The Isle of Man is located in the Irish Sea between Ireland, Wales and Scotland. It is not part of the United Kingdom and not a British Oversea Territory. It is a crown dependency. The British monarch is also the Lord of Mann and therefore also the Manx Head of State. Around 85.000 people live on the Manx islands. Tynwald, the Manx parliament is one of the oldest parliaments of the earth and rules almost all matters of the Isle. However, as being crown dependant, the foreign relations and the defence policy are covered by the UK. On the Isle, Manx, a Celtic language, and English are the official languages. The Manx Pound and the Pound Sterling are the legal tender of the Isle of Man. They are not part of the EU but have, through the UK, a certain relationship to Brussels. Online-gambling, the financial sector and also the space industry are providing most of the Manx wealth. Its GDP per capita is much higher than in the UK and the EU.

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  • Visit Isle of Man: second phase extraordinary story September 23, 2019
    We talk with the head fo Visit Isle of Man Angela Byrne at the press conference to explain their latest roll out of media material, including an up date to last years TV commercial which gets played out on ITV in primetime.YouTube Ultra HD/4K:
  • Isle of Man Heritage Open Days September 23, 2019
    Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Isle of Man Heritage Open Days is the Island’s largest free festival of heritage and culture with over 125 events taking place in October. YouTube Ultra HD/4K:
  • Thinking about a pension June 4, 2019
    Martin Malone from Zurich International Life talks about the importance to starting a personal pension scheme in younger age and what you need to do before retirement.This video is currently not available on YouTube Ultra HD/4K:
  • British Superbike racer Daley Mathison dies in TT Superbike race June 3, 2019
    27-year-old Daley Mathison from Stockton-on-Tees has died during the four-lap Superbike race at the 2019 TT festival on Monday following an accident at the tight left-hand bend at Snugborough near Union Mills during the third lap. The race was immediately red-flagged and an air ambulance arrived to...
  • Steve Hislop memorial coin & 59 Club sixty years cover May 31, 2019
    To mark the 30th Anniversary of Steve Hislop's 120mph TT Lap Isle of Man Post Office has produced a special coin collection. Bill Snelling tells us about that and the stamp cover to honour the London based motorcycle group The 59 Club. This video is curently only available on YouTube YouTube Ultra...