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New Attorney General appointed on the IoM

John Quinn had previously been HM Acting Attorney General since 2013. Credit: IOM Government

A new Attorney General has been appointed on the Isle of Man.

John Quinn, who has been a long-serving advocate in Manx law, has been appointed by Her Majesty The Queen and will act as legal adviser to the Lieutenant Governor, Council of Ministers, Government Departments and Statutory Boards.

He served as HM Acting Attorney General since March 2013 and arrangements for his official swearing in will be progressed.

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Five injured after explosion in Manchester

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Five people have been injured, two seriously, in a house explosion.

Emergency services were called to Blackley, Manchester, just before 12.30pm.

A spokeswoman for North West Ambulance Service said two people had been taken to Salford Royal Hospital with what were believed to be serious injuries.

Three other people were being treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said five crews were called to the partially collapsed end terrace house on Victoria Avenue.

Crews were assessing the scene and carrying out a primary search of the area.

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