Isle of Man News last updated 20 August 2014 21:20:11

Manx Museum Micro Car Event

POSTED yesterday at 3:35 pm by MT

On Saturday 23 August 2014, visitors to the Manx Museum will have a special opportunity to see some very unique vehicles and learn all about the only locally produced car, the Peel P50. The day includes a display of micro cars in the museum car park, including a Bond Bug, an Isetta and other rare three wheelers, as well as the star of the show – t...

Equiom Staff Skydive for Breast Cancer

POSTED yesterday at 3:26 pm by MT

A team of three Equiom staff have raised an impressive £1,000 for the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group by parachuting from 12,000 feet. Sophie Campbell, Will Challoner and Adam Fretwell took their first tandem jumps from a Black Hawk plane on 30th May to raise funds for the charity, whose patron is Equiom Group’s Managing Director, Sheila Dean. T...

Patons to the fore in second Classic TT qualifying session

POSTED yesterday at 10:03 am

Perfect conditions greeted competitors for tonight's second qualifying session at the Isle of Man Classic TT presented by Bennetts.  After a short delay to allow a newcomer to complete his speed-controlled lap, the session got underway in earnest at around 6.35pm.Jamie Hamilton, a late replacement for Dean Harrison on the Black Eagle Racing MV, was first away and was followed off the line by Bruce Anstey on the McIntosh Norton and the illustrious pairing of John McGuinness on the Team Winfield Paton and Michael Dunlop riding the Molnar Manx Norton.The Patons were clearly to the fore in this session.  Ian Lougher on the Flitwick Motorcycles machine, was quickest to Glen Helen in the opening lap of the 500's session but McGuinness was fastest...

Ex-international praises Island hockey

POSTED yesterday at 9:59 am

A former England hockey international has praised the standard of the sport in the Island. Matt Taylor, who was capped 19 times by England, brought his hockey camp to the National Sports Centre in Douglas last week. The two-day event was attended by 55 young people aged eight to 17. Hannah Pullen, Hockey Development Officer with Manx Sport and Recreation, part of the Department of Education and Children, said: ‘The camp introduced the sport to potential new players and offered high-quality coaching to those who are already playing, who learned new techniques and skills that can be transferred to schools and clubs. ‘This ties in with our strategy of increasing levels of activity in young people and increasing the number of children involved ...

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