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Summary

  1. Manchester Arena attack: Tributes from Channel Islands
  2. Guernsey 'needs £40m by 2021 to implement plans'
  3. Chief minister to discuss support before care inquiry publication
  4. Jersey taxi fare reforms 'not agreed' by drivers
  5. Aurigny offer customers 'free' flight changes to avoid fog disruption
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Rob England

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  1. That's all from us today

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

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

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

  2. States to start paying money to Parishes for public buildings

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    Law changes that will mean the States will start paying rates on its buildings will come forward next year, following a decision by politicians earlier today in the States Assembly.

    Most of the money will go to St Helier which has the majority of States buildings.

    The Treasury Minister will consult parish constables and others before suggesting law changes next year.

    Earlier this year, plans were rejected by the States following concerns the money would have to be found from somewhere, such as from ratepayers in other parishes.

  3. Condor ferries claims Jersey service is 'reliable'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Condor ferries has said it is operating a "reliable service" to Jersey, based on their latest performance figures.

    Despite some technical issues last month, it says that 99% of its sailings operated, and just over 80% of them were within half an hour of scheduled time.

    That's fewer than the previous month, and its measure of customer satisfaction has also fallen.

    Chief executive Paul Luxon said he wanted to make the service more punctual, and to provide a "better ferry service".

    condor
  4. States approve establishment of Jersey Sport

    BBC Sport

    The States Assembly has agreed to relinquish control of administering sport on the island, and give it to an independent body, Jersey Sport.

    The states are funding the organisation, which will be led by Catriona McAllister.

    Catriona McAllister.
    Quote Message: My career has been dedicated to sport, its facilities and managing health intervention initiatives and I welcome the prospect of leading Jersey Sport as it delivers on the ‘Fit for the Future’ strategy. Through consultation with our key partners and stakeholders our ambition is to create an integrated system for sport and active living." from Catriona McAllister Chief Executive, Jersey Sport
    Catriona McAllisterChief Executive, Jersey Sport
  5. One in 20 pets refused permission to travel in 2017

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Record numbers of pets have been travelling to Jersey from mainland Europe in 2017, according to Jersey's Department of the Environment, but many have not met passport requirements.

    The latest figures from the department show 747 pets came into Jersey from Europe, excluding the UK, under the PETS travel scheme in the first four months of 2017, including 709 dogs and 38 cats.

    The department said 1 in 20 of these failed to meet the pet passport travel requirements, resulting in animals being refused travel or being put into quarantine.

    Over the last three years the Animal Health and Welfare Section in the Department of the Environment reported a "significant increase" in the number of pets that did not comply with the travel scheme requirements.

    A spokesperson said: "The most common reason is dogs not having a valid tapeworm (echinococcus) treatment, and not having a valid rabies vaccination, or these details not being correctly recorded in the pet passport by the vet."

  6. £14m to be raised by 2021 from top earners and corporations

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's chief politician President Gavin St Pier has said £14m of the £40m that needs to be raised by 2021 will come from individuals and business.

    The figure is revealed in the island's first ever Policy and Resource Plan, which aims to bring in a budget surplus.

    Quote Message: We've begun the process of withdrawal of allowances for those at the top of the income scale. We also have the ongoing corporate tax reform which began in 2012, but there are limitations on that because of international constraints on us. from Deputy Gavin St Pier President, Policy & Resources Committee
    Deputy Gavin St PierPresident, Policy & Resources Committee
  7. Islanders invited to consultation on legal aid reform

    Cameron Ward

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Islanders are being asked for their views on Jersey's legal aid system.

    The current system covers the cost of legal advice to those who cannot afford it.

    The Law Society of Jersey has been carrying out a review into how it works and has suggested reducing the number of issues which are eligible for legal aid, so more can be done to help with the issues deemed to be most in need.

    Currently legal professionals bear the cost, which is estimated to be £7m to £9m a year.

    You can find a link to the survey here.

  8. St Paul's dominate Jersey Games squad

    BBC Sport

    Martin Cassidy

    Jersey have selected 11 players from Channel Island champions St Paul's in their football squad for next month's Island Games in Gotland.

    That number includes Johnny Le Quesne, who only started training with the side last week after a spell in America.

    St Paul's dominate Jersey Games squad

    Martin Cassidy

    Jersey select 11 players from Channel Island champions St Paul's in their squad for next month's Island Games.

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  9. Minister faces criticism over 'U-turn' on hospital funding debate

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Some ministers have criticised the Council of Ministers for pulling the debate on hospital funding from the States Assembly this morning.

    Deputies from Reform Jersey were among those to criticise the Treasury Minister, who compared the decision against remarks from a previous sitting.

    Deputy Tracey Vallois said she was considering a vote of no confidence against the chief minister, calling the decision "appalling."

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  10. Manchester explosion: Guernsey holds lunchtime service for victims

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A service took place in the Town Church at lunchtime to allow people in Guernsey to pray for the victims of the attack.

    It was conducted by the Dean of Guernsey, the Very Reverend Tim Barker.

    service
  11. Hospital funding debate 'withdrawn' from States Assembly

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Controversial plans to fund Jersey's new hospital have been withdrawn by the Treasury and Resources Minister.

    The plans that included borrowing £400m and using States reserves had been due to be debated in the States today.

    In an email to States members sent yesterday evening, Senator Alan Maclean said he had agreed to withdraw it "following discussions with the chief minister and others".

    Instead, the business case, updated budget and funding strategy will be debated in the autumn. Members were told this "would not hold up the project" and is a "more sensible and coordinated approach".

    Deputy Tracy Vallois described the withdrawal as a "shambles".

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    New hospital concept art

    Senator Maclean is due to make a statement in the Assembly later.

  12. Chief minister to discuss support before care inquiry publication

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The group representing victims of abuse in Jersey's child care system are due to discuss what support they will need when the care inquiry's report is published.

    Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst confirmed he would be meeting the Jersey Care Leavers Association with other States members to discuss any support they might require.

    The report from the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry is due to be published in July.

    Ian Gorst
  13. Man taken to hospital after two-vehicle crash

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A man has been taken to Jersey hospital with minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash in St Helier on La Grande Route de St Jean, police have said.

    A blue Ford Fiesta and a silver Ford KA crashed at about 07:30 this morning.

    The driver of the Fiesta, a 32-year-old man, was seen by paramedics before being sent to Jersey General Hospital.

    The driver of the silver Ford KA was not injured, police said.

  14. Roadworks in Guernsey

    BBC News Travel

    Rohais and Collings Road, St Peter Port

    • Refurbishment work is taking place from 27-29 May, with Collings Road set as no entry from Rohais until works are completed
    • As a result, traffic travelling up the Rohais looking to access Collings Road will be diverted to the top of the Rohais and through Courtil St Jacques/Green Lanes or Rozel Road to re-join their route

    Landes du Marche, Vale

    • Works by Guernsey Water in Landes du Marche between Landes du Marche Garage and Stan Brouard's have been extended until Wednesday
  15. Judy Murray coaches islanders

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Judy Murray - the former Scottish international tennis player - and mother of national tennis champions Andy and Jamie Murray - is visiting Jersey to help build the island's tennis coaching "workforce".

    Until Wednesday she will be giving islanders an experience of her training programme 'Tennis on the Road'.

    Mrs Murray is aiming to give more than 100 coaches further training with fellow coach Kris Soutar.

    She will also be leading coaching sessions with the top island junior and senior tennis squads, and opening a tennis hub at St Clements recreation ground.

    Judy Murray
  16. Hospital funding debate to be delayed until autumn

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    After agreeing to withdraw the motion to debate hospital funding in the States Assembly this morning, Senator Alan Maclean said the Council of Ministers "remains fully committed to the delivery of a modern, new hospital".

    The debate currently centres around whether the States should borrow the £400m needed to pay for the new hospital, or borrow some of the money, and dig into it's reserves, called the "rainy day" fund.

    Mr Maclean acknowledged there were "risks" in delaying a decision on borrowing the money, but said that the States would be in a "better position" to debate in the autumn.

    states chamber
    Quote Message: We have to get the timing and level of borrowing right for this important project, so following discussion with the chief minister and other members of the Council of Ministers, I have agreed to withdraw this proposition on the Future Hospital Funding Strategy, until the autumn when there should be greater certainty about key aspects of the project." from Senator Alan Maclean Treasury Minister, States of Jersey
    Senator Alan MacleanTreasury Minister, States of Jersey
  17. States 'should have expected' innovation fund companies to fail

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's government has been told it should have expected at least half of the companies receiving money from the controversial innovation fund to fail.

    The Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst told States members one of the problems identified was that the States had not been told the projected risk of failure rose from 10-20% to over 50%.

    The civil servant responsible for the fund resigned, and other politicians involved were criticised by the Chief Minister.

    states assembly sign
    Quote Message: Some members were not in favour of supporting innovation. But these types of companies, this type of approach we should expect that rough percentage of failures." from Senator Ian Gorst
    Senator Ian Gorst
  18. Guernsey grower wins gold at Chelsea Flower Show

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey grower Raymond Evison has won his 29th gold medal at the Chelsea flower show.

    Last night, the Queen toured his garden, and was guided by Mr Evison, who said he was thrilled at the latest win.

    Quote Message: We designed up an entirely new exhibit. It is a conceptual sea shore scene, we have a sand base, we have some pebbles that I bought, legally, many years ago and so we have five waves about 1m wide. from Raymond Evison
    Raymond Evison