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Calls for Jèrriais to be the main language on public signs

Under Deputy Maçon's plans signs would have Jèrriais as well as English translations. Credit: ITV Channel TV

A politician in Jersey is calling for Jèrriais to be the main language on public signs in the island.

Deputy Jeremy Maçon also wants all official letter headings used in the public sector to include both Jèrriais as well as English.

He is calling on members of the States to back his plans, which would follow the likes of Wales and Cornwall.

Under Deputy Maçon's plans signs would have Jèrriais as well as English translations.

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