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Manx Telecom helps children affected by Chernobyl  disaster phone home during Island trip

Manx Telecom helps children affected by Chernobyl disaster phone home during Island trip

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Children from an area affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster are visiting the Island as part of an annual trip organised by the Isle of Man branch of the Friends of Chernobyl’s Children (FOCC) charity. During the visit the youngsters were welcomed as special guests at Manx Telecom’s headquarters where they were given free calls […]

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National Service of Commemoration

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

A National Service of Commemoration is being held in the Isle of Man to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. The service will take place during the afternoon of Sunday 3 August at St George’s Church in Douglas. Prayers and readings will be given by Bishop Robert Paterson, Archdeacon Andrew […]

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Millennium Way Relay runners pound out the miles for charity

Millennium Way Relay runners pound out the miles for charity

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fifteen teams completed the Millennium Way Relay run on Saturday (July 19) raising around £2,000 for The Children’s Centre in the process. The event, sponsored by Canada Life International, saw teams of four running the 28-mile multi-terrain course from Ramsey to Castletown. Two solo runners also raced the full distance. The team competition was based […]

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Kenyan delegation praises study visit to Tynwald

Kenyan delegation praises study visit to Tynwald

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

A delegation from the County Assembly of Laikipia in Kenya has completed a study visit to Tynwald and found the experience ‘extremely valuable’. Arranged by the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald the visit built on that of April 2011 when officers from the parliament of Kenya came to study the structure and operation of […]

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A real find: Braddan School pioneers geocaching project

A real find: Braddan School pioneers geocaching project

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Island of Culture’s legacy is set to be strengthened after Braddan School pioneered a geocaching project for the Island’s primary schools. The project is the work of Lisa Nelson, a teacher at the school, in collaboration with David Reeder from Ballacottier School’s Rainbow Room Mrs Nelson explained: ‘I wanted to get children engaged with Island […]

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DOGGIELICIOUS LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING INITIATIVE TO FINANCE NEW PREMISES AND EXTRA STAFF

DOGGIELICIOUS LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING INITIATIVE TO FINANCE NEW PREMISES AND EXTRA STAFF

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fast-growing dog treat business Doggielicious is launching a ‘crowdfunding’ initiative as it prepares to expand into new premises and employ extra staff. Crowdfunding is an online phenomenon which sees investors pledge their financial support for new products and projects. Doggielicious founder Alex Kennedy has created a page on leading online direct financing platform Indiegogo as […]

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ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET COMPANY MAKES SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT TO INCREASE CAPACITY FOR MOTORCYCLES AT THE TT FESTIVAL

ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET COMPANY MAKES SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT TO INCREASE CAPACITY FOR MOTORCYCLES AT THE TT FESTIVAL

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has announced plans to expand the motorcycle capacity on its fast craft Manannan by 30%, which will provide the capacity for thousands of extra motorcycles during the 2015 TT. A new mezzanine vehicle deck will be fabricated this autumn for Manannan and installed prior to each TT, accommodating […]

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On your marks, get set, Tweet! Manx Telecom give social media tips to Team Isle of Man

On your marks, get set, Tweet! Manx Telecom give social media tips to Team Isle of Man

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

A social media expert from Manx Telecom has been giving advice to Team Isle of Man competitors selected for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Games – which begin on July 23 – will have an estimated global TV audience of around one billion, and social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook will be […]

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Photography business focuses on young people’s career development

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The team at Andrew Barton Photography have cause for celebration after their latest work experience student, Chantelle Gregson, was voted a category winner in Isle of Man Newspapers’ Young Photographer of the Year competition. 15-year-old Ramsey Grammar School student Chantelle, who spent two weeks working with Andrew Barton and his team, won the Abstract, Objects […]

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Charity Sky Dive raises over £1,400

Charity Sky Dive raises over £1,400

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

MBS are proud sponsors of the recent Charity Sky Dive undertaken on the 31st May at Jurby, Isle of Man by Jimmy McGuire and Leanne Kelly from the Bernard Schulte Ship Management company. Jimmy had wanted to undertake a parachute jump for many years. When the Lancaster based “Black Knights” advertised an island visit earlier […]

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