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    What on earth is happening on the mountain road ? (I saw a post somewhere where someone thought it had been 4 deaths in a month !) unfortunately bikers usually come off worst but there are often pictures of a car on its roof down a hillside too. It's long past time a crisis meeting is held between Highways, Police & Road Safety etc. to sort out what is making the road so DANGEROUS - is it lack of signage, lack of double white lines, lack of speed limits ? riders & drivers are obviously not able to see the danger or see the corners coming and go and cause carnage to themselves or others. As an interim measure I would slap an immediate 50mph limit on the road with a ban on all overtaking, until drivers / riders calm down, and install lots of SLOW signs and <<<<< arrows >>>>>> (on about 50 bends I can think of) and recommended maximum speed signs for bends. How about Stu getting a bunch of those in authority in the studio and thrashing out what is to be done as this situation CANNOT CONTINUE. There would be such a panic if Government was sued by the family of a casualty over the state of the road where NOTHING of any consequence has been done to address the endless carnage. I used to use the road on a daily basis and had no problem with it, even in fog, but it seems something has changed, is it that cars / bikes are now too fast, is it the way people are taught to drive but not taught to look for hazards and dangers or anticipate what others are going to do ? I saw a tv programme once where people are now taught that if they were in a 40/50/60 limit road that that is the speed they SHOULD be driving at ? - so what happens with no limit ? it doesn't only apply to George Formby. Is everyone just in too much of a rush ? What will cut the carnage ? it CANNOT CONTINUE. What was the figure it cost to sort out a fatality ? something over £1M each time - that would go a long way to adding safety measures to the road in the way of signs and paint, but until SOMETHING is done to address the situation more people will needlessly DIE and many are totally innocent parties just going about their daily lives. We are always told 'there is no such thing as an accident', but what is making drivers & riders make fatal mistakes ? is it the road itself lacking adequate signs to point out hazards, it there drink or drugs in the mix ? The fact that the mountain is used as a race track cannot override basic safety for the general public going about their daily lives SOMETHING MUST BE DONE
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    Hosepipe ban

    how to break a drought ? - introduce a hosepipe ban on 1st August
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    Smart meters

    the many media reports on failings and costs of smart meters elsewhere should make Tynpotwald think twice about MUA spending £18,000,000 - better use that money to repay debt rather than another creative accounting scheme to make the IoM consumers pay the debt
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    Rally Under Threat...

    that's crazy, should have been sorted out months ago nimby interference ?
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    Tesco Car Park Clamp Down

    2011 ? even Lazarus wasn't resurrected after 7 years ! why was this one trawled up ?
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    Steam Packet to be sold

    is it not the PATIENT TRANSPORT contract, not 'transfer'
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    Steam Packet Warns Of Disruption To Sailings

    amazing how google can't find that website, all it finds are twitter and facebook with no recent updates :-(
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    Steam Packet Warns Of Disruption To Sailings

    just for the record, that's the forecast last night, force 9 would not make getting through the dog-leg of Heysham entrance, or turning, very easy. With all of last night's traffic and probably this morning's Manannan load it wasn't over-packed with pax, maybe the decks were full of campers and vans though. Arrow has been riding out the storm in Laxey bay waiting for the wind to drop and a vacant berth even this morning BMC was heading 160' more like going to Llandudno before turning east Arrow has been riding out the storm in Laxey bay waiting for the wind to drop and a vacant berth
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    Steam Packet Warns Of Disruption To Sailings

    Isle of Man Steam Packet Company 5 mins · **Sailing update – Issued at 17:27hrs** Forecasts confirm that the adverse weather has deteriorated further and therefore the following sailings for this evening have now been cancelled. Douglas to Heysham 13th June @ 19:45hrs Heysham to Douglas 14th June @ 02:15hrs Passengers booked on the above sailings can contact our reservation team on 01624 661661 or 08722 992 992 to make alternative arrangements. Alternatively you can amend your booking online through your online account. Following review of the latest forecast the following sailings are subject to probable disruption/cancellation. To give these sailings every opportunity to take place, a final decision will be made by the Master by 06:15hrs tomorrow morning. Douglas to Liverpool 14th June @ 07:30hrs Liverpool to Douglas 14th June @ 11:15hrs For further information on these for any of our other sailings please visit our website.
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    Smart Meters are coming

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    MV Karina...

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    Smart Meters are coming

    what an utter waste, £18 MILLION to implement, in the hope it will make people cut down on electricity use, will cut staff from going around reading meters (and checking for meter tampering !). If the demand reduces it will drop profit which in turn will increase the price per unit - as happened last time in the 'fuel crisis' (still have my petrol ration book !) if anyone is old enough to remember (1970's), where tv closed down at 10pm etc, demand dropped so to maintain profit level the price increased, and never went back down again :-( I already have an 'Owl' device which tells me how much I am using and doesn't make me switch anything off, I've already converted most lights to led where suitable alternatives were available (not at silly prices !) but the heavy use of electric still need to be utilised for laundry, cooking etc. I fear this is just another 'because everyone else does it' exercise where we follow along like sheep .
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    TT2018 - entertainment, tents and that

    this playing field is getting very unlevel !
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    TT2018 - entertainment, tents and that

    I see Hooded Ram are a bit lax in getting cleared out of the bottleneck car park (on the webcam) in previous years Bushy's had to be (and were) all clear and back to a car park mode by monday morning !
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    TT 2018

    good heavens above, the event has hardly finished yet pronouncements from Government on how much has been spent by TT fans, how on earth can they figure that out, with a bank holiday before the last races and a weekend, CS are not even back at work in the office until tomorrow, so exactly which hat were these figures plucked from ? I have never experienced Government react so fast, there must be an election coming up or something (it takes planning long years to say NO to anything anyone wants to do)