People who normally sign on every two weeks to claim jobseeker’s allowance in Douglas have been told they don’t have to sign on again till January.
Today’s Examiner reveals why.
Inside, we also reveal that a former UK government minister is attempting to change the law in the UK and force it on the Isle of Man, over the head of Tynwald.
We also report on a carers’ group’s criticism of cuts being made by the Department of Social Care. It calls the government’s five-year strategy for adults with learning difficulties ‘a work of fantasy’.
In health news, we reveal plans for a £930,000 clinical skills centre at the hospital and report about a Peel woman’s book about asthma.
As the island prepares for Breast Cancer Awareness Month we have two pages about the issue andtalk to one woman who says she had a mastectomy for the sake of her children.
The Examiner this week reports on two significant court rulings. In the first, an appeal against a tough sentence drugs has been dismissed. It has been confirmed that the Isle of Man has the right to pass tougher sentences than England and Wales.
The second concerns a case whose origins date back to 1974. A woman who alleged she was kicked at school by a teacher has been told that if she carries on trying to pursue her claim, she could be sent to jail.
We were also in court when a man who has around 25 driving convictions was jailed for eight months having driven while disqualified, with no insurance and over the limit.
This week’s Examiner has two extras: Business Word, our monthly look at business news and a 16-page property news special.
And the back page celebrates the Isle of Man’s 5-0 victory over Cumberland.
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