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  1. CI Weather: A cool, dry night ahead

    BBC Weather

    This evening it will remain sunny, and will then stay dry through tonight with mostly clear skies.

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    Jersey weather

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    Guernsey weather
  2. Chalmers qualifies for world final with British record

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Alastair Chalmers has qualified for the final of the 400m hurdles in the World Under-20 Championships.

    After winning his heat yesterday, Chalmers came second in today's semi-final, meaning he qualifies for the final.

    He finished in a new British under-20 record time of 50.11 seconds, behind South Africa's Sokwakhana Zazini.

    Alastair Chalmers
  3. Sark's dairy sells remaining cows

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The cows at Sark's only dairy farm have been sold and have left the island.

    Chris Nightingale has been running the dairy for more than 30 years, but has decided to retire from the industry.

    The 77-year-old farmer said he was "a bit sad" after seeing the remaining cattle leave on a boat, but added that he couldn't keep going.

    Mr Nightingale said his family didn't want to carry on the business, and the dairy "hadn't made much money" in recent years, partly because "tourism isn't what it was".

    Sark cows
  4. Police warning over mobile phone scams and thefts

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    Police in Jersey are warning islanders about the dangers of mobile phone roaming scams and thefts ahead of the summer holidays.

    The island’s mobile phone companies have seen an increase in mobile phone thefts that have resulted in thousands of pounds worth of charges.

    Quote Message: We are concerned with the number of islanders falling victim to mobile phone roaming scams and thefts whilst travelling abroad and wanted to raise awareness prior to the summer school holidays commencing. We want everyone to be safe and enjoy their holidays without the worry of losing their mobile phone and the risk of incurring substantial roaming charges." from Det Ch Insp Chris Beechey Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum chairman
    Det Ch Insp Chris BeecheyJersey Fraud Prevention Forum chairman
  5. Weather watchers: The view from Herm

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to Chris Cumulus for this photo from Herm, looking back towards St Peter Port.

    Herm

    And thanks to Cloud Nut for this shot over Guernsey's west coast.

    I'm still trying to pinpoint exactly where it was taken from.

    Any suggestions?

    West coast beach

    If you know, please feel free to email us.

  6. The Spike Islander: Take a look around

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The Spike Islander took it's first paying customers between Alderney and Guernsey on Friday.

    The vessel, which is operated by the Little Ferry Company, will be running for an 11-week trial.

    Video content

    Video caption: SPIKE
  7. Brexit white paper welcomed – but 'more work to do'

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    Brexit white paper

    The UK government has published its Brexit blueprint for the Channel Islands.

    The long-awaited white paper outlines plans for the UK’s future relations with the EU, including specific arrangements for Jersey and Guernsey.

    The White Paper suggests there will be:

    • Specific economic arrangements for the Channel Islands in relation to the Economic Partnership
    • Protection of the Common Travel Area arrangements between the UK, Ireland and the Crown Dependencies
    • Close monitoring of data protection polices in relation to the UK and the EU
    • Conservation and management of local fisheries

    Senior Channel Island politicians have welcomed the proposals.

    Quote Message: The UK’s continuing commitment in the White Paper to ensure that the Bailiwick’s interests will be included throughout the future partnership negotiations is extremely welcome. Moving forward, there is still much work to do to ensure that the UK’s commitments to us will be respected in wider UK-EU negotiations and that the islands’ views will be taken into account throughout the process." from Deputy Gavin St Pier Guernsey Policy and Resources Committee president
    Deputy Gavin St PierGuernsey Policy and Resources Committee president
  8. Actor Henry Cavill apologises after #MeToo rape backlash

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    Superman actor Henry Cavill has apologised for claiming that the #MeToo movement has left him scared to date women for fear of being "called a rapist".

    In a statement, Cavill addressed the "confusion and misunderstanding" over his GQ interview.

    Henry Cavill

    "Insensitivity was absolutely not my intention", he continued, confirming he holds women in "the highest regard".

    The Jersey-born British actor made the outspoken comments during an interview with GQ Australia, as part of his promotional activities for Mission Impossible: Fallout.

    When asked how #MeToo affected him, Cavill said that while society "had to change" regarding the treatment of women, the altered landscape has left him feeling unsure about "chasing a woman".

    The comments sparked both empathy and anger online. Many were quick to attack Cavill for his "absurd" views, but a number of men echoed Cavill's sense of confusion.

  9. Guernsey set for school watchdog shakeup

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey will be getting new school inspectors from September 2019.

    UK education watchdog Ofsted will be taking over from Education Scotland, which pulled out of Guernsey and Alderney to focus its resources on Scotland.

    Until then, schools will be inspected by private firm Terry Carr Consultancy using Eductation Scotland’s current guidelines.

    Classroom
    Quote Message: The withdrawal of Education Scotland obviously required us to form a partnership with a different inspectorate. Ofsted is a very experienced inspector of state schools and is well placed to provide all stakeholders with assessments of how our schools are performing. They are also prepared to work with us to adapt their inspection framework to ensure it is fully relevant to local circumstances. from Matt Fallaize Guernsey Education Committee president
    Matt FallaizeGuernsey Education Committee president
  10. Jersey Overseas Aid marks 50 years with stamps

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The 50th anniversary of Jersey Overseas Aid, the government body that provides funds to projects around the world, is being marked by a set of stamps.

    Issued by Jersey Post, the stamps show some of the good work the organisation has achieved.

    • Featured on the six stamps are:
    • The Jersey Cow Programme in Rwanda
    • Famine Relief in South Sudan
    • The Tropical Diseases Programme in Uganda
    • Economic Development in Nepal
    • The Rural Livelihoods Programme in Madagascar
    • Sand Dam Construction in Kenya
    Jersey Overseas Aid
    Quote Message: The Rwandan cow project is one of my favourites. It celebrates who we are, island identity and everything. It is the cheapest stamp so hopefully that will be the most used." from Deputy Carolyn Labey Chairman, Jersey Overseas Aid
    Deputy Carolyn LabeyChairman, Jersey Overseas Aid
  11. Public property: Sell the poor performers

    Jersey Evening Post

    Underused and low-income States-owned buildings should be sold to the private sector to raise money for projects such as building a new hospital, a pressure group has said.

  12. Alderney Airport operates on reduced hours

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Alderney Airport has been forced to operate on reduced opening hours from Friday until Tuesday as a result of staff shortages.

    It was originally announced at the end of June that the airport would operate from 08:00 until 12:00, and then 13:30 to 18:30 over the weekend.

    Officials said flights would be moved to different times during the period, but warned a few would be cancelled and passengers would need to be rebooked.

    Emergency medical evacuation flights out of Alderney are not affected.

    Alderney Airport
  13. Comments on Alderney money relationship 'a tired mantra'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Comments on the financial relationship Guernsey has with Alderney are repeating "a tired mantra" that the smaller island is costing Guernsey too much, according to a senior Alderney politician.

    The comments were made by the States of Guernsey's Policy and Resources Committee, which said there should be a review of the 1948 agreement outlining the financial arrangements between the two islands.

    Under it, the relationship of the islands' individual States are enshrined in law, including their financial workings.

    James Dent, from the States of Alderney, said Alderney contributed a lot to the Bailiwick, with examples including the work of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

  14. Finance regulator issues digital coin guidelines

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's financial services regulator has issued new guidelines for companies wanting to use the island to raise money through digital currency.

    There has been a sharp rise in companies using "Initial Coin Offerings" or ICOs to raise money for their business.

    Coins

    An ICO allows a company to issue a digital token, such as Bitcoin, that investors can purchase. That money goes to the company and, if the coin does well, the investor makes money.

    It is an alternative to more traditional ways of raising money for a company, such as venture capitalism or stock options.

    The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) has warned investors that ICOs can be volatile. It has made it easier for companies to register an ICO in the island while also ensuring protections are in place to avoid criminal activity.

    It has not gone so far as to regulate ICOs, said it would impose minimum standards on the companies issuing them.

  15. Primary school plans 'no bearing' on secondary education

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The commitment to redevelop La Mare de Carteret Primary School has no bearing on the future of secondary education, according to the president of the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture.

    Deputy Matt Fallaize said any news on which schools would be used for the proposed two-school model would come before the October half-term this year.

    The redevelopment was announced on Thursday after a review found "primary education should continue at La Mare de Carteret".

    La Mare de Carteret
  16. Five days to go before Jersey is in a drought

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    There has been no rain in Jersey for 11 days, according to Jersey Met; but that isn't enough for the island to be in an official drought ... yet.

    For that to happen, Jersey needs to go without rain until 10:00 on 18 July; although that is unlikely as Jersey Met has forecast rain for Sunday.

    To be a "meteorological drought", there needs to be 15 consecutive days where none of them had more than 1mm of rainfall.

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  17. CI weather: Lots of sunshine

    BBC Weather

    Friday will be a dry and fine day with plenty of sunshine and just a little patchy cloud.

    There will be a light north-easterly breeze.

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

    Jersey:

    Jersey

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    Guernsey