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Live Reporting

By Rob England

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

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

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

  2. Islanders invited to express views on Jersey minimum wage

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Islanders in Jersey are being asked for their views about what the minimum wage in Jersey should be.

    Staff at the Employment Forum want to hear from employers and employees to help them decide on a level of increase.

    The current minimum wage in Jersey is £7.18 per hour.

  3. Deputies express concerns over publishing of Care Inquiry report

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's Chief Minister has said he will pass on concerns about the planned timing of the report from Jersey's Care Inquiry next month after members in the States Assembly expressed their concerns.

    The report is due to publish its final report at 15:00 on Monday 3 July, with victims groups and other interested parties seeing it two hours earlier, as announced in a press release this week.

    It was also announced that there would be no time for questions to the panel chairman, Frances Oldham QC, on the report's publication.

    Deputy Russell Labey said the media and States members would not have time to digest the report if it was published at that time of day.

    Quote Message: Somebody needs to talk to somebody about it, because it is not going to go down well, and it's going to play into the hands of those saying this inquiry is a whitewash and a cover up. from Deputy Russell Labey
    Deputy Russell Labey
  4. Inter-island ferry service 'will push ahead next year'

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    Jersey and Guernsey will push ahead with plans for a new inter-island ferry service for next year.

    The project for small passenger ferries run by Condor Ferries was shelved this year when financial support from Guernsey could not be found.

    The Economic Development Minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham, said he wants to go ahead with the new service operating next year.

    He told the States Assembly today that return fares could be under £60, with children fares at half price.

  5. Care Inquiry report recommendations 'must be acted on'

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    A lawyer acting for people who were in care in Jersey has said concerns over the timing of the long-awaited report into historic abuse in Jersey should not take away attention from the findings.

    The report will be published at 15:00 on 3 July, but politicians have expressed concerns about the timing and the fact there will be no opportunity for questions after a statement is read out.

    The inquiry has cost £21.5m. Lawyer Alan Collins said what is important is that the recommendations of the report are acted upon.

    Independent Jersey Care Inquiry
    Quote Message: It is a major undertaking, and I would say every opportunity needs to be used to ensure that the report is put to good use. So if, for example, there are recommendations for the future that those recommendations are seriously considered, analysed, and I'd be looking to see them implemented. from Alan Collins Lawyer, representing victims of historic abuse
    Alan CollinsLawyer, representing victims of historic abuse
  6. Council of Ministers 'aren't paying attention' to prosperity

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The Institute of Directors in Jersey is asking politicians to be more cooperative and constructive together for the good of the island instead of wasting time "arguing together".

    Chairman Chris Clark said the stories of doom and gloom aren't painting the right picture of the island.

    Quote Message: The Island is going through an incredibly prosperous time and it's as though the Council of Ministers aren't paying any attention to this. They're constantly focused on the negatives, and there is no comment whatsoever on the positives. There's the old sort of cliched adage, if you drive looking in your rear-view mirror, you'll crash into your destiny. from Chris Clark Chairman, Jersey Institute of Directors
    Chris ClarkChairman, Jersey Institute of Directors
  7. Guernsey Post hopes to prevent vans from 'adding to congestion'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The head of Guernsey Post says he is doing what he can to prevent the new fleet of electric vans from "adding to congestion" on the island's narrow roads.

    Many traditional push bike rounds have been replaced by van rounds, as the volume of parcel deliveries goes up and letter numbers fall.

    CEO Boley Smillie says they are looking at how often the vehicles have to stop, but that islanders should contact Guernsey Post if they experience any issues.

    Electric vans
  8. D-day veterans among those to gather at Cenotaph

    Alexandra Spiceley

    BBC Radio Jersey, Reporter

    People have gathered in St Helier to remember those who were killed in the D-Day landings, 73 years ago today.

    The Constable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft and the Acting Dean of Jersey, Paul Brooks, gave speeches before wreaths were laid at the cenotaph.

    D-Day was the largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation started the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control, and led to the Allied victory on the Western Front.

    D-Day Veteran Ken Trent said he was at the service to remember his fellow airmen who died on that day.

    Quote Message: When you come here today, it brings it all home to you. How lucky I was to survive, and how great those guys were who didn't make it. from Ken Trent
    Ken Trent
  9. States Assembly to consider new standards for care workers

    Sarah Scriven

    News Editor, BBC Jersey

    Jersey states will be asked to agree to introduce a series of standards for care workers and their employers today.

    Following the controversial decision to cut a substantial part of the funding allocated to Family Nursing and Home Care, Deputy Geoff Southern wants certain standards to be met by all providers.

    support worker

    Deputy Southern said he is concerned people will be "forced" to rely on more "private care companies" since the family nursing budget was cut.

    He wants certain minimum standards to be made law in the island, for example, basing the time allocated to clients on their needs, not 15 minute slots.

    He also wants workers to have a sick pay scheme, so that they do not feel pressured to work when they are ill.

    Other standards include details of holiday and pay rights for staff, and how companies follow up the welfare of the people they are looking after. Deputy Southern has called on ministers to back the plan, for the "long term benefit" of elderly people in Jersey.

  10. Unemployment 'at lowest level since 2014' in Guernsey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Unemployment in Guernsey has fallen to its lowest level since November 2014, according to the latest figures from the States.

    There were 337 people without work for the month of May 2017, a decrease of 37 on the previous month and 61 on 2016.

    There were also 39 people on training schemes, and eight people registered as unemployed in Alderney.

  11. Jersey's chief economic adviser 'off island'

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    At today's States Assembly sitting in Jersey it was announced that Jersey's chief economic adviser has left the island for family reasons, and is giving advice to Jersey's government from Scotland.

    Dougie Peedle left during the Easter holidays to allow his children to start school at the beginning of the summer term.

    The chief minister was asked why no announcement had been made about the move or the start of the process to find his replacement.

    states assembly
  12. Glastonbury Festival: Terror attacks prompt security review

    BBC News England

    Music fans going to Glastonbury Festival have been warned by organisers that security checks will be stepped up in light of the terror attacks.

    The festival website is also advising people to arrive on Thursday or Friday when queues are expected to be shorter.

    "As a general rule, we would ask you to only bring as much as you can carry yourself," it said ahead of the festival, where gates open on 21 June.

    Car park entertainment and facilities for early arrivals are also shelved.

  13. Drones 'invasive' in Alderney says politician who shot one down

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    An Alderney politician is calling for drone users in the Bailiwick to be sensitive about people's privacy and aviation safety.

    Steve Roberts, who lives near Alderney Airport, has received a caution from the police in the past for shooting down a drone with a shotgun that he considered to be "a safety risk and a nuisance".

    He said users must be aware that drones can be "invasive".

    Quote Message: We don't live far from the runway, air safety is paramount. I can see the pluses, it's good for tourism, you get good footage. But you've got to remember that the States here, if they allow too much of it, it will be putting themselves at risk of litigation. from Steve Roberts
    Steve Roberts

    Guernsey's Data Protection Commissioner Emma Martins has called for "more specialised laws" to be introduced across the Bailiwick of Guernsey to govern drone usage.

  14. Longue Hougue Recycling Facility open again

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Following earlier reports that the facility had closed due to "adverse weather conditions", Longue Hougue recycling centre in St Sampsons has now re-opened.

  15. Andrew Gilchrist suffering with 'stress'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Sgt Paul Smith said "concern was building" for missing man Andrew Gilchrist, commonly known as "Titch" by his friends.

    Sgt Smith said he had gone missing on occasions before, the last being several months ago.

    Sergeant Paul Smith

    He said police were aware of circumstances that may have caused Mr Gilchrist "stress" and that he had been suffering from "anxiety" before going missing.

    He added this might be the reason why Mr Gilchrist has disappeared - to "seek a bit of quiet for himself".

    He added police thought he was still in Jersey, although they were working with very little information and no sightings.

  16. Ozouf 'best person for job' says Jersey chief minister

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    Jersey's chief minister has told States members today he re-appointed an assistant minister because "he was the best person for the job".

    Senator Ian Gorst said some ministers were unhappy with his choice of Senator Ozouf to lead financial services and the digital economy, but felt it was the "right decision".

    The decision was one of those that prompted members to start the process of lodging a vote of no confidence in the States Assembly.

    Quote Message: We have a strategic refresh, looking at financial services into the future, looking at the changes in banking, looking at the transformational impact of digital and those two things sit together. Over time others could do this role, but I want the best person for today to start working today. That person, in my view, for the best interests of Jersey and her citizens is Senator Ozouf. from Senator Ian Gorst Chief Minister, States of Jersey
    Senator Ian GorstChief Minister, States of Jersey
    States entrance
  17. Accountant in alleged $300m tax scam arrested

    Jersey Evening Post

    A former Jersey accountant who is alleged to have been behind one of Australia’s largest tax scams is believed to have been arrested on the Swiss-Italian border.

  18. Health cards could be considered in Guernsey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The introduction of health cards for frequent visitors to the doctor could be considered in a shake up of healthcare provision in Guernsey.

    President of the Health and Social Care Committee, Deputy Heidi Soulsby, said it was discussed as a way of ensuring those who could least afford healthcare, had enough support.

    Currently, the Committee provides a subsidy of £12 for every consultation.

    Doctor and patient
    Quote Message: What we're looking at is how we make sure that people are all working together for the best outcomes for individuals and patient centred outcomes. That is absolutely what we're looking at now and considering those people who are, for want of a better phrase 'heavy users'. Do we have regular user card which has a maximum people have to pay? from Deputy Heidi Soulsby President, Health and Social Care Committee
    Deputy Heidi SoulsbyPresident, Health and Social Care Committee