MP Stabbed to Death
Not often we start with news from the UK, but today is not a normal day as Conservative MP Sir David Amess has been killed in a stabbing attack in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. He was meeting constituents at his regular surgery, held at a church, and the BBC is reporting that it has been suggested he was stabbed several times. Essex Police say a 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged on suspicion of murder. Sir David is the first serving MP to be killed since Labour’s Jo Cox was murdered in West Yorkshire in 2016. Sir David had been an MP since 1983.
Following an unexpected week off, Beach Buddies will be back in action on Sunday, October 17, with a beach cleaning session at Pooil Vaaish (map attached) from 10.30am to 12 noon.
Founder Bill Dale said: ‘The Gawne family of Pooil Vaaish farm have to thanked once again for their support for Beach Buddies and we ask that everyone parks in a manner which doesn’t cause any disruption to the busy working farm.’
Manx Museum Cafe
MNH are looking for a local catering business to provide a pop-up type eatery in the Bay Room Café for Manx Museum visitors initially for an eight week period between November 2021 and January 2022.
Suzanne Walker, Visitor Services Development Manager for Manx National Heritage explains: ‘We are looking for innovative catering businesses to provide great quality food and beverages to our Manx Museum visitors. The Museum is open 7 days a week from 9.30am to 4.30pm and we are looking for one or two operators to provide a catering service for visitors in the core hours, 7 days a week for an 8 week period. All types of catering operators will be considered. We welcome anyone who is interested in this opportunity to please visit our website for further details and get in touch to express your interest.’
To apply for the opportunity a short proposal of the offer, including a brief summary of the experience of the applicant should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25th October at 10am.
More Manx Meat
Tesco has expanded its range of Isle of Man Meats products to include minced and diced beef which went on sale this week.
To celebrate the launch shoppers at the store tucked into free samples of beef stew and burgers cooked up by Isle of Man Meats chef Maciej Mierzejewski.
Phil Parsons, Plant Director at Isle of Man Meats, said: ‘This is great news for us, Tesco, and the local economy. We have a great relationship with Tesco, and our range of whole and half shoulders of Manx lamb, whole and half legs of Manx lamb, Manx beef roasting joints, and Manx beef carvery joints are already popular with their customers. We have been working to expand the range for some time, but that was delayed due to the impact of the pandemic. So we’re delighted to see our minced and diced beef products in store and already selling well. I’m sure they will continue to be popular with shoppers looking to make sure it’s Manx and create tasty, great value meals any day of the week.’
America is Open
The US has said that it will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from 33 countries on November 8. Under new rules announced by the White House, vaccinated people who have had a negative test in the 72 hours before travelling will be allowed to enter. The move marks the end of the tough restrictions that have been imposed on travellers since early last year.
‘This policy is guided by public health, stringent and consistent,’ a White House spokesman said.