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  1. Video content

    Video caption: Remembrance poppies made from re-used plastic bottles

    The Women's Institute in Jersey are raising awareness of plastic in the environment.

  2. CI weather: Clear before cloud builds and possible showers

    BBC Weather

    Most areas will remain dry through Monday night. There will be some clear periods but with the small chance later of a shower. Staying mild.

    Minimum temperature: 10 to 13C (50 to 55F).

    Some bright or sunny weather at times through Tuesday, but with areas of cloud as well, bringing with it the odd shower. A breezy day with moderate or fresh winds. Mild though.

    Maximum temperature: 11 to 14C (52 to 57F).


    Jersey weather


    Guernsey weather
  3. Hospital builders 'not parking in specified places'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Builders working on Jersey's new hospital will not be allowed to park at Patriotic Street or on the site of the hospital itself.

    At a recent forum to discuss the plans, local business owners raised several concerns about traffic and parking while the work is going on.

    Project managers described how more than 80 builders vehicles a day would be driving along Kensington Place during the construction process. But they added they hoped to reduce congestion for other road users by regulating builders' parking.

    They are expecting to start taking over properties in the street next year.

  4. South West Route Du Rhum yacht sailors in top 10

    Andy Breare

    BBC Spotlight

    Two South West yachtsmen are in the top 10 racers so far on the Route Du Rhum single-handed transatlantic yacht race from France to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean.

    Jerseyman and second-time competitor Phil Sharp is in sixth place, while Falmouth's Sam Goodchild is right behind him in seventh.

    They are among more than 120 yachts competing in the 3,542 mile-race, which set off on Sunday.

    The race takes place every four years.

    Route Du Rhum
  5. Seafront development: Where are the sites?

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    There are six sites in St Peter Port that the States of Guernsey has earmarked for development.

    Here they are:

    La Vallette

    Both the kiosk and the grass area opposite.

    La Vallette

    Castle emplacement

    Vivier Bunker is just east of the Slaughterhouse

    Castle emplacement

    Crown Pier and North Plantation

    The tip of the north arm of Crown Pier, also known as Round Top Stores, as well as the Tourist Information Centre and North Plantation.

    Crown Pier
  6. Ombudsman proposals released by law commission

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The Jersey Law Commission has published proposals for a public services ombudsman to be created in the island.

    A report in 2000 recommended that a complaints body should be set up, but renewed calls by the commission in 2017 led to the island's government passing a proposition to "progress as a matter of urgency".

    The ombudsman would replace the current States of Jersey Complaints Panel, and could operate across both Guernsey and Jersey.

  7. Seafront development ideas sought

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Islanders in Guernsey are being asked for their ideas on how to develop the seafront.

    The States have chosen six under-used sites between North Plantation and La Vallette which could enhance the area.

    Guernsey seafront

    The six States-owned sites, including the kiosk at the bathing pools, the tourist information centre, and areas on both Crown Pier and Castle Emplacement have been identified as possible locations as part of the Seafront Enhancement Programme.

    A hotel, art gallery, bars, and cafes are among the possibilities, but the Policy and Resources Committee is keen to hear any ideas.

    Deputy Gavin St Pier says the ultimate aim is to enhance the community's enjoyment of the seafront, and he wants islanders to be as creative and imaginative as possible.

  8. Jersey planning offices move building

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's Planning and Building Department has moved to La Motte Street.

    Applicants now have to take planning applications there instead of its former office at South Hill.

    The tax and passport offices have also moved into the former Social Security building, now called Customer and Local Services (pictured).

    States Chief Executive Charlie Parker said he wanted a more streamlined government by having staff from different departments working under one roof.

    Jersey Customer and Local Services building
  9. Speed limits could change by April

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey's environment committee is planning to implement 81 new speed restrictions on 7 April 2019.

    The new 25mph zones are on various roads around Cobo, L’Aumone, St Martin's, St. Peter's, Forest, L’Islet, St Sampson's, Braye Road and St Peter Port.

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    Video caption: ROADS

    The new regulations that allow the changes have been drafted.

    They would amend the Road Traffic (Speed Limits and Trials) Ordinance, 1987.

    The amendments to the law will need to be passed by the States of Guernsey

  10. Policy committee to suggest Guernsey budget amendments

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's Policy and Resources Committee (P&R) says it will submit 16 amendments to the 2019 Budget to counteract other proposals which, if passed, would reduce States revenue.

    The committee has suggested reducing the recommended personal income tax allowances to avoid plunging the States into deficit.

    President of P&R Gavin St Pier said he understood why proposals to reduce changes to fuel duty or TRP [Tax on Real Property] were popular with the public, but there was "no such thing as a free lunch", and other changes would need to made elsewhere.

    The committee said its amendments would achieve the same aims but retain a balanced budget by reducing the proposed income tax cut to low and middle-income families.

    Guernsey 2018 Budget
  11. Fireworks 'caused Jersey furze fire'

    Sarah Scriven

    News Editor, BBC Jersey

    It is thought fireworks caused a big furze fire in Jersey at the weekend, which saw crews stretched as they dealt with two other blazes at the same time.

    Several people called emergency services at about at about 21:30 on Saturday to report a fire on the headland spreading quickly towards some houses. Fifteen firefighters brought it under control before it reached buildings

    At the same time, another fire engine went to a minor fire in St Helier.

    The fire service said this left the island without cover as all resources were being used.

    Some firefighters left Greve de Lecq to be available if there was another emergency.

    Another fire engine, crewed by on-call firefighters, was sent to a burning hedgerow next to St John's Recreation Centre. Officers are investigating what caused it.

    Firefighters warning people to use fireworks responsibly and to check weather conditions before using them or lighting bonfires.

  12. Sark chamber 'very concerned' over power relationships

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Sark's Chamber of Commerce is "very concerned" over the "apparent worsening relationship" between the island's government and power company.

    Sark Electricity Limited - the sole provider on the island - was forced to lower its prices in August, and has since warned that without government help it will be forced to close.

    Sark Electricity Company

    The price per unit was forcibly reduced from 66p to 52p per kilowatt hour, with a further reduction in the pipeline next year.

    The new, lower price is still three times the cost of Guernsey's electricity.

    The Chamber of Commerce is now asking politicians to raise the topic at an extraordinary meeting of the island's government, Chief Pleas, on Tuesday.

    A statement from the chamber said the situation "needs to be rectified before it becomes irretrievable".

  13. Mikus Alps: Police chief 'committed' to updating public

    John Fernandez

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey Police is committed to updating the public on progress in the Mikus Alps investigation, the island's head of law enforcement has said.

    Mr Alps' remains were identified in a burnt out car on Guernsey's south coast in January 2018, however the force is yet to establish his cause of death.

    In September, Patrick Rice said the investigation was in its "latter stages" after off-island specialists had examined the Latvian man's remains.

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    Video caption: Guernsey's head of law enforcement on Mikus Alps

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  14. Channel Islands weather: Dry and bright

    BBC Weather

    This morning will see spells of sunshine along with areas of cloud.

    This afternoon should stay largely dry and bright with sunshine at times.

    Most areas will remain dry through tonight - good news for firework fans!

    There will be some clear periods but with the small chance later of a shower.

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  15. Condor cancels fast ferry services

    Lynne French

    BBC News Online

    Condor has cancelled today's fast ferry services between the Channel Islands and Poole.

    The ferry company says Condor Liberation needs to sail to her annual dry dock sooner than planned to avoid Storm Oscar.

    Condor Liberation

    It's apologising to passengers and offering to help with alternative travel arrangements,

  16. Route Du Rhum yacht race under way

    Andy Breare

    BBC Spotlight

    Two South West yachtsmen have set off from St Malo in France on the Route Du Rhum single-handed transatlantic yacht race to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean.

    They're among more than 120 yachts competing in the 3,542 mile-race - nearly 100 more than the 38 when it first began in 1978.

    Route Du Rhum competitors

    Ahead of the start on Sunday, second-time competitor, Jerseyman Phil Sharp, described the competition as "immense", while Falmouth's Sam Goodchild said he was "nervous but excited".

    The race takes place every four years.

  17. Poppies with a difference

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    These poppies have been made using recycled plastic bottles.

    The Women's Institute in Jersey has made nearly 1,700 poppies, one for each Jersey soldier who died during World War One.

    The poppies are on display at the Town Church in St Helier.

  18. Free contraception hailed 'enormous success'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's Director of Public Health Dr Nikki Brink says early indications show that unwanted teenage pregnancies have fallen by about 75% since a free contraception scheme was introduced.

    The service, for women under the age of 21 in Guernsey and Alderney, was brought in last December.

    Pregnant women

    Figures from the States of Guernsey Health and Social Care showed before the scheme, Guernsey had a teen conception rate of 16.9 per 1,000, which compared with a "significantly lower" rate in Jersey, which had free contraception.

    Dr Brink described the programme as an "enormous success".