Today’s Isle of Man Examiner is packed with stories and pictures from the NatWest Island Games, which began on Sunday and is running all week in Jersey.
Sports reporter Dave Norton is in the Channel Islands and brings readers close to the action with seven pages of coverage in today’s issue.
Staying with sport, the back page is devoted to a remarkable result for Manx cycling with Peter Kennaugh and Mark Cavendish claiming the top two spots on the podium at the British National Road Race Championships in Lincoln.
The front page story, written by Mel Wright, reveals the launch of a new charity, the Joanna Simpson Foundation, which aims to to transform the care, support and protection of children affected by domestic abuse and homicide.
It’s being launched by Diana Parkes, of Sulby, whose daughter was killed by her estranged husband in 2010. The couple’s children ended up in the care of Diana, who now wants to support others placed in the same position.
Elsewhere in the paper, we had reporters in court to follow the sentencing of a teenage driver, who has been convicted for causing death by dangerous driving, and a ‘gruelling’ two-day inquest into the death of a 29-year-old woman from Ramsey.
On the politics front, Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne has dubbed a Tynwald committee looking into the Department of Infrastructure’s financial and procurement processes for the contracts to remove silt from Peel harbour a ‘disgrace’, while Health Minister Howard Quayle insists that the appointment of his now departed chief executive Mark Charters was always only meant to be a two to three-year posting.
Plus we throw the spotlight on a decision by Richard Ronan MHK to approve a plan for a Port Erin building deemed ‘negative’ by planners that has ‘astonished’ the local authority.
There’s also news on the relaunch of Neighbourhood Watch, a busy letters page, pictures from Sunday’s Armed Forces Day parade and much more.
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