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Landscapes, custom, lore and politics feature in debut poetry pamphlet

A pamphlet of poems by Manxman Simon Maddrell, published this month, showcases the Isle of Man's landscapes, customs and lore but also casts an eye back to less enlightened times in politics. We speak to him about it.

Jan Macartney

Jan Macartney's #MyBiosphere

Douglas Borough Librarian Jan Macartney is September's guest author in the #MyBiosphere series that features in Business 365 magazine, published by Mannin Media.

Saturday Stroll with Alex Wilson

Saturday Stroll with Alex Wilson

What is your favourite Saturday Stroll? This week, Alex Wilson, Chair of the Isle of Man Business Network, her partner Ali Morris and family dogs Jessie (Border Collie) and Cooper (Cavapoochon), take us their favourite stretch of the Raad ny Foillan.

Ramsey Bay Marine Nature Reserve

#MarineMondays: Ramsey Bay part three

Explore the Isle of Man's 10 Marine Nature Reserves (MNRs) on #MarineMondays. This week, in the final part of a three-part article, Dr Peter Duncan, Senior Marine Environment Officer for the Isle of Man Government, explains how cooperation between the fishing industry and scientists has led to a bumper harvest of some of the best scallops in the world.

Mountain View Innovation Centre

Biosphere award winner shares expertise in renewable technology

AFD Group, which operates the Mountain View Innovation Centre on the former Island Studios site, in Lezayre, and won the 2019 UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Award for Environment, has further invested in renewable technologies and will share its expertise at an event this month.

Noa Bakehouse

Partner profile: Bakery owners wax lyrical about sustainable packaging move

UNESCO Biosphere Partner Noa Bakehouse – a baker, coffee roaster, and café – has been reviving artisanal traditions of bread-making since 2013, and has been investing in green practices since its inception, write owners Miles and Pippa Pettit.

GRIN

Children's gardening initiative grows friendships and knowledge

A community children's gardening initiative is also growing friendships and knowledge. Its co-ordinator, Jane Glover, tells us all about it.

By Peter Christian

Events celebrate bats

The Manx Bat Group is leading a series of walks to help celebrate bats and inform the public about these fascinating mammals, the group's recorder, Nick Pinder, writes.

Geoff Karran

Geoff Karran's #MyBiosphere

Geoff Karran MBE TH is August's guest author in the #MyBiosphere series that features in Business 365 magazine, published by Mannin Media.

Ramsey Bay Marine Nature Reserve

#MarineMondays: Ramsey Bay part two

Explore the Isle of Man's 10 Marine Nature Reserves (MNRs) on #MarineMondays. This week, in part two of a three-part article, Dr Peter Duncan, Senior Marine Environment Officer for the Isle of Man Government, describes the importance of Ramsey Bay's habitats in the work against climate change.

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