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Summary

  1. Clinton Pringle car death sentence 'carefully considered'
  2. Guernsey drug and alcohol addiction programme to be extended
  3. Smartphone parking payment trialled in Jersey car park
  4. Live updates on Wednesday 6 September 2017

Live Reporting

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  1. Our coverage across the day

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

    We'll be back on Thursday 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. Class in sports hall when ceiling collapsed

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The sports hall at Jersey's Le Rocquier School has been closed after parts of the ceiling collapsed during a class.

    The school's head master Phil Slater said no one was injured, and safety officials are inspecting the damage.

    Quote Message: The light fitting in the hall collapsed during a class. Fortunately the teacher heard and moved the children to the side. The sports hall itself is 36 to 37 years old, so it's not part of the new school that's around 10-11 years." from Phil Slater Le Rocquier School head master
    Phil SlaterLe Rocquier School head master

    He said other facilities would be available for the children to use whilst the sports hall was out of action.

  3. £2,000 raised for Elizabeth Castle renovation fund

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Organiser Helen Gray from Jersey Heritage says the Hawksford Castle Chase was created as part of their "Love Your Castle Campaign".

    They're trying to get local people to appreciate and visit historical sites in Jersey.

    The money from the chase will be going to towards restoration work at Elizabeth Castle.

    Castle chase
    Quote Message: We've got 144 runner and 72 teams running out to the castle today raising money. We've raised about £2,000 today so that's really excellent. We've got another free access event for the public on the 21 October, but who knows, watch this space as we may be doing the castle chase again this time next year." from Helen Gray Jersey Heritage
    Helen GrayJersey Heritage
  4. Man kicked in the face 'several times' at weekender

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A man was punched and then kicked when he was on the ground at the Weekender music festival in Jersey.

    The alleged assault happened in the dance tent on Saturday night.

    Police say the festival goer was kicked several times in the face.

    Information about a group of men is wanted in connection to the incident.

    One of the men is described as having a tattoo on his neck.

  5. Urn discovery suggests early Roman settlement

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A 1st Century Roman urn unearthed in Alderney suggests the Romans were in the Channel Islands much earlier than previously thought.

    Engineers digging a trench for an electricity cable found the urn and human remains - near the island's Roman fort.

    The Archaeology Officer in Guernsey, Phil de Jersey, says no one had considered such an early Roman settlement in the Channel Islands.

    Quote Message: It is very early first century AD and although we have evidence of the Romans from Guernsey and to a lesser extent Jersey, we don't have this very early Roman presence." from Phil de Jersey Archaeology Officer, States of Guernsey
    Phil de JerseyArchaeology Officer, States of Guernsey
  6. ‘Toy gun’ in luggage delays flight

    Jersey Evening Post

    Passengers on a flight to Funchal were delayed for almost four hours after a ‘toy gun’ was found in someone’s luggage.

  7. Weather: Bright start but more rain later

    BBC Weather

    It will stay dry into the evening, with clear spells. However, a few showers are possible through the early hours as we head towards dawn. Minimum Temperature: 15C (59F).

    Weather map

    Thursday will be off to a bright start, but it will become increasingly cloudy and breezy with some rain around later in the evening. Maximum Temperature: 18C (64F).

  8. Castle chase: 'A unique event'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Steve, Daniel and Jamie took part in the castle chase today, which raised money for the restoration fund for Elizabeth Castle.

    Steve said it was a great idea, because it was such a unique event.

    runners
    Image caption: Steve (left) and Daniel (centre) run together often, but Jamie (right) just got roped in this morning
    Quote Message: This is a unique race, it's like nothing we've had in Jersey. It's quite unique to do a two-man relay on this kind of terrain. I take part in lots of races, on roads, cross country, and this is a really novel idea. It's a great thing to do to support the castle as well." from Steven Milsom
    Steven Milsom
  9. Education takes 'too big a cut' says deputy after overspend

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Education has been asked to take "too big a cut", according to the President of the Education, Sport and Culture Committee, Paul Le Pelley.

    In the States assembly today he said they are expecting to overspend by just under £2m this year.

    The deputy told the assembly cuts had been made in staff numbers centrally and in schools, but spending had increased in other areas such as pre-school education.

    He added the current budget could seriously impact on front-line services.

    Quote Message: I would say that I think education has been asked to take too big a cut. I think the amount of money we've been given as a budget has actually been done without really looking closely at actually what we really afford to lose. To be quite honest this salami slicing has actually damaged us. We are going to be hitting front-line services very seriously if we are required to continue to take these kind of reductions." from Deputy Paul Le Pelley President, Committee for Education, Sport and Culture, States of Guernsey
    Deputy Paul Le PelleyPresident, Committee for Education, Sport and Culture, States of Guernsey
  10. St John Ambulance 'in a good place'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The outgoing chief officer of Guernsey's St John Ambulance says he's leaving the service in a good place.

    Jon Beausire is retiring having spent nine years in charge of the operation, and 31 years with St John in total.

    He says money will always be a challenge for the service, and talks are ongoing about its future contract with the States but he's optimistic for the future.

  11. Firing a flintlock musket

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The flintlock musket would have been a common sight in the hands of soldier around Elizabeth Castle.

    Chris Faulkner, a reenactor at Elizabeth Castle in St Helier, talked to me about firing "the AK47 of its time", a flintlock musket, commonly used by the British Army from the 17th to the 19th Century.

    He said the musket, although inaccurate, was an incredibly powerful weapon at close range, and could "shoot through a three inch oak door, no problem".

    Man with a musket

    Chris fired the musket to start the Hawksford Castle Chase earlier today, a blank round he assured me, and said although nothing would come out of the barrel, "it would make a very loud bang".

    You can see here, he wasn't wrong!

  12. States finances 'better than forecast' - St Pier

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The States of Guernsey's finances are "better than forecast" after seven months of the year, according to Deputy Gavin St Pier.

    The president of the Policy and Resources Committee says the island's population, and the number of people in work are both up in the year so far.

    He also added more money had been collected from income tax than expected.

    Gavin St Pier
    Quote Message: All in all, income tax receipts are £7.1m ahead of expectation at this point in the year. Which, based on the information currently available, is forecast to rise to £12m by the end of the year." from Deputy Gavin St Pier President, Policy and Resources Committee, States of Guernsey
    Deputy Gavin St PierPresident, Policy and Resources Committee, States of Guernsey
  13. Smartphone parking app 'free to download'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The States of Jersey is trialling a new way to pay for parking in the island. It will initially be available at the Green Street car park but could be rolled out to other car parks in the future.

    Terry Renouf, from parking control, says there is no charge for the app beyond the usual cost of parking, however, there are other options within the app that will incur additional costs.

    If you want a receipt by email there is no extra charge but to get a text message receipt or a text warning that your parking is up it will cost an extra 10p. That is charged by the Pay By Phone company.

    Quote Message: One of the other benefits of pay by phone being international, many areas of France use the app." from Terry Renouf Parking Control
    Terry RenoufParking Control
  14. ‘I thought I was dying’ says man attacked by dog in Sark

    Guernsey Press

    A man said he ‘thought he was dying’ when a dog bit his face in Sark, leaving him with a severed artery and the need to undergo emergency surgery.

  15. The Hawksford Castle Chase: In pictures

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Hawksford Castle Chase
    Image caption: The first Hawksford Castle Chase to Elizabeth Castle was a two mile relay race held today
    Hawksford Castle Chase
    Image caption: Runners gathered with their teams at about 12:00 to register
    Hawksford Castle Chase
    Image caption: They faced slippery, sea lettuce covered, rocky terrain in the dash up to the castle
    Hawksford Castle Chase
    Image caption: Racers also faced the wind on the way up to the castle, but at least it was behind them on the way to the shore
    Hawksford Castle Chase
    Image caption: Moving up to the 16th Century castle, runners knew they had hit the halfway point in the chase
    Hawksford Castle Chase
    Image caption: They were met at the shoreline by applause from team mates, and much needed refreshments
    Hawksford Castle Chase
    Image caption: A total of 144 people raced to raise money for the Jersey Heritage "Love Your Castle" campaign
  16. Cricket: Jersey ease into semi-finals, Guernsey relegated

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

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    Nat Watkins top scored for Jersey with the bat, getting 44 runs, while Ben Stevens again led the way with the ball, taking three wickets.

    Guernsey meanwhile have been relegated out of the World Cricket League structure following their defeat by Qatar.

    Tim Pryor's report from South Africa will follow shortly.

  17. Can you rehome a guinea pig?

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    The GSPCA has more than 70 guinea pigs to rehome.

    The charity was asked to take in the guinea pigs, many suffering from ringworm, by a vet earlier in the summer. The rodents have been in quarantine until recently when they were given the all clear.

    The charity is now hoping to find the animals, each with their own name and character, "a forever home".

    Alicia
  18. Staff buy PR business from founders

    Guernsey Press

    The Channel Islands media sector has been surprised by a move which has seen leading PR practitioner Steve Falla sell his business to two members of his staff.