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Summary

  1. Pedestrian involved in collision on Queen's Road dies
  2. Jersey firms have licences for newcomers cut by hundreds
  3. Clinton Pringle family launch petition to change driving laws
  4. Senior politician in Guernsey slams plans to cut college funds
  5. Guernsey Dairy butter 'to return to shops tomorrow'
  6. Updates on Wednesday 9 August 2017

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  2. Steroid awareness campaign to make users aware of dangers to health

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    High blood pressure, blood clots and heart attacks are just a few of the potential side effects a new steroid awareness campaign hopes to draw users attention to in Guernsey.

    The island's misuse of drugs advisory group is teaming up with local gyms to target steroid users or those considering using them.

    The campaign is focusing on anabolic steroids, which are manufactured drugs used to enhance athletes performance by mimicking the effects of the male hormone testosterone.

    They are different from Corticosteroids, which are also referred to by healthcare professionals as Steroids, which are prescribed to fight inflammation and are used to treat symptoms such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and eczema.

    Steroids concept
    Quote Message: The psychological effects can include aggressive or manic behaviour, mood swings, hallucinations and delusions. Like many other substances, anabolic steroids are addictive. I would encourage anyone who would like any further advice or help to contact their GP or Drug Concern." from Nikki Brink Deputy Director, Public Health
    Nikki BrinkDeputy Director, Public Health
  3. New 'female wing' for Guernsey prison opens tomorrow

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    New female accommodation at Guernsey Prison will be officially opened on Thursday.

    The facilities were first recommended by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons in 2009, but at the time they were considered "not economically viable".

    Guernsey prison

    A States spokeswoman said women had "tended to be marginalised" within the system, which was largely designed for men.

    She added, due to the low numbers of women in Guernsey prison, they lacked the opportunity to access the full regime available for vocational skills and experience and it was hoped the new facilities would enable offenders to access support to help reduce re-offending.

    The new accommodation was created from two unused areas of the prison and is hoped to provide a "safe environment".

  4. Butter shortage: How is it made?

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey Dairy is working hard to get big batches of salted and unsalted butter to island shops tomorrow.

    Guernsey Butter being packaged at Guernsey Dairy

    General Manager Andrew Tabel explained how the classic yellow butter is produced:

    Quote Message: What we start off with is raw milk, and that's pasteurised and separated. We then skim the cream off the milk and put it into a cream tank. A cream tank hold about 3,000 litres of cream, which we then process through the butter churner and it makes about 1,500 kilos of butter. That volume is made three times per week." from Andrew Tabel Manager, Guernsey Dairy
    Andrew TabelManager, Guernsey Dairy
  5. UK has 'responsibility for Crown Dependencies' in Brexit MP says

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The Channel Islands are high on the priority list when it comes to Brexit negotiations, according to a UK MP.

    Robin Walker, from the Department for Exiting the European Union, is responsible for engaging with the Crown Dependencies.

    He said their responsibility for securing a good deal for Brexit extends to the islands.

    Quote Message: I was given specific responsibilities for engaging with the Crown Dependencies. Right from the start we've been having these meetings with chief ministers, we've been getting the official process under way. So I would say that shows it's high on the priority list in the negotiations. Of course we have a responsibility to represent the United Kingdom's national interest, but we also recognise that responsibility extends to territories where we have responsibility for their overseas and foreign relations." from Robin Walker MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the EU
    Robin Walker MPParliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the EU
  6. Weather: Getting drier, but showers will continue

    BBC Weather

    Showers will ease through the evening and overnight, with some clear spells developing.

    That being said, the odd light shower can't be ruled out. Minimum Temperature: 14C (57F).

    Weather map

    Thursday will be another breezy day, but it should be dry with plenty of sunshine and it will feel warm in sheltered spots. Maximum Temperature: 18C (64F).

  7. Funky Pigeon move to Guernsey to 'diversify' economy

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The leasing of the former post office headquarters by a major UK fulfilment company will help "diversify" Guernsey's economy, says the president of the States Trading Supervisory Board.

    Deputy Charles Parkinson was speaking after announcing UK-based online cards and gifts provider Funky Pigeon would have their secondary trading address at Sir John Leale House after signing a 10-year lease.

    Quote Message: We're securing a valued employer on the island, a business which is uncorrelated with the finance industry and which actually sends its products all over the country, and indeed further afield. It helps in that way to put Guernsey on the map." from Deputy Charles Parkinson President, States Trading Supervisory Board
    Deputy Charles ParkinsonPresident, States Trading Supervisory Board
  8. Adult education runs at £200k deficit over year

    Guernsey Press

    Adult education was run at a £200,000 operational deficit during the last school year, Education has revealed, as it defended the need to raise course prices to cover costs.

  9. Businesses 'need to adapt' in Jersey to manage population control

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's assistant chief minister has said businesses "need to adapt" to manage population control.

    Senator Paul Routier has been speaking as the number of working licences is cut by 283.

    The chief minister's department said it is part of new measures to reduce the number of foreign workers businesses can employ on the island.

    Senator Routier says businesses have to make jobs more appealing to local workers.

    Quote Message: There's a culture change that needs to happen. I accept the unsocial hours of working in bars is very, very difficult. But businesses themselves need perhaps to change their culture of the way they work, tailor their hours to how much people want to work." from Senator Paul Routier Assistant Chief Minister, States of Jersey
    Senator Paul RoutierAssistant Chief Minister, States of Jersey
  10. Dairy 'struggling to cope' with increased demand for Guernsey butter

    Euan Mahy

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Demand for salted Guernsey butter is 37% up on the same period last year, meaning the Dairy's struggling to supply local wholesalers.

    The Guernsey Dairy general manager Andrew Tabel says they're unable to increase supply and will continue to produce four and a half tonnes per week.

    He appealed to customers not to buy more salted butter than they need.

    Butter
    Quote Message: At the minute we have a unique problem which is challenging us, but it's also a good news problem, it's good for the island and good for the local dairy industry. The popularity of our butter is such that we've actually sold 37% more butter this year than the same period over the first six months of last year." from Andrew Tabel General Manager, Guernsey Dairy
    Andrew TabelGeneral Manager, Guernsey Dairy
  11. Guernsey postal system 'could outperform Royal Mail' says Funky Pigeon director

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The ability of Guernsey's postal service to deliver, and the quality of local staff, were big drivers for UK personalised card company Funky Pigeon to setup a manufacturing base in the island.

    The company has taken on a 10-year lease on Sir John Leale House, the old post office headquarters, in St Peter Port.

    The company's founder and business unit director, Richard Pepper, believes the island can outperform Royal Mail.

    Guernsey Post vans
    Quote Message: Looking at how the post gets delivered here, it goes out on an aeroplane, and that aeroplane goes into Stansted. I have a strong belief that more product gets delivered the next day coming out of Guernsey than if I put it in to the Royal Mail system myself in the UK, because of the sort process here." from Richard Pepper
    Richard Pepper
  12. Jaonnet nudism references removed from tourism website

    Guernsey Press

    All reference to nudism at Le Jaonnet Bay has been removed from the VisitGuernsey website.

  13. Cricket: Jenner cleared to represent Jersey

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Sussex batsman Jonty Jenner has been cleared to play for Jersey in the World Cricket League in September by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

    Jenner was 12th man for England's first Test against South Africa which, under ICC rules, would normally prevent him from playing for Jersey for two years.

    Jonty Jenner

    However the Jersey Cricket Board (JCB) has been given dispensation to pick the 19-year-old for the tournament.

    Jersey coach Neil MacRae is expected to announce his full squad on Friday.

  14. BreakingPedestrian involved in collision on Queen's Road dies

    The 71-year-old man involved in a collision on Queen's Road, St Helier on Friday has died in hospital.

    The pedestrian has been named as John Reidy.

    The States of Jersey Police say his next of kin have been informed and are being supported by Family Liaison Officers.

    Anyone who saw the collision, which also involved a white Peugeot car near to the entrance of Mount Edgcumbe Flats is asked to contact police.

  15. Top politicians in Channel Islands respond to Brexit minister visit

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Top politicians in the Channel Islands have responded to a recent visit by the Brexit minister.

    MP Robin Walker is the primary point of contact between the UK government and the governments of Jersey and Guernsey in relation to Brexit.

    Quote Message: There are an awful lot of players in this story, not only the United Kingdom but all the other 27 member states, the European Commission and the European Parliament. There are an awful lot of voices at the table, and my priority and our priority as the States of Guernsey is to ensure our voice is not lost in that melee." from Deputy Gavin St Pier President, Policy and Resources Committee, States of Guernsey
    Deputy Gavin St PierPresident, Policy and Resources Committee, States of Guernsey
    Quote Message: I am delighted to welcome the minister to Jersey for the first time. Through all our engagement on Brexit he has shown a comprehensive understanding of the concerns of the Crown Dependencies and has reiterated the commitment of the UK government to ensuring our views are heard as negotiations progress." from Senator Ian Gorst Chief Minister, States of Jersey
    Senator Ian GorstChief Minister, States of Jersey
  16. Jersey Post 'met targets' set by regulator

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey Post says it has met all targets set by the Channel Islands Competition Regulator (CICRA) for the second quarter of 2017.

    In June, CICRA highlighted concerns that Jersey Post had failed to meet three of its nine quality of service targets last year.

    The failures were attributed to the amount of mail which should have been delivered the day after it had been posted.

    Since then Jersey Post says it has made a 63% improvement in next day mail coming into the island between December 2016 and June this year, its best performance since August 2015.

    Jersey Post