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  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
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  1. Home care assistants to protest in Royal Square

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Home care assistants from Family Nursing and Home Care (FNHC) will protest outside the States' building in the Royal Square this afternoon.

    They say they want to engage with politicians over "harsh changes" to the standards of best practice in care providers on the island, calling them a "race to the bottom which puts the delivery of this vital service to FNHC clients at risk".

    Yesterday Deputy Geoff Southern's proposed a motion to scrap the island's Approved Provider Framework for agencies whose standards of home care of practice fall "significantly below" that of States-funded organisations, but it was defeated.

  2. Jersey coach hopes Gough will play on

    BBC Sport

    Peter Gough

    Jersey coach Neil MacRae hopes former skipper Peter Gough will represent the island in World Cricket League Division Five in September.

    The 32-year-old stepped down as captain in November and said he would consider his international future.

    "We're keen for him to play, as long as he feels fit and fresh enough to do so," MacRae told BBC Radio Jersey.

  3. La Mare de Carteret presented with healthy schools award

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Lady Kathryn Corder has presented La Mare de Carteret Primary School with their Guernsey Healthy Schools award.

    The School is the first to achieve the new Guernsey award which has been based on a scheme running successfully in Essex.

    A States of Guernsey spokesperson said: "The programme is designed to support and strengthen schools’ PSHE curriculum and enable schools to audit their practice and celebrate the good work they are doing to support and develop young people’s health and wellbeing."

    Quote Message: It is fantastic to receive an award that validates the continued hard work of the whole school community. Particular thanks go to Miss Castle (PSHE Coordinator) who has led on this initiative." from Kim Hutchison Headteacher, La Mare de Carteret Primary School
    Kim HutchisonHeadteacher, La Mare de Carteret Primary School
  4. Sure Jersey phone scam number confirmed as States survey

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Telecoms provider Sure have confirmed that their earlier reports of a scam telephone number were in fact a survey into government reforms, commissioned by the States of Jersey.

    The company warned customers they "may be subjected to charges" if they answered the call.

    Last week, islanders expressed concerns about the survey, conducted by polling company Ipsos Mori, when the number began to show up as from the United States on their phones.

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    The company have since retracted the statement.

    A Sure Jersey spokesperson said: "Sure takes customer security very seriously and this number was initially flagged as a potential scam on our system.

    "We remind customers to always remain vigilant when it comes to numbers that they do not recognise and to not give out personal information over the phone."

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  5. How would you rate your pavements?

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    They say you learn something new every day, and today that fact is that most people in St Helier are fairly happy with the availability of pavements and pedestrian areas in the town.

    The stats on this one come during national walking month...which I'd never heard of before.

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  6. Candie Cemetery wall repairs progressing well

    Guernsey Press

    Work to stabilise the wall at Candie Cemetery is progressing ‘extremely well’, the St Peter Port constables have said.

  7. Rugby: Chipperfield voted in as Jersey Reds president

    Tim Pryor

    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.

    Cliff Chipperfield (right)
  8. Jersey Law Society look for changes in legal aid

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The Chief Executive Officer of The Law Society has said law firms should not have to pay for some divorce cases in Jersey.

    Islanders are being asked for their views on Jersey's legal aid system, which people are able to access when they cannot afford legal representation.

    Currently legal professionals bear that cost, which is estimated to be between £7-9m a year.

    Neville Benbow said lawyers should not have to pay for things like someone else's divorce.

    Quote Message: We live in a high pressure environment in Jersey, and there are a lot of divorces. We don't think that, going forward, people who have no dependant children should be able to get legal support for that, so why should the lawyers have to pay for someone else's divorce. If there are children, it's a more complicated matter. from Neville Benbow CEO Law Society
    Neville BenbowCEO Law Society
  9. Half term checklist for drivers going to Europe

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The States of Jersey has directed drivers to their guidelines on driving in Europe ahead of the half term break, warning that islanders could face fines by not carrying essential items.

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  10. Jersey's Bailiff asks flags to remain at half-mast

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The Bailiff of Jersey William Bailhache has requested flags on states buildings remain at half-mast in the wake of the Manchester bombing.

    Twenty-two people have been killed and 59 injured after suspected suicide bomber 22-year-old Salman Abedi detonated a home-made device at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena.

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  11. Jersey's Chief Minister assures safety after increase in UK threat level

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst has reassured islanders of their safety after the UK Prime Minister Theresa May raised the country's threat level to ''critical''

    In the wake of the Manchester bombing, which killed 22 and injured 59, Jersey Police said: " Whilst there is no intelligence to suggest that Jersey is under any threat, we remain vigilant under the circumstances."

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  12. 'Division' in Council of Ministers put off hospital funding debate

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Division in the Council of Ministers over how Jersey's new hospital should be paid for, was the cause of the debate being put off until the autumn.

    Ministers are bound by the principle of collective responsibility, which means they should act as a united body on matters of policy. But the treasury minister has admitted they could not agree over the amount of borrowing for the hospital project, and worried about a lack of support from other members.

    It is set to cost £466m, and the ongoing debate centre on how much of that should be borrowed and how much taken from the States reserves, the "rainy day" fund.

    The debate has already been delayed, twice.

    Last month senator Alan Maclean told members they needed to "get on with it" and further delays would increase "the risk and uncertainty."

    But yesterday he told members the whole matter would be put off to the autumn, to gather more information and to make sure all ministers were behind the final plans.

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    Quote Message: There had been some concerns by ministers about the proposal that was put forward for the funding of the hospital. On the back of not overwhelming support, not 100% support it was decided that the best move was to defer and withdraw the proposition until the autumn. from Alan Maclean Treasury and Resources Minister, States of Jersey
    Alan MacleanTreasury and Resources Minister, States of Jersey
  13. Heather Watson goes through to second round of French Open

    BBC Sport

    Guernsey's Heather Watson fought back from a set down to advance to the second round of qualifying for the French Open.

    Heather Watson

    The 25-year-old beat Russian Anastasiya Komardina 3-6 7-5 6-1 and must now win two more matches to reach the first round proper.

    19-year-old Komardina received treatment for blisters in the third set but the world number 172 was not able to recover.

    The British number two won in two hours 10 minutes in Paris yesterday.

  14. Increased police presence at ports following terrorist attack

    Guernsey Press

    An increased police presence will be in place at the island’s ports following the terrorist attack in Manchester.