Isle of Man News last updated 05 December 2016 10:26:57

Public sector rents to rise by 2%

POSTED Fri last week by LC

Public sector rents in the Isle of Man are set to rise by 2%, with effect from 1 April 2017. The revised charges have been announced by the Department of Infrastructure following consultation with the 15 local housing authorities. The 2% rise will result in average public sector rent increases of between £1.10 a week for a one-bedroom flat and £1...

Department sets out proposal to progress redevelopment of Douglas Promenade

POSTED Fri last week by LC

The Department of Infrastructure has set out a proposal to progress the redevelopment of Douglas Promenade, with a view to starting work on site in autumn 2017. Tynwald Members will be asked to endorse a set of design principles that would result in the full reconstruction of the highway and drainage system, the renewal of twin horse tram tacks in ...

Music for everyone at Manx Youth Orchestra’s Christmas concert

POSTED Fri last week

The Manx Youth Orchestra’s traditional Christmas Festival Concert promises something for all musical tastes. The concert takes place at the Villa Marina at 7.30pm on Saturday 10th December. ‘The event is a high point in the cultural calendar and people often refer to it as the start to their festive celebrations,’ said Maggie Richardson, Head of Music Service with the Department of Education and Children (DEC). ‘Featuring more than 200 young performers, the concert offers an uplifting mixture of classic favourites and popular music, old and new. ‘With traditional orchestral favourites such as Rossini’s Thieving Magpie Overture alongside film music from Star Wars, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Home Alone, there is plenty to g...

Emergency Services attend RTC near Ard Jekyll

POSTED Thu last week

Last night, Thursday 30th November 2016, at about 6.30 pm, emergency services were called to a single vehicle RTC adjacent to Ard Jeckyll on the East Foxdale Road. The lone occupant had managed to free themselves from the car, which was on its side, prior to the arrival of the fire crews, and had no reported injuries.  The road was closed to allow the vehicle to it being removed from the scene.

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