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Innovative link with University College Isle of Man formalised

POSTED today at 1:04 pm by MR

Forth Valley College and University College Isle of Man (UCM) have announced an innovative partnership.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by FVC’s Principal Dr Ken Thomson and the Hon Tim Crookall MLC, Minister for Education and Children on the Isle of Man, on Wednesday 24 August at Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus.Also visiting th...

Paint the Plantation for Hospice Isle of Man and Manx Breast Cancer Support Group

POSTED today at 11:22 am by MR

Pictured are the team behind the forthcoming fabulous event Paint the Planation Pink. The event is supported by local employment agency Paragon and will be held at Archallagan Planation, Eairy Dam, Foxdale, on Saturday 3rd September 2016. Sign up and ride anytime between 11am - 7pm for any level of rider, arriving at any time between those times to...

Douglas RNLI lifeboat called out after report of three people in the sea

POSTED Tue at 9:03 am

Douglas RNLI lifeboat was launched on Monday (22 August) at 5.45pm following a report of three people in the sea off Clay Head. The RNLI all-weather lifeboat Sir William Hillary was launched under the command of volunteer coxswain Neal Corran to conduct a search from Groudle beach to Garwick at the southern end of Laxey Bay. The lifeboat was joined in its search by a helicopter, RESCUE 936 based out of Caernarfon Airport, which had been scrambled to assist. Both lifeboat and helicopter completed two complete sweeps of their assigned search area without finding any trace of persons in the water. With RESCUE 936 returning to base the lifeboat completed a further sweep of the search area before also being stood down to return to station where ...

Band trumpets 140th anniversary with concert in Ramsey’s Mooragh Park

POSTED Tue at 8:54 am

Middleton Brass Band has celebrated its 140th anniversary with a concert in Mooragh Park, Ramsey.The concert was the last of three given by the band which also played in Peel Cathedral and Castle Rushen over the weekend of August 18 to 22.The 35-strong band arrived in Ramsey by electric tram, a new experience for all except one member, Jamie Wade, who was born and bred in Peel and arranged the tour as an opportunity to share with his colleagues some the Island’s attractions. He said: ‘Everyone’s been tremendously welcoming and we’ve had a great time in the island. The band’s 140th anniversary tour’s taken us to Disneyland Paris, the Menin Gate in Belgium…and finally Mooragh Park, and it’s fair to say we saved the best till last.’To mark the...

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