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Summary

  1. Search launched for missing Alderney man
  2. Body found in missing person search off Guernsey's south coast
  3. States of Jersey to vote on boundary reform changes
  4. Jersey's reservoirs are almost full after recent rainfall
  5. Guernsey primary school children 'too focused on their weight'
  6. Jersey beat Guernsey in U18 Muratti
  7. Updates on Monday 20 March

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  2. Sustainable future for Guernsey Water flood defences

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Water are to introduce "sustainable urban drainage systems" as part of a long-term strategy to reduce the risk of sewer flooding and pollution.

    The company says the systems will be used when there is "a chance to ease the impact of urban creep and climate change", this is where property extensions and driveways increase the speed of run-off into the sewers during rainfall.

    They will drain surface water into the ground rather than sending the run-off water through a pipe to a watercourse or sewer.

    Stephen Langlois
    Quote Message: Successful sustainable drainage relies on integration from a number of key sectors including the construction industry, planners, architects, business and home owners and States departments." from Stephen Langlois Guernsey Water General Manager
    Stephen Langlois Guernsey Water General Manager
  3. Long term care fund to be reviewed

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A scheme that helps people needing long term care in Jersey is to be reviewed to ensure it is able to pay for itself as the population as a whole gets older over time.

    Old person hands

    The Long Term Care Scheme was set up in 2014 as a way of paying for home and residential care. Islanders pay into it at the same time as making social security contributions.

    Deputy Richard Renouf, who'll lead the review says he want to look at the viability of the fund and whether islanders will need to pay more into it in the future.

  4. Look at the ‘hidden’ parts of PEH are voted a success

    Guernsey Press

    Islanders got a unique insight into the workings of the hospital on Saturday when the radiology and pathology departments opened up their doors .

  5. Evening weather: A cold but clear night

    BBC Weather

    This Evening and Tonight we'll see a colder night than of late with lengthy clear spells, though also some rain for a time during the small hours. Minimum Temperature: 6C (43F).

    Jersey

    Jersey weather

    Guernsey

    Guernsey weather
  6. Air Search and lifeboat searching for missing man

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    A land, sea and air search is under way for Alderney resident Keith Jones.

    The 53-year-old was reported missing at lunchtime having not been seen since 14:00 yesterday.

    Police are concerned for his welfare. He is described as white, 5'10" tall, of slim build with a bald head and when he was last seen was wearing blue jeans, a grey sweater and a red and grey anorack.

    Channel Islands Air Search and the Alderney lifeboat are currently out looking for him and any information about his whereabouts should be reported to Guernsey Police on 725111.

  7. Largest ship for Jersey's register

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The 58m (190ft) Ngoni is set to become the largest vessel on Jersey Ships’ Register.

    The cutter rigged aluminium sloop is under construction in the Royal Huisman Shipyard in Holland and at 396 gross tonnage she just qualifies under Jersey’s set limit of 399 tonnes.

    Ngoni concept drawing
    Image caption: A concept drawing of the Ngoni
    Quote Message: It is incredible that this registry has been operating for more than 200 years, yet its appeal remains as strong today as it was in those early years, when shipbuilding was a leading trade on Jersey’s south and east coasts." from Captain Phil Buckley Ports of Jersey Harbour Master
    Captain Phil Buckley Ports of Jersey Harbour Master

    The registry has seen more transactions completed so far this year than at the same time over the past 10 years.

    There are currently more than 1,700 yachts on the full register and more than 700 on the local Small Ships' Register.

    All of them fly the Jersey Red Ensign, which features the three leopards and Plantagenet Crown.

  8. Guernsey aircraft registry reaches 100 aircraft milestone

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey's aircraft registry 2-REG has announced there are currently 100 aircraft on its register.

    The total number of aircraft on the register has doubled within a year, given that there were 50 aircraft on the register in March 2016.

    View from a plane window

    The move of a Boeing 737 from the American register at the end of February saw the milestone hit although overall 176 aircraft have been registered since the registry launched.

    2-REG said the plane is owned by a leasing company, which uses the Guernsey aircraft registry regularly as an interim register. 

  9. Guernsey Water to look for 'sustainable' flood solutions

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Water plans to try to find more natural solutions to deal with sewer flooding and any related pollution during heavy rainfall in the future.

    A number of initiatives have been created to reduce the impact over the years including extending drains, building storm tanks underground and predicting the impact of heavy rainfall.

    Guernsey Water says it will now focus on finding more sustainable solutions, including find ways to have water run off more naturally.

    Guernsey flood
    Quote Message: Decades of development have reduced our green spaces so there are fewer places for the rain water to drain naturally. We have particularly seen the impact of this in St Peter Port over recent years." from Jon Holt Guernsey Water Operations Manager
    Jon HoltGuernsey Water Operations Manager
  10. 'Bust up' predicted when States vote on spending

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A former senior Guernsey politician is predicting a "bust up" when it comes to allocating States resources later this year.

    Guernsey States

    States committees are bidding for their slice of the island's capital budget for the next four years. In June politicians will decide how to allocate the £280m budget.

    Alistair Langlois believes the debate in June won't be a pretty sight. He said sometimes people get scared when confronted with "big numbers" and will argue strongly for their own department.

    He said: "There will be a bust up as they decide what order we build things. Do we build another bit of hospital or a bit of a school."

  11. Hospital funding decision 'next month'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Plans to borrow £400m to fund Jersey's new £466m hospital will come back to the States of Jersey for approval next month.

    The States of Jersey's Treasury Minister, Senator Alan Maclean, says the plan is to have repaid the money and any interest by 2057. He described the plans as "very prudent".

    Senator Alan Maclean

    The treasury had hoped to take advantage of low interest rates and use bonds when it first proposed the funding plan. It warned the States any delay would make the project more expensive, but politicians wanted more time to examine the proposal.

    The Corporate Services Scrutiny panel is reviewing the plans and has been hearing from ministers on the plans. Last week it heard there were concerns any funding delay could put off companies with the expertise in building hospitals from working in Jersey.

  12. Multi-billion fund to be administered in the Island

    Jersey Evening Post

    The largest investor fund in the world – which is one day likely to be worth more than £80 billion – is to be administered in the Island, it has emerged .  

  13. Ambulance worker 'failed' over 999 call

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    An ambulance station officer failed to follow up an aborted 999 call from a man who was later found dead, a disciplinary hearing has been told

    Groundsman Alan Hamilton, 65, had called the St John Ambulance on Guernsey, but the call was cut off.

    Playing fields

    Jason Garnham denies failing to send the police or an ambulance to the King George V playing fields.

    The hearing was told there is "no suggestion" the alleged failings contributed to Mr Hamilton's death.

    Mr Hamilton was found dead at 07:40 the following day in the groundsman's hut at the playing fields.

  14. MacKay red spurred Guernsey on - Vance

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Guernsey FC manager Tony Vance says Angus MacKay's third red card of the season "spurred them on" in their 2-2 draw at home to Hythe Town.

    The 30-year-old defensive midfielder has made only 11 starts this season, and was sent off after half-time after picking up a second booking.

    Angus MacKay

    "He was getting dealt a few blows off the ball and unfortunately it got to him," Vance told  BBC Radio Guernsey.

    "There was a lot of stuff going on off the ball but our players do know, and should know, that you've got to look after yourself and not get drawn into it."

  15. ‘Impressive’ bus service mentioned in Parliament

    Jersey Evening Post

    Jersey's bus service has had ‘impressive results’ since it was taken over by LibertyBus in 2013, a Labour MP has said during a debate at Westminster .  

  16. Thousands awarded in grants from lottery funds

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    More than £160,000 has been given to a number of Jersey charities thanks to money raised through the Channel Islands Christmas Lottery, according to the Association of Jersey Charities.

    Lottery ticket

    A new rigid inflatable boat for the Sea Cadets as well as salaries for teachers and supplies at Jersey Seasearch are among a number of ways the money will be spent by island charities.

    Other projects include:

    • Wetwheels - £30,000 for running costs 
    • Jersey Brain Tumour Charity - £19,500 one-year salary for patient support 
    • Jersey Arts Trust - £15,000 towards the Paper Talks project and teaching 

    There are now 314 members of the Association of Jersey Charities, the most recent is the Credible Food Project, offering a soil education service to schools and organisations.

  17. Ice Maiden Rin hopes to make Antarctic five

    Guernsey Press

    Guernsey woman Rin Cobb has completed her third and final training expedition in Norway for Exercise Ice Maiden .  

  18. Jersey name Island Games tennis squad

    Tim Pryor

    BBC Sport

    Jersey's tennis squad for this summer's Island Games has been announced, and as expected is without some of the top local players.

    Stuart Parker, who trains and plays in France, is included and is likely to be among Jersey's medal hopes.

    Jeremy Cross keeps his place in the squad, while Scott Weaver returns after missing Jersey 2015 and Mike Watkins will make his Island Games debut.

    Stuart Parker

    Professional Scott Clayton had already ruled himself out and will focus on Wimbledon qualification instead, while James Connelly and James Faudemer are also unavailable.

    In the women's squad, Natasha Forrest will look to improve on her bronze medal from two years ago, with Rebecca Edwards, Eva Hurst and debutant Antonija Sokic also named in the team.

  19. Animal grazing could return to the common

    Guernsey Press

    Cattle and sheep grazing could soon return to L’Ancresse Common, the council said at its annual meeting on Friday .  

  20. No further action 'over human poo' on shop doorstep

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Police have this afternoon confirmed that no further action will be taken after what's believed to be human faeces was found on the door of a shop in St Peter Port. 

    Officers have been in touch with the owner of the premises in the arcade, but he does not wish to provide a statement. 

    The force said investigations are ongoing regarding a separate incident where what is thought to be human faeces and discarded toilet paper was found inside the grounds of St Andrew's Church last Wednesday.

    Police say there's no evidence to suggest the two incidents are linked.