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Look out for grass snakes

grass snake

ISLANDERS are being asked to report any sightings of grass snakes in the next few weeks before they hibernate for winter.

'Don't close ranks', top ministers are warned


THE establishment figures who are expected to dominate the senior posts in Jersey’s new government need to stop closing ranks and instead listen to the rest of the House if they are to make a difference, one outgoing politician has warned.

Vets join battle against child abuse


VETS and other professionals have been given special training after a rise in the number of cases in Jersey in which both people and animals have been abused.

Abuse claims couple thanked for 'excellent' service

Alan & Jane Maguire are confronted by a team from Panorama near their home in Issel, France and asked to answer allegations that they comitted "gross acts of physical and psychological abuse" against children in their care at a childrens home.

TWO allegedly abusive house parents were thanked for their years of ‘excellent service’ as child carers by the States Education Committee – just weeks after a child officer discovered claims that they had regularly used corporal punishment.

Mixed night for Reform Jersey

First General election 2014. Reform Jersey. Picture: JON GUEGAN

IT was a mixed night for Reform Jersey, the Island’s only political party, as its three sitting Members were returned but none of its new candidates were successful.

Long night for Ozouf as he clings on


TREASURY Minister Philip Ozouf clung on to his political career by a narrow margin as the establishment won the day in Jersey’s first true general election.