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Christian May to stand in Senatorial by-election

Christian May, the chairman of the equality charity Liberate, has confirmed his intention to stand for senator in the upcoming by-election in September.

The qualified barrister also led the successful campaign group 'Save People's Park' against using the site for the new hospital.

The by-election was prompted by the resignation of Zoe Cameron earlier this month.

May says passion of the people in the community should "never be underestimated".

I am proud to declare that I will stand for the office of Senator in the forthcoming by-election.

Through my work with members of our Island community I have been conscious of the importance of listening to the public; be that through open meetings, surveys, or face to face.

We need to engender a politics of engagement and two-way communication on this Island; not one in which the electorate feel either uninformed or patronised.

– Christian May

Islanders enjoy restored area of La Vallette

This summer islanders and visitors in Guernsey are able to enjoy the recently restored area of La Vallette.

It was nine months ago the group of people calling themselves the Legacy Team came up with the idea to repair the battered bathing pools and restore the overgrown Victorian promenade.

With the promenade nearly finished, the team have started to repair the horse shoe bay. But there is still a lot of work to do before the regeneration is complete.

Our reporter Fran Le Noury went to find out more.


Bee-keeper 'horrified' by Asian Hornet discovery

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A Guernsey bee-keeper has expressed her horror at news an Asian Hornet has been found in The Channel Islands.

The insect, which was sited in Alderney, poses a threat to honey bees and other pollinators.

It can also give humans a painful sting.

Ruth Collins, a Beekeeper in Guernsey, says the hornets have wiped out hives in France.

Jersey entertainer to stand in Senatorial by-election

Stevie Levy, also known as Stevie Ocean.

A Jersey entertainer has announced he is to stand in the upcoming Senatorial by-election in September.

Stevie Levy, who is also known as Stevie Ocean, says he is a "man of the people".

The by-election was prompted by the resignation of Zoe Cameron earlier this month.

I don't want to make promises to the people of jersey that I can't keep, a bit like those new years resolutions that never happen, but what I will say is this: I make no promises but if I can help you I will do my best to do so, or make sure that you get the help you need.

– Stevie Ocean

Barrister and campaigner Christian May has also announced he is running for the seat, as well as former Senator Sarah Ferguson.

Senior politicians express condolences after Munich shopping centre shooting

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Senior Channel Island politicians have offered their condolences to the people affected by the Munich shopping centre shooting.

A gunman murdered nine people and injured 16 others before killing himself yesterday.

The man is believed to be an 18-year-old German-Iranian.

Philip Bailhache has expressed his sympathies to the families of the victims.

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One week left to complete survey on the future vision of Jersey

Islanders in Jersey are being reminded they have one week left to take part in a survey that will help shape the future vision of the island.

Jersey's Long term plan will set out a blueprint for the island for the next 20 years.

People can share their views on how to improve aspects such as health, education and the economy.

You can find the survey here.

In the course of this consultation, I’ve heard from a lot of Island residents about their hopes for the future, and what I like about this way of engaging with people is the way it’s given them the opportunity to reflect on how Jersey is doing as a whole – what they like, and what they think needs to change.

It promotes debate and helps build a clearer picture of where people feel the gaps and tensions are, so that when we go on to develop an Island vision, it makes sense to people, and is realistic and achievable.

– Deputy Anne Pryke, Housing Minister


Aurigny’s first flight from Guernsey to Spain ready for take off

Aurigny's first ever flight to Barcelona takes off this evening.

The service from Guernsey runs at 6.15 pm and arrives in Spain at 9 pm local time.

The Saturday service will operate from today to 13th August, with 95 passengers on tonight's inaugural flight.

The aircraft will be flown by Captain Nigel Green.

Barcelona is a big, busy airport with six runways and sits in an impressive location next to the Mediterranean.

I’ve flown there before with airlines I’ve worked for previously and it’s a great destination.

The flight time will be around one hour and thirty five minutes. We’ll climb out of Guernsey and across to Dinard in Brittany. We’ll track straight down through France to Toulouse and then across the Pyrenees to Barcelona.

– Captain Nigel Green, Embraer Fleet Manager

Man arrested after sea rescue

A man has been arrested by police in Jersey investigating the suspected theft of a boat and a car.

It follows the rescue of a man out at sea at Greve D`Azette earlier.

Rescue crews at the scene

A 31-year-old male has now been released from Hospital and has since been arrested and detained at Police Headquarters.

The investigation remains ongoing and we are unable to provide any further comment at this time.

– Det Insp Steve Langford, States of Jersey Police
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