Isle of Man News last updated 20 December 2014 08:59:35

Police name collision victim

POSTED about 1 hour ago by Joanne Clague

The man who died after being hit by a coach on Richmond Hill has been named as 31 year old PE teacher Robert James Campbell. Mr Campbell, from Santon, was in collision with a coach carrying 22 people in the early hours of Saturday morning. He taught at St Ninian's High School. Inquiries into the collision are continuing, with police reiterating t...

Pedestrian killed in coach collision

POSTED yesterday at 8:59 am by Joanne Clague

A man died in the early hours of this morning when he was hit by a coach.The man had been walking on Richmond Hill in Braddan when the incident occurred just after 1am. The coach was travelling towards Douglas. Police say they have spoken to all 22 people on the coach and are appealing for anyone who saw the pedestrian around the time of the collis...

Unexpected arrival brings delight to Wildlife Park

POSTED Fri at 11:22 am

The Curragh’s Wildlife Park is celebrating an unexpected ‘arrival’ this Christmas – a baby Brazilian tapir that was a surprise birth last week. New mum Louka moved to the park from a zoo in France in July to join the resident male, Thackery. Kathleen Graham, General Manager of the park in Ballaugh, said: ‘When the keepers noticed Louka was a bit rotund, we guessed she may be pregnant but we were not expecting a Christmas baby, as the gestation period is 13 months. ‘We now realise she must have been in the earlier stages of pregnancy when she arrived.’ Tapirs are large, herbivorous mammals with distinctive snouts that inhabit forest areas. The Brazilian, or lowland tapir, is from the Amazon rainforest and is considered vulnerable by the Inte...

Grant Thornton helps Age Isle of Man spread some Christmas cheer

POSTED Fri at 10:47 am

About 150 local older people will receive chocolates as a Christmas gift thanks to a donation from Grant Thornton. The firm has teamed up with charity Age Isle of Man to ensure there’s a special treat for the charity’s customers this festive season. The donated chocolates will be distributed by Age Isle of Man’s Meals on Wheels service during its rounds in the run-up to Christmas Day. Dennis McGurgan, Managing Director of Grant Thornton in the Isle of Man, said: ‘I’m delighted we are working with Age Concern to give users of the charity’s extremely valuable Meals on Wheels service a little gift this Christmas. As we are surrounded by friends and family during the festive season, it is easy to forget that, for some, it can be a very lonely t...

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