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  1. Sixty redundancies amongst Shoprite admin staff. Whenever there's a takeover bid, there are almost, always redundancies.
  2. More than that, I dare say his insurance policy is now void. Reading the fine print, any car insurance company will tell you of the consequences.
  3. If any Tesco staff ask me, "Would you like to use a self-service till?" I just reply, "No thanks. I don't work here."
  4. So, Tesco intend to buy Shoprite? It doesn't surprise me in the least because on 21 March 1997, Tesco announced the purchase of the retail arm of Associated British Foods, which consisted of the Quinnsworth, Stewarts and Crazy Prices chains in Ireland and Northern Ireland, and associated businesses, for £640 million.
  5. Do you mean, something like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJnBwvA8V7w
  6. Look on the bright side - You'll never receive e-mails "Here's what you've missed."
  7. Back in Summer 2018, I was considering taking a holiday on the island. I phoned and e-mailed several hotels in Douglas in an attempt to book a single room (no supplement) bed & breakfast stay for a week in August. Prices quoted were between £700 and £900. Seriously? Was this just profiteering because August is when the English holidays take place? Honestly, where in the world could you go if you had £900? Needless to say, I didn't holiday in the Isle of Man that year. I like the idea of a vintage car road race festival. It should encompass the Manx Motor Museum. If I ever returned to the island, it's one place I'd want to visit. Certainly, there's plenty of scope for a festival of the kind as I've noticed there are many vintage and classic cars on the island. Nevertheless, encourage competition from the UK and abroad.
  8. Local Steam Packet crewman receives an award... https://www.facebook.com/100064379754146/posts/pfbid026ENBWVCdAui5J3r6cYvV82BkAkrwADk9Z3QvpCyQPAcqsE4SrinqsTgU9CeHwacol/?app=fbl
  9. Weren't motorhomes based on the island eighteen years ago? I know that the SPC wouldn't take them on board their ferries
  10. Adverts like this aren't necessarily true. The Isle of Man was in black and white when I was a kid in 1987 | By UKADS | Facebook The problem is, the Isle of Man has changed. I used to have holidays there between 2005 and 2009. Between 2008 and then, i noticed quite a few changes, especially in Douglas. The Min-Y-Don Cafe became a private residence and the Carousel Cafe had been closed down. The Waterfall Hotel at Glen Maye had been turned into a "chav pub" with a pool table and loud music - such a stark contrast from 2006 when I heard the bar manager yell down the phone "WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF EVERYTHING!". It was a good, popular place to eat. The only real indoor tourist facility I visited was Castle Rushen. For practically everything else, I just wanted an "outdoors" holiday. However, I'm not sure if you could call the Villa Marina arcade a "tourist facility" but I was amazed at the change, compared to what it was in 2006. I'd wanted to see the interior of the Camera Obscura at Douglas Head, but it was closed. Is it really a viable option to build more hotels? Hotels in Douglas have either been demolished, closed down or converted to luxury apartments. Believe me, I'd absolutely love to see that huge ivory tower on the hill - the Falcon Cliff Hotel, restored to its former glory. I think that better transport links to and from the island are needed. If I wanted to take an IOMSPC ferry there- which I did, sailings are not on a daily basis and arrival and departure times are sometimes at "stupid o'clock" in the morning or at night. Getting up at 3am to catch a ferry home and therefore missing an hotel breakfast at 7am was my least favourite thing about the Isle of Man.
  11. This sort of thing happened to my mum and I last Easter when one of the daycare nurses asked "What kind of care would you expect us to provide? Would you consider no nursing visits until Easter Tuesday?" "No. I take no holidays, so why should you?"
  12. Firstly, Nigel Farage had his bank account closed. Now, the banks want to "cancel the countryside". Would the Manx banks do the same? https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/gun-clubs-accounts-shut-as-banks-cancel-the-countryside/ar-AA1eKXBG?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=00858d1c34824a8b978d67a6118581d7&ei=10
  13. Reported by BBC News NI. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-66377741
  14. The report's true. She was in Belfast harbour two days ago for berthing trials. Maybe next year I'll book a holiday in the Isle of Man and I'd look forward to sailing on her. I sailed on the Mannan in 2009, not long after she entered service. Post courtesy of Isle of Man Harbours. https://www.facebook.com/manxharbours/videos/968699707714106/?mibextid=rS40aB7S9Ucbxw6v
  15. "Care at home for as long as possible is a good thing so long as the requisite resources are provided to fund it, a bit like wider care in the community. Problem is that it becomes a cheap option to do nothing and brush everything under the carpet". "Quite, and will have a high reliance on 'informal' care which will not be supported". "Won't there be a need for respite care so families can have a break from looking after elderly relatives at home?" I have recent experience of caring for an elderly person - my mum. I agree that care at home for as long as possible is a good thing as long as requisite resources are required for funding it. My mum was receiving DLA and I received Carer's Allowance which is now little more than £70 per week - a pittance when your carer's there more or less twenty-four hours a day, although you can work and earn money. But again there are limits. As regards the "informal care", my brother and I had to call in a daytime nursing service to help care for my mum. It was difficult as she was so resistant to change and didn't like the nurses fussing over her. I've friends who work in care homes and elderly care and they told me this attitude is common. Nurses are always seen as "the enemy". There is a need for respite care, but think of that as very much a last resort. When you think that you and the daycare nurses have done all you can do. In the space of three months, I was absolutely knackered with having to get up at 4.30am just to prepare my own breakfast before making my mum's breakfast and giving her her medication - all before the nursing staff arrive. I'd to give up practically everything, especially a social life. My mum's eyesight and mobility were so bad, even bringing in four nurses a day and having a key safe installed, was only doing so much to help. Bear in mind that nurses are there to provide a level of personal care. They will do no housework. When you have to place an elderly person in respite care, understand that they may not want to go quietly and you can end up paying a hefty bill for their care. Respite care should guarantee your elderly relative a good level of care and nursing homes usually have their own GP. But again, you'll be billed for whatever care they've given your relative.
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