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Summary

  1. Fire at La Collette lubrication store
  2. Body recovered from sea south west of Hanois Lighthouse
  3. Row over evictions in Jersey's Havre des Pas flats
  4. Polish knifeman jailed for Jersey shop robbery
  5. Jersey taxi drivers on strike
  6. Jersey bird flu restrictions lifted
  7. Reform of Guernsey's secondary education system 'a top priority'
  8. Updates on Thursday 25 May 2017

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

  2. Jersey actor takes to the stage as Draco Malfoy

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey actor James Howard had his first performance as Draco Malfoy in the West End production of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child last night.

    The actor, formerly known as James Hunt, has been performing in the multi-award winning play since it opened, but in smaller roles.

    In March, it was announced he would take up the role of the adult Draco and last night Mr Hunt took to the stage at London Palace Theatre with the characte's trademark white hair and wand.

    The play is set 19 years after the last Harry Potter novel.

  3. Latest weather: Staying dry and very warm on Friday

    BBC Weather

    It will be a fine evening with plenty of late, warm sunshine on offer. A dry night will then follow with clear skies across most areas. It will be a mild night and rather humid for all. Minimum temperature: 14C (57F).

    Weather

    Friday will be dry, sunny and very warm again. The sunshine may become a little hazy later in the west as high cloud spreads in. Maximum Temperature: 28C (82F).

  4. Personal debt of Guernsey residents rising

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A lack of understanding of terms and conditions means debt is rises among islanders, the manager of Citizens Advice Guernsey believes.

    The group's annual report identifies personal debt as a growing issue, with it being aware of accumulated debts of all types totaling £5.5m last year.

    Manager Kate Raleigh said people don't have an understanding of financial terms and conditions.

    Balance sheet
    Quote Message: People are clearly not understanding the agreements which they've taken out. They think they've borrowed £10,000 and they don't understand that almost the second you've signed it you're actually agreeing you're going to repay £14,000-£15,000. from Kate Raleigh Manager, Citizens Advice Guernsey
    Kate RaleighManager, Citizens Advice Guernsey
  5. Bird flu restrictions lifted

    Amy Gladwell, BBC News Online

    Measures to reduce the risk of bird flu on Jersey have largely been lifted, it's been announced.

    The States Vet said poultry gatherings were to be allowed again, such as bird shows.

    The requirement for individual licences for poultry importations is expected to be lifted next month.

    Measures to combat the disease were lifted in the UK recently, except where there have been recent outbreaks.

  6. French coastguard alerted authorities to body in water

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's harbour authorities were alerted to a body in the sea after the French coastguard passed on a report from a French yachtsman.

    Assistant Harbour Master Jerome Davis said the alert came in just before 09:00.

    Mr Davis said Channel Islands Air Search found the body about 8.8 nautical miles south west from Hanois Lighthouse and a lifeboat was then directed to the area.

    Flares and lifeboat
    Image caption: Flares were dropped out of the air search plane to direct the lifeboat crew to the body

    He said they called in air search "as the body was expected to be lying in the water [and] it'd be far easier for a plane to spot it than on sea level on the lifeboat".

    Police officers helped recover the body and are investigating.

  7. University plans to be considered by sub-committee

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The viability of a university in Guernsey is to be considered by the States as part of its policy and resource plan.

    Deputies first asked the States to look at the business case for a Channel Islands University in 2013, but, to date, no plans have been submitted.

    The current proposal will consider "an international university presence in Guernsey" only, rather than a pan-island model, according to Deputy Charles Parkinson, who chairs a sub-committee for Policy and Resources Committee.

    Quote Message: If we're given the resources to take the work further, we will take the work further. The conclusion might be that this can't work. If the conclusion is it can work, we're a sub-committee of Policy and Resources, and it will be for them to decide whether they take a policy through to the Assembly." from Deputy Charles Parkinson
    Deputy Charles Parkinson
  8. La Colette fire: Roads closed during blaze reopening

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Most roads into and out of La Colette which were closed while emergency services dealt with a fire have now re-opened.

    Twenty-five firefighters used foam jets to tackle the fire, which caused the evacuation of the power station and bus depot.

    An investigation looking into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

    La Colette fire
  9. World largest investment fund up and running

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The world's largest investment fund is now running and able to make investments from Jersey.

    In March, it was announced in March the £70m ($91m) Vision Fund run by Japanese firm SoftBank was coming to the island.

    It will use investors' money to buy up and develop new technology.

  10. Potential runway extension 'could be part-funded by private sector'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A long time advocate of extending Guernsey Airport's runway has said the project does not need to be funded completely by the States.

    Deputy Jan Kuttelwascher said a public-private partnership could be used to finance the extension, which aimed to allow Airbus aircraft to fly fully laden into Guernsey.

    airport
    Quote Message: There are lots of opportunities to obtain private finance for a capital project. It seems to be the flavour of the month for many investment circles. There's lots of money out there looking for a home. from Deputy Jan Kuttelwascher
    Deputy Jan Kuttelwascher
  11. Emails reveal States members’ thoughts after Brexit

    Jersey Evening Post

    With an apparent split in the Council of Ministers becoming evident, divisions among ministers over the government’s media strategy following last year’s EU referendum have been revealed.

  12. Lack of notice of taxi driver lightning strike 'disrespectful to public'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The Minister for Infrastructure has called today's taxi driver strike "disrespectful", and says he is unsure how long the strike will last.

    Drivers decided to strike after they said new terms imposed on them by the States of Jersey were unfair, in that they failed to regulate all drivers in the same way.

    taxis
    Quote Message: I am really disappointed that the rank taxis have decided to withdraw their services today. I am particularly disappointed that they have done this with so little respect to the public by having given them no notice of their actions and, therefore, no opportunity to make other arrangements for what could be essential travel. Like the rest of the public, I first heard of this through the media and I don’t know how long it is expected to last. from Deputy Eddie Noel Minister for Infrastructure, States of Jersey
    Deputy Eddie NoelMinister for Infrastructure, States of Jersey
  13. Fire crews have left La Collette

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    All hot spots at the La Collette fire have been extinguished, says Jersey Fire and Rescue Service.

    Firefighters have left the scene and the building handed back to its operator.

    An investigation into the cause is ongoing.

    Fire
  14. Renewable energy ‘should be no-brainer for firms...’

    Guernsey Press

    Introducing renewable energy systems should be a ‘no-brainer’ for local businesses, but they have been made ‘financially unviable’ to run, a hotelier has claimed.

  15. La Collette fire out, but crews dealing with 'hot spots'

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    The fire at La Collette is out, but crews continue to tackle "hot spots" within the building.

    They are removing cladding to extinguish the spots.

    Fire

    Earlier, the service declared a Fire Code Amber calling in off-duty firefighter to provide support at the incident.

    Crews are using five foam jets to tackle the blaze at a lubrication store.

  16. Alderney Nunnery £280k renovation approved

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    States members in Alderney agreed a grant of £280,000 to renovate a house within the boundaries of a historical site.

    Some members protested, suggesting the money should be put towards the island's swimming pool, but the funding was passed by six votes to four.

    The property is located in the site known as the Nunnery, the history of which dates back to the later Roman period.

    nunnery
  17. Taxi drivers 'making a stand against railroaded reforms'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Mick Tostevin, chairman of Jersey Taxi Drivers' Association, has said strike action called today was an example of drivers "making a stand" against reforms they felt were imposed on them during negotiations with the States.

    Minister for Infrastructure Eddie Noel called the strike "disrespectful" and "disappointing", saying that there would be no more negotiations on the issues of the new rules coming into place on 1 July.

    Mr Tostevin said the association will hold a meeting to decide their reaction to the minister's statement.

    taxi
    Quote Message: We feel it's being railroaded through to a certain extent because we were still in negotiations with some of the important issues. We feel that the minister has decided that the negotiations are over and that he's just going to push this out to the drivers and to the public. from Mick Tostevin Chairman, Jersey Taxi Drivers' Association
    Mick TostevinChairman, Jersey Taxi Drivers' Association
  18. Tidal energy firm says Alderney report 'misleading' and 'inaccurate'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A spokesman for Alderney Renewable Energy (ARE), which develops tidal wave energy, has responded to a report submitted at the States of Alderney meeting last night.

    In a statement, the company said it was "disappointed to hear the report given by Mr Dent at yesterday's States meeting".

    It continued: "We do not recognise many of the claims put forward in the report which were inaccurate and misleading.

    "ARE looks forward to working closely with the States of Alderney and its advisors, as we progress with our plans for tidal development in Alderney's waters."

  19. $93 billion investment fund based in Jersey

    Jersey Evening Post

    The world’s largest ever investment fund – worth $93 billion and backed by tech firm Apple – will be based in Jersey, the finance firm managing it has confirmed.

  20. Jersey taxi drivers' strike: Extra bus services made available

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Extra bus services have been laid on as part of States efforts to "alleviate any disruption" of the taxi drivers' strike.

    Drivers decided to strike after they said new terms imposed on them by the States of Jersey were unfair, in that they failed to regulate all drivers in the same way.

    The infrastructure minister said drivers' demands in previous negotiations were "far too high."

    As well as extra buses, private taxis are being allowed to use the airport and harbour ranks to pick up passengers, and States staff have been posted at the ports to offer advice to travellers.