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Summary

  1. Jersey Heritage 'told to reduce noise and disturbance' from weddings and events
  2. Roaming charges to stay for islanders
  3. Jersey politician concerned by base jumpers
  4. Guernsey troops departure for WW1 re-enacted
  5. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Live updates for the Channel Islands have finished for today, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday 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.

Risk meeting after London attack

BBC Radio Guernsey

Guernsey's Strategic Co-ordinating Group, which includes all emergency services and States bodies, has met this morning to assess the level of risk islanders face in the wake of the London attack.

A spokeswoman for law enforcement said they'll continue to hold regular risk assessment meetings to ensure that islanders are protected "proportionately to the current threat".

Islanders may notice an increased presence of uniformed officers at the ports – which may include armed firearms officers. Heightened security checks will, they say, continue to be carried out on people arriving in the island.

These measures have been in place since the Paris attacks in November 2015.

Guernsey Police logo
Guernsey Police

Ana Rebelo murder: 95 lines of inquiry being pursued

BBC Radio Jersey

Two months on from the suspicious death of 51-year-old Ana Rebelo, Jersey Police say they are still pursuing 95 lines of inquiry, including forensic work.

The force is continuing to try to establish exactly how and why she met her death.

A total of 240 separate lines of enquiry have been pursued.

Two suspects remain on police bail, however, they say there is no suggestion that the public are at any risk.

Ana Rebelo
States of Jersey Police

Police seek 'special arrangement' for walkers

BBC Radio Guernsey

Organisers of Guernsey's Saffrey Rotary Walk have said they will make sure an issue with parking fines doesn't happen again.

On Saturday some walkers found tickets on their cars at North Beach after completing the 39-mile trek, even though they'd displayed notices saying they were taking part in the event.

Guernsey Police have now revoked the fines as a gesture of goodwill but say a special arrangement should be made in future.

Walkers on Guernsey's cliffs
BBC

Spring was equal second warmest on record

Jersey Evening Post

This spring was the equal second warmest since records began in 1894, according to Jersey Met.

'War Donkey' story in print

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Sarah-Jayne Laine at the parade
Sarah-Jayne Laine

The story of Joey the donkey, the mascot who led Guernsey's World War One fighting force off the island 100 years ago, has a special significance for Sarah-Jayne Laine.

She wrote a book about the animal and her great grandfather, Nick Mahy, a soldier who served in the force.

It charts Joey's journey from being chosen as the mascot, travelling to Canterbury, and his return to Guernsey and when he later welcomed some of the soldiers home.

In 1921 the donkey even met royalty when King George V reportedly "fondled" his ears.

Increased police presence at ports

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Armed police officer
BBC

Islanders may notice an increased police presence at Bailiwick ports, according to a spokeswoman for law enforcement.

It may include armed officers, which it said is not a response to any specific threat, but about public reassurance.

Armed officers were at yesterday’s Royal Guernsey Light Infantry parade in St Peter Port and at the Seafront Sunday, which followed it.

Rain and possible gales tonight

BBC Weather

Further rain will continue to affect the islands during the evening, before gradually easing and clearing east overnight.

It will remain windy for many, with the risk of gales.

Jersey

Jersey weather
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Guernsey

Guernsey weather forecast
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Drone search for missing man

BBC Channel Islands News

Fire and Rescue in Jersey have been using drones to help police in the search for a missing man.

The focus was on coastal areas as the police continue to look for Andrew Gilchrist - who's also known as Titch.

He's thought to have been wearing blue jeans and a dark blue zip-up hoodie when he was last seen.

Andrew Gilchrist
States of Jersey Police

Canadian pilot honoured in Guernsey

BBC Channel Islands News

A plaque's been unveiled in St Peter Port to commemorate a Canadian pilot whose plane crashed into Havelet Bay during a Second World War bombing raid.

Flight Lieutenant John Walton Saville died when his Typhoon was shot down while leading a mission to destroy a German radar facility at Fort George. The success of the mission gave the combined allied forces a tactical advantage the following day on D-Day.

This afternoon a short service of remembrance was held on Castle Pier in his honour.

Plaque to pilot John Saville
BBC

Concern over States leadership

BBC Radio Jersey

There's concern the decision of the Jersey chief minister to bring back Senator Philip Ozouf into the Council of Ministers is damaging Jersey's government.

Senator Ozouf resigned as an assistant chief minister over the handling of a much-criticised fund for business start-ups. However, Senator Ian Gorst said a review had cleared him of blame.

Deputy Judy Martin wants to know whether all Ministers approved Senator Ozouf's return, and plans to ask Senator Gorst about it in the States.

If they're not working together, if they don't trust each other, if they can't come to agreements, what is the rest of Government supposed to do?"

Deputy Judy Martin

Minimum wage - what will change?

BBC Radio Guernsey

Adults in Guernsey currently receive a minimum of £7.20 an hour with 16 to 17-year-olds eligible for £6.50 an hour.

The Committee for Employment and Social Security is proposing a 30p rise in the adult rate, bringing it to £7.50 an hour, in line with the current UK rate.

The rate for younger islanders could jump by 50p to £7.00 an hour.

Any changes will come into effect in 2018.

Employers and employee representative groups such as trade unions and staff associations have now been asked for their views ahead of a new rate being set.

Islanders urged to 'stay vigilant'

BBC Radio Jersey

Jersey's Bailiff says islanders should stay vigilant in wake of the terror attack in central London at the weekend.

William Bailhache says people should not become complacent - however this should not stop them enjoying themselves.

Flags are flying at half-mast today and a book of condolence has been opened at the States building in the Royal Square.

There will also be a one minute silence at 11:00 GMT on Tuesday, which coincides with the D-day minute's silence at the Cenotaph.

Minimum wage views sought

BBC Radio Guernsey

People in Guernsey are being asked for their views on a 30p rise in the minimum wage, bringing it in line with the current UK rate.

The Committee for Employment & Social Security is inviting people to complete a survey ahead of the change in rate, which comes into effect in 2018.

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'Abandon' plans to change voting districts

BBC Radio Jersey

Jersey's politicians have been encouraged to keep the current parish-based system for voting in deputies, despite them already agreeing to move to a district system, similar to Guernsey.

Voters who took part in surveys, public meetings or submitted comments on the matter were generally not in favour of the new system, with the majority of those surveyed saying they wanted a referendum on any changes.

The States has already agreed in principle to reduce the number of deputies by one and to have them elected from six large voting districts. The changes will see two more deputies in St Helier, and just four for both St Saviour and St Martin, which becomes the new East Central District.

Corporate Services Chairman Deputy John le Fondre has urged his colleagues not to vote in the changes. They face a challenge in the States this week.

Map of current Jersey voting parishes
BBC

Drone used in search for missing man

Jersey Evening Post

A drone has been used in the search for a man who has been missing for almost a week.

RGLI parade 'deeply moving'

BBC Radio Guernsey

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The president of France's La Manche Department, Philippe Bas, has thanked Guernsey for its contribution to World War One and the defence of his country.

He spoke at an event to mark the departure of Guernsey's dedicated fighting force, the RGLI, 100 years ago. The force suffered heavy casualties, particularly at the Battle of Cambrai.

He said he was "deeply moved" by the parade, which saw hundreds of islanders re-create the departure.

RGLI Parade inspection
BBC
RGLI Parade inspection
BBC

Wet afternoon on the way

BBC Weather

Rain will become heavy and persistent in places. It will feel cool under the persistent rain and strong winds, with the risk of gales around some coasts.

It was a cloudy but pleasant enough morning in Guernsey - Joanna captured this typical island scene in St Martins earlier.

green lane in St Martins, Guernsey
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Guernsey weather forecast
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Jersey weather forecast
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Driver arrested after car flips onto roof

Jersey Evening Post

A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after his car flipped onto its roof in a crash in St Saviour.

Did the 'war donkey' survive?

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

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I have some good news from 100 (or so) years ago.

After some investigating, it turns out that Joey did in fact survive World War One.

But for those of you wanting a War Horse-like story, I'm afraid Joey didn't make it to the front line.

WW1 researcher Liz Walton has told me he did travel with the RGLI in 1917 to Bourne Park in Kent, for their advanced training. Joey then travelled back to Guernsey, and not on to France, where the regiment would suffer heavy losses in the Battle of Cambrai.

The mascot went back to his more mundane day job of continuing to pull a milk-cart for a local farmer. It's thought he may have also seen out his final days on neighbouring Sark, perhaps a reward for his years of hard work.

Hamster dies in Jersey fire

Fire damage
'Jersey Fire & Rescue

Fire crews put out a blaze on Westmount Road, St Helier, on Sunday. The flat fire began in a bedroom, believed to have been caused by an unattended incense burner.

Jersey Fire and Rescue arrived shortly after 12:00 with two fire engines, along with a paramedic crew.

A search of the flat confirmed that nobody was in, but sadly the occupier’s pet hamster died due to smoke inhalation.

Jersey Fire and Rescue would like to remind the public about ensuring all candles, tea lights, incense burners, or other similar items with a naked flame, are properly extinguished prior to leaving the premises or going to bed."

Andy GallieCrew Commander

Environment takes action at Hamptonne

Chris Rayner

BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

The Department of the Environment told the BBC it would allow five more weddings at Hamptonne this year, but after that it has to find a solution after complaints were made about loud music and disturbance.

The Country Life Museum has been growing in popularity as a wedding venue but complaints from neighbours about people leaving the venue late at night have prompted the department to take action.

The minister, Deputy Steve Luce, didn't want to cancel any of the weddings booked this year, but told Jersey Heritage it has to come up with a solution. One idea suggested is to build an extension to some of the buildings at Hamptonne.

Officers from the department have been monitoring the noise.

Tide times warning after girls rescued from rocks

Two girls were rescued off Jersey's south coast on Saturday after becoming stranded on rocks.

Both girls were picked up by the fire inshore rescue boat and transported back to waiting paramedics. They were not injured.

Crew commander John Le Cornu urged all islanders and visitors to make sure they are fully aware of the tides before visiting island beaches.

Inshore Rescue Boat off Jersey's coast
Jersey Fire & Rescue

Man faces jail for assaulting landlady

Jersey Evening Post

A 53-year-old man who admitted assaulting a pub landlady has been warned he may face a jail term when he is sentenced later this month.

Roaming charges cause a stir

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

The topic of roaming charges has certainly got you talking this morning.

As the islands fall outside of the European Union, mobile phone users will not enjoy on the bloc-wide abolition of charges when travelling overseas. It comes into effect next week.

However, visitors from the UK to our shores will enjoy the benefits of no extra charges while in the Channel islands.

CI mobile users need to 'shout loudly' over data roaming charges. More here: bbc.in/2qSprtF

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Surf school is given award for its services to lifesaving

Guernsey Press

Trained lifesavers are preventing ‘near misses’ becoming a drowning statistic, according to the president of the Guernsey branch of the Royal Life Saving Society.

Jersey suffer two defeats in Ireland

Tim Pryor

BBC Sport

Jersey suffered defeats in both of their friendlies in Ireland over the weekend, as they prepare for the Island Games later this month.

Martin Cassidy's side were beaten 5-2 on Saturday and 2-1 yesterday by the team which will represent Ireland in the upcoming Uefa Regions' Cup.

Jack Boyle
Adi Topley

Michael Weir and Karl Hinds netted for Jersey in the first game in Limerick, while Jack Boyle got the goal in the second fixture in Cork after Jersey had gone two goals behind.

Woman due in court on ‘out of control’ dog charge

Jersey Evening Post

A woman charged with allowing a bull mastiff dog to be out of control on Grève d’Azette beach is due to appear in the Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Rain on the way

BBC Weather

Rain will move in from the west across the region during Monday.

The rain will become heavy and persistent in places. It will feel cool under the persistent rain and strong winds, with the risk of gales around some coasts.

Jersey:

Jersey weather forecast Monday
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Guernsey weather forecast
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Parking tickets revoked for walkers

BBC Radio Guernsey

Fixed penalty notice and ticket on car windscreen
BBC

The organisers of last weekend's round-the-island walk have welcomed the offer from the police to revoke parking tickets issued to walkers during the event.

Some people taking part in the Saffrey Rotary Walk found tickets on their cars at North Beach even though they were displaying a notice saying they were taking part in the event.

Vice chairman of the organising committee David Mortimer admitted the notices they give out had no legal standing, but they've always relied on the goodwill of Guernsey Police.

Politician concerned by base jumpers

Josephine Baker

BBC Radio Jersey, Reporter

On Tuesday the home affairs minister will be asked what she is doing to do to stop people jumping from buildings with parachutes.

Last weekend's jump off La Collette tower sparked numerous comments on social media, from praise to condemnation.

Deputy Kevin Lewis, who has also raised concerns about people breaking into the old cable car station at Fort Regent, said although no law was broken, he does not want others to copy it.

He's asking the minister in charge of the emergency services what she is doing to dissuade people from jumping off tall buildings.

Base jumper parachuting off tall building
BBC
A base jumper in Malaysia

CI mobile users need to 'shout loudly'

BBC Radio Guernsey

A consumer group has called for the Channel Islands regulator CICRA to do more to bring down expensive data roaming charges.

Mobile operators Sure, Airtel and JT say that as they're outside the European Union, they won't be participating in the EU-wide abolition of data roaming charges on 15 June.

However, all four UK mobile operators now say they'll extend free roaming for their customers visiting Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.

It's very good news for those visiting the islands, obviously visitors are very important to us. But I think we've still got to shout loudly for the local people, that they need to also have those same privileges and rights."

Anne KingJersey Consumer Council

Troops departure for WW1 re-enacted

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

When Guernsey's WW1 force left the island in 1917 it took a donkey, named Joey with it

When Guernsey's first dedicated military force left the island for the Western Front 100 years ago, Joey the donkey went with it.

The animal was the official regimental mascot of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry (RGLI).

More than 40% of the 3,549 men of the RGLI were killed or wounded in World War One.

To mark their contribution, islanders recreated their departure from the island with a donkey.

Wedding warning at heritage site

BBC Radio Jersey

Jersey Heritage has been told it must reduce noise and disturbance to neighbours from weddings at Hamptonne if it wants to continue using the venue.

The heritage organisation hires a number of venues for weddings and parties, including the site, which gives a flavour of rural life in the island going back centuries.

It has been told by the Department of the Environment it can only hold five more weddings at Hamptonne unless changes are made to reduce noise and disturbances as people leave the venue late at night.

Roaming charges to stay for islanders

BBC Radio Guernsey

From next week UK mobile phone users will benefit from cheaper data roaming while in the EU, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

However, as local operators Sure, Airtel and JT are outside the EU, they say they're denied access to the new reduced wholesale prices that would enable them to offer the same free roaming to their customers travelling abroad.

Savvy Channel Islanders considering replacing their local SIM card with a UK one should proceed with caution - with operators warning the inclusive roaming is NOT intended to be used on a permanent or semi-permanent basis.

News, sport, weather and travel for Monday

Rob Byrne

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 for the day.

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