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Guernsey Retro Festival To Take Place In Guernsey

Plans are well underway for the Guernsey Retro Festival later this year which aims to bring to life the island’s post-war culture. The three-day event takes its inspiration from the 1950s and 1960s, featuring classic motorcycles, cars, music and fashion from the era. Organiser Jeff Fox says it is hoped the event will attract all age groups, as well as ... Read More

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25-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

Guernsey’s Overseas Aid Commission Awards Grant To Zambia

Guernsey’s Overseas Aid Commission has awarded a grant of £34,000 to support St John’s mother and baby programme in Zambia. 15% of women and 11% of men in Zambia live with HIV, however nearly half of them do not know their HIV status. As a result, only about 60 per cent of all HIV positive adolescents are on HIV treatment. ... Read More

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24-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

French Open: Britain's Katie Swan one win from main draw but Heather Watson out
Britain's Katie Swan is one win away from reaching the main draw of the French Open as Heather Watson loses in qualifying.

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23-May-2019 - Source: BBC News

Progress Made In Groves Trial

Some progress was made yesterday in the Sarah Groves murder trial in Kashmir. There was no civil unrest in Srinagar yesterday to disrupt the 157th hearing and the accused, Richard de Wit, was brought to court where the evidence of a fingerprint expert was cross-examined by the newly-appointed counsel for the defence. The Judge set two consecutive dates for the ... Read More

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23-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

‘Hands Off Our Cobo’ Facebook Campaign

A Facebook campaign group is pushing for less development at Cobo. ‘Hands off our Cobo’ wants to see a sensible approach to developing the West coast – it’s in response to a draft development framework proposing several new builds on land near the beach. The stretch of land at Bouverie Lane is only accesible from Route de Cobo and is ... Read More

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22-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

Christmas Light Fundraising Campaign Starts

Summer may be just around the corner, but the St Peter Port Christmas Lights are launching their fundraising campaign this week. The charity need to raise £33,000 by the end of August to make sure the lights are ready for the festive period. Envelopes will be sent out by Guernsey Post this week for interested islanders to return with donations. ... Read More

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21-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

Public Opinion: Movement Of Freight Out Of Harbour

There’s a proposal to move freight and commercial operations out of St Peter Port Harbour to St Sampson’s freeing up the Harbour for leisure facilities. Deputies Peter Ferbrache and Charles Parkinson have tabled an amendment to a requete calling for inert waste to be used to reclaim land of the QE 2 marina. What do you think of the idea ... Read More

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20-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

Homecoming parade today

A parade and church service to mark the 100th anniversary Homecoming of those who served in the Armed Services during the First World War will be held today. Many of those returning had been in the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, and after severe losses at the ‘Battle of the Lys’, it was effectively wiped out as a fighting unit. The ... Read More

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19-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

Sala father: 'My son was abandoned for fatal flight'
Family and friends of Emiliano Sala say they want someone to be held accountable for his death.

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19-May-2019 - Source: BBC News

Muratti Vase 2019: Jersey retain title beating Guernsey 3-1 on penalties
Jersey retain the Muratti Vase with a 3-1 penalty shootout win over Guernsey after a goalless 120 minutes.

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18-May-2019 - Source: BBC News

Charity Colour Fun Run tomorrow

Specsavers head office will be a hive of activity tomorrow morning as they hold their second colour fun run in aid of Les Bourgs Hospice and Guernsey Mind. The event was last held in 2017 and raised £8,000 for charity. This year the run has already raised £10,000. Dame Mary Perkins, the founder of Specsavers, said: ‘We are all very ... Read More

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18-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

Bus Hack Leads To Public Data Breach

Nearly 450 islanders’ data could have been breached in a hack on CTPlus and Libertybus Jersey’s websites. The Channel Islands bus operators fell victim to a phishing attack. The attack intercepted the link between the main website and top-up pages for the PUFFINPASS. A duplicate log-in page was created at some point after 29th April, asking users to fill in ... Read More

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17-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

Meet the 25 Startups in MassChallenge Rhode Island's Second Cohort - American Inno
Meet the 25 Startups in MassChallenge Rhode Island's Second Cohort  American Inno
MassChallenge Rhode Island, a zero-equity startup accelerator, has announced the 25 startups participating in its second cohort.
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16-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

International Face Equality Week Starts

International Face Equality Week starts tomorrow and is being marked in Guernsey by the launch of a new service. The Skin Camoflage service helps people with visibile differences retain their confidence. The week aims to highlight the issues and ostracism faced by those with facial disfigurements. The service is delivered by nurse Kate Morris who works for the Healthcare Group. ... Read More

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16-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

Nurses Losing Confidence In The States Of Guernsey

Nurses’ confidence in the States of Guernsey has been lost according to the Royal College of Nursing. The rift between nursing staff and the States stems from a ‘series of missed opportunities’, a statement from the RCN said. Two years ago the College welcomed a strategic review in to the terms and conditions of employment in Guernsey, however they say ... Read More

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15-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

PEH want your pics for 70th anniversary

The 23rd June marks the 70th anniversary of the official opening of the PEH in 1949 by Princess Elizabeth. In the lead up to this special day past or present employees and patients, are encouraged to email their photographs of the PEH over the last 70 years. A selection will then form part of an audio visual exhibition to be ... Read More

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14-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

Cycle Social Events Start Up Soon

Ten weeks of Guernsey Bicycle Group social cycling evenings start again one week today. Suitable for any age, skill and type of bike, we’re told the rides are at a gentle pace and family friendly with many people staying on for a pub meal at the end. Sam Field, the chairman of the Guernsey Bicycle Group, says they try and ... Read More

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14-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

Increase In House Sales In Guernsey

The latest Guernsey Residential Property Prices Bulletin has been published which measures average house price changes sold on the island each quarter. There were 177 Local Market transactions during the first quarter of 2019, the highest since 2007, and 37 more than the same quarter of 2018. The average price for Local Market properties was £425,394 in the first quarter, ... Read More

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13-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

Brian Walden: Broadcaster and former Labour MP dies aged 86
The former Labour MP and political interviewer was known for his grilling of Margaret Thatcher.

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12-May-2019 - Source: BBC News

Freight Ship Brought In To Cover For Liberation

Condor Ferries has chartered another freight ship to keep supply lines moving while the Liberation is out of service. It’s undergoing ‘essential maintenance’ after engine problems caused disruption for passengers last week. The Clipper will cover its route between the islands and Poole for six days, while the MV Arrow will keep freight arriving from Portsmouth. Condor CEO, Paul Luxon, ... Read More

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12-May-2019 - Source: Island FM

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