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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our coverage across the Channel Islands has finished for today.

    We'll be back on Thursday 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.

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    Video caption: Dive-bombing gull rehomed to Minquiers

    Gulliver was captured humanely by the JSPCA and taken to the small islands

  3. Yacht salvage attempt 'suspended'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A salvage operation to remove the remains of a 20m (66ft) yacht submerged at the bottom of St Aubin's Bay has been "suspended", Ports of Jersey have said.

    A spokesman said the decision came from the head of the salvage operation, and further information would be available tomorrow.

    Vessels from as far afield as Belgium were due to be involved in the recovery attempt.

    The vessel sank halfway between Corbiere and Beauport last month, after hitting a buoy.

    The men on board were rescued by the fire service's inshore rescue boat.

  4. Lottery jackpot claimed by anonymous Guernsey winner

    The top prize in the Channel Islands Christmas Lottery of just over £1m "went to an individual who wants to remain anonymous", organisers have said.

    The second and third prize, £100,000 and £25,000 respectively, still haven’t been claimed.

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  5. Health appeals to islanders for help with 'winter pressures'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Patients who are ill ahead of scheduled operations in Guernsey and Alderney are being asked to let their medical professionals know.

    Guernsey Hospital

    Last minute postponements due to illness are a "significant problem", affecting the availability of theatre and clinic facilities, according to the Committee for Health and Social Care.

    Director of Hospital Services Jan Coleman is urging people to speak up in advance, so other patients can be operated on.

    "We would ask patients to let us know if they are unwell and are unable to attend for their operation or outpatient clinic so that these can be given to another patient, who is equally in need of these services."

    In order to discharge patients in a timely manner, she is also asking that patients are collected promptly on the day of discharge to free up available beds during the busier winter months.

  6. Constable calls for more public art in St Helier

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The Constable of St Helier says he wants to see more public art and community facilities around town.

    Simon Crowcroft said in recent years money earmarked for public art projects had been "used for other things" such as community parks.

    "That's a debate worth having", he said. "Whether people living on an estate for example want to have a sculpture, or actually want a new playground".

    At today's Roads Committee meeting in St Helier, plans were announced for a new children's play area in People's Park - which was given £60,000 by the nearby Westmount development.

    Constable Crowcroft, who chairs the committee, said members would like to see this kind of money used for both types of projects in the future.

  7. 'Ugly' box to be removed 'in new year' minister says

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    An electricity box criticised for being placed in the middle of a newly refurbished street in St Helier will be removed "some time in the new year" the minister for infrastructure has said.

    Deputy Eddie Noel said his department was asked to put in the supply to allow better power access to a food vendor, who operates in the space at Charing Cross once a week.

    Subsequently Jersey's Environment Minister, Deputy Steve Luce, expressed concerns the box was not "enhancing" the public space.

    Deputy Noel said officers had "tried to be helpful" by installing the supply, but the move had "backfired".

    He added, parish officials had not asked where the box would be placed.

    Following today's St Helier Parish Roads Committee, Constable Simon Crowcroft said he would have turned down the works if he had known where the "ugly junction box" needed to be.

  8. More cloud and mist on the way

    Alex Osborne

    BBC Weather

    It will remain mostly cloudy through the evening with some patchy drizzle for a time and fog patches.

    Tomorrow will be another rather cloudy day with mist and hill fog.

    Alex Osborne presents the Channel Islands weather forecast
  9. Not guilty verdict in historic abuse trial

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A Jersey man accused of historic sex abuse has been found not guilty on all counts.

    Lester Charles Quenault, 78, was accused of assaulting two girls during the 1970s at his farm.

    He denied the charges in the trial at Jersey's Royal Court.

  10. Santa emails for some Guernsey help

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Santa's been in touch with Guernsey's States to help him put together some contingency plans in case his present deliveries go awry.

    Apparently last year the reindeer weren't performing too well after over indulging on Guernsey gache and carrots.

    Santa's ho-ho-hoping Guernsey's Traffic and Highway Services will make sure everything goes smoothly this time round.

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  11. We wish you a Merry Christmas - from Jersey to Uganda

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

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    Video caption: Jersey class wishes Ugandan school 'Merry Christmas'

    This class of Jersey school children from Grouville Primary School have been spreading some festive cheer in Uganda, over the internet.

    This skype song is part of a learning initiative with Mifumi Primary School, in eastern Uganda, organised by charity MPS (Jersey) Uganda.

  12. 'Ugly junction box' could be removed from St Helier street

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    An "ugly" electrical supply box in Charing Cross, St Helier, could be removed, the parish constable has said.

    Simon Crowcroft responded to concerns from Jersey's environment minister, who said it was not "appropriate" in the public space, which was recently developed.

    The constable said he agreed with the minister.

    Charing Cross
    Quote Message: "The parish wanted an electrical supply, but the Department for Infrastructure who are doing the scheme never came back to us and said 'well in order to have an electrical supply you've got to have an ugly junction box', if they'd said that we would have said: 'we'll skip the supply.'" from Constable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft
    Constable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft

    The constable added there was "clearly a need for better communication" with the department over the issue, and mistakes should be dealt with "as soon as possible".

    But, despite the concerns over the box, the constable said open spaces in St Helier were in "good hands".

  13. 'Constructive' meeting between politicians and former crew

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    A committee looking at setting up an independent lifeboat service in St Helier says it has had a positive meeting with senior Jersey politicians.

    The island's chief minister and others met with the Jersey Independent Lifeboat Service Committee on Tuesday.

    The committee was set up by former St Helier lifeboat crew members who split from the RNLI after a dispute.

    Quote Message: It was a constructive meeting. We explained where we were coming from, our plans for a carefully structured institution and for a temporary all-weather lifeboat whilst we organise the purchase of a new boat.
    Quote Message: We were pleased to assure the ministers of the strength of feeling and financial support in the island for an independent lifeboat. We confirmed that we were making excellent progress with the petition which will be lodged with the States in January.” from Jersey Independent Lifeboat Service Committee
    Jersey Independent Lifeboat Service Committee
  14. Pupils wish Uganda school a merry Christmas

    BBC Radio Jersey

    School children in Uganda and Jersey have been learning about each others' cultures over the internet.

    The six-week initiative saw the 10 and 11 year olds at Grouville Primary School singing to their peers at Mifumi Primary School over skype.

    The hour-long live session also saw the two sets of pupils asking questions to each other about their favourite subjects and food.

    It was organised by MPS (Jersey) Uganda, a local charity which has supported the eastern Ugandan school for more than 20 years.

    Pupils speak to their fellow students in Uganda over Skype
    Quote Message: The best bit was the songs, especially the traditional one that the children in Uganda sang. Being able to speak to children like us and ask them questions has brought our projects to life and I definitely want to visit Africa one day.” from Kaitlyn Betambo, 10
    Kaitlyn Betambo, 10
  15. Guernsey football clubs burgled

    Tyler Allen

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey Police are urging clubs and businesses in the island to make sure their buildings are secure after two local football clubs were burgled overnight on Monday.

    Cash was stolen from Rangers Football Club in St Andrews and Northfield in Grand Fort Road was also broken in to but nothing is thought to have been stolen.

    Anyone with information is being asked to contact Guernsey Police.

  16. Chief minister meets with former lifeboat crew

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    St Helier lifeboat

    Senator Ian Gorst and other ministers met with members of the steering committee of the Jersey Independent Lifeboat Service yesterday.

    The committee was set up by the St Helier lifeboat crew, who split from the RNLI stemming from a dispute over sacked station coxswain Andy Hibbs.

    Ministers were updated on the work of the committee on setting up an independent station and "to discuss matters of common concern", a spokesman said.

    The committee described talks as "constructive" and said it would be lodging a petition with the States in January.

  17. Million pound ticket 'yet to claimed'

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Organisers of yesterday's Channel Islands Christmas lottery say no-one has yet claimed its £1,008,410 top prize.

    The ticket was sold in Guernsey, organiser Oliver Tracey says.

    If you've got the winning 4045047 ticket, what are you waiting for?

    Christmas lottery winning numbers