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Summary

  1. A man has died after being pulled from Jersey gas explosion
  2. Link all three main Channel Islands by ferry, says Alderney politician
  3. Apology over Sunset on Herm event
  4. Free pre-school for three and four year olds: No top up needed, insists Guernsey deputy
  5. Sark plea for border control for direct crossings to France
  6. Thousands turn out to watch Brownlee brother pipped to the top spot in the Super League Jersey Triathlon
  7. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Ryan Morrison

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage for the day

    That's all from BBC Local Live in the Channel Islands for today, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday 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. Event company apologises to 'disappointed' festival goers

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    An event company has apologised to festival goers left "utterly disappointed" waiting in the rain at the Sunset on Herm festival this weekend.

    Pixie Lott performed two songs and was due to show fans a new song alongside producer and DJ, Anton Powers.

    Instead, due to "licensing issues" she sang her "most popular song" organisers said, and Mr Powers was placed in a DJ booth away from the main stage, which was not "communicated to the crowd".

    A spokesman from ibz.tv, who held the event, said they were unable to deliver the performance "in the way they planned" due to the weather, and travel delays.

    Pixie Lott
  3. Speaker role proposed for States assembly

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Proposals have been submitted to elect a speaker and deputy speaker of Jersey's States assembly by the Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst.

    Currently the Bailiff is both the head of the law courts, and the speaker in the States assembly.

    Bailiff
    Image caption: The current Bailiff is Sir William Bailhache

    The chief minister said the historic Clothier and Carswell reviews influenced his decision, as well as the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry.

    He said: "It is the norm in the democratic world for there to be a complete separation between the legislature and judiciary, and for a parliament to elect its own speaker.

    "Jersey does not currently meet modern democratic principles on either of these matters."

    The proposal will be debated in November.

    A statement from the chief minister's office said the plans ensure the Bailiff's role as civic head would continue.

  4. Masons support four Jersey charities

    Jersey Evening Post

    Four Jersey charities are to receive a share of £44,000 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation following a public vote.

  5. Midwife breaks down at conduct tribunal

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey hospital sign

    A midwife who's been found guilty of misconduct following the deaths of two babies at Guernsey's hospital says she hopes to be allowed to use her experience and continue her career in some way.

    Tuija Roussel is still working in a non-clinical capacity, under supervision, at Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth Hospital.

    "It is more open and supportive - the culture has changed so much for the better," she told a Nursing and Midwifery Council Tribunal, which began in January.

    Asked what future she would like in the profession, she broke down in tears and said: "It is very difficult to say.

    "It has been 22 years of my life, I have always wanted to care for mothers and their babies."

    Ms Roussel, along with Senior Midwife Lisa Granville and Antonia Manousaki, will find out next week whether they will be struck off the midwifery register, or can continue practising.

  6. Halksworth thanks Jersey crowd for spurring him on

    BBC Sport

    Local athlete Dan Halksworth has thanked the Jersey crowd for supporting him - even in the rain - at the Super League Triathalon at the weekend.

    He was competing with some of the world's top triathletes, including the UK's Jonny Brownlee, in the event, that was broadcast to millions.

    Halksworth says hearing his name chanted as he went round the gruelling course really spurred him on.

    Dan Halksworth
    Quote Message: It is a really nice experience, we are really really lucky to have this event here for the first time. from Dan Halksworth Triathlete
    Dan HalksworthTriathlete
  7. BreakingMan dies in hospital following explosion

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A man has died in hospital after a gas explosion in Jersey on Saturday, police have confirmed.

    He has been named as 40-year-old Michal Juzef Kmuk, who died at 04:40 on Monday in the Chelsea and Westminster hospital burns unit.

    Two other people were injured in the fire, in which emergency service crews said tiles were blown off the building and windows blown out.

    Crews said the walls were "bulging" following the explosion, it is suspected a gas leak ignited to cause the blaze.

    Jersey Gas is assisting Jersey Fire and Rescue Service with an investigation into the incident.

    The victim's next of kin have been informed, and police say the cause of the explosion is not being treated as suspicious.

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  8. Police finish investigation into misuse of government credit card

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey police have finished an inquiry into claims public money was misused by someone with access to a states credit card.

    When the investigation began they said that a man in his forties, who wasn't named, was helping with their inquiries. Now the inquiry's complete, investigators have handed the report to the Law Officers department.

    Officers there will examine the findings to decide whether to bring a prosecution. No-one has been arrested.

  9. Jersey pupils learn about Commonwealth values

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Pupils at the Jersey College for Girls and Hautlieu School are learning about the political values of the Commonwealth.

    The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association is bringing its youth engagement programme to Jersey for the second time.

    Organisers say it highlights the importance of encouraging youth engagement in the political process and the sharing of Commonwealth political values.

    The visits, today and tomorrow, include meetings with Members of the States Assembly and the Lieutenant-Governor.

  10. Super League Triathlon success 'due to local volunteers'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    One of the organisers of the Super League Triathlon heat being held in Jersey said it was the hard work of locals that made the event such a big success.

    Thousands of people came to watch international race stars compete on the St Helier waterfront and organisers hope to repeat it again next year.

    Quote Message: The local team were marvellous, you won't see many of them for days. They did not sleep for days. When you bring an international group across and they have to mesh with a local team but it was amazing, their hard work was amazing. from Michael D'Hulst Organiser
    Michael D'HulstOrganiser
  11. Aurigny has 'record August' for Gatwick flights

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    In August more than 30,000 passengers travelled with Aurigny between Guernsey and Gatwick - the highest number ever carried on that route in one month by the government-owned airline, bosses have confirmed.

    Commercial director, Malcolm Coupar said: “We know Gatwick is a popular route and a key lifeline route, so we understand how important the quality of this service is for the island and its reputation.

    "This is why we took the important decision to launch our own ground operations in Gatwick."

    The company hope the Gatwick crew will be operational from the start of December.

  12. Will the Super League Triathlon return to Jersey?

    Jersey Evening Post

    Talks with the organisers of the Super League Triathlon to ensure the event returns to Jersey for the next four to five years should take place "as soon as possible", a minister has said.

  13. Removed sea wall 'could be turned into memorial'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A member of the environment committee says she supports the idea of using a section of the damaged L'Ancresse sea wall as a memorial to the forced labourers who built Guernsey's German defences.

    Deputy Lindsay de Sausmarez said if proposals to remove the damaged section are approved, then using part of it as a permanent memorial would be a fitting tribute to them.

    She says if work goes ahead and any bodies are uncovered, they would be re-buried in accordance with The Commonwealth War Graves Commission guidelines.

    Sea Wall
  14. Fallaize backs Vance after eighth loss

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Guernsey FC head coach Colin Fallaize has backed boss Tony Vance to turn the club's fortunes around after an eighth straight league defeat.

    The Green Lions are bottom of Isthmian League Division One South after losing 3-0 at Ashford on Saturday.

    Tony Vance

    "The boys in that dressing room, they have to take accountability," he told BBC Radio Guernsey.

    "Believe you me there is no-one available at this moment, certainly not local, that can run this club and this team any better than him [Vance]."

    Fallaize backs Vance after eighth loss

    Tony Vance

    Guernsey FC head coach Colin Fallaize backs boss Tony Vance to turn the club's fortunes around after an eighth straight defeat.

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  15. Hundreds light up the roads for the NightRide in neon

    Guernsey Press

    Hundreds of cyclists of all ages took part in the fifth annual Healthspan NightRide at the weekend.

  16. Freight start for Guernsey 'air-taxi' service

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey's newest airline, Waves, will start by offering a freight service before launching an "on-demand air taxi" service.

    The company is the first local company registered with Guernsey's 2-Reg aircraft registry to be given a commercial licence to operate locally.

    It will initially fly between Jersey and Guernsey and is currently testing its booking system and security app before launching a passenger service.

    2-Crew
  17. Cafe based office workers 'to be encouraged'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Self employed people should be encouraged to work from cafes according to a Guernsey restaurant manager.

    Shaun Crozier runs Urban Kitchen in St Peter Port and says he has seen a rise in the number of cafe workers. He says they are good for businesses and more companies should encourage it.

    Quote Message: As long as they have got the space I would encourage it. I understand for smaller places the table is more valuable but for me it is a good all rounder. from Shaun Crozier Urban Kitchen owner
    Shaun CrozierUrban Kitchen owner
  18. Minden Place 'closed for refurbishment'

    BBC News Travel

    Minden Place car park in St Helier is now closed for refurbishment.

    The first floor will reopen in four weeks and then another floor at a time will come back into use after that.

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  19. Man in critical condition after St Clement blast

    Jersey Evening Post

    An investigation is continuing into the cause of a gas explosion which left a 40-year-old man in a critical condition in hospital.