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Patient information from the lsle of Man will not be included in a project by NHS Digital to collect patient data in England for planning and research purposes. But the gov says Manx residents can be reassured that their data is safely ring-fenced from the project, and they do not […]
The Guild Committee has issued an appeal to find one of its most treasured trophies, the Liverpool Shield, which was last awarded in 1955. Guild competitors and audiences will be familiar with the magnificent shields awarded to the winners of the choir classes each year. The Transvaal and Vancouver Shields […]
Ahead of the island’s first Pride Festival, Gef sat down for a cuppa with Alan Shea to discuss the event itself, the 1991 Tynwald Day protest and young couples being free to express themselves.
In 2021, people question why we need Pride. In the UK and in the Isle of Man we have equal marriage, there are gay people on TV, and most people like to think themselves pretty tolerant. As an out and proud gay Manxie myself, I’ve seen a lot of progress: […]
Manx Radio’s news editor Tim Glover has announced he has resigned from the station in order to contest this year’s General Election. Mr Glover, who has led much of the broadcaster’s coverage of the Covid pandemic, appearing at the majority of gov briefings, will contest the Arbory, Castletown and Malew […]
Pride and Posting Ahead of the island’s first Pride Festival, Isle of Man Post Office has temporarily redecorated its post box in the Sea Terminal in the colours of the Pride flag and is updating its social media pages. In addition to these gestures IOMPO’s dedicated sponsorship committee has agreed […]
The Social Affairs Policy Review Committee, chaired by Onchan MHK Julie Edge, asked for opinions on the abortion service as part of a review of how the law has been implemented.
When many of us were 15, we were awkward, grouchy teenagers trying to fit in and pay just enough attention in school to pass GCSEs. But Archie Veale found himself in Alder Hey Hospital fighting for his life after a vicious infection attacked his body. Now 22 Archie has told […]
After meetings in London, global leaders have agreed an equitable solution on where taxation should be paid by multinational companies in an increasingly global and digital economy.
For each of the months of June, July and August, eligible applicants will receive a grant which is equivalent to their annual rates bill for each of their commercial premises.
When the children of Laxey Primary School go to school on Thursday morning, they will have a new headteacher greeting them at the gate as Alyssa Rees takes charge. Alyssa, who is in Year 4, won a raffle to determine who would be headteacher for a day at the annual […]
Elite sport can be incredibly demanding, and research suggests certain factors such as injury or deselection can increase the risk of athletes developing depression and anxiety.
Christine Barker was using the shed in her back garden for one to one sessions until Environment Minister Geoffrey Boot overturned her planning approval.
The gov has announced that the current border arrangements will remain in place for the time being, to allow further monitoring of emerging risks. The COVID-19 Exit Framework allowed an initial change to Level 3 from 1 May 2021, and indicated a potential move to Borders Level 2 on or […]
The recruitment day is designed to provide individuals with the chance to find out more about summer job availability and more permanent careers within hospitality on the island.
The Henry Bloom Noble Healthcare Trust has made a sizeable donation to Motiv8’s family support services.
Picture: Thea Ozenturk of Motiv8 with Terry Groves from HBNHT.
Disabled Sports Boost A project that enables children with disabilities to try new sports at the NSC has been given £3,000 to buy new equipment. Currently around 80 children from 13 schools take part in Manx Sport and Recreation’s (MSR) Disability School Sports Programme that started in 2017. It is run by […]
Set up in 2017, Quing is a community based organisation which seeks to implement a bottom up approach to aiding people in their recovery from trauma.
As the drawbridge creaks just those extra few inches and the island prepares to (hopefully) open back up on June 28, Gef has spoken to three travel companies about consumer confidence in coming to and going off the island. We previously spoke to Rikki Dunnage from Island Travel, Ged Power, […]
As the gov unveils another round of salary support for businesses in the travel and tourism sector, hospitality business owners are still seeking gov support. The latest round of salary support covers the period April 25 to May 23 for businesses which can demonstrate a reduction in revenue of at […]
UK Covid R-Value rises above 1 In the UK, the Covid R-rate has risen above one. However, it appears that next month’s removal of Covid restrictions across the UK will still go ahead. Israel and Hamas agree ceasefire After 11 days of fighting, in which over 250 people have died, […]
The long awaited report into the February 2021 Covid-19 outbreak has found that the Steam Packet largely acted in good faith but found issues with both it and the gov’s handling of border regulations. The 94-page report was undertaken by Stephen Hind, the director of Treasury’s Audit Advisory division. The […]
Changes to the Isle of Man’s borders that were announced earlier this week will come into effect on Monday May 24. CoMin has reviewed the latest data and agreed that it is the right course of action. They will continue to monitor the situation closely. Chief Minister, Howard Quayle MHK, […]
Directors of the Corrins Memorial Home have said they are grateful that the gov has indicated that it is committed to keeping the Corrin Home open for a further six months but they need more details about how this will be achieved or the home will still close in July. […]
Education, Sport and Culture Minister Dr Alex Allinson has confirmed that he will be seeking re-election in September. First elected in 2016, Dr Allinson was chairman of the MUA before being appointed Education Minister last year. Announcing his intention to seek the support of the residents of Ramsey, Dr Allinson […]
In a slightly delayed release, Sam Turton chats to Paul Jones about the European Super League, FC Isle of Man and its role in the community and the dreaming of the FA Cup
Treasury Minister Alf Cannan says his department is continuing to seek solutions to a Tynwald resolution requiring banks to provide basic banking services free of charge for small charities and other not for profit clubs, societies and associations. But it is unlikely to be resolved before the General Election. The […]
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Laura Cretney is a Manx PhD student researching conflict in the Middle East. She has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Middle East Politics and Arabic and has lived in the region intermittently over the last eight years. She has worked in international development and also runs the Middle East blog and online shop Pink Jinn.