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Tonight: Police embarassment over news teams where you are.

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the computer failure that's stalled a scheme to help children dealing

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I am professionally embarrassed. If I could reach into the machines and

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rewire them I would. Also coming up: The superfast

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broadband which has come to a halt. It could be the end of the line

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for faster internet in one community because of a dispute between BT

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and an Earl. The backseat passenger box

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of tricks designed to make us And find out why these Royal Marines

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are running 16.64 miles every day for the next 100 days.

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Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police.

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It's over the force's failure to adopt a scheme that was started

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within its own area to help children exposed

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In the past year the project called Operation Encompass has been

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adopted by 19 other police forces across the UK, as well as

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Devon and Cornwall Police say a new computer system five years ago

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is to blame for the collapse of its own involvement

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I don't remember anything for three days.

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I had lumps at the back of my head like I'd never felt or seen.

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Blood in my hair, on my ear, it was just awful.

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Out of all of that that is the worst part.

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Hard for a parent and more importantly really hard for the

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This victim's son was one of the first in the UK to have the

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It's a simple scheme where if the police attend a case

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of domestic violence involving children the

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school is contacted by nine the next day and can give that child support.

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Today's presentation by the charity to high level members of the Devon

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and Cornwall force had a commitment from them

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to relaunch the scheme in

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Professional embarrassment is a difficult thing

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to admit sometimes because we all want to be seen as professionals

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On this issue we haven't been on top of our

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Fixing that is really important for us but it's not

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important because I need to stand in front of teachers and hold my head

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up high, it's important because I need to look

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at communities and know that children's welfare is being

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promoted through what we are doing, not that

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it's being neglected through

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Five years ago Devon and Cornwall police joined

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forces with all the Plymouth headteachers.

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But when a new computer system was brought in the

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This journalist has covered plenty of

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There wasn't the will at the top table.

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There were people who thought it was not a bad

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idea but I think there were people who just dismissed it.

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And when the computer glitches came in, because

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effectively Devon and Cornwall Police bought a duff computer system

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that didn't do what it was promised to do, they were able to lean back

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and say that was the reason it has fallen apart.

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Obviously we are sad that it hasn't happened earlier than

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this but happening now is better than it not happening at all.

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And we really are looking forward to working with the police in Cornwall

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to get it rolled out here as soon as we can in the new autumn term.

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While 19 other police forces are already

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part of Operation Encompass, Devon and Cornwall's Chief Constable says

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he is committed to adopting the scheme.

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A row between BT and a Devon aristocrat has left a whole village

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The 5th Earl of Iddesleigh wants the cables buried to protect

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the view across the valley in Upton Pyne near Exeter.

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BT says it's been unable to come to an agreement with him.

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As Kirk England reports, many local people are furious

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as most of the engineering work to connect the village has

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And people are asking me what is it there for.

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We have got the cabinet here, we have got the fibre

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There is just one gap of four poles, four

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The crucial fibre cables have already

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Local, Bob Upton, shows me the fields where it's not happened

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You can see four poles from the brow of the hill up

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on the left here, 600 metres down to where

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the poles come above the

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The land is owned by the fifth Earl of

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Iddesleigh, who says he would prefer the cables were buried as any

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telegraph poles would ruin this unspoiled valley.

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I suppose in the interests of keeping the countryside

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looking pretty for everybody, then nobody would want telegraph poles,

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but it's not the case that they are the only

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telegraph poles in the

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There are telegraph poles everywhere and four more surely

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Lord Iddesleigh says he hasn't ruled out still allowing poles to be put

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BT says it's made every reasonable effort to come to an

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But it could all be too late anyway as

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the contract for phase one of the broadband

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roll-out in Devon has now

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That this will just be frozen in aspic and

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we'll be left without superfast broadband, leaving as in the dark

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A public meeting next month might speed up the negotiations.

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There are calls tonight for a consultation on a blueprint for

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future housing needs to be extended because people have struggled to use

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the website set up to take their views. Residents fear the concerns

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won't be heard because the process of registering them as too complex.

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The council has reassured them their comments will be noted.

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Where new homes will be built will never be without controversy but to

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date that is not the point. Concerns have been raised about the

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difficulty of submitting comments about development in Plymouth and

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South Devon through the website. These people see it is

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time-consuming and unnecessarily complex to enter views to the

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consultation. The consultation as it stands now is not fit for purpose

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for the wider public consumption. It is true it is not. We have got

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increasing numbers of reports coming from the residents saying they are

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extremely frustrated and incensed that they cannot put their point

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over. To submit comments to the online portal you need to register

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your details. It is asking for my name, e-mail address, username,

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password, I have put all that in. But residents say this is not the

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difficult part. That is posed by the next stage in the process when they

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start putting in the comments. Once you have registered then you can log

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on and starts omitting your information. You can see that in

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draft form. Once you have seen the contract for new go back to revisit

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it, you cannot find where you have drafted that. You are either back to

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square one, or giving up. We are concerned that it will be giving up

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but we need their views to be held because they all have strong views.

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-- views to be Herod. The borough councils told us: They want to

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reassure people they can also e-mail their views or send in a letter by

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the deadline tomorrow. Any later comments. They passed to

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the planning inspector and will be considered at their discretion.

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There are no calls for an extension to the deadline. People need more

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time to make a comment. In order to do this we need is an immediate

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extension of the deadline on Wednesday the 26th, to allow those

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people to make their comments. Rail services into Cornwall are

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returning to normal this evening. They have been suspended this

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afternoon after a lorry got stuck under a rail bridge and honour. A

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reporter is light at the scene. What is the latest? They are

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suspended again, those rail services. You may be able to see

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behind me, and probably hear it as well, this huge recovery track is

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just about to try and pull this articulated lorry, which has been

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stuck here under the deal with Reg lack carrying the mainline into

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Cornwall, since 4.15 PM this afternoon. They need an earlier

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attempt to politically, they took the air out of the tyres, but the

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track was stuck fast. The railway is close again. It reopened briefly

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with trains moving at reduced speed across the bridge. It is close again

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while this operation is ongoing. There is some disruption on the

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road. This side of the carriageway was closed both sides. One lane was

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open earlier. The main disruption was on the railway. I spoke to some

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passengers there earlier. We have heard there has been a vehicle stuck

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on the bridge again. There was a similar incident a couple of weeks

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ago. That is the case of waiting for taxis. It is a bit of an

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inconvenience and stop it has been a very long day for me today at work.

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Hopefully if we get the next taxi, we will be home. And supper will be

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on the table hopefully. This is not the first track to be stuck under

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here. There is some concern about the signage. There is a sign on the

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bridge, and one further back on the road, but this seems to be a feeling

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that they may need to approach the council and get them to improve

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signs, to give drivers more warning about this pledge. -- bridge.

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Technology developed in Exeter to improve driving and cut pollution

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has received almost ?1 million of funding from the Government.

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The money will be used for further research into the effectiveness

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of a device called Lightfoot which - as Harriet Bradshaw

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has been finding out - tells the driver when they're

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But it's attracted a large pot of Government

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One that's going to bring more jobs to the region.

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And the aim is to bring this gadget to the

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consumer market to make people drive better.

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The Lightfoot technology is an advanced piece of automotive

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It plugs into the engine and it listens to how the

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It helps guide the driver in real-time to

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stay within the sweet spot on the engine.

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The sweet spot is where we get maximum efficiency for minimum

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And staying in the sweet spot means you are using less fuel

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and it invariably means you are driving more smoothly

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which means you are a safer driver as well.

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It's one of a number of devices being looked at by

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insurers to cut claims and reduce premiums.

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But if you don't drive within the sweet spot you get warned

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A nudge to say, watch out you are heading

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And other organisations are working on the

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Our key focus is around securing the technology.

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More importantly it's on client data,

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how customers and clients use the Lightfoot, and protecting their

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privacy, and allowing safe data sharing.

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The data it gathers might also tell us more about how to

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You can see where build ups happen, where you have issues

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with bottlenecks et cetera, that's just a start, then what

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you do is you start to predict the future.

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I'm not sure I'm an elite driver yet.

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It's being tested in an extended pilot with the hope of bringing

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it to the general public within months.

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For some youngsters in Cornwall, football isn't just

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a kickabout in the park - it's an attempt to steer them away

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from drink and drugs and stop them fighting.

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PL Kicks is a nationwide community programme backed

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Since 2008, Plymouth Argyle has been running it in the city,

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and says it's helped to cut crime and anti-social behaviour

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The club is now taking the idea to some of the more

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From Redruth, here's Denis Nightingale.

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Liam has been excluded from two schools and been in trouble

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I'd be getting into fights and having trouble around the

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There's quite a lot of trouble around here all the time.

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Redruth North used to have a dreadful reputation for crime and

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Hard work by local people means life for youngsters is much

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Can we have greens that end, oranges that end.

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Plymouth Argyle say giving youngsters something to do

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I'll take one example of an estate where crime

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A total of 80 girls and boys have taken part in the sessions since

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last November. I have come here to stop myself from arguing and

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fighting. When you play football you can take your stress out on the ball

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instead of other people. Confident that PL Kicks is a winner, Plymouth

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Argyle and I looking for financial backing to spread it across

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Cornwall. A centre which cares

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for unwanted Exmoor ponies and saves them from slaughter says

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it may have to close in The Exmoor Pony Centre is launching

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a public fund raising campaign and is warning that if it

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has to close ponies on the moor may If it weren't for this sanctuary,

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these Exmoor ponies would probably have ended up being slaughtered for

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horse meat. But now the future of this place is under threat as it

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struggles to make ends meet. It is critical at the moment because of a

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lack of funds. We are finding ourselves in a position where we

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will have two cores at the end of the summer if we can't find the

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extra income. The Domesday book has references to ponies on Exmoor at

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the 11th century. They have had a chequered history, apparently almost

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becoming extinct in World War II when soldiers used them for target

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practice. And it is the gun that probably would have been the feed

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for these ponies. The leaders who have no use for male falls often

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slaughtered them explore alternative home can be found. This centre on

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the edge of Exmoor has been that alternative home for around 300

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ponies since it opened 11 years ago. Here the team them and move them on

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new owners. I adore them. Volunteers who support the police say they fear

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for the future of unwanted Exmoor are poorly is that this place is

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forced to shut down. To see the ponies from falls grow into adults

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and go on and have a future, it is fantastic. There are no plans to

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kill these ponies, even if this place does cause. The centre says

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they will be taken care of somehow. But there will be no new intake.

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Survival of the next generation is uncertain.

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How you would feel about running 16.64 miles every day,

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Well, that's what two Royal Marines from the South West are doing

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as part of the 1664 Global Challenge.

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as the year the Royal Marines were formed.

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Today was Day 1, and they were setting off from

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We sent our reporter Heidi Davey along to meet the team.

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The all-important team fulfil before the challenge gets underway, but for

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these two corporals, today is the start of 100 consecutive days

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running a very precise 16.64 miles. Aiming to run at the right place, at

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a reasonable pace for endurance. Just been resting the last week or

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so, trying to stay injury free. You are feeling confident? Yes. I feel

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all day. I want to get Day one out of the way. I am going to take each

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day at a time. I don't think that far ahead. Every day just keep

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plodding along. What flew so I will get on until the end. Although

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getting across to the startling was their first hurdle. We have set off

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from the Mayflower steps, we are no en route to Torpoint for the

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starting line. Once on dry land it was time to start running. Left,

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Right, left, right. 1664, stuffing to do with the beer, it is the Royal

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Marines were formed. -- it is nothing to do with the bear.

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Their journey will take them across the region over the next few days

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raising funds for the Royal Marines charity.

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At Exeter Chiefs they will run the match ball into the stadium on

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Saturday. After Sunday, they will start heading north before hopefully

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ending at Buckingham Palace in August. But tonight they will be

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enjoying a well earned rest. A very well earned rest by the look

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of it. Now, many artists spend years

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of hard work trying to make it But for one 16-year-old from

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Plymouth, it's Four months ago Izzie Anson sent

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this demo of herself singing to the Radio Devon

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programme BBC Introducing. Well, since then Izzie has

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been chosen by BBC Radio 2's Jo Whiley to play

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Cheltenham Jazz Festival tomorrow. What an amazing voice. What is it

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about a jazz in particular that you like? I have always loved that.

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Growing up listening to Nina Simone, anyway nice, Ella Fitzgerald. Your

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voice sounds nicer -- your voice sounds older than your years.

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How did this southern road to stardom begin? Where did they pick

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up on your talents? BBC introducing picked up on my talent at the end of

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last year. I sent one of my tracks into ABC introducing and they played

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it on Round Table. And it got a good response which I was not expecting.

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And you have already recorded out in Nashville, how did that come about?

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Last year I was just putting covers up on Facebook and YouTube, and my

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dad knows someone who is a producer in national, and I didn't think he'd

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be interested, because I didn't think they were very good, and he

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messaged me, and said that they want to come out to National. But so that

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started. I went out and recorded the songs which are on my EP. You are

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currently juggling all of this with studying for GCSEs. How are you

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managing that workload? It is a lots. But my family are very

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supportive, helping me gets to all my gigs. It is a busy time of year

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for you. What do you hope to achieve in the future? Just writing music,

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that is all I really want to do. And this big opportunity tomorrow with

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the Cheltenham Festival, how are you viewing ahead of that? Very nervous

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but really excited. I really hope it goes well. Thank you. We look

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forward to hearing from you again at the end of the programme. Thank you.

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And before that let us get the weather forecast. There has been

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hailstorms, sleet, snow, freezing cold, so where better to put David

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Dunn on the roof? I am not coming up here again, it is

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freezing, but a smashing view. We are up on the roof. A lovely view of

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Plymouth Sound. Good visibility today. Visibility has been excellent

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because of the Arctic area, the clean air, not just here, but all

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around the course of Devon we have had good views.

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You can see the show workload in the distance. There have been showers,

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not every where, but some have been intense. Over high ground they have

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been falling as sleet, maybe even snow.

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We had some sunshine and Plymouth. The showers only turning up this

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afternoon. There is one behind the camera man that looks like it'll had

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our way. Let us look at what is happening the next 24-hour is. We

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have had some good temperatures. Thomas has been the warmest place in

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the country today with 12 degrees. Elsewhere, temperatures no more than

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or 9 degrees. The other thing is just who clean the air is. These are

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the visibility is that we have seen today, well over 30 kilometres for

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most of our locations, and that fine clear area continues, but it also

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brings the risk of wintry showers. This is Exmoor from earlier. They

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fear a dusting of snow. Tomorrow, there will be more frost overnight.

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There will be showers. Hopefully sunshine in between. Like we have

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seen today. Hopefully it will feel a that is warmer. You can see the

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extent of the cloud, it is speckled cloud, and that is the show workload

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that we are seeing this evening. The area of high pressure is in the

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middle of the Atlantic, northerly winds tonight and tomorrow morning.

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Relatively cold wind until later in the week. Then we start to see a

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change to milder air. There is the satellite picture in more detail.

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More to come overnight. That will feed away in the second half of the

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night. Still -- overnight temperatures close to freezing.

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Tomorrow a chance of a shower, and a chance of good sunshine to enjoy.

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Along the course we will see the best of the temperatures, nine, ten,

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even 11 or 12. Largely dry conditions. The chance of if you

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passing showers. Winds are from the north or

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north-west. Can I come inside no, please?

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Go on, then. Thank you. And thank you for joining all of us on

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Spotlight tonight. And no, here is Izzie Anson, to play

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as oats with her song Storms. -- to play as out.

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# I can see why you would just walk away

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# You said that you don't need me, baby

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# But you never leave me # You will always stay

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# I have no reason to love you, baby # But when I close my eyes your

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voice # Always a strange, strange thing,

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to fall in love with someone who doesn't know what love is

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# I never thought I would understand but now I know why storms are named

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after men #.

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