Isle of Man News last updated 21 June 2018 14:00:48

Public urged to support Armed Forces Day

POSTED today at 2:00 pm by TH

People on the Isle of Man are being urged to show their support for the armed forces this weekend. Armed Forces Day takes place on Sunday, June 24th...

Homes evacuated after explosion in Ramsey

POSTED today at 9:39 am by TH

Homes in Ramsey were evacuated yesterday after a fire and subsequent gas explosion. The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service was called into action at...


Future of enterprise scheme under review

POSTED yesterday at 10:43 am

The future of the Island's Enterprise Development Scheme is under review. That’s the message from Enterprise Minister Laurence Skelly who says the time is right to look at it more broadly. He was quizzed on the matter in Tynwald yesterday by Ayre and Michael MHK Tim Baker. Politicians heard a review of all financial assistance and enterprise support schemes is underway – with a new framework promised by October. Mr Skelly added: "The Enterprise Development Scheme is part of that review and although it has supported a number of businesses since its launch in 2016. "We are in a different place now and the time is right to now look at it more broadly against the needs we have today."

Fundraising campaign for TT rider tops £28K

POSTED Tue at 9:19 am

The wife of injured TT rider Steve Mercer has revealed she can’t update fans as to his progress. Caroline Mercer took to Facebook to say she won't make any further statements whilst ongoing investigations continue. Last week it was revealed that ACU Limited is conducting an independent investigation into the crash between the rider and a course car during a practice session. It’s believed police and other Isle of Man authorities are also investigating. Caroline wrote: "So that those enquiries can proceed without distraction, in accordance with legal advice taken, we regret that we will not able to post progress reports at this stage. "Please be reassured that we are forced to take this step to ensure that justice is served; not only...

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