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    Ronaldsway aircraft co

    The reason for the redundancies is a loss of £7 miilion of orders per annum to Rolls Royce for The trent engine range as the contract hasn't been renewed after RAC put prices up to Rolls about two and half years ago. Rolls responded with only a 2 year contract which has now expired. The loss of this contract hasn't been replaced by orders from other customers.
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    How much will this cost us?

    It's taken this woman nearly 2 years to say something and this is what comes out. My constituency mhk as well. I despair, I really really do.
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    Chester Street Car Park

    On a side issue, the price to park has just gone up by 25% for Saturday parking. Nice to see another tax increase reflecting inflation figures.
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    Ronaldsway Airport

    I get the feeling from the lack of action to resolve this issue that AR is hoping that if we ignore the problem for long enough then it will eventually resolve itself. Until each department's revenue raising capacity is ring fenced then we will never see value for money for the taxes paid individually,whether its passenger duty, road tax or any other. As long as it goes into a central pot and re-distributed then more will be diverted elsewhere.
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    D.O.I another dumb ass idea

    As a grown up with both feet on the the ground literally a well as eyes and ears, I feel I'm better qualified to judge whether it's safe to cross the road or not rather than these bozos in DOI who I wouldn't trust to tie their own shoe laces. BTW jay walking is something created by americans for americans and american traffic. Somewhat different to Westmoreland road on a Friday afternoon I think.
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    D.O.I another dumb ass idea

    I was walking down Westmoreland road road towards Circular and crossed Hillside Avenue at its junction where the raised hump is. It's the only crossing point at the junction. To walk further down reduces visibility of all traffic approaching from all directions.
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    D.O.I another dumb ass idea

    I walked over this "improvement" last week and my first thought is what a dogs dinner they've made where the tarmac meets the pavement. It's uneven with trip hazards and depressions that could cause problems for people with poor mobility. Once again DOI have created a problem where there wasn't one and the workmanship is laughable.
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    Bushy's to lose TT site?

    The clue to this is in the title, "Bushy's beer tent", not Okells or Hooded ram and any visitor you speak to refers to the Bushys version. Is this some DED backhand way of getting their own back over the use of the TT letters as referred to in another thread?
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    Happy New Year - I'm alright and contented

    Howard asks us to reflect on what we've got which is fair enough but he should realise that we would have quite a lot more if him and his predecessors hadn't decided to help themselves to it.
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    DED Chief Steps Down

    He'll probably come back as a consultant and charge twice as much as whatever we were paying.
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    "Bless" this House

    Why not go to the fairy bridge and pin it to the tree for the other imaginary people, so much like the one they worship!!!
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    Toilet Tax - this year's changes

    I thought that when the utilities were combined the "MEA" debt was not going to saddled on the water/sewage side of the business.Cannon is saying this hike is to service the Manx Utilities debt which currently stands at around £250 million. MHK speaks with forked tongue so no surprise there then.
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    Someone has cleared up the Fairy Bridge?!

    It's litter, nothing more nothing less. Anyone fly tipping rubbish like this would be traced and prosecuted. If these people want to talk to to imaginary beings then why don't they go to a church?
  14. http://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/wildlife-park-purchase-50-acres-of-rainforest/
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    Bill Henderson MLC And Bill Henderson MHK.

    This has Sir Humphrey written all over it. Make it as confusing and obscure as possible and then lobby against members voting for it to ensure it won't get passed. Very similar to the rates review that has been parked until after the next general election.