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Summary

  1. Woman who ran over toddler found not guilty
  2. Teen death may be related to 'Ikea' ecstasy tablet
  3. Senator Philip Ozouf challenges the Jersey States to vote on whether he should be in the Council of Ministers
  4. An attempt will be made to abandon the planned referendum on island-wide voting in Guernsey's States this week
  5. Tax rises considered by the States of Guernsey
  6. Plan to save Jerriais language
  7. 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 the day, but we'll be back on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00.

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

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

Sweltering Guernsey half captured

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

546 out of a potential 670 registered athletes managed to go the distance and complete yesterday's Guernsey Half Marathon.

Not everyone will have turned up on race day, but a number of people who started the race pulled out in the hot conditions.

Three runners were treated by St John Ambulance for dehydration and heat exhaustion.

Island snapper Chris George was at hand at the finish line to capture the runners in their sweaty glory.

Runner at finish line
Chris George
Runner at finish line
Chris George
Runner at finish line
Chris George
Runner at finish line
Chris George

Summer's day at Samares Manor

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

The perfect stillness of a summer's day was captured on camera by Rafal Niezabitowski at Samares Manor in Jersey.

Samares Manor
Rafal Niezabitowski

Call for a more 'progressive' tax system

BBC Radio Guernsey

Guernsey Deputy Matt Fallaize says broadening the island's tax base is vital.

Next week politicians will debate a range of options including those from Deputy Emlie Yerby who wants to see banded income tax rates which go above the 20% barrier.

There's concern about an over-reliance on income tax, given an ageing population will mean a smaller working population to support those in retirement.

Deputy Fallaize believes islanders would be prepared to accept a more "progressive" tax system but there's no appetite to debate it in the States.

Let's say a higher band of income tax of 22p in the pound. I think there would be some appetite in the community at least to debate that. I think there was very much less appetite to debate that in the States."

Deputy Matt Fallaize

Archaeologists to return to 'exciting' Alderney site

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

A team from Guernsey Museum excavating a Roman burial site in Alderney plan to return on Thursday after a series of "exciting" finds.

Dr Jason Monaghan said the significance of the site became increasingly apparent as they made a number of additional discoveries after a skull was found last week, thought to date from Roman times.

In addition, two other bodies were located, along with possible burial cists or walls.

"These burials are very exciting archeologically," he said.

"Their fresh state means we can get useful scientific data and we will probably send for carbon-14 dating."

A skull discovered in Alderney
Guernsey Museum

Dry overnight and hot again tomorrow

BBC Weather

It will stay dry with some clear spells overnight, but it will be very warm and muggy too.

Tuesday will be another hot, sunny and dry day across the islands.

Tuesday weather forecast
BBC

Ambulance service 'needs more money'

BBC Radio Guernsey

Guernsey Ambulance
BBC

The Chief Officer of Guernsey's St John Ambulance and Rescue has said funding for the service should match an increasing demand.

St John is beginning negotiations on a new contract with the States of Guernsey, with the current agreement running out in 2018.

The service currently gets a 2.6 million pound grant and makes up the difference from subscriptions and donations.

Chief officer Jon Beausire said there's been a 10% increase in emergency calls over past two years, and a further 4% increase so far this year.

Dog photo wins national award

BBC Radio Jersey

A Jersey-born photographer has won a national award for his picture of a rescue dog.

John Loit's photograph - entitled Kelly in her spot - picked up first place in the oldies category in the Kennel Club's Dog Photographer of the Year Competiton.

The black and white photograph shows the twelve year old cross-breed, asleep on the arm of a chair.

award winning dog photograh
John Loit

Arrests following death of 18-year-old

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Jersey Police say they have arrested three people after the sudden death of 18-year-old Kyle Pringle, who is suspected to have taken a strong ecstasy tablet.

Police said: "Three associated arrests have been made and a quantity of 'Ikea' branded ecstasy tablets have been seized.

"We strongly advise members of the public not to take these tablets in the interests of their health."

Anyone who takes the tablets and becomes unwell is urged to seek medication attention through the accident and emergency department or their GP.

Mr Pringle, from St Helier, died just before 06:30 on Saturday. Police said evidence at the time suggested he died after taking the drug.

Police had urged islanders not to take the tablets, which are yellow and blue with the word IKEA stamped on them.

Pothole closes Jersey road

BBC News Travel

It's inconvenitently placed in the middle of the road near Verona Stores in Grouville, so a section is closed for the time being.

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Find 'expands knowledge of Roman Alderney'

Ben Chapple

BBC News Online

A series of archaelogical finds last week in Alderney has excited a Guernsey expert.

Dr Jason Monaghan, from Guernsey Museum, will be returning to the island later this week to further explore the site on Longis Common.

A skull was found last week, thought to date from Roman times, while two other bodies and possible burial cists or walls were also located.

Dr Jason Monaghan at excavation site
Guernsey Museum

This find expands our knowledge of Roman Alderney and underlines how much archaeological potential there is on Longis Common."

Dr Jason MonaghanDirector of Heritage Services, Guernsey Museum

'Act quickly' on Jerriais - Cambridge academic

BBC Radio Jersey

A Cambridge academic has said Jersey needs to act quickly to save its native language.

Jerriais is an ancient language which pre-dates standard modern French, and according to Professor Mari Jones, has important lessons for language students.

She was pleased the States are preparing to spend up to £150,000 on teaching the language to children and adults.

The Jerriais pathway plan includes half-hour lessons during the school day for primary school pupils and classes in secondary schools.

We're so lucky to have all this in such a little island, and such a vibrant community of speakers, who are speaking Jerriais every day."

Dr Mari Jones

Watson continues Wimbledon preparation

James Law

BBC Sport Online

British number three Heather Watson will be in action at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham from around 15:00 BST as she steps up her build-up towards Wimbledon next week.

The 25-year-old, from Guernsey, is up against Ukrainian player Elina Svitolina in the first round.

Heather Watson
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Watson recently lost in the final of the Surbiton Trophy, and has been overtaken in the rankings by fellow Brit Naomi Broady.

Sudden teen death: Police name man who 'may have taken 'Ikea' ecstasy tablets'

BBC Radio Jersey

Jersey police have said 18-year-old Kyle Pringle, of St Helier, may have died after taking ecstasy tablets.

The cause of death is still subject to toxicology reports and a post-mortem, but police say evidence at this time suggests the death is a result of taking “Ikea” ecstasy tablets. The force had warned the public about the drug on Saturday.

Police were notified of the sudden death at the Jersey General Hospital just before 06:30 on Saturday.

The man’s family have been notified, and three associated arrests have been made and a quantity of “Ikea” branded ecstasy tablets have been seized.

BreakingWoman who ran over toddler found not guilty

A woman who ran over a toddler in a St Helier street has been found not guilty of causing his death through dangerous driving.

Rebekah Le Gal, 39, must still face sentencing on a lesser charge - causing death by careless driving - to which she has already pleaded guilty.

The car she was driving hit three-year-old Clinton's Pringle on 27 June last year and he died three days later in hospital.

BreakingTeenager death may be related to 'Ikea' ecstasy tablet

An 18-year-old male died in hospital over the weekend, Jersey police have said.

More to follow.

Man suffers burns in barbecue fire

Jersey Evening Post

A man suffered burns to his arm after tackling a gas barbecue fire in his garden.

Clayton coy on Island Games return date

James Law

BBC Sport Online

Jersey's top tennis player Scott Clayton says he is unsure when he will next compete at an Island Games, as he prioritises his professional ranking.

The 23-year-old has opted to miss this year's Island Games and last week made his bow at Challenger Tour level in doubles.

Scott Clayton
BBC

"Things like the Island Games will have to take a back seat," Clayton told BBC Radio Jersey.

"That's not me undermining the Island Games at all. I think it's a great event, it's fantastic to be part of a big team and have the camaraderie."

Heat warning from health authorities

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Jersey beach
Charlotte Straiton

Public health authorities in both Guernsey and Jersey have issued advice about coping with the hot weather.

Five people have been admitted to Guernsey's Emergency Department within the last 24 hours with heat related conditions. Temperatures are expected to reach 30C in Jersey.

Here's the official advice from Guernsey's Health and Social Care Committee:

  • Look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions
  • Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it might be cooler outdoors than indoors
  • Drink plenty of water as sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks can make you more dehydrated
  • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
  • Try to keep out of the sun between 11:00 and 15:00
  • Walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat, if you have to go out in the heat
  • Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
  • Wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes

Your weather pics

BBC Weather

Thanks to our BBC Weather Watchers Briano in Jersey and Brass in Guernsey - who've captured the blue skies across the islands.

St Brelade
BBC
Belle Greve Bay
BBC

Witnesses sought to St Helier 'assault'

BBC Radio Jersey

A woman was indecently assaulted at the Steam Clock on St Helier Waterfront in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to Jersey police.

Officers said the woman told them she was standing by the clock when she had a brief conversation with a man, before he tried to hug, and then grab her. After she pushed the man away he then approached another woman, she said.

The man is described as being about 5ft tall, with dark skin, a pot belly and thick short brown hair. He had dark, square glasses and was wearing a grey polo shirt with a dark horizontal stripe.

If you can help to identify him, or have any other information, you're asked to call Jersey police or crimestoppers.

Husband and wife win Guernsey Half Marathon

BBC Sport

Race winners Ulrike Maisch and Richard Friedrich
Chris George

It was double success in the Friedrich household after Richard, and wife Ulrike, triumped in the Guernsey Half Marathon yesterday.

The German duo triumphed in the sweltering conditions - Richard getting his second event win in 1:16:38, and Ulrike Maisch defending her title with a 1:29:17 effort.

The 2006 european marathon champion and her husband live and work in the island.

Special ambulance broadcast

BBC Radio Guernsey

BBC Radio Guernsey's breakfast show came from St John Ambulance's headquarters on the Rohais, in St Peter Port, this morning.

It was a busy weekend for the service, with five people treated for dehydration and exhaustion at Sunday's half marathon and a separate cycle race.

Friday's are usually St John's busiest day, with call-outs peaking around lunchtime. August is the service's busiest month.

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Bailiff is one of six Jersey residents honoured

William Balihache
BBC

The Bailiff of Jersey is one of six islanders recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Sir William Bailhache said he was "personally honoured" by his knighthood for services to the Crown, but said the recognition was for the whole island.

"It's slightly embarrassing, but obviously a great delight," he told BBC News.

MBEs were awarded to Brian Heath for his contribution to the probation service, Paul Tucker for services to scouting and Carole Penfold for community work with the League of Friends.

British Empire Medals have been awarded to Pat Robson for services to art and Carole-Anne Robins for community work.

Chalmers brothers enjoy sprint success

James Law

BBC Sport Online

Brothers Cameron and Alastair Chalmers both ran personal best times on their way to sprint victories this weekend.

Cameron, 20, shaved seven hundredths of a second off the Guernsey 400m record on his way to winning the England Under-23 title in 45.64 seconds.

Cameron Chalmers
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At the same event in Bedford, his younger brother Alastair won the Under-20 400m hurdles in a new best time.

The pair will be representing Guernsey at the Island Games in Gotland next week.

Flybe relaxing enforcement of luggage rules

Naomi Dunning

BBC Radio Jersey, Reporter

Flybe has apologised to customers after some of its staff were heavy handed about new hand luggage rules.

The airline reduced the size of hand luggage you're allowed to carry onboard in November 2015, and asked its ground handling staff to enforce them. It accepts it has sometimes been too "aggressive" with passengers, resulting in many complaints.

One Jersey man claimed he was charged an extra £80 for luggage that he thought would have been allowed in the cabin with him.

Driver 'haunted' by toddler death

BBC Radio Jersey

The trial of a Jersey woman who ran over a toddler last summer is in its final stages in the Royal Court.

Rebekah Le Gal of Mont Millais denies a charge of causing the death of three-year-old Clinton Pringle by dangerous driving.

Mrs Le Gal told the court on Friday she cannot explain why she did not see Clinton before the collision and that she is haunted by the accident.

The Crown alleges that Mrs Le Gal was texting before the fatal crash.

Today Crown advocate Mark Temple told Jurats Mrs Le Gal's level of distraction was "extreme" because of the use of her mobile phone and this is why she missed seeing the child in the street.

He said her driving fell far below the standard of careful driving.

Clinton Pringle
Pringle family

Cement mixer thrown in pool

BBC Radio Guernsey

Guernsey Police are appealing for witnesses after vandals damaged building equipment at La Vallette Bathing Pools.

A cement mixer was thrown into Horseshoe Pool along with an electric cable, police said.

The pools are being restored following years of neglect, and after being badly damaged by storms three years ago.

Guernsey Bathing Pools
BBC

Grenfell Tower disaster: Minute's silence at 11:00

A minute's silence is to be observed nationwide at 11:00 for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster in west London.

The number of people dead or missing, presumed dead, has now risen to 79, police have said.

Priaulx helps team finish second at Le Mans

James Law

BBC Sport Online

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Guernsey racing driver Andy Priaulx helped Ford Chip Ganassi Team finish second in the GTE Pro class in the Le Mans 24 hours race.

The 42-year-old, best known for winning the World Touring Car Championship three times, was in a team alongside Harry Tincknell and Brazilian Pipo Derani in France.

Scout commissioner awarded CBE

Wayne Bulpitt
Scout Association

Former scout commissioner Wayne Bulpitt has been appointed a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his service to young people.

The former UK chief commissioner of the Scout Association was one of five Guernsey residents recognised in this year's honours.

He introduced the alternative promise, welcoming all young people regardless of their faiths or religious beliefs.

Judge Russell Finch was appointed an OBE for services to the judiciary in Guernsey.

Meanwhile, businessman Stephen Landsdown was made a CBE for services to business and the community.

Lilan Bale, was made an MBE for services to fostering, while Beatrice Webber was also awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the blind on the island.

Drink-driver fined £2,400

Jersey Evening Post

A man has been banned from the road for 18 months and fined £2,400 after he pleaded guilty to careless driving and drink driving at twice the legal limit.

Flybe instructs staff on 'aggressive' baggage rules

BBC Radio Jersey

Flybe says it has asked staff to take a less aggressive approach when it comes to enforcing rules on hand luggage.

The airline - which flies to both Guernsey and Jersey - reduced the size of carry-on bags in 2015, but accepted it was sometimes too "aggressive" with passengers, prompting complaints.

It said the cabin baggage policy makes boarding safer, faster and easier for all its customers, but apologised to anyone who it has offended.

'Scapegoat' minister challenges politicians

BBC Radio Jersey

Senator Philip Ozouf has challenged the States of Jersey to vote on whether he should be in the Council of Ministers.

Speaking on the eve of a vote of no confidence in the chief minister, he said he felt as though he was made a scapegoat by people with political agendas which could harm the island.

On Friday, Senator Ian Gorst said he was considering whether Senator Ozouf should stay in the council.

Senator Ozouf said he was fed up with the constant political infighting, and wants to take his position to the States for a vote to settle the question.

Senator Philip Ozouf
BBC

If it doesn't succeed, as with all things, I fall. But it's not right to use the chief minister as a proxy to deal with personal issues against me."

Senator Philip Ozouf

'Ditch voting referendum' - deputies

BBC Radio Guernsey

An attempt will be made to abandon the planned referendum on island-wide voting in Guernsey's States this week.

There are plans to give the public a say next year on five possible ways to elect deputies from 2020.

However, a late move by deputies Peter Ferbrache and Jan Kuttelwascher is designed to scrap the idea of letting the public choose, at the cost of £70,000, as they believe the island has already shown it wants to elect deputies on an island-wide, rather than district-by-district basis.

Instead, the deputies are proposing the States vote on whether to introduce what they describe as the only "realistic" option of having one election every four years in which voters will be able to elect all 38 members.

Cour du Parc tower cladding ‘was tested with a blowtorch’

Guernsey Press

The materials used in cladding fitted to Cour du Parc flats a few years ago was tested to make sure it was not flammable, the chief executive of the Guernsey Housing Association has said.

Plan to save Jerriais language

BBC Radio Jersey

Speakers hope a two-year plan will save Jersey's native language from dying out, after a report claims it is on the brink of being lost.

A States report says about 500 people in Jersey speak Jerriais and most of them are aged 70 or over.

While it's been taught in schools since 1999 the report says the current system has produced no new speakers who can hold a conversation in the language, meaning Jerriais will die out within a few years.

The report says currently a "relatively small proportion" of children across the Island learn Jèrriais lessons in lunch breaks and after school.

The Jerriais pathway plan includes half-hour lessons during the school day for primary school pupils and classes in secondary schools.

There could also be a digital archive and opportunities to learn online.

Sunday - hottest day of the year so far in Guernsey

BBC Radio Guernsey

The temperature reached 25.4C at Guernsey Airport yesterday - making it the hottest day of the year so far.

Good news if you hit the beach, not so good for the hundreds of runners in Guernsey's Half Marathon. Three people were treated by St John Ambulance for dehydration and heat exhaustion.

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