Isle of Man News last updated 01 April 2015 18:20:25

Removal of silt from Peel Marina to starts

POSTED today at 11:36 am

Dredging will get under way next week to remove up to 18,000 tonnes of silt from Peel marina. The excavated material will be transported to a temporary storage site near to Poortown Quarry on the outskirts of Peel, where engineering measures are being put in place to prevent any adverse impact on the surrounding environment. The Department of Infrastructure, working in partnership with the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, says that disposing of the silt on land provides a safer and more controlled solution to dumping it at sea. A planning application for the temporary storage facility is being prepared. Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne MHK said: ‘This work is urgently needed. Parts of Peel marina are dry or very shallow...

Blackpool service restored

POSTED today at 11:24 am

Flights between the Island and Blackpool have resumed. Citywing is reinstating double daily flights – six months after the service stopped when Blackpool airport owner Balfour Beatty put it up for sale, stressing the site had made a loss for several years. Citywing managing director David Buck, who will travel on this morning’s first flight, says Balfour’s decision to sell certain equipment at the airport will not impact on its service.Clip 1

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