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Tonight, gritters are out across the south west as wintry

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There's already a covering of snow on high ground with a warning

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of further wintry showers and ice to come.

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There are also flood alerts in force in Cornwall.

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We'll have updates from our reporters across the region.

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Also tonight - the football match turned blame game.

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Argyle is criticised over a ticket debacle with some fans unhappy,

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A sunny outlook - we'll reveal why there's growing optimism

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And a life for a lifeboat - the family story behind

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the funding and dedication of Exmouth's new vessel.

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I just wish that he had lived to see what I've done

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with the money that he and my mother earned together.

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Snow is affecting parts of the south west tonight and the Met Office has

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issued a yellow warning that the wintry conditions

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Gritting lorries are already out on major routes across the region.

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Some drivers have reported difficult conditions on high ground.

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Elsewhere, there are flood alerts in place for some coastal areas.

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Tonight we'll report on the conditions right

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In moment the latest from Cornwall, but first to Devon.

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John Danks is at the County Council control room and John Henderson

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Yes, Victoria, our first snow of the winter, I can confirm, it is

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bitterly cold in Princetown this evening. I came up about an hour and

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a half ago and saw white fields, blessed with snow, very cold indeed.

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What are the conditions like on the road? My colleague is at the Devon

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county control room near Exeter. It is nice and warm in here but look at

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the chart behind me, this has got all the details of the road

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temperatures and if you look, the ones in red, -1.1 degrees, -2.2

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degrees here. In the last hour, the numbers have been plunging. There

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are 58 gritters that the County Council has on the roads and they

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have been out gritting 2000 miles of the road network. Primary and

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secondary routes and temperatures due to drop to as low as minus three

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degrees this evening. Elsewhere in terms of travel, no reported

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problems at Exeter Airport and no problems on the rail but here in the

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operations room, for Devon County Council, they are most concerned

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about the state of the roads. The gritters began their work

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around midday today. These vehicles coming back

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to be restocked with salt The wet weather combined

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with falling temperatures is making things difficult

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for the gritting teams. We have got 58 gritters out

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at the moment around doing the county networks and even

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secondary route so we're doing They have been treating

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this afternoon. You would have seen some

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of them out in the rain. And that has to be done when rain

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precedes snow so we get some salt down and then they are loaded up

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and go out again. At Devon County Council's highways

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operations centre, this map indicates Winrow temperatures are

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below 1 degrees. The picture is constantly being updated with travel

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cameras showing the snowfall on Dartmoor. Their advice is to avoid

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overnight travel unless absolutely essential. Temperatures could fall

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to as low as minus three degrees in some parts of the county and the

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local authority says it is closely monitoring the state of the roads.

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That is the picture in Devon, now, my colleague Alan Parkinson can

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bring you the latest in Cornwall. -- Eleanor.

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Yes, it's been raining here, all afternoon in Cornwall

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and as the temperatures fall this evening, this is expected

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to turn to sleet and snow, on higher ground especially.

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Cornwall Council say the gritters will be out all night.

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Those gritters will have snowploughs.

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There will be 31 machines in all, across 25 routes.

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But they said the biggest problem they anticipate is for drivers early

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in the morning because of the ice when the temperatures

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The wind and the rain have also been having an effect all along

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the North Cornwall coast and there is now a flood warning

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and for areas around the Upper Tamar and North Cornwall's rivers.

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You can hear the wind and the waves behind me here in Newquay.

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The weather has also been affecting flights coming in and out

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Two flights to London were cancelled altogether and flights to the Isles

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But the main warnings are for motorists to look out for standing

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The snow is settling and lots of people will of course want to come

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out and enjoy it. I am joined by someone from the parish Council on

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Dartmoor forest. You have some advice for people. It is lovely when

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it snows, come and throw snowballs by all means but we would say, avoid

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climbing over gates and fences, farmers would much appreciate that.

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Park sensibly on the road, to one side so emergency services can get

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through if possible. And come out and play in the snow safely. Have

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they been problems in the past? Yes, because we don't get a lot of snow

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and everyone likes to bring the children out and that is fine. But

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it is not good if... It is not good when it interferes with farming

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practice and people that live here every day. Are there other places,

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if you see your field and people want to get the sledgers outlined

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want to it, is that the problem? We would prefer you to avoid the

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fields, there's a more land out there. Are private. Not great if the

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snow is compacted so the stock cannot find grass underneath. --

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fields are private. They need to be left quiet. Thank you. They are just

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saying, if you come out and enjoy the snow, be responsible.

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And we'll have the latest forecast from David later.

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There's also be a further update on how the weather

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is affecting our region in our late news at 10.30pm.

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And if you need to be out and about tomorrow morning your BBC

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local radio station will have travel and weather updates.

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Plymouth Argyle has defended the way it's handled ticket sales for the FA

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The club has come in for criticism from some supporters

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but the Chief Executive argues it's a case of supply and demand

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and that the club has simply tried to find the fairest way

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Andy Birkett has been at Home Park today.

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With the final whistle, they all knew what was coming.

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Members have the first chance and then fans who had booked

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at least five tickets since the beginning of last season.

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They are good problems to have in a sense but we could probably

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sell this game three times over, to be honest.

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And clearly, some people are going to be disappointed

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Whatever we do, there are going to be people

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with different opinions and what we're trying to do is be

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I'm not sure we could have done it much differently.

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Yesterday afternoon, supporters were turned away

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And to make sure tickets were still available,

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For some, this process had become a little confusing.

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Communication is the thing that has let this whole operation down.

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Yes. Yes.

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I was at work yesterday, it was my first opportunity to come up here.

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And I thought I would get served easily, to be honest,

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but it has not been the case and I have been bitterly

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disappointed with the experience I have had today.

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Some were happy... Yes, I have got

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sympathy for the club. It is not easy.

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I have had people round at my door, saying, can you get me tickets?

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And they've never been to Argyle in their life

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but they want to see Liverpool. I think it's better this way,

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at least mostly Argyle fans will get a ticket.

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The idea of missing out is just too much.

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I will just go and have a cry somewhere in the corner.

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It was just such a fantastic game last week and I just have to be

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Last week was also not so fantastic for one fan,

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who was refused entry into Anfield and had to pay again,

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despite buying her original to get through the Argyle box office.

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We were pulled aside and actually told that our

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The only solution was for us to buy some more tickets.

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I have been waiting every day for somebody to get back

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to me as they assured me they would and the response was,

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they would refund me the original ticket money

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Nothing else will be offered to me and I thought perhaps a little bit

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of compensation would have been required for a long trip.

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Numerous attempts were made to contact the club this

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afternoon but no one was available for comment.

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Many people queueing in the rain today for tickets.

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Now the weather today might have us thinking about our summer holidays

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and according to industry watchers tourism in the south west is growing

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more strongly than at any time since the year 2000.

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Well one of the reasons for that growth is fears about terrorism

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in parts of the Mediterranean and big cities like London.

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Visit England has been asking British people if they're more

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likely to holiday in the UK and 18% said they are,

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with some of them citing fears about security abroad.

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More from our business correspondent Neil Gallacher.

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Midwinter murk at Newquay Airport, but behind the scenes,

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Flybe have just announced an expansion of summer routes,

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including the return of Stansted-Newquay.

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Ryanair will have some new routes, too, because people increasingly

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Certainly, a staycation, over the last few years and going

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into the future, will continue. The Poldark effect as it is called.

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Manchester will grow to over 80,000 passengers this year,

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that is 10,000 more passengers they had at the height

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In Torquay, a slick new development on the site of the derelict former

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Palm Court Hotel is a good example of the strong current

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People are very happy to say, "I am taking my holidays in England

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and the UK," whereas previously, what was fashionable was always

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Research shows it is not the case any more.

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There is a sense of pride and I think that pride

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Hospitality businesses are investing to take advantage.

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Matt and Claudia Forward have just put ?100,000

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into their new cocktail bar in Torquay.

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How much money did you sink into this place?

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Enough! About 100,000.

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That's quite a gamble, to invest that much.

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But if I hadn't done it, someone else would have

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Up the coast in Dorset, it is a similar picture.

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Investment-wise, we are probably spending across Dorset,

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over ?1 million in facilities, enhancements.

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Bookings for 2017 are 11% up on where they were last year

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The labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says more money needs to be pumped into

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the NHS and local councils to ease the crisis in care in local

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hospitals. Hospitals in the region face a rise in delayed discharges

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and an increase in emergency emissions. Many vulnerable and frail

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elderly people spend too long in hospital and can't get out because

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there is no care for them. I wouldn't use the word bed blocking

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because bike thing that is an unfortunate term. People with

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delayed discharges. Should we open the small cottage hospitals? They

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help because they can be part of the care system. Because of the

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inadequacy of social care, many people actually suffer, give up

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jobs, particularly women, lose career opportunities because they

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have to look after people the social care system can't. We have to

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address this issue. In the south west, there is a disproportionate,

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compared to national average, number of elderly people and that has to be

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addressed by proper funding of the social care system and our

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hospitals. Is it about more money? Money into local government more

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than anything else, to help with the social care system but also

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recognising that if we don't invest enough in our NHS health service, it

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has a knock on effect. If people can't get operations, Ben Coad go to

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work. If people wait a long time to get an appointment, it may be

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affecting the job opportunities and that has an economic knock-on

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effect. An official NHS benefits all of us. Theresa May said the last

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thing the NHS needs is a check from Labour that will bounce. I would say

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that last weekend, said there was a humanitarian crisis in our health

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care in written. Internationally renowned organisation, not given to

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over the top statements of any sort, anywhere, said that and I think she

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should reflect on that and reflect on all of the pressures she has been

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under from all of the royal colleges dealing with varying aspects of

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medicine, expressing their concerns about waiting lists, trolleys,

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delayed operations and shortage of GPs. Address those issues rather

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than blame us. Now a round-up of some

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of tonight's other stories Plymouth City Council has suspended

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work on its road improvement scheme in Plymouth after more white

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phosphorous grenades were found on the site in Tavistock road. Ten

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World War II grenade grenades were found and detonated on Tuesday by a

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bomb disposal team. An extra 14 grenades were found and removed

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today. A court has ordered a psychiatric

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assessment on a Devon man charged with possessing an explosive

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substance for an unlawful purpose. Timothy Holman, who's 41

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and from Osborne Road in Ilfracombe, was arrested after a major police

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operation in the town last month. A 31-year-old woman has died

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after a crash involving a tractor and trailer near Redruth.

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A one-year-old baby in the car survived,

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suffering only minor injuries. It happened on the A30 near

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the Avers roundabout last night. The road was closed

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for around eight hours. Three men had been charged with

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murder after a man's body was found in St Austell. 31-year-old Stephen

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bowl was found with knife wounds in a part in Truro road yesterday

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morning. Three local men all aged in their 20s will appear at Bodmin

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Magistrates' Court tomorrow. A couple from North Devon say

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they've been struggling to keep warm after a new eco-heating system broke

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down 39 times in the last 21 months. Robert Smith's oil-fired system

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was removed by social landlords Westward housing group and replaced

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by one that uses wood pellets. Filling up the wood pellet

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boiler is something He has also got used to it breaking

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down time and time and time again. Right from the start,

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it's just been a disaster and we are now on the 39th breakdown

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in 21 months. As a tenant, I am

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relying on the landlord to give me reliable,

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adequate heating, which is their job.

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Which they have not done. Robert and his partner,

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Brian Ridgway, rent their house through social landlord,

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Westward Housing Group. Brian is disabled and

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has had five strokes. I have to keep warm in whatever room

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I am in and it is no good me getting cold because I know I am

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going to end up straight This room already had

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an electric fire. The couple were also given extra

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electric radiators and money I'm very disappointed the way this

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has had to drag on for so long. I contacted Westward initially well

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before Christmas about this These are two elderly

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gentlemen, one is disabled It is highly unsatisfactory the way

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they have been treated. Westward Housing Group has

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apologised and has promised to reinstall oil fired heating

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as soon as possible. It says of 75 similar

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systems that were put in, in other properties,

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only three have had Manufacturers Warmflow say -

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we have established that there have been issues with the whole heating

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system in this house, When our wood pellet boiler

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is correctly installed, commissioned, properly maintained

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and operated by the householder, using the correct fuel,

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these issues do not occur. Installers Anesco

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declined to comment. But Robert Smith says he has been

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using the boiler as instructed, so is he confident things

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will finally be sorted out? Until I see engineers here,

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putting the new system in, I still have got no confidence

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it is going to happen. A new lifeboat's been

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launched in Devon today - we'll meet the woman

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who paid for it. And after the rain,

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sleet and some snow, the main problem for us tonight

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is the risk of ice, especially first thing

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tomorrow morning. More details from me

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later in the programme. A book created and funded by parents

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in Cornwall to prepare children for primary school has been

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so successful, it's gone global. are being sent to every three-

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and four-year-old in the county. You may remember we featured

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the picture book on Spotlight last year - it includes children

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with Down's Syndrome and it's been so powerful the creators have had

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enquiries from as far away Emma Thomasson has been to meet Noah

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- one of the stars of the book. And you need to do some windows.

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Can you do some windows? Noah sat on Miss Elliott's chair

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because no one wanted to pretend to be the teacher.

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It felt a bit giggly. He likes running around

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and he falls over a lot. And we play on the whiteboard

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with him and we take turns. Not one of Noah's classmates

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I spoke to talked about him And that is exactly the point

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the parents who created the book that he is featured

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in want to get across. Instantly, I pick out similarities

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rather than differences. Children will say, oh, I read that

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book, or we have that at home. Several comments into

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the conversation, then it might appear, oh,

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that child, why does he look like that?

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Why has he got those in his ears? And that is really refreshing for us

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and encouraging because we know that children of that age,

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they haven't really formed any hard Today, she is working

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with Vicky who is another of the volunteers who have produced

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and financed the book. It is being sent every

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to childminder, nursery and preschool in Cornwall over

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the next four years. And news about the book

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is spreading around the world, thanks to celebrities turning

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to social media. They include the Poldark cast,

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Miranda Hart and a whole host And that kind of support

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is something they could only have dreamt of when they started

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producing the second in the series of books

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from their kitchen table office. They are now being distributed

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around the world with one of the biggest orders

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in North Carolina in the US, where they are being included

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in welcome bags to parents They are like any other child

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and they should be given the same thing that you when I had

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when we were little babies. So, how do you feel about Noah

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being in the book and it being seen potentially all around the world?

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It's amazing. It speaks a thousand words,

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the pictures, just details, children going about everyday school life.

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And it's very, very... Noah, can you show me

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where you are again, in the book? Where you are in the book?

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There! I'm not sure if Noah feels quite

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the same awe as Mum... He has the more pressing issue

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of getting back to play No has got far better things to do!

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-- Noah. Lifeboats are a familiar sight

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around our coast and today Exmouth took delivery

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of a new inshore lifeboat. The current D-class vessel has

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reached the end of its busy It's been called out more

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than 600 times and rescued Spoligtht's Rebecca Wills

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was there to see the end of one era It was out with the old at

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Exmouth Lifeboat Station today... The inshore lifeboat,

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the George Bearman, taking to the water for the final time

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as it was retired after ten years' It's been a decade in which the

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D-class vessel has been called out 614 times,

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rescued 466 people, 28 Also a D-class vessel

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and also bearing George And getting a prime seat

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to watch the new inshore lifeboat enter service was George's

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granddaughter, Pauline. It was her donation

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which provided by the old As they both came in towards

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the shore, I was so proud, Sad also, seeing the first

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one on its last trip. But hopefully, this one

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will give just as good George Bearman was a

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coastguard in Norfolk. He was just 38 when he

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lost his life at sea in It is that family tragedy

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which prompted Pauline to support My father never knew his father

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because he was only I just wish that he had

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lived to see what I've done with the money

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that A fantastic legacy.

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Yes, absolutely. The D-class boat is considered

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the workhorse of the RNLI, so the The old boat has given ten years

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of really good service, hard service here.

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It is quite a busy station. So the new boat should

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seamlessly take over as it has this morning

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and give equally as good service

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over the next ten years. It will be officially

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named in May when hopefully, champagne, rather

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than rain, will cover the bow. Plenty of rain in Exmouth earlier

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today, as we have seen on the programme tonight, some of the rain

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has turned to snow in places so let's get the latest from David.

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Some snow falling, mainly above 300 metres, about 1000 feet. But even at

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lower levels, some of the showers and it could feel quite wintry. A

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bit of a problem with a risk of ice developing, the temperatures have

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fallen and they will continue to fall overnight. You will really need

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to wrap up warmly. Probably the coldest feeling day we have had so

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far this winter. Some wintry showers dotted around as well. Some quite

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heavy. Overnight tonight, all of the rain we have seen on some of the

:24:33.:24:37.

sleet and snow on higher ground, we have a risk of ice which continues

:24:38.:24:40.

through the night and for a good part of tomorrow morning. Stay tuned

:24:41.:24:46.

across BBC local radio for updates. It isn't just the cold. The snow on

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the ice and the wintry showers. It is also very windy at the moment and

:24:52.:24:55.

the strength of wind is also of some concern because we have some pretty

:24:56.:25:00.

high tides tonight. Some coastal flood alerts in force across the

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North Cornwall and Devon coast. Winds straight from the Arctic and

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trapped within it, several lines showers which could affect this

:25:10.:25:13.

during the day tomorrow. Saturday, a little bit less windy. A little

:25:14.:25:18.

quieter. Still a bit fraught because a weather front is trapped in

:25:19.:25:21.

amongst all that which could produce some sleet or even some snow over

:25:22.:25:27.

higher ground. A definite change on Sunday to less cold air. Even the

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possibility of some light rain or drizzle. Temperatures will start to

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come back up. The wings are bitterly cold. Particularly lively at the

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moment, across the more western parts and some really strong gusts.

:25:42.:25:46.

They stick with us through the day tomorrow and in that flow from the

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north-west, leaving Ireland this evening and overnight tonight, some

:25:50.:25:53.

more wintry showers. Don't expect everything to be clear and cold and

:25:54.:25:58.

windy overnight, there is a risk of some wintry showers turning up

:25:59.:26:03.

during the night. Dartmoor, Princetown, there is some snow that

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fell earlier today. Not a huge amount but it has left a covering of

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snow on the houses and grass and on the mauls and the vehicles. Traffic

:26:13.:26:17.

moving quite nicely still at the moment but of course it will freeze

:26:18.:26:22.

overnight tonight so a risk of some ice on untreated roads and

:26:23.:26:26.

pavements. The main area of rain now moving into south east England is

:26:27.:26:32.

now giving snow. Even right down to quite low levels. If you are

:26:33.:26:36.

travelling out of the region, be prepared to run into some snow later

:26:37.:26:40.

on tonight. A scattering of showers possible through the night. Sleet or

:26:41.:26:47.

snow mainly over high ground. A bitterly cold north-westerly wind.

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The risk of ice existing first thing tomorrow morning. Plenty of winter

:26:55.:26:58.

sunshine so not all bad news but the risk of a few passing showers

:26:59.:27:02.

through the day and of us, not very warm. With the wind chill, it will

:27:03.:27:11.

feel a lot colder. A particularly windy day on the Isles of Scilly.

:27:12.:27:22.

The times of high water. For our surfers, some pretty lively

:27:23.:27:25.

condition out at sea. Dangerous along the north coast.

:27:26.:27:32.

Bulletins at 10:30pm and on your radio station from 6:30am in the

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morning when it could be quite tricky. Goodnight.

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..and keep telling yourself over and over, "This will end."

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Ladies and gentlemen, the bride and groom.

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So what if I forgot our poxy anniversary?

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Er, I think this year was copper. 14th is poxy.

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