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  1. Perelle crash inquest: Witnesses report car was speeding
  2. Ana Rebelo murder investigation 'continuing'
  3. Pedestrian injured in collision involving car
  4. Millions will need to be spent to protect Jersey from rising seas - minister
  5. Earnings data: Guernsey incomes drop after inflation
  6. Scarecrow festival to take place
  7. Updates on Friday 4 August 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the Channel Islands

    Our live coverage across the Channel Islands has finished for today.

    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 weekend on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Late night buses to service shows

    Guernsey's West and North Shows are to be serviced with late night buses, as they were last year.

    The West Show at L'Eree is on 16 and 17 August.

    The last buses will depart at these times:

    • WS1 to Rohais via Port Soif - 23:15
    • WS2 to St Martins Town via Longfrie - 23:30
    • WS3 to St Martins Town via Airport - 23:30
    • WS4 to L'Ancresse via Saumarez Park - 23:15
    West Show

    Fares will be priced at just £1 per person and Puffin Passes will be accepted on all services.

    Senior Passenger Transport Officer for Driver and Vehicle Licensing, Jonathan Guilbert said: "A high number of passengers made use of the service last year, which was encouraging given the late notice of the temporary routes being introduced.

    "We have further enhanced the service for 2017 to cover a broader area that will hopefully allow even more people to use the buses."

  3. Yachtsman’s generous legacy to the RNLI

    A 'significant legacy' has been left to the RNLI in Alderney.

    Colin Palmer, who died in December, was a passionate and successful yachtsman who frequently sailed to Alderney from the Hamble.

    Cheque handover

    It was his wish that a legacy be left and his brother John traveled to the island from Leicester to hand over the cheque to David McAllister, Alderney RNLI Station’s Lifeboat Operations Manager.

  4. Godfrey to lead Jersey for friendly

    BBC Sport

    Jersey Reds face French second-tier team Vannes in a friendly on Saturday.

    Having lost former captains Freeman, Phillips and Alex Rae at the end of the 2016-17 campaign and boss Harvey Biljon has yet to announce his permanent new skipper.

    South Africa-born prop Roy Godfrey is set to captain the side on his first outing, with 11 of the starting 15 for the match with Vannes in line for their debuts.

    Jersey Reds
    Quote Message: I've been really impressed by the way he [Godfrey] has conducted himself and the way his voice is coming through the squad." from Harvey Biljon Jersey Reds boss
    Harvey BiljonJersey Reds boss

    The trip to France will be followed by a home friendly against Coventry and a game with Premiership outfit Harlequins before the league campaign begins in September.

  5. Latest weather: Expect occasional showers

    BBC Weather

    Isolated showers will continue to spread in from the west overnight. However, some clear spells are likely too. Minimum Temperature: 15C (59F).

    Weather forecast

    Saturday brings the chance of an occasional shower for some at first.

    However, Guernsey and Jersey will see predominantly dry weather thereafter with sunny spells for all. Maximum Temperature: 18C (64F).

  6. Bike stolen from house overnight

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A ladies royal blue Trek bike was stolen from Mount Durand, St Peter Port.

    The theft took place between 17:00 on Tuesday and 09:00 on Wednesday say police.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 123 Cusack on 725111 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

  7. Teachers 'disappointed' on lack of grant-aided colleges funding deal

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Teachers will be "disappointed but not surprised" that no agreement has been reached on the future funding of Guernsey's three grant-aided colleges, says a union rep.

    Sean McManus argues taxpayers' money should come with strings attached, to see whether it's effective in promoting social mobility and access to Blanchelande, Elizabeth, and the Ladies' colleges.

    He said while nationally the union would not be in favour of government subsidising private education.

    Quote Message: We wouldn't want to precipitate a drastic change and therefore I think for all those whose financial planning depends on this we would want clear cut arrangements put in place so that parents, so that planners have the time to build in such arrangements as will be necessary." from Sean McManus Guernsey representative, National Union of Teachers
    Sean McManusGuernsey representative, National Union of Teachers
  8. New post for data protection

    A new position to help shape the regulation of data protection the Channel Islands has been created.

    It's called the shadow chair for the Data Protection Supervisory Authorities of the Channel Islands, and has been created to help the transition to new laws coming in next year.

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the existing 1995 Data Protection Directive.

    The GDPR restricts transfers of EU citizens’ data to jurisdictions where the EU does not believe adequate standards of data protection are in place.

    Jersey and Guernsey have been judged as providing adequate standards under the existing rules, but changes will be needed here to maintain this status.

    The shadow chair will be recruited from outside Guernsey and Jersey to further ensure independence and will be paid £400 a day. The role is expected to involve 10-15 days work a year.

  9. Jersey set for a purple autumn

    Sarah Bailey

    Broadcast Journalist, BBC Radio Jersey

    Fifty thousand purple crocuses will be planted in Jersey this autumn as part of Rotary Internationals Purple4Polio campaign.

    It was launched to raise funds and awareness of the deadly disease, which used to be common in the UK and rest of the world. It's rare nowadays because it can be stopped with a vaccination.


    The purple comes from the dye used to mark the fingers of children who've had the vaccine in mass immunisation projects in places such as India.

    The campaign has been highlighted with a flower bed in St Helier - with help from children at First Tower school. It'll be judged as part of the Parish entry in this year's Britain in Bloom compeition.

  10. Motorcruiser propeller fouled near rocks off Alderney

    The crew of a motorboat called for help as they were close to Garden Rocks, off Alderney's south west coast and struggling to make any progress.

    One of the 37ft (11m) cruiser's two propellers had heavy rope entangling it and affecting the boat's steering and power.

    Alderney's relief lifeboat launched at 12:14 and was on the scene in 10 minutes. After a tow was connected it was taken to Braye Harbour within the hour.

    An RNLI spokesman said the Guernsey-registered boat had been returning to her home port from Alderney.

  11. Perelle crash inquest: Witnesses report car was speeding

    The inquest into the death of a couple in a car crash on Guernsey west coast has heard witness reports the car was speeding.

    Stuart Moorat was driving with Georgina Le Prevost in the front passenger seat as they left a wedding reception shortly before 23:00 on Friday 21 July.

    Their car left the road at Route de Catioroc and both were dead when police and members of the public reached the car.

    Police road closed sign

    Anne Wildman, who lives along the coast road, described seeing a vehicle go past her home at "high speed" and there were no other cars on the road.

    She heard a "huge bang and saw headlights of a car going up in the air and twisting around and then turning over".

    Lynton Carre, who was among a group returning to their vehicles after fishing, said they saw a vehicle travelling at "excessive speed" towards L'Eree, then the "screech of tyres and a couple of impacts".

  12. Perelle crash inquest: Bodies released for burial

    The inquest into the deaths of Stuart Moorat and Georgina Le Prevost has opened.

    The couple, who has been together for two years, died at Le Catioroc on Friday 21 July after their car left the coast road.

    Police inquiries and toxicology reports are yet to be completed. Their bodies have been released for burial.

  13. FAB developer clarifies position

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Protesters in Alderney on Wednesday
    Image caption: Protesters in Alderney on Wednesday

    The company behind the proposed France-Alderney-Britain cable link has sought to clarify its stance on whether an outlet for locally-generated tidal power will form part of the project.

    FAB Link Ltd said a converter station would not form part of its initial planning application in Alderney, but would come from Alderney Renewable Energy in the future should it use the cable as an outlet for power generated from the tidal race.

    More than 100 people protested at Alderney's Mannez Quarry on Wednesday against the project. The quarry site is proposed to house the converter station.

    FAB project development manager Chris Jenner said: "Any future tidal development and associated infrastructure, such as a converter station, would be subject to a separate application at some point in the future."

  14. New-look Jersey set for 'fresh start'

    BBC Sport

    Jersey Reds boss Harvey Biljon says it feels like a new start at the club after 20 new players arrived at St Peter this summer.

    Harvey Biljon
  15. Waves on fast track to secure ‘milestone’ Air Operator’s Certificate

    Guernsey Press

    Securing its Air Operator’s Certificate remains Waves’ major objective, as the Uber-style airline founder said it was still on track to launch later this month.

  16. Island 'has time to prepare for sea level rise'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A report shows coastal flooding in Jersey could become more frequent as sea levels rise.

    The coastal conditions climate review has shown the island may be sinking slightly and says sea levels could rise by half a metre by 2100.

    The politician responsible says looking ahead gives the island time to prepare and protect its coastline.

    Jersey coast
    Quote Message: We are reducing our carbon emissions and we will continue to do that, the hope will be others around the world will continue to do that as well, so we know the risk from carbon won't be so great we have time to plan, we have time to make repairs to our sea defences, to make changes, to raise them where necessary and do other measures." from Deputy Steve Luce Environment Minister
    Deputy Steve LuceEnvironment Minister
  17. Politicians urged to 'get on with' scrapping of 11-plus

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Last minute suggestions and calls for alternatives to be considered are "really disruptive" and damaging, says Guernsey longest-serving politician.

    Speaking about the future of secondary education - the abolition of the 11-plus and the introduction of a three-school model - Deputy Mary Lowe said the time to look at other systems has past and it's time deputies got behind the education committee.

    Quote Message: It's the youngsters and the parents and the teachers I feel sorry for... this is serious, you can't do politicking when you're talking about education." from Deputy Mary Lowe Home Affairs Committee President
    Deputy Mary LoweHome Affairs Committee President