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  1. More than 600 sign petition calling for Jersey-owned car park to open

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    More than 600 people have signed a petition calling for a Jersey investment company to open a car park it owns in Stafford.

    The car park in Kingsmead is part of a development site owned by Triple Jersey Limited.

    It had been earmarked for a supermarket, but has been closed since August when that deal fell through.

    Local businesses say they are losing customers as they have nowhere to park.

    Deidre Mellor, who owns a toy shop there, says the last few months have been tough.

    Quote Message: We've done quite well over most of the Christmases we've been here but this one we were about 40% down on sales, which is quite bad. After Christmas, January was awful - the worst one since we've opened. This month isn't looking a lot better. Ten months of a closed car park and all the empty units behind us are no help whatsoever." from Deidre Mellor Toy shop owner
    Deidre MellorToy shop owner
  2. £1m 'treasure trove' heading to Guernsey

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A £1m "treasure trove" of stamps is heading to Guernsey.

    The exhibits include an error stamp - the only other example of which is owned by the Queen - which was originally priced at 13p, but is now valued at £135,000, as well as a rare penny Black, and this block of 2d Blues...

    2d Blues
  3. Swimarathon money to go towards youth hostel repairs

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Money raised from this years Swimarathon in Jersey will help a charity repair one of its four youth hostels.

    The Jersey Association for Youth and Friendship helps young people between the ages of 15 and 25 who find themselves without a home.

    It's one of five charities benefiting from the annual fundraising event at Les Quennevais.

  4. Film voice coach wants to hear local accents

    Guernsey Press

    Local accents should feature in the film based on the novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

  5. Fog clearing: Movement at airports

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    I bring good news.

    A break in the weather means some flights have been able to get off the ground in the Channel Islands, but there is still a long backlog to get through.

    Guernsey airport

    Check out the latest information from Guernsey Airport and Jersey Airport.

  6. Motorcyclist taken to hospital - Coutanchez reopens

    BBC Travel

    A male motorcyclist has been taken to hospital this morning after a collision near the Guernsey College of Further Education campus on the Coutanchez.

    Police and ambulance services attended the scene just before 10.45, where a man received treatment before being taken to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.

    The road has now reopened.

  7. Men appear before magistrates on Class A drug charge

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Two men have appeared before Jersey magistrates court charged with possession of the Class A drug Oxycodone.

    Oxycodone is an opiate used as a painkiller.

    Stephen David Carey, 41, and Vincent John Cooper, 34 - both from St Helier - are accused of being in possession of the drug on 12 January at David Place in town.

    They will next appear on the 28 February.

  8. Lifts group hits 10,000 members - taxi drivers say it's 'worrying'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    More than 10,000 people have now signed up for a social media group that allows drivers to offer lifts around Jersey.

    In its description, "Jersey lifts" claims: "Just remember, we're doing nothing illegal if we aren't taking any money for lifts."

    Licensed taxi drivers are angry the online lift service is continuing to grow. It is illegal to offer lifts for money, with the president of the drivers association describing the group as "worrying".

    The BBC has contacted the group, who is yet to comment.

  9. ‘Traditional’ record shop opens its doors

    Guernsey Press

    Customers have said a new record shop in Town is a blast from the past and a suitable replacement for old high-street hubs.

  10. Lorry drops wood on Salerie Corner cycle path

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Police are currently investigating after a truck dropped wood on a cycle path this morning.

    The vehicle was heading south around Salerie Corner when planks of timber fell off the back and on to the cycle path.

    Police say they are investigating the circumstances around the incident.

    They've reviewed the CCTV and spoken to the driver.

    Enquiries are ongoing.

  11. People are 'keen to know' when same-sex marriage will begin

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Quote Message: People are keen to know when same-sex couples will be able to get married in Guernsey. We thought it important to share the information that we have, which is to the best of our knowledge and dependent on the timetable being met as explained." from Deputy Michelle Le Clerc President of the Committee for Employment & Social Security
    Deputy Michelle Le ClercPresident of the Committee for Employment & Social Security

    If the law passes through the Legislation Review Panel and the States of Deliberation, same-sex marriages could technically take place as early as 4 May 2017.

  12. Jersey Reds prop heading for Worcester

    Tim Pryor

    BBC Sport

    Jersey Reds prop Simon Kerrod is to leave the Championship club at the end of this season.

    Simon Kerrod

    The South African is joining current Premiership side Worcester Warriors in the summer.

    Kerrod scored two tries in Jersey's narrow win over London Scottish at the weekend.

    He's been with the Reds since early 2016 and is the latest in an ever-growing list of front-row players to move from the island to the topflight of English rugby. 

  13. Travel update: Countanchez crash

    BBC Travel

    A motorcycle has crashed outside the Coutanchez campus of College of Further Education in Guernsey.

    Emergency services are at the scene.

  14. Guernsey could hold same-sex marriages in May

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Same-sex marriages could take place in Guernsey as early as May.

    The Same-Sex Marriage law will be considered by the Legislation Review Panel in early March, before being ratified at a future States meeting which could be as early as 26 April.

    Same sex marriage

    If everything is approved, the law could come into effect on 2 May, but couples would need to get a special licence from the Greffe which takes one clear day to pass, meaning a wedding could not take place until 4 May.

    Until the law is approved by the LRP and the States of Deliberation, there is no guarantee of a start date.

  15. Tree to be planted to mark People's Park protests

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A tree will be planted in the People's Park to mark the anniversary of a campaign against it being used as a site for the new hospital. 

    The park was the scene of several protests, including one where campaigners laid down in front of a digger.

    The West of Town Community Association gathered more than 5,000 signatures from those against the development, and there was a debate in the town hall and a rally in the Royal Square. 

    The red oak tree will be planted this Thursday. 

    Protest in Royal Square
  16. Mystery rock painter at Greve d'Azette

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Have you ever seen a painted rock like this on the beach?

    BBC Radio Jersey reporter Sarah Bailey was hunting for a tennis ball by the slipway at Greve d'Azette in Jersey when she spotted this rock.

    Painted rock

    Is there a vigilante rock painter on the loose in Jersey?

  17. Latest headlines in the Channel Islands

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Jersey

    • Jersey's Animal Shelter has condemned the use of snares on the island's west coast as abhorrent - but has asked dog walkers to be more responsible in the area
    • More than 10,000 people have now signed up for a controversial social media group that allows drivers to offer lifts around the island - but taxi drivers say it's illegal
    • More than 600 people have signed a petition calling for a Jersey investment company to open a car park it owns in Stafford

    Guernsey

    • The chairman of the House of Commons Education Select Committee says Guernsey, like the UK, should focus on getting teacher recruitment right
    • About 400 people were stranded in the UK yesterday after fog meant that Aurigny couldn't land a single flight in Guernsey
    • An organiser of yesterday's protest in Guernsey against Donald Trump says he's pleased with the turnout