Passengers tell Manx Independent about ordeal on rough crossing

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This week’s Manx Independent has a story about Sunday’s rough sea crossing on the Manannan on page 1.

It took a lot longer than usual and vehicles were damaged.

We speak to some passengers who wondered why the Ben-my-Chree was cancelled but the fastcraft wasn’t.

On page three we meet a Manxman who is helping to dispose of landmines in Burma.

We also talk to the hospital porters’ union in the wake of the Examiner’s story earlier in the week about pay.

The union doesn’t dispute the figures but says the real lesson is that nurses earn too little.

The Independent also reveals that the government is thinking about selling off Knockaloe, the former experimental farm and home for internees during both world wars.

Elsewhere, we report on the British Airways London City airport route. Microgaming, the gaming software firm, has underwritten the link to England’s capital. No other company has joined it.

The Manx Independent also finds out why a woman lived on a bowl of porridge a day for a week and the paper was also in court when a 21-year-old was jailed for beating up his 16-year-old girlfriend.

This week there’s also an eight-page pullout with a preview of this year’s Manx football season. It also lists all the fixtures.

With our action-packed sports section, our features section Island Life, the island’s two-page What’s On guide and your seven-day television guide, the Manx Independent is a great read this week.

It’s in the shops now.

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