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Summary

  1. St Helier murder probe: Men released after questioning
  2. Jersey's health department criticised as 12% of hospital nursing posts are vacant
  3. Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay are once again the richest in the Channel Islands
  4. Car windows 'smashed' and panels 'sprayed with paint' in Guernsey
  5. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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By Rob England

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the Channel Islands

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

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Don't forget BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One at 18:30 and 22:30.

    There is news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Guernsey pair to attempt seven ironman triathlons in seven days

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Two endurance runners from Guernsey are attempting seven ironman distance triathlons in seven days around the island.

    They are attempting the challenge for the "FCG EPIC Week challenge" raising money for the local charity This Is EPIC

    Philip Smith and Warren Mauger will attempt to swim 2.4 miles in Havelet Bay, cycle 112 miles around the west coast, and run 26.2 miles in four laps between Havelet to Vale Castle every day over the week beginning 10 July.

    They are thought to be the first local athletes to attempt the challenge in Guernsey.

    The pair say their previous challenges raised over £50,000 for local charities.

    Philip Smith and Warren Mauger
    Quote Message: We continue to use these events as a vehicle to raise money for the very worthy charity Guernsey Mind and change people’s lives through This is EPIC which works with projects in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo." from Warren Mauger
    Warren Mauger
  3. Weather: Rainy Saturday ahead

    BBC Weather

    Cloud will thicken through the evening bringing outbreaks of rain overnight, some of which could be heavy at times.

    Strong to gale force winds will continue for a time, although these will tend to ease by dawn. Minimum Temperature: 10C (50F).

    Weather map

    Saturday will be a fairly cloudy day with outbreaks of rain continuing for most of the day, perhaps heavy at times.

    Winds will become light but it will feel rather cool. Maximum Temperature: 12C (54F).

  4. Siam Cup: Jersey v Guernsey

    BBC Sport

    Jersey have named just three professionals in their squad as they search for a ninth consecutive Siam Cup win against rivals Guernsey.

    Guernsey Raiders v Jersey 2016
  5. Deputy says ministers 'out of touch' with nursing crisis

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's hospital could be short of up to 40 nurses as a recruitment crisis deepens. 

    Figures revealed this week show more than one in ten posts are unfilled there.

    Deputy Geoff Southern who sits on the scrutiny panel claims that ministers are "out of touch" with what is happening in nursing, and need to take action.

    Quote Message: The cost of living is 20% higher than the mainland. When you're faced with the expenses of moving away from the UK, plus also the international shortage of nurses. It's a big scale problem. But to remedy it, if we're not going to fall behind we have to make some moves to ensure that Jersey is an attractive place to come. from Deputy Geoff Southern
    Deputy Geoff Southern
  6. FAB Link changes plans

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    FAB Link Limited says it's listened to people in Alderney and changed plans to develop a £500m electricity cable running from France to Britain via the island. 

    It follows concerns about the environmental impact of the project from members of the public and the Alderney Wildlife Trust.

    The company has called on the States to progress a planning application, but is also exploring bypassing the island with an alternative "offshore" route. 

    Longis Common
    Image caption: Under the current plan a set of 5in cables would be buried 1-2m under Longis Common
  7. Football: North face off against Rovers for league title

    James Rabey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The Guernsey Priaulx League title will be decided this weekend as North face off against Rovers at the Northfield.   

    The game is the final match in the top flight this season, with North at the top and Rovers third. 

    The Port Soif-based team are on 42 points and North on 44 meaning anything other than a Rovers win sends the title to the chocolate blues.

    The match kicks off at 14:00 tomorrow afternoon with the biggest crowd of the Priaulx League season expected to attend.

  8. FAB link could miss out Alderney

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    The company behind the FAB Link - a £500m electricity cable planned to connect France and Britain via Alderney - is now drawing up plans for an alternative "offshore" route.

    Last month, Alderney's top politician James Dent said a deal between the government and FAB Link Limited was "some way off".

    Now, the company says the project has been delayed because it's been unable to get planning permission from Alderney States to lay interconnector cables. 

    Proposed FAB link route
  9. Pitbull terrier removed from Island

    Alexandra Spiceley

    BBC Radio Jersey, Reporter

    Jersey Customs officials have had a puppy, thought to be a dangerous breed, taken off the island.

    A minister ruled the dog, called Gulietta, should be taken away after it was believed to be a pitbull-type breed, which are illegal in Jersey.

    Its owners brought it to Jersey on a pet passport at the end of February.

    Officers took the puppy away two days later.

    The States has published guidelines online about the breeds of dogs which are banned from the island.

    Gulietta the puppy
  10. Austrian ambassador calls confirmation of UK and EU citizen rights in visit

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    On an official visit to Guernsey Austria's ambassador to the UK has called for the status of EU citizens living in the UK, and UK citizens living in other EU countries, to be confirmed as soon as possible. 

    His Excellency Martin Eichtinger's visit was aimed at boosting trade and tourism opportunities.

    Mr Eichtinger said he wants to see a quick solution as part of the Brexit process.

    Martin Eichtinger
    Quote Message: This is the first and foremost problem we have to solve because if there is not an agreement of EU nationals in the UK and the British nationals in the European Union we are really interfering in human lives. from Martin Eichtinger Austrian ambassador to the UK
    Martin EichtingerAustrian ambassador to the UK
  11. Flat fire prompts smoking advice

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The fire service have issued safety advice following a flat fire today in St Helier.

    An elderly woman was taken to hospital with minor burns and shock as a result.

    A spokesperson said: "Initial investigations show that the most probable cause for the fire was due to a smoking material."

    A bedroom fire

    Watch commander Richard Ryan said: "The place where we feel safest, at home, is where most smoking material structure fires, deaths, and injuries occur."

    Jersey Fire and Rescue service advice states:

    • Never smoke in bed.
    • Don’t smoke if you are drowsy.
    • Don’t leave a lit cigarette balancing in an ashtray.
    • Keep lighters & smoking materials out of the reach of children.

    More detailed fire safety advice is available online.

  12. Guernsey 'ready' for cannabis based medicines

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's medical community said it is ready to move forward with cannabis-based medicines providing any legal barriers are removed.

    Both Guernsey and Jersey are consulting on using the medicines to treat some conditions. 

    Ed Freestone, assistant director of Health and Social Care, said some drugs have already been approved.

    Cannabis bud
    Quote Message: The particular drugs that we've already got approved have gone through the entire regulatory process, which means there's an evidence base to support their use. from Ed Freestone Assistant Director of Health and Social Care, Guernsey
    Ed FreestoneAssistant Director of Health and Social Care, Guernsey
  13. Man 'sexually assaulted' in St Helier

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Police are appealing for witnesses after man in his early 20s was allegedly sexually assaulted by another man in St Helier.

    The man who assaulted him has been described as more than 5ft 10in tall, with dark hair in a "messy/spiked hairstyle" and wearing a dark leather jacket.

    Belmont road
    Image caption: The incident took place in the Belmont Road area in the early hours of Sunday 30 April
  14. Liberation Day choir to be 'Last Night of the Proms meets Vera Lynn'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A member of Guernsey's Liberation Day choir is encouraging people to bring hats and flags.

    The choir will be out in force from 19:00 on 9 May at St James Concert and Assembly Hall .

    Quote Message: Bring your flags, bring your red white and blue, bring your party hats because in the second half we really get into it. We really get patriotic and in a sing-a-long mood, it's Last Night of the Proms meets Vera Lynn." from John Muir
    John Muir
  15. Accurate figures for CI Rich List 'a challenge'

    Rob Byrne

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    How do you go about estimating the wealth of Channel Island residents with no public accounts, and if the millionaires in question don't want to talk?

    It's been a challenge for Robert Watts, compiler of The Sunday Times Rich List.

    Mr Watts says some millionaires do assist with his wealth estimates, but finding financial information is particularly difficult in the islands.

    Sunday Times Rich List
    Quote Message: Some of these people do talk a great deal and will offer us guidance. But certainly one of the challenges of people based in the Channel Islands is it's a bit harder to find those accounts because a lot of them aren't published." from Robert Watts
    Robert Watts
  16. Flat fire: Woman taken to hospital with minor burns

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    An elderly woman has been taken to hospital with minor burns after a fire in her flat, Jersey Fire and Rescue has said.

    The service said: "Initial investigations show that the most probable cause for the fire was due to a smoking material." 

    Just before 11:00 crews were called to the property in First Tower, St Helier, after reports a hallway was beginning to "fill with smoke" and "large bangs" could be heard coming from a bedroom.

    Two fire engines were diverted from safety training at a school.

    A spokesperson said: "Firefighters remained on scene for over an hour checking whether the fire had spread and removing the damaged items from the property."

  17. Siam Cup: 'The pressure is on Jersey' says Guernsey boss

    James Rabey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey rugby's coach has said the pressure is on Jersey ahead of the Siam Cup clash tomorrow afternoon.

    The second oldest trophy in rugby history will be battled out for once again at St Peter with the greens looking to win it for the first time in nine years.

    Guernsey squad at the Siam cup match in 2016

    Reynolds has selected six debutantes for the tie with four of them expected to start. 

    Kick off is at 15:00.

    The Guernsey squad is as follows:

    Sam Steventon, Tom Ceillam, Layton Batiste, Lewis Hillier (Captain), Nick Merrien, Romain Mercadal, Dale Martin, Dan Hill, Adam Nixon, Owen Thomas, Luke Jones, Blair Campbell, Ned Brown, Luke Sayer, and Kenny Hellier - Replacements: Cameron Craine, Luke Skovronek, Malcolm Barnes, Dom Rice, Paddy Ryan, Dave Davison, Sam Whitehead.

  18. The app that 'could save lives' say Guernsey Police

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey’s emergency services are giving their support to a new app they say is designed to "help members of the public provide potentially life-saving treatment before the emergency services arrive" if caught in an incident.

    The CitizenAID system was launched in January this year. 

    It is a free app which provides a step-by-step system of immediate actions to take in the case of an emergency.

    Quote Message: While many people are familiar with the course of action to take in a medical emergency such as a heart attack, different responses are needed for incidents involving severe bleeding, crush injuries and shock. Often, members of the public are the first on scene, and fast, correct actions during those initial few minutes can save lives." from Nigel Taylor Superintendent of Operations, Guernsey Police
    Nigel TaylorSuperintendent of Operations, Guernsey Police
  19. Brexit among possible reasons for drop in tourist spending

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The head of Visit Jersey says there are a number of reasons why tourists spent less on the island last year.

    The latest report showed a drop of 5%.

    Brexit EU and UK flags
    Quote Message: There's a lot of uncertainty in the world so people are just being a bit more cautious. We had a weakening pound because of Brexit of course. I think there was also some worries that inflation in the UK was beginning to creep up. So there are a number of reasons why people were just a little bit more careful with the money they spent." from Keith Beecham Head of Visit Jersey
    Keith BeechamHead of Visit Jersey
  20. 'Excitement' in Guernsey camp ahead of Siam Cup

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The Guernsey captain has said there is potential for a win in the Siam cup this weekend.

    The annual rugby match between Guernsey and Jersey has been dominated by the reds in recent years.

    However, this season the greens have enjoyed their highest ever league finish while Jersey are only selecting three professional players for tomorrow's match.

    Lewis Hillier
    Quote Message: The potential of going over there and taking it this year means the absolute world to us. There's a lot of excitement about the camp and there are a lot of new boys on their first Siam. It will be a great opportunity for them to win it as well. It means a lot to everyone." from Lewis Hillier Captain, Guernsey Raiders
    Lewis HillierCaptain, Guernsey Raiders