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Watch: Anger at £355,000 cruise liner price tag

ITV News can reveal Guernsey States has spent more than £350,000 on the controversial changes to St Peter Port's seafront to accommodate cruise ship passengers.

The Public Services Department say they will soon make the money back through the increase in visiting ships, which bring an influx of cash to the island. But local businesses say they are not seeing the benefits, and the work has meant they are losing money.

'Job done' for Bishop ahead of Reds departure

Former Jersey RFC captain David Bishop has told ITV News it’s “job done” at the Reds as he prepares to leave the club at the end of the season.

Bishop is one of Jersey’s longest serving players and helped them win promotion to the Championship in 2012 in the first of his four seasons at the club.

The Welshman is one of eleven players to be released by the club, a list that also includes Jonny Bentley, Mark Foster and Michael Noone.

Bishop is likely to feature in Saturday’s Siam Cup match against Guernsey against St Peter and says his time with Jersey has helped him rediscover his love of the game.

“I've loved it, I came to Jersey to start enjoying my rugby again and came here in National One with Ben Harvey and we had a great season and won the league,” explained Bishop.

“We then had two years fighting for survival and I enjoyed those just as much, the fans have been amazing and I've loved every minute.

“It feels as if I came here to do a job I had a brief when I came here and I think it's job done.

“I'd like to come back here in years to come and see Jersey top four and maybe pushing again.”

Also leaving the club are Paulo Kaho, Gareth Harris, Ben Maidment, Grant Pointer, Myles Landick, Tobias Hoskins and Ryan Glynn.


Jersey opens Nepalese Disaster Appeal Fund

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Jersey's Bailiff, Sir William Bailhache, has opened a special Disaster Relief Fund to help the humanitarian effort in Nepal.

Donations will be targeted to provide relief through the supply of clean water, sanitation, food, hygiene and medicines.

Yesterday, Guernsey's Bailiff also opened a fund.

Jersey Disaster Appeal

  • Bank: HSBC
  • Sort Code: 40-25-32
  • Account Number: 91663933

Donations can also be made by cash at Ciril Le Marquand House and at any of the island's parish halls.

Guernsey Disaster Appeal

  • Bank: Nat West Bank
  • Sort Code 60-09-20
  • Account Number 74070487

Donations can also be made in person at the bank of any NatWest bank.

Read 'Nepal earthquake: Death toll 'could rise to 10,000'.

Nerina Pallot to headline Liberation 70 celebrations

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It has been confirmed that Jersey-born singer Nerina Pallot is to headline Liberation 70 celebrations in Jersey.

The free evening of entertainment takes place at People’s Park on Saturday 9th May.

Her performance will come ahead of the lighting of the Liberation beacon and fireworks display in St Aubin’s Bay.

It is such an honour to be asked to get involved with the Liberation Day celebrations. It's something that means alot to my family - as I'm sure it does to so many Jersey families who have memories of WW2 - and as a child growing up in the island. Liberation Day was always a very vivid reminder of how much islanders went through during the war, and what incredible sacrifices were made so that my generation could grow up with freedom and democracy.

– Nerina Pallot

The entertainment starts at 5pm.


Wife of fisherman killed by Condor ferry could get €350,000 compensation

Wife and daughter of Philippe Lesaulnier

The widow of a French fisherman killed when his trawler was in a collision with a Condor ferry has gone to court in France to demand hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation.

The family of Philippe Lesaulnier have brought the civil claim against the company after he died in the accident involving the Condor Vitesse en route from St Malo to Jersey four years ago.

French fisherman Philippe Lesaulnier

In February, the court in Caen rejected an appeal for harsher sentences for the Condor crew, who were initially convicted for manslaughter in 2013.

Their lawyer, Mathieu Leclerc, says his widow can expect compensation totaling €350,000, and each of the couple’s four children €250,000 each.

Lawyers representing Condor have asked for the case to be adjourned so they can consider the official request for money. They say they had not been told how much was being asked for until today.

Watch: Keith Harris and Orville visit islands in 1983

The ventriloquist Keith Harris, famed for working with his puppet Orville the Duck has died aged 67. He had been suffering from cancer.

Keith visited the Channel Islands a few times over the years.

Here's our interview with him and Orville just before his show at Jersey’s Fort Regent on the 1st September 1983.

Moving cruise landing "worst idea I've seen in 42 years"

Business owners say the disruption caused by moving cruise liner operations to Albert Pier has had a huge impact on their businesses.

Barry Dodd says his turnover has fallen by as much as half on some days. Many made complaints at the time and said they were angry their concerns were not being listened to.

It has been revealed today that the cost of relocating the landing spot has been £355,000.

It really is the worst-conceived idea I have seen in the 42 years I've been trading here and I've been on this site all my life.

My father was here before, and where in the past you had people come in from the mainland - which we've complained about as to the cost, traffic strategists etc - this has just been done off the hoof and it is not good at all.

– Barry Dodd, Retailer

13 jobs at risk as Guernsey warehouse moves to UK

13 jobs are at risk in Guernsey after another mail order firm has announced plans to close its warehouse.

Pinnacle Healthcare which trades as Simply Supplements says it is reviewing its fulfillment operation in the island, and is likely to close at the end of May. The company says it will relocate to the UK.

The warehouse has been operating in Guernsey for the last four years.

Staff were informed of the position this morning and they remain our first priority. Pinnacle Health is working with an external HR consultant to meet each individual staff member to explain the process in more detail; to discuss possible alternatives to redundancy and to answer their questions.

The company is doing everything it can to support our staff and their families in this period of uncertainty.

– Pinnacle Healthcare
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