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IoM landline issues with 999 calls fixed following disruption

Telecommunications company Manx Telecom's headquarters in Braddan Credit: Google Maps

A fault which prevented landline numbers from calling 999 on the Isle of Man has now been resolved.

Yesterday Manx Telecom apologised to customers who could not contact the Emergency Services from around 8:35am, stating that the problems were due to failed ISDN circuits.

Mobile phones were still able to connect, while landlines were delayed for hours.

Noble’s Hospital, Government departments, Manx Telecom headquarters and a number of local businesses were also affected.

Otherwise successful tests have now taken place to resolve all of the issues that affected fixed line calls to/from some customers this morning. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank our customers for their patience

– Manx Telecom


Vintage jet leaves Liverpool for new home in America

The Gloster Meteor Credit: GTV

A rare classic jet aircraft is setting off from Liverpool for a new home in America.

The Gloster Meteor aircraft had been housed at RAF Woodvale near Southport for many years.

The Meteor was Britain's first ever fighter jet, and the only one to see service in the Second World War.

This particular Meteor was built in 1943.

In the US it will be free from new restrictions on old fighter aircraft and later today it'll sail to a new life across the Atlantic. .

Hi-tech 'guardian angel' to keep the elderly safe at home

Smart home technology is being piloted in Salford to help older people live more safely in their homes.

The project is called Mii Home and features research by hospitals and university staff in Salford and Manchester.

It uses sensors and artificial intelligence to monitor people's movements throughout the day. It could help warn carers or loved ones if someone has a fall or is less mobile than usual.

The long-term aim is to help older people who are frail and may have problems with their memory maintain their independence.

IoM TT races game to be released in March

'TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge' will be released in March. Credit: Big Ben Interactive

Fans of the Isle of Man TT Races will soon get to experience the thrill of the Mountain Course via a new game.

'TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge' is due for release in March, featuring well-known racers John McGuinness, Conor Cummins and many more.

Sebastien Waxin of game developer Big Ben Interactive told Granada Reports what gamers can expect:

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(Trailer clip credit: Big Ben Interactive)

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