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  1. Arson probe after blaze at Guernsey tower

    Hayden Atkins

    Reporter, BBC Radio Guernsey

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    Firefighters have extinguished a blaze at a tower in Guernsey - with the cause suspected to be arson.

    Fire crews were called to the island's west coast, at the Martello Tower, at Lihou Headland, in St Peters earlier.

    Station Officer for Guernsey Fire, Gary Van der Linden, told the BBC the small blaze was quickly brought under control and no-one was injured.

  2. Woman, 83, in hospital after being hit by car

    BBC Radio Jersey

    An 83-year-old Jersey woman is in hospital after being hit by a car in St Helier.

    Police say the woman was walking along Devonshire Place at about 16:10 on Wednesday when she crossed the road and was hit at the junction with Great Union Road.

    She's in hospital with a suspected broken ankle.

    Officers are appealing for anyone who saw what happened to contact them.

  3. 'Jersey women give birth later in life than in UK'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Women in Jersey are far more likely to give birth later in life than those in the UK, new figures have revealed.

    The States' statistics show a third of women who give birth in Jersey are over the age of 35.

    In the UK, it's only a fifth.

    Nine-hundred-and-forty-two babies were born in the island in 2018 - the lowest number since 2002.

  4. £3.8m pre-tax profit for Jersey Water in 2018

    Johanna Carr

    BBC News Online


    Jersey Water, which is 74% owned by the States of Jersey, is reporting a pre-tax profit of £3.8m for last year.

    It says the hot and dry summer in 2018 contributed to an increase in turnover of 7.8% to £17.2m.

    The company said it invested £3.91m in its infrastructure, including the replacement of 2km of water mains and the extension of the mains network by 2.5km, connecting 340 properties to mains water.

    It said leakage levels were the lowest to date while water quality for the year remained "very high" with a compliance rate of 99.99%.

    Quote Message: We are proud of our financial and operating performance during 2018 and in particular the high quality of the water supplied and excellent customer service feedback we received." from Helier Smith Chief executive of Jersey Water
    Helier SmithChief executive of Jersey Water
  5. Vigil for NZ terror victims in Jersey's Royal Square

    Johanna Carr

    BBC News Online

    People in Jersey will have a chance to show solidarity with the victims of New Zealand's terror attacks.

    A week on from the Christchurch mosque attacks a vigil will be held in the Royal Square on Friday at 17:15.

    In a statement the bailiff's chambers said islanders would also be encouraged to sign a book of condolence, which would remain available in the Royal Court House main entrance, following the vigil until 18:00.

    It will be sent to the high commissioner for New Zealand in London at a later date.

    The Bailiff, Sir William Bailhache said: “It is with sadness that the island once again will hold a vigil to remember those who have fallen at the hands of extremists, this time in New Zealand.

    "The 50 people who died last week have been taken away from families when exercising their freedom to worship."

  6. Jersey name squad for Alderney clash

    Brent Pilnick

    BBC Sport

    Jersey manager Martin Cassidy has named his 15-man squad for the island's Muratti semi-final in Alderney.

    Jersey, who are the reigning inter-island champions having beaten Guernsey 1-0 last May, have never lost to Alderney in the 114-year history of the competition

    But they may face their toughest-ever task as they take on an Alderney side who are joint-top of Guernsey's Priaulx League.

    Jersey squad: Euan van der Vliet, Harry Curtis, Luke Campbell, Jack Cannon, Jay Giles, Kamen Nafkha, Jonny Le Quesne, Michael Weir, James Queree, Zeljko Martinovic, Craig Russell, Danny Birrell, Kieran Lester, Fraser Barlow, Jack Boyle

  7. New CEO for Ports of Jersey

    Johanna Carr

    BBC News Online

    The new chief executive for the Ports of Jersey has a background in air transport.

    Matt Thomas is set to take up the role in July 2019, leaving his current job as CEO of the Shannon Group in Ireland where his remit includes the development of the airport.

    He has also held CEO and commercial management roles in Vancouver, Larnaca and Liverpool airports.

    Matt Thomas

    Chair of the board of directors for Ports of Jersey, Charles Clarke said: “We are delighted to have secured a CEO with the strong track record that Matt brings and look forward to working with him."

    Mr Thomas said he was "excited" to be coming to Jersey.

  8. Woman moves to Sark one month after single visit

    Hayden Atkins

    Reporter, BBC Radio Guernsey

    A woman from the UK who has moved to live in Sark a month after visiting for the first time says she's looking forward to "the adventure".

    About 500 people live on the island - it's a long way from Victoria Stamps' stomping ground of Essex.


    Victoria Stamp visited Sark for the first time in February for a trip away from her home in Epping Upland in Essex.

    It was during the gale force eight winds that she decided to make the move to the Island, where she said she had more conversations with people in a simple walk than she would in weeks living in the UK.

    Just a month later, Victoria secured a property on the island and, this week, made the trip to live there permanently.

    On her blog she insisted "it will be worth doing".

  9. CI weather: Mostly dry with some cloud

    Alex Osborne

    BBC Weather

    It will be a largely dry and mild day with sunny intervals, areas of cloud and light winds.

    There is a risk of some mist or fog patches drifting onshore at times.

    Maximum temperature: 8 to 11C (46 to 52F).