Month: August 2010

All our yesterdays

Michael MacPherson MEMBERS of the former Manx Regiment met at the Manx Aviation and Military Museum to reminisce about their heroics during the Second World War. August is a significant month for the anti-aircraft regiment, which was formed in August

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Perfect weather for start of MGP

POST Classic records tumbled on the opening day of the 2010 Manx Grand Prix sponsored by visitisleofman.com, with both Michael Dunlop in the Senior Post Classic and Castletown’s Chris Palmer in the Junior Post Classic races posting lap and race

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IoM 5th most likely nation to go to the Moon!

The Ascend report goes out to every US Congressman and Senator and to all US Government involved in space plus their industry. You can download it by clicking here. Please note the first article and the mention of the Isle

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Manx Grand Prix 2010 enjoys great weather and new records

Irishman Michael Sweeney set the fastest time of the week to date at 119.051mph on his 600 Yamaha    SPEEDS were high in near-perfect conditions for the fourth timed practice of the 2010 Manx Grand Prix on Thursday evening. Lap

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There she goes again! Nicole is on STS-133

The STS-133 crew members, from the left, are NASA astronauts Alvin Drew and Nicole Stott, both mission specialists; Eric Boe, pilot; Steve Lindsey, commander; Michael Barratt and Tim Kopra, both mission specialists. Image credit: NASA Launch Target:4:40 p.m. EDT –

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Planning a trip to the IOM?

The Gold and Silver Awards were introduced last year, mirroring a scheme operating in the UK by VisitBritain to recognize the best achieving hotels and guest accommodation.  Properties are assessed annually and the Awards are based solely on quality, with

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From Helmand to home

Martin Peters, a signaller with 40 Commando Royal Marines, was on a routine patrol in Helmand, Afghanistan when a suicide bomber struck. INJURED Manx marine Martin Peters has been praised by Island war veterans for his courage under fire. The

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BIG SURGE IN ENTRIES FOR SLEEPWELL HOTEL’S END 2 END MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE

THE Manx Mountain Bike Club’s End 2 End Bike Challenge has had another massive surge of overseas entries this year and is fast becoming one of the highlights of the Isle of Man’s tourist attractions.Another record entry has been achieved

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10,000 VISITORS PREDICTED FOR 'FESTIVAL OF JURBY'

A BANK Holiday weekend event, which shocked the organisers by its overwhelming success when it was held for the first time last year, is expected to attract in excess of 10,000 people at the end of August. The ‘Festival of

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10,000 VISITORS PREDICTED FOR ‘FESTIVAL OF JURBY’

A BANK Holiday weekend event, which shocked the organisers by its overwhelming success when it was held for the first time last year, is expected to attract in excess of 10,000 people at the end of August. The ‘Festival of

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