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AFM donates and fits fire alarm system at Air Search hangar

| August 17, 2016

Channel Islands Air Search (CIAS) has had an automatic fire alarm system donated and fitted throughout the hangar by facilities management company, AFM.  Mark Harrison, who has recently taken up the position of Chief Officer with the voluntary search and rescue charity said: ‘With the new aircraft scheduled to arrive next spring, we have been […]

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Islands partner with Floral Guernsey and Guernsey Prison for La Vallette Challenge

| August 5, 2016

New cast iron and timber benches for the bathing pools and historic promenade have been installed at La Vallette following the completion of a community project between Guernsey Prison, Floral Guernsey and sponsors Islands Insurance.   The eleven benches, whose artwork has been designed by metalsmith Elaine Green, were assembled, painted and finished by a […]

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PPBF to benefit from Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc challenge

| August 5, 2016

Experienced ultrarunner Gareth Corbett will be taking part in what is considered to be the world’s most extreme ultramarathon on 26 August to raise money for the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation. Those running the annual Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc will leave Chamonix to cover 100 miles of mountainous terrain through France, Italy and Switzerland. Runners have […]

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Open Castle Swim Back With a Splash

| August 5, 2016

Two young islanders will benefit from the return of the Guernsey Swimming Club’s Open Castle Swim on Sunday 28th August. Proceeds from this year’s swimming event will go towards the medical treatment needed for Anthony McMahon and Jonah Gillingham. 10-year-old Anthony McMahon requires a second operation as part of his reconstructive leg surgery and 17-year-old […]

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The search for Guernsey’s strongest man and woman begins!

| August 5, 2016

Guernsey’s Strongest competition is back for its third year to find the island’s strongest man and woman on 4th September.   The event is organised and sponsored by MADMAX Race Team, and is open to everyone with a wide range of strength abilities. Weight categories will once again be divided into lightweight middleweight and open as […]

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MUG Bermuda Shorts Week – support the shorts!

| July 21, 2016

MALE Uprising Guernsey (MUG) is asking office workers to swap their suits for the traditional Bermuda summertime wear of shorts and long socks. The charity hopes that businesses will allow their workforce to support the cause and don shorts for the week commencing 15th August. Gavin Ferguson, MUG council member, said: ‘It’s an easy idea that everyone […]

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10th anniversary means a classy outfit for the Barclays Duck

| July 15, 2016

The Barclays Duck will wear a top hat for the 2017 Barclays Jersey Boat Show. The design, which will feature at the 10th anniversary of the Show, is the work of Tegan Clapham (age 9) and was chosen in a public vote on the Barclays’ Facebook Page.   Tegan completed her design after collecting a […]

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NUMBER OF POST PEOPLE ATTACKED BY DANGEROUS DOGS CONTINUE TO RISE

| July 12, 2016

Over the last year, twelve incidents of post people being attacked and physically injured by dogs on the Isle of Man have been reported; however, many more “near misses” and stand offs with dogs are often never formally accounted for. Isle of Man Post Office will not put its delivery and collection staff in a […]

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Barclays Community Award for “Jersey Sings!” gives young people vital skills for employment

| July 12, 2016

The recent “Jersey Sings!” project, which saw 1400 primary school children perform at Fort Regent, has been hailed as a great success.  However, projects such as this don’t happen without a considerable amount of hard work and commitment from those behind the scenes. Organising charity Music in Action,  received financial support from the Barclays Community […]

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Top films on the line-up for Sure Big Screen 2016

| July 12, 2016

Sure’s popular Big Screen event will return to Cobo this month and showcase a range of free films. Titles confirmed include big-budget Bond film Spectre and all-star cast musical Into the Woods. The event has always been family friendly and this year will be no different as the week of films kicks off with The […]

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