Newsroom Live – 16 January, 2013
Wednesday 16th January 2013, 9:33AM GMT.
We’re talking to the recently appointed head of law enforcement in Guernsey today.
Patrick Rice, pictured, was formerly the chief of police alone, but his job now includes responsibility for the Guernsey Border Agency, and today is the first chance we’ve had to talk to him about the role. We’ll have a report in tomorrow’s paper.
While this role has doubled, another in the Bailiwick is due to be split in half. Today’s sitting of Sark’s Chief Pleas will be the last time that Seneschal Reg Guille attends with that title, since the position is to be split into two roles next month.
Among the items being discussed today are fears over emissions from the island’s telecoms masts following reports that two young people from Sark had been treated for a rare cancer.
Former paralympic athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson is in Guernsey today, and she’ll be paying a visit to the Guernsey Cheshire Homes during her stay. We’ll be there too and will have a report and picture in tomorrow.
We’ll also have a report on the school leavers’ statistics for 2012, which are due to be released later today and will give figures for where school leavers went after finishing their education locally.
The future of the local HMV shop is still in the balance, so we’ll be keeping tabs on any developments in the parent company’s efforts to find a buyer for the chain.
Tanni Grey-Thompson’s second main task of today will be to present awards at this evening’s Sporting Achievement Awards at Beau Sejour. There will be a special report in tomorrow’s sports section, naming all the winners.
And there’ll be a look ahead to the challenge facing Heather Watson, who after her remarkable comeback in the second round of the Australian Open will face Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska next. The pair’s last encounter at Wimbledon last year did not end well for the Guernsey girl…
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