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Architect calls for 75% subsidy to help young Islanders onto property ladder

THE government should consider subsidies of up to 75% to help young Islanders get a foot on the property ladder, according to the president of the Association of Jersey Architects. Describing independence for young people as “a really motivating idea”, Mike Waddington pointed to innovative appro...

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Woman’s lies defrauded victim of almost £10,000

A 27-YEAR-OLD woman who told “wicked lies” – including claiming that her mother had died – in order to defraud a vulnerable man out of almost £10,000 has been jailed for ten months. Hannah Louise Hill lied and scammed the man over a six-month period in what Deputy Bailiff Robert MacRae desc...

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Temperatures in Jersey could hit 25 degrees next week

TEMPERATURES could rise to 25°C on Tuesday as a period of sunnier weather sets in, even if forecasters are rather less confident about whether sun hats will be required for the second half of the week. Although there has been little rain recently – last night’s was a temporary blip – temperat...

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Jersey student arrives at his prom in style – escorted by the police

A TEENAGE Islander with a rare bone disorder has praised the community policing team who made him “the star of the night” after escorting him to prom. Kevin Teles (17), who has brittle bone disease, was given celebrity treatment on Thursday evening when four officers from the States police – P...

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Fears cost-of-living worries behind soaring abortion rate

THE number of abortions carried out in Jersey last year was the highest in more than 20 years, new figures have revealed. And Public Health director Professor Peter Bradley said “financial pressures” and the impact of the cost-of-living crisis could be contributing to women’s decisions to term...

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Colleague defends paramedics accused of neglect

A PARAMEDIC has told a trial that two of his colleagues, who are accused of neglecting a man who died in their care, were attempting to save the patient when he arrived at the scene. George De Carteret said he was “surprised” when he heard that John Sutherland (60) and Tom Le Sauteur (36) had [...

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Jersey's Weekender festival announces its line-up

WEEKENDER Festival organisers have announced more main stage acts for this year’s event at People’s Park. Joining Texas on Saturday 31 August are Jamie Webster, Sister Sledge and the Lottery Winners. On the Sunday, headliner Tom Grennan will be joined by The Snuts, Circa Waves and Caity Baser. A...

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Big screen and family-friendly zone for Euros in Howard Davis Park

A BIG screen will be installed in Howard Davis Park to allow football fans to watch the knock-out stages of the Euro 2024 tournament. The screen will be part of a free family-friendly zone in the park where no alcohol will be allowed. All matches from 29 June onwards will be screened. Islanders can ...

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Driver disqualified for failing to provide specimen for analysis

A MAN who failed a roadside breathalyser test and then refused to give a sample at the police station has been disqualified from driving. Tomasz Rafal Pilat (45) pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis after he was arrested just after 10pm on Wednesday 15 May on Grande Route de ...

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Ports of Jersey appoints new Chair to its board

PORTS of Jersey has appointed a new chair to its board. Geoffrey Spence took over from interim chair Jeffrey Hume, who took on the role following the resignation of Mark Chown last year, on Saturday 1 June. Mr Spence has been a member of the board since 2018, joining the organisation after holding s...

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Jersey children feel safe but worry about high costs and lack of things to do

YOUNG Islanders have expressed concern about the cost of living, mental-health challenges and the lack of things to do, while also acknowledging the positive features of Jersey including beaches, feeling safe and living close to their families. The headline findings have emerged from more than 1,000...

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Salesman fined after speeding during test drive

A CAR salesman who said a customer encouraged him to drive fast has been fined £260 for speeding and had his licence endorsed. Oliver Robins (22) apologised to the Magistrate’s Court, telling Relief Magistrate Peter Harris: “I would like to apologise to the police officers who pulled me over an...

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Mother who suffered ectopic pregnancy sparks care review

THE Health Department has said it will review how women with possible ectopic pregnancies are cared for after an Islander required emergency surgery when her condition went undetected. Mother-of-five Sarah Alves (38) lost her baby last month as a result of an ectopic pregnancy. This potentially life...

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Comments sought on plans to allow higher Ports of Jersey prices

SOME Ports of Jersey prices may rise by up to 3% above the retail price index annually following a draft pricing decision issued by the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority. The decision, which comes into force for a five-year period from January next year, has been published in draft to allow co...

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Gardener fined after hitting co-worker’s legs with hoe

A GARDENER who hit a co-worker on the back of his legs with a hoe has been fined £600 and ordered to pay damages. Jose Manuel Viera Pacheco (26) apologised and shook hands with the victim following the attack, the Magistrate’s Court heard. On 18 April, Pacheco got into an argument with the employ...

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NASA looks on as world-first drone trials successfully completed in Jersey

WORLD-FIRST £3.7 million drone trials have successfully been completed off Jersey’s north coast – several months ahead of NASA. And Economic Development Minister Kirsten Morel has heralded the birth of a new research and development sector in Jersey with “enormous” potential benefits for th...

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Above-inflation rises in water bills likely to ensure future supplies for Jersey

ABOVE-INFLATION rises in water bills will be needed to fund major plans to safeguard future supplies, the chief executive of Jersey Water has said. The company is drawing up its new Water Resources Management Plan – a five-year strategy due to be published early next year. The previous plan warned...

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Jersey athlete’s journey from paralysis – and a French accent – to health

A FORMER Island swimmer has told of his shock after he suffered a severe stroke – and was left with a French accent. Jack Allan was rushed to hospital with a bleed on the brain after being kicked in the head during a mixed martial arts sparring session at Loughborough University last October. He w...

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Another week to wait before Island likely to see warm, sunny weather

FOLLOWING weeks of below-average temperatures, Islanders and visitors alike have been asking just one question: When is our summer going to start? The answer, according to Jersey Met, is not any time soon. This time last year, the Island was basking in the second-warmest June on record, with the ove...

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King to give special award to the Jersey Sea Cadets

KING Charles III is to make a special award to the Jersey Sea Cadets during his visit to the Island in four weeks’ time, it has been confirmed. The King’s Colours – usually a Union Flag, with a golden trim and the crest of the regiment in the centre – will be presented to the […] The post ...