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Manx landmarks to light up purple

World Prematurity Day

Two Island landmarks - Pulrose power station and the Tower of Refuge - will light up purple later today, to mark World Prematurity Day.

The Island's participation in the day has been organised by nurses at Noble's Hospital, to highlight issues surrounding premature births.

About 120 babies are usually admitted every year to the neonatal unit at Noble's, which can look after infants born as early as 27 weeks.

The day started in 2009 to raise awareness of premature births, which number around 15 million worldwide each year - approximately one in every 10 babies born.

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