Isle of Man News last updated 02 July 2015 23:44:16

Dandara to sponsor new community cycling event

POSTED yesterday at 3:53 pm by LC

The Dandara Group will sponsor the inaugural ‘Port Erin Cycling Kermesse’ taking place on closed roads on Saturday 25th July.The event is being organised by SAS Events with the aim of providing a fun, family-friendly evening of entertainment and competition. The programme will get underway at 6pm with a unique opportunity for anyone with a bike, in...

Protection for war memorials

POSTED yesterday at 12:43 pm by Joanne Clague

The Isle of Man will lead the way in the preservation of its war memorials if proposed legislation is approved. That's the view of Juan Watterson MHK whose War Memorials Bill got its second reading in the House of Keys this week. New legislation would give statutory protection to the Isle of Man's war memorials. Mr Watterson said he had consulted...

Sail away on Tynwald Day

POSTED Wed at 12:35 pm

Captain Robert Siddall and the crew of MV Balmoral look forward to welcoming passengers on board the classic coastal excursion ship for the Tynwald Day Excursion to Whitehaven on Monday July 6. With three hours ashore in Cumbria, or the option of staying aboard for a coastal cruise, Balmoral will leave Douglas at 09.30 and be back around 19.30. The dining room and bar will be open throughout the trip. Balmoral celebrated two birthdays last weekend - June 26 marked the 66th anniversary of her launch in 1949 and on Sunday Captain Siddall was able to welcome on board Mrs Daphne Main from Colby as part of her 80th Birthday Celebrations. As a teenager, then living on the Isle of Wight, she had travelled to School near Southampton on Balmoral whe...

Southern 100 Chairman Honoured by Castletown Commissioners

POSTED Wed at 12:30 pm

Castletown Commissioners have honoured Southern 100 Racing Chairman and Clerk of the Course, Phil Taubman for his services to the Southern 100 since the first meeting in 1955, when as a teenager he and his best friend Gordon Clague got involved in helping setting out the course putting out bales of straw around the course.From those early years ‘Tubby’ as he is affectionately known became more involved from the giddy heights of being in charge of burning the toast in the morning in the catering department to Clerk of the Course for the Southern 100 International Road Races!The presentation of an illuminated address in Castletown Civic Centre took place in front of the Southern 100 Committee and their wives, partners and special friends and ...

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