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Swimming to success

This year's Swimarathon in Guernsey is nearly over.

It started on Wednesday and finishes tomorrow.

See the schedule for the rest of the weekend below.

  • Saturday 10th - Aurigny Air Services 9am, Guernsey Sports 10am
  • Sunday 11th - Last session 11am

Teams swim as many lengths as they can in a hour to raise money for Guernsey Cheshire Home.

Six deputies have taken part this year, Deputies Burford, Le Clerc, Silliars, Ogier, Bebb and Conder.

Four charged with serious drugs offences

Jersey Police have charged four people with serious drugs offences after allegedly being involved in the supply and distribution of Class A drugs.

39-year-old Sean Lambotte from Jersey, 27-year-old Annie Cleaver from Liverpool, 37-year-old Joanne Olaosebikan also from Liverpool and Amy Le Masurier, who's 31 and from Jersey, will appear before the Magistrates Court on Monday.

One other person was arrested but later released on bail.


A reminder of the importance of good mental health

Credit: Laura Lean

Local charities are reminding us about the importance of good mental health on national Mental Health Day.

Mind Jersey and Guernsey are this year focusing on promoting good mental health in the workplace.

Today is national mental health day and every year on the 10th October, people across the world come together to shine a spotlight on the condition.

On Thursday ITV Channel spoke to ex-professional footballer Clarke Carlisle, who attempted to commit suicide last year following a long period of depression. The former Leeds United and QPR player hid his illness for twenty years and ahead of today he told us about his extraordinary journey.

Watch: Extraordinary story of footballer who tried to take his own life

Next week Clarke will take part in a conference held at the Hotel De France. The talk has been organised in partnership with Mind Jersey.


Unions warn of 'dark days' ahead of £145m cuts

Unions in Jersey say dark days are ahead after plans to slash £145 million from government spending were passed.

£70 million will be wiped from the public sector wage bill, meaning job cuts, outsourcing and pay freezes.

Last week, hundreds of public service users protested against the cuts.

The union Unite, who represent many of the workers, say the public sector will be decimated.

The public sector will be decimated. Workers being made redundant and being made to look for work elsewhere on vastly reduced terms and conditions. Service level provisions being affected. The quality of services going down. This is the reality now. These are dark days for the island and it's very worrying.

– Nick Corbel, Unite
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