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  1. It's him, again! What do you need to do to get locked up around here...? Sixteen-year-old is now afraid of walking alone after she was indecently assaulted | (iomtoday.co.im)
  2. Should have a nostalgia subsection on the forums. I love all of the tidbits you come across on here, Facey and others and it'd be good to store them in one place.
  3. I fail to see how this isn't a custodial sentence? It's awful. http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=47025&headline=Teen%20broke%20victim%27s%20nose%20in%20an%20unprovoked%20attack&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2019
  4. I've just published book number six - If you'd spread the word I'd be very grateful! (linky below) ”If you’re a fan of the Isle of Man TT races, you’ll love this book.” "Frank n’ Stan’s bucket list is wonderfully heart-warming, poignant, and gloriously funny. A proper laugh-out-loud read that will put a smile on your face." Frank’s had better days… The doctor gave him the news he didn't want and Frank's discovered the worst kept secret in Liverpool; that his wife’s fitness instructor is providing her services that extend beyond the gym. With time a dwindling commodity, Frank decides it’s time to do something he wants to do. With a little encouragement from his oldest friend, Stan, the first destination for his ‘bucket-list’ is the Isle of Man TT Races. They were content to just spectate, but fate had other ideas. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Frank-Stans-bucket-list-funniest-ebook/dp/B07BD3MQ68/ref=la_B01IRNGDNY_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1521313992&sr=1-1
  5. He just wants to be a real boy...
  6. Watching a pretty tedious programme about the theft of Van Gogh paintings, just now. One of the only known photos of Mr Big was taken in the Isle of Man, where the commentator stated, "probably there to launder his drug money and place in offshore accounts" They don't like us
  7. I signed up to Equifax to protect myself from online fraud, etc. I did think it a bit of an irony when I received a letter from Equifax today, telling me they'd given all of my personal information in a data breach in May. Checked my statement and they've still been quick enough to charge me each month. Cheeky feckers Reading the scale of the breach I'd be surprised if they come out of the other side of this one. I suppose another irony is that more people will sign up for the services of this sort of company provides on the back of a problem which they created.
  8. Interesting from Lord Gadhia, calling it fake and false news in the House of Lords: Lord Gadhia is a former managing director of private equity firm Blackstone and a board member of UK Financial Investments and UK Government Investments.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-41879690?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=5a00b4e1e4b02d7b3a1c83ec%26'Fake and false news' - Lord Gadhia%26&ns_fee=0#post_5a00b4e1e4b02d7b3a1c83ec
  9. Hi guys, my fifth book has gone live this week. I'd be very grateful if you'd help me spread the word! It's a romantic comedy set in the Isle of Man and the second in the series. https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/embed?asin=B075WCX7BD&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_lVuZzbGY84FJ9
  10. Morning. On KU the author gets paid per page read rather than a total amount. The amount differs each month. If you like reading, KU is a great option.
  11. Agreed, I chuckled too, not in a mean way. Can I just say, in case he wants royalties, any similarities to persons living or... you know the rest.
  12. Forum friends - I've just published book number four and hoped you would help me spread the word. It's a romantic comedy set in the Isle of Man. ! When Helen walked out on Jack, she left him with three things: 1. The lease on a decrepit flat that fortunately only had a couple of months to run. 2. The lease on a failing coffee shop - that had ‘always been her dream’.3. Horace the cat. The client base on the once thriving shop was now threadbare. The salvation for Jack - and the shop - could be right in front of his very eyes; the beautiful and underappreciated shop assistant and friend, Emma. Her insistence that Jack cared about someone – other than himself – would bring him closer to those who were keeping his business alive; his elderly customers. A disgraced, ex-BBC presenter and a world record attempt would also be a key ingredient in the success of the Isle of Man’s only dating and social club for the elderly – The Lonely Heart Attack Club. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B073WXHGCV/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499971141&sr=8-1&keywords=the+lonely+heart+attack+club
  13. Intersport just needs to find a niche. I'd imagine if it were a like for like then it would struggle, but there will be a place for the higher end stuff that I wouldn't go to SD for. As an example- probably a shit one - TX Maxx sell branded products but I really like going to Esquires in town for some brand name stuff and good customer service. If it finds it's niche, for example quality golf/cycling attire, I think there will still be a market for it's products and customer service.
  14. The police run towards incidents like this. Me, you and most would be running the other way. I have no problem with them getting a well deserved pat on the back.
  15. Time is certainly money according to that report. I'm in the wrong job
  16. Nice of them to give this free publicity. Shoddy journalism as the phone number is wrong; that's my mums number http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=34103&headline=Escort agency based in the Isle of Man charges £100 for 30 minutes of 'companionship'&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2017
  17. Literally just got of their website and thought the same, not good
  18. Am I missing something? Customer has complaint against bank and they deem this worthy of front page news - does this merit front page coverage? http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=33702&headline=Don't miss this week's Manx Independent&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2017
  19. Are there any suspension specialists on the IOM. I've a lowered t5 that needs the suspension updated. I don't think what was put on originally was the greatest, so looking for someone that really knows what they're doing. Recomendations greatly appreciated.
  20. It's not, ambulances don't use. Bus company were one of the main considerations for not using speed cushions, fuck knows why.
  21. Bought a car in the UK last year which was subsequently written off when we had the floods. I handed the keys back to the insurance company and waved her off; great little car it was. Took the replacement car to the Lake District for her first UK outing this week. Parked up in Keswick and saw a car that looked like the previous one Parked about 4 spaces away. It was back on its UK plate (the same one as when we brought her over) but definately our car) Bizarre. Wonder if the new owner knew it was a flood write off? Presume they dry em' out and sell them as a Cat C?
  22. Well done on the book. I think from memory the 100 is only if they pay you by cheque. If you set up bank transfer they pay you out each month even if it's significantly less than the 100. I never had a problem getting paid under a 100. Momentum is the biggest drain and trying to keep it going. I've tried all the different types of advertising but ultimately writing another one proved the most successful. People like one and then buy the next. A good cover and edited book were my early mistakes which I now pay more attention to. The little red graph is such a motivator! You may get dejected but just keep at it.
  23. I'll keep one of the several hundred sponsorship forms that go round work next to my front door at home. I'll Sign them up when they come knocking, see how they like it.
  24. I watched that last night on BBC 3 (I think) great programme - that's what got me thinking about the Peel line. That was a proper labour of love for those volunteers. As you say, they had hundreds turn up to help.
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