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Summary

  1. Jersey lawyer seriously injured in jet ski-speedboat crash
  2. Two people taken to hospital after Jersey road crash
  3. Investigation after ferry wake wave hits swimmers
  4. Guernsey's bee population 'could be wiped out if Asian hornets arrive'
  5. Updates on Monday 10 July

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Our live coverage

    Rob Byrne

    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. New Liberate head: 'There's still work to do'

    BBC Channel Islands News

    The newly-appointed head of Channel Island equality charity Liberate has said he is "privileged" to be taking on the role.

    Markis Allen takes on the position from Pippa McCathie, who stepped down in May to become a trustee of the charity.

    Mr Allen said that, despite recent introduction of same-sex marriage in Guernsey, there was "still a lot to do".

    Markis Allen
    Quote Message: After the success of last year’s first Pride event in Guernsey, and same sex marriage legislation coming into law two months ago, you might think Liberate’s work is done. However, they are the first of many stepping stones to creating a truly equal way of life for everybody across the islands." from Markis Allen New head of Channel Islands equality charity Liberate
    Markis AllenNew head of Channel Islands equality charity Liberate
  3. Weather update: Dry on Monday evening

    BBC Weather

    Evening sunshine is likely across the islands, however, occasional rain is expected north of the islands overnight. Minimum temperature: 15C (59F).

    Rain is expected by Tuesday afternoon. Maximum temperature: 20C (68F).

    Jersey forecast:

    Jersey weather forecast

    Guernsey forecast:

    Guernsey weather forecast
  4. Development named after honorary policeman

    Naomi Dunning

    BBC Radio Jersey, Reporter

    An impression of what Le Clos Couriard will look like

    A popular honorary policeman from Jersey has been honoured by having a housing development in St Helier named after him.

    Mitch Couriard, who died two years ago, was a much respected officer and at the forefront of the organisation for many years. He also did a lot of work with the island's youth service.

    Work will begin on Le Clos Couriard later this year on the site now owned by States housing company Andium.

    It said it wanted to make it a suitable memorial for such a well-loved figure.

    Mr Couriard's sons, Christopher and Robert, said they were delighted with the news, and that their father would forever be part of the island and community he loved.

  5. Half of Jersey's five-year-olds 'have never been to the dentist'

    Jersey Evening Post

    Half of five-year-olds in Jersey have never been to a dentist and it is estimated that around 3,000 children need to register with one, according to a charity survey.

  6. Pools wave: Your reaction

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

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    You've been having your say on Facebook over the weekend and today, and it would be fair to say that opinion is divided on just how much of a "freak" incident this was:

    Steve: This should not happen I hope everyone involved is ok. Condor should be aware of this and take appropriate action to minimise wake when passing these areas.

    Lucie: We have always been aware of this and try to warn people when the tide is high and condor goes past.

    Angela: My husband has been worried about Condor waves for some time. He witnessed a similar incident of a child being washed off the wall.

    Dan: Nothing has changed - this sometimes happens after a ferry goes past (not just the wave piercers) and has done for years.

    Andrew: Shocking. Boat causes waves. And doubly shocking, people blame Condor. Boats cause waves. They have done for many years.

  7. 'High-level discussions' to follow calling off of teachers' strike

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Talks described as "constructive" have led to the cancellation of two days of strike action by teachers at Les Beaucamps High School.

    Stuart Le Maitre, deputy industrial disputes officer, said high-level discussion between the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture and the NASUWT union would be held to "build on the progress made".

    The union has reserved its right to keep the option of future action open.

    Both parties have agreed to make no comments to the media while the discussions are ongoing.

  8. BreakingTeachers' strike is off

    A planned strike at Guernsey's Les Beaucamps High School on Tuesday and Thursday has been called off.

  9. VIDEO: St Sampson's fire

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Video content

    Video caption: Fire crews tackle a blaze in a property in St Sampson

    Firefighters in Guernsey have dealt with a fire at a property in Les Hougues Magues Road in St Sampson's.

    The fire service said the blaze was "very quickly" under control.

    An investigation is looking into the cause.

  10. Channel sailing tour stops in Guernsey

    A tour of English Channel ports has stopped in Guernsey today.

    The Tour Des Ports stops in various marinas, including: Granville, Barneville-Carteret, Jersey, Dielette, Cherbourg, and Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue.

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  11. Jet ski incident: Joint investigation under way

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    States of Jersey Police and Ports of Jersey have launched a joint investigation after a 45-year-old man was seriously injured after a jet ski and speedboat crashed in St Brelade's Bay.

    Lawyer Giles Corbin badly injured his leg while a passenger on the jet ski on Sunday afternoon. He is undergoing surgery after being taken to Southampton for treatment.

    An appeal has been made for anyone with any information about the incident to contact States of Jersey Police or the Harbour Authority.

    Police have arrested and bailed the driver of the boat, a 36-year-old man, on suspicion of driving recklessly.

  12. Liberate names new head

    Markis Allen, as Magneta his drag queen alter ego

    Channel Island equality charity Liberate has announced Markis Allen as its new head.

    The group described Mr Allen as a prominent member of the LGBTQ community in Guernsey, known to many for his drag queen alter ego, Magenta (pictured).

    It added that he had campaigned for LGBT and equality issues, working in London working with gay activist Peter Tatchell in the first gay rights campaign group, Outrage!

  13. Fort Road’s wild flowers still divide opinion

    Guernsey Press

    "Absolutely gorgeous" was the majority view of people who were in the Fort Road area on Saturday, where the newly-planted wild flower beds were blooming.

  14. England children's commissioner calls for culture change

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The Children’s Commissioner for England says Jersey needs to have a "huge change" of culture in the way it looks after young people in care.

    Anne Longfield said she was pleased the island's chief minister had begun a recruitment process so the island could have its own commission. But she added that the States of Jersey needed to have a better appreciation of its role.

    Decades of slavery, bullying and abuse were revealed in a report into the care system in Jersey, released last week.

    Anne Longfield
    Quote Message: What we need to see here is a huge change of culture that understands that the most vulnerable children here are within the care of the state, and with that comes huge responsibilities." from Anne Longfield Children's Commissioner for England
    Anne LongfieldChildren's Commissioner for England
  15. 'Colossal wave' at Guernsey sea pools prompts inquiry

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    La Vallette wave

    A "powerful" wave hit a group of young people at Guernsey's La Vallette bathing pools, prompting an investigation by Condor Ferries.

    Five teenagers were taken to hospital and others injured on Saturday evening when the wave dragged them under the water, throwing them against rocks. One witness said he had never seen a wave as "big" or "powerful"

    Guernsey's harbourmaster said a report had been requested from Condor Ferries who had "vessels in the vicinity".

    The company said it was treating the matter "extremely seriously".

  16. Police investigating car crash

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A 29-year-old woman is in a stable condition in Jersey's hospital after a car crash yesterday.

    A 62-year-old women had to be cut free from a car, along with a 23-year-old man after the incident, which involved two cars in St Peter. They were both treated in hospital but have been discharged.

    Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

  17. Tamba fire knocks parish out of Battle

    Jersey Evening Post

    St Mary has pulled out of this year’s Battle of Flowers after suffering a run of bad luck.

  18. St Sampson's fire 'now under control'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Firefighters attending the blaze

    Firefighters in Guernsey are dealing with a fire at a property in Les Hougues Magues Road in St Sampson's.

    Duty Officer Andy Mauger confirmed nobody was in the property when they arrived, shortly after they were called out at about 12:55.

    The fire was believed to have started in a garage attached to the property.

    Mr Mauger said his crew "very quickly" had the blaze under control, and they were yet to ascertain the cause of the blaze.

  19. BreakingFire breaks out in St Sampson's

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Firefighters are dealing with what's described as a "structure fire" in Les Hougues Magues Road in St Sampson's.

    Three fire appliances are at the scene.

    Police and civil protection volunteers are controlling traffic in the area and the road is currently blocked.