24 episodes

Highlighting some of the most interesting, intriguing and engaging recent Isle of Man stories from Manx Radio News.

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Highlighting some of the most interesting, intriguing and engaging recent Isle of Man stories from Manx Radio News.

    What happens if you have an issue with a rented property from a public sector landlord?

    What happens if you have an issue with a rented property from a public sector landlord?

    Shaunn Ford has come to Manx Radio as a 'last resort', because he's experiencing significant problems with his allocated property.

    The property has black mould on bedroom walls and doesn't retain heat regardless of how long the heating is left on for.

    Despite going through appropriate channels to get the issues investigated, Mr Ford - who's been forced to make official complaints for four years - says he sometimes wishes he wouldn't wake up, because as soon as he does, the nightmare begins again.

    • 6 min
    Are your bins being emptied often enough?

    Are your bins being emptied often enough?

    We hear about the challenges facing Douglas residents after the Island's capital switched from weekly to fortnightly bin collections.

    • 27 min
    How does an airport prepare for the worst possible scenario?

    How does an airport prepare for the worst possible scenario?

    This weekend, the airport staged a post-crash simulation scenario with a multi-agency response. Around 50 volunteers also took part, representing crew and passengers. Siobhán Fletcher went along to watch.

    • 7 min
    Tourist Trophy - The new feature film of the Isle of Man TT has arrived!

    Tourist Trophy - The new feature film of the Isle of Man TT has arrived!

    'Tourist Trophy', a brand new feature-length film taking an in-depth look at the 2022 Isle of Man TT Races, has released following a start-studded premiere in Douglas

    We hear from some of the racers themselves to get their thoughts on the film itself, what they hope fans will take from it, and on what the future holds for some of them over the next year

    Extended interviews including John McGuinness, Ben & Tom Birchall, Michael Russell, Davey Todd and Glenn Irwin

    • 17 min
    Family K: Review highlights gaps in domestic abuse response after mother's killing

    Family K: Review highlights gaps in domestic abuse response after mother's killing

    In January 2021 a man on the Isle of Man killed his mother and serious assaulted his own father during a 'psychotic episode'.

    A Serious Case Management Review has examined "Mark's" upbringing as a young carer for his disabled, abusive father, and living with parental alcoholism.

    Manx Care's Sally Shaw, Board Chair Lesley Walker and Chief Constable Gary Roberts discuss the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the 'significant gaps' found in the Island's domestic abuse response.

    • 26 min
    Will the John Lewis Christmas advert inspire people here to 'foster the future'?

    Will the John Lewis Christmas advert inspire people here to 'foster the future'?

    The UK retailer's decision to shine a spotlight on fostering is welcomed by Manx Care.

    Tessa Hawley speaks to Julie Gibney the assistant director of Children and Families social work about the impact the Christmas ad campaign could have and the efforts to recruit more foster carers on the Isle of Man.

    Anyone who wants to find out more about fostering can contact the Family Placement Service on 01624 610000 or email familyplacementservice@gov.im.

    • 8 min

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