10/04/2017 Spotlight


10/04/2017

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Jakonson on his novel about Donald Trump. Here on BBC One, it's time

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for the news The partner of a hit and run victim

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who is fighting for his life has made an emotional appeal

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for the driver responsible 25-year-old fisherman Jason Bunce

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became a father just ten weeks ago. He was hit by an unknown

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vehicle during a night out Noah's father Jason is fighting

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for his life in Derriford Hospital. We don't want him to think

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that he didn't have a father who wasn't around

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to watch him grow up. In the early hours of Saturday

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morning, Jason Bunce was enjoying when he was the victim

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of a hit and run. Jason, a fisherman

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whose only dream is to a have a family,

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loves the Exeter Chiefs. Remember, you promised him

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you were going to take him to a rugby match, his very first

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rugby match, to watch Exeter Chiefs. And you were going to play

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in a field with him just throwing a ball, throwing a rugby ball around

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in a field. The 25-year-old

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suffered head injuries. His family are desperate

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for the driver of what police say is a small silver car,

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possibly darker in colour, It isn't as hard for you to do

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to give yourself in as it is for me to

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look at my son laying Totally out of this

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world, basically. Cowards are callous

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and we do not need callousness Please, please, I urge

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you to give yourself in. 19-year-old Ashleigh

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is urging Jason to battle on. The kindness of companies

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across the country is helping to make life better for a little

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girl from Plymouth Dozens of building firms are joining

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forces to renovate a house Daisy has been diagnosed

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with an inherited chronic illness To actually see the turnout

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and the actual teamwork that's going on, you know,

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is overwhelming. It's going to make such a difference

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to Daisy's life and it's going to change

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her quality of life for the time A guard of honour was staged

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at Devon and Cornwall police headquarters this afternoon

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to honour PC Keith Palmer, who died Several hundred officers and police

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staff observed The force's flag was lowered to half

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mast as a mark of respect. The good that comes from today

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is that we remember Keith. We remember the members

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of the public who lost their lives but remember the people

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who ran towards danger, not just officers but our colleagues

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in the Ambulance Service, It's so important that

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the public have shown universally that they are on the

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side of policing and law and order and that means a lot

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to us on days like these. A protected coral which thrives

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in the waters off Devon and Cornwall is being damaged by rubbish

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and litter entering the sea. The evidence presented by scientists

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from Plymouth University shows hundreds of rare pink sea fans

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being ripped from the sea bed after becoming tangled in discarded

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waste including clothes Here's our environment

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correspondent Adrian Campbell. Dappled light on a Cornish beach

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and something catches the eye, but more widely found on the sea

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bed of the south-west. They are common on rocks

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like these rocky reefs. If you imagine those underwater,

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they can be covered in these sea Jason Hall-Spencer is a professor

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of Marine biology A massive pile of debris has come up

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out of the bay after storms over the last couple of years

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and inside almost every single lump like this you get these

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things called sea fans. Once it gets wrapped up

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in debris like this, the sinking debris then tears

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it off in bad weather. I mean, this is everybody's

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problem, isn't it? Everybody, different

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stratas of society, It is not just fishermen,

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not just anglers. It's anybody who drops

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litter into the sea. So what effect could rubbish be

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having on our marine environment? Today's bright sunshine showcases

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the beauty of the south-west's coast, but beneath the sparkling

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sea, the pink sea fan corals are vulnerable to debris and rubbish

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drifting in the water and getting I've come to the National Marine

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Aquarium to find out more. The special Great Barrier Reef

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tank here mimics life in the sea off the

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north-east of Australia. Corals are so very slow growing that

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fish here are swimming around artificial

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fibreglass examples. James Wright is the curator

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at the aquarium and joins us now. First of all, in south-west England,

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how important is it that work is done to protect our own

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native coral, the pink sea fan? Well, we're very fortunate

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to have the pink sea fan here around It's the highest abundance

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in the UK of the species. People would be very surprised

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actually to hear that we have a coral here in the UK,

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so having it shows a healthy If it's a species that we were to

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lose, that's sort of giving an indicator that

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the health of the seas This seas and all the

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ecosystems are interlinked so if we start losing species

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from the diversity that's there, it can have a knock on effect,

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you know, going right up to affect the fishing

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community as well and the sort of habitat that's there could get

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degraded and we start to lose our Now, we've heard today

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in international news that unprecedented coral bleaching

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has been taking place Yes, it can, if the conditions

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return to normal. The big problem this time has

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been a mere 12-month gap between these two bleaching

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events, so the areas that have been affected twice in 12 months may be,

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you know, critical now, but other Well, different challenges

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face the pink sea fan and the corals of the

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Great Barrier Reef. Time and action may help them both

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recover but to what extent they do A family from Devon is offering

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a ?500 reward for a rescue pony who's been missing

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for more than two weeks. He's called Jeremy and he's brought

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joy and comfort to the Rayer family as the father's

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been battling cancer. the 14-year-old Exmoor cross

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has been seen. To not have any information or any

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sightings for two weeks is a really long period of time and we're

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worried that he has been taken and he may have been moved

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quite a considerable way and he may have been sold on as

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well, so we're asking for people all over the south-west

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to keep an eye out and let us know if they think

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they've seen Jeremy. He's been with the people4ponies

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charity since he was a foal. They lend him out to

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families and he's been He's such a big part

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of the family and to have no idea where he is, what's happened to him,

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we don't know if he's hurt We just don't know where

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he is and we're all just gutted. Over a year ago, my husband

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was diagnosed with cancer myeloma, which is a bone marrow cancer

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and a tumour snapped a bone in his spine so he now

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uses crutches. And having Jeremy has just given me

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real comfort that I can go out and spend time with him

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and have a little bit of normality in what's been a really,

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really stressful time. The Rayers describe Jeremy

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as a real character, cheeky and lovable, but the charity says

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he'll be very anxious. Jeremy disappeared from

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the Morwenstow welcome area on the Cornwall-Devon border

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near Bude. He's 12 hands, brown

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with a black mane and tail. A ?500 reward has been offered

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to help bring Jeremy home. We had some very warm weather

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for the time of year through the weekend, or at least some

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of us did at any rate. For today, we've seen

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quite a tumble in the temperatures and that's the theme that

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continues through this week, so feeling cooler, still some sunny

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spells and nice enough, I think, in the sunshine, but also a small

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amount of rain Tomorrow, though, brings some

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of the best of the sunshine. High pressure sitting just

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out to be west of us. Through the second part of this week

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though, we have got some weak weather fronts heading our way,

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so for example into Wednesday afternoon, we could see a bit

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of rain falling and it will be We've got clear skies overhead

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and we could well see some mist and fog forming

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and also it will be quite We could locally see a touch

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of grass frost in some prone cold spots as we head

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into tomorrow morning. Any mist and fog though should lift

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fairly readily and it Lots of sunshine

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around for tomorrow. A lighter breeze than

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today, staying dry A bit cloudy at times

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over the coming days, but still some

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sunny spells on occasion. we could see a bit of

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patchy rain for a time. A few showers maybe

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into Thursday and for Good Friday as well,

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we could see a bit of rain falling into

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the afternoon, but I think in general,

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a decent amount of dry, usable weather through

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much of this week. And then into the rest

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of the Easter weekend, Some sunshine on occasion,

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a few showers, but hopefully not too

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many and all in all, I think a reasonable weekend

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for getting out and about. That's it from us for now. Join us

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for our breakfast bulletins with Heidi tomorrow morning, they start

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at 6:25am here on BBC One. But from all of the late team, have a

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peaceful night. Goodbye. Good evening. Let's cut to the chase

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the first big holiday weekend of the year is on the horizon and if you

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consider last weekend as a taster for the summer, this weekend is not

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looking too bad. It will be a bit cooler, temperatures this week and

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closer to where they should be at this time of the year thanks to the

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north-west breed and the reason for that, if we look at the jet stream,

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coming across the Atlantic pushing from north to south -- north-west

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breeze. It separates the high pressure and low price and it allows

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the northerly airflow to develop. It means there will be some showers

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going into Easter weekend but they will only be a small portion of the

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weekend wherever you are and there will be some dry weather and when

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the sun is out, it is getting stronger so it will negate some of

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the chill. Without the sunshine it will be chilly at night and that is

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the case tonight, especially in southern parts with temperatures in

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the countryside

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