Isle of Man News last updated 27 March 2015 17:47:35

Round-the-Island cruise rescheduled

POSTED yesterday at 11:38 am by MT

The round-the-Island cruise by Manannan planned for this Sunday (March 29th) has been rescheduled to the end of April to allow the excursion to proceed in more favourable weather conditions.  The cruise will now take place on Sunday, April 26th, departing Douglas at 11:30. All passengers booked on the excursion will be automatically transferred and...

Launch of new PR Agency

POSTED yesterday at 11:11 am by MT

Les Able, dubbed ‘poacher turned gamekeeper’ 12 years ago when he gave up life as a journalist and moved into public relations, is launching his own Douglas-based agency under the banner of Able PR.“Initially, I was looking at other names for the agency but was persuaded by friends and colleagues that it made sense to use my own,” said Les, who mov...

Beach Buddies to make final assault on northern coastline

POSTED yesterday at 10:06 am

Beach Buddies will make its final assault on the rubbish amongst the sand dunes in the north of the Island this weekend, as the deadline approaches for the bird nesting season.Having cleared away large amounts of rubbish last week at Smeale, this weekend the team session moves further north, with the aim of covering around two miles of beach between Ballaghennie and the Point of Ayre.On Sunday morning, from 10.30am, the meeting point will be at the Point of Ayre to the south of the lighthouse.From April 1st, there are restrictions on access to the sensitive parts of the coastline where seabirds breed is large numbers each year. In particular, the public is asked to avoid walking amongst the sand dunes above the high water mark where birds s...

Motherhood helped athlete Jo achieve golden glory

POSTED yesterday at 9:56 am

European 10,000 metres champion Jo Pavey says becoming a mother helped to make her a better athlete.Jo was in the Isle of Man yesterday as guest of honour at the Isle of Man Sports Awards, sponsored by Isle of Man Bank.Isle of Man Bank also arranged an informal lunch for colleagues and customers to meet Jo, followed by a question and answer session.Jo’s success last year at the age of 40 was one of the sporting stories of the summer.The Devon athlete returned to the track just months after giving birth to her second child, to win bronze medal in the 5,000 metres at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Just ten days later, Jo won the 10,000m race in the European Championships in Zurich – topping the silver medal she won in 2012At the lunch, in...

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