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Local Man Charged With Knottfield Child Abuse Offences

An 82-year-old man has been charged with historical child sexual abuse offences. The allegations relate to the Knottfield children’s home and date back to the 1970s and 1980s. Detective Inspector Neil Craig confirmed that following a police investigation, an 82-year-old local man will appear in court, on a date to be set. He said this … Read More →

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Whittaker Plans Possible Takeover Deal For Shopping Centre Giant Intu

Isle of Man billionaire John Whittaker’s Peel Group is considering a possible bid to take over shopping centre giant Intu. Investment firm Peel Group is working with a group consisting of Saudi Arabia’s Olayan and Canada’s Brookfield on a possible offer for Intu, which owns 18 shopping centres across the UK including the Trafford and … Read More →

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Manx Utilities Puts Forward New Pricing Structure

Sewerage charges on the Isle of Man could increase if Tynwald gives the go ahead. Manx Utilities is putting forward a new pricing strategy which would see the charge go up. Water, sewage and electricity prices for domestic customers would go up by inflation only. In October 2017 Tynwald agreed to reduce Manx Utilities’ debt … Read More →

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Tragedy Of Teacher Who Was Struck By A Train

A popular island high school teacher died after being struck by a train during a visit to the UK. Tributes have been paid to Tony Roberts who tragically died last Sunday morning. As yesterday’s Manx Independent reported, students at St Ninian’s High School in Douglas, where he taught business studies and economics and was also … Read More →

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The new owner of the Castle Mona Hotel identified by the Isle of Man Examiner: Now you can read the whole story here!

The Isle of Man Examiner this week named the new owners of the Castle Mona Hotel. Within hours of the paper reaching newsagents’ shops, the company involved confirmed the story. Ever since the historic Douglas hotel was sold, the identity of its purchasers was a secret. So the Isle of Man Examiner investigated. The paper … Read More →

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Auldyn Are Promenade Contractors

The contractor which will carry out the regeneration work on Douglas Promenade has been confirmed. Auldyn Construction Limited won the tender process and will alongside the Department of Infrastructure to deliver the £25M scheme. The construction company has worked with the Manx government before on schemes such as Pulrose Power Station and Douglas Harbour Lift … Read More →

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Tevir Group Confirms Purchase Of Castle Mona

The new owners of the former Castle Mona Hotel say their immediate priority is to secure the building from further deterioration. Tevir Group confirmed their acquisition of the historic seafront landmark after the Examiner exclusively revealed the identity of the new owners. It ends months of speculation about the purchasers. But their plans for the … Read More →

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Legal Victory Will Save On Drugs Bill

A UK high court victory that will save the NHS millions of pounds on its drugs bill has been welcomed by health chiefs here. The High Court case was brought against the NHS by drug firms Bayer and Novartis. They had challenged the lawfulness of a policy by 12 north of England clinical commissioning groups … Read More →

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Lethal Weapons Taken Off Sea Passenger

Police in Douglas say two potentially lethal weapons have been seized. The weapons were seized on Sunday by port security after a passenger tried to board a Steam Packet sailing with the items. One of the weapons is a knife, while the other has a small spear object that forces out at the end when … Read More →

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Minimum Wage On Island To Increase

People on the Island who work for minimum wage will see their wages increase from today. Those aged 18 and above will now be paid £7.85 an hour. The change was unanimously approved by Tynwald in July. Enterprise Minister Laurence Skelly says: “We believe these changes balance the needs of employers and our working population; … Read More →