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Alderney politicians back same-sex marriage law
The Channel Island is following neighbouring Guernsey as politicians back the introduction of a new law.

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19-Oct-2017 - Source: BBC News

Alderney Legalises Same Sex Marriage

Allen Jones and Dits Preece have been waiting for years for the chance to get married in AlderneySame sex marriage is to be legalised in Alderney. A change in the law was approved in a vote during last night’s States meeting, passing by nine votes to one. Dits Preece and his partner Allen Jones (pictured above) were there to see history made in the island and gave us their reaction after the announcement was made. Allen Jones ... Read More

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19-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Atmospheric Conditions Force Flight To Return

CaptureAn Aurigny ATR had to return to Guernsey Airport this morning after reports of a ‘smokey smell’ in the cockpit. It had just taken off to fly to Bristol with 44 passengers on board when it re-landed safely. The Guernsey Airport Fire Service met the flight and engineers have since checked the plane over and found no problems with it. ... Read More

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16-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Bachmann Group Wants To Include Alderney In Ferry Plans

CaptureThe Bachmann HR Group says its plan for an inter-island ferry service includes incoming tourists as well as Channel Islanders. The company says it can offer ‘something different’ to the plans being submitted by existing operators Manche Iles, Bumblebee and Condor. The States want a trial inter island foot passenger only ferry service up and running by May next year. ... Read More

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14-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Another Asian Hornet Nest Found

Asian Hornet nest found near the Longfrie Oct 2017An asian hornet nest found near the Longfrie Inn is being monitored this weekend. It can’t be taken down until next week, after being found and treated yesterday. It is the second one found in Guernsey with one also found in Alderney and reports of the insects in Sark too. The latest nest to be found is fairly small – ... Read More

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14-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Aurigny Increases Hand Baggage Size

(Credit: Aurigny)Aurigny has increased the size of hand baggage allowed on its flights. The airline says it’s following passenger feedback and will bring the local allowances inline with other carriers. From now on you can take a bag on board so long as its no bigger than 55 by 36 by 20 centimetres. We can also still take onboard a smaller ... Read More

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13-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Couple Calling For Marriage Approval

Alan Jones and Dits PreeceA same-sex couple in Alderney are hoping the island’s politicians will give marriage legislation the green light. States members are due to consider the matter in their meeting next week, but it was also discussed at the People’s Meeting last night. Alan Jones and his partner Dits Preece say they’ve ignored calls from their friends to tie the knot in ... Read More

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12-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Budget 2018: Aurigny Losses ‘Worrying’

(Credit: Aurigny)Aurigny needs to make amends for its growing losses. Deputy Gavin St Pier says the airline’s forecast loss of £3.9 million for 2018 needs to be tackled urgently. The figures have been published as part of the 2018 Budget, which you read in full here. The news follows previous sets of worrying financial results for the States-owned airline. However, the ... Read More

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11-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Fourth Firm To Bid For Ferry Service

A fourth firm has expressed an interest in running a new inter islands ferry service. The BachmannHR Group says it wants to operate between Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney. The Guernsey-based marine business says it’s excited by “the opportunity to connect our neighbouring islands to provide a professional, reliable and cost effect ferry service”. It says it would look forward to ... Read More

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10-Oct-2017 - Source: Channel 103 FM

States shift position on FAB
States Members passed a motion to formally declare their neutral stance on subject of an electricity interconnector across Alderney, thereby distancing themselves from the previous administration's favourable stance on the issue.
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10-Oct-2017 - Source: Alderney Journal

Manche Iles Express extra visits
The Manche Iles Express ferry will make at least 18 trips from France to Alderney next year - two more arrivals than in 2017.
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10-Oct-2017 - Source: Alderney Journal

Same Sex Marriage moves closer
States members will this month vote on new legislation to allow same sex couples to get married in Alderney.
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10-Oct-2017 - Source: Alderney Journal

Gannet colony features on Liar
Alderney's gannet colony guest starred in ITV's hottest new drama series this week.
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10-Oct-2017 - Source: Alderney Journal

Farewell to the Trislanders!
Islanders have been saying farewell to Aurigny's last remaining Trislander, which flew off into the sunset on Wednesday.
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05-Jun-2017 - Source: Alderney Journal

Performing Arts Festival lights up Alderney
05-Jun-2017 - Source: Alderney Journal

Five man Policy and Finance would be "too divisive"
Alderney's Policy and Finance Committee, from 10 to a maximum of five, was rejected at the May States Meeting.
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05-Jun-2017 - Source: Alderney Journal

Healthcare report brands Island healthcare "parlous"
A full apology should be offered to Dr Rory Lyons and a raft of major improvements made to address the "parlous state" of healthcare on Alderney.
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01-Feb-2017 - Source: Alderney Journal

NatWest to close for good
The Alderney branch of NatWest is to close its doors for good on June 2nd.
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01-Feb-2017 - Source: Alderney Journal

Summer stamps to show Alderney at its best
01-Feb-2017 - Source: Alderney Journal

All change at States of Alderney
Transport consultant James Dent is to head up the new Policy & Finance Committee and Norma Paris pipped Ian Tugby to the post of General Services Committee Chairman.
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16-Jan-2017 - Source: Alderney Journal

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