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Shortage of local doctors on the Isle of Man

Nobles Hospital in Douglas has 34 spaces for doctor roles. Credit: ITV Granada

The Isle of Man's Nobles Hospital needs more local doctors.

34 positions are currently vacant, 14 of which are consultant roles.

Figures were revealed in yesterday's House of Keys sitting by Jason Moorhouse, who said 24 doctors are locum and six posts are junior.

The Department of Health and Social Care Minister Kate Beecroft has previously stated that the department's overspend was largely due to paying temporary doctors.

Merseyrail will stage pre-Christmas strike

Workers on Merseyrail are to stage a pre-Christmas strike in a long-running dispute over the role of guards.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will walk out for 24 hours on December 22.

The union said the row could be "easily resolved" if senior Merseyside Labour politicians followed national Labour Party policy and supported their safety-critical rail staff, instead of acting as "human shields for profiteering private rail companies".

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BAE Systems redundancy - a breakdown of areas affected

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BAE Systems is planning to cut almost 2,000 jobs in its military, maritime and intelligence services under moves to streamline its business and have a "sharper" competitive edge, the defence giant has announced.

Seven hundred and fifty of the jobs will be cut at the firm's Lancashire sites in Warton and Samlesbury where the Typhoon fighter jet is built.

  • Here's a simple breakdown of what areas across the country will be affected.
750
Lancashire
400
East Yorkshire
245
Marham and Leeming
340
Portsmouth and Solent
150
London and Guildford
30
Other locations
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