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Summary

  1. GPs to be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis
  2. Guernsey budget faces 41 changes
  3. States approves importing waste plans
  4. Channel Islands to share health services
  5. Sharp in fourth as Goodchild mast snaps in Route Du Rhum
  6. Updates on Tuesday 6 November 2018

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  1. GPs to be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis

    Freddie Miller

    BBC Jersey political reporter

    Politicians in Jersey have voted to allow all local doctors to be legally allowed to prescribe medicinal cannabis by the end of February 2019.

    medical cannabis

    Currently, one cannabis derived product - Sativex - is available from the pharmacy at Jersey's General Hospital.

    But the change - put forward by Deputy Montfort Tadier - means many more products will soon be available from a number of different certified practices.

    The UK recently allowed medicinal cannabis products to be prescribed to some patients - but only by specialist doctors in a limited number of circumstances.

  2. CI weather: Windy and showery

    BBC Weather

    Brisk southerly winds will persist through Tuesday tonight. Spells of rain will soon move their way in from the west, some bursts turning heavy after midnight. Remaining mild.

    Minimum temperature: 11 to 14C (52 to 57F).

    Fresh to strong southerly winds will veer more westerly through Wednesday. There will be showery outbreaks of rain, heavy and thundery at times, but also some bright or sunny spells.

    Maximum temperature: 10 to 13C (50 to 55F).

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    Jersey weather

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    Guernsey weather
  3. States approves importing waste plans

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Governments will soon be able to send their country's rubbish to Jersey to burn, following a landmark decision in the States.

    Members voted 38 to eight in favour of importing waste.

    It follows a request from Alderney, which will pay Jersey £90,000 a year to deal with its waste at Jersey's energy from waste plant.

    Any extra money will be spent on improving the environment around La Collette.

    St Helier Deputy Rob Ward said he thought agreeing to import rubbish sent the wrong message about sustainability and reducing waste.

    But former environment minister Steve Luce said it was better to burn rubbish and turn it into electricity, than to put it in to landfill.

  4. Guernsey Budget presented to the States

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The president of Guernsey's Policy and Resources Committee has presented the 2019 Budget to the States.

    The proposals still face about 40 amendments.

    However, Deputy Gavin St Pier said it was important that a balanced Budget was delivered.

    Meanwhile, Deputy St Pier has asked another States committee to look into how to address the issue of falling States income from fuel duty.

    He admitted that work by his committee had failed to deliver the solution it was directed to and he wanted the Environment and Infrastructure Committee to come up with answers as it was "more in its mandate".

  5. Poppies stolen from wreaths

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Up to 20 poppies made by pensioners from the Royal British Legion have been stolen from Jersey's Central Market.

    They were taken from the wreath arrangements around the fountain.

    A spokesman from the market said the theft was a "real shame" as each one was made individually to raise money for the charity.

    Volunteers have made more than 1,700 knitted, crochet and felt poppies for the fountain for this year's Poppy Appeal and Remembrance events.

    Between 15 and 20 of them were taken over the weekend.

  6. Islanders could keep UK votes under law change

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    People living in the Channel Islands who have lived in the UK may never lose their right to vote in elections there, under a new UK law.

    If approved, the Overseas Electors Bill would remove a restriction on British citizens living abroad only being able to vote for 15 years from the point they were last registered in the UK.

    A vote places their vote in a ballot box

    It's not known exactly how many people in the islands would be eligible to vote under the change.

    Channel Islands representative of Conservatives Abroad, Robert McDowall, believes up to a quarter of people who can vote in Guernsey's elections would be eligible to cast their ballots in the UK, under the change.

    "They would be people who've either lived in the UK, and been registered to vote or had a fixed address in the UK at some point," he said.

    MPs have approved funding for the bill but there are concerns over the cost of adding potentially around three million more voters to the electoral roll.

    The bill, which will now face further detailed scrutiny, has UK government support and is likely to become law.

  7. Firework thrown through letterbox

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A firework was thrown through a letterbox in Jersey on bonfire night.

    Jersey Police said the family were home when it was thrown in the property at Les Clos des Sables, St Brelades at about 21:00.

    No-one in the house was injured but police said it "could have ended up very differently".

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  8. States votes down personal tax allowance increases plans

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    States members have voted against proposed increases in personal tax allowances.

    Deputies Jennifer Merrett and Emily Yerby's amendments to the 2019 Budget were defeated 35 to five and 32 to seven votes.

    Deputy Merritt had been trying to encourage her fellow politicians to get behind it to help the "low and middle income earners" in the island.

    Guernsey Budget 2019
  9. Flood warning for east coast

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A flood warning has been issued for Guernsey's east coast.

    The warning is for 06:02 on Wednesday, when a 9.5m tide will combine with a F6-8 southerly wind.

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    There is also a tide alert for Tuesday evening.

  10. States to be asked to agree to import rubbish

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's States members are being asked to agree to the principle of importing rubbish from other places to be burned in the island's energy from waste plant.

    It comes after Alderney asked to send its black bin bags in return for an annual £90,000 payment.

    St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft is to ask politicians to agree to using that money on environmental improvements around La Collette.

  11. Braye Road crash: Road re-opens

    Stephanie Gabbatt

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A busy commuter road in Guernsey has now re-opened after a crash earlier this morning.

    The incident occurred near the Alliance store on Braye Road.

    Police and Ambulance were on the scene, but emergency services confirmed no-one was injured in the crash.

  12. Braye Road crash: 'Avoid the Crossways junction'

    Penny Elderfield

    BBC Channel Islands News

    Drivers in Guernsey are being asked to avoid Braye Road in the Vale after a crash earlier this morning.

    Police and ambulance services are currently dealing with the incident, near the Alliance store.

    The road is currently blocked and closed from The Crossways junction.

  13. Goodchild mast snaps in Route Du Rhum

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Sam Goodchild has dismasted overnight while racing in the transatlantic yacht race, the Route du Rhum.

    According to the Route du Rhum, the Falmouth skipper was in third place in the 53-vessel Class40, when his mast broke at about 03:30 on Tuesday morning.

    The 28-year-old - who is reportedly uninjured after the incident - was sailing in about 30 knots of south-westerly winds at the time.

    He is currently on his way to Brest, 300 miles east of the course.

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    Meanwhile, Jersey sailor Phil Sharp is up to fourth place in the same Class40 division.