Bob and Peggy have a lot in common: as well as being in their 90’s, they have both raised incredible amounts for money for charities on the Isle of Man recently.
Here’s your weekly round up of all things GOOD Community Efforts Last Saturday, Jake Hodgson completed a 24-hour bike ride on the track around the NSC hockey pitch in memory of Ballakermeen teacher, Carol Synott, who sadly passed away on the 5th of May. The bike ride was only a […]
Being part of the global sport that is cycling, and with friends based in all corners of the world, I’ve heard so much about how different countries are handling this pandemic and the restrictions they have in place. I feel so lucky that our lockdown has allowed us to still […]
Well, while I was expecting this survey to garner some debate I wasn’t quite anticipating it to receive the response it did! Over 1,100 people have completed the survey across a well distributed age range which, whilst I’m no statistician, actually makes the results a statistically significant representation of our […]
Community Efforts As always there have been so many amazing efforts in support of others this week. Every week our island manages to prove how close our community is. This week Heather Maddrell offered some of her abstract paintings in exchange for nothing but a donation to the Friends of […]
My colleagues in the medical field are making massive sacrifices every day because of this virus and you can bet your Aunt Mildred that they’d be shouting it from the rooftops if they’d found a solution.
As COVID-19 spreads around Europe, most people’s knee jerk worry has been the health of themselves and their loved ones. The second is how they will pay for them to live in a now tightly-restricted economy. So, what should you do if you’re a primary carer and your child’s other […]
We’re not sure when we’ll be going pint with our mates again, selfishly we’re gutted. But we feel more for the hospitality entreprenuers who have had to close the doors on to their businesses.
Chief Constable Gary Roberts, of the Isle of Man Constabulary, said that calls to police were up 145% this month, compared to April 2019.
Next week, the force is rolling out a scheme with Tesco so that those who need support can approach staff in-store, rather than getting in touch from their own home.
I think most of us, women, men, and children alike, are hitting that point in lockdown where dates and time no longer have meaning and we’re waking up each day like Robin Williams after he’s emerged from Jumanji after 25 years; hairy, perplexed, and asking what year it is.
In response to the Coronavirus crisis the Isle of Man has officially – as of the 06:00 Friday 27/03/2020 – closed its borders to all but the essential supply of freight and individuals deemed to be “necessary for critical national infrastructure”.