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Summary

  1. Plans for new hospital in Jersey on the existing site are rejected
  2. Strike action by Jersey civil servants
  3. Speculation over airline bids for Alderney
  4. Updates on Monday 14 January 2019

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  1. Weather: Staying dry but cloudy

    BBC Weather

    It looks set to stay dry through Monday evening and overnight. There will be some large amounts of cloud though, limiting clearer spells. Mostly light westerly winds.

    Minimum temperature: 6 to 9C (43 to 48F).

    Staying largely dry through the course of Tuesday, with a few brighter spells but also some rather cloudy periods of weather as well. Light to moderate south-westerly winds.

    Maximum temperature: 6 to 9C (43 to 48F).

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    Jersey weather

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    Guernsey weather
  2. GSPCA: 'Keep an eye out for oily birds'

    BBC Spotlight

    An animal charity is urging people to watch out for birds covered in oil at local beaches in the Channel Islands.

    There's been an increase in the number of birds affected, especially around Guernsey.

    The Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has taken in six guillemots. Two are recovering but the others were dead or have since died.

    Steve Byrne, from the GSPCA, said that they were highly concerned about the animals...

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    Video caption: Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  3. Former press officer lands senior ambulance role

    Millicent Cooke

    BBC News Online

    A senior communications officer has landed a top role at Guernsey's ambulance service.

    Joel de Woolfson, a former States of Guernsey press officer, has been appointed as the new deputy chief officer at the St John Emergency Ambulance Service.

    He will support the chief officer on strategy, policy and management.

    A spokesman said Mr de Woolfson was appointed by the service’s board following a competitive recruitment process.

    He will take up the role next Monday.

    Joel de Woolfson
  4. Firefighters rescue dog from roof

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Firefighters had an unusual shout on Monday morning, when they were called to rescue a dog from a roof in Alderney.

    The dog escaped from a second-story window, climbed over a pitched roof and jumped down onto a lower flat roof.

    The flat roof had no general access so the island's fire brigade used ladders to reach the roof before securing the dog using ropes and slings.

    The dog was taken to Alderney Animal Welfare as a precaution.

  5. Burglary suspect arrested after £2.5k theft

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    A man has been arrested in connection with the theft of £2,500 from the Venture Inn in Rue De La Villiaze, Guernsey on Saturday.

    The 34-year-old suspect has been released on bail.

    Guernsey Police have appealed for witnesses.

  6. Man, 34, arrested after £2,500 stolen from pub

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    A 34-year-old man has been arrested after £2,500 was stolen from a pub in Guernsey.

    Police are now appealing for witnesses.

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  7. Hospital plans rejected again

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey new hospital plans

    Jersey's planning minister has refused permission for the island's new hospital to be rebuilt on its existing site.

    In a press conference at 12:00, Deputy John Young gave details of why he had reached the decision on the £466m plans.

    Previously, a planning inspector rejected the plans on the grounds of them being too invasive for the surrounding area, prompting a second attempt to pass the scheme.

    Deputy Young said: "My conclusion is that while the public interest benefits are significant, I don't believe they outweigh the serious impact of this specific proposal."

  8. Rugby: Reds up to third after bonus-point win

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Jersey Reds drew level with third-placed Bedford in the Championship after a five-try 41-16 win over Nottingham at St Peter.

    Having gone 9-0 down after three penalties in the opening 20 minutes, Jersey struck back with tries from Brett Herron and Leroy Van Dam to lead 14-9 at half-time.

    Brett Herron scores a try

    Second-half scores from Herron, Will Homer and Nick Selway completed the win.

    "It's a great way to start the new year," head coach Harvey Biljon told BBC Radio Jersey.

    "We knew it was tough conditions, but slowly we began to build ourselves back into the game and it was a great performance from our players."

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  10. Football: Green Lions remain unbeaten in 2019

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Guernsey FC remain unbeaten in 2019 after coming from goal down to draw 2-2 at Ramsgate in the Isthmian League South-East Division

    Matt Loaring's excellent strike had given the Green Lions a 1-0 lead at half-time, but two Ramsgate goals in quick succession after the break put the home side in control.

    But Dave Rihoy's strike from the edge of the box was enough to secure a point for the islanders and leave them 15th in their 20-team division.

  11. Decision expected over Jersey hospital plans

    BBC Radio Jersey

    A long-awaited decision on whether plans for Jersey's new hospital can go ahead is expected to be announced by the States Planning Minister Deputy John Young at about lunchtime on Monday.

    If approved, the £466m development will be built on the existing site in St Helier at Gloucester Street and nearby Kensington Place, despite some calls for it to be relocated to the waterfront.

    The original design was rejected last year, following concerns about the size of the proposed development.

    Independent planning inspector Phillip Staddon - who recommended the States turn down the first set of plans - has also advised Jersey's planning minister on the current application.

  12. Channel Islands' weather: Cloudy but some fair periods

    BBC Weather

    Generally cloudy, but with some fair or sunny periods on Monday.

    Becoming mainly cloudy in the evening, with the risk of a little patchy rain or drizzle by Tuesday morning.

    Channel Islands' weather map

    Temperatures between 6 and 9C (43 and 48F).

  13. Speculation over airline bids for Alderney

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Speculation is rife in Alderney about which airline has been awarded a Public Service Obligation to operate "lifeline" services between Guernsey, Alderney and Southampton.

    The deadline for bids closed more than a month ago, but the States Economic Development Committee has not yet made the information public.

    Guernsey politician John Gollop and Alderney States member Louis Jean have called for an open process to be adopted when it comes to the tendering for the key Alderney air routes.

    Multiple airlines have bid for the route, but it's unknown what's been offered or which airlines are in the running.

    Economic Development bosses had stated the bids would be evaluated and a recommendation made to the States "early this year", but it could now be the end of January before this happens.

  14. Strike action by Jersey civil servants

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Hundreds of Jersey civil servants - including teaching assistants - are expected to walk out on Monday over an ongoing pay dispute with the States.

    Most primary schools will have to close over lunchtime, with parents being notified about how they will be affected.

    It's the latest action in a dispute which has seen union leaders dismiss a pay offer by the island's government as "insulting" and consistently below the rate of inflation.

    States chief executive Charlie Parker argued that the island had to make £30m of savings and there was no more money for bigger pay rises.