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Island DEC collection for Gaza raises over £4,600

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

A street collection held in the Isle of Man last weekend for the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal for Gaza has raised over £4,600. The money, collected by volunteers in Douglas, Ramsey, Peel, Castletown and Port Erin, has gone directly to the DEC to be distributed to aid agencies working to provide humanitarian support to the […]

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Manx Telecom takes immediate action to protect public

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Following recent reports of Island residents being targeted by phone scam fraudsters, Manx Telecom has made technical changes to the fixed line network to add an extra safeguard against this type of crime. Recent incidents have involved criminals posing as bank officials to try and get victims to hand over their account details and security […]

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KING WILLIAM’S COLLEGE ACHIEVES 38% A*/A at GCSE

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Students at King William’s College have again achieved a very strong set of results. The highlights were as follows   38% of all exams awarded A* or A grades.  87% of all exams awarded A* – C grades.   8 students achieved straight A*/As or were within one grade of doing so.   Anna Hall gained 11 A*s. […]

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Youth Expedition to Vancouver Island – Canada

Youth Expedition to Vancouver Island – Canada

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

A team of 7 teenagers from Adventurous Experiences ‘Youth Scholarship – Development and Leadership Program’ have just returned from a 3 week long expedition to Vancouver Island, Canada. Camping every night, using which ever mode of transport which most suits the objectives of the expedition. These included Kayaking around the northern coasts of Vancouver Island […]

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Updated driving theory test to be introduced

Updated driving theory test to be introduced

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

An updated driving theory test is being introduced to better reflect the demands of modern motoring in the Isle of Man. It has been developed by officers from the Department of Infrastructure in conjunction with their counterparts in Jersey and Guernsey. This collaborative working has enabled the theory test questions to reflect the unique aspects […]

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Bowls event boosts funds for Manx Cancer Help

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

£3,300 was raised for Manx Cancer Help at the charity’s First Time Bowlers Team Event organised in partnership with Barclays. 120 people took part in the fully subscribed event at Nobles Park last month which aimed to introduce people to bowls and promote the sport whilst raising money for the local cancer charity. The event […]

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Property condition reports introduced

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Property condition reports signed by both a landlord and tenant at the beginning and end of tenancy agreements will be introduced from October 2014. The Housing Minister, Deputy Andrew Green, signed a ministerial order today which will introduce the reports as part of the new Residential Tenancy Law. The reports will be compulsory and record […]

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A WINNING COMBINATION – ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE SPONSORS LAXEY AFC UNDER 5’S

A WINNING COMBINATION – ISLE OF MAN POST OFFICE SPONSORS LAXEY AFC UNDER 5’S

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man Post Office is delighted to the sponsor the Laxey AFC Juniors football kits for the coming season. The Isle of Man Post Office Sponsorship Committee was approached by the Club offering it the opportunity to support approximately 20 under 5′s players’ football shirts which are now emblazoned with the Post Office’s logo. […]

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Equiom Staff Skydive for Breast Cancer

Equiom Staff Skydive for Breast Cancer

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A team of three Equiom staff have raised an impressive £1,000 for the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group by parachuting from 12,000 feet. Sophie Campbell, Will Challoner and Adam Fretwell took their first tandem jumps from a Black Hawk plane on 30th May to raise funds for the charity, whose patron is Equiom Group’s Managing […]

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Vote for Chris and Out2Play to win Wild Hero Award!

Vote for Chris and Out2Play to win Wild Hero Award!

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

A play worker at The Children’s Centre has been short-listed for a BBC Countryfile Magazine award. Play Development Officer Chris Gregory is one of only five nominees in the running for the Professional Wild Hero accolade which is open to nominations from the UK and Isle of Man. The winner will be chosen by public […]

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