Isle of Man News last updated 23 April 2014 21:54:42

Warning to householders

POSTED yesterday at 3:28 pm by Joanne Clague

Lock your doors - that's the message from police after a series of incidents were reported by residents in the Strang and Union Mills area. Officers are investigating several reports between 9pm and midnight last night, when attempts to gain entry into a number of properties through insecure doors were made. A police spokesman said: 'This sort of...

Find out about fostering at monthly drop-in sessions

POSTED yesterday at 2:27 pm by MT

Anyone interested in becoming a foster carer can find out everything they need to know at monthly drop-in sessions starting on April 25. The sessions are being organised by Fostering First which is responsible for foster care across the Island and part of The Children’s Centre charity. Currently, there are 50 registered foster carers on the Island ...

Successful Barbirolli Oboe Festival

POSTED Tue at 3:58 pm

An international music festival held on the Isle of Man has been praised by its artistic director.Mr Neil Black was commenting following the conclusion of the 3rd Barbirolli International Oboe Festival and Competition which takes place on the island following 10 years on the Isle of Wight.More than 20 of the finest young oboe players in the world travelled the globe to reach the Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin for the festival which is renowned as the most prestigious oboe competition in the world.Mr Black told festival director Dr John Bethell and its administrator Mrs Gloria Balakrishna: "I am so very delighted to have my gold-wrapped memento of a gold-wrapped week and to be able to remember the finest competition I have ever experienced of t...

Witnesses sought over fracas

POSTED Tue at 3:26 pm

Police are investigating a disturbance on Douglas promenade which saw a man hospitalised.It's believed several men were involved in the incident at about 1am on Easter Sunday morning (April 20) on Central promenade between the bottom of King Edward Road and the Palace Hotel. Police say a Douglas man sustained serious injuries, including fractures, having apparently gone to the aid of a friend involved in the disturbance.Witnesses are being urged to contact police on 631212.Got a story? Contact Joanne on 340000 or email

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