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  1. Public hearing for Jersey politician 'accused of lying'
  2. Care inquiry documents passed to States
  3. Plans to build 165 new Jersey homes unveiled
  4. Jersey's States asked to pay all their workers a living wage by June 2018
  5. Guernsey deputy backs greater island voice in Westminster
  6. Parents 'concerned about standards' during schools move
  7. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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Our live coverage across the Channel Islands

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Our live coverage across the Channel Islands has finished for today.

We'll be back on Tuesday from 08:00 with the latest news, weather, travel and sport.

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.

Oldest channel swimmer wins Churchill Award for Courage

Long-distance swimmer Sally Minty-Gravett MBE is to receive the Churchill Award for Courage in recognition of her outstanding achievement in completing her double English Channel swim on 29 and 30 August 2016, during which she swam continuously over the 42 mile course in a time of 36 hours 26 minutes.

Mrs Minty-Gravett is only the fifth recipient of the award since its inauguration by the States in 1965.

Other previous award recipients are:

  • 1966 – Denize Le Pennec, for being the first Islander to swim the English Channel on 8 September 1966, age 16.
  • 1997 – Eric Blakeley for conquering Mount Everest on 23 May 1997.
  • 1998 – Ian Blandin, Rob Cassin and Jon Searson for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, October – December 1997.
  • ·2013 – Wendy Trehiou who swam the double English Channel route in 39 hours and 9 minutes – August 2013.
Sally Minty-Gravett

Duck deaths: Animal charity sees 'huge' upset

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Guernsey animal welfare charity the GSPCA has said it has seen a "huge amount of upset" after five ducks were found dead on a road in the Vale.

Guernsey Police confirmed they were investigating the incident, which angry islanders said happened when the ducks were run over.

Many took to social media after a photo of the dead animals was posted online. A fundraising page to help towards an appeal for information has now raised more than £700.

We help rescue and rehabilitate dozens of ducks every month which are injured through all sorts of incidents but to have five killed in a very short time frame along the same road is extremely rare."

Yvonne ChauvelSenior Animal Care Assistant, GSPCA

Weather update: Dry overnight

BBC Weather

It will still feel warm in the sunshine until the early evening.

There will be a largely dry night with clear spells, allowing it to turn chilly.

Jersey forecast:

Jersey weather forecast

Guernsey forecast:

Guernsey forecast

Traffic will be blocked from street where Clinton Pringle was killed

Jersey Evening Post

The controversial ‘shared space’ area at Tunnell Street – where a three-year-old boy was run over and fatally injured – will stay, but plans are being developed to block almost all traffic, it has emerged.

Guernsey Police investigating duck deaths

BBC Radio Guernsey

Guernsey Police are investigating the death of five ducks, which angry islanders say were run over in a road in the Vale.

Pictures on social media have caused outrage, with hundreds of comments condemning the person who it is claimed left them to die.

PC Sam Ormrod is in charge of the investigation, which she said was "ongoing".

PC Ormrod added "a number of people" had contacted police. She appealed to members of the public for more information to contact police or come forward with information anonymously through Crimestoppers.

Guernsey singer 'gutted' after festival cancelled

Elisabeth Mahy

BBC 5live

Mud at the Y Not Festival

The Guernsey-born lead singer of the band Of Empires said he was "absolutely gutted" after weather prevented their first concert in the north of England.

Y Not Festival, in Derbyshire, was called off by organisers a day early on Sunday, after heavy rain and wind.

The Brighton-based, Guernsey-formed rock band were due to play at the festival.

Of Empires lead singer Jack Fletcher said he was not sure whether the band would be compensated after driving five hours to the venue, only to find out it had been cancelled.

There have been calls for refunds from those who bought tickets for the part-cancelled event.

Mr Fletcher said he was disappointed for both the organisers and fans.

"It was bad," he said. "I'm not surprised it was cancelled. I've never seen mud like that."

Four Jersey firms commit to living wage

BBC Radio Jersey

Only four Jersey companies have signed up to pay their staff the living wage despite a year-long charity campaign to improve pay.

Catholic charity Caritas wants workers to earn a minimum of £9.75 per hour, more than two pounds above the current minimum wage of £7.18.

Political party Reform Jersey is also calling on the States Employment Board to commit to paying all States employees the living wage, based on the amount of money needed to live on without relying on benefits.

FAB Link presentation for Alderney businesses

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Members of Alderney's Chamber of Commerce have been invited to a presentation on the controversial France – Alderney – Britain link project.

It's planned the £500m electricity connector cable linking France to Britain will run through Alderney. Some residents, however, have raised concerns about the environmental and social impact of the project. The States of Alderney is planning a public vote on whether the electricity link runs through the island.

Alderney's most senior politician James Dent is giving a presentation to members called "FAB link - The Facts” on 5 September at the Braye Beach Hotel Cinema.

FAB link project mapped from France to England's south coast

Cricket update: Jersey post 185

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Jersey vs Scotland
ICC/Ian Jacobs
Jersey against Scotland in the ICC Under-19 World Cup qualifiers

Jersey's under-19 cricketers have reached 185-9 from their 50 overs against Denmark.

Captain Harrison Carlyon top scored with 45 off 100 balls at Farmers Cricket Club.

You can follow the latest here.

Ireland are struggling in today's other game which will decide qualification for the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand next year.

They were all out for just 108 in their innings earlier.

Plans to build 165 new Jersey homes unveiled

Julie Flanagan

BBC Channel Islands News

Architects impression of the development
Andium homes

One-hundred-and-sixty-five new homes could be built in the north of St Helier, under plans from housing company Andium Homes.

The States-owned group is looking to develop the former brewery and boiler house sites opposite each other on Ann Street.

It has wanted to buy these sites for some time and the company says the developments will help meet demand for affordable housing.

One-hundred-and-fifty new homes are planned on the Brewery site, subject to a feasibility study, while another 15 homes on the boiler house site have already received planning permission.

Andium Homes has also taken over the former Belmont Hotel site on the corner of Simon Place and Ann Street, which it said could be used for parking ahead of the development.

Island hit by shortage of Guernsey salted butter

Guernsey Press

A shortage of Guernsey salted butter is being blamed on the limited supply of cream.

Care inquiry documents passed to States

BBC Radio Jersey

Independent Jersey Care Inquiry
Independent Jersey Care Inquiry

The work of the inquiry that investigated decades of abuse in Jersey care homes is complete, according to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry

All documents and information connected to the inquiry - including the website - have been given to the States of Jersey.

The panel said it will make sure they are archived appropriately.

Social media accounts used by care inquiry staff have been closed, but video and photographs are still available.

All queries about the inquiry should go to the States of Jersey Greffier.

Doorman assaulted by clubbers at closing time

Jersey Evening Post

Two men who pleaded guilty to assaulting a doorman at a town nightclub have both been fined.

States could borrow to cover banking compensation

Sue Coryndon

Broadcast Journalist, BBC Radio Guernsey

Taxpayers money could be used to underwrite the island's banking compensation scheme.

The Committee for Economic Development has put forward a proposal for a loan of up to £72m, after raising concerns about the scheme's liquidity and the ability to pay out quickly.

Established in 2008 at the height of the global financial crisis, all licensed Guernsey banks are members of the scheme designed to cover individual deposits up to £50,000.

The total payout is capped at £100m in any five-year period.

If the States approve, £15m would be released initially on demand under special circumstances, while a further £57m could be borrowed to speed up compensation payments.

The money would be paid back as and when the participating banks pay a required levy to cover the cost of the scheme.

Gaps remain in oversight of millions in States grants

Guernsey Press

Not all States grants meet standards that let government know they are effective and deliver value for money.

Pay contractors living wage too - Reform Jersey

BBC Radio Jersey

Jersey's government should extend its commitment to paying the minimum wage to contractors as well as staff, according to political party Reform Jersey.

Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst told the Catholic charity Caritas the States would pay all its workers at least a living wage, £9.75 an hour.

Reform Jersey wants the commitment implemented by June 2018, and not just for those directly employed by the States.

Sam Mezec

If it applies to people who are directly employed by the States, and the principle is right that people should be paid enough to live on, then why shouldn't it also apply to people who are indirectly employed by the States?"

Deputy Sam MezecReform Jersey

Twelve 'life threatening' emergencies attended this weekend

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Guernsey's ambulance service had a busy weekend, attending 36 incidents including 12 for "immediately life threatening" emergencies.

The St John Emergency Ambulance Service said nine of the incidents were also for people who had fallen and were in need of assistance.

On Saturday afternoon the marine ambulance was also sent to Herm for treat a woman with a medical condition, while a young female also suffered minor injuries that afternoon after a collision involving a motorbike at the Mount Row and Kings Road junction.

Two extra ambulance staff were called in to assist with the increased demand on Saturday.

World Cup place up for grabs in Jersey today

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Jersey vs Scotland in action yesterday
ICC/Ian Jacobs

All eyes will be on Ireland and Scotland today, as they play for a place in the cricket Under-19 World Cup.

Hosts Jersey are in action today too against Denmark, a side they skittled for just 59 last week.

Qualification isn't possible for Jersey, but they put up a good fight against the Scots yesterday, losing by 69 runs.

You can follow the latest from Jersey's game, which got under way at 11:00, here.

Weather update: Sunny spells this afternoon

Holly Green

BBC Weather

In general it will be a mostly dry day with nice spells of sunshine expected this afternoon.

There will be a light to moderate breeze, with temperatures between 18C (64F) and 21C (70F).

Channel Islands weather forecast

Washout loss for Town Carnival

BBC Radio Guernsey

Guernsey's Town Carnival has lost as much as £800 because of poor weather, organiser Jack Honeybill said.

Torrential rain meant Saturday's events were a washout.

The event sees street entertainers take to St Peter Port for a week-long programme of events.

Mr Honeybill said this year's experience has not put them off planning it again for next year.

Anti France – Alderney – Britain Link protest planned

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Demonstrators in Alderney are expected to gather at the future site of a converter station, planned as part of the FAB (France – Alderney – Britain) Link project.

The protest at Mannez Quarry on Wednesday is to express opposition to the island being used as part of the £500m electricity project. The station could provide a future outlet for tidal-generated power in Alderney's waters, but protesters are concerned about the environmental and social impact.

The "silent protest" is due to take place at 18:00 on Wednesday.

Fall in number of licensees a concern to financial regulator

Guernsey Press

A proposed 3% fee increase for financial services businesses licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission is only expected to add some £16,000 to the commission’s total fee income during the course of 2018.

Deputy 'accused of lying' to give evidence

Chris Rayner

BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

A politician accused of lying to the States and the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry will give evidence to the committee that oversees members conduct this week.

Deputy Andrew Lewis is appearing before the Privileges and Procedures Committee which is investigating his actions.

The panel chaired by Frances Oldham concluded Deputy Lewis lied when he gave evidence to the inquiry and also when he was answering questions in the States in 2008.

It boils down to whether he'd seen a report from another police force on how the investigation into historic abuse had been handled and whether it was used as the basis to suspend Graham Power, the then police chief.

Deputy Lewis has always maintained he mentioned the police report in error but the inquiry said his version of events surrounding Mr Power's suspension was at odds with other witness statements.

The Privileges and Procedures Committee will hold its meeting in public at the St Paul's Centre on Tuesday afternoon. It's investigating whether he breached the code of conduct of States members. It will report its findings to the States once its investigation is complete.

Drug importer spared prison

Jersey Evening Post

A 21-year-old who attempted to smuggle 50 MDMA tablets into the island by post has narrowly avoided jail.

Bailiff in Belgium to mark Passchendale anniversary

BBC Radio Guernsey

Guernsey's Bailiff Sir Richard Collas is in Belgium today to mark 100 years since the start of the Battle of Passchendale, which resulted in 450,000 casualties.

Sir Richard is representing Guernsey at a commemorative service at the Tyne Cot Cemetery in Zonnebeke, where many of the soldiers are buried.

The Bailiff will also meet members of the Guernsey Military History Company which will depict stretcher bearers of C Company, the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, who served at the battle.

By the end of the three-month long campaign, more than 500,000 men from both sides are thought to have been injured or killed.

British soldiers carrying a casualty on a stretcher

Racers hit St Peter Port

St Peter Port hosted the annual Soap Box Challenge yesterday, which saw amateur drivers weave through an obstacle course down St Julian's Avenue in homemade karts.

Hundreds lined the streets to watch.

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All aboard the Beachbus

Jersey Evening Post

Libertybus has launched a new open-topped bus and route for beach-goers.

Weather: Mostly fair with sunny periods

BBC Weather

It will be another day of sunshine and the threat of showers.

Winds will be lighter than on Sunday, so in any sunshine it will feel warm, with a high of 19C (66F) in Jersey.

Jersey forecast:

Jersey weather forecast

Guernsey forecast:

Guernsey weather forecast

Public hearing for politician 'accused of lying'

BBC Radio Jersey

The committee that oversees the conduct of Jersey's States members said it will use a public hearing to decide whether a politician accused of lying has affected the integrity of the States.

Deputy Andrew Lewis was accused by the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry of lying when giving evidence, and also to the States over the reasons a police chief was suspended.

Deputy Andrew Lewis said he did not deliberately lie.

The hearing will be held on Tuesday afternoon at the St Paul's Centre.

Parents 'concerned about standards' during schools move

BBC Radio Guernsey

A deputy who has attended most of the sessions on Guernsey's new secondary education system has said parents are concerned about maintaining standards during a transition period to a new three school model.

The education committee has been running feedback sessions before presenting its proposals to the States of Guernsey in October.

Deputy John Gollop said it was clear parents were anxious.

John Gollop

If there was a theme from the parents who entered the dialogue at all these meetings it was a desperate bid for reassurance that standards would be high, especially for so-called high achieving pupils."

Deputy John Gollop

Deputy backs greater island voice in Westminster

BBC Radio Guernsey

A Guernsey deputy has echoed calls from a UK MP for greater island representation in parliament.

Andrew Rosindell MP has previously said the Channel Islands need a stronger presence at Westminster

Deputy Barry Paint isn't satisfied with the current system - citing a recent appeal decision on fishing which went against the island, after a long-running dispute.

He believes that would not have happened if there had been someone from Guernsey in Westminster.

Deputy Barry Paint

They tell us what we can do and can't do, and we've got no voice in it, none at all...we need more autonomy, we need to be able to sort ourselves out."

Deputy Barry Paint

Reform Jersey calls for living wage commitment

BBC Radio Jersey

Jersey banknotes

Jersey's States is being asked to pay all of its workers a living wage by June 2018.

Political party Reform Jersey is calling for the States Employment Board to commit to paying all employees the living wage.

Jersey's Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst said the States would pay all its workers the £9.75 an hour rate.

But, there have been concerns the commitment to pay the living wage doesn't apply to contractors who recently took on States work such as cleaning and gardening companies.

Reform Jersey wants States employees, States-owned companies and States contractors to pay the living wage to all workers by June 2018.

BBC Local Live across the Channel Islands

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Good morning! Welcome to BBC Local Live in the Channel Islands on Monday.

We've got blue-ish skies in Guernsey this morning after a largely grey weekend.

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

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

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