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  1. On ‎7‎/‎17‎/‎2015 at 7:25 PM, krafty said:

    The newly opened Noa bakehouse in laxey

    Went there today.......... It was excellent, just like the one in douglas (smaller menu) but final somewhere good in laxey.

    shame it's only open 3 days a week for now

     

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    Following your recommendation. I went and the place is shut!! Bugger.

  2. Bring in means testing, get lots of the Braddan tenants into private rentals, move all the people out of the Pink Village into the many vacant houses, then level it, simples innit ?

     

    I would certainly agree that means testing is a must!

  3. Whilst there is no capital cains tax, no inheitance tax, no stamp duty (sort off) and low interest rates then I would buy a property.

     

    Property will always go up and down. the IoM market is flat at the moment but looking at long term trends even in the 70's and early 80's when the IoM was really in the shit then property has faired well.

     

    The secret is getting a good tenant, keeping them and looking after them so they dont even consider wanting to leave.

     

    Good luck!

  4. Andrew Jessopp - Chairman

     

    Seacliffe
    Ballaveare
    Old Castletown Road
    Braddan
    Isle of Man
    IM4 1BB

    Telephone: 622937

     

     

    This morning he was on Manx Radio talking about the high cost of maintaining the working cottages in Cronkbourne and therefore the Braddan Commissioners have decided to consider selling them. These date back to the middle of the 19th Century and have a connection with Archibald Knox.

     

    Its ironic that Andrew Jessopp has gone on air with this as there are countless planning notes where he has objected to numerous properties being redeveloped in the private sector because they were uneconomical to manage in their present state.

     

    He has in my opinion lost all credibility now, and the planning commitee should take note of this U turn in all of his future planning obstructions/objections which he has and no doubt will continoue to put forward on a personal level.

     

    His above contact details taken from the Braddan Comissioners web site. I will be writing to him.

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  5. Does anybody know the rough price of knocking through an internal supporting wall, installing an RSJ and making good? I'm not sure yet if it's Manx stone or brick, I imagine it would cost a bit more on labour if it is Manx stone.

     

    many thanks

     

     

     

    It will cost you £3,541.00 + 5% VAT assuming others do the redecoration works.

  6. We are only on day 5.... I'll draw my own more conclusive opinions about the month of February on day 28.

     

     

    Day 10.... and its bone dry. I am spitting feathers. The ducks are scratching their heads. And the guy who was on his Kayack this time last year up Parliment Street in Ramsey is at home sulking wondering why he is no longer able to masturbate.

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    http://www.manx.net/isle-of-man-news/69309/backbench-attempt-to-stall-child-care-contracts

     

    Who did the Childrens Centre award the contract to for constructing their new building on Bucks Road a few years ago (the strage looking flat roof thing).

     

    Was the contractor local... No???? Did they pay local sub contractors before they declared themselves bankrupt? Ask the questions Peter!!!

     

    What goes around comes around. The Manx are fighting back... Join the revolution Peter and protect the Manx not just your votes.

     

     

    What did the Children's Centre go bankrupt? If so how did it back onto its feet. I have always thought it was state owned, who owns it then?

     

    I wish Knight would just stop whinging and get on with running his little nursery. They didn't even need to wait for the CC on the panel to declare an interest, they knew already prior to appointing him to the procurement panel as all CC's have to declare and ask for permission from their substantive employer prior to taking on other roles, being a director of an off island charity counts. Quayle and Cannan knew this prior to appointment but still thought they could get away with it. There needs to be an enquiry even if it just shows those two arrogant twats up for what they are. I'm not fussed who gets the contracts as long as the kids are looked after and we don't end up paying any extra. Come to think of it our business has never had St Christophers bombarding us with begging emails for raffle prizes of sponsorship but we have had plenty from the IOMCC just goes to show which one is running a service within their budget instead of continually being on the scrounge.

    Is the Chief Constable involved in the operation of a private company, which has direct interests in the work the CC has to carry out, especially if he is a member and a Director, I cant believe a Chief Constable would be permitted to a member or a Director of any private company at all, especially if it is trading?

     

     

    Not falling for that one Buster.

     

    Anyway, since the origional posting a couple of days ago it looks like John Knight has now handed in his notice according to recent media reports.

     

    Lets hope the next Childrens Centre CE is more alligned to dealing with local suppliers, contactors and businesses!

     

    I will be writing seperatly to Peter Karran so he has some of the other side to the story.

  8. http://www.manx.net/isle-of-man-news/69309/backbench-attempt-to-stall-child-care-contracts

     

    Who did the Childrens Centre award the contract to for constructing their new building on Bucks Road a few years ago (the strage looking flat roof thing).

     

    Was the contractor local... No???? Did they pay local sub contractors before they declared themselves bankrupt? Ask the questions Peter!!!

     

    What goes around comes around. The Manx are fighting back... Join the revolution Peter and protect the Manx not just your votes.

     

     

  9. Why in the last year or two have we got so much scaffolding on the hedge rows? Whilst I appreciate it gives the marshalls a better view, I dont believe the riders would appreciate getting stabbed by unnecesary poles which stick out over the track just to give the scaffolding firm some free banner advertising around the track. Check out some of these crashes, a few of which are close to areas where such scaffolding has been erected http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHidS8AjMS0 It is only a metter of time before a rider gets stabbed by one of the poles in my opinion. If the scaffold contractor has provided this free of charge for the advertising space then fair enough. if not then I believe all the poles which stick out should be removed.

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  10. The new box office animated film Free Bird... All about the saving of Turkeys used for thanks giving meals. The time machine takes them back to the first thanks giving meal in New England and the main part by captain Standish, who in the film was portrayed as a nasty baddy :-).... Anyway Captain Miles Standish, was part of the original history on the first ships which sailed to New England back in the 1600's... he was bloody Manx! From Sulby no less.... what a guy - and remembered all these years later in an animated film!!!! Who needs Pinewood.

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    Stu, Aquarius, Albert - if you want to be moderators why not apply.

     

    Most comments in this thread were passing information about the accident and nothing else.

    Having apparently generated a wave of righteous indignation, let me explain the reason for my earlier comment.

     

    Numerous people are on distro lists for official press releases, not all of them journalists. In those cases it's a 'heads up' so that people at - say the DOI - can see what the police response is, and if there is - for example - the likelihood of further investigations and possible charges being brought

     

    Whilst I find the publishing of these on an internet forum like MF, or Facebook for example to be questionable practice, I understand that we're in the information age and that it's likely to happen increasingly unless the sender locks down the system to accredited journalists only. Not to give them the 'scoop' denied to the public, but because they will have been trained in legal responsibilities and official protocols. My biggest concern with what AC did (however innocently) was to include the 'Notes to Editors' line. This is a 'heads up' to journalists and is NOT for reporting. It may explain why police are running an investigation the way they are, it may give more of a description of a suspect, it may explain the apparent cause of an accident...but it is NOT for reporting to the public as it might hinder an inquiry, cause undue alarm or speculation or legally prejudice legal proceedings. In this case (fortunately) it didn't do any of those things, but what if the family was named in the notes (for example) and relatives got the news from the internet rather than a grief-counselling trained police officer?

     

    I'm no self-appointed custodian of common sense or wannabe moderator, but I understand the system and the reason behind protocols.

    Stu, you fucked up. Are you a qualified journalist?

     

    Heart breaking for all concerned :-(

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