Month: November 2011

Manx Missile MBE

The Isle of Man’s Mark Cavendish has joined his Olympic gold medal-winning team-mates in being made an MBE.Continue reading the main story Mark Cavendish was given the honour for “services to British cycling” at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Cavendish,

Best Western has first hotel in Isle of Man for 10 years

Tags:  Hotel News, Hotels, Openings Janet Harmer Tuesday 29 November 2011 14:37 Best Western has its first hotel on the Isle of Man for 10 years following the announcement that the four-star, 133-bedroom Palace hotel and casino in the capital Douglas has joined

The Buggane’s Cronnane

An unusual CD ‘The Buggane’s Cronnane’ has little to do with the mischievous creature that historically created havoc at the roofless St Trinian’s Church in the parish of Marown. His namesake, however, is a member of the Ballagroove Collective and

New Silver Crown celebrates centenary of TT Mountain Course

The Isle of Man Treasury have issued a silver crown celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Tourist Trophy (TT), an annual event for motorcyclist enthusiasts which has become a premier event in the motorcycling calendar.  The Snaefell Mountain Course has

Eurobonds lose two millions pounds for Manx government's portfolio

THE value of the Manx government’s investments in sovereign bonds has fallen by £2 million in the wake of the Eurozone crisis, it’s been revealed. Questions about the Isle of Man’s exposure to a potential ‘meltdown’ in the Eurozone were

Eurobonds lose two millions pounds for Manx government’s portfolio

THE value of the Manx government’s investments in sovereign bonds has fallen by £2 million in the wake of the Eurozone crisis, it’s been revealed. Questions about the Isle of Man’s exposure to a potential ‘meltdown’ in the Eurozone were

Thanksgiving 1942 — and Miles Standish

With Americans in uniform serving all over the world today, the idea of them celebrating Thanksgiving abroad does not strike anyone as unusual. With Americans locked in a world war in 1942, it certainly was. The hundreds of thousands of

Castle Rushen Clock Conservation News

Check out repair and restoration news on the old Castle Rushen clock on the clock blog: http://castlerushenclockconservation.blogspot.com/ It’s by  Christopher Weeks ACR: the Manx National Heritage Objects Conservator. I superintend the care of MNH collections including such diverse items as Viking

Scottish Walk in Alexandria — fun at Murphy's

Celebrate the41st Christmas Scottish Walk at Murphy’s Irish PubDecember 3rd There is no place like Murphy’s for Christmas. Please join us for this Wonderful Old Town Tradition featuring Live Music by Ronan Kavanagh and Sanford Markely starting at noon. Fireside dining on both floors.

Phil Kneen from Peel – New face in photography

Rubberband face DOORS are opening all over the shop for Peel portrait photographer Phil Kneen following a rollercoaster year. The 42-year-old father-of-three is making quite a name for himself with his innovative and often shocking images. In fact this week

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