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Summary

  1. Jersey care inquiry evidence will not be 'destroyed'
  2. Body found 'believed to be Sark man'
  3. Treasury minister changes mind on Jersey hospital funding
  4. E-petitions to be adopted in Jersey
  5. Plans could see 'eyesore' buildings demolished in Vale Avenue, Guernsey
  6. No Christmas lights in St Peter Port unless £39,000 is raised
  7. Updates on Tuesday 2 May 2017

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  1. That's all from us at BBC Local Live in the Channel Islands

    Thanks for joining us today, we'll be back with all the latest news, weather, travel and sport tomorrow from 08:00.

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  2. Guernsey Race Day future in the balance

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Bringing back Guernsey's horse racing will depend on how much money is left in the race club's account, according to organisers.

    Guernsey racecourse

    Condor Ferries released a statement on Sunday saying bad weather conditions had caused them to cancel high speed services on bank holiday Monday, meaning no horses could be transported to the event.

    They added: "The company’s policy regarding livestock precludes their carriage if wave heights are above 1.5m-2m and this is for the safety of the animals in transit.

    "The policy applies to high speed and conventional ferries and horses booked across from Jersey today for tomorrow’s race meeting were also not able to travel."

    There are fears the race might never come back, but organisers said if losses were not too high, this September could be a possibility.

  3. Cost of firearms licenses in Jersey to rise

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The cost of buying or renewing a firearms certificate in Jersey has risen from £35 to £45.

    The proposal was passed after recommendations by the constables committee.

    A spokesman from the States of Jersey said the fees had not risen since 2011, and are currently valid for five years.

    A hand gun
  4. Weather: Watch out for the occasional shower

    BBC Weather

    It will be dry with clear spells this evening and tonight.

    However, the cloud will increase overnight with perhaps the odd light shower. Minimum Temperature: 9C (48F).

    Weather map

    It will be mostly dry and bright, with occasional sunny spells during Wednesday.

    However, there may be the risk of the odd shower later in the day. It will feel rather cool, with a brisk north-easterly wind. Maximum Temperature: 13C (55F).

  5. States of Jersey: Laws to tackle 'new types of accommodation' coming in

    Chris Stone

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's tourism authorities are looking at how to control new types of accommodation in the island.

    In the States, the minister responsible, Senator Lyndon Farnham, said his department was looking at how to control schemes where visitors can rent rooms in someone’s house, such as Airbnb.

    He said work is being done on new legislation to regulate these areas.

    Quote Message: We have just finished a consultation process, and are looking at a new tourism law which will address these particular areas." from Senator Lyndon Farnham
    Senator Lyndon Farnham
  6. Airline launches Guernsey-Cardiff route

    Blue Islands has launched its inaugural Guernsey-Cardiff service, which was welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute at Cardiff Airport.

    The new route sees three direct flights each week from 2 May until 30 September.

    Water cannon salute for Blue Islands plane
    Quote Message: Guernsey offers visitors a unique experience and boasts stunning scenery, and with three departures a week it’s ideal for a short, relaxing break. Additionally this offers Guernsey residents the perfect opportunity to visit Wales and to discover all that our stunning country has to offer." from Deb Barber Cardiff Airport CEO
    Deb BarberCardiff Airport CEO
  7. WATCH: Rough crossing for freight ship as 50 mph winds batter the island

    Jersey Evening Post

    Strong winds of more than 50 mph were registered yesterday as a storm battered the Island.

  8. Vale Avenue site future 'uncertain'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The long term future of a row of derelict houses in Guernsey cannot yet be determined until it's known what the neighbouring site at the power station will be used for.

    The terraced properties on Vale Avenue are owned by the company, but have been boarded up for some time, despite complaints they have become an eyesore.

    Derelict house and power station
    Quote Message: We're looking to move forward with a cable link to France, direct. If that were to happen, and we hope to have more certainty about that in 2020, the likelihood of running lots of generation on island is much reduced. That allows us to work with planning as to what we could use this Vale Avenue site for." from Sally Ann David Asset Management Director, Guernsey Electricity
    Sally Ann DavidAsset Management Director, Guernsey Electricity
  9. States of Jersey: No prosecutions being made for 'Jersey lifts'

    Chris Stone

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's home affairs minister has come under pressure to take action against people who offer lifts for money in the island.

    Several States members were concerned about the popularity of a Facebook group called Jersey Lifts, where drivers without a taxi or cab license offer rides to anyone, without a formal agreement.

    Deputy Kristina Moore told members that while police were investigating, no prosecutions had been made.

    She added, that people needed to be aware of the "risks" of using the service.

    Quote Message: It is vitally important, particularly around the issues of safeguarding and general safety of the public, that people understand the risks of undertaking such activity. I am aware that the police will continue to communicate the risks to the public." from Deputy Kristina Moore Home Affairs Minister, States of Jersey
    Deputy Kristina MooreHome Affairs Minister, States of Jersey
  10. No 'permanent home' for Guernsey Asterix wreck

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    There's been no progress finding a permanent home for Guernsey's Asterix wreck. 

    Remains from the Gallo-Roman ship were discovered in St Peter Port harbour in the 1980s

    Asterix wreck timbers

    After conservation work in Portsmouth it returned to the island in 2015, with timbers from it currently on display at Guernsey Pearl.

    But that's not a permanent solution, and according to Guernsey Museum's Director Dr Jason Monaghan they are no closer to finding one.

  11. Smoking cannabis 'will still be illegal'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Medicines containing cannabis could be prescribed to patients in Jersey in future. 

    Earlier today in a States meeting the health minister Senator Andrew Green said recent research shows some treatments containing cannabis could be helpful.

    But he stressed the move was not an endorsement of illegal drugs, and smoking cannabis would still be illegal.

  12. Dunelm to replace co-op Homemaker in Grand Marche

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A UK homeware retailer is moving into Grand Marche in St Helier.

    Dunelm store

    Dunelm, which employs 9,000 people across 160 stores in the UK, is due to take over the space occupied by Co-op Homemaker on the first floor of the supermarket next month.

    A spokesman for the Co-op said they employ 40 staff in their Homemaker operation all of whom will be offered the opportunity to apply for a role with Dunelm or an alternative role within the society. 

  13. Scrutiny chair calls for more 'child led' school system

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The chairwoman of Jersey's education scrutiny panel is calling for a more "child led" system for young children.

    The panel, led by Deputy Louise Doublet, said the age at which children in Jersey enter school should be more flexible and the current system "sometimes asks too much of four and five year olds".

    Quote Message: This is a really important issue because the transition to formal schooling is one of the biggest moments in any child's life. Parents want to make sure their child is getting the very best, and that means their getting what is developmentally appropriate for them and that they're able to flourish when they go to school." from Deputy Louise Doublet
    Deputy Louise Doublet
  14. British territories' environment 'at risk'

    Roger Harrabin

    BBC environment analyst

    Wildlife and the environment in far-flung British territories are under threat, says a report.

    Alderney

    Meeting in Alderney last week, environment ministers from Britain's overseas territories said the UK government had cut funds and been "distracted by Brexit".

    They say there is huge confusion among government departments about responsibility for the territories.

    However, the government calls the criticism unfair and points to its creation of large marine protection areas.

  15. Internees remembered at commemoration service

    Jersey Evening Post

    A service to remember those who were interned in Bad Wurzach during the war was held on Sunday.

  16. Radio 2's Ken Bruce will not move to BBC Radio Guernsey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    BBC broadcasting legend Ken Bruce has quashed rumours he's relocating his mid morning show from Radio 2 to BBC Radio Guernsey. 

    He said an "internal IT glitch" moved his BBC email account to the Channel Islands. 

    Despite previous visits, Mr Bruce says he'll be sticking with Radio 2 for now.

    Ken Bruce
  17. States of Jersey: E-petitions to be adopted

    Chris Stone

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Politicians in the States Assembly have agreed to adopt an e-petition system, similar to the UK government petition website.

    Members agreed to adopt the new policy by 47-0 votes.

    Politicians agreed with Deputy Scott Wickenden, who asked that the panel responsible for the running of the States came up with a plan to make it work.

    The deputy said he didn’t want to come up with a definite system, but was hoping that the Privileges and Procedures Committee would bring forward a more detailed proposal.

    Other politicians stressed the introduction of e-petitions should not replace paper petitions.

  18. E-petition website debated

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Is there a burning issue you want ministers in Jersey to answer? Is there something you'd like to see debated in the States? Well if politicians approve a new e-petitions site you could get your way.

    Deputy Scott Wickenden wants to introduce a similar site to the UK government petitions page. People submit a petition and if enough people sign it the government responds. If more people sign it then it triggers a parliamentary debate.

    Deputy Wickenden says it would cost about £20,000 to launch the e-petition website but the on going costs would be absorbed by the States Greffe. 

    If approved it would likely come in after the next general election in May 2018. You can listen to the debate from 14:15 on the BBC News website.