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Summary

  1. A candlelight service in memory of toddler Clinton Pringle who was killed in a traffic accident will be held later
  2. 'No choice' but to bring motion of no confidence in Guernsey education
  3. Thermal imaging drone used in search for injured driver
  4. Driving offences: Jersey 'could have penalty points system by 2019'
  5. Swimmer criticises toilet shutdown
  6. Guernsey's 19th Century inventor and businessman, Thomas de la Rue is being honoured with a blue plaque
  7. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Ryan Morrison

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for the Channel Islands have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    Don't forget the Channel Islands news on BBC One later. There will also be news throughout the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Four aircraft to serve Alderney over Christmas

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Four aircraft will serve Alderney over the Christmas and New Year period according to States-owned Aurigny.

    Aurigny

    Aurigny says it's managed to extend the lifespan of one of its Trislanders, despite previously stating that it would have to be withdrawn earlier than planned.

    Its Airworthiness Review Certificate has been renewed, which means two Dornier and two Trislander aircraft will continue to operate.

  3. Bitcoin fund 'first' to be listed on exchange

    A Jersey-based bitcoin fund is believed to be the first of its type in the world to be listed on an exchange.

    Global Advisors Investment Fund has been admitted to the Channel Islands Securities Exchange.

    Daniel Masters, a principal at Global Advisors, said: "The time is right. Bitcoin now has a market capitalisation of over $12.4bn, an all-time high, with approximately 16 million coins in issue.

    "Bitcoin is the leading digital currency, ranking 73rd in total amount in circulation on the global list of M1 forms of money."

  4. Jersey to lower drink-driving limit

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's government plans to lower the drink-drive limit in line with much of Europe and Scotland in an attempt to reduce the number of serious injuries on island roads.

    Drink Drive

    At the moment drivers found with 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in their system could lose their licence.

    Under the new system there will be a tiered approach with drivers found with more than 50mg per 100ml facing a fine or penalty points and those registering more than 80mg likely to be banned.

    Infrastructure Minister, Deputy Eddie Noel, says they did consider having a strict ban on the lower level in line with Scotland but did not believe Jersey was ready for that yet.

  5. Weather: Rain and more rain, but should stay clear

    BBC Weather

    The persistent rain will continue for a time this evening, but then ease off, although the odd spot of light rain or drizzle is possible later in the night.

    Otherwise, it will stay mostly cloudy, with only brief clearer spells. Fog is much less likely than in recent nights. Minimum Temperature: 5C (41F).

    Weather map

    Tuesday looks to be drier on the whole than today, with perhaps some brighter spells at times too.

    However, the odd spot of rain or drizzle is possible during the day. Maximum Temperature: 8C (46F).

  6. Passengers 'must book' for teens flying alone

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey-owned airline Aurigny says it can't make a CRB checked carer available for teenagers flying alone unless one is booked in advance at a cost of £39.

    This follows an incident where three teenagers were left alone after being booked into a hotel overnight when their flight from Southampton to Alderney was cancelled.

    The airline says they don't charge for under 12s flying alone.

    Quote Message: Unfortunately, without prior notice, the necessary arrangements are not automatically in place to care for young passengers. It is impossible to have the necessary CRB staffing in place 24/7 at all airports." from Aurigny spokesman
    Aurigny spokesman
  7. Jersey government helps pay Games costs

    Tim Pryor

    BBC Sport

    Jersey's government is to subsidise some of the travel costs of competitors going to the 2017 Island Games in Gotland.

    Opening Ceremony 2015 Island Games

    A grant of £32,500 has been given to Jersey's Island Games Association for a deposit for a charter flight to take the team to Gotland in Sweden.  

  8. Thermal technology 'an effective way of finding people'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's fire service used a thermal imaging camera attached to a drone in the search for a driver who fled the site of an accident despite potentially being hurt at the weekend.

    Thermal camera

    An overturned van was found just after 07:30 yesterday morning. It had collided with two cars and a granite wall.

    Fire Station Commander Marc Le Cornu says the new technology is an effective way of finding people.

    Quote Message: The capability is available for all the emergency services and we have two qualified pilots with another four halfway through their training. There will be six people in the new emergency services aerial reconnaissance team ready to go in an emergency." from Marc le Cornu Jersey Fire and Rescue
    Marc le CornuJersey Fire and Rescue
  9. Aurigny not expecting to be affected by strike action

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Aurigny says "a large majority" of its services should be "completely unaffected" by the planned strike action by Swissport staff.

    The only service that may be impacted is its Leeds Bradford service.

    The airline says it is trying to "ascertain if there is any impact at all" and will consider alternatives, such as flying to a different airport, if necessary.

    Commercial director Malcolm Coupar said: "We will do our best to find alternative ways of getting our customers to their destinations, whatever happens."

  10. Last Durrell echo parakeet dies

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The last echo parakeet at Durrell Wildlife Park has died. Mr Brown was believed to be the only remaining example of the species living outside its native Mauritius.

    He came to Durrell in 2000 as one of six parakeets imported from a wildlife sanctuary in Mauritius.

    At one time there were only between eight and twelve parakeets left in Mauritius. Conservation projects have now helped numbers grow to between 600 and 700 birds in the wild.

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  11. Jersey Post 'in a good position for Christmas'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey Post says they are in "a good position" to ensure items people have ordered from the UK will arrive in time for Christmas.

    Jersey Post

    The company says despite problems with the mail aircraft this morning, fog over the weekend and strike threats in the UK, they are on top of things and working with partners to ensure things run smoothly.

    A spokeswoman for Jersey Post said: "Currently the industrial action in the UK is restricted to some of the larger post offices, albeit 97% of offices will be unaffected.

    "As you would expect, we are monitoring the position closely and we hope that the situation can be resolved. The action is very unlikely to impact on major retailers ability to send their goods."

  12. Aurigny 'may review' unaccompanied minor policy

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    After three teenagers were stranded at Southampton Airport after a flight to Alderney was cancelled due to a fault, airline Aurigny says it is considering a review of its unaccompanied minors policy.

    Aurigny

    In a statement the airline said children aged 6-11 travelling alone must be booked as unaccompanied minors, but 12-16 year olds can fly as adults and would be treated as an adult passenger in the case of a delay or cancellation. 

    The teenagers were booked into a hotel by the airline but the grandmother of one said family were not updated or given any information by Aurigny.

    In a statement Aurigny said: "Some other airlines refuse to accept unaccompanied young people, under the age of 16. Following this incident we may have to review our policy."

  13. Memorial service 'asked for by the community'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The organiser of a memorial service for a toddler who died after being hit by a van while entering a park in Jersey says a lot of people had asked if any acts of remembrance were planned.

    Flowers

    Nicola Macateer said: "Lots of people unfortunately have to go through similar situations and sometimes Christmas isn't such a happy time for families."

    The service starts at 18:00 on the west side of the Millennium Park before processing down to Tunnel Street where candles will be lit and poem of rememberance read out.

  14. Aurigny rated second best short haul airline by Which

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey government owned airline Aurigny has taken second spot in the annual Which survey of short haul airlines. 

    Aurigny

    It was given an overall customer score of 76%, that is where its passengers, who are also members of Which rate it on a range of items including comfort and punctionality.

    In the case of Aurigny it was given four stars on a number of areas by the 35 passengers who are members of the rating organisation. It was beaten to the top spot by Turkish Airlines.

    This is the fourth consecutive year that Aurigny has been rated highly by the consumer organisation. 

  15. Did you spot someone with a large parcel last week?

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey Police are appealing for help to find out what happened to two parcels that disappeared from the doorstep of a house on the Sandy Hook Estate in the Vale. 

    It's thought they were taken between 17:00 and 19:00 on Wednesday 11 December.

  16. Hundreds of benefits cut after failure to search for work

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Benefit claimants in Jersey had their payments cut almost 400 times last year for not trying hard enough to find a job, this is the total number of sanctions and includes people who were sanctioned more than once.

    Geoff Southern

    The so-called sanction system, where people have parts of their benefits stopped for certain periods of time as a punishment for quitting a job without good reason, is described as progressive. 

    This means the first sanction lasts for two weeks - with benefits up to £180 stopped by social security then further sanctions lasting longer until benefits are withdrawn altogether.

    In answer to a States question from Deputy Geoff Southern, the social security minister said her department has continued to pay benefits, worth £11,000 to families who should have had their benefits withdrawn but did not as there were child welfare concerns.

    There are about 4,600 people registered as actively seeking work and about 2,900 of them are on income support and so liable to face sanctions if they break the rules.

  17. Conditions imposed on fuel deal 'working'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Competition regulators say conditions imposed on the fuel terminal at La Collette, when Rubis took complete control of the facility, are working. 

    In 2012 Rubis bought Esso's share of the terminal, but the deal was subject to a range of conditions to make sure the reduced competition wouldn't harm customers. 

    Economists commissioned by the Channel Islands Competition Regulatory Authority have found Rubis is complying with the terms of the deal, although they've also made recommendations to improve transparency and communication.

  18. Candlelight service for Clinton Pringle

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A candlelight service is being held tonight in memory of a toddler who was killed in a traffic accident while on holiday in Jersey with his family during the summer.

    Clinton Pringle

    Clinton Pringle died after being hit by a van near Millennium Town Park in St Helier.

    It starts at 18:00 at the west side of the park.

  19. Police 'encouraged' after stopping drivers in drink-drive campaign

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    More than 100 vehicles were stopped by Guernsey Police on Saturday night as part of their Christmas drink-drive campaign.

    The operation ran from 18:00 until midnight with checks carried out at various locations across the island.

    Seven drivers were breathalysed - none were over the limit.

    Insp Andy Whitton says they're about halfway through this year's campaign and the results are encouraging.

  20. Mail plane to fly later after early fault

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The main aircraft that comes to Jersey every weekday morning had a technical fault today meaning it couldn't operate.

    Sorting office

    Jersey Post says because of the need to get items to and from the island on the run up to Christmas it will operate later in the day so as not to impact on this evening's deliveries. 

    A spokeswoman said: "Mail from this flight will be processed this evening and be delivered tomorrow."