Old Bill v Youth Club

The police are inviting people to a footy game on Friday February 11 between the local police force and children from Ramsey Youth Club. The game has been arranged for 7.30pm on the astro pitch to the rear of Ramsey Grammar. The police haven’t got a particularly good record having played two and lost two. However they say they’re feeling rather confident and optimistic for 2022 and looking forward to reclaiming the trophy which they lost to Ramsey Youth Club back in 2020.

Dog Appeal

The MSPCA are trying to track the owners of a female adult British Bulldog which was washed up on Jurby Beach yesterday. The MSPCA were contacted by Police Headquarters and have since retrieved the body, despite scanning her for a chip, which she does have, the dog is not registered. She is described as white/cream with brown patches over body. With one dark brown ear (right) and the other white with brown flecks. She looks very similar to the dog pictured below.

If she sounds like your dog, or if you think you know who she may have belonged to, please call 851672 or email info@manxspca.com.

Charity Quiz

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is holding a charity quiz at the Cat With No Tail on Saturday February 12. Tickets are £5, contact laura.jones@roycastle.org for more info on how to buy tickets.

Citizens

Government House yesterday hosted the first British Citizenship ceremony of 2022 for people on the Isle of Man. After the ceremony, which was conducted by a Commissioner for Oaths, the Guvnor Sir John Lorrimer was said to be ‘delighted to be able to spend some time chatting to those present and congratulating them on achieving their new citizenship status’. We’d just like to add our congratulations to everyone.

Back to the Office

Big banks, advertising firms and insurers have announced plans to return to the office after the government scrapped its work-from-home guidance for England with immediate effect. However, most said flexible working arrangements would remain in place.  Some have questioned whether the move is premature and could worsen already-high staff absences. But others said city centres hit hard by Omicron would get a much needed boost as commuters returned.

Ukraine

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has hit back at comments made by his US counterpart Joe Biden about a ‘minor incursion’ by Russia into his country. Biden had suggested that a ‘minor’ attack might bring a weaker response from the US and its allies. But Mr Zelensky tweeted: ‘There are no minor incursions. Just as there are no minor casualties and little grief from the loss of loved ones.’

Russia has some 100,000 troops near the border but denies planning an invasion.

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