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Good evening, welcome to BBC channel news teams where you are.

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Good evening, welcome to BBC channel islands. The headlines: After 2.5

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years, the remains of a Jersey man who went missing on Christmas Eve

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have been found off the west coast. Tilly everyone is shocked when that

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sort of thing happens. It is quite pleasing I think for his family that

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there can be some sort of closure when his remains are found.

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No longer value for money - creche facilities at

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And, a scheme to help Guernsey prisoners connect

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with their children proves very popular.

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Due to me being in prison, I can't be there for my daughter as much as

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I would like to be, so I try to do anything I can while I am here.

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And we certainly had a good helping of rain today but we have changes to

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come over the next few days. Find out how they will play out later in

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the programme. Human remains found off the coast

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of Jersey have been confirmed as belonging to an islander who went

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missing two and a half years ago. 61-year-old Roy Deeming disappeared

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over Christmas in 2014, when his yacht was found

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drifting off Corbiere. Here off the coast of Corbiere

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is where the last known clues as to what happened to Roy Deeming

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were found more than two years ago. And it's the sea off the west

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of the island where a local diver found remains of body parts that

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have now been confirmed by forensic The 61-year-old disappeared

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from his St Brelade home His yacht, Desiree, was towed

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to shore by Jersey Coastguard after being found empty

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a mile off Corbiere. Despite searches and appeals,

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Mr Deeming was never found. The news has been met

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with shock in St Aubin, where he was well-known

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and well-liked in the community. A keen sailor, he was

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often in and out of this He was a very easy-going sort of

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guy. He had done a bit of gardening, a bit of boat walk work, quite an

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easy chat to get on with. He was a part of the fabric of the town over

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the years and we had all got very used to him.

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The police say aren't treating the death as suspicious,

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but are continuing enquiries with the Deputy Viscount

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about the possibility of sending out divers for further searches at sea.

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They say officers are continuing to support Mr Deeming's family.

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Creche facilities at Guernsey's largest leisure centre are to close

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as part of moves to reduce costs and make way for

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The Beau Sejour creche escaped closure four years ago

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when a campaign by users forced a u-turn by the States.

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But politicians now say it's no longer value for money,

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It's a busy leisure centre with thousands of islanders making

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But it seems fewer and fewer are using the creche,

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with declining numbers making it costly to run, at a time

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It is significantly loss-making, and obviously it's subsidised

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To give you an indication, if we were to actually increase

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the price per hour would probably be in the region of ?12 per hour and

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when you look at the cost of childcare anyway,

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we wouldn't be able to raise our prices that much.

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Staff only found out yesterday and say they're

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But the committee responsible says the space is needed for services

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for people with medical conditions or recovering from other

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health issues, which are, in contrast, growing in demand.

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We have to try and balance what's best for the community.

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We have an ageing population and the LifeFit requirement

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and referrals from doctors and health and social services

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to Beau Sejour to help maintain healthy lifestyle and also recover

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from things like heart attacks grew 28% last year.

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As medical health services begin to overlap with physical and mental

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fitness and wellbeing, it's clear there's

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a need for facilities like these to be expanded.

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But, for the staff and users of the creche, it's another example

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of where cuts in public spending are being felt by islanders.

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Guernsey's government has been told the States-owned airline Aurigny

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is on course to make a ?6.3 million loss if current trends continue.

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Declining passenger numbers, bad weather, crew costs,

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exchange rates, fuel prices, and fleet maintenance all contribute

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Members heard the airline's been granted a ?6 million overdraft.

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Proposals to run a passenger-only inter-island ferry service over

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Guernsey's Economic Development Committee says it's been in talks

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with Condor Ferries and the States of Jersey about a possible

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trial to help tackle declining passenger numbers.

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But the idea's now been withdrawn because it says

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it wasn't prepared to subsidise the service.

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The request might come, quite reasonably, from another ferry

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company to subsidise another route because you would create a

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president. But Condor came with good intentions and a good presentation.

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We took to that with good intentions but we reached the conclusion that

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we did. Condor Ferries says it's

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disappointed Guernsey has decided not to trial a new inter-island

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service, but will continue discussing options with the Minister

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of Economic Development in Jersey. It's been claimed "innappropriate

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pressure" was put on the people deciding which businesses should get

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a loan from the controversial More than ?2 million of public

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money is outstanding from the now defunct scheme

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to support new business. A group of politicians reviewing

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the much criticised scheme heard from the man who led

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the nonexecutive directors Tim Herbert said pressure to lend

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money was constant and came from political channels,

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as well as those with an interest There's high demand for a scheme

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which helps prisoners in Guernsey Officers say there's always

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a queue of dads and mums I have been here before, but this is

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the first time I have been on sentence with my little girl. It is

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difficult, she is two years old, three in November. She has got a

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great writer. She is very grown-up, kind of one step ahead. I am

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creating a good bond with her while I am here. I am just hoping she

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likes this, really. I try to do anything I can while I am here. I

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thought this would be a good idea. It is an idea that has been going on

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a while at the prison. Today, ten fathers are recording a bedtime

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story for their children. A charity then edit it all, as sound effects

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and makes a speedy. Staff here who have seen the difference it makes,

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have ambitions of making DVDs one day as well, if funding can be

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found. Leaping the family unit together is one of the things we

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strive to do. We have got a phone system where they can phone their

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children every night, but it is not quite the same when you get into bed

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when you are little and cuddle up to go to sleep. For one little girl

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whose mum did beat CDE, she had to have that CD in order to sleep. It

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is like when you buy them something and that smile, it doesn't matter

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how much it is. I am hoping this is the same. I am hoping this is the

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same thing for her, really. I have got my fingers crossed it makes her

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smile, or a laugh would be even better.

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A project using Jersey cows to help end poverty in Rwanda is benefiting

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For the past decade, Jerseys have been cross-bred with native cows

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to improve milk yields, and the calves given to some

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Chris Rayner has been to Rwanda to find out how the latest Jersey

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Renowned for their good looks, gentle nature

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and, of course, the quality of the milk they produce.

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Jersey and Rwanda have been working together for some time,

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cross-breeding Jerseys with native cattle to produce cows that give

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It's already helped some poor farmers out of poverty.

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Now, a boost of ?1 million of Jersey tax payers' money will take

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100,000 units of bull semen are being sent from Jersey

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with hopes it'll be the basis of a new dairy industry there.

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This project is going to impact on the whole policy of Rwanda in terms

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of the breeding process. Breeding selection. It is going to change

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something. Go anywhere in Rwanda

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and most people will know It's thought there'll be 40,000

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calves born in Rwanda that are The original project of giving one

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pregnant cow to one poor family has already helped thousands

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out of poverty. With this new funding

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from Jersey Overseas Aid, not only will ordinary people

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benefit, but the Chris Rayner, BBC Channel

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Islands News, Rwanda. I've been soaked twice

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today and I'm sure Is your map going to be showing

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us more of the same? Thankfully not, that's the good

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news. We are seeing the tail end of that rain coming through at the

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moment. We had 25 millimetres today, and according to the Jersey Met

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Department, that makes it the wettest May 17 since records began

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in 1900. A better day tomorrow with good spells of sunshine coming

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through. You might catch a couple of showers, but not too many of those

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and just a gentle breeze. But it will feel fresher. A great stripe of

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cloud that has affected us to today, all associated with that weather

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front which is gradually tracking its way into the continent. Skies

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should brighten into tomorrow. Just the risk of a feud showers and it is

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similar into Friday as well. Tonight, our rain and cloud

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gradually clearing through. Quite cloudy initially, but that will thin

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and break will stop clear skies later in the night with temperatures

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down to nine or 10 degrees. A much brighter day tomorrow with good

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spells of sunshine and a gentle breeze. The cloud will bubble up at

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times which could lead to an isolated shower or two, but the bulk

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of the day will be drier but feeling fresher.

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The wind west or north-westerly with isolated showers, which could reduce

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the visibility to moderate at times. And pretty good over the coming

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days. Always the risk of catching a shower, but not too many of them.

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For the bulk of the time it should be dry and bright. A south-westerly

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wind, quite breezy on occasion, but by Sunday we pick up a southerly

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which will draw in some warm air. A fresher feel until Sunday, but not

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too bad over the next few days. Before we go, here's

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a reminder of our top story. Human body parts found in the sea

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off the coast of Jersey have been confirmed as belonging

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to 61-year-old Roy Deeming who went Until then from me and the rest

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of the Channel Islands team, A man from Holsworthy says has road

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building company has worked on almost every road building business

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in the south-west. This was spotlight 34 years ago.

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The late's guest is starting up a business. I wanted to be on the

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machinery. That is where you started, really. And this is him

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today. I remember the filming crew coming out and filming me driving my

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first beggar. I think I had one workman at the time, so it was quite

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an exciting time in those days. He says his first job was ?28. Now, has

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turnover as millions. It was quite enjoyable at the time. I think it

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bit me a lot of good as regards business, because a lot of people

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would for Nancy besought me on television. Remember the notorious

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bridge and the new bypass? She claims has company has worked on

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virtually every road building operation in the south-west encoding

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the new bypass. Fasten your seat belts because the day I met him, he

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was running a tractor pulling funding for his company to raise

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money for charity. Tractor pulling started in America. The reformers

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argued over his horse could pull the most weight suddenly got a barn

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door, put it on the hot horse and Sasser in the barn door to settle

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the argument. That is where tractor pulling started, what one

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horsepower. In today's world, some of them are 10,000 horsepower. She

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says this is the world's house powered motor sport and the sledge

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creates a 60 tonne drag. This is not cheap to run. It goes one milk to

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the gallon. At is his favourite toy, E Hankey bought 30 years ago. The

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tank is 15 tonnes. It is an armoured personnel carrier. It carries 14

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trips. It is powered by a Rolls-Royce engine. I asked the

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successful businessmen why she has not retired yet. I enjoy it. My work

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is still my hobby. I enjoy every day. The Young enterprise spotted

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all those years ago and still loving the work. He buys his peak was cheap

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and renovates them. A singer from Looe in Cornwall

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who was on the verge of taking the music industry by storm is now

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struggling against a rare illness. Suzie Mac is one of the BBC Radio

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Cornwall Introducing rising stars and had attracted interest

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from record producers. But since suffering a massive

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anaphylatic shock after accidentally eating peanuts she's had a series

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of health problems including We'll talk to Suzie in a moment,

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first here's a reminder of some of her past performances

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here on Spotlight. # Didn't want to say

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goodbye before I was gone. # Please, please,

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please hold my hand. A wonderful singer, I don't know

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when you keep apologising for being here because it is great to have you

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on the sofa. It's difficult enough getting into the music industry,

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without the problems you've experienced. Give us some of the

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herstory. He had an anaphylactic shock. I've always had in an allergy

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to peanuts. I had quite a severe reaction last year, because the

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mistake was made and I was given society. Rather than having a trace,

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I had a pan -- I had basically a handful of peanuts. The months after

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that, I started to deteriorate. Piping collapsed last June in

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hospital and the thought it was just a vitamin deficiency. I had these

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injections and normal you have one celebrity to six months. In five

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days a particularly heated quite a lot. Up until the previous,

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recently, I've been on the week. We mentioned some of the symptoms a

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moment ago, memory loss and hearing loss. How much of an impact as an

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having on day-to-day life? It has been quite entertaining because in

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my family we are quite comical. A good way of dealing with it. The

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biggest problem was the neurological problems and symptoms I was getting,

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muscle weakness, numbness, a few aches and reading difficulties for

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awhile. Without these injections, I am bedbound. Reading difficulties

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when you are a singer, a problem. How replacement? It's been fine

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since the injections but I had an airborne reaction, which I have not

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had before. That's another deterioration. So what, when you are

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close to them, it is a problem? Someone visiting them in a room.

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That was entertaining as well, so we have another stage and since the

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deteriorated a lot more. Last week I was in for toxicology tests and they

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have been phenomenal. They are not sure because it's something quite

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new. What happens now? Would you go from here in terms of getting on top

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of this? I did a lot of research and found that in Colorado there is

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limiting specialist is linked to autoimmune trouble. I have had this

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massive award-winning reaction and they have said they will take me on

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if I can raise the funds to get over. So you have been raising

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funds. You still have masses of interest, haven't you? You have

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producers keen and wanting to start. Where are you going with that next?

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It's kind of one pause at the moment. I'm not good to see an fine

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and then, they have said they don't know what will happen if you die. I

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know it sounds terrible, but that's how it is, the reality. I have to

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find a way of getting better. That's why war this conundrum at the

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moment. Thank you for coming in. We hope you're back in full health

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soon. Hopefully stinging on the problem in the near future. Thank

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you. Thank you for coming in. Military veterans in Devon -

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who are recovering from drug and alcohol problems -

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have been making some of the poppies for the massive tribute

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being created at this year's The Devon Remembers memorial will be

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made up of over 30 thousand hand -- The Devon Remembers memorial

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will be made up of over 30,000 hand made poppies and will commemorate

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those from the county who lost As Kirk England has been finding

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out, those making these unique metal poppies say they're taking former

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weapons of war and turning them The centrepiece of the poppy

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is a percussion cap I was in the Royal

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Marines for 27 years. When I left the services,

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I got myself a business, a timber mill, which I lost,

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was made bankrupt, and basically I was left

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with the clothes I stood up in. I thought the solution would be

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in the bottom of a bottle. I'm completely sober now and have

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been for two and a half years. What I'm doing now, making

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the poppies, is helping the Royal British Legion to help

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ex-servicemen and women It really is a win-win situation,

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because with the manufacture, we are supporting people in recovery

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with an ex-service history, and it also generates

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funding for the Legion. Soldiers use weapons

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and the percussion cup from a shotgun cartridge comes

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from a weapon. So, that to me, it put

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the icing on the cake. This is something so,

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so unique and so emotional, because of the bullets,

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because of the piping, because of the metal,

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it's bringing it home to World War I, what it's all about,

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the First World War, that was supposed to end all wars

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and of course hasn't. We can tweak to see those poppies.

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The model, you can see them, joining thousands more, when the Devon

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remembers memorial will be seen from the first time at the Devon County

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show. Visitors will be able to see the display, 32,000 poppies, which

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have been made by people right across the county. We'll be talking

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to the youngest and the oldest who have been making the one part of

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that tribute. As the farming community constant for Devon's main

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agricultural show, we will be the giving you the highlights.

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No pressure! If you have sunglasses, wellies and what the press, you have

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nothing to worry about. It's a day of sunshine and showers. Thankfully

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we are losing the most persistent rain we have today. Sunshine and

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showers as we head into the next few days. Some pretty grotty conditions

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out there. You can see that Google cloud shredding the clubs. The Isles

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of Scilly and some parts of Cornwall, the sun has come out and

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it has been a nice end to the day. Prater over the next few days. We

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have some sunshine and don't worry about today's weather fronts. The

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next few days, bringing a mixture of sunshine and showers, with low

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pressure sitting in northern parts of the UK. Basically, that is the

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story. Similar into Saturday as well. This is the picture for the

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Devon County show. Do not be displayed for this. We have some

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showers but away from the showers, there is something to be had also. A

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lot of heavy rain and that has been leading eastwards. Those clear skies

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are developing across all of us as we head through the ceiling and

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overnight. Starry skies over maid and the mostly dry and eight on the

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way. The world than most recent mates. Into tomorrow, at very

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different day. A much greater picture but worth risk of showers.

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It's difficult to pin down exactly but I suspect the M1 dahlias,

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perhaps catching the lion's share of the showers. Coastal areas could see

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the best of the shelter, the best of the great weather tomorrow. If you

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do get showers, and you were hoping not to get him, I do apologise. Many

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of ours dodging a good deal of them sunshine and a few showers but not

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too many. The odd rumble of thunder, you could get that anywhere but it's

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a court tomorrow. Your times of high well water. -- your times of high

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water. Surf conditions, generally choppy. This is the picture out at

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sea. The wind west or south westerly, a risk of showers and

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visibility generally good, perhaps moderate. It does not look great but

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this looks worse than I suspect it will look outside. Away from these

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showers which can be quite lively and thundery, we should see to

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dispose of sunshine. Called mates over the next couple of mates, the

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risk of some grass frost and some cold spots but most others dodging

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that. Sunshine and showers for the weekend as well.

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If you're waiting for the antiques road show News, with news, we have

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that at 10:35pm. Good night. The choice you now face

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is all about the future. Whoever wins on the 8th of June

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will face one overriding task - to get the best possible deal

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for this United Kingdom from Brexit,

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