Gef’s Morning Brief


What a weekend for the Ravens, playing in glorious sunshine, over 1,800 fans in attendance and a come from behind win. Two Adam Mealin goals, helped with a brilliant second-half from half-time sub Charlie Higgins, saw FC Isle of Man clinch the win they wanted to ensure a home tie in the play-offs next week when Wythenshaw Amateurs return the Bowl. Back in January the Ravens beat the Ammies 2-0 with goals from Chris Cannell and Luke Murray.

It’s a Sin

The Channel 4 show It’s a Sin is leading the way for the Baftas where it is in the running for 11 gongs. The Russell T Davies show, which showed life during the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s and 1990s, included a tribute to Manx actor Dursley McLinden which Davies said he was ‘really desperate’ to do.

Youth Justice

The Constitutional and Legal Affairs and Justice Committee will be taking oral evidence this at 2.30pm this afternoon in the LegCo Chamber.

This oral evidence session is with Stephen Taylor, Head of Children’s Services at St Christopher’s and Caroline Coole, Manager of Cronk Sollysh Children’s Home, regarding the topic of Youth Justice. The evidence will be taken in public and members of the public are welcome to attend. The evidence can also be heard through the ‘live and listen again’ audio webcast service on the Tynwald Website.

The members of the committee are Tanya August-Hanson MLC (Chair), Stu Peters MHK, and Chris Thomas MHK.