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Olympic Snowboarder Backs Jersey Skatepark

Olympic snowboarder Jenny Jones is backing plans for a new skatepark in Jersey. A working group is currently looking at where to create a facility to replace the one on the New North Quay which will close in September. It’s only open at weekends and school holidays for safety reasons , and Ports of Jersey wants it relocated ‘to a ... Read More

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24-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Two Escape Crash In St Mary

Two people have avoided serious injuries after a car crashed and landed on its roof in St Mary. La Rue du Rondin was closed for more than two hours while Police and Fire crews dealt with the incident on Friday. Both the driver and passenger managed to escape unhurt.

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24-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

£100K Pledged For Inter-Island Ferry Service

Up to £100,000 has been pledged by the States to extend the new inter-island ferry service schedule. The current timetable lists 49 day trips from Jersey to Guernsey, but just seven going the other way. Senator Lyndon Farnham says he wants to enhance the service as much as possible. “The new timetable recently published by Manches Iles Express following the ... Read More

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23-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Constable Wants Independent Hospital Review

Work on Jersey’s new hospital could be halted for at least six months if the States agree to an independent review of the choice of the site. St John Constable Chris Taylor wants a team of advisers appointed to examine the half a billion pound development. Despite planning permission being refused last month, the Health Minister said work would continue ... Read More

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23-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Parish Prepared For Plunging Temperatures

 Preparations are being made for icy road conditions, with sub-zero temperatures and the chance of snow forecast. We’re told salt spreading machines are at the ready, and ‘snow stations’ with equipment for parish workers are being put across town. Municipal Services Director Debra D’Orleans says the parish is ready to act. “We’ve got our salt spreader, that’s up and ready. ... Read More

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23-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Lifeboat Row: Committee Of Inquiry?

A Committee of Inquiry could be set up into the RNLI row. Senator Sarah Ferguson wants a States vote on an official investigation into the circumstances leading up to the removal of the all-weather lifeboat and dismissal of the former St Helier crew. A report is being done by Guernsey Harbour Master Captian Chad Murray. Senator Ferguson and the Jersey ... Read More

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23-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Woman Treated Following Flat Fire

A woman has been taken to hospital following a fire at a flat. Firefighters were called to the property on St Aubin’s Inner Road last night. The blaze had been started by an unattended portable heater. Paramedics treated a woman for smoke inhalation and took her to A&E. It came at the end of a busy day for Jersey Fire ... Read More

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23-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Sewage Works Approved – With Lids

Plans to build a new sewage treatment works at Bellozanne have finally been given the go-ahead. Permission was initially refused because of neighbours’ concerns about the smell. Now consent has been granted on condition caps are put on the settlement tanks. Infrastructure Minister, Deputy Eddie Noel is pleased work can start – but believes taxpayers’ money is being wasted: “I ... Read More

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23-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Most Common Childrens’ Accidents Revealed

Children falling from raised surfaces was the most common reason for under-13s to visit the Emergency Department at Jersey’s General Hospital last year. However, for babies less than a year old, the number of falling injuries has dropped 41% compared to 2016. The figures have been revealed by Child Accident Prevention Jersey, who published them in its annual report for ... Read More

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22-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Average Jersey House Price Up By £14,000

House prices in Jersey went up by 3% in 2017. The average house price is now at £465,000, £14,000 more than 2016. It’s the fourth successive year that the cost of owning a property has risen. The figures, released by the States, also shows that two bedroom flats and three and four bedroom homes are now more expensive than ever. ... Read More

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22-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

States Keep British Citizenship Election Rule

Non-British nationals will not be allowed to stand for election in Jersey, despite an attempt in the States to change that rule. Deputy Montfort Tadier called for foreign people in the island to be given the chance to join the island’s government as a Deputy or Senator. “I believe in a more diverse assembly, but I think we need to ... Read More

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22-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Scott Van Breda: Worcester sign South African utility back from Jersey
Worcester sign South African utility back Scott Van Breda from Championship side Jersey Reds for next season.

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22-Feb-2018 - Source: BBC News

Ministerial Government Overhaul A Step Closer

The States has approved, in principle, to an overhaul of ministerial government. Politicians voted in favour of the Chief Minister’s proposal to scrap ‘collective responsibility’ and give Chief Executive Charlie Parker more power. Scrutiny has now called it in for review and have to report back to the States by 20th March. Senator Ian Gorst says the current system caused ... Read More

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22-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

£600 Reward To Find Missing Dog

A £600 reward is being offered to find a dog who’s been missing since Tuesday. Monty, an 8 month old whippet, disappeared from the hill overlooking Gorey Harbour and hasn’t been seen since. It’s his first visit to the island, so his owners are concerned that he won’t know his way around. Owner Chessie is urging people for their help ... Read More

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22-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Fire Crews Tackle St Clement House Fire

Fire crews have been tackling a blaze in a property in St Clement this morning. It started at around 7:30 this morning midway down Green Road and has now been extinguished. The road is now re-open, but people are being asked to drive carefully while crews make the area safe. It isn’t yet known if anyone suffered any injuries.

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22-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Jersey to host Premiership side Harlequins in pre-season friendly on 11 August
Jersey Reds will host Premiership side Harlequins in a pre-season friendly on Saturday, 11 August.

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22-Feb-2018 - Source: BBC News

Petition Submitted To Ban Glyphosate

A petition has been handed to Jersey’s government demanding glyphosate be banned. The Jersey Organic Association wants use of the weed-killer prohibited. Other countries including France and Germany are taking steps to outlaw it. The petition – with 264 signatures – has been presented by Deputy Kevin Lewis. “Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide and dessicant, meaning it will kill most ... Read More

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22-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Children Going To School ‘Covered In Rat Bites’

The States Chief Executive says several young children are coming into school ‘covered in rat bites’. Charlie Parker made the startling admission to local business leaders during a sold-out Chamber of Commerce lunch. It was during a speech where he announced that significant changes to Jersey’s public sector will be released ‘in a couple of weeks’. He says the current ... Read More

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22-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

Hospital Catering Relocation To Go Ahead

Pleas to cancel plans to move hospital catering to an offsite location in St Peter has been rejected by the States Assembly. A petition was taken to the States signed by people living near the Technical Park who don’t want delivery lorries on their doorstep day and night seven days a week. Senator Sarah Ferguson presented the petition to the States, ... Read More

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21-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

‘Living Wage’ Backed By Politicians

Politicians have overwhelmingly backed a move for Jersey’s government to become a ‘living wage employer’. Deputy Geoff Southern asked the States to set an example to local employers by making sure all staff and contractors are paid the living wage – currently £9.75 an hour. “Where an employee feels valued by being paid the living wage, then they give better ... Read More

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21-Feb-2018 - Source: Channel 103 FM

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