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The old swimming pool at Fort Regent will be demolished as soon
That's according to the head of the group reviewing the future
It comes amid increasing concerns regarding the safety
It's been left unused and derelict for more than a decade
and while Fort Regent's old swimming pool has formed part of Jersey's
there are growing concerns that parts of the site are unsafe
after video emerged of teenagers accessing the old cable cars.
As you can see by the graffitti, it's a regular
haunt for the youngsters, and there's a three-foot gap
in the fence further up so they've got pretty good access.
There are a lot of security measures here on the site
For example here the fence runs along the side of the wall but then
just stops, which could give people the opportunity to
Safety concerns are also heightened by the presence
Mickey Bees worked at Fort Regent in the '70s -
he's been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness
and believes it's a direct consequence
He says the illness has really affected his life.
Right up until I had my biopsy, I worked. I worked outside. Physical
jobs, you know. But that's been taken all the way from me.
of Fort Regent doesn't believe asbestos poses a major risk.
-- But the man currently responsible for the regeneration
of Fort Regent doesn't believe asbestos poses a major risk.
Constable Pallett also said that security at the site has been
improved and revealed that the old swimming pool
will be torn down as soon as funding can be found.
The site is in such a condition now that we all identify that it's gone
past the point of no return. We've got to take it down as soon as
possible. And as he's instructed
his officers to start It might not be long before there's
a significant change Jessica Banham, BBC
Channel Island News, Jersey Guernsey's Chamber of Commerce wants
the island's population The Chamber is urging the States
to plan for expansion, It says the new population
management controls due to come The island's population
is currently around 63,000 and States policy is to keep
it roughly stable. But the Chamber believes it's better
left to market forces. Guernsey's Government is looking
for an insurance company to help provide a States-run
health insurance scheme. It follows the loss
of the reciprocal health agreement with the UK,
which has put some islanders off Now the government is stepping
in to try to help those who are struggling to get their own
medical cover to travel. I know that people are concerned.
It's an additional cost of getting off the island when travel costs are
already quite expensive, so I can understand and that's why it's truly
important we get a good scheme, through the same connector over and
a safety net for the people who are island balance.
Occupation survivor, faith leaders and politicians have
marked Holocaust memorial day in Jersey.
Around 150 people gathered at the Maritime Museum for a ceremony
But one islander who risked his life during the war had
Bob Le Sueur admiring the newly unveiled tapestry
He is featured in it among other 'guardians of the memory
of the occupation' for their wartime heroism protecting others
for Holocaust Memorial Day, Bob was the key speaker
and had an important, contemporary message to give.
You're all very nice people, I can see that,
don't just lament the evils in the world, don't give up.
Anyone that did not fit the Nazi ideology
A lot of these subjects are back in the news
for one reason or another, but we must always be aware
that our actions effect others and diminish others' freedoms.
Bob joined others with laying of wreaths at Jersey's memorial.
A minute's silence was held to remember the 21 islanders
who were deported and died in German camps and prisons.
But it's thanks to people like Bob that we have the inspiration
Jersey Reds coach has signed a contract with the club to remain
as head coach until 2021 - despite the club's
South African Harvey Biljon arrived in the island
three years ago to help the squad avoid relegation.
Biljon says he's worked with the club and wouldn't be
committing unless he felt they could continue to progress.
We focused on the rugby through that difficult time.
We have now sat down and we know it is important we
remain a professional team competing in the championship and making sure
we can continue to perform and I am confident after sitting with them
that we're going in the right direction.
Thank you. Good evening. We have been stuck with cold air since the
New Year. That will change tonight. Milder, breezy and mainly dry
tomorrow. This is the drain on Sunday. The main change is very an
as coming from. By Sunday, winds from the south-west looking very
much milder across the board. We lose the frost. They time back into
figures. One weather front that his troubles at the minute and is
keeping the rain until the morning but eventually clearing by the
middle of the day tomorrow. Coverage of high pressure. Dry conditions for
a new area of low pressure brings us widespread persistent rain on
Sunday. That went before. Some pretty good temperatures as well.
The rain we saw earlier this evening will tend to be done out for a time
of tonight but then returns in the small hours of the morning. Expect
to see it become dry and then some more rain coming in from the west
and south-west. The bridge is not falling much below around 80
Celsius. Mild compared to the last few nights. Rain off and one in the
morning, replaced by much brighter conditions and hopefully some
sunshine at the end of the day with a top temperature of 10 Celsius.
Have a nice weekend. That's your news this Friday
evening, BBC Radio Guernsey and Jersey will have bulletins
from six tomorrow morning From the late news team,
have a good weekend and good night. Good evening. Not many would argue
that January hasn't been dry, but today, many of us had our first
significant rain for some time, because the transition is on from
cold, Continental dry air to milder Atlantic air, but the transition is
a slow one. So we have had ice today, and freezing fog, in northern
England. We had a little sunshine as well in Norfolk, but we still have
the cold air around and about in the north. All this rain you can see,
which is giving is a wet day in some areas, 10-15 millimetres of rain has
fallen, as it comes north there