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Summary

  1. Nearly half of current prisoners in Jersey 'repeat offenders'
  2. Man arrested after rocks thrown through child's bedroom window in Guernsey
  3. 'Potentially lethal' ecstasy warning from Jersey Police
  4. St Sampson residents protest housing development
  5. Draft for new sexual offences law in Jersey goes to public consultation
  6. Live updates on Friday 1 September 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

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

    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. Coastal erosion helps archaeologists explore islet

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Coastal erosion affecting a islet on Guernsey's west coast was a "major factor" in finding out more about its history.

    Capelle Dom Hue was one of the island's prehistoric landmarks and historians said it could have religious significance.

    States archaeologist Dr Philip de Jersey said on-site studies were the only way to explain the islet's history before it was too late.

    Capelle Dom Hue
    Quote Message: We thought it was a go time to do it, partly because the island is being erodes. It's all very well collecting fragments, pottery and flint that erode out of the low cliff edge there, but that doesn't give you an archaeological understanding of it." from Dr Philip de Jersey Archaeologist, States of Guernsey
    Dr Philip de JerseyArchaeologist, States of Guernsey

    Mr de Jersey's team set off on Tuesday to excavate the islet.

  3. Latest weather: A dry night with clear skies

    David Braine

    Weather Forecaster

    It will be a dry night with clear skies and light winds, which will give a chilly feel.

    Minimum temperature: 13C (55F).

    weather

    Saturday will see arm sunshine and light winds, apart from the odd shower. During the evening, it is likely to cloud over from the west.

    Maximum temperature: 19C (66F).

  4. Alderney 'needs more money' - politician

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Graham McKinley

    One of the politicians taking part in negotiations with the developers of the France-Alderney-Britain electricity link has said the island could benefit substantially more from the project.

    If States members agree later this month, islanders will be asked whether they want the project to include the island, in the full knowledge of how much it will benefit financially.

    Graham McKinley believes the £500,000 per year currently on the table is significantly less than Alderney should receive for allowing the cable to run through the island.

    FAB Link Ltd has surveyed an alternative offshore route after delays in approving the project, which will now go to a public vote.

    Mr McKinley said: "I want us to make considerably more money out of this.

    "We could be making something like £700k-a-week, which is over £36m-a-year," he said.

  5. New sexual offences laws could come into force in Jersey next year

    BBC Radio Jersey

    New offences, including a simplified law on rape, could come into force in Jersey next year.

    Home Affairs Minister Kristina Moore wants the public to comment on proposed changes.

    The law is due to provide clearer definitions for rape and what constitutes consent.

    Minister Moore said she hoped the changes reflected modern society.

  6. Nearly half of current prisoners in Jersey are repeat offenders

    Chris Stone

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Nearly half the prisoners held at La Moye Prison in Jersey are repeat offenders, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

    Jersey prison

    The request revealed 47 out of the 100 prisoners who were inside last month had been imprisoned in Jersey before.

    The request asked about the number of prisoners held at La Moye, and how long they were serving.

    On 16 August, 29 prisoners were serving sentences for drug dealing, 26 for sexual offences, 25 for other violence crimes, and two for burglary.

    Thirty of the inmates were serving sentences of between five and 10 years, while five were serving sentences of more than 10 years.

  7. Spider crab fishing ban in Jersey

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Fishing for spider crabs in Jersey has been banned temporarily.

    An order says people can't fish for or store until 15 October.

    Spider crabs. Pic: AFP/Getty Images
  8. Extra hand baggage allowed on Aurigny's Guernsey and UK flights

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Aurigny

    Aurigny is now allowing passengers to carry two pieces of hand luggage on Guernsey, UK and Grenoble services, instead of one.

    But the airline has said the weight allowance per traveller remained the same at 10kg.

    Quote Message: We understand our hand baggage limit is slightly smaller than some other carriers, but this is due to the size of our aircraft and their overhead locker space. To try to give passengers additional space, we have introduced the extra allowance for a second piece of hand luggage, which can fit under the seat, and this should provide enough space for all essential carry-on items." from Malcolm Coupar Commercial Director, Aurigny
    Malcolm CouparCommercial Director, Aurigny

    The maximum dimensions for the main piece of hand luggage is: 48cm by 36cm by 20cm.

    For the smaller additional hand luggage, it's: 35cm by 25cm by 20cm.

  9. Literary festival to celebrate heyday of Island’s tourism

    Jersey Evening Post

    The heyday of Jersey’s tourism industry will be celebrated at the Jersey Festival of Words this autumn.

  10. Jerseyman facing five ironman challenges 'positive'

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    A Jerseyman is due to reach the halfway point on his challenge to swim, cycle and run five ironman distance triathlons in five days.

    Alasdair Gordon-Hall began his challenge on Wednesday at St Catherine's.

    Alasdair Gordon-Hall
    Quote Message: I'm feeling really positive. The weather has been really mean - the wind yesterday was an absolute killer. So, I'm hoping it's going to calm down a bit today and give me a bit of a push round the island. Starting the cycle, once you're on your bike, you can just keep going. Then it's just a little run to do." from Alasdair Gordon-Hall
    Alasdair Gordon-Hall

    All the money raised will go to the Brig-y-don Children's Charity.

  11. New biodiversity officer sought to encourage 'new projects'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey States is looking for a biodiversity education officer for the next two years.

    The new position, with an advertised salary of £30,000+ a year, will involve working with others to encourage new projects and practical conservation measures, officials said.

    Principal environmental services officer Andy McCutcheon said candidates needed to be able to explain issues facing local habitats.

    Quote Message: We would see the education officer as pivotal to the delivery of the strategy. What we're lacking is really a lot of information about what is going on out there in terms of population changes and trends. We need to articulate that information, and get it across to people." from Andy McCutcheon Principal Environmental Services Officer, States of Guernsey
    Andy McCutcheonPrincipal Environmental Services Officer, States of Guernsey

    The Policy and Resources Committee committed to improving biodiversity in Guernsey in its latest plan for States committees, published in 2016.

    Is this a job which requires a such a salary? Email us your thoughts.

  12. Jersey Reds v Doncaster

    BBC Sport

    Harvey Biljon

    Jersey Reds will give league debuts to six summer signings, including new captain Scott van Breda at full-back.

    Tom Pincus, Mark Best, Jerry Sexton, Matt Rogerson and Conor Joyce also start, while five other new arrivals are named on the bench.

  13. Exclusion rules on committee talks ‘are too vague’

    Guernsey Press

    An education committee member who was barred from involvement in funding negotiations after enrolling her son at one of the colleges says the rules are too vague.

  14. Woman 'verbally abused' in St Helier

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A woman was verbally abused by a group of five or six teenagers on mountain bikes in St Helier, police say.

    She was approaching Pier Road car park from the Mulcaster Street junction on Wednesday, between 15:00 and 15:30, when she found the teenagers were blocking the pavement ahead.

    Officers said the woman, who was in her 20s, asked the group to move and they followed her to the car park shouting abuse before getting into a lift with their bikes.

    They are described as white European and between the ages of 13 to 16.

    One of the young people was wearing a red hooded top, and another had distinctive narrow rectangular glasses.

    Police are appealing for witnesses.

  15. 'FAB Off,' protester says over power project

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Margaret Warren-Roberts

    Margaret Warren-Roberts is so concerned by the France-Britain-Alderney power project, she's put anti-FAB Link posters up in her car and on her house windows.

    If politicians agree on 13 September, there will be a public vote on whether Alderney is included in the £500m electricity project linking Britain and France. The politicians, though, will have the final say.

    "It would destroy this island, both the environment and the way of life," she said.

    Those behind the project said it would bring economic prosperity to the island.

    Margaret said she wasn't buying it.

    "We've survived in the past without it and we'll survive in the future," she said.

    FAB OFF placard in Alderney
  16. St Sampson residents protest housing development

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A group of St Sampson's residents are protesting a planning application to build houses in the Delancey area on St Clair Hill.

    If approved, the first stage of the project will see 83 homes built.

    But a member of a conservation group in the area, Peter Voute, claims 150 will be built by the time the project is complete.

    He said he felt the density was "unacceptably high" and would cause an increase in traffic and parking.

    Quote Message: It's all narrow lanes. If you tried to get a lorry with a skip down there, it would be very tight indeed. If you're going to build 150 houses, what are you going to do about 200 cars trying to get on Route Militaire at eight in the morning?" from Peter Voute
    Peter Voute
  17. Man to appear at Royal Court after £150k of suspected cannabis seized

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A man arrested after suspected cannabis with an estimated street value of £150,000 was found in a vehicle is due to appear at Jersey's Royal Court next month.

    Officers from the Customs and Immigration Service said they found 10kg of the suspected drug in a vehicle travelling on the Condor Liberation from Poole on Thursday.

    A 59-year-old, charged with offences under Jersey's customs and excise laws, appeared in the Magistrate's Court this morning. He is due to appear in the Royal Court on 13 October.