Isle of Man News last updated 25 October 2016 10:11:14

Best-selling author’s mind management techniques subject of sport lecture

POSTED yesterday at 9:43 am by MR

The mind management techniques of best-selling author Professor Steve Peters will be the subject of the annual Isle of Man Sport Lecture.Leonie Lightfoot will share the ideas of Professor Peters, author of The Chimp Paradox, with an audience at the Gaiety Theatre.The Chimp Paradox encourages readers to recognise and manage thoughts and emotions so ...

New Castletown Costa opens thanks to Heritage Regeneration Project

POSTED yesterday at 9:17 am by MR

A joint enterprise between Manx National Heritage and Isle of Man based Costa Franchisee ‘Fancy a Coffee Limited’ has enabled the renovation of the former Social Security Office building overlooking Castletown Harbour. The building has been developed into a new Costa outlet for the town, and opened on Friday 21st October. The Manx Museum and Natio...

First Names Group Supports local charity Housing Matters

POSTED Thu last week

Leading trust, fund, real estate and corporate services provider, First Names Group has donated £350 to local island charity Housing Matters. Employees from the Group also generously contributed food, toiletries and kitchen supplies to help people and families on the island who are homeless. Housing Matters was established in 2007 and was set up to provide advice, guidance and support to people in housing crisis. The charity is closely aligned to First Names Group’s philosophy that ‘people matter’.Housing Matters was selected by employees at First Names Group as the charity of the month they would like to support. The 200 ‘First Names’ based in the Group’s Douglas office, used their monthly dress down collection to raise funds and donate su...

Manx Acoustic Shooting Club holds first competition

POSTED Thu last week

The Manx Acoustic Shooting Club has held its first competition, giving visually impaired and blind people in the Isle of Man the opportunity to compete in the sport. The Club was established by Manx Blind Welfare Society with the aim of introducing target shooting for the visually impaired to the Island, and has been registered as a Rifle Club with around 25 members. Shooting takes place in the Society’s headquarters, Corrin Court in Onchan, every fortnight, and the first competition, for the Peter Stone Shield, took place last month. Manx Blind Welfare Society shooting coordinator Dave Wilson said: ‘Acoustic shooting, or visually impaired shooting, uses a standard target air rifle which has a specially adapted telescopic sight attached....

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