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  1. As if we couldn’t see this was on the cards, a big loss for businesses and communities in the west & south. “Isle of Man Bank today announced the reduction of its branch network from January 7 2021 as it makes further investments in digital banking. The move will see the bank’s Peel and Castletown branches close.” http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=57731&headline=Isle of Man Bank closing two more branches&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2020
  2. I think you’ve hit the nail on the head there Derek, there’s one or two who think nothing of the extra workload their local red tape adds for organisers. Governing bodies such as the FIA & FIM are running events around the world week in and week out without having to jump through some of the unnecessary hoops faced here.
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    Rob Callister

    Ah sorry I’d misread as voting for RC and DC!!
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    Rob Callister

    How could you do that? Thought they represented different constituencies?
  5. What’s wrong with clearing debris from the beach initially? The level at the wall is much higher than it was 20/30 years ago. When the build up reaches the top of the new wall are they going to add another metre on top of it?
  6. Announcement made today The Classic TT and the Manx Grand Prix have been cancelled. It was announced by the Isle of Man government and Manx Motor Cycle Club this morning. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/2020-classic-tt-and-mgp-cancelled/
  7. http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=55251&headline=Virtual TT could be run this year&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2020&cat=Isle of Man TT Races
  8. Amongst those clearing up yesterday there was a digger on the beach that managed to build a nice “ramp” so the sand & stone on the beach now gently slopes up to be level with the walkway
  9. Has anybody been ‘lucky’ enough to engage with the Minister on his weekly walk along the promenade??!!
  10. Maybe they could use some of the “dial a ride” minibuses parked up empty round the island to backfill routes
  11. If there is so much potential for weddings, or other event use, why has no effort been made to make the “hospitality” marquee available to event organisers to hire at realistic rates when it’s sat empty between the TT and FOM/MGP? Surely an ideal opportunity to gauge the potential need (if any)
  12. Stand to be corrected, but didn’t Sefton sell it at auction in 2017 for £436k?http://auctions.lsh.co.uk/national/lot/57020
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    TT Access Road

    It’s just a shame some of that bottomless budget couldn’t be spent on roads that need sorting, or doing a decent job of the ones they do. I’m sure if a private contractor left Governors Road and Royal Avenue in Onchan in the state they have, they’d soon soon have something say about it!!
  14. Job title on his LinkedIn profile would suggest otherwise https://uk.linkedin.com/in/paul-phillips-8782236
  15. Been a few photos online from Injebreck this weekend, the small arch bridge could be reached on foot again.......maybe not after tonight though
  16. A laudable approach from Shoprite to the plastic bag issue, especially if everybody’s 5p per bag is going to a local charity (look forward to seeing news of the donation/s); but why do they feel the need to add a polystyrene tray & plastic wrap to meat that is already vacuum packed & sealed?!
  17. Common sense prevails??!! http://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/agreement-reached-between-ded-and-bushys/ Manx Radio understands an agreement has been reached between the Department of Economic Development and Bushy's Brewery over the use of the initials "TT". It's being termed a "co-existence" agreement. More to follow - waiting for a press release from IOM Government.
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    Tim's Travels

    Here's the answer http://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_385131.html
  19. Eighth vote - the worry of having to come back for another ballot during the summer break obviously proved too much for some One nomination for Anderson, who is elected with 14 votes So two more bye-elections for the House Of Keys to look forward too!!
  20. Seventh vote - Braidwood & Anderson agreed between them that only one name at a time be put before the House of Keys Braidwood first Then if he is not elected Anderson next No other nominations at this stage And the outcome - 12 votes for Braidwood So just Anderson being nominated for vote number 8
  21. Sixth vote - 18 of 23 possible votes cast Anderson 9 Braidwood 9
  22. Fifth vote - 18 of 23 possible votes cast Anderson 9 Braidwood 9 Moyle withdrawn Sixth vote to proceed with nominations for Anderson & Braidwood
  23. Fourth vote - 22 of 23 possible votes cast Anderson 7 Braidwood 8 Moyle 7
  24. Third vote - 40 of 46 possible votes cast Anderson 8 Braidwood 12 Crookall 13 - ELECTED MLC Moyle 7 Now adjourned before next ballot
  25. Second vote - 37 of 46 possible votes cast Anderson 8 Braidwood 11 Crookall 11 Moyle 5 Tinkler 2 - has withdrawn for the next vote
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