Isle of Man News last updated 04 May 2015 14:45:43

Fault on ferry being investigated

POSTED Sat last week by Joanne Clague

The Steam Packet cancelled today's Ben my Chree sailings to Heysham and return to Douglas because of weather conditions and a technical fault with the vessel.A decision on whether the 8pm sailing to Heysham will go ahead will be made by 5pm.Steam Packet chief executive Mark Woodward said: 'We would like to apologise to all affected passengers for a...

Plans progressing for live fire training facility

POSTED Fri last week by MT

The Department of Home Affairs is driving forward a scheme to create a live fire training facility in the Isle of Man.Planning approval has been granted to locate a number of specially-engineered containers at the rear of the Energy from Waste Plant that can be used to simulate real-life emergencies.Subject to Tynwald support, the facility will ens...

Have your say online

POSTED Fri last week

People can now respond online in a public consultation into major reform of the welfare state.Until May 15, views can be given at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NIPensions.Treasury Minister Eddie Teare says: 'The Island is facing some of the biggest decisions about pensions and benefits since the welfare state started nearly 70 years ago, and it is important that people help us to get those decisions right by taking part in this consultation.'Paper copies of the consultation document with a 'quick response' form are also available at local authority offices and libraries. Got a story? Contact Joanne on 340000 or email newsdesk@manx.nettwitter @jonewsiom

£100,000 aid for Nepal

POSTED Thu last week

The Isle of Man has pledged to support the UK Disaster Emergency Committee's appeal for help following the devastating earthquake in Nepal.A £100,000 donation will go towards essential aid for survivors who are in desperate need of medical help, food, water and shelter. The quake has killed thousands of people with many more injured.Treasury member Phil Braidwood said: 'My sympathies are with those in great need in Nepal. The Isle of Man International Development Committee has a close relationship with Nepal through funding to the Pahar Trust and other charities. The Committee are pleased to be able to offer the Isle of Man’s continued support to Nepal, through the DEC which will provide the most effective response to this tragic natural di...

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