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Storm Doris tears down IoM trees, power lines and roofs

Tree near the Nunnery, Douglas Credit: Cathy Mitchell
Collapsed power lines were a plenty today Credit: IOM Fire and Rescue Service Facebook

Winds of up to 70mph were recorded on the Isle of Man at the peak of Storm Doris.

Power lines collapsed across the island and Manx Utilities were forced to turn the power off in areas for safety.

A van driver has been seriously injured after a tree collapsed onto the back of his vehicle and parts of the roof of a McDonalds' were blown off.

While the worst of the weather may have passed, residents can still find updates on the Department of Infrastructure website, IOM Police social media pages and Manx Utilities for what to do.

One man was seriously injured after this tree collpased onto his van. Credit: Mann Recovery Services Facebook
Car suffers a beating from this tree in Douglas Credit: Nathan Mills
Credit: Emma Mustill
What's left of a glass table, Onchan Credit: Clive Hesketh


Mowbray: no guarantee Rovers can escape relegation

Tony Mowbray has been speaking at his first Rovers press conference in the last hour.

With relegation looming he says he wants to inspire his players.

He's got his work cut out with the club in deep trouble and sitting second from bottom in the Championship.

With 15 games to go the former Celtic and Middlesbrough manager replaces Owen Coyle.

He's the seventh appointment in six years by Indian owners Venkys.

Coroner rules man who killed his friend was acting in self defence

A man who killed his friend as they wrestled over a gun says he feels "vindicated" after a coroner ruled he'd acted in "self-defence."

Aaron Coghlan Credit: ITV Granada

Arran Coghlan shot Stephen Akinyemi in the head at his home in Cheshire. The businessman once dubbed the "Teflon Don" has always maintainet that he was fighting for his life.

But Cheshire Police charged him with murder - a charge that was later dropped. Speaking outside court, Mr Coghlan told our reporter that he's waited 7 years to clear his name.


Metro Mayors: What you need to know

One of the biggest shake ups in local government is about to take place in our region. In exactly 10 weeks time the people of Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region will vote for a Metro Mayor.

It'll mean more decisions about the North West will be made here, rather than in Westminster.

Here's a list of the candidates for Greater Manchester:

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And here's the list for the Liverpool City region:

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And if you're not sure what it's all about Sarah Rogers can explain more:

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