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Summary

  1. Clinton Pringle driving death trial: Accused - 'I never want to drive again'
  2. Roman settlement 'may be under Longis Common'
  3. Aurigny 'not serving Bailiwick well enough'
  4. Companies 'urged to check sprinkler systems'
  5. Condor Liberation will now sail today on revised schedule
  6. Sark Folk Festival cancellation 'a total shock to companies'
  7. Updates on Friday 16 June

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    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 on Monday from 08:00.

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

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  2. Chief minister considering future of Philip Ozouf

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    Jersey's chief minister is considering whether controversial Assistant Chief Minister, Senator Philip Ozouf, should keep his job.

    Senator Philip Ozouf

    Senator Ian Gorst is facing a vote of no confidence next week over his decision to reappoint Senator Ozouf and other issues surrounding his leadership.

    Senator Ozouf resigned in December over a controversial business fund but was reappointed in the past month and now leads financial services and the digital economy.

    Quote Message: What concerns me now is that reappointment is becoming a distraction from the good working of government and I'm having to consider how we handle that. from Senator Ian Gorst Jersey Chief Minister
    Senator Ian GorstJersey Chief Minister
  3. Sami the seal should be swimming free on Sunday

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A seal pup rescued from waters in Jersey over Christmas and described as being "near death" is being released into the wild near Les Ecrehous on Sunday.

    Sami the Seal

    The seal, called Sami, was transported to Guernsey where the GSPCA has a specialist seal rescue centre and she has been recovering for the past six months.

    The senior helmsman of the RNLI St Catherine Lifeboat is travelling to Guernsey to help the GSPCA team take Sami back to Jersey by boat. It's thought she will be released about midday.

  4. Search for company to print Jersey parking cards

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The States of Jersey has put out a tender to find a company that can produce and supply parking scratch cards for the island.

    Companies interested in printing the cards have until 7 July to respond.

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  5. Evening weather: Clear, dry and mild night

    BBC Weather

    It's going to be a clear, dry and mild night across the Channel Islands tonight.

    There will be some fog tomorrow morning but it will soon clear to create another dry, sunny and warm day. Minimum Temperature: 13C (55F).

    Jersey

    Jersey weather

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    Guernsey weather
  6. Ozouf appointment 'becoming a distraction'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, says his decision to reappoint Senator Ozouf as an Assistant Chief Minister has become a distraction and he needs to speak to other States members about it.

    Senator Gorst is facing a vote of no confidence next week over that decision and other aspects of his leadership. The vote has been brought by Constable of St John Christopher Taylor.

    Senator Ian Gorst
    Quote Message: It has been very difficult and people have been forthright in their views with me about the decision. Some saying it was the right thing and others being cross with me. What concerns me now is that reappointment is becoming a distraction from the good working of government. from Senator Ian Gorst Chief Minister
    Senator Ian GorstChief Minister
  7. Skulls excavated in Alderney may belong to women

    David Earl

    Reporter, Alderney

    Skulls found in Alderney during work on a road may date back to the Iron Age or Roman period.

    Dr Jason Monaghan, from Guernsey Museums, said: "We think it was a woman or a teenager we found the other day, again it could have been a woman today."

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    Video caption: Skulls and burial stones were uncovered during work on a road in the Channel Island.

    Dr Monaghan said: "It shows Alderney, possibly because this area of the island has not been developed, this is where we're going to find most of our Iron Age and Roman Channel Islands."

  8. Jersey trucks set off for Gotland

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey Post are sending three trucks covered in Team Jersey branding to Gotland full of sports and medical equipment for the Jersey Island Games team.

    The event starts on 22 June and will see 220 Jersey competitors compete in 14 sports.

    The three trucks will drive through five different countries on the route to Gotland including France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and mainland Sweden.

    Quote Message: We’re so excited to be involved with the team and to have this amazing opportunity. I've heard the scenery will be incredible so I can’t wait to get going! from Alex Romeril Jersey Post driver
    Alex RomerilJersey Post driver
  9. Thousands given in grants by Jersey charity association

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Nine Jersey charities will get a share of £197,015 granted to the Association of Jersey Charities this year. That is money allocated from the profits of the annual Channel Islands Christmas lottery.

    One of the biggest grants will go to Les Amis which will create a new nursing facility to help people with learning difficulties who may need nursing care as they get older.

    • Les Amis - £30,000 towards a new nursing facility development
    • Grace Trust - £30,000 three salaries
    • Silkworth Lodge - £30,000 for external maintenance and new garden
    • Love Matters - £30,000 for running costs
    • Jersey Arts Jersey - £29,783.51 for an assistant youth worker salary for one year
    • Relate - £27,810 for counselling training/supervision
    • Jersey Heritage Trust - £9,929.95 for a replacement book copier (the AJC provided funding for this nine years ago but it is now in need of replacing)
    • Jersey Heritage Trust - £4,142 to produce a culture map
    • JCRAG - £4,350 to run Refugee Week (educational component)
    • Triumph Over Phobia - £1,000 for educational books
  10. Guernsey States take the sporting honours over Jersey

    Guernsey States members took the first leg of the annual sporting fixture between the two governments held today.

    Petanque and table tennis were the games of choice with the Sarnians taking an early lead and holding on to it to run out 18-10 winners.

    Guernsey and Jersey States members

    "We were a bit slow out of the traps and Guernsey took full advantage,” said Jersey’s captain, St Brelade Constable, Steve Pallett. "But I was pleased with the way we fought back."

    Deputy Mary Lowe, captain for the visitors, said: "It’s been absolutely brilliant, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."

  11. Common could be home to Roman settlement

    James Rabey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    There could be an entire Roman settlement under Alderney's Longis Common.

    The comments from Dr Jason Monaghan, Guernsey Museums director, follow the discovery of findings from the Roman period and Iron Age this week.

    He flew up to Alderney this morning to work with islanders on recovering the remains and artefacts in the trench dug by workmen in the Rue des Mielles.

    Jason Monaghan and Isabel Picornell

    Dr Monaghan said: "There were a whole load of burials found in 1905, just the other side of the road.

    "We know we've got an Iron Age settlement here, we've got the Nunnery Roman fort at one end, but we think there's a Roman settlement here.

    "Just looking in the trench we've found bits of Roman pottery, we've found bits of what look like Roman land surfaces about a metre and a half under the surface.

    "It's quite clear there's a lot of archaeology out here and we could be investigating this for a long time."

  12. Hot rabbit rescue prompts pet water warning

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The weather has been hot and according to the met office it is only going to get warmer over the next week with temperates predicted to hit 28C (82F).

    A rabbit
    Image caption: Not the rabbit mentioned in the story

    This has prompted the Guernsey animal charity Animal Aid to urge people with pets to make sure they take extra care of their animals in hot weather.

    Animal Aid had to come to the rescue of a rabbit that was left out in the sun this week and so have asked people to make sure they leave plenty of cold water out for their pets.

  13. Thousands claimed for travel by Jersey politician

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    One of Jersey's most senior politicians claimed over £5,000 in expenses in the last three years, according to a Freedom of Information response.

    Senator Philip Ozouf

    The claims made by Senator Philip Ozouf, who was recently reinstated as an assistant chief minister, were first requested six months ago but there was a delay due to a need to properly clarify where the money was spent with the assistant minister.

    There was also a request for information on expenses claimed for by Senator Paul Routier, Senator Ian Gorst and Senator Alan Maclean but their claims show minimal amounts for taxis and flights.

    Senator Ozouf's claims include accommodation costs, foreign phone sim cards and even £573 for a flight upgrade last year.

    Senator Ozouf wasn't available to comment.

  14. More discoveries follow skull find in Alderney

    James Rabey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    "More interesting stuff was found yesterday," said Dr Jason Monaghan, Guernsey Museums director, from the trench in the Rue des Mielles.

    He flew up to Alderney this morning as more finds followed Monday's discovery of parts of a skull and the cap of a burial cist during work on the road.

    Parts of skull found in Alderney

    Dr Monaghan said: "We've found two stretch of wall, which could be Roman but we're not sure.

    "We've found a cremation, which looked like it could be late Iron Age and we had to take that out as it's in the trench, and we've just taken out the skull of a cist, right underneath the trench there's a nice stone-lined cist with a burial in it.

    "Most of the burials were outside the trench but the skull was inside, it was damaged the other day, we've just taken the rest out."

  15. Aurigny chairman has '100% confidence' in airline's management team

    Quote Message: On behalf of the board, I would just like to register our regret that both Tim Robins and James Dent have, in our view, expressed an unwarranted position with regard to the management of Aurigny. The board has 100% confidence in Mark Darby and the whole of the Aurigny management to deliver a comprehensive airline service in the best interest of all the community. from Andrew Haining Aurigny Chairman
    Andrew HainingAurigny Chairman
  16. Pollution on Island road 'ranks with worst in UK'

    Jersey Evening Post

    The levels of air pollution on a Jersey road ranks among the worst in the British Isles, according to a test carried out as part of a new nationwide environmental campaign.

  17. Two homes flooded by water main burst

    Guernsey Press

    Two properties were flooded after a water main burst near the junction of Tertre Lane and Route des Coutures, Vale, yesterday morning.

  18. Driving death trial: Accused - 'I never want to drive again'

    BBC Channel Islands News

    "I never want to drive again", a woman who ran over a toddler after texting at the wheel of her van has told Jersey's Royal Court.

    Rebekah Le Gal, 39, broke down in tears several times as she spoke from the stand.

    She has admitted causing the death of three-year-old Clinton Pringle through careless driving, but denies a charge of death by dangerous driving.

    The toddler died three days after he was knocked down on Tunnel Street last June.

    Rebekah Le Gal

    Mrs Le Gal told the court it was months after the collision before she could sit in the front passenger seat again.

    "I can't physically put myself behind the wheel of a car again after what happened."

    The prosecution has argued she failed to see the toddler because she was distracted by her phone, but her defence says she sent the text long enough before the collision and that it wasn't a factor.

    The trial continues.

  19. Wildlife photography on the cards

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    An award for wildlife photography could be included in the Guernsey Conservation Awards for the first time.

    The managing director of sponsors Insurance Corporation, Mandy Hunt, said they had already started planning for 2018 and there was interest in wildlife photography being included.

    Quote Message: We think a photography award could bring new people. I am very keen we try and bring more young people into it, I want to see more kids involved as it is their world we are trying to protect. from Mandy Hunt Insurance Corporation
    Mandy HuntInsurance Corporation