The Specials

The newest recruits of Special Constables have successfully passed a rigorous recruitment process and are now giving up a week of their time to get some initial classroom training.

Volunteering alongside the girls and boys in blue, the specials give up hundreds of hours a year to help keep our island safe and to run community events.

Ramsey Bakery

The Lib Vannin party says it welcomes the news that DEFA Minister Clare Barber has met with the directors of Ramsey Bakery. The party says it is calling for the ‘utmost clarity in steps government will be taking to ensure that the interests of employees and affected businesses are protected’.

Chairman Paul Weatherall added: ‘Indeed, we hope that her discussions will result in Ramsey Bakery continuing to trade in some form. In the light of those discussions, we also urge government to review the island’s strategic position regarding the future of Laxey Glen Mills Ltd. and the island’s farmers who supply it with  milling wheat.

‘Whilst it is our view that a healthy competitive market with minimal government intervention is the preferred outcome we must also ensure that the island has a sustainable, long term approach to food security and government must not be afraid to intervene to protect the island’s strategic interests where necessary.’

Hockey Quarters

What’re you doing at 11am on Saturday April 23? Nothing important? Good. Because IOM Ladies A hockey team are playing Liverpool Sefton 1s at the NSC in the quarter-finals of the England Hockey Tier 2 Championship at the NSC. Push back is at 11am.