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Government Considering Bottle Return Scheme In Fight Against Single-Use Plastics

The government may introduce a bottle return scheme as part of its bid to reduce damage caused by single-use plastics. The first phase of the government’s single-use plastics reduction plan was approved by Tynwald last year and is being implemented across the public service. Environment Minister Geoffrey Boot said the proposals for the second phase … Read More →

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Alison Moyet Announces Island Concert

An iconic singer from the world of electronic, pop and soul music has been announced to appear on the Isle of Man later this year. Alison Moyet will play her first island concert at the Royal Hall, Villa Marina on Sunday, July 14. Alison has just embarked on a UK-wide tour, playing alongside Tears For … Read More →

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Museum Needs Help With Its TT Display

This year marks the 100th running of the TT races and to celebrate the Isle of Man Motor Museum is planning to have a bike on display from every year. Beginning in 1907, the TT has been run every year aside from 1915-1919 during the First World War, 1940 to 1947 for the Second World … Read More →

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Give Your Views On Medicinal Cannabis!

Members of the public are invited to give their views on whether Isle of Man laws regarding the use of cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes should change The consultations are now open and due to close 20 March 2019 Please note that a separate consultation considering the decriminalisation of cannabis will be held at … Read More →

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The Child With A One In 100,000 Medical Condition

Out of the list of seven classic defects and disorders that make up Vacterl Association, little Ruby Bunce has six of them. The fact that she has managed to make it to two and a half years old is a testament to medical care, her mother’s fierce determination to do the best for her and … Read More →

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Three Hundred Parking Spaces Could Be Lost In Short-Term

Douglas could lose as many as 300 car parking spaces in the short to medium term as redevelopment plans for the capital take shape. It had already been confirmed that the promenade scheme would see about 130 parking spaces lost. However, developments scheduled for the Lord Street site could see that figure more than double, … Read More →

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Holocaust Memorial Service To Focus On ‘Home’

People on the Isle of Man will join together to remember victims of the Holocaust later this month. The Island’s Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on January 27th – the theme this year is ‘Torn from Home’. Organiser Carol Jempson says: “Through readings, prayers, music and song we will find out what happens when people … Read More →

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Quayle To Outline His Priorities For Delivery By General Election

Chief Minister Howard Quayle will be called on to outline his priorities in the House of Keys today (Tuesday). For Keys’ first sitting this year he will be asked by Jason Moorhouse (Arbory, Castletown and Malew) to outline his three priorities for delivery in the time before the general election in 2021. A betting man … Read More →

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Tynwald Approves Appointments To Steam Packet Board

Tynwald has approved the appointment of three non-executive directors to the board of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. Philip Dearden, Captain Simon Pressley and David Oldfield will join the board for a period of three years, with an option to renew for a further two years. A recruitment process took place in November … Read More →

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Reformers Welcome Abortion Law News While Others Call It Wicked

Reform campaigners have welcomed this week’s news. But a pressure group that fought against the new legislation mourned the ‘loss of legal protections’ for the unborn child and claimed ‘abuses’ had now been enshrined in a ‘wicked’ Manx law. Pro-choice group the Campaign for Abortion Law Modernisation said reform was overdue, arguing the 1995 Termination … Read More →