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Stand Up to Stroke

Stand Up to Stroke

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new initiative – Stand Up to Stroke – launches in Guernsey to support stroke sufferers and their families and friends The new six-session workshop programme is being organised and run by physiotherapist and stroke specialist Elaine Strappini who is one of the founders of the organisation Happy at Home. Elaine has played a leading […]

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Making waves on Herm

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Four families have expressed how much they enjoyed a recent trip to Herm that was organised by the Set Sail Trust and sponsored by The Channel Islands Co-operative Society.   Nine children and their parents, who have all recently been affected by a family bereavement, were treated to a fun-filled activity weekend on the island. […]

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Learner cyclist Zoe rides Rock to Rocque for Les Bourgs

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

A CHANCE remark in a business meeting has led to a trainee fund dealer being given an unusual challenge. During the meeting, Zoe Corr from Ravenscroft revealed she had never learnt to ride a bike as a child and so Kevin Gilligan, managing director of Louvre Group’s fund business, offered to buy her a bike […]

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MINI DUCKS GO ON SALE FOR THIS YEAR’S HARBOUR CARNIVAL

MINI DUCKS GO ON SALE FOR THIS YEAR’S HARBOUR CARNIVAL

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

With this year’s Harbour Carnival less than a month away, four thousand mini ducks are going on sale. For just £2 each, all mini ducks sold will be entered into the Mini Duck Race, one of many events planned for Harbour Carnival on 19 June.   Bruce Watterson, President of the Guernsey Round Table said: […]

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Condor support Channel Islands’ junior sailors

Condor support Channel Islands’ junior sailors

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thirty junior sailors from both Guernsey and Jersey took part in the Guernsey Yacht Club’s annual Junior Regatta this past weekend, with Guernsey winning two out of three of the races. Sponsored by Condor Ferries, the Junior Regatta aims to give aspiring young Channel Islands sailors an opportunity to participate in competitive racing, something mainland […]

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Games kids fly high with Blue Islands

Games kids fly high with Blue Islands

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Education Department has partnered with Blue Islands to give 180 Guernsey schoolchildren the chance to enjoy the spectacle of the NatWest Island Games XVI in Jersey. The airline has pledged to operate a series of special charter flights, to make the day trips to Jersey happen for local pupils.   Seven primary and secondary […]

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Vega’s Return

| May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

White Rock Brewery has commemorated the 70th anniversary of Guernsey’s liberation with the launch of a limited edition ale.  Aptly named ‘Vega’, the 4.8% deep golden ale is the fifth in the local micro-brewery’s product range. The name ‘Vega’ was chosen by the public via social media and refers to the Red Cross ship which […]

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Get on your bike for Les Bourg

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Preparations are well underway for this year’s Rock to Rocque Bike Ride, sponsored by the Heritage Group. The ride takes place on Sunday 24th May, and the organisers are urging people to sign up online now. The annual fund-raising event has become a firm favourite amongst local families and, now in its 22nd year, raises […]

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Local jeweller commissioned to design window display winner’s trophy

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Local jeweller Becky Rowe has designed the trophy that will be awarded to the winner of the Heritage Festival’s window display competition. Becky’s design, which was manufactured by Atec Engineering, has a suitably local theme and a contemporary striking style. VisitGuernsey is staging the Heritage Festival themed window display competition in conjunction with Collaborate Communications. […]

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RACE ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR THE 2015 HARBOUR CARNIVAL

RACE ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR THE 2015 HARBOUR CARNIVAL

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

With this year’s Harbour Carnival less than two months away, entries are now open for the events legendary races. Application forms for the Ladies Dingy Race, the Raft Race, the Tug of War and the Man-Powered Flight can all be downloaded from http://www.harbourcarnival.gg where more details on Harbour Carnival can also be found. Bruce Watterson […]

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