Isle of Man News last updated 01 February 2015 07:42:46

Nat Geo gives Island thumbs-up

POSTED today at 7:42 am by Manx Radio

Staff at a top American magazine have named the Isle of Man as one of the world’s top ten places to visit this year. National Geographic’s travel...

Island needs TUPE legislation: union boss

POSTED today at 7:40 am by Manx Radio

A union head from the UK says the Isle of Man now needs to introduce TUPE legislation as more and more government services look likely to be run by...

Vagabonds Ladies beaten at home

POSTED yesterday at 7:53 pm

The battle at the top of Womens NC North 1/2 West was settled at Ballafletcher with league leaders Kendal Wasps beating Vagabonds 19-7. The game was in the balance at half-time and tied at 7-7 after a Vagas try from Fran Hunt, converted by Sammie McDonald, was cancelled out by a Kendal score from rising starlet Nessa Temple. The second half was the Nessa Temple show as the Cumbria county cap ran in two more. Western Vikings made it two wins from two in the Shimmin Wilson Manx Bowl when they beat Emerging Nomads 31-26 at QEII. Vikings led 19-7 at half-time with two tries from skipper Kev Mellor, one from Ryan Burke and two conversions from Sam Peel. In the second half, Mellor completed his hat-trick and Matt Wozniak added a rare try with...

Douglas maintain fine form

POSTED yesterday at 7:33 pm

Douglas’ run of form in South Lancashire/Cheshire Division One continued with a 36-29 defeat of Bowdon at Port-e-Chee. The Manx side had secured a try bonus point by half-time and held on, despite a Bowdon second half fightback which earned the visitors two losing bonus points. Douglas led 24-5 at the break with two tries from Nick Hughes, two from Daryn Thompson and two conversions from Luke Hyland. In the second half, skipper Glyn Hooson-Owen added Douglas’ fifth and Will Cain their sixth with Hyland converting both. In Division Two, a weakened Vagabonds lost at Trentham. An away fixture against the bottom club had five points written all over it but injury and availability issues meant that Vagas travelled a little weaker than expected...

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