Is Tynwald an echo chamber?

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In his latest Grapevine column for Business365, Paul Speller asks whether Tynwald has become the latest echo chamber. Paul says it is time to end the self-congratulation that has started to pervade and warns that the public want more from … Continue reading

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Press Release: Manx Miracles gives Family Library a huge funding boost

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The Family Library has been given a £10,000 boost to its finances by another charity – Manx Miracles. Manx Miracles is a parent-led charity that raises funds to support children with additional needs and disabilities. It decided to make the … Continue reading

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The Curious Child now published in Dimension6

Paul Speller’s latest short story, The Curious Child, has now been published in Dimension6, a leading speculative fiction digital magazine. The Curious Child is the haunting tale of how a family’s move to a new how goes wrong, with disastrous consequences. … Continue reading

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Unanimous verdict from judges in Short Story Slam final

The panel of judges in the final of the Manx Litfest Short Story Slam chose Endurance by Benjamin Hickey as the winner on Sunday. It was a unanimous vote for the humorous short story of a supermarket worker with a hangover. … Continue reading

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New short story published this Friday

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The new edition of Dimension6 magazine, which features Paul’s latest story, The Curious Child, is due to publish on Friday. Dimension6 publishes the ‘best new stories from established authors and fresh voices’ in speculative fiction. It features work from international authors. … Continue reading

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Press Release: Janice the winner as Flower Festival photography contest reunites friends

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Janice Quilliam, of Peel, is the winner of this year’s Isle of Man Flower Festival photographic competition. Her photograph (above), taken at the Old Grammar School, in Castletown, was judged the best in a high-quality competition. It earned her a … Continue reading

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The return of the blog

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Paul Speller has this week re-launched his blog. After a hiatus of nearly two years, during which time Paul has concentrated on his journalism and PR work, the blog is returning with a new name, Twisted, and contains his first … Continue reading

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Steam Packet article sparks online debate

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An article by Paul Speller has sparked widespread debate online in the Isle of Man. Paul, in the first of a series of analytical pieces taking a look back at the first parliamentary year following the Manx general election in … Continue reading

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Ready Steady Go! 2017 goes out to school children

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The annual magazine Ready Steady Go! –  packed with articles and advice for families looking for something to do in the Isle of Man over the summer holidays – has been distributed to children via primary schools. Once again, Paul Speller has … Continue reading

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Press Release: Isle of Man Flower Festival gets underway on Sunday

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The 2017 Isle of Man Flower Festival gets underway on Sunday. Thirteen venues around the Isle of Man will be blooming with colour for this year’s event, which runs from July 2-8. The theme this year is Charity Is … … Continue reading

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