Month: October 2009

Manx extremists

Roger Rawcliffe’s new book “No Man Is An Island” may be a bit of an eye-opener for many as it describes a turbulent period in the Isle of Man’s history. Mr Rawcliffe, who has years of experience in the Island’s

Celtic story telling in Peel

TWO of the UK’s most accomplished storytellers, Nick Hennessey and Simon Heywood, will be performing at Peel Centenary Centre on Saturday. (I wish I could see this.) They will bring a new piece of storytelling and music for adults, with

Caly Manx launched in China

The chief minister has been reflecting on an important event in the development and expansion of the Isle of Man Ship Registry. Tony Brown recently returned from China, where he led a party on a trip which saw singing star

Doctors to bring Jonny Bellis out of coma

CYCLIST Jonny Bellis remains in an induced coma at the CTO Hospital in Florence but doctors are hoping to lift him out of the coma in the next few days. The Saxo Bank professional rider, who was wearing a helmet

Project to establish Irish Sea conservation areas

RECOMMENDATIONS about Irish Sea conservation zones are being sought by the UK government as part of a project which aims to establish protected marine areas by 2012. The objective, which is contained in the UK Marine and Coastal Access Bill,

Harry Manx on Radio Heartland by Dale Connelly, Minnesota Public Radio

Harry Manx dropped out of high school to work as a sound technician in blues night clubs in Toronto. Harry was born on the Isle of Man, but was raised in Canada. His exposure to the blues heavily influenced his

Wow! Now this is efficient, 25 weeks ahead of schedule

JOHNNY Watterson’s Lane reopens today (Friday) after completion of a major improvement scheme. The road closed for the work to start on August 3 and was scheduled to remain shut for 34 weeks but more efficient working practices have allowed

Mark Cavendish withdraws from Paris-Tours sprint classic

Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish has brought the curtain down on a phenomenal 2009 season which has resulted in 23 wins, including six on the Tour de France, by formally withdrawing from the Paris-Tours sprint classic on Oct 11. Telegraph


Isle News, 30 September 2009 – Manx Telecom recently completed the incorporation of the entire Department of Education’s communications infrastructure into the Connect Mann network. The £1m project, which began in 2008, was completed mostly during school holidays and at