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By Ryan Morrison

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  1. Our live coverage

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Our coverage across the Channel Islands has finished for today.

    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. 'Buyer beware' signs up at coastal car parks

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    A States of Guernsey sign warning against buying cars from coastal car parks

    People the world over like to pull up and enjoy seaside views in their cars, but in Guernsey some seem to have taken to perusing a selection of second-hand vehicles as well.

    But from today would-be car buyers are being warned by The States of Guernsey in an initiative to try and stop vehicles being left for sale in coastal car parks. The sign above is at Bulwer Avenue, in St Sampson.

    There were four vehicles for sale in the car park too.

    Car for sale in coastal car park
  3. Visitor figures ‘a little step in the right direction'

    Guernsey Press

    LinkImproving visitor statistics are just a ‘little step in the right direction’, according to the president of Economic Development.

  4. Evening weather: Occasional light rain or drizzle

    BBC Weather

    Becoming breezy across the Channel Islands, as the cloud thickens to bring occasional light rain or drizzle, especially later tonight. Minimum Temperature: 10C (50F)

    Jersey

    Jersey Weather

    Guernsey

    Jersey weather
  5. Guernsey tax expert 'frustrated and appalled' at Paradise Papers reporting

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey Tax advisor Graham Parrott says he's frustrated and appalled by the way the findings revealed as part of the Paradise Papers story are being reported.

    The Paradise Papers include 13.4m documents featuring details of offshore funds used by celebrities, politicians and multinational companies.

    He says using off-shore companies to minimise tax is perfectly legal but the reputation damage to the islands is unavoidable.

    Quote Message: We've been here before and you find yourself thinking 'ultimately we're going to be shut down', that is a stated aim whatever it means. The fact this is out there cannot be good. from Graham Parrott Tax advisor
    Graham ParrottTax advisor
  6. Investigation starts into Jersey's new hospital plans

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    An investigation into plans for Jersey's new general hospital started today and is led by independent planning inspector Philip Staddon.

    It is common for any large government planning project to face an independent inspection and the hospital project is expected to cost more than £400m.

    Health Minister, Senator Andrew Green, said the inspection won't be a problem unless the inspector rejects the plans. He says that will lead to them having to start again and could see more patients being sent to the UK for treatment.

    Jersey Hospital
  7. iPhone thief traced by victim's boyfriend

    Jersey Evening Post

    A man who picked up an iPhone 7 that had been left on a bus has been fined £750 and ordered to pay compensation equivalent to the cost of a new one.

  8. 'More education needed' to encourage voting

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A Guernsey politician says rather than introduce compulsory voting, the States should better educate people on the importance of voting.

    Deputy Richard Graham was responding to calls for compulsory voting by Deputy Barry Paint. He says the island needs automatic voter registration and to explain why people should vote.

    Deputy Richard Graham
    Quote Message: "You get the government you deserve, you get the government you vote for and you also get the government you don't vote for." from Deputy Richard Graham
    Deputy Richard Graham
  9. Minister wants to put 'people first' in Waterfront plans

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's planning minister says he want to put people first and buildings second when revising rules around building on the St Helier waterfront.

    Deputy Steve Luce says a series of workshops on the subject are looking at how the town and the waterfront are connected.

    Deputy Luce says the current waterfront plans may need to be adjusted to that the island gets the best deal possible.

    Deputy Steve Luce
    Quote Message: Lets see the ways the area is going to work and build around that. Lets not put the buildings in first and then suddenly realise that's a shame we put that building there as we could have had a view or could have had a bridge. from Deputy Steve Luce Planning Minister
    Deputy Steve LucePlanning Minister
  10. Automatic voter registration 'needed for Guernsey'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Deputy Richard Graham says while he doesn't support compulsory voting more does need to be done to increase the number of people registering to vote.

    He says he would not support calls by Deputy Barry Paint to make voting compulsory as turnout is already over 70% in Guernsey and more in Sark.

    Deputy Graham said: "If we have a problem it is that there are too many people eligible to vote that aren't registered to vote.

    "I would support any initiative that brought about automatic insertion of anybody aged 16 to be eligible to vote."

    States of Guernsey
  11. Hundreds of knitted poppies on show in Jersey's market

    BBC Radio Jersey

    An exhibition of 1,700 hand knitted poppies are on display in Jersey's central market from today.

    The work was inspired by the sweeping wave of red ceramic poppies at the Tower of London a few years ago.

    Thousands of handmade poppies, some carefully crafted into wreaths, have been attached to the recently refurbished fountain in the central market.

    Knitted poppies
    Knitted Poppies
  12. Uber-style airline taking bookings, without app

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Waves single-engine Cessna 208 Caravan
    Image caption: Waves plans to operate it's "air-taxi service" between Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney, in a single-engine Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft

    An Uber-style airline based in Guernsey promoting itself as a "technology company" is taking bookings from customers but is yet to launch the mobile app crucial to its business.

    Waves' CEO Nick Magliochetti said in September the firm was a technology company trying to make aviation better.

    The app is not yet available to the public, and the company was unable to give a date for its launch.

    It said it had made the decision to offer public flights, bookable by email or over the telephone, because of the "large demand" for the service.

    Waves was granted permission to carry passengers in the Channel Islands in September.

  13. Alleged Paradise Papers hack investigated by Jersey police

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    States of Jersey Police are investigating an alleged hack on law firm Appleby that showed how celebrities, politicians and multinational companies use offshore jurisdictions to avoid tax.

    The documents, known as the Paradise Papers, revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens.

    The leak included more than 13m documents and was sent to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

    Appleby Jersey

    Appleby has offices in 10 jurisdictions including Jersey and Guernsey. The company says the data was hacked from its computers.

    It says the hackers did such a careful job that a forensic investigation by a team of experts couldn't find any evidence that any data had been released.

    The company says in a statement: "We wish to reiterate that our firm was not the subject of a leak but of a serious criminal act. This was an illegal computer hack."

    States of Jersey Police confirmed they were contacted by the Jersey-based Appleby office regarding the apparent breach and data theft.

    They said an investigation was ongoing as to whether any offences had been committed in Jersey.

  14. Police dealing with more mental health welfare cases

    Jersey Evening Post

    The number of mental health-related welfare incidents that the States police have dealt with so far this year is up on 2016, new figures show.

  15. Paradise Papers: 'No Guernsey approach'

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Boats in St Peter Port, Guernsey

    Guernsey's most senior politician says the island's government has not been approached by the consortium of journalists behind the release of the secret files detailing the tax activities of the wealthy and famous.

    Deputy Gavin St Pier said the States had "not received a single approach" by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) following "the theft of data from Appleby".

    He said: "Guernsey is a leading financial centre that meets every international standard of transparency and information exchange.

    "We apply strict controls to ensure the island is not used by money launderers and that EU and UK Sanctions lists are enforced."

    Jersey police have confirmed they are investigating an alleged hack on Appleby, the offshore law firm with offices there and in neighbouring Guernsey.

    The release of the files comes at a sensitive time for the Crown Dependencies, which face the prospect of being included in a new consolidated EU tax blacklist, expected next month.

  16. Zero tax 'doesn't equal tax dodging' says Jersey Finance head

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens.

    The leak, dubbed the Paradise Papers, contains 13.4m documents, mostly from one leading firm in offshore finance.

    Head of Jersey Finance, Geoff Cook, says this doesn't mean those companies are tax dodging or that the people behind them don't pay tax.

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  17. Tidal flood warnings for Channel Islands

    BBC Weather

    Flood warnings have been issued for the Channel Islands as high tides are due to hit at the same time as strong winds.

    In Guernsey tides of 9.7m and force six westerly winds could lead to debris on the west coast this evening (20:02) and Tuesday morning (08:20).

    Jersey Met says there will be the potential for debris being thrown on to roads along the island's South Coast tomorrow morning as tides of 11.4m hit at 08:12.

  18. O'Sullivan reflects on best year

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Great Britain archer Lucy O'Sullivan says 2017 has been her best year ever.

    The 27-year-old compound shooter from Jersey made the last 32 of the World Championship last month and will shoot at the World Cup events in 2018.

    "I've gone from strength to strength," she told BBC Radio Jersey.

    Lucy O'Sullivan

    "I feel like this is the comeback year, I've done the best at the World Championships that I've ever done and I've been asked to go to the World Cups next year to improve my world ranking."

    Next year's World Cup events will be in China, Turkey, the United States and Germany.

    "I cannot wait for 2018 now. Come 2018 I'll be back on it and I'm already planning for the World Cup," she added.

    "Great Britain want somebody in the finals of the World Cups and hopefully that can be a Jersey girl."

  19. Law officers deciding over Rebelo murder prosecution

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Law officers in Jersey are deciding whether to prosecute a 58-year-old man in relation to the death of a woman in St Helier seven months ago.

    Ana Rebelo, 51, was found strangled on 4 April in a flat in Victoria Street St Helier.

    A spokesperson for the police said the report had gone to the Law Officers' Department and they were waiting for their decision on whether to prosecute.

    The spokeswoman said it could take a few months.

    Ana Rebelo
  20. Priaulx's title hopes reignited after Shanghai win

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Andy Priaulx hopes of a World Endurance Championship title are still alive after he and teammate Harry Tincknell led their class for second race of the season in China.

    The pair, who drive for the Ford Chip Ganassi team, in the LMGTE Pro class, finished 14th overall, 11 seconds and one place ahead of their nearest rivals.

    Andy Priaulx

    The win moves them up to third in the overall standings for their class, seven-and-a-half points behind the leaders.

    "We didn't have the fastest car, we didn't have the slowest car, but we did a perfect race with pit stops, and no mistakes in any of the stints," Priaulx said.

    "We go to Bahrain with a seven-and-a-half point deficit to the championship leader. We need to win the race and then we have won the championship. It is all back on and fingers crossed we can do it."