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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Well that's it from us for today.

    We'll be back on Monday 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.

  2. Risk of rain not deterring the revels in Alderney

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    There's plenty of fun and frolicking going on as part of Alderney week.

    I may have just felt a drop of rain, or maybe it was a bubble from the machine spewing them out.

    Alderney Week

    The emphasis this afternoon has been on children's entertainment before the Alderney Week Olympics - with the organising team looking to defend their title.

    The week then winds to a close tomorrow with the harbour festival in the morning and then the torch parade and fireworks in the evening.

  3. States committed to maintaining access to adult further education courses

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The Committee for Education Sport and Culture has committed to subsidising "the majority of adult community learning courses" says Deputy Paul Le Pelley, although fees are required to "minimise losses".

    The States announced today they would fix increases to fees for the new academic year at between £20-£50 per course.

    Quote Message: We have a responsibility to ensure that all our services provide value for money and that we operate within the financial limits the committee is given. These new charges will not mean we are able to recover the full costs of delivering these course over the next year but will go a long way towards reducing the losses." from Deputy Paul Le Pelley
    Deputy Paul Le Pelley
  4. Weather: Expect more rain before it brightens up

    BBC Weather

    It will be rather cloudy across Guernsey tonight with patchy drizzle at times.

    However, by dawn there may be more in the way of drier interludes. Meanwhile, it will stay breezy. Minimum Temperature: 16C (61F).

    Weather map

    Saturday will see a cloudy start with patchy drizzle continuing through much of the morning.

    However, drier and brighter conditions will gradually feed in from the northwest through the afternoon. Maximum Temperature: 18C (64F).

  5. Colossal wave injuring teens a 'complex' incident to investigate

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Condor Ferries says it is already implemented changes to the Liberation's approach to St Peter Port harbour following a report into why a powerful wave injured swimmers at La Vallette.

    The report follows an investigation into an incident in July where teenagers were taken to hospital after being injured by a 60cm wave.

    It found the number of vessels moving in the area may have caused the wave.

    Guernsey's harbour master, Captain Chad Murray, said it was a "complex" incident to investigate.

    wave scene
    Image caption: The aftermath of the wave hitting La Vallette bathing pools
    Quote Message: It was not quite as black and white as we though at first on the face of it. There was a lot of waterborne activity in the area at the time, it was a flat, calm day which accentuates any kind of wash or wake generated from users of the water. But I think the important point that comes out of the report is there was no single source, we believe, that caused the incident." from Captain Chad Murray Guernsey harbour master
    Captain Chad MurrayGuernsey harbour master
  6. Jersey Met to move from airport

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    After 65 years the States of Jersey Meteorological Section will be moving from Jersey Airport to the Department of the Environment's offices at South Hill.

    A spokesman said the move would allow preparation works to take place so their old building, know as the airport 1937 building, could be demolished after it was deemed to be affecting "the safety and operational capabilities" of the airport in 2014.

    Adding, the need for Jersey Met to be based at the site had "reduced", as observing air traffic was to be taken over by the air traffic control team.

    Principal Meteorological Officer, John Searson, said the team would be continuing to provide services to the Channel Islands from their new location, but were hoping to move back to the airport in the long term.

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    Quote Message: While we would have preferred to remain located at the airport, the Ports of Jersey have asked us to move out and have not been able to find us an alternative location at the airport. In the short to medium term all of our services will be operated from our new office." from John Searson Principal Meteorological Officer, Jersey Met
    John SearsonPrincipal Meteorological Officer, Jersey Met
  7. Rise in property sales

    Oscar Pearson

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The average purchase price for local market properties in Guernsey fell by more than 3% in the last quarter, according to States figures.

    It now stands at £418,000, which is nearly 4% lower than this time last year.

    The number of local market transactions, however, rose by a fifth on the previous quarter to 196.

    The average price for the 14 open market transactions in the second quarter of this year was nearly £800,000 - down from more than £1m on the same period in 2016.

    The details have been released in the Guernsey Residential Property Prices Bulletin, which measures average price changes in properties sold in the island each quarter.

    It shows the loan to value ratio stands at 82% - its highest since 2015 - which means people are borrowing more money to buy their propertiesy.

  8. Deputy favours 'bursary system' for private colleges

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The president and vice president of the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture are at odds over the future funding model for Guernsey's three private colleges.


    Vice President, Deputy Carl Meerveld, said he opposes the plan to phase out grants to special placeholders and cut college funding by up to £3.5m a year.

    He and fellow committee member Deputy Andrea Dudley-Owen have been excluded from the committee's deliberations on the topic, on the grounds they have children in the private school system and could potentially have a conflict of interest.

    He favours introducing a bursary scheme for the colleges, saying he wants to avoid creating a "two-tier system" for private and state education based on ability to pay.

  9. Battle of Flowers: Parts of winning float could decorate local businesses

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Parts of the winning battle of flowers float could be put on show in Jersey's Fish Market.


    The Parish of St Clement took the top prize of Prix d'Honneur this year with their underwater themed float Aquaria.

    The team also picked up the best set piece award, and the design award.

    Graham Gibson, the chairman of St Clement's Battle of Flowers Association, said part of the float may be used by local businesses after it has taken it's final journey this evening at the Moonlight Parade.

    A spokeswoman from Jersey Markets said they have been in talks with the association today.

  10. Jersey Airport - 'A number of reasons' for delays

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Ports of Jersey have said delays to flights from Jersey's airport can occur for "a number of reasons", including factors "beyond their control".

    airport delays

    A BBC investigation revealed Jersey to be third in the UK from data collected over the past two summers, with an average delay being 21 minutes.

    A spokesman said operational or technical issues were outside of the airport's control, and as Jersey was a "destination airport" delays to inbound flights often impacted on outbound services.

    He also cited "inclement weather" as a factor, which was again outside of the airport's control.

    Adding, on average, aircraft serving Jersey Airport were turned around completely within 30 minutes.

  11. How we used to live

    Guernsey Press

    There's a chance to see what local life was like a century ago at Guernsey Museum’s current exhibition, An Unseen World: Photographs of Edwardian Guernsey.

  12. Adult learning course fee rise to be kept between £20-£50

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Fees for adult learning courses offered by the Guernsey College of Further Education will not be as high as previously thought.

    The college says its new pricing structure is based on teaching costs, plus a contribution to its overheads.

    It says there will be increases for the coming academic year, but that they'll be limited to between £20-£50 per course.

    Deputy Paul Le Pelley says his committee will still be subsidising the majority of these courses, but any losses will be minimised by the College's efforts to operate more efficiently and make savings.

  13. New police HQ has 'improved morale'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended "lessons learnt" from the construction of the new police HQ in Jersey be carried through to other public building projects.

    In a recent report the committee concluded the project was an example of "good project teamwork", and the introduction of the new building had "improved morale" and encouraged staff to stay on.

    Police HQ
    Quote Message: A good consultative planning process, an element of future-proofing, strong communication between teams, flexible and able contractors, and robust fiscal and practical management, helped to deliver this project on time and to budget. Our findings and recommendations are succinct – the lessons learnt and principles embodied should be carried forward to all future major public sector builds." from Constable Simon Crowcroft Acting Chairman, PAC
    Constable Simon CrowcroftActing Chairman, PAC
  14. Daft rafts centre stage for Alderney Week

    David Earl

    Reporter, Alderney

    It was that time of Alderney Week where everyone makes a splash.

    Thanks to the RNLI and their inshore lifeboat for helping us get these close up shots of the Daft Raft Race.

    Video content

    Video caption: Islanders and visitors took to the water on improvised rafts.
  15. Jersey's Stevens returns for tournament

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Jersey coach Neil McRae says it is a "huge boost" to have Ben Stevens back, after picking his squad for World Cricket League Division Five.

    The all-rounder, 25, missed October's tournament because of ill health, but will play in South Africa next month.

    Ben Stevens against Tanzania

    Jonty Jenner, who was 12th man for England in July, is also in the squad after being cleared to play by the ICC.

    "It's our strongest [ever] squad. It's the most difficult selection we've had to make," McRae told BBC Radio Jersey.

  16. Young offered help after case involving child images

    Jersey Evening Post

    Under-19s concerned about their online activity are being urged to seek help by a UK charity following the sentencing of a young Islander for possessing indecent images of children.

  17. Rugby: Reds set for home clash with Coventry

    Tim Pryor

    BBC Sport

    Jersey Reds host Coventry tomorrow afternoon in the islanders' only home pre-season friendly ahead of the new Championship campaign.

    Jersey Reds team photo

    Head coach Harvey Biljon is set to field an all-changed starting 15, with five of the starting line-up in line for the debuts.

    Full-back Scott van Breda will captain the Reds on his first appearance.

    Jersey squad for Saturday: Van Breda, Hodson, Abrahams, Ma'afu, Adair, Cope, Hardy, Woolmore, Macfarlane, Clarey, Voss, Quarrie, Rogerson, Nagle-Taylor, Argyle. Replacements: Saunders, Brodley, Armstrong, Sexton, Bartle, Joyce, Dudley, Eastwell, Best and Worrall.

  18. Jet ski crash victim returns to Jersey

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A Jersey lawyer whose leg was badly damaged in a jet ski accident in St Brelade's Bay has arrived back in the island following treatment in a UK hospital.

    Giles Corbin was flown to Southampton Hospital after his jet ski collided last month with a speedboat.

    His mother Felicity said he was healing, but there is a "tremendous amount of work to do".

    FELICITY and her son Giles

    He was treated at hospital in Southampton for leg injuries.

    The driver of the boat, a 36-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of driving recklessly and later bailed.

  19. New building proposed for La Hougue Bie site

    Jersey Evening Post

    Plans for a new building at a historical site in the island have been drawn up by Jersey Heritage.