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emesde

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  1. No Crusade --the recent Island consultation on this subject showed that most people dont like having thes vehicles parked in residential areas . I have no dislike of the vehicles. Just the parking of them in residential areas.
  2. I think you will find that the noise of an an explosion made many residents check on what was happening and the news papers reported it as an explosion as well . But why so defensive about the cause of this written off van fire in a residential street ?? "The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed a fire and explosion in a campervan was caused by a fridge freezer unit. Crews were called to the scene in Belgravia Road in Onchan yesterday afternoon. When they arrived the motorhome was well ablaze, but it was extinguished quickly. People who want fire safety advice for campervans can contact the Community Safety Department on 647300".
  3. It did rip a hole in the side of the van --hence road being shut off and police and fire brigade involved and van being towed away.
  4. They make the road quite narrow by parking opposite each other just before a 90 degree bend (A blind bend as you cannot see around it with these large vehicles parked) .It is right next to the entrance to Onchan Park and the Tennis courts so both drivers and pedestrians have no vision around these obstructions .People are crossing between these blocks of metal frequently with young children to visit the park. There have been several minor accidents there ,though thankfully despite a few near misses no serious injuries as far as I am aware . Oh and of course the gas cylinder in one of these rooms on wheels exploded fairly recently. Oh they cause a lot of extra danger all right.
  5. Belgravia Road IS a residential area and has been totally spoiled by having anything up to a dozen camper vans parked along it for many years .All the residents I know are totally fed up with it and the sooner this law is complied with the better.Your van I guess is one of the many that park next to the tennis courts alongside Onchan Park.They are a danger to other motorists ,pedestrians and make what should be a pleasant residential street look like a motorway parking area.I think most residents of this road will be pleased to see an end to this eyesore.
  6. Closed again(16.50)  Isle of Man Constabulary Media Page 6 minutes ago via Email_upload Mountain Road currently closed due to a one vehicle RTC at 32nd Milestone - further updates to follow
  7. I thought it was AND Snaefell Mountain Road Closure; Due to a large diesel spillage, the Snaefell Mountain Road is closed until further notice. RL
  8. Its now about 9.55 am and it is open.
  9. Where was that reported ??. Lots of groups would like to see it dropped ,but I haven't read anywhere that it is going to be.
  10. Quote "As for your PS, you are no doubt aware that there are derestricted roads all over England so now I am wondering what you mean by "unrestricted". " There are no speed desrestricted public roads in the UK THEY ARE ALL SUBJECT TO THE NATIONAL SPEED LIMIT FOR THE TYPE OF VEHICLE THAT IS BEING DRIVEN. .
  11. No worries but sorry if it's beyond anybody. I think that is exactly the point---- It is not beyond everbody--- It is YOU that is out of step and totally wrong in just about everthing you have said.I am sure that in your own mind you have a superior driving aptitude and ability to all the other poor people of inferior intelligence . If you would like to p.m. me I will arrange for you to have a drive with one of the observers from the local IAM group and they can measure your abilities against those recognised by the Institute of Advanced Motoring. No thanks. Sounds like you are one of those fellows with a certificate on the wall that makes you think you are an expert. And you still haven't explained the logic of putting up a 40mph sign on a stretch of road where it is impossible to achieve that speed. As opposed to someone like you who talks total rubbish , insults everyone on here and thinks they are an expert .The offer was made in good faith,as i too think that there is much bad signage on the roads .
  12. No worries but sorry if it's beyond anybody. I think that is exactly the point---- It is not beyond everbody--- It is YOU that is out of step and totally wrong in just about everthing you have said.I am sure that in your own mind you have a superior driving aptitude and ability to all the other poor people of inferior intelligence . If you would like to p.m. me I will arrange for you to have a drive with one of the observers from the local IAM group and they can measure your abilities against those recognised by the Institute of Advanced Motoring.
  13. Well I bet thats clarified it for everbody. Thanks Woolley.
  14. Woolley, What is it with you. There are NO DERESTRICTED PUBLIC ROADS in the UK . THey have a National speed limit on them all . The reason they use the white and black sign is so that they do not have to put up several signs at each change of speed limits area as different vehicles have different speed limit regulations. I'm sorry that by your standards everone is unintelligent ,However everone you are calling idiots are in fact correct,so i'm not sure where that leaves youin the IQ stakes. You seem to be saying that by putting up speed restriction signs traffic will drive faster. I have been involved in road sfety issues for many years and this is contrary to any evidence I have ever seen . Could you please give some proof of this spurious claim or do you just make stuff up???
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    Rbsi Going

    The letter says that they are dropping personal accounts and that business and commercial accounts will remain with RBSI at this stage and that the RBSI banking hall in Victoria St will continue to provide RBSI counter services as well as the commencement of NatWest services. I guess its inevitable when you see the 3 large Nat west : IOM bank and RBS units all beloning to the same group and offering similar services. I imagine all banks are trying to seperate their personal customers from their business and investment businesses and it looks like Nat West is becoming the "Personal account " arm of the business . Barrie why on earth would we want you to "read between the lines for us" Despite your outstanding abilities in every subject on earth, we are managing to survive without you on the Island. (and without being bored to death when we venture into Quids Inn.)
  16. What application was that then ?? I think you will find that they couldn't find anywhere with the potential to give them the sales and profitability they look for in their outlets. They would be looking for outlets with regular sales in excess of £30K per week. The higher cost of shipping product to the Island would have meant that for 1 outlet they wouldn't have been able to sell at the same prices they do in the UK and the high cost of managing a one off pub from a distance would have made it uneconomic.
  17. In case you dont already know, some of the worlds most famous brands of quality shaving brushes are made on the Island . http://www.vulfixoldoriginal.com/ edited to add http://www.simpsonshavingbrushes.com/shop/3/index.htm
  18. Has anyone actually got a tax disc yet ?? I had an e mail confirming payment etc a few days ago . Today got a letter saying that due to technical problems they had been unable to get payment and so I should pay by cheque via post or call at sea terminal and pay. (and before anyone asks --YES there are sufficient funds in my account. The "technical problem" is nothing to do with me.
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    H & B

    I guess that H & B have to abide by the permit rules just like all employers. Surely they should be able to choose the person who they consider the best person for the job without reference to who YOU think should get it. You sound very bitter and I guess that you or one of your close mates was rejected for a job from the company and people you are now slagging off . Still despite your conspiracy theories, the new person appointed for the Ship may be upset if you call them a come over.
  20. Was booked on this mornings 7am sailing to Liverpool . I and several hundred others (including a lot of visitors from the commonwealth games etc) were milling around at the sea terminal trying to get re-booked I eventually left the sea terminal at about 7.20. The brand new Costa was shut all that time despite a notice on the door saying "open at 6-30am" Commercially makes no sense as several hundred sales were lost. From a tourism point of view just another manx couldn't care less operation.
  21. And it was quite big motoring story two and a half years ago
  22. emesde

    Manx Drivers!

    Pitch sounds like a perfect driver and as such I will be happy to arrange for him to have a driving assessement based against IAM standards free of charge as long as he is happy for the assessment to be published on this forum site --so much of what he says seems at odds with safe driving as I understand it, but with his confidence I am sure he will prove me wrong. Please PM me and I will arrange .
  23. According to the M and S web site they open at 11am Douglas Address: 7 Drumgold Street, Douglas, IM1 2SP Tel: 01624 621268 / Fax: 01624628753 Opening Hours Show hours for week: This Week if( $weekcount > 1 ) { Next week } 2 Weeks Out3 Weeks Out4 Weeks Out5 Weeks Out6 Weeks Out Monday 20 Jun 08:30 - 18:00 Tuesday 21 Jun 08:30 - 18:00 Wednesday 22 Jun 08:30 - 18:00 Thursday 23 Jun 08:30 - 19:00 Friday 24 Jun 08:30 - 18:00 Saturday 25 Jun 08:30 - 18:00 Sunday 26 Jun 11:00 - 17:00
  24. He probably knows that you can't be fined for running out of fuel on a UK motorway
  25. Depends who's using them, but they can be more distracting than a passenger for people who bugger around with them while they should be concentrating. Another thing in a growing list of driver distractions though, and the worst of them seem to be kids on the back seat and the mobile phone. Had a very scary close shave with a driving txt'er just this week, actually going round a blind corner on an unrestricted country road while texting. With R plates on too, freshy trained. Like every other form of distraction its how you use it . However I used to work in the London area and using a sat nav is many times safer than driving around trying to navigate from an A-Z, I recently drove several hundreds of miles through three European countries involving calls in Major cities and I can assure you it was much less stressful than doing the same trip without one. Despite its limitations I actually feel it is one of the best aids I have used for taking hassle and stress out of car journeys. If used properly much safer than maps, It warns you which lane you will need approching major junctions on motorways, Nearest fuel stops etc etc . To my mind a benefit to safety if used properly.
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