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Summary

  1. Jersey sets aside £900,000 for Brexit impact
  2. Retailers expected to increase milk prices
  3. Jersey Reds appoint Tunnah as assistant coach
  4. Guernsey pre-school providers could withdraw due to costs
  5. Updates on Thursday 30 March 2017

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  1. Local live in the Channel Islands

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    That's all from us for today.

    We'll be back with all your latest news, weather, travel and sport tomorrow from 08:00.

    Don't forget   Spotlight Channel Islands on BBC One  later. 

    There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.  

  2. Ferbache: Guernsey seasonal workers rights improvement 'fair treatment'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    As part of the population management law debate, Deputies have voted 32-7 to improve the position of guest workers who come to Guernsey for nine months at a time.

    Workers will now gain the right to continue working in Guernsey indefinitely if they have five seasons worth of experience on the island.

    Deputy Peter Ferbrache told the States it's about fair treatment of those who have given years of service.

    Quote Message: These people have made their living here in Guernsey, and therefore they should have the right to make their living in Guernsey going forward until the time that they decide they're not going to come back anymore. from Deputy Peter Ferbrache States of Guernsey
    Deputy Peter FerbracheStates of Guernsey
  3. Jersey Finance: Brexit will not affect Jersey's position in international finance

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Jersey Finance has said the Brexit negotiations will not affect Jersey’s "position as an international finance centre of excellence."

    Quote Message: For Jersey’s financial services industry, trade with the EU and UK is governed by bilateral agreements which are unaffected by Brexit. Our access to European markets continues under the same terms, and we continue to be a conduit for investment into the UK and EU." from Geoff Cook CEO, Jersey Finance
    Geoff CookCEO, Jersey Finance
  4. The latest weather across the Channel Islands

    BBC Weather

    Across the Channel Islands this evening the skies will turn cloudy with some rain for a time through the early hours. It will be dry again by dawn though. 

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  5. CT Plus: Plans 'in place' to make sure Guernsey has enough bus drivers

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's bus operator CT Plus says it has plans in place to make sure the island has enough drivers when a new population management regime is introduced.

    The island's States members have been debating the issue at their meeting today.

    Operations Manager Lee Murphy says the company has factored in many different scenarios.

    Quote Message: Based on the fairly fluid situation at the moment we're working on plan Cs, Plan Ds, around whatever comes out from this. from Lee Murphy Operation Manager, CT Plus
    Lee MurphyOperation Manager, CT Plus
  6. Police Officers give Les Amis resident trip to Old Trafford

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Simon with Sian and Will

    This is one to warm your heart.

    Two police officers who are season ticket holders at Old Trafford have gifted a game to Les Amis resident (and Manchester United supporter) Simon Routier.

    The officers, who were unable to attend the Man Utd v Everton fixture on 4 April, got in touch with the care home after seeing Simon's comments on social media.

    Duty Inspector Sian Gidley and PC Will Labey from Jersey Police have been season ticket holders at Old Trafford for three years.

    Simon, who has down's syndrome, will go to the game with his dad, Paul. 

    Quote Message: I can’t wait to go and see a real life football match. I can’t thank Sian and Will enough for giving me the tickets." from Simon Routier
    Simon Routier
  7. Students eight hours in to annual island walk

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Students from De La Salle College are taking part in their annual island walk today for charity.

    It's been eight hours, and they are still going.

    View more on twitter

    Last year, the school raised more than £14,000 from the 36-mile challenge, with £12,000 of that going to charities, including Jersey Alzheimer's Association and Make a Wish International.  

  8. Man arrested in connection with Gorey village burglary

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A 48-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a burglary in Gorey Village, Jersey, Police say.

    A number of items were stolen from the property on Monday night, and a Blue Nissan Micra was taken and driven away from the scene.

    The car was later found abandoned on a slip way at Ouaisne beach.

  9. Guernsey: Population management law update, seasonal workers rights improved

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Deputies have voted 32-7 to improve the position of guest workers who come to Guernsey for nine months at a time. 

    These people will now gain new "grandfather" rights to continue doing so indefinitely if they've already clocked up five seasons of working in the island. 

    But new arrivals to Guernsey will be subject to tighter rules. 

    It's estimated that there are currently between 3,000 and 4,000 workers who live and work here on a temporary basis. 

  10. Hundreds of students take part in annual island walk

    BBC Radio Jersey

    More than 450 boys from De La Salle College have set off for their annual island walk. 

    Last year, the boys raised more than £14,000 from the 36-mile challenge, with £12,000 of that going to charities, including Jersey Alzheimer's Association and the Make a Wish International. 

    The walk started at 08:00, and is planned to finish at 22:00.

    Drivers are being advised to be careful on the roads.

    View more on twitter
  11. Housing association puts back plans for mass refurbishment

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A States-owned housing association has put back plans to move people out of several blocks of flats for refurbishments.

    Residents at the four high rise blocks at Le Marais were originally told they could move in with friends or an empty flat while their homes were refurbished. 

    But the company, Andium Homes, now says it's postponed its plans until new housing becomes available.

    It said it will now delay any decision on the £5m refurbishment plan until early 2018.

  12. ‘Cemetery fly-tipping shows lack of respect’

    Guernsey Press

    The sanctity of a graveyard has been disrespected by whoever dumped builders’ rubble at La Croix, St Peter’s Cemetery Committee secretary Marguerite Talmage has said.

  13. Mail removed from post box in St Peter Port

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    On Tuesday someone removed mail from a post box in St Peter Port, Guernsey, police said.

    It happened between 12:00 and 16:00 on George Place, Union Street. 

    Police are appealing for witnesses.

  14. Guernsey: Population management law update, restrictions on Alderney and Sark relaxed

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's politicians have unanimously decided to relax restrictions on young people from Alderney and Sark wanting to come and live and work in Guernsey. 

    The Committee for Home Affairs will now have to bring back a policy letter to the States on the issue. 

    Speaking in the population management law debate, Peter Roffey told the States imposing strict controls on youngsters from other islands within the Bailiwick was unnecessary.

    The law is designed to manage who is allowed to live and work in Guernsey based on the needs of the economy and jobs market.

  15. Funeral for man killed skiing in France begins

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The funeral has begun for a man from Jersey who died while away on a family skiing holiday in France.

    Mark Le Sueur, 57, from Trinity died whilst being airlifted by helicopter to hospital in Grenoble.

    Val D'Isere

    Mr Le Sueur, known to many as Frank, was skiing off-piste near Val d'Isere.

    Due to his enthusiasm for motorbikes, following the service the hearse and family cars will be escorted to the crematorium by between 20 and 30 Harley Davidsons.

  16. St Helier to take Bellozanne case to Privy Council

    Chris Stone

    BBC Radio Jersey

    St Helier parishioners have voted to take an argument over waste disposal costs to the Privy Council, the final court of appeal for islanders.

    The Bellozanne covenant was an agreement where the parish didn't have to pay for its waste because the disposal facilities were on its land.

    But since they were moved to the waterfront, Jersey courts have ruled that the covenant no longer applies.

    At a parish meeting last night, parishioners voted overwhelmingly to continue the fight against the charge applying to them.

  17. Providers of free pre-schools in Guernsey withdrawing 'part of the process'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The vice president of Guernsey's Committee for Education, Sport and Culture has said the withdrawal of some pre-school providers from the States free trial is possible, but that "it is part of the process of assessing what can be done, at what price points".

    Deputy Carl Meerveld said despite the concerns "we're looking to extend the trial for another year" as the scheme did not collect "sufficient data" over two terms.

    He said: "We'll come back with a policy paper probably in the spring of next year."