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Exam Blunder Teacher Steps Down From Her Role As Head Of English At Castle Rushen High School

Teacher Archana Kamble has stepped down as head of English at Castle Rushen High School after students were taught the wrong text for their iGCSE English exam. Ms Kamble, who had been head of English for a year, will continue as a teacher at the school. She has been replaced as head of English by … Read More →

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Premier Group Collapse: Directors May Be Quizzed In Court

Island-based directors of a failed investment fund could be interviewed by liquidators in open court under oath. The application has been made by liquidators of Manx-registered New Earth Recycling and Renewables (Infrastructure) Plc (NERR). NERR was part of the New Earth Group of Funds, which invested in recycling plants in the UK. Together with its … Read More →

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Cancer Test Available In The UK Should Be Available In The Isle of Man Too

Health Minister David Ashford says that the Department of Health and Social Care is still ‘reviewing the guidance’ around a cancer test that has been available in the UK since 2013 and which cancer experts believe should be made available here immediately. The Oncotype DX test is used for patients in the early stages of … Read More →

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Ramsey Sprint A TT Event Not To Be Missed!

An epic TT event not to be missed celebrating their 40th year anniversary! The Straightliners Ramsey Sprint 2018 is coming up fast, are you brave enough to take part? How fast can you ride along Ramsey Promenade just next to the scenic Mooragh Park. You can enter on the day, just bring your driving licence … Read More →

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Twenty-Two New Houses To Be Built In Ramsey

Developer Dandara’s new development in Ramsey is under way. Twenty-two homes are being built off Gardeners Lane, in what will be officially called Auldyn Meadow. A mixture of two- and three-bedroom bungalows and three-bedroom semi-detached homes are being built there. Twelve bungalows are available for purchase now, with a further 10 homes due to be … Read More →

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Public Notice – No Cycling On Mountain Road Over TT

From the instigation of the one way system over the mountain road from Friday the 25th May for the two week TT period a regulation is in place to prevent cycling over the mountain. This decision has been made on purely a concern for safety for cyclists and other road users during this two week … Read More →

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Blue Plaque To Remember Murray Lambden, A Stalwart Of The Parish Walk

A blue plaque in memory of the celebrated race walker Murray Lambden, who died in April 2017, is to be unveiled by the Mayor of Douglas Jonathan Joughin and Mr Lambden’s widow, Marie Lambden. The unveiling will will take place at 6pm on Friday, June 22, the day before the 2018 Parish Walk, an event … Read More →

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Cheap Phone Charger Causes Explosion

Members of the public are being asked to use recommended phone chargers following an electric plug exploding in Ramsey. The Fire and Rescue service released an image of a plug that had exploded due to a cheap phone charger being used. A spokesman from the emergency service said: ‘The outcome could have been much worse. … Read More →

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Manx Government To Complete Steam Packet Purchase This Week

The Manx Government will complete its takeover of the Steam Packet Company this week. Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan will sign the formal agreement after Tynwald approved the £124m purchase of the ferry operator last week. The Treasury recently had assessments of the Ben-my-Chree and Manannan undertaken, finding the Steam Packet’s passenger vessels in good condition. … Read More →

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Phone Lines To GPs’ Surgeries Down

Health bosses are warning about problems affecting incoming and outgoing phone calls to all the island’s GP surgeries. Work is being undertaken to resolve the issue but residents may encounter problems in the meantime. Anyone in need of emergency treatment should call 999.