Isle of Man News last updated 25 July 2014 11:48:29

Council's outdoors initiative

POSTED today at 7:57 am by Joanne Clague

The parks and gardens of Douglas are the focus of a photography event this weekend. As part of Love Parks week, a week-long celebration of green...

Southern show marks centenary

POSTED today at 7:16 am by Manx Radio

Now in its hundredth year, the Southern Agricultural show takes place this weekend. It’s an important anniversary for the staple of the Manx...


Bunscoill Ghaelgagh ‘wins’ Davy Knowles

POSTED yesterday at 3:39 pm

Pupils from Bunscoill Ghaelgagh were treated to a special visit from Davy Knowles, their prize for winning the Manx Folk Awards Island of Culture category with their five-minute multimedia presentation celebrating the school’s Manx music, dance, song and drama activities. The Manx-born blues artist and Island of Culture 2014 ambassador judged the primary schools’ entries earlier this year and recently travelled from Chicago where he now lives and works as a professional musician to spend a few days in the Island. The school turned out in force to meet Davy and perform some songs in Manx. In return he sang three numbers, including Roll Away for which head teacher Julie Matthews provided him with the translation ‘Rowl Ersooyl’.Among pupils...

Four swimmers through to semi-finals

POSTED yesterday at 2:59 pm

Four Manx swimmers have qualified for semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Charlotte Atkinson was 11th in the 100m Butterfly and Grant Halsall came 15th in the 100m Backstroke. Laura Kinley and Niamh Robinson have both qualified for the semi-finals of the 50m Breaststroke. Laura was 12th in a new Island record of 31.97 seconds while 14 year-old Niamh was the last of the 16 qualifiers. Both girls were delighted with their performances - starting with Laura Kinley:- Niamh Robinson's mum Suzanne, who swam for the Isle of Man at the 1990 Auckland Games, was in the crowd and very proud of her daughter:- Alex Bregazzi won this morning's opening heat of the Men's 400m Freestyle but his time of 4 minutes, 12.59 seconds placed him in...

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