Isle Of Man Ferry – MHKS Wed, 22 Sep 2021 06:04:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Isle Of Man Ferry – MHKS 32 32 A man in his 20s was killed and two others shot and wounded in London hours after a man in his 30s was stabbed to death in the capital Wed, 22 Sep 2021 06:04:00 +0000

A MAN was killed and two injured in a shootout while another man was stabbed to death on a night of violence in London.

A man in his 20s has died and two others were injured in the shooting in Wood Green, north London, late last night, Met police said.


A man was shot dead and two others injured in a shooting in Wood Green, north LondonCredit: UkNewsinPictures
Police officers at the scene of the shooting this morning


Police officers at the scene of the shooting this morningCredit: LNP


Armed cops and paramedics were called and arrived at the scene around 10:30 p.m. and found the man, who was later pronounced dead.

Another man, 24, went to hospital after being shot and wounded in the attack.

Police were also called to a house in Edmonton where a man said he was shot in the same incident.

No arrests have been made, Met police said.

Police said in a statement: “Police were called again shortly before 11:00 p.m. to a north London hospital after a 24-year-old man presented with gunshot wounds. His injuries are not supposed to be. Put one’s life in danger.

“Police subsequently received a call at a residential address in the Edmonton area after a man, in his twenties, reported that he had been shot while in the Green Lanes area.

“The officers and LAS were present; the man was taken to an east London hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

“At this early stage, the third victim is believed to have been shot as they walked past the previous shooting.

“Specialist Crime Command detectives have been notified. A number of crime scenes are in place.

“There have been no arrests and investigations are continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101, citing reference 8093 / 21SEP.”

Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident earlier that night, a man was stabbed to death in the middle of a residential street in east London.

Officers were called to East Ferry Road around 8:30 p.m. following reports of a fighting group and found the man in his 30s suffering from stab wounds.

They have administered CPR previously while awaiting the arrival of paramedics.

But despite their best efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene, Metropolitan Police said.

Police said they were trying to identify the man and inform his relatives.

Investigations are ongoing and a crime scene is in place, police said.

A man near the scene was seen being taken away by handcuffed cops.

A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service said an ambulance, air ambulance and car paramedics had been dispatched to the scene.

“We were called at 8:28 pm for reports of a stabbing at East Ferry Road, E14,” the spokesperson said.

“Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of our teams, a man was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Anyone with information on stabbing that could help police is asked to call 101 CAD ref 7234/21 Sep.

Met the police at the scene of the shooting last night


Met the police at the scene of the shooting last nightCredit: UkNewsinPictures
Investigators at the scene of the stabbing attack in east London
Investigators at the scene of the stabbing attack in east London
Man in his 30s stabbed to death in the middle of residential street
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“This is no longer your home:” Connecticut man arrested after attempting to commandeer another family’s home in bizarre burglary, police say Tue, 21 Sep 2021 20:02:00 +0000

A man from Ledyard was arrested at another family’s home in Old Lyme after a strange break-in and a meeting with police on Monday evening.

Benjamin Dahm, 31, apparently intended to claim the Meetinghouse Lane family home until police broke into the house itself and found Dahm hiding in a bathroom on the second floor, according to reports. state police records.

“I live here with my girlfriend, there shouldn’t be any problems, she will be home soon,” Dahm told police officers holding him at bay, according to an incident report.

Except that Dahm was 20 miles from his Gales Ferry apartment and there were issues: he was arrested and charged with third degree burglary, second degree criminal trespass, disorderly driving and interference with a officer, according to court records.

The strange incident began around 5 p.m. Monday when the 16-year-old son of the Old Lyme family arrived at the house and found an unknown car without license plates parked in the garage, he told the police.

The teenager found the front door of the house locked and to his surprise spotted a man he did not know inside the house in shorts, shirtless, according to the report. The man saw the teenager and opened the window to address him.

“This is no longer your house,” Dahm told the teenager before closing the window, the teenager said.

A landscaper arriving to work on the property arrived just after the encounter and called the police as the stunned teenager called his mother in an attempt to explain the situation, according to the report.

When the state police soldiers arrived, they struggled to get Dahm’s attention because of the loud music echoing inside the house. Eventually, Dahm made eye contact with a soldier, but the exterior doors remained locked and he would not leave the property, according to the report.

Soldiers and a police dog found a way to enter the house using the storm trap in the basement and ordered Dahm to leave, but after receiving no response again, the soldiers entered. inside the house and eventually found him hiding in an upstairs bathroom, according to the incident report.

A check of the house after Dahm’s arrest revealed no visible damage and apparently no items were stolen from the house.

The state police report makes no further reference to Dahm’s mental state or whether he may have been intoxicated or weakened in any way. The vehicle that Dahm apparently used to get to the house was also towed away.

Dahm remained in custody Tuesday in lieu of a $ 50,000 bond. He has another half-dozen active criminal and motor vehicle cases pending in various Connecticut courts from April through July, including charges of disorderly driving, filing a false incident report and violation. the conditions of his release, according to court records.

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Popular Barrowby butcher to live off grid on remote Scottish island Sun, 19 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0000

A popular butcher hangs up his apron after nearly 35 years of living off the grid on a remote Scottish island.

Gavin Skinner, of George Skinner & Sons Butchers in Barrowby, finished Friday, before traveling 497 miles north to live as a small farmer on the Isle of Raasay, a short ferry ride from the Isle of Skye.

He will join his three-year-old partner Lisa Loveday, who has lived on the 181-year-old farmhouse since July, after initially deciding to start selling his handmade felted crafts on the island.

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The couple, both 51, aim to live off the grid and be self-sufficient with their own livestock, homemade products, a windmill and a wind turbine, a source for their water, wood stoves and wood from the trees. on their land as well as their own bees in the spring for Lisa to make beeswax wraps. Will, Lisa’s 20-year-old son, an agricultural engineer, also joins them.

After settling in, they all plan to convert some of the old crumbling buildings on their land into Airbnb vacation homes to provide visitors with a truly authentic off-grid experience, which they hope will be ready by next spring.

Lisa, from Saltby in Leicestershire, said: “I have always loved Scotland and especially the west coast. We were lucky enough to find the croft on Raasay Island which has around 162 inhabitants.

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Gavin Skinner (51168829)

It is an incredible, unspoiled island, full of wildlife to explore and a fabulous coastline. The island is steeped in history and a geologist’s paradise with some really lovely people.

“Our small farmhouse plays a historic role, built in 1840 and is home to Calum Macleod, a small farm that hand-built the road to Calum on the Isle of Raasay for 10 years.

“If it hadn’t been for him, the road to the farm would be a three mile trail. We also don’t have light pollution and clean air, so hope to promote dark skies for astronomers to visit as well.

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Gavin Skinner (51168835)

Our farm is at the northern end of the island and at the moment there are only two houses with permanent residents and a few vacation homes in use during the season. We are 11 miles from the main village of Inverarish – the journey takes 40 minutes along a single track road.

“Our farm is in the narrowest part of the island, on the valley side of Loch Arnish Bay, directly overlooking the Isle of Skye and its famous Old Man of Stor. Further northwest is the Isle of Lewis and Harris and directly north is the North Pole. Going up the road to the croft, you feel on top of the world. “

Gavin will spend his last day in the family business today (Friday) after joining full time in June 1986 as a third generation family butcher.

Gavin’s grandfather, George Skinner, started the business in Sedgebrook before opening on Main Street, Barrowby. George’s two sons, Colin and Keith, eventually took over with their sister Doreen.

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Gavin Skinner (51168832)

As a child, Gavin lived next door to the store in Barrowby with his mother Pauline and father Colin and younger brother Ashley, who now runs a bakery business in Cornwall.

Although he looks forward to what the next chapter in his life will bring, Gavin has said he will miss his loyal customers.

He added: “My clients have all really been supportive of the move and think it’s fantastic. Many of them have become very good friends over the years so I will miss them very much, but I am very excited about what is to come.

Gavin still hopes to continue his talents as a butcher.

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Gavin Skinner (51168823)

Lisa added: “He wants to continue especially with all the deer around us. His burgers and game sausages always pair well.

You can follow the couple on their new adventure on Facebook via @thetinyroost or @happyroosting. They are also in the process of creating a web page.

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Gavin Skinner (51168826)

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Isle of Wight Festival 2021 what to wear and where to shop Wed, 15 Sep 2021 10:30:00 +0000 The Isle of Wight Festival returns this weekend, after a year off due to Covid-19, and tens of thousands of music lovers are set to descend on Seaclose Park for a line-up featuring Duran Duran, Tom Jones, Liam Gallagher, Snow Patrol, David Guetta, Sam Fender and many more.

The weather seems to be changeable, but hot and mostly dry.

The theme is peace, love and understanding, channeling “the harmonious vibes of the 1970 festival,” according to the event’s website.

We are invited to dress in our best colorful rainbow and if you really embrace the theme of dress up, show it off at Strawberry Fields on Saturday at 2pm as part of the Best Dressed contest.

The winner will win an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour and a champagne picnic!

So what to wear? Here’s our guide on how to rock the 1970s look!

Where to go shopping?

Loot the attic (or the back of the wardrobe) or check out the following to find the fashions for the festival.

An eclectic treasure of vintage fashion hangs from the tracks of the Velvet Pig in Union Street, Ryde. Enter if arriving by Wightlink Fastcat at Ryde Pier or by hovercraft at Southsea.

Find swish festival style fashion at Dragonfly in St James’ Street, Newport.

For a sleek, modern take (and a rock and roll approach), Skin Trade in St Thomas’s Square in Newport offers plenty of choice (as well as selling wellie boots).

Take a walk? Ventnor is an elegant destination for bohemian fashion.

Or, why not try out the pre-loved look of the island’s charity shops. You will find (at least) one that suits you in every city!

It’s the 70’s, man!

Recalling the 70s and hippie culture, the trendy festival goer will adopt flares, crochet and psychedelic prints.

Also keep the weather in mind as some festival basics (like rubber boots) can be very necessary!


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This summer, crochet and macrame styles have been hugely popular, both on the High Street and fashion catwalks, and it looks like they’re here to stay.

Vests, dresses, skirts and even crochet accessories, such as bags and bandanas, will be a hit.

It’s not too late to make your own, while you wait for the Isle of Wight ferry! Crochet is no longer just a hobby… it’s the trend of the moment!


Bring some vibrancy with you by wearing bold and bright prints.

Hippie-inspired designs like tie-dye and psychedelic are huge right now.

For something more subtle, try cashmere.

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Bootcut is back and the ’70s staple fits perfectly into the theme!

Get ready for flare pants all over.

Bootcut jeans and wide pants will give you a hippie look while keeping you a little warmer in September weather.


Bohemian style is always on trend when it comes to festival fashion!

Think light, flowing fabrics in soft colors, with vivid embroidery.

Look for peasant-style tops, embroidered jackets and accessories.

Dress for the weather

Good sunny weather is never guaranteed (scroll up for a link to the weather forecast).

Keep your boots and raincoats on standby, you might need them!

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The first part of our electoral questionnaire | Tue, 14 Sep 2021 06:00:43 +0000

We asked Keys candidates the same questions for the first part of our special election in this week’s Isle of Man Examiner.

One of the questions we asked was which law they would like to see.

There are many illuminating answers.

The 12 pages cover the first six constituencies in alphabetical order. The rest will be in the Manx Independent on Thursday.

The main story is about the Manx government borrowing £ 400million to fund green programs and other things, including the new Steam Packet ferry.

Why emergency services spent days cleaning a house in Port St Mary

A candidate for Keys claims £ 800bn of gas was found under the Manx seabed.

Manx Utilities bosses are to meet with Peel commissioners regarding raw sewage in the bay.

A government review of death certificates since the start of the pandemic has identified 10 more deaths as being linked to Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths on the island to 48.

How travel restrictions are relaxed.

Chief Callum Robert Dubost, who refused to leave a nightclub and then fled the police, has been sentenced by a court.

Michael Portillo was seen on the island.

Road closure notices extending through October 8 could signal a further delay in the much-anticipated full opening of Douglas Drive.

Teenage Amy Mackie, who kicked a police officer and shouted “Go back to your own country”, has been sentenced.

As Bunscoill Ghaelgagh turns 20, journalist Siobhan Fletcher looks at the history of the school and its role in the revival of the Manx language.

Why Arg Beiyn, the island’s veterinary practice, had to stop accepting new clients.

Manx culture was represented at the weekend London Podcast Festival, which celebrates podcasts from around the world.

The Isle of Man Film Festival is set to return next month after cancellations due to the pandemic.

Manx National Heritage’s Heritage Open Days event returns for its 12th year.

Plasterer Kevin Paul Murphy, a liquor driver who ran into another liquor driver on New Years Day, has been convicted.

Have you lost the habit of using cash now that it’s so easy to use plastic? We ask people in our Word on the Street article.

A case of shopping rage at the Onchan Co-op resulted in the punishment of customer Ryan John Seed.

Two cover pages of the Michael Produce Show.

Zurich Community Champion Serena Wood explains how businesses can help good causes.

Our Best Sports History features Tour de France star Mark Cavendish and the Commonwealth Games.

There are 10 sports pages in total.

There’s also our letters page, crossword puzzles, TV guide, and community news.

The Isle of Man Examiner is now in stores.

You don’t have to go to a store to buy a copy.

You can also read it online if you purchase the digital edition.

To find out how to buy it, go to the “Digital Editions” section of the website on the gray line near the top of this site and watch the video below.

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Manx resident accumulates £ 25,000 medical bill in UK | Fri, 10 Sep 2021 05:58:47 +0000

A Manx resident has racked up a medical bill of £ 25,000 after spending six months in the UK with a life-threatening illness.

Nikki Morrison traveled to East Sussex for her sister’s funeral in March, expecting to stay only 10 days, but was rushed to hospital for treatment after feeling severe pain in the stomach.

She was in hospital for six months and believed her medical treatment would be covered by the Reciprocal Health Agreement (RHA), which ensures Isle of Man residents visiting the UK receive healthcare free and vice versa.

That was until she received an invoice and found out that the RHA only covers a person for the first three months of their stay in the UK and starts from the first day the person arrives in the UK, and not on the first day of treatment in the hospital.

In total, his treatment cost £ 24,330.53.

Nikki said: “It’s pretty scary that no one I’ve spoken to understands what could happen.”

A government spokesperson said Isle of Man residents have always been told that travel insurance is essential for visits to the UK.

“Manx residents must ensure that they have adequate repatriation insurance, should they become ill or sustain an injury and require a specialized transfer to the island,” she said.

“Private travel insurance policies can also cover health and treatment costs.

“The Healthcare Reciprocal Agreement (RHA) between the Isle of Man and the UK covers the cost of treatment in the respective jurisdictions for up to three months, from the point of arrival in the UK. Uni and not from the first day of treatment.

‘All Isle of Man residents traveling to the UK (including on business, unless they are working in the UK for a UK company) should ensure that they have adequate insurance, in particular with regard to repatriation.

“This can be a considerable expense if, for example, the rental of a private air ambulance is required.

“Anyone traveling outside of the UK should make arrangements for full medical coverage in all countries they visit, both for medical treatment and repatriation.”

Nikki traveled to England on February 24 after learning that her sister had passed away. So she immediately booked a ferry.


“I didn’t have health insurance or travel insurance because I always thought I didn’t need it. I was only going to the UK, ”Nikki said. “It never occurred to me that I could end up with a huge bill for treatment.”

The Douglas resident continued: ‘I was in perfect health when I went to the UK, nothing wrong with me and wasn’t expecting it because I was only going to be there for a few weeks.

“On March 16, I suddenly started having terrible stomach pains and my other sister called an ambulance and they took me away.

“I had severe pancreatitis. The only thing I wanted was to attend my sister’s funeral and two days later they had to put me in a medically induced coma. They told me I wouldn’t be going out for a while.

Nikki’s illness did not end there. She had multiple organ failure as her kidneys, lungs and liver all failed despite having heart problems.

She was in intensive care for a month, was put on life support for a week, and plunged into an induced coma.

Nikki spent a lot of time recovering and relearning to walk.

“You lose all your functions when you are in intensive care for this long,” she added.

She was in and out of the hospital for a period of six months due to various problems.

“I was losing weight like crazy and I was just insanely sick,” Nikki said. “It was a really long drag – really, really tough.

“The day before my sister’s funeral, my family was told ‘she is in critical condition and we are doing everything to keep her alive, but don’t be surprised if she dies in the next 24 hours’.

When Nikki was last hospitalized, doctors told her that she was not strong enough to undergo general anesthesia, but two days later explained to her that she had to have an operation.

She continued, “They called my sister because I was hysterical. I made my funeral plan and said goodbye to my family and friends.

“It’s been a really horrible time and I was diagnosed with something called PICS, post-intensive care syndrome, which is your body’s reaction to the stress of having so much to do to you.”

Nikki added: “Every time the doctors came to me and said ‘we have to do this’ I would say ‘how much is it going to cost me?’


“They would always say ‘it won’t cost a thing’ and I would say ‘yes it’s because I’m not registered in the UK’.

She explained that it was “scary enough” that the doctors couldn’t tell her how much the treatments were going to cost and that she just had to wait for the bill to find out.

Nikki felt that she could not have returned to the island even if she had wanted to because she was not strong enough for the trip.

She said, “I was in a position where I couldn’t go home.

“I couldn’t have faced a theft. I could barely walk and was completely exhausted from the nine mile drive to the hospital.

“Also, if I had come back I would have had to do two weeks of isolation at home, but I couldn’t have brought in caregivers and needed full-time care.

“But if I had come back I would have come straight back to Noble and they would have had to either pay for the care there or move me to the UK.”

She returned home to the Isle of Man on Tuesday August 24.

Nikki was worried about covering the cost of the bill as she cannot currently work.

She said: “I won’t be back to work for a few good months yet.

“I have income protection insurance that will take effect on September 15.

“It’s really hard work to be half paid and I’m about to go down to zero pay and having a £ 25,000 bill on your head doesn’t really help when you’re not doing well.”

A GoFundMe page was set up in Nikki’s name by her niece to raise money through donations.

He has hit just over £ 5,000 so far of the £ 15,000 goal and Nikki thanked those who donated for being ‘so generous’.

You can donate by going to the page titled ‘Help Nikki Morrison Pay Her NHS Medical Bills’.

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7 beautiful British Isles to explore Sat, 04 Sep 2021 23:24:09 +0000

When I lived in the UK several years ago, I couldn’t get enough of the long weekends in the many islands surrounding the main one. Each has different attractions, culture and landscapes, a great surprise to encounter just a few hours from a metropolis like London. From the fat cows and glorious dairy products of Guernsey to the breathtaking landscapes of the Isle of Skye including the Old Man of Storr, to the tropical foliage of the Isles of Scilly with their 20,000 exotic species in the garden of the Tresco Abbey. Getting there, whether by boat, ferry or, if you dare, by helicopter, is an added pleasure. It almost feels like every island is a different country without any change of language or rules of conduct. No need for a passport either.

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1. Guernsey

The Bailiwick of Guernsey, its official name, is the second largest of the Channel Islands, located in the English Channel, just 30 miles north of Saint-Malo, in Normandy. The largest city is Saint-Pierre-Port. You can reach Guernsey from the UK by ferry. One goes from Poole to Saint Peter Port, the other from Portsmouth. The journey takes 3 or 7 hours respectively and, calculating that you also have to come back, plan to spend two or three days on the island. Everything is close together, so you can easily drive from place to place in no time. Bring your car on the ferry, rent one, or for the more environmentally conscious, ride a bike.

Museum of the German Occupation, Channel Islands of Guernsey.
Guernsey Island Occupation Museum (Photo credit: Aurora GSY /

Saint-Pierre-Port is a pretty town with many steep hills, yellow houses, narrow streets, lots of banners and pretty shops, all in front of Chateau Cornet as a backdrop. In fact, due to the history of Guernsey, there are many fortifications and remains of the Nazi occupation during WWII, such as the Museum of the Occupation of the Island of Guernsey. On a nicer note, Guernsey is full of beaches, coves and, yes, cows. Visit Ladies Beach or Cobo Bay among others. As for cows, they are famous for their rich milk which turns into butter of a distinct yellow color. A must is an afternoon tea anywhere on the island with huge sandwiches, cakes and scones with clotted cream and jam. The Guernsey ice cream is just as delicious.

Hauteville House in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands.  The famous French poet Victor Hugo lived here in the 19th century.
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Guernsey was also drawn to artists. The French painter Renoir came here in 1883 and painted no less than 15 scenes from the bay and beach of Moulin Huet on the south coast. The writer Victor Hugo spent 25 years there in exile from France. Most of the time he lived in Hauteville House in Saint Peter Port, but the house and garden are currently closed. And here is a little gem: La Petite Chapelle, a work of love built by Brother Déodat in 1904, entirely decorated with pieces of pottery, glass and porcelain.

Depending on the length of your planned stay, you may want to take a ferry to the other islands of Sark and Herm.

Purple wildflowers and greenery line the path to Great Bay on St Martin's Island.  Part of the Isles of Scilly.
Great Bay in Saint-Martin (Photo credit: James LePage /

2. Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago of five inhabited islands in the Atlantic Ocean, off the southwestern tip of Cornwall. Saint Agnes is in fact the southernmost point of Great Britain. Other popular islands are St. Mary’s and Tresco. The location of the islands and the influence of the Gulf Stream account for a mild and favorable climate – it is the warmest place in the UK. On the other hand, the northern slope is exposed to winter storms which also makes it an interesting “burst” vegetation. Spring comes early and allows flowers to bloom and be exported mainly daffodils.

The Scillonian III passenger ferry leaves St Mary's on the Isles of Scilly on a clear late autumn morning.
Scillonian III passenger ferry (Photo credit: Sensorman /

There are three ways to travel to the Isles of Scilly: Skybus, a fixed-wing aircraft from Newquay or Land’s End, the Scillonian ferry, or by helicopter from Penzance. Each ride is an adventure in its own right in the colorful and tranquil world of Scilly. He is.

St. Mary’s is the island where you arrive. Enjoy 30 miles of hiking trails, beaches, beach horseback riding if you wish, and a small museum on the island that explains the history from Roman times to the present day. You’ll want to switch to the other islands as well, which is easy. Simply get off at the dock, look at the tables, and choose your mode of transportation.

Neptune's Steps, leading to a bust of Neptune, god of the sea, at Tresco Abbey Gardens, Isles of Scilly, England
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Tresco is home to the fabulous Abbey Garden, a 19th century garden with over 20,000 subtropical plants. It is the most sophisticated of the islands with trendy cafes, galleries and boutiques, but also a peaceful beach in Pentle Bay.

If these are the beaches you are looking for, Saint-Martin is the island for you. You will find coves and beaches all around the island, gently sloping into the sea. In addition, there is a winery and a flower farm where they cultivate the aforementioned daffodils.

Isle of Skye, Scotland
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3. Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. It is accessible either by the Skye Bridge or by the Mallaig-Armadale ferry. The capital is Portree. This island is famous for its spectacular landscape, a paradise for enthusiastic hikers and walkers who do not shy away from challenges, wildlife watchers and medieval castles. The Macdonald and MacLeod clans have their castles here. For hiking and climbing there is the Cuillin Range and the Old Man of Storr, a peak visible from afar. In the Cuillin Mountains, you will also find the Fairies Basins, a succession of rocky basins with crystal clear (and very cold) waters. Stroll through the streets, shops and pubs of Portree. If you are lucky and visit at the right time, this is also a place to see the Northern Lights.

Isle of Wight, Scotland
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4. Isle of Wight

It is the largest of the British Isles, located 5 miles off the coast of Hampshire and separated from the mainland by the Solent Strait. A popular tourist destination since Victorian times, it is also the location of Queen Victoria’s summer residence and last home, Osborne House in East Cowes. The island is accessible by hovercraft between Ryde and Southsea and by car ferries to Southampton, Lymington and Portsmouth. The island has nine major towns, with Ryde being the largest. This is where the hovercraft and ferry terminals are located. Others are Ventor and the well-known seaside resorts of Shanklin and Sundown on the south coast, famous for their many sandy beaches. Newport sits in the middle of the island and is home to a fun attraction: Monkey Haven. As the name suggests, this is actually a primate rescue center and a great opportunity for children and adults to learn all about these primates.

Near Newport you’ll find another impressive castle: Carisbrooke Castle. Another must-see is The Needles, a lighthouse that stands boldly on a high cliff overlooking Alum Bay. Each seaside town has a lovely promenade and pier, and you will find arts and crafts shops to purchase souvenirs such as carved glass and woodcarvings.

Allow two days for your visit to the Isle of Wight to see it all. Wouldn’t you like to spend the night in a luxury hotel called Seabiscuit? It’s here in Newport.

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5. Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a self-governing dependency of the British Crown located in the middle of the Irish Sea, midway between the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The northern and southern hills are divided by a valley in the middle. The Isle of Man is another Dark Star site, which means stargazing is a major tourist attraction. There are two ferry routes between the UK and the island, the quickest being Liverpool to Douglas in around 3 hours. There are also flights from several UK cities.

The pretty capital city of Douglas sits around a bay and has a 2 mile promenade. If you don’t feel like walking, there are horse-drawn trams. Much of the landscape is made up of moors and moors with several walking trails across the island. Douglas Head is the start of a walk along the seafront.

History buffs will want to visit Peel Castle, as well as for its scenic location. A day is enough to explore the island, so maybe catch a flight to the UK in the evening.

Isle of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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6. Island of Anglesey

This island is located off the northwest coast of Wales and connected to the mainland by the Menai Suspension Bridge. The capital is Holyhead, an important port for ferries from Ireland. Nature and history lovers will be in their element on Anglesey. Take a look at the impressive Chateau de Beaumaris, surrounded by a moat and following the wall-in-a-wall design.

Children of all ages will enjoy Anglesey Sea Zoo, Wales’ largest marine aquarium. British marine life, seahorses and other creatures await you as well as lectures from marine biologists throughout the day.

Holyhead Mountain is worth exploring with a walk to the top to see an ancient Roman watchtower, then a descent to the South Stack Lighthouse.

Finally, take a walk through the Dingle Nature Reserve where you can observe wildlife and forests. In spring, the ground is carpeted with a sea of ​​bluebells.

Isle of Mull, Scotland
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7. Isle of Mull

The tiny Isle of Mull and the neighboring Isle of Iona lie off the west coast of Scotland. The island has been given the nickname ‘Eagle Island of Scotland’ because that’s what you’ll experience there. White-tailed eagles and other species of eagles inhabit the island and the verdant slopes of Mull Mountain. Several ferries serve the islands. Another thing to enjoy is the colorful houses of Tobermory. The island makes a lovely day trip from Glasgow if you are staying on the Scottish mainland.

There are many places in the UK to take a long weekend:

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A wonderful woman in every way | Tue, 31 Aug 2021 19:00:41 +0000

The island’s traditional music scene lost one of its brightest lights on Monday, August 9.

Wendy Joan Hurst, of Port-e-Vullen, Maughold, passed away peacefully at Hospice Isle of Man after a short illness.

Many will know her for her presence at Gilbert O’Sullivan’s Friday Trad Irish Session at the Miter Hotel, which she has attended for the 21 years since its inception.

In subsequent social media posts, she was said to be remembered for “her laughter, her wicked sense of humor, her frankness and, most importantly, her cuteness.”

As Breesha Maddrell put it, Wendy was, “A great woman in every way – fighting for the environment, for justice, for the family. A huge inspiration for so many young musicians too. ‘

For her husband Bob, no one could sum up Wendy better than this. So forgive me for my attempt:

She has led a truly extraordinary life.

Wendy was born in Preston, England – ‘Only because her mother risked a ferry trip from the Isle of Man during the war to see her father who was in the military at the time. Otherwise, she would have been born in true Mannois.

She was born into a family of hoteliers and loved to ride horses from a young age. At 17, she left the island for the bright lights of London.

Her career path included being an “interim” for big companies like Sony and EMI, delivering cars, taking teacher training (then specializing in wood and metalworking), to own a pub with his late sister Vicky, to retrain as a career officer, to teach English as a foreign language and to work as a student advisor!

Among all this, she still had time to marry a marathon runner, Roger – the late father of her daughters, Nicky and Sarah.

She met her husband Bob in the 80’s and finally moved to the island in 1995, first without him!

In 2005, Wendy’s beloved sister, Vicky, passed away, and as a result, she and Bob became legal guardians of her then teenage nieces, Gemma and Beccy.

In retirement, Wendy focused on the campaign for animal welfare and the environment, which she was doing just weeks before her death.

She was a passionate environmentalist, leading numerous campaigns, and she even saved the colony of Port e Vullen from destruction. She loved donkeys. She was an unstoppable force of nature.

A manx speaker, but still very modest about it, Wendy loved music of many genres and played the B / C accordion (tuned for traditional Irish music) and the Anglo concertina.

His passion for music has influenced many young minds.

“She always encouraged, encouraged, persuaded nervous young musicians to perform in the sessions,” said Bob, “That, she said, would give them the confidence they needed.”

It’s hard to sum up her life on one page, but you can say it must have been an honor to know her.

A private funeral service will be held next week. Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to Manx Wild Bird Aid or Hospice Isle of Man.

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Images show damage and flooding from Hurricane Ida Mon, 30 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000

Hurricane Ida made landfall in southern Louisiana on Sunday as a ferocious Category 4 storm, tearing roofs off a hospital and homes, inundating roads and diverting ferries.

At least two people have died. A 60-year-old man has died in Ascension Parish after a tree fell on his home, and a man drowned in New Orleans after trying to cross the flood waters, reports said. responsible. The two are believed to be linked to the storm, the state health department said.

A man walks past a section of roof that was washed away by Hurricane Ida on Sunday from a building in the French Quarter in New Orleans.Eric Gay / AP

Kenner firefighters struggled to put out more than a dozen fires. Officials said numerous ruptures in the parish’s water system caused low pressure in the fire department.

“In addition, the flooding and downed trees and power lines make it quite dangerous to travel around the city,” city officials told NBC affiliate WDSU in New Orleans in a statement.

The fire department said it will respond to the fires as soon as a water source is available and when it is safe.

A woman examines the damage caused by Hurricane Ida in Kenner, Louisiana, Monday.Scott Olson / Getty Images
A person on a bicycle passes a damaged Shell station in Kenner, Louisiana on Monday after Hurricane Ida made landfall.Patrick T. Fallon / AFP – Getty Images

Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng told reporters earlier Sunday that the only road to Grand Isle, a barrier island south of New Orleans that is home to less than 1,000 people, was under 6 feet of water. The local fire station was flooded, she said, and a few dozen people appeared to have ignored a mandatory evacuation order.

“The conditions are very, very bad,” she said. “They are really getting beat up right now.”

Images posted to Facebook by someone who appeared to be weathering the storm in Grand Isle showed roads topped with white-capped waves and a parking lot submerged in water.

“Pray for all of us,” the person wrote.

The National Hurricane Center called Ida’s storm surge “catastrophic” and said it could measure up to 16 feet at Port Fourchon, where it made landfall shortly before noon Sunday.

Elsewhere in southern Louisiana, the rapid rise in sea level is expected to be less, the center said. But video from a security camera from a fire station in St. Bernard Parish, east of New Orleans, showed what was still a dramatic rise in water.

The storm made landfall with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph, and videos and photos of areas in and around New Orleans showed roofs ripped from buildings and, in one case, thrown over the road in a power line.

Video recorded at Port Fourchon showed strong waves crashing into a quay as Ida arrived.

“All I can say is WOW !!! The two things in life that you NEVER underestimate, God and Mother Nature !!” Jeremy DiBenedetto wrote in a caption alongside two videos. “I don’t know if anyone has had pictures like this before, but the power of this storm is totally AMAZING !!”

In St. Rose, just west of downtown New Orleans, a boat collision was filmed. A barge crashed into a Jefferson Parish bridge, making it structurally unsafe, officials said. It was one of more than a dozen of what a spokesperson for the local Coast Guard office described as “separatist barges” in the region.

Ferries have also been seen adrift in the area, WDSU reported.

In one case, the regional transport authority informed the station that the vessel had become detached from a barge and had run aground.

In St. Bernard Parish, where the Chalmette Ferry could be seen floating upstream, Parish President Guy McInnis told the station, “Nothing we can do right now. “

A photo posted on social media in downtown Thibodaux in the parish of Lafourche showed completely destroyed cars and debris littering the ground.

A video showed the roof torn off from a hospital in Galliano, also in Lafourche.

In the parish of Terrebonne, a resident of Houma recorded a video of a large uprooted tree crashing to the ground, narrowly missing the house.

Theophilus Charles, 70, at his home, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ida, in Houma, Louisiana, on Sunday.Adrée Latif / Reuters

Houma resident Theophilus Charles, 70, was also pictured in his badly damaged home.

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  • Over 560,000 power outages are reported.
  • It can take up to 72 hours for people to be rescued.
  • The situation in Grand Isle is described as catastrophic.
  • The water has passed a dike in the parish of Plaquemines.

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Roads are covered in water, buildings torn apart, hundreds of thousands of people are without power, and emergency calls have been launched after Hurricane Ida roared over southeast Louisiana earlier today with overwhelming storm surge and extreme winds.

The storm has made landfall near Port Fourchon and tears a path of destruction as it walks inland.

Video from Golden Meadow, about 20 miles north of Port Fourchon, showed buildings with their roofs torn off, walls collapsed and vehicles swept away by a storm surge.

The community is located approximately 40 miles southwest of New Orleans, at the start of a narrow strip of Louisiana Highway 1 that runs down to the harbor.

Similar scenes unfolded across the region.

“We are getting calls, people are losing roofs and we are working to try to reach them,” Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Timothy Soignet told The Weather Channel on Sunday night. “We are working as fast as possible to try to help get them out.

Rescuers were navigating through downed power lines and other hazards during wind shifts to try to reach residents who called.

“It’s pretty intense here,” said Soignet.

Reports have leaked from Grand Isle detailing the dire conditions there, where the only exit route is said to be less than six feet of water and emergency services buildings are inundated.

“We have received rescue requests for those who remained on the island,” Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng said at a press briefing on Sunday afternoon. “I mentioned that white caps are on the highway, our fire station is taking on water, obviously first responders can’t get to you so these people are just going to have to crouch down.

State and local authorities have warned that it could take up to 72 hours for first responders to reach those in need after the storm.

(FOLLOWING: The latest forecast for Hurricane Ida)

Mandatory evacuations were issued from Grand Isle, which is located in Jefferson Parish, but several people were reported to be left behind. Police chief Scooter Resweber said about 15 people who had not evacuated took refuge at the police station.

Resweber described the scene there as Ida neared the landing and he and others with him stared out the bulletproof window of a hardened police bunker.

“We are watching the rooftops peel off the buildings next to us. The flooding is catastrophic,” Resweber told The Weather Channel in a phone call. “We are in a terrible state.”

Ida formally made landfall at 11:55 a.m. CDT near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, about 18 miles southwest of Grand Isle and about 60 miles south of New Orleans. Maximum sustained winds were 150 mph, making Ida a premium Category 4.

(FOLLOWING: Track Hurricane Ida)

A rare extreme wind warning was issued ahead of the storm for the first ones on the way to Ida, including Grand Isle. The National Weather Service warned, “This is an extremely dangerous and potentially fatal situation!

Resweber said an anemometer at the police station measured 148 mph. And then the gauge broke.

“Things are getting worse all around us,” he said.

Cameras in Grand Isle as Ida’s outer bands moved on Sunday morning showed the land had been transformed by a storm surge into a turbulent ocean. The only entry and exit route was shrouded. The storm winds pushed the water against the stilt houses and formed raging white hats.

The cameras were then destroyed by the storm surge.

Here is the latest news from Storm’s Path.


-More than 564,000 homes and businesses were without power in Louisiana around 5:30 p.m. CDT, according to These numbers include more than half of New Orleans, about 2/3 of Jefferson Parish, and nearly all of the parishes in Terrebonne, Plaquemines, and St. Charles.

-Residents were urged to seek higher ground immediately after water overcame a section of a dike in part of the parish of Plaquemines, which extends to the Gulf of Mexico southeast of New Orleans.

-A ferry unleashed of its mooring at a maintenance facility in the Algiers section of New Orleans, WWL-TV reported.

-Power lines and downed trees have been reported in southeast Louisiana. Jefferson Parish officials said most of the outages there – about 107,000 – were caused by downed trees.

-Gov. John Bel Edwards told a Sunday afternoon press conference that the water should not exceed the levees of the Mississippi River or the greater New Orleans area.

-Video from St. Bernard Parish, southeast of New Orleans, showed water to rush in.

-New Orleans has suspended EMS service until it can resume safely. “We’re at this point,” Tyrell Morris, the city’s 911 manager, said at a press conference early Sunday afternoon. “All of the public safety agencies at this point are deciding when to respond or not.” The 911 system was down about 10 minutes earlier today, Morris said.

-New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has told those who stay in the city not to hang out on the streets. “All of our residents, even visitors who are here, now is the time to stay indoors,” Cantrell said. “Don’t venture outside, no sightseeing, it’s very dangerous. We have to stay inside from now on, all morning, all afternoon, all evening.”

(FOLLOWING: COVID-19 rules in place at shelters in Louisiana, Mississippi)

-More than 6 feet of storm surge has been reported at Shell Beach.

-Gusts of over 120 mph were reported at an elevated weather station.

-Hospitals were already full to capacity in some areas due to COVID-19, so officials told people not to go to emergency rooms unless they were in danger of death and warned them to take precautions after the storm to avoid preventable death and injury. put more stress on hospitals.


-Curfews are in place in Hancock and Harrison counties.

– Parts of the US 90 have been closed due to flooding in Hancock County, according to the Biloxi Sun Herald.

-Floods have been reported in casino parking lots.

-More than 6 feet of storm surge has been reported in Waveland.

Roof damage was seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on Monday, August 30, 2021, in Houma, Louisiana.  The weather calmed down shortly before dawn.  (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

Roof damage was seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida on Monday, August 30, 2021, in Houma, Louisiana. The weather calmed down shortly before dawn. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

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