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Sail the Manx Coast on Balmoral in July

POSTED today at 2:52 pm by LC

The classic motor vessel Balmoral returns to the Island shortly, offering just two opportunities to view the beautiful Manx coastline between Douglas and the Calf of Man from the sea. These are on Saturday and Sunday afternoons 16th and 17th July and during these cruises you should see 6 of the Island's lighthouses. For something completely differe...

Generous gift ‘huge boost for engineering sector’

POSTED today at 1:39 pm by LC

‘A huge boost for the next generation of skilled engineers in the Island.’ That is how Tim Crookall MLC, Minister for Education and Children, has described the gift by inventor and entrepreneur Dr John C Taylor of high-tech equipment worth more than £500,000 to the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC). Dr Taylor, founder of engineering fir...

‘Laughter is the best medicine..unless you're asthmatic!’

POSTED today at 11:37 am

The Nobles Hospital Comedy Show crew are back in the Gaiety Theatre this weekend for a third helping of medical based mirth.Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, healthcare assistants and ward clerks will tread the boards in aid of Alzheimers Isle of Man and the Manx Kidney Patient Association.Junior Doctor and Director Reeanne Jones said; ‘It’s a lighthearted, ironic show with plenty of laughter for everyone. Many of the jokes have been penned by our resident lyrical geniuses; Renal Surgeon Dr Matt Todd and Orthopedic Consultant Mr Ian Wright. Former patients, colleagues and the public will see the hospital staff in a totally different light and this time the rubber gloves are definitely off.’This years theme is brand new television channel “Noble...

Defibrillator installed at Cronk Coar

POSTED today at 11:25 am

The Island's Public Access Defibrillator group has installed another Public Access Defibrillator.The Ambulance Service has funded and installed a Public Access Defibrillator site at its Headquarters at Cronk Coar on the Nobles Hospital site. The Ambulance Service already had a defibrillator at its Headquarters but this was not available to the public or other agencies when its offices were closed.David Scambler who is the Ambulance Service Public Access Defibrillator Coordinator commented: "In the area surrounding our Headquarters there are several office buildings and also a Doctors Accommodation block which do not have instant access to a defibrillator. We felt that we needed to make our defibrillator available to anyone who needs it 24 ...

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