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  1. Police searching for baseball bat used in assault

    Adam Durbin

    BBC News Online

    Jersey Police are searching for a sky blue metal baseball bat they believe was used in the assault of a 17-year-old boy on Tuesday.

    The victim is currently being treated for serious head injuries in Southampton.

    A 15-year-old arrested on suspicion of grave and criminal assault in Jersey has been released on police bail without charge whilst the investigation continues.

    A police spokesperson described the assault as an "isolated incident" between two boys known to each other.

    "We have no reason to believe that there is any further risk to public safety", they added.

  2. Parents 'have to pay school fees despite teachers' strike'

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Parents at Jersey's fee-paying schools have been told they have to pay the full amount for this term - even though teachers' strikes saw their children miss classes for up to 10 days.

    The warning comes after some parents told the Education Department they wanted to withhold payment over missed lessons.

    Department Chief Officer Mark Rogers wrote to parents in April to warn them they would not get any compensation. In a new letter, he has warned of possible legal action against any parent who refused to pay.

    The union that went on strike, the NEU, has now settled its pay dispute. But the NASUWT has not and has threatened to escalate its own industrial action.

  3. 'Not historically suitable' safety railings to be replaced

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's Planning Department has demanded that a set of safety railings installed by the Infrastructure Department should be taken down because they are not historically suitable.

    St Clement parish magazine L'Amarrage has asked why planning has asked for the change.

    The railings are around the bend in the road by Le Hocq and keep pedestrians apart from the traffic.

    But planning said they must be replaced because they were not in the traditional style.

    L'Amarrage said what appeared as a gleaming example of solid and safe steel engineering could simply be scrapped. Planning said work to replace them must start by 15 September.

    Image caption: The traditional Jersey style of fencing at Le Hocq
  4. Reciprocal health could be renegotiated

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    An agreement has been reached to investigate and try to negotiate the reintroduction of a reciprocal health agreement (RHA) between Guernsey and the UK in the island's government plan for 2020.

    The previous RHA ended in 2010, but the island's Policy and Resources Committee have said they plan to negotiate with the UK with an aim to bring a proposal back.

    Speaking in the States of Guernsey debate, Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq said that whilst the government will investigate the reintroduction, there are no guarantees that a new agreement can be agreed.

  5. Liquor application reveals Guernsey Premier Inn plans

    Andrew Segal

    BBC News

    The first confirmation of concrete plans for a Premier Inn on Guernsey have appeared after an application for a liquor licence being announced in the Guernsey Press newspaper.

    The application is for premises in Admrial Park, St Peter Port.

    The hotel chain said in February that it was looking for a site on Guernsey, with initial inquiries for somewhere that could cater for between 65 and 100 rooms.

    The application for the Category C hotel liquor licence is due to be heard by the Royal Court on 9 July, the application said.

  6. Arrest after teen seriously injured in fight

    Andrew Segal

    BBC South West

    A teenage boy is being treated for serious head injuries in hospital in England after a fight in Jersey, police say.

    Officers said the fight started on Grands Vaux Road, outside Sutton Court, between 14:00 and 15:00 on Tuesday, before carrying on into nearby Whitely Close.

    The 17-year-old was flown to Southampton where he is "receiving urgent medical treatment".

    Police said they arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of grave and criminal assault.

    It was understood that both males were known to each other, they added.

    Officers have appealed for witnesses.

  7. Fly me! Aurigny decides what to do with old Dornier plane

    Rory O'Reilly

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Aurigny's Dornier G-SAYE

    Guernsey States-owned airline Aurigny is deciding what to do with its one of its Dornier aircraft which is now 34 years old, bosses say.

    G-SAYE, which is currently being stored in its hangar, was bought by the airline in 2015 as the beginning of the move from Trislanders to Dorniers for the Alderney and Southampton routes.

    The airline said it stopped commercial flying in mid-April ahead of a sizeable maintenance check, although it was in a serviceable condition.

    Its performance had been criticised in the media by Alderney residents and politicians who branded it "unreliable" and unable to take a full load of fuel, passengers and their baggage.

    Aurigny said there was a considerable cost involved in maintaining and sourcing spares for older Dornier aircraft, and it always planned to take it out of operation once a second, new generation Dornier, entered service.

  8. Police, fire and prison 'running as normal' after report

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey's police, fire and rescue and prison services will continue to run as normal despite a damning report into the Home Affairs Committee, the States says.

    The services come under the committee's responsibility.

    The independent review, commissioned by the island's Policy and Resources Committee, concluded the committee's "governance falls below acceptable standards".

    It also said that committee president Mary Lowe was accused of "harassing or bullying" staff, which she denies.

    After confirming the services would be continuing as normal, a States spokesperson added it was not appropriate for the heads of those services to comment on political matters.

    Guernsey Home Affairs website
  9. Car 'extensively damaged' in St Peter Port

    BBC Radio Guernsey

    Guernsey Police are asking for witnesses after a car was damaged in St Peter Port in the early hours of Tuesday

    Officers said extensive damage was caused to a silver Volkswagen Touran which was parked at Clairval Estate.

    Anyone has any information is asked to contact police on 725111.

  10. Consumer body unhappy with Flybe over luggage charges

    BBC Radio Jersey

    Jersey's Consumer Council says it is unhappy that airline Flybe has not fully acted on promises made months ago to improve how it enforced its hand luggage policy.

    It said lots of passengers have complained after being told hand luggage which fitted the airline's measuring device at one airport was described as too big on the way back.

    The council met Flybe bosses in March to raise islanders' concerns that they were being charged extra fees unfairly.

    Flybe's standard free cabin baggage allowance is an item measuring 55cm by 35cm by 20cm. Passengers can also carry a "smaller under-seat item such as a laptop or a handbag". Both items must weigh no more than 10kg combined.

    Flybe plane

    However, the company has been accused of being "inconsistent" in how it implemented its rules, resulting in some passengers having to pay £50 to place luggage in the hold on the return trip.

    Council chairman Carl Walker said he was disappointed passengers were still complaining months after the meeting with airline bosses.

    Flybe said all its measuring sizers fitted the stated dimensions of what was outlined on its website.

    With regards to Jersey Airport, the airline also said it was working with staff to manage the current situation better and further messaging would be put up shortly to remind passengers of the charges involved for oversized cabin bags.

  11. CI weather: Cloud clearing before a windy but warm day

    Alex Osborne

    BBC Weather

    A mix of sunny spells, a fair amount of cloud and the chance of some occasional showers on Wednesday morning but a drier afternoon with sunshine.

    CI weather

    A windy and warm day with a fresh north-easterly wind.

    Maximum temperature: 18 to 21C (64 to 70F).

  12. Fort swimming pool to be demolished in £2.5m of works

    BBC Radio Jersey

    More than £2.5m is to be spent demolishing the swimming pool at Fort Regent, Jersey States says.

    The work is due to start at the end of July and take about nine months to complete.

    It follows health and safety concerns after years of weather-related damage and vandalism.

    Infrastructure Minister Kevin Lewis has approved the demolition, including removing the pool tank and a basement plant room, which has been closed since 2004.

    The States said that winds had lifted and removed several sections of the roof and outer cladding over recent years. A "significant amount of asbestos" also had to be removed in accordance with stringent guidelines, it added.

    The total cost of the project was £2,697,000, the States said.

    Fort Regent pool