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19/04/2017

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Good evening. for the news where you are.

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A mother has been reliving the moment her daughter and husband

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were swept to their deaths off Newquay.

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Rudy and Mckayla Bruynius drowned when a freak wave hit the family,

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Today a coroner recorded verdicts of accidental death.

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These are the rocks where the Bruynius family were fishing.

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Lucinda Bruynius said as they were setting up their rods,

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the sea suddenly became much bigger, with waves around 6-8 feet.

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She said as she shouted to her two young boys to move

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higher onto the rocks, two huge waves suddenly swept her,

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her husband and her two-year-old girl Mckayla into the sea.

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She said Mckayla was strapped into her pushchair.

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She said somehow her husband Rudy managed to set her free

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When she next saw him he wasn't moving.

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She thought he was unconscious so she tried to hold his

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Both father and daughter were airlifted to hospital.

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Mckayla died four days later at Bristol Children's Hospital.

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On the 19th of August 2016, our lives changed forever.

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We were fishing off rocks in Newquay when the sea conditions changed

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We didn't have time to react and my sons and I have been left

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Rudy was a loving husband and a wonderful father.

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He leaves a void which can never be filled.

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Mckayla, our gorgeous, beautiful baby, is forever

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in our hearts and the pain myself and the boys feel at losing

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Eleanor Parkinson with that report from Newquay.

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The race is now on following the vote earlier by MPs for a snap

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Our reporter Hamish Marshall has spent the day on a road trip

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between three of the region's key battle ground areas in Devon.

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50 days from decision day and whose shoes do

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The parties have seven weeks to make their pitch.

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This is Exeter, the small, red dot in the largely blue

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And it was one of only three places in the south-west to vote Remain

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So what do people here think about going to the polls again?

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I think she is doing the right thing.

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Whether I will vote for her is another matter.

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This will tell us where the country lies.

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And the snap election has caught 18-year-olds who will get a say

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Probably should look into stuff before I decide because I don't

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really know anything about it because obviously it hasn't mattered

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to me because I couldn't really do anything.

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20 miles or so down the road and things are different, in terms

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For 18 years until 2015, Torbay was held by the Liberal Democrats,

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and they will hope to try to win this seat back.

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But there was a problem - Torbay had the strongest vote

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in the south-west for Brexit, with 63% last year.

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We need to be England, Great Britain.

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Up to now, she has not let me down, Theresa May, that is.

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But some are considering switching parties.

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If that helps and it helps keep the European idea together then,

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Nationally, a lot of the talk has been about the problems

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that the Labour Party is facing nationally.

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But here they have hopes of winning both of the seats in the city.

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I just think they're stupid to get out of the EU.

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Yeah, it will be interesting to see what the outcome is.

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I think if it is going to happen, people fighting against it happening

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But to get your vote, all sides will be fighting hard

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There've been reassurances over a massive new tungsten mine

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on the edge of Dartmoor which is still struggling

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A shake-up in senior management is imminent and, behind the scenes,

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extra finance has had to be arranged.

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Our business correspondent Neil Gallacher reports.

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Britain's first new metals mine for 40 years represents

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an old industry being reborn, but the birth and the early months

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The vast new mill at the mine has had problems processing its first

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In recent weeks, the mine has announced increased half-yearly

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It has gone back to its shareholders for a further loan of ?10 million.

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There is about to be a shake-up of senior management at this

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Australian-owned firm, to ensure the right level

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of expertise is permanently on-site in the UK.

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Another problem is that the tungsten price has fallen steeply

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In theory, a mine can be mothballed until prices are high enough

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but industry watchers think this one will stay in production.

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That is helping to repay the finances, and also equipment

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doesn't tend to improve by being just left there and not

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being used, so I think the company will take the view that actually

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keeping it going and making these improvements, in terms of personnel,

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technology and operational matters, that they are doing at the moment,

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Locally, opinions about the mine vary.

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Some people are annoyed with the mine just because of

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the blasts that they receive, you know, and it shakes their house

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and they feel they will not be able to sell their houses probably

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And it generates a lot of business for the area also.

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There was a period of about 4-5 months where there was petitions,

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a lot of talk from particular locals who were very unhappy about it.

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I think as time has gone on, people have just accepted it is there,

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It has created jobs for the local area and there is not a huge amount

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Wolf Minerals had no one available for interview.

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Armed with its bridging loans, the mine soldiers on.

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Jack Nowell has become the first ever Exeter Chiefs player to be

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The 24-year-old was today named in the squad for the summer

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The first the Cornishman heard of it was when the touring party

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And, as Andy Birkett found out, there was quite a celebration.

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Jack Nowell, Exeter Chiefs and England.

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To be named and that is obviously a massive thing for myself and,

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you know, people who have got me there as well, so I am

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Not only to play for their country but also to go on tour

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Yeah, hopefully, given that chance now, it's going to be

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It's a chance the popular Cornishman has earned and everyone around

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the club is naturally delighted for him.

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To have a current British Lion in your team is fantastic but for it

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to be one of the players who has come through your academy

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system and have only played their premiership rugby

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at one club and become an international here and now

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become a British Lion, it doesn't really get

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any better than that from a club perspective,

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and for me as well, the fact that it has happened to such a good guy,

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Despite his rapid rise from mini junior at the Pirates,

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through Truro College, to now becoming a Premiership

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and England regular, he is still Jack from Newlyn.

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To be honest, when I was home this weekend, they treat me the same.

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I still get to pop down to the local and have a pint now and again

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and a few bike rides along Newlyn Green and things.

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I don't think it will be too much different but, you know,

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It is nice to be able to share that with them.

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Can you talk me through this, Jack, and tell me about your dream

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We all got given one of them when we went on one of our tours

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when we were younger but I never thought I would be

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Let's take a look at what the weather's got

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It is going to be a bit of a shock when we get some rain and cloudy

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skies as we have had some lovely weather. It will not change

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dramatically over the next few days. dramatically over the next few days.

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The main area of whether is coming on Monday probably. Some cloud

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tomorrow, mostly dry and some sunshine but not quite the blue

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weather fronts coming down from the weather fronts coming down from the

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North and bumping into this high-pressure introducing more cloud

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and summer has come down to the Irish Sea and Wales this afternoon

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move across us later on. By the move across us later on. By the

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morning, just an outside chance of a light shower along the North Devon

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coast but most of us fine and dry but rather cloudy. 4-6 is minimum

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temperature tonight. Tomorrow, sunny spells in the morning, more cloud

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for all of us in general tomorrow. The chance of a light shower but

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most of us having a dry day. The best of the sunshine on the south

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coast. Similar weather on Friday. Dry, bright, a lot of cloud at

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times, 15-16 the top temperature. On the weather front arrives on

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Saturday which is a bit thicker. Still dry weather and sunshine to

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enjoy as we go into Sunday. Have a good night.

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That's how the news and weather's looking tonight.

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Breakfast bulletins start from 6.25 tomorrow.

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going into the weekend as well. A similar story across the UK. Thomas

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matter has that story. Good evening, before we get to the

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forecast, I want to show you a map which depicts how dry it has been

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during the course of April. Brown is below average rainfall, blue is

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above average. You can see how Brown the map is. Some areas in the south,

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some counties have only seen a few percent so far in April. Not

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necessarily a good thing at all. The rest of the week, not an awful lot

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