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Coroner records accidental death verdict

POSTED yesterday at 6:27 pm by Manx Radio

A verdict of accidental death has been recorded into the death of a 91 year old man. Coroner of inquests John Needham reopened the hearing into the...

Citiwing passengers to benefit from Glasgow airport extension

POSTED yesterday at 11:23 am

Citiwing says its passengers will benefit from the £3.5 million extension programme at Glasgow Airport. The latest works, due to be completed next spring, will involve the construction of a two storey, 1,400 square metre extension to one of its three piers in the main terminal building. The Scottish hub has invested a total of £20 million in enhancing its facilities over the last year. The extension is in direct response to the airport’s success in securing a number of new routes and services. In October, Ryanair opened a new base at Glasgow Airport with 55 weekly return flights. Earlier in the year, announced further expansion plans at Glasgow including five new routes and an additional aircraft. Next year Canadian airline...

2014 horse tram figures show increase over 2013

POSTED yesterday at 10:18 am

Figures for the 2014 horse tram season saw an increase of 3.6 per cent over 2013 with 61,877 passenger journeys made, a report by Douglas Borough Council has shown. The service operated from May 12th to September 14th, a total of 18 weeks, with some peaks and troughs in figures; numbers were down marginally in June and July over the previous year but good weather during August saw an increase of 5.3 per cent over the same month in 2013. The final two days of the service, during which there were special promotions and an open day, boosted income and passenger numbers, which were also up in May, 8.4 per cent more than in May 2013. Regeneration and community advisory committee chairman Councillor Stephen Pitts said: ‘Given the current...

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