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  1. Our live coverage for the day

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    That's all from BBC Local Live in the Channel Islands for today, but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow to bring you all Thursday's news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    Don't miss Channel Islands news this evening at 18:30 on BBC One and the late bulletin at 22:30 tonight.

  2. Air display: Any changes to be announced early on Thursday

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Battle of Britain Memorial flight airborne

    Any last-minute changes to the make-up of Guernsey's air display will be announced by 09:00 tomorrow morning.

    Organisers said: "Further changes may be required based on the prevailing weather conditions and serviceability of the aircraft."

    At the moment, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (pictured), considered by many the highlight of the event, is scheduled to appear in Bailiwick skies at about 11:00.

  3. Weather update: Showers to continue overnight

    BBC Weather

    Heavy showers and longer spells of rain will continue during the evening and overnight. Winds will be quieter though.

    Jersey forecast:

    Jersey weather forecast

    Guernsey forecast:

    Guernsey weather forecast
  4. Phone firm welcomes telecommunications survey

    BBC Channel Islands News

    Airtel Vodafone is welcoming the findings of a telecommunications survey, despite the results suggesting customers in the Channel Islands are less satisfied than UK users.

    The survey, conducted by the Channel Islands competition regulator, follows the approach taken by the UK's Ofcom watchdog, which means operators in the islands can be compared to those across the UK.

    A survey of 857 islanders showed customers were least satisfied with broadband services, with just 61% of people in Guernsey and 71% in Jersey "satisfied", compared to 87% in the UK.

    Regulator director Louise Read said people would benefit from "shopping around" if they were not happy with their provider.

    Airtel Vodafone's head of marketing, Peter Zunino, said there was still a perception that it was very difficult to change mobile providers. He said the company was pleased to see CICRA's acknowledgment of how straightforward it was for consumers to switch.

    The regulator is considering measures to include far greater transparency for customers about their provider's obligations.

  5. Fall in unemployment on Guernsey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The number of people out of work in Guernsey has fallen.

    Latest figures show 256 people were unemployed in Guernsey in August this year, more than 100 fewer than at the same time last year.

    It continues a downward trend, with 272 people out of work in July.

  6. Two more turn down care panel invitation

    Jersey Evening Post

    Two more backbench politicians have turned down the opportunity to sit on a panel which will advise the Chief Minister on implementing the recommendations of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry.

  7. Jersey teachers' views sought

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    A teacher in front of a class

    Teachers at Jersey schools are being asked to complete a survey of the profession being launched tomorrow: Thursday 14 September.

    It's the second of its kind and seeks views on workload challenges, classroom practice and student behaviour management.

    About 45% of teachers responded to the initial September 2015 survey, and there are hopes more will take part in the new anonymous survey, which will be released in schools and online.

    Education Minister Deputy Rod Bryans said: "We care deeply about our teachers and their wellbeing, and this questionnaire opens a direct line of communication where they can provide their views and have an influence on the future of their profession in Jersey."

  8. New central counter to deal with Guernsey States queries

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    People in Guernsey will soon be able to visit one central counter when they have to deal with the States.

    The States' Corporate Customer Service Counter, which starts next Tuesday at Edward T Wheadon House, will deal with queries about income tax, employment and social security.

    It will replace counters at Sir Charles Frossard House and Cornet Street in town.

    The States said the move should save people time and cut duplication.

  9. Guest worker law 'could be changed by end of the year'

    Guernsey Press

    Changes to the new population law could be brought in by the end of the year if an independent report concludes that it has caused industry-wide problems.

  10. Sea search after emergency beacon goes off

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A Jersey lifeboat and the Channel Islands' search plane were called out to search the sea north of Jersey after an emergency locator beacon was set off.

    The devices are on most vessels and some lifejackets, and are set off when someone is in distress.

    The search lasted for two hours in clear conditions and no one was found.

    Emergency crews said they thought the beacon may have been set off accidentally.

  11. Pay debate 'opens wider pay questions' - Constable

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's next chief minister won't be paid more than other ministers after a proposal to pay the incumbent more from 2018 failed.

    It was a tied vote, with 20 members voting in favour of giving the next minister an extra 15% or £7,000, with 20 voting against and two abstaining. The tied vote meant the proposal failed.

    Constable John Refault argued a rise wasn't just about paying the chief minister more, but also about whether different roles in government should have different salaries.

    "It does seem to me that this about differential pay. I think the argument for the thin end of the wedge, and the slippery slope, is relevant," he said.

  12. FAB Link vote: What are politicians being asked to decide?

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Map of proposed FAB Link electricity project

    Politicians in Alderney will be asked to approve plans for a public vote on whether the £500m France-Alderney-Britain electricity link includes the island.

    But what specifically are States members being asked to approve?

    • The vote will "ascertain whether a majority support the States providing FAB Link Ltd the right to pass the cable under and through the foreshore and land"
    • The date of the vote will be "a minimum of three weeks" after financial negotiations with the developer are completed
    • The question being put to the electorate will again require States approval
    • All information relating to the ballot will reach Alderney homes and be placed on notice boards, and the States website, at least 10 days before the vote
    • Only voters on the electoral roll will be eligible to vote
    • Voting will take place in the Island Hall from 09:30 to 18:30 on the day of the vote
    • Voters will be asked to simply mark yes or no in answer to the question
    • The votes will be counted under the supervision of an "external official", independent of the States of Alderney, who will also publicly announce the result
  13. Jersey could be Brexit model for the UK, says think tank director

    Jersey Evening Post

    The head of a political think tank has suggested Jersey could act as a model for the UK of how to deal with the EU post-Brexit.

  14. Unhappy telco customers should 'shop around'

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Broadband cables

    Channel Islanders unhappy with their broadband, mobile or landline providers should "vote with their feet", according to competition regulator CICRA.

    A survey of 857 islanders conducted by the regulator showed only 61% of people in Guernsey were satisfied with their broadband provider, while all islanders were marginally less satisfied with mobile and landline services than UK customers.

    CICRA Director Louise Read said: "It is, however, for consumers to balance the convenience of bundling against possible higher satisfaction and value for money when purchasing services individually.

    "CICRA is urging customers who are unhappy with their current service to shop around. Switching mobile operators takes a couple of days and broadband and landline services take a little longer, generally up to 10 days."

  15. Weather update: Showers continue to persist

    BBC Weather

    Blustery showers, including some heavy ones will continue to come and go.

    Heavy showers and longer spells of rain will continue during the evening and overnight.

    The winds will eventually be quieter though.

    Jersey forecast:

    Jersey weather forecast

    Guernsey forecast:

    Guernsey weather forecast
  16. Commonwealth baton visits Jersey

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Commonwealth Games relay baton

    The Commonwealth Games Baton Relay is due to arrive in Jersey.

    It will be on the island for four days as part of the relay launched at Buckingham Palace in March, signalling the official countdown to the start of the games.

    The Queen marked the start by putting her message to the Commonwealth and its athletes into the baton before it set off.

    Jersey is the 47th destination for the baton, which will finish its journey at Australia's Gold Coast at the opening ceremony in April 2018.

  17. Young cyclist injured in collision with car

    Jersey Evening Post

    A 12-year-old cyclist was taken to hospital on Wednesday morning following a collision with a car at a junction near the Airport Playing Fields in St Brelade.

  18. Andrew Lewis: Committee had 'no choice over deputy who lied'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    States of Jersey Chamber

    The head of a committee that found Deputy Andrew Lewis had breached the States' code of conduct says bringing a vote of censure to the chamber was necessary.

    The States approved the reprimand by 26 votes to 16.

    It was after the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry found Deputy Lewis lied about seeing a report on the police child abuse investigation in 2008 when he hadn't.

    Constable Len Norman, the chairman of the Privileges and Procedures Committee, accepted it was unpleasant but said they had to do it under the circumstances.

    He said: "When a £23m committee of inquiry, set up by us, terms of reference agreed by us, tells us that a colleague has lied to us, lied to it, I think we had no choice but to sit up and take notice."

  19. Relationship problems a factor in CAB inquiry rise

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Increasing marital and relationship problems mean more people are turning to Guernsey's Citizens Advice Bureau for help.

    The charity received more than 10,000 enquiries in 2016, up 6% on 2015.

    It's looking to recruit more volunteers to ease the workload.

    Chief executive Kate Raleigh said family issues "usually related to the fallout from relationships breaking down" were partly behind the rise.

  20. College launches mentoring programme

    Jersey Evening Post

    A mentoring programme has been launched at Victoria College to help students who may be struggling in their home life or with day-to-day organisation at school.