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Summary

  1. Some staff removed from front-line roles following care inquiry report
  2. --- Care inquiry report 'fails' to address 'real cause' of abuse, says former minister
  3. Secondary education plans released for Guernsey
  4. Straight sets win for Watson in dominating performance at Wimbledon
  5. Jersey's Scott Clayton through to second round in men's doubles
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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  1. Our live coverage

    Miles Davis

    BBC News Online

    Our coverage across the Channel Islands has finished for the day.

    We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    Don't forget BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One at 22:30. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Children's commissioner for Wales says role is about 'listening hard'

    Following the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry's final report recommendation, that a children's commissioner should be appointed for the island, the current commissioner for Wales has emphasised how important 'listening' is when working with children.

    In the wake of the report Jersey's Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, said the island should get on with appointing the position quickly.

    The final report found several instances where the victims of child abuse in Jersey were not listened to by the political establishment.

    Quote Message: Probably at least three times a week I spend time with children, I'm about to go off this morning to a conference led by children in Wales, led by young people, all about sex and relationships education. There'll be about 100 people at that. I'll be speaking there but I'll also be listening to what they've got to say, and that will be the third time this week that I've spent time listening hard to children. from Sally Holland Children's Commissioner for Wales
    Sally HollandChildren's Commissioner for Wales
  3. ‘Rebuild La Mare, make Grammar post-16 college’

    Guernsey Press

    A new high school will be built at La Mare and The Grammar converted into a post-16 college under plans unveiled by Education today.

  4. More people report abuse in Jersey

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Four more people have gone to Jersey police to say they were abused as children in Jersey.

    The reports follow the publication of the Care Inquiry report on Monday.

    The people coming forward will be dealt with under the ongoing Operation Whistle, which is investigating historic abuse.

  5. Clayton into round two at Wimbledon as opponents retire

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Jersey's Scott Clayton is through to the second round of the men's doubles at Wimbledon alongside partner Jonny O'Mara.

    The pair won the first set 7-6 in a tie-break, and their opponents Paolo Lorenzi and Adrian Mannarino retired in the second set despite leading it 4-3 at the time.

    Scott Clayton

    Clayton and O'Mara could be up against top seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers in the next round.

  6. 'Abuse victims allegations should be taken seriously'

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    The criminal justice system should take abuse victims' allegations seriously and take all possible steps to bring offenders to justice, The Jersey Law Officers' Department has said.

    The Attorney General, Robert MacRae QC made the comments in response to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry report, published on Monday.

    "We will now be studying the report and its recommendations in detail to see what further improvements can be made," he said.

    Jersey Care Inquiry
  7. Clayton wins first set in Wimbledon doubles

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Jersey doubles tennis player Scott Clayton is a set up on his Wimbledon debut in the first round of the men's doubles with partner Jonny O'Mara.

    The pair are taking on Paolo Lorenzi and Adrian Mannarino on Court Four, and won the set 7-5 in a tie-break.

    Scott Clayton (right)

    Clayton, who opted to miss the Island Games, was given a wildcard into the event with Scotsman O'Mara.

  8. Two options put forward by education committee

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Two different options for a three-school model have been put forward for the future of Guernsey's secondary education system.

    Option 1 - £108m:

    • Build a new secondary school at La Mare de Carteret
    • Stop education for 11-16 year olds at Les Varendes (Grammar School)
    • Share post-16 studies (including sixth form studies and the College of Further Education) at Les Varendes and Les Ozouets

    Option 2 - £122m:

    • Keep education for 11-19 year olds, including a sixth form, at Les Varendes
    • Stop providing secondary education at La Mare de Carteret

    The full proposals and details of how you can comment are on the States website.

  9. Regular sailing between Channel Islands and Portsmouth on Sundays

    Sian Davies

    BBC News Online

    Condor has scheduled a regular Commodore Clipper sailing this summer between the islands and Portsmouth on Sundays for the first time.

    Commodore Clipper

    The new service operates every Sunday through to 10 September, accommodating an additional 500 passengers and up to 100 cars each week.

    The timetable sees Commodore Clipper operate her usual Monday to Saturday timings, departing Guernsey on Sunday at 17:20 and arriving in Jersey at 19:20. She then leaves St Helier at 21:20 and travels overnight, reaching Portsmouth at 06:30 on Monday morning.

  10. Teacher numbers 'could fall' in Guernsey with education reforms

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The president of Guernsey's Committee for Education Sport and Culture has said due to larger class sizes in proposed plans for the future of the island's education system, it is possible teacher numbers could fall.

    The plans outline two potential models for education in the island.

    You can review the plans in full here.

    Quote Message: If you've got bigger class sizes doing A levels say, or doing a BTEC, it might be possible that you might be able to save on one or two teachers. There will still be the same number of students needing to be educated and we still have the same number of teachers offering their services. from Deputy Paul Le Pelley President, Committee for Education Sport and Culture
    Deputy Paul Le PelleyPresident, Committee for Education Sport and Culture
  11. 'Jersey's children are a lot safer than they were'

    Jersey Evening Post

    There can be ‘no guarantee’ that every child in Jersey is ‘completely safe’ but they are ‘a lot safer than they were’, the head of Children’s Services has said.

  12. Continuing four school model '£20m more expensive'

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Continuing a four-school secondary education system would cost more in the short and long-term, Guernsey's Education, Sport and Culture Committee's report says.

    Guernsey's secondary schools: clockwise from top left; Grammar School, St Sampson's, Les Beaucamps, La Mare de Carteret

    It suggests the redevelopment and building needed for the four-school model would cost £20m more than redeveloping the more expensive of its three-school models and having one fewer sites could lead to savings of £1.5m-£2m each year.

    The report says this would be due to delivering the curriculum "more efficiently in larger schools" and "savings due to economies of scale".

    It says the savings should start in 2024 assuming the committee's preferred model is approved by the States, but warns "the detailed financial modelling is being further refined and this figure is subject to change".

  13. Andium Homes details 'ambitious' plan for new developments in Jersey

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The States-owned housing company Andium Homes plans to build 1,063 new homes across the island by 2020 including sites at La Collette and Le Squez.

    Five projects are due to start this year including more than 200 homes at Samares nurseries and 165 at Ann Court in St Helier.

    Another three building projects are earmarked to start next year with 225 homes on "commercially sensitive sites" and 65 in a field in St Peter.

  14. 'Heated argument' in town sparks police appeal

    Jersey Evening Post

    The police want to speak to a couple seen having a 'heated argument' in Bath Street on Wednesday morning.

  15. Sark annual tourism report presented

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    An annual report from Sark's Tourism Committee is being presented at today's Chief Pleas meeting.

    Conseillers are also discussing a number of issues including how Sark's government will function in the future.

    Sark Chief Pleas
  16. Pupils ‘are an afterthought in potential teachers’ strike’

    Guernsey Press

    Pupils appear to be an afterthought of potential strike action at Les Beaucamps, parents have said, as some spoke of bullying at the school.