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And on BBC One, we now join the BBC's news teams where you are.

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Good evening, I'm Charlie McArdle, welcome to BBC Channel Islands.

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Re-writing history - claims in a national newspaper that

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tens of thousands of slave workers were killed and Alderney

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was a secret base for chemical weapons are rubbished

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Lack of investment means time stands still for one of Jersey's most

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The attorney was the first paddle steamer to come to the island, so we

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need to seek it is the beginning of foreign travel. For it to be taken

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away would be tragic. Jersey Reds hold on to the Siam Cup,

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but after nine winning years, new rules meant it wasn't

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an easy victory. And the Liberation Day tomorrow at

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think the weather would be fine and dry. Feeling warm. And some

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sunshine. Controversial claims that German

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occupying forces turned Alderney into a secret chemical weapons base

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have been criticised Two former army officers have

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written the Daily Mail stories, saying their research shows up

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to 70,000 slave workers died Richard Kemp and John Weigold also

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claim V1 missiles were built But, as Mike Wilkins reports,

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not everyone's convinced. It was the only Nazi concentration

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camp on British soil. It was one of four camps in Alderney

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to house the workers building It's not clear how many

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people were killed here, but they were brutally treated

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by the SS. In two articles in a national

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newspaper, two former military men claim that tens of thousands

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of slave workers were And they go on to suggest that

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Alderney could've been a base We came to the conclusion with other

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factors that this was way they were cited in Albany because you could

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construct and prepare V1s with nerve agent warheads on them which you

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could do in total secrecy given the eunuch circumstance of Albany. There

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was no possibility of discovering. But those claims are being

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criticised by a local historian. It's like saying I have evidence of

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fairies at the bottom of my garden. These V1 sides were easily

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identifiable from the air. These tunnels are surveyed there. You

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could not have got V1s there and why would they put them in there anyway?

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Whether or not you agree with the claims in these articles,

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they've prompted an Alderney politician to ask for top secret

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"I think it would be a very opportune time "for the British

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government to release all remaining wartime

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"files pertaining to Alderney, and for the German

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When the people of Alderney returned home at the end of the war

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it was to write a new chapter, and now more than 70 years on others

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Cannabis will be grown in Jersey for at least a year

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after the Health Minister decided to award a one-season licence

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Four varieties of the plant will be produced, to create oil for cooking

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The chief pharmacist has reviewed the proposed seeds to ensure

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The farm's location hasn't been revealed.

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It shows disregard for our maritime history -

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that's the view of a local historian on the neglect of

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It was built 20 years ago and cost ?250,000,

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but it's been plagued with problems ever since -

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no-one wants to take responsibility for it.

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The fountain has stopped, the bubbles are gone,

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and the clock is wrong - on both sides.

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But these problems are nothing new with Jersey's Steam Clock.

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It was surrounded by controversy when it was built, and still is.

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The Steam Clock was commissioned in 1996

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by the Waterfront Enterprise Board - that board is now known

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as the Jersey Development Company - but the land it sits on was sold

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to the Ports of Jersey in October 2015, but the Ports of Jersey say

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they only realised they need to maintain it six months ago.

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We always knew we were assuming responsibility for the land,

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but we weren't aware we were assuming responsibility

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for the repair and renovation and maintenance for the Steam Clock.

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That's why we've now given commitment that we will keep it

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secure and we will keep it safe and we will keep it tidy.

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As regard to what will happen to the Steam Clock in the longer

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term, we need to commission some expertise to find out

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James says advice so far suggests it s beyond economic repair.

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But love it or loath it, it s here to remind us

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of our maritime history, which some say needs to stay.

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It's like saying should General Don stay in the Parade or George II stay

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They've been put there because of their importance

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Here, of course with the Steam Clock, it's

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here because it's the harbour, this is where the Ariadne used

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to come in and the Ariadne herself was the first paddle steamer to come

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to the island, so we really have to see the Ariadne

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For it to be taken away would be tragic.

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But with no promise that it will be returned to working order,

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the time could be up for this landmark.

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You've certainly had a lot to say about this story.

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"Stop spending money on stupid zebra crossings that aren't needed,

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"or trips away for States members, and invest it back into the island."

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Meanwhile Sarah thinks the clock suits the location,

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but wants it fixed as it would draw attention

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And regular visitor Avis always looks forward to seeing the clock

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when they're over and wants it updated and left in the perfect

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And if you've got a comment to make on that story or anything else,

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you can get in contact with us by email or on Facebook.

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Rugby now, and Jersey Reds have retained the Siam Cup

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in what was a close result at the weekend.

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Guernsey Raiders lost by just two points, 20-18.

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While it's the ninth time in a row they've lost the Cup to Jersey,

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New rules were introduced last year limiting the number

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With fewer professionals on the home side, both teams and spectators knew

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Guernsey were the first on the scoreboard, with three points

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from this penalty from Kenny Hellier.

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Less than ten minutes later they looked to do

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Jersey then hit back with this try from Karl Haitaner.

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In the second half Jersey went on to score another try,

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Then Guernsey bounced back, securing seven points starting

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with this close range try from Craine.

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They then followed with this try to close the gap to just two points.

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Tensions ran high as Kenny Hellier took the conversion.

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He missed, depriving his side of a draw, leaving

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The first one in the first half, that is the three points that would

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have won the game. We were never going to get the cup with a draw but

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full credit to the fellas. We looked down and out when they got that try,

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we scored two of them. We are happy of that.

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Jersey only had three of its professionals on the pitch

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after last year's restrictions to limit the strength

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It is a great contest and think it was great for the neutral. For us to

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come away after the season we have had with 19 amateur players in the

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game like this is fantastic and I said to the lads before the game

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have no regrets and make the most of your memories because some of them

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will never be here again and they have done so I am proud of them and

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the youngsters who came through. With both sides happy with a close

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game, could this more competitive score become a regular feature

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in future Siam Cups? Football news now, and Guernsey have

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announced their squad for Saturday's Muratti final

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at home to Jersey. Striker Ross Allen is included

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in their list of 18 players. And star midfielder Jack Boyle makes

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the cut, despite coming off injured Jersey say they aren't revealing

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their squad until tomorrow. It's the 70th anniversary of

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the Jersey International Road Race. This was the scene

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in St Helier earlier. Dozens of classic cars

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gathered near the Cenotaph, and a special exhibition

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was on at the Town Hall. Tomorrow is Liberation Day

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in the islands, and I remember last year the heavens opened up

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for much of it. David, how is tomorrow looking

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for the celebrations? I think we will have the opposite to

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what we had last year. It was pretty miserable. I think liberation date

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this year is looking very promising. A specific forecast for that and a

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second. Generally tomorrow is fine and dry but more in the way of

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sunshine. Slightly more of a breeze developing which will knock the

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temperatures down a bit particularly towards the east facing coast but

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inland it will be pleasantly warm. Some cloud on the satellite picture

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but it is swirling around to the west at the moment and it is sitting

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there for much of tonight and tomorrow. Not much change in that

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pattern because this high-pressure is pretty strong. It weakens through

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Thursday and Wednesday. Allowing this low pressure to move towards us

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to Friday and the start of the weekend. We will have some patchy

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cloud tonight coming and going but dry. A bit chilly in place. Eight or

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nine the minimum. Keeping the air moving. While we soon see some

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sunshine tomorrow the wind increases a little bit tempering the figure is

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likely in terms of temperatures. 15 or possibly 16 tonight. Quite a

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lively breeze, so it might not be quite as one. For Liberation Day

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commemorations it is fine and dry. It will feel warm up the wind and

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some decent spells of sunshine. The UV is six or seven so take it easy.

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Times of high water... For the surfers boast of the beaches two or

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three feet. Coastal waters forecast, East north-easterly, 4-5, mainly

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fair. Moderately good visibility. Wednesday is another nice day.

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Changes start to happen at the end of the week. No real change in

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temperatures but a lot more close around and potentially some sorrows

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on Thursday and Friday. Have a good evening. -- some showers.

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Tomorrow is Liberation Day in the islands with the official

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The BBC will bring you full coverage throughout the day

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on BBC Radio Jersey and Guernsey with regular travel updates

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Online there'll be plenty of pictures and videos capturing

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And we'll have highlights here on BBC Channel Islands News at 6:30pm.

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I'll be back with an update just before 8pm and your

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Cornwall councillors are in talks to establish which party will lead

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the unitary authority for the next four years.

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The Conservatives replaced the Liberal Democrats as the largest

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group on the council after last Thursday's elections but

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The Royal Horticultural Society has invested ?1.2 million

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in a new building at the Rosemoor Garden in North Devon.

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It'll be used for events, including concerts and it's hoped

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it'll bring more visitors to the area.

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People living in Plymouth will have their bins emptied every other week

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today as the City Council and pose us all current weekly collections.

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Recycling will be collected one week and non-recyclable waste the next.

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Prince Charles was at a nature reserve near Bridport where

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he spent time talking to children who were learning about wildlife.

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The Prince and that pond the purrs. The royal visitor was just as keen

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as the children to find what they had fished from the water and like

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all good fishing trips, some exaggeration may have crept in. I

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caught an alligator, a big one. It was a bit small and then I captured

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a beetle. I found a rare nude. This nature reserve is also a working

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farm, farmed organically, something Prince Charles is passionate about.

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The animals here are grazing for us, managing the pastures, we have 280

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acres of woodland with steers so they are earning their keep. The

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wild flowers here though a great deal to the way these lines are

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great. Four years ago the Prince founded the Coronation Meadows

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Wojciech to halt the decline of wild flowers. This one is important

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because we take several cuts and used their seed and hate to start

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other Meadows, so his initiative has led to several Meadows all around

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the county. Now, it s been an afternoon

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of celebration in Plymouth as for the first time in more

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than a decade Thousands of Plymouth Argyle fans

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turned out to cheer the players on as they toured the city

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in an open top bus. Some people have been here all day.

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This is Derek Adams' second season in charge of the pilgrims and Pete

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has done it, in his second season, which makes up for the

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disappointment of last season when they lost in the play-off final but

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its League 1 next season and that is what the fans are here to

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congratulate Argyle about. These ladies are avid fans. Have you been

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to all the matches? Yes, 11,700 miles with Argyle. Why do you like

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them so much? Because I'm mad! What do you think of a day like today?

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Very good. The music is quite loud. It's all right. We travelled on the

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couch and travelled everywhere from Carlisle to Grimsby. Since August

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have you been waiting for a day like this yes, got up at 5am on Saturday,

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back here at 4am on Sunday. That's dedication. It's worth it. Who is

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your favourite player? Luke McCormick, it's nice for Luke. They

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have all done well. What you think of Derek Adams? And done a cracking

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job. So professional, very focused. He doesn't take his eye off the ball

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or the players. In two seasons and get that. He is there every time,

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she acknowledges the fans and looks after the star. So good to see you

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all. As we wait for the players, they are all thinking about League 1

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next season but sunlight will be good.

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What a great atmosphere in the centre of Plymouth and there may be

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more celebrations before the end of the season.

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Exeter City prepare for the League Two play-offs.

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Their opponents over two legs will be Carlisle United,

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coincidentally the team they played on Saturday.

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Despite first half goals from Reuben Reid and Jordan Moore-Taylor,

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Carlisle fought back to beat the Grecians 3-2 for

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The first leg of the play-off semifinal is in Cumbria on Sunday.

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Exeter Chiefs will face Premiership and European champions Saracens

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at Sandy Park in the play-offs a week on Saturday.

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Even a league record eighth consecutive bonus point win

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for the Chiefs was not enough to grab top spot at the end

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Exeter scored four tries to beat Gloucester 34-20.

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If they can get past Saracens they'll meet either Wasps

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We're getting to an exciting time of the year, we have the Devon County

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show coming up, the sun shining and one of my favourite events of any

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year is the Ten Tors challenge. The organisers of the Ten Tours

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Challenge on Dartmoor have said this year's event was one of the best

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ever with nearly 3000 It was the expedition's 57th

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year and the 40th year Scott Bingham was at Okehampton Camp

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and looks back over the weekend. At the boom of the starting guns,

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thousands of young people 400 teams of six, each

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facing a trek of 35, 45 or 55 miles across some

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of the toughest terrain in Britain. Half an hour later and the Jubilee

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Challenge for youngsters The event is celebrating

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its 40th year. And minutes later, a relatively

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new category called Fresh Tracks. Young people with challenging life

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issues lead Dartmoor What do you get out

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of walking with the pony? Responsibility because you need

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to make sure they are safe This is Standon farm,

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one of the checkpoints There's been about 30 teams

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through so far, 4.5 hours in, Sometimes the mist has been quite

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bad but with good navigating We're trying to push the crowd

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and see how far we can get today. They tell us it's not

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a race but a challenge, First day isn't a race

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but the second day is. And just after 8am on that second

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day, this team seems to agree. They can afford to slow down

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and they are still first across the line in one

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of the fastest times ever. We ran a lot, we ran

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the whole of last night. I can't quite believe

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we've got here. It was tough, it was more

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like mental, you had to say to yourself, we can do this

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and we will get to the next tor. The organisers say safer routes

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and the weather conditions helped make this year's event one

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of the best ever. Fall-out rates are low this year,

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I think the lower limb injuries are lower this year so in that sense

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it's been very successful. From the air, the remaining teams

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stretch out across the moor, an epic challenge not just for them

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but for everyone involved. Ten Tors is a training exercise

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for military personnel It's also a huge logistical

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challenge and down on the ground, planning for next year's event

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is already under way. Congratulations to all involved. It

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was a typical Dartmoor weekend in terms of weather, a bit of

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everything, because on Friday night there was a newly blowing on the

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moors. The key was when one of the

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competitors said it was good visibility. Some welcome rain for

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those who needed and the countryside is looking fantastic the moment.

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Beautiful greens, the flowers out, thank you for that photo, and the

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coastline looking impressive, this is the Dorset coast at sunrise this

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morning. There is some road towards the end of the week so be patient if

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you are desperate for rain, but tomorrow is a fine and dry day, some

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pleasant sunshine, a bit more cloud but it should be fine and dry. Out

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in the Atlantic there is an area of low pressure, that is getting closer

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but it is taking its time to get towards us. Toward the end of the

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week we will see changes, but at the moment a ridge of high pressure

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extends from Iceland down across Britain, it stays there for the

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middle of the day tomorrow, a sliver of high pressure gets pushed out of

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the way. Wednesday is another fine day but by Thursday low-pressure

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creeps up from the south and the atmosphere changes by the end of the

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week, with little sign of any high-pressure and low-pressure

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taking charge, so perhaps a big change in for the error comes from

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at the weekend. There has been a lot of cloud to the east of us today and

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some of that will creep into night across Dorset and Somerset but ahead

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of that we had a glorious sunshine. In Tim Muffett earlier today our

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cameraman enjoys lovely weather. -- Tynemouth. Enjoy but take it easy

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and the breeze has made itself felt along the east coast of Britain. A

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keen wind off the sea so our highest temperatures have been on the

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western side of the South West of England, parts of Devon or West

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Cornwall have seen temperatures up at 16 or 17. Not much changed in

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that overnight, a bit of cloth from the east but fizzling out, so a fair

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amount of clear sky and the sky will allow the heat from the lab to

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radiate out into space so it will be a cold night, temperatures down to

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four or five, not a widespread frost but the risk of a brief touch of

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Frost here and there, most of us staying for three. Tomorrow is a

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nice day, we will have patchy cloud, some sunshine but the cloud a bit

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thicker than it has been in places but dry and fine and in that

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sunshine it will feel quite warm. Along the south coast there is a

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breeze off the seat so temperatures will get up to 11 or 12 at its

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inland and along the north coast we will see some of the highest

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temperatures. We got 17 today and will get 17 tomorrow, North Devon

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and Somerset seeing the best temperature levels. The UV level is

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seven so enjoy but be careful. A lovely day at the Isles of Scilly,

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clear and breezy with a keen south-east wind. These are the times

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of high water. For our surfers, it's not ready and but I have had a quick

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look around at the pictures you have been sending us on the north coast,

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the waves haven't been big but beautiful conditions, around two or

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four feet tomorrow, smaller waves on the south coast and more of a

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breeze, coming in from the east, force four but occasionally five,

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there were some pays around and moderate to good visibility, the sea

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temperature between 11 and 12 degrees. For those who need it,

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there is some rain towards the end of the week, a lovely day on

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Wednesday, Thursday has more cloud, capable of producing a few light

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showers but rainfall amounts will be pretty small and on Friday we see

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more frequent showers turning increasingly heavy towards the end

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of the day, said the trend for the week ahead is temperatures remained

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the same, slightly above average but the risk of seeing some showers and

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rain as we head towards the weekend. Have a good evening.

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We'll leave you tonight with the celebrations

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in the sunshine for Plymouth Argyle's promotion parade.

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The choice you now face is all about the future.

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Whoever wins on the 8th of June will face one overriding task -

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