Isle of Man News last updated 25 June 2016 17:12:34

Vigilance vital to defend Island’s interests following EU exit vote

POSTED Fri at 10:00 am by LC

Chief Minister Allan Bell MHK says the Island will need to draw on the strength of its external relationships to protect its position in the wake of yesterday’s referendum vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.The outcome means the Isle of Man will have to seek a replacement for its Protocol 3 relationship with the EU, which allow...

Beach Buddies at Cranstal this weekend

POSTED Fri at 9:42 am by Bill Dale

Beach Buddies goes north this weekend and will be tackling a stretch of beach north of Cranstal, close to the Point of Ayre.The meeting point will be sign-posted on the road leading to the lighthouse for a 10.30am start on Sunday morning.This is a section of beach which was cleared of rubbish some weeks ago by our volunteers and the beach is is exc...

€6,355,463.98 Mega Moolah win on

POSTED Wed at 9:59 am

Microgaming’s Mega Moolah has created another instant millionaire, bringing a €6,355,463.98 pay day to one lucky player. The mega jackpot was hit on Friday 17th June 2016 by a 27 year-old Casinoland player, Rawiri Pou. As with all Microgaming jackpots, he will receive the win in a lump sum, and not as an annuity.Rawiri Pou, the jackpot winner, said: “I still can’t believe this is real, I’ve been in shock since I won and it is literally going to change my life. There is so much I want to do with this money and it couldn’t have come at a better time. My family are overwhelmed and so happy.”A spokesperson for Casinoland, commented: "We’re all thrilled for Rawiri, it’s a life changing amount of money and we wish him the very best for the future...

New era in collaborative ‘blue light’ working

POSTED Wed at 9:52 am

The creation of a combined fire and ambulance station will get under way next month in a scheme that heralds a new era in collaborative working between front-line emergency services in the Isle of Man. Tynwald today (Tuesday 21 June 2016) approved capital investment of £1.45million to provide the purpose-built facility on the Ronaldsway Business Park. Part of the funding will also be used to convert the southern ambulance station into a replacement fire station for Port Erin. Home Affairs Minister Juan Watterson said: ‘The Department is committed to maintaining public safety and the provision of much-needed new facilities for the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service supports that objective. Building a combined fire and ambulance station is a...

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