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An inquest was told today how a man sacrificed his own

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It happened when a gunman opened fire on a Tunisian beach.

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described her husband Stephen as her "hero".

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Spotlight's Hamish Marshall was at the inquest

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Cheryl Mellor and her family relived the moment

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a loving son, husband and father lost his life.

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The couple had been married for ten years.

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They were having a morning of the beach, they'd been doing

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a crossword and were looking forward to lunch, but then they were alerted

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by a booming sound and a gunman came closer to them.

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Stephen Mellor said this is real, get down, if either of us survives

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Mrs Miller said that she saw an orange flame coming from the gun.

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She said the gunman was looking straight at them and seem to enjoy

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watching them squirm. The husband who try to get on top of her was hit

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and died. She pretended to be dead in case the gunman came back to kill

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her. Cheryl Melo believed she was coming in and out of consciousness.

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She spoke of the horrendous pain she felt in her left arm and left leg. I

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believe the gunman wanted to kill me, she said, but he didn't succeed.

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I'm only here today because of the bravery of my husband. He sacrificed

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himself. Steve is a hero to me. Stephen Miller's mum Dorothy Ingram

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told the court that he was a loving, caring, wonderful son. This is the

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second of seven weeks of hearings. The union, Unison, is taking action

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over workers who lost their jobs when the NHS 111 service in Devon

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was transferred from In October, the company, Vocare,

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was subcontracted by Devon doctors Unison says their terms

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and condition should have been protected and has issued legal

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proceedings against Our health correspondent

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Jenny Walrond joins me Jenny, what can you tell

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us in this situation? Unison says 142 people

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lost their jobs when the NHS 111 Devon service transferred

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to a new provider Some of those people got new jobs

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with the new provider, Vocare. But under what Unison

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describes as less favourable Some people were employed

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by South Western Ambulance but, again, the union says that some

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of them had different And Unison says that they should

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have been protected under employment There were talks through

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the arbitration service, ACAS, in the run-up to Christmas

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but they failed to And so, Unison has now

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issued legal proceedings In a statement, they say that

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workers have suffered Now this case is ongoing,

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and Vocare, Devon Doctors and South Western Ambulance have yet

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to respond to Unison's claims. A look at some of the other

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stories making the news An investigation is underway

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after a Flybe plane from Exeter reported a technical fault

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en route to Edinburgh. In a statement, the company said

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the aircraft landed safely and all 62 passengers

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disembarked as normal. A Plymouth Argyle footballer

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who was declared a rapist following a civil action in Scotland

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has left the club. David Goodwillie and a former

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Dundee United team mate, David Robertson, were ordered to pay

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damages to the woman. The striker has now left Argyle

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after asking to be released from his contract to focus

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on a potential appeal Truro is aiming to become a European

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Capital of Culture for 2023. Cornwall Council will spend

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?500,000 on the bid. it could bring ?100 million to the

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county. Critics say it's too costly

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at a time of cuts to services. A court has been told the former

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boss of the NHS trust that runs Torbay Hospital committed

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"an extreme breach of trust" for giving work to her

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husband without declaring

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a personal interest. Paula Vasco Knight denies two counts

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of fraud while chief executive

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of the South Devon NHS Trust. Paula Vasco Knight with her husband

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Stephen, wearing a green He denies one count of fraud,

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she denies two counts of fraud while she was the boss of NHS

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services in South Devon, including Torbay Hospital

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where she was based up to May 2014. The prosecution alleged the frauds

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total about ?20,000 and centre on two contracts authorised

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by Paula Vasco Knight for a firm run

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by her husband, a graphic designer. One was for newsletters

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for ?9,000, and others The court heard Paula Vasco Knight

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was also the national lead for Habib Natalie denies two counts

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of assisting an offence. Gareth Evans told the court

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that the prosecution's case is that Paula Vasco Knight

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with the assistance of Nakhli avoided any declaration of interest

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when her husband was contracted to carry out the production of

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newsletters for the equality's team. The court was told that the work

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on the document was never completed, even though Paula Vasco Knight

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authorised a payment Mr Evans described that work

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as "a complete sham" and he told the court that when a MacBook Pro

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was returned by Knight, all the graphic design software

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she had asked for had been deleted and the computer had been reset

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to its factory settings. after a coach carrying school

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children crashed in Cornwall. The coach left the A30 near Penzance

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as Eleanor Parkinson reports. The coach was carrying 28 children

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and a teacher from St Ives School and was just a few miles from

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the town when the accident happened. Eyewitnesses say the vehicle crossed

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over the opposite lane It's clear from the tracks

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that the coach came over the grass verge, over this public footpath

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and then came to rest, destroying fencing here

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at the entrance to this field. The children were described as upset

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and shocked but unhurt. The driver was taken

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to the Royal Cornwall Hospital No-one would be interviewed

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from the school but in a statement it said none of the children

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were injured and they were brought back to school

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on a replacement vehicle. It also said the coach

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was travelling at a low speed The coach is owned

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by Williams Travel. They haven't as yet

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commented on the accident. The coach was towed away and will be

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tested and examined to find out Volunteers and staff at a heritage

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railway have been left shocked and upset after vandals broke

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in and damaged The charity which runs

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the South Devon Railway says the cost of repairing smashed

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windows to its coaches will run

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into several thousand pounds. We've had to replace

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five train windows. That's 350 quid a pop

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for the glass alone. They stole a pair of two-way radios,

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that's about ?700 worth They can't use those

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either because they're They even stole a bar

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of chocolate which belonged It was a big trail of damage

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and it's about ?5,000 all in. Hello, good evening. We're going to

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need everything tomorrow, gloves, hats and a windproof because it's

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going to be a busy and cold day. The winds increased today blowing the

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tops of the waves here in Newquay, one of our weather Watch is taking

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some fantastic pictures. It is going to be much colder than it felt

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today. A very brisk wind from the South East, mainly dry and cold

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enough to produce a few wintry showers. This layer cloud and rain

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doesn't really get to us, but it squeezes those isobars, making it a

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very cold wind. It is drawing in some low temperatures from parts of

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France, Belgium and western Germany. Even though the mild air is trying

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to get towards us, it's still going to be quite a cold night, another

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frosty night and a bitterly cold feeling day tomorrow. More cloud

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coming from the south overnight and eventually that cloud is just about

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thick enough the Ord wintry flurry but nothing that the children are

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going to appreciate. It is going to be a cold, dry and cloudy start

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tomorrow. It will brighten up the sunshine coming through, but we

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won't see temperatures much above seven Celsius and with the strength

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of the wind, it will feel much colder than that. You do really need

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to wrap op warmly. Friday, milder air starts to arrive, producing some

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showers as that weather front comes in with a top temperature of 10

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Celsius. And less overnight frost heading into the weekend, with a

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chance of a few showers and the winds eventually coming in from the

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South West. Have a good night. Just before we go, we're looking ahead to

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tomorrow when we will be marking the 100th anniversary of the destruction

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of a Devon village that was washed into the sea. Holmes had been left

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vulnerable after Shingle was dredged from the area to use in the docks in

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Plymouth. A high spring tide destroyed almost the entire village.

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Tomorrow, we will find out more about the history and the concerns

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of modern-day villages. That's all from the late team. The breakfast

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team will be back with you from 6:25am tomorrow. But from David

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Anae, good night. take a look at the Outlook towards

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the weekend. Good evening. If you think it was

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cold today, for many it will be colder still tomorrow. Cold even

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when we have the sunshine today. This was one of the wonderful

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weather watcher pictures we had sent in from Cornwall. It contrasts with

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a cloudy and foggy eastern half of the country, and a bank of cloud.

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Still foggy, but it is starting to lift. It is being pushed north and

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west, this bank of cloud. That will continue through the night. We will

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still have some fog sitting on the hills. Even with the cloud, it will

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be a cold night, with temperatures away from the far north

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