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  1. Nothing to do with sausages... but I saw an advert on TV last night saying that, if you spent more than £50 at Tesco you'd get 5p per litre off their fuel. Obviously, that can't apply here, so shouldn't they be doing something else by way of compensating us?


    Yeah - build a Tesco petrol station!

  2. Noticed over the last few days that M&S shelves are almost bare......today, apart from a few cornish pasties and a few vegetables, there was virtually no other fresh food for sale.


    Tha staff appear to have no answers and a small notice by the sandwiches mentions supply shortages!!!


    Aiye, the usual Manx over reaction!

  3. were they going to sling another bridge across the river (and no doubt another roundabout) from opposite the tesco car park entrance where the stub of road lead to the riverbank ?


    I think this was planned, the road just kinda stops. It would make life a lot easier!


    As for the seagul, art will always cause debate... I welcome it, Douglas needs a HELL of a lot of money spending on it - although perhaps this should come from central government rather than Douglas rate payers.


    That said - the change in paving on the Quay REALLY bugs me :P

  4. Aye its dead I think. They did a very silly sale with stuff previously costing 20-40 quid for 50p etc then died.


    Apparantly the Mill Shop will just be selling Habitat merchandise from the Autumn, if anyone is interested.



  5. Aye its dead I think. They did a very silly sale with stuff previously costing 20-40 quid for 50p etc then died.


    So it opened down there, then closed?

  6. Unless I've missed something, the Habitat store has been a long time coming considering they were advertising for jobs 6 months ago.


    Or did I completly miss it down Tynwald Mills the other day and any PR surrounding its launch?

  7. Bring on the 17th act for promulgation this Thursday on Tynwald Hill - 'Public Health (Tabaco) Act 2006'




    Interesting to see the final act is to allow races to be held on the Billown Circuit on 27 May 2007 (why this requires an Act of Tynwald I don't know!?) - a law that was enacted and expired before prumulgation, now there's a constitutional quandry :P

  8. It wasn't deleted - it's just invisible for now. I hope people agree that there's very little use in spreading rumours about what exactly has happened - as someone said in another thread, it's "electronic rubber necking" - the facts will be revealed soon enough, and then it will be appropriate to discuss what happened and how to prevent it from happening again.



    Fair doos - sorry again!

  9. Any news on what actually happened yet


    Even as a child you were never very good at knowing when to keep your trap shut. You don't seem to have learned a thing.


    Remove your post please.


    Beckett only asked a question... :blink:




    Thanks Mupster, I'm actually astonished that it's been deleted. Certainly didn't mean to offend anyone. Whatever's happened it's a serious safety issue, I'm totally baffled as to what's wrong with discussing this - I certainly hope posts discussing RTAs in the future will be treated the same and deleted. Next the Police will be getting accused of being disrespectful for conducting an investigation and Adrian Earnshaw will be stoned for having held a press conference.


    As for Roxanne - what on earth are you going on about?

  10. A RIDER and two members of the public have been killed in a crash during the Senior TT, it's been confirmed.

    Two other members of the public were injured during the crash at the 26th Milestone - Joey's - on the TT course.


    The rider and one of the members of the public were confirmed dead at the scene. The other died after being admitted to Noble's Hospital.


    A statement from TT organisers said: 'The organisers

    The parade was due to get under way at 1.45pm but the riders didn't set off from the Grandstand until 3pm.


    There have been unconfirmed reports of a crash in the Senior at the 26th Milestone - Joey's - on the TT course.


    No details have yet been released by race organisers but a statement is expected soon.


    But hey, lets have the parade anyway!


    Third headline in national news - shame it had to end like this :(

  11. A simple commercial decision to price more competitively? A rise in circulation? Higher internet revenue? Any one of a thousand things?

    Or of course it could be one of the Illumanxati plots to drive hte newspaper out of business so they can launch their own pro-alien dopplegangers propaganda leaflet. Soon they'll be coming for you in the media, too...


    They've got competitors?!

  12. Call to tidy Island

    Posted on the 20 April 2007 20:38:44


    The Chief Minister wants the Island tidied up ahead of this year's TT


    He's asking the Department of Local Government and the Department of Transport to write to local authorities to request a special effort to smarten


    Tony Brown says he wants to encourage everyone, including government through its agencies, to make sure the Island is at its best for the centenary TT period, and indeed for the summer beyond.



  13. We to be fair to dandara they make good houses, they are timber framed and are better than most in the finish.


    What they need to do is bring in better building regulations regarding green policy's.


    The need to encourage these developers to be doing more, ie tax breaks for certain types of construction.


    That way they would go a bit more green.


    I think Heritage Homes will probably be doing green houses soon as its the new growth area in the construction industry.


    Mark my words in a couple of years you will have eco estates popping up.


    And i personally am 100% behind this type of development.


    You mean Dandara make good DOLLS houses.


    And what are these 'special' recycling bins?!

  14. I think it is too late to worry about all these old buildings. Most of the best have gone. Douglas is an ugly town in my opinion. Too many office buildings of all types of design. The worst has to be Barclays Bank in Victoria Street and that building that replaced the Regal Cinema. It is weird seeing old photographs of Douglas when the place had charm and character and then knowing what Douglas is now. It may sound all whingey but whereas you can look at old photographs of the Palace, Derby Castle, the old guesthouese, and other quaint spot in Douglas and see that they were nice buildings do you think people in 50 years time will look at Marks and Spencers or Victory House (Prospect Hill) and marvel at the beauty. I doubt it. Douglas is ugly.


    Sad about Courts as that building has centred upon so much of the Island's recent political and judicial history. Seems very typical for the Isle of Man to turn the place into a yuppie coffee spot for those on Atholl Street though I would suppose anybody would be hard pushed to do much more with the building other than turn it into offices.


    Douglas is pretty awful, but shite gets thrown up during economic decline, and when the recovery starts, and all the architecture is shite, its easy to gert planning permission to throw more of the same up! :P


    There was also an oil spill outside the Court House at lunch time - a site of many an exciting news event as ever! :rolleyes:

  15. Smoking is just plain unpleasant - that's first and foremost why it should be banned.


    That's in your opinion. I like it lots. I find it most agreeable.


    I DON'T like drinking very much though - it seems to be a factor in most of the crime we see reported, and first and foremost that's why I think it should be banned.


    See - I'm getting the hang of this "I don't enjoy it so I want to stop anyone else enjoying it" way of thinking.


    Fear not, I'm sure it'll be next :)


    Even the most fervent anti-smokers have trouble proving the effects of secondary smoking, despite the rampant current propaganda campaign.


    Secondary smoke often makes me want to spew, it makes me cough and my eyes water and can often give me a headache. I know the first symptom, taken to fruition could be used as proof of the effects of secondary smoking, but forcing my vomit upon others would be most anti-social (wouldn't you say?).

  16. IomToday


    The redevelopment of the former courthouse in Athol Street, Douglas, is imminent, it has been confirmed.

    It is more than a decade since the last defendant left the dock following the opening of the new £11 million courthouse and general registry in Deemsters Walk in 1996.

    The landmark Athol Street building, built as a meeting place for the Oddfellows in the 1840s, has lain empty for many years.

    But now it is set to be turned into a bar, coffee shop and office complex.


    Under the redevelopment, the ground floor Athol Street level will feature a bar, restaurant, club and coffee shop with offices on the upper three floors and basement car parking.

    The new building is scheduled for completion in September 2008.


    Sod the old Courthouse - when are they going to repaint the 'new' one?!


    Seriously though, hope they do get it done, a new coffee shop/bar/resturant would be great.

  17. Blah, blah...


    Smokers on the other hand, can stand around and ACTIVELY POISON and cause GENUINE DISCOMFORT to huge numbers of people, and be safe in the knowledge that no one can do a damn thing about it.


    Blah, pottymouth, blah


    So campaign for a total ban on tobacco...and find some real (rather than Thought Police) evidence that secondary exposure to cigarette smoke 'poisons' people. In a way that aerosols, perfumes, cooking, open fires, air pollution, natural airborne stuff doesn't.


    And before you cite Roy Castle, remember that lungs aren't designed to be pressurised and used like a trumpet player does either.


    Smoking is just plain unpleasant - that's first and foremost why it should be banned.

  18. The mystery is why the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is responsible for a children's playground rather than Tourism and Leisure.


    And why the Dept of Tourism and Leisure is in charge of the buses, rather than the Dept of Transport.


    And why the Dept of Transport is in charge of the sewers... etc...


    lol glad to see I;m not the only one that has a chuckle at department names and their often unrelated departmental responsibilities



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