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  1. Manchester Arena attack: Tributes from Channel Islands
  2. Guernsey 'needs £40m by 2021 to implement plans'
  3. Chief minister to discuss support before care inquiry publication
  4. Jersey taxi fare reforms 'not agreed' by drivers
  5. Aurigny offer customers 'free' flight changes to avoid fog disruption
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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That's all from us today

Rob England

BBC News Online

That's all from us today at BBC Local Live, but we're back from 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather in the Channel Islands.

Don't forget to tune in to BBC One tonight for all the latest headlines with BBC Channel Islands News .

States to start paying money to Parishes for public buildings

Chris Rayner

BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

Law changes that will mean the States will start paying rates on its buildings will come forward next year, following a decision by politicians earlier today in the States Assembly.

Most of the money will go to St Helier which has the majority of States buildings.

The Treasury Minister will consult parish constables and others before suggesting law changes next year.

Earlier this year, plans were rejected by the States following concerns the money would have to be found from somewhere, such as from ratepayers in other parishes.

Condor ferries claims Jersey service is 'reliable'

BBC Radio Jersey

Condor ferries has said it is operating a "reliable service" to Jersey, based on their latest performance figures.

Despite some technical issues last month, it says that 99% of its sailings operated, and just over 80% of them were within half an hour of scheduled time.

That's fewer than the previous month, and its measure of customer satisfaction has also fallen.

Chief executive Paul Luxon said he wanted to make the service more punctual, and to provide a "better ferry service".


States approve establishment of Jersey Sport

BBC Sport

The States Assembly has agreed to relinquish control of administering sport on the island, and give it to an independent body, Jersey Sport.

The states are funding the organisation, which will be led by Catriona McAllister.

Catriona McAllister.

My career has been dedicated to sport, its facilities and managing health intervention initiatives and I welcome the prospect of leading Jersey Sport as it delivers on the ‘Fit for the Future’ strategy. Through consultation with our key partners and stakeholders our ambition is to create an integrated system for sport and active living."

Catriona McAllisterChief Executive, Jersey Sport

One in 20 pets refused permission to travel in 2017

Rob England

BBC News Online

Record numbers of pets have been travelling to Jersey from mainland Europe in 2017, according to Jersey's Department of the Environment, but many have not met passport requirements.

The latest figures from the department show 747 pets came into Jersey from Europe, excluding the UK, under the PETS travel scheme in the first four months of 2017, including 709 dogs and 38 cats.

The department said 1 in 20 of these failed to meet the pet passport travel requirements, resulting in animals being refused travel or being put into quarantine.

Over the last three years the Animal Health and Welfare Section in the Department of the Environment reported a "significant increase" in the number of pets that did not comply with the travel scheme requirements.

A spokesperson said: "The most common reason is dogs not having a valid tapeworm (echinococcus) treatment, and not having a valid rabies vaccination, or these details not being correctly recorded in the pet passport by the vet."

£14m to be raised by 2021 from top earners and corporations

BBC Radio Guernsey

Guernsey's chief politician President Gavin St Pier has said £14m of the £40m that needs to be raised by 2021 will come from individuals and business.

The figure is revealed in the island's first ever Policy and Resource Plan, which aims to bring in a budget surplus.

We've begun the process of withdrawal of allowances for those at the top of the income scale. We also have the ongoing corporate tax reform which began in 2012, but there are limitations on that because of international constraints on us.

Deputy Gavin St PierPresident, Policy & Resources Committee

Islanders invited to consultation on legal aid reform

Cameron Ward

BBC Radio Jersey

Islanders are being asked for their views on Jersey's legal aid system.

The current system covers the cost of legal advice to those who cannot afford it.

The Law Society of Jersey has been carrying out a review into how it works and has suggested reducing the number of issues which are eligible for legal aid, so more can be done to help with the issues deemed to be most in need.

Currently legal professionals bear the cost, which is estimated to be £7m to £9m a year.

You can find a link to the survey here.

St Paul's dominate Jersey Games squad

BBC Sport

Martin Cassidy
Adrian Topley

Jersey have selected 11 players from Channel Island champions St Paul's in their football squad for next month's Island Games in Gotland.

That number includes Johnny Le Quesne, who only started training with the side last week after a spell in America.

Martin Cassidy

St Paul's dominate Jersey Games squad

Jersey select 11 players from Channel Island champions St Paul's in their squad for next month's Island Games.

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Minister faces criticism over 'U-turn' on hospital funding debate

Rob England

BBC News Online

Some ministers have criticised the Council of Ministers for pulling the debate on hospital funding from the States Assembly this morning.

Deputies from Reform Jersey were among those to criticise the Treasury Minister, who compared the decision against remarks from a previous sitting.

Deputy Tracey Vallois said she was considering a vote of no confidence against the chief minister, calling the decision "appalling."

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Manchester explosion: Guernsey holds lunchtime service for victims

BBC Radio Guernsey

A service took place in the Town Church at lunchtime to allow people in Guernsey to pray for the victims of the attack.

It was conducted by the Dean of Guernsey, the Very Reverend Tim Barker.


Hospital funding debate 'withdrawn' from States Assembly

BBC Radio Jersey

Controversial plans to fund Jersey's new hospital have been withdrawn by the Treasury and Resources Minister.

The plans that included borrowing £400m and using States reserves had been due to be debated in the States today.

In an email to States members sent yesterday evening, Senator Alan Maclean said he had agreed to withdraw it "following discussions with the chief minister and others".

Instead, the business case, updated budget and funding strategy will be debated in the autumn. Members were told this "would not hold up the project" and is a "more sensible and coordinated approach".

Deputy Tracy Vallois described the withdrawal as a "shambles".

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States of Jersey

Senator Maclean is due to make a statement in the Assembly later.

Big spenders Health and Home Affairs set out priority policies

Guernsey Press

Moving Health’s adult and children community services under one roof at the King Edward VII site is now one step closer.

Chief minister to discuss support before care inquiry publication

BBC Radio Jersey

The group representing victims of abuse in Jersey's child care system are due to discuss what support they will need when the care inquiry's report is published.

Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst confirmed he would be meeting the Jersey Care Leavers Association with other States members to discuss any support they might require.

The report from the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry is due to be published in July.

Ian Gorst
States of Jersey

Man taken to hospital after two-vehicle crash

Rob England

BBC News Online

A man has been taken to Jersey hospital with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash in St Helier on La Grande Route de St Jean, police have said.

A blue Ford Fiesta and a silver Ford KA crashed at about 07:30 this morning.

The driver of the Fiesta, a 32-year-old man, was seen by paramedics before being sent to Jersey General Hospital.

The driver of the silver Ford KA was not injured, police said.

Condor suffers rise in delayed crossings

Jersey Evening Post

Condor Ferries suffered a rise in the number of delayed crossings last month, according to new figures released by the firm.

Roadworks in Guernsey

BBC News Travel

Rohais and Collings Road, St Peter Port

  • Refurbishment work is taking place from 27-29 May, with Collings Road set as no entry from Rohais until works are completed
  • As a result, traffic travelling up the Rohais looking to access Collings Road will be diverted to the top of the Rohais and through Courtil St Jacques/Green Lanes or Rozel Road to re-join their route

Landes du Marche, Vale

  • Works by Guernsey Water in Landes du Marche between Landes du Marche Garage and Stan Brouard's have been extended until Wednesday

Judy Murray coaches islanders

Rob England

BBC News Online

Judy Murray - the former Scottish international tennis player - and mother of national tennis champions Andy and Jamie Murray - is visiting Jersey to help build the island's tennis coaching "workforce".

Until Wednesday she will be giving islanders an experience of her training programme 'Tennis on the Road'.

Mrs Murray is aiming to give more than 100 coaches further training with fellow coach Kris Soutar.

She will also be leading coaching sessions with the top island junior and senior tennis squads, and opening a tennis hub at St Clements recreation ground.

Judy Murray
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Hospital funding debate to be delayed until autumn

Rob England

BBC News Online

After agreeing to withdraw the motion to debate hospital funding in the States Assembly this morning, Senator Alan Maclean said the Council of Ministers "remains fully committed to the delivery of a modern, new hospital".

The debate currently centres around whether the States should borrow the £400m needed to pay for the new hospital, or borrow some of the money, and dig into it's reserves, called the "rainy day" fund.

Mr Maclean acknowledged there were "risks" in delaying a decision on borrowing the money, but said that the States would be in a "better position" to debate in the autumn.

states chamber

We have to get the timing and level of borrowing right for this important project, so following discussion with the chief minister and other members of the Council of Ministers, I have agreed to withdraw this proposition on the Future Hospital Funding Strategy, until the autumn when there should be greater certainty about key aspects of the project."

Senator Alan MacleanTreasury Minister, States of Jersey

States 'should have expected' innovation fund companies to fail

BBC Radio Jersey

Jersey's government has been told it should have expected at least half of the companies receiving money from the controversial innovation fund to fail.

The Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst told States members one of the problems identified was that the States had not been told the projected risk of failure rose from 10-20% to over 50%.

The civil servant responsible for the fund resigned, and other politicians involved were criticised by the Chief Minister.

states assembly sign

Some members were not in favour of supporting innovation. But these types of companies, this type of approach we should expect that rough percentage of failures."

Senator Ian Gorst

Guernsey grower wins gold at Chelsea Flower Show

BBC Radio Guernsey

Guernsey grower Raymond Evison has won his 29th gold medal at the Chelsea flower show.

Last night, the Queen toured his garden, and was guided by Mr Evison, who said he was thrilled at the latest win.

We designed up an entirely new exhibit. It is a conceptual sea shore scene, we have a sand base, we have some pebbles that I bought, legally, many years ago and so we have five waves about 1m wide.

Raymond Evison

Weather update: Fog patches moving in this afternoon

Rob England

BBC News Online

Do not overlook L’Ancresse kiosk, say deputies

Guernsey Press

Concerns have been raised by two Vale deputies over the future of the L’Ancresse kiosk as part of plans for the future of the bay’s sea defences.

Manchester explosion: Jersey flags to be flown at half-mast

Rob England

BBC News Online


Jersey's Bailiff William Bailhache has asked that flags on States buildings will be flown at half-mast until sunset today, out of respect for the victims of the Manchester terror attack last night.

A book of condolences for the victims has also been opened, and is available for anyone who wishes to sign in the States building main entrance in the Royal Square.

Mr Bailhache also said he would be writing to the Lord Mayor of Manchester on behalf of the States.

Twenty-two people have been killed and 59 injured in what Theresa May called an "appalling, sickening, terrorist attack" at Manchester Arena.

Our immediate thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected by this act of terror. During this time we should also extend out thoughts to the emergency services and police authorities whose selfless actions continue to support the survivors of this incident."

William BailhacheBailiff, States of Jersey

Jersey orchids win gold medal

Rob England

BBC News Online

Orchids from Jersey have won a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.

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Cars damaged in St Peter Port

Rob England

BBC News Online

Two cars have been damaged in St Peter Port, police have said.

A car was hit by an unknown vehicle yesterday between 07:50 and 17:45. The Mitsubishi Shogun, which was parked near the La Vallette Bathing Pools, has scratches to its bodywork.

In a separate incident, police said another car was hit by an unknown vehicle in the Odeon car park last week.

A blue Toyota Rav4 also has scratches to its bodywork after the crash on 17 May between 06:55 and 18:30.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Skies on the cloudy side

BBC Weather

It will stay mostly dry today, but skies will be on the cloudy side.

Mist or fog patches will develop through the day, becoming more extensive later into the afternoon.

Maximum temperature: 17C (63F).

In Jersey:


And in Guernsey:


Electoral reform proposals are a ‘dog’s dinner’, says minister

Jersey Evening Post

The electoral reform package States members are due to debate next month is a ‘dog’s dinner’ and the role of senator will probably be abolished, a senior minister has said.

Manchester explosion: 'These are the acts of the very few' - Gavin St Pier

BBC Radio Guernsey

Did you know...

Rob England

BBC News Online

41% of adults are "worried" about cyber-crime according to the Jersey Stats Unit.

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Guernsey 'needs £40m by 2021 to implement plans'

BBC Radio Guernsey

Guernsey's government has said it needs to raise an extra £40m by 2021 to implement everything in its new Policy and Resource Plan.

The first phase of the plan, Future Guernsey, was approved by the States Assembly in November 2016, and sets out an ambitious 20-year vision for the island.

Phase two has seen principal committees draw up plans setting out the policies they intend to develop in line with Future Guernsey's four themes:

  • Economy
  • Quality of life
  • Community
  • Place in the world

These plans have now been submitted and considered by the Policy & Resources Committee which has produced a consolidated plan which will be debated by States members next month.

The committee has estimated that £40m is necessary, with £26m to be raised through "ongoing public service reform initiatives", and £14m from "targeted tax measures".

Manchester explosion: Guernsey flags to be flown at half-mast

Rob England

BBC News Online

Flags on all States buildings will be flown at half-mast today as a mark of respect for those killed in the terrorist attack in Manchester, it has been confirmed.

The States has invited other organisations around Guernsey to do the same.

Flags on States buildings will be return to full mast tomorrow.

Jersey school football team wins championship

BBC Radio Jersey

the team

Young footballers from Victoria College Preparatory School have won a national championship, becoming the second Jersey school in a row to win the trophy.

The ESFA Danone Nations Cup - involving the best primary schools and district teams - was held at Stoke City's stadium on Saturday.

The team from Victoria College Preparatory School beat local Channel Islands and regional teams to reach the finals involving the top eight teams. St Clement's School lifted the trophy last year.

We probably had the most possession, most shots, but their goalkeeper made some excellent saves. They had a few chances as well but nothing clear cut. It transpired in the end it went to penalties. But our boys were super confident and we ended up winning quite convincingly.

Ben SilvaDirector of Sport, Victoria College preparatory school

Manchester explosion: Guernsey Police offer condolences to victims and families

Rob England

BBC News Online

Aurigny offer customers 'free' flight changes to avoid fog disruption

BBC Radio Guernsey

Guernsey's Aurigny airline is allowing customers to move flights forward "free of charge" to avoid fog disruption expected in the next 48 hours.

The airline said it was planning to operate as normal at this stage, but expects poor visibility forecast from tomorrow afternoon and into the evening.

Customers are advised to contact Aurigny's reservations department.


Taxi fare reforms 'not agreed' by drivers

BBC Radio Jersey

Taxi drivers have said they have not agreed to a revised fare structure for taxis and cabs.

Under proposals from the States of Jersey, fares are set to rise by nearly 5% in July but drivers will no longer be able to charge for carrying more than one passenger or luggage under a simplified fares structure.

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Manchester explosion: Tributes from States members across the Channel islands

Rob England

BBC News Online

States members from both Jersey and Guernsey have been expressing their condolences to the victims of an explosion in Manchester last night.

Twenty-two people, including children, are now known to have been killed and dozens injured in a suspected terror attack at Manchester Arena.

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BBC Local Live across the Channel Islands

Rob England

BBC News Online

Good morning! Welcome to BBC Local Live across the Channel Islands on Tuesday.

We'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the day.

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