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Summary

  1. Rescued fisherman was 'close to being swept out to sea'
  2. Union asks public to lobby on Jersey nurse pay deal
  3. New children's panel to review abuse changes
  4. People could be 'badly hurt' by established Asian hornets
  5. Updates on Friday 31 August 2018

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  1. Loss of ship's crew to be marked

    James Rabey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Quote Message: A hurricane force wind came up and unfortunately the ship lost engine power and was wrecked on our [Guernsey's] west coast and all live on board were lost. from Captain Ian Brouard Guernsey Association of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Merchant Navy
    Captain Ian BrouardGuernsey Association of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Merchant Navy
    MV Prosperity monument

    The service on the Lihou headland at 10:30 on Saturday will remember the 18 crew members who died on the MV Prosperity, when it was wrecked in January 1974 after the cargo ship was hit by dangerous weather.

  2. Weather: Cloudy at times broken up by some sun

    BBC Weather

    A dry Friday evening and night with some long clear spells for the most part.

    However, by morning, cloud will tend to thicken from the west.

    Light south to south-easterly winds.

    Minimum Temperature: 12 to 15C (54 to 59F).

    Weather map

    Some cloudier spells at times on Saturday but it looks like staying dry and there will be some pleasantly warm spells of sunshine as well.

    Light south to south-easterly winds.

    Maximum Temperature: 17 to 22C (63 to 72F).

  3. St Peter Port and St Sampson first for waste changes

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    The two parishes will be the first affected by the changes to recycling and rubbish starting this Sunday evening.

    Tina Norman-Ross, States of Guernsey recycling officer, said: "For St Sampson’s, this will be a clear recycling bag collection only, for all households in the parish. They will then have glass recycling and food waste picked up on another night next week.

    "For St Peter Port, the Sunday night collection will be in the more built-up areas of town, which will have a weekly pick-up for general refuse. They will therefore have their black bags collected, along with clear recycling bags, food waste, and glass.

    Food waste
    Image caption: Food waste currently accounts for more than 40% of the contents of household black bags

    "For all other households in St Peter Port and in St Sampson’s, there will be no collection for general refuse next week. They will instead have food waste and glass recycling picked up in addition to clear bags.

    "All other parishes will have their clear bag recycling, food waste, and general refuse collected next week."

    It's a lot to take in and the States has launched a dedicated webpage for islanders to find out what to put out when.

  4. Online guide launched for new waste collections

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey householders are able to check when their recycling and rubbish will be collected each week and what to put out on which night on the new webpage.

    The new system of collections - including food and glass - starts on Sunday night.

    "We have been working with all the parishes and their contractors to get all the various different rounds into the system ahead of the new services starting," said recycling officer Tina Norman-Ross.

    Food and glass recycling kit

    "In the meantime we sent information to every households in mid-August, saying what night their waste and recycling would be collected and including a calendar showing what to put out each week.

    "Nowadays, a lot of islanders use the internet to keep on top of these sort of things, and this new facility enables them to do that. From our point of view, it will help because we can update the calendar with any changes at times like Christmas and New Year."

  5. More additional small car spaces proposed for Salerie

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Additional small car parking spaces could be placed in two areas within the Salerie car park under proposals from the Committee for the Environment and Infrastructure.

    It estimates the number of spaces would increase from about 10 to 12 along the eastern wall and from six to seven in the area south of The Hump.

    Salerie car park
    Image caption: The smaller spaces would be 3.7m long and 2.1m wide

    The committee says the scheme, first launched in 2006, now provides about 150 long-term (five and 10 hour) small car parking spaces in St Peter Port.

    This compares with about 1,650 standard sized five or 10 hour spaces in St Peter Port.

    Comments on the proposals are open until 13 September.

    If the plans go ahead the spaces would be introduced in the next month or so when the space marking are due to be repainted.

  6. St Julian's Avenue partially blocked by crash

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    One car has crashed into a wall on the St Peter Port street and all three Guernsey emergency services are in attendance, says the Joint Emergency Services Control Centre.

    Car crash
  7. 'Make it clear' on States-owned FoI laws

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The chairman of Jersey's Economic Affairs Scrutiny Panel wants the island's new government to make it clear whether it will allow islanders to ask direct questions about States-owned companies.

    In November 2014, politicians agreed all publicly-owned companies should be subject to Freedom of Information requests - but almost four years later, the changes are yet to be brought in.

    Deputy Kirsten Morel said he's been led to believe work aimed at making government-owned companies answer public questions has essentially stopped.

    Quote Message: This was a decision taken by the States Assembly four years ago and it's not been acted upon. It's neither these companies nor the remit of civil servants to stop that without another States decision to say 'Don't worry, we're going to let it go' - if that happened, that's one thing. But in this case, the States has made a decision and it needs to be followed through." from Deputy Kirsten Morel Chairman, Economic Affairs Scrutiny Panel
    Deputy Kirsten MorelChairman, Economic Affairs Scrutiny Panel
  8. Jersey lose unbeaten record against Italy

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Jersey have lost for the first time at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers.

    Italy won the toss and elected to field - Jersey accumulated a score of 112/8.

    Ben Ward picked up a couple of wickets to stem the runs, but in the end it wasn't enough, with the Italian side chasing them down with 13 balls to spare.

  9. Ministers offer to meet union leaders over pay dispute

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey ministers have said they would be happy to meet nurses' union leaders to discuss their latest pay proposals - after the plans were dismissed as "insulting" and "wholly inadequate".

    Unite leaders said the deal was just a reworking of a previous offer that was overwhelmingly rejected by their members.

    They said it could lead to industrial action, and a poorer service to islanders.

    Ministers said the offer showed how much they value nurses work, and that some could get a pay rise of up to 18%.

  10. Leatherback turtle spotted

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A leatherback turtle has been spotted in the Channel Islands.

    It was spotted just south of Guernsey on Tuesday, heading up between Herm and Sark.

    The Biodiversity Partnership said: "This incredible animal, which is the largest of all sea turtle species, will likely be in our waters to feed off jellyfish."

    Populations of leatherback turtles have declined worldwide due to the harvesting of their eggs, becoming caught up in fishing gear and by consuming plastic bags, which they mistake for jellyfish.

    Leatherback turtle
  11. States housing rent rise deferred

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    States housing tenants in Jersey won't face a rent rise this October - after Andium Homes said it would be too high.

    The rent normally goes up every October in line with government guidelines.

    Since 2014, rents have increased by 0.75% each year, on top of a rise linked to the Jersey Retail Price Index - which was calculated at 4.5% in June.

    Andium housing

    That would have meant an increase of 5.25% in just over a month's time.

    However, Andium Homes said it was concerned about the impact of the increase, as earnings in the island haven't risen at the same rate as inflation.

    Ministers have agreed to defer the increase.

  12. Four new faces in Jersey line-up

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Jersey Reds boss Harvey Biljon gives debuts to four new signings ahead of their season-opening match at Coventry in the Championship.

    Number eight Kyle Hatherell comes into the back row while Will Homer debuts at scrum-half while fly-half Brett Herron starts outside him.

    Koch marx completes the new faces on the right wing while hooker Charlie Maddison, prop Cameron Holenstein, back five forwards Charlie Beckett and Janco Venter and scrum-half Hilton Mudariki could all make their debuts from the bench.

    "They've worked hard, so now it comes down to the excitement of getting out there and doing it under pressure," Biljon told BBC Radio Jersey

    "We're not sure what's going to hit us yet, but the players can be confident in their preparation."

    Jersey: Slowik; Marx, Ma'afu, Best, Worrall; Herron, Homer; Godfrey (capt), Selway, Clarey, Sexton, McKern, Argyle, Joyce, Hatherell

    Replacements: Maddison,Holenstein, Atalifo, Beckett, Venter, Mudariki, Newey.

  13. Jersey hit Italy for 112 in Twenty20 qualifier

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Jersey have reached 112-8 after being put in to bat by Italy in their ICC World Twenty20 qualifier in the Netherlands.

    Julius Sumerauer top-scored for Jersey with 30 off 29 balls from their 20 overs.

    Ben Stevens hit 22 off 18, and Charles Perchard was the only other player to reach double figures with 11 off 6.

    Every Italian bowler managed to pick up a wicket.

    We'll keep you updated with the Italian run chase throughout the afternoon, as Jersey look to defend their unbeaten record.

  14. People could be 'badly hurt' by established Asian hornets

    BBC Radio Jersey

    People could be "badly hurt" by Asian hornets, as the invasive species has established itself in the island, Jersey's Environmental Protection team has said.

    Nests have been found and destroyed across the island, particularly in St Saviour and across the east coast.

    The insects have a powerful sting, which can cause an allergic reaction in some people.

    Last week, a man was taken to hospital after suffering an allergic reaction when he was stung by an Asian hornet. The 69-year-old was discharged the same day.

    Hornet expert Bob Hogge says he and his team will keep trying to get rid of them.

    Quote Message: We will try anything so long as we can make an improvement in finding these nests. While we will have to live with them, there will be places where we won't want them - such as school playgrounds or in the centres of towns, where they will be dangerous. from Bob Hogge
    Bob Hogge
    Hornet
  15. Twenty20 qualifiers continue

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    It was a good day of cricket for the Channel Islands on Thursday.

    Guernsey have played two matches in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers, and they've won two matches.

    After seeing off Gibraltar on Wednesday, they thrashed Israel in commanding fashion.

    Guernsey have a day off - on Saturday they face the unbeaten Swedish team.

    Guernsey Cricket
    Image caption: Guernsey chased down Israel with nearly five overs to spare

    Jersey weren’t meant to be in action, but Neil MacRae’s side are currently playing against Italy in Voorburg.

    It’s a replay of the game with Italy that had to be abandoned earlier in the week as a result of rain – and Jersey are batting first.

    They've on 20/1 off the first 4 overs, with Ben Ward being clean bowled on 15.

    On Thursday Jersey won both of their matches - against Spain and the Isle of Man - but Italy are the top seed in their group

  16. Maya Le Tissier called up for England qualifiers

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey footballer Maya Le Tissier has been called up for the upcoming Euro Under-17 qualifiers in Moldova.

    The 16-year-old England international will face Moldova, Azerbaijan and Iceland.

    Le Tissier recently signed for Brighton and said she can't wait to get out there to play for the Three Lions.

    Maya Le Tissier