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Summary

  1. Federation to investigate Jersey Marathon winner
  2. Doctor claims costs are putting islanders off going to their GP early enough when it comes to detecting a disease like lung cancer
  3. September was a record month for Guernsey bus journeys
  4. Could you house a post office at Five Oaks?
  5. Updates on Wednesday 12 October 2016

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  1. Local Live in the Channel Islands

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    That's it for Local Live today, we'll be back with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

    Don't forget, you can catch all the latest headlines on BBC Channel Islands News at 18:30 tonight on BBC One.

  2. Last few days to register for by-election

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    If you're a Vale resident and you want to take part in this month's by-election, you don't have long left to register.

    Those who took part in the general election this year will already be on the electoral role, but any additional voters will need to register by this Saturday.

    Voters will have the chance to put their questions to candidates in tonight's hustings, which starts at 19:00 at the Scout Headquarters, Rue Maingy.

    There are four candidates - Garry Collins, Simon de la Mare, Neil Inder and Rick Lowe.

    Rue Mainguy polling station
  3. Travel update in the Channel Islands

    BBC Travel

    Guernsey

    • In St Peter Port, the gas repairs on Les Amballes are going to take another five weeks to complete 
    • In St Sampsons, the section of Vale Road just before the halfway junction is closed until Wednesday next week
    • There are traffic lights up on Grande Rue by Bordeaux 
    • The Val des Terres is shut until the beginning of November for cliff stabilisation work.
    • In St Martins, Saumarez Road is closed until the middle of November
    • Coronation Road in St Peter Port has reopened
    • In the Castel, Rue Piette is one-way going towards Ruette de Touillets until next Friday

    Jersey

    • There are temporary traffic lights in St Brelades Bay, from by the Beau Rivage to the St Brelades Bay Hotel
    • There are temporary traffic signals in Grouville on the coast road by La Rocque Tower for cable-laying works by Jersey Electricity
    • There are temporary traffic lights on the inner road by Tyneville Lane causing delays at peak periods
    • The section of road in front of Maufant Manor is closed one-way to southbound traffic for building renovation works
  4. Weather in the Channel Islands

    BBC Weather

    Let's take a look at the weather forecast for tonight...

    CI weather chart
  5. Affordable housing amendment passes

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Deputy Peter Roffey has successfully persuaded States members to water down one of the most controversial elements of the Island Development Plan.

    He opposes placing requirements for affordable housing on developments as small as five houses.

    States members voted 19-18 in favour of making those requirements apply only to larger developments, of 20 or more houses.

    Deputy Roffey argued it would be impractical to impose these requirements on smaller projects.

    An area of affordable housing at the Bouet
  6. Jersey charity collecting new English fivers

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey charity Brighter Futures is hoping people will hand over the first new English fiver they get in the island.

    A number of people in the UK have been donating their first plastic fiver to charity but as the island issues its own banknotes the new English notes are not as common.

    View more on twitter
  7. New buses narrower than current fleet

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    USB charging points and WiFi internet access form a part of the the StreetVibe bus model - which will replace the current Guernsey fleet from April next year.

    The Northern Irish model is the narrowest in its class and will have a maximum seated capacity of 31 passengers.

    Quote Message: Realistically they are marginally narrower. They're a little bit slimmer, they're a little bit shorter. People tend to reminisce and look back at the service we had in the 1970's when buses came in a certain size, but the reality is those buses don't exist anymore." from Deputy Barry Brehaut President of the Committee for the Environment and Infrastructure
    Deputy Barry BrehautPresident of the Committee for the Environment and Infrastructure
    One of the new buses
  8. Russian athlete may be stripped of medal

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A Russian athlete who won the Jersey marathon 10 days ago could be stripped of his medal. 

    The governing body of world athletics, the IAAF, is investigating how Aleksy Troshkin was able to compete despite a blanket ban on Russian competitors. 

    After allegations of a state-sponsored doping scheme, Russians aren't allowed to compete in any internationally recognised event.

    There's no indication that Troshkin was using performance enhancing drugs.

    Aleksy Troshkin
  9. Alderney tapestry helps Battle museum have record month

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The Alderney Tapestry has been on display at Battle museum in East Sussex and has helped the museum attract record visitor numbers.

    Alderney Tapestry

    The museum said: "We passed 10,000 visitors for the season on 27 September, a record for the museum on its current site and the highest on any site the museum has occupied, since 1979. 

    "Currently visitors are coming in at 200 a day or more, many asking about Alderney. Hopefully this will be good publicity for the Island as well."

  10. Island Development Plan: What changes could be made?

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey politicians are discussing the future of land development in Guernsey.

    The draft plan includes a commitment for all developments of more than five houses to include some affordable homes, new protected environmental and heritage areas.

    However, the Island Development Plan, which is due to have a 10-year lifespan, faces 24 amendments before it is voted on by the States.

    These include:

    • Moving the lowest threshold for a development to have to include affordable housing
    • Creating a fund for developers to pay a contribution towards building affordable housing
    • Make it easier to convert visitor accommodation in a single building into residential
    • Remove barriers for a cafe at Stan Brouard and development at Oatlands
    • Increase the minimum number of parking spaces included in new developments
    • Remove restrictions on car parking in Main Centre and Outer Areas
    • Create a conservation area around Delancey Park
    • Create an extra Local Centre in the west of the Forest
    • Any development on greenhouse sites to include clearing site
    • Changes to Agricultural Priority Areas and to the Local Centre at Cobo
    • Put aside land for light industrial use
    • Give the Development and Planning Authority responsibility for future plans
  11. CI sides get EH Trophy home draws

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Jersey and Guernsey's women's teams have both been given home draws in the second round of the EH Trophy.

    Jersey Hockey

    Jersey, who won a first round game for the first time in their history on Sunday, will face the women's team from Folkestone Optimist in Kent, while Guernsey, who beat Salisbury in the last round, have drawn Gloucestershire-based club Newent.

    Under the competition's rules a club can opt not to travel to the Channel Islands and play at a neutral venue.

  12. ‘Jersey Infrastructure Levy’ moves step closer to reality

    New plans to establish a fresh pot of money for community projects and initiatives have moved a step closer. The Jersey Evening Post reports.  

  13. Les Amballes gas emergency repairs to take five more weeks

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Emergency repairs to a low-pressure gas main is expected to take a further five weeks to complete.

    Les Amballes, in St Peter Port, has been closed since 15 September.

    A Guernsey Gas spokesman said following a "detailed analysis" the firm had to change its repair method and would now replace a 100m section with a new plastic gas pipe to provide a "safe, secure and permanent solution".

    Road Closed sign
    Quote Message: Every endeavour will be made to complete the replacement works as soon as possible, with minimal impact. However, the safety of customers and all those affected by this work is an important priority in achieving a long-term solution." from Guernsey Gas
    Guernsey Gas
  14. Alderney Tapestry on display in Battle for anniversary

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    An ending to the Bayeux Tapestry, made in Alderney is on display in Battle, East Sussex as part of the 950th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Hastings.

    Battle Museum

    The Alderney Tapestry is 3m long and features the dramatic historic events surrounding the Norman Conquest of England by William the Conqueror.

    Battle Museum have said the tapestry is pulling in the visitors with many asking about Alderney.

  15. Jersey Post reveals its needs for new location

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey Post are on the hunt for a new location for the community post office at Five Oaks, St Saviour, as the shop it is currently in is due to close. 

    The company said it was flexible on location but there were three main criteria: 

    • The location needs to be able to cater for footfall and be a secure, ‘customer serving’ environment
    • There needs to be suitable access, both in terms of ability to get in and out of the premises but also in terms of car parking close by
    • Financial probity is key
    Post Box
    Quote Message: Given those details listed above, we would be very keen to hear from anyone who would have an interest in taking this on for us. from Spokeswoman Jersey Post
    SpokeswomanJersey Post
  16. Minister defends island reputation

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's Assistant Chief Minister, Senator Philip Ozouf, has defended the island's reputation after it was in a Panorama programme about BHS.

    Jersey featured in the BBC programme about the decline of the retail chain by journalist Jane Corbin.

    Senator Philip Ozouf said Jersey's reputation had not been damaged by the programme.

    Quote Message: There was no illegality in what the Green family did but clearly there are questions to be asked. The positive news for Jersey is we have a beneficial ownership register with the real owners of all companies. from Senator Philip Ozouf Assistant Chief Minister
    Senator Philip OzoufAssistant Chief Minister
  17. Island’s history at the touch of a button

    Guernsey Press

    Guernsey's history is being brought to life through a new augmented reality app.  

  18. Jersey dog called Sausage up for therapy dog award

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A dog from Jersey has been selected as one of six finalists for the Pets As Therapy Dog of the Year award, which will be announced at Crufts next year. 

    Sausage

    Sausage, a Staffordshire bull terrier, has spent the past four years visiting the elderly at St Ewolds residential home. 

    Residents at the home say Sausage's visit is the best day of the week and that he is a friend for life. The winner will be decided by public vote and a celebrity panel. Sausage's owner Angie Seddhouse says Sausage is a very special dog.

    Sausage
  19. Energy from waste plan income misses target

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's energy from waste plant has only made half the money it should have done since 2011, according to the Department for Infrastructure.

    Energy from Waste plant

    The multimillion-pound power station makes more than £1m a year for the States of Jersey but the forecast is double that figure. 

    Officials say it is because of conditions in the electricity market and because the island produces less waste than it used to.

  20. Tamba Park says open letter is incorrect

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The owner of Tamba Park says a letter raising concerns over plans to extend the site, including a new bowling alley and ice rink, is not accurate. 

    Tamba Park

    In a post on social media, Jonathan Ruff disputed claims there would be a large increase in traffic and that there would be an enourmouse solid structure built.

    In a post read by more than 40,000 people Mr Ruff explains that the large building will replace and existing large building and will be more in keeping with the environment than what is already there. He also said traffic would not be as bad as they suggest.