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Safeguarding Children Partnership look at violence between parents and children

Professionals working with children and families in Guernsey have been learning more about what’s being described as a ‘hidden problem’. Despite offering support for people who’ve experienced domestic aduse, we’re told the island needs to better understand child to parent violence, and how it affects those involved. Chair of the Islands Safeguarding Children Partnership, Simon Westwood, explains more. ‘We don’t ... Read More

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16-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

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15-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Cyclists head to the airport for overnight fundraiser

Some of Guernsey’s cyclists will be heading to the airport this evening, to raise funds for the Sarah Groves Foundation. The Tour de Sez Runway Ride Sportive will see islanders riding up to 100 miles on the runway, between 10pm tonight and 5am tomorrow morning. The fundraiser comes before the Tour de Sez, which will take place in September. Organiser, ... Read More

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14-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Informal Development & Building Control surgery

You have the chance to speak to members of the Development Control and Building Control sections, today. The Planning Service is holding a surgery today, where you can seek advice without visiting Sir Charles Frossard House. We’re told this will offer a more informal environment – and you can go along to Beau Sejour between 10am and 12pm.

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14-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Ofsted to inspect local schools from 2019

School and colleges in Guernsey and Alderney will be inspected by Ofsted, from September next year. This follows Education Scotland’s withdrawal as the inspectorate of local schools, to focus its resources on Scotland. We’re told the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture has explored various other options, and will work with Ofsted to develop an appropriate inspection framework.

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14-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Man in Guernsey takes on ‘Everest of open water swimming’

A swimmer in Guernsey is planning to cross the English Channel, next week. Glen Knudsen is hoping to complete the twenty-one mile swim in less than seventeen hours – crossing some of the busiest shipping lanes in Europe. Glen spoke to IslandFM: ‘I started training for it in December 2016, so have been training for about 20 months so far. ... Read More

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13-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Parents warned as measles outbreaks in Europe continue

As the summer holidays get underway, parents of un-immunised children are being warned about the risk of measels, when travelling to Europe. Some areas are currently experiencing large outbreaks of the disease, meaning children could be at risk when going on holiday, if they haven’t been vaccinated. The outbreaks are occuring in most European countries, with Italy and Romania the ... Read More

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13-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

La Mare De Carteret Primary to be redeveloped

The Committee for Education, Sport and Culture has announced plans to redevelop La Mare de Carteret Primary School. We’re told it’ll seek approval from the States next year, for work to begin as soon as resources allow. Committee members believe the condition of the present building isn’t ‘up to a suitable standard’. Deputy Matt Fallaize, president of the committee, says ... Read More

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13-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

How you can help hedgehogs in the heat

Guernsey’s hedgehogs are suffering in the warmer weather, and you’re being asked to do whatever you can to help.   More than thirty sick or injured hedgehogs have been taken to the GSPCA over the past couple of weeks. Manager, Steve Byrne, explains how you can help: ‘You can use shallow bowls to put water out for hedgehogs, birds and ... Read More

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12-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

New ferry offers Guernsey-Alderney day trips

The Little Ferry Company intends to start services between Guernsey and Alderney at the end of this week. The company’s website had been suffering some technical glitches, but we’re told these have been fixed and the site is now ready for use. Bruno Kay-Mouat, the Managing Director of Alderney Shipping, says its a great opportunity for Guernsey people to get ... Read More

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12-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Plans to track Asian hornets as nest is discovered

Tracking technology could help destroy Asian hornet nests in Guernsey if the public help fund it. The spread of Asian hornets is posing a critical threat to the islands bee population and nests need to be located and destroyed. It’s hoped that new radio tracking technology will help lead members of Guernsey’s Beekeepers Association to their nests. The association has ... Read More

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12-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Guernsey Electricity investigates second undersea cable

Guernsey Electricity is investigating another cable which would link the island with France. We’re told the current undersea cable provided 86 percent of the island’s demand last year, with 33 percent of that coming from the Tidal Barrage at the Rance in Brittany. Chief Operating Officer, Sally-Ann David, explains more about the research: ‘We’re looking at the routes and potential ... Read More

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11-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Islanders warned not to light bonfires

Guernsey residents are being warned not to light bonfires unless absolutely necessary as the smallest spark can ignite scrubland. Firefighters dealt with a blaze in St Sampsons on Monday morning near Clos de Pecqueries. The scrubland fire was in an area of around 100 by 50 metres which was brought under control by two fire tenders.

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11-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Police appeal for witnesses after man is struck by vehicle

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was hit by a passing vehicle on Monday. The male cyclist was stood on the pavement when he was hit in the back of the head by what is thought to have been the wing mirror of a passing lorry. He suffered blurred vision, pain, and confusion for some time and police ... Read More

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11-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

New website makes it easier to book fitness classes

A new Beau Sejour website, offering on-line booking for many activities, will be launched later this month. Along with the new website, the centre is also adding two new types of membership, so customers can choose the one that suits them best. Head of Recreation Services, Sam Herridge, says: ‘We have been listening to customer feedback for a number of ... Read More

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10-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Top politician represents Guernsey in Brexit discussions

Guernsey’s top politician has met with UK counterparts to discuss the implications of Brexit and current priorities. Deputy Gavin St Pier attended the All Party Parliamentary Channel Island Group meeting, along with representatives of the States of Alderney and the Government of Jersey. We’re told the group discussed the progress of Brexit as it affects the Channel Islands, among other ... Read More

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10-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Unwanted items left in private driveway

One household in Guernsey has had a number of unwanted items left in their driveway – and Police are appealing for witnesses.   The items include a set of drawers, one tonne bags, an old rusted wheel barrow and a large plant pot, among other things. This means the owners of the property, along Mont Morin in St Sampsons, have ... Read More

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10-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Hydrotherapy pool celebrates success after re-opening

A celebration of success has been held for Guernsey’s newly re-opened hydrotherapy pool. The pool was recommissioned in 2016, thanks to donations from Healthspan and the Little Extras Trust – after the States of Guernsey refused to pay the cost. Non-States member of HSC, Roger Allsopp, says it’s had a great impact: ‘There’s really good evidence that patients are benefiting. ... Read More

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10-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

Busy day for Guernsey’s firefighters

Following a busy day for the Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service, they were again called out at just after 20 past 9 last night to a fire in Hauteville. There were no injuries in the blaze in the five-storey building, however the two fire appliances that attended the scene took a while to bring the flames under control. We’re told ... Read More

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10-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

‘Dont leave you animals in cars’ as hot temperatures continue

The GSPCA has already received reports from concerned people in Guernsey, who’ve seen dogs left in cars.   As the temperature remain high, we’re being reminded of the potential dangers of leaving animals in vehicles or other glass houses. Manager of the GSPCA, Steve Byrne, says leaving the car in the shade isn’t the best answer: ‘From the GSPCA we ... Read More

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09-Jul-2018 - Source: Island FM

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