Cops Have Bumper TT

In what is his final TT in the role, Chief Constable Gary Roberts has confirmed that, away from racing, there were no deaths on Manx roads during TT.

As well as this very welcome news, he also revealed that officers seized £400,000 worth of Class A&B drugs at the borders under Operation Strongbox.

Other figures saw collisions on open roads were 12 down on the five year average, at 34. There were 156 arrests and 223 EFPN’s (endorsable fixed penalty notices) issued, 159 of which were for speeding.


During May, Hospice’s Admiral Nurses team; Chris and Jeanette undertook a dementia awareness roadshow over five venues across the island, with the teams from Older Person’s Mental Health Services, Manx DeCaf, Alzheimer’s Society and Hospice Admiral Nurses speaking to over 500 people over the course of the week.

Key topics spoken about included worrying about memory loss, prevention tips and advice, how to get a diagnosis and what support services are available on the IOM. It was a great week working with a wider team of professionals and seeing how everyone supports people with dementia and their families.

The week also raised £600 which was split between all involved.


Douglas RNLI volunteers were task yesterday (Sunday 12 June) to assist a nine-metre trimaran yacht that had lost power two miles off Douglas Head.

HM Coastguard requested the launch of the all-weather lifeboat at 1.04pm to assist the yacht with three persons onboard.  The all-weather lifeboat launched at 1.20pm and was alongside the vessel within five minutes, ready to assess the situation.  After an assessment by the Coxswain it was decided the safest option was to tow the vessel back into the harbour.

The trimaran yacht dropped the sail and was towed by the all-weather lifeboat into the safety of Douglas Harbour.  At the entrance of the harbour an alongside tow was established as the vessel was assisted to South Edwards Pier, where the vessel was then handed over to the care of Douglas Coastguard team.  Once the vessel was secure, Douglas RNLI volunteers returned to station at 2.30pm where the lifeboat was then prepared ready for the next service call.

Business People Doing Business

Officers from the DfE will be holding a drop in session in Ramsey this week, after an invite from the town’s Commissioners.

The sessions is designed to offer advice and guidance about the range of business support schemes including funding, training and advisory services which DfE offers.

These include the Accessibility Grant, Business Energy Saving Scheme, Financial Assistance Scheme, Town and Village Regeneration Scheme, Micro Business Grant Scheme and Vocational Training and Assistance Scheme.

The event takes place at Ramsey Courthouse, Parliament Street, Ramsey between 2pm and 7pm on Thursday June 16. It is open to anyone who is interested in hearing about the range of support available to both new and existing business.