Isle of Man News last updated 05 March 2015 20:12:46

Hike in fuel bills

POSTED yesterday at 5:08 pm by Joanne Clague

Electricity and water charges are to increase by 2.2 per cent, Manx Utilities has announced.The new tariffs come into effect from April 1.Chairman of the MUA, Alf Cannan MHK said: 'I am well aware of the financial pressures that exist for many consumers on the Isle of Man and we are doing our very best to keep prices at the lowest levels possible.'...

Photo finish guaranteed at Manx Telecom Parish Walk

POSTED yesterday at 4:05 pm by MT

Manx Telecom Parish Walkers can choose to have their photos uploaded automatically to their Facebook page during this year’s race, thanks to a brand new service being introduced by the event’s title sponsor. The ‘Pic2Go’ service means that official volunteer photographers can upload photos which will be instantly posted onto the walker’s timeline. ...

Local Bank raises funds for African School

POSTED yesterday at 9:45 am

Standard Bank has donated £250 to local charity, ‘School for Uganda’, which was set up by a group of three people, including two school teachers in the Isle of Man. Chair of the charity, Elizabeth Bankes-Jones, received the cheque from Joe Smith, support worker at Standard Bank, who has been working with Mrs Bankes-Jones to forge links between island schools and those in Uganda.‘School for Uganda’ was started after Foxdale Primary School linked with Good Hope Primary and Nursery School in Namungoona, north west of Kampala, Uganda. The idea of the project was for the children to get to know more about each others’ lives but it soon became clear that a new school building was needed for the Ugandan children. ‘It is very difficult to resist he...

Steam Packet helps to bring art to the Island

POSTED yesterday at 9:42 am

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is supporting an art exhibition at the Sayle Gallery in Douglas.‘Embers’, which runs from 6th to 29th March, is a collaborative exhibition by internationally-recognised war artist Arabella Dorman and Sayle Gallery artist Gary Bennett.The Steam Packet Company has provided free transport of Arabella’s works to the Island for the exhibition.The gallery will feature these paintings from the frontline in Afghanistan alongside a series of prints and sculptures produced by Gary, all dealing with the human side of conflict and the memory of it.Damian Ciappelli, Chairman of the Sayle Gallery, said: ‘We are delighted to be exhibiting the work of leading British war artist Arabella Dorman, and very grateful to the ...

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