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Flight passengers to allow extra time for technical issues

Guernsey Airport has thanked passengers, business partners and airlines after the X-ray hold baggage machine suffered technical difficulties. Engineers are due in the island tomorrow morning to fix the issues, meaning anyone planning to travel tonight or tomorrow morning will need to allow extra time to check in and get through security. We’re told airport, airline and security staff were ... Read More

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24-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

Search for L’Ancresse snake is scaled-back

The GSPCA has scaled-back searches for the L’Ancresse snake. It’s been nearly three months since a dog-walker reported what was thought to be a large snake on the Common, with the tail said to be about a metre in length and several inches wide. Trained volunteers and staff from the GSPCA have been carrying out extensive searches throughout the summer, ... Read More

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24-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

New safety standards to be put in place around zebra crossings

Specialist street lighting and blister paving is to be put in place by all of the island’s zebra crossings, to keep pedestrians safe. The measures will be implemented in phases, starting with the crossing on Fountain Street – between the Markets building and the former Gabriel’s shops – which can be ‘particularly inconspicuous’ in the dark. The new safety standard ... Read More

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24-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

Guernsey on the walls of Buckingham Palace

Pictures of Guernsey are on the walls of Buckingham Palace, and will remain there until the end of the month. The works have been drawn by Olivia Kemp, who was Art for Guernsey’s artist in residence last year. During her time in the island, Olivia drew a number of scenes inspired by the Bailiwick. David Ummels, from Art for Guernsey, ... Read More

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24-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

5G exhibition truck to visit Guernsey public

An exclusive 5G exhibition truck is visiting Guernsey next week, to show island residents the capabilities of the new technology. The truck is being brought over by Sure, in partnership with global technology company, Huawei, and will be open to the public on the Albert Pier between 3-5pm on Tuesday 25th September. Sure’s Chief Digital Officer, Justin Bellinger, says: ‘Everybody ... Read More

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23-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

‘Run for David’ supports local Sunflower Project

Islanders are being invited to ‘Run for David’, in aid of the Sunflower Project. David Bolton passed away last year after being diagnosed with colon cancer, and his family and friends have organised the event to say thank you to everyone in the island who helped them through a difficult time. Local charity, the Sunflower Project, offered a lot of ... Read More

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23-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

Bus travel is free to celebrate ‘World Car Free Day’

All of today’s scheduled daytime bus services are free for all passengers, to celebrate ‘World Car Free Day’. The Committee for Environment and Infrastructure hopes this will encourage people to try the service and see if it would be convenient for them in the future. We’re told the bus network now has more routes than ever before, which cover the ... Read More

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22-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

Respected Russian artist hosts exhibition in Guernsey

Islanders have the chance to see the work of one of Russia’s most respected artists, this month. Dimitri Permiakov has been in the island for the past couple of months, as part of Art for Guernsey’s ‘Artist in Residence’ scheme, and has been producing oil paintings which have been inspired by the Bailiwick. Dimitri has been a professional artist for ... Read More

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22-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

Guernsey mental health unit death: Pair charged with manslaughter
A man and woman are charged with manslaughter after a 22-year-old woman died in the hospital unit.

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21-Sep-2018 - Source: BBC News

NUT President praises Guernsey’s future education system

The President of the National Union of Teachers section of the National Education Union has been in Guernsey, to learn more about the future of the island’s education system. Kiri Tunks met with teachers and deputies yesterday, to talk about plans to eliminate the 11+ and open one States secondary school, spread across two sites. Ms Tunks is impressed with ... Read More

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21-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

Royal proposal during Sark visit

Sark became the venue of a royal proposal, last month. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Thomas Kingston asked Lady Gabriella Windsor for her hand in marriage, while visiting the isle. Prince Michael of Kent and his wife released an official photo and statement sharing their daughter’s happy news. Sark Tourism has since released a statement, to say it’s ‘delighted’ the ... Read More

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21-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

Annual Report shows Guernsey is ‘extremely safe’

Guernsey saw a rise in crime last year, but the Head of Law Enforcement has reassured islanders that the Bailiwick is still an ‘extremely safe place to live and work’. The Bailiwick of Guernsey Law Enforcement Annual Report for 2017 has been published, and provides an overview of the duties Guernsey Police and the Guernsey Border Agency carried out throughout ... Read More

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20-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

24 hour running challenge supports Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation

Five islanders are taking on a 24 hour running challenge in the UK, in aid of the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation. This weekend, Team Donkey is heading to Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire to take part in the Equinox24, which sees participants run the 10k loop around the castle as many times as possible in a 24 hour period. The challenge ... Read More

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20-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

Ron Short Centre opens Internet Cafe

The Ron Short Centre has officially opened its new Internet Cafe for disabled people in Guernsey. The centre opened its doors to deputies and representatives from the voluntary and commercial sectors yesterday, to show off the new equipment that is now available for its members. Four specialist workstations have been added and aim to make information and skills accessible to ... Read More

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19-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

Aurigny welcomes new Dornier

Aurigny has welcomed the delivery of its second New Generation Dornier 228 aircraft. The airline believes this marks an important investment in its Alderney, Southampton and Dinard services. The aircraft, which is due to operate its maiden commercial flight this week, arrives with the registration G-ETAC, after Les Etacs rocks in Alderney. The arrival of the aircraft had been delayed ... Read More

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19-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association calls for volunteers

The Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association is calling for more volunteers, in order to maintain its services. The charity offers information, advice, counselling, affection and social activities for the carers of loved ones living with dementia. It’s understood an extra five volunteers would allow the organisation to maintain its services, while another ten would enable it to open on another day. Volunteers ... Read More

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19-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

Alderney waste could be sent to Jersey

With the landfill at Mont Cuet reaching its capacity, Alderney residents could see their black bag waste being exported to Jersey. Up until now, the island’s 600 tonnes of waste has been sent to Guernsey and put in landfill, each year. Alderney recently concluded that it would not be practical to follow Guernsey’s new waste strategy, and has called on ... Read More

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19-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

Guernsey Water meets quality targets despite decrease in compliance

Guernsey Water has achieved its water quality targets for 2017. We’re told 100% compliance was recorded at the utility’s service reservoirs for the fourth year running, although the results did show a small decrease in compliance compared to the previous year’s. It’sunderstood the failures were found at Kings Mills and Longue Hougue, and that both were fully investigated with actions ... Read More

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18-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

Guernsey residents encouraged to join ‘World Car Free Day’

Islanders are being encouraged to give up their cars for a day. This Saturday will see people across the world take to other forms of transport as part of ‘Car Free Day’, which takes place on the 22nd September each year. We’re being asked to travel by foot, bicycle or bus for the day. At a STEPS Forum in 20015, ... Read More

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18-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

Len & Enid make a return to promote referendum

Some very familiar voices to IslandFM listeners will be heard over the airwaves again, as part of a new campaign. Len and Enid, who were famous for promoting Randalls Brewery in the 1990s, have been recruited by the States Assembly and Constitution Committee to promote next month’s referendum on our electoral system. The voices of the famous local characters are ... Read More

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17-Sep-2018 - Source: Island FM

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