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Hundreds head down to Portuguese Fair

Hundreds of people have taken advantage of the nice weather to head down to the Portuguese Food Fair in Jersey today.

The event is on all Bank Holiday weekend in People's Park.

As well as the traditional portuguese food on offer, there are also a range of funfair activites for the whole family.

These people told us what they loved about the festival.

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Road closures for the Guernsey Marathon

There will be some road closures in place tomorrow (Sunday) for the Guernsey Marathon.

From 8am to 6pm the seafront will be closed from the junction of the Weighbridge roundabout to the junction with the Town Church.

There will also be no parking on the Quay during that time.

Buses will have to divert because of the changes, as will the Route 41, which will divert from the Hay du Puit triangle down Route de Cobo into Rue de Bouverie, then up Route de Carteret before going back on route at Route de la Hougue Pommier.

All bus stops in the closed areas will also be suspended.

GFC to replay FA Cup campaign match

Guernsey FC will have to replay their FA Cup campaign match with Phoenix Sports.

The final score in London was 2-2.

The Green Lions were trailing 1 - 0 at half time, but got on the score sheet in the second half with a penalty from Ross Allen.

The striker then put the Sarnians in the lead in the 83rd minute, but they weren't able to keep hold of it.

The game was the first in the Green Lions FA Cup campaign.

The replay is on the 2nd September.

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Reg's Garden to close on Monday

Popular Jersey tourist attraction Reg's Garden is closing on Monday.

The picturesque space in St Brelade has been open to the public for the last 20 years and has provided a location for weddings and music events.

It has always been free to enter, but owner Reg Langlois says now is the time to stop running it as an attraction.

Guernsey cricketers hit the treadmill in support of their teammates

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The Guernsey cricketers are taking on a treadmill challenge in St Peter Port this morning.

Captain Jamie Nussbaumer and Tim Ravenscroft and David Hooper are heading off shortly to climb Mont Blanc as part of fundraising efforts by the team.

To support them before they go, their teammates are joining them in walking the equivalent number of steps needed to reach the top of the mountain on treadmills.

The Step Challenge is on until midday at Market Square.

Guernsey 'needs more entrepreneurs'

A Guernsey politician says people in the island need to find more 'niches' in the market and come up with new industries.

Deputy Barry Paint was speaking in the week that it was announced GDP has risen slightly, but that there has been a drop in the money made from traditional island industries such a leisure and horticulture.

The Deputy says islanders need to move on from the areas that have made them money in the past and find new ideas.

And he says that the ideas, and efforts, need to come from individuals.

Guernsey's first Fete des Dolmens

Guernsey's first festival celebrating dolmens is being held this weekend.

The event is similar to one that has been held in Jersey since 2007.

Archaeologists and volunteers from Guernsey Museum will be on location at various places to answer questions and show off some artefacts.

It's always a pleasure to 'show off' some of our best archaeological sites, and we look forward to welcoming visitors over the weekend.

– Phil de Jersey, States Archaeologist:

Children are also being encouraged to get involved by collecting stamps each day in their Fete des Dolmens passport, which can then be entered into a prize draw.

The meeting points are:

  • Saturday 29 August, meet at Le Déhus from 2pm (there is no parking so public transport or walking is advised)
  • Sunday 30 August, meet at Lihou car park for a 2pm start. This is a walking tour which will cover Le Creux es Fai'es & Le Trépied.
  • Monday 31 August, meet at La Varde from 2pm
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