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Summary

  1. Jersey Met issues a red warning for storm force winds later today
  2. Night teams thanked for clearing roads over the weekend after Storm Angus
  3. The sailings of the Sark boat have been cancelled
  4. In other news, a 'hero' who hid a Jewish friend from Nazis is honoured at Israeli ceremony
  5. Murder accused appears in court
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Claire Jones

All times stated are UK

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Local Live in the Channel Islands

Miles Davis

BBC News Online

That's it for Local Live today. We hope everyone stays safe through what is expected to be a stormy night ahead.

We're back from 08:00 tomorrow morning with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the Channel Islands.

And don't forget, for all the latest headlines head to BBC One at 18:30 tonight for BBC Channel Islands News.

'Remain vigilant' warning as storm approaches

States invite islanders to group discussion about the pension age

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

The Committee for Employment & Social Security are looking for a small number of islanders to take part in an in-depth group discussion session about the challenges people might face if they want to continue working up to, or past, pension age.

The project team are looking for people who are currently working who are interested in talking about their recent experience or future concerns about the challenges of continuing into their 60s or beyond.

It is intended to include people who undertake a wide range of different jobs.

Youngsters must take Guernsey chance

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport

Guernsey FC manager Tony Vance says a number of the club's young players have the chance to stake their claims for a place in the side.

Eighteen-year-old Thomas Dodds scored the winner for Guernsey against East Grinstead Town on Saturday - his first goal for the club.

Thomas Dodds
Fran Torode

Meanwhile, youngsters Paris Pereira and Liam Mahon were on the bench.

"There's a real youthful excitement coming forward, I just want them to buy into it," Vance told BBC Guernsey.

Thomas Dodds

Youngsters must take Guernsey chance

Guernsey FC boss Tony Vance says a number of the club's young players have the chance to stake claims for a place in the side.

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Severe weather update

The severe weather warning for the Channel Islands has been updated.

Weather warning
Jersey Met Office

Stormy weather batters the Channel Islands

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

  • The southwesterly winds are set to increase later with gusts of up to 70mph expected about midnight
  • Force seven winds delayed of some flights out of Guernsey Airport this morning as the fall out of Storm Angus continues
  • Today's sailings of the Sark boat have been cancelled
  • Hugh Raymond, the president of Jersey Honorary Police Association has praised the work of his team as they cleared roads overnight

Tiles blown away, trees down and fences blown over during storm

BBC Radio Guernsey

Tiles were blown off the roof of Alderney's care home during the storm over the weekend and three large trees have come down along with reports of sheds and fences being blown over.

Alderney States technical services officer Aaron Bray said it could have been worse if the wind had been in a different direction.

Man taken to hospital after two car accident

BBC Radio Guernsey

A man has been taken to hospital following a two car road traffic accident this morning.

It happened outside the Cobo Laundry on the Route de Carteret.

All three emergency services were called to the scene at about 11:30.

The road has since reopened.

Access to public information code is not working properly, says deputy

BBC Radio Guernsey

Three years after Guernsey launched its access to public information code, the politician in charge of public scrutiny says it's still not working properly.

Deputy Chris Green says some efforts to beef-up the system have not been taken forward by the Policy and Resources Committee.

He says these include an independent appeals system and a '30-year rule' after which all information should become public.

‘Future of Jersey’ vision a waste of time, says Deputy

Jersey Evening Post

A major public consultation to lay the foundations for a long-term vision for Jersey has been branded ‘a waste of time’ by a member of the Island’s only political party.  

Jersey's fire service warns people to stay indoors

BBC Radio Jersey

Jersey's fire service is warning people to stay indoors during the storm tonight.

Forecasters say it's a red warning, the highest level, so rain and high winds are expected again. 

Station commander Marc Le Cornu says people should tie loose objects down.

BBC Radio 1 set to showcase music from Guernsey

BBC Introducing in Guernsey

This week BBC Radio 1 will be showcasing music from Guernsey as part of Huw Stephens' programme from 22:00.

Six acts will feature reflecting a mix of established and new performers, including The Recks, Static Alice, Of Empires, Lord Vapour, Nessi Gomes and Buff Hudd & Flexagon.

BBC Introducing
BBC

All the acts uploaded their music to BBC Introducing Guernsey through bbc.co.uk/introducing and have received airplay both on BBC Radio Guernsey and Devon in the past as well as playing live shows regularly both in the islands and further afield.

Tune in to Huw’s show from 22:00 on BBC Radio 1 to hear them.

Storm Angus: Aircraft 'hits power supply' while parked at airport

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

Blue Islands services have returned to normal today after Storm Angus' force 12 winds caused disruption over the weekend.

The winds moved one of the aircrafts, which then struck a part of the fixed electrical ground power supply whilst parked on a stand at Guernsey Airport, the airline said.

Blue Islands added the aircraft would be repaired and another has been drafted in to ensure services are not disrupted.

Trees and power lines fall in 87mph Angus winds

Jersey Evening Post

Forecasters raised the Island’s storm warning to its highest level since 1999 this weekend as fierce winds tore across the English Channel.

'Hero' who hid Jewish friend from Nazis honoured

Patrick Clahane

Inside Out South West

A woman who saved her Jewish friend from Nazis is given an award by the State of Israel.

A woman who risked her life during World War Two by hiding a Jewish friend from the Nazis has been honoured in a ceremony by the state of Israel.

Dorothea Weber hid Hedwig Bercu from German forces occupying Jersey.

They survived for 18 months on Mrs Weber's rations, food from Ms Bercu's German lover and fish caught at night.

Mrs Weber was posthumously awarded the "Righteous Among the Nations" honour for showing "extraordinary courage" during the holocaust.

It's not all bad news - a guinea pig has been reunited with its owner...

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

Jersey's Honorary Police said it wasn't all fallen trees and flooding over the weekend.

An officer from St Mary Honorary Police reunited a lost guinea pig with its owner.

Guernsey Hockey Ladies prepare for 3rd round

After their 1-0 victory over Newent at Footes Lane yesterday it's an away draw for the island's ladies.

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Stormy weather continues to cause problems

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

Jersey Met has issued a red warning for storm force winds later today.

Flights were delayed at Guernsey Airport this morning and sailings of the Sark boat have been cancelled.

In Jersey many roads had to be closed due to fallen trees over the weekend.

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Murder accused appears in court

BBC Radio Jersey

A 51-year-old Jersey man has appeared at the Magistrates' Court in connection with the murder of a pensioner in St Helier last month.

Michael Charles Brown's next court appearance will be in two weeks time on Monday 5 December.

He's accused of the murder of 73-year-old John Stephen McCarthy in Vauxhall Gardens. 

Dorothea Weber was hunted by the Germans despite faking her own suicide

Patrick Clahane

Inside Out South West

Dorothea Weber faked her own suicide at St Aubin's Bay, leaving a note and a pile of clothes on the beach.

However, the German authorities were not convinced and continued to hunt for her.

While Mrs Weber, nee Le Brocq's, Austrian husband was being forced to fight for Hitler's forces in Europe, she sheltered her friend Hedwig.

States of Jersey
BBC

Ms Bercu was also in a relationship with a German officer, Lt. Kurt Rümmele, who smuggled food to her.

After the islands were liberated by allied forces, the pair married. 

Cambridge historian Gill Carr said: "It's a remarkable story where the woman who did the sheltering was married to a soldier in the German army; where a Jewish woman was working for the Germans; and where one or two German soldiers were complicit in the rescue story.

Aircraft 'struck by piece of airport equipment' as storm force winds hit

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

Blue Islands flights were disrupted over the weekend from storm force winds. 

One aircraft was struck by a piece of airport equipment whilst parked at Guernsey Airport, the firm told BBC News.

Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said staff "assessed the damage and worked to restore the normal operation".

BBC Introducing in Guernsey features Buff Hudd and Flexagon

Ticket sales for the Sark Folk Festival abandoned after computer servers crash

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

Ticket sales for next year's Sark Folk Festival had to be abandoned at the weekend after computer servers crashed under the pressure of high demand.

Sales opened at midday on Saturday but quickly ground to a halt and attempts to resume later in the day also failed.

Organisers say there was "unprecedented demand again this year", with thousands trying to access the site to buy tickets.

They've now postponed sales until "sometime early in 2017" and promise a further update next month.

Alex Hilton named as Personality of the Year

BBC Radio Jersey

Alex Hilton has been named as the Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled's Personality of the Year.

Hilton, who has a learning disability, recently cycled around the five main Channel Islands in one day raising thousands of pounds for the association and Wet Wheels.

As well as cycling, he also takes part in football, sailing and running. 

'Hero' who hid Jewish friend from Nazis: Story 'encourages us to look beyond stereotypes'

Patrick Clahane

Inside Out South West

Cambridge University academic Gilly Carr campaigned for the bravery of Dorothea Weber to be recognised.

Mrs Weber risked her life during World War Two by hiding a Jewish friend from the Nazis. 

Dr Carr said: "This encourages us to look beyond stereotypes like no other rescue story."

Cambridge University academic Gilly Carr
BBC

Before the German occupation, which started on 30 June 1940 and lasted until 9 May 1945, fewer than 100 Jews lived in the Channel Islands.

Most had left the islands before the occupation began.

Hedwig Bercu, one of only a handful of registered Jews who remained in Jersey, had worked as a typist for the German authorities but went into hiding after being reported for smuggling petrol coupons.

Stormy weather batters the Channel Islands

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

  • Guernsey's emergency services are monitoring the weather as high winds hit the island overnight and are battering it this morning
  • Force seven winds have forced the delay of some flights out of Guernsey Airport this morning as the fall out of Storm Angus continues
  • Hugh Raymond, the president of Jersey Honorary Police Association has praised the work of his team as they cleared roads overnight
  • Joint control says so far it's not had any reports of serious weather-related problems, but it is monitoring the situation
  • Today's sailings of the Sark boat have been cancelled
  • The southwesterly winds are set to increase later with gusts of up to 70mph expected about midnight

Jersey Women's Refuge staff say children suffer most from seeing domestic abuse

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

Staff at Jersey Women's Refuge say children suffer most from seeing domestic abuse.

It's National Domestic Abuse Awareness Week and the refuge is working with the police and other agencies to highlight the emotional damage caused.

Trained professionals have been helping vulnerable women for nearly 30 years escape domestic abuse.

The refuge said it offers free counselling sessions, represent women and their children with agencies, and give them somewhere safe and secure place stay.

Sark sailings cancelled as strong winds expected to batter coast

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

Sailings to Sark have been cancelled because of adverse weather conditions.

The southwesterly winds are set to increase later with gusts of up to 70mph - storm force 10 - which is expected about midnight.

Isle of Sark Shipping
BBC

A number of roads were blocked by fallen trees as winds of up to 87mph battered the island in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Weather in the Channel Islands

BBC Weather

Let's take a look at the weather for the rest of the day.

Here's the outlook in Jersey...

Weather
BBC

And it's pretty similar in Guernsey...

Weather
BBC

'Hero' who hid Jewish friend from Nazis honoured at Israeli ceremony

Patrick Clahane

Inside Out South West

A woman who risked her life during World War Two by hiding a Jewish friend from the Nazis has been honoured in a ceremony by the state of Israel.

Dorothea Weber hid Hedwig Bercu from German forces occupying Jersey.

Nazi
Channel Islands Occupation Society (Jersey) Ltd

They survived for 18 months on Mrs Weber's rations, food from Ms Bercu's German lover and fish caught at night.

Mrs Weber was posthumously awarded the "Righteous Among the Nations" honour for showing "extraordinary courage" during the holocaust.

Storm Angus: Teams work throughout night clearing roads in Jersey

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

The president of the Jersey Honorary Police Association has thanked the work of his team as they cleared roads throughout the night as Storm Angus hit Jersey. 

A number of roads were blocked by fallen trees as winds of up to 87mph battered the island in the early hours of Sunday morning.

News, sport, weather and travel for Monday

Claire Jones

BBC News Online

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