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Department highlights potential for tidal flooding in 2015

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Infrastructure is advising Isle of Man residents to prepare for the possibility of flooding in coastal and harbour areas next year. High tides in January, February, September and October 2015 could cause disruption, particularly if combined with strong winds and low atmospheric pressure. While more accurate weather forecasts can only be issued […]

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King William’s College hosts Christmas truce football match

King William’s College hosts Christmas truce football match

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

For its final Centenary event of this term, King William’s College pupils took part in last week’s “Football Remembers” national initiative to commemorate the Christmas Truce of 1914 with a football match. As King William’s College have students from more than 20 different nationalities, they were able to field a German team from among their […]

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Moroccon mountain trekkers raise £16,205 for children’s charity

Moroccon mountain trekkers raise £16,205 for children’s charity

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

A team of fundraisers made it to the top of the highest mountain in North Africa as part of a charity challenge which raised £16,205 for The Children’s Centre. The group of 17 trekkers set off for the summit of Mount Toubkal in Morocco which is 4,167metres (around 13,600 feet) summit above sea level and […]

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Manx Motor Meet prize presentation

Manx Motor Meet prize presentation

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Young Driver Manx Motor Meet took place last weekend at the Grandstand in wintry conditions to promote road safety to young and new drivers.  Yesterday evening saw a prize presentation ceremony take place at the Youth Service Café Laare in Douglas for those who took part in a variety of competitions during the Meet. […]

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Proposal to progress reform of rating system

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Proposals are being drawn up to progress the reform of the Isle of Man’s domestic rating system. The move is in response to a recommendation made at the October sitting of Tynwald during a debate on a Select Committee report into the issue. Tynwald Members will be asked to support a Treasury motion in January […]

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Revised arrangements for car parking at Isle of Man Airport

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Revised arrangements for car parking charges at the Isle of Man Airport will come into operation on Monday 5 January 2015. The changes were announced by the Department of Infrastructure on 22 October 2014 as part of a package of measures aimed at securing the additional income necessary to meet its challenging budget target. The […]

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KWC and Castle Rushen High School CCF commemorate WWI

KWC and Castle Rushen High School CCF commemorate WWI

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

King William’s College and Castle Rushen High School CCF are commemorating the practice trenches dug by the Officers’ Training Corps in the College grounds and on Hango Hill 100 years ago. With the help of structural engineers John Gray & Co and the KWC Estates staff, Sgt Stewart and the troops will be digging their […]

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New theatre opens its doors

New theatre opens its doors

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

King William’s College has announced the opening of its newly renovated performing arts theatre.  The theatre, which comprises of brand new retractable seating with a capacity of 211, is one of the largest theatres on the Island. The theatre, located on the King William’s College premises in Big School, underwent a major transformation this summer […]

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£1,000 reward on offer for information about Castletown vandalism

£1,000 reward on offer for information about Castletown vandalism

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

  A reward of up to £1,000 is being offered by the Isle of Man charity Crimestoppers to help the identification and pursuit of the perpetrators of recent vandalism attacks on motor vehicles in Castletown. In the early hours of November 29 a total of 38 parked vehicles were damaged which largely involved wing mirrors […]

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Jingle MBLs! Prize draw to win luxury Christmas hampers

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Do you have an elderly relative, friend or neighbour who deserves an extra special surprise gift this Christmas? Maybe there’s someone you know who is retired and an unsung hero or heroine? If so, then you could put their name forward to be in with a chance of winning one of five fantastic luxury Virginia […]

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