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Douglas Borough Crematorium and Chapel upgrade to begin in November

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Major work to upgrade the borough crematorium and chapel is to begin on Monday 10th November 2014.   The £1.5m project is expected to take 12 months and will provide improved facilities for mourners, celebrants, funeral directors and staff.   A separate project to renovate the surrounding paths and walls will be undertaken at the […]

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Local nursery and school to showcase Montessori preschool education this weekend

Local nursery and school to showcase Montessori preschool education this weekend

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Parents of preschool children are being invited to learn about Montessori education, a unique approach which promotes independence, at this weekend’s Isle of Man Bump, Baby and Toddler Show. Aspirations Montessori School, which follows the teaching method, will exhibit at the Villa Marina arcade from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, November 2. Mary Lyons, […]

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Silk painters’ eye-catching banner designs appear on Post Office miniature sheet

Silk painters’ eye-catching banner designs appear on Post Office miniature sheet

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Post Office unveiled a stunning and vibrant miniature sheet celebrating the exemplary works of The Isle of Man Guild of Silk Painters in the production of its silk town banners. The stamp launch took place on the morning of October 23 at the House of Manannan in Peel, where the banners will now remain […]

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Pilot scheme will enhance support for carers

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

A pilot for a new scheme to provide information and advice to carers and to assess their needs will launch in November.   The scheme is a joint initiative between the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Crossroads Care. The pilot exercise has been developed to help inform the Department on the likely […]

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Council all fired up for November 7th

Council all fired up for November 7th

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Douglas Borough Council’s public fireworks display will be on Friday November 7th. Sponsored by Celton Manx and with support from 3FM the event starts at 7pm when judging, led by the Mayor of Douglas Stan Cain,  takes place for the Best Guy competition and prizes of £100, £50 and £25 awarded for first, second and […]

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Zurich makes commitment to developing Mountain Bike racing for Manx children

Zurich makes commitment to developing Mountain Bike racing for Manx children

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Youth mountain bike racing on the Isle of Man will be sponsored by Zurich International Life. The company has committed to supporting the ‘Zurich Youth Mountain Bike Series’ during the 2014-2015 race season, helping to develop the sport which is growing rapidly in popularity with Manx children. The Zurich Youth Mountain Bike Series is held […]

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HENRY BLOOM NOBLE DESCENDANT VISITS ISLE OF MAN TO VIEW HIS LEGACY

HENRY BLOOM NOBLE DESCENDANT VISITS ISLE OF MAN TO VIEW HIS LEGACY

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Around the Isle of Man, from hospitals to parks to libraries, the name of Henry Bloom Noble is commemorated in recognition of his place as a revered benefactor who bestowed his vast fortune upon the people of the Island. These memorials to his generosity were on the itinerary of Nick Noble, a descendant of Henry, […]

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Department set to introduce measures to help meet budget target

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Infrastructure is set to introduce a package of measures aimed at securing the additional income necessary to meet its challenging budget target. The changes are being progressed to ensure the Isle of Man Government achieves its national priority of rebalancing public finances by 2016. The Department is responsible for delivering revenue savings […]

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First sailors’ survey gives thumbs up to Guernsey Harbours

First sailors’ survey gives thumbs up to Guernsey Harbours

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Guernsey Harbours conducted its first survey of visiting yachtsmen over the summer and the results indicate the majority were happy with the service. Guernsey Harbours leisure manager, Sally Diamond, said the results were encouraging and gave Guernsey Harbours a clear direction as to what visitors wanted. 10,500 vessels visited Guernsey this season and 388 responded […]

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Exhibition extended to allow more time for public feedback

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The exhibition at the Sea Terminal to showcase the options for the refurbishment of Douglas Promenade is being extended to encourage additional public feedback. Outline designs, technical information and artist’s impressions will be available to view in the main foyer until Friday 24 October. The closing date for people to indicate their preferred location for […]

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