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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


into colder