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  1. Animal shelter condemns snare use

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    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.

    Honorary police say the snares have been found at Les Mielles, a grassy area of protected land on the west coast popular with dog walkers. 

    They've speculated that it could be a protest against people not picking up their dog's mess.

    Steve Coleman of the JSPCA says dog walkers need to consider other people when they are out walking - but there's still no excuse to leave traps in the area.

  2. Work begins on crumbling church

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Work has started on repairs to Guernsey's Torteval Church.

    Last year it was discovered that steel supports had rusted through, its lintels were crumbling and steps were falling out of the walls.

    Vice Dean Andrew Sauvarin says donations have been made towards the £560,000 costs. 

    Parishioners approved a loan for half of it, the payment of which is likely to be reflected in rates.

    Torteval Church

    I happened to have an old, foggy photo of Torteval Church, which is pretty suitable today.

  3. Road safety campaign to be aimed at young drivers

    Jersey Evening Post

    A crime prevention charity is to launch a new workshop focusing on road safety following several high-profile court cases involving teenagers.

  4. Aurigny chairman defends fog policy

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The chairman of Guernsey's States-owned airline Aurigny is defending the company policy of flying when there's uncertainty about the aircraft getting back. 

    Andrew Haining apologised to passengers affected by the bad weather in the last few days, which has caused cancellations and delays. 

    Mr Haining says every effort needs to be made to get people to their final destination. 

    Quote Message: We have to make decisions based on probabilities. We don't like to have passengers flying around for long periods of time, but we do want to try, as far as possible, to get passengers either home, or to their destinations." from Andrew Haining Aurigny Chairman
    Andrew HainingAurigny Chairman
    Foggy Airport
  5. Alderney woman to organise petition against 'hazardous cobbles'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A pensioner in Alderney has had enough of what she's calling hazardous cobbles on the High Street in St Anne's.  

    Eileen Mignot is organising a petition to get something done after she tripped and fell recently, cracking a rib.

    She claims others have hurt themselves in the same way. 

    Tony Barnes from Alderney's General Services Committee says that there isn't money to repair the cobbles. 

    He believes that Guernsey should pay towards restoration work.

    Quote Message: I'd like to think there would be money available in Guernsey, but I think the chances of that with the problems in Guernsey are unlikely. With the problems with transport links we've got to get people here in the first place, we've got the locals being treated as second rate, they're being ignored, because the money is not coming." from Tony Barnes Alderney General Services Committee
    Tony BarnesAlderney General Services Committee
  6. 'Awful' fog sees 400 passengers stranded in the UK

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Not a single Aurigny flight managed to land in Guernsey yesterday.

    CEO Mark Darby described the situation as "awful", as the Channel Islands faces another day of fog.

    Yesterday's standstill means 400 passengers were stuck in the UK. 

    Many are travelling on a slow ferry to Guernsey today - meaning some will arrive home nearly two days later than originally planned.

    Nest webcam screenshot

    Mr Darby says although the flying conditions look better later today, they're playing catch up with planes still in the UK. 

    Aurigny has already cancelled early flights to London.

  7. Travel update: Flight delays

    BBC Travel

    It's another foggy morning, which means more flight delays across the Channel Islands.

    The general manager of Guernsey Airport said he's not expecting the fog to lift until at least midday.


    The mail and papers arrived on time this morning, but all of the early passenger flights have been delayed or cancelled.

    All of the cancellations are flights either to or from London Gatwick or London City.


    It's a similar situation in Jersey, although early arrivals from Gatwick are due to land on time.

    Early flights to Gatwick have been cancelled, as has the 08:55 to Exeter. 

    Passengers are being asked to check in on time for other flights.

  8. Weather in the Channel Islands

    BBC Weather

    It's another foggy morning across the Channel Islands, with no signs of clearing until around midday.

    Here's the forecast for Guernsey....

    Weather chart

    And this is the outlook in Jersey...

    Weather chart
  9. Taxi drivers demand closure of 'Jersey lifts' group

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Jersey taxi drivers are demanding the closure of a social media group which allows people to offer lifts around the island.

    More than 10,000 people have now joined the group.

    Licensed taxi drivers are angry the online lift service is continuing to grow despite it being illegal to take money for transport unless you are registered. 

    There have never been any prosecutions.

    Taxi sign

    President of the Jersey Taxi Drivers Association, Mick Tostevin, says the group has gone on long enough. 

    Quote Message: I'd like to see it stopped. There is no middle ground, you've got to stop it. Southampton recently stamped it out, issuing fines of £5,000, that soon focused people on stopping it." from Mick Tostevin President, Jersey Taxi Drivers Association
    Mick TostevinPresident, Jersey Taxi Drivers Association

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

  10. Trump protest attended by 50 in Guernsey

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    About 50 people attended a protest against US President Donald Trump in St Peter Port, Guernsey, last night.

    There were short speeches on human rights, climate change and civil liberties.

    In the UK, protests took place in central London as MPs clashed over whether Donald Trump should be given a state visit to the UK.

    The debate was triggered by two petitions - one against a state visit, which got 1.85 million signatures, and one in favour which got 311,000.

    Trump protest
  11. Education in Guernsey: Can the island fill 'premier league' schools with teachers?

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    There's no point building "premier league" schools in Guernsey if you can't fill them with the best teachers, according to the National Union of Teachers.

    An HR business partner for the States of Guernsey confirmed a national shortage of teachers - particularly in the subjects of maths, computing and physics - is being felt in the island.

    Exam sitting

    Education professionals are responding to a new House of Commons Education Select Committee report, published today, which says the British government consistently fails to meet teacher recruitment targets.

    Kathy Armstrong acknowledges a clear national shortage of maths teachers makes it harder to attract them to the island. 

    But she says work on the new system of housing permits - due to come into effect in April - will make it easier to retain them.

  12. Local Live in the Channel Islands

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Hello and welcome to Local Live on this Tuesday morning.

    Our team will be keeping you up to date with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather in the Channel Islands until 18:00 this evening.

    Don't forget to send in any of your questions, comments or photos - you can always ping us an email.