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Good evening. where you are.
In the next hour, a man from Torquay, who was shot in the head
during a robbery at his parents' restaurant in Antigua,
37-year-old Christopher Tester was wounded in the attack
on Christmas Day whilst trying to protect his mother.
The Learjet he is being flown home on is due to land at Exeter.
When the Learjet lands at Exeter Airport in just
over an hour's time, a family friend has told us that
Chris Tester will be flown by air ambulance here to Derriford Hospital
There is a chance that the plane might land at Southampton Airport
instead due to logistical reasons, but that decision will
Now, family friend Charlotte Williams has told us that Chris's
He has been taken out of the induced coma
All of this is obviously costing a lot and Chris had no insurance.
A crowdfunding page which was set up raised over ?103,000
to pay for these costs and as to what happened,
we understand that Chris interrupted the robbery
His parents were in the middle of handing over cash.
He went to shield his mum and that was when he was shot in the head.
Two brand new villages are to be built in Devon and Cornwall in plans
which have been signed off by the government today.
The so-called Garden Villages are proposals to tackle a housing
shortage, with Taunton also set to see its community expand.
The plans include 1,500 homes at West Carclaze near St Austell,
5,000 homes next to the M5 at Cullompton, and 8,000 homes
The government is providing ?6 million nationally
to develop the proposals, but, as John Henderson reports,
they'll still have to get planning permission.
Moss and heather and not a backyard in sight,
but soon there could be 1,500 back gardens here as this barren
The housing area will go adjacent to the main road,
along the strip here with the school behind behind the Sky Tip,
which will be retained as part of the extensive heritage park.
This is West Carclaze of old, in the hey day
Today, all that's left are ponds, scrubland and towering waste heaps.
Some feared it would disappear in the scheme.
It is a fundamental part of the plan and it will remain as part
People were concerned about when the school
We said it would be developed right from the very start,
People were concerned about employment.
There are now plans in place for an employment park,
which has now got European funding, so that is good news.
We have tried to look at all the aspects that
people have been concerned about and try to address them
It is not the only garden village planned for the region.
Combe in Devon, alongside the M5, will effectively see
It's near a motorway, it's near a railway line.
If you are going to have growth and improvements to towns and areas,
these are the best sort of places to put them.
There will be a garden town near Taunton.
This is what that development looks like.
These are the plans for Cornwall's Garden Village.
There have been plans for homes on these old China clay pits
for the best part of ten years, but this Garden Village idea now
has government backing, but that doesn't mean to say
It still needs planning permission and that will give
Patients undergoing cataract surgery at the Royal Eye Infirmary
at Derriford Hospital can now benefit from a new
It's only available in a few centres around the world and is operated
by foot showing the surgeon exactly where to cut.
Well, it obviously makes my job less difficult and the results
for the patients are more standardised and hopefully
the outcomes will be better and they can see much better,
more quickly and hopefully less reliant on thicker glasses
Just time for a look at the weather forecast with Ian ferguson.
particularly up towards north and eastern parts
we see a Met Office warning for parts of east and north-east
Devon, Somerset and Dorset where
temperatures will be dropping easily low enough with some more frost
around to give a threat of some more slippery surfaces.
Temperatures widly getting down to freezing or
below in these districts and in some areas,
Yeovil Town, for example, we
Not so down towards the very south-west nor indeed out towards
Could be the odd patch of freezing fog around
tomorrow, most areas could be clear of that.
A good deal of sunshine through the course of the morning
and then a general trend to see a bit more
cloud around, albeit in a
patchy fashion throughout the afternoon, but eventually by the
tail end of the day, thicker cloud is coming in from the north.
It could conceivably bring a few spots
of light rain starting to get into the likes of Exmoor.
Temperatures tomorrow eventually getting as high
as 6-8 Celsius for the majority of us and through the rest
but the first appreciable rain comes Friday.
More on your BBC local radio station tomorrow morning. From all of us
here, good night. Good evening. It's been a dry and
bright day across most parts of the country today. Despite the chilly
feel to the weather, there has been some sunshine. Clear skies as the
sun set in east Essex. With those clear skies around, temperatures are
plummeting, particularly across southern parts. Here we see the
coldest temperatures. We could see icy stretches on untreated surfaces,
pavements and roads first thing Tuesday morning. Not quite as cold
towards the North West. Cloud moving in here through the