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  1. Large property fire in Bude

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Firefighters are tackling a large fire at a property in Bude.

    Roads around the property on Bagbury Road, in the St Anne's Hill area, have been closed, and people are advised to stay away.

    Four appliances from Bude, Holsworthy, Hartland and Delabole are involved in the incident.

  2. Tourism flow slower than anticipated

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The number of visitors coming to Jersey rose in 2018 to 725,000, however this is 5% short of the target set by Visit Jersey, the organisation responsible for tourism on the island.

    Those that did go to the island spent more money whilst on holiday, with the island's economy benefiting by £268m over the year.

    While this was a 10% increase on 2017 revenue, it was still 5% below the what the organisation had hoped for.

    The chairman of Visit Jersey, Kevin Keen, blamed the shortfall on the tourism industry's dependence on "external factors" like Brexit and quality transport links.

    Jersey Airport
    Image caption: Nearly 750,000 people came through the airport or harbour last year
  3. Leaving Devon and Cornwall? Major delays on M5

    If you're leaving Devon and Cornwall there are major delays on the M5.

    In Somerset, northbound, there's severe congestion, between J26 and J20.

    There's stop-start traffic and severe delays between the two junctions. Travel time is one hour 50 minutes.

  4. Pensioner hospitalised after being 'hit by car'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey Police is appealing for information after an 84-year-old woman was knocked down and seriously injured in the St Peter's Marks and Spencer car park.

    Police said she was hit by a green Ford Fiesta at about 15:00 on Thursday 24 May.

    The woman was taken to A&E and is still in hospital. Her condition is not known.

  5. No legal protection for striking workers

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Unite union members who went on strike on Wednesday over a pay dispute with the States are not protected under Guernsey law.

    Local law says that parties can refer an industrial dispute to a dedicated officer, who can then look to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal for final decision.

    Whilst strikes are not prohibited under the law, protection from "unfair dismissal" for an individual is only extended to union action that has been "authorised or consented to by their employer", according to employment lawyer Carly Parrott.

  6. Calls for ban on petrol and diesel vehicles

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The National Trust has challenged Jersey ministers to stick to the plan to reduce carbon emissions in the island by banning the sale of traditional diesel and petrol cars.

    The infrastructure minister, Deputy Kevin Lewis, proposed that by 2050, 90% of cars registered should be ultra low emission vehicles.

    The organisation is unhappy that no date has been set for the ban, which is intended to be part of the island's aim of becoming carbon neutral.

    Charles Aluto from the trust said the States need to give people incentives to swap to eco-friendly vehicles.

    However Deputy Lewis said he is not going to force people to give up their existing vehicles.

    Electric car charging
  7. 'Get Up, Get Dressed, Get Moving'

    Adam Durbin

    BBC News Online

    Hospital Sign

    Patients at Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth Hospital are being invited to take part in a campaign that encourages them to stay active.

    The initiative aims to accelerate recovery and reduce the length of time a person needs to spend in hospital, with staying active being particularly important for elderly patients.

    People over 80 can lose up to 10% of their muscle mass over every 10 days they spend in hospital, the equivalent of ageing by a decade.

    Staying active can help prevent this "avoidable" loss of strength, help to fight infection and improve patients' appetite, sleep and mood, according to a senior nurse at the hospital.

    Quote Message: While we know that patients of all ages benefit from being more active, it is particularly important for older people. We want to raise awareness of the benefits of getting up, getting dressed and moving during a stay in hospital. We know patients who do change into their day clothes and take some gentle exercise as soon as they feel able to will feel so much better both mentally and physically. from Gary Whitwam Lead Nurse for Medicine, Princess Elizabeth Hospital
    Gary WhitwamLead Nurse for Medicine, Princess Elizabeth Hospital
  8. Witness appeal after fatal accident near Honiton

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    The police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal accident on the A30 in east Devon on Thursday.

    A 36-year-old man from Basingstoke who was driving a white VW motor caravan died at the scene near Parsons Bridge. His daughter sustained minor injuries and has now been released from hospital.

    Emergency services were called at about 14:20 to an accident involving a car, a lorry and a caravan.

    It happened on the Honiton-bound carriageway about a mile from the Daisymount Junction.

    Officers are especially interested to hear from anybody with dash-cam footage of the incident.

    Crash scene
  9. Proposal for Jersey landlord license

    Adam Durbin

    BBC News Online

    Jersey residents are being urged to have their say on plans to make all landlords sign up for a licence, meaning that the island's government would have a record of all rented properties.

    Officials say the scheme would help ensure privately-rented homes meet minimum standards.

    The States of Jersey are to hold two public meetings on 11 June to provide further information to interested parties.

    There is also a form for comment on the government website, which is open until the end of June.

    Ariel view of St Helier
  10. TV presenter 'delighted' with new marine zones

    Marine science presenter Maya Plass has welcomed extra protection for marine life in south Devon.

    View more on twitter

    The government is designating 41 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) including the Erme estuary, the upper part of the Dart estuary and an area east of Start Point.

    Maya tweeted that it was "fantastic news" and she was "delighted" at the extra protection for rare and endangered species.

  11. Hundreds attend 'private party' after festival cancelled

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Hundreds of people have attended a "private party" at the site where a music festival was due to go ahead in north Cornwall - which was refused a licence after local objections.

    The Porthilly Spirit festival on a farm near Rock had its application refused earlier this month just weeks before it was due to take place.

    Porthilly Spirit

    The festival had been due to have 1,400 paying guests, with another 600 staff on site with pop-up restaurants, yoga sessions, meditation and music performances.

    Cornwall Council refused the application, saying the traffic management plan was not sufficient.

    Photos and videos have appeared on Facebook and Instagram from people who attended the alternative private function.

    Those involved said it had been a celebration of the festival organiser Will Herrmann's wedding anniversary.

    Cornwall Council said it had been informed of the private event, which did not require a licence.

  12. Sandpiper listed on stock exchange

    Adam Durbin

    BBC News Online

    Channel Islands retailer Sandpiper has listed on The International Stock Exchange.

    As part of the listing, 25.1m shares were sold at a price of £0.75 per share, taking the total value of shares in the company to £75m.

    Tony O’Neill, CEO of Sandpiper, said he welcomed the 120 new shareholders' investment in the company, the "vast majority" of whom are Channel Islands residents.

    "This listing is the culmination of strong performance over the last three years since the Company was taken into local ownership", he added.

    Quote Message: Sandpiper joins a growing cluster of Channel Islands-headquartered companies which are listed on TISE. It is fantastic that this now includes a locally-owned business that is synonymous with well-known brands such as M&S, Costa Coffee, Burger King and Laura Ashley and which each of us in the islands interacts with on an almost daily basis. from Fiona Le Poidevin CEO, The International Stock Exchange Group
    Fiona Le PoidevinCEO, The International Stock Exchange Group
    Fiona Le Poidevin
  13. Five days of rail disruption expected as RMT strike

    BBC Spotlight

    Passengers who travel on South Western Railway services to and from London Waterloo are to face five days of disruption next month.

    The RMT Union has announced strikes from 18 June to 22 June.

    It is in the long-running dispute over the role of guards.

    Walkouts were suspended in February but no agreement has been reached in the meantime.

  14. Less carbon emitted by exporting waste

    John Fernandez

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Swedish officials who work with Guernsey's non-recyclable waste have said the environmental impact of exporting waste is far less than if it was dealt with locally.

    Klas Gustafsson from Tekniska Verken, a company that works with governments to process energy from waste technology, said for every tonne of waste exported from the UK, 385g less carbon dioxide is emitted into the atmosphere.

    He said the economies of scale that Swedish plants enjoy make them significantly more efficient than equivalent UK facilities.

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