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Prom Works Are A Chance To Clean Up Manx Utilities Act

The promenade redevelopment gives Manx Utilities the chance to ‘clean up its act’ in Douglas Bay, according to its chairman, Dr Alex Allinson. During heavy downpours, the holding tanks under the highway overflow, and discharge dilute sewage into the sea via several outfall pipes. Manx Utilities admits this is a likely cause of the poor … Read More →

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Three Hundred Parking Spaces Could Be Lost In Short-Term

Douglas could lose as many as 300 car parking spaces in the short to medium term as redevelopment plans for the capital take shape. It had already been confirmed that the promenade scheme would see about 130 parking spaces lost. However, developments scheduled for the Lord Street site could see that figure more than double, … Read More →

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Tynwald Approves Appointments To Steam Packet Board

Tynwald has approved the appointment of three non-executive directors to the board of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. Philip Dearden, Captain Simon Pressley and David Oldfield will join the board for a period of three years, with an option to renew for a further two years. A recruitment process took place in November … 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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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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Rate Payers Will Fund Some Of Douglas Prom Works

Douglas Council will do its best to help the Department of Infrastructure over the next three years as it starts work on the capital’s promenade. The local authority has responsibility for certain features in the scheme, such as the sunken gardens, and will also foot the £800,000 bill for a new street lights. Council Leader … Read More →

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Steam Packet Drawing Up Wishlists For New Boats

The Steam Packet is drawing up its outline specifications for replacement vessels for the Ben-my-Chree and Manannan. Both vessels’ conditions were classified as ‘good’ in a due diligence report carried out ahead of the government’s deal to buy the Steam Packet for £124m. Although the government is now the 100% shareholder of the company, it … Read More →

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Motorists Urged To Turn On Their Lights As Dark Nights Close In

Police are urging people to turn their lights on as the dark nights draw in. Officers say they’re already spotting vehicles which have headlights which aren’t working. Cyclists are also being told to ensure they’re wearing clothing which can be seen. A spokesperson on Facebook says: “We would like to keep you all safe this … Read More →