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Couple from IoM pay tribute to TT biker via The Killers cover with a twist

Juan and Jo Callister recorded the cover of the famous song by The Killers in memory of Dan Kneen Credit: Jonathan Woodward, Facebook

A couple from the Isle of Man have paid tribute to a Manx TT rider who passed away last month via a cover song by The Killers.

Juan and Jo Callister recorded their own version of 'Human' by the American rock band, replacing some of the lyrics to commemorate 30-year-old Dan Kneen.

Hundreds of people took part in a memorial lap on Saturday morning to pay tribute to the popular rider.

Jonathan Woodward shared the version via Facebook.

Bit of a long story this but years ago on a night out during TT with Dan, Human by the Killers was playing, and some lads who had been at the NW200 that year with him starting substituting 'Dancer' for 'Dan Kneen' while singing along to the song. Ever since then, every time we hear Human on the radio we have sung 'Dan Kneen' instead of 'Dancer' and the lyrics developed from there. Juan Callister and Jo Callister generously said they'd record it, and here is the product of that. Our little tribute to a top lad.

– Jonathan Woodward, Facebook

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Goat Yoga: a novel way to de-stress

Ever heard of Goat Yoga?

A group on the Isle of Man has been set up doing just that - Isle of Man Goatsfilmed this video showing local Howard Caine experiencing the alternative approach to yoga.

Suzanne Young set up the group, which some are calling 'Goga.'

It was great fun - perfect for those who like their yoga with a smile. My mountain pose never felt more realistic ... though had to watch those little hooves on my asana at times!

– Howard Caine


Akabusi launches "Old not Old" games

Olympian Kris Akabusi is hoping to prove that in sport, age is just a number. The former sprinter is Manchester to launch the "Old not Old games". The special event will pit runners aged around 60 and over against competitors in their 30s or under in a series of 60 metre sprints.

Kris Akabusi, wants to prove age is not barrier to keeping fit Credit: pa

Among the athetes taking part in the games are:

An 82 year old marathon runner.

A 59 year old who can run 100m in 15 seconds - and is setting up a running club.

A 62 year old who says getting fit with Park Run saved his life by speeding up his recovery from sepsis.


Yours for £5... how you could own this 5 bedroom mansion

A 500 year old mansion boasting five bedrooms and more than an acre of grounds could be yours for just £5.

Burton Hall near Chester was the location for ITV's Forsyth Saga and has starred in numerous adverts.

The owners put it on the market for £1.85 million four years ago but have had no takers. Now, they've decided to raffle it off.

We sent Matt O Donoghue to take a look around:

IoM horse trams season kicks-off with new recruits

Oscar and Ethan will join the Douglas Bay Horse Trams service Credit: IOM Gov

The start of the seasonal Isle of Man horse trams will begin again tomorrow.

Douglas Bay Horse Trams resumes on Thursday, with the first service departing from Derby Castle at 8.40am.

Joining the team are Oscar and Ethan. Both horses are three years old and updates will be provided as their training progresses.

The horse trams are an integral part of our heritage transport network. Where else in the world could you travel 34.5 miles under horse power, steam and electricity on transport with an average age of 137 years?

– Minister for Transport Services Jason Moorhouse MHK

Beatles signed visitors book goes under auction

Credit: pa

A hotel directory signed by all four of The Beatles is estimated to sell for £10,000 at auction.

The 1962 document from The Bull Hotel in Peterborough was filled in by the Fab Four ahead of a gig in the town with John Lennon and Paul McCartney perhaps expecting to bring some friends back to the room.

Credit: Omega Auctions

The gig in Peterborough came shortly after the release of Love Me Do.

It is a unique piece of early memorabilia and will have huge appeal with collectors worldwide."

"The directory will go under the hammer in Merseyside.

– Paul Fairweather, Auctioneer
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