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Re-writing history - claims in a national newspaper that
tens of thousands of slave workers were killed and Alderney
was a secret base for chemical weapons are rubbished
Lack of investment means time stands still for one of Jersey's most
The attorney was the first paddle steamer to come to the island, so we
need to seek it is the beginning of foreign travel. For it to be taken
away would be tragic. Jersey Reds hold on to the Siam Cup,
but after nine winning years, new rules meant it wasn't
an easy victory. And the Liberation Day tomorrow at
think the weather would be fine and dry. Feeling warm. And some
sunshine. Controversial claims that German
occupying forces turned Alderney into a secret chemical weapons base
have been criticised Two former army officers have
written the Daily Mail stories, saying their research shows up
to 70,000 slave workers died Richard Kemp and John Weigold also
claim V1 missiles were built But, as Mike Wilkins reports,
not everyone's convinced. It was the only Nazi concentration
camp on British soil. It was one of four camps in Alderney
to house the workers building It's not clear how many
people were killed here, but they were brutally treated
by the SS. In two articles in a national
newspaper, two former military men claim that tens of thousands
of slave workers were And they go on to suggest that
Alderney could've been a base We came to the conclusion with other
factors that this was way they were cited in Albany because you could
construct and prepare V1s with nerve agent warheads on them which you
could do in total secrecy given the eunuch circumstance of Albany. There
was no possibility of discovering. But those claims are being
criticised by a local historian. It's like saying I have evidence of
fairies at the bottom of my garden. These V1 sides were easily
identifiable from the air. These tunnels are surveyed there. You
could not have got V1s there and why would they put them in there anyway?
Whether or not you agree with the claims in these articles,
they've prompted an Alderney politician to ask for top secret
"I think it would be a very opportune time "for the British
government to release all remaining wartime
"files pertaining to Alderney, and for the German
When the people of Alderney returned home at the end of the war
it was to write a new chapter, and now more than 70 years on others
Cannabis will be grown in Jersey for at least a year
after the Health Minister decided to award a one-season licence
Four varieties of the plant will be produced, to create oil for cooking
The chief pharmacist has reviewed the proposed seeds to ensure
The farm's location hasn't been revealed.
It shows disregard for our maritime history -
that's the view of a local historian on the neglect of
It was built 20 years ago and cost ?250,000,
but it's been plagued with problems ever since -
no-one wants to take responsibility for it.
The fountain has stopped, the bubbles are gone,
and the clock is wrong - on both sides.
But these problems are nothing new with Jersey's Steam Clock.
It was surrounded by controversy when it was built, and still is.
The Steam Clock was commissioned in 1996
by the Waterfront Enterprise Board - that board is now known
as the Jersey Development Company - but the land it sits on was sold
to the Ports of Jersey in October 2015, but the Ports of Jersey say
they only realised they need to maintain it six months ago.
We always knew we were assuming responsibility for the land,
but we weren't aware we were assuming responsibility
for the repair and renovation and maintenance for the Steam Clock.
That's why we've now given commitment that we will keep it
secure and we will keep it safe and we will keep it tidy.
As regard to what will happen to the Steam Clock in the longer
term, we need to commission some expertise to find out
James says advice so far suggests it s beyond economic repair.
But love it or loath it, it s here to remind us
of our maritime history, which some say needs to stay.
It's like saying should General Don stay in the Parade or George II stay
They've been put there because of their importance
Here, of course with the Steam Clock, it's
here because it's the harbour, this is where the Ariadne used
to come in and the Ariadne herself was the first paddle steamer to come
to the island, so we really have to see the Ariadne
For it to be taken away would be tragic.
But with no promise that it will be returned to working order,
the time could be up for this landmark.
You've certainly had a lot to say about this story.
"Stop spending money on stupid zebra crossings that aren't needed,
"or trips away for States members, and invest it back into the island."
Meanwhile Sarah thinks the clock suits the location,
but wants it fixed as it would draw attention
And regular visitor Avis always looks forward to seeing the clock
when they're over and wants it updated and left in the perfect
And if you've got a comment to make on that story or anything else,
you can get in contact with us by email or on Facebook.
Rugby now, and Jersey Reds have retained the Siam Cup
in what was a close result at the weekend.
Guernsey Raiders lost by just two points, 20-18.
While it's the ninth time in a row they've lost the Cup to Jersey,
New rules were introduced last year limiting the number
With fewer professionals on the home side, both teams and spectators knew
Guernsey were the first on the scoreboard, with three points
from this penalty from Kenny Hellier.
Less than ten minutes later they looked to do
Jersey then hit back with this try from Karl Haitaner.
In the second half Jersey went on to score another try,
Then Guernsey bounced back, securing seven points starting
with this close range try from Craine.
They then followed with this try to close the gap to just two points.
Tensions ran high as Kenny Hellier took the conversion.
He missed, depriving his side of a draw, leaving
The first one in the first half, that is the three points that would
have won the game. We were never going to get the cup with a draw but
full credit to the fellas. We looked down and out when they got that try,
we scored two of them. We are happy of that.
Jersey only had three of its professionals on the pitch
after last year's restrictions to limit the strength
It is a great contest and think it was great for the neutral. For us to
come away after the season we have had with 19 amateur players in the
game like this is fantastic and I said to the lads before the game
have no regrets and make the most of your memories because some of them
will never be here again and they have done so I am proud of them and
the youngsters who came through. With both sides happy with a close
game, could this more competitive score become a regular feature
in future Siam Cups? Football news now, and Guernsey have
announced their squad for Saturday's Muratti final
at home to Jersey. Striker Ross Allen is included
in their list of 18 players. And star midfielder Jack Boyle makes
the cut, despite coming off injured Jersey say they aren't revealing
their squad until tomorrow. It's the 70th anniversary of
the Jersey International Road Race. This was the scene
in St Helier earlier. Dozens of classic cars
gathered near the Cenotaph, and a special exhibition
was on at the Town Hall. Tomorrow is Liberation Day
in the islands, and I remember last year the heavens opened up
for much of it. David, how is tomorrow looking
for the celebrations? I think we will have the opposite to
what we had last year. It was pretty miserable. I think liberation date
this year is looking very promising. A specific forecast for that and a
second. Generally tomorrow is fine and dry but more in the way of
sunshine. Slightly more of a breeze developing which will knock the
temperatures down a bit particularly towards the east facing coast but
inland it will be pleasantly warm. Some cloud on the satellite picture
but it is swirling around to the west at the moment and it is sitting
there for much of tonight and tomorrow. Not much change in that
pattern because this high-pressure is pretty strong. It weakens through
Thursday and Wednesday. Allowing this low pressure to move towards us
to Friday and the start of the weekend. We will have some patchy
cloud tonight coming and going but dry. A bit chilly in place. Eight or
nine the minimum. Keeping the air moving. While we soon see some
sunshine tomorrow the wind increases a little bit tempering the figure is
likely in terms of temperatures. 15 or possibly 16 tonight. Quite a
lively breeze, so it might not be quite as one. For Liberation Day
commemorations it is fine and dry. It will feel warm up the wind and
some decent spells of sunshine. The UV is six or seven so take it easy.
Times of high water... For the surfers boast of the beaches two or
three feet. Coastal waters forecast, East north-easterly, 4-5, mainly
fair. Moderately good visibility. Wednesday is another nice day.
Changes start to happen at the end of the week. No real change in
temperatures but a lot more close around and potentially some sorrows
on Thursday and Friday. Have a good evening. -- some showers.
Tomorrow is Liberation Day in the islands with the official
The BBC will bring you full coverage throughout the day
on BBC Radio Jersey and Guernsey with regular travel updates
Online there'll be plenty of pictures and videos capturing
And we'll have highlights here on BBC Channel Islands News at 6:30pm.
I'll be back with an update just before 8pm and your
Cornwall councillors are in talks to establish which party will lead
the unitary authority for the next four years.
The Conservatives replaced the Liberal Democrats as the largest
group on the council after last Thursday's elections but
The Royal Horticultural Society has invested ?1.2 million
in a new building at the Rosemoor Garden in North Devon.
It'll be used for events, including concerts and it's hoped
it'll bring more visitors to the area.
People living in Plymouth will have their bins emptied every other week
today as the City Council and pose us all current weekly collections.
Recycling will be collected one week and non-recyclable waste the next.
Prince Charles was at a nature reserve near Bridport where
he spent time talking to children who were learning about wildlife.
The Prince and that pond the purrs. The royal visitor was just as keen
as the children to find what they had fished from the water and like
all good fishing trips, some exaggeration may have crept in. I
caught an alligator, a big one. It was a bit small and then I captured
a beetle. I found a rare nude. This nature reserve is also a working
farm, farmed organically, something Prince Charles is passionate about.
The animals here are grazing for us, managing the pastures, we have 280
acres of woodland with steers so they are earning their keep. The
wild flowers here though a great deal to the way these lines are
great. Four years ago the Prince founded the Coronation Meadows
Wojciech to halt the decline of wild flowers. This one is important
because we take several cuts and used their seed and hate to start
other Meadows, so his initiative has led to several Meadows all around
the county. Now, it s been an afternoon
of celebration in Plymouth as for the first time in more
than a decade Thousands of Plymouth Argyle fans
turned out to cheer the players on as they toured the city
in an open top bus. Some people have been here all day.
This is Derek Adams' second season in charge of the pilgrims and Pete
has done it, in his second season, which makes up for the
disappointment of last season when they lost in the play-off final but
its League 1 next season and that is what the fans are here to
congratulate Argyle about. These ladies are avid fans. Have you been
to all the matches? Yes, 11,700 miles with Argyle. Why do you like
them so much? Because I'm mad! What do you think of a day like today?
Very good. The music is quite loud. It's all right. We travelled on the
couch and travelled everywhere from Carlisle to Grimsby. Since August
have you been waiting for a day like this yes, got up at 5am on Saturday,
back here at 4am on Sunday. That's dedication. It's worth it. Who is
your favourite player? Luke McCormick, it's nice for Luke. They
have all done well. What you think of Derek Adams? And done a cracking
job. So professional, very focused. He doesn't take his eye off the ball
or the players. In two seasons and get that. He is there every time,
she acknowledges the fans and looks after the star. So good to see you
all. As we wait for the players, they are all thinking about League 1
next season but sunlight will be good.
What a great atmosphere in the centre of Plymouth and there may be
more celebrations before the end of the season.
Exeter City prepare for the League Two play-offs.
Their opponents over two legs will be Carlisle United,
coincidentally the team they played on Saturday.
Despite first half goals from Reuben Reid and Jordan Moore-Taylor,
Carlisle fought back to beat the Grecians 3-2 for
The first leg of the play-off semifinal is in Cumbria on Sunday.
Exeter Chiefs will face Premiership and European champions Saracens
at Sandy Park in the play-offs a week on Saturday.
Even a league record eighth consecutive bonus point win
for the Chiefs was not enough to grab top spot at the end
Exeter scored four tries to beat Gloucester 34-20.
If they can get past Saracens they'll meet either Wasps
We're getting to an exciting time of the year, we have the Devon County
show coming up, the sun shining and one of my favourite events of any
year is the Ten Tors challenge. The organisers of the Ten Tours
Challenge on Dartmoor have said this year's event was one of the best
ever with nearly 3000 It was the expedition's 57th
year and the 40th year Scott Bingham was at Okehampton Camp
and looks back over the weekend. At the boom of the starting guns,
thousands of young people 400 teams of six, each
facing a trek of 35, 45 or 55 miles across some
of the toughest terrain in Britain. Half an hour later and the Jubilee
Challenge for youngsters The event is celebrating
its 40th year. And minutes later, a relatively
new category called Fresh Tracks. Young people with challenging life
issues lead Dartmoor What do you get out
of walking with the pony? Responsibility because you need
to make sure they are safe This is Standon farm,
one of the checkpoints There's been about 30 teams
through so far, 4.5 hours in, Sometimes the mist has been quite
bad but with good navigating We're trying to push the crowd
and see how far we can get today. They tell us it's not
a race but a challenge, First day isn't a race
but the second day is. And just after 8am on that second
day, this team seems to agree. They can afford to slow down
and they are still first across the line in one
of the fastest times ever. We ran a lot, we ran
the whole of last night. I can't quite believe
we've got here. It was tough, it was more
like mental, you had to say to yourself, we can do this
and we will get to the next tor. The organisers say safer routes
and the weather conditions helped make this year's event one
of the best ever. Fall-out rates are low this year,
I think the lower limb injuries are lower this year so in that sense
it's been very successful. From the air, the remaining teams
stretch out across the moor, an epic challenge not just for them
but for everyone involved. Ten Tors is a training exercise
for military personnel It's also a huge logistical
challenge and down on the ground, planning for next year's event
is already under way. Congratulations to all involved. It
was a typical Dartmoor weekend in terms of weather, a bit of
everything, because on Friday night there was a newly blowing on the
moors. The key was when one of the
competitors said it was good visibility. Some welcome rain for
those who needed and the countryside is looking fantastic the moment.
Beautiful greens, the flowers out, thank you for that photo, and the
coastline looking impressive, this is the Dorset coast at sunrise this
morning. There is some road towards the end of the week so be patient if
you are desperate for rain, but tomorrow is a fine and dry day, some
pleasant sunshine, a bit more cloud but it should be fine and dry. Out
in the Atlantic there is an area of low pressure, that is getting closer
but it is taking its time to get towards us. Toward the end of the
week we will see changes, but at the moment a ridge of high pressure
extends from Iceland down across Britain, it stays there for the
middle of the day tomorrow, a sliver of high pressure gets pushed out of
the way. Wednesday is another fine day but by Thursday low-pressure
creeps up from the south and the atmosphere changes by the end of the
week, with little sign of any high-pressure and low-pressure
taking charge, so perhaps a big change in for the error comes from
at the weekend. There has been a lot of cloud to the east of us today and
some of that will creep into night across Dorset and Somerset but ahead
of that we had a glorious sunshine. In Tim Muffett earlier today our
cameraman enjoys lovely weather. -- Tynemouth. Enjoy but take it easy
and the breeze has made itself felt along the east coast of Britain. A
keen wind off the sea so our highest temperatures have been on the
western side of the South West of England, parts of Devon or West
Cornwall have seen temperatures up at 16 or 17. Not much changed in
that overnight, a bit of cloth from the east but fizzling out, so a fair
amount of clear sky and the sky will allow the heat from the lab to
radiate out into space so it will be a cold night, temperatures down to
four or five, not a widespread frost but the risk of a brief touch of
Frost here and there, most of us staying for three. Tomorrow is a
nice day, we will have patchy cloud, some sunshine but the cloud a bit
thicker than it has been in places but dry and fine and in that
sunshine it will feel quite warm. Along the south coast there is a
breeze off the seat so temperatures will get up to 11 or 12 at its
inland and along the north coast we will see some of the highest
temperatures. We got 17 today and will get 17 tomorrow, North Devon
and Somerset seeing the best temperature levels. The UV level is
seven so enjoy but be careful. A lovely day at the Isles of Scilly,
clear and breezy with a keen south-east wind. These are the times
of high water. For our surfers, it's not ready and but I have had a quick
look around at the pictures you have been sending us on the north coast,
the waves haven't been big but beautiful conditions, around two or
four feet tomorrow, smaller waves on the south coast and more of a
breeze, coming in from the east, force four but occasionally five,
there were some pays around and moderate to good visibility, the sea
temperature between 11 and 12 degrees. For those who need it,
there is some rain towards the end of the week, a lovely day on
Wednesday, Thursday has more cloud, capable of producing a few light
showers but rainfall amounts will be pretty small and on Friday we see
more frequent showers turning increasingly heavy towards the end
of the day, said the trend for the week ahead is temperatures remained
the same, slightly above average but the risk of seeing some showers and
rain as we head towards the weekend. Have a good evening.
We'll leave you tonight with the celebrations
in the sunshine for Plymouth Argyle's promotion parade.
The choice you now face is all about the future.
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