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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 Friday 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. Climate Change report: Sea defence modelling needed

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Graph demonstrating relationship between population density and sea level rise

    A report looking at the impact of climate change on Jersey’s sea levels and coastline, published today, has recommended more should be done to investigate the impact of rising sea levels on the island's coastal defences.

    The Jersey Sea Level and Coastal Conditions Climate Review was carried out by the National Oceanography Centre. It recommended:

    • Modelling should be extended to assess the impact of greater volumes of water discharging over Jersey’s sea defences.
    • Increased collaboration between departments and agencies – including the creation of a steering group to encourage cross departmental working on climate resilience.
    • A review of options and associated costs for improving coastal monitoring – exploring opportunities to expand Jersey’s marine observational monitoring.
  3. Weather Update: Dry and breezy overnight

    BBC Weather

    It will be largely dry and breezy tonight with some clear spells.

    The odd shower may drift in from the west at times, although many places will stay dry.


    Jersey forecast


    Guernsey forecast
  4. Firm wants to supply Guernsey energy

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    The International Energy Group company has submitted an application to the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authority (CICRA) for a licence to generate and supply electricity in Guernsey.

    The group says it wants to install generation systems that use Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology across the island.

    Currently States-owned Guernsey Electricity is the only supplier on the island.

  5. Climate change report highlights Jersey sea level risks

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Map of Jersey

    A report looking at the impact of climate change on Jersey’s sea levels and coastline, published today, has concluded there will be a "significant" increase in sea water over-topping existing defences.

    The Jersey Sea Level and Coastal Conditions Climate Review was carried out by the National Oceanography Centre. It concluded:

    • In line with global averages, the sea level around Jersey is currently increasing by 3mm per year.
    • Future rates of increase are dependent on a range of parameters including global carbon emissions.
    • Based on a scenario in line with the targets agreed in the 2016 Paris Agreement, the likely increase in mean sea-level by 2100 is 0.48m.
    • The frequency of extreme coastal events are likely to increase.
    • Based on the St Aubin’s Bay case study, in certain areas there will be a significant increase in sea water over-topping defences.
    • Jersey should continue to monitor sea level rise.
  6. Deputy gives reaction to conduct decision

    Julie Flanagan

    BBC Channel Islands News

    A Jersey Deputy who was found to have breached the States code of conduct is "disappointed" by a States committee decision.

    Deputy Andrew Lewis's conduct was investigated after he was accused of lying to the States and the Care Inquiry panel.

    Members of the Privileges and Procedures Committee investigated what Deputy Lewis said about the suspension of former Chief of Police Graham Power nearly nine years ago.

    He had said he had seen a Metropolitan Police report on the child abuse investigation, when he hadn't.

    Deputy Lewis always denied lying and previously apologised if any politician felt misled.

    The Privileges and Procedures Committee still has to publish its reasons and the action it will be recommending to the Assembly.

  7. Jet ski crash: Giles Corbin shares 'good news'

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Giles Corbin

    A Jerseyman who suffered a "catastrophic" injury in a crash between a jet ski and a speedboat has shared positive news about his recovery.

    Giles Corbin, 45, was a passenger on the jet ski at St Brelade's Bay when the collision happened last month.

    Mr Corbin said there was initially a 90% chance of an amputation above the left knee, however he was pleased to say staff at the Salisbury District Hospital have given him "an excellent chance of retaining the leg."

    He said: "The latest X ray looks very good - I could see four titanium screws in my femur, a wire ring around my patella (to hold it together as it was shattered as if by a hammer) and 15 screws and a vertical plate running up the side of my tibia.

    "The surgeons here really have done a truly amazing job."

    Mr Corbin is now walking on crutches, but is still unable to bear weight on his injured left leg.

    He said physios were pleased with his progress, and he could return to Jersey as soon as next Friday if medical staff agree.

  8. No services during crematorium roof work

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    There won't be any services at Jersey's crematorium for two weeks while a new roof is installed, the health and social services department confirmed.

    Work will begin to replace the 56-year-old roof on Monday 14 August, and although services will not be permitted, cremations will still take place.

    The Crematorium, at Westmount in St Helier, is expected to resume normal service on Tuesday 29 August, after the bank holiday weekend.

    Crematorium superintendent Peter Dobin said funeral directors and clergy were aware of the planned closure to help mourners make alternative arrangements during the two-week period.

  9. FAB Link protest: Your comments

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    FAB Link protest

    More than 100 people protested at Alderney's Mannez Quarry last night against a £500m electricity cable link that could link Britain and France through Alderney.

    You've been having your say on the matter on BBC Radio Guernsey's Facebook page:

    John: Isn't this the same cable that would be used by Alderney to sell the electricity generated by their tidal wave power, if they get the technology to work over the next 5 years? I thought that some were holding that out as Alderney's future economic salvation! Odd state of affairs.

    Maria: Perhaps before any of you comment you should read the background behind it and know that no electricity will be generated for Alderney it will go from France through Alderney and on the the UK.

    Brian: Tell me what really is the problem with boosting the future income of the island, beats me.

    Annie: How much of the Island is acceptable to be ruined? Is this a size appropriate development? We are tiny. There is no hidden part we can cram them in!

    Chris: How many "youngsters" were protesting this evening? Seems to me the 'older' generation(s) are the main opposers. I may be wrong. Just a thought.

  10. Extra buses for West Show

    Brochure of bus services for West Show
  11. Police appeal after junction crash

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash at a filter junction in the Castel.

    It happened at the junction of the Rue Cohu and Route De la Charruee at about 18:00 on Monday.

    Police would like to speak to the oweners of a grey Chevrolet and a small blue hatchback seen leaving the scene and heading towards Rue du Friquet.

  12. Deputy could be suspended for breach of States code

    Jersey Evening Post

    A deputy who was found to have lied to the States Assembly could be suspended after being found to have breached the code of conduct for elected members.

  13. What a downpour, but not wettest August day

    Guernsey Press

    Torrential rain saw flooding hit many areas of the island yesterday, with several roads closed as drainage systems struggled to cope with the heavy downpours.

  14. Police investigating States credit card use

    BBC Radio Jersey

    An investigation has started into an allegation a States credit card was used illegally, police have said.

    Jersey police confirmed they are investigating under the public finances law.

    A man in his 40s is currently helping with inquiries, police said.

  15. Backbencher won't take up care inquiry role

    BBC Channel Islands News

    Deputy Sam Mezec outside the States Chamber

    Jersey's chief minister has been criticised over planned changes to the care system after a report into decades of abuse was published.

    Deputy Sam Mezec, from the island's only political party, has refused a place on a panel being created to make the changes.

    Chief Minister Ian Gorst said the panel would work to bring in all core recommendations as quickly as possible, including knocking down the former children's home Haut de la Garenne and modernising Jersey's laws around children.

    Those expected to be on the panel are Deputies Louise Doublet, Richard Renouf, and Jeremy Macon and Constable Michel le Trocquer.

    And until recently, Deputy Sam Mezec. But he's now published an open letter to the Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst, turning down an invitation to be on the advisory panel, saying he'd rather scrutinise how the government brings about the recommendations.

    The chief minister wasn't available yesterday to respond to Deputy Mezec's claims he badly handled the aftermath of the inquiry report.

  16. Guernsey visitor numbers: What do we know?

    Gareth Owen

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Cruise passengers lining up on Guernsey's Albert Pier to get tenders back to their ship

    The number of people visiting Guernsey has increased in the first half of 2017, according to new States figures, published today. However, the 4.7% rise excludes cruise ship passengers and visiting yachtsmen.

    An extra 5,200 people visited Guernsey compared to the first half of 2016, including 1,250 extra business visitors.

    The number of day visitors fell though, by 700, or 2.9%, during the first six months of 2017.

    The cruise market suffered "a difficult second quarter" with a 20.4% fall in passengers coming ashore - blamed on poor weather restricting boat tender operations.