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Mum’s Appeal For Stem Cell Donors
A mum from Jersey is pleading for islanders to become stem cell donors this weekend and possibly save her husband’s life. Tony Ferreira needs a transplant from someone with the same tissue type, after being diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer. Anyone between 16 and 30 can sign up for the Anthony Nolan register between 10am and 6pm ... Read More
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21-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Asbestos Compensation Campaigner Dies
A Jersey man who has been pushing for compensation for those suffering from exposure to asbestos has died. 64 year Brian Coutanche passed away in the care of Jersey Hospice earlier this week. The former States worker died from cancer linked to asbestos, which he came into contact with during his career in construction. Those suffering from Mesothelioma in the ... Read More
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20-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Clinton’s Dad: Road Changes ‘Not Enough’
Clinton Pringle’s dad says the Town Hall still hasn’t done enough to improve safety on the road where his three year old son was killed. His comments come after the parish branded the report done in the aftermath of the fatal accident misleading and inaccurate. The Luck report has only just been made public, and the Parish of St Helier ... Read More
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20-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Jersey’s RPI Hits 4.5%
There has been a big jump in the cost of living in Jersey. The rate of inflation is at its highest in six years. In the 12 months to June the Retail Price Index (RPI) has increased by 4.5% That is compared to 3.2% in March – meaning there has been a 1.3% rise in the past three months. It ... Read More
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20-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Parish Disputes Road Death Report
The Parish of St Helier has branded a report on the road where 3 year old Clinton Pringle was hit and killed misleading and inaccurate. It was conducted by UK road specialist Alexandra Luck to look at whether Tunnell Street was a factor in the little boy’s death. The report was commissioned by the States of Jersey Police as part ... Read More
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20-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Scrutiny Chair Slams CM’s Policy Boards
The chair of Scrutiny has criticised the Chief Minister’s decision to form a board to examine the decision to build Jersey’s new hospital on the existing site. Senator Kristina Moore says it’s a job for Scrutiny – in this case the Future Hospital Review Panel. She’s asked Senator John Le Fondré to suspend the establishment of any more Policy Development Boards. ... Read More
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20-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

School’s Out Forever For Headteacher
It’s the end of term for thousands of Jersey school children, and their teachers. But it’s the end of an era at Plat Douet School. Headteacher Suzanne Conoops is retiring after two decades there, and almost 40 years in the classroom. In that time she estimates she has taught more than 100 children of past-pupils including 27 current students. She ... Read More
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20-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

5 More Top States Jobs Filled
Five more leadership positions have been filled in Jersey’s new-look public service. Ex Birmingham council chief Mark Rogers is the permanent Director General for Children’s Services – a month after his temporary appointment. Deputy Police Chief Julian Blazeby will head up Justice and Home Affairs. He’ll stay with the police until a replacement is found. John Quinn is the new ... Read More
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19-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Fort Cable Cars Being Demolished
The former Fort Regent cable car station is being demolished. Local firm DB Cummins has been chosen to pull down the derelict structure. Cable cars ran between Snow Hill and Fort Regent from 1970 until 1988, linking the leisure centre with town. Since then the station has stood empty and become increasing unsafe and subject to vandalism and trespassing. It ... Read More
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19-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

£150k Need For La Cotte
£150,000 is needed so archaeologists can return to Jersey’s world famous Ice Age site. Jersey Heritage has already spent more than £500,000 protecting La Cotte de St Brelade from the sea and making it safe for experts to work there. It contains some of the only late neanderthal fossils in europe. Specialists are hoping to resume excavations, but Heritage’s Chief ... Read More
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19-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Car Overturns On Les Varines
A driver has escaped unhurt after his car overturned on Les Varines. Firefighters were called just after 10pm on Wednesday when a car hit a bank and rolled onto its roof. The driver got himself out, and was taken to hospital as a precaution. Crews were out again at 3.30am when a car came off the road at La Moye ... Read More
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19-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Children’s ‘Improvement Plan’ Agreed
Ministers have agreed an ‘improvement plan’ to tackle the failings in how Jersey cares for its children. One was promised within a fortnight of the anniversary of the Care Inquiry earlier this month. A year on from the Inquiry publishing its damning findings, the States admitted the pace of change is still too slow and that Jersey is still failing ... Read More
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19-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Population Policy Withdrawn
A long-awaited proposed Migration Policy for Jersey has been withdrawn by the new Council of Ministers. It was due to be debated in September, but the Chief Minister says ‘greater consultation’ is needed. The policy was created by the previous government last December. In March it was announced it would be put to the new Assemby for a decision in ... Read More
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19-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Last Les Varines Ice Age Dig?
Archaeologists have returned to Les Varines for probably a final summer dig. The Ice Age team has been excavating the site in St Saviour for the past nine years. Finds include the earliest example of art in Britain. Jon Carter, chief executive of Jersey Heritage, says it could be the last time to see them at work there. “Over the ... Read More
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18-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Free Summer Sports For Teens
Free sports sessions are being offered to teenagers during the summer holiday. An inflatable football park will be taken around the island, with opportunities to play other sports too such as dodgeball and tennis. It’s a partnership between Jersey Sport and the police. “We just thought that we want to try and get as many young people as active as ... Read More
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18-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Secondary Asian Hornets Nest Found
A first secondary Asian Hornets nest has been found in Jersey. The bigger nests are predicted to house up to 6,000 worker hornets and 200 queens. 15 primary nests have been discovered and destroyed at locations across the island so far this year. This is the first SECONDARY one beekeepers have been alerted to. It was found on Rue de ... Read More
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18-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Jersey in 'absolute drought' after no rain for 15 days
There has been no rain on the Channel Island for 15 days, but a hosepipe ban is unlikely.

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18-Jul-2018 - Source: BBC News

Hospital Neighbours Invited To Talks
Neighbours to Jersey’s proposed new hospital have been invited to a meeting about how the build will affect them. A discussion forum is being set up and the first talks are taking place this evening at All Saints Church in Parade Gardens. Everyone living or working near the existing hospital can attend. Parish Constable Simon Crowcroft is expected, along with ... Read More
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18-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

JSPCA Rears Baby Squirrel Siblings
  The JSPCA is hand-rearing two baby squirrels. The brother and sister – thought to be 2 or 3 weeks old – were brought in to the Animals’ Shelter last Friday. They had been found by a member of the public and passed on to a tree surgeon who took them to the animal welfare charity. They have been treated ... Read More
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18-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Naked Man In Snow Hill Toilets
Jersey Police are investigating alleged gross indecency following several reports of a naked man at Snow Hill toilets. He was seen in the men’s public loos between 5pm and 7.15pm on Tuesday. Officers particularly want to speak to another man who challenged his behaviour at around 7pm. They are appealing for any information. Anyone who can help their enquiries should ... Read More
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18-Jul-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

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