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By Rob England

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  1. Our coverage across the Channel Islands

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Live updates for the Channel Islands have finished for the week, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday 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.

    Image caption: Have a good weekend. We think this chap will.
  2. Latest weather: Cloud clearing and sunny spells on Saturday

    BBC Weather

    Skies will be largely cloudy at first this evening, with some mist and fog patches possible, but the cloud will gradually clear from the west towards the end of the night. Showery outbreaks of rain will continue for a time, but it will be dry by dawn. Minimum temperature: 13C (55F).


    A fresher feel will follow on Saturday with sunny spells. A few showers are possible in the afternoon, though some parts will stay dry. Maximum temperature: 16C (61F).

  3. What to do in an asthma attack

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    St John's Ambulance in Jersey has teamed up with the charity Asthma UK to release guidance on what to do if you find yourself having an asthma attack.

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  4. Guernsey and Jersey politicians 'disagreed over costs of inter-island ferry service'

    BBC Channel Islands News

    Guernsey Deputy Peter Ferbrache has explained that plans for a new inter-island ferry service collapsed after a disagreement with the minister for economic development in Jersey, Senator Lyndon Farnham, over how much each island would have to contribute.

    Deputy Ferbrache said each island would have had to underwrite £250,000, with Condor Ferries putting in £100,000.

    However, Senator Farnham said the final figures being discussed would have cost each island £125,000, with Condor funding the difference on more favourable terms.

    condor liberation
  5. Rue des Pres trading estate parking changes

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Yellow lines and parking restrictions around the Rue des Pres Trading Estate will come into force on Tuesday 6 June after a States decision to clamp down on parking in the area.

    Rue des Pres

    Minister for Infrastructure Eddie Noel said permit and pay card parking spaces had been created at the site.

    Previously the Constable of St Saviour, Sadie Le Sueur-Rennard, said he was "worried sick" about increased parking in housing estates near Rue des Pres after the States agreed to the clamp down.

    The minister said: "There has been a number of traffic-related safety problems at Rue des Pres for years now.

    "I am pleased that we now have parking controls in place - an important first step to improving safety and making the trading estate a much more pleasant place for workers, residents and business clients."

  6. People urged to pick up beach waste after controversial photo

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A Jersey deputy has urged islanders to be mindful of waste on beaches around the island after a photo of St Brelade's bay sparked anger on social media.

    The photo, which showed general rubbish and disposable barbeques, is thought to have been taken on Tuesday and shows mess from Monday.

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    The beach has since been cleared by teams from the Department for Infrastructure.

    Deputy Norton said: "You can't legislate against the irresponsibility of people, it's just common sense.

    "I think if you walk on any beach, you will always find rubbish. But, generally, our beaches are of an excellent standard. Everything that needs to be done to clean beaches is being done already. It's up to people to be responsible.

    He added that, on the beach this morning, tourists wouldn't have known rubbish had ever been there, and he praised voluntary groups and local businesses for helping to keep the area clean.

  7. Guernsey Police: Know what apps your children are using

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Police have urged parents to make sure their children are safe by checking what computer and smartphone apps they may be using.

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  8. CCTV images released of missing man Andrew Gilchrist

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    CCTV images have been released of a missing man in Jersey.

    The images show Andrew Gilchrist on Tuesday 30 May in the Val Plaisant area, police said.

    Enquiries are ongoing into his disappearance, and police said they were "concerned" for him.

    Andrew Gilchrist
    Andrew Gilchrist
    Andrew Gilchrist
  9. ‘More savings could have an impact on frontline services’

    Guernsey Press

    Frontline services could be at risk if further cuts are made to Home Affairs’ budget, its president has warned.

  10. Police confirm clothing of missing man

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A man who has gone missing in Jersey was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark blue Adidas hoodie with light blue sleeves and a green khaki cap, police say.

    Police began enquiries as to the whereabouts of 49-year-old Andrew Gilchrist this morning, and said they were still "concerned" for him.

    Andrew Gilchrist
  11. Motorists warned to leave time for classic cars on roads in Guernsey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A long standing member of the South West Veteran car club is urging Guernsey motorists to take care when the classic cars are driven around the island this weekend.

    Club members are in Guernsey for the next four days, with more than 20 cars over a 100-years-old.

    Quote Message: Remember that the breaks aren't that good, we do leave ourselves plenty of stopping distance but if people suddenly nip in to that space, we have very little time left. Likewise if we're pulling across junctions we fumble for the gears and may take a little longer to turn." from Michael Fattorini South West Veteran car club
    Michael FattoriniSouth West Veteran car club
  12. Budget cuts impact on Jersey Consumer Council

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A group which champions customers' rights in Jersey has said it is reducing some of its workload following States budget cuts.

    A spokesperson said the Consumer Council has chosen to rely less on expert advice and to choose work it says can deliver more "meaningful benefits".

    The council has previously campaigned on energy prices and legal services and has advised school pupils on budgeting, banking and consumer law.

    It was set up by the States more than twenty years ago as a research and advice service for shoppers.

  13. Row over trial inter-island ferry service

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A trial inter-island ferry service which was set to be run by Condor this summer was opposed by one member of Guernsey's Economic Development Committee as well as Policy and Resources, it's emerged.

    Senator Lyndon Farnham, minister for economic development in Jersey, blames Guernsey for not backing the idea, making it a non-starter.

    Deputy Peter Ferbrache says he was unable to persuade the Policy and Resources Committee to support the service who said the money should come from his Economic Development Committee.

  14. Ministers under fire for massive PR bill – again

    Jersey Evening Post

    Hundreds of thousands of pounds spent by the States on public relations has been wasted because they are still communicating poorly with their colleagues and with Islanders, backbench politicians have said.

  15. Did you know...

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Did you know that the Bailiff in the States Assembly used to be able to stop laws coming into effect by referring them to the Queen?

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    According to Jersey Law, the Bailiff's "power of dissent" meant they had the power to disagree with a States decision: "If he or she [was] of the opinion that the States [were] not competent to pass the resolution."

    In this instance any States decision would have been transferred to the Queen for approval, and without her consent, could not have been made law.

    The powers were repealed in 2005.

  16. Two reports into airline to be published

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A senior Guernsey politician has confirmed there are two reports on the future of States-owned airline Aurigny, and that the panel releasing the reports is divided over the recommendations.

    The airline is on course to lose £6.3m this year.

    Deputy Peter Ferbrache said there is full support for the continuation of the airline, but that the report by the Policy and Resources Committee was being handled in an "illogical" way. The committee is yet to respond.

  17. Mug, Caritas latest to receive royal recognition for their work

    Guernsey Press

    Two local charities have been recognised with a national award from the Queen.

  18. Man accused of murder appears in court

    Jersey Evening Post

    An Islander who has admitted killing a man in St Helier appeared in the Royal Court on Friday.