Isle of Man News last updated 27 August 2014 17:58:09

One-man show with a difference visits Island

POSTED yesterday at 1:31 pm by MT

A cycling musician will visit schools, youth groups, residential homes and healthcare settings with a unique educational and entertaining show. Jon Hodkin will become a familiar sight on the Island’s roads as he pedals his tricycle between venues, towing a trailer packed with instruments, from 1st to 20th September.  Jon’s takes his one-man show, I...

'Atrocious' behaviour from ferry passengers

POSTED yesterday at 1:28 pm by Joanne Clague

The chief executive of the Steam Packet Company has apologised to passengers who faced severe disruption over the bank holiday weekend - but says staff faced abuse from some passengers. Mark Woodward said: '‘I would first of all like to apologise to all passengers affected and thank many of them for their understanding and patience as we first att...

Time capsule reburied at Strand Group's new HQ

POSTED yesterday at 10:32 am

A time capsule containing a copy of the Manx Independent from June 1991 has been found and reburied on the site of Strand Group’s new corporate HQ. The time capsule was found at Clucas Plc’s Gateway Development at Tromode Estate.  This is on the former site of the old Clucas Laundry where the project covers 1.87 acres and is set to become the flagship development at the entrance to the estate. The capsule was found by Ballasalla based builders, JCK Ltd, and handed in to Clucas’s office where it was recognised by Estate Manager, Tony Kneale, as the canister he had buried over 20 years ago.  It included a short note as well as the Independent from June 7th 1991.  Mr Kneale had also included a 5p piece and an Irish penny.  ‘I remember I didn...

Local charities launch joint interior makeover prize competition

POSTED yesterday at 10:25 am

Two of the Island’s most prominent local charities, Manx Cancer Help and Crossroads Care, have launched a joint tombola draw to win a home or office makeover prize worth £25,000 from Cubbin & Bregazzi.Only five thousand tickets, priced at £5 each, will be available with the draw being made on Friday 19th December at the Cubbin & Bregazzi showroom. The lucky winner of the top prize will be treated to a room makeover by the company’s interior design experts, with support from Bang and Olufsen. The tickets can be bought from Cubbin & Bregazzi, Manx Cancer Help, Mantons Cards in Port Erin and Crossroads' charity shops on Prospect Terrace, Windsor Road and Strand Street.Manx Cancer Help Chief Executive Officer Andrea Chambers said: ‘...

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