Isle of Man News last updated 01 October 2014 17:59:19

Major boost for engineering industry

POSTED 18 minutes ago by Joanne Clague

The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre will be officially opened this month. The former training centre in Hill's Meadow has been given a £1million refit to create a dedicated engineering apprentice facility. The Aerospace Cluster, which has 22 member firms with more than a thousand staff in the Isle of Man, has been instrumental in setting up...

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...

Craig proves he's a "Tough Mudder" to support DASH

POSTED today at 10:12 am

Craig Watt, his wife Francesca and his sister in law Imogen completed the Edinburgh Tough Mudder Challenge raising £300 for local confidential charity the Drug Advice Service & Helpline (DASH). The course renowned for its testing difficulty of obstacles and endurance takes place across the globe in various cities on an annual basis for those brave enough to face the challenge. Craig, from Edinburgh wanted to raise funds for DASH in memory of his Manx cousin, Joanne Tennant who sadly died in 2012.Craig said, ‘I wanted to do something positive to remember Joanne and felt DASH was a worthwhile cause, we could help other people get the help they need in her memory. The staff at DASH do a fantastic job and do everything they can to help peop...

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 efforts...

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