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March 2013[edit]
  • March 22nd – The worst snowstorm since the winter of 1963 hits the Island bringing down 50 trees and cutting electricity power to 1,000 homes in isolated rural areas on the west coast of the Isle of Man.
  • March 21st – The Isle of Man Sportsman of The Year Award is presented to the London Olympic Gold medal cyclist Peter Kennaugh and Zoe Gillings is awarded the Isle of Man Sportswoman of The Year for the fifth time.
  • March 11th – The Isle of Man Department of Infrastructure start a major road reconstruction scheme of the A1 Peel Road in the town of Douglas at a cost of £4.6 Million and scheduled for 76 weeks for completion.
  • March 6th – The Unite Union hold a third industrial strike over pay and conditions with the Isle of Man Department of Culture and Leisure. The industrial action consisted of two bus strikes from 7:30 am to 9:30 am and from 3 pm to 5 pm.
February 2013[edit]
  • February 23rd – The Unite Union hold a nominal 10 minute bus strike at 4:37 am. In an ongoing industrial dispute over pay and conditions with the Isle of Man Department of Culture and Leisure the 10 minute strike was held to ensure that union members did not required to be balloted again to hold industrial action. Isle of Man FA Cup first round, DHSOB 2-3 Peel
  • February 19th – The Isle of Man Treasury Minister Eddie Teare MHK, presents a 2013/24 financial budget to Tynwald with an overall net spending of £547.9 million. The Treasury Minister also introduced a series of financial measures including the introduction of a 10 percent Corporate Income Tax rate to major retailers with an annual taxable profit exceeding £500,000
  • February 16th – Isle of Man FA Cup first round, Ramsey 2-0 Colby & Foxdale 1-6 St. George's. The first event of the 2013 season held on closed public roads, the 2013 Chris Kelly Memorial Rally is won by visiting driver Arron Newby and Rob Fagg driving a Subaru Impreza.
  • February 12th – At Preston Crown Court, Dale Cregan changes his plea to guilt and admits to murdering former Isle of Man resident Constable Fiona Bone and Constable Nicola Hughes.
  • February 11th – A Tynwald Select Committee report is released into the inappropriate £120 Million loan acquired by the Manx Electricity Authority. The report criticises the Isle of Man Treasury for inappropriate operating procedures and that the former Chairman of the MEA, Mike Proffit should never been authorized as a signature of the £120 million loan.
  • February 6th – Two articulated 'Bendy-Buses' arrive on the Island to commence a month long trial by the Bus Vannin division of the Isle of Man Department of Community, Culture and Leisure.
  • February 5th – A new documentary about the Manx Grand Prix had its world premiere when shown on ITV4. The movie, called Grand Prix Racer was produced by Isle of Man based Greenlight TV and was shot before and during the 2012 Manx Grand Prix on the Isle of Man. The documentary gets behind the scenes of the event and also features some of the leading characters and race officials that are involved with the meeting.
  • February 2nd – Emergency services from the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service attend a fire in the Spectrum Apartments, Central Promenade, Douglas. Nearby residents are evacuated after a fire in a top-floor flat.
January 2013[edit]
  • January 22nd – The Electoral Reform Bill 2011, including proposals for the Legislative Council of the Isle of Man to be popularly elected is defeated by Legislative Council members at its clauses stage by five votes to three.
  • January 17th – The Unite Union hold a half-day bus strike, the second industrial stoppage in an ongoing industrial dispute over pay and conditions with the Department of Culture and Leisure.
  • January 15th – The Isle of Man Education Minister, Tim Crookall MHK withdraws a motion from the Tynwald Court for the imposition of tuition fees for students.
  • January 5th – FA Cup preliminary round, Braddan 0-8 Peel, St George’s 9-0 Corinthians & St Mary’s 2-1 St John’s
  • January 4th – The Isle of Man's new chief constable, Gary Roberts, is sworn into the role at a ceremony at the Courts of Justice in Douglas by the First Deemster.
  • January 3rd – North Douglas MHK John Houghton asks Tynwald to investigate bendy buses and bus routes operated by the Isle of Man Department of Community, Culture and Leisure properly consulted and carried out feasibility studies.