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Isle of Man protest over gas prices

Protest over gas prices planned for Isle of Man Credit: PA

A protest is taking place on the Isle of Man later over the price of gas.

The Office of Fair Trading will listen to concerns over fuel charges of Manx Gas, the sole provider of fuel.

Hundreds of customers claim they pay more in charges than for gas used due to a new banding system.

  • Protest organiser Barry Murphy spoke to us earlier:

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Barrow house blown apart by suspected gas explosion

The house was badly damaged in the explosion Credit: Cumbria Council

An elderly woman has escaped with minor injuries, after a suspected gas explosion at her home in Barrow.

The blast happened at 7.56am. Firefighters rushed to the scene to find the rear of the building badly damaged.

Engineers are assessing the structure. Police have sealed off Ainslie Street.

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Man charged over Shaw gas blast

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal explosion in Shaw back in June. Two year old Jamie Heaton was killed in the blast.

Andrew Partington, 27, formerly of Buckley Street, Shaw, is charged with manslaughter and criminal damage He'll appear at Oldham Magistrates' Court this afternoon.

A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter remains on police bail pending further inquiries.|

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