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  1. Man accused of stealing more than £200k from veterans groups
  2. Businesses 'to be knocked down' for hospital under plans
  3. Alderney has 'no confidence' in Aurigny, but airline says criticism is 'not justified'
  4. Guernsey Vale by-election: Neil Inder wins
  5. Updates on Thursday 20 October 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Well it's been a pretty busy day on Local Live.

    We've had mystery planes, garage fires, hospital tours, behind-the-scenes videos, by-elections, astronomical events, jewellery made out of shells, a vote of no confidence, recycling and even a bit of patois!

    We're back tomorrow from 08:00, and don't forget to watch all the latest news for the islands on BBC One at 18:30.

  2. One person taken to A&E after crash

    Oscar Pearson

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's emergency services say Les Merriennes has reopened after the crash earlier.

    The road is clear and one person was taken to A&E with minor injuries.

  3. Cricketers heading to Texas for warm up matches

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's cricketers will be holding a training camp in Texas, ahead of their World League Division Four Tournament in Los Angeles, thanks to sponsorship from Jersey Post.

    The island side will play five matches at the Los Angeles tournament against Oman, Bermuda, USA, Denmark and Italy, plus a play-off to determine the overall placings.

    Jersey cricket and Jersey Post representatives

    The top 2 teams in the tournament will be promoted to Division 3.

    Chris Minty, CEO of the Jersey Cricket Board, said: "Without the support, it was unlikely that we would have been able to attend the warm up games in Houston next week which we think will be crucial to our overall performance.

    "We have been in Division 4 tournaments before, but suffered relegation so we are hoping that the warm up games will be the preparation needed to be able to perform to a higher standard."

  4. Alderney wants Gatwick route

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    As part of the redefinition of the agreement between the States of Guernsey and Aurigny, the States of Alderney appear to want a route to London Gatwick. 

    Currently flights from Alderney either fly to Guernsey or Southampton.

    A section of the requete.
  5. Award for bus company after rise in usage

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's bus company has won a national award for "Improvements to bus services" after a sharp rise in the number of journeys taken by bus.

    In the past three years, the number of bus users has gone up by almost a third.

    The States minister responsible, Deputy Eddie Noel, described it as a fantastic achievement.

  6. Teacher guilty of assault on autistic four-year-old

    A teacher has been found guilty of abusing her position of ‘power and trust’ by assaulting a four-year-old autistic boy while ‘angry and frustrated’, the Magistrate’s Court has found. This has been reported by the Jersey Evening Post.

  7. Weather: Chance of the odd shower overnight

    BBC Weather

    It will be mostly dry with clear spells tonight. However, there is the slight chance of the odd light shower passing through.

    Feeling cool with a northerly breeze. Minimum Temperature: 9C (48F).

    Weather map

    Tomorrow will start chilly and bright, with sunny spells.

    There will be very little change into the afternoon, with all parts staying fine and dry, with sunny spells.

    It will feel on the cool side. Maximum Temperature: 14C (57F).

  8. Police directing traffic after collision

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey Police and ambulance staff are on the scene of a crash in Les Merriennes, St Martin.

    Officers are directing the traffic, but if you can avoid the area.

  9. New Polish group 'creating something positive'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A group of Polish islanders are setting up a group to help their countrymen integrate in Jersey and to promote links with the native population.

    The idea for the "Polonica" association came about after a meeting in a pub attended by dozens of Polish islanders.

    It's the brainchild of Micaeal Lipinski, who says the new members come from all walks of life.

    Quote Message: We have people working in different areas; in banking, hospitality, retail, so far we have people who run their own businesses. It's different people coming together sharing ideas to create something positive." from Micaeal Lipinski Founder of the "Polonica Association"
    Micaeal LipinskiFounder of the "Polonica Association"
  10. Garry Collins named a Director of World Bowls

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Former Deputy Garry Collins - who was unsuccessful in last night's Vale by-election - has been appointed a Director for World Bowls.

    He will be the regional director for Europe, working under the current President John Bell.

    Quote Message: I am delighted to have been elected, especially against two well-known candidates Barry Fleming from Wales and Adie Lloyd from England, saying that I have now been a senior sports administrator for 18 of the 35 years of my life” from Garry Collins Director, World Bowls
    Garry CollinsDirector, World Bowls
    Garry Collins
  11. Latest headlines in the Channel Islands

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online


    • Aurigny is "extremely disappointed" with the vote of no confidence passed by the States of Alderney, and says the criticism is not justified
    • The Guernsey Motor Trades Association is getting behind the approach proposed by Deputy Peter Roffey, who wants the States to consider reintroducing motor tax
    • Ahead of next month's crucial States vote on selection in education the island's newest deputy - Neil Inder - wants to keep the grammar school


    • A Jersey resident has been accused of stealing more than £200,000 from two organisations that support ex-servicemen  
    • A restaurant owner in Kensington Place is hopeful that changes made to the street for the new hospital will have a positive impact on his business
    • A Jersey bus has collided with a car near the Rice Bowl at Greve D'Azette
  12. Southampton announces Ibiza route

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    As the Vengaboys once said: "Whoah, we're going to Ibiza."

    Well we're not actually, but Southampton have just opened a new direct route.

    That makes it good news for Alderney residents; you might not have any confidence in your route to Guernsey, but at least you're one step closer to Ibiza!

    "Whoah, back to the island."

    Staff celebrate the new route.
  13. Weather in the Channel Islands

    BBC Weather

    Let's take a look at the weather in the Channel Islands for the rest of the day.

    Here's the outlook for Jersey...

    Weather chart.

    And it's a slightly warmer evening in Guernsey...

    Weather chart.
  14. Leadership conference in Jersey

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Business leaders are in Jersey to discuss how leadership might change in the future.

    The 2016 Leadership Jersey Conference will hear from speakers including Sir David Henshaw, who was the Chief Executive of Liverpool City Council and a former adviser to a strategy unit at the UK Cabinet Office.

    Any money that's left over from organising the conference will be donated to two local charities, Brighter Futures and Jersey Sea Cadets.

  15. Sark's back on TV

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Do you remember when Sark had its series called 'An Island Parish' on the BBC a couple of years ago?

    Well they're back on TV next Wednesday for a new series from Alison Steadman called 'Little British Islands'.

    It started last night, not in Sark but in the Hebrides.

    Wednesday night on Channel 4; put it in your diary.

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  16. The 'making of' obesity video

    Penny Elderfield

    Reporter, BBC Channel Islands News

    Earlier (13:50) I showed you the package I made for BBC Channel Islands News last night, where I used toast and pasta to tell the story of childhood obesity in Guernsey.

    It wasn't quite as smooth as it looked though, and it turns out that working with food isn't as simple as it might seem...

    Video content

    Video caption: Child Obesity: "Making of"
  17. Deputy wants airport flight path neighbours compensated

    Guernsey Press

    Households under the flight path of the airport could get some form of compensation if the States Trading Supervisory Board agrees to adopt UK practices.

  18. New fuel watch group

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    How much notice do you take of how much you're paying at the pumps?

    Do you check the price before you drive into a petrol station?

    Well now you might not need to, as the Guernsey Fuel & Oil Watch group are doing it for you...

    A petrol pump.
  19. Aurigny criticism 'not justified'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The States-owned airline, Aurigny, says its "extremely disappointed" that the States of Alderney passed a vote of no confidence last night.

    The company does not believe that the criticism is justified, and says the timing is "inappropriate".

    Quote Message: Aurigny recognises the importance of the services it provides for Alderney, and strives to deliver them to the highest level possible within economic, regulatory, logistical and meteorological constraints." from Aurigny statement
    Aurigny statement
    An Aurigny aircraft