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An innovative bid to allow the public to have a say on the big challenges facing the island has been hailed as 'unprecedented in recent Manx political history'. 'Roamin' CoMin' meetings are being scrapped in favour of a series of Big Debate meetings, to which hundreds of residents, randomly selected from the electoral register, are to be invited.
Drivers appeared to see the funny side as they were asked to show their passport by men in uniforms and high visibility jackets at the barrier Pranksters have created a spoof passport control checkpoint on the border between Scotland and England - as Scots prepare to cast their votes on independence. Drivers appeared to see the funny side as they were asked to show their passport by men in uniforms and high visibility jackets at the border crossing near Jedburgh.
Hospice Isle of Man's fifth annual midnight walk will be held on Saturday, September 27, setting off from PokerStars building on Onchan Head at 10.30pm. The route will cover Douglas promenades, Peel Road and then Ballafletcher Sports Ground in Braddan where participants will enjoy a glass of pink fizz and a cupcake.
When a report in the Isle of Man suggested its native language was extinct, its authors forgot to tell the people who spoke it.
Isle of Man based multi-family office, Boston Group, is celebrating multiple successes following the conferral of no fewer than four Diplomas in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors. Phil Knop, Director of Tax and Compliance, Katherine Ellis, Director of Business Development, Ruth Robinson, Director of the Family Office and Chris Borg, Managing Director of Boston Malta were recently sponsored by Boston to undertake the prestigious programme in a development which reinforces the group's reputation as an investor in its employees and client service offering.
In this week's Isle of Man Examiner, the Minister for Policy and Reform, Chris Robertshaw MHK, outlines why there needs to be a 'Big Debate' about the issue. People will be invited to a series of meetings throughout the island and have the chance to vote using an electronic gadget.
A field full of giant Minions has helped to raise more than A 1,000 to help Isle of Man newborns, a fundraising group has said. The brightly coloured 2.4m straw bail creations near Ballasalla have attracted scores of onlookers over the weekend raising A 1,200.
APPLE HAS ANNOUNCED that its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets will launch in an additional 22 countries on 26 September. Following the initial launch of the iPhone 6 on Friday, when it will go on sale in the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico and Singapore, Apple announced on Monday that it will launch the smartphone in an additional 22 countries one week later.
Grace Lee is only 9 years old, but she has already undergone several operations, including multiple open heart surgeries, at Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital. To thank the hospital's dedicated staff of doctors and nurses, she sang a positively angelic rendition of "Lean On Me" at a recent fundraising event, The Liverpool Echo reports .
A police spokesman said: 'Those involved in the fight were known to each other and there was no direct threat to the public at large. Police are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area and saw the fight or has information which they think may assist with inquiries to contact Douglas police headquarters on 631212 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 This website and its associated newspaper adheres to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice.
A six-month-old baby who died the "victim of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome" an inquest at Douglas Court House has heard. Coroner Jayne Hughes said nothing could have been done to save Kai Robson from Bucks Road in Douglas, the Isle of Man.
Steam Packet boss Mark Woodward warned that unless 'real progress' was made in those negotiations by early next year, the company would have 'little option' but to terminate the charter of its new freight vessel MV Arrow. The MW Arrow was only brought in on a long-term charter in April to cover for the Ben-my-Chree during overhaul and to boost the fleet during the TT fortnight and at other times of peak demand.
On a glorious final day, Arron Newby and Rob Fagg made it back to back outright successes on Rally Isle of Man powered by Microgaming, as they added the 2014 victory to add to their inaugural success on the event last year. 19 year-old Newby, who became the youngest ever winner of the title in 2013, retained his Eurocars Motorsport Manx Rally Championship crown in fine style following Friday's leg, before taking a two minute lead into the final day's seven closed roads stages and swept to fastest stage time on each of them.
Play development officer Chris Gregory won the Professional Wild Hero accolade which was open to nominations from the UK and Isle of Man. After five nominees were short-listed, the winner was chosen by a public vote on the www.countryfile.com website.
Island-based writers can indulge in a day of talks and panel discussions from authors, poets and scriptwriters at this year's Manx Litfest Writers' Day - with some having the opportunity to pitch to a literary agent. The Writers' Day, which is largely aimed at unpublished writers, takes place at King William's College, and is being sponsored for the second year running by Pokerstars.
Members of youth organisations across the island are taking part in an adventure challenge at the Ardwhallan outdoor centre today .
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 04:38 am
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