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Summary

  1. Events to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry leaving the island for World War One begin today
  2. Tighter measures to prevent people from travelling overseas to take part in terrorist activities could be introduced in Jersey
  3. Jersey chief minister to meet with critics
  4. Fresh audit into safety of mobile phone masts in the Bailiwick
  5. Updates on Thursday 1 June 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Live updates for the Channel Islands have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Friday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

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

    There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Weather: mainly dry overnight

    BBC Weather

    It will be mainly dry overnight across the islands with light winds and clear spells. However, cloud will increase and thicken from the northwest with some rain possible in the west by morning.

    Jersey

    Jersey weather forecast

    Guernsey

    Guernsey weather forecast
  3. Offer free parking for electric cars, says head of power firm

    Jersey Evening Post

    Free parking for electric vehicles should be introduced in underused town car parks if the Island is serious about reducing its carbon emissions, the chief executive of Jersey Electricity has said.

  4. Special broadcast for RGLI anniversary

    The first of two special broadcasts is underway on BBC Radio Guernsey marking 100 years since Guernsey's World War One fighting force left for the front.

    John Randall and military historian Chris Oliver are at the RGLI Museum at Castle Cornet.

    On Sunday, we'll bring you live coverage of the military parade.

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  5. New affordable homes scheme for Jersey

    Jersey's Planning Committee has approved a planning application for 200 new affordable homes.

    They are in St Clement at the old Samares Nursery site.

    The homes will be for social rental and first time buyers.

    The plans are for:

    • 20 one-bedroom social rented homes
    • 89 two-bedroom social rented homes
    • 51 three-bedroom social rented homes
    • 40 three-bedroom first time buyer homes

    The approval followed a special briefing organised for the Planning Committee after it deferred a decision on the application at its last meeting, requesting more information.

  6. RGLI anniversary: who were they?

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Men of RGLI gathered to spell out intials of regiment

    100 years ago today the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry left the island to fight in the First World War, but who were they?

    • 3,549 men served in the force
    • 2,430 were recruited in Guernsey
    • 2,280 served in France in the 1st Service Battalion

    The regiment fought at infamous battles at Cambrai and Passchendale.

    By the end of the conflict more than 40% of the RGLI were either killed or wounded.

    You can find out more by visiting the RGLI Regimental Museum at Castle Cornet.

  7. Staffing issues blamed for overspend

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Recruitment issues and a high turnover of staff are being blamed for overtime costs of £600,000 within Guernsey law enforcement last year.

    The figure, which is equivalent to more than £1,600 day, was revealed at a scrutiny committee hearing today at which the Home Affairs President Mary Lowe was asked to defend the overspend.

    Scrutiny President Chris Green said Home Affairs had failed to demonstrate how it planned to tackle the problem.

    Quote Message: There seems to be absolutely no clear consensus at the moment from speaking to Deputy Lowe about how they're going to save the money in 2018." from Deputy Chris Green President, Scrutiny Management Committee
    Deputy Chris GreenPresident, Scrutiny Management Committee
  8. More cows on the 'moove'

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    It looks like Guernsey's conservation herd aren't the only cows out and about today.

    Jonathan captured a herd crossing the road in King's Mills earlier on his morning commute.

    Happy World Milk Day!

    Guernsey cows
  9. Doorman 'not guilty' of assaulting clubber at Jersey nightspot

    Jersey Evening Post

    A nightclub doorman who tripped a drunk clubber causing him to hit his head and possibly lose consciousness has been found not guilty of grave and criminal assault.

  10. Overtime costs taxpayers £1,600-a-day

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Overtime payments for law enforcement staff cost the Guernsey taxpayer £1,600 each day last year.

    The £600,000 in overtime payments was revealed at a Scrutiny hearing today involving the Home Affairs Committee.

    Quote Message: That's obviously an area we are dealing with, and trying to deal with, and will be resolved. It has to be resolved. We have to make sure we get staff in there and fully trained, and support those staff." from Deputy Mary Lowe Home Affairs Minister
    Deputy Mary LoweHome Affairs Minister
  11. Herd mooving on

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    It might be World Milk Day but perhaps some of the biggest stars on Guernsey's bovine scene are not our famous milk producing females, but these chaps, who you'll spot at different locations around the island.

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    Guernsey's Conservation Herd comprises of a small group of steers from dairy farms.

    They graze on La Société Guernesiaise’s nature reserves and States-owned land to reduce the dominance of rough grasses and encourage wild flowers and insect populations.

    This in turn can create habitats for small mammals, bats and birds.

  12. Ride on the StreetVibe

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Islanders are being given the chance to go aboard two of Guernsey's new StreetVibe buses tomorrow.

    From 15:30 you'll be able to go on a tour aboard the new vehicles departing from the St Peter Port terminus.

    The first of the dozen new narrower buses will enter service next week once drivers have completed familiarisation and route training.

    The number of bus users hit a 20-year high earlier this year.

    StreetVibe Bus
  13. End of above ground asbestos storage

    BBC Radio Jersey

    2,500 tonnes of asbestos collected since in Jersey for 20 years has been buried on the island's waterfront, marking an end to its storage above ground.

    The buliding material was commonly used until it was discovered its dust can cause deadly lung conditions.

    Asbestos was collected from old buildings and stored in shipping containers at La Collette.

    All of those containers have now been emptied, and the asbestos inside packaged before being buried in a specially built cell designed to prevent leaks.

    Asbestos sign
  14. KGV’s Dorothy Langlois nature trail opens

    Guernsey Press

    Islanders can enjoy walking the Dorothy Langlois nature trail around the King George V playing fields, looking at the wildlife and viewing the developments on site.

  15. Bailiff to mark RGLI departure

    Jim Cathcart

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey Bailiff Sir Richard Collas

    Guernsey's Bailiff will join commemorations this weekend for the Bailiwick men who fought in the First World War.

    A plaque for the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry - the island's first and only fighting force - will be unveiled in St Peter Port on Sunday at 14:00.

    Sir Richard Collas will speak at a short service of memorial and dedication at the Town Church.

    Quote Message: It is extraordinary to think these were scenes of excitement, these were men who were going off knowing that the chances were they weren't going to come back." from Sir Richard Collas Guernsey's Bailiff
    Sir Richard CollasGuernsey's Bailiff
  16. Pencil to the ready for Jersey scorer

    Tim Pryor

    BBC Sport

    It's a real skill, which takes years of training.

    Cricket scorers work closely with the umpires to record details of matches.

    Jersey scorer Gina Kearns has been rewarded for years of diligent recording - being appointed to score two matches in the women's World Cup.

    Gina Kearns

    England host the tournament which begins on June 24.

    She's been chosen to be in the scorebox for the match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on the opening day of the tournament at Bristol's County Ground. Then she'll score the New Zealand versus Pakistan clash in Somerset.

  17. Jersey Esplanade to close

    BBC News Travel

    You won't be able to drive along Jersey's Esplanade from 19:00 as the International Motor Festival gets under way.

    There will be timed sprints along the sea front for classic cars.

    Laybys one to four will be closed from 16:00 this afternoon to prepare for the event.

    There will be other road closures throughout the weekend - keep up-to-date on BBC Radio Jersey.

  18. Which plants are dangerous for pets?

    Poison garden

    Some plants can cause illness and even death among pets. But which species?

    To help, a "poison garden" has been created in Guernsey to help pet owners identify problem plants.

    Ginny Heaume's two cocker spaniels Macy and Tally died after eating a castor oil plant.

    It's not an exhaustive list but Anne Wragg from St Andrew Floral Group said pet owners should avoid:

    Rhododendrons

    Azaleas

    Begonias

    Quote Message: There are certain species that are very bad for animals. We'd suggest that you need to put those at the back of your border, or maybe even consider an alternative." from Anne Wragg St Andrews Floral Group
    Anne WraggSt Andrews Floral Group
  19. Motion to remove the chief minister ‘days away’

    Jersey Evening Post

    The chief minister could soon be fighting to save his job, as a vote of no confidence in him is expected to be lodged by Tuesday – and it is claimed 15 to 20 backbenchers support the move.

  20. Wing mirrors 'kicked off' vehicle

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seen to kick the wing mirrors off a vehicle which was parked on Albert Pier.

    Police say it happened between 14:40 and 15:30 on 13 May, before the man left the area in a vehicle being driven by a woman.

    Anybody with information is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers.