only that I am running a marathon, but also that I am

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choosing to run for the charity. My favourite song is

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The Eye Of The Tiger. It is a case of mind over matter

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and all of those messages of good wishes and all those personal

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struggles are there Especially the crowd

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in London who are fantastic. I'm going to get a lot of stick

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of my mates for this, I don't know why that is so good

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to run to, but it is. Everybody Needs Love And Affection,

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everybody has to need friends. # The things that

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dreams are made of #. And that is kind of

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what it is, really. That is kind of running

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the London Marathon. Good luck to them and everybody

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running the marathon this weekend. Time for the sport

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now and Andy's here. It's not just the charity runners

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we'll be looking out for on Sunday. No, we'll also be keeping a close

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eye on the elite race as Jo Pavey tries to qualify for this summer's

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World Championships in London. The 43-year-old needs to finish

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as one of the top two British women Devon boxer Tommy Langford

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could realise a childhood dream tomorrow night when he fights

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for the WBO interim The British middleweight champion

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is putting his unbeaten record on the line against a Georgian

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nicknamed the mini-Mike Tyson. The boy from Bideford moved

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to Birmingham nearly a decade ago to pursue a boxing career and that's

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where we caught up with him. I have never ducked

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a fight in my life. We are fighting somebody who nobody

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else wanted to fight. That is not me saying it,

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or Tom, it is out there. The WBO, he has been the number one

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for I don't know how long. Yes, he's a horrible opponent,

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he's tough, he's very strong. He's highly avoided

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by all the top operators. But ultimately, beating him puts me

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on a platform of those operators and gives me the chance

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to fight the elite. Tom's getting a lot of praise,

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a lot of publicity, a lot of fans,. For something that he has been doing

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for years and years and years. Privately, in dark gyms, cold rooms,

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so the reward is now as such. It has been going a long

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time and he is ready. We have got a lot of following from

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North Devon and people travel all the way up and it is a bit

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of a jaunt for this one, but they are still coming

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and in the numbers. They have not got a boxer

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from down there ready, They all show a huge amount

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of support and when I get to go and celebrate with them,

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that is always good, as well. He had a dream as a child,

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a young kid, and note to Devon, the opportunities

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in Birmingham, the Midlands, He has got a selfish streak in him

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to get where he wants to get to. That move so early in his

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career has put him here. There is no point does working away

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at the rankings and getting to the top and then when you get

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to the top, not wanting I have got this chance

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and I will grab it with both hands It is what I want and

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what my career needs. With the pressure now off

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after their promotion was confirmed on Monday,

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Plymouth Argyle have their sights set on winning

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the League Two title. For Exeter City though,

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the aim is Wembley. A win against Morecambe

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tomorrow will do their promotion hopes no harm -

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as it stands there are still at least ten clubs in with a chance

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of making the play-offs. There are only two games left

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for Torquay to beat the drop As long as they avoid defeat

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at Dover they can't be relegated this weekend -

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a win could lift them You can follow all the drama

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as it unfolds on the BBC It's a winner takes all match

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for Plymouth Albion Ladies tomorrow as they chase promotion

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to the second tier of women's rugby, Albion go into the game with their

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opponents just two points behind. Really confident,

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however you can never I do think it is going to be close

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on the day and playing at the Wreck, some people might be nervous

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we haven't played in Bath might have a lot

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of supporters there, so that might have an affect

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on our team, but I'm ready confident Somerset have made a great start

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to their County Championship match against Lancashire

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at Old Trafford today. The bowlers did their job skittling

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the home side for just 109 with Craig Overton the pick

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of the bowlers taking five wickets. In reply Somerset were 93-4

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at the close of play on Day One. From the very best Michelin-starred

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chefs to international food celebrities, the creme de la creme

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of the foodie world will be cooking live at this year's

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Porthleven Food Festival. Well, taking his opportunity

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to sample some tempting delights and with news of other events over

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the weekend here's David White. Yes. I think I have got probably the

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best location here this week. This is Porthleven harbour, home of the

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Porthleven food festival. This usually, can I just pinch a chip?

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Not only chips, but lots of great food here. Can I quickly show you

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the bridge that has been put up? You can have a tour of your harbour

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eating your way around. Do one big Circle. This is one of the chefs

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involved here. This is Jude. How dumb are what is happening over the

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next few days? Animating festival. Chef demos, great stores. Food

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tents. -- and amazing. Kids tent, literary tent. Something for

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everybody. You and Anthony Worrall Thompson going to be having a bake

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off. We have got a lot going on down here. That look at some other events

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going around the region. Down here in Cornwall, there is a special

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event which is taking place over the weekend which is the start of the

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sea songs and shanty Festival. That will be at 730. On Sunday, there is

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a shout down on the beach. In Devon, grab your boots for the walking

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Festival. That continues to the weekend. The walks are free, towns

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tourist information centre. A meditation walk also. In Plymouth,

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one of the largest wooden tall ships against its two weeks visit to

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Sutton Harbour. Also a cider Festival. ?6 a ticket. In Somerset,

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International music at the Bridgwater arts Centre as they

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celebrate their twin towns. Including bands from Malta, Italy,

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France, Germany and the Czech Republic. Tomorrow, is record store

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Day. Head on down to your local record store and pick up some final

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if you are a collector like myself. This is Susie Mack, a BBC

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introducing artist. She will be playing as... Out later on.

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A trained coming our way as we had to the other side of the weekend but

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we hold onto the fine weather to the weekend ahead and some fantastic

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pictures of this weather. This is a lighthouse. Glorious blue skies and

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calm seas. Mist and fog around this morning. Some patchy cloud around

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spoiling that sunshine. The sun is bringing out the flowers and

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believes. This weekend, dry. Cloudy at times, also some sunshine. Of the

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two days of the weekend, Sunday looks like it will have the best of

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the sunshine. We have got some changes afoot as this weather for

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front travels down. More cloud today and tomorrow. Behind that, another

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one which is much more active. This one will trickle down across

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southern parts of Britain, not much left on it, but high pressure is

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moving back out into the Atlantic and that opens the door for a new

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area of low pressure to bring cold air across as. From the south of

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Iceland and moving down towards us. By Monday, the first of those

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weather fronts coming in. More cloud on Monday. If you shower is as well.

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Once that passes us, we have got Arctic air. The area of high

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pressure has moved to the middle of the Atlantic, northerly winds, some

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of which I was on Tuesday could well be wintry. A big change by the time

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we get to Tuesday of next week. It is that flood of cold air that will

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also bring the temperatures down. A touch of Frost perhaps. Daytime, no

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more than seven or 8 degrees. Let's make the most of the weekend ahead.

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A lot of clout as you can see. Drifting in from the north. Some

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holes in that crowd, particularly for Cornwall. Cornwall has been

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blessed with the best of the lakes lunchtime today. That process will

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continue overnight tonight. Patchy cloud of a figure in the EEC. --

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particularly in the east. Patchy cloud. Summing up the day. A bit

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more of the breeze. Temperatures getting to 14 or 15 degrees. The

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forecast for the Isles of Scilly depends, should be around nine or 10

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degrees getting to 13 degrees by the end of the morning. Silly, fine and

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dry. High water, 236 and 1510. Hardly any waves for our servers,

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although it does pick up a little bit. Coastal waters forecast, winds

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will be variable. Generally, fair. Have a nice weekend. Back to you.

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But before we go we can cross back to Porthleven where a number

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of local musicians will be entertaining the crowds

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One of them Suzie Mac, will sing us out now

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# Rises with the dawn, didn't want to say goodbye before it was gone.

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# The car is gone, long before the years have gone.

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# All alone. # Wishing he could just turn around

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and head back home. # City drifter.

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# Looks like you and me. City drifter.

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# Looks like you and me. # Looks like you and me.

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# Looks like you and me.

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