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There are calls tonight for the government to commit to long

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term funding for restorative justice.

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Campaigners say the scheme, where victims of crime meet

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offenders, helps victims and cuts crime.

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So I was coming back from town, glanced up to the front door,

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Popping out to the shops trhggered a life altering chain of evdnts

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But he brushed straight past me and was looking

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The man had stolen Carly's iPad from her kitchen.

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Known to police, he ended up in prison.

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Carly was offered the opportunity to meet him.

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The remorse for what he'd done was so evident that he made me cry.

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And then he nearly cried because he was crying and hd had

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And then he nearly cried because I was crying and he had

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actually stolen from us to get some money

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What do you think, from his point of view,

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Actually, he's valued, he still valued.

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Actually, he's valued, he's still valued.

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He has a purpose and there are people in place

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for when he leaves prison to try and help him.

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While Carly's story shows the good restorative justice can do, some

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critics question its effecthveness and say it isn't suitable

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for all cases, like domestic abuse or sexual assaults.

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Providers say they need more certainty.

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What we'd like to say to the government is for thdm

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to commit to the long-term funding of restorative justice in Cornwall,

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so we can find out the true extent of what it can really achieve.

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Because we believe restorathve justice can make communities safer.

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And that message is getting support from the top.

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At the moment, the money I get for that has come from the Linistry

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of Justice in its year, one year only funding and wd really

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need to be lobbying to ensure we do get it for longer term.

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I'm very committed to supporting voluntary organisations

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on a three-year commitment of funding and where I can do that

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But this Ministry of Justicd funding, we need to be lobbxing

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The Ministry of Justice says under the victim's code, all victhms

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from Carly can now receive information about restorative

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justice and it says its funding structures are under review.

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Well Davis Hanson is a Labour MP who sits

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He told me how important restorative justice can be

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Criminals may break into a house, not know the fact that when they've

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knocked over a vase or damaged something, or stolen somethhng,

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it is a very precious, personal item to somebody.

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It may be, why have I been `ttacked, or why have you picked on md?

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It's important that that engagement is there,

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but it really is victim centred and it has to be at the reqtest and

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And we've heard from Carly, one of the victims taking

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part in the scheme here, but not all victims of crimd

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I am a member of the Justicd Select Committee and we did a report

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a couple of months ago, which looked at the availabhlity

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of restorative justice across the country and it's very

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What we were arguing is there should be a minimum standard that hf people

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want restorative justice, it should be available

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and there should be an opportunity for them to participate.

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The numbers are very small, but it should be an opportunity

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Realistically though, what can be done to ensure

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there is the commitment to the funding then?

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I think the real issue is for people who are victils

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of crime to start to think whether they want to

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We need to look at how we ddvelop funding, but also capacity

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because in areas across the country, and I'm sure Devon and Cornwall

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would be the same, the capacity for trained facilitators to help

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support the victim and the offender, is not necessarily always there

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But ultimately, it is to trx and ensure the victim has some

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closure and some understandhng and the offender understands why

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and what they've done, with the hope, ultimately,

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they don't reoffend because they see the impact of their crime

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on the person who's been on the receiving end of that crime.

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We have to leave it there, thank you for joining us.

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In the last few hours policd have charged 19 year-old Damon Slith

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from South East London, with terrorism offences.

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It follows the discovery of a suspicious item

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At the weekend, homes in Newton Abbot were evacuated

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as a nearby house was searched by Met Police Officers in connection

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There's uncertainty tonight at the home of one

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Saad Hammad, who joined as chief executive of the Exeter-basdd

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airline Flybe three years ago, has left "with immediate effect .

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The news straightaway hit the company's share price.

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A statement said Mr Hammad and the airline felt it was "time

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for a new CEO to lead the ndxt phase of Flybe's long-term development".

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Our business correspondent has been watching this today and Neil this

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Well, it's knocked 9% of thd stock market value off the companx,

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so that tells you this really was a surprise.

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It's been quite a day for one of Devon's biggest businessds.

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We don't have that many PLCs based down here and there was alrdady

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concern amongst the Flybe shareholders about the way the share

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And while the company is clearly hoping this is,

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in the long-term, going to steady the ship, clearly,

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in the short term, it's demonstrably more turbulencd.

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The big question then, did he jump or was he pushed?

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That really is the ?433,000 question.

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All that's been said by either side is that the decision

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takes effect immediately and it was by mutual agreemdnt.

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Now, Saad Hammad is on gardening leave tonight.

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He's going to draw his salary of ?433,500 for the next ye`r.

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It was only three years ago Saad Hammad came in and took over

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from Jim French, but actually three years is quite a long time

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in the rapidly churning world of budget airlines.

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What about the employees, the 830 people employed

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in the south-west for Flybe, should they be concerned

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There has been concern about the outlook for Flybe ever

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Back then the share price was well over ?3.

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On the plus side, in June this year, Flybe were back in profit

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after a lot of of determined cost-cutting led by Saad Halmad

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The timing of this announcelent is very interesting,

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because in a couple of weeks Flybe are going to come out with their

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Those will be watched very closely indeed.

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That's really when we get the first proper clue.

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A man from Cornwall says he's distraught his driving licence has

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been revoked because of a mhnor eye condition which cleared

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Kevin Tr'bell needs his car for work.

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The DVLA says it has to strhke a balance between road safety

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A bluefin tuna weighing around 300 pounds has

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It was caught by the skipper of a boat based in Helford.

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He posted the picture on Facebook saying they'd thrown

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There are three weeks to go until this year's Children Hn Need

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and Pudsey has been out about meeting fundraisers.

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Today he was in Plymouth taking part in 'Jump for Pudsey' -

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a national initiative to get people moving, and raising

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OK, are we going to jump together then?

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And if you want to get involved in fundraising you can

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get all the information you need at bbcchildreninnedd.co.uk.

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Don't forget to then share your photos on the

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If you are travelling early, you may need to allow extra time in your

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journey because the mist and file could be quite quick. It is already

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beginning to form. Everywhere will see it across the south-west. Also

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some of the airports, it cotld cause problems. Tomorrow it will clear but

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it will take all morning before it eventually goes. For those who were

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very grey today, perhaps more in the way of sunshine than this afternoon.

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High pressure is still with us. It doesn't change very much for the

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weekend. It moves east allowing less cold are to come in, but we keep a

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lot of cloud on Saturday and Sunday. We had a clearance of the cloud this

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evening. It is allowing the temperatures to fall down to single

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figures and allowing the mist and fog to fall. We start tomorrow

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morning with six to nine degrees. It is a chilly start and grey `nd misty

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with a fair amount of fog across Dorset and Somerset. For thd rest of

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the day, sunny spells is a good way to describe the weather. I think the

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cloud will come and go, simhlar conditions on Friday. Hardlx a

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change at the weekend. But hn general, we do keep a lot of cloud.

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Have a good night. That's all the news

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and weather for now. Join us in Spotlight tomorrow night

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for all the pictures But for now that's all

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from the late team, goodnight. out the outlook. Temperatures are

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looking very promising indeed. Nick Miller has the National forecast.

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If you like your forecast to include cold weather, this is not for you.

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Temperatures have been heading up, helped by sunshine showing off the

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autumn colours. 19 Celsius in Cheshire. Scotland, Northern Ireland

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and Wales got to 16 or above. The mild hour feeding around high

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pressure from the Atlantic will continue for the rest of the week

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into the weekend, even the start of next week. Not a huge amount of

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sunshine with it. Colder areas lurking to the north, it will try to

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come

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