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Summary

  1. Police renew appeal after pedestrian killed in car crash
  2. ‘Combination of factors’ caused huge wave that injured five teenagers in Guernsey
  3. Dog killing pesticide 'could harm other pets'
  4. Delays at Jersey Airport 'third worst in British Isles'
  5. Updates on Friday 11 August 2017

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Risk of rain not deterring the revels in Alderney

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

There's plenty of fun and frolicking going on as part of Alderney week.

I may have just felt a drop of rain, or maybe it was a bubble from the machine spewing them out.

Alderney Week
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The emphasis this afternoon has been on children's entertainment before the Alderney Week Olympics - with the organising team looking to defend their title.

The week then winds to a close tomorrow with the harbour festival in the morning and then the torch parade and fireworks in the evening.

States committed to maintaining access to adult further education courses

BBC Radio Guernsey

The Committee for Education Sport and Culture has committed to subsidising "the majority of adult community learning courses" says Deputy Paul Le Pelley, although fees are required to "minimise losses".

The States announced today they would fix increases to fees for the new academic year at between £20-£50 per course.

We have a responsibility to ensure that all our services provide value for money and that we operate within the financial limits the committee is given. These new charges will not mean we are able to recover the full costs of delivering these course over the next year but will go a long way towards reducing the losses."

Deputy Paul Le Pelley

Weather: Expect more rain before it brightens up

BBC Weather

It will be rather cloudy across Guernsey tonight with patchy drizzle at times.

However, by dawn there may be more in the way of drier interludes. Meanwhile, it will stay breezy. Minimum Temperature: 16C (61F).

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BBC

Saturday will see a cloudy start with patchy drizzle continuing through much of the morning.

However, drier and brighter conditions will gradually feed in from the northwest through the afternoon. Maximum Temperature: 18C (64F).

Colossal wave injuring teens a 'complex' incident to investigate

BBC Radio Guernsey

Condor Ferries says it is already implemented changes to the Liberation's approach to St Peter Port harbour following a report into why a powerful wave injured swimmers at La Vallette.

The report follows an investigation into an incident in July where teenagers were taken to hospital after being injured by a 60cm wave.

It found the number of vessels moving in the area may have caused the wave.

Guernsey's harbour master, Captain Chad Murray, said it was a "complex" incident to investigate.

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BBC
The aftermath of the wave hitting La Vallette bathing pools

It was not quite as black and white as we though at first on the face of it. There was a lot of waterborne activity in the area at the time, it was a flat, calm day which accentuates any kind of wash or wake generated from users of the water. But I think the important point that comes out of the report is there was no single source, we believe, that caused the incident."

Captain Chad MurrayGuernsey harbour master

Jersey Met to move from airport

Rob England

BBC News Online

After 65 years the States of Jersey Meteorological Section will be moving from Jersey Airport to the Department of the Environment's offices at South Hill.

A spokesman said the move would allow preparation works to take place so their old building, know as the airport 1937 building, could be demolished after it was deemed to be affecting "the safety and operational capabilities" of the airport in 2014.

Adding, the need for Jersey Met to be based at the site had "reduced", as observing air traffic was to be taken over by the air traffic control team.

Principal Meteorological Officer, John Searson, said the team would be continuing to provide services to the Channel Islands from their new location, but were hoping to move back to the airport in the long term.

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While we would have preferred to remain located at the airport, the Ports of Jersey have asked us to move out and have not been able to find us an alternative location at the airport. In the short to medium term all of our services will be operated from our new office."

John SearsonPrincipal Meteorological Officer, Jersey Met

Rise in property sales

Oscar Pearson

BBC Radio Guernsey

The average purchase price for local market properties in Guernsey fell by more than 3% in the last quarter, according to States figures.

It now stands at £418,000, which is nearly 4% lower than this time last year.

The number of local market transactions, however, rose by a fifth on the previous quarter to 196.

The average price for the 14 open market transactions in the second quarter of this year was nearly £800,000 - down from more than £1m on the same period in 2016.

The details have been released in the Guernsey Residential Property Prices Bulletin, which measures average price changes in properties sold in the island each quarter.

It shows the loan to value ratio stands at 82% - its highest since 2015 - which means people are borrowing more money to buy their propertiesy.

Deputy favours 'bursary system' for private colleges

BBC Radio Guernsey

The president and vice president of the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture are at odds over the future funding model for Guernsey's three private colleges.

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Vice President, Deputy Carl Meerveld, said he opposes the plan to phase out grants to special placeholders and cut college funding by up to £3.5m a year.

He and fellow committee member Deputy Andrea Dudley-Owen have been excluded from the committee's deliberations on the topic, on the grounds they have children in the private school system and could potentially have a conflict of interest.

He favours introducing a bursary scheme for the colleges, saying he wants to avoid creating a "two-tier system" for private and state education based on ability to pay.

Battle of Flowers: Parts of winning float could decorate local businesses

BBC Radio Jersey

Parts of the winning battle of flowers float could be put on show in Jersey's Fish Market.

Aquaria
BBC

The Parish of St Clement took the top prize of Prix d'Honneur this year with their underwater themed float Aquaria.

The team also picked up the best set piece award, and the design award.

Graham Gibson, the chairman of St Clement's Battle of Flowers Association, said part of the float may be used by local businesses after it has taken it's final journey this evening at the Moonlight Parade.

A spokeswoman from Jersey Markets said they have been in talks with the association today.

Jersey Airport - 'A number of reasons' for delays

Rob England

BBC News Online

Ports of Jersey have said delays to flights from Jersey's airport can occur for "a number of reasons", including factors "beyond their control".

airport delays
BBC

A BBC investigation revealed Jersey to be third in the UK from data collected over the past two summers, with an average delay being 21 minutes.

A spokesman said operational or technical issues were outside of the airport's control, and as Jersey was a "destination airport" delays to inbound flights often impacted on outbound services.

He also cited "inclement weather" as a factor, which was again outside of the airport's control.

Adding, on average, aircraft serving Jersey Airport were turned around completely within 30 minutes.

How we used to live

Guernsey Press

There's a chance to see what local life was like a century ago at Guernsey Museum’s current exhibition, An Unseen World: Photographs of Edwardian Guernsey.

Adult learning course fee rise to be kept between £20-£50

BBC Radio Guernsey

Fees for adult learning courses offered by the Guernsey College of Further Education will not be as high as previously thought.

The college says its new pricing structure is based on teaching costs, plus a contribution to its overheads.

It says there will be increases for the coming academic year, but that they'll be limited to between £20-£50 per course.

Deputy Paul Le Pelley says his committee will still be subsidising the majority of these courses, but any losses will be minimised by the College's efforts to operate more efficiently and make savings.

New police HQ has 'improved morale'

Rob England

BBC News Online

Jersey's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended "lessons learnt" from the construction of the new police HQ in Jersey be carried through to other public building projects.

In a recent report the committee concluded the project was an example of "good project teamwork", and the introduction of the new building had "improved morale" and encouraged staff to stay on.

Police HQ
BBC

A good consultative planning process, an element of future-proofing, strong communication between teams, flexible and able contractors, and robust fiscal and practical management, helped to deliver this project on time and to budget. Our findings and recommendations are succinct – the lessons learnt and principles embodied should be carried forward to all future major public sector builds."

Constable Simon CrowcroftActing Chairman, PAC

Daft rafts centre stage for Alderney Week

David Earl

Reporter, Alderney

It was that time of Alderney Week where everyone makes a splash.

Thanks to the RNLI and their inshore lifeboat for helping us get these close up shots of the Daft Raft Race.

Islanders and visitors took to the water on improvised rafts.

Jersey's Stevens returns for tournament

James Law

BBC Sport Online

Jersey coach Neil McRae says it is a "huge boost" to have Ben Stevens back, after picking his squad for World Cricket League Division Five.

The all-rounder, 25, missed October's tournament because of ill health, but will play in South Africa next month.

Ben Stevens against Tanzania
BBC

Jonty Jenner, who was 12th man for England in July, is also in the squad after being cleared to play by the ICC.

"It's our strongest [ever] squad. It's the most difficult selection we've had to make," McRae told BBC Radio Jersey.

Young offered help after case involving child images

Jersey Evening Post

Under-19s concerned about their online activity are being urged to seek help by a UK charity following the sentencing of a young Islander for possessing indecent images of children.

Rugby: Reds set for home clash with Coventry

Tim Pryor

BBC Sport

Jersey Reds host Coventry tomorrow afternoon in the islanders' only home pre-season friendly ahead of the new Championship campaign.

Jersey Reds team photo
Jersey Reds

Head coach Harvey Biljon is set to field an all-changed starting 15, with five of the starting line-up in line for the debuts.

Full-back Scott van Breda will captain the Reds on his first appearance.

Jersey squad for Saturday: Van Breda, Hodson, Abrahams, Ma'afu, Adair, Cope, Hardy, Woolmore, Macfarlane, Clarey, Voss, Quarrie, Rogerson, Nagle-Taylor, Argyle. Replacements: Saunders, Brodley, Armstrong, Sexton, Bartle, Joyce, Dudley, Eastwell, Best and Worrall.

Jet ski crash victim returns to Jersey

BBC Radio Jersey

A Jersey lawyer whose leg was badly damaged in a jet ski accident in St Brelade's Bay has arrived back in the island following treatment in a UK hospital.

Giles Corbin was flown to Southampton Hospital after his jet ski collided last month with a speedboat.

His mother Felicity said he was healing, but there is a "tremendous amount of work to do".

FELICITY and her son Giles
FELICITY CORBIN-WHEELER

He was treated at hospital in Southampton for leg injuries.

The driver of the boat, a 36-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of driving recklessly and later bailed.

New building proposed for La Hougue Bie site

Jersey Evening Post

Plans for a new building at a historical site in the island have been drawn up by Jersey Heritage.

Cloudy, with some rain later this afternoon

BBC Weather

The cloud will continue to increase from the west this afternoon, with most places seeing some rain.

However, the rain will turn light and patchy later this evening. It will be breezy as well.

Maximum temperature: 18C (64F).

In Jersey:

weather
BBC

And in Guernsey:

weather
BBC

Battle of Flowers: 56 battles without rain, but no such luck tonight

Rob England

BBC News Online

Jersey Met has forecast some rain tonight for the start of the Moonlight Parade, but they expect the worst to be over by 19:30.

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Police appeal over pedestrian killed in car crash

Rob England

BBC News Online

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was killed in a car crash in St Helier last Friday.

The 71-year-old man was hit by a Peugeot 205 near to the entrance of Mount Edgcumbe Flats on Queens Road at around 09:25.

The 28-year-old driver of the Peugeot has been released on bail.

States of Jersey Police asked anyone who may have seen the incident to contact them on 612612 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

South Show under way in Guernsey

BBC Radio Guernsey

The first of Guernsey three traditional shows is under way today.

The South Show is based at the St Martins Community Centre.

Locals will show off their baked goods, prized produce and other crafts, aiming to take home first prize in the various competitions throughout the day.

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Plenty on show in the south

Isla Blatchford

BBC Radio Guernsey

As judging is under way at the Guernsey South Show we got a sneak peek behind the scenes.

Condor alter high speed ferry route

Guernsey Press

Condor's high speed vessels have been re-routed after an investigation into an incident at La Vallette Bathing Pools where children were injured by crashing waves.

Cricket: Jersey include Stevens in squad for South Africa

Tim Pryor

BBC Sport

All-rounder Ben Stevens has been included in Jersey's 14-man squad for next month's ICC World League Five tournament in South Africa.

Ben Stevens
ICC/Ian Jacobs

Stevens missed Jersey's relegation from division four last year in Los Angeles after suffering a health scare.

Spinner Rhys Palmer is among the most notable absentees but Sussex batsman Jonty Jenner will make the trip - He's been given the all clear to represent Jersey again after recently appearing as a substitute for England.

Charles Perchard will captain the island side.

Jersey squad for WCL5: Charles Perchard, Corey Bisson, Corne Bodenstein, Harrison Carlyon, Jake Dunford, Luke Gallichan, Peter Gough, Anthony Hawkins-Kay, Jonty Jenner, Ben Kynman, Robert McBey, Elliot Miles, Ben Stevens and Nat Watkins.

CCTV to monitor pools after wave injures teens

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

CCTV will be used to monitor Guernsey's La Vallette Bathing Pools during the arrival and departure of high speed vessels, after a wave injured teenagers in July.

La Vallette
BBC

The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents' report into the cause of the wave that injured the five teenagers has recommended the move.

It also says pool users should heed the signs at high tide when the pools are, or nearly, covered by water.

The report concludes a combination of factors caused the large wave.

Onlookers said they thought the wave was caused by the Condor Liberation ferry arriving, but the report found this wasn’t the case. Some of the teenagers were taken to hospital after being injured by the wave.

Guernsey FC boss Tony Vance expects to have small squad again

BBC Sport

Tony Vance
Fran Torode

Guernsey FC manager Tony Vance says he is once again likely to have a small squad at his disposal for the Isthmian League Division One South campaign.

The Sarnians have had up to 40 players with them during pre-season, but have struggled for depth in the past.

"Normally the first month is very strong with regards to everyone trying to fight for that shirt," Vance said.

"Unfortunately the Guernsey comfort zone means sometimes, when they don't get that shirt, they shy away a bit."

Delays at Jersey Airport 'third worst in British Isles'

BBC Business News

Jersey Airport experienced the third longest average delays for outbound flights in the country, a BBC investigation has found.

flight delays
BBC

The analysis came from figures collected by the Civil Aviation Authority during the last two summers (2015, 2016).

Across the UK one in five flights were delayed by more than 30 minutes, the data shows.

Jersey Airport is yet to comment.

Woman shouted 'racist' language at man in car

Rob England

BBC News Online

Jersey police are looking for a woman accused of shouting offensive and racist language at a man after he pulled his car out into the road in front of her vehicle.

The man tried to speak to the woman, who continued to verbally abuse him, police said.

It happened last Friday between 09:00 and 10:00 on Belmont Road in St Helier.

‘Fire and rescue unlikely to charge for non-emergencies’

Guernsey Press

Even if the Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service was to bring in a scale of charges for its non-emergency services, it would be unlikely to send out invoices very often, its chief has said.

Battle of Flowers: Highlights from the 2017 parade

Rob England

BBC News Online

Yesterday we saw the results of a year's hard work from the Battle of Flowers teams from across Jersey.

Here's a look back at some of the highlights...

Jersey Battle of Flowers 2017

Advocate fined £1,500 for driving uninsured Lexus

Jersey Evening Post

An advocate has been fined £1,500 after he pleaded guilty to driving his Lexus without insurance after an "administrative oversight".

Condor Ferries 'co-operated fully' with bathing pools investigation

BBC Radio Guernsey

Condor Ferries has welcomed the findings of a report into the cause of a large wave that injured five teenagers at La Vallette Bathing Pools, in Guernsey, in July.

Condor Liberation
BBC

Initial reports from onlookers suggested the wave came from the nearby Condor Liberation, but it was found to be the "cumulative effect" of all vessels in the area.

A Condor spokesman said the report's findings were similar to those of the company's own internal review and it "co-operated fully" with the investigation.

Recommendations include Condor Ferries changing its approach procedures for its vessels.

Condor says it has already implemented this.

Pet and livestock owners warned of fireworks display

Rob England

BBC News Online

Police have issued a warning to pet and livestock owners ahead of a fireworks display this evening, to mark the end of the Guernsey Harbour Carnival.

The display is due to start at 22:00.

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Committee exclusion rules ‘need reviewing’

Guernsey Press

One of the deputies excluded from Education’s college funding negotiations due to a "special interest" challenged the decision without success and is calling for a review of the rules of procedure.

Dog killing pesticide 'could harm other pets'

BBC Radio Jersey

The Jersey animal charity, the JSPCA is concerned the poison which killed a dog last month could kill other pets.

An investigation is under way to find out how the dog injested the banned pesticide, phorate, during a walk around Beauport and Les Creux in July.

Sean Power from the JSPCA said other animals could be harmed by eating the same poison. Pet owners have been advised to avoid the area.

Teens injured at pools: ‘Combination of factors’ caused large wave

Sian Davies

BBC News Online

An official report into the cause of a large wave that injured five teenagers at Guernsey's La Vallette Bathing Pools in July finds a combination of factors are to blame.

Wave
BBC

The youngsters had to be taken to hospital because of their injuries.

Onlookers said they thought the wave was caused by the Condor Liberation ferry arriving.

The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents' report found this wasn't the case. Instead the report said the wave was caused by a combination of all vessels in the area.

Recommendations include Condor Ferries changing its approach procedures for its vessels.

CCTV will be used to monitor the bathing pools during the arrival and departure of high speed vessels, and the report recommends pool users should heed the signs at high tide when the pools are, or nearly, covered by water.

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BBC News Online

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