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WATCH: Driftwood sculptor returns to Jersey

A sculptor with a unique style, who had his first big break in Jersey, has been back in the island checking on his creations.

James Doran-Webb crafts larger-than-life animals and birds from driftwood.

He won gold at the Chelsea Flower Show earlier this year and has clients across the world.

  • WATCH: ITV reporter Wesley Smith went to meet him...

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Islanders reminded of new planning laws

Islanders in Guernsey may need to apply for planning permission, which they were previously told they didn't need.

It's after the Island Development Plan designated new Conservation Areas.

Properties in the new Delancey Conservation Area and the St Peter Port Conservation Area may be affected.

The Planning Service say permission might be required for works that have already begun, but haven't been substantially completed.

Anyone thinking about developing should check the government website.

Other work, within Sites of Special Significance, may also require permission.

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Attempts to restrict development in the Forest fail

Attempts to restrict development in the Forest have failed in the States, as politicians debate the Island Development Plan for a third day.

This morning, Deputy David De Lisle led efforts to remove what's known as 'Forest West' from the list of 'Local Centres' - areas earmarked for more development under the Plan.

The Development Plan includes two Local Centres in the Forest, one east of the airport, and a second, to the west.

Deputy David De Lisle argued that the policy would mean the otherwise rural parish could become over developed and the western Local Centre should be removed.

Development and Planning Authority members emphasised that even within Local Centres development would be limited, and deputies voted against removing Forest West.

Deputy De Lisle argued the parish could become over developed

Apples to the ready for cider festival

Jersey's cider making heritage will be celebrated this weekend at the island's 'La Fais D'Cidie ' festival.

The islands history with the beverage dates back hundreds of years and at the event visitors can check out cider-making skills from the past and sample the local ciders on offer.

160 sacks of apples will be pressed to make cider for next year's festival.

It's taking place in the grounds of Hamptonne Country Life Museum in St. Lawrence all weekend.

Nicky Lucas, Community Events Curator, Jersey Heritage

We have 160 sacks of apples and 40 sacks are needed for pressing so we have Rudy the horse coming in. And we have an army of cider making volunteers washing the apples, crushing the apples, pressing the apples to ferment for next years festival.

– Nicky Lucas, Community Events Curator, Jersey Heritage
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