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Summary

  1. Woman's body is found in the sea off Jersey
  2. Senior Guernsey politicians optimistic ambitious savings targets can be achieved
  3. Jersey's new Lieutenant Governor, Sir Stephen Dalton, sworn in
  4. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

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How does Boaty McBoatface work?

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

The yellow submarine named Boaty McBoatface is set to leave for Antarctica this week on its first science expedition.

The robot is going to map the movement of deep waters that play a critical role in regulating Earth's climate.

Boaty carries the name suggested by former BBC Radio Jersey presenter James Hand, and voted for by the public, to be given to the UK's future  £200m polar research vessel .

In this video, Prof Russell Wynn explains the workings of Boaty McBoatface  

'Boaty McBoatface' to leave port

Latest weather: Cloudy through the night, but remaining dry and mild

BBC Weather

Overnight, the cloud will lower and coastal fog will role in, turning dense and persistent in places. 

The minimum temperature will be 7C (45F).

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Tuesday will start rather cloudy and grey, with low cloud and patchy coastal and hill fog. 

It will stay cloudy, with some brightness and some light outbreaks of rain or drizzle but feeling mild. The maximum temperature will be 11C (52F).

Architect dismisses ‘land grab’ accusation

Guernsey Press

St Peter Port Douzaine has blocked plans to install a garden and footpath in front of the former Havelet Brewery over concerns that developer Comprop was attempting a ‘land grab’.  

Pair rewarded for seven decades of service to St John Ambulance

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

Two people from Guernsey have received awards to thank them for their combined seven decades of service to St John Ambulance.

Dean de la Mare has been involved with the organisation for more than 40 years, joining the junior section of St John at the age of eight and then the St John Cadets.

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He joined the St John Ambulance and Rescue Service in 1999 to train up as a paramedic, before becoming a senior officer. 

Jill Moriarty first joined the Northern Nursing Division of St John Ambulance Voluntary in 1977, progressing over the next 30 years and supporting the emergency ambulance service at major incidents.

Jordan-Higgins wins Florida tournament

James Law

BBC Sport Online

Professional Jersey golfer Olivia Jordan-Higgins has won her first tournament on the women's Symetra Tour since 2014, taking home more than £15,000 as a result.

She beat her nearest challengers by one shot to take the Natural Charity Classic title in Florida, the first event of the new season, and her third career victory on the tour.

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Scott Miller

Jordan-Higgins has previously stated her ambition to make it onto the premier women's golf tour, but must finish in the top 10 at the end of the season to reach her goal.

Is Guernsey's government doing enough to tackle in-work poverty?

David Earl

Reporter, Alderney

The States' scrutiny watchdog is asking for people's thoughts on whether Guernsey's government is doing enough to help those struggling with in-work poverty.

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Last month, a States report showed a fifth of islanders were at risk of falling into the category, classed as a joint income of less than 60% of the average. In Guernsey, that's households with two adults living on less than £359 a week.

Submissions can be made in writing or by email  until 28 April.

Scouts looking for chairman replacement

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

Guernsey's Scouts are looking for someone to replace their existing chairman.

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Peter Webber is stepping down from the post in June, when his five-year term comes to an end. 

Bailiwick Commissioner Nick Paluch said applicants didn't need previous experience of scouting.

What is Jersey Aircraft Registry?

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

After more than £800,000 has been spent on it, it has been revealed that only two aircraft have signed up to Jersey Aircraft Registry since its launch in 2015.

But what is the registry?

  • It was modelled on the Isle of Man's registry, which has more than 900 aircraft
  • It was set up so local service providers could register aircraft, aircraft mortgages and commercial aircraft engine mortgages for clients
  • The registry would support aircraft owners and provide regulatory framework
  • It was hoped it would attract £20m of new business to the island
  • In 2015, Economic Development Minister Lyndon Farnham said it would be a "fantastic opportunity" for the island

Alderney’s RNLI lifeboat races medical patient to Guernsey

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

With gloomy visibility preventing flying, Alderney’s voluntary RNLI lifeboat crew stepped up on Sunday morning to ferry an elderly male with abdominal pains to Guernsey for specialist medical treatment.

The lifeboat transported the patient and an accompanying doctor on the 20-mile sea journey to St Peter Port and an awaiting St John ambulance. 

Netball's Team Jets lose latest match

BBC Sport

In Netball's Premier League 2, Team Jets lost their match against Linden from Birmingham at Fort Regent by 48 goals to 40. 

Jersey's Team Jets are stranded in the relegation playoff zone. They are now just one point ahead of bottom Club Kent County with two rounds of matches still to play.

The bottom placed club are automatically relegated.

New crossings installation on roundabout to take four weeks

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

Traffic restrictions at Green Street roundabout on Jersey are in place while four weeks of works are carried out.

There are new crossings and temporary kerb line on the roundabout to make it safer for pedestrians and motorists. A permanent kerb will now be put in, before the roundabout is resurfaced. 

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Andy Downie, manager of Highway Maintenance for the Department for Infrastructure, said the layout had to change to meet international safety levels.

Jersey swimmers raise more than £130k

Swimmers in Jersey made more than £130,000 at this year's swimarathon.

Swimarathon
Lions Club of Jersey

More teams than ever - 465 - took to the pool for the annual fund raising event at Les Quennevais Sports Centre. 

They swam 28,000 laps of the pool. The five-day event raised money for five local charities, supporting young people in the island.

Alcoholic asked to be arrested so he could get help

Jersey Evening Post

A man has been jailed for being drunk and disorderly – after asking the police to arrest him so he could get help with his alcohol addiction.  

Witnesses sought after assault victim left with broken nose

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

Guernsey Police are appealing for witnesses after two assaults which left one man suffering bruising to his eye and another with a broken nose.

The two assaults happened at about 01:00 on Sunday in St Peter Port High Street, outside Clinton Cards. 

Both incidents involved the same offender, officers said.

New Lieutenant Governor says there is 'much to learn'

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Dalton has spoken after taking his oath of office to become Jersey's new Lieutenant Governor.

Sir Stephen said: "From today, Anne and I are well aware that there is much to learn and understand about being part of the Jersey community - its priorities, its needs, its challenges.

"We look forward to playing our part, and we dedicate the next five years here to helping to ensure that the future for the people of Jersey is bright, safe and secure."

Latest weather: Dry, warm and sunny

BBC Weather

It is staying a dry day with plenty of sunshine and light winds. 

Cloud will build through the evening, but it will remain dry and feel warm. The maximum temperature will be 12C (54F).

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Pathologist to examine body found off Noirmont Point

Josephine Baker

BBC Radio Jersey, Reporter

A home office pathologist will examine the body found off Noirmont Point this weekend to see if it is the missing woman Valerie Jehan.

Mrs Jehan hasn't been seen since midday two Fridays ago, when she got off a bus at Devil's Hole.

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Her handbag and phone were found above a sheer cliff in the area after an extensive search.

Police say fishermen found the body of an adult woman early yesterday morning. It was recovered by the lifeboat.

Mrs Jehan's family has been informed. No formal identification will be made until the pathologist has examined the body.

Only two aircraft sign up to registry

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

Investment in the Jersey aircraft registry has been frozen.

Aircraft Registry
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Only two aircraft have signed up since it started in 2015 - the registry cost £800,000 to set up.

Deputy Murray Norton says the scheme has 'underperformed' and that two aircraft is nowhere near what the business plan suggested.

Predicted spike in electric cars in Guernsey

BBC Radio Guernsey

Predictions of a spike in the number of electric cars in Guernsey are being welcomed by the island's pollution watchdog.

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BBC

Guernsey Electricity says it's expecting popularity in electric cars to soar in coming years and has begun planning how it's going to cope with the increasing demand on supplies. 

Tobin Cook from the Office of Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation says if islanders continue to rely so heavily on cars a shift away from combustion engines would at least help tackle some of the environmental issues.

La Vallette’s pool repair going swimmingly

Guernsey Press

Fixing leaks and sealing holes in the structure of the Ladies’ Pool at La Vallette were among the tasks undertaken by an independent group of volunteers on Saturday.

Laughs as Bailiff welcomes new Lieutenant Governor

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

There was laughter in the Royal Court as Bailiff William Bailhache welcomed Jersey's new Lieutenant Governor.

 Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton promised to protect islanders rights and freedoms.

Swearing in
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Mr Bailhache said: "May the Jersey sun shine brightly on your faces, our gentle breezes on your back. May our Jersey Royals keep you nourished and the tranquility of our green lanes rise up to greet you."

Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay launched

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has set the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay in motion during a star-studded commencement ceremony at Buckingham Palace as part of Commonwealth Day celebrations.

The Queen’s Baton will now travel through the entire Commonwealth for 388 days , covering 230,000km to its final destination: the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on 4 April 2018.

Olivia Jordan-Higgins wins season-opening Florida Natural Charity Classic

Tim Pryor

BBC Sport

Jersey's Olivia Jordan-Higgins has had a brilliant start to her seventh year on the Symetra Tour in America. 

She won the season-opening Florida Natural Charity Classic by one shot, finishing on 10 under par through the three rounds.

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With the win, Jordan-Higgins earns $18,750. 

The Symetra Tour gives the top money earners at the end of the season qualification for the LPGA Tour.  

Commonwealth Day flag raised in Guernsey

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

His Excellency Sir Ian Corder has raised the Commonwealth Day flag in Guernsey this morning.

Meanwhile, David Harry, chairman of the Guernsey Commonwealth Games Association, is at Buckingham Palace for the release of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Baton by Her Majesty the Queen.

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The baton will arrive in Guernsey from Wales on Saturday 9 September, and departs for Jersey on Wednesday 13 September 2017. 

The plans locally include a public reception at Beau Sejour on the Saturday, a visit to all primary schools on the island on Monday; and, on Tuesday, the baton will be visiting Alderney, Sark and Herm by lifeboat.

Travel latest: South Hill closed in St Helier

BBC News Travel

Jersey

  • In St Helier, South Hill is closed to through traffic for two days. There's still access to shops and restaurants in the area from either end
  • In St Mary, La Grande Rue between La Verte Rue and La Rue D'Olive is closed for cable-laying works. Diversion signs are posted
  • There are temporary traffic lights in St Peter's Valley from the road from St George's Prep School to the Vic in the Valley for roadside works. Expect delays, especially at peak times

Guernsey

  • There are temporary traffic lights up on the Bordage until the end of the month
  • There are further temporary lights up on the Route De La Lague in St Peters until Friday
  • New Road in St Sampsons is closed until Friday  
  • Route Des Capelles is closed until Thursday, with works taking place each night from 19:00 until 06:00. New Road in St Sampsons is closed until Friday
  • The Ville au Roi is one way today and tomorrow, from 09:00 to 16:00
  • Sandy Hook estate is closed. This means Sandy Hook Road is one way going inland for the next four weeks

Appeal after woman hit by two cyclists

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

Police in Jersey are appealing for witnesses after a female pedestrian was hit by two cyclists on Friday morning.

The woman was crossing the road from the Route Du Fort car park to Cleveland Road at about 07:45.

As she reached the central white line, she was struck by a male cyclist, who, in turn, was then hit by a second cyclist behind him, causing all three to fall to the ground. 

Police would like to speak to the cyclists involved, a second male who assisted the female up from the ground, and also the female driver of a white van who allowed the pedestrian to cross in front of her van just before the collision.

Green Street roundabout 'doesn't meet current standards'

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

There are traffic restrictions at Green Street roundabout from today as a permanent kerb is installed and resurfacing work takes place.

Andy Downie, from the Department for Infrastructure, said the layout had to change to meet international safety levels.

Roundabout
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He said: "It doesn't meet the current UK design standards. On that side of Green Street, there wasn't a zebra crossing. There is one now so pedestrians have got more priority and better visibility.

"As with anything on Jersey's roads, it will take motorists a while to get used to it. Give it a couple of weeks, they won't even know it's there."

New Lieutenant Governor sworn in

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

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Jersey's new Lieutenant Governor has taken his oath of office before a packed Royal Court.

Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Dalton promised to protect islanders' rights and freedoms. 

Describing Jersey as a "jewel of an island", he said he and his wife, Lady Dalton, were looking forward to their time here.

Optimism that Guernsey savings targets can be achieved

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

There's optimism among Guernsey's senior politicians that ambitious savings targets can be achieved, a senior committee member says.

The Policy and Resources Committee wants the States to reduce spending by 3% this year, and then a further 5% in 2018 and 2019. 

Peter Ferbrache
BBC

The last few months have already seen a significant reining in of spending, but another £1.3m of cuts still needs to be found, the States said. 

Economic Development President Peter Ferbrache (pictured) said that it would be tough, but it was achievable.

New Lieutenant Governor being sworn in

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

Jersey's new Lieutenant Governor is officially taking up his new role this morning. 

Swearing in
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Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Dalton, a former head of the Royal Air Force, is being sworn in at a ceremony in Jersey's Royal Court. 

A former jet pilot, Sir Stephen will hold the post as the Queen's representative in Jersey for five years. 

Training run over Guernsey Airport this morning

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

Flights at Guernsey Airport are running on time.

Jersey Airport is also running on time, but there was a slight delay with the 10:30 flight at London Gatwick taking off, becoming airborne at 10:34.

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Care inquiry panel ‘evasive’ over delay

Jersey Evening Post

A further delay to the publication of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry’s final report has created concerns and a sense of unease, the chairwoman of the Jersey Care Leavers Association has said.  

Electricity supply affected due to cable fault

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

The electricity supply in Guernsey has been affected due to a cable fault.

The cable in La Vallee, St Martins, is being fixed and power will be off for between three to four hours, Guernsey Electricity said.

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Commonwealth Day flag flies

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

The Commonwealth Day flag was raised in Guernsey at 08:00 this morning, and on Jersey at 09:15.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games Baton will be released by Her Majesty the Queen this morning, ready for its journey around the Commonwealth.

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Boaty McBoatface submarine heads to Antarctic

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

British scientists are about to send a yellow submarine called Boaty McBoatFace to the Antarctic.

The underwater robot carries the name that a public poll had suggested should be given to the UK's new £200m polar research vessel. 

Boaty McBoatface
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Ministers felt that would be inappropriate, and so the name was put on the side of a submersible instead.

The name Boaty McBoatface had been suggested by former BBC Radio Jersey presenter James Hand.

Jersey Reds to face Championship leaders London Irish

BBC Sport

The RFU has confirmed Jersey Reds will face Championship leaders London Irish in the British & Irish Cup semi-finals. 

The Reds beat Cornish Pirates on Friday night to make it into the last four of the competition for the second year in a row. 

Munster A will host Ealing in the other match.   

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'Mindless damage' to playing fields

BBC Radio Guernsey

Local football clubs are coming together to condemn what's being described as mindless damage to playing fields at Sylvans. 

Tyre tracks from vehicles have ripped up the turf at pitches used by junior football teams, with clubs saying it's ruined the playing surface. 

It's the second time in two seasons it's happened. The previous offender was forced to pay for the damage.

Weather forecast: Dry, warm and sunny

Bee Tucker

BBC Weather

It will be a dry day, with plenty of sunshine and light winds. Cloud will build through the evening, but it will remain dry and feel warm. The maximum temperature will be 12C (54F).

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New Lieutenant Governor to be sworn in

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

A former head of the Royal Air Force will be sworn in as Jersey's Lieutenant Governor this morning. 

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton will take up the post as the Queen's personal representative for the next five years. 

Stephen Dalton
Reuters

Although Sir Stephen and Lady Dalton have already moved into Government House, it's not until the official swearing-in ceremony that he becomes Jersey's Lieutenant Governor .

That role has been looked after by the Bailiff since the previous governor, General Sir John McColl, came to the end of his tenure in November.