Isle of Man News last updated 31 July 2014 20:08:14

Sign up now for the Hospice Midnight Walk

POSTED today at 2:59 pm by Mary Doyle

Following on from the wonderful Colour Me Rainbow run event Hospice is encouraging Islanders to get involved in their fifth midnight walk scheduled for Saturday 27th September.  Supported by PokerStars through their Helping Hands programme this fun event raises lots of awareness and donations for the local charity.  Last year just under 900 ladies ...

Farming industry gears up for major show

POSTED today at 1:56 pm by Joanne Clague

A great Manx institution, the Royal Manx Agricultural Show is due to take place next weekend - Friday August 8 and Saturday August 9- at Knockaloe Farm in Patrick.The event, between 9am and 5pm on each day, promises to be a fantastic family day out. Tickets are £6 on Friday the 8th and £8 on Saturday the 9th, and £1 for children aged 4 -14.Visitors...

Commemoration of Great War

POSTED today at 8:07 am

It will be one hundred years since the outbreak of World War One on Monday (August 4) and one of the events planned to mark the occasion will be a veterans' parade, culminating in the casting of a wreath into the Irish Sea.Veterans will march with cadets, Manx Legion and Royal British Legion members and other associations, led by a band, to Victoria Pier where the captain of the Ben-my-Chree will accept a wreath.A Manx Legion spokesman said: 'The captain will cast the wreath into the sea after leaving port, commemorating all those who served in the Army, Navy, Merchant Navy and Air Force in World War One.'The parade will start outside the Manx Legion Club at 7.15pm. Afterwards, there will be entertainment and refreshments at the club.Got a ...

Another blow for banking industry

POSTED yesterday at 3:17 pm

Royal Bank of Scotland International is axing jobs in the Isle of Man, in a move that's been condemned by unions.It's a further blow for the island's finance sector, following the announcement last week that private bank Kleinwort Benson is closing its island operation.Employees' union Unite claims 40 jobs will be affected locally. But RBS has said nine workers will lose ther jobs.Unite said today that since the bank was bailed out by the tax payer in 2008 over 30,000 jobs have gone across the group. Regional officer for the Isle of Man Eric Holmes condemned the latest moves as further weakening the island’s employment opportunities in the finance sector.He said: 'Added on top of other compulsory redundancies within all sectors across the i...

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