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Syvret calls for abuse inquiry panel to resign

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THE independent inquiry set up to investigate allegations of historical child abuse in Jersey care homes is ‘haemorrhaging’ confidence and its panel should resign with immediate effect, according to blogger and former Senator Stuart Syvret.

Boy threatens to 'murder and rape' ambulance staff

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A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who threatened to ‘murder and rape’ ambulance staff as they tried to treat him for heart pains has been sentenced to a six-month probation order and banned from licensed premises for a year by the Youth Court.

Poll: Chief Minister's job in the bag?

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CHIEF Minister Ian Gorst could face an uncontested election for the top job if a deal is done between him and the only other Member to confirm that he is considering standing for the role.

Bike helmet law could change attitudes

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A LAW requiring under-14s to wear helmets when riding a bike would not need to be extended if it leads to a complete shift in attitude among the next generation, the chairman of a national brain injury charity says.

Film company yet to provide accounts

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A PRODUCTION company which was given taxpayers’ money to part-fund a fantasy film set in the Island has not provided its audited accounts to the States as the financial rules of government dictate.

easyJet's 'new' flight too late to take-off

Passengers arriving on the first easyJet flight from Gatwick (02126201)

A BUDGET airline is apparently so keen to go above and beyond the call of duty to serve Islanders next summer they have been offering a bonus late-night flight to the UK - 20 minutes after Jersey Airport closes for the evening.