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  1. CI Weather: A cool, dry night ahead

    BBC Weather

    This evening it will remain sunny, and will then stay dry through tonight with mostly clear skies.


    Jersey weather


    Guernsey weather
  2. Chalmers qualifies for world final with British record

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Alastair Chalmers has qualified for the final of the 400m hurdles in the World Under-20 Championships.

    After winning his heat yesterday, Chalmers came second in today's semi-final, meaning he qualifies for the final.

    He finished in a new British under-20 record time of 50.11 seconds, behind South Africa's Sokwakhana Zazini.

    Alastair Chalmers
  3. Weather: Staying dry and fine

    Dan Downs

    Weather Forecaster

    Friday evening will remain generally dry and fine with spells of late sunshine.

    Mostly dry with long clear spells throughout tonight, although there could be some areas of mist and fog forming.

    Minimum temperature: 8 to 11C (46 to 52F).


    Early areas of mist and fog will lift to leave a mainly dry and fine day on Saturday, with long spells of sunshine.

    A warm day for most with just a light breeze.

    Maximum temperature: 21 to 24C (70 to 75F).

  4. Sark's dairy sells remaining cows

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The cows at Sark's only dairy farm have been sold and have left the island.

    Chris Nightingale has been running the dairy for more than 30 years, but has decided to retire from the industry.

    The 77-year-old farmer said he was "a bit sad" after seeing the remaining cattle leave on a boat, but added that he couldn't keep going.

    Mr Nightingale said his family didn't want to carry on the business, and the dairy "hadn't made much money" in recent years, partly because "tourism isn't what it was".

    Sark cows
  5. NHS at 70: The South West's tiny bundles of hope

    Jenny Walrond

    Health Correspondent, BBC Spotlight

    This summer, as the NHS turns 70, BBC Spotlight is looking at how healthcare has changed here in the South West.

    One in every 13 babies in the UK are born preterm - that's before 37 weeks gestation - and their chances of surviving have increased dramatically in the last 70 years.


    Neonatal care for the most pre-term babies from Devon and Cornwall is now centralised at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Plymouth.

    Treatments and technology have improved with steroids given in the womb, ventilators, more sophisticated monitoring and incubators, and surfactants to help babies' lungs work.

    couple with baby

    But attitudes have also changed.

    Parents are now much more involved with their own child and some, like Donna Wade, go on to support other new mums and dads.

    Quote Message: They seem very open to wanting to talk to you, engaging and just basically hearing what you've gone through. It's also about being able to talk to them about what's going on outside the hospital and just giving a bit of normality to them as well." from Donna Wade Parent Peer Support Worker
    Donna WadeParent Peer Support Worker

    And while there is sometimes a long-term bond formed with the unit, babies tend to stay here for a shorter time.

    They are discharged earlier and supported at home so parents and siblings can enjoy the normality of family life outside hospital.

  6. Police warning over mobile phone scams and thefts

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    Police in Jersey are warning islanders about the dangers of mobile phone roaming scams and thefts ahead of the summer holidays.

    The island’s mobile phone companies have seen an increase in mobile phone thefts that have resulted in thousands of pounds worth of charges.

    Quote Message: We are concerned with the number of islanders falling victim to mobile phone roaming scams and thefts whilst travelling abroad and wanted to raise awareness prior to the summer school holidays commencing. We want everyone to be safe and enjoy their holidays without the worry of losing their mobile phone and the risk of incurring substantial roaming charges." from Det Ch Insp Chris Beechey Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum chairman
    Det Ch Insp Chris BeecheyJersey Fraud Prevention Forum chairman
  7. Weather watchers: The view from Herm

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to Chris Cumulus for this photo from Herm, looking back towards St Peter Port.


    And thanks to Cloud Nut for this shot over Guernsey's west coast.

    I'm still trying to pinpoint exactly where it was taken from.

    Any suggestions?

    West coast beach

    If you know, please feel free to email us.

  8. No rest for Penlee's volunteer lifeboat crews

    Jenna Hawkey

    BBC News Online

    Penlee's volunteer lifeboat crews have been called out on no less than nine shouts in the last seven days.

    Here's their diary for the week so far:

    • 7 July: Towed a 14ft dory which broke down between Roskilly and Mousehole to Newlyn Harbour
    • Called to assist police help to a vulnerable person near Porthleven
    • Towed a 9m yacht with three people on board that suffered engine failure a mile off Newlyn back to harbour
    • 8 July: Towed pleasure craft La Dolce Vita back to Penzance Harbour (pictured above)
    • Towed a 10m motor cruiser with engine failure two miles south of Porthcurno to Penzance Harbour
    • 9 July: Called to assist a French yacht that run aground in Newlyn Harbour (pictured above)
    • 11 July: Towed a 38ft French yacht which suffered engine failure near the Low Lee Buoy to Newlyn
    • 12 July: Rescued a man who had suffered shoulder injuries after being thrown from his water craft near St Michael's Mount (pictured above)
    • 13 July: Assisted the 55ft yacht Odyssey which had suffered engine failure nine miles off Newlyn

    Phew! Let's hope the volunteer lifeboat crews get a well-earned rest over the weekend.

  9. Date for meeting to examine Torbay councillor allegations

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A date has been fixed for a preliminary hearing into allegations of impropriety in public office against a Torbay councillor.

    There has been an independent investigation into the allegation against the councillor - who has not been named - and they have been called to answer an allegation of misconduct before the authority's standards hearing sub-committee.

    A preliminary hearing of the sub-committee will take place on 20 July at Torquay Town Hall, and the meeting is expected to be held behind closed doors.

    It will not be the actual standards hearings but purely a meeting to determine the procedural elements of the actual hearing.

    Torbay Council
  10. The Spike Islander: Take a look around

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The Spike Islander took it's first paying customers between Alderney and Guernsey on Friday.

    The vessel, which is operated by the Little Ferry Company, will be running for an 11-week trial.

    Video content

    Video caption: SPIKE
  11. Golf: Cornwall under-18s win South West Championship

    Ross Ellis

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    The Cornwall under-18s golf team have won the South West Championship.

    They were victorious in the event at Perranporth Golf Club and will now go on to the national championships.

  12. Age means nothing when it comes to making new friends

    BBC Spotlight

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    Children from Compton Pre-school in Plymouth have been spending one day per week with residents at Greenacre Care Home, and the older people have been making return trips back to the school.

  13. Weather watchers: Contrasting outlooks in Cornwall

    BBC Weather Watchers

    This picture of Holywell Bay from weather watcher PopandRosies Pa could have been taken straight out of a scene from Poldark.

    Holywell Bay, PopandRosies Pa

    And just in case you've forgotten what it's like to not be bathed in continuous sunshine, here's a picture of Callington under fog on Friday morning, courtesy of Weather Watcher Scuba.

    Callington Scuba

    Have you any pictures you want to share with us? If so, please email them in.

  14. Teen deaths reignite drug debate

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    A Cornwall head teacher has spoken out about the dangers of drugs following the deaths of three teenagers from the South West.

    Debate about the UK's drugs policy has been reignited after 15-year-old Shakira Pellow, from Camborne, became the third teenager from the region to die after taking drugs in as many weeks.

    Image caption: Shakira Pellow died after taking blue tablets marked "duplo"

    A rise in drugs use was probably also because of an increased availability of illegal substances on the dark web, drugs workers in the region also said.

    The head teacher of Brannel School, near St Austell, Andy Edmonds, said he did not believe legalisation was the way forward.

    Quote Message: I do think we need a cultural decision about whether or not drugs are right or wrong. My personal view is that we need to continue to have a very strict regulation. We need to be very clear about the impact that they're having, the damage that they're having on families and individuals." from Andy Edmonds Head teacher, Brannel School
    Andy EdmondsHead teacher, Brannel School

    The Home Office said there were no plans to legalise drugs and the government's approach remained clear: to prevent drug use and support people through treatment and recovery.

  15. Totnes MP tells Trump 'where to stick his dog whistle'

    BBC Politics

    Devon Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston says Prime Minister Theresa May should tell Donald Trump "where to stick his dog whistle" after his comments about immigration.

    The US president told The Sun newspaper "I think you are losing your culture," as he began a visit to the UK.

    The Totnes MP said she believed many people would cheer Mrs May is she did so.

    Video content

    Video caption: Tory MP: Tell Trump 'where to stick his dog whistle'
  16. Brexit white paper welcomed – but 'more work to do'

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    Brexit white paper

    The UK government has published its Brexit blueprint for the Channel Islands.

    The long-awaited white paper outlines plans for the UK’s future relations with the EU, including specific arrangements for Jersey and Guernsey.

    The White Paper suggests there will be:

    • Specific economic arrangements for the Channel Islands in relation to the Economic Partnership
    • Protection of the Common Travel Area arrangements between the UK, Ireland and the Crown Dependencies
    • Close monitoring of data protection polices in relation to the UK and the EU
    • Conservation and management of local fisheries

    Senior Channel Island politicians have welcomed the proposals.

    Quote Message: The UK’s continuing commitment in the White Paper to ensure that the Bailiwick’s interests will be included throughout the future partnership negotiations is extremely welcome. Moving forward, there is still much work to do to ensure that the UK’s commitments to us will be respected in wider UK-EU negotiations and that the islands’ views will be taken into account throughout the process." from Deputy Gavin St Pier Guernsey Policy and Resources Committee president
    Deputy Gavin St PierGuernsey Policy and Resources Committee president