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James Qualtrough (Jamesq) is the Founder and Editor of Isle News and is based on the Isle of Man. Isle News is a news site for the UK offshore jurisdictions of the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.

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HARBOUR CARNIVAL MINI DUCKS ARE WINGING THEIR WAY TO TOWN

HARBOUR CARNIVAL MINI DUCKS ARE WINGING THEIR WAY TO TOWN

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The town centre will be awash with mini rubber ducks next week as 4,000 of them go on sale in the run up to next month’s Harbour Carnival (Friday 29 August). Each mini duck will be sold for £2 and then raced along the Harbour, starting from the Crown pier, during Harbour Carnival. Mike Ozanne […]

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With more hoglets in at the GSPCA here is advice on what to do if you find young hedgehogs

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

At the GSPCA we have started to see the another round of Hoglets (baby hedgehogs) being found and rescued in Guernsey. You normally see Hoglets in May, June or July, when the first litters are generally born, and in August-September, when the second litters are born. During April and May we had a number of […]

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Award winning jazz saxophonist to raise money for Saumarez Park Playground

Award winning jazz saxophonist to raise money for Saumarez Park Playground

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

AWARD winning UK jazz saxophonist, Simon Spillett, will be performing in Guernsey this summer to help raise money for the Saumarez Park Playground Appeal. Simon Spillett is recognised as one of the most distinctive saxophonists on the UK jazz scene, appearing at famed venues such as Ronnie Scott’s club in London and at major jazz […]

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Waitrose works with local schools to produce and sell home-grown food

Waitrose works with local schools to produce and sell home-grown food

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Eight local schools worked with Waitrose throughout the last summer term to develop vegetable patches and grow their own produce. The ‘Grow and Sell’ initiative, which has been running for the past two years, is aimed at encouraging 7-11 year olds across the UK and Channel Islands to encourage home-grown produce and healthy eating in […]

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Guernsey Finance chief moving to head up CISE

Guernsey Finance chief moving to head up CISE

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fiona Le Poidevin has resigned as Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance – the promotional agency for the Island’s finance industry internationally. She will leave in early 2015 to become Chief Executive at the Channel Islands Securities Exchange (CISE). Jim Gilligan, Chairman of Guernsey Finance, said: “The Board is disappointed that Fiona has tendered her resignation […]

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Guernsey must treasure its ‘natural green infrastructure’ says Deputy Paul Luxon

Guernsey must treasure its ‘natural green infrastructure’ says Deputy Paul Luxon

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Speaking at a Heritage Insurance-sponsored Institute of Directors (IoD) lunch event, Deputy Paul Luxon outlined the importance of infrastructure requirements in Guernsey. Deputy Luxon spoke to members of the IoD about a 20-year plan in whichthe States of Guernsey estimates the need to invest up to£1.9 billion on essential infrastructure. It was noted that there […]

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Guernsey Sinfonietta returns with a night of ‘Russian Romance’

Guernsey Sinfonietta returns with a night of ‘Russian Romance’

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

35 of the island’s most talented musicians will perform at this year’s Sinfonietta next month thanks to sponsorship from several local companies. Theevent’s theme is ‘Russian romance’ and the programme promises a mixture of Russian orchestral music, including Rachmaninoff’s ‘Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini’ and Tchaikovsky’s ‘Symphony No. 6’. This is the sixth year […]

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Barclays launches community initiative with grant to the Guernsey Sports Commission

Barclays launches community initiative with grant to the Guernsey Sports Commission

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Barclays has provided the Guernsey Sports Commission (GSC) with £22,000 in funding for their Street Sports programme. The grant is the first act of 2014 by the Barclays Guernsey Community Investment Committee, which has been formed to focus the charitable work of the bank on disadvantaged and under-privileged children and to develop life skills, citizenship […]

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C5 Alliance appoints Cem Bars as client relationship manager

C5 Alliance appoints Cem Bars as client relationship manager

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

C5 Alliance in Guernsey has appointed Cem Bars as client relationship Manager in its growing sales team. Mr Bars is a sales professional with more than 10 years’ experience across the entertainment, media and technology industries. After growing up in Guernsey, he obtained a degree in Marketing and Advertising from the London College of Communications […]

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On your marks for the 2014 Inter-Firm Town Relay

On your marks for the 2014 Inter-Firm Town Relay

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guernsey businesses will take to the streets of St Peter Port for this year’s Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management Inter-Firm Town Relay on Wednesday 6 August. The annual race through the centre of town sees each runner complete a one mile lap starting from the top of Smith Street down the Truchot, along the Pollet, down […]

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