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  1. Updates from Tuesday 29 May until Friday 1 June 2018

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  1. Two-hour lunch breaks for politicians could be reviewed

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Politicians taking two-hour lunch breaks in Guernsey are facing scrutiny from their peers, who say this should be cut down to 90 minutes.

    A proposal will be made by the States Assembly and Constitution Committee, despite one if its members Deputy Mark Dorey voting against the idea.

    Deputy Peter Roffey, who heads up the committee, said a shorter lunch break is more in keeping with the modern world.

    Quote Message: I know a lot of States members do have meetings during the lunch time, the two hours isn't necessarily over a five course lunch. [But] we believe, on balance, an hour and a half is plenty." from Deputy Peter Roffey
    Deputy Peter Roffey
  2. Roman Abramovich 'eligible to be Israeli citizen'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The Russian-Jewish billionaire owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich, has flown to Tel Aviv after being found eligible for Israeli citizenship.

    The Sunday Times Rich List recently put Roman Abramovich at the top of the Channel Islands section, saying sources had confirmed he had been granted, but had not yet accepted high value residency status in Jersey.

    UK immigration officials told the BBC that he was interviewed last week at the Israeli embassy in Moscow. He has faced delays in renewing his visa.

    The delay in issuing him a new one comes amid increased diplomatic tensions between London and Moscow after the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury.

    His spokesman would not comment on reports citizenship had been granted.

    Mr Abramovich, 51, would be the richest person in Israel.

    Roman Abramovich

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  3. Charity sets sights on plastic free Around Island Walk

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Walkers at this year's State Street Around Island Walk in Jersey will be encouraged to drink from re-usable bottles instead of relying on throw away plastic ones.

    Water bottles

    It is one of Jersey's largest fundraising events and organisers want to reduce the amount of plastic it uses by having large water containers available at four checkpoints for people to fill up from.

    The event raises money for the JSPCA, Air Training Cadets and Abbeyfield Jersey, which usually receive between £15,000 - £20,000 per year.

    The Rotary Club de la Manche, which organise the event, say a large amount of plastic is used with between 800 to 1,000 people attempting the 48 mile course on 23 June.

    The checkpoints with the water tanks will be at St Catherine's, Les Fountaines, Le Braye and St Aubin. It is hoped, if successful, the number of water tanks will increase to include more checkpoints.

    In 2017 an entrant finished the walk in 07:42:26.

  4. ‘Unlikely any of 20 plans for growth will happen by 2020’

    Guernsey Press

    It is "very unlikely" any of the 20 actions outlined by Economic Development to promote financial growth in Guernsey will come to fruition in the lifetime of this States, the committee president told attendees at the most recent Institute of Directors’ lunch.

  5. Jail for repeat offender who used racist language

    Jersey Evening Post

    A repeat offender who made racist comments on Liberation Day has been jailed for six weeks.

  6. Leale's Yard development unlikely to happen soon

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The purchase of land for a housing development in Guernsey may have been a mistake, according to the Channel Island's Co-operative.

    Speaking after the release of the Co-op's Annual Report, it admitted progress with the development of Leale's Yard, in the Vale, was unlikely to happen anytime soon.

    In August 2016 plans for the construction of more than 400 homes at the site were approved, but development has not yet started.

    Despite this, Colin McCleod says his company will not give up on the area but added with house prices falling, the weak state of the construction industry and revelations from a recent housing report - which said Guernsey needed fewer houses than previously planned for - the site was not an attractive proposition yet for developers.

    Leale's Yard

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  7. Cloudy with some thundery rain

    BBC Weather

    Mostly cloudy this morning with some showery rain, which could be heavy and thundery.

    There will then be spells of sunshine through the afternoon, but also the risk of the odd shower.

    Maximum temperature: 16 to 19C (61 to 66F).




  8. Yellow wind warning in place across the islands

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    There is currently a yellow weather warning in place for wind across the islands.

    Winds of force six are expected.

    weather warning