In today’s Manx Independent

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WE reveal which big UK pet chain shop is to open in the island.

There’s a bid to spend £3m on the loss-making Isle of Man Airport, we reveal.

Read how even the French president now accepts we’re not a tax haven.

A pre-fab hotel could be built for TT visitors, we report.

We report on the death of the Onchan woman who campaigned to be allowed life prolonging cancer treatment.

We report the plea of a grieving father to ban legal high drugs.

There is a special report on how the lives of children with diabetes are being improved.

Sport has news on TT 2012, plus a look ahead to this weekend’s football, hockey and rugby.

WWW – the entertainment section of the paper – has the Manx Stars in their Eyes 2011 photos and results. It also reports on the harrowing play set in the trenches to celebrate 90th anniversary of Royal British Legion. And there’s an interview with a Manx tumour survivor who went on to sing opera in Madonna’s home.

South News reports a planning battle has cost ratepayers £20k.

North News reports that the Maughold vicar is taking early retirement.

West News reports a HGV weight limit for Peel road is due.

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