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By Ryan Morrison

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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 tomorrow for Liberation Day..

    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. Reynolds bemoans 'poor' Siam Cup display

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Guernsey Raiders head coach Jordan Reynolds says aspects of their Siam Cup display fell well below their usual level, as they lost to Jersey Reds.

    Because of eligibility restrictions only three of Jersey's professionals played, but Raiders were beaten 20-18.

    Jersey Reds

    "That's probably the worst we've played all year, to be honest," Reynolds told BBC Radio Guernsey. "Honestly, we haven't even come close to playing something as poor as that, on our conversion rate."

    Reynolds bemoans 'poor' Siam Cup display


    Guernsey Raiders boss Jordan Reynolds bemoans his side's 'poor' display after their narrow Siam Cup defeat by Jersey Reds.

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  3. Jersey minister congratulates French president

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's foreign minister, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache, has congratulated Emmanuel Macron after his victory over Marin Le Pen in the French presidential election.

    Sir Philip highlighted the historic and enduring relationship with France and spoke of the continuing ministerial and official contact between the island and its nearest neighbour.

    Emmanuel Macron
    Quote Message: I look forward to the continuing development of strong links between Jersey and France during Mr Macron’s Presidency. from Senator Sir Philip Bailhache Jersey Foreign Minister
    Senator Sir Philip BailhacheJersey Foreign Minister
  4. Service veterans wanted for 'champions' scheme

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    If you have served in the armed forces the Home Affairs department in Jersey wants to hear from you for a new "veterans and armed forces champion" scheme.

    It was devised by the Jersey Armed Forces Covenant Steering Group and aims to use the experience and knowledge of the champions to ensure their needs are reflected fairly in plans for things like healthcare, housing and education.

    Quote Message: The Armed Forces Steering Group would like to establish a network of Islanders who have experience of life in the services or wish to champion their cause so that they can fairly support the veterans and armed forces community and direct them to the people who can help. from Deputy Kristina Moore Home Affairs Minister
    Deputy Kristina MooreHome Affairs Minister
  5. Latest weather: A breezy night

    BBC Weather

    After a fine end to the day it will be a dry night, with some clear spells. It will be a mild and breezy night for most. Minimum Temperature: 7C (45F)


    Jersey weather


    Guernsey bath
  6. Classic Jaguar cars on show

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Dozens of classic and more modern Jaguar cars are on display in St Helier today to mark the 70th anniversary of the first Jersey International Road Race.


    The grand prix race ran from 1947 to 1952 and ended when it became too fast for the island circuit. 

    It was the first grand prix on British soil after the Second World War and ran on closed Jersey roads. The 1952 race featured slightly slower cars than the major races in Monaco and elsewhere and it was run by a Jaguar C-type. 

    Jersey's Jaguar owners club gathered by the Cenotaph outside the St Helier Town Hall to show off their vehicles as part of the anniversary celebrations.

  7. Allen included in Guernsey's Muratti squad

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Guernsey have included talismanic striker Ross Allen in their 18-man squad for Saturday's Muratti final at home to Jersey.

    Jersey retained the vase last year, winning the 100th final 1-0 at Springfield.

    2016 Muratti

    Guernsey squad: Josh Addison, Leroi Riley, Ryan Zico-Black, Jacob Fallaize, Matt Loaring, River Marsh, Kyle Smith, Paris Perreira, Tom de la Mare, Jamie Dodd, Simon Geall, Sam Cochrane, Keanu Marsh, Craig Young, Dave Rihoy, Dom Heaume, Ross Allen, Tom Dodds.

  8. Housing needs report 'delayed' for review

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A report into housing needs in Guernsey has been delayed by three months so it can be "reviewed for accuracy" by the commissioning committees.

    Michelle Le Clerc

    The report will provide information about the role government could and should play in supporting the island's housing market as well as insight into demand and affordability.

    It was originally due in March but that was delayed until April. It now won't be out until late June or early July. That's according to Deputy Michelle Le Clerc.

    She said: "Following its release further work will be carried out before a policy letter is sent to the States." She said any policy discussion would likely happen before the start of winter.

  9. Architect: Little Chapel ‘like a Christmas cake with royal icing’

    Guernsey Press

    Tackling the mysterious construction of the Little Chapel has been one of the biggest challenges of Andrew Dyke’s 40-year architectural career.  

  10. Metal recycling plan for La Collette

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A new metal recycling plant could be built on headland near the energy from waste plant at La Collette, a recently submitted planning application has revealed.

    Energy from Waste plant

    The Department for Infrastructure has applied to build the unit, which would include a fuel tank.

    It also wants to install fences and gates to the site.

  11. 'Ban shared space road schemes', says UK panel

    Jersey Evening Post

    An immediate halt to the building of ‘shared space’ road schemes – such as the controversial road area around the Millennium Town Park – has been called for by a UK Select Committee.  

  12. Do you have a plan for what you want to happen when you die?

    BBC Radio Jersey

    It's Dying Matters Awareness Week in Jersey and people are being encourage to get prepared.

    As part of the campaign Jersey hospice nurses are going to be at Grand Marche to speak to shoppers about end of life care.

    Quote Message: As a society and culture talking about death and dying we are not very comfortable about this. It is something we do in our roles each day and we are going to work with people to ensure they are prepared and have the support they need. from Vivian Roche-Fahy Jersey hospice nurse
    Vivian Roche-FahyJersey hospice nurse
  13. New French president 'welcomed' by Guernsey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The overwhelming winner in France's presidential race isn't a threat to Guernsey, according to the island's external affairs minister. 

    Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq says Emmanuel Macron's previous disparaging comments about the island shouldn't be taken too seriously.

    Emmanuel Macron

    The centre-left candidate once described Guernsey as insignificant, warning that Britain outside of the European Union would - like Guernsey - be an isolated trading post. 

    Deputy Le Tocq said: "We are a close neighbour of France, we have to communicate and cooperate in terms of border control, policing and of course fishing."

    He said: "At least we know he knows about the Channel Islands. He is a businessman, he understands financial services so from our point of view we know he talks the same language."

  14. HMS Puncher heads to Guernsey for Liberation Day

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    HMS Puncher, an Archer class vessel serving in the Royal Navy, is on its way to Guernsey for Liberation Day.

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  15. Jersey's steam clock 'should be preserved'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's steam clock should be saved and restored to its original state, according to maritime historian Doug Ford.

    Steam clock

    He said the clock on the waterfront commemorates the steam ship Ariadne which used to provide a reliable service between the island and England.

    He says the money should be found to make it work again to remember a ship which played such an important role in the island.

    So now Ports of Jersey, who is responsible for the clock, wants people to decide whether it should be scrapped or repaired. Let us know what you think.

  16. Education criticised for 'working behind closed doors'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's Education, Sport and culture Committee has decided not to release details of proposals for the future of schools ahead of a States debate later in the year.

    Guernsey education

    Deputy Peter Roffey publicly criticised the move, calling out the committee for working on its ideas behind closed doors, but the committee has accused him of "sniping" by going straight to the media rather than speaking to them first.

    Deputy Andrea Dudley-Owen says that kind of public attack is unhelpful. She said it was only right they applied this kind of diligence to the work and will publish in their own time.

  17. Did you know....

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    About half of all adults in Jersey claim to use countryside footpaths in Jersey at least once a month, according to the States of Jersey Stats Unit.

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  18. Latest weather: Sunny spells

    BBC Weather

    It will be fine and dry with bright or sunny spells today. It will feel cool with a brisk north-easterly wind.

    In the sunshine it should still feel rather pleasant. Maximum Temperature: 14C (57F).