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Summary

  1. Jersey's Chief Minister asked to explain low income comments
  2. Guernsey deputy says access to government information "disappointing"
  3. Three tortoises killed in Jersey fire
  4. Guernsey has 'legal and moral commitment' to public sector workers, union says
  5. Channel Island retailer Sandpiper reduces how many Costcutter stores it wants
  6. Photos show life in Jersey World War One prison camp
  7. Updates on Friday 31 March 2017

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  1. Our coverage across the Channel Islands

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    That's all from us for today. We'll be back with all the latest news, weather, travel and sport on Monday 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. WW1 PoW camp pictures found 'in a drawer'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

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    Video caption: Snowball fights and escape tunnels - photos of Jersey's WW1 prisoner of war camp

    Rare previously unseen pictures of Jersey's WW1 PoW camp were found "in the back of a draw", the owner said.

    Helier Falle found the pictures in his mother's house. 

    He is the great nephew of the officer who took the six pictures, Capt Eli Bowers, who served in the Royal Jersey Militia. 

    Captain Eli Bowers

    Captain Bowers took the six photos between late 1916 to early 1917.

    "Rather than leave them sitting in a drawer for nobody to see, I thought they should be shared," Mr Falle said. Although he had seen similar photos auctioned, he added he was keeping them because "it wouldn't feel right to profit from them".

  3. Latest weather: Rain overnight and a dry Saturday

    BBC Weather

    This evening the wind will pick up again and some rain is expected to arrive, including some heavy showery bursts soon after dark. It will stay mild with clear periods into tomorrow morning. Minimum temperature: 9C (48F).

    Saturday will be largely dry with plenty of pleasantly warm sunshine. An occasional shower is possible during the morning, but most will stay dry. Maximum temperature: 12C (54F).

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  4. John Nettles tonight on BBC Channel Islands News

    BBC Channel Islands News

    John Nettles

    Don't miss Midsomer Murders, Poldark and - most importantly for us - Bergerac actor John Nettles tonight on BBC Channel Islands News , talking all things 1980s with Julie Flanagan at the new Jersey Museum exhibition.

  5. Guernsey Archers bow to no one in Island Games victory quest

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    Guernsey Archers

    The Guernsey Archers have revealed their team for the 2017 Island Games in Gotland.

    The team said they were unveiling "some experienced archers and also three debutants" and that all were "practising hard to bring back our best ever medal haul".

    At the last games in Jersey, Guernsey won eight medals: two gold, three silver and three bronze.

    The team include: managers Steve Yates and Chris Massey, with Mike Appelqvist, Jason Clarke, Fiona Falla, Zoe Gray, Kieran Kelly, Jason Le Page, Laura Le Page, Mike Marquand, Wayne McKane, James Nippers and Gen Witham.

  6. States housing company could be forced to redesign plans

    BBC Radio Jersey

    States-owned company Andium Homes could be forced to redesign its plans for five blocks of flats.

    It's building nearly 150 at La Colette, on Green Street, but there is concern the company is disregarding a States decision to maintain trees and open space on the site.

    St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft has made a formal request to the States to make the treasury minister tell Andium to preserve the spaces. 

    Andium Homes warned £1m of States' money could be "lost" if the company was forced to redesign its plans.

  7. Inter-island day trip ferry service 'would affect visitor numbers' - Condor

    BBC Channel Islands News

    Condor

    Concerns have been raised that there are not enough day trips running between Guernsey and Jersey. 

    Current services stop at the islands on routes between the UK and France. 

    Ferry operator Condor said the timetable it put together each year was "not designed to support day trips only". 

    A spokesperson said: "If Condor were to provide an inter-island service offering early morning and evening departures, it would mean basing ships in the islands, or operating at very inconvenient times on other services.

    "Either of these would have a negative effect on visitor numbers from the UK and France."

  8. Revised edition of the laws of Jersey published

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The States of Jersey has published a revised edition of the laws of Jersey.  

    It incorporates all enactments until 1 January 2017.

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  9. Guernsey workers being 'robbed over pensions' - Len McClusky

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Len McClusky

    Len McCluskey, the general secretary of the Unite union, has said there is "a lot of anger" among Unite members in Guernsey.

    Mr McClusky said members have "overwhelmingly rejected the States of Guernsey’s attempts to rob them of their hard-earned pensions by trying to force them to pay more and work longer".

    Proceedings are due to re-commence next month in the dispute over the move to a career average pension scheme, then backed by the majority of unions except Unite. 

    The States of Guernsey said it would be inappropriate to comment on an ongoing court case.

  10. Jersey make two changes for semi-final

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Jersey Reds make two changes as they go to Championship leaders London Irish in their British & Irish Cup semi-final on Sunday.

    George Watkins replaces George Adair at wing, and at scrum-half Kieran Hardy starts ahead of Joel Dudley, while only two Irish players keep their places.

    Kieran Hardy in a pre season friendly

    The teams met last Saturday, with Jersey inflicting a  first league defeat  of the season on their opponents.

    Harvey Biljon's side  were knocked out  of the competition at this stage last season, losing 33-32 against Yorkshire Carnegie.

  11. WW1 photos may show PoW escape attempt

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A local historian has said some of the recently revealed pictures of Jersey's WW1 prisoner of war camp  could show evidence of notorious escape attempts by the inhabitants.

    Ian Ronayne, who also writes  a WW1 blog for Jersey Heritage , said: "On two occasions, prisoners tunnelled out from under one of the huts, beneath the fence and below a road to come up on the other side."

    Prison officers standing by what could be a tunnel entrance

    Mr Ronayne said: "If so, what a fantastic find. It really brings the whole incident to life".

  12. Department proposes new grant-funded body for sport in Jersey

    Alexandra Spiceley

    BBC Radio Jersey, Reporter

    Jersey's Department for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture has formally proposed forming an independent grant-funded body for sport on the island. 

    The new body, Jersey Sport, would have non-charitable purpose trust status, similar to Jersey Finance, Jersey Business, Visit Jersey and Digital Jersey, the department said. 

    The proposals is scheduled to be debated by the States on 23 May.

    In its proposition, the department said Jersey Sport would have the ability to "allow sport to refocus, and ensure a wider audience is aware of its importance and value in terms of health, educational, economic and community benefits."

  13. Sandpiper reduces number of Costcutter stores it wants to buy

    BBC Channel Islands News

    Costcutter St Helier

    Channel Island retailer Sandpiper has reduced the number of Costcutter stores it wants to buy. 

    The company said it had wanted to take over 16 of the stores and re-brand them using its own Iceland or Food Hall brands. 

    But the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities (CICRA) rejected the plan, saying it could harm shoppers by reducing their choice. 

    Sandpiper has now submitted a new application, cutting the number of stores from 16 to 13.

  14. Congestion after three-vehicle crash outside Jersey school

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    
          Junction connecting La Rue de Haut La Rue de Jaut to La Vallee de Saint-Pierre

    There has been an accident involving three vehicles at the junction connecting La Rue de Haut to La Vallée de Saint-Pierre, near Bel Royal School.

    No one was seriously injured in the incident, police said.

    There is heavy congestion in the area as traffic has been filtered into one lane.