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IoM Council of Ministers chosen by Chief Minister

Chief Minister Howard Quayle was previously Minister of Health and Social Care before accepting his new role as leader of the Council of Ministers Credit:

The Isle of Man's Chief Minister Howard Quayle has today announced who will head Government departments.

The Council of Ministers is made up of eight different sections under the Chief Minister's leadership. They are:

Economic Development – Laurence Skelly

Education and Children – Graham Cregeen

Environment, Food and Agriculture – Geoffrey Boot

Health and Social Care – Kate Beecroft

Home Affairs – Bill Malarkey

Infrastructure – Ray Harmer

Policy and Reform – Chris Thomas

Treasury – Alfred Cannan


As the Isle of Man prepares for a general election, we find out who the candidates are

Later this week - voters will go the polls in the Isle of Man's general election.

The island is almost entirely self-governing and the 24 successful representatives will control virtually every aspect of public life, from law and order to health.

There's been a form of government in theIsland for 1000 years.

So what does the future hold for this former Viking settlement?

Adam McClean has been to the island to find out.

Family in desperate bid to government for son's treatment

A family on the Isle of Man who have desperately tried to convince the government to fund drug treatment for their son will have to move away.

Finley Hesketh, 7, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare muscle-wasting disease which largely affects boys.

His parents have tried in vain to pledge for funding of Translarna from the Island's Government who say they don't have the funds to pay for it.


Watch: Isle of Man Cricket Team prepare for Swedish tournament

The Isle of Man Cricket team are on their way to Sweden to play in the World Cricket League.

Over the next 5 days the squad will play alongside Sweden, Germany, Gibraltar, Israel and Spain. They're currently in division two but if they do well it could pave the way for them to compete in the World Cricket League and Cricket World Cup.

Cricket coach Greig Wright told Helen McKenna how the tournament will play out.

Mark Cavendish 'Gold would've been nicer'

Isle of Man's Mark Cavendish has spoken to Granada Reports Credit: ITV Granada

Isle of Man's Mark Cavendish has spoken to Granada Reports about finally winning an Olympic medal - but had to settle for silver in the men's omnium at Rio.

After eight years of trying and at the third time of asking, Cavendish finished behind Italy's Elia Viviani, while defending champion Lasse Norman Hansen of Denmark took bronze.

He told Tony Morris:

I'm a winner, so gold would've been nicer, but I did everything I could for it.

– Mark Cavendish

Speaking about being one of the very few people on the Isle of Man to have an Olympic medal - Peter Kennaugh MBE won gold in with his team in London 2012 - Cavendish said:

It's really good, you know. Two Olympic medals in two games for such a small population is pretty special.

– Mark Cavendish
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