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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.