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Ex-biker completes TT course on mobility scooter

Noel Wilson completes course to raise money for MS Society Credit: ITV

A motorsport fan diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 4 years ago has completed the Isle of Man TT mountain course on a mobility scooter.

Travelling at just 8 miles-an-hour, Noel Wilson set himself the challenge to raise funds for the MS Society.

He set off at 5am from the TT Grandstand, finishing just before midday.

Ex biker Noel travelled at 8 miles an hour Credit: ITV Granada

I used to be a motorsport instructor, so I was brought up all around the tracks. I went to my first Grand Prix when I was about 5, and I've always been into racing.

I just needed something to do, I couldn't sit around watching TV, so I decided to start raising funds for MS.

– Noel Wilson

Three children in hospital on the Isle of Man after taking 'unknown substance'

Three young children are being treated in hospital after taking what police are describing as an 'unknown substance'.

Police were called to the National Sports Centre in Douglas yesterday afternoon. Three children, who are thought to be between 11 & 12, were taken to Nobles for treatment. They're all now in a stable condition.

National Sports Centre in Douglas Credit: Googlemaps

There has been much speculation and rumour as to the condition of the children on social media which is incorrect. I can confirm that three young children remain in Nobles hospital in a stable condition receiving medical treatment. We are continuing an investigation into the circumstances of how the children came to have possession of the substance, but we believe that it was found by them earlier in the day in the Douglas town area.

– Inspector Kinley, IoM Constabulary
The children are being treated in Noble's hospital in Douglas Credit: ITV Granada

IoM's Ben-my-Chree ferry returns to service after engine fault


The Isle of Man's ferry services have resumed back to normal after the Ben-my-Chree's technical fault on Sunday evening.

Yesterday engineers replaced a cylinder head-securing stud which had failed on one of the vessel’s two main engines.

While work was under way, fast craft Manannan was brought in to accommodate passengers on Sunday’s cancelled 2.15pm Heysham service, and MV Arrow operated freight services between Douglas and Heysham.

I’d like to pay tribute to the hard work of our engineers on ship and ashore, which ensured services were restored by Monday evening. The Captain exercised great skill in taking the Ben out of Heysham in very windy conditions with only one engine.

I’d also like to thank the crews of Ben-my-Chree and Manannan for their sterling work, everyone at the Ferry Travel Shop and at the ports who worked tirelessly to assist affected passengers and all my colleagues who assisted during this difficult period.

– IOM Steam Packet Co. Chief Executive, Mark Woodward
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