Isle of Man News last updated 27 November 2014 20:41:43

Tynwald permission sought for new primary school

POSTED yesterday at 3:08 pm by MT

Tynwald is to be asked to approve the construction of a new primary school building in the heart of Douglas. The new Henry Bloom Noble Primary School would be built on a Government-owned site in Westmoreland Road. The site formed part of the old Noble’s Hospital and became available with the hospital’s relocation to Braddan in 2003. In 2010, Tynwal...

Donation of RemPods will enhance care for patients with dementia

POSTED yesterday at 1:13 pm by MT

Three Reminiscence or ‘Rem’ Pods, made famous by their appearance on Dragon’s Den, have been donated to the Department of Health and Social Care thanks to the generosity of the Leagues of Friends of Noble’s Hospital and of Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital.   The pods, which are effectively pop-up rooms, recreate specific settings such as a 1950...

Flying the Manx flag

POSTED Wed at 5:28 pm

A six-strong team from the Isle of Man has returned from the Commonwealth Taekwondo Championships in Edinburgh with a bronze medal.It was the first time the island had sent a team to the prestigious event.Isle of Man Taekwondo Association’s Richard Halsall said: 'I was very proud to carry the Manx flag into the sold out Meadowbank Stadium with our team during the opening ceremony. It was great to be accompanied by Tosha, the Commonwealth Youth Games mascot, who was very popular with the competitors from as far afield as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Nigeria.'The Isle of Man is very well known in the taekwondo world now due to world number one Aaron Cook fighting for us, so it was great for the Island to medal in the martial arts side o...

Abacus boost support to Macmillan with additional donation

POSTED Wed at 3:37 pm

Local fiduciary and fund services group Abacus have extended their support to Macmillan Cancer Support Isle of Man with an additional donation of £1,400. Abacus; who recently supported Macmillan when it became main sponsor of what was one the most successful Annual Macmillan Golf Competitions yet; extended their support to the local charity in a decision to donate all monies raised during their latest quarter charity initiatives to Macmillan Cancer Support Isle of Man. Abacus and staff raised £1,400 through its charity staff salary deduction scheme, a scheme in which staff can donate money from their salary each month into a fundraising pot which is then donated to a local charity every quarter. This was further boosted by some small staf...

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