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Smoking Costs – How About A Month Off This October?

Stoptober, which encourages smokers to go smokefree for 28 days, launches on 1 October and the Department of Health and Social Care is again backing the annual campaign from NHS England which last year saw 2.5 million attempt to quit.   Stoptober is based on the insight that if someone can stop smoking for 28-days, … Read More →

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Children’s Activities A Highlight Of Isle Of Man Food & Drink Festival

Children can try their hand at fun, food-related activities at the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival. A children’s marquee will be among the main attractions at the event at the Villa Marina Gardens on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September. The marquee will be sponsored by Robinson’s and run by Charlotte Mackie with … Read More →

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‘You Can’t Buy My Silence’ Says Sacked Clerk

The clerk of Onchan Commissioners who was dismissed without notice is calling for a public inquiry into how the local authority operates and treats its staff. Michael Morrison says he has still not been told the reasons why he was sacked. And he claims he has been offered a five-figure sum to buy his silence … Read More →

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Councillor Praises ‘Dignity’ Of Bushy’s After Brewery Lost TT Tent

A former mayor of Douglas has praised the ‘dignity’ of Bushy’s in the face of losing out in the battle for the right to run a beer tent on the Bottleneck car park during the TT. Last month, Douglas Council awarded the new contract to Hooded Ram, after a tender process, meaning Bushy’s will no … 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 →

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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 →

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Dig Out Your Glowsticks For A Neon Night Walk

A Neon Night Walk in aid of St John Ambulance takes place tomorrow (Friday). It’s been organised by Miss Isle of Man contestant Joy White who is encouraging people to dust off their tutus, dig out their luminous body paint and crack their glowsticks. Signing in will start at B&Q car park at 11pm ahead … Read More →

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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 →

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Beach Festival Starts Tonight

Port Erin beach festival takes place this weekend. It kicks off with music on the Bushy’s stage on the beach from 7pm on tonight (Friday). Events on Saturday begin at 10am with running races, followed by at 10.30am an open bay swim. Then at midday there will be a ‘Scrufts’ dog show and beach football. … Read More →

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Government’s Marquee Will Show Off Range Of Services

Isle of Man food and drink will be showcased at the summer’s two major agricultural shows. The Isle of Man Creamery and local food and drink businesses will be present in the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food’s marquee at the Southern Agricultural Show (29th/30th July) and the Royal Manx Agricultural Show (11th/12th August). Geoffrey … Read More →