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  1. Weather: Misty overnight, staying mild

    BBC Weather

    A cloudy evening ahead and turning misty overnight.

    The cloud may thicken enough to give a spots of drizzle too.

    It will stay mild with light winds.

    Lows overnight of 12C (53F).


    Jersey weather


    Guernsey weather
  2. Fraudsters rob festival goers through hacked email account

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    People have lost hundreds of pounds because a campsite in Sark has had its website hacked, according to Guernsey Police.

    Officers have received reports of people trying to book accommodation at the Pomme de Chien Campsite, ahead of this summer's Sark Folk Festival, but the money appears to be going to a third party.

    Sark Folk Festival

    Police said they believe the email account for the website has been hacked, with the intercepted emails being given false bank details.

    At least one person is said to have lost "hundreds of pounds".

    The Sark Folk Festival is taking place from 5-7 July 2019, and regularly attracts at least 1,200 people to the island.

  3. Island's pet owners encouraged to prepare for Brexit

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    cat and dog

    ​The States Vet, Theo Knight-Jones, is advising island pet owners to prepare now for travelling to the European Union with their pets after Brexit.

    Dog and cats will still be able to travel to the EU with their owners after the UK leaves, but in the event of a no-deal Brexit, they may have to take additional steps.

    The first step would need to be taken more than four months before travel, so anyone travelling with their pet on 30 March 2019 would need to start preparing on 28 November 2018 or before.

    If there is a no-deal Brexit, those planning to travel to the EU with their pet cat or dog after Friday 29 March 2019 will need to make sure their pet:

    • has been microchipped
    • has had a rabies vaccination
    • has had a blood test after the rabies vaccination to confirm that the pet is adequately protected
    • sees a vet for a health certificate no more than ten days before travel

    Any pet owners with travel plans are advised to speak to their private vet for more information about the requirements.

  4. North Beach access road to close for five days

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    The States of Guernsey Traffic and Highway Service is reminding people to be aware of the closure of the North Beach access road from Sunday.

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  5. Fog brings an unusual sight in Exeter

    Normally it’s just Flybe that operates between the islands and Exeter, but the bad weather has seen an Aurigny ATR make an unscheduled stop.

    Passengers are due to get back in the air shortly.

    Planes at Exeter Airport

    Flybe’s morning flight from Exeter was cancelled earlier and the afternoon service is currently delayed by more than two hours.

    For the latest on flights - check with Jersey Airport or Guernsey Airport before you set off.

  6. Brexit latest: Chief minister welcomes islands wording

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    There's only one reference to the Channel Islands in the 585 pages of the draft EU withdrawal agreement.

    It is nevertheless an important one, according to Guernsey's chief minister.

    That's because it distinguishes the islands from the UK in getting specific arrangements as part of the exit deal.

    Deputy Gavin St Pier

    "The Prime Minister has repeatedly made clear that our interests are not going to be excluded from the ongoing negotiations and I am pleased that continues to be reflected in the UK’s position," Deputy Gavin St Pier said.

    "As noted back in March of this year the Implementation Period being put forward in the Withdrawal Agreement would apply to the Crown Dependencies, maintaining the status quo in most areas including the movement of goods.

    "It also covers the protection of the rights of EU nationals and of British nationals," Deputy St Pier added.

  7. Delayed unveiling of WW1 memorial set to take place

    BBC Radio Jersey

    The delayed unveiling of a new World War One memorial in Jersey is due to take place later.

    The Guillemont memorial will encase the Heart Stone from the Jersey Memorial in the town of Guillemont, the Somme.

    The stone will be placed at Royal Square - near the point where the Jersey Contingent formed before its deployment to the Great War.

    At the unveiling, there will be a full service led by the Bailiff, with singing from the Musical Originals.

    The memorial was due to be unveiled on 9 November but was postponed because of the weather.

    The granite stone was removed from the Jersey company memorial on the Somme
  8. Brexit latest: Minister with CI responsibility staying put

    Rob Byrne

    BBC News Online

    Amid today's resignations, it appears the Brexit minister with a Channel Islands brief is staying put.

    Robin Walker MP has backed Theresa May's heavily criticised draft EU withdrawal agreement.

    He tweeted that it was a "decisive step forward".

    The minister - who oversees the government's engagement with the Crown Dependencies - also had a feisty exchange on BBC Radio 5live earlier.

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  9. Islanders with diabetes 'shouldn't rely on charity'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A local charity wants the States to pay for wearable blood sugar monitors for local people with type 1 diabetes.

    It comes as the UK government stepped up its commitment to provide them for more people with the condition.

    The sensor reads blood sugar levels from fluid just beneath the skin and transmits them wirelessly to a display on a portable reader held near the sensor - reducing the need for finger-prick blood tests.

    Currently, Diabetes Jersey provides monitors for 16 children at a cost of up to £25,000 a year.

    Kate Hughes is the mother of one of the children it supports but she says she shouldn't have to rely on a charity for the monitor...

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    Video caption: The glucose monitoring device works via a sensor attached to the skin
  10. Deputy Richard Rondel dies, aged 54

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Deputy Richard Rondel

    Jersey Deputy Richard Rondel has died, aged 54, after a three year battle with cancer.

    The deputy represented St Helier district number three.

    He was first elected in 2011, and campaigned against People's Park being used as a site for the new hospital.

  11. Weather: Mostly cloudy day with light winds

    BBC Weather

    A mostly cloudy day with mist in some places, but some brightness could develop as the morning progresses.

    A few bright spells this afternoon but with large areas of cloud too.

    It'll be mild with light winds.

    Maximum temperature: 14C (57F).


    Jersey weather


    Guernsey weather
  12. 'Beast' director gets 10 nominations in film awards

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    A Jersey film director's debut film has been nominated for 10 gongs at the British Independent Film Awards.

    Michael Pearce's debut film Beast is inspired by the story of the Beast of Jersey - a serial sex offender who evaded capture for years - and much of it was filmed in the island.

    Mr Pearce said he was thrilled to be nominated in so many categories and particularly happy that it was up for the Best British Film and Best Director awards.

    Beast promotional photo
  13. 'Alarming police report needs further scrutiny'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The "alarming" conclusions reached by a recent independent report on Bailiwick Law Enforcement need to be debated by Guernsey's States, according to a politician.

    Deputy Peter Roffey wants answers to 25 questions on the findings of the report, and has asked what action will be taken by the responsible committee to rectify the shortcomings it identified.

    The Home Affairs Committee says the States will get an update in December and its members will also attend a Scrutiny Committee hearing called in the wake of the report.

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    Video caption: Deputy Peter Roffey is concerned by the HMIC report's findings
  14. Blue Islands 'could market services' itself if required

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Blue Islands has said it could market its own flights if it needed to, after the airline's franchise partner, Flybe, announced it has put itself up for sale.

    Flybe's share price has plummeted following poor financial performance, and it's expected to make a £22m loss this year.

    Blue Islands' aircraft currently operates under the Flybe banner, with all its aircraft covered in the familiar purple livery, and the booking for Blue Islands' flights are made through the Flybe website.

    Blue Islands aircraft

    The company said it would "watch with interest" how the potential sale of its franchise partner "evolves".

    Quote Message: Blue Islands is a wholly independent, locally owned airline that currently operates as a Flybe franchise partner utilising the Flybe brand and sales channels and remains fully committed to serving the Channel Islands. While we do not envisage a change to current arrangements, Blue Islands could market its scheduled services independently should it be necessary to do so. from Statement Blue Islands
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  15. Rejected hospital sites back on the table

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Two rejected sites for Jersey's new hospital are back on the agenda, following a review of the evidence that led to the decision to build it on Gloucester Street.

    The assistant chief minister said the current Overdale Hospital and the Waterfront should be looked at again, almost two years since the States of Jersey backed the existing site.


    Constable Chris Taylor insists changing the plan would only mean a delay of six months - and work would be completed by mid-2028.

    States members will take his review into consideration, with a final vote on where the hospital is built due in early January.

  16. St Peter stay top of Premiership after big win

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    St Peter crushed local rivals Jersey Wanderers 6-1 to go three points clear at the top of the island's Premiership.

    Teenage striker Sol Solomon continued his good form with a hat-trick while Calvin Weir scored twice and Sean Lambert got the club's other goal.

    The parish side have now won six games from six and are three points ahead of champions St Paul's, who have won all five of their games.

    The two sides face each other on 15 December at Clos des Pauvres.