Tuesday is news day: Examiner reveals cuts to operations at hospital

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  • Examiner investigation into meat plant losses

  • Passengers stranded by fog in Heysham

  • The 100-year-old who’s never left the Isle of Man

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Today’s Isle of Man Examiner reveals that a number of minor operations are to be stopped at Noble’s Hospital as health chiefs try to cut costs.

The paper lists them inside. You might be surprised what operations you could sometimes get on the NHS.

The front page of the paper also reports on the misery faced by some Steam Packet passengers when they were told that the 2am boat they were meant to get wasn’t going after all because of fog in Heysham. By then it was after 3am and they were left to their own devices.

Blues star Davy Knowles was one of them. He tells us what happened.

An Examiner investigation reveals more losses at the abattoir (or ‘meat plant’).

We had to use Freedom of Information legislation to find out figures from the taxpayer-subsidised facility.

Inside we have a feature about Sophia Morrison, a woman who did so much to promote Manx culture and we meet a 100-year-old who’s never left the Isle of Man.

Also this week:

A great page of photos of dolphins off the Manx coast

Well-known former politician Rodger Gimbert has been in court

A 21-year-old man from Andreas has been jailed for 18 months after admitting dealing drugs and breaching a community service order

The penalty for non-attendance of children at school could be set to double

The opportunity to give your favourite bobby a pat on the back for effort in the community is here again with the Isle of Man Newspapers awards

A Douglas man Daniel Marran was captured by police after running into a post during a Keystone Cops-style chase

Orhan Okur has opened the island’s only Turkish barber shop in the island. We find out what’s different about it.

We went to the opening of the Henry Bloom Noble school in Douglas and the facilities are a far cry from the buildings they replaced

Plus there’s the weekend’s sports results and updates, Terry Cringle’s look at times past, your letters, our ‘cheque point’ feature showing how good causes raised money, the social diary and our unrivalled business coverage.

The Isle of Man Examiner is in the shops now.

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