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Cancer 'cure' distributed in household flasks
Vials sent around the world were packed in flasks in a Bournemouth garage, a court hears.

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20-Nov-2018 - Source: BBC News

Preparations for island-wide voting begin

The newly formed States’ Assembly and Constitution Committee has started to prepare for the introduction of island-wide voting. The General Election in June 2020 will see 38 deputies elected in a single island-wide district, and the Committee has met to discuss its programme of work. SACC will publish an initial policy letter early next year, which will ask the States ... Read More

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20-Nov-2018 - Source: Island FM

Pet owners advised to plan for Brexit

Anyone planning on travelling to Europe with their pets after Brexit is being advised to start preparing now. Depending on the type of agreement negotiated, pet-owners travelling from the 30th March 2019 might need to have their animals vaccinated and checked-over four months in advance. That means anyone planning holidays at the end of March would need to start preparing ... Read More

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19-Nov-2018 - Source: Island FM

Deserving local children to receive gifts from Tree of Joy

This year’s Rotary Tree of Joy campaign gets underway this week, ahead of the tree’s switch on at the roundabout next Thursday. Islanders will be able to pick up tags at businesses across the island from Wednesday, and each tag will state the name of a deserving local child, their age and an idea for a present with a guide ... Read More

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19-Nov-2018 - Source: Island FM

Loganair adds Guernsey-Bournemouth route

Loganair is adding a seasonal route between Guernsey and Bournemouth next year. The Scottish airline will put the trips on every Saturday between 11th May and 14th September with its 37-seat Embraer 135 jet. The trip is expected to take about 40 minutes and lead-in fares are £46.99 one way. Deputy Dawn Tindall, from the Committee for Economic Development, says ... Read More

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19-Nov-2018 - Source: Island FM

Le Marchant Ward gets a lick of paint

The walls of the rehabilitation ward at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital have been redecorated by a local charity. Art for Impact designed artwork for Le Marchant Ward in an attempt to encourage patients to get out of bed and move around. Illustrator for the project, Hugh Rose, hopes it’ll have a positive impact. ‘It’s a very nice ward, it’s quite ... Read More

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18-Nov-2018 - Source: Island FM

Toe leads to 600-year-old Guernsey burial site
Archaeologists found the skeleton after spotting the bone sticking out of a grass bank.

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17-Nov-2018 - Source: BBC News

Teen ‘Repeatedly Assaulted’

Guernsey Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17 year old boy was repeatedly assaulted around town. He was attacked during a series of altercations between a group of teenagers on Wednesday between 8pm and 9pm. Fights broke out at the bus terminus, Smith Street and High Street. Officers are keen to speak to a woman seen in Town Church ... Read More

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17-Nov-2018 - Source: Island FM

Sark campsite web page hacked

People attempting to camp in Sark could have been a victim of fraud costing them hundreds of pounds. The website for ‘Pomme de Chien’ is thought to have been hacked and bank details changed leading to people paying the wrong person. Guernsey Police have received multiple reports of the fraud, and believe it will be extremely difficult for the victims ... Read More

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17-Nov-2018 - Source: Island FM

First two months sees 600 tonnes of food and glass waste

Throughout the first two months of Guernsey’s new waste scheme, islanders have put out 600 tonnes of food waste and glass for collection. We’re told that’s equivalent to the weight of more than 100 elephants, with two thirds of the total being food waste. It’s understood kerbside recycling of other items, like paper and tins, has increased by around 30% ... Read More

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16-Nov-2018 - Source: Island FM

Future electricity tariffs to reflect ‘changing market’

Guernsey Electricity is planning for future tariffs to reflect rapid changes in the energy market. In its annual report and accounts, the utility recognised that the way consumers are generating and using electricity is changing, and says tariffs should therefore be evolved. GE wants to ensure all customers are paying a ‘fair contribution’ to the island’s centralised infrastructure, while making ... Read More

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15-Nov-2018 - Source: Island FM

Travel Plan to address PEH parking pressures

The States is coming up with a Travel Plan to address parking pressures at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital. The Committee for Health and Social Care is working with Traffic and Highway Services to look at both staff and visitors’ parking needs. Parking on the site has caused frustration for many years, with vehicle-drivers struggling to find spaces for appointments of ... Read More

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15-Nov-2018 - Source: Island FM

Peter Roffey has questions for Home Affairs

Deputy Peter Roffey has raised concerns with the Committee for Home Affairs following the recent review of Bailiwick Law Enforcement. The South-East deputy is calling for a States debate on the report, along with a follow-up review to ensure the committee is making progress. He says he has a number of question for Home Affairs. ‘I would like to know ... Read More

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15-Nov-2018 - Source: Island FM

Blue Islands unfazed by potential Flybe sale

Blue Islands says it remains ‘fully committed’ to serving the Channel Islands, after its franchise partner, Flybe, announced that it was putting itself up for sale. A spokesperson for the locally-owned airline said that while Blue Islands isn’t expecting a change to the current arrangements. ‘Blue Islands is a wholly independent, locally owned airline that currently operates as a Flybe ... Read More

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15-Nov-2018 - Source: Island FM

Young Jersey seal’s condition is ‘improving’

Andrew the seal, who was flown over from Jersey last week, is still receiving round-the-clock care at the GSPCA. However, Andrew’s condition is said to be improving. He is currently suffering with a ‘very bad’ chest infection and is underweight – weighing in at only 17kg when he should weigh about 40kg. The seal pup is thought to be less ... Read More

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14-Nov-2018 - Source: Island FM

Flybe up for sale weeks after profit warning
The regional airline's board says it is in discussions about a potential sale of the company.

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14-Nov-2018 - Source: BBC News

Why the wrasse is the UK's most expensive fish
Wrasse are fetching up to £17.50 per fish, but why?

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14-Nov-2018 - Source: BBC News

Bell rings at Little Chapel once more

A bell can be heard ringing at the Little Chapel once more. A replacement bell was donated over the summer and the Little Chapel Foundation has announced that the recent renovations of the Guernsey landmark have included the re-installation of the church bell. The bronze bell was forged in 1898 and was used as the ship’s bell for the schooner ... Read More

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13-Nov-2018 - Source: Island FM

Aurigny looks to spend $60m on three new aircraft

Aurigny is looking to spend $60 million on three new aircraft, to replace the older versions in its fleet. The States is being asked to guarantee a loan by the States’ Trading Supervisory Board, which is responsible for overseeing the airline. The planes, from manufacturer ATR, are currently used on the Gatwick services as well as the Aurigny’s other UK ... Read More

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12-Nov-2018 - Source: Island FM

Guernsey airline to plans to buy fog-beating planes
The new Aurigny planes would have cameras that give a clearer view in foggy conditions.

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12-Nov-2018 - Source: BBC News

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