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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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During the Coronavirus crisis, William King has decided to use the time indoors to good effect and teach himself the guitar from scratch. Check out his diary of how he's getting on and maybe join in with him. Independently produced, not a Manx Radio production.
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Manx language rambling with Phil Gawne, Adrian Cain and guests - everything from planting spuds to reaching for the stars. - Ta Phillie, Ade as caarjyn rouail mygeayrt y Theihll as yn Tuinney loayrt mychione red erbee ta shin cheet er. Gaelg aboo!
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Villiers Square gets the go-ahead, CCTV against vaping in schools, Balthane roundabout covenant barrier, Gaia in St Thomas' Church & a stunning comeback from the Ravens. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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On the programme today, Salvation Army Corps Officers Captains Dylan and Rachael Nieuwoudt are looking forward to the Official Opening of their magnificent new Church and Community Centre in Douglas - and to welcoming General Lyndon Buckingham to perform the ceremony - the first visit of a Salvation Army world-wide leader to the Isle of Man since t…
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We again dip into the 1965 collection of 'More Poems of Man', in which we finish off the poems written by Barbara Cowley of Peel and hear one written by her son, David Marno. Professor Van Helsing has been saying that he himself, together with Dr John Seward and Jonathan Harker, will stay at Count Dracula's house in Picadilly whilst Lord Godalming …
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In Tynwald last week Onchan MHK Rob Callister asked his colleagues to reaffirm a 2017 Tynwald decision relating to the role LegCo members should fulfil and in particular that they should not be a member of more than one government department. The government website tells us that one MLC is a member of two departments and since last month’s reshuffl…
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Housing, NHS dentistry, government handling of Covid and the Dr Ranson appeal, cheaper internet services, and greater fiscal responsibility were just a few of the items discussed in Tynwald this week. Perspective tries to squeeze all this and more into the program. There was some quite heated debate and political rifts becoming more evident but one…
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Christy was joined by Christine Collister in the Live Lounge this evening, talking about her new release: the book, art project and album 'Children of the Sea'. You can get your hands on copies of the book/album at ChristineCollister.com and at her launch gig, at the Peel Centenary Centre on April 27th. Christine will be then be heading to the UK f…
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In this episode of The Archive Room, we take a closer look at the tourist industry on the Isle of Man in the years between the two Wars. In 1919 the Falcon Cliff Hotel was deemed a white elephant - it couldn't make money - but that was before Mr and Mrs Kane bought it in 1919 - and in the early 1920's turned its fortunes around. Tonight we find out…
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Incident at Ronaldsway Airport, Villiers site recommended, new voting system at Port St Mary, passport prices go up, 'Call to Arms' for hospitality & the Ravens penultimate game tomorrow. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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Patients' records leak, inflation down to 3.2%, MHK Edge on government's 'fiscal U turns'. McGuinness 'in a good place' & Ravens final away game tonight. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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Cannan on Covid Report, TT merchandiser's paid upfront, Ravens drew last night, Bride Commissioners on Civic Amenity costs & Fatima Whitbread here for children in care. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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Newson's project defeated, no date for Liverpool Landing Stage, 'lethal' heroin is here, Northern Civic Amenity Site latest & Ravens start three games in five days tonight. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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Landing stage not there yet, minimum wage rise, prisoner death inquest, Bushy's Castletown move, Douglas Council spent £5k on Queen Camilla & Ravens' two games in 24 hours. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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Rev'd Liz Hull, Vicar of St Thomas's Church in Finch Road, in the Cultural Quarter of Douglas, joins us today to tell the GAIA story .... the giant illuminated 3-dimensional globe which will seem to float - framed inside St Thomas's magnificent archways, and its famed Nicholson Murals. A chance for us to see our Earth as never before ..... For deta…
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We're dipping into a booklet published in 1965 and called 'More Poems of Man', a collection of poems by Barbara Cowley of Peel, with other poems by her son and her sister. There must have been an earlier 'Poems of Man', but whilst that's not to hand, there are other poems which appear in the Peel City Guardian, so it's likely that they made up the …
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The redevelopment of the Old Nurses Home in Douglas is going to cost £2m more than originally planned- There are calls to bring back Pulrose Police Station- And are local residents getting a raw deal over passport renewalsManx Radio
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A local football club says it's 'hanging on by a thread' as issues with Spring Valley pitch's changing rooms continue. The Chamber of Commerce has backed calls for an overhaul of VAT to help Manx hospitality businesses & Ramsey's Tesco Express store opensManx Radio
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On Agenda last week Tynwald Youth Select Committee members Zara Molnova, Aidan Clarke and Alex Cowley told us about the work of their Committee. This week these sixth form students talk about their political aspirations and run rings round me in a discussion about the perils and opportunities presented by Artificial Intelligence. As someone who’s p…
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Manx Care’s ambition is to become the best small Island health and social care system in the world and Manx Care’s Chief Executive certainly has the passion and commitment to try to deliver that very worthy aspiration. So why have we not seen that ambition being delivered so far? What obstacles lie in the way of Manx Care delivering health and soci…
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A Call's being made for VAT to be overhauled to help local businesses-the weather's to blame for a landslide on Monday- And Manx produce is celebrated in the Island todayManx Radio
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H chats to new Manx Youth Bard Nehal Kilari, hears about changes to the Cleveland medal competition ahead of this year's Guild - and how the hunt is still on for returned trophies - and oo-er missus . . they're back again - the adult panto from Loony Pants in PeelManx Radio
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The owner of a cafe on the Mountain Road says she's lost faith in MHK's and government ministers; the organiser of a festival that celebrates Celtic and Viking culture says the event had to be cancelled because the local authority objected to the sponsors.Manx Radio
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More meat plant misery, Storm Kathleen disarray, used needles found in Pulrose, more protection for fishing sites, breast cancer fundraiser & Manx Handball is on the up. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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As well as speaking with young rapper Seb Garood in the Live Lounge this week (which you'll find as a separate podcast), Christy also caught up with singer songwriter Francesca May ahead of her returning to London to further her career (pictured with partner and producer Andrew Johnson below) and we paid tribute to extraordinary talent Sarah Puzzar…
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Very occasionally when conducting interviews Phil Gawne is particularly impressed by the refreshing honestly and clarity of my guests. The Youth Select Committee was established by Tynwald to give a voice to students and Castle Rushen High School students Zara Molnova and Aidan Clarke, and Chair of the Select Committee Alex Cowley from St Ninians H…
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Christian Aid Isle of Man Representative Louise Whitelegg is here with an invitation to a great party - to celebrate all the work that's been achieved in Burundi, thanks to the generosity of the Manx public and the IOM Government Overseas Aid - and to say goodbye to all those completed projects - because it's time now to turn our attention to Malaw…
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We hear of Dorothy Wordsworth's final week in the Island before she leaves at 11.50pm on 19th July 1828 to sail back overnight to Whitehaven. She seems to have been fortunate with the weather during her walking tour, but these last few days bring quite a lot of rain. However, she does prevail upon Joanna Hutchinson to see a doctor. An attendant in …
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Manx farming 'struggling', future of the TT, Laxey and Peel's late sewage works, Lezayre Commissioners missing member, Nobles SCBU feedback sought & Ravens' penultimate home game tomorrow. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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Government accepts Covid report, no Roundhouse inquiry, LegCo 'blurred lines', Steam Packet's business plan, gaol for faeces smeared on window & Jurby racing excitement. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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Meat thrown away at plant, Tynwald asked for Gaza view, Manx Care's mandate debate, contaminated drugs warning & civil servants' performance stays secret. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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H chats with artist Andrew Mackellar about his exhibition "Safe harbours and other things", hears from Easter Festival of Plays adjudicator Chris Baglin and catches up with Jane Corkill from the Arts Council who has all the info on their latest round of funding . .Manx Radio
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Are you happy with your energy bills? Do you like the uncertainty of how much your next fuel purchase is going to cost? Are you a gardener or farmer concerned about the past four months’ above average rainfall? Is it possible to mitigate against the problems climate change will bring or has that boat already sailed? Energy and Sustainability Centre…
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Summerhill View £2.3m over, Cannan - Government "needs to reconnect", bird 'flu cases plummet, latest on assisted dying legislation & Ravens fly high at The Bowl. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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Easter Day celebrates events which took place over 2,000 years ago, but which still remain at the very heart of the Christian faith. In words and music, we explore the first Easter, and reflect on what it is saying to our world today. Includes music from the Lay Clerks and Choral Scholars of St German's Cathedral in Peel, conducted by the Cathedral…
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Dorothy Wordsworth returns from Ramsey to Douglas on a carrier's cart. En route she enters a clean but poor cottage in Laxey and is not impressed with the superficial sanctity of a fellow passenger, a young Methodist preacher. Back in Douglas she meets up with Henry Hutchinson and Willy Wordsworth again, and some friends, Mr and Mrs Putnam. Mina Ha…
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We're on the move in The Archive Room this week ..... The Curator of the Marown Motor Museum tells David Callister about some of more unusual vehicles on display there; Alfred Duggan talks taxis - reminiscing about the early days of his business when he drove stars and sporting heroes around the Island - and Geoff Cannell and Charles Webster tell D…
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A so-called 'rebel alliance' of backbench MHKs is reportedly working to 'refine' the direction government should be going in. There are rules in place around the taking of photos during this year's TT + look ahead to a busy bank holiday weekend of sportManx Radio
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Great opportunity to represent the Island both here and abroad, good people skills required, must be able to please all the people all the time, while taking the really tough and difficult decisions. You’ll be working with a great team, many of whom want your job, and all of your 86,000 stakeholders expect you to be instantly available to answer th…
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Mr. Speaker puts his foot down, don't drink and drive this Easter weekend, Bishop's vote latest, our first female pro-boxer Jade Burden & Tesco arrives on Victoria Road. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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H drops down to the Villa Marina as the final touches are put to the IOM Art Society Easter Exhibition, hears about the MADF Festival of Plays at the Gaiety, how Joanna Lumley will be the star at this year's Arts Council Lecture - and finds out why Truman Falls are at Silverdale!Manx Radio
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Scarlet Fever is on Island, Crogga Gas behind with licence fee, Head of AI at £100k, Steam Packet 'cut services', unemployment down, athlete Brenda Walker has died. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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Packet resolves dispute, Onchan can't reclaim lost territory, future of TT Funfair, onshore windfarm ecology surveys, cliffside gorse fire at weekend & Ravens return to winning ways. It's Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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An Agenda of two halves this week with Paul Craine MLC assessing the latest population figures and MLC and Children’s Champion Kerry Sharp assessing the recently announced Ballakermeen toilet policy and how children’s rights have changed over the decades. Government has set its sights on growing the economically active population and the latest fig…
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On last week’s Perspective the Treasury Minister made a valiant attempt to defend the Isle of Man Government’s Tax Strategy. The Strategy was presented to Tynwald this week, not for approval but merely to be received, but even that modest objective came close to being derailed by an amendment from David Ashford. On Perspective we hear from several …
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This is the week that the Christian Church calls HOLY - and although it recalls events that happened over two thousand years ago, its message is central to the Christian faith, and the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, continues to offer hope to people exposed to almost unbearable suffering. Today, through the spoken word, mus…
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