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Murder Accused Unable To Attend Court

Richard De Wit (Credit: Caters News Agency)The man accused of Sarah Groves’ murder has been unable to appear in court again. Saturday’s hearing in Srinigar did go ahead, but Richard De Wit couldn’t be taken to court, as civil unrest continues in the area. There are two hearings coming up soon, on Monday 6th November and Tuesday 7th November, when it’s hoped a number of witnesses will be ... Read More

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22-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Local Business Smartens Up Skate Park

Skate Park (Credit: Visit Guernsey)Guernsey’s Jubilee Skate Park is looking a lot smarter thanks to the generosity of a local business. Sam Cochrane from B&C Garden Maintenance noticed the facility near Beau Sejour was looking a bit overgrown so offered to trim it all back for free. The Skatepark was funded by donations so it isn’t the responsibility of any States department. B&C Garden ... Read More

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22-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Storm Brian: No Reports Of Serious Damage

Storm Brian (Credit: Sky News)The Bailiwick’s managed to escape largely unharmed by Storm Brian. Wind speeds reached force 9 yesterday as gales rattled trees and buildings in the islands. However emergency services say there were no reports of significant damage, but there was some flooding on the Perelle Coast Road overnight, which left a car stranded for a time. Top gusts from #StormBrian in ... Read More

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22-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Brian Brings Gales and Rain

CaptureWinds of up to sixty miles an hour are due to hit the islands as the worst of Storm Brian passes through the English Channel. Weather warnings and coastal flooding alerts remain in place. The emergency services are asking people to stay indoors if possible to avoid any danger, and to make sure boat moorings are secure and any loose ... Read More

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21-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Guernsey Residents Witness St Helena History

Another picture of a plane arriving into St Helena Airport (Credit: Geoff Benjamin)Two former Guernsey residents back living in their home island in the South Atlantic have had their lives transformed. St Helena’s first scheduled air link has just begun a weekly service from Johannesburg in South Africa. Previously the only option was to use the Monthly RMS St Helena boat service, which used to take five days to reach Cape Town. ... Read More

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20-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Bailiwick Braces For Storm Brian

Storm Brian (Credit: Sky News)As the Half Term getaway begins, stormy conditions are already causing disruption to some people’s travel plans. There were no reports of damage in the Bailiwick overnight, but there have been a number of changes to sailings, as Storm Brian rolls in. Strong winds battered the islands last night – and we could get up to gale force eight today ... Read More

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20-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Concerns Surrounding Douzaine Elections

(Credit: St Peter Port Parish)There may not be enough people to run contested elections in Guernsey’s parishes next month. A number of douzaine roles are up for election across the island. In St Peter Port there are seven seats available but only two people nominated so far. Senior Constable Dennis Le Moignan hopes more people will come forward before Monday’s 4pm deadline: “It’s a ... Read More

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20-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Guernsey GP: ‘Youngsters Need More Sleep’

skynews-baby-crib-sleeping_4121266.jpgA video is urging youngsters to stay active by getting enough sleep. The Be Active Forum’s joined up with a Guernsey based GP to encourage parents and their kids to get into a healthy sleeping routine. Dr Piers Mitchell says our bodies need plenty of time overnight to carry out important work: “Sleep is an absolutely critical function for the ... Read More

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20-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Specsavers Founder Receives National Award

Dame Mary Perkins (Credit: EY/Specsavers)Dame Mary Perkins has received a national lifetime achievement award. Dame Mary, who set up Specsavers with her husband Doug in 1984, was honoured with the accolade at the recent EY Entrepreneur Of The Year UK Awards in London. The award recognises her role in building the world’s largest privately-owned optical retailer and also her contribution to inspiring the next ... Read More

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20-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Dark past
A community is divided over whether World War Two labour camps should be used to promote tourism.

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19-Oct-2017 - Source: BBC News

Questions Asked Over Catholic Primaries

CapturePolitical discussions could be held over Guernsey’s two Catholic primary schools. A number of questions have been asked about the admissions policies to Notre Dame Du Rosaire and St Mary and St Michael Catholic primary schools during yesterday’s States meeting, which led to further questions being asked about how much involvement the Church has in that admissions policy and how ... Read More

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19-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

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

Strawberry Farm Owners Appeal Planning Refusal

Strawberry Farm (Credit: Flickr)Plans to turn the front of the Strawberry Farm into a public car park have been turned down. However, the owners say they will now appeal that decision. Cars are already parked there which the owners were told had to be moved. That lead to an application being made to officially change the use of the land, so it was ... Read More

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19-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Farm Owners Appeal Planning Refusal

Strawberry Farm (Credit: Flickr)Plans to turn the front of the Strawberry Farm into a public car park have been turned down. However, the owners say they will now appeal that decision. Cars are already parked there which the owners were told had to be moved. That lead to an application being made to officially change the use of the land, so it was ... Read More

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19-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Hourly Preschool Rate Could Increase

The Committee for Education, Sport and Culture (Credit: States of Guernsey)The hourly rate paid to preschools under the new States funded scheme could be increased in the future. They are currently paid £5.90 per hour for all children in the year before they start school, for 15 hours per week. That rate has come in for some criticism, but speaking in the States yesterday Deputy Paul Le Pelley said it ... Read More

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19-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

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

Could Two Primary Schools Be Merged?

ESC LogoThe merger of La Houguette and Forest primary schools has been suggested in the States of Guernsey. During today’s States meeting, the President of the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture was answering questions from Deputy Jennifer Merrett about primary school education. Some of her questions related to class sizes across the States run primary schools. During those questions and ... Read More

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18-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Drink Laws To Change For Christmas Day & Good Friday

CapturePubs and restaurants will be able to open for longer on Christmas Day and Good Friday. The States of Guernsey have agreed to amend the law to enable those businesses which want to stay open on the traditional religious days to be able to do so. It is hoped the change will be made in time for Christmas Day this ... Read More

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18-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

Luxembourg Open: Heather Watson through to quarter-finals
Britain's Heather Watson is through to the the quarter-finals of the Luxembourg Open after beating Estonia's Anett Kontaveit in straight sets.

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18-Oct-2017 - Source: BBC News

Shoebox Preparations Underway

(Credit: Rotary Shoebox Appeal 2017)Lots of us are busy getting our Christmas shoeboxes ready, to give to the annual Rotary appeal. This year the collections are taking place between the 28th October and 4th November, but already many school pupils have been handing their boxes in. The collection point for this year’s appeal is at Cirrus House in Garenne Industrial Park in St Sampsons. There ... Read More

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18-Oct-2017 - Source: Island FM

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