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and on BBC One, we now join so it's goodbye from me

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Good evening. I'm Charlie McArdle.

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Aerial menace. Guernsey leads the way in tackling the use of drones to

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smuggle drugs into prison. An Uber style taxi app is coming

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to Jersey but drivers are divided whether it would be

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good for business. I think that would be brilliant. I

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spent some time in the UK and it was so convenient to be able to hail

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taxis on the streets rather than having to find a taxi rank.

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The Muratti Final sees Jersey and Guernsey battle to lift the cup.

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And after the showers today, it will be mostly dry over the weekend. If

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we see in the rain it will be overnight on Saturday night and

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slightly cooler on Sunday. A cutting-edge defence

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system has been installed at Guernsey Prison,

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in a world first. Drones are often used

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across the globe to illegally smuggle items to prisoners,

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but Guernsey Prison will now be able The Skyfence system seizes control

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of the drone if it comes Mike Wilkins went to see

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the system in action. This remarkable footage shows

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a drone being used to It's unclear how big

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a problem it is. The only drones they catch

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are the ones that crash. And here in Guernsey,

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prison chiefs are leading the way You're about to see a drone

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stopped mid-flight. The system hacks the frequency

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of the drone, halts it and You can see it has stopped. It kind

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of rears up. The aircraft is disconnect did and it is in return

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to home mode. And drones are getting smaller all the time. With this

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system cope with a swarm of tiny drones? When any type of drone is

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connected, the whole perimeter fence comes alive so no drones can cross

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the fans at all. It's the first prison in the world

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to be using a drone-detecting fence, It's part of a ?1.7 million security

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upgrade but some of it We brought the detector package

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which told us there were drones within the prison but didn't stop us

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coming in, and this new technology we were offered as an upgrade and

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didn't have to pay for that. The payback hopefully will be that other

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prisons will see it and both the present and the company will

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benefit. The anti-drone system will be

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activated at the end of next month. And experts tell me it

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could also be applied to Four men in Guernsey have been

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arrested in connection with the collapse of

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the Providence investment fund. Most of the ?37 million put

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into the scheme by investors The arrests were made yesterday

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at four separate island addresses in connection

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with suspected fraud offences. The men were bailed,

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pending further inquiries. The undersea electricity cable

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between Jersey and Guernsey is being switched off today

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so Guernsey Electricity can The work will take about

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two weeks to complete. During the outage, power will be

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provided by generators Taxi drivers in Jersey are divided

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over whether a new phone The Uber-style system, due to be

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launched in the next month, will allow you to hail a taxi

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without going to the ranks. But are there enough

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rank taxis to go round? Getting a taxi can be a challenge -

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especially at the weekend But a new app that lets you hail

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a taxi from your phone could It's for rank taxis and the app lets

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you use your phone to see what taxis We've got to move forward now,

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haven't we, regarding these apps? If they can get an app

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together, I guess, something quick and easy, better

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than ringing, yeah, definitely. I mean, I spent some time in the UK,

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living in Edinburgh in Scotland, and it was so convenient to be able

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to hail taxis just on the street rather than having

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to find a taxi rank. While they wouldn't appear

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on camera, some drivers have told us they don't think the app will work,

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and fear it will take taxis away from the ranks

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they're supposed to serve. But their concerns

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have been rejected. We think it's a positive move

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and bringing the taxis It's important for

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the public to know it's a hailing app as we see it

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and by that I mean Our priority is still obviously

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to service the ranks. This isn't the first time a taxi app

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has been introduced in Jersey. Four years ago an app for private

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cabs was introduced and the States thinks the time is right for this

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one for rank vehicles. We're waiting for the Jersey Taxi

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Drivers' Association to demonstrate the app to us but I understand that

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they're focussing on immediate hire so those are people who'd

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otherwise walk to the ranks, so you're actually

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giving the customer a choice. The States is now working with rank

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taxi drivers to review Guernsey and Jersey's footballers go

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head to head this weekend Jersey are the reigning champions,

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but the Greens have home advantage. Following last year's game

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in Jersey, where bottles were thrown, an alcohol-free zone's

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been put in place With a preview of the match,

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here's our sports editor Tim Pryor. The Muratti Vase is one

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of the longest-running sporting It's almost always between

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Jersey and Guernsey. It's almost always a fiesty,

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passionate match. The Reds have beaten the Greens

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in the last two finals. We have to make sure we turn up for

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the game on Saturday. The last two years we haven't competed, we

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haven't battled and represented the shirt with the fight that you need

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to win our Muratti, so the players who have played in the last two

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years have reminded themselves of that and it has been key to our

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preparation. While Guernsey are desperate

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to get their hands back on the Vase, Jersey are focussed on securing

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a third Muratti triumph in a row. With the Island Games looming,

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it's the chance to It's a special day for everybody,

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walking to work to get people shouting little things and hoping

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we'd do well and that's nice for a small community to want us to do

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well liked in other sports, so we want to make sure we bring the

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trophy home. The last two years have seen two

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very different Murattis - one an exciting contest full

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of goals, the other a hard-fought It's hard to predict

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which side will be lifting the Vase this weekend,

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but neutrals will be hoping for another exciting

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and tense afternoon - but that said, there

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are very few neutrals And there'll be full match

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commentary on BBC Radio Guernsey and Jersey tomorrow afternoon

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on Sportscene, which is from 1pm. From the hill climbs

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to the classic car rallies and the sought-after number plates,

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the Channel Islands has But did you know Guernsey's

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Lieutenant Governor is And he has a car that'll turn a few

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heads - a replica AC Cobra, There are such individual things,

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they have so much character and history so just the complete

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package. This is an iconic car and I just love it.

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It sort of combines English, British style with American muscle.

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It's basic engineering, brute power and just raw engineering.

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There's very little to go wrong with it.

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I just love the idea of a car that weighs less than my wife's Mini

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but has a 420 horsepower engine in it.

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The first couple of times you take it out on these narrow roads

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and you really do have to be quite careful with the throttle.

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It was a little nerve-racking but I'm kind of getting used to it

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now, and it's great when it's sunny in Guernsey.

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What is your car history like? Mine is pretty sort of middle-aged

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parental. It has predominantly been designed about getting their kids to

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and from school so a big four by four. This is my first sojourn into

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the world of serious sports cars and something I always wanted to own and

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I'd got it when I came here. Great stuff.

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The Jersey food and cultural festival will be opening its doors,

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But first, David, how is the weather looking for that and the many other

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I think the weather will be pretty good to us. We will see some rain

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during the night time, Saturday night and Sunday night, so much of

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the weekend is dry, some spells of sunshine and perhaps a tiny bit

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fresher as we move into Sunday, a cold front going through overnight

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Saturday night into Sunday, but at the moment a risk of showers, they

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will continue for the next few hours. The area of low pressure, the

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focus for the showers, is moving north and once that process gets

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under way we see a temporary ridge of high pressure but this weather

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front from the West arrives later in the day tomorrow, a lot of sunshine

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at the VAT so don't expect sunshine all day, right spells in the morning

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and then cloudy in the afternoon, then a reasonable day on Sunday

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before this low arrives on Sunday night into Monday. The showers we

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have now will continue overnight, they will gradually fade away and

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temperatures will be lower than last night. Tomorrow is a reasonable day,

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maybe some quite thick cloud at times capable of producing the old

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light shower but much of the day dry with sunny spells and then

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increasing amounts of medium height cloud later in the day. These are

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the times of high water. For surfers there is a bit of serve, cleanest

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along the sheltered north coast of Guernsey and coastal waters as those

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winds increase, south-westerly five backing southerly, increasing by the

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end of the day, fair with good visibility. Daytime weather along

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the top, night-time weather in the middle, there is some rain around on

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Saturday and Sunday night and getting quite warm as we move into

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next week but a lot of cloud on Monday and Tuesday. Good to see it.

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A drive through the day at the weekend. -- good to see it will stay

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dry. Jersey's People's Park will be full

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of La Dolce Vita this weekend. A festival celebrating

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Italian Culture will be held at the park with wine tasting,

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a cinema tent and cookery demonstrations from celebrity

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chef Gino D'Acampo. Preparations were in full swing

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today and BBC Radio Jersey will have coverage from the festival

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over the weekend. That's it for the time being. I'm

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back at 8pm and then at 10:30pm. checks before appointing

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their Head Coach last season. This comes as Basketball Australia

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confirmed that Johnny White was not a registered coach

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with the Melbourne Tigers in 2016 On his appointment last July,

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the club initially stated Mr White had coached at the "highest level"

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in his native Australia. However following questions raised

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by BBC Spotlight last week into the validity of his resume,

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the club said he'd been an assistant The Raiders argue they

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have a supporting letter from the Chief Executive

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of the Melbourne Tigers and have stuck rigidly to the criteria laid

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down by Basketball England in order They're making the long trip north

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to take on Carlisle United in the first leg of their League Two

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play-off semi-final. Victory over two legs

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will mean a final at Wembley We are proud to have got to this

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point when you consider what a tough season it has been,

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especially early on, how much effort we have put him,

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and I think we also realistic to know that although we have

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got to the play-offs But I think we really have

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to take it for what it is. Up-and-coming squash players

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in Cornwall will have the chance to rub shoulders with the sports

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royalty this evening. Three-time world champion

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Nick Matthew and Cam Pilley, who holds the record for hitting

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the ball the hardest, will be putting on an

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exhibition match for fans. Thank you. Welcome to trouble's

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Squash club. The crowd appeared CDs goes and they promised me they would

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be a bit rowdy. To let you know who is here. They are in the presence of

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royalty. Cam Pilley the Aussie number one and Nick Matthew is

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arguably the greatest squash player Britain has produced. Three-time

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World jumping and former world number one. We will go to a quick

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word now. Any chance you can take a breather? Great to see you both in

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Cornwall. Nick, I gather apart from this you have been doing a bit of

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coaching. What is the best bit of advice? I just want to share the

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passion we have for this great sport of hours. If anyone has never seen

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it before it has been voted two years of the worlds healthiest sport

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in terms of calories burnt and how it challenges your body and mind.

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The skill level, in close contact with your opponent at all times but

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you have to use skill and not brute force especially against this guy,

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harder than anyone else. You will be trying to be timbered skill in a

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moment. Cam Pilley, you are committed to find animals. You won't

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want to lose. No. It will get competitive. We have been on tour.

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We have had battles in the past. It is an exhibition tonight so there

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are no ranking points but at the same time I don't really want to

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lose tonight. We have mentioned you or the world record ordered the --

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holder for hitting the ball the fastest. We want is you what it is

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like 200 mph. One of the organisers but some reason wanted to know what

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it felt like. Let's see what happened. How was that for you? That

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was a stinger but luckily he still hit the impact vests so I will

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settle with that as 1- 02 Cameron. Rather him than me. That jacket did

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a job but I saw bruises afterwards. A couple of guys who manage to get a

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bit of coaching earlier today, Jack, what was it like to meet these

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players? It was inspirational because they have done what I am

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trying to do. It is really good. Is that the dream for you, to follow

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these guys and become one of the top players in the world? I think so.

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Louis, what about you? What is the best bit of advice? They have

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already said it is great for fitness, is a think you will take

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onto the court next time? I don't know, they have made me think about

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so much that I hadn't normally thought about. When I go onto the

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court next time I will take the tips and try to make the game better. It

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has been a dream come true for these great players just to come and play

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at our club is fantastic. You are both in the top 20 in the country we

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are age group. There is one thing you haven't shared with one of your

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clubmates here. But we have begun to meet them today but you will get to

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play them in court, what will that be like? I wait. Do you think you

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have a chance of beating him? That we will have to wait and see. Do you

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think they can make them sweat? I were going to win! I have played a

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couple of games of squash myself and when you have a couple of people of

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similar ability, you tend to get a good game. I have been in enough

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games with poor ability and it'll be good to see how these guys get on

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together. Good luck to the youngsters, the budding champions of

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the future. Really good. A team of refugees and asylum

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seekers in Plymouth is breaking down barriers thanks to the common

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language of football. Plymouth Hope is like

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a United Nations of football with players of more than a dozen

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nationalities in the line-up. As you're about to see it's

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a thriving part of the local We'll have the weather

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from David in a moment. But you may need your wellies

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and a brolly if you're heading out Our reporter Clare Woodling decided

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to take shelter from the weather to find out about one of the more

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unusual events taking Hello. Here I am 60 steps down, 150

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metres back into one of the cover here at Congolese. You might expect

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to find goblins, maybe nymphs or elves in a place like this, probably

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not a string quartet, but that is exactly who is upstairs shinning up

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ready to play for a crowd of 80 people will be assembling little

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deceiving. ... Tuning up. Playing in unusual venues is part of the course

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for the Modulus Quartet have already played in a slate mine in the Peak

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District and a barge in Bristol. Let's go and meet them. Upon the

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stage we have got Jonathan, Craig, nature and Michael Ritter. Jonathan,

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I understand you have some roots in this part of the world. What is it

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like coming back and playing near your family. Spent most of my

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childhood coming here holiday and rushing round the coast and coming

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back here is certainly very unexpected. Some interesting

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memories I expect. , Some good acoustics to mate. Luckily no

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stalagmites or stalactites. No, but the acoustics can be very

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challenging but at least we can all hear each other very well and close.

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Does the signed reverberate well, do you ever get many echoes? Not much

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reverb in this building because it is humid and quite dry and the

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instruments tend to get wet so that doesn't happen as much as you would

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get in a big marble room. So much to be looking forward to, can you give

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us a little taster of what is on tonight?

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Fabulous. Thank you very much indeed. Well, this is just one of

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the wonderful things going on across the south-west. Let's take a look at

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some of the others. It is Plymouth Pirate weekend on the Barbican

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Sutton Harbour and park on both Saturday and Sunday. It is open to

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youngsters so get along and do your best viral impression. In Dorset it

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is the most open water sailing Championships at the Weymouth and

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Portland sailing Academy. Food now and there is a free food festival in

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Taunton called Eat Taunton. It has lots of farmers and producers in

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castle green and bad place. Finally in Cornwall but is believed to be

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the UK's only food and drink Festival on the beach begins

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tomorrow. Please e-mail us your events to our e-mail address. We

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will be hearing a bit more from the Modulus Quartet in just a few

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moments. If you are coming here tonight you might want to wear a

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jumper because it is only 10 Celsius in here. And certainly you won't

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want to be wearing your stilettos, Justin and Natalie. Remember that,

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no stilettos! That goes for you as well, David, so you can take those.

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He told me you stopped wearing women's shoes. I usually only wear

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them at weekends! Good evening. Not a bad weekend ahead of us. Most of

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the rain falling during the night. Some towards the end of the

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afternoon tomorrow. Some overnight Sunday into Monday but I think we

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will get away with some sunny spells evening or overnight rain and a bit

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fresher come Sunday. Eight usable weekend some pleasant weather. Some

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showers to get rid of at the moment. Still the low pressure close by.

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That moves away from us and between that and this line of rain that

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creeping towards us steadily through the day tomorrow there should be a

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lot of dry weather. The breeze picks up tomorrow. The best of the

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sunshine across parts of Dorset and Somerset as it clothes over but the

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West. Most of the more persistent rain not arriving until the end of

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the afternoon and early evening. The same on Sunday. Between the weather

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systems there is more wet weather racing towards us something into

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Monday, but it will not arrive until overnight and then it is draped

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across as for the start of the working week on Monday which means a

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rather great day and further up bags of rain. The same weather system

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will be close take on choose dates that could be more rain. Good news

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for the farmers and growers. The showers we have seen to date have

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begun to ease. They are moving northwards but they are taking their

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time and there have been some quite heavy rainfall. A lot of dry weather

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for tomorrow. The other feature of the weather by the end of the

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afternoon tomorrow is a strengthening southerly breeze ahead

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of the band of cloud and rain. There will be so bright weather around but

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it will be quite a breezy day. Tonight we lose a lot of the wet

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weather. A few showers, a few shallow mist patches here and there

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at a temperature is just a little lower than last night down to

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perhaps eight or nine Celsius. Tomorrow bright and breezy. A few

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light showers possible. The best of any prolonged sun General B East

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Devon, Dorset and Somerset as this weather front comes in from the West

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and giving some splashes of more widespread and persistent rain but

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it is moving quite fast. Before it gets to us some good temperatures,

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with the best of the sunshine, 16 or 17. For the Isles of Scilly very

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briefly brightened the morning but quickly clothing order with

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outbreaks of rain in the afternoon. A bit more for the surfers, a bit

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messy interfaces with the freshening breeze along the south coast, 3- the

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-- three 75 feet. South-westerly in the morning. Increasing force 5-6. A

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bright and bright day on Sunday. Wet weather overnight and pretty much

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the dreary day on Monday with further up bags of rain. Similar

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conditions for Tuesday. Some reasonable weather for once at the

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weekend. Back to you. We'll leave you with more

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from the Modulus Quartet They are playing The Bittersweet

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Journey By Elliott Lloyd Short. Whatever you're doing hope

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you have a lovely weekend.

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