Newsroom Live – 10 January, 2013
Thursday 10th January 2013, 9:33AM GMT.
Twenty-four new flats aimed at providing social housing are due to be opened officially today.
The homes at Clos Barbier, off Rue Jehannet in St Martin’s, have been built by the Guernsey Housing Association and the aim is to allow older people who are currently taking up family-sized States houses to move to more suitable accommodation.
We’ll be going along to see them and will have a report and pictures in tomorrow’s Press.
It’s an anxious time for staff of Jessops photographic shop in the Pollet, following the announcement that the company has been placed into administration. A buyer is being sought for the 192 stores, but it is expected that some will close and news on the fate of the local store is anticipated soon.
We’ll be returning to St Peter Port Harbour today, where work continues on removing the old cranes to make way for a new one, and we’ll also be catching up on the progress of work taking place at Fort Hommet.
And with the news that Island Hospital will not return for a second series, we’ll be talking to representatives of the local tourism industry about the impact the series had on visitor interest in the island and their reaction to the announcement that there won’t be another.
Guernsey FC travel to play CCL Premier Division leaders Egham Town on Saturday and there’s a look ahead to the match in tomorrow’s sports pages.
There’s also a report on footballer Ryan-Zico Black’s efforts to get fit after breaking his leg last year.
The Guernsey Panthers netball team will face its first competitive games at the weekend, so we’ll be looking at the challenge facing them.
And as the World Indoor Bowls championships start in Norfolk, we’ll be talking to Guernsey star Ali Merrien, who begins her campaign next week.
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