Isle of Man News last updated 20 December 2014 18:45:49

Pedestrian killed in coach collision

POSTED yesterday at 8:59 am by Joanne Clague

A man died in the early hours of this morning when he was hit by a coach. The man had been walking on Richmond Hill in Braddan when the incident occurred just after 1am. The coach was travelling towards Douglas. Police say they have spoken to all 22 people on the coach and are appealing for anyone who saw the pedestrian around the time of the coll...

Ring the Christmas MBLs! Prize draw winners take home luxury hampers

POSTED Fri at 3:36 pm by MT

Luxury Christmas hampers will make this festive season extra special for the five winners of a competition held by one of the Island’s leading IFAs. MBL Financial asked for nominations of elderly relatives, friends, or neighbours who deserved an extra special surprise gift this Christmas. There has been a tremendous response and all entries went in...

Grant Thornton helps Age Isle of Man spread some Christmas cheer

POSTED Fri at 10:47 am

About 150 local older people will receive chocolates as a Christmas gift thanks to a donation from Grant Thornton. The firm has teamed up with charity Age Isle of Man to ensure there’s a special treat for the charity’s customers this festive season. The donated chocolates will be distributed by Age Isle of Man’s Meals on Wheels service during its rounds in the run-up to Christmas Day. Dennis McGurgan, Managing Director of Grant Thornton in the Isle of Man, said: ‘I’m delighted we are working with Age Concern to give users of the charity’s extremely valuable Meals on Wheels service a little gift this Christmas. As we are surrounded by friends and family during the festive season, it is easy to forget that, for some, it can be a very lonely t...

Post Office commemorates ‘Greatest Briton’ Sir Winston Churchill in new stamp issue

POSTED Fri at 10:37 am

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill, Isle of Man Post Office has produced a set of eight evocative stamps celebrating the life of the man once voted ‘Greatest Briton’. Working with the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, and Chartwell, the National Trust family home, and with access to private photograph collections courtesy of the family, the Isle of Man Post Office has captured a true portrait of this enigmatic character; the legendary politician, the great orator, the wartime leader, the soldier, the prolific writer, the talented artist and even the apprentice bricklayer! Winston Churchill 1874-1965 - The Death of a Hero, which also marks the 70th anniversary of his final year as wartime ...

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