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  1. Weather: Cloudy with showers before getting dryer

    BBC Weather

    It will be fairly cloudy with some showers continuing to push up from the south through Tuesday evening and during the night. It is expected to turn mainly dry towards the end of the night with clear spells.

    Minimum temperature: 13 to 16C (55 to 61F).

    On Wednesday, it will be a largely dry day with spells of sunshine, but also areas of cloud and the odd light shower cannot be ruled out. A light breeze.

    Maximum temperature: 16 to 19C (61 to 66F).

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    Jersey weather

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    Guernsey weather
  2. Passenger injured on Poole to Guernsey ferry

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A passenger was injured aboard the Condor Liberation while it was en route to Guernsey from Poole on Sunday.

    A spokesman for Condor Ferries said the medical emergency occurred while the ship was travelling in sheltered waters in the Poole channel.

    The passenger was assessed and medical advice recommended a return to port for further treatment so an ambulance was called to meet the ship and the casualty was taken ashore by paramedics on the ferry's return to Poole at 17:45.

    The spokesman said: "We are pleased that the casualty is recovering well in hospital and commend the team on Liberation for their prompt actions along with passengers, including a doctor, who attended.

    "Condor crews across its fleet are trained to handle a range of medical emergencies."

    Condor Liberation
  3. Jersey to ban animal shock collars

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Collars that give animals electric shocks are likely to be banned in Jersey by the end of the year.

    It comes after the UK government announced they're to be banned in England, saying they cause unacceptable harm and suffering to animals.

    Shock collars can deliver a remote-controlled electric pulse of up to 6,000 volts for 11 seconds at a time - or spray a noxious spray - with the aim of correcting undesirable behaviour.

    Shock collar

    On Monday, the UK government said England is to follow Wales and Scotland in banning the use of the devices.

    Now, the States of Jersey says the drafting of a new Animal Welfare Law - including a ban on the use of the collars - should be completed later this year.

    The legislation will also include more powers for officials to demand conditions in which animals are kept to be immediately improved, and to remove animals thought to be at risk.

    A spokesman said the law will also provide clarity on what is illegal in terms of animal welfare, and include tighter controls over which commercial activities involving animals need a licence.

  4. Guernsey Water to 'share savings with customers'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    After making a £387,000 profit last year, Guernsey Water has said it is now "considering how these savings can be shared with customers".

    The water provider described its 2017 financial performance as "strong and stable", exceeding the savings target of £300,000.

    Here are some other highlights listed by Guernsey Water:

    • Water quality "remained high" at 99.85%
    • Customer satisfaction was rated at 79.5%
    • Metered customers spent an average of £1.15 per day on water
    Water
  5. BBC Weather Watchers: Cloud over the Channel

    BBC Weather Watchers

    "Cloud Nut" is living up to his name with this photo taken from Bordeaux in Guernsey.

    Weather watcher

    "Jersey Mike" has been out and about as well today.

    Weather
  6. Campaign asks for new memorial in open letter

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    An open letter has been sent to Jersey's politicians asking for a new memorial for the people who lived through the island's occupation during World War Two.

    The British Jersey Memorial Campaign says it was "born out of the voices of those people who went through the Occupation of Jersey".

    Jersey's liberation

    The letter asks for a "representation" of people who stayed on the island during World War Two and "kept Jersey going".

    Kevin South from the campaign said: "The occupation of Jersey is like an important book, with liberation being the end chapter."

    "The chapter about the people who stayed behind, is equally important."

  7. Brexit survey launched

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    The States of Guernsey has commissioned a Bailiwick-wide business survey about Brexit.

    BMG Research has been asked to carry out a study of the impact of Brexit on local businesses.

    The findings will be used by the States to "inform extensive ongoing work to plan for the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union".

    Businesses will be called by BMG at random, but the States says the sample size will reflect a variety of sizes and economic sectors.

    Phone

    The States is encouraging all businesses to take part to help ensure the findings are "as representative as possible".

    The results of the survey - which will take place throughout September - will be passed on to the Committee for Economic Development, but responses will be kept confidential unless a business gives permission otherwise.

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    Video caption: A woman called “Super Gran” by her grandchildren competes daring challenges.
  9. Guernsey Water: Financial performance 'strong and stable'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey's water provider has released its 2017 financial accounts.

    The company revealed a surplus of £387,000 for the year, driven by a £428,000 reduction in operational costs.

    Guernsey Water also reported that it invested £4.5m on maintaining and improving infrastructure.

    "This includes major investment in the sewerage system in Vale Road, which enables more wastewater to be transferred to Belle Greve wastewater centre."

    Guernsey Water
    Quote Message: Guernsey Water is in excellent shape. Importantly for customers, in delivering the second year of our business plan we started to develop a culture of continuous improvement in our services. This means that things will continue getting even better for our customers in the future. from Steve Langlois General manager, Guernsey Water
    Steve LangloisGeneral manager, Guernsey Water
  10. New bat species spotted in Guernsey

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A species of bat has been recorded in Guernsey for the first time.

    The Kuhl's Pipistrelle was trapped during last weekend's Channel Island Bat Conference, along with 78 other bats of five different species.

    The three examples of the new species were juveniles, meaning they are breeding in the island.

    Kuhl's Pipistrelle

    A spokeswoman for the Guernsey's Biodiversity Partnership said: "Whilst being widespread on the continent, and having a small breeding population in Jersey, these bats have only been recorded three times in the UK, and so are at the northern edge of their range in Guernsey."

  11. Students attempt to swim around Jersey

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Students from a school in Taunton are attempting to swim around Jersey.

    Students

    The students started their 41-mile (66km) swim at 06:30.

    Students at sea

    They're raising money for Holidays for Heroes Jersey, a charity which provides free holidays for injured ex-servicemen.

  12. Les Chenes: Victims could take legal action

    BBC Radio Jersey

    People who were held at Les Chenes secure home as children could take legal action if Jersey government doesn't agree to compensate them, according to their lawyer.

    The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry report concluded the institution had been harsh and inappropriate for the children held there.

    Alan Collins said they want and deserve compensation - and has given the States until the end of next month to come up with an offer.

    In a statement, the States of Jersey said the Council of Ministers would make a decision "later this year".

    Mr Collins said many of the people who went to Les Chenes are still suffering long term effects from the experience - and that "needs to be recognised".

  13. Ministers to decide abuse compensation 'later this year'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's Council of Ministers will decide on compensation for Les Chenes abuse victims "later this year".

    Allan Collins, who represents 50 survivors of the care system, has approached the States of Jersey on his clients' behalf, calling for compensation for former residents of Les Chenes secure unit for young people.

    The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry found the regime at the secure school was harsh, inappropriate and unsuited to the needs of the young people there.

    A statement from the States of Jersey said: "Following the publication of the care inquiry report in 2017, Alan Collins submitted claims to the redress scheme lawyers on behalf of a number of clients."

    "The previous Council of Ministers was briefed on the grounds for these claims and asked officers to start work on considering appropriate redress.

    "Officers are working on this with lawyers, and later this year the new Council of Ministers is expected to consider redress for those not covered by the previous scheme."

  14. Green Lions hit five in rampant win

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey FC have got their first points of the season after a 5-0 win over Three Bridges.

    It was Guernsey's first league win since their 3-1 away victory at Herne Bay in April.

    Goals from Will Fazakerley, Dave Rihoy and Carlos Canha - his first for the club - alongside a Matt Loaring brace saw Tony Vance's men get over the line.

    Carlos Canha
    Image caption: Carlos Canha scored his first goal for the club.

    Guernsey have now shot up to 11th position in the Bostik South East League table, while Three Bridges sit rooted to the bottom of the table.

    Next up for the Green Lions is a home game against Ramsgate on 1 September.