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Rob Byrne

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  1. Our coverage across the day

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Our coverage across the Channel Islands has finished for today.

    We'll be back on Thursday 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. 'Executive Head' to oversee two Jersey schools

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Two Jersey secondary schools will have an extra headmaster overseeing their work after a leadership reshuffle by the education department.

    Justin Donovan

    John McGuinness, current head of Grainville will oversee both Grainville and Haute Vallee as 'executive head' with his current deputy taking on the role of head teacher at Grainville.

    Current Deputy Head of Hautlieu will take over as head of Haute Vallee as current head Dave Rowarth is joining the education department to improve the teaching of digital skills.

    Education Chief Officer, Justin Donovan says while this is a new approach for Jersey it is a recognised way to improve a schools performance in the UK.

  3. Brexit could hit fisheries with cost of up to £500,000 in Jersey

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Brexit could cost Jersey's farming and fisheries industry about £500,000 per year according to the States of Jersey.

    Environment Minister, Deputy Steve Luce, says the money is likely to cover any tariffs associated with Britain no longer being a member of the European Union.

    He was speaking during a Brexit debate in the States of Jersey and said it would mainly hit the island's shellfish exports.

  4. Parishes to receive one-off cut of £900,000

    Jersey Evening Post

    Each parish will receive a one-off cut of £900,000 set aside to pay rates bills on States properties this year.

  5. Abuse victim lawyer 'impressed' at care inquiry work

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A lawyer acting for Jersey abuse victims says he is "impressed" by the work done by the States on implementing recommendations from the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry report.

    Alan Collins was responding to a progress report made to the States about the work that's been done since the report was published four months ago.

    While Mr Collins says it shows there's a determination to learn from the report, he cautions that harder things are yet to come.

    Jersey Care Inquiry
    Quote Message: The big challenge is to ensure that Jersey's laws when it comes to child welfare and child protection are fit for the 21st century. Jersey is going to have to work with others post Brexit and that is a major undertaking. from Alan Collins Lawyer for abuse victims
    Alan CollinsLawyer for abuse victims
  6. Weather update: Clear and cool night

    BBC Weather

    A dry evening is on the way, with a cold and clear night.

    Patchy mist and fog could form in the early hours.


    Jersey weather forecast


    Guernsey weather forecast
  7. Regional union boss says 'industrial action' possible

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The regional leader of a union representing 2,500 Jersey workers says his members will consider industrial action to get a better pay deal.

    Unite Regional Secretary Peter Hughes is to campaign against what he sees as pay cuts for island workers.

    He says he's concerned by the "austerity obsessed" Jersey government and says they "won’t be allowed to slash the wages of its workers".

    A spokesman for the States disputed the claims from Mr Hughes and says they have offered to meet to brief him on discussions "so future comments can be more accurate".

    He said: "It is disappointing that a UK representative, who has not been involved in any discussions, has made misleading statements that may worry States of Jersey employees."

  8. David Noakes bailed ahead of 2018 trial

    The creator of a controversial drug has been bailed ahead of a 2018 trial.

    CEO and beneficial owner of the Guernsey-based Immuno Biotech Ltd, David Noakes, 64, today denied charges relating to the manufacture, possession, and sale of products including GcMAF.

    Three others, including Mr Noakes' ex-wife, also denied the charges.

    Mr Noakes also denied money laundering.

    Bailing them, Judge Michael Grieve, QC warned them that failing to attend on 5 November 2018 would constitute a separate offence while the trial may go ahead without them.

    The trial is expected to last up to six weeks, and will take place at Southwark Crown Court.

  9. Admiral Park: Police launch hoax investigation

    BBC Channel Islands News

    Empty car park at Admiral Park, Guernsey

    An investigation has been launched to trace the caller behind the hoax that led to the Waitrose building and car park evacuated this afternoon.

    Staff at the supermarket contacted police after receiving the threat and made the decision to evacuate.

    Earlier, a bomb disposal unit was dispatched to deal with the incident, buses were diverted and traffic was told to avoid the area.

  10. Jersey secondary school has new head teacher

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Stuart Hughes will take over at Haute Vallée School in the new year, leaving his current post as a deputy head at Hautlieu School.

    Head teacher at Haute Vallée secondary school Stuart Hughes
    Quote Message: I see real potential in Haute Vallée to support the development and learning of young people. There are already excellent working relationships between the students and teachers, and the caring nature of the staff means we are extremely well placed to move forward." from Stuart Hughes Incoming head teacher at Haute Vallée School
    Stuart HughesIncoming head teacher at Haute Vallée School
  11. Admiral Park 'threat': What do we know?

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Admiral Park
    • Guernsey Police are still dealing with an incident at Admiral Park
    • A "threat" involving an "alleged device" was made against a store
    • Staff then contacted police and made the decision to evacuate the building
    • A bomb disposal unit is at the scene
    • Motorists have been advised to avoid the area and buses are being diverted
    • Guernsey Police are working to establish where the threat came from. More information is expected later this afternoon
  12. Creator of drug made from human blood to stand trial

    David Noakes
    Image caption: David Noakes stood for election unsuccessfully in Guernsey in 2015.

    The creator of a controversial drug made from human blood will stand trial for risking patient safety to pocket millions from the sale of outlawed medicines.

    David Noakes, 64, is the CEO and beneficial owner of the Guernsey-based Immuno Biotech Ltd.

    He is said to have used the firm to actively promote products containing GcMAF, made using human blood, by holding it out as a cure for a number of illnesses and conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV and autism.

    But products containing GcMAF are thought to cause a significant health risk.

    Noakes appeared at Southwark Crown Court alongside associate Brian Hall, biochemist Emma Ward and ex-wife and distribution firm director Loraine Noakes to deny charges relating to the manufacture, possession and sale of products including the drug.

    The former also denied money laundering in relation to £7m paid into Immuno's Guernsey bank accounts and a further £2m Noakes raked in personally from sales of GcMAF.

    All four will stand trial at the same court next year.

  13. Barclays 'disappointed' by billion pound tax judgement

    Press Association

    A £1.25bn tax ruling by the Supreme Court against a Barclay brothers-owned business has been greeted with both surprise and disappointment by the billionaire twins.

    Sir David and Frederick Barclay, who own Brecqhou, a small island off Sark, said in a statement: "This is a disappointing outcome.

    "Having succeeded in the High Court, the European Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal in a long process lasting over a decade, we are surprised by the Supreme Court's decision.

    "Given the importance of the legal issues and the sums at stake, we felt a duty to pursue this to its ultimate conclusion.

    "To that end, today's decision has provided legal certainty and we can now finally draw a line under this case."

  14. Admiral Park evacuated: Latest from the scene

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Police at Waitrose, Admiral Park

    The car park and premises at Guernsey's Waitrose store at Admiral Park have now been evacuated, after a "threat" involving an "alleged device", police said.

    Guernsey Police said: "The store contacted us, having made the decision to evacuate the building.

    "Our Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is currently in attendance and Guernsey Police are working to establish where the threat came from."

    Guernsey Police have asked people to avoid the area, and buses have been diverted away from the site.

    Police at Waitrose, Admiral Park
  15. Admiral Park likely to remain closed for some time

    Motorists have been advised to avoid Guernsey's Admiral Park while police deal with an ongoing incident.

    Police at Waitrose, Admiral Park