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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for the Channel Islands have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    Don't forget BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One later. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Latest weather: Spells of rain and cloud, but some sun

    BBC Weather

    It'll be a mostly cloudy picture at first this evening, though the skies will slowly clear overnight, and it'll become increasingly humid, allowing the occasional mist or fog patch to form in prone spots by dawn. Minimum Temperature: 18C (64F).

    Weather map

    We'll see spells of cloud and rain through much of tomorrow, turning heavy at times though there will be some sunshine too. Maximum Temperature: 23C (73F).

  3. Police HQ to be turned into housing earlier

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The old police headquarters will be turned in to housing six months earlier than expected.

    Plans to build 94 homes on the site were passed in 2012 - this includes 87 affordable homes and seven town houses.

    Old Jersey Police station

    Ownership of the site has been transferred to States-owned housing company Andium Homes, but the police will continue to use the site until they move to the new headquarters in Green Street.

    An Andium Homes spokesman said the transfer of the site ahead of it being emptied allows the design work to start and will mean building work can begin as soon as it's vacant - bringing the project forward by 6 months.

  4. FAB cable link 'not a good deal' claims former politician

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A former Alderney States member claims islanders won't be getting a good deal if the FAB cable link project between the island, France, and the UK to export tidal energy goes ahead.

    FAB link protestors

    About 200 islanders gathered yesterday to protest a lack of transparency about the costs involved with Barbara Benfield warning the States of Alderney could be losing out on valuable revenue and is being pressured into making decisions too early.

    Robert McDowall, president of the Policy and Finance Committee, said the FAB link and producing tidal energy off the island are two separate projects and there's no "master plan" only "a vision" of what may happen if both services are based on Alderney.

  5. Legal aid likely to be scrapped for rich by 2017

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    Legal aid for those who earn "significantly in excess of the average wage" is likely to be scrapped from January next year in Jersey.

    Royal court

    Batonnier advocate David Cadin, who was speaking at the annual Assise d’Heritage where Jersey's lawyers renew their oath, said Jersey was the only jurisdiction in the world where lawyers rather than the government footed the legal aid bill. He said it was costing lawyers about £7m a year.

    "If the scheme be brought back in line with its original objective and consistent with the oath, there will inevitably be a reduction in the number of Legal Aid certificates granted," he said. The proposals to scrap aid for richer islanders will be considered by the members of the Law Society of Jersey later this month.

  6. Island holds its first Morris dance festival

    Morris dancers from all over the UK, including Hertfordshire, Lincoln, Yeovil and Devon, were in Guernsey this weekend for the first Festival d’Guernesi a Danserie Morris, the Guernsey Press reports.

  7. Four people and two dogs trapped by tide are rescued

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    Four people and two dogs who were cut off by the tide have been rescued by Jersey's Fire and Rescue Service.

    Rescue team

    The group became stuck after walking out to Seymour Tower but were safely brought to shore by the Fire Inshore Rescue Boat this morning, after a member of the public alerted the coastguard.

    A spokesman for the fire service said the group had checked the tide table and sought advice from a local fisherman. But he said they had misjudged the tidal movements as it was nearly two hours after low tide when they were cut off from shore.

  8. Val de Terres to close for emergency works

    BBC Travel

    The Val de Terres will close from 09:00 tomorrow for the day while emergency tree surgery works are carried out.

    The diversion in both directions will run via Colborne Road – Charroterie – Rue du Pre – Le Bordage and Fountain Street.

  9. Transferable vote could be used to determine IWV winner

    Multiple options for island-wide voting could be put to the public when the much-anticipated referendum is held, in a vote that islanders have been promised will be conclusive, the Guernsey Press reports.

  10. Jersey coin hoard milestone - how did we get here?

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    • June 2012 - Metal detector enthusiasts Reg Mead and Richard Miles uncover an Iron Age coin hoard in Jersey after searching for more than 30 years
    • June 2013 - Expert confirms it is the "world's largest" Celtic coin discovery with an estimated 70,000 coins
    • August 2014 - Work begin to separate the coins at the Jersey museum
    • November 2015 - Rare gold jewellery found within hoard had been hidden for more than 2,000 years
    • April 2016 - A rare leather purse the size of an average palm is discovered within the hoard
    • July 2016 -  The senior conservator at Jersey Heritage suggests there will be thousands fewer coins than the 70,000 originally predicted
    • September 2016 - Milestone reached as 55,000 coins removed, more than in any other British hoard to date
  11. Poole Bridge closes for refurbishment

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Condor Ferries is asking passengers travelling from Poole to allow extra time to reach the port as Poole Bridge closes for major refurbishments.

    Condor ferry

    The bridge will remain shut until 9 June next year and Condor has advised people to follow signs for the Twin Sails Bridge.

    The twin sails bridge scheduled lifting times are every hour starting at 05:30 and finishing at 23:30.

  12. Post box in Guernsey set on fire

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    The post box at L'Islet Food Hall in Guernsey was set alight yesterday, police have confirmed.

    Some of the letters were damaged in the fire which broke out between 16:00 and 16:30. Customers who posted anything in the morning are being asked to contact Guernsey Post.

    Guernsey Police said they were still investigating and had not determined the cause of the fire. A spokesman said the fire had already been put out by staff from Guernsey post when they arrived.

  13. Two-vehicle crash in Jersey

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    Two vehicles have collided at the bottom of Mont Felard, Jersey Police say.

    They were called to the scene at about 15:05 where a white hyundai and a yellow DAF lorry had crashed.

    There were no injuries and the road is now open, police confirmed.

  14. Value retail store to open in Jersey and Guernsey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Channel Islands retailer SandpiperCI will open a "value retail store" in Guernsey and Jersey this week creating eight jobs in the process.

    The stores will open in St Helier’s Liberty Wharf on Tuesday and The Bridge in St Sampson the following day, offering non-food products including toiletries, luggage and food.

  15. Increase in last-minute property deal failures

    There is a "fundamental problem" with purchasing property in Jersey and a "lack of accountability for lost costs", according to an independent solicitor, who says there is a recent trend for deals falling through late in the process, the Jersey Evening Post reports.

  16. 'Foolhardy' camp fire warning follows St Brelade blaze

    Rachael Thorn

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's fire service says it is "foolhardy" to light camp fires in dry weather after a blaze broke out in St Brelade overnight.

    St Brelade fire

    Fire crews, who put out the fire on Mont Gras D'Eau this morning, believe it may have been started by young people who lit a small camp fire the night before.

    "This time of year it's foolhardy to even light a camp fire in undergrowth or anything like that because the ground is so dry, we've had such a dry summer," fire group commander Martyn Maguire said.

  17. Lane restrictions remain in place at Jersey filter-in-turn

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    Lane restrictions are in place at the filter-in-turn near Beaumont due to roadworks being carried out by Jersey Electricity.

    Jersey Electricity said the works on La Route de la Haule in St Peter would enable a new service connection to the Foresters Arms to be completed.

    The restrictions will be in place for the next two weeks.

  18. Rents 'too expensive for cheap clothing shops' in Jersey

    A local businessman says Jersey rents are too expensive to attract shops selling cheap clothing. 

    Jersey high street

    It follows concerns from some islanders over the replacement of BHS by the high-end retailer Flannels, rather than lower-cost shops such as Primark or Matalan.

    "A lot of these places are found out of town centres. So they're not looking to pay these huge square-foot rents which you would pay on the high street because if they did they wouldn't be able to offer the prices on the items that they want to sell," David Warr from Coopers said.

  19. Rises in gonorrhoea and syphilis cases inline with UK

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey sexual health clinic is experiencing a similar increase in certain types of sexually transmitted infections - inline with UK trends - in gonorrhoea and syphilis.


    Dr Nicky Brink, lead clinician at the Orchard Clinic, said in recent times the number of genital herpes and gential warts had remained relatively stable but the number of cases of gonorrhoea and syphillis had increased.

    The national UK initiative 'Sexual Health Week', begins today and islanders can get free and confidential advice at the Orchard Clinic.

  20. Come on! Nat takes on TV’s toughest quiz show challenge

    A Jersey academic’s showdown with Jeremy Paxman on one of TV’s toughest quiz shows – University Challenge – is due to be aired on the BBC tonight, the Jersey Evening Post reports.