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Summary

  1. Man admits £35k theft from charity
  2. Deputy David de Lisle resigns from education role
  3. Inter-island ferry: Operators can submit their plans
  4. Alderney marks Homecoming Day
  5. Jersey development levy debate 'a waste of time'
  6. Liberation inter-island trip cancelled
  7. More news, sport, travel and weather from 07:00 on Monday

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By Rob England

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our coverage across the week

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Our coverage across the Channel Islands has finished for this week.

    We'll be back on Monday from 07:00 with the latest news, weather, travel and sport.

    Don't forget BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One at 22:30 and to get the latest news for your area from the BBC.

    We hope you enjoy your weekend.

  2. Top Guernsey civil servant resigns

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    One of the most senior civil servants working for the States of Guernsey has left his job unexpectedly.

    Chris Williams, chief secretary to the Committee for Economic Development announced he was leaving earlier on Friday.

    In a statement the States of Guernsey chief executive, Paul Whitfield, says he cannot comment on the reason why Mr Williams is leaving.

    He said he will be replaced by Steve Wakelin, the current chief strategy and policy officer for the States of Guernsey.

    Mr Whitfield says this is an interim appointment and will help ensure continuity within the department until a permanent replacement can be appointed.

  3. Staying dry with clear spells into tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will probably stay stay dry with clear spells.

    The winds will continue to ease and it will turn chilly in some sheltered locations.

    Minimum Temperature: 5C (41F)

    weather

    Tomorrow the odd shower is possible but for most it will be a dry day with sunny intervals, and with much lighter winds.

    Maximum Temperature: 8C (46F)

  4. Tweet on the Beat: Novel approach to Christmas decorations

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Police's Criminal Investigations Department is currently investigating 10 sexual offences, 14 burglaries and seven fraud cases.

    So it's no surprise they had to find a quick solution to decorating their Christmas tree.

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  5. £4.55m found for Fort demolition

    Jersey Evening Post

    Decaying and dangerous sections of Fort Regent – some of which have been derelict for almost three decades – are finally to be removed after ministers found millions of pounds to tackle an issue that has plagued Jersey politics for years.

  6. Jersey nightclub fined £50k for anti-social behaviour

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The Havana nightclub has been fined £50,000 by Jersey's Licensing Assembly after "anti-social behaviour and disorder" from its patrons.

    The case was brought by the Attorney General to the assembly due to concerns from the States of Jersey Police Licensing Unit.

    Officers said "a disproportionate amount of police resources" had to be assigned to the club, on Halkett street in St Helier.

    The Bailiff and Jurats heard between 22 May 2016 and 25 March 2017 there were 12 incidents of drunk and disorderly behaviour by the club's patrons.

    As opposed to suspending or removing the club's license, a larger fine was imposed by the assembly.

    A report on the hearing said further penalties were not put in place as there had been "considerable improvement" in management since the case was first brought to court in June 2017.

  7. Tweet on the Beat: Fraud, shoplifting and a knuckle duster

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Police are live tweeting the actions, incidents and activities their officers come across during an average working Friday.

    This is running from 15:00 today to 03:00 tomorrow morning. So far we've found out that:

    • D shift are dealing with a sudden death, suspected drink driver and a report of shoplifting
    • The financial crime team are investigating 29 cases including money laundering, fraud, bribery and corruption
    • Officers at the port examined a container of freight imported from Portsmouth
    • Two people have been arrested including one on suspicion of assault and another in possession of a knuckle duster

    That is after less than an hour of the 12-hour live tweeting marathon.

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  8. Who has the best BBC Christmas jumper?

    BBC Channel Islands News

    It's the most wonderful time of the year, and it's up to you to decide - which of your BBC Channel Islands teams have the best Christmas jumpers?

    jersey
    Image caption: BBC Jersey
    Guernsey
    Image caption: BBC Guernsey

    You can send your choice to us here.

  9. Alderney is easing itself free from the blight of plastics

    Guernsey Press

    Alderney has been confirmed as the second plastic-free community by Surfers Against Sewage.

  10. Russia a 'risk' to undersea cables, defence chief warns

    BBC News UK

    The UK's most senior military officer has warned of a new threat posed by Russia to communications and internet cables that run under the sea.

    A ship dragging its anchor cut three undersea internet cables connecting the Channel Islands to the UK last year, resulting in slower internet connections and phone problems across the islands.

    Internet cables connecting the Channel Islands and the UK

    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, the chief of the defence staff, said Britain and Nato needed to prioritise protecting the lines of communication.

    He said it would "immediately and potentially catastrophically" hit the economy if they were cut or disrupted.

    Nato had prioritised the protection of the cables "in response to the threat posed by the modernisation of the Russian navy, both nuclear and conventional submarines and ships", he said.

  11. Guernsey Police begin 'tweeting on the beat'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    For the next 12 hours Guernsey Police officers will be live tweeting their work.

    Called #tweetonthebeat, officers will share what they are doing, calls they receive and the work they do between 15:00 and 03:00.

    You can follow their actions on the Guernsey Police twitter account.

    View more on twitter
  12. Children's commissioner appointed in Jersey

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A children's commissioner has been appointed in Jersey following the recommendations of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry.

    Deborah McMillan is a former director of children’s services in the UK, police officer and teacher.

    Ms McMillan is due to start her role in January 2018.

    Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, described the position as intended to "influence widespread positive change for children" in Jersey.

    Deborah McMillan
    Image caption: Jersey's new Children's Commissioner, Deborah McMillan
    Quote Message: I do not underestimate the challenges that the Office of the Children’s Commissioner will face, but I am determined to use my term of office wisely to drive real improvements in children’s lives and in particular those most vulnerable who are in need of care, protection and support. from Deborah McMillan Children's Commissioner, Jersey
    Deborah McMillanChildren's Commissioner, Jersey

    The position was originally proposed in the final report of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry panel, released in July.

  13. Sure warns customers about scam email

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    People in Guernsey are being warned of a scam email claiming to come from the mobile network provider Sure.

    The company said a variety of emails with similar messages have been sent to islanders, asking them to verify their account details.

    Emails may suggest you have pending messages yet to be delivered to your inbox, or that your account settings are of out date.

    Sure says it would not ask for your user name or password if you're already logged in, and would not ask for details like this via email.

  14. Road closed until Monday due to electricity cable fault

    A road in St Peter Port will be closed until Monday as crews continue to fix a fault in an electricity cable, the States said.

    The fault caused homes to lose power earlier in the week.

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  15. BreakingMan admits £35k theft from charity

    Alison Moss

    BBC Channel Islands News

    A man has admitted stealing more than £35,000 from Jersey's Royal British Legion.

    Dominic Egre, 43, took the money over nine years, Jersey's Royal Court heard.

    He has been remanded on bail, and is due to be sentenced on 2 February.

  16. Resigned deputy 'uncomfortable for some time'

    Simon Fairclough

    Guernsey Political Reporter

    Deputy David De Lisle has said he resigned from Guernsey's Committee for Education Sport and Culture because he was "uncomfortable" with the direction the committee had been taking "for some time".

    He submitted his resignation to the Bailiff on Thursday.

    An election for a new appointment to the Education, Sport and Culture Committee is likely to be held at the January States meeting.

    It comes only a few days after Deputy John Gollop was elected, unopposed, to the committee - filling the vacancy left by Vice President Carl Meerveld.

    Deputy Meerveld's former post has been filled by Deputy Andrea Dudley-Owen, a decision made at the last States meeting of the year on Thursday.

  17. Inter-island ferry firm 'could be announced by January'

    BBC Channel Islands News

    A Jersey politician has said the decision on which company will run the new inter-island ferry service in the Channel Islands could be announced by the end of January.

    The tender process inviting businesses to put their names forward to operate the route opened earlier today.

    Nine businesses have already put their names forward to run it.

    The chosen company will run day-trips between the islands from April or May to the end of September, starting next year.

    Senator Lyndon Farnham, who is overseeing the Jersey side of the project, thinks it will be a "quick process".

  18. Chamber of Commerce welcomes new committee president

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The President of Guernsey's Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the new president of the Committee for Economic Development.

    Deputy Charles Parkinson was nominated by the States this week after the resignation of Peter Ferbrache last month.

    He resigned after a probe into £300,000 being paid to a law firm bearing his name, which he said he had "not earned a penny" from.

    Martyn Dorey, from Guernsey Chamber of Commerce, said he is pleased Deputy Parkinson wants to diversify Guernsey's economy.

    Quote Message: Charles made a big decision to go back into politics a few years ago and one of the things I think Charles wanted to make a difference to is economics. So here we are, Charles is back in front line politics. from Martyn Dorey Guernsey Chamber of Commerce
    Martyn DoreyGuernsey Chamber of Commerce
  19. Late departure for Commodore Clipper

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The Commodore Clipper is running on a revised timetable after being delayed getting into Portsmouth, according to Condor.

    Having departed one hour and 47 minutes late, the Clipper sailed at 10:47 and is due to arrive in Jersey at 19:00.

    The service will then leave at 21:00 for Guernsey, arriving at 23:00 before departing again at 00:20 for Portsmouth - returning to dock at 07:50.

    Condor said weather conditions were expected to improve throughout the day.

    Commodore Clipper
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  20. Shop 'may have been hit by vehicle'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident where the front of a shop in St Peter Port may have been damaged by a vehicle.

    It happened on Mill Street at Boutique Red some time between 20:00 on 7 December and 08:30 on 8 December.

    Officers said a large section of wood was seen hanging from the front of the shop.