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What’s Happening In Palestine And Why Should We Care?

Image credit: Al Jazeera

Laura Cretney is a Manx PhD student researching conflict in the Middle East. She has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Middle East Politics and Arabic and has lived in the region intermittently over the last eight years. She has worked in international development and also runs the Middle East blog and online shop Pink Jinn.

Myth Busting: EGaming

EGaming is a relatively new industry, but it’s one that’s taking over the island. It’s big business, with big opportunities- but how much do you really know about the industry? We chatted with our mates over at Amber Gaming to bust some of the myths surrounding one of the quickest growing industries.

IWD 2021: Manx Gals Club

This International Women’s Day, we asked you to share some love, and by God, you all came out in FORCE! Specifically, we asked you to nominate your favourite lady drinking partner who you thought deserved a whole MAGNUM of Whispering Angel, kindly gifted by our mates at The Wine Cellar. […]

IWD 2021: Women In History

I could actually fill a book with the lives of the inspiring, strange, brave, scary, and fascinating women from Manx history. (Note to self: add this to list of potential book ideas.) Nevertheless, a word count is still a word count, even on International Women’s Day, so here’s just four […]

Mystic Chess

Here is your weekly dose of Horoscopes curated by Chess AKA Mystic Chess. Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18)  You’re inclined to make mistakes this week. This is a sign not to get back with your ex. Or do. I’m not your Mum. Pisces (Feb 19-March 20)  It’s your birthday season! You’re […]

From Calm Seas to Choppy Waters

Since we closed our borders March 27 2020, the island’s freight companies have kept our supermarkets stocked, our fridges full and provided a link to the outside world. Of them all, the taxpayer owned arms length Steam Packet Company has been heralded by the gov as our lifeline, with the […]

Quing’s Stories of Hope

Members of the community mental health charity Quing have shared their experiences of the support it has given them and how it helped them to help themselves and others. All stories have been anonymised. I was diagnosed with bipolar in 2004. In 2008 I fell into such a deep depression […]

Quing’s Stories of Hope

Members of the community mental health charity Quing have shared their experiences of the support it has given them and how it helped them to help themselves and others. All stories have been anonymised. My childhood was unhappy, unstable, abusive but I do have a few happy memories. I had […]

Quing’s Stories of Hope

Members of the community mental health charity Quing have shared their experiences of the support it has given them and how it helped them to help themselves and others. All stories have been anonymised. When I left the Military I was in a mess, head spinning, explosive emotions, and self-isolating, […]

Quing’s Stories of Hope

Members of the community mental health charity Quing have shared their experiences of the support it has given them and how it helped them to help themselves and others. All stories have been anonymised. I am a man with a huge history of drink and drug problems. I had tried […]

Quing’s Stories of Hope

Members of the community mental health charity Quing have shared their experiences of the support it has given them and how it helped them to help themselves and others. All stories have been anonymised. My background is massively chaotic, with mental health problems, addiction, homelessness, isolation. I am sure that […]

Quing’s Stories of Hope

Members of the community mental health charity Quing have shared their experiences of the support it has given them and how it helped them to help themselves and others. All stories have been anonymised. I first entered the care system when I was seven and had no stability, it felt […]

Quing’s New Dr

Dr Em Mardlin, a former Harley street consultant therapist and clinical practitioner in mind body medicine, has recently relocated to the island and is now working with mental health charity Quing. In the second of two pieces following her appointment, Dr Em tells us why she supports Quing’s work, why […]