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Trees Mark Great War Fallen

Lezayre Parish Commissioners have created a memorial tree planting on Sulby Claddagh to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. A total of 23 oak trees have been planted, which represent the 23 fallen men named on the war memorial at Lezayre Church. A memorial plaque has also been commissioned. … Read More →

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The new owner of the Castle Mona Hotel identified by the Isle of Man Examiner: Now you can read the whole story here!

The Isle of Man Examiner this week named the new owners of the Castle Mona Hotel. Within hours of the paper reaching newsagents’ shops, the company involved confirmed the story. Ever since the historic Douglas hotel was sold, the identity of its purchasers was a secret. So the Isle of Man Examiner investigated. The paper … Read More →

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Tevir Group Confirms Purchase Of Castle Mona

The new owners of the former Castle Mona Hotel say their immediate priority is to secure the building from further deterioration. Tevir Group confirmed their acquisition of the historic seafront landmark after the Examiner exclusively revealed the identity of the new owners. It ends months of speculation about the purchasers. But their plans for the … Read More →

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Lethal Weapons Taken Off Sea Passenger

Police in Douglas say two potentially lethal weapons have been seized. The weapons were seized on Sunday by port security after a passenger tried to board a Steam Packet sailing with the items. One of the weapons is a knife, while the other has a small spear object that forces out at the end when … Read More →

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End Of An Era As Jurby Junk Closes

A popular shop in the north of the Island has officially closed for the final time. Jurby Junk ceased trading yesterday after over 40 years. The store was popular with locals and tourists, while owner Stella Pixton has featured in a number of television shows about the shop, including Antiques Roadshow. Remaining stock will be … Read More →

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Why Can’t We Take More Syrian Refugees?

An MHK has called on the Council of Ministers to reconsider its stance on offering Syrian refugees a home on the Island. In 2017 the Chief Minister turned down a request by four local charities, who were backed by a thousand-signature petition, to accept 25 displaced Syrians on to Manx soil. Instead, Howard Quayle announced … Read More →

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Awards Highlight Wide Range Of Food And Farming Talent

Increasing diversification across the island’s farmers, food and fishing producers was praised at an annual awards ceremony held at Knockaloe on Friday. Agriculture Minister Geoffrey Boot MHK presented the Isle of Man Food, Farming and Fishing Awards and spoke of the importance of innovation and growth across all parts of the sector, as it continues … Read More →

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Castle Mona Goes Up For Auction Again!

The Castle Mona Hotel, in Douglas, will be auctioned again. It was sold at auction in London to an undisclosed island-based developer in October for a sum said to have ‘substantially’ exceeded the £1m reserve price. But the Sefton Group has now revealed the sale has not been completed. The company’s chief executive, Brett Martin, … Read More →

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Banning Public Displays Of Graphic Material To Be Discussed In HoK

Banning public display of offensive graphic material will be discussed in next week’s sitting of the House of Keys. Douglas Central MHK Ann Corlett will ask Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas what consideration has been given to bringing forward legislation which prevents such material being shown in public. A UK anti-abortion group recently spent … Read More →

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Abort 67’s Shock Tactics Met With Umbrella Demo

Umbrellas were essential given the torrential rain. But they served quite a different purpose for today’s women’s march along Douglas promenades as they were used to shield those taking part from a rival demonstration staged by the controversial Abort67 group. Brollies and a big screen were held pointing sideways to ensure young eyes didn’t see … Read More →