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Summary

  1. Jersey Live music festival ends after 13 years
  2. Police in Guernsey hope to install new gates after car crashed into response vehicles
  3. Travel disruption 'number one priority' for Crown Dependencies
  4. Calls for plan of action after independent review into Alderney's healthcare highlighted a number of inadequacies
  5. Updates on Thursday 26 January 2017

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That's it for Local Live today, but we're back tomorrow from 08:00 with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the Channel Islands.

Don't forget to tune in to BBC One at 18:30 tonight for all the latest headlines with BBC Channel Islands News.

Public chance to feedback on Future Guernsey plan

Ben Chapple

BBC News Online

What do you think Guernsey should be like in 20 years?

It's a question politicians have been wrestling with and their now offering islanders the chance to have their say.

A public drop-in session will be held between 10:00 and 16:00 in the foyer of the Guille-Alles Library on Saturday.

The vision of the island in 20 years is set to be used by the States to work out its priorities for the next five years.

Two further public drop-in sessions will be held from 18:00-21:00 on Monday and Tuesday at Beau Sejour.

The finalised plan is due to be debated by the States in June.

Bailhache Trust property to be sold

A property owned by the Bailhache Trust is to be sold, along with two owned by another trust, to raise funds for needy residents of Jersey.

Established in 1979 commercial and residential properties were left by Eunice Jane Bailhache to the States - the proceeds from which are to be "used for the general welfare of people who are elderly, blind or sick".

The health minister has agreed to put 93 Rouge Bouillon, St Helier, up for sale to raise more funds for the trust's work.

Public thrown out of Le Platon planning meeting

Guernsey Press

Frustrated St Peter Port residents fear they will be left in the dark about plans to double the capacity of Le Platon Residential Home after the matter was deferred at an open planning meeting, with no guarantee another meeting would be held.

Weather: Good: Not so cold. Bad: Rain to start the day

BBC Weather

It will be a dry night with clear starry skies, and a touch milder than last night.

There may be a little more cloud toward dawn. Minimum Temperature: 3C (37F).

Weather map
BBC

Friday will start cloudy, and it will soon start to rain through the morning, which will be fairly persistent.

There will be a few breaks in the afternoon, before it sets in again for the evening. Maximum Temperature: 9C (48F).

Properties sold to raise funds - Le Seelleur Trust

Two properties from Le Seelleur Trust will be sold to support its work with the aged, infirm and needy residents of Jersey.

The Le Seelleur Trust, which the health minister is the trustee, was set up in 1996 following the death of Harold Ernest Le Seelleur, a well-known building contractor.

A health department spokesman said he left various legacies and bequests to charity, including about £400,000 to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The properties to be sold were among nine he gifted to the States to be used to help islanders in need.

Some form of event could yet take the place of Jersey live

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

It's emerged the organisers of the Jersey Live festival have asked the venue in Trinity to keep this year's dates reserved - even though they've announced the event has been cancelled.

Today Warren Le Sueur and Warren Holt announced they were going to pursue individual projects, and the event known as Jersey Live would not happen again.

But it has emerged they have asked the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society showground - the location of Jersey Live - to keep the same date reserved for an event - although the showground events manager David Cottrell couldn't confirm exactly what form that would take.

Jersey Live
BBC

School children to feature in 'The Power of Me' music video

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

Samares Primary School in Jersey has teamed up with an award-winning local filmmaker to create a pop video to show children how to deal with emotional or physical abuse.

The school's music teacher Rebecca Lawrence composed a song for the film called "The Power in Me".

It's said to be all about empowering children to feel in control of their lives and decisions instead of "allowing their emotions to be dictated by others".

Samares Primary School
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Trust properties to be sold to raise funds for needy islanders

Three properties owned by Jersey trusts will be put up for sale, the Minister for Health and Social Services has announced.

They are:

  • Le Boulevard Apartments 1 to 6, Grande Route des Sablons, Grouville - owned by Le Seelleur Trust
  • Beau Sejour, Mont Millais, St Helier - owned by Le Seelleur Trust
  • 93 Rouge Bouillon, St Helier - owned by Bailhache Trust

Senator Andrew Green signed the orders that will see the money raised retained in each trust to help both offer support to islanders.

Young carers to get more time away as part of 'My Time' project

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

The Jersey Youth Service is to widen a scheme that gives young carers a break.

The "My Time" project is for any young person aged between eight and 18 who cares for a family member or friend.

Young carers
Thinkstock

The scheme gives young people time away from their caring role for two sessions every week.

They can relax, meet other young people in similar situations and get advice and support from youth workers.

They can also take on new hobbies as well as go on weekends away to build confidence and unwind.

New bus card for Islanders with disabilities

Jersey Evening Post

Islanders with disabilities can now use a special card to show their specific travel needs to bus drivers.

Facebook has 'huge potential' for Aurigny marketing

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

Aurigny plans to rely on the power of the internet for its latest marketing campaign.

The States-owned airline wants to target people who've never visited Guernsey before.

Peter Grange heads up Aurigny's marketing agency Oi, and says the company's Facebook audience is growing by 1,000 people per month.

On Facebook on average, a user has about 200 friends. So if 1,000 people share Aurigny or Guernsey related content on Facebook, it could potentially reach 200,000 people. So Facebook is a key social media channel for Aurigny. It has great reach and huge potential, and it's working really well."

Peter GrangeManaging Director, Oi

Listening details as Jersey head to Nottingham

Jersey Live venue still reserved for 2017 dates

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

The Jersey Live music festival won't be held again in its current form, but the venue has been asked to keep the reservation.

Organisers Warren Le Sueur and Warren Holt announced this morning that the 2016 festival was the last one, saying they will pursue separate interests.

Jersey Live
BBC

This year's festival was due to start on 2 September 2017.

The Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society in Trinity, where Jersey Live is held, has been asked to keep those dates reserved for an event.

The BBC has asked Mr Le Sueur for comment on any possible future festivals or events.

Ivy Gates junction cut off in Rohais closure

Phase four of the Rohais resurfacing project starts at 06:00 tomorrow.

That means the road will be closed from outside the Doghouse to the top of York Avenue and the Ivy Gates junction will be closed - details below...

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Curbs on domestic bonfires ‘should be taken further’

Guernsey Press

Even more restrictions could be imposed on domestic bonfires as a deputy fights for a time limit during weekdays.

Model Yacht Pond emptied for repairs

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

The Model Yacht Pond isn't very useful for model yachts at the moment as it's empty while repairs take place.

It would be great for a big remote-controlled car race though...

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Route de la Ramee is open

BBC Travel

The Route de la Ramee has reopened after its emergency closure by Guernsey Water to fix a burst water main.

St Malo evening sailing cancelled

BBC Travel

Condor Ferries has cancelled its 19:30 Friday sailing from St Malo to Jersey.

It is because of forecast high winds in the area.

Condor Rapide
BBC

Weather impacts Friday's high-speed ferry sailings

BBC Travel

Friday's evening ferry sailing from St Malo to Jersey has been cancelled and the sailings between the islands and Poole rescheduled due to the weather forecast.

On its website Condor Ferries said the "wind speeds will be in excess of operational limits for the Channel Islands and St Malo areas".

It said with "changeable weather forecast and tidal limitations it will be necessary to delay" the Condor Liberation sailings to Poole.

Scottish environmental experts to assist scrutiny panel on water quality

BBC Radio Jersey

A Jersey scrutiny panel is being advised by environmental experts from Scotland in a bid to find out if a new water protection plan for Jersey is good enough.

The plan, published by the Department of the Environment, aims to cut down on the amount of nitrates and other pollutants in the water.

The panel responsible for examining the plan will question the minister, Deputy Steve Luce, in a meeting this afternoon.

Sea lettuce
BBC

Latest headlines in the Channel Islands

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

Jersey

  • It's emerged the organisers of the Jersey Live festival have asked the venue in Trinity to keep this year's dates reserved - even though they've announced the event has been cancelled
  • Southampton Football Club Academy will be sending staff each month to develop young players in Jersey
  • Jersey's environment minister will be questioned about his plans to improve the island's water quality at a Scrutiny meeting this afternoon

Guernsey

  • Guernsey's top politician has met with the a UK minister with responsibility for exiting the European Union
  • The president of Guernsey's Economic Development Committee says his team are working closely with Sark to encourage more people to visit the island
  • Guernsey Police are applying for planning permission to increase security at their headquarters in St Peter Port

Weather in the Channel Islands

BBC Weather

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

Here's the forecast for Jersey...

Weather chart
BBC

And here's the outlook in Guernsey this evening...

Weather chart
BBC

Minimising finance disruption from Brexit a 'key concern'

BBC Radio Guernsey

The head of the Westminster delegation looking at the impact of Brexit on the Crown Dependencies says minimising disruption to the finance industry has emerged as one of the key concerns.

UK Justice Select Committee chairman, Bob Neill, says he's confident the Channel Islands won't be overlooked in the negotiations especially since the UK is also keen to preserve its own finance industry.

Another concern to come out of the meetings is that local travel could be disrupted if any changes were made to the Common Travel Area.

Southampton coaches to share expertise

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

Southampton Football Club Academy will be sending staff to Jersey each month to develop young players on the island.

They will share their expertise in coaching and sports science as well as medical and recruitment departments with Jersey FA Centre of Excellence players. 

Jersey FA Football Development Manager, Brian Oliver says it will be a great learning experience for players as well as coaches.

Jersey football team
Rex Features

New dementia care home hosts open day

Guernsey Press

An open day will be taking place at GreenAcres on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Channel Islands' top politicians meet Brexit minister

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

While the Justice Select Committee was in Guernsey yesterday looking at the implications of Brexit, the top politicians from both islands were in Westminster to meet a minister responsible for the UK's exit from the EU.

Robin Walker spoke with Deputy Gavin St Pier and Senator Ian Gorst on a range of issues, including "trade, customs, agriculture and fisheries".

Ministers
BBC

These talks are part of our commitment to engage the Crown Dependencies as we prepare to exit the EU, and ensuring their interests are properly taken into account. As we approach our negotiations with the European Union we will go on working closely with our friends in the Crown Dependencies, helping to ensure that we get a deal that works for everyone."

Robin WalkerMinister for Exiting the European Union

Jersey deputy has 'slim chance' of meeting Donald Trump

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

A Jersey politician says his chances of meeting the US president at an annual meeting in Washington next week are slim.

Deputy John Le Fondre will be among representatives from 140 countries at the meeting, which will be addressed by Donald Trump.

Trump
BBC

I think the odds of that are minimal to say the least. I haven't prepared to say anything to him. I'm looking forward to going to the main event, I think it's going to be a good experience. Let's see how it goes, and then I'll report back to see if it gets any more interesting."

John Le FondreJersey Deputy

UK environmental health workers to 'learn from Jersey practices'

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

Environmental health workers from the UK are in Jersey to see what they can learn from the island's working practices.

Environmental health covers hygiene in shops, standards in food exports, housing conditions and the quality of air and water.

Jersey's officers don't specialise in any particular area and Anne Godfrey from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health says it's more cost effective and efficient to have multi-skilled staff.

Car exhaust
BBC

Aurigny ad campaign targets new market

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

First-time visitors to the island are being targeted in a new Aurigny advertising campaign.

The States-owned airline is working in conjunction with marketing agency Oi, and is pitching the island as a getaway for UK and European visitors.

Commercial director Malcolm Coupar says it is important to help support tourism and highlight everything that makes Guernsey a unique place to visit.

Aurigny planes
Jonathan Le Ray

Priaulx is banking on experience paying off

Guernsey Press

A confident Andy Priaulx believes he could be tasting his first victory champagne of the year this weekend at the iconic Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Jersey Live: Reaction

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

After 13 years, Jersey Live has come to an end.

The two main organisers say they want to work on separate projects, and have thanked the thousands of fans, sponsors and businesses that have sponsored them.

Here's what you've been saying about the announcement...

Paul: Thank you both for a great 13 years!! Loved every one for different reasons. Jersey has been so lucky to have been able to experience the acts that have come over and that's thanks to you guys and your team. Looking forward to the new projects! 

Rose: Will miss it so much!!

Charlie: Such a shame, but thanks so much for bringing so many amazing artists to our little rock over the years. No easy task I'm sure!

Toni: We have some amazing memories, thank you for giving us the opportunity to have such event on our door step for all those years!

If you've got any Jersey Live memories, why not send them in?

A man on a ladder on a roof on a truck...

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

This isn't something you see every day.

View more on twitter

If you're looking at that picture thinking it looks a bit dangerous, we're told the man was there to lift low hanging cables and branches using a stick...

Man on truck with stick
BBC

Jersey Live: What does it mean for the island?

Facebook

What does the loss of Jersey Live mean for the island?

It's a major event in the calendar, and here's what you've been saying about it on Facebook...

Kathy: Not good news, there's not much for young people to go to over here anymore, no wonder they're leaving in their droves for more exciting pastures!  

Tony: Jersey has lost a fantastic event. It must have been a year long job to organise, credit to the Warrens for giving us so much entertainment over the years with some great performers.

John: Event led tourism? Nope. Oh well, at least we've still got clean beaches......oh wait a minute.

Animal shelter up for national award

BBC Radio Jersey

Jersey's animal shelter is through to the finals of a national animal charity awards in the category of "team of the year".  

The Petplan awards celebrate charities and not-for-profit organisations across Britain that go that extra mile to help rescue and re-home animals in need.

Steve Coleman, the chief executive of the JSPCA, says it's a fantastic achievement to get this far.

Latest headlines in the Channel Islands

Chris Quevatre

BBC News Online

Jersey

  • The Channel Islands' biggest music festival - Jersey Live - has been axed
  • A Jersey politician says his chances of meeting Donald Trump at an annual meeting in Washington next week are slim
  • Eight tonnes of salt have been used on Jersey's roads over the past week to try to prevent accidents

Guernsey

  • Being able to travel with minimal disruption in the Common Travel Areas, is the "number one priority" for the Crown dependencies in a post-Brexit world, according to a member of the UK Justice Select Committee
  • The president of Guernsey's Economic Development Committee is in Sark today for general discussions on ways in which the islands can work together to boost their economies
  • Guernsey Police are applying for planning permission to increase security at their headquarters in St Peter Port

My school’s buildings not fit for purpose, says head

Jersey Evening Post

Les Quennevais students are ‘significantly disadvantaged’, as the current school is not fit for purpose, the head teacher has said.