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Dietary supplement recalled

POSTED today at 1:42 pm by Manx Radio

The Island's Food Safety Unit is highlighting a product recall involving a dietary supplement. The product, "ABC Dophilius powder" made by Solgar UK...


2014 horse tram figures show increase over 2013

POSTED today at 10:18 am

Figures for the 2014 horse tram season saw an increase of 3.6 per cent over 2013 with 61,877 passenger journeys made, a report by Douglas Borough Council has shown. The service operated from May 12th to September 14th, a total of 18 weeks, with some peaks and troughs in figures; numbers were down marginally in June and July over the previous year but good weather during August saw an increase of 5.3 per cent over the same month in 2013. The final two days of the service, during which there were special promotions and an open day, boosted income and passenger numbers, which were also up in May, 8.4 per cent more than in May 2013. Regeneration and community advisory committee chairman Councillor Stephen Pitts said: ‘Given the current...

Jam entrepreneur to spread New Year joy with tea and talk in aid of Junior Achievement

POSTED today at 10:16 am

SuperJam founder, philanthropist and long-time Junior Achievement ambassador Fraser Doherty is to brighten up the dark days of early 2015 with a talk on January 8th from 3 to 5pm at the Palace Hotel. Awarded an MBE for services to business in the Queen’s birthday honours lists this year, the charismatic 25-year-old entrepreneur from Edinburgh who founded his 100 per cent fruit jam company when he was just 14 will offer a taste of ‘The Adventures of Jam Boy’, which recounts his rise from making jam based on his grandmother’s recipes in his kitchen to supplying SuperJam to more than 2000 supermarkets, including Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury, Tesco and Wal-Mart. Junior Achievement CEO Sue Cook said: ‘We’re delighted to be welcoming Fraser back...

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