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  1. Weather: Cold and dry with frost possible

    BBC Weather

    This evening and overnight will be dry with mainly clear skies.

    It will be a rather cold night with frost possible in some areas.

    Overnight lows of 2C (35F).


    Jersey weather


    guernsey weather
  2. States in U-turn over public sector pay deal

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's government has backpedaled on a pay offer issued to some public sector workers.

    Nurses, midwives, manual workers, and people who work at the energy from waste plant, will all get a new offer.

    Earlier this week some unions threatened industrial action over the deal.

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    Other groups, including teachers, civil servants and members of the uniformed services - such as police - have been told they have to accept the existing deal on offer.

    The States of Jersey's Chief Executive, Charlie Parker, is trying to save money on public sector pay and simplify the pay structure - which has meant cuts to pay rises for staff.

    The States Employment Board, which is responsible for negotiations, says it is prepared to make a new offer to some groups, although it is yet to disclose the full details.

    Unions said the last offer made was "insulting and inadequate".

  3. Doctors unsure over cannabis treatments

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Doctors in Jersey say they do not want to prescribe cannabis-based products to island patients - despite them being legally able to from February.

    Earlier this month the States of Jersey voted to allow medical professionals to be able to prescribe some cannabis products.

    Usually Jersey doctors follow UK guidance and advice on new medicines - but because very few cannabis products are legal on the mainland, they say no such guidance exists.

    Dr Nigel Minihane, the head of the Jersey Primary Care Trust, said: "Because the guidance isn't there nationally, I suspect even they [health professionals on the mainland] will be finding their way in this respect."

    Prof Mike Barnes, an expert on medicinal cannabis, says only a small number of doctors need to be trained on its usage...

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    Video caption: Prof Barnes says people get confused over the differences between street cannabis and medical cannabis
  4. New stamps revealed to mark Chinese Year of the Pig

    Hayley Westcott

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey Post is releasing a new set of stamps to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Pig.

    Created by Sydney-based illustrator Chrissy Lau, each of the six stamps reflects the pig's cultural association with an abundance of wealth and prosperity - with the Chinese symbol for pig depicted in gold on each stamp.

    They'll be issued on 22 January with Chinese New Year falling on 5 February.

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    Quote Message: Taking inspiration from the Chinese zodiac, illustrator Chrissy Lau has created another striking yet intricate set of stamps for our Lunar New Year series. The use of red symbolises good fortune and joy and is often used in celebrations, whilst gold represents wealth and prosperity for added impact. from Bridget Yabsley Guernsey Post
    Bridget YabsleyGuernsey Post
  5. Aircraft makes emergency landing 'after lightning strike'

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A light aircraft has made an emergency landing on one of Alderney's grass runways.

    A lightning strike is believed to be the cause.

    Emergency services were put on standby as the aircraft, with two people on board, made its landing at 09:45.

    Guernsey Airport said no-one was injured.

    The aircraft was on a training flight around Alderney but was not locally based. Aurigny's flights to and from Alderney are unaffected.

  6. Campaigner 'delighted' over asbestos compensation

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A woman who campaigned for compensation for asbestos victims in Jersey says she wants to make sure it is removed from the island's schools.

    June Summers Shaw petitioned the government after she lost her husband, Keith, to the disease in 2012.

    On Tuesday politicians in Jersey agreed to compensate islanders.

    Ms Summers Shaw says she's delighted, and emotional, with the approval.

    She says she's looking forward to a time when there are no more claims and people are not contracting mesothelioma by asbestos....

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    Video caption: Ms Summers Shaw lost her husband to mesothelioma in 2012
  7. Third place for Sharp in Route Du Rhum

    Jack Murley

    Channel Islands Sports Producer

    He's battled leaks, electronic issues and an auto-pilot failure - but after more than two weeks at sea, Jersey's Phil Sharp has finished this year's Route Du Rhum.

    He crossed the line in third place in the gruelling trans-Atlantic race with a time of 16 days, 13 hours, one minute and 50 seconds.

    Mr Sharp averaged a speed of 11.30 knots (20.92 km/h) over 4,487 miles (7,221km).

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  8. First luxury apartments expected to be sold

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    The first apartment at the new Havelet Waters development is expected to be sold this week.

    It's taken two years to redevelop the old brewery in southern St Peter Port into luxury flats.

    Some residents in St Peter Port objected to the work and about three months ago the Clameur de Haro was unsuccessfully raised against the new road layout at the site.

    Rosie Henderson
    Image caption: Rosie Henderson raised the Clameur de Haro claiming the work on the road was "potentially dangerous"
  9. Alderney runway has 'expired' airport boss says

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Proposed plans for major repair work at Alderney Airport are long overdue, according to Guernsey's airport director.

    The States of Guernsey is being asked to give the go ahead for a £12m refurbishment.

    Colin Le Ray says the runway has not been properly resurfaced in almost 20 years.

    Alderney Airport
    Quote Message: We're living on a runway which is time expired. It was last resurfaced in 1999. We've been maintaining it diligently, we've been inspecting it diligently for the last seven or eight years. We spent £150,000 doing some improvements to keep it going, but ultimately that's all it's doing, it's frozen it at a point in time." from Colin Le Ray
    Colin Le Ray
  10. Cloudy with a chance of thundery showers

    BBC Weather

    A rather cloudy start with some showers around and also the chance of a thunderstorm.

    The showers are expected to clear to leave the rest of the day dry with lots of sunshine breaking through.

    Maximum temperature: 4 to 7C (39 to 45F).