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  1. Jersey deputy steps aside 'to clear name' care inquiry accusations
  2. Jersey ex-Bailiff apologises to abuse victims for "island reputation" speech
  3. Arrest after 'attempted burglary' at Guernsey jeweller's
  4. Rules "stretched in Jersey finance quarter development" - scrutiny panel
  5. Guernsey's 201 Squadron to fly again
  6. Updates on Friday 14 July

Live Reporting

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  1. Our live coverage

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

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

    We'll be back on Monday 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. Trilingual signs a first

    Sarah Bailey

    Broadcast Journalist, BBC Radio Jersey

    French lane

    Jersey has celebrated its French links on Bastille Day by unveiling new street signs in Hilgrove Street, known as French Lane.

    They are the first island signs in three languages: English, French and Jèrriais.

    French flags and lighting of monuments in blue, white and red are expected in town.

  3. Lieutenant Governor 'delighted' 201 Squadron to reform

    Quote Message: I was delighted to learn that 201 Squadron RAF is set to reform, to operate the P-8A maritime patrol aircraft. The Bailiwick’s links to the squadron date back to the first RAF affiliation programme, in 1939. When the unit disbanded in 2011, the 72-year partnership was thought to be the last one remaining from the original programme. I’m sure that everyone would be very pleased if that relationship was renewed in the future." from Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
    Vice Admiral Sir Ian CorderLieutenant Governor of Guernsey
  4. Weather update: Mostly dry overnight

    BBC Weather

    After a fine evening the cloud will gradually increase and lower overnight with a little patchy rain or drizzle possible by morning. It will become breezier too.


    Jersey forecast


    Guernsey forecast
  5. Squadron standard in Guernsey 'due to long affiliation'

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    After 201 (Guernsey's Own) Squadron disbanded in May 2011 the unit's standard was presented to the island as a symbol of its long-standing affiliation with the island.

    The squadron's final parade was held in the island as part of a five-day visit that included visits to primary schools, civic receptions and football matches against local sides.

    (Guernsey's Own) Squadron standard being presented to the island

    Former members of the units visited the island in October 2011 and the standard was presented to the then Lieutenant Governor Air Marshal Peter Walker and was lodged at Government House.

    Sqn Ldr Andy Holden led the party from RAF Kinloss and said at the time: "It's unique, long-lasting affiliation and it's something that needs to continue.

    "We do hope in the future the squadron will reform and the future officer commanding comes here to collect the standard and re-energise the affiliation."

  6. Heathrow link 'would be unviable'

    Jersey Evening Post

    Direct flights from Jersey to Heathrow have not been a success in the past and would be unviable if they were reintroduced, Ports of Jersey’s chief executive has said.

  7. Opera festival raises £26,000 for charities

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The organisers of an opera festival have raised £26,000 for two Jersey charities.

    The annual Domaine Des Vaux Opera Festival, which is now in its 30th year, will donate the money to St John Ambulance and Jersey Zoo.

  8. Committee responds to hydrocarbons programme questions

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The Environment and Infrastructure Committee has responded to questions tabled by Deputy Barry Paint about the wisdom of pressing ahead with a new hydrocarbons supply programme to import oil and gas, including a possible deep berth for ships.

    Deputy Paint sent written questions to the committee to scrutinise spending so far, saying he had been told a new jetty could cost up to £4m.

    The committee stated that consultants involved in investigating various options had found no evidence of pending restrictions on tankers lying aground if an island berth wasn't big enough, but, equally, there had been no assurances that the UK and the EU wouldn't introduce restrictions.

  9. Athletics: Chalmers qualifies for final in Bydgoszcz

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Third place in his heat sees Guernsey's Cameron Chalmers qualify for the 400m final at the European Athletics U23 Championships.

    Competing for Great Britain, he ran in 46.32 seconds to finish behind Norwegian Karsten Warholm (46.06) and Italian Daniele Corsa (46.20).

  10. Deputy steps aside 'to clear name'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Deputy Andrew Lewis has stepped aside as the leader of a scrutiny panel to clear his name of charges he lied to the care inquiry and Jersey's States, he says.

    He's the head of the Public Accounts Committee, which oversees how public money is spent.

    The Jersey Care Inquiry found he had lied over the handling of the suspension of the former police chief Graham Power.

    Deputy Andrew Lewis said he acted with integrity and did not deliberately mislead anyone.

  11. Park dog sign vandals 'face prosecution'

    Guernsey Press

    Whoever vandalised signs at Delancey Park telling dog owners to keep their animals under control risks being prosecuted, parish constable Paul Le Pelley said.

  12. Squadrons have 'long and distinguished record'

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Quote Message: It is also a great pleasure to welcome back 120 and 201 Squadrons. Both have long and distinguished records serving in the maritime role and together they will help forge the next generation Royal Air Force." from Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier Chief of the Air Staff
    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen HillierChief of the Air Staff
    201 Squadron held a final public parade in Guernsey before it was disbanded

    Nine P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes will be operated by 120 Squadron and Guernsey's reformed 201 Squadron from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland.

    Their role will be to helping protect the UK’s submarine-deployed nuclear deterrent and its two new aircraft carriers.

    In World War Two, 120 Squadron was the RAF’s highest scoring anti-submarine unit with 14 kills.

    The origins of 201 Squadron can be traced back to the formation of No 1 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service in 1914.

    Both squadrons disbanded in May 2011 after the withdrawal of the Nimrods from service.

    Wing Commander James Hanson will oversee the formation of 120 Squadron from April 2018 with 201 Squadron forming in 2021.

  13. Guernsey university applications down a fifth

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    The number of applications from people in Guernsey to study at UK Universities has dropped by 21% this year, UCAS figures show.

    Some 260 people applied from Guernsey to start studying later this year, down from 330 the year before.

    It's the fewest number of applications in the past five years, and mirrors an overall decline in UK applications by the 30 June 2017 deadline.

    In the UK, 649,700 applied, 4% down on 2016.

    Jersey's number of applications has increased marginally, up from 560 to 570 - the highest in five years.

    University graduates
  14. Jersey Reds: Four new signings for Championship club

    BBC Sport

    Jersey Reds have announced four new signings ahead of the 2017-18 Championship campaign.

    Lock Jerry Sexton, who's the brother of British and Irish Lions fly-half Jonny, has joined after facing the Reds three times last season for London Irish.

    Former Welsh Under-20s international back-row Rory Pitman, Australian scrum-half Tim Duschene and South African back Scott van Breda have also signed for Harvey Biljon's side.

    Jerry Sexton
  15. 201 Squadron to take on anti-submarine and search and rescue roles

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey's reformed 201 Squadron will fly the new US-made P-8A Poseidon from 2021.

    Here are some facts about the aircraft:

    • The planes are to be used in anti-submarine and also maritime search and rescue roles
    • More than 400 additional service personnel are to be stationed at RAF Lossiemouth to work in the new squadrons
    • £400m to be invested in support infrastructure for the planes
    • Manufacturers Boeing says the P-8 can fly up to 41,000ft and travel up to 490 knots
    • It carries sonobuoys, which are dropped to provide underwater sonar
    • The crew can also control unmanned air vehicles
    • It is currently in service with the American, Australian and Indian air forces
    P-8A Poseidon
  16. Ex-politician sues bowls clubs for refusing him membership

    Jersey Evening Post

    A former Senator is suing four lawn bowling clubs who he claims have caused him ‘embarrassment and hurt’ by refusing to admit him as a member.

  17. Police investigating missing milk

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey Police are appealing for information after a crate containing 20 litres of semi-skimmed milk was taken from a milk van in the Trinity Square, St Peter Port.

    The incident occurred on Thursday 13 July, between 06:15 and 07:15.

    Guernsey milk in crates
  18. Former Bailiff offers abuse apology

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's former Bailiff has offered an apology to abuse victims for a speech he made in 2008.

    However, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache disagreed with the findings of the Jersey Care Inquiry, which said the speech he made about child abuse had been a "grave political error".

    Speaking in 2008, Sir Philip said while all child abuse was scandalous, it was "the denigration of Jersey and her people that is the real scandal".

    The inquiry report said he made a mistake in linking Jersey's reputation to the abuse investigation.

    Despite offering an apology, Sir Philip said no victims of abuse had ever contacted him to say they were upset by his comments.

    Sir Philip Bailhache
    Quote Message: I'm sorry if I have caused offence to any individual who suffered abuse and misunderstood what I was saying. I would be very upset if that were the position." from Sir Philip Bailhache former Jersey Bailiff
    Sir Philip Bailhacheformer Jersey Bailiff
  19. 201 Squadron to fly again

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey's 201 Squadron will return to the skies in 2021.

    Along with 120 Squadron, it is being reformed to fly the first of the P-8A Poseidon planes, which will carry out anti-submarine and also maritime search and rescue roles.

    The origins of 201 Sqn can be traced back to 1914 and it has been linked to the island since 1939.

    RAF Lossiemouth
    Image caption: A total of nine new maritime patrol aircraft will fly from RAF Lossiemouth