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Summary

  1. Gerard Eamon Maguire trial: Attempted murder victim 'started the fight'
  2. Conduct complaint against senior Guernsey politicians dismissed
  3. Women's Muratti 'not going ahead'
  4. David Miller family urge leniency for his killers
  5. Alderney politician giving Brexit evidence
  6. E-petition scheme proposed for Jersey
  7. No such thing as 'an automatic pay rise' in civil service
  8. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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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 Friday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather. 

    Don't forget the  Channel Islands News on BBC One  at 18:30 and 22:25. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Jersey women's team 'excited to play Sheffield Utd'

    BBC Sport

    The Jersey Women's football team are not playing a Muratti match against Guernsey this year but today the JFA announced they have organised a friendly in April against Sheffield United Ladies. 

    The game against the south Yorkshire side, who usually play in the East Midlands Women's Premier Division, will take place at the home of Sheffield United men's side, Bramall Lane and the island players say they are excited to play on a major pitch.

    Quote Message: Travelling away as a squad is a fantastic experience for us. It's a team building thing. We tend not to focus ont he opposition, we focus on us and we will be prepared for the game. from Libby Barnett Jersey Women's Team Midfielder
    Libby BarnettJersey Women's Team Midfielder

    Manager Simon Petulla says the JFA starting looking for fixtures after it was suggested the Muratti match might not go ahead and there are more fixtures in the works.

    Quote Message: It is a great opportunity for the girls and we will take a squad of 14 girls over and a four or five management team. It's a great opportunity to play on a pitch like that. from Simon Petulla Jersey Women's Team coach
    Simon PetullaJersey Women's Team coach
  3. Bus company brings foldable bikes to Jersey

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's only bus company, LibertyBus, spent just over £60,000 bringing a dozen foldable bikes and lockers to the island that anyone can pay to hire and can be taken on the buses.

    Kevin Hart, LibertyBus General Manager said: "We get asked all the time by people if we can carry bikes on the buses but we just don't have the room, the buses aren't big enough."

    He said they partnered with Brompton as the bikes can fit on the buses after folding, are stored in a locker at the bus station and can be hired online.

    As a social enterprise company, owned by HCT, Mr Hart says LibertyBus will not make any money on the bikes, the cost of hire will cover repair and maintenance. 

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  4. World Book Day: What did you dress up as?

    BBC Radio Jersey

    It's World Book Day and children across the islands are dressed up as their favourite characters

    BBC Radio Jersey asked people to share their photos on Facebook and we've had two from Adelina d'Orleans shared pictures of Winter (4) and Amelie (9).

    Winter dressed as Crazy Dave from Plants vs Zombies and Amelie went as Squirrel Girl, a Marvel superhero.

    Children
  5. A number of factors in case of struck off former health boss

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Former Director of Health and Social Services in Guernsey, Jacqueline Gallienne, was struck off for at least 18 months by the Nursing and Midwifery Council last week.

    It was for a number of reasons including failing to ensure an adequate standard of care was being delivered by midwives to patients at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital. The inquiry into her conduct was called following the death of a baby at the maternity ward in 2014.

    There were a number of factors taken into account by the panel in deciding to strike her off

    Aggravating factors

    • The Registrant was in a senior position as Director of Health and Social Care Services 
    • The Registrant’s failings put patients at unwarranted risk of harm
    • The Registrant demonstrated multiple failings over several years
    • The issues included basic and fundamental aspects of nursing 

    Migrating factors

    • The Registrant has made admissions to the factual charges and impairment 
    • The Registrant has had no previous referrals to the NMC
  6. Bursary scheme set up to help finance students

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Do you want to study for a degree in financial services? If so you might be able to get help paying for it after a new bursery scheme has been launched.

    The money is specifically for those studying courses in Jersey and includes £12,000 from STEP Jersey, a financial industry trade body.

    Students who submit the best essays and personal statements could win awards of between £2,500 £6,000 towards the cost of the degree.

  7. 'Serious failings' in the case of struck off health boss

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Former Guernsey Director of Health and Social Services, Jacqueline Gallienne, was struck off by the Nursing and Midwifery Council following an investigation into care at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital maternity unit.

    Princess Elizabeth Hospital

    The NMC found there were serious failings on the part of Ms Gallienne that were described as "so serious, with widespread consequences."

    In its findings the panel said: "The Registrant’s lack of remediation mean that there is a high risk of repetition should the Registrant be allowed to return to practice. 

    "This high level of risk means that there are serious public protection concerns but, due to the seriousness of the risk, the public interest is also engaged."

    She will be put on a temporary 18 month suspension to allow time for appeal.

  8. Airport spends £1.3m on remote technology

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey airport is spending £1.3m on new technology it says will allow Air Traffic Control to be operated remotely if the tower is out of action. It will make Jersey the first place in the British Isles and only the second in Europe to use the new technology.

    The technology also means Jersey air traffic controllers will be able to control aircraft landing and taking off at other airports around Europe in future. 

    Quote Message: We are going to put in something for our own contingency but also something we are able to sell within the UK and Europe. At the moment the only remote tower is in Sweden but there are others in the offing and we are keen to get in on that market so we can provide services to others. from Steven Driscoll Airport Director
    Steven DriscollAirport Director
  9. Attempted murder trial: Neck wound 'most dangerous'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A forensic medical examiner has told an attempted murder trial at Jersey's Royal Court that if the victim's neck wound had been any deeper he would have died. 

    Jersey Royal Court

    Gerard Eamon Maguire, 49 of St Helier denies the attempted murder of his friend Shaun Patrick Howard in the early hours of October 30 last year. 

    Dr Virginia French told the court she examined the victim on the afternoon following the attack. 

    Among the most serious was a 5.5cm cut to Mr Howard's neck but he also had several superficial cuts to his abdomen including a long slice on the middle of his stomach, cuts on his arms and shoulder and a significant bruise to his abdomen. 

    She described many of these wounds as slash wounds and said that had Mr Howard's neck wound been deeper, he would not have survived the incident.

    The trial continues.

  10. Dry and bright then clouding over

    BBC Weather

    Apart from the odd shower it should be dry this afternoon with some bright or sunny spells and easing winds. Maximum temperature: 10C (50F).

    The skies will cloud over tonight, accompanied by rain, heavy at times, spreading eastwards overnight. Some drier interludes are possible towards dawn, but overall it will remain rather damp for most. Minimum temperature: 7C (45F).

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    Jersey weather

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    Guernsey weather
  11. Diesel-powered skateboard

    Guernsey Press

    Diesel [the dog] might not quite have the skills of the likes of Tony Hawk, but his love of skateboarding has still been turning heads .  

  12. Did you know: Jersey people spent nearly £3m on books

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's Statistics Unit are at it again - with the World Book Day stats. Earlier they reported that there were about 400,000 visits to Jersey's libraries last year. Now we find in 2014/15 Jersey people spent about £3m on books.

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  13. Alderney politician giving Brexit evidence

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The President of the States of Alderney has been in the UK today giving evidence to the Justice Select Committee examining the impact of Brexit.

    Stuart Trought took to social media to say he was speaking about "protecting Alderney's interests post Brexit". 

    Yesterday Mr Trought said he had "a constructive meeting with Sir Oliver Heald, the minister responsible for the relationship with the Channel Islands".

  14. BreakingConduct complaint against senior politicians dismissed

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A code of conduct complaint made against three senior politicians in Guernsey has been dismissed.

    The new chairwoman of the States Members' Conduct Panel - who has been in post for less than two days - says she is not satisfied that there is sufficient evidence to support the complaints.

    Lyndon Trott, Mary Lowe and Paul Le Pelley

    The three deputies - Lyndon Trott, Mary Lowe and Paul Le Pelley - were accused of suggesting that Deputy Marc Leadbeater could not carry out his political responsibilities because he has a disabled son.

    All three denied the accusations.

    Judy Beaugeard and her Deputy Chairman Allister Langlois - along with eight other ordinary members - started their term as the new conduct panel yesterday morning.

  15. Gerard Eamon Maguire trial: Attempted murder victim 'started the fight'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    An attempted murder victim started the fight which led to him being stabbed, the Jersey Royal Court has heard.

    Gerard Eamon Maguire, 49, of St Helier denies attempting to murder Shaun Patrick Howard in the early hours of 30 October in Journeaux Street. The hearing is now in its second day.

    The court heard yesterday that the two had been drinking together for roughly 16 hours before Mr Maguire allegedly tried to kill Mr Howard by stabbing him in the neck. 

    Defence Advocate Paul Nicholls challenged Mr Howard's evidence this morning, suggesting it was in fact the alleged victim who started the fight which led to his near fatal injuries. 

    Advocate Nicholls said Mr Howard threw a glass and that his neck was injured as the two men struggled for the knife. He accused Mr Howard of flipping out over a stupid, drunken disagreement over a Cat Stevens song. 

    Mr Howard denied this version of events, saying the defendant came at him with the knife and that he pleaded with his friend to put the knife down. The trial continues.

  16. Controlling public sector pay 'most important thing'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Controlling public sector pay is the "most important thing", according to the chief executive of the States of Guernsey.

    In 2015 the States spent £242.7m on staff and Paul Whitfield says it is the States biggest cost. He says wherever more staff are needed, it must be done wisely.

    Paul Whitfield
    Quote Message: What we've got to do is make sure where we are having to increase with good reason that actually we are controlling by transforming the business and not just simply backfilling staff." from Paul Whitfield Chief Executive, States of Guernsey
    Paul Whitfield Chief Executive, States of Guernsey
  17. ‘He was a very charming fellow, always full of fun’

    Guernsey Press

    Tributes have been paid to a man who ‘represented the good old-fashioned virtues of parish life in general and douzaine life in particular’ .  

  18. What would you do? Jersey War Tunnels asks visitors to make tough choices

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The revamped exhibit "Whispers and Lies" aims to engage people in the decisions islanders had to make during the occupation.

    Video content

    Video caption: Jersey War Tunnels revamped the exhibit in a bid to engage new and younger audiences
  19. Singer Jono defies disability to take the stage once more

    Jersey Evening Post

    A popular musician who suffered serious injuries in a skiing accident three years ago is getting back in the groove to raise money for charity .

  20. Former Guernsey health director struck off

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A former director of Guernsey's Health and Social Care Services has been struck off by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, following the death of a baby at the island's maternity ward in 2014.

    Princess Elizabeth Hospital

    Jacqueline Gallienne worked at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital between 2012 and June 2015.

    During the course of the investigation she admitted a number of charges including failing to ensure an adequate standard of care was being delivered by midwives to patients at the PEH.

    Ms Gallienne also accepted she did not ensure the safe and effective delivery of maternity based services in the Hospital. The panel found these failings had put patients at risk of harm and the issues included basic aspects of nursing.

    At the hearing on Friday Mrs Gallienne was struck off, initially for 18 months which covers the appeal period. Three other midwives facing charges of misconduct over the death of the baby will have to wait until the autumn for a decision from the governing body.

    Guernsey's Health and Social Care Committee is expected to respond to the findings later this afternoon.