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Minister details Douglas Station plans

Minister details Douglas Station plans

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne MHK today (15 September 2014) met with transport enthusiasts to discuss details of plans to refurbish and redevelop Douglas Station. Minister Gawne explained: ‘The railway station was erected around 1890 and put on the Protected Buildings Register in 1984. Although it was not deemed to be a good example of such […]

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CUBBIN & BREGAZZI ANNOUNCE PETER KELLY AS WINNER OF VOLUSPA CANDLE PRIZE DRAW

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cubbin & Bregazzi is delighted to announce Manx historian Peter Kelly as the winner of its recent prize draw. Mr Kelly is highly regarded for his work with the Isle of Man Victorian Society and his extensive knowledge as an architectural historian, as well as being the present Captain of Onchan Parish. His prize, presented […]

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Marine garden dedicated to Archibald Knox

Marine garden dedicated to Archibald Knox

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Douglas Borough Council has dedicated one of the marine (sunken) gardens on Douglas promenade to Archibald Knox to mark this year’s 150th anniversary of the birth of the Manxman who was one of the foremost figures in the British art nouveau movement. A granite plaque in the garden commemorating the dedication was unveiled by Douglas […]

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Residents helped to share memories of wa

Residents helped to share memories of wa

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The centenary of the First World War has been commemorated during an afternoon event at Reayrt ny Baie Resource Centre for older people, in Douglas. Residents, their families and invited guests enjoyed an afternoon of reminiscence featuring a talk, which explored how the Isle of Man endured the ordeal of the First World War, given […]

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Sure Community Foundation buys cows for environmental project

Sure Community Foundation buys cows for environmental project

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

SURE Community Foundation is helping La Societe Guernesiase preserve Guernsey’s wildlife. The foundation has donated £2,500 to La Societe’s Conservation Herd project, which aims to help reverse the negative impacts of agricultural improvement and lack of management on some of the island’s most important grasslands. The amount will cover the cost of buying eight weaned […]

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Crimestoppers needs young volunteers to become Fearless supporters

Crimestoppers needs young volunteers to become Fearless supporters

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man Crimestoppers is appealing for young volunteers to consider getting involved to promote awareness of their ‘Fearless’ brand aimed at tackling crime which impacts teenagers. The charity runs Fearless as a dedicated web based service which allows young people to access non-judgemental facts and advice about crime and criminality via the www.fearless.org website. […]

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Standard Bank IoM Cricket Association Player of the Month

Standard Bank IoM Cricket Association Player of the Month

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Luke Lacey of Cronkbourne Cricket Club has been named as the third ‘Standard Bank Player of the Month’ for 2014. The award recognises those who have consistently played well for their clubs or had a particularly strong single performance. Nominees are put forward by the Isle of Man Cricket Association (IOMCA) and entrants are judged […]

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Promenade upgrade prompts special weekend on the horse trams

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The final Douglas horse tram operations of 2014 are to be marked over the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September ahead of the suspension of the service to accommodate the works to upgrade the promenade. On Sunday September 14th at 5.20pm the final tram will depart from the Strathallan terminus, driven by the […]

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Lloyd Mayor: Dance discovered and de-constructed

Lloyd Mayor: Dance discovered and de-constructed

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Island of Culture youth ambassador Lloyd Mayor, a dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York, returned to the Island at the end of August to give a dance workshop and talk at his old high school, Ballakermeen. Lloyd, a former Young Dancer of Mann who turns 21 this month, based his workshop […]

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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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