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Economic Report Highlights Growth In Population

The latest Quarterly Economic Report to the Council of Ministers compiled by the Isle of Man Government’s Economic Affairs Division is released today.   Covering the period October 1 to December 31, the document highlights a growth in the Island’s population of 300 compared to the corresponding period in 2016. Of that number, 130 are … Read More →

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Donald Trump Is President!

The billionaire has given a victory speech in New York after crucial victories in swing states such as Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Carolina took him beyond the 270 Electoral College votes required to take The White House. As fans chanted “USA, USA”, the celebrity businessman and political novice told his supporters: “I have just … Read More →

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Aberfan Disaster 50 Years On!

Aberfan Disaster 50 Years On! Today spare a thought for the family & friends who will remembering their loved ones who were tragically killed. At 9.15 am on Friday, October 21, 1966 after several days of heavy rain a waste tip slid down a mountainside into the mining village of Aberfan killing 116 school children … Read More →

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Alton Towers Warn About Ticket Scam

Theme park fans have been warned about a ticket scam doing the rounds on Social Media Alton Towers has issued guidance following a fake ticket offer. The coupon appears to show you can get five free tickets to enter the park A statement from the theme park said: “We have been made aware of a … Read More →

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Driver Set Off With Policeman Hanging Out Of Car Window

An Onchan man has been fined £1,000 and had his driving licence endorsed with seven points after failing to stop when he had a policeman hanging out of his car window. Steven Alan Carridge, of Summerhill Road, was originally charged with dangerous driving but successfully contested that charge at a trial. He was found guilty … Read More →

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Phone Mast Proposal Causes Controversy

Plans to erect a phone mast near Birch Hill Park, off Hillberry Road, in Onchan have sparked controversy. The site is located at Hillberry Water Reservoir, adjacent to a residential area at the northern edge of Douglas with the closest residential property around 60 metres away to the south of the site. The proposal involves … Read More →