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Pop-up shop helps Home-Start reach funding targets

| September 19, 2014

Generous donations of clothes and accessories helped family support charity Home-Start raise vital funds during their week in the OSA Pop-Up Shop. After asking the public for any donations that they could sell during the week, the charity received an influx of items including a selection of dresses from local store Miss Nob, helping the […]

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MAC Group – restructures for ambitious plans

| September 19, 2014

The Island’s largest Corporate Financial Adviser & Professional Broker has announced a key restructuring of its executive team. Nigel Gregg has been promoted to Group Managing Director and Jon McGowan to Group Chief Executive. These changes reflect the group’s focus on growing its business, including potential acquisitions. Commenting on the changes, Jon McGowan said: “Nigel’s […]

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Limited edition postmark cover commemorates final return journey of 2014 for the Douglas Horse Trams

| September 19, 2014

On Sunday at 5:20pm the final Douglas Corporation Horse Tram of 2014 departed from Derby Castle carrying its passengers and 300 special postmark covers produced by the Post Office to commemorate its final return journey of the season until spring 2016 when it reopens following promenade works. This stunning commemorative cover postmarked September 14th 2014 […]

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Mauritian reptiles get the backing of international philanthropist thanks to local trust company

| September 19, 2014

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is one of several local charities set to benefit from a multi-million pound charitable foundation, which is managed by Jersey based trust company, Nautilus.   The Jersey Foundation, established by an international philanthropist, will be making pledges to several local charities throughout 2014, one of which is to Durrell for £50,000. […]

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Guernsey’s first motorcycle community first responder qualifies at St John

| September 19, 2014

Martin Proudlove-Gainshas qualified as Guernsey’s first motorcycle volunteer community first responder with The St John Ambulance and Rescue Service. The 12 week “First Person OnScene” (FPOS) training course, which Mr Proudlove-Gains completed in March, qualifies him to be a first responder to emergency incidents. His role includes making initial assessments of immediately life threatening emergency […]

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Minister details Douglas Station plans

| September 16, 2014

Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne MHK today (15 September 2014) met with transport enthusiasts to discuss details of plans to refurbish and redevelop Douglas Station. Minister Gawne explained: ‘The railway station was erected around 1890 and put on the Protected Buildings Register in 1984. Although it was not deemed to be a good example of such […]

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CUBBIN & BREGAZZI ANNOUNCE PETER KELLY AS WINNER OF VOLUSPA CANDLE PRIZE DRAW

| September 16, 2014

Cubbin & Bregazzi is delighted to announce Manx historian Peter Kelly as the winner of its recent prize draw. Mr Kelly is highly regarded for his work with the Isle of Man Victorian Society and his extensive knowledge as an architectural historian, as well as being the present Captain of Onchan Parish. His prize, presented […]

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Marine garden dedicated to Archibald Knox

| September 15, 2014

Douglas Borough Council has dedicated one of the marine (sunken) gardens on Douglas promenade to Archibald Knox to mark this year’s 150th anniversary of the birth of the Manxman who was one of the foremost figures in the British art nouveau movement. A granite plaque in the garden commemorating the dedication was unveiled by Douglas […]

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Residents helped to share memories of wa

| September 12, 2014

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 […]

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£19,450 awarded to charities working with elderly people

| September 12, 2014

The first round of the Pargiter Trust Grants has seen more than £19,000 awarded to Bailiwick charities working with elderly people. Five recipients were awarded grants: Milly’s Foundation, Guernsey Hard of Hearing Association, Carers Coming Together, EldadElim Church and the Guernsey Arts Commission. The Guernsey Community Foundation has been working with the Pargiter Trust, a […]

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