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Isle of Man primary school evacuated following security threat

Police are dealing with a security threat at Ashley Hill primary school on the Isle of Man.

Local authorities are dealing with the matter at this time and request members of the public to stay away from the area.

Parents are asked to collect pupils of Ashley Hill School from the Onchan community centre.

The children are safe and well with police and teachers.

Police will release further information in due course but would ask that the public stay calm and we can again reassure you that the children and staff are safe.

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Four-day Cyclefest begins on the Isle of Man

The professional series of Pearl Izumi Tour begins today in Ramsey, Isle of Man Credit: Isle of Man Cyclefest

The first day of a huge cycling festival has begun for the first time on the Isle of Man.

Cyclefest is a four-day series of races and events, starting in Ramsey and going around the island in two main locations - Mooragh Park for two days of racing around a 1 mile circuit, including the professional Pearl Izumi Tour Series today, and Milntown Estate will open its gates for competitors and observers on Saturday at 9am.

Today there is a series of school and community races and two days (14 and 15 May) of the three Championship Races - mountain bike racing, a closed road hill climb time trial and round island 80 mile Gran Fondo challenge.

The Pearl Izumi track begins in Mooragh Park, Ramsey at 3pm Credit: Isle of Man Cyclefest

The Milntown Festival will feature live music, stunt shows, a BBQ and prize presentations.

The Pearl Izumi Tour Series Race will be broadcast on ITV4 on Monday night at 7pm.

For more information about the festival, visit http://www.iomcyclefest.com/ .

The Cyclefest Stars of Tomorrow Youth Races begin later today at 5pm Credit: Isle of Man Cyclefest

Valuable motorbike parts stolen from widow of enthusiast's home on Isle of Man

Parts that were stolen are believed to be worth in excess of £2000. Credit: ITV

The widow of a motorcycle enthusiast from the Isle of Man has had valuable and unique bike parts stolen from her home.

The property was taken from her home in Port Erin on 13 April, with parts taken believed to be worth in excess of £2000.

What was stolen are specific to a Triumph motorcycle, as thieves left behind other branded motorcycle parts.

These items are not only valuable but hold significant sentimental value to the owner.

Anybody with any information, including any suspicions of those selling Triumph motorcycle parts, is requested to contact PC324 Heather Millar at Castletown Police Station on 01624 822222.

Isle of Man celebrates 300 years of Royal Artillery

Service of remembrance in Castletown earlier today Credit: Royal Artillery Twitter, @Ubique300

The Royal Artillery marks its 300-year anniversary today on the Isle of Man.

As part of its celebrations, a specially commissioned baton is travelling the globe visiting Commonwealth and Allied Artillery countries.

Today's visit to the island is the final leg on route back to the Royal School of Artillery in Larkhill, where the baton will be carried by Major Kate Philp.

Veterans paying their respects in Ramsey Credit: Royal Artillery Twitter, Ubique300
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