Year: 2009

Oops – Now they've done it.

NATIONALIST feeling seems to be growing in the Isle of Man in the wake of the VAT crisis. A Facebook page has been set up to press the case for Manx independence. Mannin Aboo has attracted about 300 members since

Oops – Now they’ve done it.

NATIONALIST feeling seems to be growing in the Isle of Man in the wake of the VAT crisis. A Facebook page has been set up to press the case for Manx independence. Mannin Aboo has attracted about 300 members since

Art meets Celtic flair — down under

A parade of flags from seven Celtic nations – Brittany, Galicia, Wales, Cornwall, Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man – led by the SA Pipes and Drums will open this year’s Celtica Festival, held in conjunction with the Art

Rushen Silver Band celebrate 60 years

Conductor: Jim CrebbinSoloists: Martin Norbury, Jennifer Cook, Rebekah CollingsMusic House Productions: CDTotal Playing Time: 70.23 If you have something to celebrate then it is a good idea to make sure you do it style.And a little bit more With this

Man named Douglas leaves money to towns called Douglas

Wow! A great bequest story.A man has ‘named’ 20 towns in his will – giving each of them £11,000 simply because they share his surname.Eric Douglas, from Edinburgh, will leave his name on the map after choosing 20 towns from

Frank Kermode is 90

There’s a splendid interview with Frank Kermode in The Guardian today. That’s Sir John Frank Kermode to you, the author, critic and razor sharp intellectual. He’s 90 and he’s a long way from Douglas where he was born.  If you

More Ellan Vannin

I see the Ellan Vannin story was covered in the Gray Lady yesterday, quoting the International Herald Tribune from 1909. 1909 Steamer Hits Buoy in Gale LONDON Though the fierce gale which, as reported in yesterday’s Herald [Dec. 4], caused

100 years to the day: “Ellan Vannin” lost at sea

I’m making a larger post than usual today. It’s one hundred years since the Isle of Man Steampacket’s vessel, “Ellan Vannin” foundered on the Mersey Bar. As you can see from the photo, Chief Minister, Tony Brown, marked the occasion.

TREASURY WELCOMES RE-CONFIRMATION OF “AAA” CREDIT RATING.

Treasury Minister Allan Bell MHK welcomed the confirmation yesterday (1st December 2009) of the Isle of Man’s “AAA” credit rating by Standard and Poor’s. The Minister said “Standard and Poor’s have reviewed the financial position of the Isle of Man

American Racer Planning To Participate In The 2010 Isle Of Man TT

3 time ASRA National Endurance Champion and AMA Pro Road Racer Scott Harwood has announced the formation of Team Go-Scooter-Go Racing, whose primary focus for the 2010 season will be traveling to- and competing in- the Isle of Man TT.

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