Newsroom Live – 19 November, 2012
Monday 19th November 2012, 9:56AM GMT.
The Budget report continues to hit the headlines.
Today we’ll be digging further into its recommendations, in particular the proposed 6% rise on tobacco prices, as well as getting more comments in connection with the proposed phasing out of income tax relief on mortgage interest, which has proved to be the most controversial aspect of the report.
We’ll also be looking to get reaction to the weekend’s Alderney elections, which saw two sitting members lose their seats including one of the island’s representatives in the Guernsey States, Boyd Kelly.
Lord Ashdown is visiting Guernsey today, and later on he’ll be meeting members of the Elizbeth College Combined Cadet Force. We’ll have a report on that gathering tomorrow, and we’ll be running an interview with Lord Ashdown himself in the next few days.
The Rotary Club of Guernsey’s annual shoe box appeal has concluded with the shipping off of a container full of donated items. We’ll be talking to Rotary about the success of this year’s campaign and a report is due to be published tomorrow.
We’ll also be catching up with the owner of a Vale corner shop who is worried at losing business in the run-up to Christmas due to roadworks, and finding out more about the planned Christmas charity shop which is going to be opening in Smith Street.
Unsurprisingly, the attention of our sports department today is focused on footballer Ryan-Zico Black, who will be undergoing surgery in a London hospital after suffering a double break to his right leg in Saturday’s Guernsey FC match.
It’s also the draw for the next round of the FA Vase, so there’ll be news of that tomorrow, as well as a report on the Nerine A netball team’s first lost match in a very long time.
There’ll also be a report on the Guernsey Hockey teams’ victory in the weekend’s EH Trophy match.