Isle of Man News last updated 20 August 2014 21:20:11

Williams enjoying Mountain Course return

POSTED yesterday at 9:20 pm by Manx Radio

There was a full, incident-free practice for Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix competitors on Wednesday night. There were a few light spots of rain...

Twins joy for Carolyn Sells

POSTED yesterday at 8:22 pm by Manx Radio

There's good news for a pioneering former Manx Grand Prix competitor. Carolyn Sells, the first woman to win a solo race on the Mountain Course, gave...


Claremont name best Isle of Man hotel

POSTED yesterday at 3:34 pm

The Claremont hotel is celebrating the conferral of a prestigious international award after winning the ‘Isle of Man’s Leading Hotel 2014’ at the annual World Travel Awards. The awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. The annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the travel and tourism industry. In 2013, over 500,000 individual votes were cast by travel professionals and high-end tourism consumers. The WTA award comes following a series of four multi-million pound refurbishment phases which have seen the central Douglas hotel transformed to a global standard. General Manager Ricardo Campos says, "It is an honour to...

Equiom Staff Skydive for Breast Cancer

POSTED yesterday at 3:26 pm

A team of three Equiom staff have raised an impressive £1,000 for the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group by parachuting from 12,000 feet. Sophie Campbell, Will Challoner and Adam Fretwell took their first tandem jumps from a Black Hawk plane on 30th May to raise funds for the charity, whose patron is Equiom Group’s Managing Director, Sheila Dean. The jumps took place through the Lancaster-based Black Knights parachute centre, which set up a temporary base at the Jurby airfield as part of the Motorfest festival. The centre offers the highest tandem parachute jumps in the UK, enabling participants to reach freefall speeds of up to 120mph. Sophie Campbell was second to jump.  She commented: “These were the most terrifying but exhilarating...

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