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Summary

  1. Four arrested after drugs seized in Jersey
  2. Jersey politician abandons sea swim
  3. World powerboat championships in Guernsey cancelled
  4. Double Channel swimmer 'humbled' by honour
  5. Water sports considered on Guernsey reservoir
  6. MPs for Channel Islands 'unlikely'
  7. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

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  1. Our live coverage across the Channel Islands

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Our live coverage across the Channel Islands has finished for today.

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

    Don't forget BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One at 18:30 and 22:30. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Hornets pose a 'threat to all insects'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The Guernsey Beekeepers Association is warning different species of insects, not just bees, could be at risk if the Asian hornets become established in the Bailiwick.

    The States revealed today it had identified another hornet, following the submission of a photo from March. On Friday, three of the invasive insects were also identified after being caught in Torteval.

    Islanders are being urged to report and photograph of suspected nests in trees and sightings to Land Management Services.

    Chris Tomlins
    Quote Message: The more nests that are left undiscovered, the more hornets will forage on the island's fauna. All the pollinators will be at risk - honey bees, bumble bees, insects of any sort - they will go for anything they will find." from Chris Tomlins President, Guernsey Beekeepers Association
    Chris TomlinsPresident, Guernsey Beekeepers Association
  3. Weather update: Cloud thickening overnight

    BBC Weather

    It will be fair this evening, but cloud will soon thicken from the southwest overnight.

    This will bring rain to many by dawn, accompanied by strong winds.

    Jersey:

    Jersey weather forecast

    Guernsey:

    Guernsey forecast
  4. Island MPs would 'lack influence'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    MPs at the House of Commons

    An analyst specialising in small island politics has said it is unlikely any of the Crown Dependencies would be able to exert any greater influence at Westminster.

    Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell has called for a review into the lack of representation in the Houses of Parliament.

    However, Adrian Lee, who has studied the political systems of the Channel Islands, said it was highly unlikely Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man would give up their autonomy for a few MPs.

    He said two or three "backbench" politicians, whether aligned or not with government, would have little influence.

    Quote Message: What actual influence would they have? They are representing territories that are not part of the United Kingdom. That, if you like, is the big stumbling block." from Adrian Lee Political Analyst
    Adrian LeePolitical Analyst
  5. Stretcher bearer stories resonate at Passchendaele

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    A member of Guernsey's Military History Company has said their recreation of the role of Guernsey's World War One stretcher bearers has been of interest to relatives of survivors of the bloody battle.

    In October 1917, 50 men of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry served as stretcher bearers at Passchendaele.

    Russel Doherty, pictured below, took part in a recreation as the world marked one hundred years since the battle, which saw about 325,000 Allied troops and 260,000 Germans die.

    "After four days of working eighteen hours-a-day stretchering casualties off the battlefield to the clearing station the men were physically exhausted and would be replaced by another fifty men from another regiment.

    "We've met so many descendants who've wanted to know about the work of stretcher bearers," he said.

    "They have stories of their relatives being rescued by stretcher bearers, taken back, and surviving the war as a result of those men's actions."

    Guernsey Military History Company recreation
    Image caption: Russel Doherty, Guernsey Military History Company
    Guernsey Military History Company recreation
  6. Further Asian hornet sighting in Guernsey

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Three Asian hornets found in Torteval last week
    Image caption: Three Asian hornets found in Torteval last week

    Another sighting of an Asian hornet has been confirmed by the States of Guernsey.

    The island's government said it was able to identify the hornet by a photo taken in March near L'Ancresse, in the north of Guernsey.

    On Friday, three of the invasive, honey-bee-killing hornets were caught near Torteval Church. There have also been sightings in Sark and Alderney, and there are fears the insects could now be established in Jersey.

    The States of Guernsey is asking people to be watchful and to check any trees in their gardens.

    "Asian Hornet nests are typically found in the canopy of high trees."

    "It is very important that no-one touches or approaches a suspected nest as the hornets can be aggressive if disturbed," a spokesman said.

    People who suspect they've seen the hornets or their nests are being asked to photograph them, if possible, note the location and watch it long enough to determine the direction of travel.

    They are then asked to read the Asian hornet ID sheet on the National Bee Unit’s website.

  7. Conduct committee considering deputy's conduct

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    A Jersey politician accused of lying by the Jersey Care Inquiry has appeared before a committee that governs Deputies' conduct this afternoon.

    Deputy Andrew Lewis appeared before the Privileges and Procedures Committee.

    The St Helier Deputy said he made an error when saying he had seen an unpublished police report during a States debate about the suspension of a former Police Chief.

    The Committee is reviewing whether he broke the code of conduct for States members and will report its findings later in the year.

    Quote Message: What matters to the committee is whether, during the course of his time as a States Member, throughout his dealings with the IJCI and his responses to the Assembly, Deputy Lewis’ actions complied with the code." from Constable Len Norman Chairman of the Privileges and Procedures Committee
    Constable Len NormanChairman of the Privileges and Procedures Committee
  8. Three karts taken from Jersey attraction

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Damage caused at aMaizin adventure park

    Three pedal Go-Karts have been taken from the Amazin' Maze Adventure Park in St Peter.

    Joint owner of the Park, Kristina Le Feuvre, told the BBC three of the green and yellow John Deere Traxx carts are missing.

    A fourth one was found "jammed into a fence," she said.

    The incident has been reported to the police.

  9. Babies to receive hepatitis vaccine from today

    Annie Knowlson

    Broadcast Journalist, BBC Radio Jersey

    Hepatitis B vaccine being given to a baby

    Babies born in Jersey and Guernsey from today will be given a new vaccine to protect them against hepatitis B.

    The same is happening in the UK, and the vaccine has already been given to babies in 97 other countries.

    The vaccination will be offered during routine jabs given to babies at two, three and four months of age.

    It will vaccinate against five other diseases, including diphtheria, polio, tetanus and whooping cough and will replace the so-called "five in one" injection currently given to babies.

    Up to now, only children at high risk of hepatitis B were immunised.

    Children in Jersey requiring hepatitis B protection had received the vaccine as an extra series of injections administered by pediatric doctors.

    The latest injections will be given by GPs and the visits are free of charge to parents in Jersey.

    The island's Health Department said the vaccine was shown to be safe and is already widely used, with around 150 million doses having been given in 97 countries.

  10. Jersey politician abandons swim

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Constable Steve Pallet has had to abandon his swimming challenge from Sark to Jersey.

    He was just two miles off the Jersey shore when the tide turned and he had to be picked up by his guard boat.

    The assistant minister with responsibility for sport was in the water for more than nine hours.

  11. In pictures: RGLI Passchendaele role re-created

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Military history enthusiasts from Guernsey have taken part in recreations at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, in Belgium.

    Yesterday, the world marked one of the bloodiest battles of World War One 100 years after it began.

    The Guernsey Military History Company took part in a living history festival along with enthusiasts from around the globe to portray the roles of various fighting forces.

    In October 1917, 50 men of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry's C Company detached from the regiment to serve as stretcher bearers at Passchendaele.

    Recreation of WW1 battle
    Re-creation of WW1 battle
  12. Politician 'still going' after nine hours in the water

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A short while ago Jersey Constable Steve Pallet was stuck two miles off Grosnez, on Jersey's northwest coast, in his attempt to swim from Sark to Jersey.

    The assistant minister with responsibility for sport was hoping to arrive at Plemont by 14:00 but wind and tide conditions have made it difficult for him to progress along the north coast.

    Experienced long-distance swimmer Neil Faudemer is on Constable Pallet's guard boat. He said the politician was still going but was pretty exhausted.

  13. 'First' Domino's in Jersey to 'create 40 jobs'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Domino's pizza staff preparing pizza

    The first Domino's Pizza in Jersey will open in St Saviour's Road on 28 August.

    The company said it would create 40 jobs. The American pizza chain was founded in 1960.

  14. 'Operation Hook' leads to £400k drugs arrests

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Four men have been arrested in St Helier today as part of a Jersey police operation.

    The men aged, 27, 31, 34 and 37 were detained for possession with intent to supply and money laundering, police said.

    A commercial amount of cannabis with an estimated street value of £400,000 was seized together with a "substantial amount of cash".

    The four men remain in custody and inquiries are on-going, police said.

  15. BreakingFour arrested after drugs seized in Jersey

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    The States of Jersey Police have confirmed four men have been arrested in connection with the seizure of cannabis and money.

    More to follow.

  16. Two school model an option - deputy

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    John Gollop

    A Guernsey deputy says it might be wise to delay a decision on the make-up of secondary education and consider a two school model.

    The States of Guernsey has agreed to move to three island secondary schools after deciding to scrap selective education last year. Politicians will now decide on the future education system later this year.

    Deputy John Gollop attended many of the recent presentations by the island's education committee on their plans for future secondary and post-16 education.

    "I'm moving, I must admit, to a position where we might be wise to delay final answers," he said.

    "A two school model answers most of the criticisms from across the spectrum, from both left and right."

  17. Backbencher rejects invitation to join abuse inquiry advisory panel

    Jersey Evening Post

    A backbench politician has turned down the opportunity to help advise the chief minister on implementing the recommendations of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry.

  18. States Chamber exhibition hits the road

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Video content

    Video caption: Jersey politicians mark 130 years of debating in their own dedicated chamber.

    An exhibition detailing the 130-year-old history of Jersey's States Chamber is making its way around the island's parish halls. The exhibition is open in accordance with the opening hours of each parish hall.

    If you'd like to learn more, here's the schedule until December:

    • 20 July - 3 August - St. Peter (current location).
    • 3 August - 17 August - St. Ouen.
    • 17 August - 31 August - St. Mary.
    • 31 August - 14 September - St. Lawrence.
    • 14 September - 28 September - St. John.
    • 28 September - 12 October - Trinity.
    • 12 October - 26 October - St. Martin.
    • 26 October - 9 November - Grouville.
    • 9 November - 23 November - St. Clement.
    • 23 November - 7 December - St. Saviour.
    • 7 December - 21 December - St. Helier.
  19. Volunteers raise the roof for Alderney water mill

    Guernsey Press

    After more than 20 years of work on Alderney’s 13th Century water mill, some volunteers admitted they thought they would never see the day that the roof went on.

  20. Weather: Feeling pleasant this afternoon

    Dan Downs, Weather Forecaster

    Channel Islands forecast for Tuesday afternoon

    It will be a fine and sunny afternoon across the islands with lighter winds and plenty of warm sunny spells. The sunshine may turn a little hazier later in the day. Maximum temperature: 20 Deg C (68 Deg F).