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Summary

  1. Jersey sinkhole road 'closed until further notice'
  2. Ana Rebelo murder probe: Officers travel to Portugal
  3. Guernsey construction industry shrinks by 17% in four years
  4. Jersey healthcare: New partnership between patients and health providers
  5. Alderney Wildlife Trust 'disappointed' over UK summit no-show
  6. The head of Mont a L'Abbe school to retire after 16 years in her post
  7. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Rob England

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  1. That's all for today

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    That's it for Local Live today but we're back from 08:00 tomorrow with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather in the Channel Islands.

    Don't forget to tune in to BBC One at 18:30 tonight for all the latest headlines with BBC Channel Islands News .

  2. Partnership board to make health service more 'accountable'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's health minister has claimed island patients should be able to comment clearly on how well the service is performing, and said the new "partnership board" is aimed to facilitate this.

    Jersey hospital

    Senator Andrew Green said he wants patients to be able to drive improvements in the health system, and for the system to be more "accountable".

    He added that it is also important that service providers, whether from the voluntary or paid organisations, are able to feed back too.

    Quote Message: If we're going to be smart about the way we work in providing the health service that people want to see, providing a system that keeps people in their homes, that is safe, that is sustainable, then we've got to start working together even closer. from Senator Andrew Green Health Minister, States of Jersey
    Senator Andrew GreenHealth Minister, States of Jersey
  3. Stable growth for Guernsey’s finance sector

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    We've heard today about a "sustained downward trend" in Guernsey's construction industry, but how is the island's biggest sector, in terms of both income and number of jobs, doing?

    The latest States of Guernsey data shows financial services contributes nearly 32% of GDP and employs 21% of the island's workforce.

    The number of jobs grew by 1.1% last year, while earnings also grew by 1.7%.

    The government has described this stable growth as "important" but the banking sector continues its "slow decline" as mergers and cost reduction measures have meant jobs have been lost in Guernsey-based banks.

    Credit Suisse
  4. Future Guernsey: Balancing the books

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Politicians will be asked to approve measures designed to raise an extra £40m next month, as part of a new 350-page government vision.

    The Medium Term Financial Plan forms part of the Future Guernsey framework, which Deputies will be asked to vote on by the island's senior committee, Policy and Resources, next month.

    In order to fund public services, the committee is recommending an extra £40m is found, with £26m coming from public service reform initiatives and the remaining £14m from "targeted tax measures".

    States plan
  5. Brexit a bigger problem for Guernsey fishing than new regulations

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Fishing quotas will not cause a big problem for Guernsey, according to the vice president for the Committee for Economic Development.

    Proposals from the UK's Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs have been agreed for vessels less than 10 metres long, with a six week consultation now taking place to give local fishermen the chance to respond.

    Deputy Jan Kuttlewascher said the bigger cloud on the horizon in terms of fishing is Brexit.

    Quote Message: The biggest problem may come in the future with Brexit because a lot of the fish products are exported, shell fish and wet fish. Depending on how we deal with the European Union and whether or not we can continue exporting to France is another issue, that to me is a bigger cloud on the horizon. from Deputy Jan Kuttlewascher Vice President, Committee for Economic Development
    Deputy Jan KuttlewascherVice President, Committee for Economic Development
  6. Taxi fare reforms come into effect from July

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Taxi fares in Jersey could rise by up to 5% after a review of tariffs on the island.

    As it stands, taxis use up to eight different tariffs to charge customer and also charge more for carrying more than one passenger, or luggage.

    taxi sign

    Pre-ordered private hire cabs are currently unregulated by tariffs.

    Minister for Infrastructure Deputy Eddie Noel, said the situation is confusing and has granted drivers a 4.6% increase in what they can charge, their first increase since 2014.

    He is also simplifying the fares, meaning that from July both taxis and pre-ordered cabs will be subject to the same on-peak and off-peak prices, which will be higher on Sundays and holidays, and higher again at Christmas and New Year.

    Private hires will be allowed to charge an extra booking fee, but no class of taxi will be allowed to charge extra for luggage.

  7. Overseas territories call on UK government to 'meet commitments'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Environment ministers from the UK’s overseas territories and crown dependencies have called on the UK government to "meet its commitments" in representing and financing them.

    Representatives from 13 UK overseas territories and crown dependencies met on 27 and 28 April in Alderney for the UK overseas territories conservation forum (UKOTCF), to discuss the future of the environment in their jurisdictions.

    Alderney

    The aim of the meeting was to discuss collaborative working and common priorities and approaches to negotiations with the UK government.

    One of the main topics of discussion was how the overseas territories and crown dependencies biodiversity was "more important than metropolitan Britain", due to their unique ecosystems.

    The UK government has been contacted for a response.

  8. Woman cut out of car after three-vehicle crash, St Peter, Jersey

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A 46-year-old woman has been cut out of a car by fire crews after a three-vehicle crash this afternoon, police said.

    The crash involved a grey Mazda, a silver Honda Civic and a white Volkswagen van outside the Co-Op garage on La Route De Beaumont, St Peter.

    Emergency services were alerted to the scene at around 14:30.

    The woman has been taken to hospital and the extent of her injuries are unknown.

  9. Andium Homes submits plans for 'Ann Court' regeneration

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Andium Homes has submitted plans for their latest regeneration on the site of Ann Court, near the Jersey Arts Centre.

    One-hundred-and-sixty-five flats are planned, including 129 one-bed apartments and 36 two-bed apartments.

    Andium Homes
    Quote Message: The development will provide new affordable and high quality homes for islanders, and will support further regeneration in this area of St Helier with enhanced amenity space for residents, improved pedestrian access and convenient parking." from Deputy Anne Pryke Minister for Housing
    Deputy Anne PrykeMinister for Housing
  10. Jersey Zoo tightens membership card rules after 'fraud'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey Zoo has tightened its rules on membership cards after an "increase in the number of people borrowing card to get in for free".

    You will now be required to bring ID with you if you want to get in with a membership card.

    Chief executive Dr Lesley Dickie described it as "fraud".

    She apologised to the majority of members who "would never dream of doing anything wrong".

  11. 'Burst water main causes sinkhole'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A burst water main is the cause of a sinkhole in St Helier, the States has said.

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    Andy Downie from the Department for Infrastructure said the water had washed out material under the road, causing it to collapse.

    He added that the road is expected to be closed until at least Wednesday, possibly Thursday, and advised motorists to avoid the area.

  12. UV at max today

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Basking in that brilliant late spring sunshine?

    Good to hear, but make sure you're taking care of your skin...

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  13. Guernsey freemason procession marks organisation's 300th year

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's Freemasons paraded through St Peter Port this weekend to mark 300 years of the united grand lodge of England.

    It was the first Freemason public procession in a century.

    Provincial Grand Master, David Hodgetts, said the parade was a success.

    masons march
    Quote Message: This went so well, we'll try and find another excuse to do one before long." from David Hodgetts
    David Hodgetts
  14. Jersey Water at sinkhole

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Jersey Water has confirmed it is investigating a sinkhole that has appeared on Trinity Road.

    The road has been closed until Wednesday, the Department for Infrastructure has said.

    Jersey Water said staff were checking the water supply in the area.

    Andy Downie, from the Department for Infrastructure, said the issue was believed to be a "burst water main", but teams were unable to confirm until digging at the site had started.

    He said crews would be working late to dig down to solid ground to see if there was any further damage.

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  15. Ana Rebelo murder probe: Officers travel to Portugal

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Ana Rebelo

    Jersey police officers have travelled to Portugal as part of an ongoing murder investigation into the death of Ana Rebelo.

    Ms Rebelo was found dead in a property on Victoria Street, St Helier, on 4 April.

    Police said the officers went to Portugal to gather further background information.

    Two men who were previously arrested in connection with the murder remain on police bail.