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Summary

  1. Young people taken to hospital in Jersey after taking drugs, "possibly MDMA or ecstasy"
  2. Guernsey's beekeepers' worries over Asian hornets after failing to find nest
  3. Race 'most common reason for verbal abuse or attacks' - Jersey Police survey
  4. Teaching union says Guernsey needs to move forward without delay with education plans
  5. Jersey deputy worried about safety around Fort Regent buildings
  6. Guernseyman 'went back to sleep' as North Korea missile warning rang
  7. Updates on Tuesday 28 August 2017

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By Rob England

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our coverage across the day

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

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

    We'll be back on Wednesday 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.

  2. Butterfly stamps to be released by Jersey Post

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Stamps with butterflies recorded in Jersey and China will feature on a new set of six stamps to be issued by Jersey Post in September.

    They are the final instalment of a three-part series looking at Jersey's natural links with China, with a collection being released every September from 2015-2017, Jersey Post said.

    They were produced by Norwegian stamp artist Martin Mörck and Chinese designer Wang Huming.

    The series aimed to "develop Jersey's relationship with China", said Melanie Gouzinis, head of philatelic at Jersey Post.

    Jersey Post Butterfly series
  3. Latest weather: Warm, with cloud developing overnight

    BBC Weather

    Cloud will tend to thicken overnight, with the chance of some patchy rain developing by dawn. Despite this, it will be another mild night with temperatures holding up. Minimum temperature: 16C (61F).

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  4. Most hate crime victims 'didn't report incidents to police'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Most people who responded to a survey on hate crime in Jersey claimed that they didn't report the matter to police.

    The police survey, carried out for several weeks in May and June, had 175 responses. Of those, 68 people said they had experienced racially-aggravated hate crime and 48 said they were targeted for their sexual orientation.

    Reasons for non-reporting included respondents feeling that they weren't the victim, or they felt it had been dealt with at the time by other onlookers, or that they thought there would be no evidence.

    Some respondents also said they settled the matter themselves, or were worried about revenge attacks, or simply couldn't be bothered to report it, or didn't consider it to be a police matter.

  5. Fall in sterling could be good news for Jersey

    Jersey Evening Post

    Last week’s fall in value of the pound to an eight-year low could be good news for Jersey and, according to the chief executive of Visit Jersey, could even boost the Island’s tourism industry.

  6. Beekeepers' worries over Asian hornets after failing to find nest

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Asian Hornet

    The president of the Guernsey Beekeepers' Association says he's more worried now for the local bee population than he's ever been.

    It comes amidst struggles to locate and destroy settling Asian hornet nests in the Bailiwick.

    Three adult hornets were found last month in Torteval. Other sightings in the Channel Islands include in Alderney in July last year, then Jersey in August 2016 and Sark last month.

    The insects can kill up to 50 bees a day.

    Association president Mr Tomlins said it was first year Guernsey had had to tackle the invaders on the island.

    He said: "We seem to be up against a brick wall not being able to find a nest."

  7. 'No panic whatsoever' from Japanese after missile warnings

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    North Korean missile graphic

    Residents in parts of northern Japan seemed "untroubled" as sirens blared out to warn them a North Korean missile was entering Japanese airspace, according to a Guernseyman who was staying nearby.

    The missile, launched early on Tuesday, Korean time, flew over Japan's Hokkaido island before crashing into the sea.

    Adrian Sarchet was staying in the northernmost area of Japan's main island, Honshu, when he was woken by the warning sirens.

    He said his friends received a message on their phones from Japanese authorities suggesting "it would be a good time to find a basement or a very sturdy shelter", but said people in the area carried on "with their usual calm and civility".

    Adrian Sarchet
    Image caption: Adrian Sarchet is an avid swimmer, and travelled to Japan to swim across the Tsugaru Straits

    The UN Security Council is expected to hold an emergency meeting in response to the missile launch.

  8. Race 'most common reason for verbal abuse or attacks' - police survey

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A survey has found race was the most common reason for people in Jersey being verbally abused or attacked.

    Police carried out the survey on hate crime for several weeks in May and June and had 175 responses.

    Of those, 68 people said they had experienced racially-aggravated hate crime.

    Forty-eight said they were targeted for their sexual orientation.

  9. Plea for action after positive housing review

    Guernsey Press

    KPMG’s housing policy recommendations are ‘a welcome injection of realism into the property debate’, industry figures have said.

  10. Father of Clinton Pringle to appeal to UK Prime Minister over pavement designs

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Clinton Pringle

    The father of Clinton Pringle, a three-year-old boy who was killed after being hit by a van in Jersey in 2016, has joined a campaign to stop the design and building of pavements like those outside Millennium Town Park in St Helier, where his son died.

    Michael Pringle said he was to travel to Number 10 Downing Street to appeal to UK Prime Minister Theresa May to stop local authorities from building "shared space schemes", where roads are built without traditional barriers such as kerbs and controlled crossing points.

    On the 5 September Mr Pringle will be joined at Downing Street by other campaigners from groups such as the National Federation of the Blind of the UK.

    He said that although the driver was clearly to blame in his son's case - and admitted causing death by careless driving - the pavements in the area "contributed" to his death, and the areas could discriminate against blind an disabled people.

  11. Sun safety advice issued by community nurses

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Outdoor workers in Guernsey should expect a visit from community nurses, who have said they are concerned for their safety in the sun.

    Nursing teams have offered to provide leaflets and sun cream to workers to reduce their risk of skin cancer.

    Community nurse Heather Kennedy said: "Guernsey has very high rates of skin cancer and outdoor workers are particularly at risk of non-melanoma skin cancers.

    "The community nursing team drive to meet patients and they noticed the number of people, men in particular, working outside in the sun.

    "Prevention is better than cure and we realised we could provide them with some sun-safe advice and sun cream while doing our rounds".

  12. New hangars are a 'significant investment'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Plans submitted for three new aircraft hangars at Jersey Airport, costing £10m, will send a message to the global business jet market, Ports of Jersey says.

    Outside of all the prominent London airports, Jersey is considered to be the fifth busiest for corporate jet movements in the British Isles, according to the company, which oversees the island's harbours, marinas, coastguard and airport.

    Quote Message: This significant investment by Ports of Jersey is sending a positive message to the global business jet market of our increasing confidence in the corporate aviation industry, which can only improve our credibility and visibility internationally in this forum. This, in turn, will attract more inward investment, aviation activity and local aviation sector job growth.” from Lee McConnell Corporate and General Aviation Development Manager, Ports of Jersey
    Lee McConnellCorporate and General Aviation Development Manager, Ports of Jersey

    The plans have yet to be approved.

  13. Two events planned to remember surfer Jayson

    Jersey Evening Post

    Two events have been planned in memory of a 20-year-old who died suddenly last week from suspected meningitis after falling ill just days before.

  14. Herm still 'quite busy' from bank holiday weekend

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The queues were still quite long for the Herm Trident this morning, and the company say it has been "quite busy" over the long bank holiday weekend.

    Despite the increase in footfall, they say services have been running on time.

    The only warning the operator is giving to travellers is to make sure they bring lots of sun cream.

    Herm Trident queues
  15. Man seen 'kicking woman' in St Helier

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A man was seen kicking a woman and throwing her to the ground in Jersey on Sunday, police said.

    The alleged assault happened after the Halkett Hoedown event in St Helier.

    Police said the incident began with an argument at about 00:30 near a temporary stage set up at the St Helier market.

    Officers are appealing for witnesses.

  16. Guernsey Marathon sees 330 entrants

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The Guernsey Marathon saw 330 runners take to the track this year, according to organisers.

    Athletes from more than 21 countries took to the track this weekend on what was a hot Sunday.

    Steve Bievenue won the men's event in a time of 2 hours, 50 minutes and 49 seconds, with Diana Wilcox coming out on top in the women's event at 3 hours, 20 minutes and 9 seconds.

    The team Rose Between Two Thorns won the relay race.

    Steve Bienvenu
    Image caption: Steve Bienvenu as he crossed the finish line
  17. Plans for new aircraft hangars submitted

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Plans for three new aircraft hangars to be built on the western part of Jersey's airfield have been submitted to the States, Ports of Jersey says.

    Sprung aircraft hangars concept

    The 21,500 sq-ft (1,997 sq-m) hangars are needed to fulfill "increasing demand" for space from both local and visiting aircraft, a spokesman said.

    Canadian manufacturer Sprung has been chosen to build the hangars by Ports of Jersey, which said they would be designed to "withstand harsh weather conditions", as well as being "versatile" and "easily relocatable" if required.

    If approved, the project would cost £10m and could take up to two months, with the Canadian firm working alongside a local contractor.

  18. Alderney in 'fantastic position' for observing birds

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The Alderney Bird Observatory (ABO) has said the island is well suited for gathering data on birds.

    Last year it monitored more than 13,000 birds and recorded five new species, according to its 2016 annual report.

    Quote Message: Alderney is in a fantastic position geographically, being just north of the French peninsula. We're in a great position where the birds just funnel through us on their way north and north east on migration. And, of course, the other way around, we're the first island the birds see coming south, so they drop in on us for a re-fuel. from John Horton Warden, ABO
    John HortonWarden, ABO
  19. French market traders enjoy entente cordiale

    Guernsey Press

    Visiting French stallholders praised islanders’ pleasant and welcoming nature at this year’s final Normandie Market.

  20. Man arrested after dead cat found

    Josephine Baker

    BBC Radio Jersey, Reporter

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal after a cat was found dead in Jersey, according to the Jersey Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA).

    Police say a 64-year-old man has been released on bail, and they are investigating.

    The JSPCA said the cat was found in St Helier over the weekend and they are assisting police with their inquiries.