A messy execution and a curious case of smuggling

Guernsey’s last execution doesn’t go according to plan, despite being conducted in front of 200 ticket-holding spectators. In Jersey, senators vote to flood Queen’s Valley to create a new reservoir, and four housewives are jailed for smuggling currency off the island in their underwear.

Alderney’s first full-time radio station goes on air after years of short-term broadcasts, and a new name appears on Channel Island departure board as Blue Islands takes to the skies.

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Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney: little islands with big stories to tell. They’ve seen earthquakes and witchcraft trials, been caught up in the English civil war, faced invasion from France, and welcomed the Beatles and Rolling Stones on tour. From the construction of Corbiere Lighthouse and Victor Hugo’s flight to Guernsey, to the day a UFO appeared above Alderney, all of these stories and more feature in the Channel Islands’ remarkable history. Subscribe today.

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