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The 2012 Festival of Youth is to be held in the heart of Douglas town centre the event’s organiser, Douglas Development Partnership, has confirmed.

On Monday May 14th His Worship, accompanied by the Mayoress, Mrs Sylvia Ashford officially launched the start of the 2012 Douglas horse tram service.

Douglas Borough Council will join with communities across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, the Commonwealth and UK Overseas Territories to light a beacon on Monday June 4th to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Douglas Borough Council is teaming up with the UK chewing gum action group and launching a high-profile anti-chewing gum litter campaign.

Performers - from jugglers to magicians, bands to poets - are wanted to help add to the carnival atmosphere in Douglas town centre during this year’s TT festival.

Local author Rakie Keig has given a talk about her latest novel Home Ground at the Henry Bloom Noble Library.

‘Venus calling’ SOLD OUT

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 10:54

**This event is now sold out**  

One of the rarest of astronomical phenomena, a transit of Venus, is to be the subject of a talk by the Isle of Man Astronomical Society’s Howard Parkin at the Henry Bloom Noble Library.

Councillor David John Ashford has been elected Mayor of Douglas for the 2012-2013 municipal year.