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  1. Green Lions' captain returns for Hythe Town fixture

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey FC's captain will return to the squad for the club's away trip to Hythe Town tomorrow.

    Jamie Dodd

    Centre-back Jamie Dodd was unwell last weekend, and missed the 2-1 home loss to Sevenoaks in which fellow defender Frank Tobin was sent off.

    Tobin will still feature in tomorrow's match due to all bans taking seven days to kick in.

    Kieran Mahon and Craig Young are still unavailable due to injury, while UK-based Tom Jackson comes in to the squad for Dave Rihoy, who is unable to travel this weekend.

    Hythe Town are currently in 7th place in the Bostik South East League, 14 points ahead of the Green Lions.

  2. NASUWT Union: 'Disappointing' that strike threat needed

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A teaching union has said it's "disappointing" that strike action was necessary to get further talks on a new pay deal.

    NASUWT had planned a walkout, but said further discussions with Jersey's States Education Board had led to "progress towards a better pay offer".

    The union's general secretary Chris Keates said it was "disappointing" that it took "notification of industrial strike action" to allow for more talks.

    "The States should be in no doubt however, that if next week’s discussions do not result in progress towards a better deal for teachers, industrial action will be back on the cards as teachers’ patience has run out,” he added.

    Jersey rally

    Fewer than two weeks ago public sector workers marched through St Helier as part of calls for a better pay deal across all States departments.

  3. Sala air accident report due on Monday

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The official report into the crashed plane carrying Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson will be released on Monday.

    The Piper Malibu aircraft carrying the pair disappeared off radar north of Guernsey on 21 January.

    The body of Mr Sala was discovered after a privately funded search examined the wreckage.

    Mr Ibbotson remains missing.

    The Air Accident Investigation Branch's report will be made public on Monday afternoon.

  4. Weekend weather: Sunny skies

    BBC Weather

    A dry night tonight will follow with clear spells and generally gentle winds.

    Any early mist tomorrow will clear to leave another dry and mild day with spells of sunshine - hazy at times.

    Weather
    Weather
  5. Guernsey Finance appoints London rep

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Finance has appointed a new London representative to improve business connections.

    Christine Gill will promote awareness of Guernsey's finance offering, educate about the island's financial services, and "connect London professionals with Guernsey practitioners".

    London's financial district.

    Guernsey Finance said feedback suggests having a permanent presence in London has been valuable to both the promotional agency and the island's finance industry as a whole.

    Mrs Gill will be responsible for expanding Guernsey's range of activities in London and identifying opportunities for Guernsey financial services businesses.

  6. Police search for missing Teignmouth man

    Jenna Hawkey

    BBC News Online

    Levi Rootham

    Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a 19-year-old man from Teignmouth, who has gone missing.

    Levi Rootham was last seen at an address in the town at 13:30, and it's believed he may be travelling on local trains between Teignmouth and Exeter.

    Levi Rootham

    The teenager is described as white, around 5ft 9ins tall, of large build with short blond hair.

    He was last seen wearing a red and black Puffa jacket, black tracksuit bottoms and grey trainers.

    Officers are currently searching for and are asking for the public to report any sightings to them immediately.

  7. Weather: A dry, mild night with gentle winds

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be dry and mild with clear spells and gentle winds.

    Some mist or fog patches may develop through the course of the night.

    Minimum temperature: 6C (43F)

    weather chart

    On Saturday, any early mist will clear to leave another dry and mild day.

    There will be spells of sunshine, which may be hazy at times, and gentle winds.

    Maximum temperature: 11C (52F)

  8. Travel: M5 northbound partially blocked at Bridgwater

    BBC Radio Devon

    The M5 northbound between J24 for Bridgwater South and J23 for Bridgwater North is partially blocked following an accident and vehicle fire.

  9. Minister at international conference on marine litter

    Jersey's Environment Minister is in Glasgow to take part in a conference to tackle marine pollution.

    Deputy John Young will join politicians from across Britain and Ireland to discuss marine environmental issues.

    It follows on from a commitment made at the 30th British-Irish Council meeting held in Guernsey last year to take 'swift and meaningful action' to tackle marine litter around the islands.

    marine litter

    The conference is being hosted by the Scottish Government and is a chance for all the British and Irish Council members to work together and pool ideas about how best to tackle marine litter and pollution.

    Deputy Young says it's a chance to hear how the next generation can make things better.

    Quote Message: My message to the younger people is they will have power very soon, and they need to make sure we do better. I think my job now is to keep that education going and to ensure the awareness of the things that are happening in our marine environment, which are damaging our marine species, getting into fish and getting into our own bodies." from Deputy John Young Jersey's Environment Minister
    Deputy John YoungJersey's Environment Minister
  10. Weather: A dry night with patchy mist

    BBC Weather

    Tonight will be dry with clear periods.

    Patchy mist is likely to form by the end of the night in sheltered areas, but it will be mild for the time of year.

    Minimum temperature: 6C (43F)

    weather chart

    Saturday will start dry and bright with hazy spells of sunshine.

    Cloud will thicken from the west and a few spots of light rain or drizzle are possible by the end of the day.

    Maximum temperature: 14C (57°F)

  11. Council tax to rise by 4% in Devon

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Council tax in Devon will rise by four per cent as part of a budget that will see more money spent on children's services, adult social care and roads.

    The 2019/20 budget provides an extra £11.5m - an increase of 9.4 per cent - to be spent on hard-pressed children's services, and a two per cent rise of £4.5m for adult care and health.

    Devon County Council

    The budget will see spending on services rise from £479.4 million to almost £494 million, with the extra spending partly paid for by an increase of 3.99 per cent in council tax.

    The rise encompasses a 2.99 per cent hike for general services and an extra one per cent dedicated solely to adult social care.

    It means Devon residents will have to pay an extra £53.10 on an average annual Band D council tax bill.

    Quote Message: This budget will protect statutory services and support the most vulnerable in the county. It is a good budget for the people of Devon. Our social care support for children and our services for children with special needs and disabilities are facing unprecedented demand, and our health and social care services for adults continue to be under immense pressure...We have always said our priority is to protect the most vulnerable in our society and I believe this budget will help to do that." from Cllr John Hart Leader, Devon County Council
    Cllr John HartLeader, Devon County Council
  12. Cash and drugs seized in Plymouth raids

    Twitter

    Two people have been arrested following a plain clothes drugs operation in Plymouth, in which cash and drugs were also seized.

    Police carried out 12 stop and searches and four address checks in response to reports of increased drug-related activity in the Prince Rock area.

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  13. Man in custody following drugs warrant

    Twitter

    A man is in custody after south Devon police executed a warrant under the misuse of drugs act.

    Newton Abbot police posted a photo of what they discovered at the address on social media.

    "Safe to say we've spoiled someone's weekend," they said.

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  14. Three simple ideas to help your kids' vocabulary

    Miranda Griffin

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Parents in Guernsey are being encouraged to try simple ideas for improving a child's vocabulary.

    The Early Years team has been running a project over the past year focusing on language skills.

    Video content

    Video caption: Three simple ideas to improve your kids' vocabulary
  15. Police appeal after man bitten on face in Exmouth assault

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Police want to identify a man in connection with an assault in Exmouth where a man was bitten on the face.

    It happened on 23 December 2018 between 01:50 and 02:10 at Fever and Boutique Nightclub on The Parade.

    A 53-year-old local man was knocked to the ground before being kicked and punched by one man in a large group.

    He sustained a number of facial injuries, officers said.

    Police are investigating the assault and would like to speak to the man, pictured, in connection with the incident.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.

    Police want to identify this man
    Image caption: Police want to speak to a man, pictured, about the assault in Exmouth
  16. Stone sculptures a 'way of relaxing' for Devon man

    Sophie Pierce

    BBC Radio Devon

    stones

    A young landscape gardener from Torquay is attracting attention with his temporary stone sculptures on local beaches.

    Sam Bennett loves nothing more than to spend a few hours on the beach, finding pebbles and arranging them into beautiful sculptures and shapes.

    He takes care not to leave anything standing which could cause a danger to anyone.

    He says for him, it's a great way of relaxing...

    Video content

    Video caption: Sam Bennett loves spending hours on the beach and finding pebbles to arrange sculptures
  17. Teachers' strike called off

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Members of a Jersey teaching union have announced they won't be going on strike as planned on Tuesday 26 February.

    The National Education Union (NEU) says further talks between the unions and the States Employment board have led to a new pay offer.

    a peaceful protest
    Image caption: Civil servants have taken part in a number of walk-outs in an ongoing row over pay

    Andy Wooley from the NEU says they are suspending industrial action so members can decide whether to accept the offer.

    But he added that a public rally of civil servants and their supporters earlier this month shows the strength of feeling among States workers.

  18. Police concerned for missing teenager

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    A 19-year-old teenager has gone missing from Budleigh Salterton, police have said.

    James White is described as white, 5ft 9in (1.75m) tall, of muscular build, with black hair.

    He is likely to be wearing jeans and a sweatshirt, officers said.

    He is known to have visited the seafront in Budleigh and the train station and police are concerned for his health and welfare.

    Anyone who thinks they see him is asked to contact Devon and Cornwall Police via 101.