Ravens Win Again

[ctrl c + ctrl v] Another Saturday night under the lights and another win for FC Isle of Man this weekend as the Ravens dispatched Ellesmere Rangers 3-0 to maintain their 100% start to 2022. The win was not without its issues, with Ravens keeper Matty Quirk sent off and now facing a ban, but with Sean Doyle rediscovering his scoring touch and Dan Simpson climbing off the bench to riffle home a third, the Ravens promotion charge is still very much on.

Police Appeals

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fight in the area of 1886. The fight started in the area outside the bar at about 1.20am on Sunday morning before spread onto the road at Loch Promenade causing obstruction to traffic. Officers said the area was very busy at the time with traffic and pedestrians who are likely to have witnessed this incident take place. If you are a witness or have any information that may assist Police with the investigation into this incident, you’re asked to contact Police HQ on 631212 quoting the reference 97/3816/22 or via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Also in the early hours of Sunday, at about 12.30am, someone threw a large rock at the window of a house in Clagh Vane, Ballasalla, before running away up into the estate. Anyone with information is asked to contact police quoting reference number 97/3886/22.

Piel Island

A search has begun to find a ‘monarch’ to run a remote island and 300-year-old pub off the coast of Cumbria. A partnership organisation stepped in to run the Ship Inn on Piel Island in July after the previous publicans left. Applicants can now apply for a 10-year lease to run the pub and manage the island, which features a ruined 14th Century castle and a campsite. Barrow Borough Council said the person would be “crowned” by having alcohol poured over their head.

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Novak Leaves Oz

Novak Djokovic has been deported from Australia after losing a last-ditch court bid to stay in the country.  Judges rejected a challenge by the unvaccinated tennis star after the government cancelled his visa on ‘health and good order’ grounds. Djokovic said he was ‘extremely disappointed\ but accepted the ruling. He has left on a flight to Dubai. It marks the end of a 10-day saga, in which the Serb fought to stay to defend his title in the Australian Open.

Tonga

A massive volcanic eruption in Tonga that triggered tsunami waves has smothered the Pacific islands in ash, cut power and severed communications. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said the tsunami had wreaked ‘significant damage’, washing boats ashore and battering beachside shops. Information from Tonga is still scarce but no deaths have been reported so far.  Locals say Tonga looks ‘like a moonscape’ after being coated in a layer of volcanic ash.

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