Prisoner attacked officer with a modified toilet brush

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A prisoner who attacked a prison officer with a modified toilet brush has been given a life sentence.

Today’s Isle of Man Examiner reports the details of the case. The defendant turned the toilet brush to a point and used it as a spear.

The newspaper also includes tributes to one of the towering figures of Manx politics in the 1980s and 1990s, Dr Edgar Mann, who died on Friday.

After the Daily Mirror’s front page story about UKIP leader Nigel Farage setting up a trust in the island ‘to avoid tax’ we ask the Manx government for a response.

The Parish Walk was the big event of the weekend.

We have a photo of the winner on the front page, the centre pages are packed with pictures of the event and there’s more coverage in sport. We also meet Keith Green, who finished the walk for the fourth time. Keith had a heart attack just five years ago.

After the heroes of the record snowfall in March were congratulated by the Lieutenant Governor, we have two pages of coverage and meet the Parish family, whose sick new-born son was rescued from their home in Cronk-y-Voddy by the coastguard.

This week’s Examiner also includes our 16-page monthly supplement, Business Word.

It questions what would happen to the Isle of Man if Britain left the EU.

There’s also a look at the e-gaming sector, the aviation sector, banking and the funds industry.

The island’s favourite newspaper is in the shops now.

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