Mountain Road

After rains stopped play yesterday the DoI will make another bid to kick on with essential maintenance work on the Mountain this morning. The road will be closed from Ramsey to the Creg Ny Baa from 9.15am until no later than 4pm over the next three days, weather dependent. On Wednesday and Thursday, the Victory Cafe will be open as usual and accessible from Sulby via the Tholt Y Will Road. The Crew Ny Baa will be open as usual accessible via Douglas/Onchan (via Hillberry) and Laxey (via Creg Back Road).

Foodbank Donation

Edgewater Associates Ltd has raised over £2,000 for the Isle of Man Foodbank. The total of £2,540 was raised during an evening with former Wasps, Northampton and British and Irish Lions rugby union player James Haskell.

Pictured (left to right) are John Wannenburgh MHK (Isle of Man Sporting & Dining Club), Matt Evans (Business Development Manager, Edgewater), Neal Mellon (Director, IOM Foodbank), John Walker (Head of Corporate Solutions, Edgewater) & Andie Forsyth (Financial Consultant, Edgewater).

Scam Warning

The police are again warning people to vigilant against scammers after two people lost £3,000 and £300 respectively. They were both contacted by a friend’s account after that person had been hacked. The police said: ‘Check before you send, ring the person up! Report scams at www.ocsia.im.’

They also have previously offered this advice:

Eat Manx Meat

Two SPAR shops in Douglas are the latest retailers to support Isle of Man Meats’ ‘Make Sure It’s Manx’ shop local campaign. The stores – at Castlemona, Central Promenade, and Cushag Road, Anagh Coar – now stock Isle of Man Meats’ minced and diced beef products and pork loin steaks. 

Phil Parsons, Plant Director at Isle of Man Meats, said: ‘We have invested in processing and packaging machines at the Meat Plant in order to offer minced and diced products as part of  our commitment to respond to consumer demand, and grow the market for high-quality Manx meat. Shoppers want the convenience of buying from stores which are on their doorstep and at the heart of the local community, with the confidence that comes from knowing they’re buying locally produced, traceable, high quality meat.’

Isle of Man Meats Procurement Officer Kirree Kermode, and Mannin Retail Operations Manager Jonathon Kermode

Jonathon Kermode, Operations Manager at Mannin Retail, added: ‘As the leading convenience and forecourt operator on the Island, SPAR is delighted to partner with Isle of Man Meats to offer a quality local meat range to our valued customers. With the range already available in our newly refurbished Castlemona store, we will extend the offer over the coming months across our estate of stores in the heart of communities across the island.’

Cave Rescue

A man trapped in a cave in the Brecon Beacons for more than two days has been rescued. The man, who is in his 40s, was brought out of the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave in the Brecon Beacons, near Ystradgynlais, at around 7.45pm on Monday. Around 70 volunteers made their way down the mountain as the man was driven to Morriston Hospital in Swansea.  More than 240 people and at least eight cave rescue teams from around the UK were involved in the rescue operation.  The man, who is described as an experienced caver, had been trapped after suffering a fall at around 1pm on Saturday.

Obama

Barack Obama has called on young people to ‘stay angry’ in the fight against climate change at the COP26 summit. The former US president urged them to apply political pressure to make a change, but warned they would need to accept compromises along the way. Mr Obama said the world is ‘nowhere near where we need to be’ to avoid a future climate catastrophe. He criticised Donald Trump’s ‘active hostility toward climate science’, but said the US is ready to lead again. Mr Obama also scolded China and Russia’s leaders for not physically attending the COP26 summit.

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