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SPECSAVERS TO SPONSOR VISION AWARENESS WEEK LAUNCH EVENT

SPECSAVERS TO SPONSOR VISION AWARENESS WEEK LAUNCH EVENT

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Manx Blind Welfare Society is delighted to welcome Specsavers as a sponsor of Vision Awareness Week 2014. The optician, which has a branch in Douglas, has committed its support by becoming sponsor of the Official Launch, to be held at the Manx Museum from midday on 15th September. This event, which is open to the […]

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Parks section blazes a trail this summer

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Douglas Borough Council’s parks section is blazing a trail through the town this summer. The team from Ballaughton Nursery have devised a floral trail competition based on the seven wicker sculptural displays, each referencing some aspect of business activity in the town, they have installed around Douglas. To enter the free prize draw, find all […]

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SPACE SCHOOL SCHOLARS EN ROUTE TO HOUSTON

SPACE SCHOOL SCHOLARS EN ROUTE TO HOUSTON

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two sixth-form students are en route from the Isle of Man to Houston for a trip of a lifetime to attend NASA’s United Space School. Caitlin Pinder from St Ninian’s High School and Kitto Maddrell from Castle Rushen High School won the annual ManSat scholarships for the two-week space school in Houston, Texas, which gets […]

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Anniversary for crime busting charity

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

2014 is the 25th anniversary of the Crimestoppers charity, and the Isle of Man branch is now passed its 15th year of helping police to fight crime. Crimestoppers in the Isle of Man operates as an independent local charity, but is fully affiliated to the UK charity which was set up in 1989. Crimestoppers provides […]

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Bunscoill Ghaelgagh ‘wins’ Davy Knowles

Bunscoill Ghaelgagh ‘wins’ Davy Knowles

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pupils from Bunscoill Ghaelgagh were treated to a special visit from Davy Knowles, their prize for winning the Manx Folk Awards Island of Culture category with their five-minute multimedia presentation celebrating the school’s Manx music, dance, song and drama activities. The Manx-born blues artist and Island of Culture 2014 ambassador judged the primary schools’ entries […]

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MANANNAN REPAIRS BROUGHT FORWARD

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company will carry out repairs to Manannan earlier than originally planned to further minimise ongoing inconvenience to passengers. Manannan has been operating on reduced power since suffering a mechanical issue with one of her four engines, adding approximately 20 minutes to each journey and leading to revised departure schedules. […]

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Douglas horse tram exhibition August 2nd and 3rd

Douglas horse tram exhibition August 2nd and 3rd

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

An exhibition of Douglas horse tram memorabilia spanning more than a century is to be held to coincide with the 2014 Manx Heritage Transport Festival. The exhibition will be at the Strathallan Suite, Strathallan Crescent, Douglas on Saturday August 2nd and Sunday August 3rd from 10am to 5pm, admission free. On display will be a […]

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Pupils provide bags of support for Team Isle of Man

Pupils provide bags of support for Team Isle of Man

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Team Isle of Man competitors at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will have a little reminder of home thanks to pupils at The Buchan School. Children have been working hard to create gift bags made from Manx tartan with unique mementoes for all of the 46 members of the national squad, and managers, coaches, and […]

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Emergency funding supports response to Ebola outbreak

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Emergency funding from the Isle of Man is supporting efforts to prevent the spread of a deadly disease in Sierra Leone. An outbreak of Ebola has already claimed the lives of hundreds of people in the Kailahun District of the country. The International Development Committee of the Council of Ministers is assisting the humanitarian response […]

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Equiom Solutions to kit out Manx Feva squad for World Championships

Equiom Solutions to kit out Manx Feva squad for World Championships

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Equiom Solutions, part of the Equiom Group of companies, has announced its sponsorship of the Manx Feva sailing squad. The Isle of Man based tax services provider will supply branded t-shirts and spinnakers for the squad to take to the RS Feva World Dinghy Championships in Carnac, Brittany.   The Manx Feva squad, which consists of […]

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