A Winning Weekend

It was a good weekend for Manx sports as FC Isle of Man beat Cheadle Heath Nomads to return to the top of Division One South, while boxer Mathew Magic Rennie also won on Saturday night to take his career record to 7-0.

After an abysmal first half, the Ravens regrouped and sealed a win over Nomads with a brace from Luke Murray and a well taken goal from Dan Simpson. Man of the match went to goalkeeper Matty Quirk who made a big save from a Nomads’ penalty when the Ravens were 2-1 up before Murray’s second sealed the win.

Matty Quirk makes a big save to keep the Ravens lead intact

Also on Saturday night, Mathew Magic Rennie outclassed Dean Wilkinson at Liverpool’s Olympia to continue his unbeaten start to his professional career. You can watch his fight below:

It’s Not Gas, It’s Fruit

Firefighters from Douglas who went to respond to reports of a gas leak in a Spectrum Apartments this weekend, they instead found the culprit was a piece of fruit.

The durian fruit gives off a very pungent smell and can waft some distance. Crews checked the corridors, underground car park, and various apartments with gas detection equipment but the readings were showing normal. Grown across tropical South-east Asia, durian is known for its bitter-sweet flavours, but those less fond of the pungent produce compare its odour to rotting garbage – or in this instance a gas leak.


The Select Committee of Tynwald on Poverty will hear from charity leaders this week as they look into housing and homelessness on the island.

On Thursday, Helen Giddings and Richard Gilmour from St Christopher’s will give evidence from 10am, followed by Julie Marshall and Katie Farrall from Housing Matters at 11.15am. Evidence can be heard online through the Tynwald listen live service or you can go watch it in the LegCo Chamber.


Russian state media has reported it will hold a ceasefire this morning, starting at 7am, to allow for civilians to evacuate from several Ukrainian cities. The ceasefire will take place from 10am Moscow time according to Russia’s defence ministry, with evacuation routes set up in the capital Kyiv, as well as Kharkiv, Mariupol and Sumy. Ukrainian authorities are yet to confirm this.

Shane Warne

Elizabeth Hurley has paid tribute to ex-fiance Shane Warne after the cricket legend’s death over the weekend. She posted a series of photos of them together, saying: ‘I feel like the sun has gone behind a cloud forever.’

Warne, a spin bowler who was one of the greatest cricketers of all time, whose antics and outgoing personality brought the game to a new audience and was loved by Aussies and rivals across the world, died of a suspected heart attack on Friday at his villa in Thailand.