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WATCH: IoM School children plant trees for 10th anniversary of Trees of Life project

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School children on the Isle of Man have planted the 5,000th tree ten years on from saplings first planted at Conrhenny plantation.

'Trees For Life' saw Year 1 and Year 3 pupils from Henry Bloom Noble Primary plant the 5,000th tree in the community woodland.

Some saplings had been brought over from Scotland for the occasion.


Universities hit by strike action

Manchester University is one of five institutions to be hit by walkouts Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images

Five universities across the region will be hit by strike action today.

Members of the University and College Union are striking at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, University of Lancaster, University of Manchester and the University of Salford.

It is the first of fourteen planned walk outs in the next four weeks as part of a nationwide dispute over pensions.


  1. Ann O'Connor - Correspondent

WATCH: A new chapter at Strawberry Fields

The Beatles song says Strawberry Fields Forever. As all fans know, it was inspired by the children's home in Liverpool which was right next to where John Lennon was brought up. But for a long times the site has been derelict. The only activity there has been the millions of fans over the years posing for photographs outside the famous red gates. But now the Salvation Army, which owns Strawberry Fields, has a plan for its future and it recruited its own choir to help make it happen.

WATCH: The return of Strawberry Fields

The Salvation Army will today officially launch a fundraising song to convert the famous Strawberry Field site in Liverpool into a new training hub for young people with learning disabilities. The youngsters recorded the song at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London.

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