Isle of Man News last updated 22 May 2015 12:26:17

Donation in memory of crewman.

POSTED 36 minutes ago by MT

Viking Lodge of Freemasons have given a generous donation to Peel RNLI in memory of ex crewman Ernie Kaighin who died recently. Bob Montgomery...

Govt admits to 'unacceptable lapse'

POSTED yesterday at 8:16 am

The government has admitted to an 'unacceptable lapse' after accidentally revealing thousands of email addresses.The income tax division had emailed people to let them know it now has a twitter account.But, after exposing all the email addresses, one of its first tweets was an apology: 'Income Tax Division apologises for this unacceptable lapse, but can confirm no sensitive data was circulated.'An internal investigation has been launched. Got a story? Contact Joanne on 340000 or email newsdesk@manx.nettwitter @jonewsiom

Walking leadership qualification for local Duke of Edinburgh Leaders

POSTED Wed at 4:01 pm

Two Duke of Edinburgh's Awards (DofE) leaders have recently completed their Hill and Moorland Leader Award (HML), previously known as the Walking Group Leader Award (WGL), through Tollymore National Outdoor Centre in Northern Ireland. To be able to supervise DofE groups off-Island, leaders must have a nationally recognised qualification in walking leadership.Debbie Carcas and Alison Gawne completed their training on-Island in 2011, and have since been clocking up the required number of day walks in three separate wild country areas, including solo and accompanied walks, and leading and supervising walking groups.The assessment took place in the Mountains of Mourne, and involved three days and two night walks to assess navigation skills...

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