Bendy buses will not be coming to the island after all, the Isle of Man Examiner understands.
Today’s paper says it believes that a report into the issue says they should not be introduced to the island.
The front-page photo is of one competitor jumping into the air on his bicycle during the End-to-End race. The centre pages are also full of photos of the event.
Inside, the Examiner prints a photo of the boat that is being eyed by Ellan Vannin Line to take on the Steam Packet. We also ask the Steam Packet what it thinks of the plan.
One area of Manx life that always courts controversy is work permits. We report in full today plans to ‘streamline’ the system for certain sectors which the government believes suffer from a skills shortage.
The sad inquest into the death of a man in his 90s is reported on page 5. He fell down stairs and never recovered.
As people in the Isle of Man, in common with most of the developed world, get fatter, we talk to a sport development manager about what can be done about the problem.
You might remember that the Chief Minister revealed his concerns about the issue recently. Click here for a reminder about the story
This week’s Examiner also reveals that a Heritage Homes plan for 88 new homes has been refused. The paper has more details.
We also report the suspicions of one union leader that the end of the pay negotiating body, Whitley Council, is a done deal. We also ask the government about it.
Also inside today, we hear from the government worker who’s in charge of waste disposal. It looks as though changes are likely.
The back page leads with the success of one of our rugby teams against an English rival.
The island’s favourite paper has lots more, including Terry Cringle’s nostalgia pages, reports from the districts and eight pages of business news.
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