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  1. Loganair announces new Bournemouth route

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The airline has announced a new seasonal route from Bournemouth to Guernsey and Jersey.

    The operator has scheduled the flights to run from April to October.

    Loganair aircraft

    Guernsey will be served by Loganair's 37-seat Embraer 135 jet, with a flight time of about 40 minutes.

    The service, which was announced as part the airline's summer schedule, will run from Guernsey once a week on a Saturday, and from Jersey three times a week - on a Monday, Friday and Saturday.

    It's the second new Guernsey service announced by Loganair since the start of the "open skies" policy decided by the island's government in September.

    In July, the Scottish airline announced losses of £9m, blaming the loss of a franchise agreement with Flybe, which has put itself up for sale.

  2. Devon and Cornwall 'do their thing' for Children in Need

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    The BBC Children in Need Appeal 2018 has seen people from across Devon and Cornwall "doing their thing" to raise money.

    Currently, the charity supports 2,400 projects across the UK - including 80 in Devon.

    The projects help children facing a range of disadvantages - such as poverty and deprivation, children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.

    Here's what some have been getting up to today in the region:

    kids at Stoke Gabriel
    Image caption: Children at Stoke Gabriel Pre-school have been busy fundraising
    Chagford Primary getting visit from Pudsey
    Image caption: Pudsey was jumping for joy on his visit to Chagford Primary School
    dressage at bicton college
    Image caption: Bicton College held an "X-Factor dressage" competition to raise money
    Pudsey visited St Martin’s C of E Primary and Nursery School in Cranbrook
    Image caption: Pudsey visited St Martin’s C of E Primary and Nursery School in Cranbrook
    men getting legs waxed
    Image caption: Staff from the Torquay United Community Sports Trust have had their legs waxed for the cause
    children with pudsey
    Image caption: The pupils at Curledge Street Academy in Paignton welcomed Pudsey with handmade flags
    • You can catch all the action on BBC One from 19:30. To donate, click here.
  3. Weather: Cloudy and misty overnight

    BBC Weather

    Cloud is likely to become widespread overnight and it may turn rather misty as well.

    It should be mild though with moderate to fresh easterly winds.

    Overnight lows of 9C (48F).


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  4. Weather: Cloudy evening, remaining mild

    BBC Weather

    A largely cloudy evening ahead with the chance of some mist and fog.

    The odd spot of drizzle is likely in some places too - remaining fairly mild.

    Minimum temperature overnight of 8C (46F).


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  5. Man 'attempted to touch' girl, 14, in Torquay

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A man made inappropriate comments to a 14-year-old girl before attempting to touch her, police have said.

    It happened at about 06:30 on 14 November in Mallock Road in Torquay.

    Officers said the girl immediately left the area and was unharmed.

    The suspect is described as a white man, aged in his 30s or 40s, chubby and about 5ft 7in (1.7m) tall.

    He has long, unkempt brown hair and was wearing a dark hooded jacket and white jogging bottoms.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.

    Mallock Road in Torquay
    Image caption: The indecent incident happened in Mallock Road in Torquay
  6. Vinery planning application rejected

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Plans to change the use of a vinery in the Vale have been rejected by Guernsey's planning authority.

    The development at Stratheden Vinery on the Rue Du Douit has come up against serious opposition and were today discussed at an open planning meeting.

    Following the meeting and a site visit it was decided by the four members of the Development and Planning Authority in attendance that the plans should be rejected by a vote of 3-0 with one member abstaining.


    Two businesses - a gardener and a car repair firm - have used the site for 25 years, and wanted to build two new units to trade from.

    However, neighbours strongly objected and filed 56 written representations and a 591-signature online petition.

    The complaints focused on the potential nuisance to nearby homes, whether the new industrial units are fit for purpose, and access, which is via a single track, narrow Ruette Tranquille.

  7. Les Misérables heading to Theatre Royal Plymouth

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    The critically-acclaimed musical, Les Misérables is heading to Plymouth.

    After nearly a decade since its last sell-out UK tour, it will hit the city's Theatre Royal stage next summer.

    Seen by more than 120 million people worldwide in 51 countries and in 22 languages, it's considered one of the world’s most popular musicals.

    Tickets go on sale at the end of the month.

    Les Mis twitter announcement
  8. Wheelchair tennis tournament cancelled due to fog problems

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Paralympic-level wheelchair tennis players have been unable to get to Jersey to compete in a tournament due to fog.

    The players - from Shrewsbury Tennis Club - were due to fly in on Friday morning to play the Jersey team, but their flight was cancelled.

    The cancelled event was part of the Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled's Disability Sports Awareness Week.

    Paul Patterson MBE - chairman of the organisation - said it's a "great shame" and not just for the athletes...

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    Video caption: The players from Shrewsbury were due to fly in on Friday to play the Jersey team
  9. Yellow weather warning for wind across the islands

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    There's currently a yellow weather warning in place for wind across the islands, Jersey Met has said.

    It added winds of force six can be expected.

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  10. Partnership will see more affordable homes in Cornwall

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Three Cornwall Council-owned cottages in the county are being bought and renovated by a local community-led organisation to provide more affordable homes.

    The Peninsula Trust has been working with Cornwall Council to make the properties in Cawsand available for people to buy.

    The council had been faced with a decision on whether it should renovate the cottages itself or sell them at auction but it admitted it wouldn't necessarily be "cost-effective".

    A solution was put forward by the trust - which has previously saved the Old Ship Inn at Cawsand, rebuilding it as a community-owned pub and cafe with flats above.

    The proposal includes buying the coastguard cottages from the council, renovating them and then letting them to local families at an "affordable rent".

    Work on renovating the cottages has begun.

    Quote Message: We are very pleased with the way this initiative has worked out. It’s another practical demonstration that Cornwall Council is serious about our objective to work with partners and the community to provide the right homes in the right place." from Councillor Andrew Mitchell Cornwall Council
    Councillor Andrew MitchellCornwall Council
  11. Islanders want Sunday shopping, survey finds

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The majority of people who took part in a survey want all shops in Jersey to be allowed to open on Sundays.

    Independent research commissioned by the government asked more than 1,000 people about their experience of the island's shops.

    More than 60% wanted Sunday opening, with the majority of those in favour saying they would like them open from 10:00 in the morning until 16:00 in the afternoon.

    There were also calls for later opening hours during the week and more parking.

    David Elliot, chairman of the Jersey retail association, says some of the views were surprising...

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    Video caption: David Elliot says some of the views were surprising...
  12. Watchdog warns Devon care business in financial trouble

    Ed Oldfield

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The care industry regulator has issued a warning that a home care business operating in Devon is facing financial problems.

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says Allied Healthcare has not been able to provide assurance of its funding beyond the end of November.

    Devon County Council County Hall

    The CQC's chief inspector of adult social care has written to 84 local authorities across the country including Devon County Council to warn them of a “credible risk of service disruption”.

    But the company says the CQC’s warning is “premature and unwarranted” and its services are “sustainable and safe” with no risk to continuity of care.

    Allied healthcare looks after 78 people in Exeter and Barnstaple, with funding from the local authority, NHS and direct from clients.

    A Devon County Council spokesperson said: "The chief executive of Allied Health Care has given assurances that there is no risk to the continuity of service."

  13. Should States benefit from scratchcard profits?

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey should stop profiting from scratch cards, according to the head of the island's youth commission.

    Jane St Pier, interim head of the commission, said profits from more than just the Christmas Lottery should go to charities.

    Last week a call to make the move was not debated in the monthly states meeting after politicians voted 18-15 not to discuss the issue.

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  14. Smoke alarm warning after kitchen blaze

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Firefighters are reminding people to check their smoke alarms after they attended a kitchen fire earlier.

    Fire crews from Falmouth and Truro were called to the blaze at Glen View, Penryn at about 09:30.

    No-one was injured.

    A spokesman said: "The easiest way to protect your home and family from fire is with a working smoke alarm."

  15. New hospital decision should not be based on 'emotion'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A politician looking at plans for Jersey's future hospital says a decision on where it should be built must be based on clinical evidence, "not emotion".

    Although the previous States Assembly decided to build the hospital on the current Gloucester Street site, a report by the Hospital Policy Development Board recommended the government look at alternative sites again.

    In particular, the board said the current Overdale Hospital site and the Waterfront area of St Helier should be reconsidered.

    Deputy Kevin Pamplin, who chairs the Future Hospital Review Panel, says the whole health care strategy needs reviewing and this will help them make a decision on where best the hospital should go.

    Future hospital concept plans
    Quote Message: I'm deeply concerned about our healthcare strategy. At the end of the day, if we don't get that right it doesn't matter where we build the hospital. We have to look at mental health, it is failing, big time. We talk about the aging population - that is now. It has to be led by clinical, clear evidence."

    The issue is due to be debated in January.

  16. Flybe is a 'good business model' says Devon MP

    BBC Radio Devon

    A Devon MP has said the Exeter-based company, Flybe, is a "good business model" and is confident it has a future.

    Hugo Swire's comments come after it was announced earlier this week the airline has put itself up for sale - just weeks after issuing a profit warning.

    The MP for East Devon said the region needs the airport [Exeter] and the "connectivity" it brings with other countries...

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    Video caption: Last month, the airline warned full-year losses would be £22m
  17. Iranian men to be quizzed by Border Force officers

    Five men will be questioned by Border Force officers after being picked up from a vessel in the English Channel.

    A Home Office spokeswoman said the men, claiming to be Iranian nationals, will be interviewed in Falmouth after being removed from the commercial vessel earlier.

    "The group will now be interviewed by Border Force and their cases progressed in accordance with the immigration rules," she added.

  18. Islanders support Sunday opening

    Jersey Evening Post

    More than 60% of islanders would favour all shops in Jersey being able to open on Sundays, an independent survey has found.

  19. Devon travel: Three-vehicle crash in Plymouth

    BBC Radio Devon

    In Plymouth, there are reports of a three-vehicle crash on the A3064 Weston Mill Drive near the fire station. There's slow traffic in the area.

  20. Jersey Reds have new signing on bench

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Jersey Reds have signed prop forward Zi Alexis following a successful trial.

    The 22-year-old, who has most recently been playing for National One side Cambridge, has also spent time at National Two South sides Henley Hawks and London Irish Wild Geese.

    Alexis is set to make his debt for the club on Saturday in their Championship Cup fixture with London Scottish after being named on the replacements bench.

    Zi Alexis

    Only four players that started last week's win over Ealing retain their places - Brett Herron moves from fly-half to full-back while Auguy Slowik vacates the 15 shirt and moves to the wing.

    Lock Charlie Beckett and number eight Janco Venter also keep their places.

    Jersey Reds: Herron; Slowik, Ma'afu, Eastwell, Stapley; Penberthy, Waters; Godfrey (capt), Selway, Rodman, McKern, Beckett, Hatherell, Geldenhuys, Venter

    Replacements: Macfarlane, Morley, Alexis, Bartle, Upfield, Mudariki, Newey