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Manx Utilities Issues Water Saving Advice

Manx Utilities are urging the public to use water wisely ahead of the hosepipe ban. The Authority wants Manx residents to consider ways to use less water, such as taking short showers instead of baths, not running the tap while brushing teeth and using the shortest cycles on the washing machine. The organisation also advises … Read More →

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Product Recall – IOM Office Of Fair Trading Issue Notice – Durex Condoms

Important Safety Notice: DUREX CONDOMS The Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading wishes to make the public aware of an important safety notice which has been issued by Durex. Durex has initiated a product recall of specific batches of non-latex Durex Real Feel and Durex Latex Free condoms. No other Durex products are affected … Read More →

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Sailings Delayed As Ben Returns To Service

The Ben-my-Chree has returned to service following repairs to the vessel’s turbocharger. The vessel left for Heysham shortly before midday, almost three hours later than scheduled. Engineers have been working to repair the Ben since Saturday morning after the boat suffered a failed turbocharger and engine room fire. As a result, the return crossing to … Read More →

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Bets Are On As Isle of Man Gaming Giant GVC Does Deal With American Group

Ladbrokes owner GVC Holdings, based in the Isle of Man, has today confirmed plans for a joint venture with MGM Resorts that will help the FTSE 100 gaming group take advantage of a burgeoning sports betting market in the US. GVC, registered in Athol street, Douglas, and New York-listed MGM have agreed to initially pump … Read More →

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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 →