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  1. DNA analysis on fag butts and white turds required. This could be serious.
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    Fireworks

    Yep they were good. Perhaps not the best in comparison with New Year at the London Eye, but then we are not here to piss off Sydney. I think all of the visitors would be happy with what they saw on the prom.
  3. I am led to believe that there are fewer Germans in recent years (I dont know how many in % terms, perhaps the IOMSCo. have the stats) which reduces the riding on the wrong side of the road effect resulting in fewer serious accidents.
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    Wild Garlic

    Bishops Court Glen, real good stuff, lots of moisture, plenty of neutrient in the soil! I try not to eat it every day though~ baahhharraaaa
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    Funfair

    I assumed it wasnt coming also. So the Jane Crookall maternity wing will be busy in 9 months time! again...
  6. Would Mr Turner have to resign as director of a media organisation if he took up post as a political member? Does anyone know who sets the rules, is it OFCOM? and what must the senior members of Manx Radio be thinking?
  7. All credit to the Developer, it will be a night mare site to work on! Three carriageways around the building on a slope situated in the middle of the legal / financial district (they wont want any noise when the pile driving starts) and such limited access to the site - and then to have to work around retaining the facade... impressive work. Great pics by the way, it will be nice to see if and how the design team blend the new building into the impressive frontage. It shows how much profit there must be in cups of coffee.
  8. Wow!! It must be good stuff. Have you ever tried buying a WII (for the kids offcourse)?
  9. The lenders are very clever also. By pushing their 'buy to let' mortgages for second homes which can be secured on the first home it results in fewer houses on the supply chain keeping the house prices healthy even when interest rates start creeping up. In my opinion investing in bricks and morter, is still a fairly low risk investment and the way to go (just wish i has spare cash to do it)
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    Tt Own Goal

    If that is not the case then surely this has been an unknown problem in the past when Mad Sundays have been made one way on safety grounds. I recall Prince William when he came over for the TT; did he ride on the back of a bike on the Mad Sunday? Proposed new headline: The future King rides on public roads, uninsured!
  11. The TT is a tradition and symbol of the IOM much like cats with no tails and kippers etc... Without having the full facts i would suggest that it makes a vast profit. I recall an economic geek suggesting that for every pound introduced to the Island of new income a further 7 pounds is generated within the economy. I take all the previous points that it costs a fair wack on the emergancy services, hospital etc but we should remember that these people who earn the extra overtime, largely pay taxes over here and put their additional income back into the Manx economy. and also by hav
  12. The TT is a tradition and symbol of the IOM much like cats with no tails and kippers etc... Without having the full facts i would suggest that it makes a vast profit. I recall an economic geek suggesting that for every pound introduced to the Island of new income a further 7 pounds is generated within the economy. I take all the previous points that it costs a fair wack on the emergancy services, hospital etc but we should remember that these people who earn the extra overtime, largely pay taxes over here and put their additional income back into the Manx economy. and also by hav
  13. The TT is a tradition and symbol of the IOM much like cats with no tails and kippers etc... Without having the full facts i would suggest that it makes a vast profit. I recall an economic geek suggesting that for every pound introduced to the Island of new income a further 7 pounds is generated within the economy. I take all the previous points that it costs a fair wack on the emergancy services, hospital etc but we should remember that these people who earn the extra overtime, largely pay taxes over here and put their additional income back into the Manx economy. and also by hav
  14. The TT is a tradition and symbol of the IOM much like cats with no tails and kippers etc... Without having the full facts i would suggest that it makes a vast profit. I recall an economic geek suggesting that for every pound introduced to the Island of new income a further 7 pounds is generated within the economy. I take all the previous points that it costs a fair wack on the emergancy services, hospital etc but we should remember that these people who earn the extra overtime, largely pay taxes over here and put their additional income back into the Manx economy. and also by hav
  15. One of the members was not present to vote, or submit an invalid paper, therefore reducing the majority by one. If you struggle to make sence of it all give Peter Karran a call. He will make everything perfectly clear for you....
  16. Doesn't a successful candidate just need a simple majority?? So 12/23 would have done the trick, shurely offisher? Yes but he only got 11. One short of the seat.
  17. One of the MHK's, David Anderson was not there to vote, therefore 12 would have been enough and he would have been within 1 vote of claiming the seat!
  18. John is spot on in his description of the two technology's. 99% of the solar panel installations supplied for the UK climate are conventional hot water tubes. Due to our reduced sun light hours the pay back on electric cells (battery store) does not really make them viable in this neck of the woods. I think that the board of ed are going to use them in the new Ramsey school - bit of a PR stunt if you ask me.
  19. You got to give your other half a romantic surprise. Go for it!
  20. Gas / Oil CH = £5000 to install, Electricity = £100, difference = £4900 = a lot of electricity. 10-12 years free heating! Slim, how much do you pay per quarter for electricity? Electricity is one of the most expensive forms of energy on the IOM. Look at the local OFT energy price index on the unit cost of power on the gov.im website. Heating your house with electric is a no no. I understand that a lot of the new appartments are heated by electic and this is because they are generally well insulated with low 'U' value (therefore reduced energy requirement) and more over it saves t
  21. Gas is cheaper to install than oil (due to reduced labour and the cost of an oil tank). Assuming both boilers are the same energy rating then oil would have a lower running cost than gas on a 3 bed house upwards. Word on the street is that Natural gas prices will be comming down as the MEA has bought the gas in ahead on a fixed rate contract and they sell it back to Manx Gas. Gas boilers generally take up less space for the same kW output and you dont have a bulky oil storage tank in the garden. Gas is a cleaner fuel to oil with lower carbon emmissions. On the island there is only one gas
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