John Ruskin fan credited with renewed interest in him has died

The man who inspired renewed interest in writer, philosopher and art critic John Ruskin has died at the age of 90. James S. Dearden, master of St George’s Guild from 2004-2009 and former student of Bembridge School, died on October 23. The guild is the arts, crafts and rural economy …

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TT improves but Manx and Classic stretch

05.12.2021 | Robin miller | TT and roads Anstey was on fire tonight As team owners and riders absorbed the most detailed and revolutionary set of proposals that will transform the TT as we know it now, these are other ideas on display in the Isle of Man examiner which …

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A green Germany elected by young people

The transition to a green economy is the general motto of the new German tripartite coalition, led by the Social Democrats, which will take the helm next week. The revolutionary plan, coming soon after the Glasgow Climate Summit, was a concrete embodiment of the summit’s conclusions. Such a commitment, coming …

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Buying a house in Portugal?

I’m going to use the word ‘foreigner’ here, although I still think it’s an unflattering term, don’t know why, but it basically means anyone who is not from where they live or intends to live. In Portuguese it’s ‘estrangeiro’, but there are even weirder definitions in the dictionary – alien, …

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For Flying Fords, you can’t beat the Manx.

Our time machine goes back to the year 1979 tinged with nostalgia and Kodachrome, dropping us on a small spit of land in the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man. You will know without a doubt that this island is the birthplace of the TT, the annual crazy motorcycle rally …

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Revised schedule for Castletown Christmas light on

Events like the Castletown Christmas light coming on give kids something to look forward to and enjoy. That’s the message from Nathan Rogers of the Castletown Christmas Committee. In a social media post, Castletown commissioners say they are aware that a number of events have been called off around the …

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Manx Utilities teams help restore power to Cumbria – Energy FM

Fri 03 Dec 2021 Crews from the Isle of Man are helping restore electricity supply to northern England. This follows the devastation caused by Storm Arwen last weekend. Two airline crews and an engineer from Manx Utilities left the island last weekend on the overnight ferry and immediately got to …

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Kush the red panda dies

Kush the red panda has passed away, just eight years old. Well known across the island – having escaped Curragh Wildlife Park not once, but twice – it’s safe to say that “Krafty Kush” was a character. The notorious escape artist was also a father – he had to be …

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Grandstand testing center moves to TT |

Mobile coronavirus testing facility – Print and digital download photos available The Minister of Enterprise confirmed that every effort is being made to ensure that the TT proceeds as hoped next year. The annual motorsport festival has not been able to take place for the past two years due to …

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