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Come and play in Barclays Code Playground

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Barclays Code Playground has launched in the Isle of Man to help young islanders learn the basics of computer coding. The initiative gives parents and children the opportunity to learn coding skills online and in branch under the guidance of the Barclays Digital Eagles, a team of specially trained Barclays employees keen to pass on […]

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Midwives’ calendar sponsored by Hartford Homes raises £2,500 for local breast care unit appeal

Midwives’ calendar sponsored by Hartford Homes raises £2,500 for local breast care unit appeal

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A charity calendar released by local midwives and sponsored by Hartford Homes has raised £2,500 for the Manx Breast Care Unit Appeal. Staff at the Jane Crookall maternity unit, which launches a fundraising calendar every year, chose to support the appeal after one of the midwives was diagnosed with breast cancer. Midwife Liz Vipond said: […]

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The 2015 Easter Festival of Running: the race is on

The 2015 Easter Festival of Running: the race is on

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Organisers of the 2015 Isle of Man Easter Festival of Running, sponsored for the third consecutive year by Celton Manx, are urging entrants to register now for what promises to be three days of first-class race competitions and social activities.   The 2015 festival, the 53rd, will begin on Good Friday April 3rd in Port […]

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Self-Injury Awareness Day explores ways to cope with difficult situations and feelings

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Self-Injury Awareness Day will take place on Sunday 1 March. The Department of Health and Social Care is leading efforts to raise awareness about self-injury and self-harm, and explore alternative ways to cope with difficult situations and feelings. Self-injury and self-harm occurs when people intentionally injure themselves, often by cutting, bruising, biting and hair pulling […]

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Cracking down on illegal teeth whitening on the Isle of Man

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’ve seen a sharp rise in the number of patients asking for teeth whitening and clear braces at the Tracey Bell Dental & Aesthetic Medical Clinic on the Isle of Man in recent years. Driven in part by what some dentists are calling ‘the TOWIE effect’ (our desire to emulate the perfect smiles we see […]

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Fresh start for new Briarville Garden residents

Fresh start for new Briarville Garden residents

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first residents of Briarville Gardens, Hartford Homes’ latest development in Ramsey, have crossed the thresholds of their new homes. Six of the 14 detached properties in the collection of new-builds are now occupied, with the final homes due for completion by April. Situated in the south of Ramsey, the development is made up of […]

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TRIALS FOR REVOLUTIONARY PHYSICAL LITERACY SOLUTION IN ISLE OF MAN SCHOOLS SHOW 30% IMPROVEMENT

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Amaven, a ground-breaking, digital solution, launched to revolutionise health and wellbeing, has been successfully trialed in a selection of schools across the Isle of Man. Early results show an average improvement of almost 30% for balance, co-ordination and physical fitness for the primary school children who took part in the pilot programmes. The easy-to-use software […]

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Design Our Milk Van Competition Opens for 4 to 14 Year Olds

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man Creamery is very excited to launch its Design Our Milk Van Competition, giving the Island’s four to fourteen year olds the chance to tell their friends “I did that!” As well as a seeing their design printed across a brand new Isle of Man Creamery milk delivery van, the winning artist will […]

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Opportunity to play key role in Island’s cultural heritage

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Public spirited individuals with the talent and enthusiasm to play a key role in the promotion of the Isle of Man’s cultural heritage are being invited to apply to join Culture Vannin. The registered charity, which encourages people to enjoy and learn about Manx culture, has a vacancy for a lay member. The Council of […]

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New e-safety guide for teenagers launched on Safer Internet Day

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new advice guide to help teenagers stay safe online has been launched to mark Safer Internet Day. The guide – produced by Manx Telecom in association with Isle of Man College and Isle of Man Constabulary – contains lots of useful hints and tips on everything from how to manage your digital footprint to […]

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