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Summary

  1. People who responded to a survey about quality of life in Jersey are most worried about the price of property and the quality of rental accommodation
  2. A Jersey family is still hoping to reunited with their pet dog, despite magistrates ruling that it is a dangerous breed
  3. The Condor Rapide has been cancelled today due to wind speeds being "above the operational limit"
  4. Guernsey's boat owners are resigned to the fact the cost of keeping a vessel is going to go up next year
  5. A kestrel rescued in Guernsey last month has been released back into the wild
  6. Updates on Friday 18 November 2016

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  1. Local Live in the Channel Islands

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    That's it from Local Live today, and for the week!

    We'll be back on Monday, same time, same place.

    Don't forget, BBC Channel Islands News will have all the latest headlines from 18:30 on BBC One and from 19:30 it is the star studded BBC Children in Need programme.

  2. Salerie Corner: New road layout explained

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    On Thursday Salerie Corner is due to fully re-open with a fancy new road layout that's cost £80,000 to put in place.

    Some people have criticised how much it has cost, while many road users have said it's going to lead to a much safer commute.

    Either way, the changes have been made, and this is how it's going to work...

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  3. Cleared of sexual assault: Steve Dewsnip's reaction

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    After being cleared of sexual assault in a Wembley Stadium suite at Harrow Crown Court Steve Dewsnip said: "I am delighted that the jury saw the truth of the matter and returned a not guilty verdict.

    "I have the utmost respect for women and would never dream of behaving in the way portrayed in court.

    "This has also been a terrible ordeal for me, my partner, family and friends. I am thankful that my good name has now been restored and that I can now get on with my life."

  4. Mr Bronx owner: 'An appeal would cost thousands'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The owner of "Mr Bronx" - the dog that the Jersey courts ruled as a dangerous Pit Bull yesterday - says appealing to the Royal Court would be a possibility, but says it would cost "thousands of pounds".

    Jason Gomes says he's now in discussions with a local politician about the possibility of obtaining a licence for Mr Bronx.

    He claims the real issue with dangerous dogs are dangerous owners.

    Mr Bronx
    Quote Message: We're very lucky to live in such a safe place, we don't have a dangerous dog problem, because there aren't dangerous owners in Jersey. There are lots of dogs in Jersey that look like Mr Bronx, and they're not doing any harm to anyone. I do have hope in being his owner again, I just don't know when it'll happen." from Jason Gomes
    Jason Gomes
  5. Financial surplus this year ‘is a possibility'

    Guernsey Press

    States finances could move into surplus this year, latest forecasts suggest.

  6. Steve Dewsnip cleared of sexual assault

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    The founder and former chairman of Guernsey FC has been found not guilty of groping a waitress’ bottom while enjoying the hospitality at Wembley Stadium during an England international.

    Steve Dewsnip, 49, was found not guilty of one count of sexual assault. 

    Steve Dewsnip

    He had told the court : "I never held my hand over a girl’s bottom and did not touch anyone inappropriately or accidentally. What’s being suggested is totally beyond belief."

    The jury took just 30 minutes to unanimously clear him of the allegation.

  7. App scam targeting Christmas shoppers

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Channel Islanders are being warned that fake apps designed to target Christmas shoppers are trying to scam people out of their money.

    Some of the apps appear in Google Play, and Apple's App Store, and are designed to look like popular brands - when really they're looking to steal your credit card data.

    Ricky Magalhaes, head of security at tech firm Logicalis says mobile phone users need to be careful what they download.

    Smartphone
    Quote Message: The apps may ask you to supply your credit card details, and may ask you to log in using Facebook which then places you at risk as you will be handing over personal information. Google Play and the App Store use algorithms to try to keep malware out. These apps are correctly coded so don’t get picked up by the algorithms. The companies have people trying to detect and remove fake apps but they proliferate so quickly it’s a very difficult task." from Ricky Magalhaes Head of Security, Logicalis
    Ricky MagalhaesHead of Security, Logicalis
  8. Does the Church's involvement in probate give Guernsey a bad reputation?

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The key issue for the Policy & Resources Committee - while reviewing the Ecclesiastical Court's responsibility for probate - is to establish whether the Church's involvement will put people off bringing their money to the island.

    Probate involves the legal and financial formalities of handling the estate of someone who's died.

    Last will and testament

    The Ecclesiastical Court charges a rate of 0.35%, which they say mainly goes towards the running of the court.

    Policy & Resources wants to know whether the external view of this process affects the perception of Guernsey.

  9. Weather: Rain to clear on Sunday

    It will be another cold night with some further blustery showers which may still be heavy at times. Minimum Temperature: 6C (43F).

    The showers will continue through tomorrow morning, though there should be some bright breaks in between.

    It'll turn drier for a time in the afternoon before some very wet and windy weather spreads in later. Maximum Temperature: 10C (50F).

    Weather map

    The wind and rain will clear early on Sunday to leave a mostly fine day.

    It'll then be more settled early next week and largely dry with sunny spells, although perhaps with a spell of rain on Monday.

  10. New facility for people suffering blackouts

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A new service is available in Jersey for people who suffer from blackouts.

    The new clinic is called T-LOC, which stands for transient loss of consciousness, and operates as a rapid assessment service run by specially trained nurses.

    Nurses from the T-LOC clinic
    Image caption: Sisters Angela Hall and Kelly-Anne Kinsella with Dr Andrew Mitchell
    Quote Message: Half of the population will experience a blackout or collapse at some point in their life. Sometimes these episodes can be a warning sign of something more serious that needs urgent intervention. Rapid assessment by the right staff is essential." from Dr Andrew Mitchell Jersey's Consultant Cardiologist
    Dr Andrew MitchellJersey's Consultant Cardiologist
  11. Four criminal investigations into data offences last year

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    There were four criminal investigations into data protection offences in Jersey last year.

    The figures are revealed in the island's information commissioner's annual report.  

    The commissioner, Emma Martins, said all of the cases were resolved without the need for prosecution.

    Data Protection image
  12. Disability jobs charity chosen to run new recycling centre

    Jersey Evening Post

    The contract to manage a new household refuse and recycling centre has been awarded to a charity that helps Islanders with a disability to find employment.

  13. Guernsey Raiders hit back injuries to backs

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Guernsey Raiders face an injury crisis in their backs ahead of their trip to struggling Westcliff in National Three London.

    Head coach Jordan Reynolds is without 10 backs for the trip, but is hoping former Cornish Pirates and England youth international Luke Jones will be fit to return after more than a month out.

    Luke Jones

    "We're hoping someone like Luke Jones can make the trip for us this weekend, which will help us out a lot," he told BBC Radio Guernsey.

    "Forward pack-wise we're as strong as we can be, we're just lacking in some areas in the back line."

  14. Children in Need: More bacon at Le Murier!

    Children in Need

    This class from Le Murier made £57 selling bacon sandwiches to their teachers!

    Once Children in Need is over, I reckon there's a business in that...

    Children from Le Murier
  15. Spread of norovirus prompts health warning

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The spread of norovirus in Jersey has prompted the Health and Social Services Department to remind everyone what precautions to take if you think you might have it.

    Dr Ivan Muscat, consultant microbiologist at Jersey General Hospital, said individuals with symptoms of norovirus infection should avoid visiting the hospital and other institutions, including food outlets, until their symptoms have gone.

    Norovirus

    Workers in catering and in health establishments should not return to work for 48 hours from the time of their last symptoms.

  16. Patients moved after pipe bursts

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A burst water pipe at Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth Hospital has led to patients being moved to other wards.

    Water leaked down from the machine ward above Giffard Ward after the pipe burst this morning.

    The Health and Social Care Committee apologised to the six patients affected by the "unavoidable works" and said staff were "busy rectifying the damage".

  17. Weather in the Channel Islands

    BBC Weather

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

    I've gone all the way up until 04:00 tomorrow morning - I know a few of you will still be out on the town.

    Here's the forecast for Guernsey...

    Weather chart

    And this is the outlook in Jersey...

    Weather chart

    I'd take a coat.

  18. Jersey Reds bring in two new signings

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Jersey Reds have signed former Ulster fly-half James McKinney and added Wasps centre Conor Dolan on loan.

    The cash-strapped Reds, who were recently forced to sell their ground just to keep afloat, have been hit by a series of injuries this season.

    James McKinney and Conor Dolan

    Former Ireland Under-20 back McKinney has signed a contract until the end of the season at St Peter.

    Ex-England Under-18 international Dolan, who can play at centre or on the wing, has agreed a short-term loan.

  19. 'We doubted ourselves as parents, but we've done nothing wrong'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The owners of a dog that has been confiscated in Jersey says that they "initially doubted themselves as parents", but have since realised they "have done nothing wrong".

    Mr Bronx was originally imported in November last year as a puppy with no issues at customs, but was then confiscated in February, and is now kept by the animal shelter where the Gomes family are allowed to visit him for one hour each Saturday.

    Quote Message: Once he was taken away, my wife and I started to question our responsibility as parents as they made us feel we'd done something wrong. We've since realised we've done nothing wrong." from Jason Gomes
    Jason Gomes

    Mr Bronx was seized by customs, and yesterday a court ruled that he is a pit bull - a banned breed in Jersey - something his owner Jason Gomes disputes.