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Good evening. Friends and family of a Devon man
shot in the head in Antigua have now raised more than ?64,000
to fly him back to the UK. 37-year-old Chris Tester remains
in a critical condition since the attack on Christmas Day.
Tonight, his family said words cannot express how grateful
they are for all the support. Janine Jansen has the latest.
A luxury holiday to Antigua turned into a nightmare.
37-year-old Chris Tester from Torquay was helping his parents
at their restaurant on Christmas Day.
But a masked, armed robber held them at gunpoint and Chris
was shot in the head.
His sister Vicky, from Bristol, is anxiously waiting for news.
I spoke to my dad and he just said "I've got some bad news.
"Your brother's been shot and he's in hospital."
Today, he was transferred to another island for specialist care.
He's in an induced coma and they're just desperately trying to...
Because originally they wanted to get him straight back to the UK.
You know, they wanted to get him to a hospital here,
because it's better care for him.
But they were advised it's not safe to fly him.
It's a long flight and the pressure, it would be too dangerous for him.
Vicky says their parents emigrated over ten years ago, but have never
experienced any violence before.
The body of a man in his sixties has been recovered
from Exeter Canal basin. The area was cordoned off
around lunchtime today. Meanwhile, in Paignton,
the body of a woman has been found in the harbour.
Torbay Lifeboat was called to the scene, following reports
of someone falling from Paignton Pier.
People left behind after an illegal Boxing Day rave on Dartmoor
say they are sorry for any disruption caused.
Today, the clear-up got underway at woodland near Bellever,
as Clare Woodling reports.
Car keys lost, these revellers have no way of leaving Dartmoor.
Stranded and cold, there has been time to reflect.
It is a shame if it has disturbed some people,
which, unfortunately, it might have done.
I'm sorry if it did ruin anybody's Boxing Day.
It is only one time in the year.
As well as the response from the emergency services,
an animal charity was called out, to collect escaped ponies at risk,
after gates had been left open.
We all had to drop tools, down family time and come out
and put extra resourcing into gates and ensuring that the ponies
were safely kept on-site. Our big concern was the ponies
escaping on to the roads or getting out onto the open common,
which would be very difficult to get them back from.
So, yes, we have basically lost a couple of days.
Steps have been taken today to restore order.
The message going out to that community is you are not welcome
to come to Forestry Commission land and carry out your activities.
It is a danger to the members of the public who are here enjoying
legitimate activities - walking, cycling
and other recreation in our woodlands.
They're are also putting themselves in danger.
They're driving around the woodlands, they're using our
woods as a toilet and they're also disturbing wildlife.
The last traces of mess are being cleaned up.
The focus now moves to preventing raves like this in future.
Exeter's main hospital made almost ?2 million
from parking charges last year. Torbay Hospital took almost
?800,000 and Dorset County more than ?500,000.
The figures came from a Press Association investigation.
Hospitals say the money is invested in front line services
and that some patients are exempt, but critics argue it is immoral.
Now, it is a time of year when many of us like to get out
in the countryside, but it is not so easy if mobility is an issue.
A new, all-terrain buggy scheme has been pioneered
here in the South West.
Our Environment Correspondent Adrian Campbell has more.
You'll get that good view when we get around the corner.
This all-terrain vehicle is being put through its paces on Dartmoor.
There are 37 sites around the South West where people
with limited mobility can get out into the countryside
and take in the view. I went with my 86-year-old father,
who tackled the sometimes-difficult terraine with relative ease.
It's lovely countryside. Lovely scenery.
I'm used to a scooter, but this is a different kind of scooter.
The controls are so simple.
The South West has pioneered this idea.
For a nominal fee, you can sign up to the network
and then go exploring.
They vary from coastal sites, where you can get up on clifftops,
or you can go to a forest area, like Holden Forest.
I'll do you a new list of sites with pubs.
We've got quite a lot with cafes.
As I understand, pubs would be more...
More appropriate, yeah!
And you can find more details of the charity buggies
on the Spotlight Facebook Page
Let us take a look at the weather now, with David.
Hello, again. Good evening.
Already, it has turned frosty and, I think, for the rest of the night,
we will also have some mist and fog problems.
Some of the fog will be freezing, particularly across parts
of Somerset and Dorset. So, very tricky
travelling conditions. Stay tuned to BBC local radio
for all the latest updates first thing tomorrow.
We have got high pressure in charge, at least for the rest of this week.
At the weekend, however, there is a bit of a change
coming our way. More of that later.
The mist and fog forming very quickly now.
Temperatures bottoming out at zero, maybe dipping
into minus figures here and here. Tomorrow, some sunshine.
Certainly, for much of the day, we will see some sunny spells.
But some parts of Somerset may not lift from the mist and fog.
That could stick around all day and, there, temperatures
struggling up to 4-5 Celsius. For the rest of us, 8-9 Celsius.
The big change comes at the weekend, through the New Year.
This cold front will gradually trickle southwards
and will introduce Arctic air. So, quite a big change,
Sunday night into Monday. But for the rest of this week,
with south-westerly light winds, temperatures just
into double figures. Have a good night.
That is all from the late team. Have a good night.