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  1. Winds of force six expected across islands

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

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  2. Witness appeal after Guernsey boundary wall damaged

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a boundary wall was damaged in Guernsey.

    It happened some time between 12:00 on Sunday and 08:00 on Monday at a property in Jerbourg Road, St Martin - close to The Auberge Restaurant.

    Officers said the damage may have been caused by a vehicle.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Guernsey Police on 01481 725 111.

  3. New lobster catch sizes in bid to allow species to recover

    BBC Radio Jersey


    The minimum size of lobsters that Jersey fishermen are allowed to catch will be increased, in an attempt to allow the species to recover.

    New figures revealed numbers of the shellfish dropped by more than a quarter between 2011 and 2018.

    But local laws will still remain more lenient than those in the south west of the UK - where lobsters have to be bigger again before they can be brought ashore.

    Jersey's Assistant Environment Minister, Deputy Gregory Guida, says the island's rules will eventually be brought in line with those in South Wales, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly - but the changes will be introduced gradually.

    Earlier this year, the States Assembly agreed to similar measures aimed at protecting chancre crabs in the island's waters.

    Officials say it's still too early to tell whether the bigger minimum landing size is helping the crab population, which has almost halved in the past six years.

  4. Freedom of Information request shows Jersey 999 hoax calls

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's emergency services had 39 hoax calls between January 2018 and August 2019, according to government figures.

    This is out of 28,061 calls during the same time period.

    The police recorded 25 malicious calls and 178 false alarm calls with good intent.

    The figures were released in response to a Freedom of Information request.

    Call centre
  5. Same-sex marriage to be considered in Sark

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Same-sex marriage

    Same-sex couples may soon be allowed to get married in Sark.

    The island's government will consider new laws on the matter at its next meeting.

    Major Christopher Beaumont, the Seigneur of Sark, says its taken so long because the island has a lot of other things to consider.

    "I guess it's a matter of priorities," he said.

    "Where do things sit in the list of what you can do? You can only do so much.

    "Chief Pleas does not meet that often so the fact it's gone on to the list of things to do is a good thing."

    Jersey's government made an agreement to legalise same-sex marriage in 2015, and the law was brought into effect in 2017.

  6. Channel Islands weather: Sunny and breezy

    BBC Weather

    It will be dry with plenty of sunshine and only a little fair weather cloud.

    Rather breezy though, especially later in the day.

    Highs of 17C (62F).


    Jersey weather


    Guernsey weather
  7. Phones banned from Jersey school after student survey

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Students at Haute Valle in Jersey won't be allowed to use their mobile phones at school in future.

    Teachers hope it will improve their grades - and make them feel happier.

    Pupils who are caught using their mobiles will have them confiscated until the end of the day.

    Stuart Hughes, the headteacher of the school, says the decision was made after he asked students for their opinion.

    Student on phone
    Quote Message: The results from the survey made it quite compelling for us to move in this direction. What young people are saying is a vast majority of them say their amount of screen time is quite concerning. Some of them are saying that actually they're quite attached, with some saying they're addicted to the technology. from Stuart Hughes Headteacher, Haute Valle
    Stuart HughesHeadteacher, Haute Valle