Isle of Man News last updated 09 December 2016 16:42:43

Still time to bid for Nancy Corkish paintings in Family Library auction

POSTED yesterday at 10:01 am by LC

There is a week left to place a bid in a silent auction for paintings by a renowned Manx artist.Nancy Corkish donated two watercolours, Fuchsia Cottage and Moon House, to raise funds for the Family Library.The final day to place a bid in the silent auction is December 15.Each original painting is signed by the artist and is 22.4cm x 14.8cm unframed...

2016 Isle of Man Post Office Stamps Yearbook released

POSTED yesterday at 9:57 am by LC

Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present its 2016 Yearbook, the ideal gift for stamp collectors or those interested in the Isle of Man. It is packed with a mint condition set of every stamp issue and miniature sheet from 2016, together with informative text and stunning high definition images to accompany each collection. This hard-backed book...

Tynwald recognises retirement of broadcast engineer

POSTED Wed at 10:27 am

The retirement of Bob Allison as Manx Radio broadcast engineer to Tynwald has been recognised with the presentation of an illuminated address by the President of Tynwald, Steve Rodan MLC. Mr Allison was part of a Manx Radio team of engineers involved with Tynwald for some 12 years, notably in the chambers’ refit scheme that saw the installation of the voice recognition and electronic voting systems, a project which, he explained, had taken some three and a half miles of cabling to complete. Stepping out from his usual Tynwald ‘home’, the commentary box, to reflect on his time serving the Parliament of the Isle of Man Mr Allison, who was accompanied by his wife, Jan, a former Hansard stenographer, said: ‘I shall always remember the friendl...

Award for 'ten stars' Sebastian

POSTED Wed at 10:22 am

A student who achieved ten straight A stars at GCSE last summer is the latest winner of the Nationwide International Mathematics Award at Queen Elizabeth II High School.Seb Devereau, 16, recorded the highest mark in his GCSE mathematics examinations with an outstanding 94%, and is now well into his A Levels, where maths and subjects such as physics and chemistry are amongst those he is studying with the hope that he will eventually go to Oxford or Cambridge.His score was also something of a personal triumph, as he managed to also beat his brother Alex to winning the Nationwide award. Alex had the second highest score in his GCSE mathematics examination.Head of Mathematics, Olivia Graham, said Seb was a student who had a “gift” for the subje...

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