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Summary

  1. Body on Jersey beach 'believed to be missing man'
  2. Garage fire damages homes
  3. Islands' Brexit representative is revealed
  4. Safety advice for Jersey's high-rise residents
  5. Tax proposals split Guernsey politicians
  6. Guernsey States will not be forced to accept the findings of the island's first ever referendum
  7. Further population growth for Jersey
  8. Updates on Friday 23 June 2017

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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 on Sunday with coverage of the first day of competition at the Island Games in Gotland.

    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. Aurigny Dornier solution: 'I'll believe it when he sees it'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Following Aurigny's statement saying it will have three Dorniers operating from Monday morning a senior Alderney politician has reacted with pessimism.

    James Dent, Chairman of Alderney's Policy and Finance Committee, said: "I'd love to believe it would happen, but the history has really been one of reassurances that have come to nought so I will now believe it when I see it."

  3. Most able should pay fair share - Deputy

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A Guernsey politician has come under fire for suggesting the States considers ways of lessening the tax burden on the "in-work" population through other measures.

    Deputy Emilie Yerby has suggested alternative taxes on land, property, capital assets and a banded system of income tax, rising to 25% for top earners.

    Policy and Resources Vice President Lyndon Trott described the proposals as "reckless" citing the unease it would cause the finance sector, which is attracted by low levels of taxation.

    Deputy Yerby has lodged and is supporting a number of amendments to the Policy and Resources Plan, due to be debated next week.

    Emilie Yerby
    Quote Message: I'm after making sure that everyone pays a fair share, that those who can afford it contribute. from Deputy Emilie Yerby
    Deputy Emilie Yerby
  4. Gotland Games seven to watch: Hannah Lesbirel

    Tim Pryor

    BBC Sport

    Lesbirel recently became the first Guernsey women to record a 200m time under 25 seconds.

    She smashed a 23-year-old island record to clock 24.95 seconds at Footes Lane, well outside the existing Island Games record but fast enough to have won gold in two of the past four Games.

    Lesbirel's nearest rival could be team-mate Indi Gallagher, who was within two tenths of her time at Guernsey's pre-Games trials.

  5. Alderney service unacceptable admits airline

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Quote Message: We recognise that the current performance on our Alderney services is unacceptable and we are very confident that the steps we are taking to resolve these difficulties will improve resilience for the rest of the summer and ensure a good level of service is delivered going forward. from Aurigny statement
    Aurigny statement

    The disruption will continue tomorrow with two flights rescheduled and two flights cancelled.

    The airline said customers are being contacted with alternatives and it was working on a plan for Sunday before contacting those due to travel.

  6. Noirmont bunkers reopening this weekend

    Sarah Bailey

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The concrete command bunker, on the headland at Norimont, was a coastal artillery battery for the occupying forces and made up part of Hitler's Atlantic Wall.

    When the bunker was reopened 40 years ago, visitors had to climb through a hatch and down a ladder to access the lowers level.

    Now, they access it through a door that's been cut into the side of the structure, and the original hatch has been sealed, but can still be seen from the car-park above the new door.

    Islanders on a tour inside a Noirmont bunker

    On Sunday there will be tours of the site and visitors can try carrot tea and parsnip coffee, both of which were drunk during the occupation.

  7. Garage fire in the Vale damages homes

    James Rabey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Firefighters are damping down after putting out a fire in a garage in the Vale.

    Duty officer Tim Falla, from Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service, said the blaze caused some damage to the connected house and a neighbouring home.

    Firefighters are looking for hotspots and will investigate the cause.

    Firefighters
  8. Mild night on the way

    BBC Weather

    A mainly cloudy and mild night with patchy rain and drizzle sinking south.

    On Saturday, it will be largely cloudy through the morning, with patchy rain.

    Jersey

    Jersey Friday evening forecast

    Guernsey

    Guernsey Friday evening forecast
  9. Gotland Games seven to watch: Ross Allen

    Tim Pryor

    BBC Sport

    Ross Allen

    Allen returned from travelling in March and forced his way back into the Guernsey FC squad for the latter part of the season, as they avoided relegation from Isthmian League Division One South.

    The prolific striker netted in the Muratti final victory over Jersey in May, and is likely to be Guernsey's main man up front as they try to retain their football title.

    Allen scored one of the goals as they beat the Isle of Man 3-0 in the 2015 final in Jersey.

  10. Dornier technical issues 'unprecedented'

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Quote Message: We have experienced an unprecedented series of technical issues on our Dornier aircraft at the same time as going through a period of crew shortages. from Aurigny statement
    Aurigny statement
    Aurigny Dornier 228

    The statement says the two Dorniers with "ongoing technical faults are both awaiting the arrival of spare parts" and the first should return to service on Monday.

    The airline says getting charter planes to operate in Alderney is limited due to the length of the runway.

    A Dornier operated by another airline will be supplied by manufacturer RUAG on Monday and until another plane is delivered.

    Aurigny says this means it will have three in service from Monday and four across the summer.

  11. David Lidington: Who is he?

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    David Lidington

    The recently-appointed Secretary of State for Justice will now have the role of managing the Crown Dependencies constitutional relationship with the UK, including representing the Channel Islands' interests in Brexit negotiations.

    But who is he?

    • Elected as a Conservative MP for Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire in 1992
    • Served as Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office between 2010 and 2016
    • Outside of politics, he worked for BP and Rio Tinto
    • His role as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice includes "EU exit and international business"
    • Europe minister throughout the UK’s EU renegotiation in 2016

    He also had a lively evening on Question Time yesterday, when he was the subject of heckles from an audience member who was eventually booted out by host David Dimbleby.

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    Video caption: Question Time host Dimbleby boots out audience member
  12. All three Dorniers unable to operate

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Aurigny has apologised to customers after all of its Dornier 228 planes were out of action today.

    In a statement the airline said: "Of the three Dornier aircraft in our fleet there are currently two unserviceable and for a short period today the third one was also unserviceable."

    Customers have been offered alternative transport on boats between Guernsey and Alderney and customers between Alderney and Southampton have been rerouted via Guernsey and Gatwick.

  13. Noirmont bunkers to open for anniversary

    Sarah Bailey

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Members of the Channel Islands Occupation Society are opening all of the bunkers at Noirmont on Sunday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their re-opening following the German occupation.

    On the 25 June 1977 the then Senator John Averty re-opened the Noirmont Command Bunker - more than three decades after it had been shut.

    It was the first bunker to be re-opened by the Channel Islands Occupation Society, a group that's dedicated to preserving the islands wartime history.

    Tourists and bus by bunker entrance
  14. Fire in the Vale

    Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service is currently dealing with a fire in Houmet Lane, the Vale.

    The public has been asked to avoid the area.

  15. Gotland Games seven to watch: Dan Halksworth

    Tim Pryor

    BBC Sport

    Halksworth will be defending his triathlon title, but will also represent Jersey in cycling.

    It is the fourth sport in which the 31-year-old Jerseyman has competed at Island Games level, after previously winning eight golds as a swimmer and entering the 10,000m in athletics in 2015.

    The triathlon in Visby is on the opening day of competition, clearing the way for Halksworth to cycle in the road race, the time trial and the criterium later in the week.

  16. Jellyfish warning after stings

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Swimmers around Jersey's coastline are being warned about jellyfish after a number of people were stung around Bouley Bay.

    Stings can be painful but aren't likely to have serious consequences.

    People who have been stung are advised to slowly pour cold seawater over the sting or apply ice wrapped in a cloth.

    You're also being told to avoid using urine or vinegar.

    Jellyfish in Jersey waters
  17. Lifeboatman appeals to web supporters to report the facts

    Jersey Evening Post

    Social media groups set up to support the dismissed St Helier lifeboat coxswain should ensure they only report facts and not hearsay, a member of the lifeboat crew has said.

  18. A&E launches crutch amnesty

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's accident and emergency department wants some of its equipment back.

    It's running a crutches amnesty and is urging anyone with hospital crutches to bring them into the A&E reception.

    They've said there'll be no questions asked.

    Crutches