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Update from the Island's Commonwealth team - Monday 21st July

POSTED yesterday at 3:40 pm by Chris Till

AthletesThe Swimming squad arrived yesterday afternoon and had a light training session last night.The Badminton, Gymnastics, Boxing, Lawn Bowls, Shooting and Triathlon squads plus two of the track cyclists all had training sessions on Sunday and have sessions scheduled today.Pete Kennaugh, Mark Christian and Elliot Baxter have all arrived safely i...

Courting success: Ramsey’s regenerated area takes centre stage during National Week

POSTED yesterday at 10:49 am

Ramsey’s Courthouse gardens proved a crowd-pleasing setting during the town’s National Week celebrations. The newly regenerated gardens played host to, among other events, a food fair, Bunscoill Rhumsaa’s year 5 Manx music and dance group, a Ramsey Grammar School year 9 Zumba session, classical musicians from the Markgräfin-Wilhelmine grammar school in Bayreuth and Andreas School’s Flashmob. Ramsey Town Commissioners’ chairman Captain Nigel Malpass said: ‘The regenerated Courthouse area and gardens have assumed their rightful place at the heart of community life in our town. The regeneration works have reinvigorated the area which is not only drawing praise from local businesses but now also provides a vibrant social meeting place offerin...

Local Manx artists recognised at prestigious awards

POSTED yesterday at 10:47 am

Three outstanding art students of Isle Of Man College have been recognised as the winners at this year’s Norman Sayle Art Awards. Ariane Monds, Peter Beaumont and Sam Clague were each awarded prizes of £100 and certificates for their achievements. The competition run by the Archibald Knox Society and held annually at the College was sponsored for a further consecutive year by the Isle of Man Post Office Sponsorship Committee. Ariane Monds won the prize for ‘First Year National Diploma’ - overall body of work, Peter Beaumont secured the Knox/Sayle Prize for Manx inspired art category and Sam Clague gained the Knox/Sayle prize for innovative work. This year’s Judges Juan Moore, Myra Gilbert and Paul Ford former Fine Arts student from Chelsea ...

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