Sound the Alarm

 The Fire service is celebrating the continuation of its partnership with Tower Insurance which is providing 160 smoke detectors that will be installed in the homes of some of the most vulnerable people within our community.

A spokesman said: ‘The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service conducts free home safety visits across the Island and would like to thank Tower Insurance for the smoke detectors that are fitted during these visits where necessary.

‘During a home safety visit firefighters will look at areas of potential fire risk within the home, provide advice on the maintenance of smoke detectors and devise an escape plan in the event of fire. Information will also be provided on kitchen hazards, candles, heaters and electric blankets, and the safe disposal of smoking materials.’

Playing Away

At the weekend, the Centre of Excellence Boys U13s travelled to the Lake District to play friendlies against GT7 Academy, Carlisle United FC and Trafford FC Youth, along with their coaches Gavin Gawne, Andy Asbridge and Callum Gawne.

On Friday, the squad were hosted by GT7 Academy. Great football and goals were displayed by both sides on the night. Scorers for the Isle of Man included Charlie Alstead, Alfie Price, Saul Tumblety and Preston Anderson.

On Saturday the team travelled to Manchester to play a tough fixture against Trafford FC Youth. Aaron Vincent managed to get onto the scoresheet for the Isle of Man.

In the final friendly the boys were pitted against Carlisle United FC Academy. The trip was topped off with a fantastic performance by the Isle of Man against the EFL League Two outfit with great goalkeeping displays from both Aiden Pickering and Oli Burden and goals from Noah Campbell, Alfie Price, Liam Blake and Ollie Eyres.

Lib Vannin

The Liberal Vannin Party is inviting islanders to join them on the first Wednesday of each month – 7.30pm at the Railway Station Hotel, Port St Mary, with the next meeting on Wednesday May 4.

A party spokesman said: ‘Our Southern Branch meetings are for anyone from the House of Keys Constituencies of Rushen or Arbory, Castletown & Malew, who is interested in joining Liberal Vannin to:
*       To be the voice of the people in politics
*       Enable political change
*       Provide a forum for people to express views on policy 
 ‘Three Topics for this month: Planning & Housing; Young People’s Needs; Cost of Living Crisis.’