28th April 2008
Plans revealed for bridge to France
Plans for a 16-mile bridge linking Jersey to France, which would also carry fibre optic cables and fuel pipes, as well as providing a platform for wind turbines were revealed in The Times on 28 April 2008. Commuters, which would pay a £25 toll to use the bridge, could move to France, the paper suggested, and benefit from lower house prices. The £1bn crossing, if it was ever built, would make landfall in Jersey at Seymour Tower.
The BBC reported that the man behind the bridge idea, former chair of Jersey’s Chamber of Commerce, Peter Walsh, had written to French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who had sent a positive letter in response.
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Other events that occured in April
Man denies that killing counted as murder because he was drunk
- George Elias Le Rougetel admitted that he'd shot his sister to death but claimed that it wasn't murder as he'd been drunk at the time.
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