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Yet Another Business Buy-Up In The Isle Of Man

The island’s appetite for mergers and acquisitions in the business world apparently remains as strong as ever. Business News recently reported growth in buy-ups and linking-up deals. Manx Telecom is itself in the middle of being sold to an investment firm in a £255m deal. Now it has emerged that the latest purchase involves Manx … Read More →

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Garage Scotches Rumours After Year Of Trading

Bosses at the Jacksons and Motor Mall garage complex have scotched rumours that have been flying around about the future of the business. They claim that in fact it’s very much business as usual at the multi-brand car dealership that spans nearly seven acres at Cooil Road, Braddan. However they do acknowledge there have been … Read More →

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Politicians To Get A 32% Allowance Rise For Visits To London

Tynwald members and public officials are set to receive a whopping increase in maximum daily allowances when they visit London or destinations outside the UK. The £63 increase to the higher rate of daily subsistence allowance takes it to a maximum of £218, compared with the current figure of £165 – although that dates back … Read More →

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‘Buy Manx’ Message Is Promoted In London

Local businesses are flying the flag for the Isle of Man at an event in London. Isle of Man Meats, Isle of Man Creamery, Laxey Flour, Berries, Foraging Vintners, Seven Kingdom Distillery, The Fynoderee Distillery, and Close Leece Farm are exhibitors for the Isle of Man stand at the International Food and Drink Event (IFE) … Read More →

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£113,000 Bill For Radio TT – And That’s On Top Of Subvention

Manx Radio will be paid £113,000 – on top of its £980,000 subvention – to provide TT radio this year, it has been confirmed. The Department for Enterprise this week confirmed agreement in principle to award a contract for the radio commentary for the 2019 TT Races and Festival of Motorcycling to Manx Radio. This … Read More →

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Prom Works Are A Chance To Clean Up Manx Utilities Act

The promenade redevelopment gives Manx Utilities the chance to ‘clean up its act’ in Douglas Bay, according to its chairman, Dr Alex Allinson. During heavy downpours, the holding tanks under the highway overflow, and discharge dilute sewage into the sea via several outfall pipes. Manx Utilities admits this is a likely cause of the poor … Read More →

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Ramsey Marina: New Beach Following Feedback

Ramsey Marina have released details of feedback from the public following last week’s meeting about the improvements. Changes have already been made to plans for a 400-berth yacht marina in the north of the Island following feedback. Ramsey Marina say they’ll create a new beach next to Queen’s Pier, as well as adding a children’s … Read More →

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Government Considering Bottle Return Scheme In Fight Against Single-Use Plastics

The government may introduce a bottle return scheme as part of its bid to reduce damage caused by single-use plastics. The first phase of the government’s single-use plastics reduction plan was approved by Tynwald last year and is being implemented across the public service. Environment Minister Geoffrey Boot said the proposals for the second phase … Read More →

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Alison Moyet Announces Island Concert

An iconic singer from the world of electronic, pop and soul music has been announced to appear on the Isle of Man later this year. Alison Moyet will play her first island concert at the Royal Hall, Villa Marina on Sunday, July 14. Alison has just embarked on a UK-wide tour, playing alongside Tears For … Read More →

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Museum Needs Help With Its TT Display

This year marks the 100th running of the TT races and to celebrate the Isle of Man Motor Museum is planning to have a bike on display from every year. Beginning in 1907, the TT has been run every year aside from 1915-1919 during the First World War, 1940 to 1947 for the Second World … Read More →