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Rider Dies During Qualifying

The following is a statement from race organisers. The Isle of Man TT Races are deeply saddened by the passing of Mark Purslow following an incident in this evening’s qualifying session for the 2022 Isle of Man TT Races. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Mark’s family, […]

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 […]

FSA Slaps Bridgewater With £225,000 Fine

The Financial Services Authority has fined Bridgewater (IOM) Limited £225,085 after it identified a ‘number of regulatory failings’ and removed a number of company directors.  The company, based on Victoria Street in Douglas, specialises in financial services and offers corporate and trust services and fund administration to collective investment schemes. […]

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 […]

Before Sh*t Hit The Fan

Evidence given to a Tynwald Committee by the Medical Director of the DHSC, has raised serious questions about the gov’s reactions and decision making throughout the pandemic. The previously private evidence given by Dr Ranson to the Public Accounts Committee was released on Wednesday night and reveals that in the […]

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 […]