Isle of Man News last updated 29 April 2016 12:31:08

Port St Mary sign Military Covenant

POSTED 33 minutes ago by LC

The Board of Port St Mary Commissioners, at it’s meeting on 28th April committed to an Armed Forces Military Covenant. This covenant recognises the difficulties faced by Forces personnel whether trying to hold civilian jobs in tandem with a military career in the reserves or returning to their community on the completion of a term in the forces. P...

New arrivals at the Wildlife Park

POSTED today at 10:44 am by LC

The Curraghs Wildlife Park has two new arrivals to enchant visitors.Baby ring-tailed lemurs have been born to two of the park’s resident females, Acorn and Sakarana.Lemurs are indigenous to the island of Madagascar. Classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as endangered, they are nonetheless common in zoos, their striking ma...

Macmillan Cancer Information Centre marks tenth anniversary

POSTED yesterday at 2:58 pm

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the official opening of the Island’s Macmillan Cancer Information Centre, which is based in the main foyer of Noble’s Hospital. The centre, which supported more than 600 people affected by cancer in 2015, serves as a one stop shop for information on cancer and local services.  This includes a visual map of cancer related literature to give a clear and consistent information pathway for patients. The centre also offers LookAhead, providing advice and support for people experiencing hair loss and associated problems as a result of cancer treatment. Minister for Health and Social Care, Howard Quayle MHK, said: “The majority of visitors to Noble’s Hospital will pass by the Macmillan Cancer Information ...

Rugby star to be guest at Manx Youth Games

POSTED yesterday at 2:53 pm

Former international rugby player Gavin Hastings OBE will be the guest of honour at the Manx Youth Games. The games have been supported by HSBC since their inception and the bank is bringing the well-known sportsman to the Island to celebrate the event’s 15th anniversary.Run by Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR), the games take place on Saturday 7th May and will see pupils from primary and secondary schools take part in 13 sports, representing their regions.Gavin – who achieved 61 caps for Scotland and six for the British and Irish Lions – will be at the games’ opening ceremony at the National Sports Centre (NSC).The previous day he will help run a training session and answer questions for up and coming young rugby players who discovered the s...

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