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Concern for elderly missing woman on Isle of Man

Police on the Isle of Man say they're concerned for an elderly woman who is missing.

The woman was last seen in Douglas near Glencrutchery Road and Victoria Road earlier this afternoon. She was wearing only light coloured pyjamas and beige slippers.

Anyone who may have seen the lady or knows where she is has been asked to contact police urgently on 631212.

Police say the woman is not in any trouble, and that they simply need to know she is safe.

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Isle of Man artists produce novel to fund their studies

Illustrated novel produced to fund students. Credit: ITV Granda

An illustrated novel produced by students from the Isle of Man has been published to help fund the graduates who made it.

Artists from University Isle of Man's produced 'A World Apart', written by an English graduate.

The publishers asked school pupils to create the characters, with the winning entries drawn-up by the artists.

Recordings taken at health department without permission

Recordings from the Isle of Man Department of Health and Social Care have been taken without permission.

Confidential information regarding children and families has been breached and a Police investigation is underway.

The Department's CEO Malcolm Couch has released this statement:

The Department of Health and Social Care can confirm that a device used to record meetings by the Children and Families Social Care Division has been removed from secured premises without authorisation. The theft has been reported to the Isle of Man Constabulary. In addition the Department has also informed the Office of the Information Commissioner.

The two affected service users have been informed of the theft and the Department is keeping them up to date with developments. The recording of meetings is not currently routine and is only done at the request of the service user.

The Department takes its duty to protect data extremely seriously.

The recording of meetings is not currently routine and is only done at the request of the service user.

The Department takes its duty to protect data extremely seriously.

– Malcolm Couch

Isle of Man's only KFC closes after 14 years

The restaurant on Duke Street, Douglas, opened in 2002. Credit: geograph.org.uk

The Isle of Man's only KFC restaurant has shut its doors.

On Sunday 27 November the fast food restaurant served its last customer on Duke Street, Douglas after serving the island since 2002.

A spokesperson said the decision came down to commercial reasons, however there is hope for a drive-thru site in the future.

Free train and tram travel for pensioners proposed on Isle of Man

The petition asks the IOM Government to consider making journeys free of charge on both trams and trains for pensioners. Credit: iomguide.com

Plans to provide a free train and tram service for pensioners will be discussed on the Isle of Man.

The Free Train and Tram Travel petition will be represented by Carol Quine at 2.30pm in the Legislative Council Chamber in Douglas.

The Government's Select Committee will listen to evidence from Ms Quine, who along with Lynn Sirdefield and Richard Halsall brought forward the petition on Tynwald Day in July.

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