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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 →

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KFC Drive-Through Plans Are Amended

Plans for KFC and Starbucks drive-throughs on Peel Road have been amended following concerns from planners and highways services. The plans (18/00977/B) have been criticised by residents, health professionals and politicians, citing health reasons, noise pollution and an increase in traffic causing delays on Peel Road. The amendments largely focused on issues raised by highways … Read More →

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Three Trapped In Car Crash

This was the scene as emergency services worked to rescue casualties trapped in an overturned car. The incident happened at just after 9.20pm last night on the Creg ny Baa Back Road. Police, fire and ambulance crews attended following a 999 call about a car on its side with three people trapped. When firefighters arrived, … Read More →

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Flybe Named Best UK Airline For Punctuality

Flybe has been recognised as being the UK’s top airline for punctuality. Flybe is the only UK-based airline to feature in the On-time Performance Service Awards, appearing in two categories (European Major Airlines & Low Cost Airlines) of the Top 10 lists published by FlightGlobal, with a 77% on time performance record during 2018. The … Read More →

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Endoscopy: Alarm Bells Were Ignored

An independent review of failings in the endoscopy service, made public for the first time, shows alarm bells were raised numerous times by clinicians. The confidential report, completed in March this year, has now been published on the government website following a request made to Health Minister David Ashford in the House of Keys. It … Read More →

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Naked Attraction TV Show Opens Casting For Manx Singletons

Naked Attraction – the show which lets you rate your date naked – is back and looking for contestants from the Isle of Man. Brave and bold singletons are wanted for the new series of the Channel 4 dating show. Produced by Studio Lambert, the company behind popular TV shows like Gogglebox, Tattoo Fixers and … Read More →