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  1. Channel Islands weather: Clear skies and gentle breeze

    BBC Weather

    Dry with largely clear skies and light winds on Friday night and some patchy mist may also develop.


    Jersey Weather


    Guernsey weather
  2. New chairperson for Reform Jersey

    Adam Durbin

    BBC News Online

    Lyndsay Feltham

    Jersey's only political party has chosen a new chairperson, with the role being split from the leader for the first time.

    Reform Jersey will be chaired by Lyndsay Feltham, a former candidate for deputy, after being chosen at the party's AGM on Thursday.

    Senator Sam Mézec remains as leader after being re-elected to the position.

    Quote Message: I am delighted to take on the role of Party Chairperson. I am looking forward to engaging with the Party membership to strengthen the organisation and working in partnership with Senator Mézec to ensure that party members continue to be at the heart of decision making. The focus for the coming year will be increasing party membership and connecting with community groups. from Lyndsay Feltham Chairperson, Reform Jersey
    Lyndsay FelthamChairperson, Reform Jersey
  3. Sark to stop secondary schooling

    Adam Durbin

    BBC News Online


    Sark will no longer offer education beyond year eight at its only school.

    The government voted to end education for over-13s citing concerns with the quality of education and economic viability.

    Most of the island's pupils will now have to move to Guernsey for their secondary education, and be placed with host families.

    The accommodation costs will be paid for partially by the carers of the children, depending on how long they have attended the school.

  4. Home affairs has 'serious concerns' over report release

    Adam Durbin

    BBC News Online

    Guernsey's home affairs committee has pre-emptively registered concerns with a report into the way politicians lead the department.

    The report, commissioned by the Policy and Resources Committee, will be published on Monday and is expected to reflect poorly on the governance of committee.

    A spokesperson for home affairs expressed disappointment with the release of the report before they have had the chance to meet to consider it, saying the committee had "serious concerns" over the way the report has been produced.

    The members of Home Affairs
    Image caption: The members of Home Affairs: Deputies Mark Leadbeater, Victoria Oliver, Mary Lowe, Robert Prow and Richard Graham
  5. Agriculture academics offer seeds of wisdom

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey farmers

    Jersey's farmers and water company are getting advice on how to use pesticides and fertiliser safely from UK experts.

    Scientists from Cranfield University are on the island to speak to representatives from the potato and dairy industry, Jersey Water and States officers.

    One of the issues they will address is how agricultural products can run off fields and affect the water supply.

    In recent years there has been debate over the use of products like the herbicide glyphosate, which some have argue should be banned in the island.

  6. Pedal power raises money for hospice

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Ian Brown

    Guernsey cyclists participating in the charity event Thirty Rides in Thirty Days have raised £75,000 for Les Bourgs Hospice.

    One hundred and twelve people took part from between April and May and had to ride their bike for at least one hour every day for the month.

    The challenge was first set by former Commonwealth Games cyclist Ian Brown in 2008 to boost interest in cycling on the island and raise funds for charity.

    This was the twelfth edition of the challenge, which has raised almost £750,000 pounds in total over the years.

  7. New hospital site 'within 18 months'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey hospital

    Jersey's chief minister has said he hopes to find a site for the new hospital within the next 18 months.

    Senator John Le Fondre's plans for a new hospital on the current site at Gloucester Street have been abandoned, with around £30m already spent on the project.

    Ministers intend to pinpoint a site and outline the business case by the end of 2020.

  8. Net migration figures released

    Adam Durbin

    BBC News Online

    Net migration into Jersey has been estimated at 1,100 in 2018, a population increase of 1%, according to a new government report.

    This is proportionally higher than net migration for the UK, estimated by the Office of National Statistics at 0.4%.

    A natural increase of 100 when comparing births with deaths meant that the population grew by 1,200.

    The island's population has increased by 11,400 since 2008 to reach 106,800, of which 78% were immigrants.

    Approximately 400 of those who arrived were 'licensed employees' and their dependents, meaning that they are considered essential by their employer.

  9. Chief minister to take 'new approach' on hospital plans

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Jersey's chief minister claims he's taking a different approach towards planning the island's new hospital.

    Senator John Le Fondré has been in his current role for a year and during that time has dropped plans for the hospital to be built on its current site, spending about £30m in the process.

    He said the new team involved in the planning process is motivated and believes that things need to be done in a different way.

    Quote Message: The new head of health, the director-general, who I think is excellent, and the relatively new head for the hospital who I also think is excellent, are very motivated on this whole area. They're very clear that things need to be done in a different way - and that is happening. from Senator John Le Fondré Chief Minister, Jersey
    Senator John Le FondréChief Minister, Jersey
    Jersey’s hospital
  10. First presidential election in eight years

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Alderney residents will vote on Saturday in the first presidential election for eight years.

    Two candidates will go head to head in the polls; they are William Tate and Jack William Gates.

    Chief Executive of the States of Alderney, Andrew Muter, said it's now time for the public to decide.

  11. Channel Islands weather: Sunshine and light winds

    BBC Weather

    It will be dry and fine today, with light winds and a good deal of sunshine, although it will feel rather cool.

    Just a few clouds may develop this afternoon.

    Dry with largely clear skies and light winds tonight, and some patchy mist may also develop.

  12. More information needed for population policy

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's chief minister has said it's important to have all the relevant information in place, before setting a new population policy.

    It comes as new figures estimating the island's population at the end of 2018 are due to be published this morning.

    The most recent population estimate for the end of 2017 suggested more than 105,000 people live in Jersey.

    Senator John Le Fondré has said a draft population policy should be announced in September or October, before a States debate next spring.