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  1. Details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/manx-scouts-at-the-world-scout-jamboree-17311159768
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    Onchan residents group

    I'm surprised the admins of the Onchan Facebook Group, haven't booted Mr Lewin out of the Group. The man is a total waste of space and his posts and comments just seem to wind some readers up. The Group would be so much better without him.
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    I watched the first series, but gave up on it half way through the second series.
  4. If the site is still owned by Isle of Man Enterprises (Shoprite) it will most likely be put up for sale, so the next use could be anything. Isle of Man Enterprises have recently put 6.5 acres of development land on Victoria Road up for sale, something they have sat on for years since it was full of holiday chalets. They might either need money to keep Shoprite afloat or are starting to off load valuable assets before the company goes bump.
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    Tourists not wanted round here!!!

    The pub would have been breaking the law if they allowed your son on licenced premises (which could also include outside areas) after 9pm, if their licence prohibts this.
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    Tourists not wanted round here!!!

    It will be a licencing restriction. I doubt if many pubs are allowed to have anyone under the age of 16 in them after 9pm and usually they have to be eating a meal.
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    Water wheel at Groudle Glen

    What damage did they cause? The majority of the damage is to the lower glen footpaths and is privately owned.
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    Tynwald Day 2018

    I spent the day working on one of the Charity Stalls at Tynwald yesterday. I think this year Charity type stalls were in a minority, a good number of the stall holders were local craft businesses selling things from painted plant pots to home made cakes. People wandering round the fair field seemed to be enjoying themselves and spending money. The fair has vastly improved over the years, there were very few stalls selling tat. Some food outlets did better that others, a cake stall near where we were set up, must have sold every item they had by mid day, whilist a hot dog vender had hundreds of bread rolls left over at the end of the day. It was good to see the WI still there with their good value, drinks, sandwiches and cakes. It's a shame so many people attack the Tynwald Ceremony and what is put on, not just during the day but also at night time, but I and I'm sure a lot of people enjoy the event.
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    Water wheel at Groudle Glen

    From what I remember, for the Lovejoy episode that was shot on the Isle of Man, the film crew undertook no resoration work of the waterwheel, all they did was nail lengths of timber to it to make it look as if it was shiplap faced and then painted the result dark green. When they pulled the timber off, there were lines of paint left on the original structure which were still showing years later. It would be great to see it restored and maybe a wheel powered generator installed to provide some festoon lighting to the railway. I do think private sponsorship would be the way forward instead of putting the burden on either the rate or tax payers.
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    Game of Thrones - what next?

    Good idea, thanks.
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    Game of Thrones - what next?

    Good idea, thanks.
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    Game of Thrones - what next?

    I enjoyed GoT, you can see the money that's gone into it, but what was last season six or seven episodes and then a two year wait for the last season? that's a bit poor. I doubt if I will get to see the last season, as I've just cancelled my Sky Subscription after almost twenty years. They have mixed up the channels which is a pain and I don't watch it much now as I have taken out a Netflix subscription, so that's £46.00 a month saved.
  13. The gates are to stop unathorised vehicular access there is a pedestrian gate which allows access as a Right of Way, along the front and up the steps to the top road. Plans show this. Public access onto the beach should also be maintained if high water comes right up to the sea wall.
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    Steam Packet to be sold

    Why buy the Steam Packet? Why not just order two or three ships to be delivered the day the User Agreement runs out, wave goodbye to the Steam Packet and start opporating a new company? Saving £124 million.
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    Shopshite Chester Street

    Shoprite have wanted to get out of the Lease on the Chester Street Store for years, it was just a money pit and was a hole they had no idea how to fill.