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Delay to border reopening rejected by States

States members have voted against delaying the reopening of Jersey's borders until 10 July.

Ministers have called for the borders to reopen on 3 July, it was announced on Friday.

Further amendments to the government proposal are currently being voted on by members.

Deputy Richard Renouf said while there was "no perfect solution", delaying open borders was "disproportionate, and indeed its consequences risked doing more harm than good".

Police defend 'stay safe in pubs' message

BBC Radio Jersey

A senior police officer has defended the decision to advise people how to stay safe now the pubs in Jersey are reopening for drinks only service.

States of Jersey Police said they expected bars and pubs to be busy this weekend as customers can drink in a pub without having to order food as Covid-19 restrictions on drinking have been relaxed.

They urged people to stay with friends and plan how they would get home at the end of the night.

On social media, some people said it came across as placing blame on potential victims of incidents.

Det Supt Stewart Gull said it "was not gender specific".

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Co-op increases the cost of bags for life

BBC Radio Jersey

The Co-op in Jersey has increased the cost of its bags for life from 10p to 15p.

The Plastic Free July campaign has started, and Co-op bosses said the aim of the price increase was to limit the amount of islanders buying new such bags each time they went shopping.

It has also launched a reusable bag bin in the Grand Marche, for people to donate bags so others could use them as an alternative to buying one.

A ban on single-use plastic bags is due to start next year.

People urged to keep safe on nights out

Andrew Segal

BBC News

Police in Jersey are urging islanders "to keep safe while on a night out" as Covid-19 restrictions in licensed premises are eased.

People can have a drink in a pub from Wednesday without having to order food as restrictions on drinking have been relaxed.

However, Det Supt Stewart Gull said people should take sensible precautions "to avoid falling victim to crime while visiting licensed premises", with police saying that, in the second quarter of 2019 , just under half of sexual offences reported were linked to people on a night out.

Police said they were also asking hospitality workers, including door staff, "to look out for vulnerable people".

Additional officers from States police and honorary police were also to be on patrol and the Street Pastors team was also due to be operating this weekend to help keep islanders safe, they added.

Four jobs at phone firm Sure at risk of redundancy

BBC Radio Jersey

Phone company Sure says four jobs in Jersey are at risk as the company restructures due to the coronavirus crisis.

It has put 11 employees roles at risk of redundancy across the group, four of which are based in the island.

Chief executive Ian Kelly said it was not a step the company had taken lightly but it had to react to the effect of Covid-19 on the business.

He said staff affected would be closely supported throughout the process.