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  1. Green Lions' captain returns for Hythe Town fixture

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey FC's captain will return to the squad for the club's away trip to Hythe Town tomorrow.

    Jamie Dodd

    Centre-back Jamie Dodd was unwell last weekend, and missed the 2-1 home loss to Sevenoaks in which fellow defender Frank Tobin was sent off.

    Tobin will still feature in tomorrow's match due to all bans taking seven days to kick in.

    Kieran Mahon and Craig Young are still unavailable due to injury, while UK-based Tom Jackson comes in to the squad for Dave Rihoy, who is unable to travel this weekend.

    Hythe Town are currently in 7th place in the Bostik South East League, 14 points ahead of the Green Lions.

  2. NASUWT Union: 'Disappointing' that strike threat needed

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A teaching union has said it's "disappointing" that strike action was necessary to get further talks on a new pay deal.

    NASUWT had planned a walkout, but said further discussions with Jersey's States Education Board had led to "progress towards a better pay offer".

    The union's general secretary Chris Keates said it was "disappointing" that it took "notification of industrial strike action" to allow for more talks.

    "The States should be in no doubt however, that if next week’s discussions do not result in progress towards a better deal for teachers, industrial action will be back on the cards as teachers’ patience has run out,” he added.

    Jersey rally

    Fewer than two weeks ago public sector workers marched through St Helier as part of calls for a better pay deal across all States departments.

  3. Sala air accident report due on Monday

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The official report into the crashed plane carrying Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson will be released on Monday.

    The Piper Malibu aircraft carrying the pair disappeared off radar north of Guernsey on 21 January.

    The body of Mr Sala was discovered after a privately funded search examined the wreckage.

    Mr Ibbotson remains missing.

    The Air Accident Investigation Branch's report will be made public on Monday afternoon.

  4. Weekend weather: Sunny skies

    BBC Weather

    A dry night tonight will follow with clear spells and generally gentle winds.

    Any early mist tomorrow will clear to leave another dry and mild day with spells of sunshine - hazy at times.

  5. Guernsey Finance appoints London rep

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Finance has appointed a new London representative to improve business connections.

    Christine Gill will promote awareness of Guernsey's finance offering, educate about the island's financial services, and "connect London professionals with Guernsey practitioners".

    London's financial district.

    Guernsey Finance said feedback suggests having a permanent presence in London has been valuable to both the promotional agency and the island's finance industry as a whole.

    Mrs Gill will be responsible for expanding Guernsey's range of activities in London and identifying opportunities for Guernsey financial services businesses.

  6. Weather: A dry, mild night with gentle winds

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be dry and mild with clear spells and gentle winds.

    Some mist or fog patches may develop through the course of the night.

    Minimum temperature: 6C (43F)

    weather chart

    On Saturday, any early mist will clear to leave another dry and mild day.

    There will be spells of sunshine, which may be hazy at times, and gentle winds.

    Maximum temperature: 11C (52F)

  7. Three simple ideas to help your kids' vocabulary

    Miranda Griffin

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Parents in Guernsey are being encouraged to try simple ideas for improving a child's vocabulary.

    The Early Years team has been running a project over the past year focusing on language skills.

    Video content

    Video caption: Three simple ideas to improve your kids' vocabulary
  8. Teachers' strike called off

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Members of a Jersey teaching union have announced they won't be going on strike as planned on Tuesday 26 February.

    The National Education Union (NEU) says further talks between the unions and the States Employment board have led to a new pay offer.

    a peaceful protest
    Image caption: Civil servants have taken part in a number of walk-outs in an ongoing row over pay

    Andy Wooley from the NEU says they are suspending industrial action so members can decide whether to accept the offer.

    But he added that a public rally of civil servants and their supporters earlier this month shows the strength of feeling among States workers.

  9. 'Careful consideration' needed if assisted dying is legal

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey Hospice Care says people with terminal illnesses must be given "careful consideration" if assisted dying is legalised in the island.

    It follows the decision by Jersey's government to look into the issue, after Guernsey politicians decided against the same move one-year ago.

    The Chief Executive of the charity, Emelita Robbins, says their focus is helping people live well until the end of their life.

    hand holding
  10. Employment discrimination claims halve in 2018

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The number of people making discrimination claims to Jersey's employment board more than halved in 2018.

    JACS, the employment relations service, dealt with 23 claims in 2018 - compared to 58 in 2017.

    Of those claims, most were related to sex discrimination issues, including pregnancy.

    Its director, Patricia Rowan, says the drop is possibly down to the legislation being more "widely embedded" and understood by everyone.

  11. Heathrow link 'welcomed' by IOD and Chamber of Commerce

    Stephanie Gabbatt

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's Chamber of Commerce and Institute of Directors have welcomed the announcement of a daily Heathrow service from the island.

    The flights will begin on 31 March.

    Both the IOD and chamber said in a statement they believed the link was cost effective and praised the move for offering a more convenient method for international travel to and from Guernsey.

    Heathrow Airport

    They also said the move reflected feedback they have had from the business community in 2018.

    The joint IOD and chamber survey in 2018 suggested respondents wanted an airline that offered a choice of domestic and international connections.

    The two bodies are encouraging islanders to take advantage of the Heathrow link to make it a "permanent" selling point for the island.

  12. Weather: Dry and mild with gentle breeze

    BBC Weather

    It will be a dry and very mild day with spells of hazy sunshine, however mist or fog may be slow to clear in some areas.

    A gentle to moderate south-easterly breeze.

    Highs of 12C (53F).


    Jersey weather


    Guernsey weather
  13. Ocean pollution images given 'shock factor'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A Guernsey photographer who helped create a series of images and videos to highlight ocean pollution says an element of shock had to be used.

    Karl Taylor has taken a series of photos depicting young children surrounded by litter, plastic and even syringes to raise awareness of the impact of pollution around the world.

    The photo shoot was put together as part of an ocean pollution awareness campaign.

    Baby holding a syringe surrounded by plastic

    Images were created using thousands of pieces of litter collected from just 2km of the coastline over the past month in Guernsey.

    The images include a baby sat among fishing tackle and plastic, clutching a syringe, and a young child lying on a raft surrounded by hundreds of water bottles.

    Mr Taylor said the amount of litter collected was "astonishing" and he hoped his photos would deliver the "shock factor".