Abigail’s Party

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation IOM are bringing a production of ‘Abigail’s Party’ to Onchan this
October to raise funds for local lung cancer patients and their families.

This iconic play by Mike Leigh, made famous by Alison Steadman, will be performed by a top class cast of local actors including Manx Radio’s Howard Caine as Laurence.

Laura Jones, RCLCF IOM community and events officer said : ‘We are delighted to bring this show to
local theatre goers and supporters. The venue is Onchan Methodist Hall and dates are 14, 15 and 16
October so please come along and support our charity. All funds raised will help support local patients and their families and also go towards pioneering research into the disease. Over the last 30 years, RCLCF has funded over £30 million in lung cancer research focusing on two primary areas – early detection of lung cancer and improving the patient experience.’

To book online https://roycastle.org/events/abigails-party/ or telephone Laura Jones on 07624 331389. Show starts at 7.30pm.

About Time!

The wait is nearly over for people keen to enjoy the much anticipated flumes, revamped leisure pool and indoor splash zone at the NSC. The final stage will get under way on Tuesday 5 October and will require all swimming facilities to close to the public – including for school swimming lessons.

The work is expected to take several weeks but once complete will mean the children’s leisure pool and both flumes will be fully open. Members, pool hirers, parents of school children and swim lesson participants will all be contacted about their direct debits, credits and memberships in due course and anyone with a query can contact the NSC team by emailing nsc@gov.im

Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, said: ‘All the contractors and staff involved have been working over the summer to complete this complicated and much delayed project. I apologise for this further closure which will enable scaffolding to be removed and the whole system to be commissioned. I hope people can begin to get excited about the fantastic facilities we are close to unveiling at the NSC.’

Ejector Seat

Nearly 600 United Airlines employees face being fired after failing to comply with the firm’s Covid-19 vaccination policy. The vast majority of its 67,000 US staff have supplied proof of vaccination, which was required by Monday. ‘This was an incredibly difficult decision,’ its bosses said in a memo to employees. The Chicago-based airline set out its Covid requirements for staff in August.

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