Yes, you read that right.
NINETEEN marathons in NINETEEN days!
HOWARD, ASHY, RAYMONDO – DOI MINISTER HOWIE GOOD AFTERNOON THERE’S A LOT TO GET THROUGH DELIGHTED TO BE JOINED MY RAYMONDO ASHY UP FIRST THOUGH WITH THE NUMBERS 2 NEW CASES TODAY ALTHOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL NEW CASES, IT ISN’T A CAUSE FOR CONCERN WHAT MATTERS IS THE LONG […]
HOWIE, ASHY, DEBBIE – DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES HOWIE GOOD AFTERNOON I HAVE TO DASH TO CHAT TO ZOOM THE UK SOON BUT WILL LEAVE YOU IN ASHY’S VERY CAPABLE HANDS ASHY WITH THE NUMBERS 4 NEW CASES TODAY NEED TO LOOK BEYOND THE DAILY NUMBERS AND LOOK AT […]
GOOD AFTERNOON, SORRY FOR THE DELAY NUMBERS REGRETTABLY I HAVE TO REPORT ONE FURTHER DEATH – CONDOLENCES TO ALL AFFECTED 1 MORE CONFIRMED CASE UPDATE MORE SECTORS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO BUSINESSES SUPPORT SCHEME AND SALARY SUPPORT SCHEME £6.5 MILLION HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID OUT NEW SINGLE EMPLOYEE SCHEME PLAN […]
HOWARD, ASHY, BOB McCOLM – PRISON GOVERNOR HQ – GOOD AFTERNOON, ALL THE BEST TO BOJO NUMBERS – ASHY 34 TESTS OUTSTANDING NO NEW CASES 40 ACTIVE CASES WITH DEEP SADNESS I HAVE TO REPORT TWO FURTHER DEATHS, BOTH PART OF THE ABBOTSWOOD CLUSTER HOWARD CONDOLENCES TO ALL HAVE LOST […]
This year, instead of counting down to TT we’re all eagerly tuning in to the Government’s daily coronavirus briefings. While we are becoming somewhat familiar with the various MHKs and their defining characteristics, there’s one voice in the room that just hits differently. One voice that immediately transports me to […]
Earlier this month, I was meant to be starting my travels, first stop Manila. Now, it looks like my future will be weeding the garden at the mercy of my landlady/mother – but I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else…
BOOTY + JULIE EDGE JULIE IS THE CHAIR OF THE POST OFFICE – SHE’S HERE TO TELL US ABOUT SOME NEW STAMPS NUMBERS NO NEW CASES CAN’T SAY MUCH MORE AS I’M NOT A MEDICAL EXPERT PROUD TO SEE THE ISLAND CLAPPING FOR HEALTH WORKERS BOOTY WE SUPPORT THE RETURN […]
Chief Constable Gary Roberts, of the Isle of Man Constabulary, said that calls to police were up 145% this month, compared to April 2019.
Next week, the force is rolling out a scheme with Tesco so that those who need support can approach staff in-store, rather than getting in touch from their own home.
FEAT LOZ SKELLY + BRIAN BUTLER – CONSTRUCTION FEDERATION FASTYR MIE NUMBERS NO FURTHER CONFIRMED CASES NO FURTHER CONFIRMED DEATHS SPEEDY RECOVERY EVERYONE LOZ CAST YOUR MIND BACK TO 2008 WE STARTED THE JOURNEY OF LOCATE IOM WE CREATED A LITTLE VIDEO FOR LOCATE, NOT MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY WATCHED IT […]
Right now, most of our relationships are somewhat ‘long distance’.
Mrs J has excellent advice for anyone struggling to maintain a relationship in these new and often testing times.
FEAT ASHY AND IAN WRIGHT WRIGHT WRIGHT – THE MAN BEHIND THE MODEL (R)ASHFORD WRIGHTY IS A CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON AT NOBLES WHY AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON YOU ASK? MANY ASPECTS OF OUR HEALTHCARE HAVE BEEN RESHAPED WITH ONLY EMERGENCY TREATMENTS TAKING PLACE WE CAN USE RESOURCE FROM THEATRES MOST PRECIOUS […]
Things have always been pretty unique here on the Isle of Man. We’re an island that has cats with no tails, we don’t say the word r.a.t and we say ‘Hello!’ to the fairies when driving over their bridge, but weird wonders are also present in our press conferences – could you imagine BoJo having banter with the news reporters like HQ and Ashy do?
GOOD AFTERNOON – HOWIE, ASHY, HENNY (DR HENRIETTA EWART) ASHY NO NEW CASES 70 ACTIVE CASES WITH GREAT REGRET THAT I HAVE TO ANNOUNCE A FURTHER COMMUNITY DEATH HEADLINES FROM HOWY NOT READY TO OPEN VENUES OR FACILITIES THAT BRING TOGETHER GROUPS IT’S NOT RIGHT TO OPEN GYMS / SPORTS […]
In an effort to keep spirits high, Harbour Lights at The Sefton have created their very own GIN CLUB!
If you didn’t get your hands their first gin box last week, here’s what you missed out on!
ASHY, HOWIE AND GARY ROBERTS (POLICE BOSS) ASHY 120 TESTS OUTSTANDING NO NEW CASES 80 ACTIVE SAD AND SOLEMN DUTY TO REPORT 6 FURTHER DEATHS – ALL RELATED TO ABBOTSWOOD CLUSTER REPATRIATION HOTEL – COMIS CAN BE SPLIT IN WINGS SO CAN ACCOMMODATE TWO DIFFERENT COHORTS – OTHER RETURNING RESIDENTS […]
This is my personal account that I thought it would be interesting for people to understand the circumstances and perhaps help others that come after us to prepare. I am not sugar coating anything, nor am I exaggerating or bending the truth. This is a raw and honest account of my experience and the thoughts I am having, as I have them.
THE OG DYNAMIC DUO – HOWARD & ASHY HOWIE GOOD AFTERNOON – IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK THANKS FOR ALL OF THE NICE MESSAGES I’M OVER IT, BUT IT’S HORRID I’VE REALLY MISSED THE CONFERENCES GETTING BACK TO THE OLD ROUTINE – DAVID IS GOING TO DELIVER THE STATS ASHY […]
ASHY WAS JOINED BY DR LYZ HOWARD THE MATRON @ NOBLES GOOD AFTERNOON THANKS TO EVERYONE STICKING TO THE RULES REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN 3 FURTHER DEATHS IN THE COMMUNITY I CAN BARELY BEGIN TO IMAGINE THE HEARTACHE OF THEIR LOVED ONES – HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO ALL IMPACTED […]
FASTYR MIE LOZ SKELLY IS JOINED BY CLAIRE CHRISTIAN AND REBECCA FROM THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UPDATE PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT (GOV MANIFESTO) INCLUDED MANY ACTIONS AND KPI’S. LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE IT HAS BEEN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN OUR ISLAND A SPECIAL PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK – WE’RE FOCUSING ON THE […]
GOOD AFTERNOON THERE’S A FOCUS ON DATA TODAY, WE’RE TRYING TO SHARE MORE FIRST TO MATTERS MORE SOLEMN DEATH TOLL NOW SADLY STANDS AT 6. 4 AT NOBLES, AND 2 IN THE COMMUNITY UPDATE 37 CASES IN A NURSING HOME IN THE SOUTH OF THE ISLAND, GOVERNMENT STEPPING IN TO […]
DELIVERED BY ALF, TREASURY MINISTER OVER THE PAST 4 WEEKS WE’VE RELEASED A FEW DIFFERENT SCHEMES WE KNOW THERE ARE A WIDE REACHING CHALLENGES FOR BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS MERA OPENED FOR BUSINESS LAST WEEK 2000 APPLICATIONS – 742 APPROVED – WILL RECEIVE MONEY NEXT WEEK APPLICATIONS COMING IN AT A RATE […]
At a time where our “One Born Every Minute” culture dictates that labour is a painful and scary time (it need not be by the way, but that’s another article), adding a generalised anxiety state like a pandemic, for instance, is less than ideal….
FEAT ASHY & HENRIETTA EWART – HEAD OF PUBLIC HEALTH OPENING QUICK REMINDER ON THE RULES, FOR THOSE AT THE BACK; STAY INSIDE SOCIAL DISTANCE EXERCISE ONCE A DAY TRIBUTE TO BRENDAN MAXWELL WHO SADLY LOST HIS HEROIC BATTLE WITH COVID-19. A WONDERFUL HUSBAND AND FATHER, MUCH LOVED GRANDAD. HE […]
The pages of the humble Manx history book have never seen such times.
And once this particular chapter that is our present day is finally read, words such as ‘exceptional’ and ‘unprecedented’ may well have lost all meaning.
FEAT DR AL ALLINSON UPDATE 2 MORE CASES SINCE THIS MORNING. ANOTHER SAD DAY FOR OUR ISLAND. THE FAMOUS KUSH IS FEATURING IN SOME FILMS FROM THE WILDLIFE PARK TEAM – WORTH A WATCH GOOD TO TAKE YOUR MIND OFF THINGS – ENJOY A LITTLE REMINDER OF LIFE AT THE PARK […]
I think most of us, women, men, and children alike, are hitting that point in lockdown where dates and time no longer have meaning and we’re waking up each day like Robin Williams after he’s emerged from Jumanji after 25 years; hairy, perplexed, and asking what year it is.
ASHY + KATHRYN MAGSON – CEO, DEPT FOR HEALTH INTRO GOOD EVENING – APOLS FOR THE DELAY THANKS TO THE PARISH ARBORY FOR PAYING SUCH LOVELY TRIBUTES TO THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES HAVE ASKED US ALL TO STAY STRONG KEEP STICKING […]
I was planning on coming out to my family before we were forced to stay home. I felt really ready and completely accepted it and felt no need for their validation. But now I’m scared that I’ll never do it or it’ll be the only thing they focus on if […]
We are Manx citizens currently stranded abroad, in the future abroad, entirety different time zone abroad. So far abroad that, despite our best efforts, we have been unable to return. We left the island back in November with two years worth of savings intended to fund 6 months of travel. […]
NUMBERS 232 CONFIRMED CASES 131 PRESUMED RECOVERED 99 ACTIVE CASES 13 IN HOSPITAL TRIBUTE TO RICHARD LLOYD A RICHLY PERSONABLE TRIBUTE WAS SHARED FROM CHIEF CONSTABLE – ASHY CAN’T BEAT IT ‘WE HAVE LOST A VERY SPECIAL PERSON’ UPDATE WELL DONE FOR STAYING IN, WE KNOW IT’S TOUGH HE SAW […]
ICYMI I wrote a whole article about having COVID-19. If you wanna know all the details about my self isolation, symptoms and time scales etc please check it out because I’m sure it’ll answer a lot of questions you might have. Today, after 24 days on my own I am […]
FEAT LORD BISHOP – PETE EAGLES HOWIES SAID WE’RE AT WAR WITH AN INVISIBLE ENEMY – HE IS RIGHT NOT AN EXPERT ON WAR FIGHTING BUT UNDERSTAND FIGHTING POWER HAS 3 COMPONENTS – PHYSICAL / CONCEPTUAL / MORAL ALL THREE ARE IMPORTANT BUT NAPOLEON HIMSELF SAID MORAL COMPONENT OUTWEIGHS BOTH FOR […]
FASTR MIE – LOZ SKELLY, DEPT FOR ENTERPRISE MIN NUMBERS 204 CONFIRMED CASES 11 IN NOBLES 1820 TESTS 114 AWAITING RESULTS 112 RECOVERED GET WELL SOON HOWIE – SKELMEISTER LOZZA WOULD LIKE TO TELL US A LITTLE STORY… HE WENT FOR A WALK TO THE CHASMS THERE WAS A LOVELY […]
WE HAVE GEF THE BOOT TODAY ALONG WITH CHEZZA FROM RAMSEY BAKERY 0 NEW CASES TODAY ANOTHER UPDAT ON NUMBERS AT 4PM BOOTY IT’S GOOD FRIDAY. WHY NOT GET SOME LOCAL FISH DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR? LOCAL HOT CROSS BUNS SHOULD ALSO BE ON THE MENU THIS WEEKEND LOADS OF […]
In my past career, I was paid to digest public companies’ financial information to help tell their story to investors buying shares on the stock exchange. I left that life behind when I relocated to the Isle of Man where there isn’t much calling for those skills!! But, I guess […]
FEAT ASHY AND MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS – ROSS + DR SKEL OPENING UPDATE HOWARD HAS HAD A POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS RESULT. MILD SYMPTOMS AND STILL WORKING FROM HOME. GET WELL SOON, LAD! NUMBERS 1879 TESTS COMPLETED 1751 RESULTS BACK, 128 PENDING TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES 190 TOTAL PRESUMED RECOVERED 92 97 ACTIVE […]
Let’s face it, if we’d been told 12 months ago that we’d be spending our lives quarantined in our own homes to help combat a pandemic flu which originated in bats, many of us would have shook our heads and said ‘I could never do that, I just wouldn’t cope’…
Highlighting the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), it has reached the point in the UK where one NHS hospital contacted a ‘medical fetish company’ to procure disposable scrubs for their front line staff. But fear not, no one up Nobles will be walking around in assless chaps any […]
FEAT GAZ + DAVE AHSY POLICE ARE WORKING TIRELESSLY ON BEHALF ON THE IOM – THANK YOU TO THE POLICE 8 POSITIVE TEST RESULTS @10AM – NO NEW ONES SINCE THEN 7 IN CONFIRMED CASES IN HOSPITAL 22 PATIENTS AWAITING RESULTS 282 TESTS OUTSTANDING 82 RECOVERED 75 ACTIVE CASES “SENDING STRENGTH […]
It’s difficult to appreciate what we’ve got in times like this, Bevan puts things into perspective so we can celebrate the good stuff about being in isolation on the beautiful Isle of Man
FEAT – ASHY THE NUMBERS 1730 TESTS 205 WAITING 1525 CONCLUDED 150 CONFIRMED 6 IN HOSPITAL 2 IN ICU – BEING VENTILATED 17 IN NOBLES AWAITING TEST RESULTS 73 PRESUMED RECOVERED 76 ACTIVATED 40 CAPACITY OF WARDS 1 & 2 50 BEDS IN NEWLANDS TO BECOME AVAILABLE UPDATE HOWARD HAS MILD […]
A 1PM TREASURY SPECIAL WITH ALF THIS HAS CAUSED DISRUPTION WE’RE ALL WONDERING, WHEN WILL OUR ECONOMY START MOVING AGAIN? YOU MIGHT BE FINDING YOURSELF ON THE DOLE FOR THE FIRST TIME THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN BENEFIT APPLICATIONS MERA (MANX EARNINGS REPLACEMENT ALLOWANCE) INTRODUCED YESTERDAY – 1143 APPLICATIONS […]
FEAT ASHY HOWIE IS OTHERWISE ENGAGED TODAY SO ASHY IS RIDING HAN SOLO 6 IN HOSPITAL 55 PRESUMED TO BE RECOVERED PRESERVATION OF LIFE IS THE MAIN AIM OF ALL OF THIS 190 PEOPLE ARE LOCKED OUT AND WANT TO COME HOME 15TH APRIL THOSE OFF ISLAND WILL BE ABLE […]
I wave and watch her open the garden gate. She walks out to a ripple of applause which builds steadily, rising and echoing, adulation as a wall of sound. The neighbours whoop and cheer and wolf whistle. My wife looks faintly embarrassed and comes back inside to pack her work […]
FEAT GEF THE BOOT + FIN THE MAC GEF THE BOOT ARE WE ABLE TO PROVIDE ENOUGH FOOD FOR THE IOM? – HELL YES GOV ARE SUPPORTING FARMERS TRYING TO KEEP FISHING FLEET AFLOAT IOM CREAMERY – SUPERB JOB IF EVER THERE WAS A TIME TO EAT LOCAL LAMB – […]
FEATURING DR AL IT’S NATURAL TO BE SCARED IT’S NATURAL TO WANT TO HELP LOTS OF LEGENDS STEPPING UP TO THE CHALLENGE EVERYONE ELSE CAN HELP BY STAYING AT HOME THINGS ARE NOT NORMAL GUYS SO DON’T ACT LIKE IT IS AND GO ABOUT YOUR USUAL WEEKEND ACTIVITIES, JUST STAY […]
Wiltshire Farm Foods – a Douglas-based food and essentials delivery service – are on a mission to ensure that the Island’s most vulnerable are catered for, by working with other local businesses to support the Island’s supply chain.
GEF IS LIVE – We will be streaming the daily government press conference live on FaceBook and our website. HOWARD IS FLYING SOLO TO GIVE THE OTHER MINS A BREAK 114 CASES / 4 IN HOSPITAL PLEASE REMEMBER THE VIRUS SPREADS THROUGH PERSONAL CONTACTHOWARD ON MANX PEOPLE STRANDED IN OTHER […]
Little bit of news guys, we’ve been given the link to the live stream.
This means you can now watch #howardoclock in the home of #howardoclock.
Sit back and enjoy the ride.
It’s obvious we are all dealing with lockdown in our own different ways… what has come to light however is just how reckless some people have become when it comes to the hair on their body. And let’s keep this clean, we’re strictly focusing on the neck upwards (…you do you in places unseen).
There’s a lot to be worried about right now, as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe. But one thing we’ve really been loving is how kind the Manx population has been to each other to get us through. Some of those people have given up their diving equipment in a […]
Gef writer, Katie Banks, was one of the 5 who tested positive for Covid – 19 today.
Here she gives us the ins and outs on symptoms and the importance of sticking to the rules.
Although it’s a scary topic, this is a bloody brilliant read. So grab your #howardoclock bev and settle in…