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Summary

  1. St Helier coxswain reinstated by RNLI
  2. Jersey school to close for 'repairs' after water leak
  3. Jersey builders merchant hit by cyber-attack
  4. Residents of Jersey tower blocks to meet developers to discuss safety
  5. Air and sea link review 'could delay runway extension' in Guernsey
  6. Latest from the Gotland 2017 Island Games
  7. Updates on Wednesday 29 June 2017

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The sun has already set on another day of the Gotland Island Games and our updates from the Swedish island and the Channel Islands.

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Guernsey medals on Wednesday at Gotland 2017

Archery

Silver - Lisa Gray, Women's Compound Head to Head Knockout

Silver - Lisa Gray, Women's Recurve Head to Head Knockout

Bronze - Chantelle Goubert, Women's Recurve Head to Head Knockout

Athletics

Silver - Sarah Mercier, 5,000m Women

Bronze - Louise Perrio, 5,000m Women

Cycling

Bronze - Women's Team Road Race

Swimming

Gold - Tom Hollingsworth, Men's 200m Backstroke

Gold - Miles Munro, Men's 100m Freestyle

Silver - Ben Lowndes, Men's 100m Individual Medley

Silver - Miles Munro, Men's 50m Butterfly

Silver - Men's 4x100m Medley Relay

Bronze - Jonathan Beck, Men's 100m Freestyle

Bronze - Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Jersey medals on Wednesday at Gotland 2017

Archery

Bronze - Angela Perrett, Women's Compound Head to Head Knockout

Shooting

Gold - Sarah Campion and Susan De Gruchy, ISSF 50m Prone Smallbore Rifle Team Women

Silver - Stephen Bouchard and Andrew Chapman, ISSF 50m Prone Smallbore Rifle Team Men

Bronze - Mary Norman, ISSF 25m Sport Pistol - Women

Bronze - James Daly, IPSC Standard Division

Bronze - Tobias Cabaret and James Daly, IPSC Standard Division Team

Bronze - Bruce Horwood and Deborah Thompson, ISSF 300M Centre Fire Prone Rifle Team

Swimming

Silver - Gemma Atherley, Women's 200m Freestyle

Silver - Gemma Atherley, Women's 200m Backstroke

Bronze - Dillon Pestana, Men's 200m Backstroke

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See the moment Jersey's women were told they were in the semi-finals

Island Games 2017: Jersey's women's footballers beat Gibraltar 6-0 to progress

Sun sets on day four at the Gotland games

Guernsey swimmers continue medal success

Swimming continues to deliver the most medals for Guernsey.

With two golds, three silvers and two bronzes in the pool this evening the sport has a total of 19; seven gold, four silver and eight bronzes.

Archery is next with 12 medals - three gold, seven silver and two bronzes - with two silvers and one bronze coming today.

Medal table: Guernsey 3rd, Jersey 5th

Medal table
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Early goal was important to settle nerves - Barnett

Defending champions Jersey are through to the semi-finals of the women's football as best runner up after a 6-0 win over Gibraltar.

Gibraltar v Jersey
BBC

We're over the moon. Obviously we were disappointed coming out of the Isle of Wight game... we picked ourselves up, turned it round and we played some really good football today, back to winning ways.

Libby BarnettJersey midfielder

On two goals from Captain Eve Watson inside the first six minutes Barnett said: "We wanted to set the tone and getting an early goal was important... we were able to settle our nerves a little bit then the goals just kept coming."

The athlete who has represented Jersey and Guernsey

Our sports editor Tim Pryor caught up with Stuart Black who has represented both Jersey and Guernsey in the Island Games.

He represented Jersey in the the 2005 island games for swimming, but later picked up Volleyball.

For family reasons he moved to Guernsey before the 2015 Island Games, but still represented Jersey.

He said it was difficult and expensive to train in the last games, as he had to travel across the islands every week.

He now proudly represents Guernsey in the Volleyball.

Stuart Black
BBC

It's very difficult to sit on the sidelines and cheer. I'm wearing green and white so obviously I'll be supporting the green army, but at the same time i'll be supporting Jersey. It's a silly little argument the islands have.

Guernsey swimmers narrowly miss silver

It was a tight finish in the Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay, with Guernsey claiming bronze.

The team of Courtney Butcher, Laura Le Cras, Robyn Le Friec, and Orla Rabey swam the distance in 3:53:81.

They were fractionally behind the Isle of man, who finished in 3:53:56.

The Faroe Islands came first in 3:51:66.

Guernsey bronze medal
NatWest Gotland Island Games 2017

Basketball: Jersey out in quarters

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Jersey won't be joining Guernsey in the men's basketball semi-finals, after they lost to 102-40 to the Cayman Islands this evening.

Also in the semis are Saaremaa and Gibraltar.

Bronze for Guernsey 4x100m swimmers

Silver for Guernsey 4x100m team

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Guernsey's team of Thomas Hollingsworth, Ben Lowndes, Miles Munro and Oliver Nightingale managed a joint effort of 3:48:02, less than two seconds behind winners the Isle of Man.

Jersey's 4x100m team came in fifth and last place with a time of 4:06:53.

Halksworth top CI finisher in road race

Naomi Dunning

BBC Radio Jersey, Reporter

Daniel Halksworth
BBC
Daniel Halksworth

There were no individual Channel Island medals in the men's road race earlier.

Mihkel Raim, of Saaremaa, won by more than a minute, from second placed Davur Magnussen from the Faroe Islands.

Daniel Halksworth from Jersey came ninth, whilst Simon Campbell from Guernsey was 16th.

Second silver for Atherley in the pool this evening

Gemma Atherley beat two Guernsey finalists to get a medal in the Women's 200m Backstroke this evening.

Her 2:14:69 swim was enough to get a silver, her second of the evening, and fourth medal of the games.

Guernsey's Courtney Butcher came fourth and fellow Sarnian Tatiana Tostevin fifth.

Guernsey silver medal
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Jersey's women's footballers into semi-finals

Medals keep coming for Jersey's shooting side

Jersey's shooters have their 13th games medal thanks to Tobias Cabaret and James Daly.

The pair were beaten by the Cayman Islands and Gotland to gain a bronze in the IPSC Standard Division Team event.

Jersey bronze medal
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Munro takes silver in 50m Butterfly

Guernsey swimmer Miles Munro has added a silver to his gold medal collection in Gotland.

The three-time champion at the games came second to Saaremaa's Priit Aavik in the butterfly, with a swim of 25:21.

Guernsey silver medal
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Silver for Atherley in 400m Freestyle

Jersey swimmer Gemma Atherley has her third Gotland medal, after a silver winning performance in the 400m freesyle.

Her 4:22:81 effort saw her comfortably into second in a field of five swimmers including Guernsey's Robyn Le Friec, who came fourth.

The winner was Var Erlingsdottir Eidesgaard, of the Faroe Islands, in 4:20;42.

Jersey silver medal
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Jersey wait to hear fate after win

Tim Pryor

BBC Sport

Jersey's women's footballers have thrashed Gibraltar 6-0.

Captain Eve Watson got a hat-trick, while Jodie Botterill scored two and 17-year-old Natasha Keen also netted.

They're now awaiting official confirmation of whether they've done enough to secure a semi-final place as the best runner-up.

Jersey footballers in action
BBC

Silver for Jersey shooters

Jersey's shooting duo of Stephen Bouchard and Andrew Chapman won silver in the ISSF 50m Prone Smallbore Rifle team event.

They narrowly missed out on gold, finishing less than a point behind the Gibraltar pairing of Enrique Luis Bonifacio and Wayne John Piri.

Jersey silver medal
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Guernsey duo pleased with medal places

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Guernsey's double medalist at Gotland Louise Perrio said she felt a little under pressure to perform today after her gold winning performance in the 10,000m.

Perrio's run of 17:06:12 saw her clinch bronze behind fellow Sarnian Sarah Mercier, whose 16:58:93 effort got her silver.

The winner was Orkney's Anna Tait, who crossed the line in 16:45:06.

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There's a little bit of pressure because you've got one, they expect you to get another one. It's good knowing the track in advance.

Louise Perrio (right)Guernsey double medal winner

6-0 win for Jersey women's footballers

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Not clear yet whether or not they will progress to the semi-finals.

Gold and bronze in Men's 100m Freestyle

Biscuits, swedish style

Away from the sport this in from our reporter Louise Sayers in Gotland:

"I've been trying out the Swedish biscuits in the media centre.

"Turns out the pink ones have the same name in Swedish as the word for vacuum cleaner."

Well Louise it's clear someone has been hoovering them up!

Pink biscuits
BBC

Double success for Guernsey in the 5,000m

Guernsey silver medal
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Guernsey runner Sarah Mercier has won silver in the 5,000m women's final, with fellow Sarnian Louise Perrio trailing her in third to win bronze.

Perrio already has a Gotland Gold to her name, triumphing in the 10,000m.

Guernsey bronze
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Another Guernsey gold in the pool

Silver for Lowndes in 100m medley

Ben Lowndes took silver with a 58.78 in the Men's 100m Individual Medley.

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Hour gone in Gotland: Jersey 4-0 Gibraltar

Les Quennevais school a 'safety hazard' says deputy

Rob England

BBC News Online

A deputy has berated Jersey's Council of Ministers for prioritising projects such as the building of a new finance centre in St Helier, whilst neglecting to build new facilities for Le Quennevais school in St Brelade.

The school will be closed on Thursday and Friday after tiles fell down from the roof into the school's hall, and water leaked through, damaging electrics.

St Brelade Deputy Montfort Tadier said the "sub optimal" building was now a "health hazard" to pupils and staff.

Why is it we can build a finance centre, office blocks, on premium land in Jersey that nobody wants? But, when it comes to building a school - in my constituency - that is already 20 years overdue: 'No, I am afraid we cannot do that in a timely fashion'.

Deputy Montfort Tadier

Sark Shipping could put on extra services ahead of folk festival

BBC Radio Guernsey

Sark Shipping could put on an extra boat on the Friday before the Folk Festival - if the weather is good enough.

It has increased its capacity by running hourly sailings, but could carry as many as 300-400 more passengers on Friday than it did on the same day last year.

Managing Director Paul Garlick says he's doing his best to get as many people as possible to the festival.

Sark Folk Festival
BBC

Relay team through to final

No CI medals in road race

Proud of your island? How do you show it? Guernsey's archers have it nailed!

Oscar Pearson

BBC Radio Guernsey

Guernsey archers' decorative nails
BBC

Check out these awesome decorative nails being sported by Guernsey's archers this week.

Day Four of the archery events here in Gotland have come to a close within the last hour, and Guernsey's women competitors have had a mixed day at Ravhagen.

Lisa and Zoe Gray (silver) and Chantelle Goubert (bronze) added to their own medal tallies, while the likes of Gen Witham, Laura Le Page and Alderney's Jennifer Tatton missed out on a top three finish.

On the bus back to Visby, Gen told me that all of the girls have a various mix of nails - painted by their very own Zoe - with a spread of Guernsey flags and colours from their bows.

Two more medals for Jersey shooters

Jersey have added to their impressive haul of shooting medals this afternoon with two bronzes.

James Daly came third in the IPSC Standard Division, while it was bronze too for Mary Norman in the ISSF 25m Sport Pistol.

The island's shooters now have 11 medals, making it the most successful sport for Jersey at the games to-date.

Jersey bronze medal
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Gold for Jersey shooters

Sarah Campion and Susan De Gruchy have added to their medal haul with a gold in the ISSF 50m Prone Smallbore Rifle event.

They won with a team total of 1202.6, ahead of Gotland in second, and third-placed St Helena.

It's Campion's third Gotland gold, and De Gruchy's second, along with a single silver medal.

Jersey gold medal
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Keen makes it 4-0 for Jersey

Jersey make it 3-0