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  1. A plane from Exeter Airport started emitting smoke after its wheels locked on landing at Guernsey Airport
  2. Jersey stars doubtful for Island Games
  3. Report finds half of Guernsey arrests are alcohol-related
  4. Roadworks, expected to last for up to four weeks, cause delays around Salerie Corner, in Guernsey
  5. Jersey has been urged to follow the example of Las Vegas and Paris, and find itself a unique brand to attract business
  6. Updates on Friday 16 September 2016

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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 Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather. 

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

  2. Road safety campaigners to wait for police report

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Road safety campaigners who want an independent report into road use and safety around Jersey's Millennium Park have agreed to wait for a police report to be published.


    Members met St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft yesterday morning to request a road safety expert investigate safety around the park after three-year-old boy Clinton Pringle was hit by a van and died there earlier this year.

    Bernie Manning from the Friends of the Millennium Town Park Group said they were happy to wait to see what the police recommend.

  3. Island Games direct flight 'key to success'

    BBC Sport

    Guernsey has confirmed a direct charter flight to travel to the Gotland Island Games next year.

    The island is likely to send a squad of more than 250 competitors and officials and other travel options could have been "very lengthy".

    Karen Archenoul, from the Guernsey Island Games Association, said: "The last thing we want is them to do is have lengthy journeys out to Gotland, which will obviously be tiring for them and maybe that may hinder their performance."

  4. Latest weather: Risk of an overnight shower

    BBC Weather

    Fair to cloudy with some bright or sunny intervals but feeling fresher. Risk of a shower overnight. Max: 18C (64F).

    CI weather

    Saturday should be dry, but rather cloudy. Through the afternoon there will be more in the way of sunny spells, and it should feel pleasantly warm. Maximum Temperature: 17C (63F).

  5. Latest headlines for the Channel Islands

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    • Ferrets may be declared an official pest
    • Primary school classes 'oversized' in Jersey, report finds
    • Call for referendum on ministerial government
    • Report finds half of Guernsey arrests are alcohol-related
    • Jersey stars doubtful for Island Games
    • No one injured as plane's wheels locked on landing at Guernsey Airport
    • Roadworks, due to last for up to four weeks, to cause delays around Salerie Corner
  6. Jersey Airport warns of busy Saturday

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    People flying from Jersey Airport tomorrow are being warned to expect delays and longer queues due to a high volume of flights.

    Jersey Airport runway

    In a Facebook post the airport said queues were likely and warned of "fraying tempers", encouraging people to arrive early to give time for check in and security "even if they only have hand luggage".

    A spokesman said: "It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure they arrive at their departure gate before it closes - failure to do so will result in refusal of aircraft boarding and is beyond the control of Jersey Airport and the airline's ground handlers."

  7. Call for referendum on ministerial government

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A St Helier deputy has called for a referendum on Jersey's system of government to be held at the next general election in 2018 in a proposition due to be debated in November.

    Deputy Judy Martin said as the next election was 13 years since the introduction of ministerial government it would be a good time to ask the public if they wish to continue with the system or introduce something new.

    She criticised the current system as putting too much power in a few hands. Previously Jersey had a committee-style government with the majority of members involved in government decisions.

  8. Missing traffic reduction target 'not a surprise'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Acting chief minister, Senator Andrew Green said he was not surprised to learn Jersey had missed its target of cutting traffic levels by 15%, set in the 2010 Sustainable Transport Policy.

    A new report published earlier in the week found that traffic had only decreased by about 1.6% since 2010.

    Quote Message: I didn't think it was achievable at the time and I voted against the target. I wasn't surprised we didn't achieve it, but that isn't a reason not to continue to try and achieve better. from Senator Andrew Green Acting Chief Minister
    Senator Andrew GreenActing Chief Minister
  9. Girl injured after physical and verbal abuse

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A 16-year-old girl has an injured knee after being physically and verbally abused by a group of teenage boys, States of Jersey Police confirmed.

    It happened in the area of Belvedere Hill, near to the Merton Hotel on Wednesday at about 21:30. 

    The police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

  10. Pubs say cheap supermarket alcohol drives binge drinking

    Guernsey Press

    Pubs have backed calls for an investigation into minimum alcohol pricing, warning that problems are often caused by ‘cheap booze’ in shops and ‘pre-loading’.  

  11. Ferrets may be declared an official pest

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Feral ferrets in Guernsey may have to be declared an official pest if they continue to cause problems in the island. 

    There has been an increasing number of reports of ferrets attacking livestock and the States Vet has been charting the incidents.

    David Chamberlain said if things do not improve they may have to take action: "In the long term we may see if we can get them on the pest list so they can be controlled. If we can get people to microchip their ferrets if they are owned by someone they can be reunited."

  12. Slight rise in the number of English as an additional language pupils

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    There was a slight increase in the number of pupils with English as an additional language in Jersey schools between 2014 and 2016, a new report has found

    There are now just over 21% of pupils of compulsory school age in Jersey with English as a second language.

    The report says this is not necessarily due to direct immigration. It says it could also be due to an increase in the number of children born to non-Jersey born women or more accurate recording of first language information in schools.

    Education report
  13. MTFP debate to take a full week

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's acting chief minister says a debate on the island's financial plan for the next three years could take a whole week.

    The debate on the Medium Term Financial Plan starts on 26 September and is due to decide government priorities and funding.

    Quote Message: I think we will be very lucky if we manage to finish by Thursday. It's an important debate that will set our focus for the next few years. from Senator Andrew Green Acting Chief Minister
    Senator Andrew GreenActing Chief Minister
  14. Herm 'more pleasing' thanks to shipping waste

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Herm has "become more visually pleasing" thanks to a recent focus on recycling, according to the CEO of the island.


    Jonathan Watson said the change from burning waste to shipping it to Guernsey for landfill in 2015 has had a number of benefits.

    He said: "Many, many people have made comments that instead of one litter bin we now have four, they have also made the observation it is lovely there is now no smoke going across the island."

  15. Jersey's Henry Cavill nominated for charity award

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey actor Henry Cavill is a finalist in the Just Giving Awards for his work with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

    He was nominated for his work raising the charity's profile through his affiliated wildlife charity Cavill Conservation and the Durrell Challenge, where he took part in a run across the island.

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  16. Animal ban for man who left ferrets to die

    Guernsey Press

    A shooter has been banned from owning animals for three years after the magistrate’s court heard how he allowed his six ferrets to die without calling a vet.

  17. Analysis: Jersey Island Games team for Gotland

    Tim Pryor

    BBC Sport

    While the likes of Lucy O’Sulivan and Josh Band are not completely ruling themselves out of Gotland 2017, it certainly feels like Team Jersey could have a very different feel.

    Jersey supporters

    Tennis player Scott Clayton, a leading light at the last two Games, has told me he is “unlikely” to be there. He could even be competing at Wimbledon instead if results go his way over the next seven or eight months.


    Great Britain international thrower Zane Duquemin is another waiting to see his schedule for next summer before deciding whether to go.

    I still expect a squad of 300 to make the trip out there, but it could well be without some of the leading names from Jersey.

  18. Flybe to 'return to normal as quickly as possible'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Airline Flybe has apologised to passengers on a flight that caused the runway in Guernsey to be closed after the plane burst a tyre while landing.

    Flying in from Exeter, the plane started emitting smoke after its wheels locked on landing.

    Guernsey Airport
    Quote Message: Flybe would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience experienced by passengers as a result of this morning’s incident at Guernsey Airport. The safety of its passengers and crew is the airline’s number one priority and we can confirm that we are doing everything we can to ensure that our flying programme returns to normal as quickly as possible. from Flybe Spokesperson
    Flybe Spokesperson
  19. Installation of hydrogen bicycle stations encouraged

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Island politicians have been urged to introduce hydrogen-powered bicycle stations by a delegation from France aimed at promoting closer co-operation between the islands and Normandy.

    La Manche is the leading French producer of carbon-free vehicles and they have been demonstrating the hydrogen-powered bicycles at Elizabeth Marina in Jersey.

  20. Young woman killed in accident in Germany

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A young Jersey woman has been killed in an accident in Germany.

    Claire Garnier, 22, died on Tuesday. 

    The British Embassy is giving the family support.

    The Jersey Evening Post has reported that she died in a motorcycle accident near the town of Füchtorf in the north east of the country.