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  1. Work on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry's new environmentally friendly headquarters is reported to be progressing on schedule. The Department’s plan to centralise its six divisions into a single building outside Douglas, relocating its 70 staff in the process, is on target for the end of March 2010. Story here.
  2. Canadian rocker best known for 'Summer of 69' and 'Run To You' will play the Villa Marina on Wednesday 20th January 2010. Full story here.
  3. Anyone unable to attend Back Door Slam's sell-out show at the Gaiety Theatre on Monday 12th October can take heart: thanks to a unique collaboration between leading media and internet technology providers, fans will be able to watch the whole concert online - as it happens. Read more here.
  4. The launch of £22 million bulk carrier Caly Manx has helped to raise the international profile of the Isle of Man Ship Registry. The carrier was officially named at the Tsuneishi Zhoushan Shipyard, near Shanghai, by local singer and actress Samantha Barks. Chief Minister Tony Brown MHK headed an Isle of Man Government delegation to China, supported by Trade and Industry Minister David Cretney MHK and Director of the Ship Registry Dick Welsh. Full story here: http://www.isleofman.com/News/article.aspx...504&area=2#
  5. The Villa Marina Gardens is to house a temporary ice rink over the festive period. The full-size, real ice rink is being brought over by telecoms company Sure and will be open to the public for six weeks, from 23rd November until 3rd January: http://www.isleofman.com/News/article.aspx...9478&area=2
  6. The Department of Transport has announced the completion of the road improvement scheme at Johnny Watterson's Lane. The road will reopen to traffic on Friday 2nd October.
  7. Triskel Promotions have announced their latest concert - singer-songwriter Tom McRae at the Centenary Centre, Peel, on Saturday 24th October. Local support from Steph Gomaa and Hannah Layhe. Tickets go on sale from Monday 28th September. Full story here.
  8. Safer at Sea: Isle of Man Sees Drop in Lifeboat Launches
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