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Summerhill Glen Closed For Resurfacing

Summerhill Glen will be closed for the next four weeks while the footpaths there are resurfaced. Douglas Borough Council has closed the whole site from today until August 20th to allow the work to go ahead. The local authority is urging the public to comply with the closure notice and not enter the site while … Read More →

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Minister Under Fire Over Air Pollution

Environment Minister Geoffrey Boot is being called on to take air quality more seriously after ruling out regular testing. Mr Boot rejected claims the health of island residents could be compromised by his decision to restrict monitoring to a ‘snapshot’ every two years. Despite the minister’s assertions in Tynwald this week that the island’s air … Read More →

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NSC Pools To Close Next Month For £4.2M Refurbishment

A £4.2m scheme to refurbish the swimming facilities at the National Sports Centre will get underway next month. The competition and leisure pools will close from August 4th for nine months, reopening in time for TT next year. The project will involve replacing the movable floor in the competition pool and the two flume rides, … Read More →

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We’ve Slipped Down Broadband Speed League

The island’s ranking in a worldwide league of average broadband speeds has slipped – although our broadband is getting faster. We’ve dropped from 50th to 62nd out of 200 countries in the broadband speed league. Data compiled for cable.co.uk is based on more than 163 million speed tests. The top of the table is dominated … Read More →

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MHKs Seek Cannabis Update

What are your thoughts on the subject? Legalising the use of cannabis on the Isle of Man will be discussed at this month’s sitting of Tynwald. Ramsey MHK Dr Alex Allinson will ask the Treasury Minister whether the Government has calculated the potential tax revenue from a policy legalising the production and sale of cannabis. … Read More →

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Problems Loom For The Isle Of Man After Heatwave

The island could be headed for food shortages and price rises after the driest month for nearly 70 years. While islanders enjoyed the hottest June day on record, the Manx National Farmers’ Union and the production manager at a fish farm have concerns as to what the lack of rain will do to crop yields … Read More →

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Exam Blunder Teacher Steps Down From Her Role As Head Of English At Castle Rushen High School

Teacher Archana Kamble has stepped down as head of English at Castle Rushen High School after students were taught the wrong text for their iGCSE English exam. Ms Kamble, who had been head of English for a year, will continue as a teacher at the school. She has been replaced as head of English by … Read More →

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Premier Group Collapse: Directors May Be Quizzed In Court

Island-based directors of a failed investment fund could be interviewed by liquidators in open court under oath. The application has been made by liquidators of Manx-registered New Earth Recycling and Renewables (Infrastructure) Plc (NERR). NERR was part of the New Earth Group of Funds, which invested in recycling plants in the UK. Together with its … Read More →

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Cancer Test Available In The UK Should Be Available In The Isle of Man Too

Health Minister David Ashford says that the Department of Health and Social Care is still ‘reviewing the guidance’ around a cancer test that has been available in the UK since 2013 and which cancer experts believe should be made available here immediately. The Oncotype DX test is used for patients in the early stages of … Read More →

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Ramsey Sprint A TT Event Not To Be Missed!

An epic TT event not to be missed celebrating their 40th year anniversary! The Straightliners Ramsey Sprint 2018 is coming up fast, are you brave enough to take part? How fast can you ride along Ramsey Promenade just next to the scenic Mooragh Park. You can enter on the day, just bring your driving licence … Read More →