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Bushy’s Unveils 4,000-Capacity TT Village Plans

Bushy’s TT site will be almost three times bigger this year. The brewery has unveiled its plans for a TT village in the Villa Marina Gardens with a capacity of 4,000 – up from 1,500 at the Bottleneck Car Park. The site will include two live music stages, food stalls and a corporate hospitality tent, … Read More →

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Over £360,000 Spent On Roads For TT Fortnight

Over £360,000 was spent on preparing and maintaining the roads during this year’s TT. The Department of Infrastructure used £363,785 on resurfacing work, erecting signage, cones and staffing the access road for the fortnight. Almost half of the spend went on resurfacing the Bungalow, while a further £91,250 went on works at Alpine Corner and … Read More →

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Councillor Praises ‘Dignity’ Of Bushy’s After Brewery Lost TT Tent

A former mayor of Douglas has praised the ‘dignity’ of Bushy’s in the face of losing out in the battle for the right to run a beer tent on the Bottleneck car park during the TT. Last month, Douglas Council awarded the new contract to Hooded Ram, after a tender process, meaning Bushy’s will no … Read More →

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More Young Visitors Coming To TT

Visitors to this year’s TT contributed almost £25m to the Manx economy according to Government statistics. The Department of Economic Development revealed over 45,000 people came to the Isle of Man during the fortnight, contributing £24.6m to the economy – an increase of 9.3% compared to 2016. Visitors number were up by 6.2% overall, with … Read More →

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Mountain Road Switches To One-Way System For TT

The Mountain Road will close this morning in preparation for this year’s TT races. The A18 will be shut from Barrule Park to the Creg-ny-Baa Back Road from 9.30 to allow the one-way system to be set up. The work, which includes installation of signs, is due to finish by 4.30pm. The Mountain Road will … Read More →

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‘I Was Not Offered A Job By Vision Nine,’ TT Official Tells Tynwald Committee

TT business development manager Paul Phillips has denied he was ever offered a job with Vision Nine. A Tynwald scrutiny committee has been continuing its inquiry into how Vision Nine was awarded the contract to promote the TT for at least 10 years, only for the Department of Economic Development to scrap the tender process … Read More →

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Guy Martin Says He Should Have Taken TT Break Sooner

Guy Martin has revealed he wished he’d taken a break from the TT sooner. The motorbike racer returns to the TT with Honda later this month after missing 2016 to take part in the Tour Divide cycling event. In an interview with Bennetts, the 35-year-old revealed he should have given up the TT four years … Read More →

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Rockers Iron Maiden Launch Isle of Man TT Tour Shirt

THE TT has got the ultimate endorsement from one of the biggest heavy metal bands in the world. The races are mentioned in the artwork for the Iron Maiden’s upcoming UK tour, meaning thousands of rockers are going to be wearing a T-shirt with a plug for this year’s TT on it. The band’s iconic … Read More →

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Maintenance Works For Mountain Road In April

The Mountain Road will be closed for up to 15 days in April in order to undergo maintenance. The Department of Infrastructure says the work is essential the enhance the quality and safety of one of the Island’s main strategic routes. The works will includes planing and overlays on a 500m section of carriageway at … Read More →

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No Red Arrows Displays For TT 2017

The Red Arrows won’t be performing their annual displays at Ramsey and Douglas during this year’s TT. The Royal Air Force’s Aerobatic Team have informed the Department of Economic Development that it has other commitments overseas. The Red Arrows usually perform in the afternoon at the Ramsey Sprint before taking to the skies over Douglas … Read More →