THE deal to invest millions of Manx taxpayers’ pounds in the Pinewood Shepperton Studios should be signed and sealed later this month.
This week’s Isle of Man Examiner has the latest news on the controversial agreement.
On page 1, we report on the Manx Literature Festival. We reveal that one of the authors due to take part has pulled out after he was discovered to be writing ‘anonymous’ reviews of his own work on the internet.
Our main picture story on page 3 is the news that the Tower of Refuge was turned blue to raise awareness of a condition that an 18-month-old boy endures.
Further inside the newspaper, we report on Tynwald’s social affairs scrutiny committee. It heard concerns from its chairperson, Brenda Cannell MHK, that people who get benefits were being made to feel like scroungers. The minister, Chris Robertshaw MHK, talks over a wide range of topics, including the future of Southlands and the Manx supplement to the old age pension.
Also this week, we also exclusively talk to Millie Bello, the surgeon who was appointed to deal with breast care in February. She is due to give a talk tonight at Keyll Darree.
Elsewhere, signs have gone up outside the new Currys/PC World superstore saying it’s ‘opening soon’. But when?
There’s a growing campaign for Manx-born Robin Gibb to be given a knighthood posthumously. There are more details of that in your Examiner.
Peter Kennaugh has made a couple of appearances in the island since he won his gold medal in the Olympics. There’s a fantastic picture of him on page 16 with schoolchildren from Peel Clothworkers.
Our lead business story is about the Small Countries Financial Management Programme, which has had an independent evaluation.
The back page leads with Peel’s weekend football match against St Mary’s.
It’s also the start of the rugby season.
The nostalgia picture features a mark 1 Ford Cortina taking part in the rally in 1964. The rally is back this week, by the way.
The Examiner also has details of our latest Deal Monster offer. You can get two 10-inch pizzas for just £10 from our friends at Pizza King.
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