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  1. Boys to be offered HPV vaccine

    Kay Langlois

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Boys between the age of 12 and 13 in Guernsey will be offered the HPV [human papillomavirus] vaccine for the first time.

    The injection helps to protect against the viral infection which can be passed on during sex and is linked to cervical and vaginal cancers. It has been offered free of charge to girls in Guernsey since 2008.

    The Health and Social Care Committee said it was now extending the vaccination programme to boys to offer them similar protection against HPV-related cancers, including some genital cancers, in later life.

    The majority of throat, head and neck and anal cancers in both men and women are also linked to HPV.

  2. CI weather: Showers to get heavy overnight before clearing

    BBC Weather

    Showery rain will tend to be replaced by heavier showers tonight. Some showers could be on the heavy and thundery side.

    Minimum temperature: 13 to 16C (55 to 61F).

    Any lingering rain should clear through Wednesday morning to then leave a dry and increasingly sunny rest of the day. A gentle to moderate breeze.

    Maximum temperature: 13 to 16C (55 to 61F).


    Jersey weather


    Guernsey weather
  3. Plan to cut health and social workers' pay upheld

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A decision to reduce the pay of a 126 health workers and social workers in Jersey has been upheld.

    The allied health professionals' pay grades - which included roles such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers - were wrongly upgraded in November 2017.

    They were told that the increase would be reversed, and they would be taken back to their original pay and grade.

    A collective grievance was raised by most of those affected. But the States Employment Board, which oversees civil servants pay, said it was maintaining its decision to reverse their pay to address pay differences.

    The extra money they received will not have to be paid back.

  4. 'Serious discussion needed' over WW2 graves work

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's Director of Heritage Services says serious discussion is needed after a professor in the UK suggested the number of deaths carried out at Alderney's Nazi camps is double what official records state.

    Forensic archaeologist Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls has used drones and aerial photos to uncover what she said she believed was a cluster of unmarked mass burial sites on the island.

    She claimed her work meant an estimated 700 slave and forced workers died there in World War Two, while officials say the number is 389.

    Drone over Alderney

    Any further work to try and investigate such graves would raise certain concerns, Jason Monahan said, who added that any conversation on potential excavations must be a considered one.

    He said: "The sensitivities around the issue mean we need sensible, serous discussion on the subject."

    The States of Alderney said it had adopted a code of archaeological practice to guide any future work on the island.

    It added that it would continue to honour those who were brought to the island as slave labourers.

  5. States backing for Heathrow hits Aurigny revenue

    Guernsey Press

    Aurigny lost about £80,000 in revenue in May due to the States-subsidised Flybe Heathrow service, the local airline has said.

  6. Teaching assistants may be asked to lead classes

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Teaching assistants who are not qualified teachers could be asked to lead classes in some of Jersey's schools under cost-cutting measures.

    A working group of teachers and civil servants will be asked to agree to savings and efficiencies as part of the government's latest pay offer recently accepted by members of the National Education Union.

    Chief Minister John Le Fondre said nothing had been yet set in stone, but added that money-saving ideas under consideration included looking at how to reduce the cost of supply teachers, no longer asking teachers - as opposed to other staff - to cover lunch breaks, and the creation of a new senior teaching assistant role.

  7. Third-party insurance law for mobility scooters questioned

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A Guernsey disability campaigner wants to know why people using a mobility scooter in the island need third-party insurance while those riding electric bikes do not.

    Aindre Reece-Sheerin said it did not make sense that something which could travel up to 30mph did not need insurance, while the scooters - which are restricted to 8mph - do, discriminating against disabled people.

    The Environment and Infrastructure Department said it did not believe the law was designed to discriminate but accepted the points raised were worth considering.

    Mobility scooters
  8. New deputy bailiff for Jersey is announced

    Freddie Miller

    BBC Jersey political reporter

    Jersey Attorney General Robert Macrae QC (pictured) has been named as the island's next deputy bailiff, following a recruitment process which included two written exercises and a formal interview.

    Current Deputy Bailiff Tim Le Cocq will become bailiff later this year when Sir William Bailhache retires.

    Sir William took on the role in 2015.

    Robert Macrae QC
  9. Alderney WW2 death figures increase 'not well received'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Survey drone over the remains of the main gates of an Alderney concentration camp

    A forensic archaeologist says an investigation into the number of deaths in Alderney's Nazi camps has not been well received by everyone on the island.

    A study by Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls (pictured), who has been researching the camps for almost a decade, claims 700 slave and forced workers died there in World War Two, while officials say the number is 389.

    She calculated the figure by comparing recorded deaths with aerial drone surveys of unidentified graves.

    The graves were located using radar technology to create 3D terrain maps and identify evidence of burial sites.

    Professor Caroline Sturdy Coles

    Prof Sturdy-Colls said there was a cluster of mass burial sites in Alderney that had not been discovered, but not everyone was supportive of future plans to excavate.

    "It's seen as too controversial to bring this material to light, I think, by some people," she said.

    The States of Alderney said it welcomed academic research and supervised archaeological investigations that could shed light on what happened in Alderney during the war.

  10. Weather: Showery rain and gentle winds expected

    BBC Weather

    Showery rain will move in from the south later but there will still be drier interludes.

    A generally cloudy day with gentle winds.

    Highs of 19C (66F).


    Jersey weather


    Guernsey weather
  11. Victor Hugo's Toilers of the Sea film plans need funding

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    One of the people behind plans to film an adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel, Toilers of the Sea, says there's great enthusiasm for shooting it in Guernsey but more funding is still needed.

    A group of filmmakers has already been to the island to scout locations for the £10m feature film.

    Speaking to the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce about the project, producer, David Shanks says some members have already backed the plans but more support is needed.

    "Lots of enthusiasm but that's yet to be translated into hard cash," he said.

    "Generally, I think if we could ride this momentum of goodwill, we’ll be alright."

    Victor Hugo in his writing room, and on the balcony of his Guernsey home in 1868
    Image caption: Victor Hugo in his writing room, and on the balcony of his Guernsey home in 1868
  12. Jersey's Tamba Park won't be reopening in current format

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The owner of Jersey's Tamba Park says it won't be reopening in its current format.

    The children's dinosaur park has been closed for refurbishment since the half term holidays in May.

    Jonathan Ruff refused to say what it would be turning into but said there would be more information in a few weeks.

    He said he was not applying to the planning department for a change of use.

    Tamba Park
  13. Thunderstorms expected across islands in next 24 hours

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Thunder warning