Lego Gets Loose

Manx National Heritage has announced that one of the charity’s favourite family trails, LEGO® on the Loose, is back to enjoy this Easter, when a tribe of troublesome LEGO® minifigures will be making their way across the Isle of Man.

The heritage charity is inviting you to help track the adventurous LEGO® characters down by searching the Manx Museum, Castle Rushen and the House of Manannan to find them. The person who successfully locates all of the missing figures, answers the questions correctly and is drawn at random from the correct complete entries will win a display case containing all 32 of the collectible LEGO® minifigures.

Suzanne Walker, Visitor Services Manager at Manx National Heritage said: ‘All of us here at Manx National Heritage are so excited to confirm the return of LEGO® on the Loose this Easter.  For our charity, family activities and events are highlights of the year, giving us the chance to involve thousands of people in enjoying the Isle of Man’s heritage in a fun and appealing way.’

To enjoy the magic of LEGO® on the Loose, pick up a trail at the Manx Museum, House of Manannan or Castle Rushen and start exploring from Saturday 9 April. There are 3 weeks to complete the trail, which ends on Monday 2 May.  Admission to children at all MNH sites is free, with a £2 donation recommended for participating in the trail. 

Arbitration

Further to the statement issued by Manx Care on 23 March 2022 in regard to the offer of a 4% pay increase for its MPTC staff, and following talks yesterday between Management representatives and staff side representatives, Manx Care says it is ‘firmly committed to fairly rewarding colleagues’. To achieve this it is now pursuing arbitration in accordance with the dispute resolution process agreed previously with staff side representatives in order to bring this issue to a conclusion as soon as possible.

Several unions with staff working for Manx Care are being balloted over potential industrial action after the health provider’s 4% pay offer was rejected.

Gas Rationing in Europe

Germany and Austria have triggered emergency plans over possible gas supply disruption amid a payments stand-off with Russia. Russia had demanded ‘unfriendly’ countries pay for its gas in roubles from 31 March, but the EU, which mainly pays in euros, rejected the idea. Moscow later appeared to soften its stance, saying on Wednesday rouble payments would be introduced gradually. But Germany and Austria have taken the first steps towards gas rationing.