Weather Warning

A yellow weather warning is in place overnight with the areas mostly likely to be affected on high ground above 1,200 FT and also low-lying areas that are sheltered from the northerly wind. This is in place from 3am until 10am tomorrow. As the wind decreases overnight temperatures are expected to fall to a minimum of -1c in some locations leading to a frost and some icy patches on untreated surfaces.

Tram Restoration

An agreement has been reached between Isle of Man Transport for volunteers to begin the restoration of MER trailer 50, which dates from 1893, back into service. The trailer was last used in 1978 and has been stored in a number of locations since then, including a period in the former Homefield bus garage. See more below.

Sporting Club

Sporting Club Isle of Man has had its charity status confirmed. In an email to members, it said: ‘Your support has been crucial to this process, and as a community owned company with charity status, we are now able to keep pushing this project forward for the benefit of our island. A great deal of work happens behind the scenes so we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the project to get us to this point. However, we don’t stop here and we would welcome any of our members that want to be involved in any capacity with this project to get in touch as this is YOUR club.’

Vaccine Hubs

The gov has released a list of walk-in vaccine clinics around the island for next week. These are for everyone aged over 12 unless otherwise stated:

  • Tuesday: Ramsey Cottage Hospital between 1pm and 6pm
  • Wednesday: UCM between 10am and 3pm for students and staff only
  • Thursday: Thie Rosien in Port Erin between 1pm and 6pm
  • Friday: Chester Street between 1pm and 6pm
  • Saturday: Western Wellbeing Centre in Peel between 10am and 2pm

In The Name of God Go

Senior Tory backbencher David Davis has called on Boris Johnson to resign, telling the PM: ‘In the name of God, go.’ He said the PM had failed to take responsibility for his actions over lockdown parties in Downing Street. Mr Davis’ remarks came after backbench Tory MP Christian Wakeford defected to Labour, minutes before Prime Minister’s Questions began. The PM batted away repeated calls to quit during the stormy Commons session.

Covid Drops

The number of people infected with coronavirus in the UK is showing the most significant fall since the start of the Omicron wave, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates. In the week to 15 January, 3.5 million people tested positive – down from 4.3 million the week before, it says. Covid infections dropped in England, Scotland and Wales – although the trend was less certain in Northern Ireland.

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