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And, after the last couple of days of lovely weather, it will be a
shock when we see more cloud around tomorrow, and the chance of a future
hours. A backlash over efforts
to control population growth in the Channel Islands
is continuing, after the introduction of new laws
in Guernsey a month ago. The company Hand Picked Hotels,
which owns businesses in both Guernsey and Jersey,
says recent changes to policies will make it hard to recruit
and will have a significant impact A typical start to the day
at a Channel Islands hotel, with staff working hard to look
after business guests and tourists. And behind the scenes,
Sandra from Romania, But changes to laws in Guernsey mean
she'll be kicked off the island in two years and won't be able
to return to work here Because it's hard to start
again somewhere else and make new friends,
get used to a new community The owners say a quarter
of their staff will be affected and it will have a huge knock-on
effect on the tourism Firstly I think it's
going to detract people from wanting to come to Guernsey to work,
if they know they have an end date of five years as
the absolute maximum. I think that's going to be very
discouraging for people to come to work within the industry
here within Guernsey. And secondly, from our point
of view, we've just invested a lot of money and time in training people
to work within the hotel and then to find that their service is cut
short through a regulation No control perhaps,
but a chance for input, yes, according to the committee
behind the changes. But it's a problem in Jersey too,
where the States took steps earlier this year to reduce
the number of work So, two neighbouring islands
with two different policies on managing population but both now
dealing with shockwaves from within the hospitality sector
as businesses struggle to adapt A 64-year-old Jersey woman died
after starting a fire when trying to smoke while attached
to an oxygen feed. An inquest heard Diane Lesley Noel's
heart and lungs gave out from the shock of the oxygen
catching fire around her face. She was using it to deal
with chronic lung disease. Mrs Noel had been warned not
to smoke but struggled A 30-year-old man suffered several
injuries after an alleged assault in the early hours of Sunday morning
near La Colomberie in Jersey. Officers say several people
were in the area and may have seen the incident,
which involved two men and a woman. Anyone who saw what happened
on Roseville Street, between La Colomberie
and Hastings Road, is asked It's claimed growing hemp could
boost Jersey's farming industry. The States has given the go-ahead
for a trial to grow four different kinds of hemp,
which are part of the The farm's location
hasn't been disclosed. Officials say the hemp will be used
for its fibre and oils, and could be Crops like this could become part of
an integrated and sustainable future for agriculture in Jersey. It
strongly depends on what happens this year with regard to the output
of varieties and the oil, the yield and the economics of bringing the
machinery in to handle it. But when we are approached by organisations
that do want to investigate this type of work if they have done the
groundwork properly, and if we think the business case stacks up, we will
try to support the mother can. You're watching the BBC
in the Channel Islands. Later in Spotlight with
Justin and Victoria: Increasing footfall -
the street artist creating a brighter picture
for businesses in Bude. It's hoped more competition
within inter-island air travel could help sports clubs
meet flight costs. A new charter service based
at Jersey airport has It follows last week's
announcement of Guernsey's There are many advantages
to living on an island, The cost of flights and limited
scheduling, coupled with challenging wind and tides can make air
and sea travel troublesome. But one new Jersey based airline
is promising passengers more choice. It's convenient, it goes
when you want to go. It's very easy to access
the aeroplane, we're operating opposite the rugby club -
you can park at the Jersey Aeroclub here, come straight out
the aeroplane and you're away. It misses the hassle and time
of going through the airport. Jersey and Guernsey athletes have
been struggling to get to inter-insular games
and competitions in the UK. So could these new airlines
offer a solution? Anybody that comes up with an idea
that can move people about across the islands into the UK
or even into France, The only thing I say,
I gather it's an eight-seater, and most sports, even if you're
in a team of four, still need to take two or three other people,
plus there's baggage and everything else, and I'm just a bit concerned
that if it's not the seating that causes the problem,
it's the luggage and the baggage and the equipment that goes with it,
which is the unfortunate problem. Last week, Guernsey based airline
Waves announced its plans to carry passengers to Jersey and Alderney
before the end of the summer. But will these small businesses fill
a gap in the market for passengers who want more flexibility
without paying the earth? As Guernsey looks to improve
the care offered to people with mental health issues,
it's claimed the focus Health officials say this facility,
which opened two years ago, has made a big difference,
and that other initiatives are in the pipeline,
but ultimately it's a problem the island as a whole
needs to think about. It is the responsibility of the
community as a whole, rather than the committee for social health and
care to deliver on this. It is as much about the environment you live
in, whether you are rich or poor, your education and so one, as it is
about to mental health. A Jersey artist has created
the centrepiece for a charity garden Described as the Chelsea
flower show of the North, the RHS Tatton Flower show
will include an exhibition garden based on a Crohn's patient's
experience of the disease. And Nicholas Romeril's
sculpture will feature in it. Called A Sharp Intake Of Breath,
it'll be the centre piece of a concept garden commissioned
by the bowel disease charity It's been a collaborative challenge
that's taken more than a year. I made some little paper models,
I made some wire sculptures, The end result is a
negotiating process really. And actually, it's like the very
first ideas I came up with. From there it's
a manufacture process. I'm very intuitively bending it
and welding it together, And that's where his
son Will comes in. We're both creative people,
so it's nice to bring the two together and work together
on things, so there's been odd bits and bobs that I've helped him with,
but it's nice to get involved in something like this where it's
a bit more hands on and it's a bit And the sculpture rests
here for now, but on July 17th an expected 75,000 people will be
looking at it when it goes on David, all we need is
the wind to drop a little A big change for us. We are going to
see some rain, not everywhere and it won't be particularly heavy. Showers
for the next two days, but a subtle change in the type of whether we are
seeing. First of all an increase in humidity. That will give the risk of
some missed patches and the chance of a few showers. More cloud around
than we have been used to, and still some sunshine. Quite humid air
coming from Spain, Portugal and western France. That will produce
the showers, which are currently falling as frequent showers across
western parts of France right now. Battle Creek Northwoods later this
evening. So, the chance of a few passing showers and more to come as
the move into Friday and the start of the weekend. A change from all
this dry weather we are used to do something a little bit more
unsettled. The showers overnight tonight will be fleeting and not a
great deal of rainfall. Tomorrow we will see briefly some sunshine, but
also a lot of cloud around. One or two showers, by the end of the day,
they will be likely heavy and quite a warm, muggy day tomorrow. 16-18dC.
Not a great deal of surf, but the waves to pick up into the start of
the weekend. The winds are easterly, and eventually southerly. Showers
and more trip to good visibility. More showers on Friday. Slightly
less humid air, but still quite warm with sunshine in between the
showers. For the start of the recount some fine weather around,
and the rain may fall on Saturday night, so we might get away with two
relatively dry days, but cooler and fresher on Sunday. Thank you, David.
A reminder of our top story. A backlash over efforts to control
population growth in the Channel Islands is continuing. The company,
hand-picked hotels, which owns businesses in both Guernsey and
Jersey says recent changes to policies will make it hard to
recruit and will have a significant impact on tourism in the islands.
And if you have a story to share with us do get in touch.
Until then from me and the rest of the Channel Islands team,
Eating disorders are often blamed on the social pressure
to look a certain way, the causes are usually complex
and the care given locally criticised.
Two students from Exeter who have battled anorexia
are calling for more support, with Devon and Cornwall having
the third highest number of admissions to hospital in England.
As Harriet Bradshaw reports, the campaigners want to see
more preventative care made available locally.
Exams fast approaching, but there's more on these students'
Jennifer and Charlotte are campaigning for better services
in Exeter to deal with eating disorders because they don't feel
they've had enough help through their battles with anorexia.
Because of the massive amount of hospital admissions in the Devon
area, there wasn't any beds in Devon for me to be admitted
as an inpatient with an eating disorder, so they sent me 4.5 hours
away to the other side of the country to go and get
treatment because that's the only bed they could find
I'd like to see more available services for therapy for all kinds
of eating disorders so that it doesn't have to get to the critical
point of being told, you gain weight or you go to hospital.
According to the latest official data, Devon and Cornwall as a region
has the third highest number of hospital admissions relating
And it's the North Eastern and Western Devon Clinical
Commissioning Group that's had the biggest numbers
in the south-west, with 121 admissions to its hospitals
in 2015-16, almost double the numbers five years previous.
And these students blame a lack of outpatient care.
In response, the Devon CCG told us the Exeter-based inpatient unit
for people with the most severe eating disorders is
It also says that although it hasn't yet commissioned a dedicated
eating disorders service but there is support for them
within the overall community mental health service.
We need people even higher up than the doctors to realise
that there's a problem, to realise that the
It's people's lives the messing around with
NHS England is investing ?30 million nationally to enhance community
eating disorder services for young people.
Businesses in Bude in north Cornwall have turned to street art in a bid
It started with one restaurant but, as Christine Butler has been
finding out, it's been spreading to others in the town.
needed. Bude is booming but can it needed. Bude is booming but can it
also be beautiful? Sandwiched between the hoardings, this
Peterborough says a lost customers when building work started next
door. They consider taking local action but then it decided to turn
to street art. Never having trouble because they were blocked after
debugging works. -- they were blocked because of building work.
People now go because the artwork, it gives them on the high street.
It's created a lot of interest. Now other Bude
businesses are jumping From the local fishmongers
to the complementary therapist, Steve's already got
another seven commissions to complete - and he doesn't charge
for his service, just the paint. Doing something that will benefit
the community as a whole will be great. We got in touch with him and
we went from there. The Premier Inn says
its working with the pizzeria to minimize the disruption
while it build its hotel. We have positive feedback. I'm not
in it for the promotion. I just enjoy doing it. That's my payment. I
do it for the price of the pain. Local traders hope that their pride
in California image will create a new impact. -- they're bright and
colourful images will create an impact and bring business.
Good evening, on Spotlight tonight, what caused the collapse of a huge
In a tiny wooded hollow in Devon, ancient woodland
Volunteers on Dartmoor are bringing a derelict coppice back into use.
They're using the wood to make items such as beanpoles -
It's a process that takes time and patience,
but as Clare Woodling found out, it could be good for
High-tech doesn't come into it, but this hands-on approach
is still a way to make a living in 2017.
So say the coppicers here in Dartmoor.
They are bringing these hazel trees back into use.
My dream for this site is for it to be a fully working coppice,
back to how it would have been hundreds of years ago when people
used it for all the various things they wanted to make out of hazel,
and the skills that they used, the traditional skills that actually
are not as much appreciated as they used to be.
Coppicing involves cutting a mature tree to the ground.
The remaining stool grows small stems.
These are harvested to make pea sticks, bean poles, fencing hurdles
At the moment, many of these things are imported.
Just take a pea stick or a beanpole, you go and look at an allotment
site, there will be hundreds and hundreds of bamboo poles.
They may have come all the way from China.
Here in this woodland very soon, we will have
Which are fantastic - locally made, locally produced,
The coppice is divided into groups, which are cut back in rotation.
This rod of hazel is exactly what the coppicers are looking for.
It's long and straight and will clean easily
to make spars and fencing and other things, too.
So this is a quarter of a rod of hazel and we've now split it
and now I just need to loosen the fibres and then give it
a twist as a hairpin and now we've got a spar.
It's what the thatcher drives into the roof material.
The not-for-profit group behind this scheme says
coppicing protects woodland, brings landowners and income
People don't realise that a woodland that pays is more likely to be
a woodland that stays because if a landowner has a piece
of woodland they might just chop it down for firewood.
Whereas if you have a really sustainable resource,
like this, a coppice woodland, that can go on for every
It will take the team seven or eight years to fully restore this hazel
coppice and they hope it will protecting woodland
A world of adventure exists in every child's imagination,
and when inspired to put pencil to paper it can often produce
Seven-year-old Abigail from Stoke Fleming Primary
School did just that - winning best writer
out of thousands of children in the south-west who entered
Johnny Rutherford has been hearing her story.
I needed to concentrate. I needed you to concentrate on the magic door
and what you think about what is behind the magic door. Creativity
unleashed. school near Dartmouth have
certainly been inspired. Amoungst them is the talented writer
who won this year's South West short story competion no mean feat
when there was 9000 entries. When they went through the magic
door, they found themselves standing next to a castle. They went past the
castle and not, Wow. They saw a ferry. Hello, my name is Violet,
said the ferry. Crew have you come from? We've come from the magic door
industry. When a child realises they can make their own story and magic
land, it gives them power and they land, it gives them power and they
suddenly enjoy writing. The only they do that, the better because
world in the might. How do you get world in the might. How do you get
these dots and when you're writing? I just have ideas and I separated
them and they come into parts. After a little while, they met a stinky
and smelly monster with flies. I am proud and happy that I won an award.
-- I have faith in her and she did really well. Her story was amazing
and she really deserves it. I agree. I think she should be really proud
of yourself. What happened in the end? They got home safely through
the magic door and they finished walking the dog. I do like happy
endings. Who doesn't? Lovely children.
They are still supported offer. The pro rata monster!
We do have a story. It's a different story for the rest of this week.
There is some rain in the forecast. Mostly in the form of showers. Not
everywhere. Today was fantastic. Here are some fantastic photographs.
This is sometimes. Beautiful trees here. Also some clubbers. A lot of
the flowers are coming out. The countryside is looking very pretty.
In Dorset, the sunrise this morning. Digital photographs. Thank you.
Today was 18 degrees. Tomorrow is 19. Tomorrow will have the chance of
some showers. That will not be everywhere and most will get away
with more dry weather. More cloud in the sky. More humid and also the
showers are turning up. It will feel quite warm tomorrow, whether or not
there is showers. High humidity are coming from the south. We are
starting to lose high pressure. The source of the area, coming off the
northern coast of Africa and heading towards us, with the higher
temperatures and also some moisture. Expect some showers tomorrow.
Similar on Friday and then into the weekend we have a cold front. That
will cross as. -- that will cross will cross as. -- that will cross
Saturday night into Sunday. This evening, not a great deal of cloud
right now, a beautiful evening. Some late sunshine. For the first half of
the night, clear skies but later in the night, from the south is some
showers. They would be everywhere and they will be particularly heavy.
It will turn misty in some places. That is the higher humidity air
causing that. Tomorrow, some showers. It may be for the majority
of the day it is dry with some sunshine. Once you get him because
of an 18-19d, this will trigger some showers. There is the risk of the
odd rumble of thunder and flash of lightning. That will most likely be
towards the end of the afternoon and into the early evening. It will be
quite warm and this is particularly across parts of North Devon. It --
18-90d and slightly less warm in the south. Some clothes on the tops of
the hills. By the cloudy for the aisles. Some brief spells of
sunshine are possible, though. On the south coast at hammers,... On
the north coast, deduct that the general trend is for us to see a
change in wind direction and also in weather type of the next couple of
days. The coastal waters forecast the ruins of east and south
easterly. The chance of some showers. -- forecast the winds east
and south easterly. More unsettled weather as we head into the Beacon.
Slightly colder on Sunday. Friday, scattered showers. -- more unsettled
weather into the weekend. The chance of persistent rain on Saturday night
and Sunday. Sunday will cool down a bit. It will be somewhat fresher.
Have a good evening. We hope many of you will be able
to join us and have your say on the general election in a special
BBC Spotlight debate. The programme will be on Tuesday
30th of May in Plymouth. If you would like to come along
and take part, please email [email protected] and we'll send
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Spotlight. Good night.