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Summary

  1. Ana Rebelo murder: Man, 25, released from police bail
  2. Charity urges islanders to 'think carefully' about dating apps
  3. Capital themed float takes big prize at North Show
  4. Volunteers work to clean 40 swastikas off war bunkers
  5. Retail firm says 'Brexit partly to blame' for closure and laying off 25 people
  6. Education plans for future role of grant-aided colleges 'lack clarity'
  7. Updates on Thursday 24 August 2017

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  2. Fewer islanders prescribed antibiotics

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Fewer islanders are being prescribed antibiotics in the community in Guernsey and Alderney, according to the States.

    In 2016, 8,000 fewer prescriptions were given out than in 2011, a fall of 12%, a spokesman said.

    Adding, the use of the most "potent" antibiotics had halved.

    The States says the reduction was important to combat antibiotic resistant organisms in individuals and the community.

    packaged medical drugs in capsules
    Quote Message: Only prescribing antibiotics where they are truly appropriate has been a priority on the islands for several years. This considerable fall in the prescribing is great news and I would like to thank our doctors for their efforts." from Geraldine O’Riordan Prescribing Advisor, States of Guernsey
    Geraldine O’RiordanPrescribing Advisor, States of Guernsey
  3. Guernsey Battle of Flowers: The winner is...

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    London Sights is the winner of the biggest category of float at this year's North Show.

    Guernsey Battle of Flowers 2017: Winner London Sights
    Guernsey Battle of Flowers 2017: Winner London Sights

    The entry, by the Torode, Ogier, De Garis and Naftel families was inspired by some of London's famous landmarks.

    It pipped the Jee family's Mr Men float to the Class T title, which is a float of paper flowers, on a decorated trailer longer than 20ft.

    Guernsey Battle of Flowers 2017: Winner London Sights
    Guernsey Battle of Flowers 2017: Winner London Sights
  4. States grant £20k funding to expand go-kart track

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The States of Jersey has helped a private company fund an expansion to its go-kart track at Sorel Point.

    £20,000 was given to Jersey Kart and Motor Club to support the development.

    Constable Steve Pallett signed off on the decision, which was approved on the grounds it was part of plans to "increase visitor numbers".

    In 1994 the club was forcibly moved from its former facilities at Belle Vue, St Brelade because of a compulsory purchase order from the States, which turned the site into housing.

    The States said the new investment "discharged" them from previous commitments to the company.

  5. Students warned to check bus passes for expiry - or face full fare

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    With the start of a new academic year looming, Liberty Bus in Jersey is asking students to make sure their AvanchiCards have not expired, or face paying the £2 full price fare.

    Students must present their valid card to get 77p student bus tickets.

    Cards will expire for those who may have left school after GCSEs.

    The company has also warned long queues are expected to buy passes ready for the new school year in the last week of the school holidays.

  6. LGBT+ charity seeks to hold regular community events

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    An LGBT+ charity wants to form a new association to hold regular community events in both Jersey and Guernsey.

    Liberate says it has become "increasingly difficult" for LGBT+ people to come together for various reasons, including the decline of the "gay bar" business model.

    The idea of the new association called Out is to hold a weekly evening meeting, with a different activity on each occasion.

    Vic Tanner Davy, chief executive officer of Liberate, says he is currently looking to see if the community is interested.

    Quote Message: We hope that Out will provide a space that recognises that LGBT+ people have other interests, just like everyone else, and that we deserve to have a publicly visible association that enables us to contribute to society, as other sections of society do." from Vic Tanner Davy CEO, Liberate
    Vic Tanner DavyCEO, Liberate
  7. Guernsey Battle of Flowers: Final floats

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    The final, and biggest floats have just been paraded around the show ground.

    The first, a tribute to children's books the Mr Men, the second a family's tribute to London after a recent visit.

    We'll find out the winners shortly.

    Guernsey Battle of Flowers
    Guernsey Battle of Flowers
  8. Foundations’ funding for Youth Commission

    Guernsey Press

    The Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney has received a three-year funding commitment from the Ana Leaf Foundation and Lloyds Bank Foundation for the Channel Islands.

  9. Weather: Bright and warm day ahead

    BBC Weather

    Friday will be dry, bright and warm, though the skies are likely to cloud over at times. Maximum Temperature: 18C (64F) for Guernsey and 21C (70F) for Jersey.

    Weather map
  10. Asian Hornet sighted at North Show

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    This one is made out of flowers, though.

    It's part of "Guernsey Tom" a tribute to the island's tomato growing heritage.

    Guernsey Battle of Flowers
    Guernsey Battle of Flowers
    Guernsey Battle of Flowers
  11. North Show: Meet Clara

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    She's a wooden cow, and with the right tender touch you can milk her.

    It's amazing how many people young and in my case, old, who want to have a go.

    I'm not sure if I've quite mastered it though. I hope real ones aren't this difficult.

    north show
  12. North Show: Crown and Anchor, a 'mug's game?'

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    A firm favourite at any of Guernsey's agricultural shows is the dice game Crown and Anchor.

    The tables were heaving here last night, I'm told, as people gambled away hoping to make a few quid.

    The game was traditionally played by British sailors and is popular in the Channel Islands.

    In the short time I've watched there's only been one winner here, the banker.

    "It's a mug's game", he tells me.

    Crown and anchor
  13. North Show: Guerns 'are fire eaters'

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Rick and Nong Creber

    Guernsey folk can often be described as a fiery lot, and apparently we're not shy of the hot stuff either.

    Chilli growers Rick and Nong Creber tell me their locally made sauces go down well, particularly "medium" ones, which I can assure you had me gasping for a pint of milk.

    They grow a number of different varieties, nearly year round, but the really hot ones only grow in peak season.

    "They are fire eaters," says Nong, who moved to the island from Thailand.

    "I think a lot of people can eat hot. We've got our regulars."

  14. Teenager injured while tombstoning

    James Rabey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The teenager suffered an ankle injury by catching their feet on a ledge after jumping from the K2 rock on Guernsey's west coast.

    Paramedics had attended to the teenager, the Joint Emergency Services Control Centre said.

  15. Broken down vehicle causing traffic to back up

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    A broken down vehicle with a trailer is causing delays in Rue Poudreuse, St Martin, say Guernsey Police.

    It has stopped near the junction that leads to Catherine Best's mill.

    Officers are urging motorists to avoid the area.

  16. Weather: Late sunshine and a clear night

    BBC Weather

    Any cloud will break up during the evening to give some late sunshine and a good chance of another spectacular sunset.

    A dry and mainly clear night will follow.

    In Jersey:

    weather

    And in Guernsey:

    weather
  17. Guernsey North Show: Children's floats in the arena

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Battle of Flowers
    Guernsey Battle of Flowers
    Guernsey Battle of Flowers
    Guernsey Battle of Flowers
    Guernsey Battle of Flowers
  18. Guernsey Battle of Flowers: How does it work?

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    As the decorated wheelbarrows do the rounds at the show ground there are lots of people around me scribbling down.

    They're watching, eagle-eyed, at every entry and giving their favourite in each category with the help of some added information from the announcer.

    The entries are being collected by volunteers, with the winners due to be announced later.

    North Show, battle of flowers
  19. North Show: Red Barrows on display

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    While there will be no Red Arrows for the Guernsey Air Display this year the island's affection for the Royal Air Force's display team is clear.

    The Red Barrows
  20. North Show: On yer bikes

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    There are more than 30 bicycles jazzed up with flowers being displayed at the North Show this afternoon - we've got some nods to Bake Off, someone you're gonna call, Mr Men, and various animals.

    Guernsey Battle of Flowers
    Guernsey Battle of Flowers
    Guernsey Battle of Flowers
    Guernsey Battle of Flowers