Newsroom Live – 17 January, 2013
Thursday 17th January 2013, 9:39AM GMT.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson continues her visit to Guernsey today by giving a talk at a breakfast seminar being held at the St Pierre Park Hotel this morning.
Following her comments in today’s paper on the forthcoming changes in laws affecting disabled people, we’ll be there to hear what else the former Paralympian has to say on disability issues.
We’ll also be following up our interview with Patrick Rice, the head of law enforcement in Guernsey, who in today’s paper speaks about the need for savings and how he cannot guarantee that all law enforcement officers’ jobs are safe.
The placing of UK DVD and videogame rental chain Blockbuster into administration means that the future of the local branch is under threat. We’ll be keeping in touch with developments in this story, as well as staying abreast of what’s happening with the Guernsey branch of HMV, which also faces an uncertain future.
The Billet d’Etat for the February States meeting is out tomorrow, and our reporters will today be combing its pages to prepare summaries of the key issues that are going to be discussed next month.
We’ll be dropping down to the South Plantation later on to see it being re-planted, and visiting Les Beaucamps High School to hear about proposed changes to the way the school runs its GCSE programme.
Heather Watson has had a challenging but so far victorious run at the Australian Open, and tonight meets the player who marked the end of her Wimbledon campaign last year, Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska. We’ll have a report on the game in tomorrow’s sports pages.
There’ll also be a preview of Guernsey FC’s next match in the FA Vase competition which will take place, weather permitting, at Rye United’s home ground on Saturday.
And there’s coverage of today’s launch of the 2013 Specsavers Youth Games.
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