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  1. Weather: Overcast with rain at times

    BBC Weather

    Plenty of low cloud overnight on Friday with the chance of some mist and fog forming again.

    Staying largely dry too, although there could be the odd spot of drizzle.

    Minimum Temperature: 5-9C (41-48F).

    Weather map

    Saturday will be mainly overcast and grey with the chance of a little drizzle. Mist and fog may persist over the hills too.

    More of a breeze compared with today, but it will be mild.

    Maximum Temperature: 9-12C (48-54F).

  2. Weather: Cloudy with occasional rain

    BBC Weather

    Friday night will be dry but with rather a lot of cloud around. Winds will remain fairly light too. Mild.

    Minimum Temperature: 6-9C (43-48F).

    Weather map

    Saturday is expected to be largely cloudy and misty with the chance of some occasional drizzle. A gentle south-westerly breeze. Mild.

    Maximum Temperature: 7-11C (45-52F).

  3. Mikus Alps: Forensic report expected 'in March'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Police in Guernsey are expecting a "final forensic report" in March on the death of Mikus Alps.

    The Latvian national's remains were found in a burnt out car at Petit Bot in January.

    Mikus Alps

    Police have yet to confirm his cause of death. One post-mortem examination has already taken place and officers have confirmed the remains found in the car were his.

    Patrick Rice, Head of Law Enforcement, said the force was waiting for the report from the UK Home Office pathologist.

    "Our officers have concluded all lines of enquiry currently open to us, but we must wait for the final forensic report," he added.

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    Quote Message: The nature of the remains found in the burnt-out car led us to request support from highly specialised experts to carry out further detailed examinations to try and help determine cause of death.
    Quote Message: There are very few specialists of this nature, which meant we were very much in their hands in terms of timings. However, we considered it essential to wait for these findings to ensure we explored every legitimate line of enquiry." from Patrick Rice Head of Law Enforcement
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  4. States staff action over pay-award reversals

    Jersey Evening Post

    Almost 90 employees are taking formal action against the States after having their pay rises reversed, costing them thousands of pounds, and they have warned "similar or worse" could happen to other workers.

  5. HMV on brink of second collapse in six years

    BBC News UK

    The music retailer HMV is poised to enter administration for the second time in six years - a move that would affect 2,200 staff at its 120 stores.

    The company - which has a store in Guernsey - opened its first HMV-branded store on Oxford Street in London in 1921.

    The BBC understands the company could appoint administrators as soon as Friday after being hit by competition from streaming services and online retailers.

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    Image caption: Guernsey's HMV store
  6. Jersey coin hoard valuation due 'in next two months'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The "lengthy process" of valuing the Jersey coin hoard Catillon II should be finished in the next two months, its founders have said.

    The cache - thought to date from about 30-50 BC - was discovered in Grouville by metal detectorists Reg Mead and Richard Miles after a 30-year search sparked by a tip-off.

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    Video caption: Two men who found a hoard of coins worth at least £10m look back on their moment of discovery

    The hoard holds nearly 70,000 Iron Age coins and other treasures.

    The world's leading authorities on the Celtic period have been valuing the cache, Mr Mead said, based on comparisons with similar individual coins sold at recent auctions.

    Although it has not been decided where the hoard will go once it has been valued, Mr Mead said they want it to stay in the island.

    Mr Miles said it would help "generate interest" for local museums and allow studying to continue in Jersey.

    Discussions on where the hoard will remain are ongoing between the Crown, the States of Jersey, the owner of the field where it was discovered, and the detectorists.

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    Video caption: Reg Mead
  7. Man arrested after cone throwing

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A man has been arrested after he threw traffic cones into a road and attempted to pull another man from a car.

    It happened between 21:15 and 21:30 on Thursday outside Cineworld in St Helier.

    Officers said a 34-year-old had been arrested at the scene, and inquiries were "ongoing".

  8. Airport apology after 'technical issues' in security

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Airport has thanked passengers for their patience after "technical issues" closed one of the X-ray machines in security.

    Engineers are working on the problem and the airport is expecting an update from them later.

    Passengers are being advised to allow a full hour for check-in.

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  9. New garden village could see up to 5,000 new homes

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A vision outlining how a new garden village of up to 5,000 new homes near Cullompton could be developed goes before councillors next week.

    Mid Devon District Council's cabinet is being recommended to approve putting out the Culm Garden Village Vision and Concept document for consultation, as well as the consultation for the first phase of a master plan for East Cullompton.

    The Culm Garden Village was one of only 14 areas awarded Garden Village Status by the government in January 2017.

    About 2,100 homes will be built by 2033, while developers also want to construct a relief road to run through Cullompton and to reopen the town's railway station.

    The Garden Village eventually has the potential to deliver up to 5,000 sustainable new homes in a country park landscape, with jobs, community facilities and transport, all integrated with Cullompton itself.

    Subject to approval by the council's cabinet, the first stage of public consultation is set to take place between 18 January and 1 March.

    The Culm Garden Village Concept Plan
    Image caption: The Culm Garden Village Concept Plan
  10. Cornwall travel: Broken-down vehicle partially blocks A30

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Near Bodmin, there are reports the A30 is partially blocked due to a broken-down vehicle near Carminnow Cross. Approach with care.

  11. La Valette bathing pools have 'potential for development'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's La Valette bathing pools and the surrounding area have potential for future development - according to the managing director of property investment company, The Fuller Group.

    Alex Fuller wants to create more recreational facilities and said a treetop adventure area, sculpture trail and luxury spa could all be successful.

    Residents in the island have been bathing in the pools since 1865, with water in the pool coming directly from the sea at high tide.

    Although Mr Fuller said the area can be made "even better", these local people are cautious about the idea to renovate the area...

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    Video caption: Residents in the island have been bathing in the pools since 1865
  12. Police investigate offences against the Hunting Act

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Police are investigating allegations of offences against the Hunting Act after an incident in Okehampton.

    Officers want to hear from any witnesses who were in the area on Boxing Day.

    They added they're aware of the "sensitivities and the high emotions" linked to these kinds of incidents and want to reassure the public they'll "act impartially and promptly".

    Anyone with information should contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.

  13. HMV on brink of second collapse in six years

    BBC News England

    The music retailer HMV is poised to enter administration for the second time in six years - a move that would affect 2,200 staff at its 120 stores.

    The company - which has stores in Plymouth, Exeter and Truro - opened its first HMV-branded store on Oxford Street in London in 1921.

    The BBC understands the company could appoint administrators as soon as Friday after being hit by competition from streaming services and online retailers.

    HMV store in Exeter
    Image caption: There are HMV stories in Plymouth, Truro and Exeter (pictured)
  14. Man, 18, arrested after report of rape in Kingsbridge

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    An 18-year-old man was arrested after an allegation of rape in South Devon, police have said.

    It happened on Rack Park Road in Kingsbridge on Boxing Day between 23:25 and 23:50.

    The victim was a local woman in her 40s, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

    The man was questioned in relation to the alleged incident and has subsequently been released on bail until 23 January.

    Any witnesses are asked to contact police via 101.

    Rack Park Road in Kingsbridge
  15. Pedestrian on crossing hit by motorcycle

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A person was taken to hospital after being hit by a motorcycle in Jersey, police have said.

    It happened on Thursday at about 17:26 on a pedestrian crossing on Bel Royal.

    Officers said the motorcycle was travelling at a "low speed" and the person hit had "minor injuries".

    The road was temporarily closed but has since reopened.

  16. Devon's disappearing orchards subject of new book

    BBC Radio Devon

    Devon's disappearing and endangered orchards are the subject of new book which has been supported by the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

    What is thought to be the world's only mazzard orchard is at Landkey near Barnstaple.

    The sweet cherry was rescued from the brink of extinction when this new orchard was planted 18 years ago.

    Orchards are threatened by disease, climate change and industrial methods of fruit production but the book's author Michael Gee says they provide a good habitat for wildlife...

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    Video caption: The mazzard orchard at Landkey near Barnstaple is thought to be the only one in the world
  17. JT apologises for landline fault

    BBC Radio Jersey

    JT has apologised for a fault that left some Jersey homes and businesses without a landline connection.

    A company spokesman said it had issues with lines across the island late on Thursday.

    He said engineers have fixed the problem and everything should now be "working as normal".

  18. Backbench Jersey politicians plan migration review

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A group of backbench Jersey politicians is planning a detailed review of the issues surrounding migration - with the government expected to propose a post-Brexit population policy next year.

    Members of the Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel - led by Senator Kristina Moore - will start asking people their opinions in March.

    They want their findings to influence ministers' new migration measures, which are expected to be introduced around September.

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    The Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondre, sad the new rules will be "clearer" than those proposed by the previous government.

    He added its suggestions - including time-limited work permits and criminal record checks for new migrants - were "not robust enough".