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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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Trevor Hemmings Horse Vicente Pulled Out Of Grand National

Vicente, owned by Isle of Man businessman Trevor Hemmings, has been pulled out of the Grand National because of 5mm of rain falling at Aintree by lunchtime. It has turned the ground on the Grand National course to heavy, soft in places. Second reserve Delusionofgrandeur, trained by Sue Smith, takes his place. Paul Nicholls, trainer … Read More →

Race The Rock – Straightliners Drag Race Event At Jurby

Fancy a blast on the drag strip this weekend at Jurby. All vehicles welcome on the 1/4 mile. Admission is £5 per person plus kids go free To participate on the drag strip you need a full driving licence and crash helmet. Drag strip one day unlimited runs £45 also includes free entry to the … Read More →

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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 →

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Pupils With Disabilities Gain Skills Through Sports Festivals

A programme enabling schoolchildren with disabilities to try new sports continued with two events at the National Sports Centre today. Eighty pupils from 13 primary and secondary schools took part in badminton and boccia festivals run by Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR). The festivals formed part of MSR’s Disability School Sports Programme. Ari Brooks, Disability … Read More →

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Kneen To Race For Tyco BMW In 2018

Manx motorcyclist Dan Kneen will race for Tyco BMW at TT next year. The Northern Irish team confirmed Kneen will compete for the outfit for the entire 2018 road race season. The 30-year-old, who made his TT debut in 2009, secured his first podium at the event in last year’s Superstock race. Kneen signed a … Read More →

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Flood Risk Forces Closure Of National Sports Centre

The National Sports Centre in Douglas is to close at 4pm today Wednesday 22 November due to the risk of flooding. The decision was made by Minister for Education and Children Graham Cregeen, after a visit to the facility and following discussions with centre managers. Heavy rain has resulted in nearby river levels rising, and … Read More →

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Coastguard Helps Retrieve Rally Car

Douglas Coastguard recovered a rally car from Marine Drive following an incident during a Rally Isle of Man stage. The crew was needed when a vehicle left the road during a stage on Saturday afternoon. Officers helped paramedics remove one person from the vehicle, using a basket stretcher to take them to safety. The team … Read More →

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German Rider Seriously Injured In Crash

A visiting German rider sustained serious head injuries following a collision on the Mountain Road yesterday (Monday). The 50-year-old was flown away for treatment following the collision which involved his bike and a car. The accident took place at lunchtime yesterday and the Mountain Road between Brandywell to Ramsey Hairpin was closed for nearly three … Read More →

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Try New Phenomenon GlowSports At NSC Courtesy Of Microgaming

The National Sports Centre (NSC) is offering people the chance to get involved in the latest phenomenon – GlowSports. At GlowSports sessions, traditional sports are played in the dark using luminous equipment. Microgaming, via its PlayItForward initiative, has covered the costs of a GlowSports licence, and equipment, for the NSC. The Isle of Man-based company … Read More →