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BBC issue apology after Countryfile mistakes Isle of Man for Isle of Wight in hilarious blunder

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BBC issue apology after Countryfile mistakes Isle of Man for Isle of Wight in hilarious blunder

- THE BBC has issued an apology after Countryfile mistook the Isle of Man for the Isle of Wight in a hilarious Twitter blunder. Programme bosses were teasing tonight’s episode online when they accidentally got the location of the show wrong. A tweet posted on the official page suggested tonight’s , hosted by Ellie Harrison and Joe Crowley, would be set on the Isle of Wight. But fans took to the

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Thief tried on new trainers and left shop

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Thief tried on new trainers and left shop

- Andrew Hall, whose address was given in court as probation accommodation David Gray House in Drury Terrace, pleaded guilty to a charge of theft. A conviction was recorded by magistrates and Hall will be sentenced on February 23 after the preparation of a probation report. Prosecutor Barry Swain told the court how, on December 15, Hall had entered Whistles in Strand Street and was seen taking a pair of Jack

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Keystone Cops-style drunken
escape bid

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Keystone Cops-style drunken escape bid

- Daniel Marran, of Albany Road, was fined £300 after pleading guilty to a charge of being drunk and disorderly. Prosecutor James Robinson told the court how, on Christmas Eve at 2.45am, police were called to the Glen Mona Hotel in the Central Promenade area of Douglas. They had been informed of an incident involving 21-year-old Marran. When officers arrived Marran was stood outside with another man. As police approached Marran

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Melanie to study in USA on scholarship

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Melanie to study in USA on scholarship

- Melanie will follow a long line of local students in spending nine months at the University of Idaho in the USA. The scholarship is named after a former registrar of the university who died in 1985. Ella Olesen’s Manx ancestry – her mother Margaret Teare was born in Ballaugh and emigrated to America in 1890 – led her to establish the scholarship in 1971. It is awarded annually to a

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Tags: Scholarships |  Students | 
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Take up art as your new hobby this year

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Take up art as your new hobby this year

- If you have ever had a fancy to taking up painting, possibly as a new year’s resolution, the Isle Gallery have unveiled their new calendar of art classes. The Gallery, based at Tynwald Mills, St John’s, holds a series of classes throughout the year aimed at participants of all ages, and which offer a wide variety of disciplines. First up is the ‘Teen Masterclass’ programme. This is a four week

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Tags: The Arts | 
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Shoppers’ views of the capital

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Shoppers’ views of the capital

- With sales starting and Christmas over for another year we went to Strand Street to talk to people about the festive period. We asked them about their Christmas spending, the sales, parking and what Douglas has to offer. Karen Knight, aged 65, from Onchan, who has two children and seven grandchildren. ‘I did my Christmas shopping in Douglas. I spent about £1,000. I start my Christmas shopping in January. What’s

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Politics & Government

  • Election problems: ‘To make votes count, we must count votes’
    Election problems: ‘To make votes count, we must count votes’

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    That was the message from Ayre and Michael election candidate Louis Whitelegg as she gave evidence to a Tynwald select committee which is investigating irregularities that took place at a general election count last September. It was Mrs Whitelegg who discovered that no fewer than 103 ballots in the constituency had gone uncounted. She told the committee that while the missing votes did not affect the outcome in Ayre and

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    Tags: Elections |  Vote count | 
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Sports

Business

  • Deal signed to counter profit shifting
    Deal signed to counter profit shifting

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    New Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK has restated the island’s commitment to tax transparency at an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development event in Paris. Mr Quayle was in Paris for the Manx government’s signing of a new OECD agreement on automatic exchange of country by country reporting by large multi-national companies to ensure tax is paid where value is created. The agreement aims to be tackle moves by multi-nationals

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Technology

  • Manx links in film about technology
    Manx links in film about technology

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    ‘The University’ focuses on the rise and impact of exponential technologies – examples of which include network sensors, artificial intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology and 3D printing – after the founding of Singularity University in Silicon Valley in 2009. It will screen at the Washington West Film Festival on October 21. The film is directed by Matt Rutherford, whose grandfather lives in Ramsey, and two of its executive producers are Manx

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Health

  • How midwives and nurses can keep their skills updated
    How midwives and nurses can keep their skills updated

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    Registered nurses and midwives in the island, who are not currently practising, are being encouraged to keep their skills up to date. ‘Revalidation’ works as a way for doctors, nurses and midwives to demonstrate that they have up to date skills and have the ability to practise safely and effectively. It is mandatory and was introduced for doctors in December 2012 and for nurses and midwives in April 2016. Nurses

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Family & Parenting

  • Neighbours who were alarmed by family row rang 999
    Neighbours who were alarmed by family row rang 999

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    A row between a nephew and his uncle raged for so long that a concerned neighbour, who could overhear shouting and swearing, ended up calling the police. Charlton Andrew Gary Watterson’s row with Dillon Rice was first heard by a neighbour at around 7.30am and police finally arrived on the scene as the disagreement continued sometime after 1.30pm. For the prosecution, Barry Swain told Douglas magistrates that shouts were heard

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Society & Culture

Entertainment & Arts

  • Hotly-tipped folk group prepares to release debut album
    Hotly-tipped folk group prepares to release debut album

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    Ímar are a Glasgow-based trad folk group and are causing waves and generating huge amounts of interest in the run up to the unveiling of their album, Afterlight. What makes it even more special is that, at their core are two supremely gifted Manx musicians, Tomas Callister and Adam Rhodes, and that traditional Manx music makes up a large part of their sound. ‘The album is called Afterlight,’ said an

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    Tags: Music |  Albums | 
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Education

  • Melanie to study in USA on scholarship
    Melanie to study in USA on scholarship

    , iomtoday.co.im

    Melanie will follow a long line of local students in spending nine months at the University of Idaho in the USA. The scholarship is named after a former registrar of the university who died in 1985. Ella Olesen’s Manx ancestry – her mother Margaret Teare was born in Ballaugh and emigrated to America in 1890 – led her to establish the scholarship in 1971. It is awarded annually to a

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    Tags: Scholarships |  Students | 
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Travel & Recreation

Law & Crime

Life & Style

  • Debee: My shock at rocker Rick’s death
    Debee: My shock at rocker Rick’s death

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    She was his lover aged 17. He wore her pink blouse on Live Aid. Former topless model has been in the island since the 1990s. Former Page Three girl Debee Ashby has spoken of her shock at the death of ex-lover Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt - and revealed he wore her pink blouse as the band played at Live Aid. Ex glamour model Debee, 49, said

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    Tags: Beauty |  Relationships |  Love |  Models |  Lovers | 
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Science & Nature

Motoring

  • Driver arrested following Douglas prom crash
    Driver arrested following Douglas prom crash

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    The driver of the R-plate vehicle has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving. It took place near the old Summerland site on Douglas promenade. Officers have issued a warning to other motorists urging them not to drink and drive, and to think of the risk posed to the public. The driver is said to have no injuries. Have you got something to share on the story? Were you

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Books & Literature

  • Pupils win award for reading challenge
    Pupils win award for reading challenge

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    For the fourth year in succession Anagh Coar Primary School has won the award for having the most pupils completing the Summer Reading Challenge. Supported by the Henry Bloom Noble Library the challenge - this year celebrating ‘The Big Read’, the 100th anniversary of the birth of children’s author Roald Dahl - tasked children to register at the library, then read six books over the school holidays and attend activity

    Categories: Education |  Books & Literature | 
    Tags: Reading |  Basic Education |  Pupils | 
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Real Estate

  • Property prices soaring in UK - but not in Isle of Man
    Property prices soaring in UK - but not in Isle of Man

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    While UK property prices have been soaring, the cost of a home in the Isle of Man has barely changed according to experts here. In the UK, the Office of National Statistics say that property price inflation hit 8.4 per cent in August, the latest figure it has published. But according to estate agents here, sales and prices remain relatively flat. Manx government statistics show the average cost of a

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