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  1. Weather: Just the odd cloud (and hopefully no more smoke)

    BBC Weather

    Friday night will be dry with largely clear skies and just a few patches of cloud.

    A humid night with a gentle northerly breeze.

    Minimum Temperature: 14 to 17C (57 to 63F).

    Weather map

    Saturday will be another dry day with plenty of sunshine and just the odd patch of cloud.

    Feeling pleasantly warm with just a gentle northerly breeze.

    Maximum Temperature: 19 to 24C (66 to 75F).

  2. Weather: Early mist clearing for a warm day

    BBC Weather

    Friday night will be dry with clear spells and variable amounts of cloud. Becoming misty or foggy in places.

    Another humid night with gentle northerly breezes.

    Minimum Temperature: 12 to 16C (54 to 61F).

    Weather map

    On Saturday any early patches of mist or fog will clear to leave a dry day with sunny spells and patchy cloud.

    Feeling pleasantly warm.

    Maximum Temperature: 21 to 26C (70 to 79F).

  3. 'Altercation' outside Guernsey pub

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    About 02:00 on Friday, 3rd August, an altercation occurred between a man and a woman outside of the Prince of Wales Pub, Smith Street, St. Peter Port, say Guernsey Police.

    Anyone with any information is being asked to contact the force on 01481 725111 or through Crime Stoppers Anonymous on 0800 555 111.

  4. Appeal for witness to Mont Arrive crash

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Two cars were involved in the crash at the filter and junction of Mont Arrive, Rouge Rue, Amherst and Maurepas Road at about 10:00 on Thursday.

    A blue Mazda and a blue Hyundai were involved and there were no injuries.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Guernsey Police on 01481 725111 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

  5. Shark spotted by Guernsey fishermen

    John Fernandez

    BBC Radio Guernsey

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    Video caption: The porbeagle shark was spotted in L'Ancresse Bay

    The porbeagle shark, also known as mackerel sharks or porgies was spotted in L'Ancresse Bay.

    The sighting has been confirmed by marine wildlife experts. The species is relatively common in Guernsey waters and looks similar to a great white.

    Porbeagles mainly eat mackerel, squid and herring, live in cooler waters, have a distinctive white mark on their dorsal fin and are endangered in many parts of the world.

  6. Exeter football fan banned from matches

    Johnny O'Shea

    BBC News Online

    An Exeter City supporter has been banned from attending football matches for three years.

    Jason Commins, 23, from Ide, Exeter, has been issued with a Civil Football Banning Order following a hearing at Exeter Magistrates Court on 30 July.

    The order means he can't attend regulated football matches in England and Wales, and prevents him from travelling abroad to watch England.

    Police evidence showed he had contributed to disorder at eight Exeter matches between 2013 and 2018, as well as at the European Championships in 2016.

    He was also fined £400 to be paid to Devon and Cornwall Police.

    Quote Message: We will continue to seek these banning orders on those who cause or contribute to violence and disorder connected to football matches." from Superintendent Matt Lawler Devon and Cornwall Police
    Superintendent Matt LawlerDevon and Cornwall Police
  7. Electricity company to push electric car usage

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's only electricity company hopes to make it easier for people to use electric cars in the island by putting more charging points in place.

    Jersey Electricity says it is looking at putting charging points for cars on street lights across the island.

    The States of Jersey is a majority shareholder in the Jersey Electricity Company.

    Ian Wilson, energy solutions manager, says the company hopes to make electric cars much more attractive to drivers.

    Electric charging lead and car connection
  8. Minister welcomes 'decisive action' over asbestos

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's Infrastructure Minister, Deputy Kevin Lewis has thanked the team at Fort Regent for their "decisive precautionary action" over asbestos concerns at the site.

    Toilets, changing rooms and non-public areas at the Fort in St Helier have been closed due to suspected asbestos.

    Fort Regent
    Quote Message: While there will be some temporary inconvenience to users of the fort, I'm sure that everyone recognises the importance of the action being taken to protect them." from Deputy Kevin Lewis Infrastructure Minister
    Deputy Kevin LewisInfrastructure Minister
  9. Agreement over nursing terms and conditions review

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Agreement over the way a review of the terms and conditions for nurses, midwives and other health workers in Guernsey will work has been reached.

    Nurse

    It was announced in May that Inspiring Leadership Network director, Dean Royles, had been appointed to the chair of the independent strategic review of the nursing and midwifery.

    Discussions have taken place between Mr Royles, union officials and representatives from the States of Guernsey, resulting in the terms of reference for the review being agreed.

    The review will cover all staff on health service terms, which includes nurses, midwives, allied health professionals as well as social workers in adult and community services.

  10. Fort Regent toilets shut in asbestos scare

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The toilets and changing room at Fort Regent's gym have been closed after concerns an asbestos-related material has been found nearby.

    Officials say tests are being done on the material, but it's not thought anyone has been exposed to it.

    Fort Regent

    The material was found in an electrical cupboard, containing an air handling unit, earlier this week.

    The unit, which circulates air as part of a ventilation system, was shut down to stop any potential spread, while the changing rooms and toilet it runs into were closed.

    A number of other non-public areas have also been closed and this weekend two of the weight rooms will be cleared and sealed off after an inspection raised concerns bubbling paint in the area could expose asbestos as it peels away.

    Officials say the fort is being extensively re-inspected and tested for asbestos but says there's no indication anyone has been exposed to the hazardous material.

  11. St Sampson's fire: 'No risk' of water run-off

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    There is no risk of water run-off from a fire in St Sampson's entering Guernsey's largest reservoir, according to the fire service.

    Fireman

    There were concerns that the water used to try to extinguish the fire at a recycling centre in Bulwer Avenue would leak into Longue Hougue reservoir.

    Pierre Laine, from the Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service, said they spoke to all relevant agencies this morning - including Guernsey Water - to ensure water would run away from the reservoir and not enter the supply.

    Fire service

    However, Guernsey Water has stopped taking supplies from the reservoir as a precaution after some soot and debris made its way into the water.

  12. Twelve-month sentence for violent armed robber

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    A man has been jailed for weapons possession after a violent robbery in Torquay on Tuesday.

    Tony Hawkins, 25, of Belgrave Road, Torquay, was charged with two counts of possession of a bladed article, and one count of being in possession of an air weapon while banned.

    He pleaded guilty to both charges at Plymouth Magistrates Court on Thursday 2 August and was sentenced to 12 months in prison.

    Tony Hawkins mugshot

    Officers were called to Upton Hill at about 20:00 to reports of a violent break-in.

    They had been told that a group of people had broken into a house and made threats to hurt those inside.

    Police made three arrests shortly after arriving.

    A man and a woman, who were arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, have now been released.

  13. Reservoir taken out of supply as a 'precaution'

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

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    Guernsey Water said some "small debris" believed to be soot from the fire had landed in the reservoir but had been dealt with.

    "We can reassure islanders that there is no impact on the drinking water," said Margaret McGuinness, the water quality risk manager.

    She said: "With incidents such as this obviously the first priority is to protect life and then property. From Guernsey Water's perspective, the next priority is protection of the water supply.

    "We are fortunate that in this instance the Longue Hougue Reservoir appears to have escaped a serious pollution incident, in part due to the protection installed within the recycling yard.

    "Nevertheless, as a precaution we made a very early decision to take Longue Hougue offline, and we are now awaiting the results of some samples before bringing the supply back on."

  14. Cause of fire believed to be lithium battery

    John Fernandez

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The owner of Guernsey Recycling, which has been the scene of a fire since 09:00, believes the blaze was caused by a lithium battery.

    Alan Crowe says he will know more on Saturday when his people are allowed back on site, but says he's pleased nobody has been hurt in the fire.

    He believes the battery may have been mixed in with other recycling.

    Fire
    Quote Message: Early indications are the source of the fire was perhaps a lithium battery contained within a load of waste electronic and electrical equipment that was dropped off by a third part earlier this morning from Alan Crowe Owner of Guernsey Recycling
    Alan CroweOwner of Guernsey Recycling

    He said a full investigation would be carried out.

  15. Pittman moves, but stays home

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Jon-Paul Pittman has left Torquay United for National League South rivals Truro City on a season-long loan.

    The 31-year-old will not have far to travel with City sharing Plainmoor this season after Truro's ground was sold to developers.

    Jon-Paul Pittman

    The former Crawley Town, Wycomben and Grimsby forward scored 3 times in 17 games for the Gulls, but has fallen out of favour under manager Gary Owers.

    "We’ve developed a new squad over the summer months which may have pushed him down the pecking order a little,” said Owers told the Torquay United website.

  16. Firefighters likely to remain at blaze site until Saturday

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey's Fire and Rescue Service is likely to remain at a fire that broke out in St Sampson's until Saturday.

    The thick black smoke that was pouring out of the blaze earlier has gone, but white smoke is still billowing from the recycling yard on Bulwer Avenue.

    Fire

    The amount of fire service staff on site has dropped from 19 to 16.

    A crash tender from Guernsey Airport was drafted in earlier to relieve pressure on the service, and help staff cover the rest of the island.

    Fire presence
  17. Smoke hugging coastline

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    The smoke from the fire at Guernsey Recycling is hugging the shoreline of Guernsey, Sark and Herm.

    Firefighters have the blaze, which broke out at about 09:00, under control.

    Smoke over St Peter Port
    Smoke over Herm and Sark
  18. Car smashes into wall after 'heart attack' at the wheel

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    A man in his 60s has been rushed to Torbay Hospital after his car crashed into a wall in Totnes.

    Police say the Peugeot estate smashed into a wall on Priory Gardens at about 11:00.

    PCSO Kirsty Powell, who was called to the scene, said a medical episode caused the crash.

    The man remains in hospital.

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