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Delays expected during Jersey Christmas Parade

Last year's Christmas Parade floats

Delays are expected in St Helier today as the Christmas Parade takes place.

The festive Battle of Flowers floats will begin a procession from Elizabeth Harbour at 4:45pm heading to Liberty Wharf, the Pomme D'Or Hotel and ending at the bus station.

La Route du Port Elizabeth, La Route de la Liberation and the Esplande will all be closed from around 4:30pm.

Major property company Long Port Group files for administration

Long Port Group built the RBSI Channel Island headquarters in 2004

Major property company Long Port Group, based in Guernsey, has filed for administration.

The development company made an application to the Royal Court on Friday.

Their portfolio includes the RBS International Channel Island headquarters and the Guernsey Data Park which is currently being developed.

The company also recently hosted the Tree of Joy light switch on outside their offices in St Peter Port.


Moped involved in RTC in Jersey

A moped has collided with a car near Western Fire Station in Jersey.

Jersey Police say the scooter driver required treatment at the scene but was not taken to hospital.

The incident happened in the last hour on La Route des Quennevais.

The driver of the car was left uninjured.

Emergency services are still at the scene and part of the road is closed, but its expected to be open shortly.

Guernsey Sunday trading: one year on

It is exactly one year since Guernsey introduced Sunday trading.

The previous government voted to deregulate trading on Sundays and with some challenges the legislation finally passed in October 2015.

High street names including Co-op, HMV and Waitrose have been trading on Sundays throughout 2016.

So far there has been no official analysis into how the move has impacted retailers, although in March market traders were calling for more big shops to open to help boost their trade.

Jerseys's £466m Future Hospital Project goes out to tender

What Jersey's new hospital could look like

Jersey's £466m Future Hospital Project has gone out to tender.

Treasury and Resources are looking for local companies to undertake design work for the new hospital, although partnerships with off-island companies are allowed.

Services required include architects and structural engineers.

The States say because the project is so big, numerous companies are likely to be employed.


Islanders warned not to buy animals for Christmas

The number of abandoned dogs in Jersey has increased by a third over the last ten years

Islanders are being warned not to buy animals for Christmas.

The JSPCA say the festive season can be stressful enough without adding a new pet into the mix.

It comes as the shelter are struggling to cope with rising numbers of abandoned dogs in Jersey.

Shelter manager, Steve Coleman, recommends waiting for celebrations to settle down before getting an animal.

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