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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Our coverage across the Channel Islands has finished for the day.

    We'll be back on Tuesday 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. Airbnb: How popular is it in Guernsey?

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Airbnb logo

    There are currently 85 properties listed on the home-sharing app, a rise of more than 30 in the past four months.

    Of those, 15 are in Sark or Alderney - which aren't covered by the island's tourism laws.

    People renting their homes in Guernsey to visitors are being reminded they need to obtain a permit before they can house guests, at a cost of £50.

    At least 58 of the sites listed on Airbnb are already covered by a permit, Quality Development Manager Peter Perrio said.

    Of the remaining sites, "several" owners had been in touch with the committee to obtain a permit, he said.

  3. Weather: Dry and bright on Tuesday

    BBC Weather

    This evening will stay cloudy but dry. The night will be mild and humid and it will become rather murky with a risk of further fog. Minimum Temperature: 17C (63F).

    Weather map

    Fog will be quicker to clear than it was this morning and most of Tuesday will be dry and bright.

    It will become quite windy for a time in the middle of the day but the wind will blow in very warm air from France. Maximum Temperature: 29C (84F).

  4. Blockchain technology key to ILS innovation

    Guernsey Press

    Following Northern Trust’s development of the technology for private equity fund administration earlier this year, Guernsey-domiciled ILS reinsurance transformer Dom Re IC Ltd has issued what it is claiming to be the first notes ever digitised on a private blockchain.

  5. New look airshow for 50th anniversary

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    There will be six new additions to Guernsey's annual air display this September, but it is still not known if the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will feature after most of the historic aircraft that make up the flight were grounded due to an engine issue.

    The Royal Navy Parachute Team is due to open proceedings on 14 September by dropping from the skies over St Peter Port.

    This year's event will be the 50th air display in Guernsey, the first coming in 1971.

    A privately-owned spitfire will also be in attendance, organisers confirmed.

    The display will be without the Red Arrows, who are away on tour in September.

    A Lancaster Bomber, part of the memorial flight
  6. Permit reminder for Guernsey Airbnb hosts

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    A person scrolls through the airbnb app on an iPad

    People looking to rent their homes to visitors on sharing apps such as Airbnb are being reminded they need a permit to do so.

    Under the 1948-98 Tourist (Guernsey) Laws all private dwellings housing paid visitors must have an annual boarding permit, issued by the Committee for Economic Development.

    The reminder comes after a recent 8.3% rise in staying leisure visitors in the three months to June, buoyed in part by the growing popularity of sites Airbnb, Owners Direct and Cottages Direct, the committee said.

    The laws are designed to protect visitors and the reputation of the island as a holiday destination.

    Anyone with paying guests who doesn't have a permit is committing an offence, the committee said, and could incur a "substantial financial penalty".

  7. Two-school model has 'broad' support

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Deputy Matt Fallaize

    A group of deputies is considering bringing forward plans for a two-school model of secondary education in Guernsey.

    It comes as the Education Committee seeks feedback on plans to move towards three all-ability schools.

    Deputy Matt Fallaize has said he's always favoured two 11-18 schools, and a recent meeting showed he has growing support.

    At it, Deputy Fallaize said about a third of all deputies showed support for two schools, half of whom were in favour of selection at 11 and half who weren't.

    "It's possible that there's a reasonably broad coalition of support," he said.

  8. ‘Sand wizard’ magics dome over castle at St Catherine’s

    Jersey Evening Post

    Tourists and Islanders are now able to step inside another world at St Catherine’s by entering a huge green dome, home to an intricately sculpted sandcastle.

  9. Family’s charity skydive in memory of Georgie

    Guernsey Press

    The mother and sister of a young woman who was killed in a car crash last month will be taking on a fundraising parachute jump in her memory next Saturday.

  10. Online sites 'one factor' in staying visitor growth

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Airbnb app on a mobile phone

    An 8.3% rise in the number of leisure visitors staying in Guernsey has been buoyed, in part, by the growing popularity of online accommodation sites such as Airbnb, Guernsey's Economic Development Committee has said.

    Visitor figures for the three months to June show an increase in the number of staying visitors not travelling for business purposes or with friends or family.

    "One factor for this is the growing popularity of peer-to peer on-line accommodation sites such as Airbnb, Owners Direct and Cottages Direct," the committee said.

    There was, however, a 10.9% fall in staying business visitors compared to the same period the year before.

    There are currently 85 Bailiwick properties listed on home sharing app Airbnb, a rise of more than 30 since April. The committee expecting that growth to continue.

  11. Bid to halt plans that would ‘disfigure’ St Lawrence Church

    Jersey Evening Post

    Heritage campaigners are asking the Environment Minister to use special powers invested in him under the Island’s Planning Law to stop an extension from being built at St Lawrence Church.

  12. Resignations after deputy code breach

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Two members of Jersey's Public Accounts Committee have resigned from their roles because they no longer have confidence in its chairman, Deputy Andrew Lewis.

    Vice Chairman the Constable of St Helier Simon Crowcroft and Deputy Judy Martin said they had quit their roles after a States committee found Deputy Lewis breached the code of conduct for States Members.

    Deputy Lewis now faces a vote of censure next month.

    It's after the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry found the deputy lied in relation the suspension of former police chief Graham Power.

  13. Site excavated before 'being lost to rising seas'

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    It is hoped an archaeological dig on Capelle Dom Hue, will find out more about a small stone structure on the islet before its lost to rising sea levels.

    The structure, just off Guernsey's west coast, has been interpreted as some kind of religious building.

    The excavation will help develop a clearer understanding of the prehistoric use of the island, dating to four or five thousand years ago.

    The dig is being led by Dr Phil de Jersey, States archaeologist, and is expected to last up to six days.

  14. Lifeboat called out after engine failure

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's St Peter Port lifeboat was called out at 04:18 today to help a Belgian vessel stranded after engine failure.

    The boat was 12 miles south of St Martin's Point.

    The vessel was towed back safely to St Peter Port, arriving at 06:15, according to Guernsey Harbours.

  15. Emails reveal hospital spat

    Naomi Dunning

    BBC Radio Jersey, Reporter

    Senator Philip Ozouf

    Senator Philip Ozouf fought to keep People's Park an open space and not a site for Jersey's new hospital, private emails have revealed.

    Senator Ozouf emailed Health Minister Andrew Green in September 2015.

    "There can scarcely be another proposal that would have the potential of galvanising so much opposition," he said.

    He went on to suggest there must be better solutions than "ripping up the historic green and public space in the supposedly overcrowded St Helier".

    The email was published after a Freedom of Information request.

    A public inquiry will look into whether the £460m hospital should be rebuilt on the current site.

  16. Rugby: Reds name Van Breda as captain

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Jersey Reds have named South African utility back Scott van Breda as their new captain.

    The 25-year-old only arrived in the island last month, but has played for a number of sides in his home country, including Eastern Province Kings.

    Reds head coach Harvey Biljon rotated the captaincy between three players during pre-season, with Van Breda leading the side in their victory over Coventry.

  17. Sculptors shine even without the sun at Art on the Beach

    Guernsey Press

    It was not exactly beach weather yesterday, but the clouds and wind did not stop eager artists heading for Vazon for the annual Art on the Beach event.

  18. Defer Warwick Farm decision, says constable

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A decision to let the Jersey States-owned nursery at Warwick Farm should be deferred, according to Constable Simon Crowcroft.

    He wants the site at Mont a L'Abbe to become part of a parish country park.

    Plans for the park were first proposed in 2011, aimed at giving those living in the most built-up part of the island better access to the countryside.

    The plans stalled, and earlier this year the States decided to put the former nursery up for rent, while it decides on its long-term future.

    The proposal will be debated in September.