Disruption for 80 weeks

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MOTORISTS are being warned today that there could be disruption to one of the main routes into Douglas for 80 weeks.

The Department of Infrastructure has plans to refurbish Peel Road.

The Manx Independent has the details on its front-page story today.

The front page picture is of Gareth Cowin, the Special Olympian who died in Korea earlier this week.

Inside, we report on the housing plan battle in Kirk Michael. Residents are celebrating victory after Heritage Homes’ plan was refused. However, they might be interested to read the response from the company.

The paper also reports on the bus station U-turn. We ask the Douglas development manager his view after Victoria Street was ditched as a possible venue for the bus station.

Meanwhile, Peter Duke pays tribute to his staff after making redundancies.

The Manx Independent has a number of stories from the House of Keys. The Bell administration is accused of being perceived like a dictatorship by one member.

We also look back at the chairlift to Cunningham’s Camp, which is to be demolished.

In sport, we celebrate David Knight’s win at the Extreme Enduro and report on Phil Cringle’s call up for the Scotland rugby team.

Our What, Where, When supplement looks forward to Ed Byrne’s appearance at the Villa Marina and includes the Isle of Man’s two-page What’s On guide.

The Manx Independent is in the shops now.

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