Dunlops fight for family home

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Supporters of TT stars Michael and William Dunlop are racing against the clock for their hardest-ever challenge – as a fundraising push is organised to save their family home.

Time is running out for the Dunlops to raise a substantial sum to prevent losing the home in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, that was built by their late father, race legend Robert, and where both brothers still live with their mother Louise.

The house has been put at risk after Robert allegedly fell victim to a conman who persuaded him to remortgage the property on the back of a bogus investment.

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Elsewhere in today’s paper, shocking figures released by the Department of Health’s public health division reveal more than a fifth of Manx children are classed as overweight.

And three men appear in court in relation to a fracas at a football match in March.

A former candidate in the BBC’s Apprentice show was recruiting in the island at the weekend - we have the full story.

Meanwhile, Manx Telecom is set to increase the cost of fixed line, an island-based accountant is accused of £1m tax relief fraud, an appeal for information is made over a medal from the First World War and the newly-formed HIV Support Group is calling on health chiefs to follow the UK and make home-testing kits available.

The Island Life entertainment section has a report and pictures from last week’s Deep South Festival and looks ahead to Ocean Colour Scene’s Villa Marina gig next week.

And sport has all the action from Manx Grand Prix practice sessions, a preview of the Manx Two-Day Trial, looks ahead to the weekend’s football fixtures and has all the latest golf news plus athletics reports and pictures.

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