An online petition to change sentencing for domestic abuse cases on the Isle of Man has been launched.
Local charity 'Safe, Strong, Secure' is urging the IOM Government to review the legislation system following a recent suspended sentence case.
Tamasin Wedgwood from the charity describes on the petition how the Manx court "displayed a totally inadequate understanding of abuse."
The petition can be found here.
The Isle of Man has today approved the introduction of a new Manx state pension from April 2019.Read the full story ›
The Isle of Man's Tynwald Parliament has approved a Harbours Strategy which would include building an £80m refurbishment of Douglas Harbour.
It would cover the island’s five key ports – Douglas, Ramsey, Peel, Port St Mary and Port Erin – and includes support for the £11 million development of deep water berthing facilities to allow cruise ships to dock at Victoria Pier, Douglas.
The proposals set out following the review identify a three-year order of works covering seven different areas, with an estimated total cost of £80.37m.
The Isle of Man Commonwealth Games team have set off for the Gold Coast 2018 Games.
They will be settling into the Sunshine Coast for a week before moving to the athletes’ village in Gold Coast.
The Games will take place over 12 days, between April 4 and 15, and temporarily be home to more than 6,600 athletes and officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories.
The skeletal remains of an Elk estimated to be around 10,000 years old has been discovered on the Isle of Man.Read the full story ›
Sailings between the Isle of Man and Heysham have been revised following tidal condition assesments.
The Steam Packet Company have rescheduled today's 14:15 sailing from Heysham to Douglas to depart at 15:30.
Departures over the next three days may also be affected.
Passengers should check the company's website for more information.
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Five women have been elected as members of the Isle of Man's Legislative Council today.
Members of the House of Keys voted in favour of Jane Poole-Wilson, Kate Lord-Brennan, Tanya Humbles, Marlene Hendy and Kerry Sharpe.
15 candidates were nominated overall, with each member needing 13 votes to secure a win.
The Legislative Council is made up of 11 members, with others securing wins including Kevin Cartledge, Shirley Corlett, Dawn Joughin, Juan Kelly, Andrea Chambers, John Skinner, Alistair Ramsay, Christine Wheeler, Richard Furner and Andrew Hardy.
Manx cyclist Mark Cavendish has suffered a broken rib in the crash that ended his participation in Tirreno-Adriatico during the opening stage on Wednesday, his team have said.
The tournament was Cavendish's first race since he suffered concussion and whiplash in a crash at the Abu Dhabi Tour.
Read the full story here.
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.
Cronk ny Fessag on the Isle of Man is being sold via an online competition for £20 per ticket.Read the full story ›