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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 →

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Trees Mark Great War Fallen

Lezayre Parish Commissioners have created a memorial tree planting on Sulby Claddagh to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. A total of 23 oak trees have been planted, which represent the 23 fallen men named on the war memorial at Lezayre Church. A memorial plaque has also been commissioned. … Read More →

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Capital’s New Sea Wall – “Plain, Concrete & Nondescript”

‘Plain, concrete, and nondescript’, that’s how Douglas Council has described government’s plans for a 500 metre-long, 4ft high seawall along the promenade. The local authority has objected to the Department of Infrastructure’s designs, raising concerns about the impact on the view, lifebelts, flagpoles and access to the beach. Members of Douglas Council’s Environmental Services Committee … Read More →

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Free Parking On Douglas Promenade Over Festive Period

Shoppers will be able to park on Douglas Promenade walkway for free over the festive period. From Thursday, November 22nd the area between the War Memorial and the Bottleneck will open. People will be able to park for two hours with a parking disc until January 6th. Spaces for disabled users have been introduced this … Read More →

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Uncertainty Over Flybe Routes

The government should draw up contingency plans over the possible loss of a major airline. That’s the view of TravelWatch as Flybe – which operates flights to Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham as well as the patient transfer contract – announced it is up for sale. But the airline and airport director Ann Reynolds insisted it … Read More →

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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 →