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The Isle of Man will be hosting a meeting of the British-Irish Council today.
The meeting at the Villa Marina in Douglas was set up to promote relations between the governments of the UK, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
A teenager from the Isle of Man has been jailed for three years for causing a crash that killed a 14 year old girl. 18 year old Craig Bridgewater was behind the wheel of a friend's car when it went off the road near Peel in March, killing Lucia Porter.
The car was carrying eight teenagers at the time, including two in the boot.
Lucia was sharing the front passenger seat with another friend and was thrown through the window, with the car coming to rest on top of her.
Construction of a new high tech breast care unit is under way in the Isle of Man. More than a million pounds has been raised by the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group to build the new facility at Noble's Hospital. Over a hundred people on the island were diagnosed with breast cancer last year. The dedicated unit will mean both screening and treatment can take place under one roof. Julie Stokes, from the support group said the unit will benefit many people.
A man is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in the Isle of Man.
It happened as the island's police force launched a knife and gun amnesty.
Last night's attack happened at an address in Hilltop Rise, Douglas.
From today, the public can hand in guns, knives and other weapons into police stations in the capital, Ramsey, Castletown and Peel.
“The victim remains at hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.
"This outcome is predominantly as a result of the immediate first aid he received prior to the arrival of paramedics.
"We were fortunate to identify a number of witnesses and obtain an early account of what had taken place, but we would still like to speak to anyone who was in the area but might have left prior to our attendance."
Witnesses should call CID on 01624 631212 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The Isle of Man Constabulary will hold an amnesty for weapons next month.
The month-long amnesty will cover weapons such as firearms, ammunition, knives and swords.
Members of the public will be able to bring secured weapons and ammunition to the following police stations from November 1st:
- Police Headquarters, Douglas
- Ramsey Police Station
- Castletown Police Station
- Peel Police Station
For more information, call the Isle of Man Constabulary Firearms department on 631212.
Residents on the Isle of Man will see an increase in controversial sewerage charges, known on the island as a "toilet tax".
In April the Manx government decided to bring in a charge of £50 per annum for dealing with sewerage, despite more than 6000 people signing a petition opposing the charge.
Now Tynwald says the charge will increase to £100, after the Manx Utilities Chairman said there would be a shortfall of £10m by 2021.
The Calf of Man, an islet off the south west coast of the Isle of Man, is known around the world as a sanctuary for seabirds and for having more lighthouses than people.
It's also home to a sizeable population of Grey Seals and every year, scientists descend on the island to count how many pups they have and monitor their progress.
From the Calf of Man, Amy Mulhern reports:
Plans to relocate one of the Isle of Man's vintage transport systems have been stopped in their tracks as alternative ideas are explored.
The horse trams on Douglas promenade were due to be moved to the edge of the road as part of a multi-million pound scheme.
Engineers have now gone back the drawing board to look at moving the rails onto the seaside walkway instead.
The idea is being welcomed by critics who think the trams are a nuisance to other vehicles.
The new plans are on display this week at the sea terminal where the public can give feedback.
Police on the Isle of Man have released a warning to members of the public as poor weather makes for hazardous conditions.
A falling tree down has taken down electrical cables in Main Road, Ballaugh (between Ballaugh & the Wild Life Park). Officers are asking people to avoid the area completely as the road is closed. Police are currently cordoning off the area and there will be no way through for safety reasons.
“Reports are coming in of trees being down island wide. Also, officers out there clearing the roads are reporting that there is considerable leaf debris that is hazardous to road users.Unless you absolutely have to leave your home, please don't. The stormy weather is causing treacherous conditions for all."