Isle of Man News last updated 26 January 2015 17:18:56

15% rates rise for German

POSTED yesterday at 6:34 pm by Manx Radio

A sharp rise in rates bills is on the way for householders in the parish of German. At a meeting last night, commissioners voted to add 11p in the...

No 20 limit for Kirk Michael

POSTED yesterday at 6:33 pm by Manx Radio

The introduction of a 20 mph speed limit through Kirk Michael isn't being considered by the Department of Infrastructure. Minister Phil Gawne told...

Freedom of Information bill receives third reading

POSTED yesterday at 1:31 pm

The next steps towards introducing a freedom of information bill in the Island have been taken in the House of Keys. A proposed bill has received its third reading today (Tuesday). Policy and Reform Minister Chris Robertshaw is steering it through the house and had previously told colleagues it would completely change the mindset and focus of government. Government has agreed the FOI regime should start in 2016 with a pilot scheme in two departments. The legislation will now go to the Legislative Council for consideration before royal assent is sought.

Does anyone know Dolly?

POSTED yesterday at 11:40 am

Manx National Heritage is appealing to the public for information about Dolly Evans. Dolly worked for the Gibb Family as a maid at The Grove in Ramsey in the 1930s. There are a few images of her in the National Archives from the Gibbs collection, but very little else is known about her. MNH is seeking stories for its upcoming women’s history project launching in March 2015. History in Heels will take a fresh approach to some of the remarkable Island women and their stories, not as an exhibition, but as teasing interventions and pop up displays at seven selected MNH sites throughout the year.  Nicola Tooms, Curator at Manx National Heritage said:“As part of our History in Heels project we wanted to highlight the story of the Grove, a...

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