The police have announced big cuts to their service in the Isle of Man.
Two police stations - Port Erin and Lord Street in Douglas - are to close.
There will be around 16 fewer officers as well.
Chief Constable Gary Roberts has made the cuts in response to millions being wiped from the force’s budget.
This week’s Manx Independent includes all the details.
The paper also has the latest on the Sefton loans deal, which was earlier this week revealed to be unlawful.
Looking forward to feeding parking meters in Douglas? As iomtoday.co.im reported yesterday on-street parking charges is one of the proposals put forward by the Department of Infrastructure as a way to make ends meet during these straitened fiscal times.
The Manx Independent also reports on a ‘Youth Pod’, which has only just been set up (at the taxpayers’ expense) but which has already been the subject of vandalism and rowdy behaviour.
We also look at what’s going to happen regarding the coastal erosion in the north west of the island, ask whether towed caravans would be welcome here, report on the making of two home-grown films and report the latest verdicts from the Deputy High Bailiff’s court.
Our 16-page features supplement, Island Life, includes a preview of the Big Wheel Blues Festival, the island’s What’s On guide and your seven-day television guide.
With a preview of the Parish Walk and the latest from the golf championships on the back page, our action-packed sports pages are full of news.
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