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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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Twenty-Two New Houses To Be Built In Ramsey

Developer Dandara’s new development in Ramsey is under way. Twenty-two homes are being built off Gardeners Lane, in what will be officially called Auldyn Meadow. A mixture of two- and three-bedroom bungalows and three-bedroom semi-detached homes are being built there. Twelve bungalows are available for purchase now, with a further 10 homes due to be … Read More →

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Cheap Phone Charger Causes Explosion

Members of the public are being asked to use recommended phone chargers following an electric plug exploding in Ramsey. The Fire and Rescue service released an image of a plug that had exploded due to a cheap phone charger being used. A spokesman from the emergency service said: ‘The outcome could have been much worse. … Read More →

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Advice Follows Diagnosis Of Chalara Ash Dieback Disease In Ash Trees

A disease that can prove fatal to ash trees has been detected in the Island for the first time, prompting a request to landowners to be vigilant and report possible cases. The presence of Chalara ash dieback disease on private land in the south of the Island, and in the surrounding area, has been confirmed … Read More →

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Local Textile Designer Features in House Beautiful Magazine

Local designer Frances Boyd has had her creative designs featured in this month’s edition of popular home magazine House Beautiful. Frances Boyd in her own words is a designer, illustrator and lover of all pattern related products. Print & colour obsessed with a fresh and unique signature style. When not working and being a mum … Read More →

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Safety Notice – Beko And Blomberg Condenser Tumble Dryers

The Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading is making the public aware of an important safety notice issued in relation to specific models of Beko and Blomberg condenser tumble dryers. Beko Plc (‘Beko’) are initiating a voluntary repair programme as a precautionary measure to locate 3,450 8kg and 9kg Beko and Blomberg condenser tumble … Read More →

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Bugs And Bees Need Help This Summer

Help save our bugs and bees, say the Manx Wildlife Trust this Easter. A children’s competition, run by Dawn Dickens, the educational officer for the trust, will let kids up the age of 16 create and design special ‘Ugly bug bowls’ to help provide habitat for the littlest of creatures in your garden. There will … Read More →

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Important Safety Notice – CALISH Globe String Lights

The Isle of Man Office of Fair Trading wishes to make the public aware of an important safety notice which has been issued in relation to CALISH Globe String Lights. The OFT has become aware of a safety issue with CALISH globe string lights with a batch number of X000LF96ZH. The product has a series … Read More →

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‘See It. Snap It. Send It’ CallAs DEFA Fights Dutch Elm Disease

‘See it. Snap it. Send it.’ That is the call from the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) as it asks the public to help prevent the spread of deadly Dutch elm disease. In a poster and leaflet campaign, the Department is calling on those out and about to take photos and note locations … Read More →

Santa At Ramsey Garden Centre

Santa and his Elves are coming to Ramsey Garden Centre on 22nd December 6pm till 8 pm. Entrance £4.00 per child . We have goodies for the children and they will have a lovely photo taken in a presentation card and they can have a nice chat with Santa too xxx