The warning comes after a dry spring and a lack of rainfall in June.
A pupil from a primary school on the Island has today tested positive for COVID-19 and theheadteacher has contacted all parents/carers to update them. The school remains open and contact tracing is underway. A further student attending St Ninian’s High School has received a positive PCR test on Tuesday (29 June), following the […]
Six-year-old Daisy Harrison is walking the mini Parish Walk to raise funds for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation IOM in memory of her second cousin, Wendy Ward, who passed away from the disease in 2019, and has already raised over £545. Born in Florida, the ‘Sunshine State,’ Daisy lives […]
A planning application to cut down 25 elm trees from ‘one of Europe’s last elm tree tunnels’ to create a farm access road along Braaid Road in St Marks was debated in the House of Keys this morning amidst multiple protests, a petition and national media attention to opposition to […]
On the last series of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK, in a mini challenge, Tia Kofi was declared to be ‘baroness basic’: a title that overshadowed the rest of her performance on the show. By the way, if you don’t know what Ru Paul’s Drag Race is, this article isn’t […]
Following a member of staff at St Ninian’s High School testing positive for Covid over the weekend, a student attending the school has today tested positive and contact tracing is continuing. The gov said: ‘Mitigations to help prevent the spread of Covid are already in place at the school. This includes reminders on the […]
My brother is gay and it took him a long time to come out of the closet. Raised by three strong women, he always knew he had support. However, having been teased at school and not getting the support he needed from his dad, he was reclusive into his early […]
Back in August 2019, when Nathan Harrison completed his Manx Grand Prix double, none of us could have thought that it would be over two years before we would see racing on the world’s most famous road circuit. Now, with the countdown to TT22 well underway, Gef sat down with […]
We live in extraordinary times, which is actually ideal as last night some of the island’s community joined together to celebrate some of the Extraordinary Islanders who have done so much to inspire and support others through what has been an extremely challenging 18 months. Organised by Isle of Man […]
It’s been one year since eight acquaintances sat on Zoom to figure out how to raise awareness and educate the island on matters to do with racism – It’s been a year since POC IOM was born and they’ve achieved a LOT in 12 months. Here they tell their story of their journey so far.
It’s that time of year again, where individuals choose to say goodbye to their toenails, a good night’s sleep and pain-free walking. Today, the famous Parish Walk is expected to take place after a year in hiding due to Covid. Some entrants were walkers who missed out last year and […]
Howard (Pride Badge – 🏳️🌈 ), David, Henny Well good afternoon everyone Sorry for interrupting your session in the sun on the Quay But we have some old news We told Tynwald on Tuesday, so thought we should tell you about it too It’s been over a month since we […]
In an open letter, Mr Kermode references concerns that have arisen from a previous exchange between himself and Dr Ewart and outlines the issues his clients have raised around testing and vaccinating those under the age of 18.
The 15th to 21st June is annual cervical screening awareness week. The important week encourages raising awareness for early prevention of cervical cancer and also the overall ease of the screening process. During the pandemic, naturally it will be common for individuals to place their smear test letter in a […]
Tynwald members have overwhelmingly agreed to allow the gov to borrow up to £400m, to be repaid over 40 years, after a lengthy debate this afternoon. Treasury Minister Alf Cannan asked for permission to borrow the cash, £178m of which will be loaned to the MUA and a further £160m […]
For those who are coming to the island from the UK, they will need to provide documentation from their GP or the NHS App. The Manx Gov has told Gef plans are being put into action to ensure Manx residents will also have the required documentation in time for the change to take effect.
A review into the DoI has found that the department is struggling under the weight of providing such a wide range of services and a poor management structure. The report, by consultants Beamans, has recommended the implementation of a new structure that would include an extra level of management to […]
Patient information from the lsle of Man will not be included in a project by NHS Digital to collect patient data in England for planning and research purposes. But the gov says Manx residents can be reassured that their data is safely ring-fenced from the project, and they do not […]
The Guild Committee has issued an appeal to find one of its most treasured trophies, the Liverpool Shield, which was last awarded in 1955. Guild competitors and audiences will be familiar with the magnificent shields awarded to the winners of the choir classes each year. The Transvaal and Vancouver Shields […]