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  1. Our live coverage across the Channel Islands

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Our live coverage across the Channel Islands has finished for the week, we hope you have a great weekend.

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

    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. New cafe for job training needs volunteers

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A charity that is opening a cafe in Jersey to give job training for people with learning and physical disabilities needs volunteers to run it.

    The Beresford Street Kitchen is employing 33 trainees and apprentices.

    Gabby Elmers, the Managing Director, says it will run like other social enterprise schemes, but it will need volunteers to help those working on the scheme.

    Beresford Street Kitchen
    Quote Message: We need volunteers in each area of the cafe, so that's front of house, the kitchens and the workshops and also administrative support in the office. from Gabby Elmers Managing Director, Beresford Street Kitchen
    Gabby ElmersManaging Director, Beresford Street Kitchen
  3. Jersey bowled out for 52 in heavy defeat

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Jersey's Under-19s were bowled out for just 52 this afternoon as they were heavily beaten by Ireland at St Clement.

    Neil MacRae's side are attempting to qualify for next year's Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, but lost by 175 runs after Ireland had made 227.


    Julius Sumerauer was Jersey's star performer, taking three wickets and scoring 14 runs, more than any of his team-mates.

  4. 'Democratic defecit' in UK relationship with crown dependencies, says MP

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A Member of Parliament is calling for a rethink of Guernsey's relationship with Westminster.

    Conservative Andrew Rosindell MP for Romford in London said there was an urgent need to review the lack of representation for the Crown Dependencies, as there was a "democratic defecit" in the current system.

    Quote Message: You can never ever have a Guernseyman stand up in parliament to actually speak up for the interests of Guernsey, on defence, on the control of sterling, and so many other issues I can think of where territories and dependencies have literally no say whatsoever. There should at least be a discussion on this. It does not mean and never should mean that Guernsey would lose anything at all in terms of it's own right of self governance and sovereignty over its own affairs. from Andrew Rosindell MP
    Andrew Rosindell MP
  5. Ex-lawyer Pincus 'loving' move to Reds

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Jersey Reds utility back Tom Pincus says he is ready to commit himself to professional rugby, having previously worked as a lawyer in Australia.

    The 25-year-old joined the Championship club in May, putting his career on hold to move to the northern hemisphere.

    Tom Pincus

    "This is my first time playing rugby full-time, so it's been really embracing," he told BBC Radio Jersey.

    "I'm enjoying being able to commit to it, and not having to worry about going to work after the gym in the morning."

    Ex-lawyer Pincus 'loving' move to Reds

    Tom Pincus

    Jersey Reds utility back Tom Pincus says he is ready to commit to professional rugby, having previously worked as a lawyer.

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  6. Cloudy overnight

    BBC Weather

    The cloud will thicken overnight with some more persistent outbreaks of rain.

    Some mist or fog patches are possible where the cloud thickens.

    Minimum Temperature: 17 Deg C (63 Deg F)

    In Jersey:


    And in Guernsey:

  7. Planning committee halts plans for new treatment works at Bellozanne

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The States of Jersey's planning committee have held proposals for a new sewage treatment works at Bellozanne, and asked developers to "address the concerns of neighbours".

    The existing plant at Bellozanne is 60-years-old and is said to have reached the end of its "useful life".

    The Department for Infrastructure (DFI) wanted to put a new ultra-violet treatment works on the site.

    But neighbours expressed concerns for the plans, including the construction of uncovered sewage tanks being placed close to their homes, which the planning committee agreed with.

    Ted Vibert, who chairs the First Tower Community Association, which campaigned against the plans said residents "welcomed the decision".

    Image caption: The old sewage treatment centre at Bellozanne was built in the 1950s
    Quote Message: It seemed unbelievable that the DFI was going to spend £70 million and were prepared to take the risk that odour emissions would not be significantly improved. from Ted Vibert First Tower Community Association
    Ted VibertFirst Tower Community Association
  8. Hunt for Asian Hornet nest in Guernsey

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The States of Guernsey has confirmed sightings of three Asian hornets near Torteval Church.

    Asian Hornet

    A spokesman said the hornets are believed to have been collecting aphids, smaller insects, from a tree, which indicates they were seeking protein to feed young.

    He added an "embryo nest" had been sent to the National Bee Unit for confirmation, which is built by a queen to raise worker hornets, who go on to build a far larger nest.

    Asian Hornet

    The Guernsey Bee Keeper's Association, who made the original report are arranging for members to scour the area looking for the next nest, which they warn could be in the early stages of development, and producing more queens.

    The States have asked residents near the church to check any trees in their gardens, and any sightings should be reported to Land Management Services on: 01481 234567.

  9. Introducing, Jersey's open topped beach bus

    BBC Radio Jersey

    If you see a bus driving around without a roof this summer, don't worry, it's supposed to be that way, as Libertybus have purchased their first open topped double-decker.

    Beach bus

    It will run from St Helier on two holiday routes, to St Brelade's Bay and St Ouen on sunny days.

    It was bought from the UK before being brought back to the island and tested, "in the dead of night" according to a spokeswoman, to keep it a secret.

  10. Police interim deputy chief officer appointed

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Julian Blazeby has been appointed acting deputy chief officer in the States of Jersey police at the Royal Court today.

    Deputy Kristina
    Image caption: Deputy Moore said she looked forward to working with Mr Balzeby

    Minister for Home Affairs Kristina Moore oversaw the appointment of the former director of major investigations at the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

    A States spokesman said the appointments had been made to "meet operational policing needs" in the run up to the retirement of current chief officer Mike Boweron on 31 October 2017.

  11. Rohais Chinese hygiene rating back to one star

    Guernsey Press

    Rohais Chinese Takeaway has dropped three food hygiene stars and is back down to a one due to what the owners said was an issue with the organisation of the fridge.

  12. FA historical abuse adviser to speak at sport seminar

    Jersey Evening Post

    An adviser for the FA’s independent review of historical child abuse is due to come to Jersey as part of a seminar being held by Jersey Sport.

  13. Guernsey Charities Fete cancelled

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The organisers of a planned charity fete in Guernsey have cancelled the event due to a poor weather forecast.

    Malcolm Woodhams, from the Association of Guernsey Charities, said they were "very grateful" to those who helped plan the event and had offered entertainment and refreshments.

    However, he added, a poor forecast had caused some charities and entertainment to cancel.

    The event was due to be held at Government House, and the association is hoping to hold "something similar" in the future.

  14. Hundreds helped by States 'cold weather bonus'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Cold weather payments helped hundreds of people heat their homes in Jersey last year, it's been revealed.

    The States paid a total of £227,000 in cold weather benefits in 2016. The money is available for pensioners on low incomes over the age of 65.

    The bonus was paid to 1,086 homes from January to April last year and to 1,004 from October to December.

    Woman changing thermostat
  15. High standard among ‘Royal’ show animals

    Guernsey Press

    The standard at the Royal Guernsey Agricultural and Horticultural Society show ‘is always very high’, UK cattle judge Colin Gleed said at this year’s event.

  16. Baltic Bees display 'more than just flying'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Five flying aces known as the Baltic Bees air display team from Latvia will be dazzling the crowds in this year's Jersey Air Display.

    Team leader Artie Soloduha promises a dazzling, deafening finale in aircraft which can travel at speeds of 570 miles per hour.

    Baltic bees
    Quote Message: I call our performance flying opera because together with our flying, the music, the smoke and the lights, people see more than just flying. from Artie Soloduha Team leader, Baltic Bees
    Artie SoloduhaTeam leader, Baltic Bees
  17. Jersey Battle of Flowers: A sneaky peak at some of the floats

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Our reporter Annie Knowlson took a sneaky peak behind the scenes to have a look at some of the floats for this year's Battle of Flowers in Jersey.

    The event will take place on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 August.

    Battle of Flowers
    Battle of Flowers
    Battle of Flowers
    Battle of Flowers

    The first Battle of Flowers took place on 9 August 1902, as a celebration for the coronation of Edward VII.

  18. Royal Navy vessel ends survey work in island waters

    Jersey Evening Post

    The Royal Navy’s smallest commissioned vessel has been recalled to the UK from Jersey ahead of the arrival of the military’s newest aircraft carrier – HMS Queen Elizabeth.

  19. Older people should drive to maintain 'independence'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Age Concern Guernsey has said older people should keep driving to maintain their independence.

    The charity's chairman has spoken out after it was revealed the number of people aged over 90 holding a driving licence in Britain has topped 100,000 for the first time.

    Currently, drivers over the age of 80 in Guernsey are required to renew their licence every two years and provide proof from their doctor they are fit to drive.

    Chairman David Inglis has said driving gives elderly people the opportunity to stay "self-reliant".

    Quote Message: I think it's important that these people are able to drive, because it's part of independent living. It falls in line with government policy, they're strongly pushing for independent living, and therefore having the ability to drive will give people that opportunity. from David Inglis chairman, Age Concern Guernsey
    David Inglischairman, Age Concern Guernsey