Last-minute plan to improve entertainment on prom for TT

This week's Manx Independent

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Today’s Manx Independent reports on a last-minute plan to bring more entertainment to Douglas Promenade for the TT.

It comes after fears that fans would be disappointed.

The story is on page 1.

Also this week:

A plan to preserve our uplands and re-introduce grouse

The Treasury Minister is considering abolishing personal allowance credits

It’s all change at Onchan Commissioners

A top public health official backs Allan Bell’s stance on cannabis decriminalisation.

Douglas lighthouse is for sale

A man has appeared in court accused of possessing indecent images

The driver of a car allegedly involved in the Tholt-y-Will tragedy has appeared in court again

We meet a woman who’s planning to have her head shaved to raise money for charity after her six-month-old baby died from cot death

A TT world series could start as early as 2017

Treasury Minister Eddie Teare tells the Keys he can’t sign a blank cheque to sort out the problems identified at the hospital

He also points out that any changes to the National Insurance fund would need UK approval because the island has a reciprocal agreement with it

A 99-year-old tells us about his achievement at the Guild

A number of jobs are added to the exemptions for the work permit

We join Brownies as they turn detective for a mystery at the museum

A magazine distributed in the island has got the date for Tynwald Day wrong

A bare-chested man punched bouncers at a Douglas nightspot, a court was told

Another man, who hurled furniture around in anger, has also been to court

We learn about the scarcity of food in the island in the First World War in the latest of our features about life 100 years ago

Our Island Life section looks forward to Tenors Unlimited’s performance

The Western Open Studios Art Trail was a big success over the weekend. Our centre pages has lots of photos from it

The work of two influential artists is going to wow visitors in Port St Mary soon, while there’s an interesting exhibition currently going on in Laxey

Columnist Pullyman remembers what it was like a few decades ago in Pulrose.

If you say there’s nothing to do in the Isle of Man, you can’t have read the island’s What’s On guide. We have two pages every week.

And if you’d rather watch the telly, we can help you there too. We have a seven-day guide for the main channels, so there’s no need to fork out for a television listings magazine or get Repetitive Strain Injury by clicking on your remote control going up and down the menus tryinng to work out what’s on the different television channels next Tuesday night, for example.

The paper has 13 action-packed pages of sport, including a two-page special on the Manx National Rally.

The back page spotlights Keith Gerrard’s injury fears

We also look forward to the football Cup final against Hertfordshire

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