Monday on the Mountain

After the weather interfered with the DoI’s plans for essentially maintenance on the Mountain Road last week, the dept will be looking to finish the works this week. On Monday and Tuesday, the dept will shut the Mountain from 9.15am to no later than 4pm. In the event of adverse weather, the DoI may need to use its fallback days of Wednesday and Thursday, but it says it won’t close the road for more than two days.

Access to the Creg Na Baa will be maintained from Hillberry (for Douglas & Onchan) and the Creg Back Road (for Laxey & Onchan).

FC Isle of Man

Having secured victory on Saturday night against Rocester, FC Isle of Man find themselves fourth in North West Counties Division One South, but figures tweeted by the Twitter account Non League Crowds show that the record Ravens appearance of 2,112 was more than double the next best attendance figure across Step 6.


At least three men have been arrested after a car exploded outside Liverpool’s Women’s Hospital on Sunday morning. Counter-terrorism police said the men – aged 29, 26 and 21 – had been held in connection with the incident which happened just before 11am. Liverpool Echo reporters have been following Police around the city since then as they have closed off several roads in connection to ongoing investigations relating to the explosion.

The passenger of the car – said to be a taxi – was declared dead at the scene and is yet to be formally identified. The male driver was injured and is in hospital in a stable condition.

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