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By Rob Byrne

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  1. Christmas lights stolen from St Peter Port properties

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Christmas lights

    Guernsey Police are investigating the theft of Christmas lights from properties in St Peter Port.

    They were stolen from homes in Guelles Lane between 16 and 17 December.

    If you have any information you are being asked to contact police or Crimestoppers, anonymously.

    Christmas lights
  2. Jersey's Gold Coast 2018 medal hopes

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Jersey have finalised their 2018 Commonwealth Games team, with 32 sports men and women picked to compete in the Gold Coast next April.

    The best hopes for a medal could well be in fullbore shooting - the last event Jersey made the podium back in 1990.

    Barry le Cheminant

    Barry le Cheminant, who led the event for two of the three days of competition four years ago, is again selected and will shoot on the same range in Brisbane as he made his Jersey debut back in 1982.

    Meanwhile former British discus champion Zane Duquemin represents another medal hope as part of the island's two-man athletics team - he finished eighth in discus and ninth in shot put at Glasgow 2014.

    Jersey's bowlers have come close to medals in the last few games - in 2014 the women's pairs lost out on a bronze medal but a single shot, so they could well push for a podium place next April.

  3. Jersey Uefa bid: FA decision will have a 'massive effect'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's hopes of becoming an international nation have been dealt a blow by not getting the backing of the Football Association (FA).

    Former Aston Villa manager Brian Little (right) led Jersey to their last Muratti victory over Guernsey in 2016
    Image caption: Former Aston Villa manager Brian Little (right) led Jersey to their last Muratti victory over Guernsey in 2016

    Jersey FA President Phil Austin says the governing body has written to the Jersey FA saying it will not be backing its attempt to join Uefa.

    "It will have a massive effect," Mr Austin says.

    "Had England have supported our application I think a lot of other Uefa members would have followed England but the fact that they haven't, people are entitled to look and say, well, 'If England haven't supported Jersey, why should we?'"

  4. Travel: Delays at all island airports

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Fog is causing delays at Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney airports this morning.

    Some outgoing London flights were able to get out earlier, but there are delays across the board currently.

    Check the latest in Guernsey and Jersey.

    Any mist and fog is due to clear the islands this afternoon.

    Yesterday, thousands were hit as fog disrupted flights at London airports.

  5. St John progress in Trinity Shield

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    St John have eased their way through to the last eight of the Trinity Shield after a 4-1 win at St Ouen.

    Jason de Andrade scored a hat-trick for the victors, who will now face St Lawrence in Saturday's quarter-finals.

    The Trinity Shield is the oldest competition in Channel Island football, with Jersey-born players competing for the parish they were either born in or reside.

    Trinity Shield

    Trinity Shield quarter-finals (all 13:00 GMT kick-offs):

    St Clement v Grouville (Les Quennevais)

    St Saviour v St Brelade (St Brelade)

    Trinity v St Peter (Les Quennevais)

    St Lawrence v St John (Airport)

  6. Payroll giving: Call for States to sign up

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A Jersey charity which benefits from payroll giving says more should be done to make sure the States is part of the scheme.

    The system allows anyone who pays income tax to give regular tax free donations to charities and good causes of their choice.

    The States changed its policy in 2016 so people in Jersey could take part.

    But Melissa Nobrega, from charity Caring Cooks, said if the States signed up to the idea it could mean a huge rise in the number of people contributing towards charities.

    "It's a really different and unique opportunity. Seven-and-a-half thousand employees would have the opportunity to give to the charity of their choice."

    The States is yet to comment.

  7. Mist and fog clearing this afternoon

    Dan Downs

    Weather Forecaster

    A bit of light rain and drizzle around at first, some mist and fog patches.

    There will be a bit of brightness coming through, particularly into the afternoon.

    Temperatures reaching 12 C (54F).

    Dan Downs presents the Channel Islands weather forecast
  8. Travel: Fog delays at Guernsey Airport

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    There are delays across the board at Guernsey Airport this morning. So far, the situation looks slightly better in Jersey.

    It will be a cloudy, misty, mild and murky start to the day. The good news is there are some brighter spells expected to develop during the afternoon.

    The island airports face their busiest week of travel in the lead up to Christmas.

  9. FA not backing Jersey Uefa bid - official says

    Naomi Dunning

    BBC Radio Jersey, Reporter

    The English FA is not backing Jersey's bid to become a member of Uefa, a Jersey official says.

    Jersey and Guernsey footballers playing in their annual Muratti match

    Jersey FA President Phil Austin and Sir Philip Bailhache visited The Football Association at Wembley earlier this month to ask them to back their bid.

    But they say they have received a letter telling them that the support won't be given.

    Jersey would be the sixth-smallest nation in Uefa by population if they were to have their application approved, ahead of San Marino, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Faroe Islands and Andorra.

    BBC Jersey has approached The FA, and is yet to hear back on the decision.

  10. 'Cheaper' three school option put forward

    Mark Inchley

    BBC Channel Islands News

    There's a move to bring together the five key providers of post-16 education in Guernsey.

    States of Guernsey education graphic

    Former education vice-president Carl Meerveld wants next month's education debate to include more options for young people over the age of 16.

    Deputy Meerveld resigned less than three weeks' ago over a controversial PR campaign aimed at gathering support for the committee's three school model.

    He wants the College of Further Education, the GTA University Centre, the Sixth Form Centre, The Institute of Health and Social Care Studies and the Guernsey University Working Party to form a working group to look into the options.

    He also outlines plans to reduce the overall capital costs from £110m to just under £70m.

  11. Minister: Lifeboat questions 'unanswered'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's environment minister says he is not sure what will happen when a petition calling for an independent lifeboat for the island is presented to the States.

    St Helier lifeboat

    A committee campaigning for an independent vessel says it will hand in the document in January.

    Deputy Steve Luce has met with the panel, who split from the RNLI after a dispute.

    He says the move by the committee could lead for further calls for a public inquiry.

    "I've indicated that I'm looking at the possibility of some sort of inquiry to find out where we are."

    He added there were "a lot of questions" that people wanted answering.