Isle of Man News last updated 21 August 2014 21:09:02

Adding up to good results

POSTED today at 5:19 pm by Joanne Clague

Education authorities say concerns that GCSE results would be more variable this year because of changes to exam procedures have proved unfounded. The Isle of Man's results compare well with last year's - and students have done particularly well in maths. Paul Craine of the Department of Education said: 'This is perhaps the most pleasing element ...

Post Office sponsor Laxey AFC under 5's

POSTED today at 11:46 am by MT

Isle of Man Post Office is delighted to the sponsor the Laxey AFC Juniors football kits for the coming season. The Isle of Man Post Office Sponsorship Committee was approached by the Club offering it the opportunity to support approximately 20 under 5's players’ football shirts which are now emblazoned with the Post Office's logo. Sarah Read, Chair...

Claremont Wins Award for Isle of Man’s Leading Hotel

POSTED yesterday at 3:24 pm

The Claremont hotel is celebrating the conferral of a prestigious international award after winning the ‘Isle of Man’s Leading Hotel 2014’ at the annual World Travel Awards. The prize will add to the Claremont’s growing list of accolades, which now includes the 4-Star Silver Award from Visit Isle of Man, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the Bloomberg International award for Highly Commended Hotel Interior, the Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence, Company of the Year Award 2012 and a rare shortlist award for the same prize in 2013. The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the WTA brand is recognised globally as the ultim...

Last chance to enter Manx Telecom End2End cycle challenge

POSTED yesterday at 3:20 pm

The deadline for entries to this year’s Manx Telecom End2End Mountain Bike Challenge is this Saturday [August 23]. All riders in either the individual or team categories have to enter before 11.59pm to be part of the 46-mile race from the Point of Ayre to Cregneash on September 7. With nearly 1,400 signed-up at the time of writing, organisers are urging anyone who wants to take part to sign-up now at as entries are restricted to a maximum of 1,700. In addition to the individual race there are also two team competitions. The Relay is for teams of four. Riders don’t need to work for the same company but the event is great for building team spirit for any businesses which want to take part. The first rider will cycle from the P...

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