In a week when Wobble and Bobble return to the sea and there was some progress on the prom, we’ve got the latest skeet…
Drug gang banged up
A drug gang who plotted to bring £500k worth of cannabis to the island have been sentenced. Among the gang was a prison officer who was said to be “corrupted” by the gang and convinced to smuggle a mobile phone into the prison. The prison officer faces the biggest L, having seemingly not financially benefited from the arrangement (crime doesn’t always pay, kids!) but being sentenced to 12 months. The biggest irony is that because of the Covid lockdown, inmates are now allowed phones in their cells. At least he’ll know his way around?
Parish Walk entries open 1st December
If you boldly said that you were doing the Parish this year, only to be deeply relieved that it was cancelled because you had done no training (me, that was me), it’s time to get your blister plasters out. Parish Walk entries open on the 1st December
Wobble and Bobble go wild
Two grey seal pups, called Wobble and Bobble, have been released into the wild. Both seals had been removed from northern beaches as they would not have survived without human support. Good luck to the very cute pair!
Yesterday Marine Officer Lara helped release Wobble and Bobble, 2 grey seal pups!
Removed from northern beaches over the last couple of months, they wouldn’t have survived without human support
— Manx Wildlife Trust (@manxnature) November 23, 2020
UK moving to Tier system
On the 3rd of December, the UK will be moving back to the 3 tier system, in preparation for Christmas. Our neighbours Liverpool have entered tier 2, whereas Manchester have entered the strictest level, tier 3.
Sarah Millican makes a return to island!
Geordie comedienne Sarah Millican will be returning to the island next August for her new show, “Bobby Dazzler”. The show promises to inform you about “how to throw a poo over a wall” and about a “surprisingly funny smear test”. A true learning experience.
Plan.com plan Santa’s on a Bike
On the 12th December, Plan.com are bringing back Santa’s on Bike, to raise money for Rebecca House. Promising to be bigger than ever, the event will see bikers dressed up as Santa on a brand new route.
Syd Quirk Half Marathon breaks records.
The Syd Quirk Half Marathon, which happened on Sunday 22 November, broke a number of records. There were 359 finishers, breaking the previous year’s record of 250. There was also the highest percentage of female competitors at 40.67%. Congrats to everyone who took part!
Some good prom news!
While we’re used to hearing about prom delays, there has been some good prom news, with the northbound traffic lane opening from Victoria Street. Exciting progress!
It was a dry ol’ update, but HQ announced that private testing is now available for 50 quid if you need it before you go on your hols. Elective orthopedic surgery has also been cancelled, to free up beds in the hospitals. Read the full update here.
IOM C-19 weekly figures
Unfortunately, since the last government update, a Manx resident has died of Covid-19. There have been a further 3 cases announced of people who were already self isolating.