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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for the Channel Islands have finished for the week. We'll be back at 08:00 on Monday 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 weekend on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Here's what's causing 'avoidable deaths' in Jersey...

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The Jersey Stats Unit says that a quarter of deaths in 2015 were "avoidable".

    These figures are from 2015...

    Avoidable deaths

    The "other" category consists of "infections, nutritional, endocrine and metabolic disorders, drug use disorders, neurological disorders, respiratory diseases, digestive disorders, genitourinary disorders and maternal and infant conditions".

  3. Weather: Make the most of the sunshine tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    It will be a clear and dry night, feeling quite mild. Minimum Temperature: 9C (48F).

    Saturday looks like a dry and bright day with plenty of hazy sunshine. Maximum Temperature: 13C (55F).





    However, further rain is likely on Sunday.

  4. Push to teach themselves 'boosts pupils' confidence'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A project designed to make pupils more independent learners also helps their confidence to grow, says the head teacher of St Mary and St Michael Roman Catholic Primary School in Guernsey.

    Task 200 sees pupils work in teams to build models of famous landmarks.

    Models of landmarks

    Helen Shepherd said: "The impact of this has been huge.

    "They may slip back into those old ways of 'Please spoon feed me', but you say: 'Do you remember project 200?'. They'll say: 'I can do this, I have the power within me'."

  5. Fancy taking up an instrument?

    Louise Sayers

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    How difficult is it to learn a new musical instrument?  

    In honour of International Bagpipe Day, local musician James Dumbleton taught our Breakfast team some of the basics of holding a tune. 

    He's giving a free talk about the history of the instrument between 19:00 and 20:00 this evening at The Frossard Theatre in Candie Museum.

    Check out his skills...

    Video content

    Video caption: Bagpipes 2
  6. Market fountain will flow again after restoration

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    Restoration work on the Victorian fountain in the Central Market in St Helier is due to be finished later this month or in April.

    It's the first time the fountain has been properly restored since it was installed - it's only been repainted before - and the restorers are trying to return it to close to its original condition.

    They also hope it will work properly for the first time in a very long time, with water cascading from the top.

    Victorian fountain
    Victorian fountain
    Image caption: The finished fountain is due to be unveiled this month or next
  7. Victims 'want report from care inquiry released'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Victims want the report from the Jersey Care Inquiry to be published to build on the good work it involved, a lawyer representing victims says.

    The report had been due out in December, then by the end of this month. Yesterday a further delay was announced, but with no new date given for it to be released.

    The inquiry team said in a statement the delay followed new information being received and they "do not anticipate extensive delays".

    Quote Message: The inquiry completed its work some time ago and everyone wants this report to be published so all the good work we hope was achieved at the inquiry can be put to good use." from Alan Collins Lawyer representing abuse victims
    Alan Collins Lawyer representing abuse victims
  8. 'Everyone's fighting for the cause' - Vance

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Guernsey FC manager Tony Vance says his squad have become more positive in recent weeks, and are all fighting for the cause ahead of their trip to fellow strugglers Molesey tomorrow.

    The Green Lions are 20th in the Isthmian League Division One South and will be without Robbie Legg and Keanu Marsh through injury, while Tom de la Mare is ill.

    Tony Vance

    "We've still got to pick up as many points as we possibly can because we're right down there," Vance told BBC Radio Guernsey. "There are a few teams in and around us as well - we're looking better than some, but we're still in a situation."

  9. Avoidable deaths: The facts

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    In 2015, nearly a quarter of all deaths in Jersey were from causes considered potentially avoidable through timely and effective healthcare or public health interventions, the island's Statistics Unit says.

    It found that: 

    • Males were more likely to die from avoidable causes than females in 2015. And more than a quarter of male deaths were from avoidable causes compared with less than a fifth of female deaths
    • The leading cause of avoidable deaths in Jersey was neoplasms (cancers and other non-cancerous tissue growths)
    • In 2015, there were fewer than five deaths of children and young people in Jersey considered avoidable through good quality healthcare and wider public health interventions
  10. Pupils taught to 'teach themselves'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Year Six pupils in Guernsey have been challenged to learn for themselves and be less reliant on teachers in a series of special lessons.

    Called Task 200, pupils had to show teamwork and delegation skills to build a large model of a famous world building or landmark over a five-week period.

    Model of Sydney Harbour Bridge
  11. Haven't the foggiest? What a difference a few hours make

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Here's the 09:40 Aurigny flight from Gatwick, just after it landed just before 14:27.

    Aurigny plane at Guernsey Airport

    And this was the view of the airport at about 12:30.

    Guernsey Airport
  12. Rise in wholesale milk prices will help farmers cover 'rising production costs'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey farmers say the rise in the wholesale price of milk will help them cover rising production costs and a cut in the subsidies they need to survive. 

    Spokesman for the Farmers Association James Watts said rising production costs and a cut in subsidy were squeezing their margins.


    Mr Watts said the farmers were due to get a penny more per litre following a hike in the dairy's wholesale prices.

    It will be up to the retailers to decide whether they pass it on to customers.

  13. Delay to inquiry report 'fuels speculation'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The Jersey Care Inquiry's failure to publish its report on time will cause further speculation and concern about its work, according to a lawyer who represents abuse victims.

    Alan Collins has worked with many former children's home residents who gave evidence to the inquiry.

    He says: "Delay invites speculation. It invites concern because another deadline is being passed."

    Originally the report was due out in December, which was delayed until the end of this month; and then, yesterday, a further delay - of unknown length - was announced.

  14. One in four deaths in Jersey 'avoidable'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A quarter of deaths in Jersey in 2015 were "avoidable", according to the Jersey Stats Unit .

    Figures released today show that, out of 180 avoidable deaths, nearly two-thirds of them were male.

    An avoidable death is either "amenable" or "preventable".

    An amenable mortality is if "in the light of medical knowledge and technology at the time of death, all or most deaths from that cause (subject to age limits if appropriate) could be avoided through good quality healthcare".

    A preventable mortality is if "in the light of understanding of the determinants of health at the time of death, all or most deaths from that cause (subject to age limits if appropriate) could be avoided by public health interventions in the broadest sense".

    Avoidable deaths
  15. Fog clearing in the north

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Up in the north of Guernsey, the fog has cleared significantly.

  16. Gatwick flight lands in Guernsey

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    There's more good news for travellers (and rugby fans) as the fog seems to be clearing from all the islands as a flight has now landed in Guernsey - the Gatwick plane setting down just before 14:30.

    There's been more movement at Jersey Airport as well.

    However, airlines are obviously having to deal with the backlog caused by the weather.

    For rugby fans, the Cornish Pirates are due to leave from Exeter within the hour, and some of the match officials have already made it to the island. 

    And the forecast is for the weather to continue to improve...

    Weather for Jersey Airport 10 March 2017
  17. States members 'won't be able to hide behind' any conduct rules changes

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The head of the committee in charge of the States' code of conduct procedure in Guernsey says any changes to the system must make it more transparent.  

    There have been growing calls for a review after a complaint against three senior politicians was dismissed, but not without their names being made public before the inquiry. 

    Deputy Matt Fallaize agreed the system was flawed but insisted States Members would not be allowed to hide behind any changes in the rules.