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Social Media overload thanks to the rise of the fan-frenzy

  Recently two bands, favourites of the teen girl audience, performed in Jersey, Channel Islands and like most music festivals on island, I rocked up with camera and microphone. As usual I took photos of the bands on stage, then moved backstage to interview them. One slight change was that I’m now filming my interview on my iPhone and using… Read more →

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Island Games: A week of sporting passion

The NatWest Island Games finished a week ago but the memories are still vivid. Thousands of athletes and competitors descended on the island giving it the busiest tourism weekend in decades. Hotels were full, restaurants and cafes booked out and the streets packed with people shopping, walking, exploring and window shopping.    There were 900 individual sports events and all… Read more →

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First Doctor Who season 9 trailer released

  Time to squ-eeee as the first teaser trailer for the next series of Doctor Who is released by the BBC including Missy as the Master, the return of the Daleks and the first look at Maisie Williams character. My theory is she will be playing the role originated by Georgia Moffett in The Doctors Daughter – Jenny, the Doctors… Read more →

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Big Gig Jersey: The rockiest pop festival 

  Five minute drum solos, backwards guitar playing, moshing, jumping into the crowd, rapid fire guitar licks – all the makings of any good rock show. But this wasn’t a rock show, it was Big Gig in the Park, the pick of the pop festivals in Jersey. The day started with a string of brilliantly talented young Jersey singers, moving on… Read more →

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A time to #experienceJersey with the Island Games

The NatWest Island Games starts on Saturday, it’s a multi-sport event and is the first time it has been held in Jersey since 1997. It will see thousands of people come to Jersey, including nearly 3,000 athletes, hundreds of media and thousands of supporters, coaches and family. The island’s tourism body, Visit Jersey, is hoping to make the most of… Read more →

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Slight mistake on Island Games world record display

The NatWest Island Games start in Jersey on Saturday. Thousands of athletes from dozens of islands around the world will compete in a range of sports. The island is awash with highlights of the Games, from flags on shops to the construction of sporting arenas like the beach volleyball court in Weighbridge Square. One of those sports is the Long… Read more →

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Questions without notice

  listen to ‘Questions without notice’ on audioBoom   Every States sitting politicians get to quiz two ministers without having to put their questions in advance. This week it was the turn of the Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, and Home Affairs Minister, Deputy Kristina Moore, to face questions. There were a range of questions from members across the political… Read more →

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Bharti Airtel in talks to buy JT Global

listen to ‘Statement on the possible sale of a stake in JT’ on audioBoom   JERSEY – Indian telecom giant, Bharti Airtel, is in talks to take a 25% stake in Jersey government owned company JT Global.   It was announced by the island’s treasury minister, Senator Alan Maclean, on Tuesday during a sitting of the island’s parliament.   Talks… Read more →

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Sen Alan Maclean on resignation of JDC chairman

  listen to ‘Sen Alan Maclean on retirement of JDC chairman’ on audioBoom   Chairman of the States of Jersey Development Company will retire, according to the island’s treasury minister, Senator Alan Maclean. Mark Boleat stepped down to take up a position with another company. Senator Maclean, who acts as shareholder representative for the government owned company, announced the news… Read more →