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  1. Guernsey children's plan 'working to remove silos'
  2. Claims Jersey laws 'not tight enough' to deal with online threats
  3. Jersey taxi app 'coming in the next few months'
  4. Aurigny's last Trislander is to go on display at the Duxford Imperial War Museum
  5. Updates on Friday 12 May 2017

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By Ryan Morrison

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

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

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

  2. Gino D'Acampo in Jersey for return of Italian festival

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Chef Gino D'Acampo is in Jersey this weekend for the first Italian food festival in 30 years. It's being held on People's Park in St Helier.

    The first Viva Italia event will feature live Italian music, food stalls, wine tasting and a family area.

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  3. Deputy tells Condor ‘get another vessel’

    Guernsey Press

    High aspirations for Guernsey’s travel links are needed if tourism is to flourish, a member of Economic Development has said, as she called on Condor to address the Liberation’s ‘lack of resilience and reliability’ through a fifth vessel.  

  4. Sharman hits out at Guernsey critics

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Guernsey boss Steve Sharman has hit out at critics of his team as they look to avoid a third Muratti final defeat in a row against rivals Jersey at Footes Lane tomorrow.

    Sharman led Guernsey to Island Games gold in 2015 but said his job was in doubt after last year's Muratti loss.

    Steve Sharman

    Asked about his side's doubters, he told BBC Radio Guernsey: "It's very easy from an armchair to criticise. That's opinion without responsibility, and I don't see them lacing up their boots and doing anything about it."

    Jersey captain Cav Miley says the Sarnians have an edge due to the bulk of their squad being teammates for the island's club side on a weekly basis.

    "I do think they've got a huge advantage over us with the amount they've played together," Miley told BBC Radio Jersey.

    Sharman hits out at Guernsey critics

    Steve Sharman

    Guernsey boss Steve Sharman hits out at his side's critics as he looks to avoid a third Muratti final loss against Jersey.

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  5. Seven children treated for dog bites

    Jersey Evening Post

    Seven children under the age of eight - including two babies - were treated in the hospital after being bitten by dogs in the first three months of this year, figures from the Accident and Emergency Department show.

  6. Evening weather: Scattered heavy showers

    BBC Weather

    Any remaining showers will tend to ease overnight, allowing it become dry but remain mild. 

    There will be variable amounts of cloud and some clear spells. Minimum temperature: 12C (54F)


    Jersey weather


    Guernsey weather
  7. Too early to tell over impact of Brexit on Guernsey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    It is too early to say what the impact of Brexit will be on Guernsey and it's neighbouring islands says an MEP visiting the island.

    Ashley Fox is Conservative MEP for the South West of England and Gibraltar who is on the economic and home affairs committee has been meeting financial experts and senior politicians to inform them about the latest on Brexit.

    Ashley Fox
    Quote Message: The Channel Islands are not part of the EU but have special access through treaties. I'm hopeful something like that can continue if we get an agreement with the EU. from Ashley Fox MEP Conservative MEP for South West England and Gibralter
    Ashley Fox MEPConservative MEP for South West England and Gibralter
  8. Plan for skate park at First Tower

    Cameron Ward

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A new £60,000 skate park at St Andrews Park would be for young people who "often lack good facilities" in the island, says Ted Vibert, chairman of the First Tower Community Association.

    The association researched the needs of young people in the area and found there was a lot of demand for a skate park.

    The aim is to put it at the north end of the park close to the existing playground, but that is dependent on the planning department giving permission.

    Ted Vibert
    Quote Message: We've had pledges from charities to support us, we've raised half the amount of money and have no problem in our view in raising the rest of the money." from Ted Vibert First Town Community Association Chairman
    Ted VibertFirst Town Community Association Chairman
    Skate park site
  9. Italian festival has 'something for everything'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The return of the Italian festival in Jersey has "something for everyone" according to organiser Dr Alessio Agostinis. He says they hope to run the event every two years on the same large scale.

    Viva Italia

    He said: "We have some of the last minute panic but we will get there. We have the opening ceremony tomorrow with Gina D'Acampo, children singing and dignitaries to the park."

    There is a lot happening at the event including a visit from Ferrari displaying some of their most recent models, Italian food stalls and cooking demonstrations from Gino D'Acampo.

    Quote Message: Having Gino D'Acampo is probably one of the things that has excited us so much about reviving the Italian festival in Jersey. It is fantastic and I hope it is going to pull the crowds in. from Dr Alessio Agostinis Italian festival organiser
    Dr Alessio AgostinisItalian festival organiser
  10. Alcohol free zone for Muratti match

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    An alcohol free zone is being put in place at Footes Lane in Guernsey tomorrow for the Muratti final between Guernsey and Jersey.

    Footes Lane

    Ch Insp Claire Cuthbert, of Guernsey Police, says they are expecting 7,000 fans to attend the match and plans are in place to try to ensure a trouble free family friendly game.

    She says tight ferry timetables mean rival fans won't be able to spend too much time together before and after the match.

  11. 'Working together' led to child care improvements

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    An initiative to help children in Guernsey reach their full potential is working because it's bringing health and social care and the voluntary sector together for the first time, says one of the people in charge of delivering the new Guernsey Children and Young People's Plan.

    Ruby Parry says the multi-agency approach has halved the number of children in care over the past year.

    The plan was launched in 2016 and so far the health and social care team say the number of children coming into the care system has dropped from 36 to 13 and the number on the child protection register dropped from 92 to 29 in the past year.

  12. 'Help find car park hit-and-run driver'

    Jersey Evening Post

    A motorist is calling for witnesses to come forward, saying her car was written off after being damaged in a hit-and-run incident in a St Helier car park.

  13. Jersey Zoo name change 'to help tourists'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The head of Jersey Zoo says the organisation had to change its name from the Durrell Wildlife Park to make it easier for tourists to find them.

    Dr Lesley Dickie says going back to the original name was also honouring Gerald Durrell's wishes because the founder always called it a zoo.

    Dr Lesley Dickie
    Quote Message: We did a little survey at the airport of visitors when they were leaving and a third of people didn't know we existed. When tourists come to the island they need to know where to come." from Dr Lesley Dickie Director of Jersey Zoo
    Dr Lesley DickieDirector of Jersey Zoo
  14. G-BEVT Trislander 'in fine company' at Duxford museum

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Aurigny's last Trislander will be on display at Duxford Imperial War Museum from June along with more than 100 historic civil and military aircraft.

    The aircraft G-BEVT is being retired at the end of May and will make six charity pleasure flights before finally heading to the museum.

    It will be joining the world's premier collection of British airliners and could be seen by hundreds of thousands of visitors per year.

    Aurigny trislander G-BEVT
    Quote Message: We’re very excited about acquiring this iconic aircraft for our collection. We’re extremely grateful to Aurigny for placing it with us and to IWM for their support on the project. We’re looking forward to VT’s arrival in the next few weeks." from David Hands Duxford Aviation Society Chairman
    David HandsDuxford Aviation Society Chairman
  15. Two burglaries in Guernsey overnight

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Police are investigating two burglaries that happened overnight in the area of Collings Road.

    A multi-coloured rucksack containing a fourth generation iPad was stolen from the first property. The bag was recovered but the laptop is still missing.

    A set of car keys for a white Ford Fiesta were removed from a different address. The car was taken but has since been recovered.

    Officers are urging anyone with more information to get in touch.

  16. Skate park plan for St Andrews Park

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A new purpose built skate park could be open at St Andrews Park at First Tower if planning gives approval.


    The First Tower Community Association has been speaking to young people in the area and says there is popular demand for a skate park.

    The group says the aim is to put it at the north end of the park close to the existing playground.

  17. Finance industry urged to be ambassadors for Guernsey

    Guernsey Press

    Finance industry professionals have been urged to take on an ambassadorial role to promote the island’s high standards of tax transparency.

  18. Hauteville House 'inspired Victor Hugo's work'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The great-great-grandchildren of Victor Hugo have been speaking about how Hauteville House inspired the author's work and life.

    Jean Baptiste and Marie Hugo have written a book about the house Victor Hugo lived in for over 15 years during his exile in the island.

    Photographer Jean Baptiste Hugo says the dark and light in the house were a big influence on Victor Hugo.

    Jean Baptiste and Marie Hugo
    Quote Message: What's so interesting is this conflict of light and dark. It was in his vision, it was the progression from the shadow to the light which was the progression of humanity." from Jean Baptiste Hugo Victor Hugo's great-great-grandson
    Jean Baptiste HugoVictor Hugo's great-great-grandson
  19. Aurigny's last Trislander 'going on charity flights'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Aurigny's last Trislander G-BEVT is going to the Duxford Imperial War Museum where it will go on display from June.


    Before that happens there will be a series of special charity pleasure flights in aid of the Channel Islands Air Search.

    They will be held in Guernsey and Alderney on Saturday 20 May before G-BEVT heads to Duxford.

  20. Call to encourage overseas university students to Jersey

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey should encourage overseas students to come to the island to study. That's the view of the new head of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

    Highlands College

    Eliot Lincoln said there should be more higher education facilities to make more people want to come and continue their education in the island. He says that would apply to local and overseas students.

    Recently the higher education section of Highlands College was rebranded as University College Jersey and is expanding the number of degree courses it offers to provide cheaper higher education for local students.

    We have asked the Education Minister, Deputy Rod Bryans, if he would consider opening it up to overseas students and are waiting for a response.