Fire Crews Tackle Car Blaze

Earlier this evening fire crews from Douglas responded to a report of a vehicle, well alight at Chester street car park. On arrival, the Officer-in-Charge of the first attending appliance reported the vehicle well alight, at risk of spreading to other vehicles, with three floors of the car park heavily […]

Go with the lateral flow

Government are encouraging individuals to take lateral flow tests before Christmas parties. This advice is intended to help to enable events to go ahead safely, and to help minimise disruption to hospitality businesses this festive period. The Government are recommending that individuals do the following: Take an LFD test twice […]

Changes at DEFA

Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture have announced that their Chief Executive Officer Richard Lole is leaving his role after 10 years to become Director of Climate Change Transformation in the Cabinet Office. He has worked with the Climate Change team in recent years alongside his DEFA role and the […]

Flumes are Back!

Gov have announced the much anticipated flumes (Serpent and Reef), leisure pool and splash zone will open at the NSC in Douglas tomorrow (Tuesday). It follows a multi-million pound revamp of the swimming area and a series of successful preview events attended by school children and members of the NSC […]

Omicron Update

The government have released the following statement regarding the on-going situation around the new Covid variant – Omicron. The 21 people identified on the Island as having travelled from countries that were yesterday added to the UK’s red list have now been contacted and testing for COVID-19 is underway. The results received […]

Money Money Money

The Treasury has today priced £400 million of 30 year Sterling sustainable bonds with a coupon of 1.625%. The gov announced that HSBC acted as Sole ESG Structuring Advisor, and Barclays, HSBC and Santander as Joint Lead Managers. Clifford Chance acted as Legal Advisor to the Issuer and Dentons for […]

Phased Re-Opening Of Reayrt-ny-Baie Residential Home

Manx Care will begin a phased re-opening of Reayrt-ny-Baie Residential home from Tuesday 31st August. This follows the re-opening of other Manx Care nursing and residential facilities earlier this month, after temporary closures were put in place following a number of Covid cases and increased levels of community transmission. Reayrt-ny-Baie […]

IoM Gov Briefing August 5

Howard, David, Dr H Well good afternoon everyone. Since we last spoke four members of our community have lost their lives Decisions have never been easy or straightforward It’s always a balancing act – lives, economy  England, Ireland, Wales – They’ve all taken different paths  There’s no single approach, just […]