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  1. http://www.manxradio.com/readItem.aspx?ID=7785&cate=General http://www.manxradio.com/readItem.aspx?ID=7796&cate=General Why not hear from them? All this talk of wanting to engage the electorate and wanting people to get involved with politics - my arse! Where do they think they are, Westminster? The US Senate? They couldn't spare a few minutes of parliamentary time? No doubt they'll see a few faces they've sent away today marching to the Hill on July 5. They're a glorified parish council and should be willing to listen to a handful of the mere 70,000 people that they represent. I really hope there are some suprises at this next election - oh how I long for constitutional reform!! Wonder if the PAG have anything to say on the matter?
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    huh, it says her charges have been dropped - I'm confused?! No it doesnt. Read it again As a result of the "guilty" plea, charges of forgery against Mr Kelly and Mrs Corkill have been withdrawn. B)
  3. Don't get Sony - all seem to break! I'd get a cheapish one, you'll no doubt find yourself upgrading in the coming 12 - 24 months to a next generation player - BluRay or HD DVD.
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    huh, it says her charges have been dropped - I'm confused?!
  5. No National Speed Limit.... for now. New Parliament, New Government, New Minister - we'll see where we stand this time next year
  6. Shoprite fruit has improved a little over the past couple of years but Tesco's offering is still lackluster at best. Shoprite fail to capitalise on their Manx/local brand, especially now that consumers are becoming aware of the environmental costs of transporting food stuffs.
  7. Which underused walkway would that be? Not seen any on the Douglas Prom I live on.
  8. Narrowing a major artery of road infrastructure, that's something I'd expect the DoT to come up with, not a rationale human being. Nah certainly not a good idea, especially with parking at the side of the road.
  9. I'm a Douglas rate payer and I don't mind subsidising the Horse Trams but I think long term they should be transferred to MNH, but definitely kept! Anyone know the profitability of the Steam Trains or Electric Railway? Don't see them getting an annual bashing.
  10. I say keep em, and important part of our Victorian Heritage - something important to keep as Dandara are buldozing most of it.
  11. Have to say (unless I totally missed it) I was suprised that there appeared to be no fore-warning from Government on introducing competition to the mobile market. It seems to have been a bit of a damp squib news story for something that should be huge, I'd agree that something doesn't feel right. And why on earth Orange, Vodafone, Three and T-Mobile didn't get a look-in is even stranger.
  12. Suppose it takes time to get balls rolling but I thought they might have had something up their sleeves to begin promotion and make them the darlings of the Manx public.
  13. It makes sense and is 'a nice to have' but there shouldn't be any need for mods to be moving posts around from thread to thread
  14. Seem to be a slight bit of over management of the Boards.
  15. Solution - a United Kingdom team - it's like the USA entering all 50 states in the World Cup for crying out loud.
  16. I for one am confused - I didn't start this thread, my comment was a response in a different thread?!
  17. The 3 images thing is just stupid.
  18. Tesco can sort that AFTER they've opened a petrol station here!
  19. Don't write BR off yet, it's inclusion with the PS3 is going to give it some serious market share. The whole thing is frustrating, no one wants another Betamax/VHS style war but looks like we're going to get one.
  20. I'm on the Prom and not heard a thing. Although now you've said it, it'll most probably keep me awake all night! Here's hoping they leave with a full crew compliment
  21. Until the need to ROAM in the UK is abolished I don't care what the fees are I shall avoid using my phone 'abroad' at all costs. This is what Manx Nationalism gets us! We should get free roaming in the UK, Ireland and Spain with MT being owned by O2/Telefonica. On this note, they wont be around long if their business plan doesn't involve undercutting MT, loss-making or not!
  22. Much better design , although it doesn;t load correctly in IE7 which is stupid when it's so close to release and they'll just have to spend the money a few months down the line. I just hope they start getting better photos for their stories, although I would miss the laugh! Also an old shoprite advert (with the old logo) that doesn't go anywhere!
  23. I bet it's a hell of a lot cheaper to get from England to the IoW and back than it is for a trip to the Isle of Man.
  24. Yeah and the world can marvel at our the positioning of our powerplant and incinerator! Wow - what a backdrop!
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