Month: June 2010

Denver Christians

After years of being the recipient of cool letters from people uncovering their Manx ancestry I have come to the conclusion that the Christian families certainly knew what to do on dark nights. The number of descendants for Illiam Dhone

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Limiting work permits for foreigners keeps Manx people employed

The government’s move to tighten up on the issue of new work permits in low skilled sectors has helped to keep unemployment down, according to the latest economic report to the Council of Ministers. The report – covering the first

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Peter Kennaugh claims silver medal

Thomas takes road race title in sprint finish Isle of Man cyclist Peter Kennaugh claimed the silver medal in the men’s British Road Race Championships in Pendle on Sunday. The 21-year-old finished half a wheel down on team-mate Geraint Thomas

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Hat trick for Jock

JOCK Waddington completed an historic Scottish Widows Parish Walk hat-trick on Saturday evening, when he claimed his third straight Parish Walk title. The 2008 and 2009 winner set a good pace despite the weekend’s warm temperatures finishing in 15 hours

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Get on yer bike!

Jonny Bellis back! On Sunday, the 21-year-old from the Isle of Man will line up for the British National Road Race Championships in Lancashire, returning to elite competition following a life-threatening crash last September. Bellis – a prodigious talent having

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Casting sessions for Manx made movies

So this is really just an excuse to put up a picture of the super cute David Tennant, or Doctor Who as he was until the current series. Story from IOMToday. An Isle of Man based casting agent is looking

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Latest News from the Archibald Knox Society

The Archibald Knox Society has celebrated another very successful year with in excess of 37,000 visits to the society’s website within the past twelve months from all over the world. Chairman and founder of the Archibald Knox Society Liam O’Neill

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Over Half Of Isle of Man's Adult Population is Overweight or Obese

From 3FM: Survey Reveals High Levels of Obesity on Island A survey into the Isle of Man’s Health and Lifestyle habits has produced some startling results. Carried out a year ago the survey was ordered by, what was then The

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Over Half Of Isle of Man’s Adult Population is Overweight or Obese

From 3FM: Survey Reveals High Levels of Obesity on Island A survey into the Isle of Man’s Health and Lifestyle habits has produced some startling results. Carried out a year ago the survey was ordered by, what was then The

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New aerospace jobs for island

Last week I was fortunate to attend an International Space University event here in DC and met with some people from the space industry (one from the the Isle of Man) who were here studying as a part of the

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