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  2. Fine, if that's how you feel put some money on it happening then - We'll then see who is 'Bang on'.
  3. In its current form it could (probably?) only be the car showroom it is. Demolition and flats/residential new build?
  4. The Picture House was the first cinema I went to when I first moved over in the early 80s. I don't recall much of the inside but it's hard to believe the capacity was 1,900! I dread to think what would have happened if there was a full house and a fire!
  5. Yes, will be interesting what it is repurposed as. Not many people realise it started out as a flea pit
  6. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/reports-of-incident-on-demesne-road-last-night/ Doesn't feel that safe does it? https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/appeal-for-information-after-serious-incident-in-douglas/
  7. And no longer even Raymotors. Stood empty and for sale for 18 months now.
  8. Gizo

    Drink Driving

    http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=47930&headline=Concerned motorist took keys from drink-driver&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2019 6 years wow! 6 bloody years. Amazing what sentence you get when you are not a HNW or an MLC. This is classic Isle of Man.
  9. They’ve also now made an appeal but are not saying much about it. https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/appeal-for-information-after-serious-incident-in-douglas/
  10. Great to see the pic of the old Plaza in Ramsey too, demolished 1990, nearly 30 years ago! Shows how much times and socialising have changed - cinema used to be a night out. Now we just hit Netflix and a takeaway.
  11. other small jurisdictions suffer from issue. I was medevaced out from the South Atlantic to UK 20 hours on a plane, collected at Brize taken to private hospital in Oxford, 10 days or so in a guest house and then return
  12. uk still has 300-500 years of coal left, some say as many as 1000 years......
  13. https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-uk-carbon-emissions-in-2017-fell-to-levels-last-seen-in-1890
  14. It needs to be a bit more central, access to shops ( Tesco express etc for food ), chemist, takeaways and public transport.
  15. Could have been built in to the new ferry terminal... edited to add, I hope you are on the mend John, you’ve had a bloody rotten run of it.
  16. I can see the attraction of the OP’s ideas. However it isn’t true that 60 million Brits pay their own way to hospital. More than half attendees get paid for transport, ambulances or taxis, or are able to use free bus passes. If the IoM is to offer comprehensive health care it is too small to offer every speciality or complex, cutting edge surgery or treatment. Without assistance with fares and accommodation many people would be unable to afford treatment and be in serious pain and discomfort. Some would die. There’s a huge cost there. Does it outweigh flights, boats and a contribution to essential stop over costs? Does it save on other costs? Im pretty sure it does. Within last two years I was treated for Leukaemia. I spent 11 weeks on induction chemo as an inpatient in Liverpool. A local, from Merseyside would have spent six. They’d have then gone home and done 5 weeks as a day patient. I was too ill to travel daily from IoM. But the billed costs of being an inpatient, from the trust to DHSC were more than the daily air fares. Once I’d finished induction I went on 4 week cycles. Week 1 was 5 days chemo, weeks 2, 3 & 4 2 days chemo. For 7 months. Week one I could have done daily flights, been an inpatient, or stayed in an hotel. I chose the latter. The hotel cost was less than the inpatient charges, which were less than the daily flights. The allowance of £28 per night left at least 100% shortfall. Don't get me wrong. I’m grateful for all the assistance I got. I didn’t claim everything. I could, probably, have paid all of it. Although 9 months of no income, and still being signed off has been difficult. But I’d have been left with a £3000 bill (at the contract prices) for flights and taxis, every month. There are ways it could be streamlined, and made more cost effective. First, the flights contract. Flybe get paid £155 per single flight. It gives a flexible ticket. You can do a return for sub £50 on easyJet or sub £70 on flybe. In fact, when I found that fixed price out I started booking my own tickets to save costs, I did claim back. The contract needs renegotiating. EasyJet won’t take all the passengers because their on the ground turn round time doesn’t allow. Second, accommodation. There should be a Hall of residence in Liverpool, owned/run by DHSC with en-suite study bedrooms. To save cost on extended stays and essential stop overs. Clean, warm, safe. Third, whenever treatment can be given at Nobles it should. I campaigned for my treatment to be repatriated. Several false starts. But eventually 2 Oncology Day Centre nurses were sent to Liverpool for training. I got my last two months treatment on ward 20. I was on an experimental chemo. One that Nobles pharmacy and ward 20 had never handled before. Fourth, and more controversially, means testing has to be considered. Patient transfers appear overwhelmed. Perhaps it could be outsourced? I gave up trying to phone. I e-mailed. It was hit and miss. That’s another reason I moved to self booking. Then, again controversially, there is self help, responsibility, and tackling hospital appointment systems and their inefficiencies. Once a month, through all the treatment, and now once every three months for check up, I needed a bone marrow biopsy and to see the consultant. Nobles don’t do BMB. There are enough having them, who currently get sent to Liverpool, to justify recruiting and training a nurse practitioner. Two per week would be break even on wage and training costs. I couldn’t have the BMB on chemo days. Liverpool BMB clinic day was Thursday. Consultant clinic was Wednesday. I bullied. My consultant now sees me on Thursday whilst the nurse is pushing a corkscrew in a large needle into the back of my pelvis. That saves two flights.
  17. It's looking increasingly likely as they appear to have changed their original article back to "incident". I'm sure more info will be released in the next few days.
  18. Not everyone who needs medical help can afford to be flying across for treatment ! stupid post !!
  19. And the third in Ramsey - maybe just for a short time - where Crennell's Taxis were.
  20. That list is odd. It claims to be complete but omits the Cosy in Castletown and the original cinema ( name forgotten by me ) in Ramsey, which became Raymotors.
  21. Yesterday
  22. Wind your neck in and crawl back into your shell. You are kidding nobody with your stupid posts.
  23. The one in Onchan was apparently called Avenue Cinema - hence the confusion. A full clickable list is here: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/isle-of-man?status=all
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