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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 on Monday to bring you all the day'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. Zef Eisenberg: 'I do have fear'

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Zef Eisenberg was airlifted from Elvington Airfield
    Image caption: Zef Eisenberg was airlifted from Elvington Airfield at the straighliners speed event last year

    The Guernsey businessman racing at the same event he nearly died at a year before says he does fear returning.

    Mr Eisenberg broke 11 bones in the crash at the Straighliners Top Speed meeting in September 2016.

    He said: "I think it would be foolish to say that nothing worries me and I don't have any fear, because I do.

    "I think that's what keeps you safe, it's what keeps you alive."

    The Maximuscle nutrition founder will aim to race at 200mph aboard the same rebuilt turbine motorbike he crashed last year.

    He said: "You need the fear to make sure you buy the best protection, the best leathers. You check over the bike, you check everything - not just once, but three times.

    "Last year, the doctors didn't even think I'd walk again, let alone ride a motorbike again.

    "I'm amazed, and a lot of people around me are amazed that I've made the recovery I have, and I can't be anything but excited for this weekend really."

  3. All the best, Jim. A look at the Cathcart career at the BBC

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Jim Cathcart, BBC Radio Guernsey's breakfast programme for eight years, has said goodbye to listeners as he moves on to a new job with Guernsey's ambulance service.

    There have been tears today, and many great memories from his time at the station, as well as of his 30 years of broadcasting.

    Here's a little round-up. My, doesn't he look young in some of them!

    All the best, Jim.

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  4. Latest weather: Showers continuing overnight and an unsettled Saturday

    John Hammond

    Weather forecaster

    Showers are likely to continue overnight, with some heavy bursts of rain at times.

    Minimum temperature: 10C (50F).


    Saturday will stay unsettled with a mixture of bright spells and some showers. These are likely to turn heavy into the afternoon with a risk of hail and thunder.

    Maximum temperature: 15C (59F).

  5. States members' conduct issues 'should be dealt with independently' - chief minister

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Entrance to the States of Jersey chamber

    Jersey's chief minister says that, despite voting to censure Deputy Andrew Lewis, conduct decisions should be taken independent of States members in the future.

    Senator Ian Gorst said it was a difficult vote, but the States Privileges and Procedures Committee (PPC) and the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry had found that Deputy Lewis had lied, and he needed to uphold that decision.

    He hoped, however, that an independent commissioner would be able to take such future decisions rather than States members.

    He said: "I think some of our institutions are creaking.

    "It seems to me what PPC are currently doing is putting in place a commissioner for standards, who's independent of States members, that would deal with issues like this and consider whether members have breached the code of conduct.

    "That's really how these issues should be dealt with, so I hope that we won't be put in that position again."

  6. Guardian article 'highlights food and drink appeal'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A positive article about Guernsey's new restaurants and small food producers should encourage more visitors to the island, according to local hotelier Luke Wheadon.

    He said the summer season had been positive, but more needed to be done to attract tourists.

    Mr Wheadon says that the piece in the Guardian showed Guernsey had a wealth of independent food outlets which had broad appeal.

    He said: "For our tourism product, it's absolutely essential.

    "There is no question of people that travel to Guernsey that food and beverage is a very important part of what they come here for."

  7. Recycling facility closed on Sunday

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's popular "bring bank" and green waste facility at Chouet will be closed on Sunday as the road leading to it is closed for roadworks.

    Both sites would be available as normal on Saturday and open again on Monday morning, staff said.

    Manager Sarah Robinson said: "We are aware that the Chouet green waste site and bring bank facility are popular with Islanders at the weekends.

    "Traffic & Highway Services need to undertake urgent road repairs, and Sunday is the only day that Mont Cuet landfill site is closed, so it is the best day to carry out these works."

  8. Tourism to suffer under Brexit border controls?

    Jersey Evening Post

    Post-Brexit border controls which could potentially see EU nationals required to produce their passports rather than national ID cards when entering Jersey could damage tourism, an industry expert has said.

  9. Tiddlywinks challenge for Guernsey head coach

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Colin Fallaize plays Tiddlywinks with BBC Radio Guernsey's Jim Cathcart

    Guernsey FC Head Coach Colin Fallaize has mulled over his side's recent poor form while playing tiddlywinks at BBC Radio Guernsey.


    After his side's sixth straight defeat in the Bostik South earlier this week, he told BBC Radio Guernsey: "I hate losing, absolutely hate losing."

    "If you and I were playing tiddlywinks, I'd make it difficult for you and if you beat me. I'd probably have a bit of a sulk."

    Well, luckily, he did win the game; something BBC Radio Guernsey presenter Jim Cathcart suggested his players could take up.

    Fallaize said: "If you could actually convince me that Saturday, if I did a tiddlywinks session with the guys before the game and we get three points, you know what, I'd take it."

    The Green Lions host South Park on Saturday with kick-off at 14:00.

  10. Scammers 'targeting Jersey hotels'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey Police are investigating a scam targeting island hotels.

    Establishments are being warned by officers to beware of suspicious bookings.

    Police said an investigation was at an early stage and hotels should contact them if they were worried about bookings.

  11. Jim's departure: Your comments

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    BBC Radio Guernsey listeners woke up this morning to the familiar voice of breakfast presenter Jim Cathcart for the last time.

    The presenter for the past eight years is moving on to a new career with the island's ambulance service.

    Jim Cathcart

    Thanks to all of you who've got in touch to wish him all the best.

    You comments include:

    Lyn: Early mornings will not be the same without Jim. Wish him well.

    Mel: Awww Jim @BBCGuernsey it won't be the same! All the best for whatever's next x.

    Deputy John Gollop: Goodbye & farewell to Jim Cathcart, mixed blessing as he gave me tough interviews!

    Elisabeth Mahy, BBC5live: Being knackered on an early bulls/prod shift but JC always friendly at 5 in the morning!

    John: All the very best to Jim Cathcart @BBCGuernsey, great Broadcaster, as you embark on your new career with @stjohngsy.

    John Fernandez, ITV: Best memory of Breakfast with Jim: Working with @ofarrimond and him on the day the Env. Board resigned one by one on air!

    Deputy Barry Brehaut: Good luck Jim @BBCGuernsey wish you every success with your courageous change in direction.

  12. Education ‘heading for a staffing crisis’

    Jersey Evening Post

    The education system in Jersey is heading for a staffing crisis unless teachers’ pay is increased and work pressures are eased, according to the head of a newly formed teaching union.

  13. Police fraud warning after £15k loss

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Hand presses backspace on computer keyboard

    Guernsey Police are warning people to be aware of attempted frauds after a local business reported losing almost £15,000 in a scam.

    Police said it was one of a number of cases of "mandate fraud", when a fake supplier tells a company they've changed their bank details and ask for their records to be updated. Staff then arrange for the next payment to be made using the newly provided details.

    More than £2.6m was stolen from Guernsey's government in a similar fraud.

    Two businesses have also reported receiving emails from fraudsters impersonating staff asking for urgent payments to be made, officers said.

    Suspected fraud attempts should be reported to Action Fraud, police said.

  14. Weather update: Chilly with showers easing

    BBC Weather

    It will feel chilly again in the northerly breeze.

    Many of the showers will ease during the evening, with some mist and fog patches possible.


    Jersey weather forecast


    Guernsey weather forecast
  15. Chief Minister: Same-sex marriage 'by spring 2018'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Senator Ian Gorst

    Same-sex marriage should be law in Jersey by spring next year, the chief minister has said.

    Senator Ian Gorst said he understood delay had caused disappointment, but that new regulations had to be written, and the law had to go through the States and the UK Privy Council, which took time.

    He said: "I understand lots of people chose a spring wedding and want to get married in spring.

    "For me spring is the backstop."

  16. 'Jersey Lily' actress honoured in stamps

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Lillie Langtry stamp collection

    A set of eight stamps featuring Jersey-born actress Lillie Langtry is being released to commemorate 100 years since her retirement from the stage.

    Langtry, sometimes referred to as "The Jersey Lily", was born on 13 October 1853 at the Old Rectory in the Island’s parish of St Saviour.

    Her acting career included a variety of roles on the stage in Jersey, London and the US.

    Rachel Mackenzie, philatelic marketing manager at Jersey Post, described her as an "iconic" figure.

    "From humble beginnings in Jersey she moved in the highest social circles and received critical acclaim on the world stage and, when nearly bankrupt, re-invented herself as an actress and entrepreneur, challenging Victorian society’s attitude to women,” she said.

    The Langtry collection will be released at all Jersey Post branches from 22 September.

  17. Zef Eisenberg: 'I'll go slow at 200mph this time'

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Zef Eisenberg in a hospital bed after his crash, a year ago
    Image caption: Zef Eisenberg in a hospital bed after his crash, a year ago
    Zef Eisenberg at a Guernsey racing event ahead of this weekend's return to the site of his crash
    Image caption: Zef Eisenberg at a Guernsey racing event ahead of this weekend's return to the site of his crash

    Guernsey businessman Zef Eisenberg says he will take it easy at 200mph when he gets back on the rebuilt motorbike he crashed a year ago, in an incident which left him with life-threatening injuries.

    Mr Eisenberg said he was unlikely to exceed his previous 234mph record when he races at Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire this weekend.

    He said he would "keep it slow, keep it gentle" to "make sure the bike's all working fine, I'm working fine, all the bits that are welded back together in my body are all working and strong, and everything feels just right and perfect".

    He said: "As you can appreciate, there's a lot of demons in the mind to terminate when I go up there."

    Mr Eisenberg would be racing the "same motorbike, completely rebuilt, me completely rebuilt".

    "So we need to go out there and I need to prove to myself that I can go back on that runway and deal with all the emotions that will bring me," he said.