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  1. Parents donate to medical unit after toddler death
  2. New procedures at Aurigny after icing incident
  3. Man given 'last chance' over indecent images
  4. Jersey warned over future of Social Security Fund
  5. Police appeal for witnesses after domestic incident
  6. Guernsey Prison to explore electronic tagging as an alternative to custody
  7. Guernsey woman rows across the Atlantic
  8. Updates on Friday 10 January 2017

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  1. Local Live in the Channel Islands

    That's all from Local Live today, we will be back from 08:00 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather in the Channel Islands.

    Don't forget to catch BBC Channel Islands News for all the latest headlines at 18:30 on BBC One and tune in to your local radio station over the weekend.

  2. Jersey's prison 'extremely well run' - but issues with mental health

    Chris Stone

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's board of prison visitors has concluded that La Moye is "extremely well run" in its latest report - but says there are still areas of concern.

    The board will soon be replaced by an independent monitoring panel - and has just published details of its last inspections.

    The delivery of mail and the quality of mattresses are two matters which island prisoners have brought up with the board in the past year - but there have been no complaints about the food. 

    Complaints about staff were "rare in the extreme".

    La Moye

    But the board did raise some concerns which it would like to be addressed - for example the delay in sending UK prisoners back to serve their sentences nearer home. 

    It describes one 18-year-old inmate serving a five-year sentence who has no connections to the island - he has been in La Moye for 14 months without a single visitor.

    The board is also unhappy with the number of prisoners with mental health problems, who it says should not be there at all.

  3. Local market house price drops by nearly £10,000

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Latest local market figures show the average house price is down 2% compared with 2015 and now stands at £414,000.

    Average house prices saw a small increase at the end of last year but still ended the year down by just under £10,000 over the course of the year.

    There were 147 individual transactions in the last three months of 2016 - that's 1% lower than 2015.

    New analysis also shows that nearly one in five sales were "new-builds".


    In contrast, movement on the Open Market has increased both in terms of transactions and prices.

    There were 13 sales compared with eight in 2015 and the average price shifted from £893,000 to just over £1.09m.

  4. Nurses and health visitors forced to register locally for first time

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    From 1 April all nurses and health visitors working in Guernsey and Alderney will have to be registered with Health and Social Care.

    These health workers were not included in a 2006 law concerning the register of regulated health professionals - they were added to the law in 2015.

    The register will be publically available.

    Professor Juliet Beal

    Professor Juliet Beal, chief nurse, said: "[This] brings this group of health professionals in line with other key health professionals who have had to register in order to practice in Guernsey and Alderney for some time.

    "The establishment of this register results in an open and transparent system whereby the community can assure itself of the quality of registered health professionals that are delivering their care each and every day."

  5. Weather: Expect frequent showers

    BBC Weather

    This evening it will stay often cloudy with frequent showers. Later in the night these will turn increasingly wintry. Minimum Temperature: 1C (34F).

    Weather map

    Saturday will be fairly cloudy with occasional showers. These will be a mix of rain, sleet and snow, especially over the higher ground around the islands.

    A brisk easterly wind will exacerbate the cold feel. Maximum Temperature: 5C (41F).

  6. Securities Exchange rebranding and opening in the Isle of Man

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    The Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE) is rebranding as The International Stock Exchange (TISE) from 6 March and will be opening offices in the Isle of Man.

    The exchange is headquartered in Guernsey with an office in Jersey.

    Chairman Jon Moulton said since last year the company has been able to list non-Channel Islands based entities and already has business "from many different parts of the world".

    He said: "This is the next phase of the longer term strategy for the business and we believe now is the right time to reflect that through a change in name."

    Jon Moulton and Fiona Le Poidevin

    Fiona Le Poidevin, chief executive, said: "It reflects the very international nature of our existing business base but also our plans for the future, with the next step along that path being the launch of the office in the Isle of Man.

    "Ultimately, we hope that our presence in the Isle of Man will directly and indirectly boost employment and growth in the Manx economy and generate positive revenues for the local exchequer."

  7. Report proposes 15% pay rise for the Chief Minister

    Jersey Evening Post

    The Chief Minister’s salary could be increased to almost £54,000 a year, following recommendations put forward by an independent body responsible for Members’ pay.

  8. Social work degree could be available in Jersey

    BBC Radio Jersey

    You could soon be able to study for a degree in social work, under plans to improve the number of social workers in Jersey.

    It comes after the children's service had to bring in staff from other sections to cope with the number of referrals it's getting.

    Susan Devlin, Managing Director of Community and Social Services, says there is a shortage of suitably skilled people in the island, but they are taking steps to remedy that.

  9. Financier banned from industry in Jersey

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A Jersey financier who mishandled a film investment fund has been banned from working in finance in the island.

    Gisele Helene le Miere was the managing director of a firm called JJL and took on the administration of the film fund three years ago before resigning shortly after.

    Later a former client went to the authorities about the way she had handled the fund, and the financial services commission started an investigation - finding that she'd been incompetent and had lacked integrity.

    While she and her former company cooperated fully with the investigation, the commission ruled that she should be barred from any financial work in the future.

    JJL is to stop trading.

  10. Tax rebates: The statistics

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    We've been looking at low-value tax rebates this afternoon.

    You know the ones. You get the letter, think you're going to be able to buy a new car, and then it ends up being 70p.

    Here are the stats from Guernsey's Income Tax office for 2016:

    • The Income Tax office issued 24,516 repayment cheques last year
    • Of those, 1,655 (7%) were issued for amounts under £5
    • The cost of issuing of those low-valued checks was about £700
    • Only about a third of those cheques are actually cashed by islanders
    Quote Message: The Income Tax office is currently investigating this process and will look to make changes, where it is appropriate to do so." from Statement from Guernsey Income Tax office
    Statement from Guernsey Income Tax office
  11. ‘Ill thought-through waste strategy based on misinformation’

    Guernsey Press

    The revised waste strategy is "ill thought-through, misguided and expensive", according to a long-term critic of the island’s moves to export its refuse.

  12. School staff collect 822 pieces of underwear for charity

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Staff at Beaulieu School in Jersey have been doing their bit for charity by collecting new underwear for Scottish charity Smalls For All.

    Smalls for All collects and donates underwear to women and children in Africa. 


    The charity helps people living in orphanages, slums, camps and schools, as well as providing underwear to hospitals.

    Led by Sixth Form Pastoral Manager, Mrs Dani Perrier, Beaulieu collected 552 bras and 270 pairs of pants to send to Africa.

  13. Active founder wins Unsung Hero prize

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Ray Peacegood won the Specsavers Unsung Hero Award at last night's awards for achievement.

    Mr Peacegood was among six shortlisted finalists.

    He is the founder of Active, formerly known as MenFun, a small charity which helps people with learning difficulties go on holidays, short breaks or take part in leisure activities.

    Mr Peacegood was away on a cruise, but his son Adrian accepted the award and said he was extremely proud of his dad.

  14. Children's Services saw double the average referral rate in November

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's Children's Services Department had 244 referrals last November - double the average monthly number.

    Children's Services is responsible for protecting children and improving family welfare.

    Social workers from different teams were brought in to make sure vulnerable children weren't in danger.

    Susan Devlin, the managing director of Children's Services, says the priority was making sure children weren't neglected.

    Quote Message: We have systems in place so we can check as each referral comes in which is about the circumstances of the child. So our staff respond to that quickly - there's good managers in place who understand the business, who are well equipped to manage service, and we've been able to respond." from Susan Devlin Managing Director, Children's Services
    Susan DevlinManaging Director, Children's Services
  15. New female prison wing in progress

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Work has begun on a new female wing at Guernsey Prison.

    The lack of "discrete accommodation for women" was criticised in an HMIP report back in 2014.

    A previously unused area at the prison has been redesigned to create four single cells, one double cell, a kitchen, and showers.

    Last year the number of female prisoners peaked at eight, although there were four months where there were none.

    Despite this, Governor Dave Matthews says it's needed.

    Guernsey Prison
  16. Offensive comment costs Jerseyman £1,000

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A man who admitted posting an offensive comment about Syrian refugees on Facebook has been fined £1,000 by Jersey's Magistrates Court.

    Dale Minikin, 55, from St Peter, apologised to those affected by his four-word comment on a Facebook group page.

    An online discussion on "The Real Rock - putting Jersey first" Facebook page centred on a play at the Jersey Arts Centre featuring Syrian refugees.

    Facebook group

    A number of comments had been made but Mr Minikin's short comment was singled out by the police because it advocated violence against the cast members.

    In accepting he had no intention of canvassing violence, Relief Magistrate Sarah Fitz described it as a fleeting moment of stupidity - but she said Mr Minikin should have realised it was grossly offensive and could have encouraged violence by others.

  17. Aurigny ice flight was captain’s call

    Guernsey Press

    A series of events that led to an Aurigny flight being forced to re-route in freezing conditions "could have been avoided", an investigation has found.

  18. What is Deputy Peter Ferbrache's secret?


    Peter Ferbrache's tease of a new business that will 'sensationalise' Guernsey has definitely sparked a reaction on Twitter.

    If we forgive the fact that the word "sensationalise" means "to blow out of proportion" rather than to be sensational - it is a very intriguing comment that's really got people thinking.

    He made the comment at the Awards for Achievement last night...

    Kendo: is it an inflatable runway extension?

    Guernsey Donkey: Hmm - recent stories of driverless buses and the Google brothers visiting in April... That or drones perhaps?

    Rick: I'd guess inter-island Zeplin travel leading to increased tourism and lower inter-island fares

    That's the obvious guess Rick...