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Post Office hosts a stellar night at the Observatory to mark the launch of its Dark Sky Discovery stamp issue

Post Office hosts a stellar night at the Observatory to mark the launch of its Dark Sky Discovery stamp issue

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

On October 23, Isle of Man Post Office hosted an evening at the Isle of Man Astronomical Observatory to celebrate the launch of its Dark Sky Discovery stamp issue. Around forty people were in attendance at the event including members of the Astronomical Society and the experts, photographers and designers involved with helping to orchestrate […]

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Youth cultural ambassador returns to give concert and masterclass

Youth cultural ambassador returns to give concert and masterclass

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Despite a demanding tour schedule that’s taken him from South America to, later this year, Paris, Singapore and Sydney, Island of Culture youth ambassador Jason Evans, principal trumpet with the Philharmonia Orchestra, found time to return home at the end of October to perform with his fellow Inner City Brass players at Peel Cathedral and […]

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Lieutenant Governor to attend Ramsey’s Remembrance Sunday service

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Lieutenant Governor, His Excellency Mr Adam Wood, is to attend Ramsey Town Commissioners’ Remembrance Sunday service on November 9th. Also in attendance will be a contingent from HMS Ramsey, a Royal Navy minehunter with which the town is affiliated. Led by the Rev Chris Lowden the service will start at 10:50am prompt with two […]

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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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