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Staff from all blue light services joined muslims at the mosque as they broke their daily fast - sharing food, drinks and understanding of different faiths and communities
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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
Police on the Isle of Man are warning drivers to take care on the roads during stormy weather after recovering a car from railway tracks.
Last night emergency services and a crane attended the scene to clear the vehicle from the railroad near Blackboards in the South.
The Roads Policing Unit posted a photo of the recovery, urging motorists to drive carefully in the heavy rain and snow.
A serious fire on the Isle of Man is being dealth with by the Fire and Rescue Service at South Quay, Douglas.
The fire is believed to have started this afternoon at a plastering and flooring company.
Members of the public have been evacuated from nearby buildings and residents have been told to keep doors and windows locked due to the nature of asbestos and other chemicals that could be present in the smoke.
Police cordons have been put in place from the Swing Bridge to Bridge Road and power supplies have been turned off.
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Around 35 fire-fighters are tackling a blaze in the centre of Chorley. Crews were called to Cleveland Street just before 4 this morning. Three shops are thought to be well alight.