Isle of Man News last updated 23 November 2014 14:22:16

"Please look after this bear" to raise funds for Crossroads for Carers

POSTED Fri at 3:46 pm by MT

With the release of the first ever Paddington film Mantons Cards in Port Erin are offering all its Paddington Bear merchandise at half price and donating 100% of all Paddington sales to Crossroads. 'Crossroads is an excellent local charity that we have supported in the past and with everyone knowing the line 'please look after this bear' donating o...

Christmas carving in the capital

POSTED Fri at 3:38 pm by MT

During the course of Saturday December 20th Regent Street in Douglas is set to take on a distinctly magical look as an ice sculpture takes shape, carved by award-winning artists Darren Jackson and Stephanie Quayle. The husband and wife team, acclaimed worldwide for their ice carving, will be creating a sculpture from around 10.30am with ‘The Big R...

New Isle of Man charity fights spread of Ebola with educational DVD

POSTED Fri at 1:23 pm

Thare Machi Education (Isle of Man) is launching a new resource this week to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus in Africa. Funded by the Isle of Man International Development Committee through a grant awarded earlier this month, the resource is an interactive audio visual lesson produced in the languages of the countries worst affected.   One of the major problems in stemming the outbreak in three African countries has been the lack of good, clear, accurate advice for people to follow in order to stay healthy. The new lesson provides this advice and, crucially, plays in the local language. The lesson will be distributed free of charge in English and French initially with the Krio language for Sierra Leone following in the next...

Fire and Rescue Service receives Best Turned Out awards for Tynwald Day 2014

POSTED Fri at 9:59 am

The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service has been awarded Best Turned Out Unit on parade at the 2014 Tynwald Day ceremony and the service’s Keith Moore Best Turned Out Individual. In recognition, the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service received a £50 donation to the Firefighters’ Charity (IOM), a certificate signed by the President of Tynwald, the Hon Clare Christian, and an engraved plaque, with Mr Moore also receiving a certificate and plaque. Sub-officer Justin McMullin, a member of the Tynwald Day contingent, said it had been ‘a privilege’ to have participated in the Island’s National Day celebrations. Presenting the awards the President said: ‘On Tynwald Day everyone makes a great effort. I congratulate the Isle of Man Fire and Rescu...

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