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Appeal issued after man goes missing

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Appeal issued after man goes missing

- AN appeal has been issued after a man went missing on Wednesday. Gareth Collins (38) was last in Gorey at about 5.30 pm. The States police issued the appeal after his friends and family expressed concerns about his welfare. Mr Collins is about 5 ft 11 ins tall, with short dark hair and, although he has a moustache in the picture, is now clean shaven
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Swarm of Bees to replace Red Arrows

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Swarm of Bees to replace Red Arrows

- THE replacement for the Red Arrows at this year’s International Air Display has been announced – a swarm of Bees. Latvian aerobatic display team the Baltic Bees, whose dark blue and yellow colour scheme loosely resemble the flying insects, will bring down the curtain at this year’s event on 14 September. They will replace the RAF’s Red Arrows, who are not travelling to the Island for the first time in more than 50 years as they are on a diplomatic tour in Pakistan
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Jersey Beer Festival cancelled

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Jersey Beer Festival cancelled

- JERSEY’S Beer and Cider Festival has been cancelled. Organisers say that costs have increased significantly during recent years and the last two events – held in the People’s Park - made a loss. In a statement on its Facebook page, CAMRA Jersey, which organises the event, said: ‘It is with regret that we announce the cancellation of this year’s CAMRA Jersey Beer and Cider Festival
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Former town resident flees Canadian wildfires

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Former town resident flees Canadian wildfires

- A FORMER St Helier resident has spoken of how she was forced to flee her home in southern Canada after ash from scores of nearby wildfires began to rain down around her. Brenda Harvey-Jones, who lives in rural British Columbia with her husband, Adrian, says that she began to pack her belongings after evacuation alerts were issued for her area. She said: ‘It was a very scary feeling
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Clinton Pringle death crash driver to be sentenced

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Clinton Pringle death crash driver to be sentenced

- A WOMAN is due to be sentenced today for causing death by careless driving following a fatal collision with a three-year-old boy near the Millennium Town Park. Rebekah La Gal (39) pleaded guilty to the charge and could face a prison sentence after the black VW van she was driving hit Clinton Pringle on Tunnell Street in June last year. Le Gal was cleared last month of causing death by dangerous driving
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Homes for over-55s planned for Gorey

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Homes for over-55s planned for Gorey

- PROPOSALS to build 18 new homes for the over-55s in Gorey Village have been submitted to Planning by property developer Dandara. The company wants to demolish the property Pebbles, which makes the corner of the village’s main road and New Road, and the neighbouring Enderling House. Dandara is applying for permission to replace them with a single one-bedroom flat, 16 two-bedroom flats and a two-bedroom cottage
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Girl grabbed by man in town

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Girl grabbed by man in town

- AN investigation is under way after a nine-year-old girl was grabbed by a man in town. The youngster was walking with her 11-year-old sister near the Seven Angels restaurant in Bath Street when the man took hold of her hand. The girls ran away and the police were called. According to the States police, the suspect was then joined by another man and they walked off towards West’s Centre
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'Careless' PC banned from driving after crashing into another squad car

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'Careless' PC banned from driving after crashing into another squad car

- A POLICE officer has been banned from driving for a month after crashing a squad car into another police car that was responding to the same 999 call. Emma Quemard (30) lost her licence and was fined £2,000 for committing an offence described by Assistant Magistrate Peter Harris as being in ‘the top category of careless driving’. The Magistrate’s Court heard that she was speeding on the wrong side of the road when the crash happened
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'Get a lie-detector and we'll see who passes it’

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'Get a lie-detector and we'll see who passes it’

- A WOMAN has denied making up claims of abuse to corroborate similar allegations made by her ‘best friend’. During the second day of the trial of Martin James Jegou – formerly known as Martin James Richardson – the woman, known as Miss Y, denied that the second complainant in the case asked her to make up allegations. She also called for a lie-detector test to be used on her and the defendant to uncover the truth
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Fog causes travel disruption

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Fog causes travel disruption

- FLIGHTS to and from Jersey are facing disruption due to poor weather. A number of inter-island services were cancelled on Wednesday morning after thick fog descended on Guernsey. And a British Airways jet was forced to hold over Jersey at about 9 am due to poor visibility and eventually returned to Gatwick to refuel. Further weather-related flight disruption is expected throughout Wednesday
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Scottish politician raises concerns over Clinton Pringle crash trial

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Scottish politician raises concerns over Clinton Pringle crash trial

- A SCOTTISH politician has raised concerns with Jersey’s Bailiff about a trial in which a woman was cleared of killing a three-year-old boy by dangerous driving. Labour MSP Elaine Smith says she agrees with legal advice given to Michael and Stacey Pringle, the parents of Clinton, who was hit and fatally injured by a van in Tunnell Street, and is supporting their claims
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'Worrying rise' in number of house fires

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'Worrying rise' in number of house fires

- THE number of house fires dealt with by firefighters hit a five-year high in 2016. Statistics in the Fire and Rescue Service’s annual report show that firefighters tackled 67 residential blazes last year, which was up 32.8 per cent on the 22 incidents in 2015. Chief fire officer Mark James described the figures as ‘worrying’ and said the service would need to look at how it educated Islanders about fire safety
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Islanders urged to be alert for illegal immigrants

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Islanders urged to be alert for illegal immigrants

- ISLANDERS should remain vigilant and alert authorities if they see suspected migrants trying to enter Jersey illegally, the Home Affairs Minister said after officials admitted that three Iranian nationals had landed in a north coast bay. Home Affairs Minister Kristina Moore stressed, however, that ‘systems were working well’ and that effective border controls were in place. Earlier this year, the three migrants travelled from France in an attempt to use Jersey as a staging post en route to the UK
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Friends pay tribute to Guernsey crash couple

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Friends pay tribute to Guernsey crash couple

- WORK colleagues and friends have paid tribute to a Guernsey couple who died in a car crash shortly after leaving a wedding reception. Stuart Moorat (27) and 25-year-old girlfriend Georgina Le Prevost were killed when their car left a coastal road and landed on rocks on the foreshore below. They were pronounced dead at the scene following the crash on Friday night
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Dog 'dies after being poisoned on walk'

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Dog 'dies after being poisoned on walk'

- PET owners are being urged to be vigilant after a dog is believed to have died after allegedly eating poison on a walk. The Jersey Dog Forum Facebook group has been informed that a dog recently died after being walked in the Les Creux and Beauport area. The administrator of the page has since notified the Environment Department. In March a dog was left seriously ill after allegedly eating poison in the Beauport area
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Cancer is now Jersey's biggest killer

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Cancer is now Jersey's biggest killer

- CANCER is now the main cause of death in Jersey and the rate of all cancers in the Island is higher than in England. The Channel Islands Cancer Report 2017, which was produced by Public Health England’s National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service, states that 893 people per 100,000 in Jersey are diagnosed with cancer annually. The rate in south-west England – the area commonly used in comparisons with Jersey - is 777 per 100,000 and overall in England it is 775 per 100,000 people
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  • Former town resident flees Canadian wildfires
    Former town resident flees Canadian wildfires

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    A FORMER St Helier resident has spoken of how she was forced to flee her home in southern Canada after ash from scores of nearby wildfires began to rain down around her. Brenda Harvey-Jones, who lives in rural British Columbia with her husband, Adrian, says that she began to pack her belongings after evacuation alerts were issued for her area. She said: ‘It was a very scary feeling
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Politics & Government

  • Hospital project start ‘remains on schedule’
    Hospital project start ‘remains on schedule’

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    THERE will be no delay to the new hospital project despite the shelving of a vital debate on funding the £466 million scheme, the Health Minister has said. And Senator Andrew Green has said he was ‘surprised’ at comments made by Treasury Minister Alan Maclean yesterday that ministerial differences were part of the reason the debate was delayed. Senator Green said that he had received ‘absolute assurance’ from the Treasury Minister that the Health Department will have the money it needs when it needs it for the hospital project to progress
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Sports

  • ‘Aggressive’ parents and coaches may lead to junior football crisis
    ‘Aggressive’ parents and coaches may lead to junior football crisis

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    PARENTS and coaches are at risk of ruining junior football because of their behaviour on the side of the pitch. The chairman of the JFA Referees’ Committee, Mark Le Cornu, said that youth football may be facing a referee crisis as ‘vociferous’ and ‘aggressive’ touchline behaviour is putting off young officials. He added that some coaches ‘seem to think they are coaching in the World Cup final’ rather than an
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Business

  • Free wi-fi around world for JT fibre customers
    Free wi-fi around world for JT fibre customers

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    JT’s fibre broadband customers will be able to have access to millions of free wi-fi hotspots around the world through a partnership forged with a global wireless network provider. The States-owned telecoms company has joined forces with Fon – the world’s largest Wi-Fi network – whose members get free online access around the world in return for sharing some of their bandwidth at home. Users can connect for free where
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Technology

  • Supervise children online, says UK's youngest hacker
    Supervise children online, says UK's youngest hacker

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    CHILDREN are at risk of falling into a life of internet crime if parents allow them to go online unsupervised, the UK’s youngest ever convicted computer hacker has said. Cal Leeming (29) started hacking from his bedroom in his modest family home which he shared with his single-parent mother at the age of just ten. By the time he was 18 he was sentenced to 15 months in prison after using over 10,000 stolen identities to buy £750,000 of goods
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Health

  • Hospital patient’s birthday surprise
    Hospital patient’s birthday surprise

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    A PATIENT who was in hospital for her birthday was given a surprise when staff presented her with a cake. Sheila Rice (85), who broke her hip three weeks ago, was forced to cancel her birthday lunch after she was taken back to the Hospital with complications from her injury. On learning that Mrs Rice, a resident at Maison St Brelade care home, would be spending her birthday in a hospital bed in the emergency assessment unit, staff decided to treat her to a surprise
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Family & Parenting

  • Family fights to repatriate relative who survived Belsen
    Family fights to repatriate relative who survived Belsen

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    THE body of a concentration camp survivor could be repatriated to the Island following the discovery of his grave – more than 70 years after he was buried in the UK. Frank Le Villio was 19 when he was arrested in Jersey by the Germans in 1944 for taking a German soldier’s motorcycle on a thrill-seeking ride. He was charged with ‘military larceny’ and sentenced to three months' imprisonment in France, before being deported to a concentration camp in Germany, which his family have always understood to be Bergen-Belsen
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Society & Culture

  • Cuts 'could lead to more house fires'
    Cuts 'could lead to more house fires'

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    THE current ‘worrying’ number of house fires may increase if cuts to the Fire and Rescue Service budget continue, firefighters’ association chairman Craig Channing has said. House fires hit a five-year high in 2016 with firefighters called out to 67 through the course of the year – a 50 per cent increase compared to 2015. Today, Mr Channing, from the Fire and Rescue Service Association, said that with the service now set to lose its already diminished contingent of fire prevention officers, the situation could get worse and lead to an increase in house fires
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Blessing for boats and their crews at Sea Sunday service
    Blessing for boats and their crews at Sea Sunday service

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    A LARGE number of Islanders gathered at St Catherine for the Sea Sunday service. Sea Sunday is a day set aside by Christian churches to remember and pray for seafarers and their families and is usually the second Sunday in July. The St Martin’s Church service was held last Sunday and led by the Rector, the Rev Gerry Baudains, and included hymns, prayers and the blessing of the boats
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Entertainment & Arts

  • World-class musicians and dancers for festival
    World-class musicians and dancers for festival

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    WORLD-class musicians, Royal Ballet dancers and even a Michelin-starred chef are among those involved in the Liberation music festival this year. Tickets are now on sale for the ninth Liberation International Music Festival, which is due to take place over nine days in May. Organisers have confirmed that the event will see the return of Royal Ballet dancer Lauren Cuthbertson, who will be giving an intimate talk about her life on stage
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Education

  • Call for States to add funds to university at Highlands
    Call for States to add funds to university at Highlands

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    UNIVERSITY courses in Jersey should be underwritten by the States to enable Highlands to offer more degrees, the head of higher education at the college has said. Ben Bennett said that if taxpayers’ money was used to cover a shortfall in income on new programmes in their first years, more courses could be made available. He described it as ‘a chicken and egg situation’ whereby University College Jersey – Highlands’
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Farming

  • Classic Farm celebrates ten years as independent dairy « Jersey Evening Post
    Classic Farm celebrates ten years as independent dairy « Jersey Evening Post

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    A FARMING family who battled for three years to break a monopoly that prevented farmers selling their milk to the public is celebrating ten years of running an independent dairy. In November 2006, Darren Quénault, of Manor Farm in St Peter, began producing milk and cheese from his own herd under the Classic Farm brand. Today the dairy range has expanded to 34 products and Manor Farm has diversified into
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Travel & Recreation

  • Potential new airline’s rivals warn of ‘lower standards’
    Potential new airline’s rivals warn of ‘lower standards’

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    A NEW ‘Uber-style’ airline that could service Jersey will be flying under lower safety standards than that of other operators, the owner of rival firm Blue Islands has claimed. Blue Islands chairman Derek Coates raised the concerns about the airline Waves’ potential licence conditions – including that flights could operate with one pilot and using single-engined planes – after it was announced that it expected to start commercial flights in
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Law & Crime

  • Clinton Pringle death crash driver to be sentenced
    Clinton Pringle death crash driver to be sentenced

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    A WOMAN is due to be sentenced today for causing death by careless driving following a fatal collision with a three-year-old boy near the Millennium Town Park. Rebekah La Gal (39) pleaded guilty to the charge and could face a prison sentence after the black VW van she was driving hit Clinton Pringle on Tunnell Street in June last year. Le Gal was cleared last month of causing death by dangerous driving
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Life & Style

  • Chief Minister could get a 15% pay rise
    Chief Minister could get a 15% pay rise

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    THE Chief Minister’s salary could be increased to more than £54,000 a year, if the States agree. Following recommendations by the States Members’ Remuneration Review Body, proposals have been lodged by the Privileges and Procedures Committee to give the Island's most senior politician a 15 per cent pay rise – which equates to about £7,500 a year. Any changes to States Members' pay must be approved by the Assembly
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Real Estate

  • Move to improve property standards ‘will put rents up’
    Move to improve property standards ‘will put rents up’

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    INCREASED red tape to ensure rental properties meet minimum standards will result in rent rises and deter private investors from entering the market, the president of the Jersey Landlords’ Association has said. Last week, Environment Minister Steve Luce announced proposals to create an accredited landlords’ register in an effort to improve rental standards, with property owners to be charged for licences
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Motoring

  • Drink-driver gets a £3,000 fine and ban « Jersey Evening Post
    Drink-driver gets a £3,000 fine and ban « Jersey Evening Post

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    A DRINK-driver has been fined £3,000 and banned from the road for 18 months after being caught making a handbrake turn at the Weighbridge as revellers left nearby bars and clubs. The 22-year-old, of Caledonia Place, admitted dangerous driving and drink-driving in the early hours of 2 October. The Magistrate’s Court heard that police officers first heard the noise of the car tyres at about 2.45 am but could not
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Science & Nature

  • Jersey’s electricity grid ‘more reliable than UK’s’
    Jersey’s electricity grid ‘more reliable than UK’s’

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    JERSEY’S electricity grid is ‘more resilient than ever’ and considerably more reliable than the UK’s network, according to Jersey’s Electricity’s chief executive. Since his appointment in 2008, Chris Ambler has overseen hundreds of millions of pounds of investment in the Island’s energy infrastructure. After the Island experienced a number of power cuts following the failure of two submarine-cable connections with France in 2011, he said the company had taken steps to bolster supplies by installing two new submarine cables, with a combined value of £110 million – in addition to an existing interconnector
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Media & Information

  • Further PR spending on abuse inquiry is not ruled out
    Further PR spending on abuse inquiry is not ruled out

    , jerseyeveningpost.com

    SPENDING more money on public relations after the release of the report in historical child abuse has not been ruled out by the Chief Minister but further media training before the report will ‘not be undertaken’. In the States this morning, Chief Minister Ian Gorst was asked to clarify how much had been spent on media training for ministers and chief officers ahead of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry report
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