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Youth music project achieves charitable status

POSTED about 1 hour ago by MT

SOUNDCHECK, the music project run by the Department of Education and Children’s Youth Service, has been granted charitable status. The move gives the popular project the chance to raise funds to extend its sessions still further and plan even more ambitious achievements.His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, Adam Wood, hosted the launch of Soundch...

Easter fun day at Strand Centre helps raise funds for mayoral charity appeal

POSTED today at 10:10 am by MT

A fun day on Easter Saturday at the Strand Centre helped raise funds for the Mayor of Douglas Councillor Carol Malarkey’s charity appeal. Charities to benefit are Junior Achievement Isle of Man, Manx Workshop for the Disabled, Tabitha’s Trust and Victim Support Isle of Man Photo - Mayor of Douglas Councillor Carol Malarkey, Beth Thorne…’and friend...

Youngsters tackle Angling for Beginner scheme

POSTED yesterday at 10:54 am

Staff from the Department of Environment, Food & Agriculture and the Department of Education and Children’s Sports Development Unit teamed up with volunteer anglers on the 16th April to give schoolchildren the opportunity to try out angling at Cringle Reservoir. Minister for DEFA Phil Gawne, MHK said ‘I’m delighted to see staff working across departments and with stakeholders to promote angling to the younger generation.  It’s a great way to enjoy the Manx countryside, especially as it’s a sport that the whole family can enjoy together.  I’d like to thank Manx Utilities Authority for their support and cooperation in allowing the use of Cringle Reservoir, and particularly the anglers who volunteered their time and everyone who assisted w...

RL360° records 24% new business growth in 2013

POSTED yesterday at 9:57 am

RL360° recorded an exceptional 24% growth in new business (PVNBP*) last year.Year end results show £451m was written across the life assurance company’s single and regular premium products.There was 33% growth in single premium new business, with £332m written in 2013, up from 2012’s £250m.And the figures show £119m of new regular premium (“RP”) business was written during 2013, up from £112m in 2012.The largest share of RL360°’s RP business came from the Far East, followed by the Middle East.The latter part of 2013 saw huge change for RL360° with a management-led buyout, backed by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners, going through in mid-November. The move saw Royal London 360° break away from the Royal London Group and re-brand as RL36...

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