CIVIL servants and members of Tynwald have been given a pay rise, the Manx Independent reveals today.
They each get 20p an hour more. So whatever happened to the public sector pay freeze?
On page 3, we report on the vandalism that damaged the paintwork on 70 cars and talk to a victim.
Elsewhere in the paper, we meet the team from the island who helped in the search for April Jones, the youngster from Machynlleth in Wales.
One of our reporters went to the select committee meeting that looked into privatised pre-school nurseries. He heard one government minister describe the new situation as a ‘remarkable success’.
Some of our readers sent us photos of the Northern Lights, which were visible in Manx skies. We have a picture special on them.
Our What, Where, When guide to island life includes a preview of Milton Jones, who’s coming to the island next week. We also look forward to the Service Players’ new production and its director, Shawn Sturnick, completes his top 10 for us.
There’s also our usual two pages of what’s on for the island.
The main story on the back page concerns the visit of Kelly Holmes, the double Olympic champion, who launched an education scheme in the island.
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Weather for Isle of Man
Friday 24 May 2013
Temperature: 6 C to 13 C
Wind Speed: 30 mph
Wind direction: North east
Temperature: 7 C to 13 C
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Wind direction: South