EUNE FROUQU’THÉE D’JÈRRIAIS – (A FORKFUL OF JÈRRIAIS)

We continue our series of articles in Jèrriais – Jersey’s own traditional native language. The ‘frouque’ in question is a digging fork, rather than a table fork. An English translation follows. This contribution comes from Andy Le Gresley La chasse ès Frêlons Âsiatiques Y’a deux’-trais ans, j’rêponnis à eune rétchête sus Facebook pouor des nouvieaux […]

THE JERSEY RACE CLUB – RACE DATES 2024

There is no Easter Monday meeting this year, because Easter is so early. Sunday 12 May – The Season Opener – First race 2:30pmSunday 2 June – The Jersey Guineas – First race 2:30pmFriday 14 June – The Warwick Vase – First race 6:30pmFriday 28 June – Mid-Summer Evening Meeting – First race 6:30pmFriday 12 […]

DEEP ENGLAND – DEEP JERSEY ?

By Peter Harris Our guest columnist is Peter Harris (not our Jersey Magistrate of the same name!). He has no close connection with Jersey, but writes about the concept of ‘Deep England’. Most countries have a similar concept, be it La France Profonde, or Alt’ Deutschland, or many other ideas of what constitutes the soul […]

‘HONEST NEV’ – GONE RACING. R.I.P

Neville (‘Nev’ or ‘Honest Nev’) Ahier,  who has died aged 88, was a Jersey countryman with a passionate interest in horses and horseracing and sport – especially football. He was a part of what is nowadays an almost extinct breed: an integral part of the  Island’s farming and rural community, growing up with horses on […]

HOPE FOR HORSES

By Ruth Le Cocq Over 100 comments supporting a planning application for an equine wellness centre in Trinity have been posted online as Jersey’s equine community unites to try to save horses in pain from travelling off the Island for treatment. And the proposed facility at Les Platons, on the site of an established livery […]

NEW LOOK FOR GRÈVE DE LECQ?

By Ruth Le Cocq The site of the former Seaside Café at Grève de Lecq may become the responsibility of The National Trust of Jersey, if a States proposition to buy the land for £3.6M and gift it to them is approved. The requirement would be for the Trust to use it for environmental, cultural […]

DREAMING TREES TO SHINE AGAIN AT HOWARD DAVIS PARK

By Ruth Le Cocq The tree survivors of Storm Ciaran will be lit up in Howard Davis Park next month with the return of the Dreaming Trees illuminations. Around 30,000 people attended the inaugural event in 2023 which showcased scientific research about the ways in which trees can communicate with each other via a ‘Wood […]

KENNEL CLUB OF JERSEY

Schedule of dog shows throughout the year: 27 January 2024 – Members Show 17 February 2024 – Channel Islands Dog of The Year Agilty, Breed and Obedience Finals 23 March 2024 – Winter Championship Show 4 May 2024 – May Open Show 20 July 2024 – Spring Championship Show 7 September 2024 – Summer Championship […]

INCREASE IN PRICE OF JERSEY MILK

By Ruth Le Cocq Shoppers can expect to pay more for Jersey milk as the wholesale price increased by five per cent this week equating to 7p per litre. It is hoped the rise will help to ease the challenges faced by the Island’s farmers who need to continue to invest in their businesses to […]

THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE JERSEY FARMERS UNION

At the annual general meeting of the Jersey farmers Union in December, St Ouen farmer Dougie Richardson was elected president. He was interviewed afterwards by Alasdair Crosby. This article appeared first in the Jersey Evening Post and is reproduced here by their kind permission NEW business plans, energy and innovative ideas abound, as the recently […]