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Summary

  1. Brexit 'biggest concern' says Jersey businesses
  2. Guernsey high-rise flats 'designed with fire service'
  3. Airport criticised for poisoning voles and shooting birds
  4. John Lobb and Sarnia Cherie composer honoured on BBC Music Day
  5. No Sark Folk Festival in 2018
  6. Updates on Thursday 15 June

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  2. Childcare processes in Jersey 'need tightening up'

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    Childcare processes in Jersey have to be tightened up to avoid more cases of neglect and abuse, that's the view of lawyers hosting a conference on safeguarding in the island today.

    Girl railings

    In comes in the same week a serious case review was published that showed failings allowed children in a Jersey family to be badly neglected.

    The serious case review identified several problems in the social services system for looking after vulnerable children but said some improvements had been made since the case came to light.

    Lawyer Barbara Corbett says the island has to learn from the recent case, and others, and make sure its able to act quickly when reports of concern are made.

  3. Guernsey consultation on age discrimination laws

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Employers, employees and islanders will be asked about the pros and cons of introducing age discrimination laws as well as other issues around people working for longer.

    It is part of an Employment and Social Security Committee consultation looking at ways to tackle problems around an ageing population and the need to keep people working after the current retirement age.

    Discussions will include:

    • Continuing to develop the island’s occupational health and wellbeing to support people at work with health conditions and disabilities
    • Promoting flexible working and part time work options
    • Consulting on the possibility of introducing age discrimination legislation
    • Providing information and advice to support people to undertake mid-life reviews to think through where they are with their career, health and finances
    • Working with businesses to help them to take action by providing information on why adapting to an ageing workforce is important
  4. Family of poisoned dogs to claim against airport

    Guernsey Press

    A claim for compensation – which could total thousands of pounds – is set to be made against Guernsey Airport by a family whose dogs were poisoned and who now have to dump dozens of bales of hay for fear of contamination.

  5. Latest weather: Cloudy start, but more sun ahead

    BBC Weather

    After some evening sunshine it will stay dry tonight, with clear spells developing.

    The winds will ease but it will feel cooler than recent nights. Minimum Temperature: 12C (54F).

    Weather map

    We'll see patchy cloud tomorrow morning, but it will soon give way to warm sunshine into the afternoon. Maximum Temperature: 20C (68F).

  6. Call for airport to 'stop shooting birds'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Conservationists are calling on Guernsey Airport authorities to stop shooting birds after 23 were killed so far this year.

    The head of the airport, Colin Le Ray, says the measures prevent birds hitting aircraft and keep people safe.

    Quote Message: All of these investments are designs to reduce that risk and ultimately we are trying to keep the public safe. The migratory season are our biggest challenge and we are seeing typically between 12 or 14 bird strikes per month. from Colin Le Ray Guernsey Airport
    Colin Le RayGuernsey Airport

    He said they had tried fire crackers, laser to scare them and bating the voles they feed on but sometimes it was necessary to shoot them to protect the public.

    Christopher Mourant, the Channel Islands representative of the British Trust for Ornithology, says Guernsey Airport needs to find alternatives.

    Quote Message: We don't know how many birds are being killed and it is something we need to know so we can keep an eye on the effect on breeding populations. from Christopher Mourant British Trust for Ornithology
    Christopher MourantBritish Trust for Ornithology
  7. Quilters sewing for London fire victims

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Islanders who can sew are being asked to make quilts for the people who have been left without homes or beds as a result of the London fire at Grenfell Tower.

    Members of the Jersey Modern Quilt Guild say they were horrified by the fire, and want to do what they can to help.

    They are holding a sewing day on Sunday, and have asked for any donations of cotton fabric and wadding to help them.

  8. St Helier subject of first apptivism consultation

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The States of Jersey is working with Digital Jersey and London startup apptivism to make it easier for people to take part in government consultations.

    The new Facebook messenger based app will allow people to share their thoughts on a range of issues and the first one will be looking at environment and community in Jersey's capital, St Helier.

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  9. Sign thieves strike again

    Jersey Evening Post

    The States police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the letter ‘L’ being removed from The Loving Chair Company’s shop sign to get in touch.

  10. Consultation on working into retirement

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The States of Guernsey has launched a consultation to find out ways they could help people stay in work beyond the usual retirement age to help tackle the issues of an ageing population.

    Called Longer Working Lives, the project will eventually lead to proposals for politicians to vote on including ways older people can be better supported in the workplace.

    Deputy Shane Langlois
    Quote Message: The workforce is ageing and we as an island need to adapt. Not only do we have older people in the population than in previous years but the State Pension Age is increasing to reflect rises in life expectancy. from Deputy Shane Langlois President, Committee for Employment and Social Security
    Deputy Shane LangloisPresident, Committee for Employment and Social Security
  11. Search for companies to take space in St Martin

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The parish of St Martin in Jersey has put a call out for companies to take on spaces in its new community centre.

    They are looking for shops, doctors, dentists and others to operate in the old parish primary school building.

    Parishioners voted in favour of turning the old school into a community centre but said it shouldn't be a financial burden on the parish. That's the reason they are hoping to lease space to companies.

    St Martin school building
  12. Case 'not made' for FAB link on green belt land

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The case for including facilities for tidal energy and the France Alderney Britain (FAB) cable link in a green belt area of Alderney haven't been made, says the Alderney planning officer.

    John Young was speaking as the draft 2017 Island Land Use Plan goes out to consultation.

    Mr Young says the people behind the two projects will have to make submissions to an independent planning inspector this September if they want change to the plan and be allowed to use the green belt land.

    FAB link plan
  13. GB debut on the cards for Chalmers

    BBC Sport

    Cameron Chalmers has been named as part of the 4x400m relay squad in Great Britain's team for the European Athletics Team Championships in Lille.

    The Guernsey runner, who finished second at the UK Indoor Championships in March, has been named in the 56-strong squad for the event held a week before the Island Games.

    Chalmers is aiming to get three gold medals at the Games in Gotland.

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  14. Engine fault delays Liberation sailing to Poole

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    A fault with Condor Liberation's port main engine means it will have to sail on reduced service for the rest of today, the firm has said.

    The issue was discovered en route to Guernsey this afternoon.

    While it is only due to leave Guernsey five minutes later than scheduled at 15:45 is due to arrive in Poole an hour and five minutes later than planned at 19:45.

    Condor Liberation
  15. Plaque unveiled to honour festival choir director

    BBC Music

    A plaque honouring the founder of the Jersey Festival Choir has been unveiled at the St Helier Methodist Centre to mark BBC Music Day.

    John Lobb founded the choir in Jersey in 1955 and it is still led by members of his family today.

    John Lobb
    Jersey Methodist Centre

    It is one of 47 plaques being unveiled across the British Isles to mark BBC Music Day that honour people who have made a strong contribution to local music.

    The Jersey Festival Choir has rehearsed and performed at the St Helier Methodist centre for more than 60 years.

  16. Latest weather: Dry with clear spells

    BBC Weather

    It'll be a nice end to the day with warn sunshine across the islands.

    Overnight it will stay dry, with some clear spells. The winds will ease though. Minimum temperature: 12C (54F).

    Jersey:

    Jersey weather

    Guernsey:

    Guernsey weather
  17. Cycling challenge raises £100,000 for Les Bourgs

    Guernsey Press

    This year’s tenth Ian Brown’s Cycle Shop 30 Rides in 30 Days Challenge has raised £100,000 for Les Bourgs Hospice.

  18. Temporary traffic lights at Charroterie

    BBC News Travel

    Temporary traffic lights will be in place in the Charroterie in Guernsey to repair a section of road which is breaking up.

    Delays are expected.