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Children to get in free to this year’s Le Viaer Marchi « Guernsey Press

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Children to get in free to this year’s Le Viaer Marchi « Guernsey Press

- The National Trust event will be taking place on the evening of Monday 3 July at Saumarez Park. It aims to showcase traditional Guernsey crafts and more than 4,000 people attend each year. Le Viaer Marchi committee president Andrew Carey said it was a great family event, which was why they had changed their ticket prices and started allowing children in for free

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Tags: Children | 
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‘Brexit bills of interest to us’ « Guernsey Press

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‘Brexit bills of interest to us’ « Guernsey Press

- In the Queen’s Speech, delivered yesterday lunchtime, she set out the UK government’s intention to deliver eight bills necessary for Brexit – including legislation allowing Britain to determine its own immigration, customs and trade arrangements. She also outlined the new government’s domestic priorities, including changes to technical education and further plans for tackling domestic violence. Deputy Gavin St Pier said his Policy & Resources Committee monitored the legislative agenda of the United Kingdom as laid out in the Queen’s Speech with interest

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Impact of digital crimes ‘spilling into traditional’ « Guernsey Press

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Impact of digital crimes ‘spilling into traditional’ « Guernsey Press

- Glenn Maleary spoke at a conference in Guernsey outlining the approach that the City of London Police takes when faced with cyber crime and he said that the impact of digital now spilled over into more ‘traditional’ crimes. ‘Now when we investigate a physical crime we have to consider the digital footprint and social network of the victim to see if they offended someone online

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Tags: Crimes | 
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E&I reject deputy’s call for L’Ancresse wall debate « Guernsey Press

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E&I reject deputy’s call for L’Ancresse wall debate « Guernsey Press

- Deputy Neil Inder said there needed to be an ‘open and transparent debate’ on the committee’s preferred proposals, which involve removing 200m of the Second World War tank defence on the east side of L’Ancresse and allowing a natural beach with sand dunes to form. Deputy Neil Inder said it was a substantial project that would change the look, feel and accessibility of the bay

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Heatwave to end as Met Office forecasts change « Guernsey Press

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Heatwave to end as Met Office forecasts change « Guernsey Press

- With figures still in the high 20s, last night was the first time cool air began to set in. Today should see lower temperatures and there is also a small risk of fog. A spokesperson for the island’s meteorological office said over the next six days, Guernsey would be likely to see some rain and a relatively large change in temperatures

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Pride of Guernsey ‘celebrates wonderful community spirit’ « Guernsey Press

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Pride of Guernsey ‘celebrates wonderful community spirit’ « Guernsey Press

- Sir Richard Collas said the efforts which so many people went to in order to improve the lives of others was something that should not be underestimated. The 12 Pride categories were an opportunity for people to be recognised who might otherwise have been overlooked had it not been for the newspaper’s initiative. ‘As Bailiff I have the privilege of meeting many people who voluntarily give their time and talents to improve the lives of others,’ he said

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States back cheaper bowel cancer checks « Guernsey Press

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States back cheaper bowel cancer checks « Guernsey Press

- Currently Health & Social Care offer sigmoidoscopy tests – which involve using a camera to check inside patients for growths or changes. This follows a 2015 resolution, which prescribed that this specific test would be used to check islanders aged between 60 and 65. But the new system will allow HSC to use faecal immunochemical tests [FIT], which involves a simple stool test

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Record number of nominations for customer service awards « Guernsey Press

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Record number of nominations for customer service awards « Guernsey Press

- THE finalists for the Sure Customer Service Awards have been announced after judges reviewed a record number of nominations. Organisers said that so many nominations were made on paper and online that they added a highly-commended name to the final shortlist in each category. There are 12 categories in total, including a memorial award for former Sure chief executive Eddie Saints, who died earlier this year and was a keen supporter of the awards

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Health forum set up to improve services « Guernsey Press

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Health forum set up to improve services « Guernsey Press

- CareWatch was set up by the Committee for Health & Social Care and is a community partnership comprising representatives of local groups and private individuals. Alderney is represented in the group by States member Graham McKinley, who is also responsible for health and social care in that island. He said it was important that Alderney was present following the review of Alderney health care by Professor Philip Wilson and ahead of the forthcoming KPMG report into a new health care model

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Two homes flooded by water main burst « Guernsey Press

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Two homes flooded by water main burst « Guernsey Press

- The burst also led to the discovery of a gas leak in a main nearby, according to Guernsey Water. Water was cut off to four homes, but a Guernsey Water spokesman said all were expected to be reconnected by the end of the day. ‘The damage to the water supply main was caused by a burst of the adjacent raw water main, which transfers untreated water from storage reservoirs to the Juas and Longue Hougue water treatment works,’ said the spokesman

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Young people’s views are sought on working longer « Guernsey Press

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Young people’s views are sought on working longer « Guernsey Press

- This has been released in tandem with a draft of the project’s proposals, which have come about due to a rise in the average age of the working population. Committee vice-president Shane Langlois said the purpose of the questionnaire and the draft proposals was to get feedback. ‘We don’t know how it’s going to pan out,’ he said. ‘We’re trying to put things into place, such as a mid-life review

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We won’t skew airport runway business case, says president « Guernsey Press

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We won’t skew airport runway business case, says president « Guernsey Press

- The Aurigny Strategic Review concluded that the business case for a proposed runway extension, which is set to be debated as part of the Policy & Resource plan later this month, should instead be commissioned by Policy & Resources. Lyndon Trott, who chaired the review panel, said the need for even-handedness on such a high-scale project was pivotal. ‘The review panel was unanimous that an independent review should be carried out by P&R, not by Economic Development,’ he said

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Children learn how to stay safe through annual challenge « Guernsey Press

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Children learn how to stay safe through annual challenge « Guernsey Press

- Nearly 640 Year 6s have been taking part in the activities, organised by the Guernsey Child Accident Prevention Group, over the last eight days. Working in small groups, they got involved in seven different accident prevention scenarios with the aim of learning about safety by participating in practical and realistic activities. They also learned about internet safety. Group chairwoman, and health promotion manager, Yvonne Le Page said about 2,000 children visit the Emergency Department each year, but many of the visits could have been prevented through proper education

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Y9 girls given sporting chance « Guernsey Press

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Y9 girls given sporting chance « Guernsey Press

- Sixty girls from five schools were at Beau Sejour on Wednesday to experience the eighth such convention, organised by the Guernsey Sports Commission. The activities included boxing and self-defence, cricket, street dance, triathlon and Zumba. They were hosted by staff or volunteers from island sports groups. There was a mindset workshop and a healthy lunch was provided by sponsor Marks & Spencer

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Firms warned: prepare for data protection regulation « Guernsey Press

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Firms warned: prepare for data protection regulation « Guernsey Press

- States chief information officer Colin Vaudin has repeatedly campaigned for senior figures in business to take responsibility for data issues, particularly as they are the people who will have to front up in public and attempt to salvage the company’s reputation if data breaches occur. ‘The CEO or COO will be called out to face the media in the event of a serious breach,’ he said

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Condor Liberation sailings cancelled tomorrow « Guernsey Press

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Condor Liberation sailings cancelled tomorrow « Guernsey Press

- A FAULT with its starboard main engine which could be common to all engines means that all of Condor Liberation's sailings are cancelled tomorrow. Condor said the fault was discovered during a journey to Guernsey this afternoon and the ship needed to be taken out of service to investigate and rectify the fault. cta-text">Share your thoughts and join the discussion. Be the first to comment It has not indicated what alternative arrangements are available to anyone booked on tomorrow's sailings

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Family of poisoned dogs to claim against airport « Guernsey Press

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Family of poisoned dogs to claim against airport « Guernsey Press

- Two dogs belonging to the Breban family were in fields owned by the family near the airport at the weekend when they ate poison that had found its way into the area field. The poison is believed to have come from the airport’s land, where thousands of sachets were used to kill voles that had infested the area following the work on the airport runway

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  • States back cheaper bowel cancer checks « Guernsey Press
    States back cheaper bowel cancer checks « Guernsey Press

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    Currently Health & Social Care offer sigmoidoscopy tests – which involve using a camera to check inside patients for growths or changes. This follows a 2015 resolution, which prescribed that this specific test would be used to check islanders aged between 60 and 65. But the new system will allow HSC to use faecal immunochemical tests [FIT], which involves a simple stool test

    Categories: Health | 
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Politics & Government

  • St Peter Port holds its parish elections « Guernsey Press
    St Peter Port holds its parish elections « Guernsey Press

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    NEW faces will join more familiar ones following the St Peter Port constable and douzenier election results last night. For more than an hour people waited outside the Constables’ Office in Lefebvre Street for the results, which were announced around 9.30pm. There was one vacancy for constable and three nominations, with Constable Dennis Le Moignan re-elected. He said it was a ‘big relief’. For douzenier, there were five vacancies and

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  • Salerie layout ‘challenges car takes priority culture’ « Guernsey Press
    Salerie layout ‘challenges car takes priority culture’ « Guernsey Press

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    Despite delays and spiralling costs, it is seen by some as a major step towards shifting the island’s culture to one that gives cyclists and pedestrians priority. Those within the cycling community also yesterday spoke of their delight that changes had been made to improve safety at the junction following a fatal accident in April 2013. Environment & Infrastructure president Barry Brehaut was confident the project would be a success.

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Education

  • Chinese way of teaching to be trialled « Guernsey Press
    Chinese way of teaching to be trialled « Guernsey Press

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    Mastery is an approach to teaching maths commonly used in China and was seen first-hand by a delegation of eight on a six-day visit to Shanghai. The trip was provided and part-funded by Hanban, a public institution affiliated to the Chinese Ministry of Education. Travel and visa costs totalling £8,500 were covered by the head teachers’ continuing professional development funds and the teachers themselves. St Martin’s Primary School head teacher

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Law & Crime

  • Threatened to kill teen after indecent assault « Guernsey Press
    Threatened to kill teen after indecent assault « Guernsey Press

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    At the Royal Court, Jersey-based Paton, pictured, was sentenced to 18 months youth detention for each of four counts of indecent assault, running concurrently, and a further 15 months for a further charge of making a threat to kill against her. He was 18 at the time of the indecent assault of the teenager from Guernsey. During the sentencing, Judge Russell Finch said the law was designed to protect young

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  • Driverless bus faces ‘unique challenges’ « Guernsey Press
    Driverless bus faces ‘unique challenges’ « Guernsey Press

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    Lindsay De Sausmarez was speaking after local company ShuttleBuzz Ltd said that it wanted to bring driverless buses to the island and is hoping to raise funding to enable a feasibility study to take place and later to bring a test vehicle over. ‘Guernsey presents some unique challenges for this emerging technology, but it also presents some unique opportunities – assuming that the safety of passengers and all other road

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