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Pedestrian receives serious injuries

POSTED today at 7:29 am by Paul Moulton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian received serious injuries after being struck by a car travelling up Johnny Wattersons Lane on Friday night. The pedestrian was admitted to Nobles hospital. Emergency services stayed at the scene for two and half hours whilst investigation took place. Police Sergeant 116 Quentin De Backer said...

Round-the-Island cruise rescheduled

POSTED yesterday at 11:38 am by MT

The round-the-Island cruise by Manannan planned for this Sunday (March 29th) has been rescheduled to the end of April to allow the excursion to proceed in more favourable weather conditions.  The cruise will now take place on Sunday, April 26th, departing Douglas at 11:30. All passengers booked on the excursion will be automatically transferred and...

Anne Frank and 'girl power' make a winning combination

POSTED yesterday at 10:17 am

It was an all-girl triumph in this year's Schools' Public Speaking Competition sponsored by Douglas Rotary Club. The junior leg was won by Arbory School, with Marown second, and Willaston third, while the Senior Competition was won by King William's College, with Castle Rushen HS placed second and Ballakermeen third. According to Emily Knop, Arbory's main speaker, the difference between boys and girls boils down to 'brain power', neatness, organisational ability and the fact that 'boys can't multi-task': 'Even my Dad can't do it!' She went on to suggest it was unfair that men had cornered all the top jobs. 'It's time for the next round of girl power – and don't try arguing with me, because you know who'll win!'In summing up, the one boy in ...

Beach Buddies to make final assault on northern coastline

POSTED yesterday at 10:06 am

Beach Buddies will make its final assault on the rubbish amongst the sand dunes in the north of the Island this weekend, as the deadline approaches for the bird nesting season.Having cleared away large amounts of rubbish last week at Smeale, this weekend the team session moves further north, with the aim of covering around two miles of beach between Ballaghennie and the Point of Ayre.On Sunday morning, from 10.30am, the meeting point will be at the Point of Ayre to the south of the lighthouse.From April 1st, there are restrictions on access to the sensitive parts of the coastline where seabirds breed is large numbers each year. In particular, the public is asked to avoid walking amongst the sand dunes above the high water mark where birds s...

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