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Scottish independence would bring opportunities and threats for Isle of Man

That's the personal view of House of Keys Speaker Steve Rodan who has family and friends in Scotland on both sides of the independence argument. Mr Rodan said the referendum next Thursday is now too close to call - but it would have been a very different story if voters had been offered a third option on the ballot paper allowing Scotland to follow the Manx model of fiscal and political autonomy.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

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Playworker Chris picks up BBC Countryfile Magazine award

Play development officer Chris Gregory won the Professional Wild Hero accolade which was open to nominations from the UK and Isle of Man. After five nominees were short-listed, the winner was chosen by a public vote on the www.countryfile.com website.

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A day for unpublished writers

Island-based writers can indulge in a day of talks and panel discussions from authors, poets and scriptwriters at this year's Manx Litfest Writers' Day - with some having the opportunity to pitch to a literary agent. The Writers' Day, which is largely aimed at unpublished writers, takes place at King William's College, and is being sponsored for the second year running by Pokerstars.

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Isle of Man youth challenge at Ardwhallan

Members of youth organisations across the island are taking part in an adventure challenge at the Ardwhallan outdoor centre today .

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Page three stunner Debee Ashby reveals: "Reggie Kray wanted to marry me."

Debee told how Britain's most notorious mobster, who, alongside twin Ronnie, ruled London's East End with an iron fist, became infatuated with her 34DD charms while banged up in Maidstone Prison Debee Ashby, the curvy wild child turned Page Three legend, has broken her 30 years of silence to reveal: "Reggie Kray wanted to marry me." Debee told the Sunday Mercury how Britain's most notorious mobster, who, alongside twin Ronnie, ruled London's East End with an iron fist, became infatuated with her 34DD charms while banged up in Maidstone Prison.

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MHKs insight into lives of servicemen

From Lt. Quilliam RN on the bridge of HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, to the First and Second World Wars, where the island had a higher volunteer rate than most English counties, through to the modern day: where the British Armed Forces have been, they have found Manxmen in their midst.

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Private donor funds cathedral's website

It has been fully funded by a private donor and is said to 'make all the cathedral information available in one place.' Judith Ley, cathedral lay canon, said: 'As a cathedral of only 34 years, Cathedral Isle of Man has the challenge of gaining recognition - from the UK and further afield - of its status and significance.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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Currency Options for a Free Scotland

"Project Fear" is the anti-independence No campaign's negative strategy to put doubt into the minds of the voters. Sowing economic uncertainty is key, with confusion their best ally.

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Manx Blind Welfare Society to stage Vision Awareness Week

Manx Blind Welfare Society is organising a week of events to raise public awareness of the challenges faced by blind and visually impaired people living in the Isle of Man, promote eye health and highlight the charity's work and services. Vision Awareness Week begins on Monday, with the official launch at the Manx Museum in Douglas.

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Northwich Guardian

DJ returns with a charity disco

FORTY years after retiring as a professional DJ to bring up his family Graham Paech is to make his comeback with a fundraising gig. The former Northwich Memorial Hall DJ returns with a charity disco at Rudheath Social Club on Saturday, October 4, which runs from 7.30pm until late.

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Relatives of Isle of Man Post Office war heroes sought

Families of post office workers who fell in the first world war are being sought by authors putting together the post office year book. Regent Street central post office in Douglas has a memorial on the wall to the six men employed by the organisation who died in the Great War between 1914 and 1918.

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Shipping on the agenda

The advantages of ship owners being registered in the Isle of Man will be reinforced next month at a presentation by Simcocks' shipping expert, Peter Taylor. He will be discussing the Limitation of Liability in Maritime Claims Convention 1976 at the Empress Hotel in Douglas on Wednesday, October 1 at 6pm.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Your Leek Paper

Motorcycle racing team come close to first big win

DCR rider Rob Hodson, looked well on his way to winning the prestigious Junior Manx GP race on the Isle of Man before a disastrous pit stop. The son of TT legend Jim Hodson had built up a commanding 12-second lead, only for a re-fuelling issue to rob him of a certain podium place.

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Residents helped to share memories of wa

The centenary of the First World War has been commemorated during an afternoon event at Reayrt ny Baie Resource Centre for older people, in Douglas. Residents, their families and invited guests enjoyed an afternoon of reminiscence featuring a talk, which explored how the Isle of Man endured the ordeal of the First World War, given by Matthew Richardson, Curator for Social History with Manx National Heritage and author of 'This Terrible Ordeal'.

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Isle of Man Maintains Merger & Acqusition Activity Led by $4.9BN Deal in Q2

The latest edition of Offshore-i, an Appleby report that provides data and insight on merger and acquisition activity in the major offshore financial centres, said the Isle of Man saw a total of 21 deals in the second quarter of 2014. Whilst the total value of the deals was US$291million, in addition we have observed the recent US$4.9billion sale of formerly BVI-incorporated Oldford Group; the parent company of Isle of Man-based Pokerstars, to Amaya Gaming Group Inc. The Appleby Isle of Man team was the legal adviser to Oldford in what is believed to be one of the highest value local deals ever completed in the Isle of Man.

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Read this week's Isle of Man Courier online

However, we're aware that many of our readers want to get access to the latest news and sport plus jobs, property and motors adverts as soon as possible. Click this link and follow the simple instructions to turn pages and zoom in and out: Isle of Man Courier, September 12, 2014 To advertise in the Isle of Man Courier, or any Isle of Man Newspapers publication, call 670000 during office hours or email ads@newsiom.co.im This website and its associated newspaper adheres to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice.

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Bake Off star Paul Hollywood takes up Isle of Man TT challenge

Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood swapped the Tent of Dreams for a technical challenge of his own during a visit to the island. The Silver Fox switched from star baker to star biker as he took a spin round the Mountain Course with TT legend John McGuinness.

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Public must not tolerate more cuts to Isle of Man police force

The public in the west of the island will have their chance to quiz police and politicians on the recent cuts to the force. The Police Consultative Forum will hold a meeting at Peel's Centenary Centre on Tuesday, September 23, at 7pm.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Business World

Another record month for A Lin Regional

Over 900,000 passengers have been flown on the Aer Lingus Regional network since the beginning of the calendar year, an increase of 176,000 passengers compared to the same period in 2013. Passenger traffic at Dublin Airport experienced another record month with numbers up 22pc in August compared to the same month last year.

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Jobless total down

Unemployment in the Isle of Man now stands at two per cent, a fall of 30 on the previous month to 904. Of those now registered unemployed, 605 are men and 299 women.

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