Sunday 22 October 2017

Mind your shopping baskets: inflation rate soars to highest level in five years

Friday 20 October 2017

The latest inflation rate statistics are out, and it's bad news for shoppers' supermarket baskets: food prices suffered their highest rise in three and a half years.The latest RPI data from the States Statistics Unit shows that there was a 3.1% increase overall in ...

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Severe weather forces Condor to cancel some sailings

Friday 20 October 2017

With gale force eight winds gusting to 60mph expected to hit the islands later today and into Saturday Condor has been forced to reschedule many of its sailings.Although the Condor Liberation will operate a round trip between Poole and Guernsey today, the inter...

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VIDEO: Local surfers explore the beauty of their sport on film

Friday 20 October 2017

What makes surfers - even the not so experienced ones - get back in the water day in, day out? That is the main question 'Undercurrents', a film currently shooting in Jersey is trying to answer, through the story of five local female surfers.Filmed by Bronwyn Harvey and Christina Baldwin, 'Undercurrents' aims to link the sport to our mental...

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"Being a foster carer is hard - but it is a privileged position"

Friday 20 October 2017

One of the island's youngest foster carers has described both the hard work and the "privilege" of looking after children, as part of a campaign to recruit more families.29-year-old Nicola Looby, and her husband Grahame, became respite foster carers in August 2016 and h...

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Big pay off for States chief to go early

Friday 20 October 2017

Jersey's senior civil servant is to leave his post six months early with a severance package believed to total in the region of £230,000. It marks a sudden, major power shift at the top of the island's civil service, coming at the same time as the employment of four new senior recruits to revamp the Chief Minister's Department.John Richardson is said to have asked to leave early, to avoid any "confusion" caused by o...

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'Bunker-like' St Brelade plans unanimously rejected

Friday 20 October 2017

Plans to redevelop the Wayside Café site in St Brelade's Bay have been unanimously rejected by the Planning Committee after they were criticised by neighbouring residents for being too big and bunker-like.The plans included the replacement of the café by a two-storey building including a restauran...

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