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Public Urged To Report Poachers

Illegal fishing activity damages the Island’s economy and biodiversity and should be reported. That is the message from the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA), which is issuing its annual plea to the public to help prevent the poaching of salmon and sea trout. From today, river fisheries are closed for the winter to … Read More →

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Private Operator Sought For Salisbury Street Care Home

An experienced and qualified nursing care provider is being sought by the Department of Health and Social Care to operate a care home on Salisbury Street in Douglas. Plans for the Department to purchase the newly built facility were put before Tynwald in June as a ‘bold move’ to ‘ease the gridlock’ within the Island’s … Read More →

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Mountain Road To Close To Allow Work Ahead Of Festival Of Motorcyling

The Mountain Road will be closed at the weekend to allow work to take place ahead of next month’s Festival of Motorcycling. It will be closed between Barrule Park in Ramsey and Creg-ny-Baa from 6pm on Saturday, reopening at 6am on Monday. The move follows a 13-day closure earlier this year, between April 11 and … Read More →

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World News – Oscar Pistorius Jailed For Six Years For Reeva’s Murder!

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at their home in 2013. The disgraced Paralympian could have faced a life sentence after the Supreme Court of Appeal overturned his manslaughter conviction and found him guilty of murder. However, his sentence is considerably less than the minimum … Read More →

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Vision Awareness Week Returns For 2016 With Focus On Eye Health

Manx Blind Welfare Society has announced Vision Awareness Week will return in September, with promotion of good eye health high on the agenda. It is the third year the Society has hosted a week of events to raise awareness of visual impairment and blindness, and popular events including Walk My Way, the blindfolded walk along … Read More →

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Cannabis Seizure At Sea Terminal

On Monday 27th June 2016, Police arrested three men from the North West in connection with the seizure of £15,000 worth of Cannabis resin from a vehicle which had travelled on the overnight ferry from Heysham. All three men have subsequently been bailed in connection with the offence and enquiries continue.   Detective Sergeant Vinny … Read More →

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Isle Of Man Constabulary Warning Over New Email/Phone Scam

We’ve been advised of a further scam email/phone call this time claiming to be from the HMRC. Every household on the Island should have recently received a leaflet entitled “Stay Safe from Fraud & Scams”. This includes great advice; from spotting a scam, and links to where to report any communications you have concerns about. … Read More →

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MEDIA RELEASE – Damage To Ancient Monuments And Landscape

Information has been provided to the Police in relation to instances of willful criminal damage caused to separate sites managed by Manx National Heritage. Manx National Heritage, the national heritage agency for the Isle of Man, is appealing for users of the Island’s countryside and ancient monuments to respect and appreciate the history of the … Read More →

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Fraud Crime Highlighted To Island Residents

A fraud awareness leaflet has been sent to Island residents this week to raise awareness of the crime. The Isle of Man Bankers Association, police and Victim Support have produced the pamphlet which was delivered on Monday as well as going out across social media. The three organisations say more people are being affected by … Read More →

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British Astronaut Tim Peake To Return From Space With Signed Royal Aeronautical Society/Isle of Man Post Office Special 150th Anniversary Stamp Covers

British Astronaut Major Tim Peake will return from space tomorrow morning (Saturday) bringing with him seven special stamp covers produced by the Isle of Man (IoM) Post Office with the Royal Aeronautical Society that he signed while on-board his six-month International Space Station (ISS) mission. The special covers mark Major Peake’s journey as the first … Read More →