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It's a quick procedure, that can save lives.
But, some women in Guernsey may be putting off going for a cervical
The problem has been highlighted after one woman, who took advantage
of a little-publicised free screening service wrote
about her experience online, and saw her post go viral.
I pressed post and then I saw the likes were going up,
and within six minutes, I had over a hundred
When Lara Allen shared her post about free cervical
smears in Guernsey, it struck a chord with
I'm really pleased, because some ladies commented that
I could have saved lives and I didn't even think
I purely posted to try and save ladies' money.
It's not a nice procedure, but women over the age of 25
are advised to get screened regularly to reduce the risk
However, if you go to your GP in Guernsey,
The charges vary across the island surgeries, and range from ?61
if it's carried out by a nurse, to ?86 if done by a doctor.
But what many people on Social Media didn't realise, is that if you go
to the Orchard Centre at the hospital,
We have tended to focus on vulnerable women and women who find
it difficult to bear the costs of St Michael screening tests.
It is important women have access to this
and do not prejudice their health and well-being.
The Orchard Centre has seen an increase
at the Orchard centre for the last 20 years.
We have focused on people who are vulnerable and who cannot
But screening figures in Guernsey are already above the national
average with 80% of women registered with a GP
going through the programme, compared to just over
Health and Social Care say the cheaper screening alternatives
provided by the Orchard Centre, and the Choices Guernsey
aren't widely advertised as numbers are limited,
Regardless of where it takes place, screening saves lives and all women
are being encouraged to make an appointment when it's due,
As new anti discrimination laws are due to be brought in in Jersey -
in the next few months, people with disabilities are being
asked to shape where they live - with the potential to make lives
Peter's been visually impaired since childhood.
A retired grower, he still keeps busy planting,
as it's something he can do just by touch.
He's keen for Jersey to improve for his fellow disabled islanders.
I'm very lucky, because I'm mobile, when I go to town on the bus,
I have my white cane, I'm very lucky the bus
Depending where you live, you can have a long walk to a bus,
People are trying to make things better.
Nearly 14,000 people in Jersey are disabled
60% surveyed said they found it hard to get involved
in community activities and 41% found it hard
And 28% said they've been discriminated
A new law to tackle that discrimination is due
But in the meantime, people are being asked their views
Today was the first of three public meetings to discuss how life
in Jersey could be made better not just for disabled people but also
It is an island wide issue and the war responses
understand what their needs are, we will hopefully be able to provide
services across the board to meet the needs of people.
Along with this, it is hoped the new strategy
will help people like Peter find the island more accessible.
The final coin has been lifted from the Jersey Hoard -
The find - back in 2012 - remains one of the most
Robert Hall has more on a momentous day.
A small but symbolic moment, in a story no one
The last coin from one of the most important finds in Western Europe,
The story began with a 30-year search for treasure buried by Celtic
tribes from France, well over 2,000 years ago.
Their coins kept turning up, but the hoard found in 2012 was far
Since then, it has been giving up its secrets.
precious objects have emerged, including gold
neckpieces, silver brooches and personal posessions.
As soon as that hoard was found it went on show to the public.
Then it was put in a laboratory, purpose-built, so the public could
We were part of our journey, right the
Now, at last, this phase of the restoration is complete.
Every day there have been surprises and we
think there is so much more to find out in the future.
Today marks an end to three years of painstaking work.
But there are many here in Jersey who
believe this is not the end of the story.
There is so much study to do with the board itself at what we can
learn about events 2000 years ago, but in a much broader context, what
It is as if it found us, we didn't find it.
Maybe there is a reason for it for the future.
You're up to date with the news in the Channel Islands.
I'll leave you with the forecast and David Braine.
Good evening. It is unusual for us to see so much in the way of cold
weather in the Channel Islands but more of it is to come. A bit more
cloud around tomorrow. Still dry and still feeling quite cold and still
with the temperatures today, there won't be changed tomorrow. It may
become slightly less cold as we move into Sunday, just a change in the
wind direction to make society less cold air but for the most part, we
are in the grip of some pretty chilly conditions, the frost
starting to reform overnight tonight. Just below freezing. Frost
is forming. Some patchy cloud around. It won't stop the
temperatures falling. A widespread overnight frost. For tomorrow, the
cloud amounts will be higher than we have seen the last couple of days.
Generally light winds from the south-east and temperatures in the
range of four all 5 degrees. Quite cold a, it will be will bid for all
of us. Sunday, more cloud to start with but the winds started shift
direction, they come up from the south and by the time we get to
mid-morning, a lot of the cloud disappearing.
feel cooler. Can we keep it going until the start of the new week? I
suspect we can. Unconfirmed about -- concerned about the fog around. Here
is Helen with the national picture. Good evening. The weather is upon
us. The cloud has made all the difference this week in particular.
We have had some wonderful weather watcher pictures, this is Marlowe in
Buckinghamshire, this was Conwy earlier in the day. Some areas still
have the cloud. What a difference that makes. Edinburgh, the central
lowlands, plagued by this band of narrow cloud, overnight more areas
share in the frost. Pretty widespread, the frost overnight,
cold across northern England, Southern Scotland and Northern
Ireland than it has been this week. These are town and city temperatures
but in the countryside a harsh