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Public Notice – No Cycling On Mountain Road Over TT

From the instigation of the one way system over the mountain road from Friday the 25th May for the two week TT period a regulation is in place to prevent cycling over the mountain. This decision has been made on purely a concern for safety for cyclists and other road users during this two week … Read More →

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Blue Plaque To Remember Murray Lambden, A Stalwart Of The Parish Walk

A blue plaque in memory of the celebrated race walker Murray Lambden, who died in April 2017, is to be unveiled by the Mayor of Douglas Jonathan Joughin and Mr Lambden’s widow, Marie Lambden. The unveiling will will take place at 6pm on Friday, June 22, the day before the 2018 Parish Walk, an event … Read More →

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Cheap Phone Charger Causes Explosion

Members of the public are being asked to use recommended phone chargers following an electric plug exploding in Ramsey. The Fire and Rescue service released an image of a plug that had exploded due to a cheap phone charger being used. A spokesman from the emergency service said: ‘The outcome could have been much worse. … Read More →

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Manx Government To Complete Steam Packet Purchase This Week

The Manx Government will complete its takeover of the Steam Packet Company this week. Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan will sign the formal agreement after Tynwald approved the £124m purchase of the ferry operator last week. The Treasury recently had assessments of the Ben-my-Chree and Manannan undertaken, finding the Steam Packet’s passenger vessels in good condition. … Read More →

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Phone Lines To GPs’ Surgeries Down

Health bosses are warning about problems affecting incoming and outgoing phone calls to all the island’s GP surgeries. Work is being undertaken to resolve the issue but residents may encounter problems in the meantime. Anyone in need of emergency treatment should call 999.  

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Fire Service Warns Of Fast-Spreading Fires On Dry Ground

The Island’s fire service is reminding members of the public how quickly fire can spread following a busy weekend. Firefighters received several callouts over the weekend, including an embankment fire in Ballasalla and a rubbish fire in Andreas. The Fire and Rescue Service warns small fires can quickly spread at this time of year due … Read More →

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Home Care Service Under Threat As Staff Can No Longer Claim Mileage Expenses

The home care service is under threat because of a decision to axe carers’ mileage expense from home. That’s the view of one carer, Jane [not her real name] who contacted iomtoday.co.im. She said carers had been ‘dropping like flies’ since the expense claim was cut by the Department of Health and Social Care in … Read More →

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What Is The Definition Of Poverty? Poverty Committee Seeks Views Of Public

A Tynwald committee looking into poverty on the Isle of Man wants to hear from the public. The Island’s parliament set up the select committee earlier this month to look into the definition of poverty, the underlying causes and assess Government policies to tackle poverty. The body is now inviting written submissions from anyone who … Read More →

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Bushy’s Unveils 4,000-Capacity TT Village Plans

Bushy’s TT site will be almost three times bigger this year. The brewery has unveiled its plans for a TT village in the Villa Marina Gardens with a capacity of 4,000 – up from 1,500 at the Bottleneck Car Park. The site will include two live music stages, food stalls and a corporate hospitality tent, … Read More →

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Castle Mona Goes Up For Auction Again!

The Castle Mona Hotel, in Douglas, will be auctioned again. It was sold at auction in London to an undisclosed island-based developer in October for a sum said to have ‘substantially’ exceeded the £1m reserve price. But the Sefton Group has now revealed the sale has not been completed. The company’s chief executive, Brett Martin, … Read More →