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Summary

  1. Further arrests after £400k Jersey drugs bust
  2. Jersey politician offers apology to conduct committee
  3. Liberation sailings cancelled due to exhaust fault
  4. Call for clarity on Guernsey education plans
  5. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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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 Thursday 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. Deputy breached code of conduct

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A panel of politicians which rules on States procedures has found that Deputy Andrew Lewis breached the code of conduct for elected members.

    It comes after he was accused of lying to the States and the care inquiry.

    Deputy Andrew Lewis has previously apologised if any politician felt misled by his answers in a debate about the suspension of Graham Power as chief police officer nine years ago.

    The privileges and procedure committee is still to publish a full explanation of its reasons and the action it will be recommending to the Assembly.

  3. Weather update: Rain clearing this evening

    BBC Weather

    Heavy rain will eventually clear away this evening.

    Cloud will gradually start to break up to leave some clear spells.

    Showers will feed in from the west during the early hours.

    Jersey:

    Jersey forecast

    Guernsey:

    Guernsey forecast
  4. Powerboat championships 'expected' to return

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Powerboat racing off Guernsey

    World powerboat championships should return to Guernsey by 2020, a member of the Guernsey Powerboat Association has said.

    It comes after September's 3A and 3B and the V24 European Championships were cancelled yesterday after organisers recieved a small number of entries.

    The lack of interest was put down to a dispute between UK teams and the Royal Yachting Association, which sanctioned the event.

    Despite this, Jason Hobbs believes the islands are a perfect playground for the sport.

    "By 2020, I would certainly expect them to come back," he said.

    "I'm sure what will happen over the next couple of years is everyone will get together and make sure that this event is returning to Guernsey, where it belongs."

  5. Politician claims FAB protest is 'pointless'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The Vice President of the States of Alderney has said this evening's silent protest against the France - Alderney - Britain Link is premature.

    The proposed cable, which would be placed through Alderney to provide the UK and France with an electricity link, has divided local opinion. Some believe it will create prosperity and a future outlet for tidal power, while others claim it will spoil the character of the island.

    Ian Tugby, who's also a member of the FAB Link Working Group on the Policy and Finance Committee said the protest is unnecessary, as the people of Alderney will now have the final say in a public vote.

    "What's the point in protesting?"

    "Before anything goes ahead the States is going to have a referendum now," he said.

  6. Holidaymaker ‘exposed daughter to risk’ following drinking session

    Jersey Evening Post

    A holidaymaker who got drunk and fell asleep in her bedroom at a five-star hotel has been fined £800 for exposing her ten-year-old daughter to risk of harm.

  7. Little interest in probing Inquiry costs - Jersey lawyer

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A lawyer who offered to examine the costs of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry said he only received one response when he emailed States members offering his services for free.

    Jim Diamond, an expert in the costs of legal action, had offered to audit the lawyers fees and travel costs of the £23million inquiry.

    After starting work in 2014, the care inquiry panel published its report a month ago.

    It was originally thought it would cost £6m, but in the end it cost much more and took longer to complete.

    A couple of weeks ago, Jim Diamond offered to look at the legal costs and the £1.5m travel bill.

    Mr Diamond said so far just one States member has replied to him and no other member has acknowledged receiving his email.

  8. Condor 'optimistic' Liberation will sail tomorrow

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Ferry company Condor has said it has reviewed forecasts for tomorrow and is "optimistic" that Thursday's Liberation sailing will run.

    However it warned the forecast "remains inclement".

    "We will continue to monitor the weather forecasts as they are received," the company said.

    Condor cancelled today's sailings after an engine fault left the vessel with reduced power, and unable to operate in rough conditions.

    In light of the forecast the company has advised passengers booked on day trips between Poole and Guernsey to travel "only if it is necessary".

    It will be offering an "alternative date of travel without amendment fees or a full refund."

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  9. New hill climb race confirmed

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Hill climb in St Peter Port

    After months of planning, a date has been set by the Guernsey Kart and Motor Club for a new hill climb race.

    It will begin at the bottom of the La Rue des Villains, by the Imperial Hotel, and is the first time a hill climb will be staged in the area.

    President of the Guernsey Kart and Motor Club, Karl Marshall, said the organising team is ready for the race on 23 September.

  10. Road closures still in place

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    Flooding at Longue Hougue Lane, St Sampsons
    Image caption: Flooding at Longue Hougue Lane, St Sampsons, earlier this afternoon.
  11. Weather update: Rain clearing this evening

    Dan Downs, Weather Forecaster

    It will remain wet this afternoon, but rain will clear away this evening and cloud will gradually start to break up to leave some clear spells.

    Showers will feed in from the west during the early hours. Minimum temperature overnight: 17C (63F).

    Channel Islands forecast
  12. States ‘must vote on deputy’s fitness to serve’, says Stuart Syvret

    Jersey Evening Post

    The States must vote on whether it believes Deputy Andrew Lewis is fit to hold public office after he was found to have lied to the House and Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, ex-Senator Stuart Syvret says in a rallying cry to members to re-establish the credibility of the island’s parliament.

  13. Take care on the roads

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

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    And when parking, especially if you're heading to BBC Guernsey this afternoon!

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    Video caption: Rain in Guernsey this afternoon
  14. Vaccine reassurance for parents

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's health department has reassured parents a new vaccine used to protect babies against hepatitis B is safe.

    Jersey and Guernsey are both following the UK in introducing the vaccine, which is already being used in 97 other countries.

    The six-in-one vaccine does not have any live organisms, meaning there is no risk of infants contracting any of the diseases.

    Dr Linda Diggle, the head of preventative programmes, said parents shouldn't be worried.

    "Babies respond very well to their vaccinations. Nature has made it so their immune systems can respond, and what vaccinations do is tap into that immune memory," she said.

  15. World powerboat cancellation 'outside of our control'

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Powerboating in Guernsey

    "Politics" got in the way of bringing a worldwide powerboat racing competition to Guernsey, according to an event organiser.

    The World Powerboat Championships, due to be held in Guernsey this September, were cancelled by organisers yesterday after not receiving enough entries.

    Jason Hobbs from the Guernsey Powerboat Association said a number of UK entrants had distanced themselves from Royal Yachting Association (RYA) rules and regulations and as a result were unable to obtain licences to race in the the RYA sanctioned event.

    He added the association had done "everything within their power" to host the 3A, 3B world and V24 European championships.

    "The reasons are outside our control," he said.