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Motorcycling - British rider dies after Isle of Man TT race crash

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Motorcycling - British rider dies after Isle of Man TT race crash

- LONDON: British rider Davey Lambert has died after crashing in Sunday's Superbike race at the Isle of Man TT event, organisers said on Tuesday. The 48-year-old had an accident on the third lap of the race at Greeba Castle and was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Nobles Hospital. He was subsequently transferred to Aintree Hospital in Liverpool where he died on Tuesday
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BBC issue apology after Countryfile mistakes Isle of Man for Isle of Wight in hilarious blunder

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BBC issue apology after Countryfile mistakes Isle of Man for Isle of Wight in hilarious blunder

- THE BBC has issued an apology after Countryfile mistook the Isle of Man for the Isle of Wight in a hilarious Twitter blunder. Programme bosses were teasing tonight’s episode online when they accidentally got the location of the show wrong. A tweet posted on the official page suggested tonight’s , hosted by Ellie Harrison and Joe Crowley, would be set on the Isle of Wight. But fans took to the
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Thief tried on new trainers and left shop

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Thief tried on new trainers and left shop

- Andrew Hall, whose address was given in court as probation accommodation David Gray House in Drury Terrace, pleaded guilty to a charge of theft. A conviction was recorded by magistrates and Hall will be sentenced on February 23 after the preparation of a probation report. Prosecutor Barry Swain told the court how, on December 15, Hall had entered Whistles in Strand Street and was seen taking a pair of Jack
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Keystone Cops-style drunken
escape bid

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Keystone Cops-style drunken escape bid

- Daniel Marran, of Albany Road, was fined £300 after pleading guilty to a charge of being drunk and disorderly. Prosecutor James Robinson told the court how, on Christmas Eve at 2.45am, police were called to the Glen Mona Hotel in the Central Promenade area of Douglas. They had been informed of an incident involving 21-year-old Marran. When officers arrived Marran was stood outside with another man. As police approached Marran
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Melanie to study in USA on scholarship

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Melanie to study in USA on scholarship

- Melanie will follow a long line of local students in spending nine months at the University of Idaho in the USA. The scholarship is named after a former registrar of the university who died in 1985. Ella Olesen’s Manx ancestry – her mother Margaret Teare was born in Ballaugh and emigrated to America in 1890 – led her to establish the scholarship in 1971. It is awarded annually to a
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Take up art as your new hobby this year

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Take up art as your new hobby this year

- If you have ever had a fancy to taking up painting, possibly as a new year’s resolution, the Isle Gallery have unveiled their new calendar of art classes. The Gallery, based at Tynwald Mills, St John’s, holds a series of classes throughout the year aimed at participants of all ages, and which offer a wide variety of disciplines. First up is the ‘Teen Masterclass’ programme. This is a four week
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Shoppers’ views of the capital

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Shoppers’ views of the capital

- With sales starting and Christmas over for another year we went to Strand Street to talk to people about the festive period. We asked them about their Christmas spending, the sales, parking and what Douglas has to offer. Karen Knight, aged 65, from Onchan, who has two children and seven grandchildren. ‘I did my Christmas shopping in Douglas. I spent about £1,000. I start my Christmas shopping in January. What’s
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  • Peel relief lifeboat on call

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    Peel RNLI's relief lifeboat “Mary Margaret” was called out at about 12 noon on Saturday (22nd July 2017) whilst in the process of taking over from regular Peel lifeboat “Ruby Clery”. During the change over a call was received that a 30 foot ketch had gone aground on Kitterland between the Isle of Man and the Calf of Man.The boat from Douglas was believed to be holed in two places when Peel coxswain Frankie Horne put two volunteer crewmen on board the yacht to assist
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Politics & Government

  • The care home that government would like to build on Glenside site
    The care home that government would like to build on Glenside site

    , iomtoday.co.im

    Facility for older people. In part it replaes 1992 centre that’s already out of date. Designed to cope with more peop. The new facility for older people is intended to offer day services as well as a 60-bed residential care home. The site is on the corner of Victoria and Glencrutchery roads near Governor’s Bridge. Provisionally called Summer Hill View – it overlooks Summerhill Glen – the
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Sports

  • Workshop for the island’s young budding sports stars
    Workshop for the island’s young budding sports stars

    , iomtoday.co.im

    Almost 70 athletes, accompanied by parents, guardians and coaches, attended the start of year two of the academy at St Ninian’s Lower School at Bemahague, Onchan. Nick Grantham, shared experience built up over almost two decades as a sports performance professional including working with British Gymnastics, England Netball, the Rugby Football Union, several Premiership football teams and athletes at four Olympic Games. There were also contributions from physiotherapists Ruth Cooil
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Business

  • Finance firm staff raise money for three charities
    Finance firm staff raise money for three charities

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    Through a mixture of dress down day collections, cake days and general office fundraising, the firm raised £1,500 ,which has been split between Isle of Man Anti-Cancer Association, Cruse Bereavement Care and Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. ‘We are delighted to raise money for these three local charities,; said Kerry Beattie, senior manager at Optimus. ‘The charities have a personal touch as they have been chosen internally by staff
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Technology

  • Forty jobs in jeopardy at Manx Telecom
    Forty jobs in jeopardy at Manx Telecom

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    Gary Lamb, Manx Telecom boss, said: ‘Today we are announcing the launch of a “transformation programme”, which will turn Manx Telecom into a more agile, creative and effective company, and improve our ability to compete in the fast changing telecoms world in which we operate. ‘This programme will last for 18 to 24 months as we reshape the business and make a significant investment in technology to aid this transformation.
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Health

  • End of the line for island’s first dental nurse training
    End of the line for island’s first dental nurse training

    , iomtoday.co.im

    Susan Kennedy set up and ran the island’s dental nurse training course when no alternative provision existed in the island, organising paperwork from her front room and running classroom sessions in hired premises. And over the years 105 dental nurses have cause to smile after graduating from her course with flying colours. In its first year, the course attracted 30 students and gained a pass rate 11 per cent higher
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Family & Parenting

  • Neighbours who were alarmed by family row rang 999
    Neighbours who were alarmed by family row rang 999

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    A row between a nephew and his uncle raged for so long that a concerned neighbour, who could overhear shouting and swearing, ended up calling the police. Charlton Andrew Gary Watterson’s row with Dillon Rice was first heard by a neighbour at around 7.30am and police finally arrived on the scene as the disagreement continued sometime after 1.30pm. For the prosecution, Barry Swain told Douglas magistrates that shouts were heard
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Society & Culture

  • Motorcycling - British rider dies after Isle of Man TT race crash
    Motorcycling - British rider dies after Isle of Man TT race crash

    , channelnewsasia.com

    LONDON: British rider Davey Lambert has died after crashing in Sunday's Superbike race at the Isle of Man TT event, organisers said on Tuesday. The 48-year-old had an accident on the third lap of the race at Greeba Castle and was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Nobles Hospital. He was subsequently transferred to Aintree Hospital in Liverpool where he died on Tuesday
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Illiam and Bobby return with Novus Brass Quartet
    Illiam and Bobby return with Novus Brass Quartet

    , iomtoday.co.im

    Novus Brass Quartet, featuring Manx musicians Illiam Quane and Bobby Corkish, will be performing in the next Ramsey Music Society concert. The Manchester quartet will be performing at St Paul’s Church, in Ramsey, on Monday (December 5) from 7.45pm. The quartet also comprises two of Illiam and Bobby’s fellow students at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Sam Lovatt and Daniel Thomas. They describe themselves as a versatile brass
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Education

  • Opening evening to tour College facilities
    Opening evening to tour College facilities

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    The event, covering vocational, further and higher education courses, takes place on Tuesday next week (November 29) from 4pm to 7pm. As well as demonstrations, displays and activities, there will be regular tours of the Homefield Road and William Kennish campuses. Principal Jo Petty said: ‘I understand that applying to College is an important decision, whether you are a school leaver, if you’re considering taking a degree on island, if
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Travel & Recreation

  • Restaurant serves up Christmas day meal
    Restaurant serves up Christmas day meal

    , iomtoday.co.im

    The restaurant first did this last year and there were 72 guests. Owner Lisa Ver Elst came up with the idea. She said: ‘We really believe in welcoming anyone alone at Christmas. It is close to my heart, we always had somebody in need at our home at Christmas (in Johannesburg). It’s wonderful to have them. ‘We used to have them in our home (in the island), but now we
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Books & Literature

  • Readers share their memories of Watership Down author Richard Adams
    Readers share their memories of Watership Down author Richard Adams

    , iomtoday.co.im

    The writer, who lived for several years in the west of the island, has died aged 96. The author of one of the most famous animal stories of all time, who moved with his family to Knocksharry in the 1970s, died peacefully on Christmas Eve. A statement published on the book’s official website said: ‘Richard’s much-loved family announce with sadness that their dear father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully
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Life & Style

  • Standard Bank celebrates 25th anniversary in the Isle of Man on Africa Day

    , isleofman.com

    Today, 25 May 2017, Standard Bank celebrates its silver anniversary in the Isle of Man, marking a historical milestone for the business since its arrival in the Island in May 1992. The African bank will mark the occasion in conjunction with the continent celebrating its annual “Africa Day”, which signifies the day when the Organisation of African Unity was formed in 1963
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Law & Crime

  • Defendant will not give evidence in hotel fire trial
    Defendant will not give evidence in hotel fire trial

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    The defendant in the Mount Murray hotel fire trial will not take to the witness stand to give evidence, jurors have been told. Deemster Main-Thompson told jurors roofer Roy Michael Cross, aged 64, would not be giving evidence in his defence, nor would he be calling any witnesses. Mr Cross denies breaching health and safety regulations after using a blow torch to try and dry out roof timbers as he
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Motoring

  • Isle of Man TT 2017: Three Racers Lose Lives In Separate Crashes
    Isle of Man TT 2017: Three Racers Lose Lives In Separate Crashes

    , ndtv.com

    The Isle of Man TT is one of the most challenging and exciting motorcycle races in the world, but has also developed a reputation for being increasingly dangerous as well. Adding to its fatality count, 2017 edition of Isle of Man TT claimed lives of three races since the event commenced earlier this week. Davey Lambert was first to crash on the opening Superbike race, followed by Jochem van den Hoek, who crashed in the Superstock race
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Science & Nature

  • Isle of Man TT 2017: Races postponed due to poor weather
    Isle of Man TT 2017: Races postponed due to poor weather

    , bbc.co.uk

    Strong winds and standing water have led to the TT races on the Isle of Man being postponed, organisers have said. Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson said his decision was made following a consultation with the Manx Met office. A TT spokesman said a revised schedule for Wednesday and the rest of the week will be released shortly. The Met Office said strong winds will remain an issue throughout the day especially in higher areas
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Real Estate

  • Property prices soaring in UK - but not in Isle of Man
    Property prices soaring in UK - but not in Isle of Man

    , iomtoday.co.im

    While UK property prices have been soaring, the cost of a home in the Isle of Man has barely changed according to experts here. In the UK, the Office of National Statistics say that property price inflation hit 8.4 per cent in August, the latest figure it has published. But according to estate agents here, sales and prices remain relatively flat. Manx government statistics show the average cost of a
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