Isle of Man News last updated 25 March 2017 07:00:13

CALM welcomed at Ballakermeen

POSTED Wed at 9:49 am

A representative from the Campaign for Abortion Law Modernisation (CALM) was invited to speak about abortion and abortion reform at Ballakermeen High School recently at the inaugural meeting of the school’s newly-formed Voltaire Society. Stephanie Kelsey from CALM spoke out in favour of reforming the island’s abortion laws while Dr Fiona Baker argued against abortion. Deputy head Steve Pagan said, “This new club provides our students with a forum to consider big issues of the day.  The inaugural meeting went very well.  We are very grateful to Stephanie Kelsey and Dr Fiona Baker for their contributions.” The society was formed by 6th Form Politics students, who had prepared questions for both speakers.  Those questions included, “Should...

Manx National Heritage introduce free site entry for all marshals

POSTED Wed at 9:42 am

Manx National Heritage, the national heritage agency for the Isle of Man, is delighted to announce the introduction of free entry to its sites around the Island for marshals supporting the Isle of Man TT and the Festival of Motorcycling.   Edmund Southworth, Director of Manx National Heritage said: “Motorsport has become an intrinsic part of the Isle of Man’s heritage and culture and events could not go ahead without the dedicated and hard-working team of marshals who volunteer to help make sure racing can be run.  As a small token of our appreciation, anyone who signs up as a marshal for Isle of Man TT or Festival of Motorcycling will receive free entry to Manx National Heritage sites on presentation of their identity card.  This...

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