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  1. Jersey Post fails to meet delivery targets
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  4. Latest from the Gotland 2017 Island Games
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Another busy day of sport in Gotland and that's it from us for today.

Tomorrow is the last day of the Island Games.

We'll be back from 08:00 with more updates from the Swedish island and the Channel Islands.

Medal table: Guernsey 3rd, Jersey 4th

Medal table
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Guernsey medals on Thursday at Gotland 2017


Silver - Compound Head to Head Knockout


Gold - Hannah Lesbirel, 200m Women

Silver - Joshua Allaway, 100m Men


Silver - Men's Team Mountain Bike Criterium

Silver - James Roe, Men's Individual Mountain Bike Criterium

Bronze - Sam Culverwell, Men's Individual Mountain Bike Criterium


Gold - Nikki Trebert, ISSF 25m Standard Pistol Women


Gold - Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Gold - Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay

Gold - Tom Hollingsworth, Men's 100m Backstroke

Gold - Miles Munro, Men's 50m Freestyle

Silver - Robyn Le Friec, Women's 200m Butterfly

Silver - Jonathan Beck, Men's 50m Freestyle

Bronze - Women's 4x100m Medley Relay

Bronze - Oliver Nightingale, Men's 100m Backstroke

Bronze - Courtney Butcher, Women's 100m Freestyle

Bronze - Tatiana Tostevin, Women's 50m Backstroke

Table Tennis

Bronze - Garry Dodd and Dawn Morgan, Mixed Doubles


Bronze - Joanna Dyer, Women's Singles

Bronze - Pat Ogier and Nico Robinson, Men's Doubles

Jersey medals on Thursday at Gotland 2017


Gold - Recurve Head to Head Team Knockout


Silver - Kamela Monks, Triple Jump Women

Silver - Sam Dawkins, 400m Men

Silver - Olivia Allbut, 400m Hurdles Women

Bronze - Tyler Johnson, 100m Men

Beach Volleyball

Bronze - Bero Bobus and Ruben Vieira, Men's event


Bronze - Women's Team Mountain Bike Criterium

Bronze - Men's Team Mountain Bike Criterium


Gold - Sarah Campion, ISSF 50m Prone Smallbore Rifle Women

Gold - Andrew Chapman, ISSF 50m Prone Smallbore Rifle Men

Silver - Susan De Gruchy, ISSF 50m Prone Smallbore Rifle Women

Bronze - Mary Norman, ISSF 25m Standard Pistol Women


Gold - Gemma Atherley, Women's 100m Freestyle

Silver - Gemma Atherley, Women's 100m Individual Medley

Table Tennis

Bronze - Kelsey Le Maistre and Jordan Wykes, Mixed Doubles

Fair play to the Faroe Islands

Guernsey relay team secured gold in last swimming event

The Mixed 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay team of Jonathan Beck, Courtney Butcher, Miles Munro and Orla Rabey won with a time of 1:38.93.

They finished ahead of the Isle of Man (1:39.96) and Cayman Islands (1:40.70).

Flag, medal and logo
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RNLI St Helier lifeboat crew to return on Monday

Rob England

BBC News Online

The St Helier Lifeboat crew, who resigned en masse after the dismissal of their coxswain Andy Hibbs, will return to work on Monday.

The crew said they were "satisfied" with Mr Hibbs reinstatement and the full formal apology provided to him.

They added they had been "humbled" by the support shown by islanders and Jersey's Council of Ministers throughout the ongoing appeal process.

RNLI lifeboat

Jersey's new hospital 'to open by 2025'

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

Jersey's new hospital could be eight stories high and it should be ready for people to be treated by 2025.

That's from the health minister speaking as the planning application was lodged today.

Hospital Plan
States of Jersey

Plans for the new £400m hospital will be subject to a public consultation and possible independent inquiry, but Senator Andrew Green says work should start in January 2019.

The debate on funding the new hospital is set for November and if approved there will be a more detailed planning application.

In 2019 they will begin demolishing existing buildings with building work on the new hospital starting in January 2020.

Nine left without a home due to fire safety risk

Ryan Morrison

BBC News Online

Nine people had to leave their homes on Tuesday after Jersey's fire service ruled the building was not safe.

Dunell House

Officers inspected Dunell House in St Helier on Tuesday and found a serious lack of fire precautions. Tenants had to leave the properly immediately until it had been brought up to minimum standards.

States of Jersey Fire and Rescue said the fire risk was so serious its use as living accommodation "should be prohibited".

Mark James, from the fire service, says so far this year six properties have been closed using the same powers.

U-turn on sport strategy

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

States of Guernsey chamber exterior

As some of the island's top athletes compete in Gotland, Guernsey's politicians have agreed to re-instating a sport strategy for the island.

It's after the committee responsible had earlier omitted it from future plans.

President of Guernsey's Education, Sport and Culture Committee Paul Le Pelley admitted it was a mistake to drop the Sports Strategy as part of the Bailiwick's Policy and Resource Plan.

He apologised for allowing for it being removed from his committee's future priorities, with the States backing its re-reinstatement in the form of an amendment.

Approval of the plan as a whole is still subject to a further States vote.

Another team gold for Guernsey in the pool

Gold for Guernsey men in 4x100m Freestyle Relay

Another medal in the pool as Guernsey's men's relay team win the 4 x 100m Freestyle.

Jonathan Beck, Tom Hollingsworth, Ben Lowndes and Miles Munro finished in 3:27.53 ahead of the Isle of Man (3:30.85) and the Faroe Islands (3:31.55).

Gold medal
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Relay bronze for Guernsey after confusion

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Guernsey women's 4x100m Medley Relay team have won bronze, after a disqualification was withdrawn.

Guernsey had thought they'd won silver after the gold-winning Faroe Islands were disqualified, only for their result to be re-instated.

Courtney Butcher, Laura Le Cras, Orla Rabey, and Tatiana Tostevin combined to finish in 4:21:06.

They were beaten by the Faroes (4:15:73) and the Isle of Man (4:16:34).

Guernsey silver medal
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Silver for Jersey's Kamela Monks in Triple Jump

Kamela Monks took the silver with a 11.02 jump behind the Western Isles' Heather Mackinnon with 11.06.

Silver medal
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Watson battling to get into Eastbourne semis

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

Heather Watson and world number 23 Barbara Strycova are into the third set as the Guernsey player looks to progress to the Eastbourne semi-finals.

Watson took the first set 6-1 but the Czech levelled in the second, winning 6-1.

Earlier this week, Watson beat world number nine Dominika Cibulkova.

Johanna Konta is currently playing world number one Angelique Kerber in another quarter final.

Heather Watson

Great night for young CI athletes

Tim Pryor

BBC Sport

Josh Allaway, Hannah Lesbirel, Sam Dawkins, and Olivia Allbut
(left to right) Josh Allaway, Hannah Lesbirel, Sam Dawkins, and Olivia Allbut

What a brilliant night at the athletics for the Channel Islands here in Gotland.

Guernsey's Hannah Lesbirel starred, taking the gold in the 200m in a time of 24.69 seconds, with Josh Allaway claiming silver in the 100m.

Fifteen-year-old Olivia Allbut celebrated silver in the 400m hurdles in her first Island Games, after Sam Dawkins had ran 48.42 to clinch silver in the 400m.

Guernsey men's volleyball finish 8th out of nine

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

It's not been a games to remember for Guernsey's volleyball side.

The men did manage to salvage some pride with a 3-1 win against the Cayman Islands, meaning they finished eighth - a place above the Caribbean competitors.

Alderney win is island side's best ever result

Alderney footballers' 3-0 victory over the Falkland Islands sees them secure 15th place in the competition.

It's the side's first win since they beat Saaremaa 1-0 in 2003.

Our sports reporter James Law has worked that out as 5,109 days between victories!

Before today, 1-0 was their best result ever - the only other time they achieved that scoreline was against Guernsey in the Muratti final in 1920.

Bronze in tennis men's doubles

It's bronze for Guernsey tennis pair Patrick Ogier and Nico Robinson after they lost their doubles semi-final to Bermuda.

The pair lost in a tie-breaker after losing the first set 6-3 and clawing back the second 7-5.

Jersey pair Stuart Parker and Michael Watkins beat Saaremaa in their semi-final, setting up a final against Bermuda.

Guernsey bronze medal
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Backstroke battle for bronze

Two Guernsey team mates found themselves battling out for third place in the Women's 50m Backstroke.

Tatiana Tostevin (29:43) clinched bronze marginally ahead of Courtney Butcher (29:68).

Guernsey bronze medal
NatWest Gotland Island Games 2017

Gold, silver for Guernsey in freestyle

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Guernsey's Miles Munro has won gold in the Men's 50m Freestyle, his fourth in Gotland.

His 22:09 effort was more than a second ahead of fellow Sarnian Jonathan Beck, who got silver with a 23:43 swim.

Silver is fourth medal for Guernsey's Le Friec

Guernsey swimmer Robyn Le Friec has won silver in the Women's 200m Butterfly, her fourth games medal.

Her 2:22:02 effort wasn't enough to beat the Faroe Islands' Jana Bjartalío Thomsen.

Guernsey silver medal
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Two CI medals in Women's 100m Freestyle

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It's Atherley's sixth games medal, completing the 100m in 57:49.

Trailing her was Aland's Olivia Weuro and then Guernsey's Courtney Butcher, who swam 58:16.

Channel Islands dominate mountain bike event

Guernssy silver medal
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Medal winning rides from Guernsey duo James Roe (silver) and Sam Culverwell (bronze) have meant a team silver for the island's mountain bike criterium team.

Their efforts combined with Michael Serafin (9th), Andrew Colver (19th), and Bradley Vaudin (21st).

Jersey didn't manage any individual medals, but together they got bronze - with their five riders placing between eighth and 29th among the 32 finishers.

Gold guaranteed in mixed doubles

Rob Byrne

BBC News Online

It's an all-Guernsey final in Badminton's mixed doubles, after both pairings triumphed in their semi-finals.

Jordan Trebert and Chloe Le Tissier beat a Gotland pair in the semis.

They'll now face fellow Sarnians Elena Johnson and Ove Svejstrup tomorrow at 13:30 BST.

Gold and bronze in Men's 100m Backstroke

Guernsey gold medal
NatWest Gotland Island Games 2017/Getty Images

It's a sixth games gold for Guernsey's Tom Hollingsworth, who's come first in the Men's 100m Backstroke with a time of 55:78.

Bronze went to fellow Guernsey swimmer Oliver Nightingale, who swam a 58:95 effort.

Medals and ice cream for Guernsey cycling team

Oscar Pearson

BBC Radio Guernsey

Guernsey mountain bikers racing

Every medal is a scoop of ice cream for Guernsey's cycling coaches - and they're going to hate the stuff by the end of the week!

Two more medals within the last few minutes have come courtesy of James Roe (silver) and Sam Culverwell (bronze) in the men's mountain bike criterium.

Roe was pipped to the post by the Isle of Man, while Guernsey's Andrew Colver, Michael Serafin and Bradley Vaudin (pictured) will also be pleased with their times.

Silver for Guernsey's Le Friec

Gotland, a cycling town

Naomi Dunning

BBC Radio Jersey, Reporter

Locals in the town of Visby may be seeing a few more bikes around because of the Island Games, on and off the courses.

Lots of the teams and volunteers are using bikes to get between events around the town.


Basketball: Guernsey coach still hopeful of a bronze

Louise Sayers

BBC Radio Guernsey

Guernsey vs Gibraltar in the men's basketball

Guernsey men's basketball team were unable to progress to the final of the Island Games, losing 95-75 to Gibraltar this afternoon.

They're now pinning their medal hopes on tomorrow's third place play-off against Saaremaa.

Head coach Adam Farish said while the team is disappointed, they'll be giving "absolutely everything" to try to bring a medal home for the Green and Whites.

Mountain biking: Double success for Guernsey

Is that Cameron Ward?'s Daniel Lee

BBC Radio Jersey

Earlier today we saw this slightly confusing tweet from Senator Paul Routier, who took this picture of gold medallist Daniel Lee.

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So we thought we'd cover all the bases and include our own Cameron Ward, a keen supporter of team Jersey.

Cameron Ward
He's not a gymnast, but here is a Cameron Ward

Silver for Jersey swimmer

We came here for gold - Sharman

Guernsey's football manager says he's not hiding behind the fact that he took a young squad to Gotland.

Steve Sharman's side lost 4-3 in injury time to the Isle of Man, a team they beat 3-0 in the final in Jersey two years ago to win gold.

Steve Sharman

It is tough, we came here to retain the gold medal. I'm not going to hide behind the fact that this is a development group, somebody else can say that. We came here to win the gold medal and we didn't do it.

Steve SharmanGuernsey men's football manager

Silver for Jersey's Allbut

Jersey coach impressed by Gotland performance

Tim Pryor

BBC Sport

Jersey women's football coach Daniel Seviour said Gotland's 2-1 semi-final winning performance against his side was "by far" the best he'd seen at that level.

Seviour was full of praise for his side, who can still return with a bronze medal if they win their final game.

However, he said they couldn't quite match their "fantastic" opponents.

Ellen Olofsson's double sent the hosts through, with Eve Watson's injury time header a mere consolation.

They did some things in that middle of the pitch that created the goals, that created the chances to get that finish.

Daniel SeviourJersey women's football coach

Basketball: Guernsey out in semis

Silver for Dawkins in 400m

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Jersey's Sam Dawkins has won silver in the men's 400m.

He crossed the finish line in 48:42.

Jamal Walton of the Cayman Islands won gold in 46:43, while the Isle of Man's Joseph Reid came third.

Gymnastics: Want to see a gold medal pommel and floor routine?

BBC Channel Islands News

Daniel Lee's Gold medal pommel routine at the Island Games 2017