Month: April 2010

New movie was shot on the island

Gritty kidnap thriller, The Disappearance of Alice Creed, filmed on the Isle of Man is hitting UK cinemas today to some positive early reviews. The film which stars Bond Girl Gemma Arterton was shot on the Island in February of

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Kennaugh beats Cavendish

Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh have both been in action in Switzerland’s Tour de Romandie. Cavendish finished 18th in Tuesday’s prologue time trial, crossing the line nine seconds behind his HTC-Columbia team-mate Marco Pinotti who won the 4.3km race against

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Celtic Cuisine

The thought of yet another Celtic cookery book has some people cringing at the thought of cooking over an open fire, and the wholesome concept of ‘back to basics,’ when all they fancy is something tasty from their local take-away.

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Google starts Isle of Man street survey

WEB surfers anywhere in the world will soon be able to log on and view street-by-street images of the Isle of Man. Internet company Google is currently touring the Island taking photographs for its Google Street View site, which gives

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Mail box for Fairy Bridge

The Isle of Man government is planning to set up new letter boxes, exclusively for sending mail to fairies. The tiny island, which is steeped in folklore, is famous for its “Fairy Bridge” – said to be the home of

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John Quirk's new book

As many of you know John from his worldwide Manx tour, here’s news of his new book. He agreed to write about the extraordinary life of Arthur Caley after being approached by one of Caley’s descendants, who was becoming more

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John Quirk’s new book

As many of you know John from his worldwide Manx tour, here’s news of his new book. He agreed to write about the extraordinary life of Arthur Caley after being approached by one of Caley’s descendants, who was becoming more

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Thanks guys

Well, the universal support for the flag initiative made my best friend Anne very happy: What an amazing response to my request.  You certainly have a terrific band of members, please pass on my personal thanks to them all. Gold

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OK NAMA time to step up.

My best friend Anne Minay wrote to me today: Hi Last evening I went to the Manx Aviation and Military Museum at Ronaldsway Airport.  A fascinating place, never been before, full of World War 2 memorabilia and info about the

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Health care over there: Doctors to take pay cut to save night service

NIGHT doctors’ wages will be slashed to save the out-of-hours service, it was announced in Tynwald on Tuesday. In an effort to cut costs, the Department of Health had proposed to scrap the Manx Emergency Doctor Service (MEDS) during its

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