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Summary

  1. Care inquiry: Abuse complaints 'will be taken seriously'
  2. --- States approves £1.5m for children's commissioner
  3. Asian hornet's nest destroyed in Jersey
  4. Sark votes to cut conseillers from 28 to 18
  5. Guernsey secondary education plans 'remarkably workable' says union
  6. Updates on Thursday 6 July

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  1. Our live coverage

    Our coverage across the Channel Islands has finished for the day.

    We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    Don't forget BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One at 22:30. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Thousands donated to charity from Boat Show funds

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Organisers of the 2017 Jersey Boat Show say it is donating more money than ever before with more than £18,000 going to charity.

    Boat show

    Teenage Cancer Trust, EYECAN and the NSPCC in Jersey will each be given £2,400 with £10,700 going to each of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines charities.

    The funds raised for Teenage Cancer Trust will go towards the charity's education and awareness programme for Jersey schools to increase knowledge of cancer in young people and reduce the delay in diagnosis.

    The donation to the NSPCC will go towards a number of services set up to support children and vulnerable families in Jersey.

  3. Former board member backs school proposals

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A former Guernsey States Deputy and Education Political Board member in the last States is welcoming the latest set of proposals which aim to reorganise the secondary and post-16 systems.

    Peter Sherbourne, who was a former teacher, says Education Sport and Culture have done well to commit to an all ability secondary school system.

    Mr Sherbourne says it was the right thing to stick to the policy of having all-ability secondary schools.

  4. Clayton and O'Mara to play number one seeds next

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Jersey tennis star Scott Clayton will come up against top seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers in the second round of the Wimbledon men's doubles after they beat their Italian opponents this afternoon.

    Clayton and partner Jonny O'Mara won their first round match yesterday on their debuts in the tournament.

    Scott Clayton

    "It will be an amazing experience and it will be good to see where we are against the best team in the world - I don't see why we can't have a good shot at them," said Scotsman O'Mara.

  5. Summer food safety reminder issued

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A catering lecturer at the Guernsey College of FE is reminding Islanders to be vigilant with food handling and prep this summer.

    Steve Bacon is also urging anyone who witnesses poor food hygiene standards - or finds they've become ill after eating out - not to hesitate to contact the island's Environmental Health Office.

    Guernsey's Deputy Chief Environmental Health Officer Tobin Cook fully echoes the issues raised by Mr Bacon.

    "With any kind of food handling there are risks associated," he said.

    "If you are purchasing food, you would expect that person to be professional and competent, but obviously if they do have any concerns then they should be referring them across and clearly we will be following up on those as well."

  6. Children's commission to 'ensure children are kept safe'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Senator Ian Gorst signed an order approving £1.5m in funding to appoint a new children's commissioner. It was a recommendation of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry report.

    The proposal says the commissioner's role will cover a number of areas.

    • Promote awareness and understanding of the rights of children
    • Monitor the implementation and impact of the UN rights of the child and other relevant international rights instruments in Jersey
    • Review existing law, policy and practice to examine their effectiveness in respecting the rights of children
    • Provide a complaints and investigation service on the basis of the rights, interests and views of all or specific groups of children
    • Influence and promote the involvement and widespread participation of children in Jersey’s society
    • Bring any matter to the attention of the States Assembly or Scrutiny they believe is relevant
    • Publish a report on any matter considered or investigated on a particular subject
  7. Deputy Anne Pryke apologises for care failings

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A former Jersey health minister has apologised for not doing more to support children and vulnerable young people in the island.

    Deputy Anne Pryke

    Deputy Anne Pryke was speaking during a debate on the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry report. She said she'd made a number of changes in the Health and Social Services Department.

    Among the changes were to Children's Services which she said was a shambles when she took over in 2009, and although things changed, there was more that could have been done.

  8. Straight sets victory for Watson and Broady in all-British clash

    Heather Watson and Naomi Broady have won their first round ladies' doubles match 7-5 6-4 against fellow Brits Harriet Dart and Katy Dunne.

    Heather Watson and Naomi Broady during their ladies' doubles first round match

    The pair, from Guernsey and Stockport respectively, got into their stride in the second set after breaks of serves on both sides during the first set.

    Harriet Dart and Katy Dunne during their ladies' doubles first round match
  9. Evening weather: An uncomfortable night for sleeping

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be dry, with lengthy clear spells. The cloud will thicken later and it will be an uncomfortable night for sleeping for some. Minimum Temperature: 15 Deg C (59 Deg F)

    Jersey

    Jersey weather

    Guernsey

    Guernsey weather
  10. Airport helps drop rate charge for St Peter parishioners

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The amount ratepayers in St Peter have to pay the parish this year will be 10% lower than previous years because the airport is now paying a full commercial rate.

    The airport is now paying the rate because it was incorporated as part of Ports of Jersey and so is no longer run by a States department.

    John Refault
    Quote Message: This has given us a significant boost to parish coffers which allowed me to get our rates below a penny per quarter. We are now at 0.9p per quarter. from Constable John Refault St Peter
    Constable John RefaultSt Peter
  11. Watson and Broady take first set

    A mixed bag is probably a fair description of the first set played between Heather Watson and Naomi Broady and fellow Brits Harriet Dart and Katy Dunne.

    After breaks on both sides Watson and Broady served out the win 7-5.

    Continuing coverage on the BBC.

    Heather Watson and Naomi Broady celebrate during the ladies' doubles first round match
  12. Care inquiry: Issues with parish system 'already acted on'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The head of the Jersey Constable's Committee says the care inquiry report will not damage the parish system's reputation because many problems identified in it were acted upon a long time ago.

    In the report it explains how the constables in the 1940s and 50s had the power to take children from their families, put them into care and assess foster carers - all without any training or expertise.

    Constable Len Norman says the system changed in 1959 and constables do not have that power today.

  13. Gorst wants children's commissioner appointed 'quickly'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst hopes to have a children's commissioner appointed and up and running as soon as possible.

    He has approved £1.5m to fund the role over the next three years with recruitment expected to start within the next week.

    Quote Message: The recruitment for the commissioner starts next week with a detailed role description developed with key stakeholders. from Senator Ian Gorst Chief Minister
    Senator Ian GorstChief Minister

    An advisory panel will work out how other recommendations from the report can be brought in with the aim of a children's plan being presented to the States for a vote in October.

    Deputies Louise Doublet, Richard Renouf, Jeremy Macon and Sam Mezec will join constable Michel le Trocquer on the panel.

    There will also be a sub group in the Council of Ministers looking at social policy - with a particular emphasis on children's welfare.

  14. Four Brits on court - who will the home crowd support?

    Whoever they cheer for they'll be hoping for some great tennis out on court four.

    Guernsey's Heather Watson and Naomi Broady, from Stockport have just started their first round ladies' doubles match.

    They face Harriet Dart, from London and Katy Dunne, from Hemel, and you can watch it live with the BBC's Wimbledon coverage.

    Naomi Broady and Heather Watson competing at the Aegon Classic in June
  15. Cruise ship emissions are in pollution data

    Guernsey Press

    The impact on air quality from visiting cruise liners is monitored, according to Environmental Health and Pollution Regulation.

  16. Recruitment to start for Jersey children's commissioner

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst has agreed to appoint a children's commissioner, with recruitment starting next week.

    This was one of the recommendations of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry report.

    Senator Gorst says the detailed job description will be published soon.

    He said the commissioner will review laws, practices and policies to ensure they uphold the rights of all children in Jersey.

    Senator Ian Gorst
    Quote Message: The children's commissioner will hold us to account for hearing children's voices. from Senator Ian Gorst Chief Minister
    Senator Ian GorstChief Minister
  17. Asian hornets are a 'big concern' for Jersey bee keepers

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Bob Hogg, former president of the Jersey Bee Keepers Association, says the Asian hornet is a "big concern" as the species feeds on bees.

    Frozen Asian hornet hive
    Image caption: One of the nests found in Jersey has already been destroyed by experts

    Two nests have been found in Jersey - one in St John and one in St Martin. The insects are spreading across France, and they were first found in Jersey last year.

    They're a bit smaller than the native European hornet and are the only hornet or wasp with an entirely dark brown or black velvety body with yellow legs. If you see them or their nests you're asked to report it to the Department of the Environment.

    Asian hornet nest

    To humans they're no more of a threat than a wasp but they can decimate bee colonies.

  18. Minister wants magistrate to decide on alcohol rules

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's external relations minister has broken ranks from the Council of Ministers over proposals for a new licensing authority for Jersey.

    The former Bailiff Senator Philip Bailhache is calling for a magistrate to chair the authority which would replace the current licensing assembly.

    Sir Philip Baillache

    His fellow ministers are proposing a body made up of States members and three non-politicians to replace the court as the authority which grants a licence to sell alcohol.

    Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst gave Sir Philip permission to break with collective responsibility and go against his fellow ministers over the plans.

    As well as a magistrate in charge he wants the non-States members on the panel to have no family connections to the drinks trade.

  19. Football: Leicester City to return to Jersey

    Jersey Evening Post

    Leicester City will act on their intentions to form stronger ties with Jersey next week when they return for a second friendly at Springfield.