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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.


Vet hit backs at critics after reporting banned dog

A vet on the Isle of Man has hit back at critics after he reported a banned pitbull-type dog to authorities.

Ray Cox says his business was subjected to a social media hate campaign after one of his staff treated the banned-breed pitbull dog - something they're required by law to report to the Department of Environment, food and Agriculture.

Ray says the case has led to wild and libellous posts about him on social media, prompting him to post a statement to Facebook last week.

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IoM Steam Packet sailings between Liverpool delayed

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Today's ferry services between Liverpool and the Isle of Man have been rescheduled due to bad weather conditions last night.

The Steam Packet Company have said via Facebook that Sunday's weather related delays and other factors have caused Manannan sailings to depart two hours later.

Anyone who is travelling to or from the island should check the company's website for further details.

The Ben-my-Chree sailings are not affected.

IoM TT Zero Race cancelled after incident

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The Isle of Man TT Zero Race has been called off after an incident was reported on the Mountain Road.

During the Senior and Supersport Qualifiers the whole course was red flagged, with information about when the TT Zero will be in due course.

Meanwhile a Netherlands rider, 28-year-old Jochem van den Hoek, died during the Superstock race this afternoon.

His death was confirmed by ACU Events, but no further details about the crash at the 11th milestone have been given.


Hundreds of IoM TT fans stranded due to ferry cancellations

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Isle of Man TT fans have been left stranded after yesterday's sailings between Douglas and Heysham were cancelled.

It's left hundreds of tourists on the island for an additional two days, as the Steam Packet Company will not be able to secure arrangements until tomorrow at 11pm.

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Superbike rider dies after crash at Isle of Man TT Races

A superbike rider has died form his injuries after a crash at the Isle of Man TT Races.

Davey Lambert, 48, from Gateshead crashed at Greeba Castle on the third lap of Sunday's Superbike race.

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Davey made his Mountain Course debut at the Manx Grand Prix in 2014, finishing fourth in the Newcomers A race and 24th in the Junior Manx Grand Prix of the same year.

He returned to the Manx Grand Prix in 2015 and recorded 9th and 11th place finishes in the Junior and Senior MGP respectively and was 8th in last year’s Senior MGP Race.

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