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Amber warning issued for IoM

Isle of Man prepares for Storm Barbara's effect Credit: Chris Kilpatrick

The Isle of Man Government has issued an Amber weather warning for tomorrow.

Storm Barbara will bring an active set of weather fronts across the island from mid-morning to early afternoon, touching storm force around midday, giving gusts of 60-65mph quite widely across the island but perhaps as high as 70mph in more exposed spots.

Although the severe gales will ease from mid-afternoon, the westerly wind will remain gale force into the evening, giving the potential for splash over of sea water and debris onto Fenella Beach in Peel and the eastern end of Peel Promenade around the time of high tide (19:12 GMT).

More info can be found at https://www.gov.im/weather/weather-warning/.

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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.

Credit: PA

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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
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