Isle of Man Transport has said the MER will not operate from Laxey to Ramsey & vice versa until further notice due what is calling ‘track maintenance’ This follows reports that a tram, which Gef understands was being driven by Director of Public Transport Ian Longworth, derailed at Lewaigue on […]
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This image provided on Friday, July 16, 2021 by the Cologne district government shows the Blessem district of Erftstadt in Germany. (Rhein-Erft-Kreis via AP)
The Tynwald class of 2021 meets for the final time this week as MHKs seek to be seen and heard, maybe even represent their constituents, ahead of this year’s General Election. With a big order paper and questions still to come, members will likely be using at least two of […]
kits will be available this evening between 8pm and 10p from pick-up points in school car parks in key areas of the island, and again these are for people who are close contacts only.
In total, 14 coastal buildings, including six lighthouses, and 13 war memorials have been added to the island’s protected buildings register (PBR).
Image credit: Ron Strathdee
Corlett Bolton is celebrating the success of another member of its team being called to the Manx bar. Pamela Wells initially joined the practice as office manager in 2016 after a number of years in the island’s insurance, banking, payroll and charity sectors. Since then she has worked in a number […]
ieces of Plastic (3PoP), Plastic Busters and Beach Buddies have joined forces to make a joint pre-election statement suggesting the issue of litter should be a top priority for candidates in September’s election.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18) Someone who will change your world will enter your life, Aquarius. Unfortunately, it’ll be at the end of the year. Hang tight and be bored until then, I guess? Pisces (Feb 19- Mar 20) If ignoring a problem doesn’t make it go away, try […]
Another week of Love Island, as mind-numbing as the last. It’s been a difficult week of watching, that started with Chuggs and Brad fighting for the affections of Rachel. Chuggs referred to himself as “jugs”, the kind of Freudian slip that is bound to happen if you’re surrounded by girls […]
In the final of our four pieces into Mr Robert’s annual report, Gef looks at recruiting new officers, the increase in reports of sexual assaults and the future of community policing.
Whilst we’ve all heard the depressing stories of business closures during the Covid pandemic, it’s not been all doom and gloom. The world has seen a boom in small businesses as people make use of their time at home and the Isle of Man is no different.
When POC IOM started on the wild journey of turning Culture Fest, a festival that celebrates the vibrant and diverse culture on the island, into a reality, we really underestimated how much planning, organizing and help would be required. We quickly realized how much of a task we had taken […]
POC IOM celebrated its first birthday in June 2021 and, ever since, we have spoken about the idea of hosting some sort of celebratory event, not only to commemorate the work that we have done, but also to shed light on the plethora of cultures we have here on the […]
Last Thursday saw the Microgaming Cavaliers crowned as Isle of Man Basketball champions in a low scoring, but tense final. This marked the end of a four year odyssey to climb back to the top of the mountain for the first time since 2017 for the Cavs.
Some of the midwifery team supporting the Rainbow Care service, (l-r) Elizabeth Quayle – Student Nurse on placement within Maternity, Maddy Taggart – Midwife, Dianne Rubery – Lead Midwife for Bereavement, Barbara Drinkwater – Staff Nurse.
Thousands flocked to Tynwald today to celebrate not only the island’s National Day, but the visit of HRH Princess Anne The Princess Royal. After 2020’s event was scaled down for reasons unknown, this year saw the return of all the pomp and ceremony usually associated with the day. The ceremony […]
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18) If you delude yourself that you enjoy your own company this week, you can deal with being alone a lot better. Pisces (Feb 19- Mar 20) What good has choosing the high road ever done for anybody? Choose violence this week. Aries (Mar 21- […]
It’s been over a year since there has been a series of Love Island on our screens. But now, with the footie on, sun (somewhat) out and a bunch of half-dressed twenty-somethings on our screens, it feels like summer is truly here. On Monday, there was a naive conversation in […]
It’s that time of the year again, the sun is shining through the clouds, the kids are almost finished with school and in the distance you can hear the faint sound of MHKs patting themselves on the back for a job, well, done. It’s Tynwald Day again. Whether you’re just […]
So, we’re not fully out of the panny d, but restrictions are lifting and that includes travel- my biggest passion in life. Having spent the best part of the last two years on the island and in a (fairly remote) mountain town in the French Alps, leaving the island and […]
David, Dr Al, Dr Henny Good afternoon everyone Howard is busy so Dave is stepping in Borders eased on Monday The latest easing and new pathway mean people can come with no testing or iso, if they tick the following boxes; Must be travelling from the common travel area Must […]
Following the recent change to UK laws around men who have sex with men (MSM) being able to donate blood, Health Minister David Ashford MHK has said that the ‘long overdue’ change should be brought to the island this year. The UK move saw the rules altered in all four […]
Without the mobile classrooms, the school has permanent capacity for 1,370 students, meaning it would be about 400 students over subscribed without them.
Credit: Google Street View
A pupil from a primary school on the Island has today tested positive for COVID-19 and theheadteacher has contacted all parents/carers to update them. The school remains open and contact tracing is underway. A further student attending St Ninian’s High School has received a positive PCR test on Tuesday (29 June), following the […]
Six-year-old Daisy Harrison is walking the mini Parish Walk to raise funds for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation IOM in memory of her second cousin, Wendy Ward, who passed away from the disease in 2019, and has already raised over £545. Born in Florida, the ‘Sunshine State,’ Daisy lives […]
A planning application to cut down 25 elm trees from ‘one of Europe’s last elm tree tunnels’ to create a farm access road along Braaid Road in St Marks was debated in the House of Keys this morning amidst multiple protests, a petition and national media attention to opposition to […]