Gef’s Daily Roundup

City Status

The Chief and the Guvnor have welcomed the announcement that the island’s capital is now a city. Douglas was victorious in its bid to seek recognised city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Alf Cannan said: ‘Douglas being named as one of the eight city status winners, and leading the way for the Crown Dependencies, is a huge honour for the Island and celebrates our unique mix of culture, history and heritage. The accolade is a marvellous way to mark our relationship with Her Majesty The Queen, our Lord of Mann, while celebrating the Platinum Jubilee.’

Sir John Lorimer added: ‘I am delighted that Douglas has been awarded city status by Her Majesty The Queen, Lord of Mann, as part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This is a prestigious award and a wonderful way to the recognise the Isle of Man, which I know will give us all a real sense of pride and community spirit.’


Congratulations to Peel on winning the Masters League Championship 2021-22. They finished their season with a 1-1 draw against Onchan.


Netflix show Heartstopper, which stars Manx teen Joe Locke, will be back for two more series. Ballakermeen A-Level student Joe Locke stars in the leading role as Charlie Spring, having beaten off over 10,000 other applicants for the role.