Isle of Man

Isle of Man National Sports Centre set for £4.2m revamp

<b>A multi-million pound project to renovate the swimming pools at the Isle of Man's National Sports Centre is to begin next month.</b><p>The £4.2m works will take nine months and see both the competition and leisure pools overhauled, before reopening in May 2019.<p>Other facilities at the Douglas centre will …

Swimming

Southern 100: James Cowton died from 'multiple injuries'

<b>Road racer James Cowton died from multiple injuries following an incident involving four competitors at the Southern 100, an inquest has heard.</b><p>The 26-year-old from East Yorkshire, succumbed to his injuries in an ambulance at the scene of the accident at Stadium Bends on 12 July.<p>The collision …

Isle of Man TT

Kayaker gets up closes and personal with giant shark

A holidaymaker has had an incredible brush with a seven-metre basking shark while kayaking off the coast of the picturesque Isle of Man in the …

Kayaking

Ancient Medicine

Growing herbal remedies in the 19th and early 20th centuries<p><i>Video tour of the gardens of Cregneash where ancient medicine still grows as part of a</i> …

The Isle

Rare Isle of Man P50 microcar sells for £49k at auction

<b>A rare microcar manufactured in the Isle of Man in the 1960s has been sold for £49,500 at a UK auction.</b><p>The P50 three-wheeler, made in 1963 by Peel Engineering, went under the hammer at Brightwells in Leominster, Herefordshire.<p>Only 50 of the 49cc cars were ever made, with fewer than 30 thought to …

Classic Cars

James Cowton dead: Young biker killed in Isle of Man Southern 100 road race after four-rider crash

Tributes have been paid to a young biker who was killed in a four-rider crash during a road race on the Isle of Man.<p>James Cowton, 25, from East …

Sport (UK)

Watch again: Cowton wins dramatic NW 200 race

Take a look back at this year's NW 200 winning performance from James Cowton, who died following a crash in the Southern 100 on Thursday.<p>The 26-year-old from Yorkshire died from injuries sustained in a 600cc Challenge Race crash at the Isle of Man event and just five days after Northern Ireland's …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Goodwood Day Two

Honda’s distinguished racing history was originally driven by a simple need: to convince sceptical buyers outside Japan that their products were …

Isle of Man TT

Young cow rescued from slurry pit after becoming stuck

<b>A young cow has been rescued after becoming stuck in a slurry pit on a farm in the Isle of Man.</b><p>The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service was called out on Wednesday morning after the cow was discovered in the Mount Rule area.<p>A spokesman said two halters and a length of rope were attached to the …

The Isle

Rider critically injured after crashing at Southern 100

A rider has been critically injured after crashing at the Southern 100 event on the Isle of Man.<p>North Yorkshire competitor Tom Robinson had to be …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Isle of Man TT Motorcycle Rider William Dunlop Killed in Racing Crash

William Dunlop's death marks the third on-track casualty for the Irish Dunlop family.<p>Graham Service—Action Plus via Getty Images<p>Jerry PerezView Jerry …

Isle of Man TT

Douglas care home revised plans to rebuild Glenside approved

<b>Fresh plans to rebuild a care home in the Isle of Man have been backed after a previous proposal was thrown out.</b><p>The government-run Glenside residential home on Victoria Road, Douglas was demolished in 2015 after the building was deemed no longer fit for purpose.<p>The home's elderly residents, thought …

Isle of Man

William Dunlop killed in crash at Skerries 100 road races

<b>Northern Ireland motorcycle racer William Dunlop has been killed in an incident at the Skerries 100 road races in County Dublin on Saturday.</b><p>Dunlop, 32, was taking part in practice for the event when the crash happened.<p>The Ballymoney man was a member of the renowned Dunlop family and was a winner at …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Confirmed! John McGuinness to Race Classic TT at Isle of Man

John McGuinness Will Race the Classic TT<p>Following his devastating crash during the 2017 North West 200 that caused a broken back and leg, John …

Isle of Man TT

Digital Isle of Man Joins the British Blockchain Association

One of the earliest adopters of blockchain technology — the Digital Isle of Man (Digital IOM) — is now an official member of the British Blockchain …

Bitcoin

Thousands join Isle of Man Tynwald Day celebrations

<b>Thousands of people have attended the annual Tynwald Day ceremony on the Isle of Man.</b><p>The event, thought to have remained largely unchanged for more than 1,000 years, is the only day of the year when parliament is held outside.<p>During the ceremony all the island's new laws are publicly announced in …

The Isle

Isle of Man beach cleaner receives Tynwald Honour

<b>A "selfless" beach cleaner has received the Tynwald's Honour for "outstanding contribution to Manx life".</b><p>Beach Buddies founder Bill Dale, from Andreas, was put forward for the award for his work raising awareness of the harm caused by marine rubbish.<p>It is the highest honour the Manx parliament can …

Coastlines

Isle of Man fire crews tackle two 'suspicious' blazes

<b>Fire crews on the Isle of Man tackled two "suspicious" blazes within two hours of each other on Tuesday.</b><p>Both incidents saw hedgerows on fire on the Arrasey Road, Glen Maye near the west coast of the island.<p>The Isle of Man Fire Service said the first gorse land fire happened at 16:15 BST, while the …

The Isle

Todd focused on Ulster GP after 'unbelievable' TT

Road racing sensation Davey Todd is looking forward to competing at the Ulster Grand Prix for the second time after an 'unbelievable' Isle of Man TT, where he won the Best Newcomer and Best Privateer Awards.<p>Todd will ride for the Cookstown Burrows Engineering team at Dundrod.<p>The English rider …

Isle of Man TT

The Pete Feenstra Feature - Davy Knowles (24 June 2018)

Davy Knowles returns to the UK in support of his "Live Bootleg 2017” album in July 2018.<p>Described by Joe Satriani as "My favourite bluesman”, Davy …

Vinyl Records

Isle of Man owl chicks ringed in webcam project

<b>Three barn owl chicks have been ringed by scientists on the Isle of Man to help "monitor and protect the local population", a charity has said.</b><p>Manx Birdlife said the birds hatched in a nest box which was installed with a webcam earlier this year.<p>The project aims to provide a rare insight into the …

Birds

​Both my sons died after taking ecstasy – that's why I want to legalise it – video

Jacques and Torin Lakeman died from a drug overdose on the same night. Speaking from their home on the Isle of Man their father, Ray, says they would still be alive if drugs were legal, as he pushes for decriminalisation to save other young lives

Cannabis

Hickman eyes more Ulster GP success

Peter Hickman hopes to add to his tally of four Ulster Grand Prix wins after securing a hat-trick at last year's meeting at Dundrod.<p>The Lincolnshire rider has taken victories at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT this season, and also set a new lap record for the Mountain Course in winning the …

Sport (N. Ireland)

Manxman Cummins sets sights on Ulster GP wins

Manx rider Conor Cummins is aiming to add to his solitary Ulster Grand Prix victory in 2009 when he competes at next month's international road race over the Dundrod circuit.<p>Cummins is a former lap record holder at the event and will again be in the colours of the Padgett's Honda team, with whom he …

Sport (N. Ireland)

'Dundrod my favourite circuit' - Johnston

Fermanagh road racer Lee Johnston says he is looking forward to competing on his favourite circuit when he races at the Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod in August.<p>The Honda Racing rider was pleased with his performances at the North West 200 in May but largely disappointed with his results at the Isle …

Sport (N. Ireland)

'Fast and flowing' UGP 'one of the world's best races'

Road racer Dean Harrison says the 'fast and flowing' Dundrod circuit hosts 'one of the best races in the world' in the Ulster Grand Prix.<p>The Yorkshireman took his second Isle of Man TT victory by winning the second Supersport race last month.<p>The Bradford rider currently holds the lap record for …

Sport (N. Ireland)

A romantic 19th century castle on the Isle of Man in a perfect spot overlooking Douglas Bay

Harold Tower is an outstanding Gothic-style castle, circa 1830, occupying a commanding position on Douglas Head overlooking the bay.<p>Clinging to the …

Lifestyle (UK)

Kayakers see massive shark off Isle of Man so head towards it

<b>A group of kayakers had something of a shock when a shark approached them off the coast of the Isle of Man.</b><p>Jennifer Kneale, 37, was just finishing up …

Kayaking

Trial of electronic oil record books across Red Ensign Group

<b>The Red Ensign Group is to carry out a trial of electronic oil record books across the thirteen British shipping registries.</b><p>It was agreed by the …

Sailing

Isle of Man diocese to review alleged abuse by clergy

<b>Victims of alleged child abuse by Church of England (CofE) clergy have been urged to come forward after calls for a fresh inquiry on the Isle of Man.</b><p>Last week a report examining the Church's "flawed" Past Case Review (PCR) said it failed to identify at least 22 cases of possible abuse.<p>Sodor and Man …

Crime