POSTED today at 1:46 pm by LC
A dedicated fundraiser and heart failure patient is hoping to paint the town red to raise money for the British Heart Foundation’s life saving research, by getting businesses in Douglas to Wear it. Beat it. next February 5th. Jill Pugh, from Ballasalla in the Isle of Man, was 50 when she found out she had been living all her life with the rare hear...
POSTED today at 1:41 pm by LC
On Sunday 20th September at Choral Evensong the Cathedral installed its first organ scholar, Mr Jack Oades. The year scholarship has been provided for by the St German’s Music and Arts Foundation. Jack recently graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge, with a degree in Music. Whilst at Cambridge he had a busy life as a performer, composer and con...
Gary Roberts has pulled no punches in an annual report that slates the criminal justice system and highlights how stretched the force has become after swingeing budget cuts.
POSTED yesterday at 3:18 pm
Plans to build more houses in and around Castletown will help increase a population that has been 'stifled' for more than a generation, says the town's MHK.Richard Ronan has welcomed a decision by the government to focus on identifying land for new housing estates.It follows a public inquiry into a review of the all-island strategic plan. Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne says his department is giving the highest priority to grow and develop the south and east of the island. A new area plan for the east is being developed.In the south, the government is looking for sites to create more housing opportunities, with Mr Gawne stating: 'I am keen to progress to the next stage as soon as possible and want to make the call for sites by the end of...
POSTED yesterday at 2:11 pm
KPMG held its latest UK and Manx Tax Briefing at the Claremont on Wednesday 30 September, attracting nearly 200 local professionals and business leaders. As with previous sessions, the speakers addressed a diverse range of topics, and covered a lot of ground in their respective presentations. As an additional bonus, the audience was able to interact with the speakers via software which allowed questions posed by the speakers to be answered in real time!Having opened proceedings in his inimitable style, Director Greg Jones discussed the UK Summer Budget’s wide ranging proposals covering the taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals, and Inheritance Tax (“IHT”). It was clear that this first point will, if enacted as it currently stands, have a...
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