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WATCH: IoM School children plant trees for 10th anniversary of Trees of Life project

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School children on the Isle of Man have planted the 5,000th tree ten years on from saplings first planted at Conrhenny plantation.

'Trees For Life' saw Year 1 and Year 3 pupils from Henry Bloom Noble Primary plant the 5,000th tree in the community woodland.

Some saplings had been brought over from Scotland for the occasion.

WATCH: Gary Neville faces hostile backlash

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has faced a hostile public meeting over his plans to build a training ground on greenbelt land.

The footballer turned club owner wants to turn part of a flood plain at Turn Moss in Stretford into training pitches for his club Salford City.

Our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue was at the meeting.

IoM beach cleaning charity receives letter from The Queen

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The founder of a beach cleaning charity has received a letter from The Queen thanking him for his environmental efforts.

Bill Dale posted a photo on the Beach Buddies Isle of Man Facebook page of the letter, which was signed by Her Majesty's Lady-in-Waiting.

Since 2006, Beach Buddies have been cleaning-up the island's beaches with a total of over 8,600 volunteers.


Sea water contamination cost IoM nearly £12,000

Properties between Church Street and North Quay, Douglas were affected for three days. Credit: Bing

Sea water contamination which affected properties on the Isle of Man almost cost £12,000 overall to fix.

Manx Utilities chairman Dr Alex Allinson MHK responded to a written question asked by Lawrie Hooper MHK about how much the cost was of dealing with the seawater contamination between Church Street and North Quay, Douglas during December last year.

Installation of a temporary non‐return valve, bottled water provision, network operations, response team costs and sundries amounted to £11,760.00.

It was due to sea water being pumped back into the fresh supply, while the Steam Packet Company washed the ferry Ben-my-Chree, entering the area's system.

The responsible party has accepted that their working practice on the date in question caused the contamination in question and Manx Utilities therefore expect to fully recover all of the costs associated with this event.

– Dr Alex Allinson, Manx Utilities Chairman
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