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Welcome to Spotlight. so it's goodbye from me
Tonight: as a young father fights for his life in hospital,
an emotional appeal from his girlfriend.
If anybody knows the slightest detail of anything, please, do it
for hours. David for his son. Look at that little boy.
Jason Bunce was hit by a vehicle in the early hours of Saturday.
Also tonight, building a better future for a little
It is going to make such a difference to Daisy's life. It is
going to change her quality of life while she is here with us.
Daisy has a rare and incurable disease.
Tonight we meet her family, and the people donating their time
Cleaning up on the seabed following the damage that litter
is causing to rare coral off our coast.
The substantial reward on offer for a family's missing pet.
The emotional appeal for help tonight from the girlfriend of a hit
and run victim who's fighting for his life in hospital.
25-year-old Jason Bunce was hit by a vehicle in Kingsteignton
in the early hours of Saturday and is now in an induced coma.
In the last arrow Jason's girlfriend has pleaded for anyone with
information to make themselves known to the police as he fights for his
life in hospital. Noah's father Jason is fighting
for his life in Derriford Hospital. In the early hours of Saturday
morning Jason Bunce was enjoying We don't want him to think he didn't
have a father. In the early hours of Saturday
morning Jason Bunce was enjoying a rare night out in Kingsteington
when he was the victim Jason is a fisherman -
who's only dream is to a have a family -
loves the Exeter Chiefs. You promised you are going to take
him to his very first rugby match. And you agree to play in any field
with them just throwing a rugby ball round in a field. Father and son.
The 25-year-old suffered head injuries - he's
His family are desperate for the driver to come forward.
It isn't as hard for you to do to give yourself and as it is for me to
look at my son laying totally look at my son laying totally
lifeless in a bed. He is totally out of this world. Don't be a coward.
Carrots are callous. Please, I urge you to give yourself up.
19-year-old Ashleigh is urging Jason to fight.
Just keep fighting. Think of your son. Think of Noah. Think of
yourself. Think of me. Think of your mother. Just think of everyone.
The kindness of companies across the country is helping
to make life better for a little girl from Plymouth with
Dozens of building firms are joining forces to renovate a house for four
Daisy has been diagnosed with an inherited chronic illness
Spotlight's Janine Jansen is live at her house this evening.
It has been a bit busy at the? And how lovely to report on an uplifting
story. Tonight it is very quiet but earlier today there were dozens of
builders here. Ripping out the old before the new. Earlier today I made
Daisy and her mum. It has been a good day for them but also a very
emotional one. For-year-old Daisy Palmer has a very rare disease which
affects just one in 4000 people. She is wheelchair-bound. The whole
family have had to move out of their House because there is a huge
renovation project taking place to make their home wheelchair friendly.
This is a bit like planet's own DIY SOS. I think it is absolutely
brilliant to see the time that and the tee-mac that is going on. It is
overwhelming. Ten o'clock, D1, and mum Emmy can hardly her eyes. It is
overwhelming. Half the House was gone and in my guarding. We knew
that balls were coming out but we didn't realise that the kitchen was
going and all the other things that are on my front lawn. Dozens of
companies have offered to help out. Everything is right out, walls are
down. It is good. It is nice that we know that it is going to someone who
really deserves it. There will be ramps and a heist and he left up to
Daisy's bedroom. It means a while. It will make such a difference to
Daisy's world. It will change her quality of life for the time that
she is herewith as. It is going to make life easier for heart not to be
isolated. It is hard to move from room to room. The project is
expected to take ten weeks. Daisy will think she has got her very own
palace. If I say the words to you, project manager, and you are a fan
of the apprentice, you might recognise this chap. You are the
Project manager behind this. How much you think this helps you.
something I have embraced. How something I have embraced. How
difficult has it been to get support for this project? Support has been
coming thick and fast from fellow Plymouth people and businesses. We
willing to donate building materials willing to donate building materials
or time. It has been heart-wrenching to see it. Why did you want to get
involved? I was approached and I genuinely thought it was going to be
another, are you an apprentice, can you come and do those's opening
actress packet of an envelope. I came down and was history. I felt
compelled to get on board and do what I can. I am a dad myself. Daisy
has epilepsy so she cannot have a stairlift. We're pitting his
2-storey extension on the back which will House a left which will get up
to the bedroom. There will be a heist system throughout with Daisy's
dad doing everything at the top. We are trying to add as many things as
we can. And ramps? Yes. There will be ramps at the front. Very good
luck with that. It is a 10-week project. We will aim to be back here
at the 10-week point to see Daisy's face when she sees her new home. We
look forward to seeing the finished result.
A protected coral which thrives in the waters off Devon and Cornwall
is being damaged by rubbish and litter entering the sea.
The evidence presented by scientists from Plymouth University,
shows hundreds of rare pink sea fans being ripped from the seabed
after becoming tangled in discarded waste including clothes
In a moment we'll hear from the South West charities taking
the matter of clearing sea-bed litter into their own hands.
But first our environment correspondent Adrian Campbell
reports on the damage being caused to a jewel in our ocean.
Dappled light on a Cornish beach and something catches the eye,
These are rare cold water corals, but more widely found on the sea
They are common on rocks like these rocky reefs.
If you imagine those underwater, they can be covered in these sea
Jason Hall-Spencer is a professor of Marine biology at
A massive pile of debris has come up out of the bay after storms over
the last couple of years and inside almost every single lump
like this you get these things called sea fans.
So that, that's a fan there, isn't it?
All of this has been hanging that bit there, is that right?
Yeah, and you can imagine something that is trying to hold
There's another bit of it there, look.
It looks a bit like wood but it's not wood, it's the same
stuff your fingernails are made out of, and it tries to glue the animal
to the rock but once it gets wrapped up in debris like this,
the sinking debris then tears it off in bad weather.
A lot of it is monofilament nets that they put down,
they are gillnets, they are actually set on the sea bed to catch
fish, and it won't rot because it is made of plastic.
But this is everybody's problem, isn't it?
Everybody, different stratas of society,
It is not just fishermen, not just anglers.
It is anybody who drops litter into the sea.
Parts of the south-west have already had restrictions on certain types
of fishing and other activities to try and help protect slow-growing
sea fans in our waters, but all of us have a responsibility
There is a very simple message we have all learnt today
which is basically don't litter our beaches.
The charity World Animal Protection says that nearly six
and a half million tonnes of fishing gear are lost in
In Cornwall, a group of volunteer divers are doing their bit to clean
up the seabed and have raised funds to buy their own rib so they can get
Spotlight's Louise Walter joined them this weekend.
Blue sky, clear waters, bouncing through the waves near Mousehole.
But look below the surface and there is a different
Injuries can be really quite horrific.
We have cases of strangulation, wounds can lead to
It can lead to the kinds of injuries that can lead to a
painful, prolonged suffering and sometimes even death for the animal.
Even small pieces can have grave consequences.
This is monofilament net, probably from a gill
It is a very small amount of lost gear , but a
It is a very small amount of lost gear, but a
and what happens is that the
through the flesh like cheese wire and causes really
That is what's spurs these volunteers on.
At the dive site, it is time to go under.
Here, there was odd bits of net caught in rusty
Now we know how much is down we can take some lift bags,
Later on, Fathoms Free are able to release the net.
But these materials take hundreds of years to biodegrade.
Other pieces of ghost gear could be haunting our waters
Still to come in tonight's programme, all the sport
with Natalie, including Gareth Bale, Delli Alli and now
Exeter's Ollie Watkins - the new young Footballer of the Year.
And temperatures exceeded 20 degrees for some of us over the weekend.
A bit of a drop in those values for today though,
but find out how it's looking as we head towards
the Easter weekend a bit later on in the programme.
Mention the Freemasons and you might be forgiven for thinking of rituals,
But in their 300th anniversary year, they want to dispel that myth.
Well, The Grand Masters of Freemasonry in Torbay were keen
to show us why they're a force for good, and as John Ayres reports,
the secrecy and suspicion is actually more about discretion.
Behind closed doors, this ceremony is derived
from the biblical story of King Solomon's Temple,
but the secrecy didn't begin until the Second World War.
It came about because Masons were persecuted by the Nazis.
These days, the Masons are much more open about what they do.
Celebrating 300 years, today they unveiled their banner which
will pass through their eight provinces in the south-west
The general public are curious, sometimes suspicious,
so the Masons are forever having to answer questions.
It's difficult to explain, but it's about
the principles of helping others and looking after people discreetly.
We've got a circle of friends within my lodge.
When we meet, the ladies then go out for a meal as well,
so there's that side of it as well, so the ladies have got know each
other as well and we've got some friendships which have gone back,
you know, 20 and 25 years that have been in and around
There are female Masons but they're a separate organisation.
The handshake is never to be used outside the lodge.
Today, they're announcing first aid kits for village halls
around Devon, but what are these weird
The whole point of this initiation where you roll up one trouser leg
is to prove that I'm male, that I'm not shackled by chains,
ie I'm not a slave, and that I come poor and penniless -
But for all the pomp and charity work,
there's one thing that people always feel about Masons.
They're worried that many are senior people in public life
and they might use their contacts in an inappropriate way.
We do not like it when we hear this, the thought of people
If they do, they will be severely disciplined.
If we get to hear of it, they will be disciplined
and possibly have to leave our order if that was the case.
Freemasons, we are told, come from all walks of life,
so long as they meet the criteria of being a good person.
A family from Devon is offering a ?500 reward
He's called Jeremy and he's brought joy and comfort to the Rayer family
as the father's been battling cancer.
Jeremy, a 14-year-old Exmoor cross, hasn't been seen
And it's not the first time he's gone missing,
the 14-year-old Exmoor cross has been seen.
To not have any information or any sightings for two weeks is a really
long period of time and we're worried that he has been taken
and he may have been moved quite a considerable way
and he may have been sold on as well, so we're asking for people
all over the south-west to keep an eye out
and let us know if they think they've seen Jeremy.
He's been with the people4ponies charity since he was a foal.
They lend him out to families and he's been
He such a big part of the family and to have no idea
where he is, what happened to him, we don't know if he's hurt
We just don't know where he is and we're all just gutted.
His disappearance couldn't have come at a worse time.
Over a year ago, my husband was diagnosed with cancer myeloma,
which is a bone marrow cancer and a tumour snapped a bone
in his spine so he now uses crutches.
And having Jeremy has just given me real comfort that I can go out
and spend time with him and have a little bit of normality
in what's been a really, really stressful time
I don't know, I don't know how we're copying, really.
The Rayers describe Jeremy as a real character, cheeky
and lovable, but the charity says he'll be very anxious.
He does have separation anxiety, he doesn't like
We don't know if he could turn up at a market,
he could be sold on, we don't know if he's being looked
We just really want to know where Jeremy is.
Jeremy disappeared from the Morwenstow welcome area on the
He's 12 hands, brown with a black mane and tail.
A ?500 reward has been offered to help bring Jeremy home.
It's time for the sport now and Natalie's here with some
is following in some very illustrious footsteps.
He's been named as the EFL's Young Player of the Year -
a title Gareth Bale and Delli Ali have held in the past.
The 21-year-old forward has helped Exeter into the play off zone
You know, like I said, quite a few players
have won this award, you know,
so hopefully I can follow in their footsteps.
But even the new Young Player of the Year couldn't stop Exeter
slipping to a surprise defeat at St James Park.
who could be just one win away from promotion.
This was supposed to be straightforward.
Crawley had nothing to play for and Argyle had the best
Crawley took the lead, and wasn't he happy about it?
The home side stayed happy into the second half
Ryan Taylor linked with Antoni Sarcevic
The penalty decision quickly changed the mood.
Graham Carey has been in top form of late
and the Irishman put Argyle level from the spot.
The pilgrims had only won twice this season after conceding
the first goal and when James Collins was sent off
with ten minutes left, they seized their chance.
Well into stoppage time, Taylor was put
through on goal and he lashed home the winner
to send the 1600 travelling supporters into a frenzy.
Another big step closer to League One.
Back in Devon, traffic congestion may have delayed the start
of Exeter City's match with Newport, but Tom Owen-Evans soon found
himself in acres of space before unleashing an unstoppable shot
Then, as City went in search of a reply,
the congestion returned, this time, in Newport's penalty area.
Nine players, including the goalkeeper, held firm
They tried to go through and then go over,
However, with many of the teams around them also losing,
this hasn't been too damaging to their play-off hopes.
It does mean Yeovil are now only seven points
Francois Zoko's eighth goal of the season,
the only highlight for the Glovers
in their 3-1 defeat against Portsmouth.
Here's how things stand for our rugby teams.
Exeter Chiefs have guaranteed themselves a place in
the Premiership play off semifinals after another win.
Sadly the Cornish Pirates and Jersey won't be in the Championship
play-offs after they both lost at the weekend.
Exeter are still in second after a nail-biting encounter
in a game in which the lead changed hands five times.
Five tries did the job and it finished 38-34 ensuring
It was a tough old game and Bristol almost came away with the win.
The Chiefs next game is against Harlequins,
Their destiny is now firmly in their own hands
with just three rounds of battle remaining.
Plymouth Leander are celebrating after finishing second
in the National Arena League Cup Final yesterday.
They were ranked fourth going into the competition
There were some fine performances in this team event with several
individual victories, including Laura Stephens,
Leander used the competition as race practice for
the British Swimming Championships which are being held
A charity rugby match is taking place at the end of April in St Ives
It's been organised by Anthony Stevens - with a V -
and will raise money for Parkinsons in memory of his father
He's not too worried about how good a player you are,
We want to arrange a side like we did years ago where every
member of the side is a Stevens, spelt the right way.
We need 18, 20 minimum because nobody's going
We're all a little bit older in the tooth these days,
so ten minutes on, ten minutes off, swap and chop, different positions.
Somebody come on with the oranges and the water, oxygen!
So, what we're trying to do is do that for a full 80
against a team called the Carbis Bay all-stars.
Should be a dream for the commentators, shouldn't it! Stevens
passing to Stevens passing to Stevens.
What a great try by Stevens! Thank you.
Time for the weather now and what a fantastic weekend it was. Holly is
here. More good news? Not quite the return to temperatures
we had this weekend which exceeded 20 degrees in places but some
sunshine over coming days, C can't complain about that in April, can
you? Hello, good evening. We had very nice weather through the
weekend. I think on Saturday, the best of the temperatures was along
the north coast. 20 degrees in places. On Sunday, it's all switched
around. Cooler conditions coming to the north coast and more clout here.
The south coast, again 20 degrees or so but just 30 degrees there in
Bude. We have had a bit of a drop in our temperatures. Style sunshine
around, our cameraman, Tristan, took a trip out earlier today whether
were decent spells of sunshine. Just some cloud bubbling up there. The
Cumbrae monuments they looking lovely in the sunshine. You can see
the cloud is quite... Very deep, quite squeezed flat and that's
because we have high pressure in charge. It tends to squash and
reasonably flat. It will do that at times as we head to this week. Many
others, the sunshine extending across the region. It has been a
decent picture and we continue with that whether overcoming days but we
hang onto this cooler feel. Not a return to the kind of temperatures
we saw this weekend, but some bright spells to be had and a little bit of
rain in general not too much. That is thanks to the high pressure
sitting just to the rest of us. At the time being, that is keeping
weather fronts at bay. Into Tuesday, the best of the sunshine will come
tomorrow. For Wednesday, a week weather front pushes towards is in
the afternoon which could bring some rain for a time. Thursday, a couple
of showers but mostly dry and another weather front head towards
us for Good Friday and come the afternoon, a few spits and spots of
rain but a decent amount of usable weather. This is the picture so far.
We've had somehow whether cloud bubbling up but is in race
conditions out there. For many of us, that cloud has died away now.
Clear skies overhead, bree is becoming increasingly light which
may allow mist and fog patches to form. Quite chilly, locally down to
full single figures so there could be ground or grass frost here or
there is we head into tomorrow morning. Any Mr Fogg should
literally readily and it should be a decent day. Good spells of sunshine,
a light breeze then today just a little bare whether cloud bubbling
up again but staying dry tomorrow and temperatures could sneak a
little and higher. Maybe 14 degrees tomorrow but again, a bit lower than
it was over the weekend. A nice day to convert the Isles of Scilly,
sunny spells staying dry and again, light winds. These are the hat times
of high water. Fairly small waves across the surface, just one or two
feet with generally clean conditions. This is the pick out at
sea, variable winds, Mimi Norton of Westerly, three or four, good
visibility and conditions there's a bad picture. This is how it looks
over the coming days. Tomorrow bringing the best of the sunshine.
Maybe a little rain on Wednesday and on Friday afternoon. Showers on
Thursday. It looks quite cloudy there but there will be Britain at
times. But the all-important Easter weekend, we hang on to be cooler
feel with the north-westerly. Sunshine, some showers but hopefully
not too many. I'm pleased with more clout as I got
burned over the weekend! That's it from us but the late news will be at
10:30pm. Good night.