Isle of Man News last updated 23 October 2014 20:30:43

Road death family pleads for action

POSTED today at 4:12 pm by Joanne Clague

The family of Gwen Valentine is demanding an investigation into prisoner rehabilitation. Thirty year old Donovan Kitching from St John's has been jailed for 10 years after causing her death. He was driving the car that hit and killed Ms Valentine as she walked along the Tholt-y-Will Road. Kitchen had been on parole for an earlier offence, having b...

Flybe's winter schedule set to take off

POSTED today at 2:41 pm by MT

Flybe starts operating its 2014-15 winter schedule this Sunday, 26th October with four routes available from the Island to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and the return of its popular ski route to Geneva that is being extended through to 12th April 2015 to accommodate Easter holiday travel.  In total, Flybe offers a choice of up to 116 flights a...

Island’s first off-road triathlon this Sunday!

POSTED today at 9:56 am

Granite Mann – the Island’s first ever off-road triathlon – takes place this Sunday (October 26) at Cringle Plantation. The event is being organised by The Children’s Centre and sponsored by PwC, one of the leading firms of chartered accountants on the Island. So far, more than 50 individuals and 30 teams have entered with the action starting at 9.30am with a 400metre swim in Cringle Reservoir, which will be the first time a competitive swimming event has been held in the reservoir. The triathletes then tackle a 10km mountain bike ride along fantastic trails through Cringle Plantation, and then a 5km run along the plantation’s tracks. The distances for each of the three legs are based on those recommended by the British Triathlon Federation...

Steam Packet winter schedule to start in November

POSTED today at 9:52 am

Manannan’s final sailing of the 2014 summer season will be her Liverpool service on Sunday, November 2nd, marking the start of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s winter schedule.The winter schedule will see Ben-my-Chree operate two Heysham services per day from Monday to Friday, with Saturdays and Sundays seeing her carry out one Heysham and one Liverpool (Birkenhead) sailing on each day, as she has done in recent years.Ben-my-Chree will operate throughout the winter on this schedule, and she also has two return services to Dublin planned for Christmas, sailing to the Irish capital on the evenings of December 20th and December 27th, returning to Douglas overnight in both instances.Manannan will return to service on Thursday, March 26th ...

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