Isle of Man News last updated 01 October 2014 13:36:09

Publication of weekly lists of planning applications

POSTED today at 1:36 pm by MT

The Department of Infrastructure is revising its arrangements for the publication of the weekly list of planning applications. After Friday 10 October, the publication list will no longer appear in the local press. New arrangements will come into effect from Friday 17 October, with the intention of saving a significant proportion of the £38,000 spe...

I Love Culture Show redefine ‘spectacle’

POSTED today at 1:24 pm by MT

It had colour, music, fire, drama, surprises and sensational special effects. The I Love Culture Show at the Villa Marina on Saturday September 20th was a unique occasion…a celebration of some of the finest Manx talent in a spectacular three-hour show. A show like no other: from the awakening of Manannan though the mists to excerpts from Les Misér...

New building rules should reduce energy bills

POSTED today at 7:36 am

New legislation designed to improve buildings comes into force today. Regulations approved by Tynwald in July should result in long-term energy savings for property owners. The rules cover energy efficiency and performance of new and existing buildings, dealing with ventilation, combustion appliances and fuel storage systems, hot water safety and efficiency, and crime detection and prevention. Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne said: 'One of the core aims of these changes is to improve energy efficiency in buildings, which in turn will help to reduce the impact on the environment. We also believe that encouraging higher standards and accountability will result in more confidence in our building industry, which has an important role in eff...

SPC spends half a million to attract tourists

POSTED yesterday at 2:07 pm

The Steam Packet is increasing sailings to Liverpool next year and will spend £500,000 on advertising the Isle of Man as a tourist destination.The company says the extra sailings to Liverpool are in response to passenger feedback.Unveiling the 2015 programme that is available to book from tomorrow (October 1), chief executive Mark Woodward said: 'We once again listened carefully to our passengers and I am pleased we are able to offer 48 additional Liverpool services in 2015, giving passengers even more opportunities to travel, as well as increasing the availability of special offer fares, so passengers can continue to enjoy great value.'A major part of the Steam Packet Company’s role is bringing people to the Island, and we will once again ...

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