Isle of Man News last updated 25 May 2016 11:40:22

Artist Nancy’s boost for Mobile Library

POSTED 41 minutes ago by LC

Renowned Isle of Man artist Nancy Corkish has generously donated two stunning watercolours to raise funds for the Mobile Library.The day and night...

Steam Packet reveals vision for future

POSTED about 1 hour ago by LC

The Isle of Man Steam Packet has released details of their future plans, highlighting their commitment to the Island, beyond the date of expiry for...

SPC proposes £170m investment deal

POSTED yesterday at 4:38 pm

Plans include purchase of two new vessels Two new boats and improved port facilities could be on the horizonas part of a proposed 170-million packageof investment by the Steam Packet. Theoffer comes asthe firm outlinedproposalsto continue its service beyond2026 when the current User Agreement expires. Details were presented to Manx parliament earlier this week - and Packet bosses hope the offer can be debated in July Tynwald. The agreement wouldmean reduced passenger fares, more special offers and upgraded port facilities. If a dealis reached this year, the Steam Packet says it will replace the Ben-my-Chreeby 2021 as well as replacing the Manannan with a brand new vessel by 2023. Passenger capacity would also increase year-on-year to...

From the Isle of Man to Malawi: 18-year-old Emily selected for overseas volunteering scheme

POSTED yesterday at 2:48 pm

18-year-old student Emily Stephens is all set to spend her summer making a difference to orphaned children in Malawi after being selected as the recipient of an ethical volunteering sponsorship.Emily is currently finishing A-Levels in Business Studies, World Development and Politics at Ramsey Grammar School. The chance to visit Malawi was offered via the One World Centre, which organises the sponsorship initiative on behalf of a local charity.Joining a Quest Overseas adventure, Emily will spend four weeks supporting a life-changing project for children who have lost their parents to HIV in rural areas of the country. She will work with local youth groups helping to improve livelihoods for families in the greatest need, building new homes...

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