Isle of Man News last updated 05 March 2015 19:26:25

ILS attend iGaming congress in Macau

POSTED 47 minutes ago by Manx Radio

Island-based eGaming services provider ILS will once again be attending the iGaming Asia congress in Macau. The event is the largest in the region and...

Manannan sailings resume later this month

POSTED about 1 hour ago by Manx Radio

The Manannan will start its 2015 sailings on March 26, the Steam Packet has announced. The fast craft will cover its usual routes to and from Belfast...

Tynwald asked to support charge for return of stray dogs

POSTED today at 3:34 pm

Owners of stray dogs will be charged for their return if Tynwald gives its approval to the measure this month.  The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) is seeking Tynwald’s clearance to impose the charge under the Fees and Duties Act 1989. DEFA staff collect stray dogs during the daytime, Monday to Friday, with the Manx SPCA providing the service on behalf of the Department up to 8pm on weekdays and on Saturday mornings. It costs between £100 and £140 for a dog to be picked up, kennelled, cared for and returned home. However, owners are only charged £12 per day for their dog’s food and care, plus any vets’ fees.  It’s proposed that from April, an additional £10 charge will be levied to offset the cost of seizing a stray...

Post Office mark Pahar Trust Nepal’s achievements and 200 years of Queens Gurkhas

POSTED today at 2:27 pm

On February 26th, Isle of Man Post Office, in conjunction with the Pahar Trust Nepal and Kirk Michael Primary School, held an event at the school to recognise the achievements of the Pahar Trust Nepal, ahead of the opening of its 30th Isle of Man funded school in Nepal and to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Queens Gurkhas Regiments whose members continue to support the Trust's activities. In attendance were the Trustees, one of whom was retired Queens Regiment Gurkha, Major Dhan Chand, the school children and others linked with the Trust including artist and veteran James Fenton and Trust Chairman, Howard Green. The Island based charity Pahar Trust Nepal was established in 1993 by two ex-servicemen of the Queens Gurkha Engineers, Mr...

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