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Warning after ‘worrying’ increase in strandings

ISLANDERS have been warned about the dangers of being cut off by the rising tide following a spate of strandings so far this year. The JEP understands that Jersey Coastguard is looking into the number of incidents, which vessel traffic services manager Dan Downey has described as “worrying”. And...

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Wind farm debate delayed after Members excused attendance

A MUCH-ANTICIPATED debate about whether Jersey should move towards building an offshore wind farm will now take place tomorrow, it has been decided. A proposition from the Council of Ministers had been listed as the first item of public business for today’s States Assembly sitting, but the agenda ...

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Jersey-born actor Henry Cavill to become a father

JERSEY-born actor Henry Cavill is due to become a father after announcing that his girlfriend is pregnant. The 40-year-old Superman star confirmed that he was expecting his first child with Natalie Viscuso. Born in St Helier and schooled at St Michael’s, Cavill went on to play the role of Superman...

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Marina mural project aims to ‘breathe new life’ into the area

SIX water-themed murals will be painted on the arches of the Elizabeth Marina this summer. ArtHouse Jersey says its new project aims to “breathe new life” into the area while exploring the Island’s evolving relationship with water over time. The arts organisation has called for creatives from ...

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Landmark debate over Jersey wind farm to begin today

A LANDMARK debate which could pave the way for wind power in Jersey’s territorial waters is due to begin today. It has been six months since former Environment Minister Jonathan Renouf lodged proposals for an offshore wind farm which could generate between seven or eight times the Island’s curre...

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Jersey notes ordered by local banks each year has fallen by over £200 million since 2014

THE number of Jersey notes being ordered by local banks each year has fallen by over £200 million since 2014. While Covid spurred Islanders to move away from cash payments, it seems the decline was already well in motion prior to the pandemic, new figures have revealed. Economic Development Ministe...

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Inquest into death of woman in car at Corbière opened

AN inquest into the death of a woman who died when the car she was in fell off a cliff was opened and adjourned yesterday. Ann Mary Robins was in a black Suzuki Swift which dropped around 20ft from a wall at Corbière and landed on its roof on 7 April. The inquest heard that […] The post Inquest i...

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Jersey to bid to host 2035 Island Games

HOSTING the NatWest Island Games in 2035 could help boost investment in sporting facilities across Jersey, the Infrastructure Minister has said. Constable Andy Jehan, who has political responsibility for sport, confirmed that a bid document would be submitted to the International Island Games Associ...

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Jersey Royals: ‘Most challenging season in memory’

THE Jersey Royal planting and growing season has been the “most challenging” and “wettest” in living memory, according to Island farmers as harvesting gets under way this month. Jersey Farmers’ Union president Dougie Richardson said that already-strained farmers could not “risk having a ...

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Drug smuggling back to pre-Covid levels

ILLEGAL drug routes have fully reopened after being hampered by pandemic border restrictions, the head of Customs and Immigration has warned as he revealed that cocaine and cannabis worth £400,000 was seized last week alone. The amount of cannabis confiscated coming into the Island quadrupled in 20...

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Jersey sailor plans tour and record bids to promote clean energy

JERSEY sailor Phil Sharp is planning a European tour – including possible tilts at a brace of world records – in his hydrogen-fuelled yacht to demonstrate the potential of clean energy technology. The former Victoria College pupil has readjusted his goals for 2024 and intends to schedule a stop ...

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BBC-owned broadcaster confirms six-episode Bergerac reboot to air next year

FILMING for a reboot of the “beloved and iconic” Jersey-based detective drama Bergerac will begin this summer with a BBC-owned broadcaster announcing that it has commissioned a six-episode series “with a contemporary twist” to air next year. Based on the original series created by Robert Ban...

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Islanders are overworked, less happy and far less likely to vote…

ISLANDERS feel safer than residents in most other countries but they also work longer and are far less likely to vote, a new report on wellbeing has shown. The Better Life Index, which was published this week by Statistics Jersey, also showed that life satisfaction had fallen in the Island since 202...

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Tributes paid to Juliet Seal, an ‘influential figure’ of British para dressage

TRIBUTES have been paid to one of the “most influential” figures in para dressage who called the Island her home for two decades. British Dressage recently announced that Juliet Seal died peacefully at her home on 30 January at the age of 86. In their tribute, the organisation said that she had ...

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‘Lessons will be learned’ following baby's death, inquest hears

“LESSONS will be learned” following the death of baby Amelia Amber Sweetpea Clyde-Smith, one of the Island’s most senior clinicians has promised. Patrick Armstrong, medical director for Health and Community Services, made the pledge while giving evidence on the fourth day of an inquest on Thur...

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Man accused of Dean and Charlie Lowe 'hit-and-run' deaths to appear in Royal Court

A MAN accused of causing the deaths of Dean Lowe (48) and his 11-year-old son Charlie in a suspected hit-and-run is due to appear in the Royal Court on Friday. Dylan John Pounds (29) allegedly caused the deaths in a collision on Rue de Fauvic in Grouville on 5 August last year. Mr Pounds faces […]...

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Double rescue as Islanders stranded by rising tide

THE St Helier inshore lifeboat was called out to two rescues on Thursday evening as four Islanders were left stranded by the rising tide. While on exercise, RNLI Jersey received a report from Jersey Coastguard that two individuals were in danger at Elizabeth Castle. After arriving and locating the p...

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The future of the Zoo’s board to be voted on next month

DURRELL members will vote on whether the charity’s board should resign at an Extraordinary General Meeting next month. Members are also due to decide if an independent investigation should be carried out into the management of the Zoo. The EGM, which will take place on Thursday 2 May at 6pm at the...

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Inquest hears mother was given ‘falsely reassuring’ information

A MOTHER whose baby died at 33 days old was given a “falsely reassuring” leaflet telling her it was safe to wait another 96 hours after her waters broke before the pregnancy might need to be induced, a medical expert has told an inquest. And failures to monitor the baby’s heart rate meant hosp...

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Community service for man who made indecent images

A 43-YEAR-OLD man who made 14 indecent images of children has been sentenced to 210 hours of community service. The images created by Paul John Hart were of girls aged between six and 16, the Royal Court was told. Two belonged to the most severe classification of category A, while one belonged to ca...