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Summary

  1. Assault victims who're attacked while they're drunk may get less compensation than victims who are sober
  2. States of Jersey politicians debate financial plan
  3. Condor Rapide delayed after engine fault
  4. Swiss Ambassador in Guernsey today
  5. Guernseyman finishes Channel swim
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Olivia Le Poidevin

All times stated are UK

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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 Wednesday 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. Jersey minister at Labour party conference

    Olivia Le Poidevin

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's Assistant Chief Minister, Senator Philip Ozouf, is representing the island at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool. 

    Delegates at Labour Conference 2016

    The island's government is sending a representative to all three main UK political parties' annual conferences. Senator Ozouf says the UK's decision to leave the European Union means it's "more important than ever" to meet UK politicians:

    "This helps to ensure that Jersey's trade interests are understood and will be considered in the many decisions faced by the UK parliament during the implementation of Brexit."

  3. Weather: Expect some showers

    BBC Weather

    Overnight will be dry with some clear spells. Temperatures will hold up in double figures and the cloud will thicken towards dawn. Minimum Temperature: 15C (59F).

    Weather map

    Wednesday will start off dry and bright for most. The cloud will build into the afternoon, perhaps with some light rain. Maximum Temperature: 17C (63F).

  4. Jerriais amendment funding 'not necessary'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Economic development minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham, said the £30,000 funding for Jerriais proposed in the medium term financial plan was not necessary as his department had already found more money than that.

    Responsibility for Jerriais was transferred from Education to Economic Development including the £147,000 budget, which was £30,000 less than the previous year due to cuts. Deputy Tadier wants that money returned and transferred from education to economic development.

    Senator Farnham said he had already found much more than £30,000 and so if the amendment was successful the money would come from education rather than economic development, which he said would be a mistake as education needs all of its budget.

  5. 20mph zone could be introduced near schools in Jersey

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A 20 mph zone could be introduced around all schools in Jersey. 

    Speed sign

    A number of road safety measures are being discussed by the States and parish authorities, including introducing a 20 mph zone at Harve des pas and other village centres.

    The Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Eddie Noel told the States assembly the changes to speed limits would "improve road safety" across the island.

  6. 'Still not enough' affordable homes in Jersey, says local trust

    Josephine Baker

    BBC Radio Jersey, Reporter

    There is a shortage of social housing in Jersey, according to a local housing trust. 

    St Helier

    A thousand families in Jersey are on a waiting list for an affordable home, but the head of the Jersey Homes Trust says there is not enough. 

    Michael van Neste, the head of the Jersey Homes Trust which is building 40 homes on a part the former Jersey College for Girls site, says there needs to be more affordable rental homes.

  7. Jersey Netball: Dislocation rules Brown out

    Team Jets centre Jacy Brown will miss Sunday’s Premier League 2 opener at Fort Regent after dislocating a finger in training. The Jersey Evening Post reports.

  8. Treasury minister to lead tax review

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    After politicians rejected an amendment to the medium term financial plan from Senator Sarah Ferguson calling for a review of the tax system, treasury minister Senator Alan Maclean said some reviews were already underway.

    Politicians rejected the call for £30,000 for a review from the newly elected senator 18 votes in favour to 30 votes against.

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  9. Jersey minimum wage rise could make farming 'unsustainable'

    Olivia Le Poidevin

    BBC News Online

    A Jersey farmer is warning his business could become "unsustainable" if the minimum wage continues to rise.

    The Employment Forum recommends the minimum wage goes up by 21p to £7.18 from April 2017.

    Potatoes

    Charles Gallichan from Woodside Farms, which grows and exports Jersey Royal potatoes and Flowers, says agriculture cannot absorb anymore costs:

    Quote Message: We can't really increase the prices of the products we sell, so all we can do is try and reduce costs. But the big savings are all done...We probably will have to stop what we are doing."
  10. Guernsey Airport director takes up new harbour role

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The director of Guernsey's airport is to take on a new role looking after the island's harbours. 

    From 1 November, Colin Le Ray will add the harbours to his list of responsibilities, as the current general manager, Sarah McGreevy, moves into a new role.

    Mrs McGreevy will take up a new position as the head of governance and transformation on the States Trading Supervisory Board.

    Guernsey Harbour building.
  11. Alan Whicker memorial award launched

    Olivia Le Poidevin

    BBC News Online

    There is a new radio award in memory of the journalist and Jersey resident, Alan Whicker.

    Alan Whicker

    The Whicker's World Foundation has launched the Radio and Audio Funding Award which will give winners £5,000, and £2,000 for pitching the best audio documentary idea. 

    The best five will be invited to a pitch event in March next year.

  12. Compensation could be cut for drunk injuries

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Quote Message: The board receives many applications in which drink has been a substantial cause of the victim’s misfortune." from Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
    Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
    Statistics

    The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board said that in 2015 alone about 61% of applications for compensation involved alcohol.

    It said in the annual report: "Many of these incidents occurred in places and situations which the victims might have avoided had they been sober or not willing to run some kind of risk.

    "In such circumstances, the board may make an award, but only after looking very carefully at those circumstances to ensure that the applicant’s conduct before, during or after the events giving rise to the claim was not such that it would be inappropriate to make a payment from public funds."

  13. Guernsey Airport say '#Goodbye' to old airport radar

    Olivia Le Poidevin

    BBC News Online

    The old radar at Guernsey Airport is being demolished.

    Guernsey Airport old radar

    The tower, installed in the 1990s, was decommissioned in 2014 and replaced with a £3m radar system.  

    View more on twitter

    Guernsey Airport says it is being knocked down this week.

  14. Politicians debate call for Jerriais teacher

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    States members have returned from lunch straight into the next medium term financial plan amendment. It calls for funding to be made available for a Jerriais language teacher.

    Learning Jerriais

    The amendment by Deputy Montfort Tadier of Reform Jersey, who performs in Jerriais folk band Badlabecques, calls for £30,000 in each of the next three years to support the language.

  15. Available parking spaces in St Helier

    BBC Travel

    As of there 14:23 there are parking spaces available in all St Helier car parks.

    There are more than 320 spaces on Pier Road.

    Available spaces
  16. First amendment withdrawn

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The first amendment to be debated in the medium term financial plan, by Deputy Geoff Southern of Reform Jersey has been withdrawn.

    After a short debate the St Helier deputy agreed to withdrawn his call for more money for the Statistics Unit when chief minister Senator Ian Gorst agreed to fund a new position for the department out of existing funds.

    Members then moved on to an amendment by Senator Sarah Ferguson asking for £30,000 for a review of the island's taxation system.

  17. Swiss Ambassador to visit Jersey, after Guernsey

    Olivia Le Poidevin

    BBC News Online

    The Swiss Ambassador will come to Jersey tomorrow after his first trip to Guernsey today

    Swiss Flag

    His Excellency Mr Dominik Furgler will meet:

    • Bailiff, William Bailhache
    • Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst
    • Minister for External Relations, Senator Sir Philip Bailhache
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    He will also visit La Hougue Bie and Durrell Wildlife Park.  

  18. Farmer says minimum wage rise could put him out of business

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A Jersey farmer says he may go out of business if the minimum wage continues to rise as there is no more room to increase prices or make savings. 

    Farmer

    Charlie Gallichan from Woodside Farms was speaking as the Employment Forum recommends the minimum wage goes up by 21p to £7.18.

    Mr Gallichan said: "We can't increase the prices of the product we sell, all we can do is reduce costs and the big savings are all done, there are no big jumps we can do. If we can't sell the product anymore we will probably have to stop doing what we're doing."