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    Bottled Gas

    Depends on how much your standing charge is. Mine is around a pound a day ! and from what I know a gas cooker uses around 1 kWh. Yes it is over 11p per kWh for the cooker only option but most of use will be using the hob for only a few hours a day or even lesser than that.. Plus you do not pay any for the days you are on holiday etc.. Its a bit like choosing between a pay as you go and a contract for mobiles ;-)
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    Bottled Gas

    Has been like this for years. Yes it might change at some point.. I couldn't switch to oil as I wanted to keep my gas fire and that would have meant a standing charge anyway.
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    Bottled Gas

    Agree. I looked at the manx gas charges last year when i was planning my move to Oil heating ( wanted to keep my Gas Hob) No standing charge on Manx gas if the gas is not used for heating/ gas fire and is only used for cooking..
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    there's no fucking food at bastard mcdonalds

    According to a doctor buddy of mine , you can easily eat a Mc muffin for breakfast and a Big Mac for lunch and dinner and still lose weight as long as you don't eat anything else . The problem is the fries/hashbrowns and the drinks .
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    Cooker hood filters

    Do you mean carbon filters for the cooker hood? I bought mine for my old whirlpool cooker hood from EBay. Be careful with the model number and select the compatible one. It cost me around £20 for a pair ( I will use one and keep the other as a spare) PS: Bought the filter and a few other things for my oven from sparesworks_uk on eBay.
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    Flybe nosedives on profits warning

    Hope he paid with a credit card.
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    TT Access Road

    I know a few people in the area selling their houses now while they can.
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    Plans for lord street

    I think that though oil rich / oil self sufficient countries might be okay , the greatest growth will be in places like China which has to import oil. The Middle east /US nexus is holding the world to ransom by controlling the Oil and USD . China is aggressively pushing electric cars. More than half of all electric cars sold are in China.. I don't think electric cars will go away anytime soon.
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    What is the essential ingredient for soft baps ?

    How do you think Tesco and M&S makes bread .It arrives part made/frozen and is just finished off in the oven. They say the same about rice as well ( more dangerous) but you just cannot make fried rice with freshly cooked rice . It has to be leftover/cold rice. Otherwise it becomes mushy..
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    What is the essential ingredient for soft baps ?

    If they are a few days old try wrapping in cling film and microwave for 10-15 seconds.(depends on the microwave) Remove the cling film and then let it rest for a few minutes . Works for frozen bread and baps as well but you have to microwave for longer.
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    Private medical care terminated at Noble's!

    Is this for admissions to the private patients wing or for private outpatients appointments ? I.e Will we be able to see a consultant privately in Outpatients at Nobles or is that also going away . I have not seen anyone privately for years but are'nt the private Outpatient clinics done in the same place as the NHS clinics but just at a different time. How will closing the private wing affect this ?
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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
  13. 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 ?
  14. 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 .