From 6am until 6pm today Friday, 06 December 2013.
Mainly fair with sunny intervals. Some cloudy spells..
- Northwest moderate F4, occasionally fresh F5 at first, decreasing light F2 to 3 early afternoon and backing west later.
- Sea state
- Moderate decreasing slight.
6pm until 6am tomorrow.
Mainly cloudy with the risk of a light shower.
- West light F2 to 3, soon backing southwest and increasing light F3 to moderate F4.
- NPT22G 06:30 MAIL
- NPT894 06:30 NEWSPAPERS
- BE301 07:50 EXETER
- GR203 08:00 ALDERNEY
- GR807 08:00 JERSEY
- SI307 08:15 JERSEY
- GR811 08:40 JERSEY
- BE617 09:10 SOUTHAMPTON
- GR817 09:15 JERSEY
- SI235 09:15 SOUTHAMPTON
- GR601 09:35 GATWICK
- SI311 09:35 JERSEY
- BE903,BA6177 09:50 GATWICK
- GR823 10:00 JERSEY
- BE501 10:15 BIRMINGHAM, JERSEY
- GR671 10:25 MANCHESTER
- GR227 10:55 ALDERNEY
- GR603 11:05 GATWICK
- GR839 12:00 JERSEY
- GR605 12:55 GATWICK
- SI351 12:55 JERSEY
- BE909 12:55 GATWICK
- GR643 13:20 BRISTOL
- GR855 14:00 JERSEY
- GR625 14:35 STANSTED
- GR127 14:40 DINARD
- BE621,AF6452 14:45 SOUTHAMPTON
- SI249 15:25 SOUTHAMPTON
- GR267 16:00 ALDERNEY
- GR695 16:35 EAST MIDLANDS
Hospital Bacteria Blamed On Old Building
Problems at the Castel Hospital will start to appear more frequently as it is such an old building…. Legionella bacteria was discovered in the pipes there earlier this week, meaning showers had to be switched off and the whole water network flushed through. The Head of Infection Prevention and Control, Elaine Burgess, said that is quite common - and even more so in old buildings.
Generator Noise Isn't As Bad As Made Out
Guernsey Electricity says its new generator hasn't been used in a couple of months…. Residents living next door to the power station say they have put up with incessant noise in recent months which have led to Environmental Health issuing the firm with a Statutory Nuisance Notice, and shipping containers have been used to create a sound barrier along the north side of the power plant. There were known issues with the noise from the generator when it was first installed, but MD Alan Bates doesn't think the problem is as bad as some say.
Islander Shaves Dreads For Charity
One islander is shaving off his dreadlocks to raise money for Georgina's Gang…. The charity was set up by the friends of a local girl, Georgina Pearce, after she was diagnosed with Neimann-Pick Type C aged 11, in a bid to raise awareness of the disease and help those in a similar situation. James Senior has now decided to get the chop to fundraise for the cause, after growing his dreads for over 5 years. 'Dread End' will take place at midday on the 23rd at Project Hire, Bulwer Ave. Donation boxes will be placed at Project Hire/Norman Piette/Quayside and the bus terminus. You can also donate online or in person - Natwest, Account Name Georgina’s Gang, Sort Code 60-09-20, Account No. 74337459 (please use reference ‘dreads’)
Flybe Drops More Channel Islands Routes
Flybe is dropping more of its Channel Islands routes…. It currently flys to Bristol, Luton, the Isle of Man and Newcastle from Jersey - but will drop those routes along with the Gatwick service next year.
Water Switched Off In Alderney
Parts of Alderney haven't got any water this afternoon while pipes are connected to the new mains in Marais Square…. Properties in areas including Windy Corner, Le Petit Val, La Heche and the Island Hall are affected. Once the water is switched back on later today it is likely to be cloudy for a while. It's expected to be switched back on around 4.30.
Multiple Road Closures To Stop
The way in which roadworks are co-ordinated in Guernsey is to change from the the beginning of next year…. Approximately two thousand applications are made to close roads across Guernsey every year - with some clashing and causing problems for motorists and home owners. Last year the Environment Department approved a revised ‘new road works policy’ and it was recently reviewed and will now be updated. It will mean the same road can't be closed twice in two years - without a very good reason, and there will be a maximum limit for the number of any major roads closed at the same time. There's more information at gov.gg
Noise Row At Power Station Rumbles On
Guernsey Electricity's neighbours are still unhappy with the new generator…. Vale Deputy Mary Lowe is representing residents in the area who have experienced noise and vibration problems since it was installed earlier this year. She says it's grinding on them and disrupting their lives. The Environmental Health Department issued the power supplier with a Statutory Nuisance Notice three weeks ago, after continued complaints from the residents. Since then, the island's power supplier has tried to reduce the noise further, most recently putting shipping containers along the north side of the station in a bid to block it out. Guernsey Electricity says that has worked and the noise levels have been reduced - but residents in the surrounding areas say it still isn't enough. Deputy Lowe says although efforts have been made to reduce the noise, it's been going on too long.
Four New Conseillers Elected In Sark
Alan Blythe and Matthew Joyner jointly topped the polls in Sark's by-election…. With 178 votes each they were elected to serve a four year term on Chief Pleas yesterday. Peter Byrne and Paul Burgess were also elected to the role of Conseillers. The full results are copied below: Number of papers issued - 280 Number of spoilt papers - Nil The under mentioned candidates were elected: - BLYTHE, Alan Leslie George 178 JOYNER, Matthew William 178 BYRNE, Peter Gabriel Paul 154 BURGESS, Paul David Mitchell 137 The under mentioned candidates were unsuccessful: - HIGGINS, Simon Frederick 124 LE LIEVRE, Tony Eric 121 CRAIK, Natalie Alexandra 81
Baubigny Schools Pathway To Be Extended
The Baubigny Schools pathway is being extended…. The pedestrian path linking La Pitronnerie with St Sampson's High and Le Murier will soon include a new section around the schools' football pitch. It's hoped doing this will stop students using the Prison road as a shortcut to get to the front of the schools.
Soup Kitchen Raises Thousands
The Soup Kitchen held earlier this week has raised more than five thousand pounds for charity…. All of the money raised is being split between the Guernsey Cheshire Home and the Bridge 2 Haiti, Sri Lanka and Philippines charities. The event on Tuesday saw 405 litres of soup being sold by chefs and catering students from across Guernsey.