MHK tells the Manx Independent he does not want government to sell off family silver

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Should the government sell off its Knockaloe farm?

Last month the Manx Independent revealed a proposal to do that.

In this week’s paper and ahead of a public meeting about the issue, the MHK for the area says that he doesn’t want the government to sell off the ‘family silver’.

Also this week:

David Cretney MHK criticises the Steam Packet after last week’s cancellation of the Manannan sailing.

We reveal that a police file into a fatal bus crash near Castletown has been sent to the Attorney General’s chambers.

Residents in Onchan tell us why they are fed up with their bus service.

It’s the end of an era for horse trams in Douglas as changes loom ahead of the more work on the promenade. We find out why.

Gas holders in Ramsey are torn down to make way for a property development.

A wrestler originally from Port Erin has made it big in Sweden. He talks to one of our reporters.

In an interview with one of our reporters, a victim of the collapse of the Louis Group makes some strong allegations against a leading light in the organisation.

We have a report on the drag racing in Jurby and meet a seal pup who’s being looked after in Ard Jerkyll.

The Island Life section looks forward to the Film Festival and the concert by the Jacksons and looks back at a family day out discovering what creatures are lurking in wetlands in the south of the island.

Our sports team look forward to the big events this weekend, including the End to End, and have a Manx record breaker on the back page.

With lots of reports from the island’s courts, the Isle of Man’s What’s On guide, your seven-day television guide and a page of lively letters, this week’s Manx Independent is a great read.

It’s in the shops now.

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