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Summary

  1. Businessman jailed for indecently assaulting girl
  2. Pair jailed for smuggling drugs into Jersey
  3. Condor Rapide rescheduled due to engine issues
  4. More Portuguese man-o-war spotted around Guernsey
  5. Attempted murder: Man in custody
  6. Protest over new homes proposals in Guernsey
  7. Updates on Monday 2 October

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  1. Our coverage across the day

    Rob England

    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. Couple jailed for trying to bring cocaine to Jersey on ferry

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A couple caught trying to bring £16,000 worth of cocaine into Jersey on a Condor Ferry have been jailed.

    lr Emma Lynch, Steven Baker

    Steven Baker, 27 from Aylesbury was sentenced to seven years and Emma Lynch, 29 from Liverpool was sentenced to five years by Jersey's Royal Court.

    They were caught trying to smuggle 170g (6oz) of cocaine internally by customs officers in July.

    The Royal Court heard that Baker owed money to "the wrong type of people in Liverpool".

  3. Maritime Museum roof to be refurbished

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's Maritime Museum and the old warehouse buildings next to it are due to be covered in scaffolding so their roofs can be replaced in a £650,000 refurbishment plan.

    Jersey Maritime Museum

    The former storage sites are listed as buildings of special interest by the States.

    In recent years they have been converted into the Maritime Museum, the Tapestry Gallery and the Marine Leisure Centre, and are owned by the Ports of Jersey.

    A spokesman for Ports of Jersey said skylights would be fitted in the refurbished roofs.

  4. Christmas lottery tickets now on sale

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Tickets for the Channel Islands Christmas Lottery have now gone on sale. Last year it raised more than £1.2m for local charities.

    Organisers say tickets are available from more outlets across the islands than ever before. They hope the top prize will beat last year's record £1.12m.

    The draw will be held in Jersey on 19 December with the top prize increasing in line with the number of £2 tickets sold.

    Lottery Ticket
    Quote Message: The Channel Islands Christmas Lottery provides much needed financial support to a wide range of good causes in Jersey. from Deputy Murray Norton Assistant Jersey Economic Development Minister
    Deputy Murray NortonAssistant Jersey Economic Development Minister
  5. Police praise abuse victim for coming forward

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey businessman Mark Loane has been sentenced to eight years in prison and made to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years after the Royal Court found him guilty of six counts of indecent assault.

    Loane founded C5 Alliance - now the largest technology company in the Channel Islands - but left the business shortly before the start of the trial.

    He was also ordered to pay £50,000 in compensation.

    States of Jersey Police praised the victim for coming forward saying she "showed incredible courage in reporting the abuse she suffered".

    Officers say the abuse of young people "will not be tolerated" and they will be proactive in investigating such crimes.

  6. Wet this evening, cool and breezy tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    It will be rather wet through the first part of the night but the rain will clear to the south east leaving a dry night.

    Under clear spells it will turn rather cool. Tomorrow will be largely dry but cool and breezy. Minimum temperature: 11C (52F).

    Weather
  7. Politicians 'should not be banned from voting'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Politicians should not be banned from voting on major infrastructure projects, the vice president of Guernsey's Development and Planning Authority (DPA) has said.

    Last week, a number of deputies who sit on the DPA abstained from a vote in the States assembly on whether or not a section of L'Ancresse wall should be knocked down.

    But Deputy Dawn Tindall said States members should be trusted to make clear and informed decisions, regardless of other positions they hold.

    "I think we should be able to put our local deputy hat on and not our DPA hat on", she said.

    "We should be involved in such discussions and such votes with a free rein," she added.

  8. 'Autism Hour' held in Jersey supermarkets

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The lights in two large Co-op supermarkets in Jersey have been dimmed this afternoon, as the shops join an initiative to help people with autism.

    It's part of Autism Hour, and also saw background music turned down and no speaker announcements made.

    The Co-op said reducing the noise and light makes shops more comfortable for people with the condition.

    The Autism Hour was held in the St Helier and St Peter Grand Marché stores from 15:00-16:00.

  9. BreakingBusinessman jailed for indecently assaulting girl

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A leading Jersey businessman has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being found guilty of six counts of indecently assaulting a young girl.

    Mark Loane

    Mark Loane, 48 of St Helier must also pay £50,000 in compensation. He appeared in Jersey's Royal Court today.

    He was also put on the sex offenders register.

    Loane was found guilty in July after a jury took four hours to reach a decision. They heard he indecently assaulted the girl on repeated occasions and the six counts were a sample of the actual number of attacks.

  10. Woman 'grabbed' in St Helier

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    A woman in her early 20s was allegedly "grabbed" on Mont Cochon in St Helier, police have said.

    Officers told the BBC the woman was walking towards Landscape Grove at the top of the hill when she walked past two men heading in the other direction.

    One of the men grabbed her wrist, but she ran off.

    The man is described as being in his late 30s, 5ft 8" (172cm) tall and of "chubby" build with a balding hairline, wearing jeans and a burgundy or deep red hoodie.

    He was heard to be speaking a foreign language thought to be either Portugese or Spanish.

    The man accompanying him is described as being 6ft tall (182cm), of a thin build, with a Mediterranean complexion, wearing a dark suit jacket with a light shirt.

    Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened on Saturday at about 23:00.

  11. More cloud forming and rain spreading in

    BBC Weather

    Cloud will increase during the afternoon as rain arrives from the west, turning heavy later on.

    It'll feel cool, especially in the wind.

    Maximum temperature: 17C (63F).

    In Jersey:

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    In Guernsey:

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  12. Buesnel wins seven golds and British title

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey gymnast Alex Buesnel won seven gold medals at the British Disability Championships to claim the British title this weekend for the tenth time.

    He was one of five gymnasts from the Jersey Special Gymnastics Club to compete at the event in Lilleshall, Shropshire.

    Also competing for Jersey were Matthew Kirkland, Aaron Bonnar, Cailiegh Quail and Rue Reis.

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  13. Liberty Bus seeks more drivers to 'meet demand' of new services

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Liberty Bus is looking for more drivers so it can meet the demands for its new services.

    The bus company's new timetable comes into force today, and sees several changes including:

    • An earlier service on route one
    • Increased Sunday service on route one, to every 20 minutes
    • An additional Sunday service on route five
    • An additional Sunday service on route seven

    Spokeswoman Jess Stanier said they were "always looking for new drivers" and were interested in any drivers with a PSV (public service vehicle) license, or those interested in acquiring one.

  14. Condor Rapide rescheduled due to Liberation 'engine issues'

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Condor

    The Condor Rapide has been rescheduled due to the Liberation suffering an "issue" with its port-side main engine, the provider has said.

    As a result, Condor said the Liberation services from Poole would operate on reduced power, and would only be travelling as far as Guernsey today.

    Some crossings have been cancelled, including the 14:45 from Jersey to Poole, and all day trips.

    The first Liberation service arrived an hour later in Guernsey at 13:45, and departed 1h 55m early at 14:30, it is due to arrive in Poole at 19:00.

    To compensate for the route, passengers needing to travel to Jersey from this service are advised to transfer on to the Condor Rapide departing Guernsey at 17:40, which arrives at 18:40.

    This will have a knock-on effect on the rest of the Rapide's timetable, with the service from St Malo to Guernsey now departing at 16:00 and arriving at 18:00, and the service from Jersey to St Malo will depart at 19:25 and arrive at 21:45.

  15. Jersey progress in Inter-League Cup

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Jersey's Football Combination are through to the second round of the FA Inter-League Cup after a 3-2 win over the Essex Olympian League 3-2 at Springfield.

    Two goals from Calvin Weir and one from Adam Trotter sealed victory for the island side, who were twice pegged back by their opponents.

    Martin Cassidy

    "Hopefully we can go on a run of games and win and get more ruthless in the last third," manager Martin Cassidy told BBC Radio Jersey.

    "Fingers crossed we can go on winning games home or away, we need to be ready to go and play away.

    "I'm going to take all the good things out of today, and there were a lot of good positive things we need to build on," he added.

  16. Dogs and horse beach restrictions lifted

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    Summer beach restrictions for horses and dogs have now been lifted until 30 April.

    Islanders may exercise dogs and horses at any time, but are being reminded to clear up any dog waste, as this may incur a fine (£500 in Jersey, £100 in Guernsey).

    Additional restrictions may apply on some beaches, such as a year-round dog ban on Lihou Island and on the Richmond end of Vazon in Guernsey.

    Max the dog in the sea
  17. Team Jets get thrilling late win

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Jersey's Team Jets netball team got their new season off to a thrilling start with a 34-33 win over Loughborough TFC at Fort Regent.

    The island side, playing in Premier League Three after relegation last season, were eight goals up going into the final quarter.

    But the visitors rallied and looked like they would go back to the Midlands with a point before Jets' late winner.

    Team Jets celebrate
  18. One convenience store too many rule planners

    Guernsey Press

    Plans for a new convenience store in St Martin’s have been rejected by planners on the grounds that there are too many similar shops already in the parish.

  19. BreakingPair jailed for smuggling drugs into Jersey

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A couple who brought cocaine into Jersey with a street value of £16,000 have been jailed by Jersey's Royal Court.

    Steven Baker, 27 from Aylesbury and Emma Lynch, 29 from Liverpool were stopped after sailing to the island on the Condor Liberation in July.

    Baker was sentenced to seven years and Lynch to five years in prison.

    Royal Court

    Baker and Lynch were caught with 170g (6oz) of cocaine concealed internally.

    The Royal Court heard that Baker owed money to "the wrong type of people in Liverpool" for drug debts and personal loans and he and his family had been threatened with violence.

    Handing down the sentence, Commissioner Julian Clyde-Smith said this was a tragic situation where the defendants had deprived their two young children of their contact and care for many years.

    The couple were "so immersed in a drug taking lifestyle that they were prepared to take part in this together, impacting their family", he said.

  20. Aurigny offers free flight changes to Monarch Airlines customers

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The airline Aurigny - owned by States of Guernsey - is offering free flight changes for customers who have been affectedby Monarch Airlines decision to cease trading.

    The free changes are available for any customers who need to move their Aurigny flights.

    A spokesman said customers who cancel their journey but want to move it to a different time will have the change fee waived, but may have to pay any difference in fare.

    Passengers who decide to cancel trips completely are advised to claim on their travel insurance.

    Monarch and Aurigny planes