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Island faces wheat shortage

Laxey Glen Mills continues to stock local shelves with flour

The Island is facing a wheat shortage.

It means the Laxey Glen Mills has fallen to its contingency plan to ensure local shelves continue to be stocked with Manx flour.

The company says Covid-19 has "driven an unprecedented demand" this year, meaning supplies have been used up faster than normal.

In particular it refers to plain and self-raising flour varieties.

The mills says it planned for such a scenario earlier in the year and has more wheat from the UK in storage, which it will now begin to use.

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