Isle of Man News last updated 25 July 2016 11:23:17

Council to trial free lamppost advertising for election candidates

POSTED Thu at 3:57 pm by LC

Douglas Borough Council is to introduce a six-month trial of free lamppost advertising for election candidates.The trial, which will begin on Monday August 1, will permit candidates to erect posters to lighting columns in the borough for a three-week period: two weeks before the date of any election to the council or the House of Keys and one week ...

IOM Arts Council & IOM Sport seeking new members

POSTED Thu at 3:12 pm by LC

The Isle of Man Arts Council and Isle of Man Sport are currently accepting applications from anybody interested in becoming a volunteer. Applications need to be received by the 25th July so be sure to get yours in soon!For more information call 01624 694596 or email   

Douglas Fire Station Open Day this Sunday

POSTED Wed at 11:05 am

Douglas Fire Station will be opening its doors to the public on Sunday 24 July for a fundraising family day.The event takes place at the Peel Road station from 11am to 4pm and will feature a host of rescue demonstrations and fun activities.Money raised will be donated to the Firefighters Charity, which assists firefighters and their families, and Tabitha’s Trust, an organisation that supports families through child bereavement in the Isle of Man.The Douglas Fire Station Open Day has been a huge success in recent years and this Sunday’s event promises to be as popular as ever.Among the highlights will be a zip wire ‘death slide’ at the rear of the station, rides in the aerial ladder platform, hose reel games and challenges, bouncy castle, ro...

Strand Group looking to grow by acquisition

POSTED Wed at 11:01 am

18 months after moving into a purpose built HQ in Tromode, Strand Group is actively looking to grow through acquisition. The Group comprises four businesses - Strand Facilities Services, Storall, Krypton Cleaning Services and Clean A Way - and it is looking to grow with businesses that compliment the Group’s activities. It’s a business strategy that has worked successfully for the Group in the past. Krypton Contract Cleaners became part of Strand Group in 2011 when it was taken over from Clucas Plc. Krypton, which has specialised in all aspects of commercial cleaning for over 30 years, now focuses on hygiene and washroom services. Relationships with Clucas Plc and Strand Group go back over 27 years and Clucas Plc is the owner of Tromode Est...

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