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Summary

  1. Investigation into death of Jersey prisoner
  2. Guernsey States 'caught on back foot' by Brexit vote
  3. Plans to build a new Les Quennevais School on protected fields are submitted to Jersey's planning department
  4. Traders at Jersey's Arctic Village are concerned negative online comments could spell the end
  5. Bailiwick applications for lottery funding open
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Ryan Morrison

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    That's all from BBC Local Live in the Channel Islands for today, we'll be back at 08:00 to bring you all the day's news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    Don't miss BBC Channel Islands News at 18:30 and the late bulletin at 22:30 tonight.

  2. Soup kitchen organisers hope to top 2015 total

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The organisers of the annual Soup Kitchen in St Helier's Royal Square say they hope to raise more money than the £11,500 they made in 2015.

    Soup Kitchen money

    The event has been going for more than a decade and is usually organised on or just before the States of Jersey budget debate, which this year is on 13 December.

    Richard Robins says the money jars are already very full and they sold more than half the soup before lunchtime. He says the money raised will help those who are most in need in the island.

  3. Rugby: Championship play-offs could be scrapped

    Jersey Evening Post

    Jersey Reds chairman Mark Morgan is set to review a compensation deal for Championship clubs next month following a call by the Premiership to scrap second-tier play-offs.  

  4. More than 1,000 food parcels given in 2016

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The Grace Trust in Jersey - which hands out food parcels - ran out of food a couple of times this year, according to the man in charge.

    The charity says that more than 1,000 food parcels have been given to people so far to about 370 people.

    Vini Jones from the trust said: "The food we give away is donated by generous people. We have one lady who comes in every Monday morning with four frozen meals she has cooked at home and a great team of corporate people who get together and cook frozen meals for the food bank."

  5. Arctic Village facing barrage of criticism online

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The Jersey Arctic Village is a new event being held on the Weighbridge in St Helier in an attempt to increase footfall for St Helier shops. It features an ice rink, Santa grotto and a local Christmas market.

    The village has faced a barrage of criticism on social media with people unhappy at the state of the tent and others complaining that it feels "tacky".

    Stall

    This has left local stall holders inside the village unhappy as they claim the negative comments put people off coming and so harm their business and the future of the market.

    One said: "I'm devastated by it and can see where some of the comments have come from but the negative effect is that it has practically destroyed the market down here."

    Village
  6. Shelter Trust working to help homeless under 25s

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's Shelter Trust says it's working hard to help 15 young people who are homeless this Christmas. 

    Soup Kitchen

    The trust has a special lodge for the people aged under 25, who need extra help. 

    Today the annual soup kitchen in the Royal Square has been raising money for the charity. John Hodge from the trust says it's a very important day in their calendar.

  7. Bill for the new hospital could be close to £900m

    Jersey Evening Post

    The bill for Jersey’s new hospital could come close to £900 million – but taking out a loan will ensure that the Island’s finances are in a strong position in four decades’ time, the Treasury Minister has said.  

  8. Petition against planned teacher salary cut

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Nearly 1,700 people have signed a petition against cutting the salaries of newly qualified teachers in Jersey.

    Education Minister, Deputy Rod Bryans announced plans to reduce the salary some teachers start on as part of restructuring in the department. Newly qualified teachers' salaries could be cut by as much as £8,000 from next year. 

    Robert Ward, president of Jersey NUT, which is organising the petition, said union members plan to campaign and gather further signatures in the New Year, before presenting the petition to the States.

  9. Clinical waste may have ‘put public at risk’

    Guernsey Press

    Health & Social Care is facing charges of allegedly failing to dispose of clinical waste properly at the hospital, which put staff and the public at risk.  

  10. Big turnout for annual Jersey soup kitchen

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Hundreds of people have given a donation in return for a cup of soup and bread at the annual Jersey soup kitchen. 

    Soup Kitchen

    The event is raising money for the Shelter Trust which says it is helping about 80 homeless people this Christmas.

    Organiser Michelle Cuthbert says most people came around 10:45 and many soups were sold out by lunchtime.

    Soup Kitchen
    Soup Kitchen
  11. BreakingDead prisoner named by police

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A prisoner whose death is being investigated by prison and police officials has been named as 41-year-old Simon Baudains by police.

    La Moye

    He was on remand at La Moye prison and was taken to hospital for assessment. He died a short time later.

    His family and the deputy viscount have been informed and police say an investigation is underway to determine the cause of his death.

  12. Appeal after non-local vehicle damages granite wall

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A car with a UK registration caused damage to a granite wall in Castel last month according to Guernsey Police who are trying to find the driver.

    On 27 October at about 16:00 the damage was caused by what police describe as a "red and white coloured heavy good vehicle" at the junction of Rue Cohu and Rue du Friquet toward Rue Cohu.

    The vehicle was displaying a non-local registration plate and police have asked anyone with information to get in touch.

  13. Chief Minister is accused of playing to the cameras

    Jersey Evening Post

    The Chief Minister has been accused of political ‘grandstanding’ since cameras were introduced into the States Chamber.

  14. Traders concerns over Arctic Village comments

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Traders at the Jersey's Arctic Village are concerned negative online comments could spell the end for the Christmas event. 

    The Jersey Development Company is working alongside a UK trader to offer an ice rink and local craft stalls, but comments about the layout and condition of the village have appeared online. 

    Arctic Village

    The Jersey Development Company says the staff involved with the Arctic Village are doing what they can to provide a good experience for shoppers who visit the Weighbridge and say the caterers and others traders involved are delighted with the experience so far.

    Arctic Village
    Arctic Village
  15. Investigation into death of Jersey prisoner

    Mike Weir

    BBC Radio Jersey, reporter

    Prison and police officials are investigating how a 41-year-old prisoner died at the weekend. 

    La Moye

    The man, who has not been named, died in hospital around midday on Sunday having been transferred from La Moye after prison staff raised concerns for his health. 

    A post-mortem has been carried out but the cause of death has not yet been established. A prison official said it was standard procedure for the police to investigate when a prisoner dies. 

  16. ‘Move with the times to survive’

    Guernsey Press

    Retailers outside of Town have reported they are still doing well, despite several St Peter Port shops closing.

  17. Fog continues to affect flights

    BBC Travel

    The weather is causing problems at all three Channel Islands airports with flights being cancelled, diverted or delayed.

  18. Les Quennevais redevelopment review can now start

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A three-day review of Les Quennevais school plans can now start after the education department formally submitted a planning application.

    School

    Graham Self, an independent planning advisor, will lead the review which will include public hearings.

    The education department says the £40m project is important to ease overcrowding at the existing site.