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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 →

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Trevor Hemmings Horse Vicente Pulled Out Of Grand National

Vicente, owned by Isle of Man businessman Trevor Hemmings, has been pulled out of the Grand National because of 5mm of rain falling at Aintree by lunchtime. It has turned the ground on the Grand National course to heavy, soft in places. Second reserve Delusionofgrandeur, trained by Sue Smith, takes his place. Paul Nicholls, trainer … Read More →

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Applications Invited For Tynwald Day Stalls

Charities and traders who wish to be part of the 2018 Tynwald Day celebrations are being invited to apply for a plot on the Fairfield at St John’s. Application forms for this year’s event are available from Public Estates & Housing Division at the Department of Infrastructure. There are approximately 138 plots on the Tynwald … Read More →

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Economic Report Highlights Growth In Population

The latest Quarterly Economic Report to the Council of Ministers compiled by the Isle of Man Government’s Economic Affairs Division is released today.   Covering the period October 1 to December 31, the document highlights a growth in the Island’s population of 300 compared to the corresponding period in 2016. Of that number, 130 are … Read More →

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Fire At South Quay

People have been asked to avoid South Quay, in Douglas, due to a fire. Fire crews are at the scene. A fire service spokesman said: ‘Fire service are currently dealing with a Fire in South Quay, Douglas. ‘Please avoid the area whilst emergency services deal with the incident.’ Source: IOM Today

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Riders Urged To Carry Out Motorbike Safety Checks

The Island’s roads police are urging bikers to make sure their motorbikes are safe before taking it for a ride. The Roads Policing Unit believe more riders will be taking to the Island’s roads as the weather improves. Officers are urging motorcyclists to check tyres and oil, as well as ensuring exhausts are fitted with … Read More →