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Commonwealth Games Daily update - 31st July 2014

POSTED 33 minutes ago by Chris Till

It was another great day for Team Isle of Man yesterday with Grace Harrison in the gymnastics individual final, Cristen Marritt and Kim Clague winning their first round match in the Badminton Women’s Doubles and high jumper Reagan Dee in action in the qualification heats at Hampden Park. In the gymnastics Grace Harrison competed brilliantly in the...

Commemoration of Great War

POSTED today at 8:07 am by Joanne Clague

It will be one hundred years since the outbreak of World War One on Monday (August 4) and one of the events planned to mark the occasion will be a veterans' parade, culminating in the casting of a wreath into the Irish Sea. Veterans will march with cadets, Manx Legion and Royal British Legion members and other associations, led by a band, to Victo...

Douglas to support Lights Out campaign on August 4th

POSTED yesterday at 12:31 pm

Douglas is to join local authorities and national organisations across the UK on Monday August 4th by supporting the national Lights Out event, a campaign marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Lights Out invites everyone in Douglas and across the Island to support the UK initiative and turn off their lights from 10 to 11pm on August 4th leaving on just a single light or candle for that one hour. The campaign takes its name from words spoken late in the afternoon of August 3rd 1914 by the British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey: ‘The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.’ In support of Lights Out Douglas Borough Council will be turning off its decorative lighting th...

Passion for parks sees Council awarded four Green Flags

POSTED yesterday at 12:29 pm

Douglas Borough Council has won four Green Flag awards. For the second year in succession Green Flags have been awarded to the marine (sunken) gardens on Douglas Promenade and Noble’s Park and, new for 2014, a further two: one for Douglas golf course, the other for a scheme at Douglas Head featuring a large-scale floral representation visible from Douglas harbour of a poppy created out of 4000 geraniums and thousands of poppy seeds to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. One verse*, in English and in Manx Gaelic, of Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914, forms part of the display, one of the Council’s contributions to Island of Culture 2014. The scheme also includes resurfaced paths...

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