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  1. Police and agencies 'working more closely on domestic abuse claims'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The police and statutory and voluntary agencies set up to tackle domestic abuse in Guernsey work far more closely together than they used to, according to the chairwoman of domestic abuse charity Safer Guernsey.

    Dr Maggie Costen said domestic abuse was still happening in the island but agencies were getting better at tackling it.

    She said it was important that incidents of abuse are reported to police.

    Quote Message: We are aware that last year the refuge took in 30 women victims. We are aware that last year our independent advocacy work had 134 referrals from the police. from Dr Maggie Costen Chairwoman, Safer Guernsey
    Dr Maggie CostenChairwoman, Safer Guernsey
  2. Murder case evidence 'mishandled'

    Jersey Evening Post

    Key evidence in the murder investigation into the deaths of a Jerseyman and a woman from the UK on a Thai island in 2014 was ‘mishandled’, lawyers have claimed.

  3. Guernsey deputy calls for higher savings target

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey should be looking to find an extra £10m in taxes and efficiency savings on top of the £40m target set out in the States Policy and Resource Plan says Deputy Peter Roffey.

    He says he also wants a review carried out on the future of how fuel and motor vehicles are taxed in an amendment to the plan being debated next week.

    Deputy Peter Roffey
    Quote Message: We won't always be this prosperous so if we don't replenish our reserves and build them up further then our children and grandchildren will have every reason to think we squandered their inheritance. from Deputy Peter Roffey
    Deputy Peter Roffey
  4. Alderney skull 'could be from early medieval or late Roman era'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    An archaeologist has visited a site in Alderney where a human skull was found.

    The remains were uncovered at the Rue des Mielles on Monday in an area already associated with Iron Age and Roman remains.

    The archaeologist for the site, Isabel Picornell, said it could be early medieval or late Roman. She said the way it was lying and where it was found suggested it was unlikely to be German or Occupation era.

    Skull fragments
    Quote Message: I understand the skull will be sent to Guernsey, to the museum where they will hopefully have it carbon dated to get an idea of the approximate age of the individual. from Isabel Picornell Archaeologist
    Isabel PicornellArchaeologist
  5. Getting a taste for Japanese culture

    Guernsey Press

    Guernsey now has its own branch of the UK Japan Association – and its members are hoping to hold events promoting Japanese culture.

  6. Portuguese suspended from Jersey football

    Tim Pryor

    BBC Sport

    Jersey football club Portuguese have been suspended for one year from the island's league and cup competitions.

    Jersey Portuguese

    It follows a fight in a game against St Ouen towards the end of the season.

    Portuguese were already serving a suspended sentence, effectively on a "final warning", after walking off the pitch in protest at a controversial goal in 2015.

    Clubs have voted to expel the team for one season at a Jersey Football Combination meeting.

    Portuguese will be asked to draw up a business plan if they're to be accepted back into the league in future.

  7. Today's weather: Wall-to-wall sunshine

    BBC Weather

    Today will be even sunnier and warmer than yesterday.

    UV levels will be very high so you might want to wear some sunscreen if you are going out for long periods. Maximum temperature: 25C (77F)

    Jersey

    Jersey weather

    Guernsey

    Guernsey weather
  8. 'One in four women' could experience domestic abuse

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    One in four women could experience domestic abuse in the island during their lifetime warns the chairwoman of Safer Guernsey.

    Maggie Costen says while domestic abuse is still an issue, the way the police and other agencies respond to it has improved.

    Quote Message: Very often individuals will experience at least 15 domestic assaults before they go and ask for help. Agencies in the island to help victims of domestic abuse of either gender are there to help. from Maggie Costen Director, Safer Guernsey
    Maggie CostenDirector, Safer Guernsey
  9. 'Better' training for social workers should 'prevent neglect'

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    It is hoped new working practices and better training for social workers will prevent more children in Jersey suffering from abuse and neglect at home, that's the view of the director of community and social services.

    Girl by railings

    A serious case review into the care of a family with three children has found more support should have been given at an early stage.

    Known as "Family H", the report found States' departments missed opportunities to intervene and help when the children were suffering from neglect and witnessing domestic abuse and drug taking.

    Susan Devlin, Managing Director of Community and Social Services, says care professionals are now working more closely to identify signs of abuse and act on concerns.

  10. BBC Local Live in the Channel Islands

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Good morning! Welcome to BBC Local Live across the Channel Islands on this sunny Wednesday morning.

    We'll be bringing you all the latest news, weather, travel and sport for the day.

    Don't forget to send in any comments, questions or photos.

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