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De Putron Challenge Final Today

CaptureBeechwood and Elizabeth College will represent Guernsey at the inter island De Putron Challenge today. The schools won the Year 6, Year 8 and 16+ rounds in Guernsey meaning their teams will go head to head with St Mary’s Primary, De La Salle College and Victoria College in Jersey today.   The event will be delivered in a University Challenge style format ... Read More

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23-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

Calls For Resignations Over Funding Cuts

pjimage (2)The Guernsey Sports and Arts Commissions and representatives from Floral and Taste Guernsey are due to attend a meeting with the Committee for Economic Development today. The Committee has cut funding for events organised by those groups – angering people across the islands. A meeting today is expected to see the organisers of sports and arts events challenge that decision. ... Read More

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23-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

Teaching Unions Comment Further On ESC Plans

CaptureTwo teachers’ unions are calling for the States of Guernsey to give consideration to a two school secondary model. Two letters circulated, from the University & College Union and the National Education Union, criticise the official proposals put forward by the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture for a three school model with a tertiary college. That policy letter was expected ... Read More

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23-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

WW1 Memorial Open To Public Once More

Observation postThe replica World War One trench, in Home Field, will be open to the public again on Saturday 25th November. The memorial was dug by over 150 of Guernsey’s secondary school children, to mark the centenary of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry’s involvement in the Battle of Cambrai. You can go along to the field (opposite the back car park ... Read More

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22-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

No Goodwill Freight Today

goodwillThere will be no freight arriving in the Channel Islands today. The Commodore Goodwill has been cancelled. It follows delays yesterday because the ship suffered an engine problem. The ship arrived into Jersey three hours late on Tuesday morning, having been moored in St Aubin’s Bay for a time. In a brief statement issued at 11.30am yesterday Condor said: “Commodore ... Read More

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22-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

Two Seal Pups Being Cared For At GSPCA

IMG_3035Two seal pups are now being cared for at the GSPCA. After finding the first seal pup in Guernsey earlier this week, another pup was found in Jersey. Jersey do not have the right facilities to look after seal pups, so Blue Islands flew it over at lunchtime today. That pup has now joined ‘Temperance’ at the GSPCA seal unit, ... Read More

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21-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

ESC Demands A Rethink Over Arts & Sport Funding

CaptureThe Committee for Education, Sport & Culture has written to the Committee for Economic Development to ask it to reconsider the decision to provide zero funding from the Events budget to the Guernsey Arts Commission and Guernsey Sports Commission. While Education, Sport and Culture is responsible for sport and culture under its remit, anything which comes under the Visit Guernsey tourism ... Read More

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21-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

Row Continues Over Arts and Sports Funding Cuts

Committee for Economic Development logoThe Committee for Economic Development says money spent on arts and sports tourism events would be better spent elsewhere. In a brief statement, the Committee has addressed criticism of its recent decision to scrap the States’ funding stream completely for a number of different events. Here is the statement in full: The Committee faces a series of difficult funding decisions ... Read More

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21-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

Guernsey’s Harbour Master Concerns Over Jersey Lifeboat Situation

Chad MurrayGuernsey’s Harbour Master says the St Peter Port lifeboat crew remain on standby to help out in Jersey too. Captain Chad Murray says he’s been in close contact with his equivalent in Jersey since the St Helier lifeboat station was closed on Friday, and the George Sullivan all weather lifeboat was taken back to the UK. Captain Murray says volunteer ... Read More

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20-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

‘Temperance’ The Seal Pup Is Rescued

IMG_3035The GSPCA team were called to rescue a grey seal pup from Beaucette Marina this morning. The two-week-old pup has been named ‘Temperance’. and is the thinnest grey seal pup on record to be rescued by the GSPCA in Guernsey. Ambulance Driver and Marine Mammal Carer, Geoff George, attended the scene after a member of the public called to say ... Read More

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20-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

‘Slappie’ Success Grows For Guernsey Business

CaptureThe Guernsey-based watch brand, Slappie, has outsold a market-leading watch brand during its first month of sales on board Virgin Atlantic aircraft. The Dragon’s Den-winning watch company, which is now headquartered in St Peter Port, after local man Scott Carre bought it, has sold more watches during its first three weeks on board Virgin Atlantic than the previous three months ... Read More

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20-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

‘Speed Down’ Campaign Launched

CaptureGuernsey is marking National Road Safety Week with some initiatives to try and encourage motorists to ‘Speed Down’. It is a national safety campaign which local organisations including the States of Guernsey’s Traffic and Highway Services team, Guernsey Police and charity Living Streets are all supporting. The theme of the national campaign, which is running from the 20th November until the ... Read More

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20-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

Tony Vance: Guernsey FC boss unhappy despite beating Shoreham 5-2
Guernsey FC boss Tony Vance criticises his team despite registering a 5-2 win over bottom side Shoreham.

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20-Nov-2017 - Source: BBC News

Guernsey’s Oldest Resident Turns 108

Ruth Berry on her 105th birthday in 2014Guernsey’s oldest resident is turning 108 today! Mrs Ruth Berry was born Ruth Simon in 1909. She has lived through both World Wars and was among the many thousands of people evacuated from Guernsey during the Occupation. She travelled to England with her three young children and you can read her story on Gillian Mawson’s website here. Having spent years ... Read More

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19-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

Art Supporters Speak Out At Funding Cut

Arts Commission logoSports and arts groups have been left shocked at a cut in their States funding. The Committee for Economic Development used to give grants to events like the Guernsey Literary Festival through the Arts Commission but they’ve been told that is now coming to an end. The Arts Commission itself posted on Facebook alerting its supporters to the situation earlier ... Read More

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18-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

Aggie’s Burrow Opens Near Southampton Hospital

CaptureAfter a hugely successful fundraising campaign, a special home for Bailiwick families is being opened near Southampton Hospital today. It was bought by the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation, after launching an appeal in 2015. The ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign raised £270,000 towards the project in just one year.   All busy here at #Aggie’s Burrow A big #PPBF thank you ... Read More

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17-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

Guernsey FC: Tony Vance says a strong squad is making it harder to pick a side
Guernsey boss Tony Vance admits he has had to be 'cruel' to some players in picking the team for recent games.

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17-Nov-2017 - Source: BBC News

WWI Memorial Trench Is Finished

Trench photo 3The World War One style trench that Guernsey’s secondary school pupils have been digging is now finished. It was made as a memorial for the local men who fought in the First World War. Groups of students from every secondary school on the island worked in shifts over a week to mark the centenary of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry’s ... Read More

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17-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

Channel Islands Christmas Lottery Jackpot Rises

2017 470x235 advert (1)The jackpot for this year’s Channel Islands Christmas Lottery has now reached £675,000. The guaranteed first prize will continue to rise as more tickets are bought before the draw on the 19th December. The second prize is set at £100,000 and the third prize will be £25,000, as well as 10 guaranteed winners of £1,000. You can also win instant ... Read More

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17-Nov-2017 - Source: Island FM

Guy Hands: UK must learn from Guernsey's immigration woes
Guernsey's "horrendous" immigration approach should be a stark warning post-Brexit, says Guy Hands.

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17-Nov-2017 - Source: BBC News

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