Long Signs for Donny

Manxy Adam Long has signed for Doncaster Rovers on a two-year deal after moving from Wigan for an undisclosed fee.

Boss Gary McSheffrey said: ‘He’s young so there’s no guarantee he comes straight in. He’s got to earn the right to play, but he gives us real good options and good strength in that position.’


Sunday afternoon saw Port Erin RNLI and Coastguard by Belfast Coastguard to a report of two paddle boarders struggling with the offshore breeze somewhere between Bradda Head and Fleshwick Bay. Port Erin RNLI Lifeboat B-813 Muriel and Leslie was launched under the command of Helmsman Matty Preston to the area to search for the two paddle boarders.

Once on scene at Bradda Head, the lifeboat conducted a search of the area and headed north towards Fleshwick Bay. Whilst searching, it was established a nearby yacht found the two paddle boarders approximately 1 mile from land. The lifeboat then made its way to the yacht and transferred the paddle boarders to the lifeboat. The lifeboat then made its way back to Port Erin Bay and transferred the paddle boarders to an awaiting ambulance.

Matty Preston said: ‘It was good to see they had the correct equipment. Unfortunately things happen but thankfully it was a good outcome with all involved safe and well. We would like to thank everyone involved including the passing yacht. The RNLI always advises anyone who requires assistance, or who sees someone else in trouble to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.’

Victim Support

Victim Support has partnered with the local Starbucks franchise business, Crema Limited, to launch its
new Tap to Donate machines in their cafes. The machines will be situated in the Victoria Street café and
also the new Starbuck’s Drive Thru which is due to open this month.

Victim Support is a charity that offers free and confidential help to victims and witnesses of crime, their
family and friends. Providing support for people affected by Crime, Death by Road Traffic Collisions,
Unusual Death or Domestic Abuse, regardless of when it happened or if it has been reported to the

The charity receives at least one new client referral each working day as well as supporting existing
clients, with appointments ranging over a number of weeks to a number of years.

Jen Grainger, Chairperson of Victim Support said: ‘The way people are donating is changing – more
people are going cashless, contactless and online payments are preferred. We wanted to make it easier
for the community to support our charity by having Tap to Donate Machines in a place of convenience.
We are very grateful to Starbucks for giving us the opportunity to introduce this technology and believe
it will make a great difference to our charity going forward.’