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  1. Saturday's Liberation sailings cancelled

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Saturday's sailings of the Condor Liberation have been cancelled due to predicted weather conditions from Storm Hannah.

    The ferry operator said it was scrapping the round trip between Poole and the Channel Islands due to "significant wind speeds of 45 knots and wave heights over six metres in the English Channel".

    "Passengers due to travel on any of the cancelled sailings or other scheduled sailings can transfer to the next available service," the company said on its website.

    Condor apologised for any inconvenience the storm may cause to travel plans.

    Condor Liberation
  2. More than £400k spent on three employment payouts

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's government paid three senior staff a total of more than £400,000 for retiring or leaving their jobs early.

    The payments have been detailed in the States of Jersey financial accounts for 2018.

    John Richardson, the former chief officer of the island's government received £130,803 as a payout for leaving office in November 2017.

    John Richardson
    Image caption: John Richardson was paid £130,803 when he left his position

    Justin Donovan, a former chief officer in the Education Department, resigned and left office at the end of August 2018.

    He was entitled to a hundred and two thousand eight hundred pounds £102,805 plus an additional £5,500 in holiday pay.

    And when Julie Garbutt stepped down as chief officer of the Health and Social Services Department in July 2018, she received £187,600.

    Half of that, nearly £94,000, was paid instead of a notice period.

  3. Falling investments could lead to GST rise

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's treasury minister has said the island's tax on goods and services will probably have to rise in future.

    The States of Jersey has published its annual accounts for 2018, which show big drops in the public cash reserves.

    Finance infographic

    More than £25m was lost on investments, while £8m was spent on the project to build a new hospital, plans for which are still yet to be agreed.

    In total, the Strategic Reserve lost nearly 4% of it's value during the year, and is now worth £807m.

    Deputy Susie Pinel said there are no immediate plans to raise GST, but the current 5% rate could be reviewed.

    The island's government received a total of £635m in taxes last year, an increase of 5%.

  4. Weather: Sunny spells and showers

    BBC Weather

    Some sunny spells at times but with areas of cloud too.

    There will be a continuing chance of showers.

    Highs of 12C (53F).


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  5. Yellow weather warning issued across islands

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Winds of force six can be expected across the islands, Jersey Met has said.

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  6. Trial closure of Guernsey road criticised by locals

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The Rue A L'or will close for nine months as part of a trial after complaints of large vehicles and cars entering the lane at speed from Le Vauquiedor.

    The temporary closure will stop access to the section of Rue A L'or between Richmond Avenue and Le Vauquiedor, except for access to premises and bikes.

    The trial is set to start on 5 May but has already been criticised by residents who live in neighbouring Richmond Avenue.

    Some say it's a "rather strange" decision, while others worry the "experiment" won't pay off.

    Rue A L'or