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Jersey man to compete at rock skimming championships

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A man from Jersey is competing in the World Championships for stone skimming at the end of the month.

Charlie Mauleverer started skimming stones in the water from a young age and discovered online that he could do it competitively.

He said it's a technical sport measured differently across the world.

While the person who skims a rock the highest number of times wins first place in America, it's the distance that's measured in Europe.

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Winds of force six expected across islands

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New lobster catch sizes in bid to allow species to recover

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The minimum size of lobsters that Jersey fishermen are allowed to catch will be increased, in an attempt to allow the species to recover.

New figures revealed numbers of the shellfish dropped by more than a quarter between 2011 and 2018.

But local laws will still remain more lenient than those in the south west of the UK - where lobsters have to be bigger again before they can be brought ashore.

Jersey's Assistant Environment Minister, Deputy Gregory Guida, says the island's rules will eventually be brought in line with those in South Wales, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly - but the changes will be introduced gradually.

Earlier this year, the States Assembly agreed to similar measures aimed at protecting chancre crabs in the island's waters.

Officials say it's still too early to tell whether the bigger minimum landing size is helping the crab population, which has almost halved in the past six years.

Freedom of Information request shows Jersey 999 hoax calls

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Jersey's emergency services had 39 hoax calls between January 2018 and August 2019, according to government figures.

This is out of 28,061 calls during the same time period.

The police recorded 25 malicious calls and 178 false alarm calls with good intent.

The figures were released in response to a Freedom of Information request.

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Channel Islands weather: Sunny and breezy

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It will be dry with plenty of sunshine and only a little fair weather cloud.

Rather breezy though, especially later in the day.

Highs of 17C (62F).


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