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  1. Jersey family loses home in Portuguese fires
  2. Number of Asian hornet nests found in Jersey rises to 12
  3. Dornier fleet 'contributed to Aurigny losses'
  4. Independent Guernsey housing report 'will help shape States policy'
  5. Live German WW2 shell found in Grouville Bay area
  6. Charity calls for 'chemical-free' produce in Jersey
  7. Updates on Monday 23 October

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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 Tuesday 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. Weather: Mist and fog throughout the day on Tuesday

    BBC Weather

    It will be a damp and murky evening, with patchy rain continuing into the night along with widespread low cloud, mist and hill fog.

    The rain will stop in the early hours and the wind will strengthen and that will help to clear away the mist and murk.

    Minimum temperature: 16C (61F).


    On Tuesday, early mist and fog lingering across the islands will clear through the morning with some drier and brighter conditions developing.

    Some sunny spells are possible, leading to it feeling rather warm. However, it will remain rather breezy.

    Maximum temperature: 17C (63F).

  3. Jersey 'desperate' for more carers

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A couple who fostered 14 children this year have said Jersey desperately needs more carers.

    The States-run fostering and adoption service said at least 15 new foster parents were needed in Jersey.

    Nicola and Grahame Looby said housing restrictions and a busy lifestyle could put people off fostering, but even those in full-time employment or education could foster a child.

  4. Troops from all sides to be remembered at service

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Troops from all sides of the battlefield will be remembered at this year's Armistice Day service for the first time.

    The service will be held at the Fort George Military Cemetery, the final resting place for British and German servicemen, and those from other countries.

    St Peter Port Senior Constable Dennis Le Moignan said it was important to remember those who lost their lives and the sacrifices they made.

  5. Disability strategy delay may hit talks

    Guernsey Press

    Delay to the Disability and Inclusion Strategy have led to frustration and anger among members of the Guernsey Disability Alliance and these, coupled with a lack of funding, could see it having to withdraw from its active engagement with the team working on the initiative, said its chairman.

  6. Contraflow on St Peter Port's Les Banques

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    One of the three main commuter routes St Peter Port is to have a contraflow in place for three days.

    The States said Les Banques would have the contraflow in both directions between the Longstore and Admiral Park traffic lights from 10:00 from Tuesday, reducing the two north-bound lanes down to a single lane just past the Longstore.

    Drivers have been told to "take extra care through the area in the coming days, and to expect minor delays in the area".

  7. Online abuse ‘expected to rise’ in coming years

    Jersey Evening Post

    Hundreds of reports of online abuse are being made each year, with the number of complaints about offensive material expected to increase, according to States police.

  8. Missed hornet nests 'could mean thousands next year'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Asian hornet
    Image caption: Asian hornets are an "invasive species" which are widespread in France

    Beekeepers in Jersey have warned as few as five remaining Asian hornet nests in the island could lead to thousands next year.

    John De Carteret, from the Jersey Beekeepers' Association, said volunteers would be attempting this evening to advance research into whether hornet queens had begun spreading from established nests.

    Two beekeepers will put on 8mm-thick specialist bee suits, purchased by the States to protect pest controllers from hornet stings, and try to seal the latest discovered nest, in the Bel Royal area - without killing the inhabitants - in order to freeze it.

    Asian hornet suit
    Image caption: The suit was used in the destruction of a nest at the Samares Manor recently

    Mr De Carteret said the frozen nest would be opened and dissected at a later date so teams could study the age of the queens inside.

    By dating the queens, beekeepers would get a better understanding of how long they had to track down remaining nests before queens spread out over the winter, he said.

  9. Aurigny Dorniers 'a price worth paying' for safety

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The debt of airline Aurigny cannot be blamed entirely on the purchase of the Dornier fleet, its chief executive has said.

    The 2018 Budget forecast a loss for the States-owned airline of about £3.6m next year, which some politicians said was down to purchasing the new aircraft.

    However, Mark Darby said the cost would also keep its Alderney service operating safely for the future, and there was no price the provider could put on this.

    He said it was a "price worth paying" despite the debt, as it was operating a "lifeline route" to Alderney - often in poor weather conditions.

    An alternative, he said, would be to put up fares, but, due to a "memorandum of understanding" with the States, the company was restricted on how much it could do this.

  10. Two referred to Royal Court over £270k drugs charges

    Marian McNamee

    Reporter, BBC Channel Islands News

    Two men charged with importing suspected cannabis and MDMA with an estimated street value of about £270,000 have been referred to Jersey's Royal Court.

    No date has set for the hearing of the 64-year-old and 53-year-old.

  11. Plans for first-time buyer homes in St Peter

    BBC Radio Jersey

    States-owned company Andium Homes has submitted plans for 65 houses on fields in St Peter.

    The proposed scheme, which will be opposite the George De Carteret Pub, has been developed with the parish to meet increasing demand of homes for first-time buyers, it said.

    St Peter Constable John Refault said there has been an "unprecedented level of support" for the new homes.

  12. Renowned Jersey breeder gets presidential approval

    Jersey Evening Post

    A world-renowned Jersey cow breeder, who has dedicated more than 50 years to promoting the Island’s special breed, has received a prestigious international dairy industry award.

  13. Number of Asian hornet nests in Jersey rises to 12

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Twelve Asian hornet nests have been found in Jersey, according to the Department of the Environment.

    The latest was found near a property in Bel Royal, St Lawrence.

    So far, all the nests have been tracked by local volunteers and members of the department before being destroyed by pest controllers with specialist equipment.

    However, with the latest nest, volunteers from the Jersey Beekeepers' Association will be attempting to block up the nest, remove it and freeze it with the insects still inside.

    Vice president of the association John De Carteret said they would use it to find out when the new queen hornets might emerge from the remaining nests in the island.

    Asian hornet

    In Guernsey, two nests have been located so far. The latest was a "relatively small" nest in St Pierre du Bois, local beekeepers said.

    Islanders who think they may have seen an Asian hornet are asked to contact the relevant department in Jersey or Guernsey.

    The hornets can kill up to 50 bees a day and wipe out hives.

    Asian hornet
  14. Boxing: Danny Kennedy-Willie Lymond fight called off

    BBC Sport

    One of the Channel Islands' biggest boxing events featuring a Jersey fighter has been called off.

    Jersey boxer Danny Kennedy was due to fight British Champion Willie Lymond in a televised event at Fort Regent in November.

    It's unclear why the organisers have cancelled the event.

    Despite the setback, Kennedy said he was hopeful that he could get his big fight in Jersey next year.

  15. Weather: Murky with rain

    Dan Downs

    Weather Forecaster

    It will stay rather grey and cloudy this afternoon with more patchy rain at times. The wind will gradually ease.

    Maximum temperature: 16C (61F).


    This evening and tonight it will turn increasingly grey and murky through the evening, with further outbreaks of rain possible.

    Whilst these will ease, it will remain murky until dawn.

    Minimum temperature: 16C (61F).

  16. Jersey family loses home in Portuguese fires

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Portuguese fires

    A Jersey family's home equipped with special facilities for their disabled daughter was destroyed by the widespread forest fires in Portugal.

    At least 41 people died after hundreds of fires spread across central and northern areas on Sunday 15 and Monday 16 October.

    In an online appeal for money to replace the equipment, Caryn Le Feuvre-Moore said she had spent decades renovating a property in Vila Seca, only to have it destroyed.

    Her brother, Gerard Le Feuvre, said he was grateful they survived the ordeal where "everything was burnt and shattered".

  17. Jersey 'deserves better than this tower block for the sick'

    Jersey Evening Post

    An ex-Jersey Architecture Commission member has called on Islanders to oppose current plans for a new £450m hospital.

    Christopher McCarthy says he resigned from his position as the sustainable commissioner for the Jersey Architecture Commission – an independent advisory group – so that he could object to the proposals.

  18. 'Dornier fleet' contributed to Aurigny losses, claims deputy

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The increase in Aurigny debt caused by the Alderney to Guernsey and Alderney to Southampton routes is not due to passenger numbers but the buying of the Dornier fleet of aircraft, a States member has said.

    Deputy John Gollop said although the losses for the route were forecast to be about £600,000-£700,000, the total now was closer to £3.2m.

    Mark Darby, CEO of Aurigny, said although the purchasing of the aircraft had led to a higher running cost, passenger numbers declining had played a major factor.

    He added the move to the Dornier was also driven by safety, as the new planes have two pilots to be on board and allowed better training to be carried out in simulations.

    Aurigny dornier
  19. Live German WW2 shell found in Grouville Bay area

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Metal detectorists found a live German shell in the Grouville Bay area last Friday.

    It is thought to be a 75mm high explosive shell and is about 18-20 inches (45-50cm) long.

    Bomb disposal experts said it is currently "inaccessible" due to the tides, but would be re-located and destroyed in a controlled explosion.

    Anyone who comes across anything that could be ammunition is advised to contact the police and not touch it, as it may be dangerous.

    WW2 shell
  20. Vance hails Legg after Guernsey FC win

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Guernsey FC boss Tony Vance has hailed teenage forward Robbie Legg after he scored in his first game of the season in the 2-0 win at East Grinstead Town.

    Legg, 18, came on as a substitute and scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time after Ross Allen had given the Green Lions a 64th-minute lead.

    Robbie Legg

    The win was Guernsey's fourth in five games and lifts them up to 16th in Isthmian League Division One South.

    "This is where he needs to be," Vance told BBC Radio Guernsey.

    "He's fought his way into the group now and trained really well over the last couple of weeks and looks a lot sharper," added Vance of Legg, who made his debut almost two years ago.