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Beach Buddies invited to speak in USA

POSTED yesterday at 2:34 pm by LC

The beach cleaning achievements of the charity Beach Buddies have been recognised in the United States with an invitation for the founder Bill Dale BEM to speak on the subject to environment students at Youngstown State University, Ohio. The invitation follows a visit to the Isle of Man last year by a group of geology students from the University ...

Dandara renews title sponsorship of the Manx Music, Speech & Dance Festival

POSTED yesterday at 10:55 am by LC

The Dandara Group has renewed its title sponsorship of the Manx Music, Speech and Dance Festival for a further three years.The award-winning developer became the first ever headline sponsor of the Festival, also known as the Guild, in 2015 and has now confirmed the partnership will continue.The Guild, which marked its 125th anniversary in April, co...

Dickson House win King William's College challenge

POSTED Tue at 11:10 am

A team of students from Dickson House was triumphant in the annual ‘College Challenge’ hosted by King William’s College. The live quiz saw finalists from two of the School’s houses, Colbourne and Dickson, face off to win the much-coveted College Challenge shield. Competition was fierce, with the eyes of the whole School watching from the seats of King’s Court Theatre. The host, Ed Jeffers, Head of Boarding, took no prisoners and, with each year’s questions written by the staff body, the quiz designed to be fiendishly difficult. Topics ranged from Linnaean nomenclature to Scottish philosophers, but Dickson House rose to the challenge and walked away with the trophy. Quizmaster Niall Howell Evans, Head of Science, said: ‘I really thought ...

Making waves: Ramsey Town Commissioners stage maritime photographic exhibition

POSTED Tue at 11:06 am

There’s a Boat in the Morning is Ramsey Town Commissioners’ latest photographic exhibition.Sponsored once again by local advocates Cains Gordon Bell, which also funded the purchase of new display stands, the exhibition celebrates the island’s maritime heritage and features photographs curated by Les Clarke, Richard Radcliffe, Ray Stanfield and Michael Starkey.  The exhibition is in the foyer of Ramsey Town Hall, runs from Tuesday June 27 to Friday July 7 and is free but, in keeping with the maritime theme, donations are welcome in aid of maritime welfare charity King George’s Fund for Sailors.Ramsey Town Hall foyer is open Monday to Thursday and Saturdays from 8.45am to 4.30pm and on Fridays from 8.45 to 4pm.For all enquiries call 810100.Ph...

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