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  1. 'It's been the sunniest autumn since 1971'

    After the wind and rain of the past few days this may surprise you but it was the sunniest November since 2006 - Guernsey Met figures show.

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  2. Jersey poppy appeal raises £195,000

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The Jersey poppy appeal raised £195,000 in 2018 as the island remembered the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

    There were more than 800 volunteer poppy sellers working to raise money for the appeal supported by a core team of 15-20 people.

    There were also a number of other events including a Royal British Legion biker torch ride, coffee mornings and a documentary about the Jersey contingent.

    It was also the first time islanders were encouraged to recycle their poppies so they can be broken down into their component parts and recycled or re-purposed into new poppies for the 2019 appeal.

    The money raised will be used to provide financial, social and emotional support to local veterans, serviceman and their families.

    Poppies on the Jersey memorial
    Quote Message: To have raised almost £200,000 in Jersey is truly staggering and testament to the generosity of Islanders and the fantastic support we receive from our poppy volunteers and event organisers. We are incredibly humbled and grateful for their efforts." from Tim Daniels Chairman, Royal British Legion Jersey Branch
    Tim DanielsChairman, Royal British Legion Jersey Branch
  3. Cable warns Cornwall will miss out

    Richard Whitehouse

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Sir Vince Cable

    Sir Vince Cable has warned that the Duchy is set to miss out when Britain leaves the European Union.

    The Liberal Democrat leader, who was in Cornwall on Thursday, also backed Lib Dem councillors at County Hall who are calling for the council to support a people's vote on Brexit.

    Sir Vince said he was "surprised" by Cornwall voting in the referendum to leave the EU.

    Quote Message: Cornwall has been one of the main beneficiaries of being members of the European Union in terms of support from the structural fund and the way that the economy generally benefits from migrant workers... I do understand that there is strong feeling. I heard a lot of it on Radio Cornwall this morning. But, equally, I just met 200-odd sixth formers and, with one exception, they were remainers and it is their generation that is likely to be hurt by the cost of Brexit and they want to fight for it." from Sir Vince Cable Leader of the Liberal Democrats
    Sir Vince CableLeader of the Liberal Democrats

    Sir Vince, who was visiting Goonhilly Earth Station with former St Ives MP Andrew George, said Cornwall would miss out after Brexit due to the loss of EU funding.

    It had previously been claimed that the UK government would make up for lost funding.

    The Lib Dem leader said: "It won't be replaced. The treasury has made it very clear there is no more money."

  4. Guernsey Water warning after concrete dumped down drain

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Water is reminding people that "irresponsible" disposal down the island's drains can increase the chance of flooding.

    Its warning comes after concrete was found down one drain when the cause of a flood was being investigated.

    Rain water is the "only thing that should enter a road drain", the company added.

    concrete from drain
  5. People urged to avoid coast path after major landslip

    Eleanor Parkinson

    BBC Spotlight

    A huge slice of the national coast footpath has fallen into the sea in north Cornwall after a major landslip.

    Part of the cliff - half a mile from Portreath - began crumbling away overnight and more disappeared this morning.

    It's a well-known location for walkers and they're being warned to avoid the area until the path has been moved.

    Sharon was running along the coast path this morning...

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    Video caption: Part of the cliff - near Portreath - began crumbling away overnight
  6. Jersey Reds chairman grateful for funding from States

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The chairman of the Jersey Reds says a £150,000 funding boost from the States will help the club tackle its operating deficit of more than £250,000.

    The extra money was announced by the treasury minister on Thursday as part of a wider package of funding for 13 different local projects.

    But Mark Morgan says the donation shouldn't be "seen as a sticking plaster" for the Reds' financial difficulties...

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    Video caption: The club is one of 13 projects to share £5.3m of States of Jersey contingency funding
  7. New beach music festival announced

    BBC Radio Devon

    A new beach music festival in Devon has been announced.

    The organisers of Tunes in the Dunes at Perranporth in Cornwall are putting on Tunes on the Sands at Blackpool Sands near Dartmouth.

    It's due to go ahead from 12-14 July 2019 with acts to be revealed soon.

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  8. Financial adviser jailed for seven years

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey Royal Court

    A Jersey financial adviser whose clients lost £2.7m has been jailed for seven years.

    Christopher Paul Byrne, 50, the former managing director of Lumiere Wealth, was previously found guilty of a number of charges at Jersey's Royal Court.

    They related to selling of investments in the Guernsey-based Providence Fund, which collapsed in 2016, seeing investors lose millions.

    Despite previously pleading guilty to carrying out unauthorised financial services business and providing false Information to the island's financial regulator, today Byrne was found guilty of 14 counts of fraudulently inducing 13 clients to invest in the Providence Fund.

    In a statement, Jersey police said: "The investigation highlighted the vulnerability of clients placing high degrees of trust in their financial adviser.

    "Some of Byrne’s victims had known him for many years and come to trust him implicitly.

    "Believing him to be giving impartial advice and having their best interests at heart they went on to lose £2.7m worth of their savings."

  9. Weather: Increasingly windy with rain overnight

    Emily Wood

    BBC Weather

    It will turn increasingly windy again throughout Friday evening with cloud gradually building.

    During the early hours of Saturday morning, rain will move in from the southwest, with same gales expected.

    Minimum temperature: 9C (48F).

    weather map
    Image caption: Friday 30 November, 21:00

    Saturday will start cloudy, wet and windy, but the rain will clear to the east by mid-morning.

    The afternoon will be mainly dry with bright spells, lighter winds and the odd shower.

    Maximum Temperature: 13C (55F).

  10. Electricity row: Reputation of the Bailiwick 'was at stake'

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    The president of Guernsey's Policy and Resources Committee said it was in "everyone's interest" to reach an agreement to avoid the shutdown of Sark's power station as the "reputation of the Bailiwick was at stake".

    A last-minute deal to avoid an island-wide blackout in Sark was reached on Thursday night.

    Deputy Gavin St Pier also thanked "the very many people behind the scenes from Guernsey and Sark" who helped find a solution.

    The States said it would continue to monitor the situation closely to reduce the risk of the situation re-emerging.

    Sark Electricity
  11. More rainfall this week than all of May, June and July


    More rainfall has been recorded in Guernsey in the last seven days than the total recorded for the whole of May, June and July, Guernsey Met has said.

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  12. Innovative diabetes treatment "exciting and promising"

    Laurence Reed

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    diabetic doing finger prick test

    One of the south west's diabetes specialists says an ultra-low calorie, liquid-only diet, which is to be prescribed to thousands of people with type two diabetes, is "exciting and promising".

    Initial trials have shown that the regime, which restricts people to 800 calories per day, can reverse the condition in those who have received a recent diagnosis.

    Esther Grey, a diabetes nurse with St Austell Healthcare, says it's making a huge difference to patients.

    Quote Message: Looking at all the research behind that, it has made an astronomical difference to people and has enabled them to put their diabetes into remission. That particular diet is looking extremely exciting and promising, and the diet that we then advocate at our surgery follows on from that liquid diet after about 12 weeks." from Esther Grey Diabetes Nurse, St Austell Healthcare
    Esther GreyDiabetes Nurse, St Austell Healthcare
  13. Orange weather warning for wind in place across islands


    Winds of force eight can be expected throughout the afternoon, Jersey Met has said.

    weather warning
  14. Weather: Increasingly windy with rain overnight

    Emily Wood

    BBC Weather

    It will turn increasingly windy again throughout Friday evening with cloud gradually building.

    During the early hours of Saturday morning, rain will move in from the southwest, with gales around some coastal areas.

    Minimum temperature: 7C (45F).

    weather map
    Image caption: Friday 30 November, 21:00

    It will be a cloudy, wet and windy start on Saturday, but the rain will clear to the east by mid-morning.

    The afternoon will be mainly dry with bright spells, lighter winds and the odd shower.

    Maximum temperature: 13C (55F).

  15. Witnesses sought to fatal Daisy Mount accident

    Police investigating a fatal accident on the A30 on Wednesday are appealing for witnesses.

    A pedestrian - a man in his 40 - died after being hit by a car near Daisy Mount Cross, Ottery St Mary, at about 18:15.

    Officers are keen to speak to any motorists who were travelling on the A30 between Daisy Mount Cross and Patteson’s Cross between 17:55 and 18:15 and may have seen a man dressed in dark clothing with light colouring shoes.

  16. Devon travel: Accidents on the A388 and B3215

    BBC Radio Devon

    • In Holsworthy, on the A388 Whimble Hill near Staddon Road, there are reports of an accident
    • Between Belstone Corner and Okehampton, the B3215 Crediton Road is closed in both directions due to an accident
    • Near Filleigh, on the A361, there's very slow traffic in both directions due to hedge cutting
  17. Sing while you wait - Les Mis fans long queue for tickets

    Lynne French

    BBC News Online

    Technical problems on the Theatre Royal Plymouth website has led to thousands of people having to queue for more than an hour trying to book tickets for Les Miserables.

    The theatre says the "issues" have now been resolved and has apologised to people who have been unable to get through.

    Les Miserables

    Tickets for the production next June, went on public sale today, but "issues" with the site have led to heavier traffic than normal on the website.

    There are fewer than 1,000 people now queueing.

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  18. 'Disabled' woman caught on bouncy castle

    Lynne French

    BBC News Online

    A "disabled" woman filmed on a bouncy castle is facing jail if she doesn't repay nearly £10,000 she fraudulently claimed in benefits.

    Sandra Tipton claimed she was barely able to move, but was targeted by a DWP surveillance team walking her boxer dogs on a cliff path, trotting with the dogs at shows and on a bouncy castle at her daughter's wedding.

    The 53-year-old, of Saltern Road, Paignton, was found guilty at Exeter Crown Court earlier this year and has now been ordered to repay £9,663.39 within three months or go to jail for three months by Judge David Evans.

    Tipton claimed she'd been filmed on "good days" which did not reflect the true position and had been helped onto the bouncy castle by her daughter for a photograph.

  19. Killer dies in prison

    Lynne French

    BBC News Online

    A bodybuilder who was jailed for life for murdering a Plymouth mother-of-three has died in prison.

    Michael Woodman, 56, killed his girlfriend Julie Crocker, in a fit of rage in September 2004.

    Her remains were found 16 months later, in a rolled up carpet which had been dumped less than half a mile from their home in Honicknowle.

    He was sentenced to life in 2006, with a recommendation he serve at least 15 years.

    Woodman's death at Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire yesterday is understood to have been self-inflicted.

    A prison service spokesman said: "As with all deaths in custody there will be an independent investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman."