Onchan’s Wetlands

The DoI is working in conjunction with Manx Wildlife Trust to improve the path that provides access to Curragh Kiondroghad Nature Reserve (the Wetlands) in Onchan. The path is approximately 60m long and is currently an unsurfaced rough track that can be very wet and muddy in the winter months. As well as providing access to the -nature reserve from Buttermere Drive, it also links with Onchan Commissioners’ footpath through Onchan Village Green, which in turn opens onto Church Road in the centre of the village. Work to reconstruct the path will begin on Friday and will take approximately a week or so to complete. Whilst work is underway the path will be closed to the public.

Police Appeal

Police are appealing for info regarding a public order offence that occurred in Windsor Coffee Shop on Loch Promenade at 8.15pm on Thursday September 16. If anyone has any information regarding this incident or can identify the male below then please contact Police Headquarters on 631212 quoting investigation reference 97/42830/21. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Crash

All three emergency services were called to a crash early this morning in the area of Main Road Santon which left one person trapped in a vehicle due to their injuries. Fire crews worked with paramedics to stabilise the individual before using hydraulic cutting equipment to create space in readiness to extricate and transfer the individual to the awaiting ambulance. 

Quiz and Curry Night

The Falcon’s Nest in Port Erin is hosting a quiz and curry night to raise money for the town’s RNLI. Entry is by a donation to the RNLI or prize for the raffle table. Any prizes for donation to the raffle will be much appreciated. Teams of up to six people! Please let Dave know by two days before the quiz if you would like a Chicken Curry or Veg option, call/text on 381249.

Two Headed Turtle

A rare two-headed diamondback terrapin turtle is alive and kicking – with all six of its legs – at a wildlife centre in Massachusetts after hatching two weeks ago. The turtle, which is a threatened species in the US state, is feeding well on blood worms and food pellets, staff at the Birdsey Cape Wildlife Centre said. The two heads operate independently, coming up for air at different times, and inside its shell are two gastrointestinal systems to feed both sides of its body.

Centre veterinarian Pria Patel and other staff will continue to monitor the turtle in the coming weeks. They are hoping to perform a CT scan to learn more about its circulatory system.

Broken Ring?

A judge has ruled that security cameras and a Ring doorbell installed in a house in Oxfordshire ‘unjustifiably invaded’ the privacy of a neighbour, in a case that could have implications for home surveillance devices.

Dr Mary Fairhurst claimed that the devices installed on the house of neighbour Jon Woodard broke data laws and contributed to harassment. The judge upheld both these claims. Mr Woodard now faces a substantial fine. He claimed he installed the devices in good faith as a deterrent against burglars.

The Information Commissioner’s Office told the BBC: ‘Lots of people use domestic CCTV and video doorbells. If you own one, you should respect people’s privacy rights and take steps to minimise intrusion to neighbours and passers-by.’ But it added: ‘In the vast number of cases, there are no issues.’

Sarah Everard

A police boss whose comments about the Sarah Everard case sparked outrage has resigned hours after a no-confidence vote. Philip Allott said he would ‘do the decent thing’ and leave his post as North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

It followed a unanimous vote passed by the county’s Police, Fire and Crime panel. Members had urged him to step down after an outcry over his remarks. Mr Allott has faced waves of criticism since he told BBC Radio York that women should be more ‘streetwise’ during an interview about Ms Everard’s murder.

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