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Summary

  1. Plans to centralise waste collections in Guernsey are being questioned by some island parishes
  2. Flamanville explosion: 'Better information needed'
  3. Call to remove British national requirement for politicians
  4. Potential last minute save for women's Muratti
  5. Jersey performer wins dance competition
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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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 Channel Islands News on BBC One later. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. DJ describes island crowd as 'the sickest'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The DJ who was performing at a gig that was stopped early due to concerns over the safety of the dance floor has described the audience as "the sickest".

    The music at the drum n bass gig at Rojo in St Helier was stopped early after nearly 300 people started jumping up and down on the dance floor at the same time.

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  3. Community service for man who put brothers in hospital

    Jersey Evening Post

    A man has been sentenced after punching two brothers in a night-time assault – and leaving them both needing surgery.  

  4. Questions raised over JT paper bill charge plan

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    This week there will be lots of questions in the States on plans by government owned telecom company JT to charge for having a bill sent by post or not paying using direct debit. Both are going to be set at £1.50.

    JT

    Deputy Jeremy Macon wants to know whether the charges are likely to disproportionately affect more elderly members of the community. 

    The Constable of St John wants to ensure charges don't discriminate against the elderly and Senator Sarah Ferguson wants to know why JT are charging when Jersey Electricity and others offer a discount for those getting an email.

    JT say they are going to work with those that don't have a computer to find a solution which could include moving to quarterly billing.

  5. What will Jersey States debate next?

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The Jersey States Assembly sits once a fortnight and discuss a wide range of issues from elections and tax to drinking and drugs.

    Their next meeting is tomorrow morning and they'll be discussing everything from removing the requirement for electoral candidates to be British to Brexit.

    Members also get to ask ministers questions about a range of issues in advance and have half an hour to quiz two ministers without having to tell them beforehand. This week it is the Infrastructure and Environment ministers.

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  6. Petition launched to oppose proposed chief minister pay rise

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A proposed £7,000 pay rise for Jersey's chief minister has attracted a lot of criticism on social media. This prompted Jersey's only political party, Reform Jersey, to launch a petition to stop it being implemented which has so far been signed by 700 people.

    Current Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, says the proposed change wouldn't see him get more money but the next chief minister after the 2018 election.

    The pay rise was proposed by the States Members Remuneration Review body, set up to take decisions over politicians pay away from the politicians themselves.  

    Senator Ian Gorst
    Quote Message: [This] would allow the next Chief Minister to receive a higher rate of pay than other States Members. There will be a general election and an election for the next Chief Minister before this recommendation could come into effect. from Senator Ian Gorst Chief Minister
    Senator Ian GorstChief Minister
  7. Nightclub owner says it's 'better to be unpopular' than unsafe

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The owner of a nightclub that had to turn off the music on Saturday over fears for the safety of dancers, says he'd rather make an unpopular decision than see something serious happen.

    DJ Macky Gee was in the island playing jump up drum n bass, that encourages people to jump up and down to the music. There was a 300 strong capacity crowd. 

    Quote Message: You could see the floor moving from downstairs. In hindsight we may have been over cautious but not being a structural engineer I didn't want to take the risk. from JP Anquetil Owner, Rojo
    JP AnquetilOwner, Rojo
  8. JT will work with customers over £1.50 bill charge

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Government owned telecom company JT have come under fire for plans to charge customers £1.50 for a paper bill and the same to pay with cash or card rather than use direct debit.

    Here is what JT say they plan to do to try and help those customers who don't have a bank account or have access to the internet. 

    • JT Prime talk customers with no other products on a monthly Bill can switch to a quarterly bill to reduce bill charges
    • JT customers with multiple bills can arrange to have all their products on one bill to avoid duplicate charges
    • JT will contact selected Prime Talk customers with more information on Direct Debit payment options
    • You don't have to print your bills – if you have an iPad for example but no printer you can still opt to pay using traditional methods

    My mother-in-law doesn't have internet access herself so she is using my email to get the bill and I then print it for her to take in and pay.

  9. Tide alert issued for Guernsey east coast

    BBC Weather

    A tide alert's been issued for Guernsey's east coast this evening with force six easterly winds expected to combine with 9.9 metre high tides at about 20:30.

    Guernsey Met warns that some spillages over sea walls, and debris may be thrown onto coastal roads.

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  10. A museum exhibit about the 80s. Now I feel old...

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    I was born in 1981 and just 35 years later there is going to be a museum exhibition about the decade. It will be called Bergerac's Island as it covers the time period when the fictional TV detective was at the height of his fame.

    Jim Bergerac

    Opening in April, Jersey Heritage says the exhibition will allow young people to experience the 80s and those a bit older to reminisce.

    A few years ago Heritage asked for donations of 80s toys, products and even food for the exhibition which will replace the popular Ice Age Island showcase.

  11. Man arrested over 'serious assault'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A man in his 30s has been arrested by police in connection with a serious assault on a man at Havre Des Pas, Jersey on Friday afternoon.

    The 33-year-old who has not been named is currently being held in police custody.

    Officers are asking for any witnesses who have information to get in touch.

  12. Residents in fear of man with large blade

    Jersey Evening Post

    Shocked residents have told of their fear at seeing a man carrying a ‘scythe-like’ metal blade through Havre des Pas and allegedly damaging cars on Saturday.  

  13. Planned changes to starting teacher salaries 'are fair'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A plan to cut the starting salary of newly qualified teachers by about £8,000 per year is fair, according to the education minister.

    Deputy Geoff Southern

    Deputy Rod Bryans is facing a motion of censure in the States, brought by Deputy Geoff Southern who claims the minister misled the States by using misleading data during a debate.

    The issue was about which level teachers start at - level one, two or three. Deputy Southern says the minister was wrong to compare Jersey level three to UK level one.

    Deputy Bryans says level one isn't used in Jersey so level three is the starting grade, whereas in the UK they start at level one - so the comparison is fair.

  14. BreakingPolice investigating Jersey Innovation Fund

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Police have launched an investigation into the Jersey Innovation Fund. 

    The controversial scheme - which loaned taxpayers' money to businesses - was the subject of a damning report last month by the comptroller and auditor general who said at the time some of the funds may be linked to illegal activity.

    It was criticised for potentially losing millions of pounds of taxpayers' money. Now the island's Attorney General's confirmed it's received a referral and the police are investigating.

  15. Weekend tech event DigitalAce pulls in islanders of all ages

    Guernsey Press

    DigitalAce has become so successful attempts will be made to emulate it in the UK, the online safety manager for the South West Grid for Learning has said.  

  16. Potential last minute save for women's Muratti

    BBC Sport

    There's a chance the women's Muratti will go ahead after all, despite an announcement last week that it had been cancelled as Guernsey couldn't find enough players.

    Guernsey and Jersey women

    The issue was over eligibility, the players had to be registered with a Guernsey women's team but there weren't enough teams to make a full squad.

    Guernsey club Ormer FC, which plays in the UK, encouraged its eligible players to sign up with a local women's team as well - which would make them eligible to play. It has this weekend seen seven more players agree to sign up, bringing the total to 26.

    There are strict rules about who can play in the Muratti, as a player has to have at least one parent who was born locally.

  17. All Guernsey nurses to be registered from April

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A new register of nurses working in Guernsey is a "tidying up" exercise according to the island's registration officer.

    Hospital

    From 1 April all nurses and health visitors in Guernsey and Alderney must be registered for the first time. It will allow for regular checks to ensure the nurses have the necessary qualifications and training to practice in the island.

    Registration Officer Ed Freestone said despite there being no register in the past, it did not mean nurses were not qualified. He said internal checks were regularly carried out. However, a register will make the process simpler and help meet changing healthcare needs.

  18. Hospital beds to show patient discharge dates

    Jersey Evening Post

    Boards informing relatives of their loved one’s expected date of discharge from the Hospital are to be hung above patients’ beds, the Health Department has announced.  

  19. Did you see a 'crash-damaged' motorbike in St Peter Port?

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A blue Suzuki motorbike was taken from the parking area in front of the Forester's Arms in St Peter Port over the weekend, police say.

    It was found close to the Longstore Co-op, also in St Peter Port, and had damage which suggested it had been involved in a crash.

    Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

  20. 'Wage demands partly to blame for increased costs'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Higher wage demands, a weaker pound and uncertainty over Brexit are some of the reasons blamed for more expensive operating costs for island businesses.

    The Business Tendency Survey, by the Jersey Stats Unit, asked island companies a range of questions on how well they're doing and what problems they are facing. 

    One of the findings was that so far companies are managing to absorb the higher costs.

    Quote Message: We are a service business and so the vast majority of our cost base is in our salaries. We've had to generate strategies to continue to compete. from Matthew Robins Chief Executive, Webreality
    Matthew RobinsChief Executive, Webreality