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Summary

  1. 'Predatory' rapist jailed for 14 years
  2. Condor defends new timetable which gives Guernsey day-trippers six hours in Jersey
  3. 50 Cent praises rapping teacher Just Muz
  4. Jersey pick 15-year-old for cricket tournament
  5. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday
  6. Power cut in Alderney

Live Reporting

By Ryan Morrison

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    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 Spotlight on BBC One later. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Rap is a 'great way to teach children' says Jersey rapper

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A rapper who grew up in Jersey but now works as a "poet in resident" for London schools says poetry and rapping is a great way to teach children.

    He goes into schools to share his love of the spoken word, including using freestyle rap and poetry.

    Video content

    Video caption: Just Muz, aka Christian Foley speaks to Ryan Morrison about his music.

    He works with two schools in London but spends most of his time working with young offenders and people who are not able to go to school.

    In a recent interview with BBC Introducing in Jersey he said: "Poetry is part of the soul, it is something you can't quiet explain what it does but it does it."

  3. Young farmer 'confident' in the future of the industry

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A young Jersey farmer says the future of the industry is strong, despite a recent report showing a drop in the export of milk and potatoes last year. 

    UHT milk

    In recent weeks, concerns have been raised about fewer workers being hired in the industry, and the effects minimum wage increases could have. 

    Philip Le Maistre said: "Jersey Dairy was built a couple of years ago and is up and running well. This has enabled them to produce UHT milk and ice creams going as far as Asia and Hong Kong and this is increasing demand."

  4. Parents push up jobseeker figures

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's social security department have put an increase in the number of people looking for work down to parents on income support having to sign up for back to work.

    King Street

    Under rules introduced last year, parents on income support whose youngest child has started nursery have to sign up as "actively seeking work" and 180 did so in September.

    Deputy Graham Truscott, Social Security Assistant Minister, said: “The fact that the actively seeking work figures only increased by 90, despite nearly 180 parents being added, is testament to the hard work of the Back to Work team."

  5. New tax measures needed to replace health charge

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    New tax measures to cover a shortfall in health funding in Jersey will be announced in the budget next year. 

    Jersey Hospital

    It comes two weeks after the States rejected a new charge for health services, leaving a £15m per year gap in funding by 2019. 

    Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, said the government would work together to find alternative measures including changes to personal taxation.

  6. Driver recalls crash in name of safety

    Guernsey Press

    A driver who survived a high speed crash along Forest Road urged students not to do what he did as he spoke publicly about the incident for the first time at the annual Licence to Kill road safety presentation.  

  7. Jersey cricket squad analysis by BBC Jersey Sports Editor

    Tim Pryor

    BBC Sport

    Ben Stevens has been a key player for Jersey with both the bat and ball on their journey up and down the ICC leagues, and it’s a big blow for Neil MacRae’s squad to be without him. 

    Harrison Carlyon

    It’s a young Jersey line up, with a real opportunity for the likes of Harrison Carlyon and Elliot Miles to step up and make a name for themselves in first team cricket, but skipper Peter Gough will have a crucial  role to play if the side is to thrive at this level.

    On every occasion Jersey have reached WCL4 they have been relegated straight back to League Five. This squad has the raw talent to at least survive in this division, but a lot will depend on whether they are dazzled by the Hollywood lights or can remain calm, confident and composed and bring their A game.

    Squad

    1. Peter Gough (captain)
    2. Corey Bisson
    3. Harrison Carlyon
    4. Jake Dunford
    5. Luke Gallichan
    6. Will Harris
    7. Anthony Hawkins-Kay
    8. Jonty Jenner
    9. Ben Kynman
    10. Rob McBey
    11. Elliot Miles
    12. Rhys Palmer
    13. Charles Perchard
    14. Nat Watkins
  8. Minister announces social security review

    BBC Radio Jersey

    More details have been revealed about plans to change Jersey's social security system over fears there will not be enough to pay pensions in the future. The review is due to last three years. 

    Money

    Although there is more than £1bn in the fund that is paid for from contributions made by those who are working, the fund that pays pensions will run out as more people live longer. There are currently 30,000 retired people in Jersey.

    Deputy Susie Pinel says the review will look at all measures covered by the fund.

  9. Alderney requete ‘red card’ to Aurigny management

    Guernsey Press

    A 'red card' requete calling for a vote of no confidence in Aurigny’s management is being brought to the States of Alderney this month by Steve Roberts.  

  10. Up to 4,000 pensioners to get £84.87 at Christmas

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A Christmas bonus worth £84.87 will be paid in December to about 4,000 people in Jersey after politicians voted to reintroduce the scheme.

    Old Hands

    It was scrapped this time last year as part of a range of cost cutting measures by the States of Jersey.

    Social Security Minister, Deputy Susie Pinel said the goal was always to try and reintroduce it if the States finances became more stable.

  11. 'Unashamedly ambitious' plan for Guernsey's future

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A long term plan for Guernsey's prosperity and future has just been published by the States. 

    Four themes are identified including quality of life, an all inclusive and healthy community, the economy and making Guernsey a safe and secure place to live. 

    Guernsey's most senior politician, Deputy Gavin St Pier, described it as an "unashamedly ambitious" plan but thinks it is achievable.

  12. Jersey Jewish students 'being put off university'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The head of Jersey's Jewish congregation says students are not going to university because of growing antisemitism in the UK.

    Stephen Regal says there is an increasing anti Jewish feeling which is in part due to high profile attacks on Israel's policies, and many believing the state represents the whole Jewish population.

    He told BBC Radio Jersey's morning thought: "Britain's universities are slowly becoming no go areas for many Jews because of the wrongly perceived connection with the State of Israel."

  13. Minister defends international rugby trips

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The Economic Development Minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham, said hospitality like civil servants taking guests to international rugby matches has created more jobs and brought in more taxes.

    Rugby match

    In the assembly today Senator Farnham refused to give examples of how the taxpayer-funded trips to Twickenham had persuaded wealthy people to move to Jersey. 

    He was challenged by Deputy Sam Mezec to provide specific figures but said it was not necessary. 

    He said: "I don't think it is necessary to waste time on producing reports. The Deputy doesn't like it because it is a success, we are being successful."

  14. Just Muz attempts to get Pokemon into a rap

    BBC Introducing in Jersey

    Jersey rapper Just Muz tried to get 25 Pokemon into a rap as part of a session for BBC Music Introducing in Jersey.

    From Pikachu to Rattata, he weaved the names between lyrics for the rap.

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    Global rap superstar 50 Cent has said the teacher, who was filmed rapping to his pupils in another video, has "got some flow".

    50 Cent shared the video with the 37.9m people who like his Facebook page.

  15. UK firm paid £2 million to extend life of two car parks

    Nearly £2 million pounds of States’ money has been paid to a UK contractor for work intended to extend the life of two of Jersey’s multi-storey car parks. The Jersey Evening Post reports..  

  16. Le Pelley gets support in Scrutiny snub

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey's most senior politician has apparently supported the President of a Principal Committee in not attending a public hearing. 

    Education President Paul Le Pelley said Gavin St Pier and the States Chief Executive Paul Whitfield supported his decision not to appear at the Scrutiny Hearing next week. 

    Deputy Paul Le Pelley
  17. Thirty abandoned bikes removed after reports

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    So far 30 abandoned bicycles have been removed from public bike stands after reports from the public using the Love Jersey app, according to Deputy Richard Rondel.

    View more on twitter
  18. Police body cameras 'change attitudes'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey Police say officers say they have noticed a change of attitude since they started using body-worn cameras. 

    The small video cameras, worn on officers' shoulders, were introduced for a six month trial in 2013, before being rolled out across the force in December 2014. 

    Body Camera

    Recently, a study involving 2,000 officers in England, Northern Ireland and the United States found complaints against the police had fallen by 93% in a year. 

    Inspector Sarah Henderson from the States of Jersey Police says they do make officers - and members of the public - feel safer.

  19. Rapper talks 'Sega and jumpers for goal posts' in new album

    BBC Introducing in Jersey

    Jersey rapper, Christian Foley, who recently went viral with a freestyle rap recorded in a secondary school and was praised by 50 Cent has a new album about growing up in the 1990s.

    Christian Foley

    In the 24 track album called Jumpers for Goalposts he goes through his life growing up in both Leicester and Jersey.

    Foley says his words have to be very personal to him, he said: "I have to put a lot of myself into what I write."

  20. Condor Ferries says 'six hours is enough' for shopping

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Condor executive director Alicia Andrews responded to criticism of the new timetable that gives daytrippers between Guernsey and Jersey six hours before the return journey by saying "six hours was enough for her".

    Quote Message: I think six hours of shopping, certainly when I go shopping then six hours is enough. It also creates opportunities to take in some of the cultural and sporting opportunities in Jersey and in Guernsey. from Alicia Andrews Condor Executive Director
    Alicia AndrewsCondor Executive Director