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  1. Fossils

    Petrol Prices

    The OFT and Quirk .......... a good match. Nothing will happen to look after the interests of the general public.
  2. The Isle of Man, where you can have cloned, grey, block paving in every grey retail area, thanks to the Town and Village Regeneration Scheme. It will look just as lovely as the recently re-surfaced pavements, once it is freely splattered with chewing gum and assorted dog deposits. How important is the view at foot level in regenerating any environment? Isn't the view at eye level where most of the attention should be focused? Is this down to lack of imagination, or is this just another case of "let's spend waste it anyway as we're entitled to it" syndrome? https://www.gov.im/cat
  3. Is the surname Kinvig simply an anagram of Viking?
  4. "Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear! Vehicle reversing, stand clear!"
  5. I've printed off the following comment from IOM Newspapers FB page because it represents a fresh, valid and informed viewpoint relating to this thread. The comment is by Kevin Minay who has the frequently unenviable task of recovering crashed vehicles. "I get called to loads of RTCs and the majority of them are on R plates that aren't meant to go over 50mph, but have definitely been caused by inexperience and going faster than 50. So kids are still going to go faster than the limit. I'm dreading my daughter who's only 10 at the moment starting to go out in a car with boys (or girls) who w
  6. Bingo! C'mon down you are a winner. Another 'improved' road now subject to flooding and right where I predicted. That can be attributed to climate change since the job was started.
  7. This was, as you put it, "wheelspinning and then flooring it in the first three gears." It was also for the first 30 or 40 metres, against the one way system, through a car park where pedestrians were moving to or from their cars, and where cars were reversing, or I might not have drawn attention to it.
  8. I'm not so much in a hole. More amongst several. I rest my case.
  9. Explain to me how it is silly. If it means a parent takes notice and gives the son a stern word, it's better than nothing. But can anyone predict that as an outcome? What if some loony (and let's be honest Manx Forums has it's fair share of those) sees a white Fiat 500 with red stripes and some R plates in the car park at Shoprite, recalls this thread, encounters some possibly red mist, and gives the driver a mouthful of abuse or a good kicking? And the driver turns out to be wholly innocent? Would that be better than nothing? When in a hole, just stop digging.
  10. I wasn't close enough to get the registration this afternoon as a male youth(?) performed his version of Need For Speed in Shoprite Car Park in Port Erin at lunchtime this afternoon. I was some distance away but heard the repeated screeching of tyres as he raced up the car park contra the directional arrows and screamed out onto Bayview Road. People stared in disbelief. If he is your son, grandson, friend, pupil, employee, please take his keys, car and licence away before he kills someone and/or himself. There can't be that many white Fiat 500s with red stripes and with "R" Plates di
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    Judging by the number of oil/diesel trails I see whenever the road gets damp, we must have some very poorly maintained vehicles and/or some very wealthy owners around. With diesel at least10p more per litre than on the adjacent isle I can't understand why people are throwing it away. Does anyone ever get prosecuted for spillages?
  12. I visited Liverpool in July, for my first time there as a tourist in years. It was a great experience with excellent, FREE museums, parks and gardens and a cheap, efficient transport system. If only we had a cheap, efficient transport system in place to the Island, we could be in with a chance of sharing a little of that tourist market.
  13. They're already here in large numbers. http://www.manxforums.com/forums/index.php?/topic/53123-driver-less-cars-on-the-island-roads/
  14. I've driven part way round the roundabout this morning and have to admit that it is a fine, smooth, spacious piece of civil engineering and a great improvement on the previous shrubbery.
  15. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/illegal-immigrants-caught-trying-leave-uk-072348584.html#wMohvgf
  16. When the Freedom of Information Bill comes in I hope we'll be able to find out where our money has been spent/ given away. Are files being lost?
  17. Has anyone noticed if the DoI has got one of those new "THIS IS CIVIL ENGINEERING" banners up at Four Roads roundabout yet?
  18. There are many temporary and permanent obstacles on the Island's roads and streets, many of them placed there officially. Driving round Port St Mary yesterday I noted that the builder's skip is still causing a hazard to drivers at the crest and corner very close to the junction of Cronk Road and Plantation Road. That has been there permanently for years now. Is there any limit to how long a business can use a skip, parked on a public road, for storage? If there isn't I think I'll extend my storage facilities, or accommodation, by placing a skip on the road outside our place. There i
  19. Is it simply Port Erin rhyming slang for whoever is responsible for the whole catalogue of errors?
  20. locals likewise, very dog-unfriendly place :-( ! Be fair. Where else in these islands would you be allowed to let your dog foul up the pavements and footpath, and leave the mess without risk of prosecution?
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