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HARBOUR CARNIVAL MINI DUCKS ARE WINGING THEIR WAY TO TOWN

| July 30, 2014

The town centre will be awash with mini rubber ducks next week as 4,000 of them go on sale in the run up to next month’s Harbour Carnival (Friday 29 August). Each mini duck will be sold for £2 and then raced along the Harbour, starting from the Crown pier, during Harbour Carnival. Mike Ozanne […]

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With more hoglets in at the GSPCA here is advice on what to do if you find young hedgehogs

| July 30, 2014

At the GSPCA we have started to see the another round of Hoglets (baby hedgehogs) being found and rescued in Guernsey. You normally see Hoglets in May, June or July, when the first litters are generally born, and in August-September, when the second litters are born. During April and May we had a number of […]

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Paul Kneen attends International Festival for Business 2014

| July 30, 2014

Paul Kneen, Chief Executive Officer of Abacus Financial Services Group, recently returned from the ‘Knowledge, Professional & Financial Services Week’ which formed part of the seven week International Festival for Business 2014 (IFB) in Liverpool. During his visit he joined a panel of expert speakers for the Isle of Man Department of Economic Development’s ‘Managing Your Family Office with Confidence’ […]

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Public advised to be ‘Tick aware’ as summer heats up

| July 30, 2014

The recent good weather has been associated with an increasing number of people reporting tick bites, with some people attending Noble’s Hospital for treatment. Ticks are small, spider like creatures that feed on the blood of animals and humans.  They vary in size depending on the developmental stage. Ticks are usually found in moist areas […]

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Douglas to support Lights Out campaign on August 4th

| July 30, 2014

Douglas is to join local authorities and national organisations across the UK on Monday August 4th by supporting the national Lights Out event, a campaign marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Lights Out invites everyone in Douglas and across the Island to support the UK initiative and turn off their […]

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Passion for parks sees Council awarded four Green Flags

| July 30, 2014

Douglas Borough Council has won four Green Flag awards. For the second year in succession Green Flags have been awarded to the marine (sunken) gardens on Douglas Promenade and Noble’s Park and, new for 2014, a further two: one for Douglas golf course, the other for a scheme at Douglas Head featuring a large-scale floral […]

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Arts Council loan collection works on display at Villa Marina exhibition

| July 30, 2014

Works from the Isle of Man Arts Council loan collection are on show in an exhibition at the Villa Marina until August 24th. ‘My Island Home’ celebrates Island of Culture 2014 and the unique place Isle of Man artists call home. The exhibition features works by the loan collection’s late founder, David Fletcher, Eileen Burgess, […]

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MBL sponsored golf tournament boosts Hospice funds

| July 30, 2014

The second round of the prestigious KHG Funds Senior Open golf tournament – which has MBL Financial as principal sponsor – is coming up on August 7 at Rowany Golf Club. The Island’s premier seniors event comprises three rounds – the first was held at Douglas Golf Course on July 3, with the grand finale […]

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The BiG Foundation announces Microgaming as Headline sponsor for The BiG Sports Dinner

| July 30, 2014

The BiG Foundation is delighted to announce Microgaming as headline sponsor for the forthcoming BiG Sports Dinner on a re-arranged date on Wednesday 10th September 2014, at The Dorchester Hotel in London. “We are delighted to have Microgaming show such an interest in this inaugural event. The founders believe there is a real need for […]

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Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce publishes Q2 Business Barometer survey

| July 30, 2014

Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce has revealed the results of its second ‘Business Barometer’ survey which provides data on a broad cross-section of the Island’s business sectors. The Chamber members who responded to the latest survey represented business services, finance, retail, construction, eBusiness, manufacturing, marketing, transport and tourism. The Business Barometer provides up to […]

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