Should we continue to prosecute people for using cannabis? How does this benefit society? Is it a responsible, ethical and prudent way to spend public money? Giles believes not.
Isle of Man Sportsman of the year, Joe Reid, shares his thoughts on how the initiative could benefit the Island’s sporting and wider community in years to come.
The lovely Laura Bowles, founder of islandofsocial and creative genius behind lots of our artwork here at Gef, has kindly created downloadable and printable colouring in sheets. Download your FREE copies by clicking the button below. TT COLOURING IN SHEET GAIETY THEATRE COLOURING IN SHEET TOWER OF REFUGE COLOURING IN […]
Here’s your weekly round up of all things GOOD Community Efforts Last Saturday, Jake Hodgson completed a 24-hour bike ride on the track around the NSC hockey pitch in memory of Ballakermeen teacher, Carol Synott, who sadly passed away on the 5th of May. The bike ride was only a […]
Eleanor (better known as Nellie or Nelly) Brennan was the daughter of a laundress in Douglas whose sailor husband had died at sea a month before Nellie was born. Growing up, Nellie helped her mother in laundering and pressing clothes but when Nellie was 16, her mother died and so […]
Being part of the global sport that is cycling, and with friends based in all corners of the world, I’ve heard so much about how different countries are handling this pandemic and the restrictions they have in place. I feel so lucky that our lockdown has allowed us to still […]
Well, while I was expecting this survey to garner some debate I wasn’t quite anticipating it to receive the response it did! Over 1,100 people have completed the survey across a well distributed age range which, whilst I’m no statistician, actually makes the results a statistically significant representation of our […]
Community Efforts As always there have been so many amazing efforts in support of others this week. Every week our island manages to prove how close our community is. This week Heather Maddrell offered some of her abstract paintings in exchange for nothing but a donation to the Friends of […]
My colleagues in the medical field are making massive sacrifices every day because of this virus and you can bet your Aunt Mildred that they’d be shouting it from the rooftops if they’d found a solution.
TYNWALD WENT ON FOR 4 HOURS THANKS FOR WAITING, BEEN A LONG ONE NUMBERS 1 NEW CASE NO FURTHER DEATHS 326 TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES 17 DEATHS IN THE COMMUNITY 6 DEATHS IN HOSPITAL 3416 CONCLUDED TEST 43 AWAITING RESULTS 6 AWAITING TESTS 19 CURRENTLY IN HOSPITAL SKELLY’S BEEN IMPRESSED BY […]
As COVID-19 spreads around Europe, most people’s knee jerk worry has been the health of themselves and their loved ones. The second is how they will pay for them to live in a now tightly-restricted economy. So, what should you do if you’re a primary carer and your child’s other […]
We’re not sure when we’ll be going pint with our mates again, selfishly we’re gutted. But we feel more for the hospitality entreprenuers who have had to close the doors on to their businesses.
Earlier this month, I was meant to be starting my travels, first stop Manila. Now, it looks like my future will be weeding the garden at the mercy of my landlady/mother – but I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else…
Chief Constable Gary Roberts, of the Isle of Man Constabulary, said that calls to police were up 145% this month, compared to April 2019.
Next week, the force is rolling out a scheme with Tesco so that those who need support can approach staff in-store, rather than getting in touch from their own home.
Things have always been pretty unique here on the Isle of Man. We’re an island that has cats with no tails, we don’t say the word r.a.t and we say ‘Hello!’ to the fairies when driving over their bridge, but weird wonders are also present in our press conferences – could you imagine BoJo having banter with the news reporters like HQ and Ashy do?
FEAT DR AL ALLINSON UPDATE 2 MORE CASES SINCE THIS MORNING. ANOTHER SAD DAY FOR OUR ISLAND. THE FAMOUS KUSH IS FEATURING IN SOME FILMS FROM THE WILDLIFE PARK TEAM – WORTH A WATCH GOOD TO TAKE YOUR MIND OFF THINGS – ENJOY A LITTLE REMINDER OF LIFE AT THE PARK […]
In the space of five years, the island has gone from being behind the times to gentrification on crack.For decades you couldn’t take a trip across the Irish Sea without a tinge of envy, bearing witness to the cornucopia of consumer delights dotting “mainland” cities.But look now and the island […]