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Doctors stress the importance of HIV tests

Health care professionals in Guernsey are stressing the importance of getting tested for HIV.

Tests are available from the orchard clinic and results are available within 20 minutes.

Dr Nikki brink says she wants to promote the clinic as an open and readily available service which is non judgemental.

Early diagnosis means that we can give appropriate treatment and people can live normal lives. It also means that we can put people on appropriate therapy and that means that we reduce the risk of transmitting HIV.

– Dr Nikki Brink, The Orchard Clinic

Jersey's hospital holds nursing open day

Jersey's general hospital is opening its doors once again to anyone interested in a career in nursing.

It is the final roadshow of the year which aims to inform and recruit islanders onto a local training course which will enable them to study to become a nurse in Jersey, without leaving the island.

Nurse training in Jersey is provided by the Health and Social Services Department (HSSD) in conjunction with the University of Chester, with students combining practical experience with study modules that build towards a Bachelor of Nursing honours degree.

– Health Department


Jersey beaten at home by Plymouth in B&I Cup

Jersey's hopes of securing a place in the quarter-finals of the British & Irish Cup suffered a big setback tonight as they lost at home to Plymouth.

The 14-23 loss means the Reds may have to win both of their remaining games to progress.

It was a disappointing evening for the hosts in the first ever night match under the floodlights at St Peter.

The visitors - bottom of the Championship and winless this season up until tonight - started brightly, but were helped by some early Christmas gifts from the hosts.

Individual errors led to Eoghan Grace and Neale Patrick scoring tries to help give Plymouth a 0-20 half-time lead.

Jersey did improve after the interval and tries from Grant Pointer and Nick Haining reduced the arrears, but it was not enough for Harvey Biljon's men who came away from the match empty handed.

The other two teams in Jersey's pool - Leinster and Carmarthen Quins - play each other tomorrow.


45-year-old man arrested in historical sex abuse probe

A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a historical sexual assault, the States of Jersey Police have said.

The arrest relates to an alleged incident in 1998. The suspect is currently in police custody.

The arrest comes as the force conducts a cold case review of a number of previously undetected allegations of sex abuse.

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