24/04/2017 Spotlight


24/04/2017

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Good evening. pro-Brexit MPs in the election.

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A common in East Devon, which has been badly damaged by fire,

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100 acres of Woodbury Common were destroyed yesterday afternoon.

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From the air you can see the full extent of the damage

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More than 100 acres charred and burnt.

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An area of outstanding natural beauty scarred

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And whilst some animals like birds got away, others did not.

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Those that are less mobile would have been a bit

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slower, so they are groups like the reptiles, the adders would

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Some of those would have survived, they would have gone underground

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or to their sort of overwintering sites, but many would have died.

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Behind the fire engines was completely covered in flames.

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Amanda Taylor-Bashford was on the Common yesterday and took

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these pictures as she watched the fire advance at speed.

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You could hear the trees really crackling and banging as well.

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I saw one tree go up and be engulfed in flames and then stop

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It was the sound of the crackling and as the fire was coming

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towards us, you could really hear this roar of the flames

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as well as a real crackling of the dry branches setting alight.

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24 hours ago the common pretty much looked like this.

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On this side today though we can see the charred remains of what has been

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The answer lies in this track down the middle.

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As the fire burned, the state staff were here cutting vegetation down

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Fire crews were still here today ensuring

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The man in charge of fighting the fire says his five injured men

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are OK, but fires like this need to be fought at close quarters.

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We think we had at some stage firewalls of the four metres high.

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You can feel the wind on me at the moment,

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it is moving very rapidly, so that is why we have

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We do have fire plans in place for this area and we do quite a lot

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of training for our staff and our officers about how to deal

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The area will recover, but it will take up to ten years.

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The cause and exactly where the fire started are likely

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Plymouth's Labour group says renewing Trident is key for the city

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It follows comments from the Conservative defence

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Minister Michael Fallon that Labour would pose a security risk

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if elected because of Jeremy Corbyn's opposition

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Our political editor Martyn Oates is here with us now.

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As you say, personally he is a well-known opponent

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of Britain's nuclear deterrent, has been for decades.

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However, he is now of course the leader of the Labour Party

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and at the Labour conference in 2015, the issue was put to a vote

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and the conference decided to stick with the party's long-standing

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commitment to Britain's nuclear deterrent and to its replacement.

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That has now become set in Labour policy, it has been for some time,

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but talking to the BBC yesterday, instead of saying, we have a settled

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policy for some time and it is to replace the deterrent,

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Mr Corbyn suggested there could be a discussion about that

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policy before the party produces its general

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The party was very quick to put out a statement

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shortly afterwards saying, no, that is not the case.

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This policy is not up for review, it will not change, but that didn't

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stop Mr Corbyn's political opponents like the Defence Secretary Michael

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A strong and stable leadership that Britain needs

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to negotiate a successful exit from the European Union

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and to build a stronger, fairer society contrast did

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against a Labour under Jeremy Corbyn clearly a security risk,

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somebody who doesn't back the nuclear deterrent and is not

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prepared to take firm action against terrorism,

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How important is Trident for the south-west?

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It provides a lot of money for Devonport dockyard in Plymouth

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and that is the point for a lot of people in Plymouth rather

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than the broader debate about the rights and wrongs

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I asked the leader of the Labour group on Plymouth City Council why

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instead of just stating the party's established position

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Why when questioned didn't Jeremy Corbyn simply say,

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as you think you would say, our policy is clear,

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it is completely settled, that is the policy will be fighting

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When you get to see Jeremy, you can ask him that,

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but the shadow defence spokesperson made that absolutely clear

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this morning I think, about what Labour's position

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is and you know what it is having covered so many conferences.

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As I say, it is a matter you take up with him.

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If you want to know what Labour's position is, Labour's position

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is settled and Labour is very unhappy at the devastation that has

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been visited on the differences of our country at the moment,

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the conventional forces which are already under strain

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of the further weakened by this Tory government.

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They have mentioned there is a general election

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This issue is particularly sensitive in Plymouth at this time not only

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because of the dockyard, but because the Plymouth Sutton

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and Devon constituency is the most marginal seat in the south-west held

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by the Tories with Labour as the main challengers.

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A man in St Ives who smashed the window of a parked car

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because he believed a dog was at risk of heatstroke, says

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The RSPCA says it can't condone people taking similar steps

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and they could face prosecution for criminal damage.

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This was in my car, this bar and the car

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was there and I was bashing the window about five,

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Clive thinks the spaniel was inside the vehicle

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You could feel the heat coming out of the car

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Clive thinks the spaniel was inside the vehicle

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He was lying on his back with his legs in the air.

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The RSPCA says it cannot condone people effectively committing

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People have been known to take it into their own hands,

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sometimes it has worked well and sometimes it hasn't,

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but please think of the implications that could arise from your actions.

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The charity says if people feel they need to act

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in similar circumstances, they should ensure they have

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If I get a bill for it, I will pay for the window.

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Just what had to be done had to be done.

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Specialist conservation teams say they want to gain access to a 16th

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century manor house in Dorset, which was gutted by fire, to check

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Dramatic footage taken by the BBC from the air has shown

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the scale of the damage to Parnham House near Beaminster.

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Police say a 68-year-old local man arrested following the blaze has

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After the fire has spread through a building, often the interior

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structure will have been completely consumed and this leaves the

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external walls and features like chimneys and gables and pinnacles

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Fans of '80s girl group Bananarama will get the chance to see them

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The band, which last performed together in 1988,

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is getting back together for a series of gigs,

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including one at Plymouth pavilions in November.

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It'll be a short journey home for singer Keren Woodward,

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It's a cool summer. David is here with their weather. It is getting

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colder. Yes, a chill in the air and we will see a couple of days of

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winter, low temperatures, the risk of Frost, some showers wintry, but

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later on this week, it starts to warm up. A brief cold snap, quite

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windy for a time and then milder by the weekend as we lose that cold

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certainly turning colder. There will certainly turning colder. There will

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be some frost around and some sharp showers. Where the air is coming

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from, it is arctic air. We will see the least amount of change compared

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to other parts of the country in terms of temperature, but it will

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still feel cold. This line of cloud will produce a few showers and

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behind it is where the cold air is an purple sink a cross asked later

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on tonight. Overnight temperatures close to freezing with the lowest

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temperatures of zero or minus one. A pretty chilly start tomorrow but

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hopefully some sunshine as well. Some isolated showers, their showers

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a bit more frequent through the afternoon. And we will struggle up

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to 10 degrees but with the wind it will feel a lot colder. Slightly

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less windy, slightly less cold on Wednesday. A few showers around

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again and temperatures of 11 waterfall degrees. Later this week

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we lose those northerly winds and see slightly less cold air arrived.

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It becomes a bit milder by the time we get to Thursday. A change to

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cooler air for a couple of days and then back to normal by the end of

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the week. Have a good night. That is it from us for tonight. Join us for

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our breakfast bulletins tomorrow morning. But for now, good night.

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course, there'll be the threat of some rain. More with the national

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forecast now. Good evening. It's been turning

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colder from the north so far today. It's been cold enough for

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significant snow in northern Scotland. This was mid afternoon.

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More recently it's been blowing around over the tops of the

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mountains. Snow in April not necessarily unusual but it's usually

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unwelcome. The colder air coming in behind the front which clears

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towards the near continent, opening the floodgates to this Coldstream of

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air all the way from the Arctic. That cold air increasingly cold air

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will spread its way across all parts tonight and will be with us tomorrow

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and Wednesday as well. A cold night ahead of us. A widespread frost

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developing and further wintry showers. Most in Scotland and the

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north-east of England too. Cold winds as well. Maybe a few wintry

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showers in Northern Ireland and Wales, maybe the odd few into the

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Midlands. Clear skies, windy and cold. Major towns and cities not far

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from

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