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Water company in court over pollution

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United Utilities are in court later over the pollution of drinking water which left thousands of households in Lancashire without a supply.

Water at the Franklaw treatment plant near Garstang became contaminated with a parasite almost two years ago, making it unusable.

7 hundred thousand people were forced to use bottled water

Now United Utilities are being prosecuted the company for supplying water unfit for human consumption.

The company says its taken a full part in the investigation.

IoM mobiles could be liable for roaming after EU blanket ban

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The Isle of Man's mobile users could still be liable to pay EU roaming charges due to being a non-member state.

In today's House of Keys sitting, Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK faced questions by Lawrie Hooper MHK, who wanted to know whether the Communications Commission could reduce the fees.

Mr Quayle said that Government could investigate prices, but not regulate.

There is an EU blanket ban coming into force on Thursday 15 June, which see roaming charges ended in member countries.

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