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A record low - crime figures in Jersey fall below


We are delighted. They are the lowest recorded crime figures in


Jersey. We have below the psychological barrier of 3000 for


the first time. When you bear in mind that in 2010, the crime figure


was 4563. Foreign builders are accused


of working out of public And transforming the Rwandan economy


- the iconic Jersey cow Much colder areas arriving next


week, especially Thursday into Friday. Until then, unsettled and I


will have the details later in the programme.


Crime in Jersey has fallen to a record low,


The number of reported crimes last year dropped below 3,000


But one group says some of the statistics don't


Keeping our streets safe - just another part of the job of


But the island's crime level is at its


While some crimes such as drug offences went up, overall it's down.


So what does the chief of police think is behind it?


That's not just hard work, it's other preventative measures


and getting it right and focusing on the people that actually


do need our attention - persistent criminals,


persistent offenders - very pleased with the reduction


in domestic violence that's shown that our education programme has


gone well over the past two or three years, we've inspired confidence


in victims coming to us and I think we're now


And the figures seem to support that.


Last year there were just under 3,000 overall crimes reported -


Reported domestic assault fell 14%, but a domestic abuse charity says


You're not talking necessarily about all the recorded incidents,


just recorded crime, and on top of it you're not talking


about all the incidents that have not been reported to the police,


and the majority of our clients decide not to report


So it seems, while the lower crime figures are encouraging,


the police have their work cut out in reaching every


A Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing into the death of a baby


in Guernsey has been adjourned until tomorrow.


Three women who worked as midwives at Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth


Hospital in 2014 are to appear at the hearing in London facing


The death prompted a review of maternity services in Guernsey


and two follow-up visits from the council.


Inspectors say improvements have been made.


There are renewed calls today for compulsory working permits


for visiting construction workers, also known as "white van man".


Guernsey Police visited an Irish window firm operating


from Grandes Rocques car park at the weekend after


A public car park on a wet afternoon on Guernsey's west coast.


But at the weekend it looked like some were doing more than just


The man who took these pictures is Deputy Neil Inder.


He says it's wrong for public car parks to be used in this way.


I don't know. There is something not right about someone being able to


fly in or come in, do what they want, without any control from


government and especially abusing our island, our people, our


goodwill, our hospitality, our customers, as it do that kind of


madness in the car park. It is ridiculous.


It's reignited the debate over foreign construction


workers coming to Guernsey, also known as white van man.


This man works in construction in Guernsey.


He says foreign workers should be allowed as long


I'd like to see a business license like Jesse operates currently which


would regulate it all. It wouldn't stop people from using file and


friends, but it would regulate it. It would give Guernsey an


opportunity to know who is operating on the island at any time and firms


would not be able to leave without registering for Social Security and


not paying anything. Guernsey's Housing Control says


the company involved had contacted And the police say that items


were being transferred from one vehicle to another and that no


offence was committed. A Jersey constable says she's


concerned there could be an accident as a result of the three months


of road works taking place From today motorists


are being diverted up Queen's Road and St Saviour's Hill while the work


is carried out between 9.15 Sadie Le Sueur-Rennard thinks


the level of traffic at the Five Oaks roundabout


during the rush hour This roundabout is a nightmare at


best of times. This is nothing to what it normally is. This is like a


Sunday afternoon. In the mornings, is horrendous and now with an extra


volume of traffic, it is a nightmare.


We have they considered the main diversion ropes. The main diversion


routes are five dogs and Queens Road. We have chosen a 90 keyname


starch to avoid the morning rush hour, both school and commuter


traffic. The evening peak is over a longer period. There will be an


impact. It is obvious when you take a main arterial route out, there


will be an impact, but we're trying minimise it as much as we can.


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Later in Spotlight with Justin and Victoria: A listening ear


while cutting your hair - a support group for


Jersey's iconic cows are renowned for their rich milk and dairy


products and now their pedigree goodness will help transform


Cows in Rwanda will be cross-bred with Jersey's to produce a cow that


produces eight times more milk but eats less.


Rwanda - not a place that's associated with farming


and agriculture but for the last ten years the country's been supported


These doe-eyed beauties have been exported to Africa.


But now they're being cross-bred with 200,000 Rwandan cows instead.


One Jersey dairy farmer says they're a perfect fit


The Jersey cow is an international cow, the second largest dairy breed


in the world and it's growing in popularity in many


These first crosses of a pure Jersey bull to Rwandan cattle have produced


some really good adaptable cattle for what they want in that country.


They're popular because they produce more milk and don't


The calves bred from the Jersey pedigree will help 12,000 small


scale Rwandan farmers to feed their families


and still have enough milk, butter and cheese to sell.


Rwandan farmers will also be trained to breed cows to help


Rwanda is still an incredibly poor country and we're hoping that


a project such as this is going to improve the lives


of Rwandans, it's going to bring entire villages out of poverty.


A delegation from Rwanda is visiting the island to learn how the herd has


been built up over generations and find out about


For Jersey's dairy farmers, all the attention is very flattering.


It's an absoutely fantastic fit, it's very exciting.


Here we are in this little island in the middle of the English Channel


and here we are right in the middle of Africa and we're flying the flag


As a small island helping a big country - Jersey


is passing on its heritage to a country fighting poverty.


They know they are beautiful, because they just love the camera.


Now, I know it's been raining across the islands -


This was the Guernsey reservoir earlier today,


and despite the rain - as you can see, levels


It follows the driest December for ten years.


Guernsey water says it's monitoring the situation closely,


but there's no immediate cause for concern.


Saint Saviour's reservoir is one of 17 storage reservoirs that we've got


and it is only about a quarter of our total storage capacity. As I


say, we are at 79% fall across all of those storage resources. We are


reasonably comfortable for this time of year.


After last week hearing about the record dry weather


and those pictures of Guernsey's reservoir, today it's been rather


damp in the islands which should keep the growers happy,


Good evening. There has been plenty of press comments on this Arctic air


heading across Britain. We will see the least effects of that colder air


and it probably won't provide for us until Thursday, Friday. Meanwhile,


and settled picture. Wintle East Marc Warren quite full-screen act.


Showers will come along and it stays rather cloudy. The temperature


stayed just about in double figures at 10 degrees. The change is appear


with a change of low pressure. Gradually over the next three days,


we started to introduce north-west winds and eventually northerly winds


as we move through Wednesday and Thursday. A slow transition to


colder air, but at the moment we have westerly winds and that is


feeding in relatively mild air. Through Wednesday comment Thursday,


called their seats in and by Thursday we're dragging in arctic


air which will eventually make its way down to the Channel Islands and


temperatures way down into single figures by Friday and the weekend.


The rain we have at the moment is beginning to move away and later


this evening it becomes largely dry. There are a few showers behind, that


will continue for a few hours. Apple Street West or north-westerly wind


and overnight temperatures just into single figures at around seven or 8


degrees for most. Those winds remained lively for the morning, but


he's in the afternoon. Briefly some Sunnis as possible tomorrow morning,


but on the whole, cloudy, and the cloud at any point through the data


capable of producing a few light showers of drizzle or rain. 10


degrees the top temperature, less windy by the afternoon. These are


the times of high water. The coastal waters forecast, winds or


north-westerly, forced five to six. Decreasing fortify later. Showers


with generally good visibility, falling to moderate in those


showers. Wednesday, still in relatively mild air until the end of


the afternoon than the cold air follows. Temperatures drop on


Thursday, we keep a lot of cloud with the risk of a few showers, but


by Friday, we are down into single figures and by Saturday, just six or


seven the top temperatures. Just a bit of entertainment


news before we go. Former Eastenders star Jonny Labey


has swapped Albert Square The Jersey-born actor


is showcasing his dancing skills in ITV's new celebrity show Dance,


Dance, Dance. In the first episode last night,


Jonny wowed the audience and the judges to get


the highest marks. His family and friends gathered


at a pub in his home parish Looks like a great party,


congratulations to him. You are up-to-date with the latest news.


Coming up next: How a trip to the barbers could


And we will be looking back at Plymouth Argyle's fantastic day at


Anfield and looking forward to their FA Cup replay against Liverpool.


You may remember a visit to a barbers in Torbay last year -


This one offers clients, suffering with depression,


a place to talk, and due to its continued work


and success, it's now hoping to expand the service


The Lions Barber Collective is made up of people who provide a listening


ear while cutting hair and their ambitious plans


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