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Welcome to Spotlight. the BBC's news teams where you are.


Tonight: Dishonesty, hypocrisy and a public lie.


Three years after refusing to answer questions about it,


the truth finally emerges about a Ukip MEP's involvement


Also tonight: Drug abuse in the fishing industry.


Serious concerns over safety after a series


of tragedies linked to substances,


The million pound lie which has landed the former Chairman


of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust in jail.


And then there were - lights, camera, action!


Re-inventing a former cinema enjoyed by Agatha Christie.


The BBC can reveal the Deputy Chairman of Ukip lied


publicly about his part in a proposed wind farm.


South West MEP William Dartmouth was personally involved


in negotiating a deal, which could have earned his family


But in a television interview in 2014, he denied any involvement.


It is not a subject he likes talking about.


This was May 2014 and I was trying to find out about a wind farm


William Dartmouth was at the BBC for a recording


of the Sunday Politics West during which he was questioned.


Did you know that that land might be used as a wind farm?


His party is totally against onshore wind farms.


Here is how Ukip's former leader put it.


It's very, very good for rich people, very good indeed.


If you are a land owner and you have ?1,000 a day just by putting wind


turbines on your land, isn't that great?


To get to the truth I went to Yorkshire.


The deal to put up wind turbines on this site


was agreed in May 2011, just three months after


William Dartmouth had given ownership of the site to a relative.


Yet it turns out negotiations of the wind farm had


I meet the chairman of the wind farm co-operative.


He had face to face meetings with William Dartmouth.


We talked to Lord Dartmouth, I went down on behalf of the wind


co-op and spoke to him and he was very co-operative,


A substantial rent would have been paid.


For this kind of area, you know, I can't give you specific


details for this one still, but you might expect to raise


?50,000 to ?100,000 per year for this sort of development


The revelations have been seized upon by political rivals.


It seems there is clear evidence now that Dartmouth has behaved


dishonestly and we expect higher standards than that from our elected


politicians, but it does smack of hypocrisy because he had these


conversations about potentially benefiting from a wind farm


development in spite of the fact that that is clearly


In a statement, William Dartmouth admits his involvement.


His party leader has been told.


It is not known what action he will take.


It was a lie which earned him over ?1 million,


but tonight, the former Chairman of Royal Cornwall Hospitals


Trust has been jailed after fabricating his qualifications


for three senior health service roles in Devon,


Jon Andrewes, from Totnes, made up university degrees


In a decade of deception, he committed what a judge today


described as a "staggering series of lies".


Hamish Marshall reports from Exeter Crown Court.


Jon Andrewes, had the right background and qualifications. Or so


it seemed but he got three senior roles on the back of lies. It was


here in Somerset that Jon Andrewes first got himself into the lucrative


NHS employment ladder. He started here as chief executive and then


moved to two further jobs in Devon and Cornwall where became chairman


of NHS trusts. He spent ten years at the high profile charity but he had


exaggerated his experience and made up degrees from restore, Edinburgh


and Plymouth universities and falsely called himself a doctor.


While he claimed to be working in the Home Office, he had been a


probation officer. Everyone is shocked and saddened to learn about


the fraud and information that was disclosed today. We are deeply


disappointed. There was nothing to suggest he was doing anything wrong.


Mr Andrews had been chairman of the Torbay care trust and in 2015 was


appointed to his highest profile health care job but as the new


chairman of the Royal Cornwall hospitals trust, he inherited an


organisation under serious pressure. There were debts of around ?7


million, it was missing its target of treating 95% of emergency


patients within four hours and there was a doubling of the number of


ambience is waiting to admit patients. One a senior appointment


like this we would have looked at the detail closely indeed, so I am


surprised this situation has emerged. From my personal


perspective and my involvement with him, there were one or two questions


I might have had and he was fairly circumspect in what he said and we


know why. Today he admitted three counts of fraud. Passing a jail


sentence of two years, the judge told Jon Andrewes, you're outwardly


prestigious life was built on a series of staggering lies. He told


Jon Andrewes he had received ?1 million, money you received but were


not entitled to. He also denied other people the positions he got.


Campaigners and safety experts are calling for greater awareness


of illegal drug use among the south west's young fishermen following


In the last two years, 15% of fishing vessel accidents


Accident investigators say use of so-called uppers such


as amphetamines has become routine rather than the exception.


Our industry correspondent Neil Gallacher reports.


Breaking the surface, the scallop dredger JMT.


She capsized off Teignmouth in July 2015 taking with her 34-year-old


Shane Hooper and 22-year-old skipper Mike Hill.


Mike had followed his dad into the family business.


At a very young age, he used to come to see with me,


loved everything about the sea, he was a good fisherman.


I think he was probably going to be one of the tops out there.


When Shane's body was recovered there was a large quantity


Micky believes Michael would never have worked with Shane had he known.


Michael would have chucked him over the side.


Michael has always said amphetamine is classed as a poor man's drug.


Michael would not have allowed Shane on that boat and you know...


He definitely would not have allowed him on that boat.


Amphetamines can create a sense of alertness and confidence.


And they have been increasingly linked to fishing accidents.


It is like driving a car, if you take drugs and drive a car,


One charity is now training its staff to look out


We are also beginning to roll out a programme of drug awareness


for fishermen of all ages, but particularly aimed


at the younger fisherman, to just make them aware of the real


dangers of fishing whilst taking substances, because as you have


said, it is beginning to show as being a cause of accidents


The government has pledged to raise awareness and help prevent


You look at the stars at night and think that the brightest one


is my son, and that is the way you try and get through things.


I tell you what, you don't know what you have lost


Former pupils are heading back into state schools in the south west


in the hope of encouraging more teenagers to apply for university.


Latest research from the Press Association


the lowest application rate in the country at 32%.


All this week, the educational charity Future First is holding


workshops where pupils can quiz the alumni about life after school.


Emma Thomasson went along to today's session


I work for a company, equity crowdfunding company, they help


companies find the finance they need to start up or grow. Once I graduate


I would like to get into technology consulting is so using new methods


of technology to hold businesses run better. I am a video editor. I make


sure we deliver at the best content possible for companies. Today Erin


got the opportunity to show how she landed this job. She was one of a


number of former students invited back to their old school to talk to


sixth formers about what life is like after university. Getting


students talking to you about their experiences is so useful because it


is quite a steering time. I don't know what to do about budgeting and


things so how do they manage to go about saving, stuff like that is


useful. These students are sold on staying in higher education but they


are among the minority. There are a hold of -- whole range of socio-


reasons. Our area, parts of the South West are very isolated. The


charity's aim is to encourage teenagers to follow in the footsteps


or people like Kevin. It is quite easy to get scared by how much it


costs and by talking to us and seeing that even though we do have


debt, it is not the end of the world and it is something you can manage.


Once somebody has explained it to you, you are not so afraid and that


will help them be more open to the experience. Even when this was taken


back in the 1980s, universities seemed like a daunting prospect so


it is hoped any fears that young people may have today will change


because they have had a chance to speak to others who have walked the


same school corridors as them. Stay with us for a voyage


of discovery later. Round the world yachtsman


Conrad Humphrys will be here to describe what it


was like to recreate Knitters in Bradninch are putting


the finishing touches to their collection of hundreds


of teddy bears for child refugees. The whole community,


including Scouts, have been They'll be put into the pockets


of donated coats for refugee children in Syria,


Greece and elsewhere. The bears are being displayed


in people's windows this week Although this is about theirs, it is


not just about bears, it is about clothes and the other things we are


sending because that is what the real need is. Also what we are doing


is so small in the scheme of things and their wrist still so much more


scope for people to do other things. It's time for the sport now


and there were some cracking results The Chiefs recorded a massive


victory at the weekend beating They secured second place


in the Premiership with the most substantial home defeat Leicester


have suffered all season, meaning the Chiefs have now done


the league double over them. Man of the match Geoff Parling said


the win at his old stomping ground was one of the biggest


in his career. There are just five rounds left


of the Premiership, with the Chiefs on course to make the play-offs


for a second successive year. But there's now a two-week


break and the Chiefs will switch their focus to the


semifinal of the Anglo-Welsh Cup where they face Harlequins


at Sandy Park this Sunday. Plymouth Albion beat Hull and Jersey


beat the Cornish Pirates It wasn't a fantastic


display by either side. In a low-scoring game,


Jersey crossed the line first, but fans had to wait


until the second half for this. The fact this try was converted made


the crucial difference. The Pirates did cross the line


themselves later but lost 7-5. The two sides meet again


in the British and Irish cup To football now, and there was only


one win for our sides this weekend and that was down to Plymouth Argyle


in a game which involved second BBC Radio Devon's commentator


at Home Park was Charlie Price You could tell it was two


sides vying for promotion It was actually Carlisle that had


the better of the opening exchanges. This header from Reggie Lamb,


one of three times they had the ball in the back of the net,


each time though it was disallowed Plymouth Argyle had a bit


of a lifeline there and then they sprang into life


after about 20 minutes. Graham Carey hadn't scored in 14


matches before this one where he capitalised on a mistake


to slot the Pilgrims in front and they were


on their merry way after that. They won a penalty after Ryan Taylor


was bundled to the ground by Shaun Brisley, incidentally


from a Graham Carey cross, and then Jake Jervis stepped up


to take his fourth penalty of the season, converted


it and that wrapped up Not so good for Exeter City


unfortunately though, was it? No, they had the long trip north


to Hartlepool as well in a bit They did take the lead early on,


Olly Watkins here thrashing the ball in from the edge of the box,


for his 14th of the season and at that stage, it looked


like the Grecians could be on for another great win,


but a second-half onslaught from Hartlepool and two former


Pilgrims combining here, Nathan Thomas to Lewis Alessandra,


who reacted quickest to equalise. It was then the turn of former


Accrington striker Padraig Amond. He was released by Rhys Oates


and fired the ball into the top corner to give the hosts the lead


for the first time in the game and then Lewis Alessandra was at it


again, saving best until last, here skipping past three or four


City defenders before wrapping up the points for Hartlepool


and that is now just one Not good news either for Yeovil


who lost 4-0 to Luton. I think the least said


about that the better and Torquay didn't have a good day


either, did they? They are in a real relegation scrap


in the National League. They did take the lead


in the first half. His second goal of the season,


so not a bad way to bring up the lead for Torquay,


but despite the visitors going down to ten men,


United couldn't hold onto that lead. Here Jake Cassidy branding


the goalkeeper, equalised for the visitors and then it got


even worse with some more bad defending from Torquay,


allowing Will Hatfield to nip in and put them into the lead


and that is how it ended. We will have to watch this space


where Torquay is concerned, but, Do you remember the girls football


team we featured last week? The SAS girls Under 12s


from Barnstaple were on an amazing unbeaten run and this


weekend they extended it That is amazing. There is no


stopping them. Long may it continue as well.


We thought we'd go to he cinema now and not just any old cinema,


but one where Agatha Christie used to be a regular.


The lights have been off at The Paignton Picture House


since 1999, but it's being brought back to life with an unusual


Students from South Devon college are creating a show


It involves a mix of acting and singing along


Spotlight's Sophie Pierce has been to take a look.


Lights, camera, action. The old cinema is alive again. 1999, the


last screening of the film here. I watch movies all the time. On my


phone. My mum used to come here, watch films and she was telling me


about how she remembers when it was closed down and it is odd to think


now I am here doing stuff in it after her. Backstage, students have


designed a sequence of projections which play a big role in the show.


It explores the idea of the analogue era moving into the digital, the old


media and the new. The big drive at the college, the Digital agenda and


it is important for our students to have that transition and hopefully


this project will highlight that. 18 years ago the cinema closed its


doors for the last time. But lovers of the old cinema are determined it


will reopened and save the show will reenergise the campaign. It is based


on an interpretation and reaction of the history which is central to the


building and its importance, so to see that interpreted and express in


all the different media is wonderful. It is a multimedia show


telling the history of cinema through the decades. The students


doing everything from scripting to acting to costume and props. Being


able to collaborate with the media, the fashion, dance and performing


arts because we would not be able to do that in any other show said this


is the first time it has happened and it is nice to use your


imagination on what people did when they came here. This old cinema


could certainly tell a fuse stories and who knows what the next chapter


in its history will be. Now to an epic challenge


involving a small open boat, a crew packed in like sardines,


and a 4,000 mile row. Well, that's what Captain Bligh


and his handful of loyal men had to do when there was mutiny on HMS


Bounty 230 years ago. Now, as part of a new TV series,


which starts tonight, south west-based yachtsman


Conrad Humpreys is one of the crew Conrad, who's won the BT


Global Challenge and came seventh in the Vendee Globe,


was one of nine crew members who faced the same challenges


as Captain Bligh in the South Storms, basic navigation


and rationed food for 60 days Conrad is here to tell us more about


it. Here is a quick look at the programme tonight. 200 metres past


these jagged rocks here. We have to give it all otherwise this journey


is over, the boat is finished. Keep the noise down, let's get this done!


Let's go, boys! That looked pretty dangerous and pretty scary. What was


going on there? We were trying to make landfall. Captain Bligh was


cast off a volcanic island and he made his way to the island but the


island its self is volcanic, very jagged rocks, there is no obvious


place to land. That moment was, we were really struggling to make


landfall. The wind was pushing us onto the rocks. It looks like it


will be a great programme, but when you were offered to do it, did you


jump at the opportunity? I did jump at it because how often do you get


the chance to recreate something like this and with a programme of


this scale and interest? It was a huge opportunity. The reality is it


his nine strangers thrown together on a boat, we don't know each other


and I was a professional skipper on board the boat. I was under Captain


and to who played Captain Bligh. I was very apprehensive. I'd describe


it as an audacious trip and quite reckless but very bold. We pulled


something of that was magical. I have listed some of the things you


have achieved but how does this compare to what you have done in the


past? In terms of the equipment and technology you are used to and what


you had on-board? This was pairing everything back to the very basics


and I have brought in something with me. This would be the sort of


thing... That's right. When Captain Bligh was cast adrift, it was a


quite humane way, he was left for dead but he was given some of his


tools, he was given a sextant. He had the charts in his head, he


charted some of this area with Captain Cook. Captain Bligh was an


expert with one of these things, much better than I am but he was


given some Russians and included with that he was given 28 gallons of


water, 150 par of pork. You had 400 calories a day, you must have lost a


lot of weight. We all lost between 20 and 25 kilos. Our doctor, our


surgeon on board the boat, he lost 25% of his body weight. It was quite


an ordeal. It does look amazing, quite scary as we said at times.


What do you make of what Captain Bligh achieves? He has been a much


maligned in the media, he is painted as a real villain and I don't think


he was particularly warm to his loyalists, his crew and that is


probably why some mutinies happened, but he was a remarkable navigator


and having got his guys to Timor safely, few could argue with his


navigational ability albeit most of his guys actually died within three


weeks of arriving. Nine o'clock tonight, Channel 4. Look forward to


seeing it. Thank you for coming in. Now to the weather. There is some


good news, we need some because it has not been good. It will turn


milder later on this week and temperatures will make a big


difference to how it feels. Certainly unsettled, milder, often


windy conditions also. Cloud from the West should break up. More cloud


out to the west and that is a warm front which will bring some rain


eventually tomorrow but also bring higher temperatures and we hold onto


that West or Southwest wind for the rest of this week. Another line of


rain keeping us on Thursday but look where the air is coming from, it is


coming from Spain and Portugal so temperatures up to 13, 14 degrees.


The cloud has been quite well broken this afternoon. A few heavy showers


left behind but for most of us there has been some sunshine. This was


earlier today where our cameraman just having a glimpse of the state


of the rivers at the moment because there is plenty of water coming down


after the last three days worth of rain. The moss and vegetation soaks


up the water but eventually it makes its way down to the rivers. More


rain possible tomorrow, especially in the second half of the day.


Overnight it becomes a mainly dry, some showers but very isolated. The


second half of the night, enough clear skies to drop the temperatures


and hear the lowest temperatures in the east. Patchy rain arriving in


the far West. The risk of Frost most likely for Somerset and Dorset with


temperatures between one and three degrees. Some brief brightness for


all of us tomorrow. Hazy sunshine for parts of East Devon, Somerset


and Dorset. This rain to come in but once it does settle in, it does


become quite widespread and persistent. Temperatures of ten or


11 degrees. For the Isles of Scilly, cloudy with patchy rain. Time is of


high water at Penzance 1201. For our surfers most of the beaches will be


messy with five and seven feet along the north coast. The winds becoming


suddenly, shower was replaced by more persistent rain and poor


visibility. The temperatures keep on coming up. By the end of the week,


13, possibly 14 degrees. That is all from us. More stories on Inside Out


here on BBC One in half an hour. We are back tomorrow. Good night.


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