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  1. Our live coverage across the Channel Islands

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

    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. Cour Du Parc residents urged to remind themselves of fire safety guidance

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Residents of the Guernsey Housing Association's high-rise building are being urged to remind themselves of the fire safety guidance.

    It follows the deaths of at least 12 people in the fire at Grenfell Tower in London.

    Chief Fire Officer Jon Le Page said in a statement: "Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy.

    “Fires of this type are rare. Most fires don’t spread further than one or two rooms, so this fire is unusual."

    Jon Le Page

    He said: "It would be wrong to speculate about the cause and events until a full investigation has been carried out by the appropriate authorities.

    "We do however, understand how local residents may be concerned, with specific concerns already raised by some about the similarities with the Cour Du Parc building in La Charroterie, St Peter Port."

    He said the Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service worked with the development team and like other local buildings its systems and procedures "take into account the limited firefighting resources on the island".

    Mr Le Page said: "As such, the fire safety standards and systems very often exceed the minimum standards that are required in the UK and this was indeed the case at the Cour Du Parc building."

    He said it was "vital" residents knew what to do in the event of a fire, so that they can protect themselves and their families, with it "particularly important for the more vulnerable members of our communities".

  3. States urges former nurses to consider 'return to practice' programme

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Nurses who have taken a career break, and wish to return to the profession are being offered courses by the States of Jersey.

    The Heath and Social Services Department will be running events to raise awareness of their "return to practice" (RTP) courses, scheduled to run from January to June next year.

    They said candidates must have had a previous registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the professional body which oversees the work of nurses and midwives at a national level.

    Quote Message: We know there are a significant number of trained nurses in Jersey who left the profession for various reasons, notably family-related, but are now in a position to return to a career that is every bit as rewarding as the one they left. Offering RTP is an important element of our nurse training programme, which also includes the pre-registration nursing degree course that has been run annually since 2013. from Rose Naylor Chief Nurse
    Rose NaylorChief Nurse
  4. Jersey WW2 bunker to re-open for first time since 1950s

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A bunker built during the German occupation of Jersey during World War Two will be opened on Sunday for the first time since it was sealed in the 1950s.


    The Channel Islands Occupation Society said the bunker, at Corbiere, used to house a 10.5cm gun and was closed after the war because of a "scrap metal drive".

    Colin Isherwood, the president and archivist of the society, said they did not expect to find any artefacts at the site, but were "unsure" what to expect from the interior of the bunker.

  5. Hopes new UK minister will visit 'as soon as possible'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's Minister for External Relations Sir Philip Bailhache has said he hopes the next minister responsible for the Crown Dependencies will visit the island "as soon as possible".

    The previous minister, Sir Oliver Heald, lost his position in Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle, which followed the general election.

    Senator Bailhache thanked him for his work and said he hoped the island could work equally well with his successor, when they were announced.

    Quote Message: We hope the new minister will come to Jersey as soon as they possibly can. Because it's only by getting to know someone and giving a new minister the opportunity to see the island, and to talk to a range of people that they really come to understand what makes the island tick. from Senator Sir Philip Bailhache Minister for external relations, States of Jersey
    Senator Sir Philip BailhacheMinister for external relations, States of Jersey
  6. Portuguese receive one-year suspension

    BBC Sport

    Clubs vote to ban Jersey Portuguese from island football for one year after a series of disciplinary problems.

    Portuguese Club
    Image caption: Portuguese Club are currently sixth in Jersey's Football Combination
  7. St Luke's school closed tomorrow for 'maintenance'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A spokeswoman from the Department for Education in Jersey has said St Luke’s Primary School, in St Saviour, will be closed tomorrow, as the site has no running water.

    The school said the toilets and taps are not working, meaning it will have to close for maintenance.

    It has advised parents to check local media and the school's social media for updates.

    St Luke's
  8. Blooming trees a sign of long, hot summer ...according to traditional Maori beliefs

    Guernsey Press

    Guernsey is going to be in for a long, hot summer, according to traditional Maori beliefs.

  9. Jenner hits half century in first-team debut

    Tim Pryor

    BBC Sport

    Jersey cricketer Jonty Jenner has reached his half century on his debut for the Sussex first-team.

    It's thought he's become the first Jersey man to play first-class county cricket.

    Jonty Jenner of Sussex hits out during a Tour Match between Sussex and South Africa A at Arundel Castle

    The 50 came in exactly 100 balls. A short while ago he'd moved on to 59 not out.

    Nineteen-year-old Jenner has been one of Jersey's top run scorers in international cricket in recent years, and has been playing for the Sussex second team.

    Today though he made history with his first appearance for the senior side - against international opposition, South Africa A.

    Jonty Jenner of Sussex hits out as wicketkeeper Rudi Second of South Africa A looks on during a Tour Match between Sussex and South Africa A at Arundel Castle

    After Sussex lost three wickets while on 90, Jenner came to the crease batting at number six in the order.

    He steadied the ship with a century partnership alongside Bermuda's Delray Rawlins.

    Jenner brought up his 50 with his seventh four of his innings.

  10. Sunshine and clear spells into this evening

    BBC Weather

    After some evening sunshine there will be clear spells overnight.

    The winds will be light and it will stay dry too. Minimum Temperature: 14C (57F).

    In Jersey:


    And in Guernsey:

  11. 'All but two States employees paid living wage', says chief minister

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst has said "all but two" States employees are being paid the living wage which was advised by the charity Caritas, of £9.75.

    The recommended wage took into account factors such as the cost of living on the Island.


    Deputy Andrew Lewis, who has been leading a campaign for the living wage, said the move would create "a greater incentive for people to take jobs" and call a stop to the government subsidising businesses that have not adopted the living wage.

    He added: "By paying people a decent amount for their work, you stimulate the economy by putting more money in consumers’ pockets and crucially, you increase the tax take at the same time."

    The announcement was made at the Caritas annual lecture yesterday.

  12. New initiative to reduce the number of missing young people

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Last year there were 522 instances of missing people in Jersey with 80% of them under the age of 18 and there have already been 305 reports of missing people so far this year.

    The figures from the States of Jersey Police are behind a new joint initiative with the Jersey Youth Service to tackle the issue of children running away from home.

    One of the changes will see "return home interviews" with young people who run away being carried out by the Jersey Youth Service rather than police officers.

    Mark Capern
    Quote Message: This new area of work we are developing will target vulnerable young people and help keep them safe by building positive relationships, treating them as individuals and working with them so they have places to go, opportunities to grow, have a voice on issues affecting them. from Mark Capern Principal Youth Officer
    Mark CapernPrincipal Youth Officer
  13. JT’s attitude to rules ‘threatens competition’

    Jersey Evening Post

    Jersey Telecom’s attitude to business regulation ‘threatens competition’ and the partnership between Flybe and Blue Islands ‘requires further scrutiny’, the chief executive of a competition watchdog has said.

  14. Fishing licence loan scheme launched in Jersey

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A scheme to encourage more fishermen into the industry in Jersey has been launched by the States of Jersey.

    A fishing vessel licence will be loaned to fishermen who meet the relevant criteria so they don't have to buy one.

    Jersey's environment minister, who started the initiative, says he's done so because new fishermen face high costs.

    The loan will be awarded for a set period of time and under set criteria.

    Deputy Steve Luce
    Quote Message: The scheme will be reviewed regularly to ensure it is working as intended, and, importantly, doesn't significantly disadvantage established fishermen. from Deputy Steve Luce Environment Minister
    Deputy Steve LuceEnvironment Minister
  15. Fire safety leaflets to be reissued to all 506 high-rise homes in Jersey

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's firefighters are working to remind islanders living in high-rise buildings of fire safety advice.

    It follows the death of at least six people in a fire at Grenfell Tower in London.

    Station Commander Marc Le Cornu said: "Fires such as these are extremely rare. High rise buildings are designed and built to fire, stop the spread of smoke and provide a safe means of escape.

    "This incident reminds us that it is vitally important that people remember exactly what to do in the event of a fire so that they can protect themselves and their families."

    High-rise building fire safety leaflet
    High-rise building fire safety leaflet

    The service is visiting all 506 flats to talk to tenants and distribute the leaflets.

    Mr Cornu said: "It would be wrong for us to speculate about the cause of this fire until a full investigation has been carried out by the appropriate authorities, but any lessons learned from the investigation into today's Grenfell Tower fire will be incorporated into planning arrangements for dealing with incidents at high-rise properties."

  16. Jersey confident of 'productive relationship' with new Brexit team

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's external relations minister says he is confident the good working relationship the island built up with the previous Ministry of Justice ministers will continue with the new ministerial team.

    David Lidington was appointed Justice Secretary, replacing Liz Truss in the reshuffle following last week's general election in the UK.

    Sir Philip Baillhache praised the former minister responsible for crown dependencies Sir Oliver Heald and said he looked forward to working with the next person to take up the role.

    Sir Philip Bailhache
    Quote Message: I would like to join the chief minister in thanking Sir Oliver Heald for his service and support for the Crown Dependencies during his tenure as minister. from Senator Sir Philip Bailhache Jersey's External Affairs Minister
    Senator Sir Philip BailhacheJersey's External Affairs Minister
  17. 'Neglected' sports could be given own States strategy

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    A sports strategy for Guernsey will be set out, under proposals from the Education, Sport and Culture Committee.

    The committee has agreed to propose an amendment to the Policy and Resource Plan to include delivering a comprehensive sports strategy by July 2019.

    Deputy Marc Leadbeater, who campaigned for the change due to concerns that the sport part of the committee's remit was being neglected, said he's glad an agreement could be reached.

    He said after compromise on both sides they've ended up with a date that allows work to happen ahead of 2021 when Guernsey is to host the Island Games.

  18. High-rise buildings: Statement from Jersey states-owned Andium homes

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Andium homes, the company which oversees housing for the States of Jersey is offering reassurance to the tenants of their high-rise buildings.

    At least six people have been killed after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London tower block, with police expecting that number to rise.

    A spokesman for Andium Homes said the company's thoughts and prayers are with the victims.

    They added the safety of their tenants was "paramount", and they will be sending officers to visit residents living in their 11 high-rise buildings throughout the day.

    A possible review of the fire safety of Andium's buildings has not been rule out by the company.

    They said: "We will continue to monitor the situation [In London] as it unfolds to understand if there is anything that we need to review, however, we are satisfied that our buildings and systems are safe."

  19. Constables bid to remind dog owners of responsibilities spoilt by vandalism

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Signs reminding dog walkers in a Guernsey park of their responsibilities have been vandalised and removed.

    St Sampson's constables say they have informed police and urge people to use the park in a way that make it "a place for everyone".

    Delancey Park playing field

    Dog walkers have to pick up after their animals and ensure they are on a lead near the playing fields and the children's playground.

    Delancey Park children's playground
  20. Former finance boss facing fraud charges

    Jersey Evening Post

    The case against the former managing director of a wealth management firm which is under investigation by financial regulators in Jersey and overseas following an alleged international fraud has been committed to the Royal Court.