Isle of Man News last updated 02 September 2014 11:08:58

Woman robbed of £5,000 in street

POSTED today at 4:06 pm by Joanne Clague

A robber left a woman with minor injuries in a struggle in which he stole her handbag. He got away with personal items and £5,000 in cash after the attack in a service lane at the back of the Rosemount pub in Douglas yesterday (Monday) at about 2.30pm. Police have described him as a white man in his early to mid-twenties, between 5'6" to 5'8" tal...

Local artist selected for Society of Graphic Fine Art exhibition

POSTED today at 4:02 pm by MT

Svetlana Cameron has been selected for DRAW 14, the 93rd annual open exhibition of the Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA). The exhibition, which will run from October 6th to 18th at the Menier Gallery in London, will be officially opened at a private view on October 7th by Andrew Marr - journalist, broadcaster, drawing enthusiast and presenter of t...

MHKs seek Steam Packet answers

POSTED yesterday at 4:34 pm

Douglas MHK David Cretney has called on the chief executive of the Steam Packet to respond to criticism over the bank holiday weekend disruption.There's been an angry reaction to a claim from the Steam Packet that the behaviour of a minority of passengers was 'atrocious' after services were cancelled because of engineering faults with the Manannan (see our interview with a passenger reaction-to-ferry-saga).  On social media Mr Cretney said he was still waiting for answers from the ferry operator. He said: 'If the behaviour was as you describe why were no arrests made? This is not the fault of the Captain or staff but it requires a better response than so far offered...'Meanwhile, another D...

Final round of MBL sponsored Senior Open this week

POSTED yesterday at 3:37 pm

The third and final round of the prestigious KHG Funds Senior Open golf tournament – which has MBL Financial as principal sponsor – takes place this Thursday [September 4] at Ramsey Golf Club. The Island’s premier Seniors event comprises three rounds – the first was held at Douglas Golf Course in July, and the second at Rowany in August. His Excellency Lieutenant Governor Mr Adam Wood will play in the final round which will be followed by a buffet and prize presentation.Going into the final round, John Fenlon is the overall leader on 79 points, with Calvin Quayle second on 78, and Jim Cringle third on 77 – but in total there are 15 players who are still in contention for the overall victory. In the race for the overall ladies prize, Gwen Tu...

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