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Air pollution levels in the Isle of Man ‘very high’

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Public Health Directorate of the Department of Health and Social Care has been informed by the Isle of Man Government Laboratory that the levels of air pollution recorded locally this afternoon are in the ‘very high’ band. The levels of particulate matter – PM10 and PM2.5 – are at the ‘very high’ level (above […]

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Big Tidy Up to take place Saturday March 22nd

Big Tidy Up to take place Saturday March 22nd

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

This year’s Big Tidy Up will take place on Saturday March 22nd. Douglas Borough Council, the event’s originator and organising body, is urging local businesses, schools, volunteer groups and private individuals to get behind the campaign by the Mayor of Douglas Councillor Carol Malarkey, Council members, officers and staff to target litter hot spots around […]

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Council responds to Department of Infrastructure’s consultation on municipal waste management

Council responds to Department of Infrastructure’s consultation on municipal waste management

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Douglas Borough Council has responded to the Department of Infrastructure’s consultation on alternative means of municipal waste management service delivery. While agreeing there needs to be fundamental changes to the way in which the service is delivered the Council considers the consultation document and process to be flawed, as they reflect neither the aims nor […]

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Wildlife Trust praises Hartford Homes ‘green’ sponsorship

Wildlife Trust praises Hartford Homes ‘green’ sponsorship

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Manx Wildlife Trust is looking to forge long-term ecological relationships with companies on the island in a bid to create a united approach to conservation and environmental issues. “We need local businesses to sponsor us,” said Andree Dubbeldam, who heads up the Trust’s Wildflowers of Mann project and is closely involved in the ambitious scheme […]

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Gas escape in Ramsey

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Manx Gas are currently investigating a gas escape at the junction of Bowring Road and North Shore Road in Ramsey which will cause inevitable traffic disruption while engineers deal with the situation and carry out repairs. “We have set up a three-way traffic management system with traffic lights while the work is carried out and […]

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Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at the Homelife show

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Reducing waste will be a key theme at the Homelife Show with extra recycling facilities for exhibitors and visitors and Public Services’ staff on hand with information and advice. The Department’s Reduce Reuse Recycle stand will feature money-saving kitchen tips, space saving ideas for recycling storage and other practical advice and demonstrations. It will also […]

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Beach clean supported by Barclays Wealth and Investment Management employees

Beach clean supported by Barclays Wealth and Investment Management employees

| October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

A team of employees from Barclays Wealth and Investment Management in the Isle of Man helped gather around 20 sacks of rubbish during a recent beach clean. The volunteers spent an afternoon collecting litter from the Ayres shoreline, including two heavy coils of rope, supporting the Manx Wildlife Trust’s effort to improve the environment of […]

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The Best of Manx Wildlife – celebrating 40 years of the Manx Wildlife Trust

The Best of Manx Wildlife – celebrating 40 years of the Manx Wildlife Trust

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

As part of a series of special events being held throughout the Manx Wildlife Trust’s 40th anniversary year, the Island’s leading nature conservation charity is pleased to announce that a digital exhibition, entitled The Best of Manx Wildlife, is to be held at the Manx Museum during October. Made with the help and support of […]

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Reservoir Water Levels – Update

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Water and Sewerage Authority would like to update the public regarding the reservoir water levels and issue a reminder about the wise use of water. The forecast is for the dry spell to continue and, as a result, the situation is being monitored very closely. The current stock levels are: • Sulby – 74% […]

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Island businesses support bid for UNESCO status

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Local businesses are backing the bid to include the Isle of Man as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserve. UNESCO status would provide global recognition of the Island’s ability to balance a modern and dynamic economy with a high quality environment. The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is co-ordinating […]

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