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Guernsey's Education Committee has survived a vote of no confidence.
Good evening and welcome to the late news from BBC Channel Islands,
Also tonight: Two islands and one big row - calls
Guernsey's Education Committee has survived a vote of no confidence.
It follows concerns that members don't support the move away
States members voted 22-13 against the motion placed
by Deputy Emilie Yerby and signed by six other members.
She's one of the new faces in the government.
And Deputy Emilie Yerby has been leading an attempt to take down
the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture.
One of its members, Deputy Mark Leadbeater,
And Deputy Yerby says she can't understand how
I have said that this particular committee,
who have not just said that selection is the right way forward,
but has said in so many words that non-selection is unworkable
I don't understand how they feel they can do it.
But, in the States today, the remaining members
Its Vice President says, despite all the pressure,
We had difference of opinion in the selection debate,
but in most things we have been unanimous in our decisions
and we work well together, we have a balance.
We can come back with a proposal that appeals to both
You don't want to have five non-selectionists pioneering
a cause that half the house will not support when it comes
After a day's debate in the States' Chamber,
So the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture survives
But it's been a politically bruising start to the new year.
Tomorrow on BBC Radio Guernsey's breakfast programme
with Jim Cathcart, there will be reaction from the education
Fishermen in Jersey claim they're being persecuted and effectively
prevented from fishing in Guernsey waters.
They say a fee of ?500 to renew current licences is unfair and can't
be justified whereas Guernsey fishermen don't have to pay
Alison Moss has been following the story.
It all centres on the Guernsey waters which are between three
It would be to renew a licence which allows fishing boats to work in
water off Guernsey's post. The fishing industry here in Guernsey
say it is unfair and they want politicians to step in. If we can
believe the rhetoric that the islands are trying to work together,
and I hope that is the case, then it should be a political matter to
simply resolve this and have that ?500 fee removed. I think that is
the way to go. When Jersey fishermen have asked for an explanation of
what the ?500 actually represent, they are told that it is a political
decision to charge Jersey fishermen. The main issue here is that Jersey
fishermen feel it is unfair that they are expected to pay a ?500
administrative charge but Guernsey fishermen don't. States of Guernsey
have decided to subsidise their fishermen so they don't have to pay.
The Department responsible here in Jersey say they aware of the issue
and they are currently discussing it. But be fishermen Association
want them to step in and talk to the authorities in Guernsey.
A hearing has been told midwives in Guernsey were providing "unsafe
and inadequate standards of care" when a newborn baby died in 2014.
Three staff on the Loveridge Ward at Princess Elizabeth Hospital
are facing misconduct charges at a Nursing and Midwifery Council
Today, the hearing was told senior nurse Lisa Granville investigated
the baby's death and found no issues with its treatment.
But later reviews revealed "inadequate" care and concerns that
midwives were acting outside the scope of their practice.
The three women accept some charges and deny others.
The hearing is expected to last four weeks.
A 31-year-old man has appeared in court in Jersey to face
Appearing in the Magistrate's Court, Pawel Dzielak, who was born
in Poland, is accused of robbing Temple Stores in Stopford Road last
He was remanded in custody until his next court
The Jersey Reds chairman is confident the rugby club will be
able to buy back their St Peter ground within three years.
Jersey recently sold their assets after running
But now fundraising plans are underway, and last night more
than 100 club members met to find out about them.
After successive years of financial losses,
the Reds took the bold step of selling the clubhouse
A short-term help - for the time being
they're renting them, but now begins the work
While the club hopes to bring in half of the money needed
by selling a plot of land, the rest will need to be raised
by supporters or sponsorship, including a big fundraising ball.
We went through some dark days at the latter end of last year,
but two really good things have come out of that, one is the fact
we are back in control of our own destiny, and secondly
the number of tremendously qualified individuals that have stepped
forward and offered their help, both in financial terms,
but more importantly, giving their time to drive efforts
The club has also been considering its structure.
They want to stay fully professional and continue playing
To do that in a less risky way could mean more loan
We have got to do it in a way that we can afford.
We will be working with some premiership clubs to see how we can
develop relationships with them to take loan players from them
for an extended period of time, to supplement a core
of professionals that we would put directly onto our books.
A new stand at St Peter could also be on the cards -
better facilities should attract bigger crowds, and therefore
more cash to help get the Reds their home back.
From plans to abolish public executions, to a man
found guilty of bigamy - more than 150 records have been made
available for the first time by Jersey Heritage.
They've been closed to public access for up to 100 years but they're now
able to shed light on some of the island's darkest periods of
June 1940, German planes moving to bomb St Peter Port
Nine people died that day in Jersey, but now,
thanks to the island's archivists, their stories live on.
Here we have a list of the people who died in the air raids that took
place just prior to occupation, and then the inquest that
More than 150 records have been opened to the public
They include notes from those inquests.
These give the details of the planes coming over.
We can see members of the family having to go
We know those who died at the scene and those
It just adds a bit more information to what we already know.
Some of the records have not been seen for over 100 years.
This is a petition by Frederick John Smith.
He was sentenced to a year in prison for bigamy,
but here he asked if he can join the Army instead.
The request was granted and he was sent to the front.
They are just a fascinating history of Jersey socially, politically,
but also they tell the stories of the people who lived here,
and I think that is what we like to try and do at the archive.
We want to bring history to life for people.
The records are now open for the public to view,
ensuring that Jersey's history is preserved for all
Hello, good evening. We have got a change in our weather over the
coming days, but today has been a decent day across the islands with
some sunshine and it has been a dry day. Tomorrow is a very different
story. Wet and windy, very gusty up to 50 mph for some of us and it will
feel bitterly cold. Quiet at the moment with a north-westerly
airflow, a few showers lingering. Some respite for we see the rain
pushing in. The bulk of the rain comes through tomorrow afternoon,
most will be rain, but once it clear that it will be colder air so we
could see some wintry showers following behind. The wind will be
strong, perhaps even 60 mph. By Friday a northerly airflow, so much
colder air and anything that falls out of the sky on Friday is likely
to be wintry. Most of the showers dying away, but we will see is a
more persistent rain pushing in towards dawn. The wins will ease,
with Tebbit is down to 4 degrees. The rain on and off through the
morning, by lunchtime the bulk of the rainbow push in and the wind
will pick up giving us a wet end to the day. Torrential downpours,
strong, gusty winds, so it is going to feel cold tomorrow. Much colder
than both haemorrhages suggest. Dash-macro those temperatures.
Tomorrow will be mostly rain. Once that weather system plays through
the afternoon, that colder air digs in. Through Thursday night and into
Friday, we have the risk of ice and wintry showers, there could be hail
and sleet. Strong and gusty winds on Friday. It turns milder as we head
That's your news this Wednesday evening.
On Good Morning Jersey tomorrow, following recent revelations,
reaction to a new report into Jersey's controversial
start to the weekend. Time for the national weather prospects if you
are on the move. Good evening, a lot going on with
the weather in the next few days, numerous weather warnings in for so
buried in mind if you have travel plans. Lots of isobars on the chart
overnight which means it will be windy for all. The strongest winds
in Scotland, lots of wintry showers with snow getting down to
increasingly low levels and some wintry showers in Northern Ireland
and northern England. A cold night for Northern England, particularly
in more rural spots, frosty and I see for some and some of the snow
really blowing around over higher ground in Scotland. Strong wind and
further snow to take us into tomorrow. It may well make for some
tricky travelling conditions. The forecast for tomorrow in the
southern half of the UK's quite tricky. We have got mild air bumping