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Island celebrates Tynwald Day

Thu, 05 Jul 2012

The formal proceedings of the Island's national day get underway in St Johns this morning.

We're celebrating Tynwald day and our unique parliamentary democracy.

There are 20 acts for promulgation at the outdoor sitting of the Manx Parliament today.

They include some amendments to the income tax system, changes to anti-terrorism legislation and a law giving women rights to breastfeed in public places and licensed premises.

Special guests at the ceremony include politicians from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Chief Minister Allan Bell says it should be a proud day for the Island.[play media file below]

The formal proceedings will be followed by a varied programme of events and entertainment, culminating with a fire show from 10.30 tonight.

Heavy rain put a dampener on a large part of last year's celebrations.

Forecaster Neil Young from Ronaldsway Met Office says conditions may not be favourable for some of the day again this year.[play media file below]







  • Chief Minister Allan Bell

  • Forecaster Neil Young

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