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A weekly look at the Manx political scene in which Phil Gawne talks to the politicians who are raising the issues and asking the questions in Tynwald and the House of Keys, ex-politicians about their time in power and exploring the wider world of politics and the workings of Government.
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If you’re interested in Island history, if you can’t resist a good story, and if you like meeting great characters, then you’ll love everything in The Archive Room! Real stories, told by the people who were there - using Manx Radio archive recordings to explore every aspect of Island life in years gone by.
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An MHK asks his constituents if they are happy with the direction of their government, problems with credit cards, and the developer of 200 new homes around the Sulby River hits back at critics.Kirjoittanut Manx Radio
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In The Archive Room this week, Eva Kane remembers a wartime royal engagement at the Howstrake Hotel in Onchan, Irene Shimmin recalls teaching in the 1950's, and her connection with the Douglas Carnival, and The Majorettes; we have our first meeting with Alfie Duggan - caddying at the Fort Anne Golf Links at the tender age of 8 - and Wilson Gibb sha…
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Rev'd Jo Smart came to the Island in September 2022 and is a Methodist minister based in Peel with care of the churches in the West and in Douglas. But her early life suggested a very different career - as a dancer! In conversation today, we find out what it took to make that life-changing decision - and how her skills as a dancer shapes her minist…
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Dorothy Wordsworth is out walking again during her visit to the Island of 1828, and we hear her description of the gardens around the Duke of Atholl's Castle Mona before she undertakes a walk from Douglas to Castletown and then to Port St Mary and Port Erin. In our translation into the Manx Gaelic of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Dr John Seward forms the …
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Christy catches up with the wonderfully positive and inspiring Sandra Oberoi, who moved to the Island two years ago and is on a mission to inspire, connect and support young musicians. Her organisation, Harmony International Isle of Man, is running the workshop 'Anyone Can Compose' at the Kensington Youth Arts Centre. Find out more on their Faceboo…
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If you’ve visited the hospital lately you may well have seen Braddan Parish Commissioners’ magnificent new community hub has emerged in all its glory. Close followers of Manx politics may also have noticed the rather large 37% increase in Braddan’s rates part of which will be used to cover the costs of the new hub. As if this wasn’t enough to encou…
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The Isle of Man Electoral Commission recently published its report which makes recommendations to Tynwald in relation to House of Keys constituency boundaries. The report is due to be debated in March and on Agenda Commission members Sally Bolton and Nigel Davis explain the Commission’s findings and recommendations. Should MHKs make decisions about…
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We continue to get reaction from the treasury minister's Budget- The chief minister's been defending some of his senior officers, following an independent review into the handling of the Rosalind Ranson tribunalKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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Highlights and reactions from today's Tynwald coverage as Treasury Minister Dr Alex Allinson unveils the 2024-2025 Isle of Man Budget. Brought to you by Crowe Isle of Man.Kirjoittanut Manx Radio
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The Principal of King Williams College explains why the Buchan School could be moved onto the college grounds- The number of people visiting the Island on a cruise ship hit record numbers last year- And we look back at FC IOM's match against Bury, after travel issues caused it to be postponedKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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The Unite Union on Manx Care 6% nursing staff pay offer. A report into the accident which resulted in the Manxman sailing being cancelled. Treasury Minister responds to reports of UK recessionKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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In The Archive Room this week .... Irene Shimmin recalls a fascinating family history, shares some memories of her own childhood, and describes the start of her teaching career. Laurie Davies tells how wonderful childhood holidays in Ramsey filled him with a love for the Island which later shaped his life as a teacher and Jean Skinner (nee Corkish)…
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Royal College of Nursing staff reach a decision over 6% pay offerthe new Tesco Express in Castletown opened its doors and then temporarily closed them earlier today and a reminder to dog owners that lambing season is underwayKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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the consultancy period for a six per cent pay offer for Royal College of Nursing staff ended today - we'll hear from a union repThere's possibly good news for local producers from supermarket giant Tesco plus a look at the latest inflation figuresKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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Rhian speaks to Owen Atkinson about their upcoming Drag Brunch after a successful debut last month, IOM Arts Council's Ali DeBecker wants to help bring your creative dreams come to life, and HIV+ Queer Manx Poet Simon Maddrell has his work featured in London festival for LGBT History Month.Kirjoittanut Manx Radio
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With a week to go until the Manx budget - how does the public feel about the decisions made by the current administration?- There's a possibility the Ben-my-Chree could be hired out to support other Crown Dependencies in future - that was talked about in the Houseof Keys today, - And there's a planning application which could see some changes on th…
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Manx Utilities is urging people to support a planning application for a new Peel sewage treatment works after raw sewage appeared on the beach at the weekend- Isle Listen says it's had 170 student referrals in the current academic year so farKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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We’re half way through the Cannan administration and the Chief Minister is facing growing pressure to deliver on the promises contained in the glitzy strategy documents and plans. So how does Alf Cannan think he’s doing? Is the housing crisis solved? Find out on Agenda with Amy Griffiths who caught up with the Chief Minister earlier this month. Are…
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This is the start of National Marriage Week - and Valentine's Day is just around the corner - but that's not what we're talking about, as I take author, broadcaster and Baptist Minister Richard Littledale out for a walk in Glen Mooar. As we explore St Patrick's Chapel - Cabbal Pherick - the site of an 8th century keeill, we talk about the great gif…
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Dorothy Wordsworth continues describing what she sees on her walks in and around the Douglas area and the people she meets as she stays with Joanna and Henry Hutchinson on the South Quay in Douglas. Her nephew, poet William Wordsworth's youngest son, Willy, is also staying there this summer of 1828. Dr John Seward's asylum patient, Renfield, is cau…
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Manx Care pay offer rejected, MDC loan facility clarified, insurance premiums soar, Assisted Dying Bill latest, six months for a birth debrief & Ravens aim for three in a row. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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Just over 23 years ago Tynwald agreed that government should defend vigorously the Island's internal governing autonomy and seek to extend the Isle of Man's influence over relevant external issues. While there were some modest gains made in the early 2000s, little or no work has been done to reform our constitutional relationship with the UK over t…
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Next move at Lord Street, Nobles ED pressure, Deepfake photo laws, post-Covid classroom challenge, MCALS Collaboration opportunity & Marcus Simpson's racing plans . It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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The community centre with no road, no more money for dentists, future for Park Road site, 'Ballalockie' nearly finished, cancer centre breaks ground & Connor Cummins signs again. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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Wind turbine project latest, new housing bylaws, Southern Pool HR support confusion, falling marble inquest & sex crimes may warrant harsher sentences. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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Two years of gas bill problems, Chief Minister on housing, Sexual Violence Awareness Week, all local authority rates set, Meat Plant latest & Ravens cruise against Skelmersdale. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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The Cannan administration has had bold ambition to radically change the government and the prospects for our economic future but half way through this government’s term in office what meaningful change can they point to. Is the Cannan government’s ambition one you share or are their aspects of it that you’re not signed up to? On Agenda political co…
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On the programme this week, Rev'd Richard Littledale, Baptist Pastor, preacher, author, BBC broadcaster and expert storyteller joins us to talk about his new book LET IT GROW - written for children, it's a collection of garden projects and fun facts to help them learn how to care for God's planet. Manx-born Very Rev'd Canon John Mann has recently r…
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After seeing Rev Robert Brown conducting a service at St Matthew's, Dorothy Wordsworth now goes to call on him and his family. As well as her account of their home, we also hear from a famous son of the family, Hugh Stowell Brown, as he recalls the house in New Bond Street in Douglas. In our translation into the Manx Gaelic of Dracula, Jonathan Har…
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Performance poet and musician Jacqueline Morrey-Grace is launching her latest book, 'There are worse places to hide than inside' by gathering a collection of her talented pals to bring the words to life. There will be gongs, drums, Mandolorian whistles and choreographed routines, all directed by Jackie's extraordinary imagination and knitted togeth…
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Rates round up, Isle of Man meats recalling more beef, Alfred Cannan on improving the culture of Manx government, £850k gone to scammers & Ravens face a French international tomorrow. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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New schools, underfunded departmental budgets better roads and a new bus station are on the wish lists of MHKs Joney Faragher and Michelle Haywood. The government is struggling to control a substantial financial deficit so where is the money coming from? Hopefully we’ll know more when this year’s Manx budget is delivered in just over a week’s time …
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4600 wait for an NHS dentist, Ranson Tribunal Report latest, Island Plan is key says Chief Minister, TT is financially viable, Green Party on Crogga gas & Great Laxey Fair returns. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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Douglas rates up 12%, another nurses' pay claim, new Captain of the Parish, Ramsey commissioner wants rates reform, our 'Victorian Theme Park' & the Mexican TT rider. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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Disposable vape ban latest, Middlemarch building start date, IOM Meats mystery, Daphne Caine MHK's 'spiritual home', Port Erin's realistic rates & boosting female football here. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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Loganair's Manx Chief Exec, report your winter wheeze, fewer cruise liners this year, 'prudent' Peel Commissioners & the Ravens victorious at the weekend. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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27th January each year is Holocaust Memorial Day - a time to reflect on the 6 million Jews, and thousands of others who died in the Nazi persecution during World War 2, and the millions who have died in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Leonard Singer was a prominent member of the Isle of Man's Jewish community -and durin…
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Dorothy Wordsworth has come to the Island in 1828 and is staying on the South Quay. She goes to church services on Sunday morning and enjoys walks and socialising, including going to visit the family of the Rev Robert Brown. Robert Brown had sent a volume of his poetry to Dorothy's brother, the poet William Wordsworth. Jonathan Harker is on the tra…
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There was quite a heated exchange in Tynwald this month about government’s policy relating to accepting refugees. Minister Kate Lord Brennan was surprisingly robust in defending the Cabinet Office’s approach and this led to several members including the mover of the motion Joney Faragher giving as good as they got. On Agenda this week we hear from …
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The southern swimming pool has been making a splash in the turbulent Tynwald political waters leaving some political commentators to suggest that the Minister is out of her depth. In contrast the Minister has suggested that some members are floundering in the political whirlpool and the whole pool debate has allowed a range of thorny administrative…
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The education minister unveils her 'masterplan' for a new secondary school and swimming pool by 2030 - but where is the detail? - A Ramsey Commissioner says he doesn't support his authority's plans to expand the boundary of the town- And would you like more holiday from work? The Manx Labour Party is encouraging you to share your views…
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The education minister is planning to review how the Island's regional pools are scrutinised - Public sector rent increases planned for next year are "fair" according to the infrastructure minister- A new residential care home in Douglas is nearing completionKirjoittanut Manx Radio
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