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20's education committee survives a so it's goodbye from me


20's education committee survives a vote of no-confidence.


Two islands, one big row - calls for fairer fishing fees.


Bigamy and execution - archives reveal Jersey's dark past.


They are just a fascinating history of Jersey socially, politically, and


also they tell the stories of the people who lived here. And we have


got some unsettled and wintry weather coming our way over the next


few days, but will we see any snow across the islands? I will have the


full forecast. Guernsey's Education Committee has


survived a vote of no confidence. 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... 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 have 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


sides of the house. You don't want to have five non-selection lists


pioneering a cause that half the house will not support when it comes


back as a proposal. 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. 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 Guernsey fishermen don't have to pay


for their own licence renewals. Alison Moss has been


following the story. It's a complicated issue,


and disputes between the two islands fishing industries have been rolling


on for many years, but this latest row centres on an administrative fee


of ?500 to renew a licence allowing fishing boats to work in Guernsey


waters between three and twelve For the boats who fish in the area,


it's frustrating and they're looking 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 represents, they are told that it is a political decision to


charge it to Jersey fishermen. The main issue is that Jersey fishermen


feel it is unfair that they have to pay the charge and Guernsey


fishermen don't. The state of Guernsey have decided to subsidise


their fishermen so they don't have too pay. The department responsible


here in Jersey says they are aware of the issues which have arisen, and


they are currently discussing it. But the fish Association want them


to step in and talk to the authorities in Guernsey. I genuinely


think that our objectives and aims are much the same as Guernsey


fishermen. We want that area to be controlled, to be policed, and we


want real intelligent proper fisheries management so we all have


a future in that area. The fishermen here in Jersey hope that by putting


pressure on the politicians, they may soon be sailing into smoother


waters. 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 You're watching the BBC


in the Channel Islands. Later in Spotlight with Justin


and Victoria: Batty about bats - meet the lady who's turned her home


into a bat cave. 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 letter and of last year, but to 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 tremendous qualified individuals that have


stepped forward and offered their help, both in financial terms, but


more importantly, giving their time to drive efforts to raise back the


money we need. 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 it. 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 just 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 history, as Jessica Banham reports.


June 1940, German planes moving to bomb St Peter Port and St Helier


harbour. 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 dust prior to


occupation, and then the inquest that took place afterwards. More


than 150 records have been opened to the public for the first time. 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 and identify


the victims. We know those who died at the scene and those who were


taken to hospital. 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 hey 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 live tape,


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 its future generations. Bee Tucker has the weather


for us this evening. It is certainly going to get colder.


I think we could get a few wintry flurries, but the bulk of what we


will see tomorrow is rain. It is going to be a cold day. Crucially


the wind will be noticeable at even 50 mph gusting at times. Quiet at


the moment. We have a north westerly airflow. Largely dry through the


evening, and the weather system pushes them from the West in the


early hours of tomorrow. Most of the precipitation will be rain, but


there will be much colder air coming from behind, so anything falling out


of the sky on Friday could be wintry. We will see some sunshine on


Friday, but also some hail or sleet mixed in as well, but it should not


be anything that will accumulate too much. We have had some sunshine


across the islands today, more cloud feeding an over the last few hours,


and through tonight we have got one or two showers remaining. A brief


dry spell before they could cloud and further outbreaks of rain push


in from the West and these could tempt heavy at times towards dawn.


It will not be a bit sickly cold night with temperatures down to


seven or 8 degrees. Tomorrow, the rain on and off through the morning,


but by lunchtime most of us will have heavy downpours and it will


turn increasingly wet through the afternoon. Heavy downpours, strong


and gusty winds, which could cost up to 50 mph in some places. It will


feel cold, getting down to around nine or 10 degrees.


It does turn milder and less windy as we head across the weekend.


That's it for now. I am back at 8pm. We'll meet the man behind the music


on this children's TV favourite. A former dairy which has been


derelict for almost a decade is about to be transformed


into homes, businesses and leisure space providing jobs


and affordable homes. Turning an old creamery into a space


for the community has been dubbed a project by the people


for the people. The Dairy Crest site


in Totnes closed in 2007,


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