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Summary

  1. £164,000 of cannabis seized from small boat, says States
  2. Tree fire tackled in Guernsey's Delancey Park
  3. Europe measles outbreak prompts Jersey parents vaccination reminder
  4. 'More than £200,000 saved' by outsourcing gardening says States of Jersey
  5. Traditional pub plan for former hotel site
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Ryan Morrison

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Thanks for joining us today, we'll be back with all the latest news, weather, travel and sport from 08:00 tomorrow.

Don't forget BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One at 18:30 and there's news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

Latest weather: Cloudy and outbreaks of rain

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This evening and tonight it will become cloudy through the evening with some outbreaks of light rain overnight. However, the cloud and rain should clear again by morning. Minimum Temperature: 4C (39F)

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New 'Driftwood Inn' to feature budget accommodation

BBC Radio Guernsey

An experienced hotel owner says he believes he can make a go of running the old Atlantique Hotel at Perelle. 

Jamie le Friec will rename the hotel the Driftwood Inn and it will feature a bar, tea garden and budget accommodation. He believes his business plan will work.

What we are going to do with the inn is grow to the light really, people will tell us what they want.

Jamie le FriecDriftwood Inn

Christmas comes early for 11-year-old Ernie

Guernsey Press

Christmas came early yesterday for one local boy. Ernie Backlund-Leale is making great memories with his family and friends after receiving the news that he relapsed after a bone marrow transplant.  

Overseas aid workers praise Rwanda for 'helping themselves'

Chris Rayner

BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

Jersey overseas aid workers have praised the efforts of people in Rwanda for the work they've done to help themselves. 

Island representatives say that while Jersey money has helped to build schools and other facilities, local people have worked hard to raise money for building projects themselves. 

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Health 'open to questions' from all staff

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

Staff at Health and Social Care in Guernsey have previously lacked the confidence to question how the committee is run. That's according to current president Deputy Heidi Soulsby.

She says she wants 2017 to be seen as a "year of innovation" for the Health Service. She says it's time for all staff to speak out about what should be done better.

Heidi Soulsby
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Traditionally health and social care is a hierarchical structure and traditionally people have been scared to question what is going on. We are trying to change that to get people to say why are things done. If you've got a great idea go for it.

Heidi Soulsbypresident, Health and Social Care

First 'finance centre' building officially opens

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

The first building of the new Jersey International Finance Centre on the former Esplanade car park officially opens today.

Financial services company UBS is the main tenant of the Jersey Development Company building and says the new building is on a par with its offices in New York, Zurich and London. 

UBS says workers in the office, now called IFC 1, will benefit from adjustable height desks, breakout pods and lots of light.

Jersey Finance Centre
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'Keep a close eye on your dogs' GSPCA says over palm oil

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

The GSPCA has joined the States in urging dog owners to keep a very close eye on their pets when walking on the islands beaches.

Steve Byrne from the animal charity says palm oil deposits have been spotted on the beaches and if ingested can kill a dog.

He said: "The main problems if ingested are vomiting and diarrhoea and these can lead to dehydration, particularly in young or small dogs."

Jersey aid workers investing in teaching English in Rwanda

Chris Rayner

BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

Jersey aid workers in Rwanda say work helping teachers learn English is as important as anything else they are doing. 

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Jersey sends thousands of pounds to charities in the country, and a lot of it is spent on new school buildings.

As well as building a school and introducing the Jersey Cow to boost milk yields, workers say they have also employed people to give school teachers English lessons.

The country's government changed the second language from French to English recently and urged everyone to learn English.

Lt-Governor is cheered by Sark’s optimism during trip

Guernsey Press

A bright future could be on the horizon for Sark, the Lt-Governor has said, after he visited many of the island’s businesses.  

Tree fire in Guernsey's Delancey Park

BBC Radio Guernsey

Firefighters have tackled a tree fire in Guernsey.

The fire at Delancey Park was quickly put out by Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service.

About 1,500 litres of water was used.

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Dog owners urged to watch out for palm oil on beaches

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

Dog owners in Guernsey are being urged to keep pets away from any solid white waxy substance they might find on local beaches.

A member of the public reported what is thought to be palm oil deposits on Pembroke Beach over the weekend.

The States have said while the substance is not dangerous to humans it could pose a danger to dogs if it has gone rancid. The beach cleaning team are working to remove them.

Jersey drivers urged to carry out basic safety checks

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

Jersey's traffic officer says he is seriously concerned that drivers are not carrying out basic safety checks on their cars. 

Out of 339 vehicles stopped during a routine check, 12 drivers had faulty lights or tyre defects. 

Chris Le Maistre says people must regularly check their lights and tyres. He says there will be more checks throughout all parishes over the coming months. 

He said: "It is the responsibility of all drivers to ensure that their vehicles are in a road worthy condition". 

Festung wants to uncover hidden WW2 flak bunker at L’Ancresse

Guernsey Press

Provisional plans to dig out and restore a hidden Second World War flak battery emplacement at L’Ancresse are being drawn up by Festung Guernsey, the group dedicated to preserving the island’s German fortifications.  

Firefighters tackle small van fire

BBC Radio Guernsey

Firefighters in Alderney have tackled a small van fire on Tourgis Hill this morning.

Two fire appliances attended at 09:52. There were no injuries and the incident was over by 11:00.

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Alderney Fire Brigade

Appeal issued for missing woman

Jersey Evening Post

The police are concerned for the welfare of a woman who disappeared on Sunday evening.  

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Runners completing the London Marathon
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If you took part in the London Marathon yesterday, massive congratulations - we hope you're not aching too much today.

You can watch highlights of the day here.

And, if your time was between 2hrs 30mins and 6hrs, you can see yourself finish with this special feed on iPlayer.

Politicians urged to vote to remove senators

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

Politicians in Jersey are being urged to "respect the will of the people" as they are given a third chance to enact reforms approved in a referendum in 2013. It is in a proposition by Deputy Andrew Lewis.

States Assembly
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Earlier this year politicians voted on reforms that would see senators removed and a change to six large deputy districts. This was amended to keep senators as well as the district changes. 

Deputy Andrew Lewis says as this change wasn't put to the public in a referendum, it shouldn't be introduced. He says his plans give politicians a "third chance" to enact reforms agreed on during the referendum.

The debate is on 2 May and if agreed the reforms will be in place before the next election in May 2018.

Three men charged with importing cannabis

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

Three men from the UK have appeared in Jersey's Magistrates Court charged with drug-trafficking offences.

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More than £160,000 worth of cannabis was seized from a "small boat" by customs in Jersey.

The drugs were found on Friday by police and customs officers in St Ouen's Bay.

Jersey Magistrates Court heard the accused men are from Blandford in Dorset, Farnham in Surrey, and Ringwood in Hampshire. They are being held in police custody.

Biljon proud despite Jersey loss in final

James Law

BBC Sport Online

Jersey Reds head coach Harvey Biljon told his squad he is "proud of their achievements" after their narrow defeat in Friday's British & Irish Cup final.

Jersey were 18 points up on Munster A in Cork, but the Irish side came back to win by just a point.

Jersey Reds
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"We've got to learn to win those when there's that much on the line," Biljon told BBC Radio Jersey. "We've built through some difficult times but we all wanted more, and unfortunately we didn't get that."  

Pedestrian bridge to link two schools?

Jersey Evening Post

A pedestrian bridge could soon be built between two schools in St Saviour to make it safer for children to get across a busy road.  

Pollution laws allow police to stop cars pumping out smoke

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

New pollution laws in Guernsey allow police to stop a vehicle if dark black smoke is being produced, Environment and Infrastructure President Deputy Barry Brehaut has said.

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He says there are further moves planned to reduce the impact of vehicle emissions including the emissions duty on new cars.

Deputy Brehaut says the emissions duty doesn't go far enough and he wants to introduce a new tax based on vehicle width and emissions and would be bringing proposals to the States soon.

Measles 'greatest childhood killer' of preventable illnesses

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

Measles is the "greatest childhood killer" of all the preventable illnesses, acording to Dr Linda Diggle, who leads Jersey's campaign against preventable diseases. 

She says parents need to ensure vaccinations are up to date and take the issue seriously after a major outbreak in Europe.

Measles is a very infectious illness caused by virus. It spreads much more easily than the common cold and worldwide it is still the greatest childhood killer of all the vaccine preventable illnesses.

Dr Linda Diggle

Jersey women narrowly beaten in Sheffield

James Law

BBC Sport Online

Jersey's women were beaten 2-1 by Sheffield United Ladies at Bramall Lane, as the islanders gear up for this summer's Island Games.

Player-manager Jodie Botterill's second-half free-kick, struck low from the edge of the box, cancelled out Rachel Ruddach's opener for the home side.

But defender Natalie Frogatt netted late on to give the Blades victory.

Only 30 parents taking up 'reusable nappies' offer

BBC Radio Guernsey

Only 30 parents in Guernsey are currently taking advantage of the States subsidy on environmentally friendly reusable nappies.

Parents are eligible for a one-off £35 voucher towards the cost of buying them. It's estimated that over 9,000 disposable nappies are thrown away each day. 

The States recycling officer Tina Norman Ross says it's unclear why people aren't taking up the offer.

Fire service urges islanders to check barbecues

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

Jersey firefighters have asked anyone with a gas powered barbecue to check they are safe before using them, after one caused a fire yesterday afternoon. 

Firefighters were called to Marina Avenue to tackle the blaze, thought to be caused by a leaking gas cylinder. Nine firefighters and two engines were sent. 

Crew Commander John le Cornu says at this time of year many people are using their barbecues for the first time, and they should be checked for leaks.

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Islanders offered a chance on final Trislander flights

Guernsey Press

Aurigny's last remaining Trislander will be used to offer charity pleasure flights ahead of its retirement.  

Jersey cow helps people in Rwanda

Chris Rayner

BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

Charity, Hands Around the World, receives money from the Jersey Overseas Aid to help people in Rwanda.

It's working to build classrooms and upgrade schools in the country. 

Money has also been used to introduce the Jersey cow. The species is being used as a key part of a project to improve milk production in the country.  

The charity plans to train and equip 200 artificial insemination technicians, create a digital database for Rwanda’s dairy herd, and assist at least 12,000 smallholder dairy farmers with improved breeding and feeding techniques.   

Mike Hayden, from the charity, said: "What impressed us most is we came to build five classrooms funded by Jersey Overseas Aid."

However, he said the charity found five classrooms being built using funding by subscriptions from parents at the school.

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Biker injured in second motorbike crash in Jersey in three days

Jersey Evening Post

A motorcyclist was injured in a crash in St Martin on Monday morning. 

Breaking£164,000 of cannabis seized from small boat

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

About £164,000 worth of cannabis resin has been seized from a small boat in St Ouen's Bay, Jersey, by customs officers, the States has said.

Three people from the UK have been charged with importing cannabis and are expected to appear at the Jersey Magistrates' Court this morning.

Jersey Customs and Immigration officers seized 27kg (59lbs) of cannabis resin, which amounts to just under a third of all drugs seized by customs so far in 2017.

Perelle Bay Hotel is set to reopen as The Driftwood Inn

Guernsey Press

The former Perelle Bay Hotel is set to open under new management and with a new name next month.  

Jersey men lose in friendly

Tim Pryor

BBC Sport

Jersey's men suffered a 2-0 loss to Panjab in a pre-Muratti friendly at Springfield.

Craig Russell went closest for the island side but his header from a Jack Boyle cross was tipped on to the post.

Jersey
BBC

"It was a really slow start and we didn't deal with the movement," captain Cav Miley told BBC Radio Jersey. "We started a bit flat today, I'm disappointed with the loss but after the second-half performance I'll take some positively out of the game."

In 2015, 'majority' of children 'up to date with MMR vaccination'

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

According to the Jersey Stats Unit, 91% of children aged up to five years old had an up to date MMR vaccination in 2015. That covers mumps, measles and rubella. 

Jersey's health authorities are urging all parents to ensure their children have an up to date MMR vaccination after a major measles outbreak in Europe.

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Jersey States Unit
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'More than £200,000 saved by outsourcing gardening'

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

The States of Jersey has saved nearly £200,000 by outsourcing maintenance services for Jersey's parks and gardens, that's according to the infrastructure minister.

Flower
BBC

The savings made by the move in 2015 were revealed by Infrastructure Minister Eddie Noel in an answer to a written question in the States from Senator Sarah Ferguson. 

She claims too many beautiful plants have been lost as a result of outsourcing park maintenance.   

'Sober rave' to be held at Fort Regent Read

Jersey Evening Post

A family-friendly ‘sober rave’ with a circus theme is due to be held on the ramparts of Fort Regent this summer

New traditional pub to open on site of Perelle Bay Hotel

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

A new development on the site of the old Perelle Bay Hotel in Guernsey has been welcomed by many residents and politicians.

The site has been acquired by Jamie and Suzie Le Friec who plan to reopen it as a traditional inn.

Since the St Saviour's Tavern was demolished in 2011, the parish has been without a traditional pub. St Saviour's senior constable, Karl De La Mare has welcomed the move.

Man attacked car with baseball bat

Jersey Evening Post

A man who smashed the bonnet of a car with a baseball bat, scaring the three people inside, has been placed on probation for nine months.

Latest weather: A fine, dry day

BBC Weather

It will be a fine and dry day across the islands with plenty of long sunny spells on offer. The winds will be light and it will feel pleasant in the sunshine. Maximum temperature: 16C (61F).

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Europe measles outbreak prompts vaccination call

BBC Radio Jersey

Parents in Jersey are being reminded to get their children vaccinated for measles after an outbreak in Europe.

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Jersey's health authorities are urging parents to keep inoculations up to date as there have been more than 1,600 cases reported in Italy and 21 deaths from the outbreak in Romania.

Cases have also been seen in France, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland and the Ukraine. With summer travel season on the horizon, health officials have warned this outbreak could spread further. 

BBC Local Live in the Channel Islands

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

Good morning! Welcome to BBC Local Live in the Channel Islands this Monday morning.

We've got all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the day.

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