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Summary

  1. Former Jersey Reds chairman Chris Scott has died at the age of 64.
  2. Guernsey population plan 'out of date'
  3. Jersey tax review finds low earners 'paying less' than before
  4. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Ryan Morrison

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    That's it for Local Live for today but we're back from 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather in the Channel Islands.

    Don't forget to tune in to BBC One at 18:30 tonight for all the latest headlines with   BBC Channel Islands News   .

  2. Jerriais band appeal to Sir Paul McCartney

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jerriais band Badlabecques have been refused permission to put a cover of a Beatles song they recorded with a charity choir on their new album.

    Badlabecques

    The band recorded a cover of with a little help from my friends with Les Amis choir, made up of adults with learning difficulties but got a refusal from Sony.

    They are now trying to get a message to Sir Paul McCartney in the hope he will help convince Sony to change their mind and allow the record to appear on the album.

    Just in case that doesn't work the band have  launched a crowdfunding appeal  to get the money to record a new, original song with the choir and have delayed the release of the album so it can be included.

  3. States to get tough on late tax payments?

    Jersey Evening Post

    Islanders who fail to pay their tax on time could soon be hit with even bigger bills .  

  4. Tax system review 'doesn't show true effect of poverty'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A review of Jersey's tax system doesn't show the true effect of poverty in the island, according to Deputy Geoff Southern of Reform Jersey.

    Money

    A report by Oxera that was commissioned by the Treasury says people on low incomes are paying relatively less tax now than they were ten years ago.

    Deputy Southern claims the review should take into account people whose incomes fall below the tax threshold, and rely on benefits. 

    Quote Message: They haven't included benefits in their assessment and they must do as most people on low income don't pay tax. People on income support have seen the value of their benefits reduce by 17%. from Deputy Geoff Souther Reform Jersey
    Deputy Geoff SoutherReform Jersey
  5. States to propose reformed referendum rules

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's referendum law could be changed this week if politicians approve reforms that will see dedicated campaign groups being established as well as controls on spending.

    Ballot Box

    Jersey has had four referenda since the first of the modern era in 2008 where the public rejected calls to move from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time.

    The proposals by the Privileges and Procedures Committee would also see a referendum commission established to give an opinion on any proposed referendum and designate a lead campaign group on each side.

    These groups would have access to the electoral register and be allowed to spend more money on campaigns than other groups.

  6. Body set up to protect people's health data

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A board will be set up in Jersey to make sure data held about people by the island's health authorities is looked after properly when all data is moved into a central database as part of the digital health strategy.

    Jersey Hospital

    Nigel Minihane, Chairman of the Primary Care Body, said this was to make sure that patient information is being dealt with correctly. 

    The digital health strategy will see patient records moved on to a database which will also allow GPs to request and receive hospital tests electronically, without having to write a letter and get a letter back.

    It will also allow patients to access their own records.

  7. Guernsey fund industry value up by £28bn in 2016

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The value of funds in Guernsey grew by more than £28bn last year, according to the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. There was a £6.5bn growth in the last few months of the year alone.

    The total fund industry in Guernsey, made up of investment funds which invest money on behalf of clients is now worth more than £255bn.

    Guernsey Finance chief executive Dominic Wheatley said: "It is encouraging to see strong annual growth in Guernsey’s funds sector."

  8. Housing plan on former police site updated

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Plans to transform the old Jersey Police Headquarters site into housing have been changed slightly. 

    Summerland

    The police moved out of the Summerland site at Rouge Bouillon into their new premises at La Route du Fort earlier this month. 

    The States owned housing company Andium Homes originally wanted to build 80 flats and seven town houses but it recently revised the plans - applying to build 79 flats instead and reduce car parking spaces by three. 

    The company still plans to build seven town houses. This is still subject to approval from the planning committee.

  9. School children to learn about autism

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Children in Jersey's schools have been taught about autism today as part of a World Autism Awareness Week. 

    Autism affects more than one in 100 people. Tom Purser from the National Autistic Society says most autistic children go to mainstream schools, so it's vital as many schools as possible get involved.     

    Children playing
    Quote Message: It is a really important opportunity to learn about autism in a fun and imaginative way and to spread the word that most people in a school will have an autistic pupil. Learning how they experience the world will make a big difference to their experience of school. from Tom Purser National Autistic Society
    Tom PurserNational Autistic Society
  10. Several developments proposed for St Ouen's Bay

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Changes could be made to cafes and tourist accommodation in St Ouen's Bay under a new scheme launched by several companies in the area.

    St Ouen's Bay

    There are planning applications for La Moye Golf Club, Corbiere Phare, Le Braye Café and Discovery Bay apartments at Big Verns. 

    The self-catering apartments above Big Verns Diner could be turned into nine apartments if approved. At La Moye Golf Club, owners want to set up three portable cabins and a permanent marquee. 

    At Le Braye there could be alterations so customers can eat and drink and shelter with a clear view of the sea which is on top of its existing application to extend the building and put in a sun deck.

    All of the schemes will need to go before the planning committee.

  11. ‘States should pay us rent for golf course’

    Guernsey Press

    A group of L’Ancresse Common landowners are fighting to prove their ownership rights, in a bid to get paid by the States for the golf course using what they say is their land .  

  12. Vauvert closed for emergency repairs

    BBC News Travel

    Vauvert in St Peter Port will be closed to traffic between The Grange and La Couperderie from 16:00 to allow an emergency excavation in the roadway to re-connect the traffic lights that were damaged in a recent crash. 

    The closure could continue until Tuesday morning and if it does, access to Vauvert School will be via Victoria Road and La Couperderie.

  13. A fine and sunny afternoon ahead

    BBC Weather

    Skies will remain clear to start the night leading to temperatures falling quickly after dark. Although it should remain largely dry overnight, cloud will tend to increase towards dawn. Minimum temperature: 9C (48F).

    Jersey

    Jersey airport

    Guernsey

    Guernsey Airport
  14. Average A-level results still ahead of those for England

    Jersey Evening Post

    Jersey students’ average A-level results were better than those of their counterparts in England – although the proportion of Island pupils achieving the highest grades was lower, new figures show .  

  15. States to debate free TV licences for over 75s

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Tomorrow Jersey politicians will debate calls for the chief minister to enter talks with the BBC to get them to exempt Jersey residents over the age of 75 from paying their TV licence.

    TV Licence

    The proposal, by Deputy Montfort Tadier of Reform Jersey urges the minister to report back to the States on any progress by 2018. 

    He says the BBC should be expected to treat residents in the same way as they do those in the UK. It comes after the BBC agreed to cover the cost of providing TV licences for all UK residents aged over 75 phased in from 2018.

    Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, said the States of Jersey had already negotiated with the BBC for them to pay towards the cost of means tested free TV licences in Jersey from 2018 and cover the full cost by 2020.

  16. Mounting pressure on States over population law

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    There's mounting pressure to delay the introduction of Guernsey's new population management law just days before the States are being asked to approve the legislation. 

    Deputy Peter Roffey describes the new system as "ludicrously restrictive" and its development as "appallingly secretive". 

    Alderney

    The new law will introduce restrictions on licences for some job types, limit how long people can remain in the island but also make it easier to get permission for other types of essential jobs.

    Deputy Roffey says he is particularly concerned about the rights of Alderney and Sark residents.

    The Alderney element puts restrictions on Alderney residents wanting to move to Guernsey. This includes having 14 years residence in the Bailiwick and be under 30.  

    President of the Committee for Home Affairs, Deputy Mary Lowe says it's important to remember the Alderney Resident Policy was agreed jointly with Alderney States on behalf of the people of Alderney.  

  17. Did you buy a M&S Chicken and Veg soup?

    Jersey Trading Standards is urging anyone who purchased M&S chicken and vegetable soup with a use by date of 30 March 2017 to return it to the shop as there is a chance it has been contaminated by chemicals.

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  18. Jersey health authorities urged to keep patient data safe

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A body will be set up to ensure any data held about people by the Jersey health authority is kept safe, Nigel Minihane, the chairman of the Primary Care Body has said.

    Hospital

    The comments come after a data protection expert urged the government to take precautions as it makes plans to put all patient data in a single database.

    Phil Booth from campaign group Med Confidential says personal data has become a cause for concern over recent years and a similar scheme in the UK saw a major security breach recently.

  19. Character is silencing critics - Vance

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Guernsey FC boss Tony Vance says his side's recent Isthmian League Division One South form will have silenced some of their critics.

    The Green Lions won 4-1 at relegation rivals Chatham on Saturday, moving them 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

    Tony Vance

    "There are a few people that will get back in their boxes now and be quiet again for a while," Vance told BBC Radio Guernsey. "We didn't have an away win in 18 months and everyone was going on about that, which was becoming boring."

  20. Tax system 'could be redesigned' after review

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's tax system could be redesigned after figures showed that people on lower incomes are more affected by GST than others, says Treasury Minister Alan Maclean.

    The review into how people in the island pay tax also looked at the effectiveness of measures to help those who need it.

    Senator Maclean says the less well off are actually paying less income tax than they were 10 years ago.

    Senator Alan Maclean
    Quote Message: No system is every going to be perfect. It is clear from the data we have produced that the tax system has become more progressive than it was in 2006. There could well be changes ahead." from Senator Alan Maclean Treasury Minister
    Senator Alan MacleanTreasury Minister