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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 →

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Sailings Delayed As Ben Returns To Service

The Ben-my-Chree has returned to service following repairs to the vessel’s turbocharger. The vessel left for Heysham shortly before midday, almost three hours later than scheduled. Engineers have been working to repair the Ben since Saturday morning after the boat suffered a failed turbocharger and engine room fire. As a result, the return crossing to … Read More →

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Manx Government To Complete Steam Packet Purchase This Week

The Manx Government will complete its takeover of the Steam Packet Company this week. Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan will sign the formal agreement after Tynwald approved the £124m purchase of the ferry operator last week. The Treasury recently had assessments of the Ben-my-Chree and Manannan undertaken, finding the Steam Packet’s passenger vessels in good condition. … Read More →

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Riders Urged To Carry Out Motorbike Safety Checks

The Island’s roads police are urging bikers to make sure their motorbikes are safe before taking it for a ride. The Roads Policing Unit believe more riders will be taking to the Island’s roads as the weather improves. Officers are urging motorcyclists to check tyres and oil, as well as ensuring exhausts are fitted with … Read More →