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Summary

  1. 'No children' housing policy 'should be illegal'
  2. 'Pleasant surprises' in Guernsey's 2018 budget
  3. Aurigny to bid for Alderney air link route
  4. Newall murders: 30 years on from their disappearance
  5. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Rob England

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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. 'No formal approach' from Sark for customs post

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A member of Guernsey's Committee for Home Affairs said no-one in Sark has approached them about the idea of setting up a customs post on the island.

    The president of Sark's Chamber of Commerce, Tony le Leivre, previously said this may boost visitor numbers, as boats from France could visit without having to go through Guernsey or Jersey.

    Deputy Victoria Oliver said a delegation from Sark has yet to make an appeal.

    Mr le Leivre said the chamber was still working on getting the political will in Sark for the post, as there was a feeling an approach from the Chief Pleas would "carry more weight" with the Guernsey committee.

    Sark
  3. Drive to fly American to Jersey raises £500

    Jersey Evening Post

    Hundreds of pounds were raised in a matter of hours by Islanders hoping a confused American who accidentally joined a Jersey Facebook group – despite not knowing where the Island is – can travel to Jersey on holiday.

  4. Cloudy again tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    Another predominantly cloudy day, with a chance of occasional light rain and drizzle, mist and low cloud.

    Similar to today, some brighter spells may develop across the islands later on, helping to make it feel mild again.

    Maximum Temperature: 16C (61F)

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  5. Organisation set up to support families of prisoners

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A new organisation is been formed to offer support to Jersey people if a member of their family is in prison.

    Caritas Jersey has set up the group, the Prisoners' Families Support Scheme, which offers practical help to stop people getting into debt and children being bullied at school.

    Graca Ramos, a counsellor working with the organisation, said it is difficult for young people to "adjust" if a member of their family is in prison, because they suddenly feel "hugely different to other children".

    She added, it could be "traumatic", as it was not a situation society sees as normal.

  6. Campaigner calls for assisted dying debate

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The prospect of assisted dying needs to be debated by the States of Guernsey, according to a local campaigner.

    assisted dying

    Sarah Griffith, whose mother has Alzheimer's, said it was not right to force somebody to live in the way she has to.

    Miss Griffith wants islanders to have the option of ending their own lives if they are suffering from a terminal illness that severely affects their quality of life.

    She has written to the island's States members and said she has already heard from five who are happy to debate the issue.

  7. Housing development plans re-submitted for St Martin

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Plans to build 20 homes on a field in St Martin have been re-submitted to Jersey's planning department.

    The land opposite St Martin's Garage was rezoned for affordable homes in 2014 as part of the Island Plan review.

    But proposals by the St Martin's housing association were refused last year because of the impact the development would have on neighbours.

    The scheme has been re-designed and it is hoped, if approved, building would start next year.

  8. Liquid waste charge plans taken on by treasury department

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's treasury department will take over plans to charge people for getting rid of their liquid and solid waste, a States scrutiny panel has revealed.

    The proposal was originally the responsibility of the infrastructure department, but has run into difficulties after a series of objections.

    Now, there will be more consultation before any charges are brought in.

    A decision on whether to introduce the charges is expected next year, and if approved could be in force by 2019.

  9. Light rain and low cloud overnight

    BBC Weather

    Occasional light rain and drizzle, mist and low cloud will continue overnight.

    Some clear spells will also occur, but still it will remain mild across the islands.

    Minimum Temperature: 13C (55F)

    In Jersey:

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    In Guernsey:

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  10. Former honorary settles in to new beat at Avon and Somerset

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    A former honorary police officer has had his first shift on duty for Avon and Somerset Constabulary as a special constable.

    Ian Le Sueur moved to Somerset earlier this year and said the training he received for working on the beat in St Brelade's was enough to allow him to transfer straight in to his new force.

    Mr Le Sueur said it may be the first time an honorary police officer has been moved on a "non home office transfer".

    He added: "The honorary police is a great way to learn about your community, learn about yourself and how you deal with certain situations and that has really transferred itself over here."

    Ian Le Sueur
  11. Clipper due back in service following maintenance work

    Guernsey Press

    Condor's passenger and freight ship, the Commodore Clipper, is due to resume normal service on Wednesday after spending a month in dry dock undergoing planned maintenance at a cost of almost £3m.

  12. Recruitment consultants used to fill 'crucial roles' in States

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    The States used recruitment consultants to fill "crucial roles" in government, a spokesman has said.

    The response comes after a Freedom of Information request revealed £1,042,207.75 was paid out by the States to recruitment firms between 2012-2016.

    A spokesman for the Chief Minister's Department said recruitment for the States was not always "straightforward", and consultants were "the most efficient means" of finding the right candidates.

    He added the overall figure covered roles such as the chair of the Jersey appointments commission, the financial ombudsman, the Attorney General, the Solicitor General, the director of financial services, the director of education, members of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, and the comptroller of taxes.

  13. 'Regulations' behind families with children being refused housing

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The head of the Jersey Landlords Association has said some members cannot house families because they would be breaking the law.

    Robert Weston said there are regulations on how many people you can house in certain size properties.

    Deputy Montfort Tadier is bringing a proposal to the States on Tuesday to stop landlords refusing to rent homes to families with children.

    But Mr Weston said in registered accommodation such as lodging houses, for example, landlords must specify the number of occupants allowed in a room of a certain size, and bringing in extra tenants, including children, would be illegal.

  14. Artwork to pay for dementia home goes on display

    BBC Radio Jersey

    More than 100 works of art, which will be auctioned to build Jersey's first nursing and dementia home for elderly people with learning disabilities, has gone on display.

    The project is being run by Les Amis Jersey, which supports people with learning disabilities.

    The works of art, which includes paintings by some of Jersey's best-known artists, will be on display in the Town Hall until Friday 13 October.

  15. Application submitted to give wall 'listed status'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Sea wall

    Before the States voted to remove part of the L'Ancresse sea wall, the Vale Commons Council in Guernsey put in an application to make it a listed structure, it has been revealed.

    The council oversee the area of the L'Ancresse Common.

    States members voted in favour of the partial removal of the eastern end of the historic wall, build during the occupation.

    President of the Vale Commons Council Peter Blake said it was agreed the wall "needed to be preserved", echoing the thoughts of protesters against the removal.

    The application is being considered by the States.

  16. Bull semen scheme to help country in Africa

    Jersey Evening Post

    A plan to boost milk production in Malawi by artificially inseminating thousands of cows in the impoverished African country with Jersey bull semen is being drawn up.

  17. Newall murders: 30 years on

    Nicholas and Elizabeth Newall
    Image caption: Nicholas and Elizabeth Newall were officially declared dead in 1990

    This week marks 30 years since the disappearance of Nicholas and Elizabeth Newall in Jersey was announced.

    On the 10 October 1987, 48-year-old Elizabeth Newall was celebrating her birthday with her husband Nicholas, 56.

    They were joined by their sons Roderick, 22 and Mark, 21, who it was later discovered beat their parents to death at their home in Clos de L’Antique.

    Roderick & Mark Newall
    Image caption: Roderick and Mark Newall

    A powerful storm, later known as the "great storm" which hit the island covered up the burial site, and the sudden disappearance of Elizabeth and Nicholas remained unsolved for five years.

    Following a secretly recorded confession from Roderick by his father's twin brother the pair were eventually caught by police.

    Roderick confessed to both murders, and spent 12 years in prison from a double life sentence, whilst Mark served three years.

  18. Last week to exchange or use old £1 coins

    Rob England

    BBC News Online

    old and new coins

    Islanders have just one week left to spend old £1 coins before they cease to be legal tender.

    From 16 October, the round £1 coin will be fully replaced by the new 12-sided version.

    About 1.2bn coins have so far been returned across the British Isles, but an estimated 500 million are still in circulation.

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  19. Swimarathon reaches the finish line in bumper year

    Guernsey Press

    A project to renovate the children’s section of a library will benefit from £25,000 as a result of the 2017 Skipton Swimarathon which finished yesterday.

  20. Political summit held to discuss 'duty of rememberance'

    BBC Channel Islands News

    Representatives from Guernsey and Jersey attended the annual political summit between the Channel Islands, the department of La Manche and the region of Normandy this weekend.

    Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq from Guernsey's Policy and Resources Committee, the Chief Minister of Jersey, Senator Ian Gorst, and Jersey's Minister for the Environment Deputy Stephen Luce were present at the official visit to Caen.

    Delegates from the Channel Islands were invited to work alongside six other European countries on matters relating to the Second World War.

    They discussed how to communicate the "duty of remembrance" to future generations, how to support the existing educational links with Normandy, and stimulating "student mobility".

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