A kayaker who attempted to cross from St Bees to the Isle of Man was rescued after five RNLI crew, a helicopter and Coastguard assisted.Read the full story ›
Mannin Sepsis, a newly registered charity on the Isle of Man, are helping to raise awareness of sepsis for World Sepsis Day.Read the full story ›
The MET Office has issued an Amber weather warning for the Isle of Man this evening.
Heavy rainfall and risks of flooding are expected across the island.
It comes as Storm Aileen is set to bring winds of up 75 miles per hour to parts of the UK.
Passengers booked on this evening's sailings from Douglas to Heysham at 20:30 and Heysham to Douglas at 02:15 are subject to disruption or cancellation.
A final decision will be issued by the Steam Packet at 17:30.
More info can be found on the company's website.
Storm Aileen is moving eastwards across the British Isles today, to affect the Isle of Man and Irish Sea this evening and at first tonight bringing persistent heavy rain. Whilst amounts are uncertain average rainfall is expected to amount to 25-35mm quite widely across the island but with the risk of 40mm or more possibly over the hills, causing flooding.
The Queen's baton has arrived on the Isle of Man. It's touring 71 nations and territories ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Australia.
The tour takes in over 200,000 miles before reaching the Gold Coast ahead of the opening ceremony in April 2018.
Today it arrived at the National Sports Centre in Douglas. It was handed over from Minister of Education and Sport Graham Cregeen to promising future Commonwealth athletes Erika Kelly and Joseph Reid.
The baton will continue its journey tomorrow, find out where to spot it here.
An online petition has been launched asking people to help raise £1,000 for a family whose house was ruined in a fire.Read the full story ›
Manx Wildlife Trust are launching a study into the Isle of Man's wild seal population.Read the full story ›
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's ferry the Manannan crashed into Douglas Harbour last night.
Passengers travelling to Liverpool were facing delays after the 07:30 sailing and the 11:15 return crossings were cancelled.
The operator said the Manannan "made contact" with the quay while attempting to berth at about 22:00.
No passengers were injured, but people have expressed their annoyance via social media.
Following last night’s incident involving fast craft Manannan, staff from the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company workshop have been working on repairing the damage.
The company anticipates that this work will be completed by early this evening and, following the necessary approval by Isle of Man Ship Registry surveyors, Manannan will then operate to the following revised schedule:
Friday 18th August
Douglas to Liverpool 15.00hrs will now depart at 20.00hrs and passengers are asked to check in no later than 19.00hrs.
Liverpool to Douglas 19:15hrs will now depart at 00.30hrs Saturday 19th August and passengers are asked to check in no later than 23.00hrs Friday 18th August.
Ben-my-Chree sailings are operating as scheduled and it is anticipated that Manannan schedules will return to normal tomorrow.
In addition, freighter Clipper Ranger will be brought in to operate an extra sailing tonight, which will create space for passenger vehicles on the Ben-my-Chree’s service which departs Heysham at 02:15hrs, Saturday 19th August.
The Steam Packet Company apologises for any inconvenience caused by this rescheduling.
The Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling begins this weekend with new legislation banning cyclists from the A18 Mountain Road.Read the full story ›
RNLI Ramsey rescued a small vessel off the coast of Laxey on Sunday which had suffered engine failure.Read the full story ›
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Co. has launched a public consultation online asking for opinions of a possible ferry link to Larne.Read the full story ›