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The Department of Health and Social Care has revealed that nearly a quarter of those offered Covid 19 vaccination booster jabs aren’t turning up for their appointments.

Tributes are paid to long-time Island Life columnist Pullyman, Michael Cowin, who passed away earlier this week.

We speak to Paul Craine and Diane Kelsey after they were elected to the Legislative Council earlier this week.

New procedures are in place after staff were verbally abused at the Northern Civic Amenity Centre.

A new app has been launched by the Department of Infrastructure which lets you report portholes and other road defects.

We catch up with PC Lou Kennaugh as she dedicates her recent Community Police Officer of the Year award to the children at Willaston School.

We hear about two new groups that are being set up to help toddlers learn Manx.

We also list all the winners from Children’s Charity, A Little Piece of Hope’s recent Hereos of Mann awards.

A new support group has been set up on the island to help children suffering from Long Covid.

Island Life looks ahead to Alan Carr’s gigs at the Villa Marina next week looks ahead to various Christmas events this weekend.

Sport has a report and loads of photos from last week’s record-breaking Syd Quirk Half-Marathon.

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