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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Live updates for the Channel Islands have finished for the day, but we'll be back at 07:00 on Thursday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    Don't forget BBC Channel Islands News on BBC One later. There will also be news through the night on your BBC Local Radio station.

  2. Guernsey film's April release 'great news' for promotion

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey's tourism body has welcomed the news The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is due to be released on 20 April 2018.

    The film is based on the best-selling novel, set in post-WW2 Guernsey and stars Lily James, Jessica Brown Findlay and Matthew Goode.

    Lily James playing Natasha Rostov in the BBC's War and Peace

    A Guernsey States spokeswoman said Studio Canal - the French film production and distribution company - had told them this date was "now 100% locked in" and pre-release marketing and promotional plans were being worked on.

    She said the date is "great news for VisitGuernsey and other interested stakeholders as it fits neatly with our main adverting and promotional activity plans and timings".

  3. Weather: Clear skies overnight before a cloudier Thursday

    BBC Weather

    It will be dry this evening and overnight with often clear skies.

    During the early hours it will become increasingly misty, and, by morning, there'll be some patches of thick fog.

    Minimum temperature: 5C (41F).

    Weather

    The mist and fog will slowly lift on Thursday morning, but it will be a cloudier day with only a few bright or sunny spells.

    Maximum temperature: 9C (48F).

  4. New operator to provide aviation fuel in Alderney

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Rubis has taken over operation of the aviation fuel depot at Alderney Airport.

    A spokesman for the firm said it has been working with current operator Alderney Electricity to "enable a smooth transition".

    Rubis already provides aviation fuel in Guernsey.

    Alderney Airport
  5. GP backs decision on new hospital plans

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A Jersey doctor says he's absolutely thrilled the plan for the island's hospital has been rejected.

    GP Dr John Howell said the proposed building would have been a monstrosity, and construction work would be very disturbing for patients and staff.

    Plans for Jersey's new hospital

    He's suggested the site is moved to Warwick Farm, a location ruled out again by the island's health minister this morning.

    Dr Howell said: "We've got an area of land north of St Helier called Warwick Farm, which I think would be an ideal place to have a hospital.

    "After all, in England a lot of hospitals in large towns and cities are on the outskirts and it would, in my opinion, be a much better place to build."

  6. Matt Banahan: Gloucester sign long-serving Bath back

    BBC Sport

    Matt Banahan
    Image caption: Matt Banahan has played in 175 Premiership matches for Bath, starting 164

    Jerseyman Matt Banahan will join Gloucester from West Country rivals Bath at the end of the season.

    The 6ft 7in 31-year-old, who can play across the backline, made his debut for Bath in 2006.

    He earned 16 caps for England, and played in the 2011 World Cup.

    As a younger player, Banahan was on the winning side of the Siam cup for Jersey Rugby Club.

    He later moved to the London Irish Academy, before taking up his position at Bath.

  7. Advisory panel part of three school plans

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    An advisory panel comprising of staff from Guernsey's secondary schools, and post-16 education providers could be established under plans by the island's education committee.

    Guernsey education committee three school model promotional material

    An amendment to their plans for a three-school model for secondary education suggests the panel will consider issues around post-16 education, training providers, the sixth form college, and the creation of a Guernsey University College.

    The panel will then return to the States by March 2019 with a policy letter setting out a "preferred governance model".

  8. Future Hospital: Why were plans rejected?

    Jersey Evening Post

    Deputy Luce cited three main reasons that were outlined in the planning inquiry report for his decision to reject the planning application.

  9. Early morning break-in sees cigarette haul stolen

    Ben Chapple

    BBC News Online

    Two men broke into the Iceland store at Camps Du Moulin, St Martin, early this morning and stole about £750 worth of cigarettes.

    Guernsey Police said the glass pane in the front door was smashed at some point between 02:45 and 03:10 to allow the men to get into the shop.

    They are believed to have been wearing dark clothing, face masks and gloves.

    Officers have appealed for anyone with any information or anyone who has "been approached by anyone looking to sell cigarettes under suspicious circumstances" to contact them on 01481 725111 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  10. Church toilet plan protesters 'not giving up'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Parishioners against plans to build a new toilet and kitchen extension at St Lawrence Church are asking the attorney general for help to stop the building work.

    Some of those opposed to the plans had used an old Jersey law to try to force the rector to hold another church meeting, but that was turned down.

    Byron Le Cornu, from the campaign group, said the building work was not necessary and members would go back to their QC for further advice.

  11. Public meetings in lead-up to secondary schools debate

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    Deputies will decide between two competing visions for secondary education in the States next week.

  12. Sports tourism meeting moved because of clash

    Gareth Owen

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A group founded to promote sports tourism in Guernsey has postponed its first meeting as it's too close to another event celebrating the achievements of local athletes.

    Sports Tourism Action Group Twitter account

    Members of Sports Tourism Action Group were due to be meet tonight but it has been postponed until 1 February.

    The meeting been rescheduled because it came the day before the Guernsey Sports Commission Awards.

    Group founder Dave Piesing said he was hoping to encourage like-minded individuals to get together to encourage more sport related tourism into Guernsey to benefit the economy.

  13. Cricket: Fazakeley retires from the professional game

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey and Leicestershire all-rounder Will Fazakerley has retired from professional cricket, the club has announced.

    Will Fazakerley bowling

    The 19-year-old signed a professional contract with the club at the end of the 2016 season, impressing in the academy and second teams before playing a single first-class match against Sussex in July 2017, where he took one wicket and failed to score in two innings batting at number seven.

    Fazakerley has also represented Guernsey, but has decided to focus on a career outside of the game.

    He said: "I’d like to thank everybody for giving me the opportunity to play professional cricket but I have decided that now is the right time to pursue opportunities outside of cricket."

  14. 'Smashed-up' phone boxes to be removed

    Jenny Kendall-Tobias

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey telecoms company Sure is planning to remove 20 phone boxes it operates at the end of the year due to a lack of use.

    Sure said high operating costs had forced it to take this decision, but 50 would remain across the Bailiwick.

    Company Head of Product Mike Fawkner-Corbett said it was partly because the boxes were vulnerable to criminal damage.

    He said: "We've seen over the years a number of phone boxes vandalised, graffiti, smashed up".

  15. Treasury minister: Budget can cope with hospital changes

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's treasury minister says there is enough funding to modify the plans for Jersey's hospital after they were rejected yesterday.

    Jersey hospital plans impression

    "Serious objections" were raised by an independent inspector who recommended turning down planning permission for the £400m structure.

    Senator Alan Maclean said the rejection was unfortunate, but the project budget could cope with unexpected problems.

    "We are strongly of the opinion that there is enough budget, and enough contingency, to be able to deliver the project," he said.