Newsroom Live – 8 February, 2013
Friday 8th February 2013, 9:50AM GMT.
The Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities are due to announce their working programme for the year ahead today, and it’s believed that local fuel and heating oil prices will be on the agenda.
We’ll be going along to the press conference this afternoon and will have all the details in tomorrow’s Press.
It’s nearly a week since local woman Gillian Sarahs disappeared, and this evening police officers will be at the Victoria Avenue/Les Banques junction to talk to passers by who might have been in the area at the same time last week and seen something that might be able to help in the search. Tomorrow’s Press will include a report on this initiative.
With the news that Kenneth Branagh and Kate Winslet have pulled out of the proposed film of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, we’ll be getting reaction locally, including talking to the Commerce and Employment Department who had urged local businesses to support the film company by offering financial incentives.
We’ll be out on the streets asking islanders what they think of the formation of a language commission to promote Guernsey French in an effort to ingrain it into society in the years ahead.
And we’ll be keeping a close eye on St Peter Port Harbour, where the port’s new crane is due to arrive later today, weather permitting.
Sports editor Rob Batiste is well known as a champion of Guernsey FC, but in his Inside Track column tomorrow he argues that the football club cannot expect to have an artificial ‘3G’ pitch created at Footes Lane at the expense of athletics.
He suggests that the planned 3G pitch for the King George V playing field would be a suitable place for any GFC matches that can’t be played at Footes Lane – and if the UK Football Association are concerned at the lack of covered seating, Rob’s got a solution…
Elsewhere in the sports pages there’ll be the latest on Heather Watson’s efforts at the Fed Cup in Israel, a preview of the big women’s hockey game this weekend, and a preview of Guernsey FC’s FA Vase match with Spalding.
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