Isle of Man News last updated 22 October 2014 20:28:09

Parking charges and public transport

POSTED yesterday at 4:17 pm by Joanne Clague

Pay and display on Douglas prom, a 50p school bus fare and no more free short-term parking at the airport are among measures being introduced by the Department of Infrastructure.Charges for multi-storey car parking are being increased and eligibility for free bus travel will increase from 60 to the state pension age.In addition, Tynwald members and...

King William’s College Invites 2014 Sixth Form Scholarship Applications

POSTED yesterday at 2:48 pm by MT

King William’s College has opened invitations for its annual Sixth Form Scholarship examinations, which is open to all school pupils due to enter lower sixth, or Year 12, in September 2015. Academic Scholarships, as well as Music, Drama and Sports Awards are available. This year’s examinations are to be held on Saturday 15th November, with the dea...

Law Society holds Experts in Legal Proceedings advocacy course

POSTED yesterday at 10:03 am

The Isle of Man Law Society’s latest advocacy training programme brought together two eminent legal practitioners to deliver a course on the use of experts in legal proceedings. Retired QC Adrian Whitfield has appeared in many landmark clinical negligence and healthcare cases. He is a former head of advocacy at Middle Temple and holds the AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) 25th Anniversary award for outstanding contribution in the fields of patient safety and justice. Barrister Richard Samuel is a commercial law barrister and specialist in international arbitration and professional negligence. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators he trains lawyers in arbitration advocacy around the world including Dubai, Frankfurt, Hels...

£5million Tetra spend on hold

POSTED yesterday at 7:51 am

Tynwald wants more detail on a £5million communications system for emergency services.Members of the Manx parliament failed to support Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson in his bid to replace the existing Tetra system. The issue will be back before Tynwald next month instead.There were concerns about the cost, with Onchan MHK Peter Karran questioning whether there was urgent operational need for a new system.Juan Turner MLC said Tetra was an overpriced system when it was first installed in 2004 and had been overtaken by mobile phone technology, while John Houghton MHK said Tynwald had not been properly briefed before being asked to endorse the spending.Got a story? Contact Joanne on 340000 or email newsdesk@manx.nettwitter @jonewsiom

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