A rumour about potential child abductors earlier this week, which triggered a hate campaign on Facebook, had no basis in fact.
Today’s Manx Independent has the full story.
The paper, which is in the shops now, also has more on the closure of the Bank of Ireland.
On page three we meet a man who’s bought five Manx pubs. The industry has been full of doom and gloom recently but this entrepreneur is optimistic about their future.
In this week’s Examiner we reported that the Isle of Man had never had so many people in work. Yet the unemployment figure isn’t the lowest it has ever been. Today’s Manx Independent looks at the issue and finds out why there’s an apparent disparity.
Also in today’s paper, we reveal plans for an electricity museum in Laxey and have all the results from the Royal Manx Agricultural Show.
Our action-packed sports pages include a preview of the Manx Grand Prix (sorry, ‘Festival of Motorcycling’).
We also include a must for all football fans. Free inside today’s paper there’s a poster detailing all the fixtures for the new season.
The Manx Independent, including your 12-page Island Life supplement, is on sale now.