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Summary

  1. UK-wide recruitment drive for Jersey's Children's Service
  2. Clinton Pringle's brother named after 'hero' who tried to save him
  3. Talks for 'Genuine Guernsey' accreditation 'came to nothing'
  4. Ten deputies support assisted dying debate
  5. 'Tangled' dog rescued from shoreline
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Thursday

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By Rob England

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  2. Genuine Jersey boss working with Guernsey on 'golden' brand

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The head of Genuine Jersey says he has been working with politicians in Guernsey to help them set up a local products brand.

    Genuine Jersey was launched in 2001 by a group of businessmen as a way of promoting locally made produce such as Jersey Royals, milk and fudge. It has since been extended to cover a range of products by over 100 companies.

    Guernsey is looking to establish its own version under the Golden Guernsey brand. It is being led by Deputy Andrea Dudley who was inspired by the Jersey scheme.

    Quote Message: It is a scheme that is working for Jersey and I would think it would work for Guernsey. I will work with Guernsey to set up the scheme and would be keen to see a scheme set up in Guernsey. from John Garton Genuine Jersey
    John GartonGenuine Jersey
  3. Town indecent assault inquiry ongoing

    Jersey Evening Post

    A 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of indecently assaulting another man in a town street in April is still on police bail, the force has confirmed.

  4. Sark Estate Management would pay towards border control

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Sark Estate Management would pay for the cost of building a border post in Sark according to the company's chief executive.

    The facility would allow the island to manage visitors from abroad without Guernsey's help. Kevin Delaney says that his company would provide accommodation for border controllers if they were to come from outside of the island.

    The president of Guernsey's Home Affairs Committee says she hasn't received any formal approach from Sark's Chief Pleas on the matter of border control.

    Deputy Mary Lowe says if a formal approach is made by Sark, the committee would need to consider all implications such as the necessary legislation, resourcing, infrastructure and funding before making a decision.

    Sark
  5. Emotional wellbeing at the heart of new mental health plan

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Emotional wellbeing is at the heart of a new three year plan to deal with mental health problems in Guernsey. It is being launched by the island's health and social care committee.

    The plan aims to support islanders to manage their mental health better, and have services which help people get well.

    Health says its future services need to be appropriate, and flexible in the coming years, and the States has to take mental health as seriously as it does physical wellbeing.

  6. No charges to be brought following States credit card inquiry

    Jersey Evening Post

    No charges are to be brought following an investigation into the alleged misuse of a States corporate credit card, the Law Officers Department has said.

  7. 'Education' is vital for stopping abuse says NSPCC boss

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The head of the NSPCC is in Jersey to see how the charity can help the States implement the recommendations of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, which published a report into decades of abuse in Jersey's care system 100 days ago.

    NSPCC CEO, Peter Wanless, is meeting with ministers to help ensure there's a joined up approach between all organisations.

    He also plans to share his knowledge about how other jurisdictions have improved their childcare. He says the key is education.

    Quote Message: The best way to end abuse and neglect of children is to stop it happening. Education is very important. Equipping young people with the knowledge of what is appropriate and what isn't appropriate is important. from Peter Wanless CEO, NSPCC
    Peter WanlessCEO, NSPCC
  8. Thousands raised for Guernsey charity by harbour carnival

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The 2017 Guernsey Harbour Carnival raised more than £22,000 for local charities.

    The HUB's Sunflower Project, which provides emotional support to children who have experienced bereavement or a serious illness in their family, is the main beneficiary of the fundraising event receiving half of the total.

    The remaining 50% of the money raised will be distributed by the Guernsey Round Table to a range of local causes throughout the year.

  9. No prosecution over 'illegal' credit card use

    BBC Radio Jersey

    No one will face prosecution over an allegation a States of Jersey credit card was used illegally.

    The Law Officers' Department has reviewed the police report on the claims and has today said there's insufficient evidence to prosecute.

    An unnamed man in his 40s had helped police with their inquiries.

  10. NSPCC boss in Jersey to mark 100 days since care inquiry report

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The chief executive of children's charity NSPCC is visiting Jersey today to mark 100 days since the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry published its report.

    Peter Wanless will meet with childcare officers to discuss the response to the report.

    The inquiry made a number of recommendations aimed at keeping children safer in the island. The States of Jersey says it is making progress in implementing the proposals.

    Deputy Chief Minister, Senator Andrew Green, says the hope is to show clear improvements in the care of children in the island.

    Peter Wanless
  11. Concern over move of outpatient service

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's Health and Social Care Committee (HSC) has expressed concern over the Medical Specialists Group's (MSG) proposals to move its outpatients services.

    HSC says moving to Park Place in town could have an impact on patients due to the extra distance from the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.

    MSG claim its rare to admit outpatients to hospital and that the proposed new site is still a very short distance from the hospital.

    Princess Elizabeth Hospital
  12. Where is the tourism information centre?

    Jersey Evening Post

    One in four people that found their way to the tourist information centre in Jersey Museum during the past 18 months have said they "had difficulty" finding it.

  13. Protected status for products 'might not add up'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A number of Guernsey businesses are concerned about the cost of bringing in a protected status for local artisan products.

    There are calls for a scheme like Genuine Jersey to be introduced, backed by Deputy Andrea Dudley Owen from the Committee for Economic Development.

    But James Le Gallez from the Haut Maison liquor company said he was not sure it would be worth it as there would be costs involved in re-labelling products and signing up for the scheme.

    Jersey butter
    Image caption: Jersey Dairy is one of the companies signed up to the Genuine Jersey scheme
  14. Digital Jersey looking at using buses to monitor air quality

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Speaking at the Jersey Chamber of Commerce lunch, head of Digital Jersey, Tony Moretta, says they are looking at putting air quality sensors on Libery Bus vehicles to get a better idea of the quality of the air in the island.

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  15. Clinton Pringle's brother named after 'hero' who tried to save him

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The parents of a three-year-old who died after being run over in St Helier have named their newborn son after the man who tried to save him.

    Michael and Stacey Pringle have named their son Leyton Francisco Pringle as a tribute to Francisco Gouveia who tried to pull Clinton from underneath the van that hit him in June 2016.

    Rebekah le Gal was sentenced for causing death by careless driving. She was given a jail term of eight months suspended for two years.

    Michael Pringle said it felt like a fitting tribute for a true hero.

    Clinton Pringle
  16. Future customs post 'must not interfere with Sark-Guernsey route'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Sark shipping

    A senior Sark politician has said any future customs post at Maseline Harbour must not interfere with the profitability of Sark Shipping.

    The idea has been suggested many times as a way of enticing direct boat trip visitors, who would no longer need to transit through Guernsey or Jersey.

    Charles Maitland, the Chairman of Policy and Performance Committee, said it was "vital" the island protects its lifeline shipping service, and the route between Sark and Guernsey was left untouched.

  17. Aurigny financial position 'clearly unsustainable'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The latest Guernsey budget predicted a loss of about £3.6m for the States-owned airline next year.

    Deputy Gavin St Pier said although it provides a "lifeline" to the island and Alderney, steps would have to be taken for the future.

    He said talks were ongoing between three senior committees of the States to make the necessary changes.

    Aurigny plane
  18. Residents 'will be consulted' before road development

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The Constable of St Helier has said it is too early for residents in La Pouquelaye to be worried about potential changes to a road.

    About 800 people have signed a petition against opening up Patrick Freely lane to traffic.

    Campaigners say it is a safety risk to children who use the lane to walk to school.

    Constable Simon Crowcroft said the money for the development of the road would go to the parish, and residents would be consulted by the roads committee before any work was done.

  19. Businesses will not face extra energy charge until States debate

    Chris Rayner

    BBC Radio Jersey Political Reporter

    Jersey businesses who generate their own electricity will not have to pay an extra charge for at least another six months, after the States voted to delay discussing it.

    Deputy Carolyn Labey raised concerns that the "standby charge" would discourage people from using wind or the sun to generate their own power.

    Jersey Electricity, the island's only provider, has agreed to delay introducing it until March, while States members investigate whether it needs to be regulated.

    The charge is part of a scheme by the company to "buy back" excess energy businesses generate using their own equipment.

    Solar and wind farm