01/03/2017 Spotlight


01/03/2017

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Good evening. for the news where you are.

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Tourism leaders in Cornwall say the sheer number of migrant

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workers needed to keep the industry going means some businesses

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are not waiting for deals to be struck with the EU.

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They say making sure there are enough people to fill jobs

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While the final departure date may not be for some time,

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there are fears of a shortage of staff to fill gaps

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in hotels and guest houses, agriculture and healthworkers.

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So traders are taking action themselves, as Simon Clemison

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It is March, the daffodils are out and that means one thing, no, not

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Not quite yet but this much Theresa May is expected to

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start trying to find the ingredients to make up our exit for the EU.

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Welcome to a training kitchen in Cornwall.

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Tourism leaders here say the industry is not waiting to see

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Businesses are keen to make sure local people

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have the skills needed to plug gaps that there are fewer workers from

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Yes, yes, with the news coverage it was very prominent.

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Trying to decide what this could do to the industry

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Yes, I kind of jumped at it when I could.

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This college is expected to take on more students to

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train in hospitality, not as a result of Brexit

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but to meet already huge needs from the local economy,

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meaning Britain's biggest decision in a generation may only add to the

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Businesses are looking at their skills demand for the future

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and thinking what the implications will be.

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They are not hanging around and they are looking at their skill

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requirements and how they need to respond and have further skills

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We need to be competitive in Cornwall and increase

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our productivity of skills will be a key part of that.

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so many questions about the impact of leaving the

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There is nothing more important than having

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people to do the job is to

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The biggest question is labour supply, if you

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look at the people who work in the sector and the number

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of unemployed there isn't the sheer number of people

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Eastern European scum to pick the daffodils

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of Cornwall but no one knows what Brexit will look like, but in a

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world of knowns and unknowns businesses are going for what

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Meanwhile the price of a proper Cornish pasty is going up -

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producers are blaming Brexit for a rise in the price of ingredients.

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The slump in the value of the pound has pushed up the price of imported

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But exports have got cheaper, which is good news

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The government says it wants to encourage more of this,

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as it prepares for Brexit negotiations.

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So what's the reaction from Westminster?

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Here's Our Political Editor Martyn Oates.

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A central plank of the Brexiteer's argument and now the governments is

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now leaving the EU will free up Britain to strike independent trade

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deals with countries across the world.

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The man tasked with trying to make that reality is Somerset MP.

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International trade secretary, Dr Liam Fox.

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We've got a lot of countries wanting to talk to us about new trade

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agreements and we're taking advantage of that and there will be

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Most of global growth and traders outside of the European Union,

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we need to take advantage of that and we need to get our companies

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At the moment, we export far less as a proportion of our economy

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in places like Germany and we've got to get into that Premier League

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Critics like the Devon-based Lib Dem MP Lord Burnett say the UK is

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doing very nicely developing being all of this growing non-EU trade

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But he says the government will be landed with a formidable challenge

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if it finds it needs to compensate for the loss of our tariff free

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export trade with the rest of the EU.

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Remember at the moment, that constitutes nearly half of the UK's

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Mr Fox is going to have to do a lot of hard work indeed

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and there is a double-edged sword in all of this.

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As far as the South West is concerned and agriculture,

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farmers are waking to the fact that Mr Fox is going to be seen

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in Australia, the United States and southern America.

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That means they will demand, in any trade agreement,

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So we will be flooded, I think is the word,

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with cheaper beef, cheaper sheep meat, cereals and often not grown

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or reared in accordance with the high standards

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Lord Burnett's reference to farming is a reminder of when he is needed,

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that many sectors will face a complicated and

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controversial disentangling as Britain leaves the EU.

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The focus of the Brexit debate is very much in the Lords today

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because it is the peer's chance to scrutinise the legislation

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designed to trigger Britain's departure from the EU.

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As anticipated, it is met with much fierce criticism and steered

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the opposition than when the bill was introduced in the Commons.

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The front of a centuries old building collapsed

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on to a busy main road in East Devon this afternoon.

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Debris from the wall of the cob house in Kenton caused part

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of the A379 between Starcross and Exeter to be blocked for a time.

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The cobb wall of what is thought to be a 400-year-old home lies

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Nobody was in the property at the time of the collapse

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and the next-door neighbour was advised to leave his home

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He had been asked to leave his house because, well,

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it might have collapsed because the next-door house

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And about ten minutes later, we heard this great thump outside

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as the whole wall collapsed into the road.

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Eyewitnesses say debris completely covered the busy A road in front

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of the property and they say it took around half an hour to clear up

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It's not yet clear what caused the wall to collapse but the house

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I think they were taking off the plaster on the inside

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Most of the timbers at the bottom of the wall had rotted

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through and there was nothing supporting the wall base.

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The woman who owns the property was said to have turned up shortly

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after the incident and was both upset and stunned

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Structural engineers have put in measures to secure the building.

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Now a brief look at some of the other stories making

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Police and the coastguard are searching the Devil's Point area

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of Plymouth for a vulnerable elderly lady who went missing from her home

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82-year-old Peggy Henning is described as 5'3" tall,

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slim build and likely to be wearing a blue anorak, grey

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trousers and carrying a big dark leather handbag.

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Bovey Tracey Primary School in Devon has been closed

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following an outbreak of a sickness bug.

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67 pupils and six members of staff, including the head,

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The school is now being deep cleaned.

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Devon and Cornwall police have been left with a ?20 million hole

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in their budget after losing a lengthy legal battle with

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The BBC has learnt the retailer had signed a contract to build on land

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at police headquarters in Exeter, but a court case began

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when the company failed to start building work.

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Morrisons said the matter was subject to a legal process

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Police say a teenager has been injured with

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He was one of a group of men who were assaulted on Saturday

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The 19-year-old suffered a cut to his arm.

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The National League has confirmed that control

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of Torquay United Football Club has been transferred to

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The takeover ends months of speculation about

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the future of the Gulls, who were facing

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Time to look at the weather now and David's here with the forecast.

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Good evening. It is a bit blustery out there at the moment. We could

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see gusts of up to 60 mph. The wind does drop by the first thing

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tomorrow morning. You can listen to your BBC local radio which will keep

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you updated. The wind will ease tonight and we have largely dry

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conditions to content with. We have a reasonable day tomorrow but it is

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just for one day. Tomorrow, less windy, mostly dry and there will be

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a little bit of sunshine. Not -- not lasting because we have another area

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of low pressure heading our way. We start to see this area of low

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pressure developed. This one will stick around. It is around for a

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good part of the weekend. Tribune in some colder air. There are showers

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around but they are pretty isolated. Dry with clear skies. The breeze

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where help keep the temperature is up. Minimum temperature of three

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Celsius. Tomorrow, we will get some sunshine, maybe some light showers

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but it is a dry day with lighter winds and it will feel warmer.

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Temperatures up to 11 Celsius. Overnight tomorrow night, we have

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wet weather that moves northwards through the day on Friday. It is

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replaced with scattered showery outbreaks on temperatures up to 11

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Celsius. As we head into the weekend, expects showers on Saturday

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and Sunday. Lower temperatures Derek just during the night time. We

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haven't seen the last of the overnight frost. That search for the

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lady has been called off after she was found safe and well. That is it,

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goodbye. outlook. A whole load of 11 is. What

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does that mean? Maybe John Hammond will tell you.

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We're in for a bumpy ride. The weather chopping and changing

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keeping us on our toes. Rain never too far away from our crystal ball.

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There has been rain around today across southern areas. This band of

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wet weather pushing through Wales and the Midlands. A little bit of

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the white stuff mixed in over the high ground Snowdonia, some snow for

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an trans-Pennine routes as

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