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and on BBC One we now join the BBC's news teams where you are.

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On Spotlight tonight, the ddmolition of the Royal Clarence Hotel

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What was left of the building after the fire was finally brought

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We'll be live in Exeter for the day s developments hncluding

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the re-opening of parts of city centre.

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Also tonight: Hundreds of assaults on Devon and Cornwall

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MPs debate arming more with Tasers as incidents rise.

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It was a personal battle for me getting back to the front lhne.

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Donations to the child migr`nts brought to Devon from Calais,

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but protestors take to internet to say they're not welcome here

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And, a riot of autumnal colour why conditions have been perfect

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The historic fa ade of the Royal Clarence Hotel

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which was left hanging prec`riously over the remains of the building

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finally came crashing down this afternoon.

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It was all that was left after the hotel was destroydd

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Despite a huge effort by firefighters, the building

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Today, crowds gathered to w`tch as a demolition team moved

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in to bring down what was ldft, part of the work needed

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Meanwhile, some of the cordons were lifted today giving people more

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Our home affairs corresponddnt, Simon Hall, watched the demolition

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Hundreds of people came herd to watch the demolition operathon, but

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the atmosphere was strange. I've lived in Exeter for over ten years

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and I've never known the grden here so quiet as the crowd waited for

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that moment. As the insults follow the injury,

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so the demolition follows the fire. A facade which stood for hundreds

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of years gone with just a ntdge Crowds turned out to watch,

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many with powerful memories The Clarence is somewhere

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where I spent my wedding night, I did Christmas lunches every year

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for a decade with my family. We had our wedding reception

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there so, in one of the rools that I've been heartbroken

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because my childhood was half spent there in the Clarence hotel from way

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back in the 40s. I used to run in and

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get my pocket money. Exeter City Council wanted

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the facade brought down to reduce the cordon on Cathedral Gredn

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to allow more businesses to open All of it is very sad,

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but it will be built again. Our policy is to build it

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to what it was, at least thd front The cathedral, spiritual sotl

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of this city, has now reopened. It's great to see everything

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working well again. People are doing an excellent job

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getting things together as normal for the people who work arotnd

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here and the services. Glad to be back in the cathddral,

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but a sense of sadness, especially for everyone

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who is potentially losing their jobs and the green itself

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is going to take a long timd Today was the highest profile part

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of the demolition operation. The rest of the work is expdcted

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to take several weeks at le`st. The ground and first floor date from

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the 13th century so the plan is now for the demolition crews to work

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slowly and carefully around them in an attempt to try and preserve that

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precious heritage. Should more police officers be

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armed with Tasers to stop This year nearly 250 officers

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in the Devon and Cornwall force have been assaulted,

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in four cases it was so sevdre it The number of assaults on officers

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is rising year on year. Today in parliament,

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MPs have been debating how to tackle Policing is a hugely challenging

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career. Police officers will see more than anyone would wish to do.

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It is not a job for the faint-hearted. Strength, resilience

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and a commitment to make our society are better and safer place. But that

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does not mean getting assaulted is part of the deal, nor does ht mean

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that being abused whilst dohng your job should be part of the job of

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doing a police officer -- bding a police officer.

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Our reporter Tamsin Melvilld has been to see one officer in Cornwall

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Early last year things took a violent turn for this policd officer

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when a group left a club at closing time in Penzance. One of thd males

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became aggressive and punch my female colleague. It ended tp back

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around this area here. The lail started throwing punches at me and

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other people in the group started to get involved. An officer for 14

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years, he dislocated his shoulder, needed an operation and enddd up off

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work for nearly a year. The offender received a ?100 fine and colmunity

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service. Front line policing is something I really loved dohng. It's

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had a big effect and it's bden a hard time. Only recently gohng on

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holiday I realised how much of an effect it had on me and my wife

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noticed the change. It took that to realise how bad it had been. People

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get assaulted worse than me but it was a personal battle for md getting

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back to the front line. The assault in p Antz was far from an isolated

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incident. Campaigners say c`ts are leaving office is isolated `nd

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honourable. They want a nathonally recognised scheme brought in so

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officers can report offences and be confident offenders will be brought

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to justice. You go to work with the likelihood you could get injured,

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but you shouldn't be assaulted or expect to be assaulted. I know some

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colleagues won't report bec`use they think there won't be any deterrent,

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especially the minor ones. H know of colleagues who have been assaulted

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on my shift and the psychological effects it has had on them `s well.

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The night he was assaulted, a colleague used a Taser on an

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offender before things got `ny work. Seen here in reconstruction, Devon

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and Cornwall police have consulted on plans to double the of officers

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carrying Tasers in the hope it will help reduce assaults and a decision

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on that is expected later this month.

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A quick look now at some of the other stories.

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Two members of the Cornish singhng group

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Oll-an-Gwella are in hospit`l after an accident that closdd

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The acapella singers were involved in the crash on their way b`ck

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A third member was released yesterday.

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They say they will continue to honour all engagements.

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Last week we reported that this man from Cornwall had his driving

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licence revoked by the DVLA because of an eye condition

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Kevin Trebell was worried hd'd be unable to drive for a year.

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But today he's been told he is now going to get his licence back.

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Torquay will have Christmas lights this year after all.

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The town's Chamber of Commerce had been struggling to fund

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But now a local radio station has stepped in to help.

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Gritters will be out tonight on some of Devon's major roads

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Road surface temperatures are forecast to drop close

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to freezing in parts of the county overnight.

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The main gritting activity will be focussed around Torridge, mhd,

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west and north Devon, and inland areas of east Devon.

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The process of reuniting child refugees in Devon

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20 males, all said to be under the age of 18,

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were brought from the migrant camp in Calais, known as the jungle,

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to an accommodation centre in north Devon last week.

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The Mayor of Great Torrington says the outpouring of generositx

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has been overwhelming, but as our North Devon reporter

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Andrea Ormsby reports, there are those who don't w`nt

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Week two and the donations just keep coming. Hello, I've brought some

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items for the refugees. This art centre in great Torrington hs the

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hub. I really feel for them. They need all the help they can get.

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Until last week, this is whdre they were based in Calais, now dhsmantled

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and cleared of thousands of people who fled their own war-torn

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countries. The refugees are said to be from Pakistan, Eritrea and

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elsewhere arrived with just the clothes they were wearing. Today we

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received thermal vests by post. Also, again we're not quite sure. It

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may be Arabic Scrabble which will be useful. The co-unity outpouring has

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been overwhelming and it has been quite emotional -- became unity I'm

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just so proud of Torrington. Of course, it is not all posithve as

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some groups have been set up specifically to protest abott the

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refugees being here and one on Facebook is trying to organhse a

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protest rally to show the strength of feeling against the refugees

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This is another protest grotp but it's against the idea of a

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demonstration saying it would be wrong to burden the police. The

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Facebook page has gone back online after winning an appeal aftdr

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complaints of racism. Seven Devon councils declared themselves refugee

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friendly without consulting considers joint is, they sax. We

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have had experience of the `nger myself and I can understand a bit of

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that but we are willing to talk to them and hopefully they will change

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their views. Other Facebook pages are springing up in responsd. This

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one has more than 4000 likes after a week. It has been amazing. @nd

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heartening to know so many others feel the same. Another vanload is

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off to the refugees. The process of reuniting them with family lembers

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already in the UK is said to be ongoing.

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Radical reform of the way the government tackle flooding was

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discussed today. MPs are calling for a new national flags ministdr and

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want to see power was stripped from nearby embarrassment agency which

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was criticised for the way ht handled the flooding in Somdrset two

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years ago. Of course, many in the South West

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will need no reminder of thd severity of flooding we've seen in

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recent years in coastal comlunities and the Railway in Exeter and, of

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course, the prolonged floodhng you mentioned on the Somerset ldvels. I

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am joined by the Devon MP who chairs the environment select commhttee.

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You describe the present procedure as ineffective and inefficidnt. How

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would you changes improve it? Make sure we have someone in charge at

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the top to drive policy right from the top to the bottom and then make

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sure much more maintenance work is done locally, dredging or gdtting

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water to flow faster, let's do that locally. Let us make sure planners

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make sure developments don't add more water and run-off and flood

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people further downstream. Xou can be above the flood plain but still

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affect those downstream. Of course, the government will develop a new

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agricultural policy post Brdxit You talk about paying farmers to contain

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floodwater on their land? Yds, the new buzzword is leaky dams. It

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sounds worrying. You have trees across a stream and allow floodwater

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to build-up behind. It autolatically flows under when you take off the

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peak of the flat and that c`n work well if you have a number. Xou may

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only have to hold water for a few hours or longer. We can look at an

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agricultural policy now when we leave the EU. It could concdntrate

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cash for farmers to make sure they're properly compensated. They

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can save infrastructure. It could be money very well spent. Thank you

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very much. We will have to wait in the usual way for the government to

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dead test the contents of the report and then in a few weeks or lonths it

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will produce its formal reply. We are that Plymouth Palace Theatre

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in a moment where there is drama behind-the-scenes. Also, thd

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Somerset guide to do it yourself which has taken on a modern world.

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And, one of the rarest plants in the country. We will find out how it is

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being saved from extinction in Cornwall.

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The organisation behind the restoration of Plymouth's Palace

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Theatre is being investigatdd by the charity commission

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after concerns were raised over how the project was being managdd.

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It follows the resignation of the charity's patron and more

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than a hundred volunteer musicians from the community choir

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and orchestra setup to raisd funds for the project.

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Patrick Clahane has been following the story.

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The new Palace Theatre, a Plymouth landmark where stars

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like Laurel and Hardie trod the boards.

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Since these heady days the building has fallen into disrepair and now

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the charity set up to bring it back to life looks like it may

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It has come under the spotlhght of the Charity Commission.

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Rewind 18 months and there was great hope.

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Go, Great Opportunities Togdather was set up to help offer yotng

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people employment opportunities and restore the theatre

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Judy Spires was its patron, it had its own choir and orchestra.

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There's been a flurry of resignations from the project,

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including its patron and its entire choir, more than 100

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Over a period of time, all the original staff have

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gradually become more and more disillusioned in the administration

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It's not just here in Plymotth that people are taking notice of what's

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It's also come to the attention of the Charity Commission which has

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It said the commission has been aware of the concerns

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regarding the charity and potential private benefht.

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I actually reported, at the beginning of last wedk,

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that I felt there was a sustained attack on the charity with people

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I thought I should flag it with them.

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We know people have resigned and in any big project that happens.

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It used to be part of our Christmas present from my mum and dad.

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They used to bring us on Boxing Day to see the pantomime

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and that was the highlight of our Christmas.

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It is old and valuable and a special treasure.

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Serious questions are now being asked about whether this piece

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of Plymouth past can still be a part of the city's future.

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Are you struggling to understand a teenager, or to bring up ` baby?

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Maybe you're approaching retirement and wondering what life will be

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Well there may be help at h`nd in the form of a manual which has,

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until now, been better known as a guide to rebuilding cars.

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The Haynes Motor Manual has been used by generations

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But now the publisher, which is based in Sparkford

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near Yeovil, has branched ott with a tongue in cheek guidd to some

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Simon Clemison has been taking a look.

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Remember when you had to get your hands dirty?

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When being a driver meant being a part-time mechanic, too

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So, how to find your way around that engine?

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Since the decades when most families had a motor,

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This company in Somerset, famous for producing them.

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Not everyone tinkered around, but lots did and still do.

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To this day the books continue with photos and illustrations

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as the writers gain an understanding of cars by stripping them down

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Having already produced manx similar guides to other

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aspects of modern-day life, the publisher is trying humour

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with a lighter look at diffdrent stages of our time on earth told

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through the same flow charts and diagrams you might find

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Think regenerative braking for pensioners.

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And the perpetual motion of arguing teenagers!

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I've come to Dorchester Motor Company in the author's homdtown

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in neighbouring Dorset to sde what real mechanics make of them.

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Marriage is out of the question the teenagers have gone,

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I'm divorced so this one is out of the question.

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That could possibly help me with my mother.

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We could all do with a manu`l for everything, I think.

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It's very easy when you launch into something new,

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on marriage or so on, this is unchartered territory.

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People do like to see things broken down and

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Haynes, based in Somerset since 1960, has sold more

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than 200 million books worldwide and despite the move

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into a new blending of wisdom, the motoring manual

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Even as the company heads to a digital age, the hard

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Molly in our television galleries said, who's got time to read a

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manual? Men don't tend to, they just get on

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with it. Now, it was close to extinction and

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experts estimated there werd only 13 plants left in the world at one

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stage. But now the Juniper has a brighter future.

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A new plantation has been established and we went to see how

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it is being saved. In a secret location,

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these conservationists They are planting

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200 Lizard junipers. It only grows here on protected

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heathland of the Lizard, but it has struggled for ye`rs

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and in 2014 there were just They are now protected

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by an electric fence. Was there a real fear

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it could disappear? Absolutely, one accidental wildfire

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could easily have taken the last population and that would h`ve been

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a whole species going So conservationists and gardeners

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took seeds and cuttings frol the 13 plants to cultivate new stock

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and they have done pretty wdll. Today, they've got 200

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new plants here to plant. The 200 saplings were cultivated

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and nurtured by experts at the Eden Project and tod`y

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the team were here to It's thought the Lizard junhpers

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were almost wiped out by wildfire How will you keep them safe

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and make sure these do well? We will look after them for the next

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two years, brush cut around them It looks like gardening tod`y,

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but we don't want to be gardening It's hoped this project won't just

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help the juniper, but that lessons learned he will also help

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protect other rare species. A lovely project and lovely blue

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sky, but the nights are drawing in and there's a chill in the `ir. But

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there's not any real sign of winter. One of the driest Octobers for 5

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years coupled with calm and warm weather has led to a spectacular

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display on the trees. Beautiful. We sent our cameramen to

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browse small to capture that this year 's colourful foliage.

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Stunning. I hope you enjoyed that as much as we did.

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Much colder today. It keeps going down, unfortunately. Good evening.

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Yes, a drop in temperatures over the next few days so we will all notice

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the change. Daytime temperatures will go back to single figures. Let

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us briefly look back at October because it was unusually drx.

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Many of us all less than 50$ of what we normally expect to see.

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There isn't a huge amount of rain in the forecast but it is turnhng very

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much colder. Over the next few days, it will become windy with more

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overnight frosts. If you want to enjoy the autumnal colour of the

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leaves best do it over the couple of days to come because there will be a

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stiff northerly wind developing at the weekend as well as cold as. The

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cold air is coming from Scandinavia and it flaps most of Britain right

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down as far as northern Spahn and Portugal through Saturday and

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Sunday. We could go to bleed down to seven or 8 degrees by Sundax. The

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cloud this evening is high-level clouds so don't worry too mtch it.

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There is some rain around this weather front that will movd towards

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us over the next 24 hours or so Ahead of that, showery outbreaks of

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rain, especially tomorrow afternoon. Moving through as we get to Friday

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and then on Friday and Saturday the wind will come from the Arctic so

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expect a drop in from temperatures with that -- my overnight frost

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Frost is already on the cards for tonight. With clear sky tonhght we

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will need the scraper first thing tomorrow. If you haven't usdd it so

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far, you will need it. Quitd low temperatures by the end of the night

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meaning ice will form on thd car windscreen and the glass.

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This may be the coldest night we have seen so far this autumn.

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Sunshine tomorrow when the frost has lifted but then the cloud whll turn

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that quickly and is capable of producing some light rain off and

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on. Not very warm tomorrow will stop briefly some sunshine in thd

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morning. We may struggle with the temperatures. For the Isles of

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Scilly, bright and tried but rather cloudy with showers later in the

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day. Not much for those who will be

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surfing. The big story is the drop in the

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temperature. All the way through the next few days the temperatures come

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down. Throwing a strong northerly wind and with the wind chill it will

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feel rather cold. Have a good evening.

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Good evening. We have been warned! -- good heavens! Get the he`ting on!

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If you trust me not and I trust you not,

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then what is the point in this marriage at all?

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Life holds very few things which are genuinely worth having.

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If you don't possess them, everything else is worthless.

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BBC One presents a special evening with Michael Buble...

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I think of it as an excuse to throw a party.

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..featuring new and classic songs... # Cry me a river... #

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"holding a hair brush in front of the mirror."

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HE SINGS IN DISGUISE

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