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  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-67426132 https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/hazardous-materials-will-be-stabilised-and-buried-under-new-bypass/
  2. Isn't there a covenenant on the old prsion site on Victoria Road? (Oddly Google maps/Earth show the old prison still after 13 years) Guess it'll go once the developers on the site opposite (next to the soon to be former Shoprite HQ) will be eyeing it up no doubt.
  3. They take money off us in exchange for goods and services we apparently want and need. Government take the money of you at source and in every transaction you make through VAT, fuel duty, plastic bag taxes, sugar taxes etc. in exchange for underperforming services, over budget vanity projects and propping up little emperors within the CS. One allows you to spend your money as and where you wish, one gives you no option at all. Endless commitees and enquiries into their own incompetence is like a 3 ring circus (Keys, LegCo & CS) run by clowns and no ring master (oooer). The OFT still haven't got a grip on Manky Gas after 2 or 3 years and they're bleating about not getting involved with Tesco takeover? FFS if IOMG was that worried about a local retail offering why did they let Chester Street fall into rack and ruin? At least the majority of jobs will have to stay local.
  4. Not really suprising though. Now all the off-island post is at the mercy of the Steam Packet's fickle sailings and we are down to one delivery per day, on just 5 days a week. Pretty soon the sub-post offices will go one by one and if we're lucky it'll just be the town centre ones left. As the population ages out, it'll be even less relevant and viable and will probably accelerate the decline by hiking stamps to £2 in a last gasp try and protect the higher ups salaries and pensions.
  5. Or possibly the government is too big and inefficient for the taxes it raises?
  6. Wonderful day for active travel
  7. https://www.gov.im/media/1377964/climate-change-single-use-plastic-regulations-guidance-oct2022.pdf Our snivel serpents consider this to be an acceptable presentation of information for guidance to the public? And we wonder why everything IOMG touches is such a mess?
  8. Channel Islands Electricity Grid (CIEG) is the joint venture between Jersey Electricity and Guernsey Electricity. The two islands cover nearly 80% of their electricity consumption by imports from EDF (Electricity de France) via submarine cables. What a novel idea.
  9. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-67147288 So will IOM Fire Service need a new fire engine with a ladder to reach the new trubines 'just in case'? And therefore will there need to be a new fire station to house it? I wonder how far flung flaming fibreglass flies?
  10. The stables at the back are no better than an old set of farmyard buildings (the shed behind the cars parked to the right is part of it). So wonder when the combined tram track completion & new stable block project will appear in the budget? Not to mention the 3-5 year 'temporary' £2m stables on the Summerland site. Before or after the Sea Terminal redevelopment or a new Grandstand?
  11. Another Manx solution creates another Manx taxpayer problem. She'll be right though as we've got Dr Allinsons magic money tree to dig them out once again. Any sign of the mega titan uber video screen scoreboards yet? Or are they waiting for the depths of winter to attempt that one?
  12. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-isle-of-man-67077025 This explains a lot.... A bid to allocated a further £10m in continency funding to help pay for the project was put on hold in July. Well we all know they've been taking the piss since this started so maybe this will put an end to it? Nice to see license fee tax is well spent on top quality journalism.
  13. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-67122278 And so it begins. Mr Morris said the refurbishment would cost a "smattering" of the cost of the construction of a new terminal in Liverpool. A "smattering" ~ so somewhere north of £10m then. Maybe they should invest in the harbour and dock as a priority so people can actaully complete the journey they paid for and an impromptu Irish Sea round trip cruise ? Pretty sure most on that route are heading for the M6 and all points beyond about as fast they legally can once the wheels are on dry land.
  14. Ramsey bakery you could buy your loaf 5 hours old. - except the parts recycled in from the previous unsold batches? I could be wrong but pretty sure Co-op finish off some of their whole bread from part-baked frozen bread on site, they are still warm when they put them on the shelves. Knew a guy who owned and ran a huge concern supplying major chains with that type of product all over the Uk and beyond. Stores a long time on site (handy for the odd ferry failure), clean, unskilled and low on energy to get the 'fresh baked bread' appeal.
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