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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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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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We find out what happened in the harvest service at Ronague when Isaiah Cregeen was struggling in the pulpit to answer a question put by his brother, Martin - better known as Fairy. This is the penultimate of Dorothy Manley's short stories under the title, Fairy's Ground, and we also move on to the opening of the final story. In our episode from Br…
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Controversial climate scientist Paul Burgess has made several claims based on his interpretation of climate science which conflict significantly from the general consensus reached by climate scientists who say we need to act swiftly if we are to avoid our climate becoming so extreme that we will be unable to live in it. Mr Burgess refutes this cons…
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In tonight's programme: We look ahead to a busy weekend of fixtures for the Isle of Man's national football sides After a strong start to pre-season last week, FC Isle of Man face their latest test this weekend as the new campaign approaches The Southern 100 may be over, but racing continues in the north of the Island on Saturday & Sunday And a com…
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Plans fornew homes in Braddan, unsatisfactory pay offers, residents in the north on the civic amenity site and Elvis Presley times two on a tandem around the TT Course. It’s Update on Friday 12 July with Beth EspeyManx Radio
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Lawrie Hooper’s homework was marked by June Tynwald and he passed with flying colours. The waiting list initiative supported by Tynwald last year appears to have had a significant impact in reducing numbers of people waiting for treatment. Minister Hooper tells us about that initiative and new adoption law changes before moving on to the Carer’s St…
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As their annual Conference celebrates 50 years of women's ordination as presbyters - ministers - in the Methodist Church, Past President of Conference, Rev'd Sonia Hicks, tells her story that reveals the path to progress was not always an easy one. We've music - and comments from organist Gareth Moore - recorded in St Thomas's Church in Douglas las…
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Christy catches up with Matt 'Twist' from Manx Punx, as he tells us all about next weekend's All Day gig at the Outback. Open to all ages* and with reduced price tickets for those that need it*, the day features 10 hours of live music from bands from here and further afield. *Message and check their Facebook Page for all the details.…
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Increased costs for collecting and disposing fallen animals, a drug trafficker’s sentence has been reduced, inflation rises once again, and…a recap of the action from the Southern 100 today. It's Update on Thursday 11 July with Lewis Foster.Manx Radio
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Police officers getting pay increase, an update on Manx Telecom's plans to rollout fibre broadband, a dentist is placed under a 'warning', and did you get Paolo Nutini tickets? It's Update on Wednesday 10 July with Lewis Foster.Manx Radio
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MHK behind Assisted Dying Bill says 'silent majority' in favour, discussing capacity at Noble's with Manx Care, TT access road 'not fit for purpose', 'apt tribute' to Marshal Liam Clarke unveiled at Billown, and Willaston School is a 'Centre of Excellence'. It's Update on Tuesday 9 July with Lewis Foster.…
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Reaction to Peel sewage treatment plan, climate targets could be missed and the Southern 100 starts today ... it's Update with Lewis FosterManx Radio
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Dorothy Manley has introduced us to Isaiah Cregeen, one of the seven Cregeen siblings. Isaiah is a Methodist preacher, and his wife is very proud to take her place in chapel on a Sunday. However, she doesn't welcome the presence of the youngest of the brothers, Martin - known to all as Fairy, and who gives his name to the collection of short storie…
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While a significant majority of climate scientists are increasingly alarmed by the rapid pace of climate change, a growing proportion of voters across Europe are voting to stop climate action. That pleases Perspective's guest this week, Paul Burgess, who describes himself as a climate scientist and friend of four times gaoled, far right politician …
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We continue to reflect on the impact of the Manx Missile’s historic win, we find out what’s being done about the number of empty properties around the Isle of Man, we hear from the Environment Minister about some unfortunate sign placement and look ahead to Tynwald Day. It’s Update on Thursday 4 July with Beth Espey.…
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Ahead of the new NWCFL Premier Division season for 2024/25 getting underway in a few weeks time, we hear from FC Isle of Man Manager Paul Jones on the team's pre-season plans Elsewhere in this extended interview we hear his thoughts on his first pre-season opponents on 5 July as well as new developments around the team since the end of the last cam…
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What a day for the Manx missile! Reflecting on the record breaking stage winning success at the Tour de France for Sir Mark Cavendish. In other news, progress for Peel when it comes to sewage treatment? And what can you do if your postal ballot didn't arrive in time for tomorrow’s UK General Election? It's Update on Wednesday 3 July with Beth Espey…
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A round-up of what's happened on the Isle of Man today - including anti-social behaviour concerns after taxi fare rises, how is the Liverpool Ferry Terminal doing a week after it opened and we reflect on the Wimbledon debut for Manx tennis star Billy Harris.Manx Radio
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The 41st Summit of the British-Irish Council took place here just over a week ago with senior politicians focussing on unlocking the economic and social opportunities of renewables across these islands. The Irish Taoiseach was here as was the Scottish Government First Minister but do these summits actually deliver anything meaningful? And has any p…
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Island politicians say no to a referendum on Assisted Dying legislation, reduced hours for the Northern Civic Amenity Site come into effect, good luck to Manx tennis star Billy Harris, good news for a Manx fundraiser who took on the French Alps riding a folding bike....and not this time for Sir Mark Cavendish, but more chances to come later this we…
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As we celebrate 60 years of broadcasting on Manx Radio, today's programme features a few of the guests and topics we've covered on Sunday mornings over the past years. Rev'd Marc Wolverson and Gareth Moore discuss REV - the TV sitcom that took the lid off clergy life; we recall the characters we met, and stories we heard, during the long-running se…
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We finish the case involving the Trespass Jury in Dorothy Manley's short story, 'The Lawyer', involving Benjamin Cregeen and his brother, Jonah. The youngest brother, Fairy Cregeen, after whom Dorothy Manley names her collection, 'Fairy's Ground', is actually only mentioned completely incidentally. We then move on to the fourth story called 'The Pr…
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They say a week is a long time in politics but I hope not too long as this week’s Perspective looks at some of the June Tynwald highlights. The Chief Minister explains why belts need tightening even further if health funding is to continue to grow, Tim Glover is concerned about DoI anouncing big increases in costs for farmers - so is the Agricultur…
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A local pharmacist is welcoming Manx Care's reintroduction of mask wearing at its sites - The Steam Packet is hoping disruption to its service because of dredging in Liverpool will be 'infrequent' in future - and after 50 years of broadcasting and 17 years at Manx Radio, we say goodbye to Marc Tyley as he hangs up his headphones…
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There's a spike in the number of Covid patients being admitted to Nobles Hospital - All the Island's pharmacies will be allowed to dispense medicinal cannabis 'imminently' - Changes have been made to the offences people could face under proposed Assisted Dying laws - and Manx tennis player Billy Harris is into the last four at Eastbourne as he prep…
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- Plans for over 100 new apartments in Douglas have been 'welcomed' by the Department for Enterprise - Manx Care says there's no evidence of a growing problem with needles being left in public places on the Island - and we find out on a drop-in event tonight focusing on sustainabilityManx Radio
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From the courts in Douglas and Castletown to preparing for a debut at a Grand Slam event in the world of tennis In this extended interview we hear from Isle of Man pro competitor Billy Harris about his upcoming maiden appearance at Wimbledon and discuss his recent rise in form on the international stage…
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We've been introduced to the Cregeen family in the first of Dorothy Manley's collection, 'Fairy's Ground : Homely Tales', told by her narrator, a young man training to be a teacher. The second tale concentrated on Joshua Cregeen, and in the third we become better acquainted with his brothers, Jonah and Benjamin. The figure of Matthew Cregeen, bette…
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Garff MHK Daphne Caine has certainly not been short of challenges since she took up the reins at the Department of Education. Do you save £7m a year by closing primary schools and other ‘efficiencies’ or acknowledge that the backlash from those affected will be to big a political price to pay for a government which struggles to find popularity? As …
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The Isle of Man Church Music Association seems to have been founded in 1897 and over the years has had some celebrated leaders, including Miss M L Wood, founder of our beloved Manx Music Festival. In recent years, the Association's influence has waned - but all that is set to change as leadership has recently been picked up by Dr Peter Litman, Gare…
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Hannah Lindqvist Kinrade recently visited the Isle of Man for the first time to trace her family roots and to record an EP of music inspired the dark tales she'd been told of her ancestory here. With familial links to murderers, absconders and even literary master Hall Caine, it's no surprise perhaps that her EP is to be called 'Murders and Melanch…
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Ronaldsway bottom of the class, British Irish Council here today, Food and Drink Festival cancellation, six more drug suppliers gaoled & tennis tournament in Castletown. It’s Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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In tonight's programme - One of the Island's major mass participation challenges - The Parish Walk - is back this weekend for 2024, we preview this year's occasion with the Race Director A former Manx resident and his teammate have eyes on the prize as they aim to maintain their Sidecar World Championship lead this weekend Following a revamp to get…
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Pay for the healthcare you want, sewage in Laxey Bay is "disrespectful", the Cooils of Ballagawne Farm win conservation award, win Operation Nightjar nabs nine, & Parish Walk painkiller advice. It’s Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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"Schools too valuable to close", Bus Vannin carried 225k in TT, electric pet collar debate, Leg Co election change recommended & Captain Carter on his MBE. It’s Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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In this week's edition, H finds out more about an exhibition at the Manx Museum, featuring the work of renowned photographer Martin Parr. And there's not long left to see an exhibition in the north of the Island detailing the ups and downs of Jurby.Manx Radio
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Liverpool Ferry Terminal "open this month", gas price should go down, 31 new home in Andreas, Edge would have closed schools & police warn about Happy Valley incidents. It’s Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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If we had a house for every report, review, investigation, and new policy and recommendation then we probably wouldn’t have a housing crisis. So why does Rob Callister want to set up another committee investigation on housing? Should public sector housing be more accessible for people on low incomes and if so how do we pay for the new houses requir…
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Eight primary schools won't be closing, Ramsey boundary extension rejected, Dot Tilbury on Sir Mark Cavendish & Cervical Cancer Awareness Week. It’s Update with Andy Wint #iom #news #manxradioManx Radio
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On today's programme, three people share poignant stories about their late Father - and Pioneer Minister Rev'd Alex Brown, who lives and ministers in Douglas, explores what it means to be fully human. And there's music too - and our regular Notice Board. Items for inclusion on the notice board can be emailed to judithley@manxradio.com…
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Dorothy Manley has made the narrator of her collection, 'Fairy's Ground : Homely Tales', a young man. In the first story, 'The Chimney-Sweep', he was a young lad. The second story, 'The Farmer', has taken us forward by seven years, and the narrator is training to be a teacher - which he has become by the time of the third story, 'The Lawyer'. Profe…
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You could be forgiven for thinking that the House of Keys is about to make an historic decision to introduce assisted dying, but is that really the case? Also as we approach the end of the third year of the current House of Keys, June Tynwald will be asked to consider three motions on housing but will any of these make any meaningful impact on the …
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