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Manx Independent reveals another ludicrous aspect of the toilet tax

The Manx Independent this week

The Manx Independent this week

The Manx Independent highlights another ludicrous aspect of the toilet tax this week.

We find residents who have to pay £50 living yards from those who have to pay £1.

The story is on page 1 of the paper.

We also give our views about it in our editorial comment column on the letters page.

Also this week:

We highlight the campaign to raise money for a dedicated breast care unit.

The Independent reveals that hopes are fading for any payout for a festival that never happened. {http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/isle-of-man-news/fans-still-waiting-for-festival-ticket-refund-1-5935528|Click here to read a past story about it.)

On page 5, the paper reports on a suggestion that the island should relax its cannabis laws.

A Manx company tells us that it hired a bankrupt who’s been at the centre of a controversy in the UK.

We report on the latest about an attempt to reform the domestic rates system.

Our reporter was in court to hear about a teenager who bit a bouncer’s leg.

TT star Michael Dunlop is at the centre of injury fears.

A very sad funeral took place this week. It was of a man whose body has never been identified. Our report is in the paper.

Peter Karran tells us that he doesn’t believe that harbours are being maintained well enough.

On page 17, we have a fantastic collection of photos from the Manx Classic. Chief photographer John Maddrell captured the moment when one car burst into flames.

Our Island Life supplement includes the latest from the Guild.

There’s 12 action-packed pages of sport.

And among the letters published from readers, the Ballasalla and District Residents’ Association criticises last week’s Manx Independent comment column.

The Manx Independent is in the shops now.

 

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