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    Video caption: Gas detector could have saved my husband, wife says

    Margaret Jeffrey, from St Peter, says she is "gobsmacked" Jersey law does not require buildings such as schools and care homes to have detectors.

  2. Weather: Dry overnight before a fine Thursday

    BBC Weather

    It will be fine through Wednesday evening. It will remain dry and there will be lengthy clear periods and just a little patchy cloud. There will be a light breeze.

    Minimum temperature: 13 to 16C (55 to 61F).

    Another fine day is expected on Thursday. It should stay dry throughout the day with plenty of blue skies and only a little cloud. Light winds.

    Maximum temperature: 19 to 22C (66 to 72F).

    Jersey:

    Jersey weather

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    Guernsey weather
  3. Tennis: Wimbledon is over for Guernsey's Watson

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Wimbledon is over for Heather Watson this year.

    Watson and her women's doubles partner Tatjana Maria lost 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 6-4 in their quarter-final against Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova.

    Watson also crashed out of the mixed doubles yesterday, losing in the quarter-finals in straight sets with partner Henri Kontinen.

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  4. Big screen rules released ahead of England match

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The big screen is up, but here are the rules if you're planning on heading down to the Waterfront for the match this evening.

    These are the States' rules, not mine:

    • All bags will be searched before entry is granted
    • No alcohol is permitted
    • No glass bottles or glass containers
    • No dogs
    • No portable chairs are permitted
    • No umbrellas are permitted
    • No ball games or other sporting games are permitted
    • No vuvuzelas or trumpets or musical instruments

    The site opens at 17:30, and the screen will remain in place for the matches on Saturday and Sunday as well.

    Big screen
  5. Asian hornet nest found in Guernsey

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A nest of Asian hornets has been found at L'Islet, Guernsey.

    The nest - which is said to be the size of a "small football" - was found in a garden shed, and will be removed next week.

    It was found just 250m and 750m away from sightings of lone hornets earlier this year.

    In a statement, the States of Guernsey said: "Efforts to locate more nests will continue to be focused around St Andrew’s and the Longfrie following recent confirmed reports of hornets in these areas."

    Asian hornet
  6. New Alderney-Guernsey ferry completes first trial run

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A new ferry that will run between Alderney and Guernsey has completed her first trial run into the island's harbour.

    The Spike Islander is being operated by the Little Ferry Company, and will make the 40km, one hour journey four times a day, seven days a week.

    Spike Islander

    The company is starting an 11-week trial on Friday, with a day return ticket costing £40.

    Spike Islander
  7. Witness appeal after woman assaulted by 'bare-chested man'

    Lauren Haly

    BBC News Online

    Jersey Police are appealing for information following an assault on St Clement's Coast Road.

    The incident happened on 9 July between 22:30 and 22:45 when a man was reported a man be following and arguing with a woman on La Grande Route De La Cote.

    It is believed the man, who was bare-chested and wearing shorts, assaulted the woman several times.

    The woman was described as having bleached blonde hair and wearing a black dress. Both are believed to be white and in their 20s.

    Police are keen to talk to the driver of a car that had to swerve to avoid the couple.

    Police
  8. Small rise in Jersey's air passenger numbers

    Lauren Haly

    BBC News Online

    Jersey Airport

    Jersey Airport has seen 758,239 air passengers recorded during the first half of 2018.

    This is an increase of just over 24,000 compared to the same period last year.

    Just over 1.6 million air passengers travelled through Jersey Airport in 2017, the highest number recorded since 2000.

    Low-cost carrier EasyJet, which operates eight Jersey routes over the summer period, currently holds the largest market share at 36%, followed by British Airways at 23% and Flybe at 22%.

    Quote Message: As we approach peak summer season we are delighted with the progress our airline partners have made so far in terms of performance and increasing passenger numbers in 2018. Given the series of routes planned for this summer, we remain confident that we will see this trend continue." from Myra Shacklady Ports of Jersey
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  9. England flag painted on mini roundabout

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    England flags have been cropping up left, right and centre in Guernsey as the team gets closer to the World Cup final.

    The States of Guernsey may not like this one though, as it's been painted over the mini roundabout at the top of the Val des Terres.

    Mini roundabout
  10. Work starts on repair of L'Ancresse sea wall

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Work to repair a sea wall in Guernsey that has been earmarked for removal in the future has started.

    The work, costing £5,000, involves some excavation at the base of L'Ancresse sea wall and the damaged area will "be shuttered before concrete is poured".

    L'Ancresse

    It is a small repair to underpin the failing section at the "dog leg" of the wall. This is to ensure that section of wall stays upright over the winter, according to a States spokesperson.

    It is part of the tank wall that is proposed for removal as part of the coastal re-alignment.

    A spokesman said work should not impact on the use of the beach, but visitors should be aware there would be a few movements of an excavator and a dumper truck.

  11. Band cancels gig over 'potential lack of audience'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    La Ronde Concert Band in Jersey have cancelled a planned gig at St Aubin's Methodist church as it clashes with England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

    The band said: "It is the World Cup semi-final and we doubt that we will have an audience."

    The community band formed 30 years ago to allow adult musicians to come together and share their enjoyment of music.

  12. Cyclist hit by lorry while walking with his bike

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A cyclist was hit on the head by a lorry while walking with his bike in Guernsey, according to police.

    Officers said he was at the top of Les Gravees near the Rohais on Monday when it's thought the "large, sticking-out nearside mirror" on the medium-sized white lorry hit the man in the head.

    He was still wearing a cycling helmet and suffered "considerable pain" with blurred vision and minor confusion.

  13. Asian hornet nest found in Jersey bird box

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    It's thought an Asian hornet primary nest has been found in a bird box in Jersey, according to John de Carteret from the Jersey Beekeepers' Association.

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    It's been found at La Saie in St Martin, "neatly packaged in a bird nest box", by an "observant tractor driver".

    Mr de Carteret said: "Hard to believe that no one has reported this before, as the location is a well-used nature spot, where many hundreds of walkers and cars will have passed directly below the box, which overhangs the public roadway."

    He said it would have taken about four to six weeks for the colony to reach this stage which could be "an indication of just how quietly and unobtrusively this invasive species makes itself."

  14. Psychic tortoise backs England for semi-final victory

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Corbie, the Jersey-born psychic tortoise is backing England for victory against Croatia in the semi-final match tonight.

    It was a close-run thing for a moment but then he swerved at the end to go for Gareth Southgate's boys.

    So far, he has called every England game correctly bar one - where he predicted Columbia would beat England.

    The game went to penalties and England won.

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  15. Important to remember RAF - Lt Governor

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's Lieutenant Governor says it's important to remember the past of the RAF as it moves into the future.

    Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Dalton was at the flypast of 100 aircraft on Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

    When asked about its future, Sir Stephen - a former chief of the air staff - said while the branch was increasingly working on the edge of space, where satellites flew, it would always protect the skies first.

    RAF fly over
  16. L’Ancresse wall repairs to make it ready for winter

    Guernsey Press

    Repairs will be made to the failing section of apron at the dogleg of the L’Ancresse anti-tank wall over the next two days.

  17. States votes to postpone Bailiff role debate

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    Plans to replace the Bailiff with an elected speaker in the States have been put off for now after Jersey's politicians rejected a referendum in October.

    Following a debate earlier this year, the States needed to set a question and date for the referendum, but that was thrown out.

    It means the issue over the Bailiff's role in the States could return in the Autumn.

    St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft said the issue would not go away and would be debated again.

    Bailiff Sir William Bailhache