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From Tulisa to Atos – Tynwald is back and we’re quaking in our boots

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This week sees the return of Tynwald for the new year. The excitement is unbearable. What will our politicians do for us? Well, we already know they’ll be looking at redrawing constituency boundaries. The current proposal for 12 two-member constituencies … Continue reading

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Fireman Sam: The Lost Episode

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I am delighted to announce that I have uncovered the script to an episode of Fireman Sam that has never been aired. It can be revealed for this first time today: It is an ordinary day in Pontypandy. The sun … Continue reading

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I don’t really have to tidy my room for Santa to visit do I? A man-to-man discussion about Christmas

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Daddy, it’s only two weeks to Christmas. I’m a bit of an old hand at this – it will be my fourth one in all. Even so, there are still some things I think we need to discuss man-to-man. So … Continue reading

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Five shocking moments in Manx politics this year

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It was quite a surprise to learn last week that after months of discussion, a committee comprising representatives of the House of Keys and the Legislative Council could not decide whether reform of the latter was a good thing in … Continue reading

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EastEnders: The Early Years (A foundation stage soap opera)

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With the current standard of storylines in the leading soap operas stretching credulity further than a Chelsea player’s evidence at an FA hearing, the BBC has decided to go back to basics and try something a little simpler with its … Continue reading

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Oh no, it isn’t Act 2 of the House of Keys panto is it? (Oh yes it is)

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At long last, following a lengthy review process and the compilation of a consultants’ report, we have Act Two of the House of Keys panto. The first act of Peter Down the Pan, if you cast your mind back far … Continue reading

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Don’t show any fear: how to survive a pre-school trip

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I’ve just survived helping out on a pre-school trip. More importantly, so did the children. It’s an eye-opening experience which, as a parent, leaves you with even more admiration for the staff who, day in, day out, marshal tiny troops … Continue reading

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Wellies don’t help with depth perception: more man-to-man advice from father to son

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Son, it’s been a couple of weeks since our last man-to-man discussion, when it was you doing the talking. So I think it is only right that I keep up with my fatherly responsibilities and impart some more advice of … Continue reading

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Why Ben and Holly rule the pre-school television kingdom

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It is quite possible that Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom is the best programme around in pre-school television. It may be less well known than its more outgoing stablemate Peppa Pig, which now has its own theme park somewhere in … Continue reading

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