Isle of Man News last updated 03 September 2015 17:40:27

Guy Martin update

POSTED yesterday at 11:05 am by Paul Moulton

Guy Martin has taken to social media to update his fans on his condition after the crash in the Superbike race at the Ulster Grand Prix in August. He's thanked his supporters and well-wishers for all the cards received, '"I’ve had over 100 cards wishing me well. I really appreciate them, I read them all and I think they’re mega. So thanks for them....

Sailing novice takes on round the world yacht race challenge

POSTED yesterday at 10:14 am by LC

A Manxman with no previous ocean sailing experience is taking part in a round the world yacht race to raise funds for a Manx charity. Marc Hundleby, aged 47, is originally from the Isle of Man and after leaving in 1996 worked in Hong Kong, Sydney and Dubai. He currently lives in Sydney, but still calls the Isle of Man home and returns whenever he c...

Douglas prom: the final plan

An extended interview with Minister Gawne as he unveils the look for Douglas promenade which has now gone for planning approval. He also talks about how the horse trams might still continue to run whilst the work takes place, his disappointment with the local newspaper poll into the placing of the horse tram tracks and how some politicians have been plotting against the changes.

Strong showing by Amor at Classic TT

POSTED Wed at 2:13 pm

Keith Amor enjoyed a strong showing this week on his debut appearance at the 2015 Classic TT with the RigDeluge® road racing rider putting in some fine performance on the 350cc and 500cc Tony Dunnell Racing Nortons.Keith’s first race was Saturday’s 500cc Classic TT but after only completing one lap in practice on the 500cc Dunnell Racing Norton he was down in 17th on the leaderboard and unsure on how his race was going to unfold. Leaking fuel caused him to make an unscheduled pit stop at the end of the first lap and it left him down in 12th place. However, he doggedly continued and with his best lap of 103.858mph coming on lap three, he moved up into the top ten and with another 103mph+ lap fourth time around, he took a fine sixth at the ch...

Handcuffed couple call for help

POSTED Wed at 1:30 pm

The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service have released details of one of their more unusual days during this years 'Festival of Motorcycling'.In addition to providing the usual fire cover in the pit lane a crew had to come to the rescue of two members of the public who had managed to handcuff themselves together the night before but then found that they had lost the key to free them!Yesterday crews also had to use the TT access road to attend an incident in Willaston, this was the first time this has happened since not stationing an appliance inside the TT course.Their busy Tuesday also saw them dealing with a fire in a field of cut hay which had the potential to spread rapidly and could have caused a great deal of damage if not brought unde...

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