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  1. Vehicle roof removed by emergency services

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Car accident

    Emergency services in Guernsey removed the roof of a car to rescue a man, following an accident near the Co-Op Longstore.

    Police are asking for the public to avoid the eastern coast road and described the method of rescue as a "precautionary measure".

    No casualties have been reported.

  2. Guernsey GCSE results 'not disastrous'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's vice president of education says poor results this year were not disastrous.

    Exam

    Yesterday's GCSE results were the poorest in the Bailiwick since 2016.

    Deputy Richard Graham said: "Nobody is looking for excuses or glib answers but let us analyse what exactly is going on so we really understand the implications of one year's results.

    "We're not talking about disastrous results."

  3. Biggest pay rises in Jersey public sector for a decade

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Pay awards to Jersey States workers led to the biggest pay rises for public sector workers in the island in a decade, according to official statistics.

    Money

    Government workers got an average increase of 4.8% in the year to June.

    Workers in the hospitality industry got a bigger increase than any other sector, with pay up by almost 5%.

    It means people working in bars and hotels now earn an average of £460 a week, less than half as much as those working in finance.

  4. Electric bus to be trialed

    Charley Adams

    BBC News Online

    An electric bus has been brought to Jersey for a trial.

    LibertyBus will be trialling the vehicle for a six week period on the island's main network to assess its suitability.

    The bus will be on display at the Weighbridge on 28 August between 11:00 and 14:00 before starting its trial on the road.

    Quote Message: I have been keen for us to trial electric buses in Jersey and I’m delighted that LibertyBus is now making this happen. This supports our sustainable transport aims and also the Government’s ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030. We will be working closely with LibertyBus monitoring the results of the trial. from Deputy Kevin Lewis Minister for Infrastructure
    Deputy Kevin LewisMinister for Infrastructure
  5. Additional degree courses must meet criteria to be run

    Charley Adams

    BBC News Online

    Assistant Minister for Social Security, Education and Health, deputy Jeremy Maçon, has responded to calls to add additional degree courses to the island’s Critical Skills list.

    While supporting islanders' careers is important, additional courses cannot be added to the list unless they meet a particular criteria, Mr Maçon added.

    The Critical Skills list describes specific courses that offer students the skills needed in the Jersey job market.

    To be listed it must be an essential qualification, must increase a students' employability and there must be high chance students will take up employment in a critical role upon completing the course.

    Deputy Maçon said: “The Government of Jersey is committed to creating a skilled local workforce for the future.

    "The Critical Skills list forms an important part of this priority - allowing us to support islanders through courses that will help to meet significant skills gaps in Jersey’s job market."

    Jeremy Macon
  6. Channel Islands weather: sunny

    BBC Weather

    A dry day with lots of sunshine and blue skies throughout the day. Feeling rather warm. Light easterly winds.

    Max: 24C

    weather map
  7. Ecstasy death: Man named

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A 29-year-old man who died of a suspected reaction to MDMA - a form of the Class A drug ecstacy - has been named as Ashleigh Thomas Green by police in Jersey.

    Two people who were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply have been released on bail.

    An inquest into how Mr Green died is due to open next Tuesday.

  8. Bank holiday barbecuers urged to be safe

    Johanna Carr

    BBC News Online

    The Government of Jersey has issued a warning urging islanders to take care if they are planning a barbecue over the bank holiday weekend.

    Caroline Maffia, the assistant director of environmental health, said cases of food poisoning almost doubled during the summer, with research showing that the under-cooking of raw meat and contamination of bacteria were among the main reasons.

    Barbecue

    Fire service station commander Ryan Hall also urged people to be careful with fire safety.

    "We would like to remind people to ensure that their barbecues are cold before disposing of them, ideally by pouring water over them and allowing them time to go cold, or by putting the barbecues alongside the bins if they are still warm," he said.

    "It is crucial that all gas barbecues are well maintained and checked before use."

  9. Golfers set to tee off for autism charity

    Johanna Carr

    BBC News Online

    Golfers are being asked to tee off for charity after 2018's annual event raised a record-breaking £28,000.

    The Autism Jersey Annual Golf Day is set to take place on Friday and will feature 25 competing teams of four players.

    It was booked out faster than any other year and organisers are hoping it will raise even more than last year.

    Funds raised will go towards a new residential, community-based autism centre.

    Nick Winsor, chairman of Autism Jersey, said: “The golf day has become the biggest annual event in our calendar and is our largest single fundraiser.

    "The longstanding partnership with JT as corporate sponsor has played a big part in the continued success and growing popularity of the event."

  10. Visitor numbers increase by 27,000 in six months

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Twenty-seven thousand more visitors came to Jersey in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period in 2018.

    The figures come from Visit Jersey, the body that promotes island tourism.

    Holidaymakers from the UK made up two-thirds of all visits from January to June - with tourist numbers from Ireland, Germany and Guernsey also on the up.

    tourists
  11. Most Guernsey students achieve at least five 9 to 4 grades

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The three Guernsey colleges have released their students' GCSE results for this year and each college had more than 95% of students achieve at least five 9 to 4 grades, which is equivalent to a high A* to C.

    Meanwhile hundreds of pupils across the Bailiwick are opening up their envelopes to see how they have done.

    High achievers, who got grades between 9 and 7 - equivalent to A* or A - made up 42% of students examined at Blanchelande, 41% at Elizabeth College and 73% at Ladies.

    student

    Jacob Gomes, who went to Elizabeth College, said he started revising early for the exams.

    "I am very happy with how I have done," he said.

    "I put in a lot of effort and I am chuffed with my results."

  12. Parish votes for new recycling scheme

    Johanna Carr

    BBC News Online

    Parishioners voted in favour of a kerbside recycling scheme in the Parish of St Saviour this week.

    The Constable of St Saviour, Sadie Rennard, said 120 residents of attended a vote on the subject.

    "I can confirm that my proposal to introduce a recycling scheme has been supported by 88% of my parishioners in attendance," she said.

    "I am delighted to have such a great turnout at an assembly; it really showed how passionate our parishioners were about recycling."

    Recycling

    Constable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft, said the parish of St Helier would work with St Saviour to offer the service, which will start in October.

    Collections will take place every other week.

  13. Three Guernsey nurses awarded prestigious title

    Johanna Carr

    BBC News Online

    Three Guernsey nurses have been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse.

    Nurse

    The programme promotes and recognises nurses for their commitment to personal development, professional skills, patient-centred care and nursing practice.

    Theresa Prince, Lynda Potter and Alison Place were presented with their badges in June at a ceremony at Kensington Royal Gardens Hotel in London, bringing the current total of Queens Nurse awards in Guernsey to seven.

  14. Population plan 'needed by autumn', deputy says

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's environment minister wants more land to be owned by the public, amid fears the island's increasing population is putting pressure on the environment.

    Deputy John Young wants to protect more rural areas from housing development.

    The minister responsible for drawing up population policy, Constable Chris Taylor, said a vote on a new population plan was likely by next spring.

    But Deputy Young said proposals must come forward by the autumn.

  15. Channel Islands weather: Fine and dry

    Alex Osborne

    BBC Weather

    It will be fine and dry, with light winds and lots of sunshine.

    Tonight will be dry with light winds and largely clear skies once more however this may encourage a few mist patches to form.

    Maximum Temperature: 17 to 20C (63 to 68F)

    weather