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Summary

  1. Jersey States told by deputy he "deeply regrets" choice of words in care inquiry lies claim debate
  2. New Asian hornets' nest discovered in Jersey
  3. "Real concern" over prescription drug abuse in Guernsey
  4. Former Jersey Bailiff Senator Sir Philip Bailhache ill in hospital
  5. Offences recorded in Guernsey involving influence of alcohol "at lowest since 2011"
  6. --- But same report shows "real concern" over prescription drug abuse
  7. Jersey teacher describes being caught up in Florida hurricane
  8. Live updates on Tuesday 12 September

Live Reporting

By Rob Byrne

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage for the day

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    That's all from BBC Local Live in the Channel Islands for today, but we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow to bring you all Wednesday's news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    Don't miss Channel Islands news this evening at 18:30 on BBC One and the late bulletin at 22:30 tonight.

  2. People in Alderney see Queen's Commonwealth Baton

    David Earl

    Reporter, Alderney

    Queen's Commonwealth Baton

    People in Alderney, Herm and Sark have had a chance to see the Queen's Commonwealth Baton.

    It travelled from Guernsey this morning aboard the St Peter Port lifeboat as part of its tour of the Commonwealth nations ahead of the Gold Coast games in 2018.

    Its first stop saw it being shown to schoolchildren in Alderney (pictured).

  3. Weather: Heavy rain and strong to gale-force winds

    BBC Weather

    A band of locally heavy rain will move eastwards this evening accompanied by strong to gale-force winds, as part of Aileen, the first named storm of the season. Clear spells and blustery showers are following.

    Minimum temperature: 15C (59F).

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    It will be a windy day on Wednesday, but the gusts will be gradually easing. There will be some sunny spells with scattered heavy, perhaps thundery showers and a risk of hail, especially later on.

    Maximum temperature: 17C (63F).

  4. 'Day-tripper' boost for Alderney

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Alderney's Braye Harbour

    An increase in the number of people on day trips to Alderney can explain a rise in the number of ferry passengers seen over the summer, Visit Alderney has said.

    Data released by Alderney's Economic Development Committee showed an increase of 1,685 passenger journeys between May and August compared to the year before.

    Helene Turner, from Visit Alderney, said: "A lot of the boats have been coming via Guernsey, so we've also picked up day-trippers from Guernsey.

    "I think a lot of people are taking up that chance and joining the French visitors and coming over and spending the day here.

    "It's great to see people both from Dielette in France and Guernsey coming over to spend some time here."

  5. States to sit beyond 17:30 to finish censure debate

    States assembly

    Jersey States members have agreed to sit beyond 17:30 in order to finish the debate and vote on whether to formally censure Deputy Andrew Lewis over allegations he lied to the assembly.

    Listen to the debate live here.

  6. Cricket: Jersey's MacRae reveals a 'one to watch'

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Neil Macrae

    Jersey will join Vanuatu, Malaysia, Denmark, Bermuda and Uganda in the World Cricket League's fourth division in 2018, which is part of the pathway towards qualification for the 2023 World Cup in India.

    Coach Neil MacRae said his side could go on and win the division after they won division five in South Africa last week.

    MacRae has singled out 16-year-old Harrison Carlyon as one to watch going forward after his 38 runs from 56 balls in the 120-run win over Vanuatu in the final in Johannesburg.

    He said: "I think we've had a glimpse of the future. We saw Jonty Jenner emerge a couple of years ago and burst onto the scene, and I think you've seen a first glimpse of what Harrison can do."

  7. Weather hits Condor's ferry routes

    Andrew Segal

    Local Live

    There are cancellations for Condor's Liberation ferry on Wednesday, partly as a result of Storm Aileen, managers say.

    Condor said that, even though weather conditions were set to abate, it was to cancel all its Poole-Guernsey and Guernsey-Jersey services because it needed to take into consideration crew duty hours.

    It said: "Passengers are being advised to transfer to our sailings on Thursday 14 September."

    It added that would operate a second round trip between Poole and the islands on Thursday to accommodate passengers affected by the disruption.

    Condor Liberation in St Peter Port Harbour, Guernsey
  8. Deputy Andrew Lewis's possible censure: Why is it important?

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The victims of historical child abuse in Jersey want answers to comments made by Deputy Andrew Lewis which are being debated in the States today, a care leaver has said.

    The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry found the deputy lied to the States in 2008 but he denies the allegations, prompting a debate in the assembly on whether to censure him.

    Carrie Modral said the sacking of a senior police officer which followed the Mr Lewis's comments affected care leavers' trust in the States.

    Carrie Modral
    Quote Message: It's a big issue because, at the time, the police - Lenny Harper and Graham Power - were supporting the care leavers. They were being vocal on behalf of the care leavers, and were trying to make sure care leavers came forward to tell their story. Then, when the trust was being gained, bang, the chief of police [Power] was suspended and Lenny Harper was allowed to retire halfway through a major investigation. Of course care leavers went from trust to not trusting again." from Carrie Modral
    Carrie Modral
  9. Archery: O'Sullivan to represent GB at Worlds

    James Law

    BBC Sport Online

    Jersey archer Lucy O'Sullivan has been selected as part of Great Britain's 11-strong squad for the World Championships in Mexico next month.

    The 26-year-old, who helped her country to silver at a World Cup event last month, is part of the compound team.

    Lucy O'Sullivan

    "I've worked so hard this year and I'm so proud to be on this team," she said.

    "I believe we have a great opportunity to perform even better at the World Championships. It's a great team and I hope to do well individually too."

  10. No comment on end of free movement

    Jersey Evening Post

    The External Relations Department has refused to comment on leaked documents which indicate that the UK will end freedom of movement of labour immediately after Brexit.

  11. 'Broader' protection under new rape law

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's new sexual offences laws will have a new "important" distinction on consent, according to one of the people involved in drafting it.

    Currently the rape law only applies to an act between a man and a woman, but the new law is broader. It will provide protection for people who are attacked by others of the same sex, and greater protection for those who are too drunk or incapable of agreeing to sex.

    Dr Helen Miles said that was an important aspect of the law.

    She said: "The consent to an act can be taken back at any time, before or after the act, and during the act. The definition of consent that we're proposing is quite broad here."

  12. Rise in Alderney ferry passengers

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Alerney breakwater

    The number of ferry passengers travelling to Alderney has increased this summer compared to the year before.

    Data released by Alderney's Economic Development Committee shows 1,685 more passengers arrived by ferry in Alderney between the months of May to August, compared to the same period the year before.

    In total, there were 3,696 passengers between May and August 2017.

    The rise can be put down to an increased number of Manche Iles sailings, particularly in August.

  13. Football: 'Flimsy' Guernsey squad for away tie

    BBC Sport

    Guernsey FC players

    After five straight losses, Guernsey FC travel to second-placed Whyteleafe tonight in their latest Bostik South clash.

    Green Lions' head coach Colin Fallaize said he and manager Tony Vance have a weakened squad to pick from.

    Dom Heaume, Dave Rihoy, Kieran Mahon, Matt Loaring, Ross Allen and Jamie Dodd are all unavailable, but Jason Winch could return for the first time in two years.

    "We're in the reality of a strong league and trying to swim against the tide at the moment," Fallaize said.

    "We're going away on Tuesday with quite a flimsy squad and, so, if you like an analogy, Tony will be building another jigsaw puzzle in trying to get us a result."

    Guernsey FC vs Whytteleafe is live this evening on BBC Radio Guernsey from 19:00. Kick-off is due at 19:45.

  14. Weather watcher: Sheltered on the east coast

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Weather watcher Brassin Guernsey has captured what looks like the calm before the storm this afternoon at St Peter Port's harbour.

    Rain and strong winds are expected this evening. We'll have a full forecast later.

    St Peter Port harbour
  15. Concerns over festival on-site drug-testing

    Jersey Evening Post

    A scheme that allows festival-goers to test their illegal drugs for purity and cutting agents could do more harm than good, the Island’s Medical Officer of Health has said.

  16. Guernsey hotel worker deported

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A convicted Latvian national has been deported from Guernsey after serving a three-month prison sentence for assault.

    Twenty-seven-year-old Emils Vasjurins was "successfully" returned to Latvia on 11 September aboard commercial flights, the Guernsey Border Agency said.

    The deportation was overseen by local officers and went "without incident".

    "This deportation again shows that foreign nationals who commit serious or persistent crime in Guernsey will not be tolerated," the agency said.

  17. Latest weather: Wet and windy evening on the way

    BBC Weather

    A band of locally heavy rain will move eastwards this evening, accompanied by strong to gale force winds, especially over the coasts and hills. Clear spells and blustery showers following.

    Jersey forecast:

    Jersey weather forecast

    Guernsey forecast:

    Guernsey weather forecast
  18. Another Asian hornets' nest discovered

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Asian hornet nest in a tree canopy
    Image caption: Can you see it? Staff are attempting to destroy this Asian hornet's nest

    As staff from Jersey's Department for the Environment attempt to destroy an Asian hornet's nest on Wellington Hill, another has been discovered.

    A further nest has been found today in the roof of a bungalow just north of Le Roquier School, in St Clement.

    None of the invasive species had been seen before in the area.

  19. Deputy Andrew Lewis: States told he 'deeply regrets' lack of clarity in his words

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A Jersey politician facing a vote of censure has told the States he regrets the lack of clarity in the language he used.

    States members are due to decide whether Deputy Andrew Lewis should be reprimanded for lying to the States and the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry about the suspension of police chief Graham Power in 2008.

    Deputy Andrew Lewis said: "In hindsight, I may have used language under pressure of answering questions that was not as clear as it should have been.

    "In other words, I used short-hand when referring to the name of the report. In retrospect, I accept this was less than ideal but necessary to explain the situation.

    "I also accept that it was possible for my words to be misconstrued, I had no intention, however, of misleading any member of the States.

    "I deeply regret not being more precise in the language I used."