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photo showing Mr Cretney MLC (centre), Member of DEFA, presenting the BRC AA certification to Allan Skillicorn, Chairman of Isle of Man Meats (right) and Mike Owen, Chief Executive.

Isle of Man Meats gets AA grade

The operating team at Isle of Man Meats has achieved a prestigious food safety certification, reflecting the rigorous standards it employs. Isle of Man Meats – which processes cattle, sheep and pigs from local farms – has gained the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) AA certification.


Isle of Man Creamery

BRC AA Award for Creamery

British Retail Consortium (BRC) audited the Creamery, and passed it at AA Grade, the Highest Grade possible.

Final agreement on Paris Accord

Global Climate Deal at COP21

The deal unites all the world's nations in a single agreement on tackling climate change for the first time in history.
Coming to a consensus among all UN members, 196 countries, on the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions is regarded by many observers as an achievement in itself and is being hailed as "historic", and the most significant since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997.

Isle of Man, from the South

Isle of Man input for Paris Climate Talks

Minister John Shimmin talks about UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man application during Paris Climate, COP21 talks.

DONG Energy research area

DONG Energy Looks to Research Wind Energy Potential

Lease signed for sea bed exploration

In a deal which could be worth £5 million a year to the Isle of Man, DONG Wind Energy has signed a lease agreement with the Manx government to assess an area of seabed off the east coast. This could be a big and useful project for the Isle of Man, helping us to grow the economy and reduce emissions.

Tidal energy research areas

Tidal energy - research starts now!

The Isle of Man has some good currents and tides, research starts now to see if it is suitable to make renewable electricity.

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UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man nomination arrived at UNESCO HQ!

After a lot of work from a very broad range of people, the UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man nomination papers have arrived at UNESCO HQ in Paris ready to be assessed as a Biosphere Region.

5 Green Flag for Douglas

Douglas Borough Council now has 5 Green Flags

Douglas Borough Council, UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man partner, celebrates having 5 public areas meeting Green Flag status

Noa Bakehouse event

Update on UNESCO Biosphere Project for Businesses

Businesses heard how IOM could benefit from UNESCO Biosphere status.

Mugen electric motorbike

New Lap Record in #TTZero

John McGuinness clinches victory in the TT Zero race breaking the lap record with a 119.279mph

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