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  1. The Duck of Atholl

    Local Posties(and other delivery drivers) breaking the law

    I remember ticketing people for quitting a motorvehicle back in the day. That was in Manchester though.
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    The Highways Looney at it again..

    I think the counter argument to that would be that it is the side of the road with the higher flow of motorised commuting traffic into Ramsey when school starts.
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    The Highways Looney at it again..

    properly integrated? viable route? It's a road into Ramsey and I would imagine that there was a bicycle on it long before there was ever a car. It's safe as long as drivers drive responsibly or do you question their ability to do that?
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    The Highways Looney at it again..

    Cycle lanes aren't really experiments om main roads though are they? they've been on roads around the world for decades. I can only assume there was the same uproar when the first traffic lights and islands appeared on the roads here.
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    Hosepipe ban

    Yeppa. Time to install water meters (cue the paying for something that falls out the sky remark)
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    New Tech Firm owes wages

    Is this an Enterprise Development Scheme Project? I didn't see that in the write up
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    Shimmins' comments an 'insult to residents of the Isle of Man'

    I thought Eddie Teare said we made a shed load of money out of Pinewood? Was that...er...incorrect?
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    More death and destruction

    I remember pushing Roger Allen on his Triumph Tiger as he started it in the Pre TT races some years back. 20 mins later he was killed. I'm not a dan these days. I have an awful feeling of dread each year as the TT comes around regarding accidents and fatalities in the races and on the public roads
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    Win a house competition!

    Perhaps if she evidenced to an independent 3rd party (solicitor/Advocate) the identity of her 5 witnesses and the mystery Sarah and allow the aforementioned solicitor/Advocate to make enquiries of them then a statement could be released backing her story if it all checks out?
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    Win a house competition!

    She was well within her rights to do what she did, the t & c's allowed her to change the rules as she wished. It doesn't make it morally right but people should really read the rules in these scenarios where fantastic opportunities present themselves. As for her general inability to sell her property the problem is an age old one and quite simple...she is asking for more than anyone is prepared to pay for it.
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    Win a house competition!

    She didn't really have to promote it, our newspapers did that for her by running it as a story with plenty of column inches IIRC
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    Win a house competition!

    Isle of Man Rules of Court Chapter 2 is your friend...
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    Win a house competition!

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    Win a house competition!

    It was only worth £20 if the promoter was unequivocally bound to give the house away. You could have driven a coach and horses through those t&c's. Unfortunately as with most things in life people didn't stop to read the small print.
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    Win a house competition!

    I read the t&c's for this comp when it was promoted. They were absolute billshit with a right reserved to change the rules of the comp as and when the promoter felt like it. It was always highly unlikely the house as ever going to be offered up. Entrants were mugs.
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