In this week | News


The Manx Independent this week leads with problems parents are having finding places for their children in nurseries.

The difficulties can, in part, be traced back to 2012 when then Education Minister Peter Karran decided to cut state-run nurseries.

We talk to Mr Karran about it.

Also this week:

Why do graduates shun their Manx homeland after they’ve finished university? We look into the issue and ask some.

A union leader says he’s going to defend post workers’ pensions.

The question of whether the Isle of Man should continue to offer mortgage tax relief has been raised.

A man this week appeared in court and admitted having more than 4,900 indecent images of children.

The Tough Mann competition has been axed.

The future of health and care funding has been raised at a public meeting.

The people who are restoring Ramsey’s Queen’s Pier are looking for people to sponsor a plank.

Services on the Snaefell Mountain Railway are subject to a formal prohibition notice, the Manx Independent has learned.

Island Life, our 20-page entertainment and leisure supplement, leads on a preview of the Young Farmers’ Concert.

The paper also includes a look forward to the weekend’s sport, the Isle of Man’s What’s On guide, a seven-day television guide, readers’ letters and lots of community news.

It’s in the shops now.

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