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Armed police presence on Isle of Man

Marathon Road was closed on Sunday Credit: Helen McKenna/ITV News

Armed police were present outside an address in Douglas on the Isle of Man on Sunday.

Marathon Road was closed to the junction with Ballaquayle Road and Hutchinson Square off while officers carried out inquiries from 8:15am.

Roads eventually reopened in the afternoon.

The police have not issued a further update.

IoM water rates could freeze next year

It's likely homes and businesses in the Isle of Man will see the rates they pay for water and sewerage frozen next year.

It follows a review of the £538m debt of the island's energy company Manx Utilities.

The review said the debt should be reduced in exchange for lower price increases over the next five to ten years.

The Manx Treasury, however, is proposing freezing charges for all customers for 12 months.

Dr Alex Allinson is the chairman of Manx Utilities and spoke to Granada Reports about the proposed changes.


Cyclist dies after being hit by car on Isle of Man

Credit: IOM Constabulary

A cyclist has died after being hit by a car on the Isle of Man.

The man was hit near the old quarry entrance in Peel around 8:30 this morning. He was taken to hospital but died later.

The driver of the car and her passenger were not injured.

The road between the Highwayman roundabout and Ballig Bridge will remain closed while investigations take place.

Isle of Man Police are providing the family of the cyclist with support in relation to this tragic incident and our thoughts are with them. A fuller press release will be published in due course and at this time we cannot comment further on what remains an active investigation. We would ask that members of the public refrain from any speculation on social media about the causes of this collision.

– IOM Constabulary

IoM Ben-my-Chree sailings may be disrupted tonight

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Tonight's sailings between Heysham and the Isle of Man are subject to disruption or cancellation due to deteriorating weather conditions.

The MET Office has confirmed gale force winds will increase for a time tonight.

A final decision about the 19:45 and 02:15 sailings will be made by the Steam Packet Company at 17:30 this evening via the company's website.

The Steam Packet Company has said a final decision will be made at 17:30 tonight. Credit: IOM Steam Packet Co. Facebook page

IoM prom refurbishment scheme to begin September 2018

The Douglas refurbishment scheme is estimated to be complete by 2021. Credit: IOM Gov

A multi-million pound refurbishment scheme on the Isle of Man will begin next September.

The entire Douglas promenade is due to get a facelift as part of the £21million project, estimated to take until 2021 to complete.

Tynwald parliament agreed to the proposed plans in July and blueprints are on public display at the Sea Terminal.


IoM Treasury minister meeting with Manx Gas bosses

A protest was held outside the Government Buildings last week. Credit: Helen McKenna, ITV

The Isle of Man Treasury minister is discussing with Manx Gas how the public can get proper value for their money.

It follows protests outside the House of Keys and Manx Gas headquarters last week demanding changes to prices.

Alf Cannan will speak to the sole provider of gas's managing director, Tony Nichols and executives about what they plan to do to address points being raised.

Cavendish and Kennaugh pair-up for Six Day London

Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh at the 2009 UCI World Track Championships. Credit: PA images

Manx cyclists Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh will reunite for the Six Day London event next month.

Both men will be aiming to knock Belgian teammates Kenny de Ketele and Moreno de Pauw off their winning streak - they won both 2015 and 2016's events.

Six Day London will take place at the Lee Valley VeloPark from October 24th until the 29th.

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