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Summary

  1. All found safe after call out for missing crew from yacht
  2. Evicting tenants a 'last resort' for fire service with safety concerns
  3. No plans to relax Jersey States clothing convention
  4. Latest from the Gotland 2017 Island Games
  5. Live updates on Friday 30 June 2017

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  1. Search for vessel called off

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    The earlier call out for a vessel in distress off the north west of Guernsey has been stood down as a false alarm.

  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Well that's it for the competition in the Gotland 2017 Island Games and the closing ceremony is under way.

    Two years away, but the next games are in the Gibraltar and in 2021 they return to the Channel Islands with Guernsey hosting.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather 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 and weekend on your BBC Local Radio station.

  3. Final medal table - Jersey 3rd, Guernsey 4th

    Medal table
  4. Jersey's medals on Friday at Gotland 2017

    Athletics

    Gold - 4x400m Relay Men

    Silver - Samuel Maher, 1,500m Men

    Bronze - Gemma Dawkins, 800m Women

    Badminton

    Gold - Mark Constable, Men's Singles

    Bronze - Alexander Hutchings, Men's Singles

    Bronze - Matthew Bignell and Alexander Hutchings, Men's Doubles

    Cycling

    Bronze - Florence Cox, Women's Individual Town Centre Criterium

    Bronze - Women's Team Town Centre Criterium

    Football

    Bronze - Women's

    Golf

    Silver - Flora Keites, Ladies Individual

    Silver - Men's Team Event

    Bronze - Ladies' Team Event

    Gymnastics

    Gold - Daniel Lee, Men's FIG Individual Floor

    Gold - Daniel Lee, Men's FIG Individual High Bar

    Gold - Daniel Lee, Men's FIG Individual Parallel Bars

    Gold - Daniel Lee, Men's FIG Individual Rings

    Gold - Daniel Lee, Men's FIG Individual Pommel

    Bronze - Daniel Lee, Men's FIG Individual Vault

    Bronze - Elisha Stott, Women's FIG Individual Floor

    Table Tennis

    Bronze - Joshua Band and Jordan Wykes, Men's Doubles

    Tennis

    Gold - Stuart Parker, Men's Singles

    Gold - Stuart Parker and Michael Watkins

    Silver - Natasha Forrest and Eva Hurst, Women's Doubles

  5. Guernsey's medals on Friday at Gotland 2017

    Athletics

    Gold - Lee Merrien, Half Marathon Men

    Gold - Louise Perrio, Half Marathon Women

    Silver - Half Marathon Team Women

    Silver - 4x100m Relay Men

    Bronze - Half Marathon Team Men

    Bronze - 4x400m Relay Women

    Badminton

    Gold - Elena Johnson and Ove Toennes Svejstrup, Mixed Doubles

    Silver - Chloe Le Tissier and Jordan Trebert, Mixed Doubles

    Silver - Jordan Trebert, Men's Singles

    Bronze - Elena Johnson and Chloe Le Tissier, Women's Doubles

    Basketball

    Bronze - Men's Basketball

    Football

    Bronze - Men's

    Table Tennis

    Silver - Garry Dodd and Joshua Stacey, Men's Doubles

    Bronze - Charlotte Casey and Daisy Kershaw, Women's Doubles

    Bronze - Dawn Morgan, Women's Singles

    Bronze - Garry Dodd, Men's Singles

    Tennis

    Gold - Rob West and Jo Dyer, Mixed Doubles

    Silver - Pat Ogier, Men's Singles

  6. Silver for Jersey's men's golfers

    Jersey silver medal

    There were no individual medals for Channel Islanders in the men's golf, but Jersey managed a silver in the team event.

    Alexander Guelpa, Gavin O'Neill, Matthew Parkman and Jason Stokes hit a combined 916 shots over four rounds, ending just sixteen off winners the Isle of Man.

    Guernsey's team finished eighth out of 18.

  7. Search for vessel in distress

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Coastguard is responding to reports of a possible vessel in distress off the north west of the island.

    The Channel Islands Air Search and the St Peter Port Lifeboat are involved in the search.

  8. Guernsey silver in 4x100m relay

    Guernsey silver medal

    Guernsey have won silver in the men's 4x100m.

    The relay team, including games medalists Josh Allaway and Alastair Chalmers crossed the finish line in 42:22.

    They were beaten by the Cayman Islands, their four athletes inching ahead of Guernsey by less than a second, crossing the line in 41:46.

  9. Jersey gold, Guernsey disqualified in 4x400m

    Guernsey's relay team was disqualified, as Jersey triumphed in the 4x400m in Gutavallen this afternoon.

    The Sarnians had finished first, but were later disqualified.

    As a result, Jersey won by more than six seconds, crossing the line in 3:23:29.

    The amended result saw Gibraltar finish second, and the Isle of Man third.

    Jersey gold medal
  10. Tennis: Three golds for Parker

    Jersey's Stuart Parker has his third Gotland gold, after he and partner Michael Watkins triumphed in the men's doubles final.

    They beat Bermuda pair Gavin Manders and David Thomas 6-3 6-0.

    Jersey gold medal
  11. Women's golf: Double success for Jersey

    Jersey have two medals in women's golf after four days of competition.

    There's an individual silver for Flora Keites with a combined round of 326, just one shot ahead of the Isle of White's Sophie Beardsall, and six shots behind winner Emma Lindman of Aland.

    There was also a team bronze for Jersey's women.

    The team consisted of Keites, Juanita Adlington, Helen Lagadu, and Hannah Scriven.

    Jersey silver medal
  12. Guernsey bronze in 4x400m relay

    Guernsey bronze medal

    Guernsey women's 4x100m team, including bronze-winning Indi Gallacher, have come third in the 4x400m relay this afternoon.

    They were beaten by the Isle of Man and the Shetland Islands.

  13. Gold in mixed doubles tennis

    Guernsey pair Rob West and Jo Dyer have won gold in the mixed doubles.

    They beat Gotland 6-1 6-0 in the final this afternoon.

    It's the only gold for Guernsey in the sport, and the sixth in total for the island's tennis competitors.

    Guernsey gold medal
  14. Half marathon: Silver for Guernsey women

    A gold winning run by Guernsey's Louise Perrio propelled the island's women's team to silver over the half marathon distance.

    Her run, combined with Jenny James (1:27:38) and Laura McCarthy (1:29:41) was enough to seal silver, behind the Isle of Man.

    Guernsey silver medal
  15. Men's basketball: No medal for Guernsey

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey basketball team playing

    Guernsey men's basketball side are heading home empty-handed, after losing their bronze medal playoff against Saaremaa today.

    The Sarnians lost 75-54.

    The Cayman Islands were the overall winners, overcoming Gibraltar in today's final.

  16. Silver for Jersey's Maher in 1,500m

    Samuel Maher has won silver for Jersey in the men's 1,500m.

    He was just over two seconds ahead of Gibraltar's Cameron Payas, in third.

    Maher ran 3:55:78.

    Jersey silver medal
  17. Half marathon: Team bronze for Guernsey trio

    Guernsey bronze medal

    Guernsey's half marathon trio of Lee Merrien, Carl Holden and David Emery have won bronze in Gotland.

    Merrien was the overall winner with a time of 1:06:45.

    Emery finished in 14th with a time of 1:15:18, while Holden was a place behind, crossing the finish line in 1:15:48.

  18. Ecstasy guidelines for users released by States

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Ecstacy

    Strong ecstasy tablets circulating the island have prompted a health warning from Jersey's government.

    A spokesman said the safest harm reduction is to not use ecstasy at all, but for those who did intend to use the illegal drug:

    • If you are going to use, take half a tablet and wait two to three hours to assess the effects prior to any redosing
    • Dancing for long periods in a hot atmosphere such as a nightclub, especially coupled with summer heat, increases your chances of overheating and dehydration
    • Take regular breaks from the dance floor to cool down and watch out for your friends – they might not realise they are in danger of overheating or getting dehydrated
    • Drinking too much can also be dangerous, and drinking too quickly is liable to affect your body’s salt balance, which can be as hazardous as not drinking enough water
    • You should sip no more than a pint of water or a non-alcoholic drink every hour
    • Avoid using alone and look out for your friends
    • Avoid mixing ecstasy with other drugs (prescribed or not), including alcohol
    • Seek immediate medical advice if you or your friends begin to feel unwell after taking ecstasy
    • Anyone who has a heart condition, blood pressure problems, epilepsy or asthma is liable to have a dangerous reaction to ecstasy

    Earlier this month a man from Jersey died after taking "extra strong" Ikea branded ecstasy pills.