Boris

Starting with some UK news for a change and whispers are emerging tonight with the UK’s political media that the 1922 committee is nearing the number of letters it needs to force a leadership challenge at the top of the UK gov. A leadership contest would be triggered if 15% of Tory MPs write to the chair of the powerful backbench 1922 Committee saying they no longer have confidence in Boris. There are currently 360 Tory MPs, meaning that 54 of them are needed to submit a letter to spark a confidence vote.

Donate Your Bras

Supporting Girl Guilding Isle of Man, some of the female members of Tynwald have donated their old bras to raise money for Breast Cancer and to support small businesses in Africa. You can follow the links below for more on the cause and the work is does in Africa.

Appleby

Faye Moffett will be stepping down from her role as Managing Partner with Appleby Isle of Man effective March 31 2022. She will be succeeded by Appleby Isle of Man Partner Mark Holligon who will take up the position as Office Managing Partner from April 1.

Mark Holligon, said: It’s been a pleasure to work with Faye since 2008. Her professionalism and integrity have made her a widely popular leader and a very talented lawyer. I’d like to publicly thank her on behalf of the firm for her dedication over the years and to wish her all the best for the future. I am looking forward to leading our fantastic team of lawyers and business support function as we continue to provide our clients with first-class service, guidance and advice.’

Scotland

Scotland’s Covid-19 restrictions are to be eased, with nightclubs reopening, large indoor events resuming and social distancing rules dropped. The changes will take effect from Monday January 24 after a ‘significant fall’ in new case numbers. However people are still being asked to work from home and to take lateral flow tests before meeting with others. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told MSPs that Scotland had ‘turned the corner on the Omicron wave’.

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