Isle of Man News last updated 28 January 2015 18:51:48

More sailing disruption

POSTED today at 5:05 pm by Joanne Clague

Weather conditions in the Irish Sea have forced the cancellation of tonight's 7.45pm sailing to Heysham and consequently the return sailing in the early hours of tomorrow. Steam Packet passengers are being advised to contact the ferry operator on 661661 to make alternative arrangements. The lines are open until 7.30pm. The ferry operator says tomo...

Buchan School pupils get their skis on

POSTED today at 2:34 pm by MT

Pupils from Buchan School, aged 9 – 11, took to the slopes recently at the Chill Factore in Manchester for 7 hours of skiing tuition. All abilities were catered for and the instructors provided a full, exciting and varied day for everyone. It was a fantastic trip and great preparation for those going to the ski trip to Les Arcs at Easter. Photo  -...

Second year for Ecumenical Synod

POSTED today at 11:45 am

The Diocese is looking forward to the Ecumenical Synod which takes place in St Ninian’s Lower School (Bemahague) on the evening of 4th February.  The event includes representatives from all the churches and Christian organisations on the Island - Baptist, Catholic, Elim, Methodist, Living Hope, Salvation Army, SUMT and URC - along with members of the Anglican church. The meeting starts at 6.30 with refreshments available from 6pm. This is the second year in which the Sodor and Man Synod has agreed, at the instigation of Bishop Robert, to hold an ecumenical event.  The first one, held in February 2014, was warmly appreciated and the resolve continues that we should build on the shared potential for action and mission among the churches of t...

Minister supports Kirk Michael speed limit

POSTED today at 11:14 am

Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne says he is in support of a 20mph speed limit through Kirk Michael - but says simply erecting the signs won't work. Mr Gawne says restrictions need to be carefully considered to prevent drivers from disregarding traffic legislation. He was quizzed over the issue by constituency MHK Alf Cannan in the House of Keys earlier this week. Mr Gawne said: 'It is incorrect to say I have rejected this idea. I do support a 20mph speed limit through Kirk Michael. I think it's a good idea and I'm in agreement with Alf Cannan on that. But just putting up a sign won't solve the problem on its own. We need to examine all the measures that could be taken to slow down the traffic through Kirk Michael.'Got a story? Contact J...

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