Golf Fundraiser

The John Beggs Memorial Golf Competition was held this weekend at the Peel Golf Club and raised a huge £2,600 for the Manx Heart Foundation. The money will be put towards a new £125,000 echo cardiac machine which contains new technology that will easier identify paediatric conditions.

New Cots for Maternity Ward

13 new ‘side by side’ cots have been donated to the Jane Crookall Maternity Unit at Noble’s after fundraising by the Manx Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital and the Co-op Local Community Fund. The specially-designed cots will provide a safe way for mothers to sleep next to their newborns with special sleep zones that allow easy access for comforting or breastfeeding. New mum Shelley Rawstron, who was one of the first to use the new cots with her baby Caleb (who is adorable), said: ‘I really appreciated the position of the new cot and being able to have Caleb right by my side after giving birth – my mobility was definitely restricted in the first few days. Thank you to all of the team at the Jane Crookall Maternity Wing for looking after us so well.’

Tech Fest

Love Tech, a female business and tech leaders run charity, has announced their ‘Summer Tech Fest’ on August 20 for people between the ages of 11 and 18. The event will be taking place at Manx Telecom HQ in the Business Park in Douglas from 9:30am to 12:30pm to allow attendees to learn about jobs in the tech industry and experience some of the tech the island has to offer first hand including a Oculus VR station to try your hand at their Quest II model. Other activities on offer include stands from companies like Man Sat and Memory Lane Games, ‘techspert’ panels on pursuing a career in the industry and a QR code treasure hunt with a swag bag and a chance to win the Oculus headset on offer for those who complete it.

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Anti-Lockdown Protests As Lockdown Lifts

London today saw thousands of people take to the streets to seemingly protest England’s lockdown laws that were lifted just a few hours earlier in a move that Labour leader Kier Starmer has called reckless. The protestors gathered in Parliament Square to campaign against a variety of issues including vaccinations, masks and social-distancing restrictions with some attendants turning violent against police in videos shared online. Today also saw all of Scotland move to ‘level 0,’  something which was originally meant to happen on June 28 but was pushed back after a surge in cases of the Delta variant.

Extreme Heat Warning

The Met Office has given its first ever ‘Extreme Heat Warning’ today for parts of South Wales, the West Midlands, South and Southwest England as a heatwave continues across the British Isles. The office says they have added the topic as one of their severe weather warnings as the issue becomes more and more common, they said: ‘Warnings will be issued when temperatures are unusually warm for a particular location and could pose a risk, when impacts are likely, a warning will be issued with red being the most severe.’

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