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Summary

  1. 'Surveillance led to seizure of drugs and cash'
  2. Island governments working on 'MOT system'
  3. Fresh call to end dual role of Jersey's Bailiff
  4. Flypast to remember WW2 fallen in Guernsey
  5. Updates from Wednesday 12 September

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  1. C-130 Hercules flies over Guernsey

    Hayden Atkins

    Reporter, BBC Radio Guernsey

    A C-130 Hercules has flown over Guernsey today, to commemorate the Allied Aircrew Memorial.

    The aircraft flew from Ramstein in Germany, where it is part of the 165th Air Wing in the United States Airforce.

    The memorial commemorates the lives of allied pilots who died in Guernsey waters during World War Two.

    C130 flyover
  2. Woman 'grabbed' and pulled to car park on Sunday

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A woman fought off a male attacker who grabbed her along Springfield in St Helier, Jersey police confirmed.

    The man grabbed the woman from behind and tried to pull her into a car park in Springfield Road early on Sunday.

    She was able to defend herself and stopped the attack by using her keys and biting his right hand.

    Officers are looking for a man of Portuguese origin who is in his late 30s, 6ft tall with a broad muscular build and short dark hair.

    Police are hoping to speak to any drivers with dash cams who were driving along Rouge Bouillon, or anyone else out in the area at about 02:15 on Sunday 9 September.

  3. Poor visibility delays Jersey air show test flights

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    Planes flying in to Jersey ahead of the air display on Thursday have been delayed due to "poor visibility" in the UK.

    The Jersey International Air Display will take place along St Aubin's Bay, but the planes need to test fly over the area before the main event.

    The beach has to be cleared of people before the planes can fly and this was due to happen on Tuesday afternoon.

    The beaches were expected to be closed from midday until about 17:00 - but this could be extended into the evening. The beaches might also have to be closed again on Thursday morning depending on when the planes arrive.

    Air show
  4. 100-year-old cigarette packet found in Jersey Post office

    Ryan Morrison

    BBC News Online

    A cigarette packet and match box from more than 100 years ago have been uncovered at the Jersey Post office in Broad Street during work fixing a water leak.

    The packet dates from 27 February 1909 and includes a number of names written on the back.

    Cigarettes

    A spokesman for Jersey Post says the writing is very hard to decipher but one of the names on the box is F Le Gros, the name of the sub-post master at Millbrook in 1903.

    David McGrath, Head of Marketing at Jersey Post said: “It may seem like just a cigarette packet, but this tiny item is full of history that is so important to preserve, both from a postal service perspective, but also from a community and society angle.

    "We believe that the item may have been placed in the ceiling as a record of employees from that year, perhaps those involved with creating the post office at the front of Broad Street which was opened later in 1909."

    Note
  5. Island governments working on 'MOT system'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Channel Island owned cars "will need to undergo testing" to be allowed into Europe post Brexit according to a Guernsey deputy.

    Barry Brehaut says island cars will need to be regularly checked and the island driving licences might have to change if drivers want to take their cars to Europe.

    Exhaust

    The European Union pondered the idea of introducing legislation earlier this year that demanded that cars driving in the EU will need a safety certificate from the jurisdiction they're registered in but that isn't yet the case.

    Currently, there's no documentation available to Channel Island residents to show their cars are roadworthy because the island doesn't issue MOT's.

  6. Minister to meet over toilet funding row

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The politician responsible for island wide infrastructure, such as roads and sea defences, says he is willing to discuss sharing the cost of maintaining toilets in St Helier.

    Currently the cost of public toilets is met by the parish out of rates funds, but St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft said as the St Helier toilets are used by everyone from across the island the States should help pay for them.

    St Helier has the largest population in the island, with about 30,000 residents compared to about 10,000 in St Brelade and less in more rural areas. The majority of companies are based in the town.

    Deputy Kevin Lewis, Minister for Infrastructure, said he is willing to have a conversation with Constable Crowcroft to find a solution.

    St Helier public toilets
  7. Surveillance led to seizure of drugs and cash

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Surveillance and phone interception by the States of Jersey Police last year resulted in the seizure of drugs and cash worth several million pounds, according to the force.

    It also led to the removal from the market of substantial quantities of Class A and Class B drugs.

    Jersey police station

    There were 57 warrants issued allowing officers to listen into phone calls in 2017. Most of these investigations concerned drug trafficking into Jersey and associated money laundering offences.

    A review of the investigatory powers were deemed lawful, proportionate and generally conscientious in a review by a specially appointed commissioner.

    It was carried out by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner, a judge in the Jersey Court of Appeal that is appointed by the Bailiff.

    They said The surveillance led to numerous arrests, and a number of convictions which were followed in some cases by substantial jail terms.

  8. Flypast to remember WW2 fallen

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    There will be a flypast by a Hercules over the Allied Aircrew Memorial in Guernsey to remember those which died in local waters during World War Two.

    The monument was built outside Guernsey Airport three years ago and features 153 names of fallen servicemen on a plaque alongside the stainless steel memorial.

    The United States Airforce is sending a C130 from the 165th Air Wing to mark the occasion. Lt Col Jonathan Drew will be flying the Hercules from Ramstein in Germany to carry out the closing flypast.

    Organiser Mike Snelling says "This is especially relevant because the majority of casualties remembered on the memorial were from the USA".

    The flypast and commemoration is at 16:15 at Guernsey Airport.

    Allied Aircrew Memorial
  9. Fresh call to end dual role of Jersey's Bailiff

    BBC Radio Jersey

    There are fresh calls for the role and responsibilities of Jersey's Bailiff to be changed, after Sir William Bailhache announced he is to retire in 2019.

    Sir William Baillhache

    Currently, the Bailiff acts as both the head of the the Royal Court and the speaker in the States Assembly.

    With Sir William set to step down next year, Senator Kristina Moore says Jersey should take the opportunity to "move with the times".

    Politicians scrapped plans to hold a referendum on the dual role of the Bailiff earlier this year.

    Senator Kristina Moore
    Quote Message: Given the heavy weight of court work versus that of being the president of the assembly, as things have progressed and the volume of business has progressed the role has changed. I do think there is a desire to keep the Bailiff as 'chief citizen' of the island for ceremonial duties. from Senator Kristina Moore
    Senator Kristina Moore
  10. CI weather: Mostly cloudy with patchy light rain

    BBC Weather

    It will be mostly cloudy with some light and patchy rain sinking southwards through the day.

    However, a few glimmers of sunshine are quite possible too. Cooler than yesterday. Maximum temperature: 14 to 17°C (57 to 63°F).

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