Isle of Man News last updated 31 January 2012 12:52:37

Innovative ‘Bridge the Gap’ Project

POSTED yesterday at 11:44 am by LC

A new charity, Bridge the Gap (BtG), is working to improve facilities and support in the Isle of Man for teenagers and young people with complex...

Islanders Top Holiday Destination Figures Revealed

POSTED yesterday at 10:05 am

Isle of Man travel agency Richmond and Mann Link Travel have revealed the top 10 most popular holiday destinations islanders travelled to in 2016 based on booking figures.  Excluding the UK the top destination was Spain, followed by Italy Portugal and the USA:1)      UK2)      Spain3)      Italy4)      Portugal5)      USA6)      Greece7)      Australia8)      Republic of Ireland9)      Germany 10)   France11)   CroatiaOverall Europe remains the most popular place for local residents to spend their holidays however there has also been a healthy number of bookings to USA too.  This mirrors the UK where Spain was the most popular destination with over 4.2m UK passengers last year according to industry figures, followed by the Balearic Islands...

Children with disabilities develop skills at badminton and boccia festivals

POSTED Fri last week

Pupils with disabilities developed physical and social skills at badminton and boccia festivals run by Manx Sport and Recreation (MSR) yesterday. Ninety pupils from 13 primary and secondary schools took part in the festivals, cheered on and supported by their family and friends. The festivals form part of the year-round Disability School Sports Programme. Ari Brooks, Disability Sports Development Officer with MSR, said: ‘Our 10-year Strategy for Sport outlines how sport and physical activity improves the lives of those with disabilities. ‘The children participated in badminton and boccia activities in school PE lessons leading up to the event, developing balance and co-ordination as well as teamwork and social skills. ‘At the...

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