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TT Race on Isle of Man

John McGuinness Credit: Paul Crone

TT week is well underway in the Isle of Man. Thousands of extra visitors have poured onto the Island for race week. Here are just a few photos of the top riders in action on the world-famous 37.73 mile course.

Guy Martin (number 4) Credit: Paul Crone
Bruce Anstey (number 5) Credit: Paul Crone
Michel Dunlop Credit: Paul Crone
Dan Kneen Credit: Paul Crone

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Toilet tax will be charged this year despite appeals

Toilet tax on Isle of Man
Toilet tax on Isle of Man Credit: PA

Manx Utilities say despite considering a request for appeals against the £50 sewerage charge at its board meeting today it will go ahead with the charge this year.

It says: "The Board has decided that for this financial year it will not consider appeals against the charge and that all properties which receive a rate demand will be liable for the sewerage charge of £50 per property, as approved by Tynwald."

The Board has confirmed that it will review the proposed sewerage charge, and appeals process, and is committed to working together with Treasury to review other charging options for 2015/16

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Queen's baton to arrive on the Isle of Man

Queen Elizabeth II places her message to the Commonwealth Games in the baton Credit: PA

The Commonwealth Games baton is set to arrive on the Isle of Man later. It will arrive by plane from Guernsey at 12:10pm before being passed to Manx sports stars who'll tour it round the island as part of the relay.

The baton contains a message from the monarch which will be revealed at the opening ceremony on 23 July. The island's chief minister Allan Bell will be at Ronaldsway for its arrival.

After landing it will head to Buchan primary school before the battlements at Castle Rushen. It will then travel on the island's steam railway to Douglas before embarking on a full tour of the area carried by Manx Commonwealth Games athletes. The baton will head to Northern Ireland next week.

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