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Isle of Man - PE teacher dies in fatal collision

Robert James Campbell aged 31 from Santon on the Isle of Man has died after an accident on Saturday on Richmond Hill, Braddan.

Mr Campbell was a P.E. teacher at St Ninian’s High School and police have been supporting his family during this difficult time. Police have also been liaising with the head teacher of St Ninian’s High School and the Department of Education.

Isle of Man: Budget cuts may mean fire redundancies

Douglas Fire Station Credit: ITV Granada

The Fire Brigades Union, Unite the Union and the Chief Fire Officer have met to discuss the potential for retained staff redundancies within the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service. The meeting concluded with all parties committing to look at all options to avoid redundancies, but the very real potential cuts to the Fire and Rescue Service budget are said to be making that very difficult.

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Isle of man teenager jailed after fatal crash

14 year old Lucia Porter who died in the crash in March 2014 Credit: ITV Granada

A teenager from the Isle of Man has been jailed for three years for causing a crash that killed a 14 year old girl. 18 year old Craig Bridgewater was behind the wheel of a friend's car when it went off the road near Peel in March, killing Lucia Porter.

The car was carrying eight teenagers at the time, including two in the boot.

Lucia was sharing the front passenger seat with another friend and was thrown through the window, with the car coming to rest on top of her.

Scene of crash on the Isle of Man - March 2014 Credit: ITV Granada

Hi tech unit to help in fight against breast cancer

Construction of a new high tech breast care unit is under way in the Isle of Man. More than a million pounds has been raised by the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group to build the new facility at Noble's Hospital. Over a hundred people on the island were diagnosed with breast cancer last year. The dedicated unit will mean both screening and treatment can take place under one roof. Julie Stokes, from the support group said the unit will benefit many people.

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Man stabbed in Isle of Man as knife amnesty gets under way

The scene of today's incident.

A man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the Isle of Man.

It happened as the island's police force launched a knife and gun amnesty.

Last night's attack happened at an address in Hilltop Rise, Douglas.

From today, the public can hand in guns, knives and other weapons into police stations in the capital, Ramsey, Castletown and Peel.

Police tape close to the scene.

“The victim remains at hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

"This outcome is predominantly as a result of the immediate first aid he received prior to the arrival of paramedics.

"We were fortunate to identify a number of witnesses and obtain an early account of what had taken place, but we would still like to speak to anyone who was in the area but might have left prior to our attendance."

– Sergeant Michelle McKillop, Isle of Man Constabulary

Witnesses should call CID on 01624 631212 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police to hold gun and knife amnesty on the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man Constabulary will hold an amnesty for weapons next month.

The month-long amnesty will cover weapons such as firearms, ammunition, knives and swords.

Members of the public will be able to bring secured weapons and ammunition to the following police stations from November 1st:

  • Police Headquarters, Douglas
  • Ramsey Police Station
  • Castletown Police Station
  • Peel Police Station

For more information, call the Isle of Man Constabulary Firearms department on 631212.

Isle of Man to increase 'toilet tax' to £100

Residents on the Isle of Man will see an increase in controversial sewerage charges, known on the island as a "toilet tax".

In April the Manx government decided to bring in a charge of £50 per annum for dealing with sewerage, despite more than 6000 people signing a petition opposing the charge.

Now Tynwald says the charge will increase to £100, after the Manx Utilities Chairman said there would be a shortfall of £10m by 2021.

Counting the cuties - an annual check for Manx seal pups

A seal pup waves. Credit: ITV News

The Calf of Man, an islet off the south west coast of the Isle of Man, is known around the world as a sanctuary for seabirds and for having more lighthouses than people.

It's also home to a sizeable population of Grey Seals and every year, scientists descend on the island to count how many pups they have and monitor their progress.

From the Calf of Man, Amy Mulhern reports:

The Calf of Man viewed from the Isle of Man, is less than one square mile. Credit: ITV News
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