Laxey Works

Drainage works in the vicinity of the junction with Laxey Bridge & Minorca Hill are almost complete. The road will reopen at about 9.30am this morning after school and commuter traffic has cleared.

Simultaneously with Glen Road opening, Minorca Hill will close between the junction with Glen Road and the junction with Lower Cronk Orry to facilitate the ongoing work to improve and expand the area’s surface water drainage system. From 9.30am vehicular access to Laxey School will be via Minorca crossroads only.

Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games Association of the Isle of Man (CGA) has announced several key appointments ahead of Team Isle of Man’s participation at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Ruth Cooil has been appointed to lead the physio team. This will be Ruth’s fifth Commonwealth Games providing physiotherapy services to Team Isle of Man and her vast experience and knowledge of the athletes will be a great benefit.

Isla Scott has been appointed to support Ruth in providing physio provision to Team Isle of Man athletes. Isla is also no stranger to the Commonwealth Games and has been involved with the team at previous Games, most recently in Delhi. 

Nicole Burns joins the medical team in the new role of sports massage therapist with the aim of providing a more tailored service to athletes during the lead-up to the Games and during the Games themselves.  Nicole represented Team Isle of Man in gymnastics at two previous Commonwealth Games, reaching the All-Round Final at the Gold Coast 2018 Games.

Ramsey RNLI
Ramsey’s coxswains are at the RNLI college in Poole this week on their pre commissioning jet boat course in preparation for the arrival of Ramsey’s Shannon class all weather lifeboat. Danny Kermeen sent a photo of their new vessel, 13-42 Ann & James Ritchie 2.

Ashling Murphy

Irish police have arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of the murder of primary school teacher Ashling Murphy. The 23-year-old was attacked while out exercising beside a canal in Tullamore, County Offaly, last Wednesday. The arrested man is being held at Tullamore Garda Station. Yesterday mourners including Irish President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach (PM) Micheál Martin, attended an emotional funeral service Mass at St Brigid’s Church in Mount Bolus.

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