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  1. Evening weather: Dry and fine with clear skies

    BBC Weather

    This evening it will remain dry and fine with late sunshine. It will then stay dry tonight with clear skies.

    There will be a light north-easterly breeze. Minimum Temperature: 12 to 15°C (54 to 59°F)

    Jersey:

    Jersey

    Guernsey:

    Guernsey
  2. Jersey pupils to get open sea swim training

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    All year five pupils in Jersey's primary schools are being offered free water safety sessions as part of a campaign delivered by Swim England, the RNLI, the Bosdet Foundation and Jersey Sport.

    The lessons will teach young people how to stay safe in and around the open water and what to do if they get in trouble.

    More than 850 pupils from 24 schools are being given the training during the summer.

    Swim Safe
    Quote Message: We want all children to have access to this training, so all Swim Safe sessions are free. Our school sessions are a great opportunity for children to learn lifelong skills that will help them enjoy the open water safely." from Charlotte Francis Swim Safe Area Coordinator
    Charlotte FrancisSwim Safe Area Coordinator
  3. Former Jersey politician made air museum ambassador

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A Jerseyman has been made an ambassador of a major new museum of flight in honour of his work to help develop the iconic aircraft Concorde.

    Pierre Horsfall

    Former senior Jersey politician Pierre Horsfall has been given the role at Aerospace Bristol museum after working as an aeronatical engineer at Filton, near Bristol.

    His ability to speak French meant he was vital to the initial discussions between the French company Sud Aviation and British Aircraft Corporation on the development of the supersonic plane.

    Mr Horsfall said he was delighted to be an ambassador and had many fond memories of his time there.

  4. Mind charity welcomes finance watchdog boss's openness

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A Jersey mental health charity has welcomed a decision by the former head of the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) to describe how stress drove him out of his job.

    John Harris resigned after 12 years in the role, saying he had to leave for the good of his health, fearing "burnout".

    John Harris

    He had to take two periods of leave this year because of stress. Finally he resigned, and chose to announce the reasons for his leaving.

    James le Feuvre, from Mind Jersey, said it highlighted how people in the finance industry - and in other jobs - were feeling pressured to reach higher standards and adapt to new practices.

    The commission said it would review what help was available to its workers before appointing Mr Harris's successor.

  5. La Mare Primary: 'A new purpose-built school'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A rebuild of La Mare de Carteret Primary School will be proposed by the Education Committee next year.

    A review of primary education is currently being carried out by the Committee of Education, Sport and Culture, which said enough work had been carried out to establish that primary education "should continue at la Mare de Carteret in a new purpose-built school".

    The cost of redeveloping la Mare de Carteret Primary School had previously been estimated at about £20m.

    Committee president Matt Fallaize said the condition of the current school building was "simply not up to a suitable standard".

    Quote Message: Since being elected earlier this year, the committee has been clear that if primary education is to continue at La Mare de Carteret, then it must be in a new purpose-built school because the condition of the present school building is simply not up to a suitable standard. The school community at La Mare de Carteret is eager to know the committee’s position on its future and we are very pleased to confirm that, during 2019, we will seek the approval of the States to redevelop the primary school as soon as resources allow." from Deputy Matt Fallaize Education Committee president
    Deputy Matt FallaizeEducation Committee president
  6. La Mare de Carteret Primary to be 'redeveloped'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey's Committee for Education, Sport and Culture has said it is "committed" to redeveloping La Mare de Carteret Primary School, and it intends to "accelerate the approval process for this project".

    The future of the site has been in jeopardy for some time, with the adjoining high school still being at risk of closure when proposals for a two-school secondary model are released by the States of Guernsey later this year.

    La Mare de Carteret

    The committee said the cost of redeveloping La Mare de Carteret Primary School had previously been estimated at about £20m.

    It said "enough work had been carried out" during the States' review of primary education to decide that "primary education should continue at La Mare de Carteret in a new purpose-built school."

  7. Fire engines to carry safety messages

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Fire engines in Jersey have been covered with with new safety messages to make people more aware of the importance of staying safe.

    The adverts give advice about not swimming after drinking, not cooking after a night out, and having fire alarms installed and checked.

    They will be on the side of three front-line fire engines for the next three years.

    Station Commander Ryan Hall and Jim Purkiss
  8. Le Saux praises England football team

    BBC Sport

    The former Jersey and England footballer Graeme le Saux has praised the England team and its manager for its success in the world cup.

    He was part of the panel that appointed Gareth Southgate to the job. He said it's a side for the future.

    Quote Message: They are a very young squad. Deep down I never felt we were necessarily capable of winning this tournament. There were teams that were slightly better than us, slightly more developed in that cycle and that quality. We've got something to aim for now as a nation." from Graeme le Saux Former England footballer
    Graeme le SauxFormer England footballer
  9. Up to three-week wait for pothole repairs

    BBC Radio Jersey

    People reporting potholes to the States could wait three weeks for a repair if the authorities don't think it is serious.

    People in Jersey have reported hundreds of potholes over the past two years. Between May 2016 and July this year, an online service, Love Jersey, had reports of 660 of them.

    The department responsible has inspected and ranked them on a priority level to be filled.

    Figures show that ranges from two days for an unsafe pothole to 20 working days if it is less serious.

    Pothole
  10. Big screen reaction: Social media

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Football fans had a mixed reaction to the announcement on Tuesday that last night's England v Croatia semi-final clash would been screened outside in St Helier.

    Although fans at the waterfront seemed to enjoy the atmosphere, in the lead up to the event others on social media were not convinced by the "conditions of entry" set out by the States, which included no alcohol, no ball games and no portable chairs.

    Quote Message: Sounds like a barrel of laughs. No thanks, going [to] the local." from Andy Chapman
    Andy Chapman
    Quote Message: I’m excited and I’m happy my kids are coming to join in on the fun too." from Jade Payn
    Jade Payn
    Quote Message: Ridiculous. People [are] suppose to celebrate this day, and you offer nothing. No this, no that." from Lukasz Wawrzyczek
    Lukasz Wawrzyczek
    Quote Message: First semi-final at a World Cup for 30 years and you guys put on the most boring event in the UK. Even Guernsey allowed alcohol at their viewings of the games." from Ross Crenan
    Ross Crenan
    Quote Message: Great idea for families and people wanting to watch in a quiet, safe & friendly environment. Thanks to the people that suggested it and to those who turned it round so quickly." from Elizabeth Inns
    Elizabeth Inns
    Quote Message: You wanted the big screen now you are moaning! If families want to go there for a picnic and enjoy the atmosphere they can. What’s wrong with that?" from Anoushka Horgan
    Anoushka Horgan
  11. Study finds Japanese Knotweed not damaging buildings

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    New research suggests Guernsey's most invasive plant species, Japanese Knotweed, doesn't cause significant structural damage to buildings.

    Japanese Knotweed

    A study carried out by the University of Leeds says the weed is no more destructive than woody plants, such as trees, and shouldn't be treated with such stigma.

    The findings have been met with scepticism by Gerry Tattersall, who has led campaigns to control and remove the plant, who believes the plant can cause significant damage.

    In 2012 the discovery of the species on a site earmarked for social housing delayed the development by a year.

  12. Video content

    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.

  13. Big screen reaction: ‘We wanted the atmosphere’

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Daphne came to the match with her family when she heard there would be a big screen event in St Helier.

    From the 19:00 kick-off 1,467 watched the nail-biting semi-final which saw England knocked out of the World Cup.

    Daphne
    Quote Message: Brilliant idea. We just wanted the atmosphere. It's all very well watching it at home, but the atmosphere is brilliant." from Daphne Ratazzi
    Daphne Ratazzi
  14. Jersey's new finance regulator 'to get extra support'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The new leader of Jersey's financial regulator will be given extra support to help them avoid too much stress, according to the organisation.

    The previous director of the Financial Services Commission, John Harris (pictured), resigned because of the pressure of work and potential "burnout", and said he wanted to tell people about it to acknowledge the stress felt by other finance workers.

    The chairman of the organisation, Lord Eatwell, said the JFSC already had some measures in place to help its staff, but it would but will review them in the light of Mr Harris's resignation.

    John Harris
  15. Athletics: Guernsey's Chalmers in 400m hurdles semi-finals

    Jack Murley

    Channel Islands Sports Producer

    Guernsey's Alistair Chalmers has won his heat in the 400m hurdles at the World Under-20s Championships in Finland.

    He ran a time of 51.16 seconds for Team GB, which was enough to see him through to the semi-finals.

    His next run is due on Friday at about 17:25 BST.