Ravens Flying Higher

After beating fellow promotion chasers Wythenshawe Amateurs (2-0) and New Mills (2-1) in successive weeks, FC Isle of Man have climbed up to fourth in table with a game in hand on the teams either side of them. Goals from Chris Cannell and Luke Murray saw Chris Bass’ side pick up all point this Saturday, both of which you can see on Gef’s Facebook or Twitter pages.

The next game is next Saturday, again at The Bernabowl, against 8th place Ellesmere Rangers, who themselves picked up an impressive 7-0 win at home this weekend.

Police Appeals

Police are investigating an assault that took place at the taxi rank outside Oscars, on Victoria Street, Douglas. This occurred at about 1.25am on Saturday December 18. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact PC 81 GRANT at Police HQ on 631212. Alternatively should you wish to provide information anonymously you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police are also seeking information in relation to an incident that occurred on Laxey Promenade on Sunday December 12 at around 11am. In this incident it is reported that a small black dog has been picked up and slammed back in to the ground by a greyhound being walked by a female. Officers are looking to speak to the lady in question and also anyone else who was in the area at the time. If you witnessed this incident, contact Ramsey Police Station on 812234.

Getting the Decorators In

Government House is currently undergoing a bit of redecorating, a post on it’s new Facebook page has said.

The work is ongoing in the Dining Room, one of the three main State Rooms, which are used for large events such as receptions, lunches and dinners.

The post says: ‘Following consultation with the decorator – Hanley & Bell Ltd, a decision was made to leave the existing wallpaper in place and just to refresh the paintwork. This decision was taken for 3 main reasons, first the existing paper, despite having been hung over 20 years ago, is still unblemished. Second, if we try to remove the paper, there is a possibility that the walls may come away with it. Thirdly, the cost.’

You can see more or follow the page below.

The Governor’s dog is a bit put out by the work


Tennis star Novak Djokovic has won a court battle challenging the cancellation of his Australian visa. Judge Anthony Kelly agreed with Djokovic’s lawyers who argued that border officials failed to give valid notice of the intention to cancel the visa. However, this may not be over just yet, Australia’s immigration minister is considering using his power to re-cancel the visa. You’d never know there is an election coming up.

UK Energy Prices

Labour has called for a windfall tax on North Sea gas and oil producers to help limit the expected rise in household gas and electricity bills by £200  The party says its £6.6bn plan would also remove VAT on domestic energy costs for a year and increase the warm homes discount for poorer households. Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves told the BBC the UK was ‘uniquely exposed’ to global energy price rises.

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