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Manxman named new chairman of Northern Lighthouse Board

Mike Brew has been involved with the organisation for six years

A Manxman has been named chairman of the organisation responsible for lighthouses around the northern coastline of the British Isles.

Mike Brew, who has previously been the Island's Director of Harbours, takes charge of the Northern Lighthouse Board.

He's served as a commissioner on the board for the last six years, and was named vice-chairman in 2017.

Although technology means many ships no longer rely on lighthouses for navigation, Mr Brew says they still have an important role:

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