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  1. The main function rooms are unaffected so hopefully they will still be able to have functions for anybody who has booked. There is also some accommodation in the main block, so they may also still be able to provide rooms (don't know how many though). I hope for all the people who work up there that they can still keep the place running and that jobs are safe
  2. I lost the sound for YouTube and any other videos in my web browser, but it was working fine for any games etc. After a quick Google the answer seemed to be to clear my cache of all Temporary Internet Files and at the same time clear the History and any Cookies. I did this and the sound came back.
  3. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2317061/April-Jones-trial-Mark-Bridger-breaks-dock-mothers-harrowing-999-played.html The trial has started, very sad
  4. http://www.segway.im/tours.html £30 - Off road Segway Safari's * A more exciting trip, taking place inside some of the Island's forests for approximately 50-60 mins with coffee / tea and cake to warm you up after your adventure
  5. Saw this article in the paper today http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2235236/Josh-Sargeant-Teenager-bought-upmarket-house-500k-win-McDonalds-Monopoly-game-handed-ASBO-subjecting-neighbours-wild-parties.html Seriously though, well done for the Manx lads who won, and I wish them all the best. Just hope their friends stick with them and they don't have a hard time from jealous people.
  6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20265125 HSBC bank says it is looking into allegations that criminals have used offshore accounts at its Jersey operation for money laundering. The bank issued a statement after the Daily Telegraph newspaper said it was at the centre of a major investigation by HM Revenue and Customs. HSBC said it was investigating "an alleged loss of certain client data in Jersey as a matter of urgency". But it added it had not been contacted by HMRC or any other authority. According to the Daily Telegraph, the tax authorities have obtained details of "every British client of HSBC in Jersey" based on information provided by a whistle-blower this week. It is reported that the 4,000 offshore account holders include a well-known drug dealer living in Central America, bankers who face allegations of fraud and a man once dubbed London's "number two crook".
  7. There were two boys outside Shoprite this afternoon doing Penny for the Guy (with a home made guy, not another child dressed up). They weren't hassling anybody walking past, didn't actually ask for any money, but if somebody did give them something they were extremely polite in their thank yous. I gave them a bit of change because they were so polite.
  8. I'm think I've seen them in the Wessex garage as well
  9. I thought that the trial was set for January. Perhaps they are keeping certain things out of the media to avoid speculation which could affect the judgement of potential jurors, so would assume that it would go quiet between arrest and trial. Weren't the details of the Jo Yates case kept out of the media until after Tabak's trial?
  10. Apparently the Wessex garage pumps do not stretch round - I did this one day when it was very busy and got told by the man serving in there that I wasn't allowed to do that.
  11. No - just pictures of people pointing
  12. Minxie


    Large pod of dolphins in Douglas Bay - they have been there for a couple of hours now, up near the Port Jack end of the bay.
  13. Maybe as it's a new venture they might only do a few to start with to see how it goes and add in more as demand increases?
  14. I doubt that any of the tours would take place along cliff tops, and if a Chimpanzee can ride one, as in Declan's video, I'm sure most members of the public could manage without any incident
  15. I've had a go on a Segway - it was good fun and very easy to manouver / stop so managed not to run anybody over. A lot of major cities have them - a friend mentioned today that they had been to Prague at the weekend and had seen them a lot there (they do sightseeing tours with them). They will go a lot slower than the bikes on the prom and make a slight whirring noise so you can hear them coming. The plantation trips look great fun so will be booking one in the future I think
  16. Arrow hasn't been what I expected it to be so far - I though there would be a lot more action. I think it's a slow burner, but I've enjoyed the first two so far - will see how it goes.
  17. Not very impressed with Person of Interest so far - if it's being 'rested' I might not bother persevering with it then
  18. Try Broadway Pets - they have a good selection of fish and it changes from week to week. They can order in specifically as well.
  19. Are the adult sized Zorbs sealed like the children's ones you see at the fair? If so I imagine they have a limited air supply time so maybe not suitable. If not how easily could they become waterlogged?
  20. But back then people didn't have to spend money on new iPhones and satellite TV. They also didn't have to spend their money on massive mortgages. How much have house prices rised as a percentage of wages since the 1960s? This Telegraph article says that house prices rise at three times the rate of wage inflation . . . http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/9481892/House-prices-rise-at-three-times-the-rate-of-wage-inflation.html
  21. I see the Manx National Heritage have organised some interesting walking tours over the next month. Shame some of them are on work days rather then weekends as the walking tour of Little Switzerland looked interesting. http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/whats-on/ Good to see something different though.
  22. There is a St Kilda in Melbourne Australia - is it named after the Scottish Islands? Edited to Add - just looked it up and no it's not St Kilda was named after a schooner Lady of St Kilda (which moored at the main beach for much of 1841) by Charles La Trobe and the ship's master and early settler Lieutenant James Ross Lawrence.
  23. Sensual garden sounds a bit rude - it's the Sensory Garden that's being opened
  24. Lots of stuff on, just depends whether it will appeal to your visitors, but some of the other suggestions above give good ideas for children http://www.visitisleofman.com/whatson/events.aspx
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