TV People

Countryfile have been filming on the island today and, as ever, got a typical Manx welcome from Manannan’s cloak.

Manx National Heritage said: ‘Countryfile are on the Isle of Man to learn about Manx Language, Culture and Customs, with the programme set to air in coming weeks. Here they are on location at Peel Castle, followed by an afternoon at South Barrule with the lovely team from Hello Little People.’

Even better, Adrian Chiles was later out and about in Peel where he popped into the Creek.

Just Over Two Weeks to Go

The gov is reminding all businesses and sole traders that it will be publishing details of payments made under the various Coronavirus support schemes at the end of April.

The Department for Enterprise and Treasury have confirmed that they will be publishing the details of all applicants who received financial assistance under the following schemes:

  • Coronavirus Business Support Scheme
  • Business Premises Support Scheme
  • Hospitality Transition Support Scheme
  • Winter Disruption Scheme
  • December Disruption scheme
  • Coronavirus Recovery Scheme
  • Strategic Capacity Scheme
  • Salary Support Scheme

The information released will include the business/sole trader name, the scheme that was applied for, the amount of money received, and the date of payment. 


University College Isle of Man is calling for researchers and academics who have conducted research which fits with this year’s theme to get involved in its fourth annual Research Festival in September.

This year’s theme links with The Island Plan, Secure, Vibrant, Sustainable which was launched earlier this year.

(Miss) Gail Corrin, UCM’s Higher Education Manager, who runs the Research Festival said: ‘This is the festival’s fourth year, and is set to be bigger and better than ever. It’s a unique event that serves to inspire our students about research, showcase the work of researchers on the Island and provides an opportunity for attendees to network and consider how research can benefit their business or community needs. Informed decision making, which is what research allows for, is key to being successful in business, government and indeed life.’

The Research Festival offers students, independent researchers and guests alike the opportunity to listen to presentations, participate in research workshops and network over coffee and lunch in the impressive environments of UCM’s Nunnery campus. 

The aim of the event is to facilitate collaboration between researchers, on and off-island, promote the reputation of Island-based research, and educate.

Research can be showcased in either a presentation or poster format. Anyone interested in showcasing their research at the festival can find more information at Deadline for submission is June 30.