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Ancient ring found on Isle of Man declared 'a treasure'

The silver ring is gilded in gold and decorated with geometric patterns.

A 600 year old ring unearthed on the Isle of Man has been declared to be "treasure" by the island's Coroner of Inquests.

The silver and gilt ring is decorated with geometric patterns and is thought to be from the 15th century.

It was found in May this year by metal detectorist Gordon Graham, and is now on display at the Manx Museum

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Gay men convicted under Isle of Man's historic sexual offence laws 'could be pardoned'

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Men convicted of historical homosexual offences could be pardoned in a shake-up of the Isle of Man's sexual offence laws.

The government has asked people for their views on a number of measures to "modernise" legislation.

The most significant proposals are:

  • updating the definition of consent
  • reviewing sentences for offences
  • modernising the legislation relating to pornography and obscene publications
  • pardoning and removing criminal records relating to historic consensual homosexual offences

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IoM RNLI crew rescue unconscious fisherman

'Marine Engineer' crew transferring the casualty to the Liner Berth. Credit: RNLI Douglas

RNLI lifeboat crews from Douglas on the Isle of Man have rescued an unconscious man on a fishing boat.

The 'Marine Engineer' was launched at 1pm to attend to a fishing boat moored at the Fort Anne Jetty.

RNLI crews transferred the casualty to the lifeboat, before he was taken across the harbour to the Liner Berth where an ambulance was waiting.

It is not known how the fisherman became unconscious.

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