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Summary

  1. Channel Islands branded 'part of largest tax evasion network in the world'
  2. Body found in marina is identified
  3. Nearly £4m worth of drugs seized in Jersey in 2016
  4. Biggest increase in Guernsey's population since 2011
  5. Call for digital skills to be made a priority for young people in Jersey
  6. Visit Guernsey warns islanders offering accommodation on website Airbnb they may be operating illegally
  7. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Chris Quevatre

All times stated are UK

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  1. Local Live in the Channel Islands

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    That's it from us today, and indeed this week.

    Local Live will be back on Monday from 08:00 with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    Don't forget, you can get all the latest headlines with BBC Channel Islands News on BBC1 at 18:30.

  2. Islands' consent needed for UK laws to apply

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    A suggestion the Channel Islands should be included in new financial crime measures in the UK, shows a failure to understand the relationship between the islands and the UK - a senior Guernsey politician has said.

    UK Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott made the suggestion during a parliamentary debate on the measures.

    Deputy Lyndon Trott said: "The Channel Islands are not part of the UK and Acts of the UK Parliament can usually only apply to the islands with their consent."

    Quote Message: The islands have legislated for themselves to create world class regulation and legislation relating to tax transparency and financial services. This includes robust regulation and legislation in respect of fighting financial crime such as tax fraud and anti-money laundering. " from Deputy Lyndon Trott Vice President of Policy and Resources Committee
    Deputy Lyndon TrottVice President of Policy and Resources Committee
  3. Weather for the weekend...

    BBC Weather

    Here's a look at tomorrow weather forecast in Guernsey...

    Weather chart

    And here's the outlook for Jersey...

    Weather chart
  4. Vale candidate’s leaflets sent to dead parishioners

    Guernsey Press

    A government mix-up saw Vale by-election candidate Garry Collins accidentally deliver election material to dead parishioners and cause upset to their relatives in the run-up to the election.

  5. Abbott's comments 'ill-informed and inaccurate'

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Suggesting the Channel Islands are "part of the largest tax evasion network in the world" is ill-informed and inaccurate", a senior Guernsey politician says.

    UK Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott described the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories as being part of this network in parliament earlier.

    Deputy Lyndon Trott said: "Guernsey has been confirmed as meeting all the relevant international standards set by international bodies such as MONEYVAL and the OECD.

    "This demonstrates that Diane Abbott’s comments are ill-informed and inaccurate."

    Quote Message: In failing to acknowledge the island’s leading standards in this area, she has also not recognised where the UK has not been able to keep up with our lead, for example in the regulation of trust providers, something the Bailiwick has done since 2001." from Deputy Lyndon Trott Vice President of Policy and Resources Committee
    Deputy Lyndon TrottVice President of Policy and Resources Committee
  6. Dolphins at St Brelade's

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    It might look a bit chilly out in the sea, but it's still warm enough for these dolphins to come and say hello...

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  7. 'Please don't sit there shivering'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Help is on hand this winter for Guernsey's pensioners who find it difficult to pay their heating bills. 

    Age Concern is launching its Winter Fuel Fund next week which has about £5,000 to spend on helping people pay for coal, logs, or oil to heat their homes.

    A fireplace
    Quote Message: Say someone's boiler has broken down, we can contribute towards that as well. I just want to get the news out that we're running the scheme again. It's a good news story for pensioners who are struggling. Please don't feel embarrassed to call. Please don't sit there, shivering." from Deputy Lester Queripel Chairman of Age Concern's Winter Fuel Fund
    Deputy Lester QueripelChairman of Age Concern's Winter Fuel Fund
  8. Harbour passes safety code inspection

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    After a Maritime Safety audit, Ports of Jersey has been confirmed as fully compliant with the Port Marine Safety Code.

    Ports of Jersey first received the award in 2012.

    Quote Message: This is very encouraging news and clearly demonstrates our continued compliance and improvement in standards as it supports the central responsibilities passed to the authority following the incorporation of Ports of Jersey in 2015." from John Mills Chairman, Jersey's Harbour Authority
    John MillsChairman, Jersey's Harbour Authority
  9. Tax junk-food pushers

    A ‘ballsy’ approach to crack down on junk-food deals in shops is needed by the States, a consultant at the Hospital has said, following a recent study which revealed that obese mothers risk shortening the lives of their offspring. The Jersey Evening Post reports.

  10. 'Spirit of Guernsey' back in action

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    After undergoing major upgrades, Guernsey's lifeboat is back on station.

    The Spirit of Guernsey has had major changes to the on board navigation and radar systems, including a lot of rewiring.

    Spirit of Guernsey

    The relief Severn Class lifeboat Volunteer Spirit had been filling in since 10 October, and had been called out once in that time.

    She's now travelling to Poole via Alderney to drop off some spare parts.

  11. Raiders boss hopes rest has helped injuries

    BBC Sport

    Guernsey Raiders boss Jordan Reynolds hopes a number of injured players will be back next week.

    Guernsey Raiders

    "Next week we could have the majority of our guys back," Reynolds said ahead of Saturday's trip to Southend.

    "A lot of the guys wanted to play this week, but we decided to rest them for another week because we didn't want to prolong any injuries that were there at the moment."

  12. 'Radome' in place...

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A dome on the new flight radar on the north coast at Les Platons was lifted into place this morning.

    Two and a half tonnes of fibre glass was gently lifted and positioned over the new radar, which allows the airport to track aircraft as far away as southern England.

    Stephen Driscoll, chief operating officer from the Ports of Jersey, says the new dome will protect the radar, which had been exposed to the weather, meaning it'll use less energy and require less maintenance.

    Radome in place.
  13. Your views on Airbnb in Guernsey...

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    This morning we've been hearing how people in Guernsey who are letting their homes out to holidaymakers using the online service Airbnb, may be doing so illegally without realising it.

    The warning comes from Visit Guernsey - it wants islanders to understand their responsibilities under the law...

    Sara: With Guernsey's tourist industry in decline, airbnb is bringing diverse people to the island. It also offers great value accommodation. Hosts should be supported by the States as income generators

    Stuart: As usual, over zealous civil servants wanting to create more work for themselves to justify their positions

    Yasmin: I use Airbnb all the time, with great results. The level of trust with staying in other people's homes brings out the best in the human race

    You can always get in touch with us by email.

  14. Simpson out of World Championships

    BBC Sport

    Guernsey's Chris Simpson is knocked out of the Squash World Championships in the second round.

    Chris Simpson

    The world number 21 was beaten 11-9, 11-6, 11-7 by Hong Kong's Max Lee in 48 minutes in the tournament in Cairo.

  15. Jersey Shores on Radio 4

    Did you know that Jersey doubles in size when the tide goes out?

    Helen Mark discovers what the retreating waters reveal, from the evidence of our Neanderthal ancestors to the extraordinary marine life of the island's reefs...

    Video content

    Video caption: Jersey doubles in size when the tide goes out. Helen Mark goes paddling.
  16. Where are these stick insects coming from?

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    There's another stick insect in Guernsey.

    Ron has sent in this picture of a stick insect he found at his home.

    A stick insect

    Steve Byrne from Guernsey's animal shelter says he believes this is the same Vietnamese species as the one found on Sunday.

    That particular species is made up only of females, who can self-produce eggs.

    Could Guernsey be overrun with millions of stick insects this time next year?

    Probably not, but it would make a good film...

  17. Weather in the Channel Islands

    BBC Weather

    Let's take a look at the weather for this evening.

    Here's the forecast for Guernsey...

    Weather chart

    And it's a little bit colder in Jersey...

    Weather chart