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  1. Our coverage across the day

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Our coverage across the Channel Islands has finished for today.

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

    You can sign up to get the latest news for your area from the BBC.

  2. One of only two £250 fox fur collars stolen

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a fox fur collar worth £250 was stolen.

    The collar is grey with black tips running through it and is believed to be one of only two in Jersey.

    It was stolen from a display stand in the Marc2 shoe store on Bath Street, St Helier, between 16:05 and 16:08 on Tuesday, 19 December.

  3. Aurigny musical instrument policy 'disasterous'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A musician says those travelling on Aurigny flights to the UK could get a "nasty shock" because of changes to the airline's policy on carrying instruments.


    Andrew Laurence-King, who travels around the world with a variety of different harps, said he used to be able to retrieve his instrument from staff on disembarking the aircraft.

    Now, he says, Aurigny have changed this policy so all larger instruments must be retrieved on from the baggage reclaim with other items stored in the hold.

    Mr King says this is unacceptable, and will leave fragile instruments "vulnerable to mishandling by baggage staff".

    But Aurigny say the new policy, which has not yet been published on their website, is in line with "current regulations and requirements" they must comply with as an airline.

    A spokesman said: "Under this policy, musical instruments that travel in the aircraft hold can only be collected in the baggage reclaim area.

    "This rule applies to all hold baggage items, and is to meet current UK customs and security requirements, which must be followed at all times."

  4. A look into Alderney's past

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Alderney Tourism have given us a window into the past with this image of Fort Albert from the Old Harbour.

    The Old Harbour is now Braye Beach.

    Fort Albert from the Old Harbour.

    Alderney Tourism did not have a date for when the picture was taken.

  5. Hail in St Ouen - a late white Christmas?

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A sudden burst of hail this afternoon across Jersey has made it appear like the island has joined parts of the UK in having a belated white Christmas.

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    Video caption: Hail see in the parish of St Ouen

    Did you see the hail? Send in your pictures to us here.

  6. Brexit overshadows retail in Jersey over Christmas

    Freddie Miller

    Broadcast Journalist BBC Radio Jersey

    A Jersey retailer saw a last minute increase in sales before Christmas, but says people are not spending as much due to fears over Brexit.

    Gerald Voisin said his family named King Street store in St Helier enjoyed a "very busy" couple of weeks before Christmas.

    But added 2017 had been a "difficult year" for traders in Jersey and the UK.

    Quote Message: The growth in online retail has slowed very considerably. Some online retailers have struggled, others have even gone bankrupt. The trouble is with all of this uncertainty, it's not good for the consumer and we have that in Jersey as well as in the UK." from Gerald Voisin
    Gerald Voisin
  7. Carers Guernsey to launch in new year

    Guernsey Press

    A new charity dedicated to improving the lives of Guernsey’s 4,000 carers will launch in the new year.

  8. Café owner describes unease after break-in

    Jersey Evening Post

    A cafe owner has described the disturbing feeling of knowing someone has burgled her property after thieves broke in and stole money from her establishment’s till in the early hours of Christmas Eve.

  9. Road to reopen after emergency works on water main

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Ville Baudu in the Vale will reopen from 14:30.

    A States spokesman said emergency works by Guernsey Water on a burst water main are expected to be completed in the next hour.

  10. L'Ancresse Common excavations planned

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Work to excavate more of Guernsey's L'Ancresse Common will start in 2018, archaeologists have said.

    They believe mounds on the east end of the common could be Bronze Age barrow graves, but say further digging is needed.

    Phil De Jersey said teams would also be hoping to look at a "mostly destroyed monument" on the west side of the common.

    L'Ancresse Common
  11. Guernsey's sporting highlights of the year

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A look back at some of the key sporting moments in Guernsey from 2017.

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    Video caption: We look back at some of the key sporting moments in Guernsey from 2017.
  12. Condor Rapide delays predicted tomorrow

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Condor Rapide

    Condor Ferries has changed tomorrow's timetable due to predicted delays to the Rapide service from Jersey to St Malo.

    A spokesman said this was because of high wind speeds caused by a storm front due to move through the English Channel.

    The St Malo to Jersey service will now depart at 17:30 (16:30 Jersey time), arriving at 17:50, and is due to return at 18:35, arriving at 20:55 (French time).

    It follows the cancellations of the Condor Liberation's sailings tomorrow.

    You can see the latest updates from Condor here.

  13. Condor Liberation sailings cancelled tomorrow

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Poor sea conditions have caused Condor Ferries to cancel their Liberation services from Poole to the Channel Islands tomorrow.

    A spokesman said conditions were expected to be "above safe and legal operating limits".

    Condor Liberation
  14. The latest from the BBC's Weather Watchers

    BBC Weather Watchers

    La tonelle

    Chris Cumulus in Guernsey captured this dramatic scene at La Tonelle this morning.

    You can sign up to be a BBC Weather Watcher in the Channel Islands here.

  15. Scooter found with ignition cables cut

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A scooter was found with its panels removed and ignition cables cut after it was taken from a property in the Castel, Guernsey Police said.

    Officers said it happened sometime between 01:30 and 10:00 on Saturday 23 December.

  16. Vehicle damaged in St Peter Port

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Police are looking for witnesses after a blue Audi was damaged in St Peter Port.

    It happened on the 20 December on George road, sometime between 17:10 and 19:50.

    Officers said the other vehicle involved failed to stop or leave any details.

  17. Last-minute festive sales boost for retailers

    Jersey Evening Post

    Retailers enjoyed a last-minute surge in sales over the Christmas period with one business describing this year’s season as "record breaking".