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  1. 'Go slow' drivers 'will be prosecuted'

    A police inspector says drivers will be prosecuted for "inconsiderate driving" if they "deliberately slow or stop traffic".

    Earlier, there were long tailbacks on the A30 - up to 5 miles - because of a so-called Brexit Blockade. About a dozen vehicles were driving slowly on the A-road.

    The convoy of motorists were unhappy with the slow progress of Britain's EU withdrawal.

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  2. Plans for people to live in Fort Richmond

    A company in Guernsey is looking to change the use of Fort Richmond in St Saviours, to allow people to live in it.

    Benbridge Limited has applied to the Development and Planning Authority to build a swimming pool next door and a bridge over the moat.

    States Property Services said it had received an offer for Fort Richmond. Head of Estates Strategy, Mark Ogier, said he was optimistic that a sale would be agreed.

    Fort Richmond
  3. Man jailed for stalking ex partner for years

    A former Royal Navy pilot who stalked his ex partner for years has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.

    Kim Allison had already been sent to prison twice for harassing businesswoman Nancy Galloway but carried on as soon as he was released.

    Allison, from Yeovil, spied on her by hacking into the website of her bridge club in Torbay, posted a profile of her on a pornographic website and sent her a Christmas card from prison, Exeter Crown Court heard.

    Allison denied stalking and three counts of breaching a restraining order but was found guilty by a jury last month.

    He was jailed by Judge David Evans, who also imposed a new restraining order which bans any contact and prohibits him entering large areas of Torbay.

    Kim Allison
  4. Tailbacks caused by 'Brexit Blockade'

    BBC Radio Cornwall


    There are long tailbacks - up to 5 miles - reported on the A30 westbound in Cornwall, caused by a so-called Brexit Blockade.

    The convoy of motorists are unhappy with the slow progress of Britain's EU withdrawal.

    About a dozen vehicles set off on a 'go slow' on the A30 from Plusha to Truro just before 16:00. They are now travelling back to Truro.

  5. Weather: Fog overnight with clear spells tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be dry with some clear spells but patches of mist, fog and low cloud will develop as the night progresses.

    There will be light breezes, mostly from the east.

    Minimum temperature: 6C (43F).

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    Tomorrow will be dry with some sunshine but also a few patches of mist and low cloud.

    There will be brisk easterly breezes.

    Maximum temperature: 8C (46F).

  6. Weather: Drizzle expected overnight and into tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    This evening will be mostly dry but cloud will thicken later on, perhaps bringing the odd spot of drizzle.

    It will be relatively mild with light winds.

    Minimum temperature: 5C (41F).

    weather chart

    Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with a few patches of light rain or drizzle.

    There will be a gentle, north-easterly breeze and brighter skies may move down from the north later on.

    Maximum temperature: 11C (52F).

  7. Pot for pensioners 'could be empty by 2070'

    Freddie Miller

    BBC Jersey political reporter

    Jersey money

    A pot of money set aside to care for Jersey pensioners could be empty by 2070 if strict population controls are introduced, an independent report has claimed.

    It suggests social security contributions might have to increase to make up the difference.

    Currently, if you work in Jersey, 6% of your salary goes towards social security and your employers pay an additional 6.5%.

    Most of the money goes into the social security fund - which is there to support pensioners and islanders unable to work due to illness or injury.

    Jersey has an ageing population, so it's expected this fund is going to be needed more and more.

    The UK government's auditors have looked at Jersey's social security fund, and how it might remain sustainable over the next 60 years. Their message is clear - either everyone in Jersey starts paying more in social security or the population is allowed to continue growing at a rate of at least 700 people a year.

    According to the report, if contributions remain at their current rate, by 2027 islanders will be taking more money out of the pot than putting in. The findings will be used to inform Jersey's government plan - due to be published this summer

  8. Two men rescued from water after boat capsized

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Two men have been rescued from Falmouth Harbour after shouting for help, after their boat capsized.

    They spent about 45 minutes in the water on Thursday evening before they were picked up by lifeboat.

    The coastguard told the BBC the men weren't wearing lifejackets, had no way of communicating with the shore, and had no lights on the boat.

  9. Police appeal for witnesses after tower 'arson attack'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey Police is appealing for witnesses after a suspected arson attack at the Martello Tower.

    Officers would like to speak to a white teenager about 14 to 15 years old, wearing a black hooded jumper and camouflage style trousers in connection with the blaze.

    No-one was injured in the fire on Thursday.

  10. Aurigny 'disappointed and frustrated' over no subsidy

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's States-owned airline Aurigny said it was disappointed and frustrated not to have been awarded the subsidy to run the Alderney route.

    It was announced earlier none of the four bids to operate the route were deemed acceptable by Economic Development.

    Alderney's most senior politician, James Dent, says the situation is less than ideal.

  11. Twelve-hour parking limit introduced

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Controversial rules limiting the amount of time you can park at Le Port, in St Ouen's Bay, Jersey, have been introduced.

    The minister in charge has agreed to introduce a 12-hour limit, following complaints about noise, litter and inconsiderate behaviour from people camping overnight in the area.

    The move has been opposed by Senator Steve Pallett - who's described it as ill thought out and unnecessary.

    He'll ask the States to reverse the decision in a vote next month.

    St Ouen's Bay
  12. 'No big events' for Fort Regent for 'at least a year'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A Jersey deputy says Fort Regent won't be open to big events for at least a year.

    Deputy Hugh Raymond has been overseeing a review of the facilities at the fort, which has led to several large events being cancelled because of safety concerns.

    Many of the venue's emergency exits can't be used because they are in areas affected by asbestos.

    The deputy wants a review into the future of the fort.

  13. Woman 'devastated' by delays to hospital discharge

    Jenny Walrond

    Health Correspondent, BBC Spotlight

    The mother of a woman who's been in hospital for a year with a broken back says she's devastated her daughter still has not come home.

    Lisa Young

    Jackie Young, 31, from south-east Cornwall, says plans for her daughter Lisa to return home fell through because there weren't enough trained carers.

    The nursing agency responsible has apologised for the delay but says it has a duty of care to both patients and staff.

    Ms Young says the disappointment has caused distress for her daughter, who is in Royal Cornwall Hospital at Treliske.

  14. Plymouth recycling centre closed due to fire

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Chelson Meadow Recycling Centre in Plymouth has been closed due to a fire.

    Plymouth City Council said no-one has been injured but the building has been evacuated.

    Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue is currently on site.

    People are being asked to use Weston Mill Recycling Centre instead.

  15. Drug arrests: Nine arrested after major operation

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Nine people have been charged with drug offences after a major operation in South Devon and Liverpool, police have said.

    Large quantities of cash, suspected drugs, stolen motorbikes, and a stun gun were all seized on Thursday.

    It follows an investigation by the two police forces which centres on the supply of Class A drugs from Liverpool to Torquay between 1 November 2017 and 21 March 2019.

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    All nine people are due appear at Plymouth Magistrates Court later.

    A 26-year-old woman from Torquay was also arrested on suspicion of money laundering and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

    She has since been released under investigation pending further inquiries.

  16. Reds ready for St Peter return

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Jersey Reds make one change to their side as they play at St Peter for the first time in three weeks when they host Hartpury in the Championship on Saturday.

    Fiji international tight-head Leeroy Atalifo replaces Sam Rodman in the front row of Jersey's pack.

    The backs remain unchanged with Brett Herron starting at fly-half a day after his summer move to Premiership side Harlequins was announced.

    Liam Hallam-Eames

    New Zealand-born lock Liam Hallam-Eames, who was due to join the islanders in the summer, could make his debut from the replacements bench after bringing forward his arrival date.

    Jersey Reds:Van Dam; Marx, Ma'afu, Best, Newey; Herron, Homer; Godfrey, Maddison, Atalifo, Sexton (capt), Beckett, Hatherell, Bartle, Venter

    Replacements:Macfarlane, Morley, Rodman, Hallam-Eames, Joyce, Howley, Penberthy

  17. Councillor charged with sex attacks denies allegations

    Brian Greenslade

    The former leader of Devon County Council who's been charged with assaults on three women has released a statement saying he's innocent.

    Brian Greenslade, 70, from Marwood in Barnstaple, says he strongly refutes the allegations and that he will continue to carry out his public duties.

    He is charged with indecent assault on a woman in Exeter and another woman in Barnstaple between January 1994 and December 1995.

    The former leader of Devon County Council also faces a charge of sexual assault on a woman in Exeter between June 2005 and January 2006.

    The councillor is due to appear at Barnstaple Magistrates Court on 8 April.

    Mr Greenslade represents Barnstaple North as a North Devon Liberal.

  18. Armed police in stand-off with 'self-harm' threat man

    BBC Radio Devon

    Armed police are on standby at a Plymouth house and a number of nearby residents have been evacuated after a man threatened to harm himself.


    Part of Mount Gould Road between Gwyn Road and Farringdon Road has been cordoned off.

    Police described it as a "concern for welfare" issue and have not released any more details.

    The fire service is also in attendance along with police.