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Manx Telecom continues to strengthen Global Solutions division

POSTED about 1 minute ago by LC

Manx Telecom is continuing its drive to strengthen the company’s rapidly growing Global Solutions division with the appointment of Amy Pointon as an Account Manager. This latest appointment is part of an ongoing recruitment campaign for the division which markets the company’s portfolio of smart SIM solutions worldwide. These solutions are designed...

Charity concert featuring ABBA tribute to return

POSTED 10 minutes ago by LC

A charity concert which proved a hit last year will return to the Villa Marina in July, with support from the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.Acclaimed tribute performers ABBA Reunion delighted an audience of more than 600 people with renditions of some of the biggest disco hits of the 1970s and 1980s last time they visited. They were so popular o...

Students selected to attend Commonwealth Observance Day

POSTED today at 9:46 am

The executive committee of the Isle of Man branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has selected two young people from the Isle of Man to attend this year’s CPA Headquarters Secretariat’s Observance of Commonwealth Day in London on Monday March 14.Nicholas Hawkes, 20, and Alexander Price, 19, both from Onchan and former Ballakermeen High School students, will join around 1000 other young people attending the Commonwealth Day celebrations, the theme for which is ’An Inclusive Commonwealth’.The day’s proceedings will include discussions on the Commonwealth and the CPA attended by visiting and UK parliamentarians, followed by attendance at a celebration of the Commonwealth service in Westminster Abbey at which Her Majesty The...

Free Public Lecture on the Scottish Hebrides

POSTED today at 9:43 am

The Isle of Man College’s History & Heritage lecture series continues on Wednesday 17th February with a lecture by Dr Catriona Mackie. Catriona will be talking about conflicts between tenants and landlords during the 19th century over the issue of improved housing. Using the Hebridean island of Lewis as a case study, this lecture will look at changing attitudes towards working-class housing throughout the British Isles at this time. Catriona will examine why landowners and local authorities wanted tenants in the Hebrides to improve their housing, and why the Lewis tenants were so unwilling to comply. The lecture will highlight the important relationship between the tenants and their houses, and the role that the house played in the agri...

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