Newsroom Live – 25 January, 2013
Friday 25th January 2013, 9:37AM GMT.
The Health and Social Services Department is holding a press conference at the King Edward VII hospital later today, following reports of how much it costs to run and the possibility of its closing.
It’s expected that Health minister Deputy Mark Dorey will be on hand to answer questions and we’ll be there, too, with a report running in tomorrow’s Press.
We’ll be trying to find out more today about HSBC closing accounts belonging to expatriates, and talking to the Guernsey Financial Services Commission about the situation.
We’ll also be looking to get reaction to today’s news that the jobs of retained firemen are under threat as part of a cost-cutting plan.
With debate on the States Financial Transformation Programme due to take place next week, we’re talking to local companies about what impact this might have on their businesses.
The late Professor Leonard Shaw bequeathed his collection of 46 antique pocket watches to the Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, and today we’ll be given a chance to see these time pieces first hand. There’ll be a report tomorrow, and we’ll also have videos showing the unique features of some of the watches on This is Guernsey.
And we’ll be donning sunglasses and taking photos of some of the loud ties being worn today to raise money for bowel cancer research.
Sports editor Rob Batiste takes on the Guernsey FC ‘prophets of doom’ in his Inside Track column in tomorrow’s sports pages, refuting claims that the existence of the club is spelling the end of local league football.
And by the time tomorrow’s paper is printed, Guernsey FC will know whether their away game tomorrow afternoon is against Rye, in the FA Vase, or against Farnham Town, in the CCL Premier Division. A question mark currently hangs over the condition of the pitch at Rye.
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