Are You Ready To “Race The Rock”?

Race The Rock is a thrilling Drag Race event hosted by Straightliners and sponsored by Energy FM & Octopus Media Isle of Man. The drag strip is calling you to Jurby Airfield Racetrack on the 7th & 8th April. “Run what you bring” for all vehicles. Dragstrip and Top Speed for cars and bikes, Track … Read More →


Television Station To Be Based Near Ramsey

The brother of singing sensation Susan Boyle has dreamed a dream of his own – with a plan to base a new online TV channel in the island. Edinburgh-based producer Gerry Boyle has ambitions to go global with his Internet World Television venture. After touting the business around the UK, he has announced he is … Read More →


Palace Hotel Worker Noel Says Goodbye After 49 Years

Noel McAteer has retired after working at the Palace Hotel since 1969. Reporter Jess Ward spoke to Noel about his time working through the ages. With a big smile on his face, Noel McAteer gave a cheery welcome as he guided me inside the brightly lit Palace Casino – a place that had become like … Read More →


Wildlife Park Has A New Baby

A new baby lemur is enchanting summer visitors to the Curraghs Wildlife Park. The ring-tailed lemur was born in late July to two of the park’s resident lemurs, mum Sakaraha and dad Rhea. Its birth brings the number of ring-tailed lemurs at the park to seven. Like all lemurs, the ring-tailed animal is endemic to … Read More →


TinyCow Criticised Over Festival Fiasco

A gigs promoter who was embroiled in a row with the Manx government over loss-making concerts is facing the music over a festival fiasco in Liverpool. The two-day Liverpool music festival Hope and Glory was cancelled on Sunday after a disastrous first day that saw long queues, delays, fans turned away and bands pulling out. … Read More →


A Scheme To Get Youngsters Reading Over The Summer Holidays

The Henry Bloom Noble Library has launched the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge. The Summer Reading Challenge asks four- to 11-year-olds to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays, a time when children’s literacy skills traditionally dip. This year’s theme is Animal Agents, based on a detective agency staffed by all kinds … Read More →


First Dedicated Mountain Bike Skills Area Opens

The Island’s first dedicated mountain bike skills area opened today at South Barrule Forest. The facility will encourage people to be fit and healthy and use the countryside, in line with the aims of the Programme for Government. The Manx Mountain Bike Club enlisted the help of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) … Read More →

Giant Boot Sale At The Grandstand

One man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure! Why not pop along to the Giant Car Book Sale organised by Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service at the Grandstand Paddock on Sunday 23rd July from 9am – 4pm! All proceeds go to The Fire Fighters charity and Rebecca House Children’s Hospice. If you would like … Read More →


Added Benefit To Curraghs Wildlife Park Membership

Membership of the Curraghs Wildlife Park now carries an additional benefit. Those who join the park will be able to visit either Edinburgh Zoo or the Highland Wildlife Park free of charge once a year. The two zoos are run by the conservation charity the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) and, under a reciprocal … Read More →

Port Erin Lifeboat Day

Join in and celebrate Port Erin Lifeboat Day. Craft stalls area, family and children’s attractions, displays & sea safety advice . Port Erin Coastguard and other emergency services. Entry: FREE