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Sure to strike right note at Douglas Carnival

Sure to strike right note at Douglas Carnival

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sure is to sponsor the prizes for the Best Band category in the Douglas Carnival. The telecommunications provider becomes the first business to agree a prize category sponsorship deal for the carnival which takes place on Saturday July 19th. Town centre manager Michelle O’Malley said: ‘We’re delighted to be working with Sure once again, as […]

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New TV deals for Isle of Man TT Races set to deliver increased revenue and profile

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Economic Development has announced that North One TV has confirmed new TV deals with major international broadcasters which are set to deliver increased revenue and profile for the TT Races and the Isle of Man. In the UK, ITV has agreed a new five-year deal to screen fifteen one-hour TT Races highlights […]

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Public still have time to comment on standards for child day care services

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health and Social Care is reminding the public, and parents and child day care providers in particular, of the opportunity to comment upon the proposed revised standards for child day care services. The purpose of this review is to ensure the standards that govern child day care improve, are current and are […]

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Borehole brings clean water and joy to a village in The Gambia – and a mobile phone has an unexpected result!

Borehole brings clean water and joy to a village in The Gambia – and a mobile phone has an unexpected result!

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

A recent aid visit to The Gambia by Kirk Michael resident Fams Camara and his family had more than one happy ending for people living in the rural areas of the African country. Having successfully bid for funding from the International Development Committee, Fams went out to ensure a borehole was drilled for the village […]

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Number of Visiting Motorcyclists for TT 2014 up 6% on last year

Number of Visiting Motorcyclists for TT 2014 up 6% on last year

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The number of motorcyclists booked to visit TT 2014 is currently up around 6% compared with this time last year. One of the main reasons for the increase is the Steam Packet Company’s long-term charter of the freighter MV Arrow, which has allowed for early allocation of extra capacity for vehicles during the TT festival. […]

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17-year-old artist exhibits at Tynwald Library

17-year-old artist exhibits at Tynwald Library

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Self-taught artist Harley Garrett is holding an exhibition titled ‘Inside’ at the Tynwald Library throughout April. The 17-year-old former Ballakermeen High School student and Barclays 2013 Student of the Year arts category award winner said: ‘The theme of my exhibition is personal exploration of psychological instability, private feelings and emotions, shown through expressive portraiture. I […]

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Shoprite Quiz raises £2,000 for Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust

Shoprite Quiz raises £2,000 for Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

A recent Shoprite Charity Quiz Night at Bar George in Douglas has raised £2,000 for the Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust. Chairman of the Trust Ron Spencer said: “We’re very grateful to Shoprite for organising this great quiz and to James Davis for acting as question master for the event. Thanks to […]

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Padgett’s confirms new title sponsorship deal with Valvoline

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Clive Padgett’s road race team has been given a boost for 2014 with the announcement that the squad will have a new title sponsor – oil giant Valvoline. The rainbow coloured machines of the Batley based Honda outfit have finished on the podium in 20 of the last 25 TTs they’ve raced in, including Ian […]

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Andrew’s marathon effort for Manx Blind Welfare Society

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man school teacher Andrew Wilkinson is running Sunday’s London Marathon in aid of the Manx Blind Welfare Society. Andrew said he had chosen the charity, which looks after the interests of blind and visually impaired people on the Isle of Man, as its headquarters, Corrin Court, is next door to his school, St […]

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Rutter and Johnson confirmed for Smiths Triumph team at 2014 Isle of Man TT races

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The British Championship winning Smiths Triumph team will make their debut at the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, fielding Gary Johnson and Michael Rutter. The duo will line up on the 675cc Triumph Daytona’s in the two 4-lap Monster Energy Supersport races, and with two potential race winners on board, […]

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