Neighbours 🙁

Starting with the most important news from the weekend, Channel 5 has announced it will stop airing Aussie soap Neighbours in the summer.

Network 10, the Australian television network that broadcasts the drama, said it would look for a new partner to work with to keep it on air.  It denied filming of the show, which began in 1985, was being paused. The broadcaster added it was committed to keeping the show going if a new broadcasting partner could be found. Set and filmed in Melbourne, Neighbours was first broadcast in Australia in 1985 and launched on BBC One a year later.

Quiet Room

The Children’s Centre now has a dedicated quiet room, thanks to Crowe Isle of Man’s sponsorship of the 2021 Manx 3 Peak Challenge which raised £23,942.03 for the charity.

Crowe CEO Phaedra Bird said: ‘We’re delighted that our support of the Children’s Centre last year has had such a positive outcome. For the 2021 Manx 3 Peak Challenge to have raised just under £24,000 is a fantastic achievement which, thanks to the vision of Joff and his team, has led to the creation of this valuable facility which I’m pleased to learn is already much in demand.

‘This is a charity that’s transforming the lives of children, young people and families, putting their wellbeing and personal development at the heart of all that it does. As a client-focused business we applaud such an approach and are pleased to have been able to play a part in helping the Children’s Centre to realise its ambitions.’

The Children’s Centre head, Joff Whitten, added: ‘We are very proud to have big ambitions for our charity. We want to be able to support all the children, young people and families who need our help. To do this we want to ensure our facilities are world class. We simply couldn’t complete projects such as our quiet room without the help of organisations like Crowe.’

Media Training

The gov has spent £1,800 on media training for CoMin since the general election. The response to our FoI said: ‘Isle of Man Advertising & PR has provided one-to-one sessions that included face-to- face, practical, and challenging training, designed to equip delegates with skills and techniques to deal with requests from a variety of media, such as television, radio, online or print.’

Heading Down Under?

Australia has announced the reopening of its borders to vaccinated tourists and other visa holders for the first time in almost two years.

‘If you’re double vaccinated, we look forward to welcoming you back, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

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