02/01/2017 Spotlight


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Good evening. where you are.


In the next hour, a man from Torquay, who was shot in the head


during a robbery at his parents' restaurant in Antigua,


37-year-old Christopher Tester was wounded in the attack


on Christmas Day whilst trying to protect his mother.


The Learjet he is being flown home on is due to land at Exeter.


When the Learjet lands at Exeter Airport in just


over an hour's time, a family friend has told us that


Chris Tester will be flown by air ambulance here to Derriford Hospital


There is a chance that the plane might land at Southampton Airport


instead due to logistical reasons, but that decision will


Now, family friend Charlotte Williams has told us that Chris's


He has been taken out of the induced coma


All of this is obviously costing a lot and Chris had no insurance.


A crowdfunding page which was set up raised over ?103,000


to pay for these costs and as to what happened,


we understand that Chris interrupted the robbery


His parents were in the middle of handing over cash.


He went to shield his mum and that was when he was shot in the head.


Two brand new villages are to be built in Devon and Cornwall in plans


which have been signed off by the government today.


The so-called Garden Villages are proposals to tackle a housing


shortage, with Taunton also set to see its community expand.


The plans include 1,500 homes at West Carclaze near St Austell,


5,000 homes next to the M5 at Cullompton, and 8,000 homes


The government is providing ?6 million nationally


to develop the proposals, but, as John Henderson reports,


they'll still have to get planning permission.


Moss and heather and not a backyard in sight,


but soon there could be 1,500 back gardens here as this barren


The housing area will go adjacent to the main road,


along the strip here with the school behind behind the Sky Tip,


which will be retained as part of the extensive heritage park.


This is West Carclaze of old, in the hey day


Today, all that's left are ponds, scrubland and towering waste heaps.


Some feared it would disappear in the scheme.


It is a fundamental part of the plan and it will remain as part


People were concerned about when the school


We said it would be developed right from the very start,


People were concerned about employment.


There are now plans in place for an employment park,


which has now got European funding, so that is good news.


We have tried to look at all the aspects that


people have been concerned about and try to address them


It is not the only garden village planned for the region.


Combe in Devon, alongside the M5, will effectively see


It's near a motorway, it's near a railway line.


If you are going to have growth and improvements to towns and areas,


these are the best sort of places to put them.


There will be a garden town near Taunton.


This is what that development looks like.


These are the plans for Cornwall's Garden Village.


There have been plans for homes on these old China clay pits


for the best part of ten years, but this Garden Village idea now


has government backing, but that doesn't mean to say


It still needs planning permission and that will give


Patients undergoing cataract surgery at the Royal Eye Infirmary


at Derriford Hospital can now benefit from a new


It's only available in a few centres around the world and is operated


by foot showing the surgeon exactly where to cut.


Well, it obviously makes my job less difficult and the results


for the patients are more standardised and hopefully


the outcomes will be better and they can see much better,


more quickly and hopefully less reliant on thicker glasses


Just time for a look at the weather forecast with Ian ferguson.


particularly up towards north and eastern parts


we see a Met Office warning for parts of east and north-east


Devon, Somerset and Dorset where


temperatures will be dropping easily low enough with some more frost


around to give a threat of some more slippery surfaces.


Temperatures widly getting down to freezing or


below in these districts and in some areas,


Yeovil Town, for example, we


Not so down towards the very south-west nor indeed out towards


Could be the odd patch of freezing fog around


tomorrow, most areas could be clear of that.


A good deal of sunshine through the course of the morning


and then a general trend to see a bit more


cloud around, albeit in a


patchy fashion throughout the afternoon, but eventually by the


tail end of the day, thicker cloud is coming in from the north.


It could conceivably bring a few spots


of light rain starting to get into the likes of Exmoor.


Temperatures tomorrow eventually getting as high


as 6-8 Celsius for the majority of us and through the rest


but the first appreciable rain comes Friday.


More on your BBC local radio station tomorrow morning. From all of us


here, good night. Good evening. It's been a dry and


bright day across most parts of the country today. Despite the chilly


feel to the weather, there has been some sunshine. Clear skies as the


sun set in east Essex. With those clear skies around, temperatures are


plummeting, particularly across southern parts. Here we see the


coldest temperatures. We could see icy stretches on untreated surfaces,


pavements and roads first thing Tuesday morning. Not quite as cold


towards the North West. Cloud moving in here through the overnight




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