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  1. 'Chance to preserve' Jersey mammoth tooth

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Scientists have found a "degraded" mammoth tooth at an ice age dig in St Helier.


    Dr Matt Pope from University College London is in the island leading the dig and told the BBC "there was a chance of preserving the tooth and finding other animals that were hunted" at the time.

    He said the area could form part of a much larger hunting ground and encampment for Neanderthals.

    A number of mammoth remains have been found in the island since the 1970s, mainly at La Cotte de St Brelade.

    Jersey was one of the last places Neanderthals called home in Western Europe.

  2. Y-front runners take on run

    Guernsey Press

    A charity fundraiser with a difference saw almost 200 people wearing a pair of y-fronts.

  3. Paying the living wage 'should be voluntary'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A living wage "must be voluntary" as some companies can't afford to pay it, says the head of living wage charity Caritas.

    John Scally wants all workers to earn at least £9.75 per hour, which is £2.00 above the current minimum wage but he says companies should not be forced to pay it.

    Currently four companies have pledged to pay the living wage as part of the Caritas campaign and the States of Jersey has committed to paying its own staff the higher rate.

    John Scally
    Quote Message: The living wage is the right way to go because it is voluntary. I understand some businesses would go bust and people would be unemployed if they were forced to pay. from John Scally Caritas
    John ScallyCaritas
  4. Trump scarecrow wins Guernsey festival

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's Torteval Scarecrow Festival attracted about 8,000 visitors over the weekend with a record-breaking 51 entries.

    It was launched in 2003 by Sue Brooks who has remained on the organising committee.

    The 2017 event was won by the Yarwood family with their entry - Trumplestiltskin.

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  5. Man injured after his motorbike collided with a truck

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A man in his 60s was taken to hospital this morning after his motorbike collided with a track in St Saviour, Jersey.

    The 61-year-old man has not been named and it's believed his injuries aren't serious.

    It happened just after 09:00 this morning at the junction of Bagot Road and Plat Douet Road.

  6. Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash

    Jersey Evening Post

    A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after an accident on Bagot Road in St Saviour.

  7. Brexit minister visits Jersey

    BBC Radio Jersey

    One of the MPs in charge of overseeing the UK's exit from the EU is in Jersey today to meet with politicians to discuss the impact of Brexit on the island.

    Robin Walker MP

    Robin Walker MP is the main point of contact between the Crown dependencies and the UK for matters relating to Brexit.

    It's his first visit to the island since taking up the role and he told the BBC it would give him a chance to see the challenge and opportunities the island will face first-hand.

    His visit will also include meetings with Jersey Finance and a tour of Jersey Dairy.

  8. Mammoth tooth found in St Helier 'ice age dig'

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Archaeologists working at Les Varines ice age dig in St Helier say they've found part of a mammoth tooth.

    Over the past few years Jersey Heritage has led a project called Ice Age Island, looking at Jersey's ice age history. It found the island was one of the last places in Western Europe Neanderthals lived.

    Dr Matt Pope of University College London is in the island for the dig, which is the latest stage of a larger study into the island's ice age history. He says the fragment is quite decayed.

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  9. Guernsey States 'can't keep funding colleges' at current level

    In a climate of government cuts and savings the States can't continue funding the independent colleges at the level it does now, according to Education President Deputy Paul Le Pelley.

    He has proposed reducing funding for the three fee paying colleges from £4.4m to just under £1m per year over the next seven years.

    The government makes a contribution to Elizabeth, Ladies and Blanchelande colleges which charge parents fees of about £3,000 per term per child.

    Paul Le Pelley

    The States grants make up a large proportion of the annual revenue of the schools - 55% at Ladies College, 46% at Elizabeth College and 42% at Blanchelande College.

    Committee President Paul Le Pelley says it works out at £816 per pupil per year and will have to be voted on by the States next month.

  10. Guernsey government 'needs professional PR'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's government needs to get better at telling the public what's going on and the background to decisions made, according to a former minister.

    Yvonne Burford, the former environment minister, says a lack of professional public relations in the States make it easy for the public to jump to false conclusions.

    She was the architect of the integrated transport strategy which is being reviewed in December. She said the lack of PR led to the public calling her "anti-car" as a result of the proposals, which included charging for parking, duty on emissions and more.

    The BBC has contacted the States of Guernsey for a comment.

    Yvonne Burford
  11. Waves 'close to releasing new app'

    The Channel Islands new air taxi service, Waves, is close to releasing its new app.

    Chief technology officer, Jim Rouse, says they've been listening to the public and acting upon suggestions.

    It hopes to make it available to the public by the end of the month following tests.

    Guernsey-based Waves hopes to be flying customers between the Channel Islands and to the south of the UK and northern France.

    The air taxi service is expected to take to the skies soon.

  12. On this day...

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    On this day 366 years ago the island was preparing itself for the invasion of Oliver Cromwell's Parliamentarians who wanted to bring the island, led by Royalist George de Carteret under their control.

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  13. 'There should not be one law for rich and one for poor'

    Jersey Evening Post

    Jersey's Bailiff sent a message in court that there should not be "one law for the rich and one for the poor" after he denied an application for a sex offender to pay court costs.

  14. Guernsey taxpayers’ support for Alderney nearly triples in year

    Guernsey Press

    Alderney's net cost to Guernsey taxpayers nearly tripled from 2015 to 2016, as income saw a dip and total expenditure rocketed.

  15. Today's weather: Spells of warm sunshine

    BBC Weather

    A bright start this morning with plenty of sunny spells. Staying dry through this afternoon, with some long periods of sunshine. Feeling pleasant with light winds. Maximum temperature: 21C (70F).


    Jersey weather


    Guernsey weather
  16. Hunt for Guernsey duck killer raises £700

    Jersey Evening Post

    Islanders in Guernsey have raised hundreds of pounds to put up a reward for information after a family of ducks was killed.

  17. Guernsey colleges face £3m funding cut

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's three independent colleges could see their government funding cut by two-thirds over the next seven years, going down by £3m to just under £1m per year.

    The Education Sport and Culture Committee are looking to save money as part of the wider States of Guernsey savings plan.


    The move could see funding cut for Blanchelande, Elizabeth and Ladies colleges and will be debated in the States next month.

    The States grants make up a large proportion of the annual revenue of the schools - 55% at Ladies College, 46% at Elizabeth College and 42% at Blanchelande College.

    Committee President Paul Le Pelley says it works out at £816 per pupil per year and will have to be voted on by the States next month.

    The full education plans can be reviewed in full here.

  18. 'Morally wrong' to not pay workers living wage

    BBC Radio Jersey

    It is "morally wrong" for workers in hospitality and agriculture to be paid low wages. That's the view of John Scally, head of living wage charity Caritas.

    Jersey farm

    He wants all workers in Jersey to earn at least £9.75 per hour regardless of the industry. That is £2.00 above the current minimum wage in the island.

    The Caritas charity has been running a campaign to get people to sign up to offer a voluntary living wage. Mr Scally says so far just four companies have signed up.

    Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, says he supports having all government employees paid the living wage.

  19. BBC Local Live in the Channel Islands

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Good morning! Welcome to BBC Local Live in the Channel Islands on Monday.

    We'll be bringing you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather for the day.

    Don't forget to send in any comments, questions or photos.

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