The first phase of a four-stage process to resurface the Isle of Man's busiest route will begin today.
From this evening heavy traffic is expected elsewhere whilst temporary fixes are made to Douglas Promenade.
The promenade is open with restrictions, using a contraflow system, so traffic will be slower than usual.
The government's advising people to plan in advance or take alternative routes.
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The Isle of Man has joined commemorations for Armistice Day.
Crowds gathered this morning at Douglas War Memorial to pay respects to the 1,165 who lost their lives in World War 1.
More than 8,000 Manx men were enlisted - over 80% of the island's male population of military age. The memorial has a statue of a soldier on a 50ft pillar of Manx granite, called 'The Manxman'.
Another service will be held there on Remembrance Sunday at 11am.
Comedian Rufus Hound has said sorry over a comment he made on Twitter about the Isle of Man being homophobic.
He quickly retracted the statement after a number of people complained on social media. The tweet came following Donald Trump's US election win yesterday. Hound posted on the site to ask if he could colonise the Island - and whether its homophobic residents would leave.
Rufus who is currently starring in The Wind in the Willows quickly rectified his mistake claiming he was 'completely wrong.'
Same-sex couples on the island have been able to enter civil partnerships since April 2011, but not marriage until this year. Homosexuality was illegal on the island until 1992.
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A couple that travelled to the Isle of Man for a civil partnership have expressed their dismay at UK law’s dismissal of opposite sex couple partnerships.
Martin Loat and Claire Beale made their way from London to the island because only same sex couples can be registered in the UK.
Under-Secretary of State for Education Lord Nash said in the House of Lords that UK law would not legalise heterosexual civil partnerships.
Martin said that he is disappointed, but not surprised at Lord Nash’s announcement:
We will continue the fight to get the UK Government to change the law so that Civil Partnerships are available to all couples in the UK - mixed sex and same sex. It is the fair and proper thing to do...and what's more it requires only a simple change to existing legislation.
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A new fire training facility has opened on the Isle of Man. This means that local firefighters can undertake essential training without the need to travel to the UK - saving approximately £50,000 a year. A controlled fire was set today to show how the specially-engineered compartments are used to create a realistic environment in terms of working in extreme heat, humidity, smoke and restricted visibility.
The Isle of Man's Chief Minister Howard Quayle has today announced who will head Government departments.
The Council of Ministers is made up of eight different sections under the Chief Minister's leadership. They are:
Economic Development – Laurence Skelly
Education and Children – Graham Cregeen
Environment, Food and Agriculture – Geoffrey Boot
Health and Social Care – Kate Beecroft
Home Affairs – Bill Malarkey
Infrastructure – Ray Harmer
Policy and Reform – Chris Thomas
Treasury – Alfred Cannan