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Summary

  1. Police say missing St Helier boy has been found
  2. Fuel and waste: Guernsey's big environmental spends for the next four years
  3. Jersey hospital: divisions delay debate on £500m cost again
  4. La Mare Primary is Guernsey's first 'Healthy School'
  5. Taxi drivers to meet over 5% price hike plans
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Rob England

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  1. That's all from us today

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    That's all from us today at BBC Local Live, 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 tonight for all the latest headlines with BBC Channel Islands News.

  2. Guernsey's water carriers revealed for Gotland 2017

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Two of Guernsey's teenage athletes have been unveiled as the island's water carriers for the Gotland 2017 Island Games.

    Water carriers

    Badminton player Carys Batiste, 14, has represented Guernsey this season at senior county level.

    Amelia Leas, 15, holds one of the fastest indoor sprint times by a Guernsey woman in the 400m.

    The water carriers traditionally play a key role in Island Games opening ceremonies, bringing water from their home islands to be mixed together.

  3. Charity launches diversity accreditation for employers in Jersey

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The Channel Islands charity Liberate - which aims to promote equality and diversity across the islands - has launched a new scheme for employers in the form of an accreditation to reward organisations who promote diversity in the workplace.

    A spokesperson from the charity said they hoped the scheme, called DIFERA (Diversity, Inclusion, Fairness, Equality, Respect and Acceptance), would "set a new standard on which organisations looking to attract and retain a diverse workforce will want to aspire."

    Organisations joining the scheme will undertake an "audit" of their workforce and policies.

    The charity then aims to form "diversity champion groups" within the organisation, who will then train their colleagues in the scheme's key values.

    The scheme is being launched tomorrow in Jersey, and will be rolled out to Guernsey later.

  4. St Helier Skate park closed for maintenance

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The States of Jersey have advised that the skate park on the New North Quay will be closed for "annual inspection" until Friday.

    The inspection includes assessing the ramps, pipes and other objects used in the park for wear and tear.

    The park is set to re-open on Saturday.

  5. Weather: Clear spells overnight, with some mist and fog

    Holly Green

    BBC Weather

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    Some clear spells will develop for a time overnight and it will stay dry, however further mist and fog may develop at times.

    Minimum Temperature: 12 Deg C (54 Deg F)

    In Jersey:

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    And in Guernsey:

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  6. Another Chelsea gold for clematis grower

    Guernsey Press

    Raymond Evison has once again won gold at the Chelsea Flower Show.

  7. Man sentenced after knife point robbery

    Julie Flanagan

    BBC Channel Islands News

    A 32-year-old man who robbed a Jersey shopkeeper at knife-point has been sentenced to four years in prison and recommended for deportation, the Royal Court heard.

    Pawel Dzielak, who is originally from Poland held up Bruno Alves in his shop, Temple Stores in St Helier on 5 January.

    In court Mr Dzeilak plead guilty to one count of robbery on the 24 March.

    Pawel Dzielak
  8. Boy found after police appeal

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Shane Le Breton has been located Jersey police said.

    Police launched an appeal earlier today after he hadn't been seen since 22:00 yesterday.

  9. No suggestion of direct threat to Bailiwick of Guernsey, say police

    Guernsey Police are urging islanders to be alert, but to go about their daily business as usual, after a change in the national threat level to critical following the bombing in Manchester.

    Acting Deputy Chief Officer Nigel Taylor said: "While the island can never consider itself immune, there is no current intelligence to suggest a direct threat to the Bailiwick and islanders are being advised to go about their daily business as usual, but to remain alert.

    "It means the public will see increased numbers of uniformed officers across the island, which may include armed officers at the ports and airports.

    "This is designed to reassure members of the public and is a pre-planned local response to the national threat level being raised to critical."

  10. JSPCA warns pet owners not to leave animals in vehicles

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey dog owners are being reminded they could be prosecuted if they leave their animals in a vehicle in the hot weather.

    Major Steve Coleman of the JSPCA says the majority of the complaints they receive are about dogs being left in cars.

    He stresses it is "against the law" to mistreat your animals and the police have the right to "break into your car and get your animal out", if they feel it is necessary.

    Major Coleman says dogs can suffer in a short space of time.

  11. Jersey schools to decide how to cope with 3% subsidy cuts

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's education minister has said the island's fee paying schools will have to decide whether to make parents pay more when their subsidies are cut.

    The education minister said the decision to cut subsidies to the schools by 3% over the next two years was made as part of the island's medium term financial plan.

    For parents, it will mean the cost would go up by around a £160 a year per child if schools decide to charge them more.

    Deputy Rod Bryans said the States need to make the savings, and its up to schools to decide how to cope with that.

    Quote Message: It isn't about us saying to the school 'you have to increase your fees by 3%'. In fact what we're trying to do here is decrease the subsidy of the grants to the fee paying schools by 3% over two years starting from 2018 and 2019, so that's 1.5% each year. It's up to the schools how they embrace that change. from Deputy Rod Bryans Education Minister, States of Jersey
    Deputy Rod BryansEducation Minister, States of Jersey
  12. Tidal technology 'not viable' for Guernsey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Tidal energy is not the way forward for renewable energy in Guernsey, according to the President for the Committee for Environment and Infrastructure.

    Barry Brehaut said the recently announced idea for a wind farm off the island's north coast was a far more realistic proposal than tidal energy.

    He said despite the fact Guernsey is an island, tidal technology "is not viable".

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  13. Couple ordered to leave their home of 21 years

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    A couple who have refused to move out of the flat they have lived in for 21 years have said Jersey's main housing provider should refurbish rather than demolish their flats.

    David and Helga Eves

    David and Helga Eves have been ordered by Magistrates to leave their home at La Collette by the 5 July.

    Andium Homes has offered five one bedroom flats and say there are another two they could move to.

    The couple say none of the properties offered to them has been "suitable."

  14. Guernsey industry leader asks 'why' third runway is needed

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The group that represents non-finance business in Guernsey has said it is "unclear" whether the island needs a longer runway.

    It has been identified by the Committee for Economic Development this week as a way of achieving their critical priorities of economic growth and expanding the tourist industry.

    But the chair of the Confederation of Guernsey Industry, Clive McMinn, said the arguments for and against runway lengthening need more research.

    Guernsey
    Quote Message: There isn't enough out there that tells us exactly what it's needed for, what its actually going to cost, and why. We've heard all the arguments for, and certain arguments against. I think a lot of research needs to be done. from Clive McMinn Chairman, Confederation of Guernsey Industry
    Clive McMinnChairman, Confederation of Guernsey Industry
  15. Jersey Reds appoint new president

    BBC Sport

    The chairman of the amateur side of Jersey Reds has been appointed as the club's new president.

    Cliff Chipperfield was voted into the role at the Reds' AGM last night.

    He replaces long-serving president David Lapidus.

    Jersey Reds
  16. Jersey threat level at airports and harbours remains 'substantial'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The States of Jersey's threat level has officially risen to "critical" in line with the UK due to the security border the island shares as part of the common travel area, according to the Home Affairs Minister, Deputy Kristina Moore.

    However, a Ports of Jersey spokesman has advised that the island's airports and harbours remain at a "substantial" threat level only.

    He said: "Although the general threat level in the UK has risen to critical, the UK Department for Transport has not increased the security threat level at airports or harbours. Therefore, here in Jersey we remain at substantial."

    Deputy Moore said: "Police officers will maintain higher visibility in town and firearms officers will be more evident at the airport.

    "I would like to reassure islanders that we are working proactively with UK colleagues to ensure the continued safety of the island.”

  17. Quantitative easing cause of ‘financial repression’

    Guernsey Press

    Quantitative easing from central banks in the US, UK and Europe has adversely affected the global economy and grossly inflated asset prices, according to a leading hedge fund manager.

  18. Jersey Water looks to build £1.2m 'pipeline' to control nitrate levels

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Jersey Water have applied for planning permission to build a pipeline they hope with improve their control of the level of nitrates and oxadixyl in the island's water supply.

    Previous reports have suggested reducing the levels of nitrates in Jersey's water could cost more than £30m.

    They say the "submerged bypass pipeline" will offer more protection to the main water supply at the Val de la Mare resevoir.

    The project is said to cost in the region of £1.2m.

    Pending approval, the project is planned for Autumn 2017.

  19. Jersey confirm summer friendlies

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Jersey's football side will play two friendlies in Ireland next weekend as part of their preparations for next month's Island Games in Gotland.

    They will be up against Ireland's best amateur players in games on Saturday, 3 June and Sunday, 4 June.

    Jersey

    After the Island Games, Jersey will then once again host Leicester City Under-23s at Springfield, on Monday, 10 July.

    Leicester's youngsters beat Martin Cassidy's side 3-0 when the teams met last month.