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  1. Channel Islands weather: Some patchy rain

    BBC Weather

    Clear spells to start with Thursday overnight, but cloud spreading through the early hours with some patchy light rain too.

    Minimum Temperature: 15 to 18C (59 to 64F).

    A mostly cloudy start to Friday with the chance of the odd patch of drizzle, but cloud should start to break, allowing more in the way of brighter spells later.

    Maximum Temperature: 15 to 19C (59 to 66F).

  2. Hornet's nest removed and frozen

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Hornet nest recovery

    A hornet's nest has been removed from a tree in St Saviour, Guernsey.

    It was found about 12m up a sweet chestnut tree on a private property on 4 September.

    After being removed on Wednesday, it was then frozen for 24 hours to "destroy any larvae that the pesticide may not have affected".

    Hornet nest recovery

    The States' Asian Hornet Team were first alerted to the presence of a nest when a beekeeper near St Saviour's Church reported seeing hornets that were attracted to her hives.

    The nest was then found 520m away after "observing the flight patterns of worker hornets attracted to strategically placed bait stations".

    Hornet nest recovery
  3. Charity box stolen from Guernsey hospital chapel

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A charity box has been stolen from the Princess Elizabeth Hospital chapel in Guernsey, police have said.

    It was taken some time between 09:00 on Tuesday and 09:00 on Wednesday.

    It's understood to contain £20 in cash, officers said.They added the charity box is the only funding stream for the hospital chapel and is used for the benefit of chapel users.Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 01481 725111.

    Stolen box
  4. Guernsey Allied Aircrew Memorial rededicated

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    The role of Allied airmen in World War Two is being marked by the rededication of a memorial outside Guernsey Airport.

    The 6m (20ft) tall Allied Aircrew Memorial features models of a US B-17 and six Spitfires.

    Written around its base are the names of the airmen known to have died off Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm.

  5. Multi-ground discrimination legislation consultation

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Employment and Social Security is holding a focus group for small business owners on their draft proposals for multi-ground discrimination legislation.

    The consultation is open until Monday 30 September.

    More information can be found here.

    States of Guernsey consultation page
  6. Protest ahead of meeting about Aurigny's 'unfit' service

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A former Alderney politician is slamming Aurigny for what she feels is an "unfit" service to the island.

    Under the winter schedule, there will be no Guernsey to Alderney flights after lunchtime on a Saturday, while the first flight into Alderney from Guernsey on a Sunday will arrive at 14:20.

    Barbara Benfield attended a States meeting on Wednesday night where she handed a letter with more than 700 signatures to States members, complaining about the airline's service.

    Ms Benfield had already handed the same letter to Guernsey's politicians earlier this month.

    Quote Message: The States is a body to fight for Alderney and be more informative to the people of Alderney. It's all very well saying every now and then 'We are doing something' but if they don't tell us, we don't know. We don't need to know what they're doing, we just need to know they are 100% behind securing the Alderney and Guernsey and Southampton routes." from Barbara Benfield Former Alderney politician
    Barbara BenfieldFormer Alderney politician

    Aurigny has been approached for comment.

  7. Plans for Guernsey's first genomic screening programme

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Queen's Road Medical Practice is working to launch Guernsey’s first genomic screening programme.

    The screening aims to identify and treat people in the Bailiwick with a genetic condition associated with high cholesterol.

    Dr Mat Dorrian is a GP at the practice and says without this assistance it could be "difficult to identify".

    He said: "The high cholesterol will only be found whilst either investigating someone who has developed early heart disease or somebody who has been proactive and has come to the GP to check their cholesterol."

  8. Battle of Britain Memorial Flight cancels appearances

    The Royal Air Force's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will not be appearing in the Jersey International Air Display or doing a flypast for the Allied Aircrew Memorial in Guernsey.

    The display organisers have released a revised timetable for the show that starts at 13:00 on Thursday.

    The memorial service at Guernsey Airport will go ahead as planned with a 14:15 start.

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  9. Contactless payments to be available on public buses

    "It is anticipated... this will encourage more people to use the bus service by reducing reliance on the need to carry cash," said Karl Guille, Director of Traffic and Highway Services.

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  10. Donkey campaign to raise awareness for foster carers need

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online


    Blankets have been placed on the donkey statues in Guernsey's Market Square to raise awareness and publicise the need for foster carers.

    The Yarn Storming event has been put together by fostering agency, the Family Placement Service.

    The pieces were made by foster carers, adopters, children who are in foster care, social workers and others, including craft clubs and the Guernsey Foster Care and Adoption Association who are supportive of foster care.

    The Family Placement Service is targeting recruitment to support children who need to be placed outside their family for various reasons.

    There is currently a particular need in the Bailiwick for foster carers who can care for sibling groups, school aged children and teenagers.

    More information can be found here.

  11. Jersey no-deal Brexit papers could be published

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Details of Jersey's preparations in the event of a no-deal Brexit could be published to show how the government is addressing any risks facing the island.

    It follows a decision in the States this week to update emergency powers to make sure people in the island have access to vital medicine when Britain leaves the EU.

    On Wednesday night, a confidential document was published by the UK government, which revealed there could be shortages of some key medicines and foods - and protests in Britain - if the country leaves the EU without a deal.

    EU map
  12. 'Critical' for St Ouen's sand area to be taken back

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The Jersey National Park says it's "critical" to take back the area of St Ouen that has been affected by sand dredging for builders.

    Supplies of local sand from Simon Sands - the quarry in St Ouen's Bay - are running low.

    When all the sand has been taken, the site's owners have been told they must return it to nature.

    Jersey's environment minister says the company has also been told to submit a restoration plan for the area by the end of the year.

    St Ouen's Bay
    Quote Message: We see the heart of the park in St Ouen's Bay, so it's absolutely critical that this area is taken back as far as we can for the benefit of the public of the island and visitor economy." from Jim Hopley Chair, Jersey National Park
    Jim HopleyChair, Jersey National Park
  13. Air display will please crowds despite sea 'challenges'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A pilot who will perform in the Jersey International Air Display later says flying above the sea does "pose some challenges".

    Capt Alex Orlowski is flying in Jersey for the first time this year.

    The aerobatic pilot says there's a lack of traditional reference points to use but he's confident his performance will "go down well" with the crowds.

    Plane in 2009's show
    Image caption: The air display is a popular fixture in Jersey's calendar
    Quote Message: We are lucky because our aircraft is not as fast as a jet – we can manage with the area. The only thing is it’s sometimes more difficult when there are strong winds especially cross winds. I think that won’t be the case though." from Capt Alex Orlowski Pilot
    Capt Alex OrlowskiPilot

    There will be no Red Arrows this year as they're touring America and Canada.

    Jersey's Victoria Avenue will be closed from 12:30 for the display.

  14. Scrutiny to review Head of Curriculum appointment

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's Scrutiny Management Committee has decided to commission an independent review to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the appointment of the Head of Curriculum for Education.

    Proposals put forward for a tribunal were rejected by the States after it was suggested to have the review carried out by scrutiny in-house - which also didn't pass.

    As a result, scrutiny has decided to carry out the review of its own accord with the President Chris Green saying it's an issue "you just can't let go".

    He said it's their responsibility to answer questions surrounding the appointment.

  15. Plans for new Jersey hospital 'on track'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's government says it remains "on track" to submit plans for a new hospital in March 2021 - but delays at this stage could cost up to £100,000 a week.

    Ministers have published an update on work to build the new hospital, four months after a new project team was set up.

    The preferred site for Jersey’s new hospital is expected to be announced next September.

    Before that, ministers will consider how healthcare could be offered in a different way - taking into account advances in technology and how community and GP facilities could be better used.

    It follows 40 engagement sessions with doctors and other care givers, including charities, pharmacists and dentists.

    This review aims to help identify the facilities needed in the new hospital, as well as its size and shape.

    After that, up to 24 islanders will join a 'citizen's panel' - where they'll be asked to share their views on the project.

  16. Disability workshop aiming to expand

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Eddie Higgins, manager of Grow

    A programme, which provides a work environment for people with learning disabilities, is redeveloping its site.

    Grow Ltd - Guernsey's Rural Occupational Workshop - is celebrating its 35th anniversary by announcing plans to double the amount of people it can cater for, and provide training and skills in a wider variety of occupations.

    A new cafe will allow people to learn about hospitality and retail, and a "fully-equipped workshop" will mean people can learn to make things out of wood.

    The group needs between £2m and £3m to fund the project, and are appealing to local businesses, charity trusts and the general public for help.

    Quote Message: Our plans are ambitious, for which we make no apology. The service we offer Guernsey’s learning disabled is unique and could be of value to any resident family regardless of wealth or status. Disability is no respecter of persons; it can impact any of us, anywhere, at any time." from Mark Dunster Chairman, Grow Ltd
    Mark DunsterChairman, Grow Ltd
  17. Channel Islands weather: Cloudy and misty to start

    BBC Weather

    It will be another rather cloudy, misty and murky start to the day.

    However, as the day unfolds, some brighter interludes are expected to develop. Moderate winds.

    Maximum Temperature: 16 to 19C (61 to 66F).