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Defibrillators to be installed in Co-op stores

The Channel Islands Co­-op is to install potentially life-saving defibrillator machines into 12 of their stores.

The company are putting in the machines over the next few weeks.

Their staff have been helped with training on how to use the heart restarting devices by St John Ambulance.

There is nothing more precious than life and if sudden cardiac rest occurs, anyone can help save a life with is equipment.

We live on a relatively small island but in the event of a cardiac rest, each and every second counts until the ambulance arrives.

– Colin Macleod, Chief Executive Oficer of the Society

Defibrillation, which is an electric shock to restart the heart, can increase the chance of survival by 50%.

Watch: Awards galore at book club

A book club for adults with learning difficulties has become so popular it is now running once a week.

The club was trialled back in August and since then everyone in the group has read at least six books each.

Jersey's Lieutenant Governor presented each member with an award at Jersey Library in recognition of their achievement. Jessica Savage was there.


Charing Cross redevelopment to begin within weeks

Bosses at the Channel Islands Co-op say work to redevelop their Charing Cross site in Jersey will begin early in the New Year.

Planners this week gave the green light for the demolition of two historic listed buildings, and the construction of a new hotel on the site, which will include a supermarket that's bigger than the current one.

It follows years of wrangling over what the project should look like.

The man in charge says now they have approval, they are ready to get going.

This is virtually shovel ready. As we've always said, we'd love to be able to deliver this solution at Charing Cross and now we can set about doing it.

– Colin Macleod, Channel Islands Co-operative Society

Band gets £10,000 for new instruments

The Band of the Island of Jersey has been given a cash boost.

The brass band has been gifted £10,000 towards the cost of new instruments after applying for funding from the Lloyds Band Foundation for the Channel Islands.

It will cost £20,000 in total to replace instruments, so the community music group still has more to raise.

Sarah Groves Foundation helps students in Tanzania

Sarah Groves was found dead in India in April 2013.

A charity set up in memory of a Guernsey woman who was murdered in India, is helping students in Tanzania.

The Sarah Groves Foundation funded new books and equipment at Mgungani School. The school previously only had one textbook per six students.

The Foundation was set up in Sarah's name to 'honour and keep alive her memory through her passions and interests in children, art, fitness and adventure.'

Credit: The Sarah Groves Foundation
Credit: The Sarah Groves Foundation

Bonus point doesn't make up for disappointment

Jersey rugby club have suffered their sixth defeat in a row.

They lost 13-17 to Yorkshire Carnegie at St Peter this afternoon. Despite a strong start, two tries from the home side weren't enough for the win.

They do pick up a losing bonus point but say that doesn't make up for the disappointment.

Alex Rae, Captain, Jersey RFC

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