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Crown Dependencies Brexit survey results announced

Hayley Westcott

BBC News Online

About 60% of people in Jersey and Guernsey would vote for Britain to remain in the European Union in the event of a referendum, according to a recent survey.

The survey - carried out by Island Global Research - was completed by 5,842 residents in the three Crown Dependencies - Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.

The aim of the survey was to discover what people thought about Brexit and to learn what they are most worried about.

Only island residents who had lived in the UK within the past 15 years of the referendum vote on 23 June 2016 were eligible to vote.

More information on the results can be found here.

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Island Global Research
Severe flooding hits the Isle of Man
Residents were trapped in their homes as a river burst its banks in the village of Laxey.
Fire officer describes moment fire engine was washed away in Isle of Man floods
A fire chief describes the moment a fire engine was washed down a road in flood waters.

Mountain Road closed for safety work

More disruption on the island tomorrow.

The Department for Infrastructure says the planned closure of the Mountain Road will go ahead on Wednesday to allow vital safety work.

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Mountain Road still closed following landslides

The Mountain Road will remain closed until at least 18:00, when it will be reviewed, police say.

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Laxey flooding 2015: Bridge collapsed in heavy rain

It's not the first time the village of Laxey has been hit by flooding following torrential rain.

The bridge in Lower Laxey collapsed and fell into the river below
BBC

A bridge in Lower Laxey collapsed following floods in December 2015 plunging an empty school bus into the river.

Fortunately the driver escaped uninjured.

The Mountain Road was also closed after a landslide blocked the carriageway.

Village of Laxey cut off from 'road and sea' for a time

Flood-hit Laxey was totally cut off for a while with "no safe access to the village by sea or road", the Isle of Man government said.

Laxey
BBC

A government spokesman said a UK Coastguard helicopter was sent to the scene as a result and stayed "on standby for several hours".

Fire crews have now been pumping water out of flooded homes while residents seek shelter elsewhere.

Chief Minister Howard Quayle, who is attending the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, will visit Laxey on Wednesday to "speak to local residents and those caring for them".

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Video shows force of flood water in Laxey

This video, which emerged earlier, shows the force of the flood water in Laxey, almost engulfing a fire engine.

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Safety of pupils 'paramount' as schools closed

The flooding has also led the closure of Laxey and Dhoon primary schools, the Department of Education, Sport and Culture said.

Martyn Perkins
BBC

Education minister Graham Cregeen said the safety of pupils and staff travelling to and from school was "always of paramount importance to us when we make decisions".

Martyn Perkins MHK said members of the civil defence and the fire service were on the scene to "give assistance" to those whose homes had been flooded.

Police show devastation amid Laxey floods

Another wall is being breached in Laxey to alleviate the flooding.

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Emergency services are 'outstanding'

Jo Bersee-Mills says the emergency services have been "outstanding" as they deal with flooding in Laxey.

She has shared a view from her bedroom window showing what they have been dealing with.

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Isle of Man flooding: A recap of what's been happening

A major incident has been declared on the Isle of Man as severe flooding left people trapped in their homes.

Laxey flooding
BBC

A coastguard helicopter and the fire service are helping to evacuate several properties in the Glen Road area, Manx police said.

Heavy rain has shut the Mountain Road and parts of the Laxey to Ramsey Coast Road and Mill Road in Onchan.

Those stranded in their houses were advised to "go upstairs and await rescue", a police spokesman added.

More landslips on Mountain Road

The initial landslide on the Mountain Road has been moved, but further slides have occurred and the road remains closed, police have said.

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Isle of Man Police

'Pupil safety' behind school closures, minister says

Laxey and Dhoon primary schools are closed today amid flooding in the surrounding areas.

Flooding in Laxey
BBC
Two schools in the east of the island have been closed

Landslide on Mountain Road

The Mountain Road has been hit by a landslide in the bad weather.

landslide
Isle of Man Police

There have been reports of heavy rain, flooding and debris falling across the island.

There are reports of fast flowing water and huge pools developing.

Major incident as severe flooding hits Laxey

Police on the Isle of Man have declared a major incident with people trapped in their homes due to severe flooding.

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Isle of Man Police

Here is what we know so far from the worst affected village of Laxey

  • People trapped in their homes for at least three hours
  • Police advise those trapped to "go upstairs and await rescue"
  • Several vehicles have been washed away
  • Fast water rescue teams have been deployed
  • A rescue helicopter has been sent
  • Two schools and roads closed