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  1. Weather: Fairly clear evening with chance of showers

    BBC Weather

    There will be some clear spells this evening but also a good deal of cloud at times.

    There's also the risk of a few more showers across the islands with some gentle winds.

    Overnight lows of 8C (46F).


    Jersey weather


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  2. Works to fix cable link fault complete

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Excavation works at Greve de Lecq in Jersey to fix a cable link fault that resulted in an island-wide power cut are complete, Guernsey Electricity has said.

    It added over the last four weeks, "a significant amount of time and resources" have been invested in finding where the fault in the electricity cable that links Guernsey and Jersey was.

    The section of the cable with the fault in has been removed to allow the cause of the failure to be established.

    The team of engineers will start the replacement of the damaged section of the cable next week.

  3. Man 'hit on head with glass or bottle' in Jersey nightclub

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A man was taken to hospital with a facial injury after being "hit on the head by a glass or bottle" at a nightclub in Jersey, police have said.

    A fight broke out between several men at Mimosa nightclub in Liberty Wharf, St Helier at about 02:00 on 28 October.

    The man, in his 20s, was taken to hospital for treatment but was released the following morning, officers said.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

  4. Dog dies after being hit by car near Jersey beach

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A dog has died after being hit by a car in Jersey, police have said.

    It happened at about 06:20 near the beach by the Ambassador Hotel at La Grande Route de la Côte, St Clement.

    A woman was walking her two dogs when one of them - a black Labrador - ran up the steps on to the road.

    The dog was found a "fair distance" along the road some time later, officers said.

    They added the driver of the vehicle "may not even be aware that they hit the dog" but they still wanted to speak with them.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

    Ambassador Hotel jersey
  5. Adrenaline injector supplies 'a global issue'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A shortage of adrenaline injectors in Jersey is part of a "global supply issue" according to health officials.

    It comes after a woman with a wasp sting allergy called on the island's government to make more injectors available.


    Michelle Wason, from Jersey, says she is "terrified" of being stung, especially given the increase of Asian hornets in the Channel Islands.

    A hospital pharmacist said the supply issue was mainly affecting the commonly used brand of adrenaline injector EpiPen.

    Other brands of auto-injector include Emerade and Jext.

    "The problem affecting EpiPen is having a knock-on effect, so that supplies of all devices are intermittent," the pharmacist said.

    "We are working with all suppliers to manage the current shortage."

  6. Specsavers to cut 28 jobs in Guernsey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Specsavers has confirmed 28 jobs in Guernsey will be cut over a two-and-half year period from June 2019.

    In August, the company announced plans to rationalise the way it manages stock.

    It's now implementing a new model across all stores which means 28 warehouse, office and administrator staff in the island will be made redundant.

    Specsavers say it will provide support and redundancy packages for the staff affected, as well as offering alternative employment opportunities where possible.

  7. Bronze statue stolen in Guernsey

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A bronze statue has been stolen in Guernsey, police have said.

    It happened between 28 October and 30 October from a property along Rue Du Monnaie, St Andrew.

    The statue is of a Greek style and shows a male figure next to an eagle, officers added.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

  8. Government warning over 'hibernating insects'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's environment department has issued a warning to homeowners over bringing garden items inside which may contain "hibernating insects".

    The number of Asian hornet nests destroyed in the island rose from 17 in 2017 to 56, including captured queens, in 2018.

    Asian hornets are an invasive species, eating honey bees and other pollinators.

    Asian hornet

    Volunteer hornet hunters have been searching for nests throughout the spring and summer in Jersey.

    However, as the year draws to a close, a spokesman for the environment department said: "Homeowners should be aware that insects will come indoors to find places with stable winter temperatures to hibernate.

    "Therefore, please be mindful of bringing indoors things such as firewood which may have hibernating insects present."

    In September the Minister for the Environment, Deputy John Young, allocated an extra £25,000 for use tackling the spread of Asian hornets in the island.

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  9. Developing old BHS store 'would benefit small retailers'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The head of Jersey Chamber of Commerce says plans to refurbish the old BHS building in town could encourage more shoppers to the High Street.

    The building on King Street could be transformed into two new shops and a café if plans to spend more than £4m on the site are accepted.

    The building hasn't been refurbished since it was built in the 1960s.

    Sports Direct - which now owns the building - wants to move in alongside another clothing store and a café.

    Murray Norton said large chains attract more people to visit small shops nearby.

    Quote Message: The plans certainly look attractive in terms of creating jobs, investment and a buzz in the High Street. Whilst you look at the possible plans that are there, all of those large stores have a real benefit for smaller retailers as well. from Murray Norton Jersey Chamber of Commerce
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  10. Yellow weather warning for wind across islands

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    There's currently a yellow weather warning in place for wind across the islands, Jersey Met has said.

    It added winds of force six can be expected.

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  11. Inder puts himself forward for SACC president

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The only member of Guernsey's constitutional committee not to resign in the wake of the island's first referendum has put himself forward to be the new president.

    Deputy Neil Inder decided not to follow the rest of the States Assembly and Constitution Committee in resigning their posts after full island-wide voting was chosen as the new electoral system by the public.

    Neil Inder

    The other members quit their posts, saying the new plans needed "passionate" people who agreed with the principal of an island-wide system.

    Deputy Inder has been proposed by Deputy Michelle Le Clerc and seconded by Deputy Heidi Soulsby.

  12. Apprenticeship warning from building boss

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Cuts planned to Guernsey's government-run apprenticeship scheme are "unpalatable", according to a local building boss.

    A building site

    JW Rihoy's labour manager Dennis Riddell has met with Education, Sport and Culture to discuss his fears over the decreased funding, but still feels the changes could negatively affect the island's workforce.

    "Ultimately there is going to be a reduction in apprentices and that is going to have a knock-on effect.

    "We're going to be back to skills shortages and importing labour again.

    "It's just unpalatable to most - to the point where we actually have to say 'look, let's step back here, let's have a re-think and let's not be so heavy-handed,'" he said.

  13. Housing shortage: Incentives considered for downsizing

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's government wants to encourage islanders living in homes that are too big for them to downsize, with rent breaks and reduced stamp duty among the incentives under consideration.

    More than 800 people are currently on the States' affordable housing waiting list.

    But the latest figures available - from the last census in 2011 - show more than half of the island's 41,000 homes were classed as having too many bedrooms for the number of people living there, as per the UK standard.

  14. Channel Islands weather: Sunshine breaking through

    BBC Weather

    There will be a good deal of cloud around with some showers, which could be heavy.

    However, there should be some sunny spells breaking through at times.

    Later and overnight there will be some clear spells, but also a good deal of cloud and further showers.

    Weather chart


    Weather chart