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Summary

  1. No confidence vote in Jersey's chief minister a 'waste of time' - political analyst
  2. Aurigny airline review expected next week
  3. Guernsey starts exporting glass for recycling in the UK after backlog
  4. Jersey supported aid project hit by cyclone in Burma
  5. Updates on Friday 2 June 2017

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By Rob England

All times stated are UK

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Our coverage across the Channel Islands

Rob England

BBC News Online

Live updates for the Channel Islands have finished for the week, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

Don't forget BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One at 18:30 and 22:30.

There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

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Have a good weekend. We think this chap will.

Latest weather: Cloud clearing and sunny spells on Saturday

BBC Weather

Skies will be largely cloudy at first this evening, with some mist and fog patches possible, but the cloud will gradually clear from the west towards the end of the night. Showery outbreaks of rain will continue for a time, but it will be dry by dawn. Minimum temperature: 13C (55F).

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A fresher feel will follow on Saturday with sunny spells. A few showers are possible in the afternoon, though some parts will stay dry. Maximum temperature: 16C (61F).

What to do in an asthma attack

Rob England

BBC News Online

St John's Ambulance in Jersey has teamed up with the charity Asthma UK to release guidance on what to do if you find yourself having an asthma attack.

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Guernsey and Jersey politicians 'disagreed over costs of inter-island ferry service'

BBC Channel Islands News

Guernsey Deputy Peter Ferbrache has explained that plans for a new inter-island ferry service collapsed after a disagreement with the minister for economic development in Jersey, Senator Lyndon Farnham, over how much each island would have to contribute.

Deputy Ferbrache said each island would have had to underwrite £250,000, with Condor Ferries putting in £100,000.

However, Senator Farnham said the final figures being discussed would have cost each island £125,000, with Condor funding the difference on more favourable terms.

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Rue des Pres trading estate parking changes

BBC Radio Jersey

Yellow lines and parking restrictions around the Rue des Pres Trading Estate will come into force on Tuesday 6 June after a States decision to clamp down on parking in the area.

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Minister for Infrastructure Eddie Noel said permit and pay card parking spaces had been created at the site.

Previously the Constable of St Saviour, Sadie Le Sueur-Rennard, said he was "worried sick" about increased parking in housing estates near Rue des Pres after the States agreed to the clamp down.

The minister said: "There has been a number of traffic-related safety problems at Rue des Pres for years now.

"I am pleased that we now have parking controls in place - an important first step to improving safety and making the trading estate a much more pleasant place for workers, residents and business clients."

People urged to pick up beach waste after controversial photo

Rob England

BBC News Online

A Jersey deputy has urged islanders to be mindful of waste on beaches around the island after a photo of St Brelade's bay sparked anger on social media.

The photo, which showed general rubbish and disposable barbeques, is thought to have been taken on Tuesday and shows mess from Monday.

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The beach has since been cleared by teams from the Department for Infrastructure.

Deputy Norton said: "You can't legislate against the irresponsibility of people, it's just common sense.

"I think if you walk on any beach, you will always find rubbish. But, generally, our beaches are of an excellent standard. Everything that needs to be done to clean beaches is being done already. It's up to people to be responsible.

He added that, on the beach this morning, tourists wouldn't have known rubbish had ever been there, and he praised voluntary groups and local businesses for helping to keep the area clean.

Guernsey Police: Know what apps your children are using

Rob England

BBC News Online

Guernsey Police have urged parents to make sure their children are safe by checking what computer and smartphone apps they may be using.

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CCTV images released of missing man Andrew Gilchrist

Rob England

BBC News Online

CCTV images have been released of a missing man in Jersey.

The images show Andrew Gilchrist on Tuesday 30 May in the Val Plaisant area, police said.

Enquiries are ongoing into his disappearance, and police said they were "concerned" for him.

Andrew Gilchrist
States of Jersey Police
Andrew Gilchrist
States of Jersey Police
Andrew Gilchrist
States of Jersey Police

‘More savings could have an impact on frontline services’

Guernsey Press

Frontline services could be at risk if further cuts are made to Home Affairs’ budget, its president has warned.

Police confirm clothing of missing man

Rob England

BBC News Online

A man who has gone missing in Jersey was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark blue Adidas hoodie with light blue sleeves and a green khaki cap, police say.

Police began enquiries as to the whereabouts of 49-year-old Andrew Gilchrist this morning, and said they were still "concerned" for him.

Andrew Gilchrist
States of Jersey Police

Jersey traffic: Victoria Avenue closed from 19:00-23:30

Rob England

BBC News Online

Motorists warned to leave time for classic cars on roads in Guernsey

BBC Radio Guernsey

A long standing member of the South West Veteran car club is urging Guernsey motorists to take care when the classic cars are driven around the island this weekend.

Club members are in Guernsey for the next four days, with more than 20 cars over a 100-years-old.

Remember that the breaks aren't that good, we do leave ourselves plenty of stopping distance but if people suddenly nip in to that space, we have very little time left. Likewise if we're pulling across junctions we fumble for the gears and may take a little longer to turn."

Michael FattoriniSouth West Veteran car club

Budget cuts impact on Jersey Consumer Council

BBC Radio Jersey

A group which champions customers' rights in Jersey has said it is reducing some of its workload following States budget cuts.

A spokesperson said the Consumer Council has chosen to rely less on expert advice and to choose work it says can deliver more "meaningful benefits".

The council has previously campaigned on energy prices and legal services and has advised school pupils on budgeting, banking and consumer law.

It was set up by the States more than twenty years ago as a research and advice service for shoppers.

Police still investigating 'horse stabbing'

Jersey Evening Post

Officers are still investigating an alleged attack on a horse which left the animal scarred for life.

Row over trial inter-island ferry service

BBC Radio Guernsey

A trial inter-island ferry service which was set to be run by Condor this summer was opposed by one member of Guernsey's Economic Development Committee as well as Policy and Resources, it's emerged.

Senator Lyndon Farnham, minister for economic development in Jersey, blames Guernsey for not backing the idea, making it a non-starter.

Deputy Peter Ferbrache says he was unable to persuade the Policy and Resources Committee to support the service who said the money should come from his Economic Development Committee.

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Ministers under fire for massive PR bill – again

Jersey Evening Post

Hundreds of thousands of pounds spent by the States on public relations has been wasted because they are still communicating poorly with their colleagues and with Islanders, backbench politicians have said.

Did you know...

Rob England

BBC News Online

Did you know that the Bailiff in the States Assembly used to be able to stop laws coming into effect by referring them to the Queen?

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According to Jersey Law, the Bailiff's "power of dissent" meant they had the power to disagree with a States decision: "If he or she [was] of the opinion that the States [were] not competent to pass the resolution."

In this instance any States decision would have been transferred to the Queen for approval, and without her consent, could not have been made law.

The powers were repealed in 2005.

Two reports into airline to be published

BBC Radio Guernsey

A senior Guernsey politician has confirmed there are two reports on the future of States-owned airline Aurigny, and that the panel releasing the reports is divided over the recommendations.

The airline is on course to lose £6.3m this year.

Deputy Peter Ferbrache said there is full support for the continuation of the airline, but that the report by the Policy and Resources Committee was being handled in an "illogical" way. The committee is yet to respond.

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Mug, Caritas latest to receive royal recognition for their work

Guernsey Press

Two local charities have been recognised with a national award from the Queen.

Man accused of murder appears in court

Jersey Evening Post

An Islander who has admitted killing a man in St Helier appeared in the Royal Court on Friday.

It's National Fish and Chip Day... apparently

Rob England

BBC News Online

Great one here from the Jersey Stats Unit, especially around lunchtime.

Only this morning I woke up wondering how many tonnes of wet fish were caught by Jersey's fishing fleet in 2015, and now I know.

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Telephone fault at Guernsey's Medical Specialist Group

Rob England

BBC News Online

A fault with the telephone system at Guernsey's Medical Specialist Group (MSG) means no calls can be made or received, bosses have told the BBC.

The fault happened at 12:00 and it's hoped it can be resolved soon.

The MSG has apologised for any inconvenience caused.

Eleven new British citizens swear their allegiance

Guernsey Press

They came from countries as diverse as Thailand, the Czech Republic, South Africa, Russia and Nepal.

Health clinic destroyed: In pictures

Rob England

BBC News Online

More pictures have been revealed of the dramatic scene of the aftermath and damage to a health clinic in Burma that was destroyed by Cyclone Mora.

Facilities at the clinic were built with money donated from Jersey, via Jersey Overseas Aid to the UK charity Health and Hope, who run the project.

The storm hit on Tuesday, devastating the site, and destroying 37 homes nearby.

A training centre for community health workers, called Jersey Hall, was destroyed with only the recently built clinic surviving the high winds during the tropical storm.

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health clinic
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Roadworks: La Rue de la Rosiere, St Mary

Rob England

BBC News Online

Jersey Electricity has warned motorists of resurfacing works on La Rue de la Rosiere in St Mary from 5-7 June.

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Jersey Electricity
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Guernsey 'could deal with glass recycling again'

BBC Radio Guernsey

A director at the Longue Hougue recycling plant in Guernsey has said it's possible the island could deal with its own glass recycling again, but not in the short-term.

The States of Guernsey said a downturn in the local building industry has resulted in a backlog of 2,500 tonnes of recyclable glass at Longue Hougue.

The glass used to be crushed and used for local construction projects, but it's now being exported to the UK for recycling.

The facilities at Longue Hougue will enable enough flexibility for us to see if things change in the future. So if the building industry does change and it is economical for us to process the glass here, we could buy a replacement glass crushing machine in the future and we could process the glass on island, but at the moment that's not the plan.

Richard EvansDeputy Managing Director, States Trading

Recruitment procedures 'not followed' for senior health posts in Jersey

BBC Radio Jersey

The recruitment of senior members of staff in Jersey's health department is being overseen by an independent body, after procedures "were not followed" in the hiring process, it has been revealed.

The Jersey Appointments Commission said recruitment procedures were not followed and has warned other departments they will be named if they do not improve.

Recently, the head of the diabetes service resigned after it was found she had lied about her qualifications when she was recruited, and they had not been properly checked.

A report by Dame Janet Paraskeva, who chairs the commission, described their lack of consultation on the recruitment of senior posts in health as "a major concern".

The commission is now getting involved in all posts with salaries from £75,000 and above, and the department will be meeting the head of the commission to discuss the way forward.

Rubbish ‘putting children’s safety at risk on the beach’

Jersey Evening Post

Glass bottles, beer cans and plastic bags which are regularly left strewn across the sand at St Brelade’s Bay are an accident waiting to happen, a manager of a beach business has said.

Plans for affordable homes approved on site of former Jersey nursery

Chris Stone

BBC Radio Jersey

Two-hundred affordable homes will be built on the site of a former garden nursery in Jersey, despite protests from the local parish.

There were four letters of objection to the development of the old Samarès Nursery. Representatives for the Parish of St Clement said they were concerned about "over development" of the area and parking problems.

The plans include:

  • 20 one-bedroom social rented homes
  • 89 two-bedroom social rented homes
  • 51 three-bedroom social rented homes
  • 40 three-bedroom first time buyer homes

The States of Jersey said there would be extra bus services to cope with more people living there, as well as improvements in access to the area and an "archaeological assessment" of the site.

Summer off to a scorching start

Jersey Evening Post

Summer officially began yesterday with the hottest start to the season since records began.

Guernsey has 'backlog' of recyclable glass

BBC Radio Guernsey

The downturn in the local building industry has resulted in a backlog of 2,500 tonnes of recyclable glass at Longue Hougue, according to the States of Guernsey.

The glass used to be crushed and used for local construction projects, but it is now being exported to the UK for recycling.

Operators are being invited to submit prices for a longer term contract with the States of Guernsey.

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States of Guernsey

Police appeal for missing glass plates

Jersey Evening Post

An artist is appealing for information after two pieces of her glass artwork were allegedly stolen from a town coffee shop.

'Cigarette causes' shed blaze

Rob England

BBC News Online

A fire in a storage shed has been tackled by crews in Jersey.

Firefighters said a cigarette caused the blaze.

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Risk of mist and fog later

BBC Weather

After a bright start, it will cloud over a bit later bringing a few light showers in the afternoon and also a risk of mist and fog.

In Jersey:

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And in Guernsey:

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Jersey supported aid project hit by cyclone in Burma

Naomi Dunning

BBC Radio Jersey, Reporter

A health clinic in Burma built with money donated from Jersey has been badly damaged by a cyclone.

A training centre for community health workers, called Jersey Hall, has been destroyed with only the recently built clinic surviving the high winds during the tropical storm.

The project, run by UK charity Health and Hope, was supported by Jersey Overseas Aid.

A spokesperson from the charity said: "We are utterly saddened to report that most of the buildings in our training centre in Lailenpi have been completely flattened by Cyclone Mora."

Health and Hope building in Chin State Myanmar
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Police try to find Andrew Gilchrist, 49

Rob England

BBC News Online

Police in Jersey are appealing for information on the whereabouts of 49-year-old Andrew Gilchrist.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the police on 01534 612612.

Andrew Gilchrist
States of Jersey Police

Aurigny airline review expected next week

Simon Fairclough

Guernsey Political Reporter

The chair of the panel conducting a review of States-owned airline Aurigny has said there are "lots of reasons" it has taken so long to reveal their findings.

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BBC

The Policy and Resources Committee said air and sea connectivity was the number one policy challenge for the Bailiwick, and that the strategic review of Aurigny provided a genuine opportunity for helpful recommendations.

Nine months on and its findings are still to be made public, although Deputy Lyndon Trott said the panel has made a number of recommendations it was "content" with.

The findings were due to be debated by the States early this year, but were delayed on multiple occasions, the latest estimate being the end of May.

Deputy Trott said there was "due processes" the panel had to go through, and the findings are expected to be published next week.

No confidence vote a 'waste of time' says political analyst

BBC Radio Jersey

Plans to force Jersey's Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, to resign have been described as "a waste of valuable States time".

Ian Gorst
States of Jersey

John Henwood, who was part of the Clothier reform committee in the late 1990s has said it is "unlikely" any ministers will support it so close to an election, despite divisions within the Council of Ministers.

Senator Gorst is expected to face a vote of no confidence over how he handled the Jersey Innovation Fund, funding for the new hospital and the reappointment of Senator Ozouf to the Council of Ministers.

BBC Local Live across the Channel Islands - It's Friday!

Rob England

BBC News Online

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

We'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather on this, the best of days, that's right folks - Friday.

Don't forget to send in any comments, questions or photos.

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Here's a snap of the coast at St Clement from our reporter Ryan Morrison.