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  1. Search continues for missing Jersey woman, Valerie Jehan
  2. Cresta Run crash leads to death of Alderney pensioner
  3. Durrell Wildlife Park changes name back to Jersey Zoo
  4. Condor Liberation sailings cancelled
  5. Updates on Monday 6 March 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for the Channel Islands have finished for the day. We'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    Don't forget the  Channel Islands News on BBC One  at 18:30 and 22:25. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. New health contract increases performance targets

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A new contract between Guernsey States and the Medical Specialists Group will provide taxpayers with £1m in savings every year, that's according to Health and Social Care President Heidi Soulsby.

    Deputy Heidi Soulsby

    Deputy Soulsby says one of the biggest improvements is the ability to monitor standards of patient care beyond the basic indicators currently available.

    She said: "It is all about creating a new model and doing things in different ways. Also within that stronger key performance indicators so we know what is going on.

    "At the moment we've only got one indicator which is waiting time of about eight weeks. Now we've got about 40 dealing with things like discharges, cesarean sections and all manor of indicators to say how we're doing."

  3. Jersey Zoo changes its name back

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The Durrell Wildlife Park has announced it's changing its name back to Jersey Zoo.

    Gerald Durrell and a Koala

    A spokesman for the trust that runs the site says the main reason for the name change is making it more visible to visitors to the island as well as staying true to the wishes of the founder, Gerald Durrell.

    He originally named it Jersey Zoo when it opened nearly 60 years ago.

  4. Daffodil growers 'hit by late Mothering Sunday'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A combination of a late Mothering Sunday, milder weather on the horizon and a late Easter are being blamed for a potentially slower financial year, say Jersey's daffodil growers.


    Charlie Gallichan says many growers are promoting their products in Europe and the USA to make up for the possible shortfall in income as there won't be as many flowers left by Mothering Sunday on 26 March.

    He says the season for daffodils is about two thirds of the way through and they've been picking the flowers since January. He says they may have to pick more quickly due to forecast milder weather.

  5. Creation of new filter delayed by bad weather

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A new filter at the junction of the Longfrie and Rue St Pierre in St Peter's, Guernsey, will be painted this Sunday, after bad weather stopped it from happening this weekend.

    It's being installed on a year-long trial to see if it can help prevent accidents at the busy junction.

  6. Did you know: 25% of islanders cycled in St Helier in 2015

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    According to the Jersey Statistics Unit more than a quarter of island residents say they cycled through St Helier in 2015.

    The information comes as Jersey's air pollution comes under greater scrutiny, particularly around the impact of car exhaust fumes.

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  7. Ralph Hubbard had a 'terrific sense of adventure'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Alderney resident Ralph Hubbard, who died aged 72 after a crash on the Cresta Run has been described as having "a terrific sense of adventure" by his eldest son Tom.

    Ralph Hubbard

    Mr Hubbard had been participating in the Cresta Run for years and was on a run from the top when he was involved in a crash that his son says left him "very very badly injured". Tom confirmed Mr Hubbard was in a coma for about a week "before he slipped away".

    Tom Hubbard said: "He will be remembered for a terrific sense of adventure and fun and a real spirit of lets do it. If you tell me I can't do then I want to do it."

    Ralph Hubbard was described as a light aircraft enthusiast, one of his big passions alongside cars and the Cresta Run.

    Tom Hubbard said: "I just want to say he was a very, very good fun man who will be remembered. He had a wonderful jewellery business and he made a lot of people laugh."

  8. Latest weather: Turning drier with lighter winds

    BBC Weather

    The weather is going to be turning drier this afternoon as winds begin to ease, although it will still be rather breezy.

    The rest of the day will be mostly dry with partly cloudy skies and a few showers, but some brighter spells are likely too.

    As we head into the evening and tonight it will be a mostly dry night with easing winds.

    Some clear spells will develop, but skies will turn cloudier from the west in the early hours. Minimum Temperature: 6C (43F).




    Guernsey weather
  9. Referendum law 'a priority' for constitution committee

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A referendum could be held in Guernsey next summer on the issue of island wide voting, that's according to Mark Dorey, a member of the States Assembly and Constitution Committee.

    Mark Dorey

    He says new legislation will be needed to enable the referendum to take place and that will be a priority for the committee over the next year.

    Deputy Dorey said: "It is a struggle at times to get various legislation through but with a referendum it is necessary to do it in a relatively short period of time otherwise all credibility is lost."

    Politicians voted to put the issue of all members being elected on an island wide basis to the public last year. This would be for the 2020 election if approved.

  10. Raiders edged out by leaders

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Guernsey Raiders pushed National Three London leaders Tonbridge Juddian all the way, eventually losing 32-26 in Kent.

    Adam Nixon, Dan Hill and Cameron Crane all scored for Jordan Reynolds' side, adding to a penalty try, meaning they came away with two bonus points.

    Guernsey Raiders

    Despite defeat, Raiders extended their advantage over sixth-placed Shelford to six points with five games left in the season.

  11. 'Better things for money' than another war memorial

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The thousands of British troops who died during D-Day in 1944 will be honoured with a permanent memorial which will be built close to the beaches in northern France where the landings took place.

    Clive Kemp

    The UK government is donating £20m towards the cost of the memorial, which is set to be unveiled in 2019 - the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

    Clive Kemp, a D-Day veteran from Jersey, says there are already lots of places for people to pay their respects and remember the fallen in Normandy and the money could be better used.

    Quote Message: Future generations have better things to go and see like the war cemeteries. When we go into those cemeteries tears come down. There is so much that money could do rather than another memorial." from Clive Kemp
    Clive Kemp
  12. Guernsey's water supply 'adequate' for winter and spring

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey's reservoirs are currently 92.61% full, which according to Guernsey Water is "adequate" for the rest of winter and into 2017.

    Water stats

    That is despite the total rainfall for 2017 to date being 18% down on the average over the past decade. It was 147.8mm for 2017 compared to an average of 180.7mm.

    The company also found that demand for water was 333 megalitres, which was 19 megalitres less than January and 1.2% below the previous average for February.

  13. Valerie Jehan: No 'reports or sightings' since Friday

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey Police say it is "unusual" that there have been no sightings or reports of Valerie Jehan since she got off the bus on Friday afternoon.

    Valerie Jehan

    She was reported missing on Friday evening and the last sighting was CCTV footage showing the 75-year-old getting off the bus at Devil's Hole in Jersey.

    Chris Beechey, from the States of Jersey Police, says "nobody has reported to us they have seen her. It is a busy area, we have a lot of people in the area but nobody has reported anything."

    He said he wants anyone who may have been in the area on Friday afternoon, whether they saw Valerie or not to get in touch. Ch Insp Beechey says this allows them to better refine their search.

    Quote Message: Because no one has seen her leaves us to suggest something unfortunately happened to her very close to the time she got off the bus." from Ch Insp Chris Beechey States of Jersey Police
    Ch Insp Chris Beechey States of Jersey Police
  14. Islanders 'rebuilding rather than move'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    People knocking down their houses to rebuild them from scratch is one of the areas sustaining Guernsey's flagging construction industry, that's according to local architect Andrew Ozanne.

    The Guernsey construction industry shrank by about 6% in 2015 according to government figures. That is more of a drop than any other industry in the island.

    Mr Ozanne says people are now deciding to examine where they live and look at how they can get the most out of that plot of land, rather than just move to a bigger house as they would in the past.

    Quote Message: There has been a change over five years. Liquidity came out of the market and high salaries weren't being paid. People are having to look at properties in a much more rational way and see how they can get value out of them." from Andrew Ozanne Guernsey Architect
    Andrew OzanneGuernsey Architect
  15. Cresta Run crash leads to death of Alderney pensioner

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Ralph Hubbard, 72, from Alderney, has died after crashing his toboggan on the infamous Cresta Run, in the ski resort of St Moritz in the Swiss Alps.

    St Moritz

    Mr Hubbard was riding the Cresta Run and had a very bad landing. His son Tom said he was very badly injured as a result of the crash and was in a coma for a week before he died.

    Tom Hubbard said: "He was a man who lived life to the full. He was into everything, if it would go fast, whether a car, a plane or the Cresta Run he loved it. That is the way he lived his life."

  16. Extra Liberation sailings to handle backlog

    Condor Ferries are putting on extra Condor Liberation sailings tomorrow to deal with those unable to travel today due to the weather. 

    This will involve changes to other routes. The Rapide will also operate an additional service to St Malo. 

    More on the  Condor website .  

  17. Alderney pensioner dies after Cresta Run crash

    Guernsey Press

    A daredevil Alderney pensioner has died after crashing his toboggan on the infamous Cresta Run .  

  18. Bad drivers more likely to be caught on camera

    Jersey Evening Post

    Motorists who speed or use their phones behind the wheel are facing an increasing risk of being caught – by other drivers with dashboard cameras, the police have warned .  

  19. Missing woman search: Valerie's phone 'still on'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Police searching for Valerie Jehan who went missing on Friday are continuing to focus on the island's north coast.

    Chris Beechey head of community policing in Jersey says her mobile phone shows it is still on in that area so they are sure that is where they will find her.  

    Valerie Jehan

    He said: "We've had our police search teams, we've had dogs, drones, the volunteer search agency. We've had the French helicopter, coastguard and fire service helping as well. 

    "Unfortunately we're yet to locate her and in fact we've found no information to suggest what happened when she got off the bus.

    "Given the weather, given her age and the terrain it is becoming increasingly slim we will find Valerie alive. Our investigations continue."