02/01/2017 Channel Islands News


02/01/2017

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Good evening. where you are.

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In the next hour, a man from Torquay, who was shot in the head

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during a robbery at his parents' restaurant in Antigua,

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37-year-old Christopher Tester was wounded in the attack

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on Christmas Day whilst trying to protect his mother.

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The Learjet he is being flown home on is due to land at Exeter.

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When the Learjet lands at Exeter Airport in just

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over an hour's time, a family friend has told us that

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Chris Tester will be flown by air ambulance here to Derriford Hospital

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There is a chance that the plane might land at Southampton Airport

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instead due to logistical reasons, but that decision will

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Now, family friend Charlotte Williams has told us that Chris's

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He has been taken out of the induced coma

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All of this is obviously costing a lot and Chris had no insurance.

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A crowdfunding page which was set up raised over ?103,000

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to pay for these costs and as to what happened,

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we understand that Chris interrupted the robbery

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His parents were in the middle of handing over cash.

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He went to shield his mum and that was when he was shot in the head.

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Two brand new villages are to be built in Devon and Cornwall in plans

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which have been signed off by the government today.

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The so-called Garden Villages are proposals to tackle a housing

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shortage, with Taunton also set to see its community expand.

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The plans include 1,500 homes at West Carclaze near St Austell,

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5,000 homes next to the M5 at Cullompton, and 8,000 homes

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The government is providing ?6 million nationally

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to develop the proposals, but, as John Henderson reports,

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they'll still have to get planning permission.

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Moss and heather and not a backyard in sight,

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but soon there could be 1,500 back gardens here as this barren

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The housing area will go adjacent to the main road,

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along the strip here with the school behind behind the Sky Tip,

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which will be retained as part of the extensive heritage park.

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This is West Carclaze of old, in the hey day

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Today, all that's left are ponds, scrubland and towering waste heaps.

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Some feared it would disappear in the scheme.

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It is a fundamental part of the plan and it will remain as part

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People were concerned about when the school

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We said it would be developed right from the very start,

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People were concerned about employment.

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There are now plans in place for an employment park,

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which has now got European funding, so that is good news.

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We have tried to look at all the aspects that

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people have been concerned about and try to address them

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It is not the only garden village planned for the region.

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Combe in Devon, alongside the M5, will effectively see

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It's near a motorway, it's near a railway line.

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If you are going to have growth and improvements to towns and areas,

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these are the best sort of places to put them.

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There will be a garden town near Taunton.

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This is what that development looks like.

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These are the plans for Cornwall's Garden Village.

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There have been plans for homes on these old China clay pits

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for the best part of ten years, but this Garden Village idea now

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has government backing, but that doesn't mean to say

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It still needs planning permission and that will give

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Patients undergoing cataract surgery at the Royal Eye Infirmary

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at Derriford Hospital can now benefit from a new

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It's only available in a few centres around the world and is operated

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by foot showing the surgeon exactly where to cut.

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Well, it obviously makes my job less difficult and the results

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for the patients are more standardised and hopefully

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the outcomes will be better and they can see much better,

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more quickly and hopefully less reliant on thicker glasses

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Just time for a look at the weather forecast with Ian ferguson.

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particularly up towards north and eastern parts

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we see a Met Office warning for parts of east and north-east

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Devon, Somerset and Dorset where

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temperatures will be dropping easily low enough with some more frost

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around to give a threat of some more slippery surfaces.

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Temperatures widly getting down to freezing or

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below in these districts and in some areas,

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Yeovil Town, for example, we

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Not so down towards the very south-west nor indeed out towards

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Could be the odd patch of freezing fog around

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tomorrow, most areas could be clear of that.

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A good deal of sunshine through the course of the morning

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and then a general trend to see a bit more

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cloud around, albeit in a

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patchy fashion throughout the afternoon, but eventually by the

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tail end of the day, thicker cloud is coming in from the north.

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It could conceivably bring a few spots

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of light rain starting to get into the likes of Exmoor.

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Temperatures tomorrow eventually getting as high

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as 6-8 Celsius for the majority of us and through the rest

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but the first appreciable rain comes Friday.

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More on your BBC local radio station tomorrow morning. From all of us

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here, good night. Good evening. It's been a dry and

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bright day across most parts of the country today. Despite the chilly

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feel to the weather, there has been some sunshine. Clear skies as the

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sun set in east Essex. With those clear skies around, temperatures are

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plummeting, particularly across southern parts. Here we see the

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coldest temperatures. We could see icy stretches on untreated surfaces,

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pavements and roads first thing Tuesday morning. Not quite as cold

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towards the North West. Cloud moving in here through the

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