Isle of Man News last updated 19 September 2014 19:52:51

Delicious weekend ahead

POSTED today at 5:40 pm by Joanne Clague

The annual Food & Drink Festival takes place this weekend in the Villa Marina gardens. It's an opportunity to celebrate local produce, with some cultural entertainment and live music thrown into the mix. One of the highlights tomorrow (Saturday) will be a pizza-making challenge at 3pm, with Dot Tilbury squaring up against Stuart Baggs. On Sun...

Learning opportunity for people with a disability

POSTED today at 2:48 pm by MT

The Community Farm is opening its doors on Wednesday 1st October from 1pm to 3.30pm to anyone interested in finding out about the Inclusion Programme. The scheme, funded by Manx Mencap, is open to people over 18 from the disability community with either a learning or physical disability. There are a number of different programmes within the scheme,...

Policing in the north

POSTED today at 11:31 am

The latest in a series of public meetings around the island, being held in the wake of major cuts to the police force budget, will be in Ramsey at the end of this month.It's being organised by the Police Consultative Forum and gives the public an opportunity to quiz senior officers and the Home Affairs Minister. A restructuring programme designed to maintain community safety in the face of reduced budgets has seen a reduction in the number of officers in the force and the closure of two stations.Meetings have been held in Douglas and the south. The latest takes place on Monday September 29 at Ramsey Town Hall, starting at 7pm.Got a story? Contact Joanne on 340000 or email newsdesk@manx.nettwitter @jonewsiom

Beach Buddies at Blue Point

POSTED today at 10:49 am

Beach Buddies will be going back to the north again this weekend, to continue the task of clearing the beaches of the north and northwest from decades of rubbish. Big inroads have been made into the job this last few weeks, with volunteers from Price Waterhouse making a big difference by giving staff time off every week to join us, making a big impact on the years and years of accumulation of rubbish along this coastline. We will meet at Blue Point on Sunday morning at 10.30am and, as always, Beach Buddies supplies the cleaning equipment (with support from SITA, WDS Ltd, DoI) and our new 4x4 will be in action again, very generously donated by Mr and Mrs Dorricott of AFD, along with the Sandy B trailer and the quad bike, bought from Juan Kn...

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