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Isle of Man ferry service resumes

Ramsey - picture by Steve Price
The weather also affected power supplies in Laxey

Ferries between the Isle of Man and Lancashire are expected to return to normal later after high winds and rain caused disruption.

The Steam Packet Company cancelled its morning service to Heysham and its afternoon return journey on Thursday.

Friday's early hours service from Heyshaw to Douglas was cancelled, but services resumed with the 0845 GMT sailing from the Isle of Man.

The winds also caused a power cut in Laxey on Thursday.

About 60 homes and businesses initially lost power supply in the Ballaragh area after an overhead line was brought down.

Manx Electricity said most had power restored by lunchtime and the rest later in the afternoon.

The government's Department of Transport Works Division mobilised 16 teams over the weekend to clear flooding and fallen trees after the heavy rain and storms.

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