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On a glorious final day, Arron Newby and Rob Fagg made it back to back outright successes on Rally Isle of Man powered by Microgaming, as they added the 2014 victory to add to their inaugural success on the event last year. 19 year-old Newby, who became the youngest ever winner of the title in 2013, retained his Eurocars Motorsport Manx Rally Championship crown in fine style following Friday's leg, before taking a two minute lead into the final day's seven closed roads stages and swept to fastest stage time on each of them.
Play development officer Chris Gregory won the Professional Wild Hero accolade which was open to nominations from the UK and Isle of Man. After five nominees were short-listed, the winner was chosen by a public vote on the www.countryfile.com website.
Island-based writers can indulge in a day of talks and panel discussions from authors, poets and scriptwriters at this year's Manx Litfest Writers' Day - with some having the opportunity to pitch to a literary agent. The Writers' Day, which is largely aimed at unpublished writers, takes place at King William's College, and is being sponsored for the second year running by Pokerstars.
Members of youth organisations across the island are taking part in an adventure challenge at the Ardwhallan outdoor centre today .
Debee told how Britain's most notorious mobster, who, alongside twin Ronnie, ruled London's East End with an iron fist, became infatuated with her 34DD charms while banged up in Maidstone Prison Debee Ashby, the curvy wild child turned Page Three legend, has broken her 30 years of silence to reveal: "Reggie Kray wanted to marry me." Debee told the Sunday Mercury how Britain's most notorious mobster, who, alongside twin Ronnie, ruled London's East End with an iron fist, became infatuated with her 34DD charms while banged up in Maidstone Prison.
From Lt. Quilliam RN on the bridge of HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, to the First and Second World Wars, where the island had a higher volunteer rate than most English counties, through to the modern day: where the British Armed Forces have been, they have found Manxmen in their midst.
"Project Fear" is the anti-independence No campaign's negative strategy to put doubt into the minds of the voters. Sowing economic uncertainty is key, with confusion their best ally.
Manx Blind Welfare Society is organising a week of events to raise public awareness of the challenges faced by blind and visually impaired people living in the Isle of Man, promote eye health and highlight the charity's work and services. Vision Awareness Week begins on Monday, with the official launch at the Manx Museum in Douglas.
FORTY years after retiring as a professional DJ to bring up his family Graham Paech is to make his comeback with a fundraising gig. The former Northwich Memorial Hall DJ returns with a charity disco at Rudheath Social Club on Saturday, October 4, which runs from 7.30pm until late.
Families of post office workers who fell in the first world war are being sought by authors putting together the post office year book. Regent Street central post office in Douglas has a memorial on the wall to the six men employed by the organisation who died in the Great War between 1914 and 1918.
DCR rider Rob Hodson, looked well on his way to winning the prestigious Junior Manx GP race on the Isle of Man before a disastrous pit stop. The son of TT legend Jim Hodson had built up a commanding 12-second lead, only for a re-fuelling issue to rob him of a certain podium place.
The centenary of the First World War has been commemorated during an afternoon event at Reayrt ny Baie Resource Centre for older people, in Douglas. Residents, their families and invited guests enjoyed an afternoon of reminiscence featuring a talk, which explored how the Isle of Man endured the ordeal of the First World War, given by Matthew Richardson, Curator for Social History with Manx National Heritage and author of 'This Terrible Ordeal'.
The latest edition of Offshore-i, an Appleby report that provides data and insight on merger and acquisition activity in the major offshore financial centres, said the Isle of Man saw a total of 21 deals in the second quarter of 2014. Whilst the total value of the deals was US$291million, in addition we have observed the recent US$4.9billion sale of formerly BVI-incorporated Oldford Group; the parent company of Isle of Man-based Pokerstars, to Amaya Gaming Group Inc. The Appleby Isle of Man team was the legal adviser to Oldford in what is believed to be one of the highest value local deals ever completed in the Isle of Man.
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Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood swapped the Tent of Dreams for a technical challenge of his own during a visit to the island. The Silver Fox switched from star baker to star biker as he took a spin round the Mountain Course with TT legend John McGuinness.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 03:36 am
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