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Summary

  1. Clinton Pringle death: Driver thought she hit a small dog or cat
  2. Guernsey road closed after hole appears in road
  3. Doubt cast over Aurigny fleet change suggestion
  4. Biker in hospital after road crash
  5. Jersey police 'acted unprofessionally'
  6. Rat poison warning for Guernsey dog owners
  7. Skull found in Alderney
  8. Updates on Tuesday 13 June

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  2. Signs of child neglect 'weren't followed up'

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    A report has found signs children were neglected in a Jersey family weren't followed up by care agencies.

    A Serious Case Review found opportunities were missed to support the children in "Family H".

    The head of the board, that reviews safeguarding, says social work and the way agencies work together are improving.

  3. Call for Jersey living wage of £9.75 per hour

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The Caritas charity are calling on local businesses in Jersey to commit to a living wage of £9.75 per hour. The current minimum wage is £7.18.

    Executive director John Scally said a living wage was key to beating poverty as many of the working poor are simply working too long at too many jobs to make ends meet.

    Quote Message: It is a matter of conscience. We have a whole industry surviving on the back of low paid workers. Where is the justice in that? Where is the morality in that? from John Scally Executive Director, Caritas
    John ScallyExecutive Director, Caritas
  4. Clinton Pringle trial: 'Timeline of texts key'

    Tania Targett

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A mobile phone expert has been questioned in Jersey's Royal Court as part of the trial of a woman charged with death by dangerous.

    Rebekah Le Gal, 39, denies the charge relating to the death of three-year-old Clinton Pringle.

    Clinton Pringle
    Image caption: Clinton Pringle was on holiday with his family from the UK in June last year

    Previously the court heard that she had sent texts to her son moments before the collision.

    Defence advocate Matthew Jowitt pushed the expert on the possibility of delays in the text message service and suggested he will offer evidence in his defence case which suggests delays in sending are common and the timeline of the messages may not be set in stone.

    Mr Jowitt said "this is a case where every second counts".

    The trial continues.

  5. Evening weather: Sunny and warm

    BBC Weather

    After a sunny warm evening, a dry night will follow with long clear periods. Minimum Temperature: 14C (57F).

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    Guernsey
  6. Charities compete for Freemason grant

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A number of charities in Jersey are asking people to help them win a £25,000 grant from a charity run by Freemasons.

    The Stroke Association, Jersey Hospice Care, the Jersey Cheshire Home and Macmillan Cancer Support are all hoping to win the online public vote so they can get the community award.

    The Masonic Charitable Foundation is giving away £3m to charities across the British Isles for their 300th anniversary and in Jersey four charities have been nominated for their share of the award.

  7. Rat poison in Guernsey field: 'Call experts to dispose of it'

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Anyone finding what may be rat poison near Guernsey Airport is advised to call in the experts.

    It follows a dog eating poison in a field next to the airfield.

    States Vet David Chamberlain said: "If anyone who lives in the vicinity of the airport finds a paper sachet labelled Racumin Paste and Bayer containing a stiff, putty like blue material on their land they should wear gloves to pick it up and put it in a container that is inaccessible to children and animals.

    "They should contact Chemical Disposal on 234567 or email hse@gov.gg to arrange to have the rat poison collected and disposed of."

    Rat poison

    The poison was being used at the airport to deal with increasing numbers of voles.

    Mr Chamberlain said: "The 100g sachets of rat poison which were designed to be used in the open were at intervals pushed deeply into the ‘thatch’ of dead grass above the earth where the voles live.

    "I can confirm that the rat poison used by the airport is the same as that which has been found in the neighbouring fields where it was consumed by the land owner’s dogs."

  8. Watson out in first round in Nottingham

    BBC Sport

    Guernsey's Heather Watson is out of the singles at the Nottingham Open in the first round.

    She lost in straight sets 6-2 6-3 to fourth seed Alison Riske, from the United States of America.

  9. 'Very aged' human skull unearthed in Alderney

    James Rabey

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The discovery of a "very aged human skull" was reported to police yesterday afternoon.

    The remains were uncovered while digging up tarmac at Rue des Mielles.

    A police spokeswoman said the area was cordoned off overnight and an archaeologist visited the site today and confirmed "the remains are very old".

    The archaeologist advised the contractor work could continue and it restarted about 12:30.

  10. Do you know how to eat healthily?

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    According to the Jersey Stats Unit 10% of adults in Jersey don't know what foods to cook to make a healthy meal but 93% say eating healthily is important to them.

    Personally I go for the chip shop five-a-day:

    1. Chips come from potatoes, which are a vegetable
    2. Ketchup comes from tomatoes, which are often in salads
    3. Mushy peas are a vegetable
    4. The oil is sunflower oil which comes from a plant
    5. Throw in a fizzy orange drink as fruit and you have five
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  11. Fraudulent billions returned to Italy from Jersey accounts

    BBC Radio Jersey

    More than €1.3bn (£1.14bn) made through fraudulent deals in Italy and held in Jersey and Swiss trust accounts has been sent back to the country.

    Euro

    Since May 2013 Jersey authorities have been working with the Milan Prosecutor's Office in connection with the criminal investigation into the affairs of Italian Steel magnate Adriano Riva, his late brother Emilio and others.

    The Italian investigation centred upon the sale of shares in an Italian company, which owns a large steelworks, and other companies at below market value to companies under the control of Mr Riva and others, the subsequent re-sale of such companies and placement of the sale proceeds in overseas trusts.

    The money returned to Italy will be used to sort serious pollution issues, safeguard jobs and improve the lives of local workers and their families.

  12. Rat poison 'may have come from airport'

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    There is currently "no evidence" poison left out in a field, which has been eaten by a dog, was left deliberately, says Guernsey States Vet.

    David Chamberlain said: "One possible cause is that a seagull or similar large bird may have picked up the poison from the field at the east end of the airport runway and dropped it on a nearby field.

    "The airport has been employing rat poison to deal with increasing numbers of voles, which attract birds.

    "Increasing numbers of birds understandably cause concern for airport management because of the increased risk of a ‘bird-strike’ for an aeroplane when taking off or landing."

    Rat poison

    Mr Chamberlain said the bird theory was "only a hypothesis at this stage".

    He said: "As a precaution the airport operations team are collecting all remaining sachets of rat poison from the airport grassland. I welcome this action until we can establish exactly [what] has occurred."

  13. Rare works by Dali, Picasso and Monet on show in Jersey

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Islanders have a rare opportunity to see original paintings by some of the world's greatest artists including Picasso, Salvador Dali, Monet and Renoir.

    London fine art firm - Gladwell and Patterson - has brought the works to Jersey for a couple of days for an exhibition hosted by a local law firm.

    Ogier has transformed its Esplanade offices into a gallery where you can see the paintings tomorrow morning.

    Salvador Dali
  14. Alderney flights cancelled

    Due to a technical issue with one of Aurigny's planes, some of today's flights have been cancelled:

    • GR262 Guernsey to Alderney
    • GR267 Alderney to Guernsey
    • GR563 Alderney to Southampton
    • GR564 Southampton to Alderney

    Passengers affected should contact the airline on 01481 822886.

  15. Fresh call for Jersey living wage

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A Jersey charity wants local businesses to seriously consider adopting a living wage for Jersey.

    Money

    The charity Caritas will be hosting a lecture today looking at Eradicating Poverty in Jersey with Chief Minister Ian Gorst and former Dean the Very Reverend Bob Key among the speakers.

    Caritas executive director John Scally said a living wage more than £2 higher than the current minimum wage is needed to lift the working poor out of poverty.

    The current minimum wage in Jersey is £7.18. It increased from £6.97 in April.

  16. Secondary pension scheme 'to be independent'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A proposed secondary pension scheme in Guernsey will be independent of the States, but the govenrment will have an input, particularly around oversight.

    The scheme was due to be launched this year but has been delayed until the end of next year while the States find a company to run it.

    Quote Message: There will be some oversight of a States committee and trustees of the pension which will give oversight and direction. It is all details we have to work out through the tender process. from Michelle Le Clerc Employment and Social Security President
    Michelle Le ClercEmployment and Social Security President
  17. Clinton Pringle: Driver denies texting caused his death

    Tania Targett

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A Jersey woman accused of killing a child through dangerous driving told the States of Jersey Police she did not believe that texting - barely a minute before - caused the accident. The statement was heard in Jersey's Royal Court.

    In her statements after the fatal collision, Rebekah Le Gal, 39, first left out any mention of her phone use. Only at a later interview, when officers had found the phone in the car, did she admit she had used it.

    Clinton Pringle

    She denied she was distracted by it and claimed she sent her message at a safe time when she was further up the road. She estimated it took her five seconds to reply to the text.

    She could not account for not seeing three-year-old Clinton Pringle before he was hit.

    She denies a charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

    The trial continues.

    Rebekah Le Gal
  18. Islanders challenge idea to remove L’Ancresse sea wall

    Guernsey Press

    The impact of the removal of a large section of wall at L’Ancresse Bay was the main concern raised by those who attended presentations on the future of the beach yesterday.

  19. 'Radical rethink' needed on Aurigny aircraft types

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Alderney politician James Dent says a radical rethink on aircraft types run by government owned airline Aurigny should be considered.

    Aurigny

    He took part in a strategic review of the airline and published one of two reports where he suggested the Embraer jet should be sold.

    Aurigny CEO Mark Darby says dropping the jet doesn't make any sense as they need an aircraft of that capacity for major routes.

    Mr Dent said his recommendation wasn't to get rid of the jet but entering into a lease arrangement with another operator able to provide jet equipment, rather than Aurigny owning one.