Family's tribute after fatal crash

The family of a teenager who died in a crash on the Isle of Man say she was a beautiful and thoughtful daughter.

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Teenage girl dies in Isle of Man car crash

A teenage girl has died following a car crash in the Isle of Man.

The girl, named locally as 14-year-old Lucia Porter, was killed in the crash overnight near Peel.

Lucia Porter Credit: Facebook

Lucia's mother paid tribute to her daughter on a social media website.

Julie Porter paying tribute to her daughter Lucia, who died in a crash on the Isle of Man. Credit: Facebook

Emergency services were called to the road known locally as the Switchback near to Peel, Isle of Man yesterday evening.

A car was found in an adjacent field, police believe it was carrying eight teenagers, including Lucia.

The Switchback near to Peel Credit: Amy Mulhern

Five young people are currently in hospital and two have been released.

Vote on introduction of 'toilet tax' on the Isle of Man

There will be a vote today on the introduction of a so-called' toilet tax' on the Isle of Man. Credit: PA

There will be a vote today on the introduction of a so-called' toilet tax' on the Isle of Man.

From April, every home and business on the island will have to pay a £50 fee to the Water and Sewerage Authority to cover the cost of sewage disposal.

'Say no to toilet tax' sign Credit: Granada Reports

In 2015 the charge will rise to £100 and is likely to increase to £300 per year in future.

The Isle of Man Water and Sewerage Authority says the levy is needed because the Manx government is gradually reducing its budget by around £7m.

The introduction of the fee has angered many residents and a petition promoted on social media sites has gained over 6000 signatures.


Isle of Man snowboarder withdraws from X Games

Snowboarder Zoe Gillings, from the Isle of Man, has withdrawn from the X Games after suffering a fall.

She was due to compete in the boarder cross finals over in Aspen, Colorado, but after an accident in training she says she cannot take any risks ahead of the Winter Olympics.


Took a hard fall in XGames training yesterday, not 100% this am so decided it best not to race in finals today #gutted but #sensible...

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