Examiner exposes problems for first-time buyers with new scheme

This week's Examiner

This week's Examiner

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This week’s Examiner has been looking at the new scheme for first-time buyers.

The paper reports that there have been problems for people wanting to buy a new home and one MHK says the banks haven’t been prepared for the government scheme.

The story is on page one of this week’s paper.

The main photo on the front page is a dramatic shot of dead fish on a beach in the north of the island.

Thousands of fish have died. We find out why.

Also this week, we talk to estate agents about rises in rents.

Last week the Examiner revealed the official government measure of annual rent inflation. It was nearly 20 per cent. We ask estate agents, many of which act as agents for landlords, about the figure.

The paper also includes:

Tributes to 20-year-old Lucy Callow (nee Parker), who has lost her fight against cancer.

An interview with an investor in the Louis Group after the latest news about the failed organisation.

Some good news for people with Cambar homes, after some found it hard to get mortgages on them

A report on damage to Onchan’s War Memorial

Four pages of A-level news, including results from all the island’s state schools

The sports pages look forward to the Classic TT, although there’s some bad news regarding injuries.

Final Whistle heralds the first football of the season.

There’s also Terry Cringle’s stroll down memory lane, the Social Diary, two pages of your letters and 12 pages of the latest news from the world of Manx work.

The island’s favourite newspaper is in the shops now.

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