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  1. Call for more parents to stay overnight at new hospital

    BBC Radio Jersey

    There could be more room for parents to stay overnight with their newborn baby in Jersey's new hospital.

    Currently, some mothers can have their partners stay with them, but the maternity unit doesn't have space to offer this to every family.

    Deputy Louise Doublet asked the health minister if there are plans to allow the other parent to stay overnight when the new hospital is built.

    Deputy Richard Renouf has confirmed he's looking into the matter, and a new group of women, midwives and doctors is being set up to review overall maternity care.

    newborn feet
  2. Red Arrows to fly at Torbay Airshow

    BBC Spotlight

    It's been confirmed the Red Arrows will be flying at the Torbay Airshow this year.

    The show will be held over Paignton Green on the first weekend of June.

    Organisers say the RAF Typhoon Display Team and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will also be performing.

    Red Arrows
  3. 'Strong advance sales' for Newquay-Heathrow flights

    BBC Spotlight

    The operator of Cornwall's new regular air link with the world's busiest airport says it's proving a hit with passengers with strong advance booking sales.

    A four times daily service from Newquay Airport to Heathrow - operated by airline Flybe - was launched on Sunday.

    The airline will be using 78-seater turboprop planes.

    Taxpayers are underwriting the route thanks to an agreement between Cornwall Council and the government.

    Malcolm Ginsberg from Business Travel News says it will open up a world of possibilities...

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    Video caption: The Flybe service from Newquay Airport to Heathrow was launched on Sunday
  4. Witness appeal after fight in Jersey

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a fight in Jersey on Saturday night.

    It happened in the area of Gloucester Street, by the Adelphi Lounge pub, at about 22:30.

    It's believed a 52-year-old man was was punched by a 21-year-old man, Jersey Police said.

    The suspect, who had a bicycle with him, was arrested at the scene and inquiries are ongoing.

    Both men are known to each other, police added.

    A young woman with a pram was also present during the incident.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact States of Jersey Police.

    Gloucester Street
  5. Weather watchers: A sunny start across Devon and Cornwall

    Kevin Thomas

    BBC Weather Forecaster

    Monday's sunrise has been providing some beauty this morning as a few pictures from our weather watchers show.

    Weather watchers Charlestown
    Weather watchers Saltash
    Weather watchers Topsham

    Have you any pictures you want to share with us? If so, please email them in.

  6. Legal aid costs could be shared under new plans

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's government has asked people who should foot the bill for people who can't afford legal representation for criminal trials.

    Legal aid is currently paid for by lawyers, but politicians are now reviewing plans for the government to share the cost.

    The government would fund criminal case costs and the lawyers would cover civil cases.

    Legal aid

    Under other proposed changes, the legal aid scheme could become legally recognised - it isn't written into Jersey law at present.

    A panel which is reviewing the proposals is hoping to hear the views of people before the States debate next month.

  7. Building destroyed in 'significant' Plymouth fire

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A building has been completely destroyed by a fire in Plymouth, the fire service has said.

    Crews were called to a "commercial premises" on Embankment Road at about 20:45 on Sunday.

    At the height of the "significant" blaze, eight fire engines were at the scene and police closed the road.

    About 600 to 800 scaffolding boards were also destroyed in the fire, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said.

    The cause is unknown.

    scene of fire
    scene of fire
  8. Measles vaccination figures drop

    Edward Rowe

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The number of people vaccinated against measles in Guernsey has dropped.

    The health committee is calling for people to be vigilant following outbreaks of measles in England, mainland Europe and USA.

    Vaccination

    In the last few years, the levels of those who have been vaccinated has dropped from 96% to 92%.

    The Director of Public Health, Nicki Brink said while it's still a high number - and there haven't been any cases of measles in recent years - the fall is "concerning" and she reminded all parents whose children haven't been vaccinated to reconsider.

    Health Protection Nurse Jo Rocha said vaccinating children is particularly important at this time of year, as many islanders could be travelling abroad to areas where there could be measles outbreaks.

  9. Homeless family stuck in 'glamping pod' for four months

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A mum and her two children have been living in a "degrading" glamping pod for four months, as the council have struggled to find them a new home.

    Nicola Ibbotson

    Nicola Ibbotson, 32, said the single-room "shed" in Cornwall was "claustrophobic", and has impacted her mental health.

    The family became homeless after the breakdown of a relationship.

    Cornwall Council, which pays £500 per week for the pod, said it would find a permanent home "as soon as possible".

    "I've been living with two children in one room for four months," said Ms Ibbotson.

    "The council doesn't understand how it can feel to be in such a small space and how that can impact on your mental health.

    Blue bucket
    Image caption: Ms Ibbotson said her two-year-old son had to take baths in this blue container

    Cornwall Council said it takes "all possible action" to help prevent homelessness.

    Quote Message: Sometimes, depending on an individual's circumstances, their preferred location and the availability of housing we might have to house tenants, for limited periods, in alternative forms of accommodation." from Cornwall Council
    Cornwall Council
  10. Weather: A dry day with sunny spells

    BBC Weather

    A generally dry and settled morning with some sunny spells.

    Later, further dry weather is expected and there will be more sunshine at times too.

    Breezy at first but winds will ease.

    Highs of 14C (57F)

    Jersey:

    Jersey weather

    Guernsey:

    Guernsey weather
  11. Weather: A dry day ahead with sunshine at times

    Dan Downs

    Weather Forecaster

    A chilly start but it will be a dry and bright morning with sunny spells and areas of cloud.

    It will continue to be dry and settled later with further sunshine at times and mostly light winds.

    Maximum temperature: 15C (59F)

    weather map