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KFC Drive-Through Plans Are Amended

Plans for KFC and Starbucks drive-throughs on Peel Road have been amended following concerns from planners and highways services. The plans (18/00977/B) have been criticised by residents, health professionals and politicians, citing health reasons, noise pollution and an increase in traffic causing delays on Peel Road. The amendments largely focused on issues raised by highways … Read More →

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Three Trapped In Car Crash

This was the scene as emergency services worked to rescue casualties trapped in an overturned car. The incident happened at just after 9.20pm last night on the Creg ny Baa Back Road. Police, fire and ambulance crews attended following a 999 call about a car on its side with three people trapped. When firefighters arrived, … Read More →

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Flybe Named Best UK Airline For Punctuality

Flybe has been recognised as being the UK’s top airline for punctuality. Flybe is the only UK-based airline to feature in the On-time Performance Service Awards, appearing in two categories (European Major Airlines & Low Cost Airlines) of the Top 10 lists published by FlightGlobal, with a 77% on time performance record during 2018. The … Read More →

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Endoscopy: Alarm Bells Were Ignored

An independent review of failings in the endoscopy service, made public for the first time, shows alarm bells were raised numerous times by clinicians. The confidential report, completed in March this year, has now been published on the government website following a request made to Health Minister David Ashford in the House of Keys. It … Read More →

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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 →