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    Suicidal mechanic hijacks plane & kills himself

    Aircrafts do not have ignition keys like cars . If you have access to the flight deck you can fly the aircraft
  2. Looks good if using only for data or if travelling overseas but if calling IOM numbers then it can get expensive. Are you using a dual sim phone ?
  3. There are many on the island who are using a 3 contract and have left Manx telecom and sure. I don't know if the rates are the same for pay monthly 3 customers or are they cheaper. If it is £1 a minute to call local mobiles it can get very expensive for them. PS: The 3 website quotes it as £1.25 per minute ! On contract and 46p on PAYG! http://www.three.co.uk/Support/Roaming_and_international/Calling_and_texting_abroad_from_the_UK/__destination_details/1214306358083
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    Salt Herring

    Canned Ackee is available in Tesco .
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    IHG Login Problems

    Cineworld UK does the same..Cannot access from the isle of man.
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    Tax avoidance?

    I agree. An EV can only be a second car and you still need a normal car if planning to go across.. A plug in ( it has both petrol engine and a electric motor /battery that can be charged by an external power source. The electric only range is lesser than a pure EV and is only around 20-30 miles) solves this problem. if you have to.travel more than 30 odd miles you can switch to petrol. However from what i heard you will not be eligible for the tax breaks or cheap leccy. I am also not sure whether the EV/ plug in subsidy will work in the IOM. It used to be £5k for the EV and £2.5 K for the plug in in the UK till last year. Servicing the EV can also be an issue . AFAIK the nissan leaf's can be serviced on island and the BMW I3 can now be serviced as BMW IOM now at motormall have just finished training. ..Not sure who can service the Tesla' s on the Island.. The Hyundai Ioniq EV which is my opinion is one of the best EV's in the market ( Unless you can afford a Tesla Model S ) still cannot be serviced on the Island. My mate in the UK has this car and It is absolutely brilliant .I have driven the Nissan leaf ( good car but looks like ****) , Tesla Model S ( another friend has it.)Great to drive but It is meant for the US and it is a struggle with the narrow parking spaces here . I also hate the Console in the centre . The Model 3 might work for our market as it is much more cheaper/compact but it is a few years away to the UK mass market. I have not driven the BMW i3 but I dont like the look of it. i might buy a used version of the Hyundai Ioniq EV(2/3 years old)sometime next year if i can save some money :-). It has a 8 year warranty on the battery and the servicing charges are very low. My mate reckons the cost per mile to be lower than 2p
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    Tax avoidance?

    A family member who is into EV' s and had visited us for the TT did mention about the relatively higher number of EV's here compared to across. In addition to tax breaks ( No Benefit in Kind tax for electric vehicles and zero VED) the home leccy bill also goes down to half price after midnight .. Moreover the average distances covered for a commute is far lower than across which more than compensates for the higher electric rate here..
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    Planning – Draft Area Plan for the East

    You will be surprised at the demand in certain areas. Feels like 2009 /2010 in some areas near the business park .2009/2010 was the peak of the Island property bubble IMHO. Some houses here are sold even before they are advertised by the agents and that too at full asking prices .( Sold to people who have already registered with the agents) PS: Sold prices are mostly still around or just below the peak of the bubble in 2009/2010 However I know a few who have managed to sell their houses ( bought in 2014 when the market was at the lowest ) with a nice 10-15% profit and move up the ladder.
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    Did you have any dealing with cryptocurrency. Most banks do not care if you buy crypto using debit cards . However they do not like payments into your account if you sell crypto..
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    Mf Spotting...

    Did Rhumsaa work at the Bushys tent ?
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    What's missing?

    Coasters on the quay used to be good but then went downhill and closed around 3 years ago.
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    How many were in Douglas at the time ? 400???;-)
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    Fun Fair

    That makes sense then . No way could a funfair make enough money to cover a 50-60 k rent over 10 days after staff costs/travel etc.
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    Fun Fair

    Do they have to pay tax on the earnings? Is there any subsidy given ? Even if every single child in the IOM goes to the funfair and spends around £10 each you are looking at a collection of around £150k ( assuming 15000 children ) Does not make any financial sense after staff salary , travel costs , equipment cost.
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    Haven't several 'derestricted ' roads been given speed limits for the moment anyway. For example while coming towards Douglas , Peel road used to be derestricted from just past St Johns ( After the traffic lights ) It now has a 50 mph limit . I think it was the same last year as well.